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DemWilliamsGulls
Jun 18th, 2009, 10:23 PM
And this is our future in tennis? 1 out of 4 won their matches....Venus, Serena and Davenport....PLEASE SEND HELP!

simonsaystennis
Jun 18th, 2009, 11:34 PM
Melanie. :) Don't worry, I'm a firm believer that what we have coming, assuming proper development and no injuries, will be good. Melanie Oudin and Alexa Glatch are both breaking through to the top 100. Christina McHale and Sloane Stephens are two solid prospects at age 16. The lesser known 16-year-old Lauren Davis is also at the top of her age group, and just recently won a G3 junior tournament as a qualifier, in what was only her third ITF tournament. Madison Keys, of course, has already proved to have big potential and she's just 14. Coco Vandeweghe, age 18, won the junior US Open. She started tennis late and while she has done little so far on the pro circuit, it wouldn't surprise me if she was a late bloomer. Junior player Sachia Vickery is also highly touted by many. I think that in 3-4 years, American tennis will be looking much better.

mckyle.
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:07 AM
^^ Hopefully Kristie Ahn has a successful future too :) Qualified for the US Open as a qualie WC :eek: Won seven games off Safina, also has won 3 challenger tournaments so far :)

young_gunner913
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:24 AM
Dont worry, Queen Bethanie will step up soon :)

simonsaystennis
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:26 AM
^^ Hopefully Kristie Ahn has a successful future too :) Qualified for the US Open as a qualie WC :eek: Won seven games off Safina, also has won 3 challenger tournaments so far :)

I definitely agree that Kristie is promising, however I've heard that she is leaning more toward the college route.

mckyle.
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:27 AM
I definitely agree that Kristie is promising, however I've heard that she is leaning more toward the college route.

:o I don't know if that's a good idea :sad:

mckyle.
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:29 AM
Dont worry, Queen Bethanie will step up soon :)

Beth peaked like a year ago :tears:

partbrit
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:56 AM
I'm not really into the country thing, so it doesn't worry me, but Oudin is actually pretty good.

ArturoAce.
Jun 19th, 2009, 01:00 AM
:sobbing: thanks for reminding me

Williamsser
Jun 19th, 2009, 01:07 AM
More American companies will stop sponsoring WTA tournaments.

gmokb
Jun 19th, 2009, 01:50 AM
Yeah, its a sad mess for US. The up and coming females are useless and it isn't much better with the men either. As far as I am concern Andy and Blake together do not make one.

young_gunner913
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:18 AM
Beth peaked like a year ago :tears:

really, cause she seems to be kicking ass in doubles this year. :p

she's just being dramatic in singles. she wants her wimby-run to be drama filled. :hearts:
oh god just listen to me, i sound as delusional as a dementieva fan :sobbing:

AnomyBC
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:33 AM
The 3 girls who lost were Perry, Brengle and Spears. I don't think many people were suggesting that any of them are the future of US tennis. The future is people like Keys, Vickery, McHale, Stephens, Ahn, etc.

mckyle.
Jun 19th, 2009, 04:55 AM
The 3 girls who lost were Perry, Brengle and Spears. I don't think many people were suggesting that any of them are the future of US tennis. The future is people like Keys, Vickery, McHale, Stephens, Ahn, etc.

Lindsay Lee-Waters lost too, but she's not the future either ;)

I think people had hopes for Brengle, but it's looking like she's just a future journeywoman.

I don't know what happened to Perry. I'm guessing she's been plagued with injuries? She made the second week of Wimbledon and 3R at the French in 2006, but her career's gone no where since :sad:

simonsaystennis
Jun 19th, 2009, 05:21 AM
^ Yeah, Brengle and Albanese both have/had promise, but it looks like they will be floaters in the 100-200 range unless something changes.

Yep. Shenay has had major injury problems. Both Shenay and Jamea Jackson got injured just as their careers were taking off. :sad:

ArturoAce.
Jun 19th, 2009, 05:55 AM
really, cause she seems to be kicking ass in doubles this year. :p

she's just being dramatic in singles. she wants her wimby-run to be drama filled. :hearts:
oh god just listen to me, i sound as delusional as a dementieva fan :sobbing:


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