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supergrunt
Mar 16th, 2009, 09:09 PM
:D she might be the future of American tennis.

Sally Todd
Mar 16th, 2009, 09:13 PM
All I know is that I am THRILLED Angela is playing well. :D

She went through a real family tragedy right at a point where she was starting to rise a few years ago.

She seems like a great girl and her game ain't small.

I don't want to put big expectations on her shoulders. But if she does well, I'm gonna be happy. I don't know how thoroughly the USTA has been behind her, but they should be.

tennisfan5
Mar 16th, 2009, 09:23 PM
well she started this year 0-4. and with qualifying already has 4 wins. Should boost her ranking nicely

Mashafaaaaan
Mar 16th, 2009, 09:28 PM
she reminds me Serena:rolls::rolls:

supergrunt
Mar 16th, 2009, 09:30 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6c/Angela_Haynes_Albuquerque_2008.jpg/250px-Angela_Haynes_Albuquerque_2008.jpg

a little tinsy bit

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 16th, 2009, 09:31 PM
Angela is almost 25. So she is certainly not the future of American tennis. She could be part of America's tennis present for the next few years though.

supergrunt
Mar 16th, 2009, 09:37 PM
Angela is almost 25. So she is certainly not the future of American tennis. She could be part of America's tennis present for the next few years though.

on wikipedia it said that she turned 24 on the 9th... 24 isn't that old in tennis

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 16th, 2009, 10:24 PM
on wikipedia it said that she turned 24 on the 9th... 24 isn't that old in tennis

No it's not old. But it is middle aged. Angela could have in a best case scenario a good 5 to 7 years left in her. But when one refers to a player as being part of a countries future normally one is refering to players 20 or under.

tae04
Mar 16th, 2009, 10:37 PM
I doubt she breaks through. Time has passed since she pushed a very out of shape Serena 4 yrs ago.

lilimi
Mar 16th, 2009, 10:42 PM
unfortunately, i think it's too late for angela to break through.

tennnisfannn
Mar 16th, 2009, 11:11 PM
How quickly we forget, Molik was 24 when she had her breakthrough.

faboozadoo15
Mar 16th, 2009, 11:24 PM
God help us.

korben
Mar 16th, 2009, 11:35 PM
Does anyone know how Angela Haynes is playing..


She is a lefty. That means she keeps her left hand at bottom of her racket. She also tends to hit her one handed serve with one hand grip.
Hope that helped :wavey:

Ciarán
Mar 16th, 2009, 11:37 PM
Set off Flavia :yeah:

SM
Mar 17th, 2009, 12:33 AM
I hope she can be a solid top 50 player, gurl has game from what I remember.

VeeReeDavJCap81
Mar 17th, 2009, 12:41 AM
She's a little out of shape from what I saw when I went to IW, but she has potential if she got better coaching. America's next best hope? I think not. Whatever happened to Shenay Perry and Jamea Jackson? They were much better players than Haynes and Jamea IMO had top 20 potential.

Kevin.
Mar 17th, 2009, 12:56 AM
Perry is coming back from inury and won a 50k in Lawrenceville in October.

Jamea played a couple of tournaments (i think 75k Dothan SF as a qualifier before withdrwing) and Toronto and USO but is nowhere to be seen.

I think Angela needs more chances and deserved a WC into Miami, i think she is playing Qualifying though :shrug:

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 17th, 2009, 01:13 AM
How quickly we forget, Molik was 24 when she had her breakthrough.

Alicia was 23 when she won bronze medal and Zurich and still 21 when she won her first Tour title. And she was 20 when she broke into top-50.

Rocketta
Mar 17th, 2009, 01:39 AM
well I hope she has her life in order and her focus back it is very hard to lose a sibling in tragedy when you are very close like that. Glad she had a good tournament.

OsloErik
Mar 17th, 2009, 03:12 AM
How quickly we forget, Molik was 24 when she had her breakthrough.

And where is she today?

It's very, very, very rare to be a debut top 50/30/20 player after a certain point. Alicia Molik may have been a top 20 breakthrough at 23 or so, but she'd been a top 50 player at 21. Angela Haynes career high rank was BARELY 100 at 21.

I don't begrudge her the reasons for slipping; I don't think anyone could play well in similar circumstances. But she wasn't a top 20 prospect at the time she disappeared, and I can't see that much has changed. Ball is in her court (or her side of the net?) to prove me wrong; I'd be happy to see her do so. It'd be nice to see another sister in the top 20.