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Noctis
Jan 26th, 2011, 03:51 AM
She just lost to a Rank 900 American girl in a 25K
She will probaly stay at this level

Roookie
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:08 AM
This is beyond sad. Michelle :hug:

Sp!ffy
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:09 AM
She's going to retire before she even started. :bigcry:

scoobz
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:21 AM
Good.

Tour will be quieter.

theFutureisNow
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:40 AM
Has anyone ever done a study about the chances of a junior WTA champion reaching the top in the WTA?

It would be interesting to see what factors correlate the best with future success.

Unfortunately for Michelle, one of those factors would be height. At only 5' 5", she is close to the cutoff where reaching the top 10 is nearly impossible.

darrinbaker00
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:43 AM
Has anyone ever done a study about the chances of a junior WTA champion reaching the top in the WTA?

It would be interesting to see what factors correlate the best with future success.

Unfortunately for Michelle, one of those factors would be height. At only 5' 5", she is close to the cutoff where reaching the top 10 is nearly impossible.

There's this Belgian chick named Justine.....

The Kaz
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:54 AM
There's this Belgian chick named Justine.....

He said nearly impossible... Justine is the exception

Khelvors
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:55 AM
kimiko date krumm reached no. 4 in the world at a height of 5'4"

cibulkova, 5'3", has reached no. 12.

zheng jie, 5'4.5", has reached no. 15.

there's probably a lot more short players that have reached top 10 or come close to it

Natash.
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:56 AM
Her serve is a big liability :( But even so, I think she will be fine. Going through a bad slump though.

thegreendestiny
Jan 26th, 2011, 05:15 AM
Michelle who?

Temperenka
Jan 26th, 2011, 05:20 AM
Yeah.... not a good loss.

She's still young, but I think her 15 minutes of fame are about up.

I no longer expect her to make the top 20 some day.

theFutureisNow
Jan 26th, 2011, 05:49 AM
kimiko date krumm reached no. 4 in the world at a height of 5'4"

cibulkova, 5'3", has reached no. 12.

zheng jie, 5'4.5", has reached no. 15.

there's probably a lot more short players that have reached top 10 or come close to it

Kimiko didn't do it in this era.

I've looked it up before- just about every player in the top 50 is 5' 5" or over.

5' 4" seems to be the limit. If you are this short then your chances of reaching the top are essentially zero. 5' 5" or 6" have significantly decreased chances also.

shoparound
Jan 26th, 2011, 06:16 AM
She's not old, she can still grow into maria height

BlueTrees
Jan 26th, 2011, 06:23 AM
She's not old, she can still grow into maria height

:spit:

Rui.
Jan 26th, 2011, 06:25 AM
who told her to play on clay? Why is she still being coached by her father? Just about everything on her 'career' up until now wasnt smartly planned. Lets see if she does better on hard the 2 next weeks

OsloErik
Jan 26th, 2011, 06:32 AM
Has anyone ever done a study about the chances of a junior WTA champion reaching the top in the WTA?

It would be interesting to see what factors correlate the best with future success.

Unfortunately for Michelle, one of those factors would be height. At only 5' 5", she is close to the cutoff where reaching the top 10 is nearly impossible.

Worth noting, while MLdB won the Edie Herr event (a big one) at a young age, and she also won the Orange Bowl (basically the YEC of Junior tennis), she never actually won a junior slam championship. I think she was barely in the top 20 of junior tennis. Her biggest claims-to-fame were the grunting, and winning the Edie Herr event when she was just about the youngest player in the draw. Not exactly a junior champion, per se.

BlueTrees
Jan 26th, 2011, 06:44 AM
She was winning WTA matches at 14 and 15 years of age..and beating decent players also

Libertango
Jan 26th, 2011, 09:19 AM
Michelle who?

Kwan.

Mistress of Evil
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:08 AM
Sad, did not her enough from her. :hug:

TS
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:47 AM
Worth noting, while MLdB won the Edie Herr event (a big one) at a young age, and she also won the Orange Bowl (basically the YEC of Junior tennis), she never actually won a junior slam championship. I think she was barely in the top 20 of junior tennis. Her biggest claims-to-fame were the grunting, and winning the Edie Herr event when she was just about the youngest player in the draw. Not exactly a junior champion, per se.

She pretty much left juniors at about 15 or so and played exclusively on the WTA/ITF tour with a fair amount of success for someone so young. I'm sure if she stuck around in juniors she could've had a Slam under her belt.

cocco80
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:52 AM
Good. Stick a fork in her and let's have a dinner.

Volcana
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:36 PM
Unfortunately for Michelle, one of those factors would be height. At only 5' 5", she is close to the cutoff where reaching the top 10 is nearly impossible.Schiavone is 5'5". Still, you point is well taken. There are far more top players over 6'0" and taller than there are 5'5" and shorter.

One might note that Schiavone has a wide variety of shot, Henin, when she was a top player, utilized a wide variety of shot.

A shot player who plays by banging is usually going to top out at around Cibukova, Li is only 5'7" though.

doujyr
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:39 PM
Perhaps she's having her mid-teen growth spurt now? This would mess her up until she adapts to her new body.

Elisse
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:00 PM
Unfortunately for Michelle, one of those factors would be height. At only 5' 5", she is close to the cutoff where reaching the top 10 is nearly impossible.



Amanda Coetzer - Highest Ranking No3 - 5'2½" :worship:

Other WTA shorties...Justine Henin, Francey Schiavone, Domi Cibulkova, Ai Sugiyama, Cara Black, Vania King, Jie Zheng, Kimiko Date-Krumm, Nuria Llagostera-Vives



<--- Elisse 4'10" - Short forum posters are great too ;)

danieln1
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:36 PM
Serena told that Michele could "pack a punch" after struggling against her in that second set first round victory at last year´s wimbledon, and that´s a major compliment coming from Serena...

Too bad she´s lost right now

Sombrerero loco
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:44 PM
michelle =( what a loss...please recover soon!

Aravanecaravan
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:51 PM
<--- Elisse 4'10" - Short forum posters are great too ;)


I'd like to see you and Akgul play doubles.

alfonsojose
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:53 PM
My ears celebrating :aparty: :aparty:

alfonsojose
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:55 PM
People mentioning Justine .. She paid a high price for bulking up :help: She's the WTA Nadal

Drake1980
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:55 PM
:sad:

What tournmaent?

jrm
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:56 PM
That's happens when someone is hyped without reason

Volcana
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:58 PM
Maybe she just had laryngitis

DeliriousPotato
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:58 PM
Ruling out a freshly- turned 18 year old? Wait at least 2 years before you can pass that judgement.

hurricanejeanne
Jan 26th, 2011, 05:28 PM
Until she actually gets a real coach that will either teach/improve her technique and/or teach/improve her how to play points on court she'll always be overhyped.

Just because you're good at 14, doesn't mean you're going to be a legend at 18.

Ivanovic2008
Jan 26th, 2011, 07:01 PM
Good. Stick a fork in her and let's have a dinner.

:worship::lol:

M-K
Jan 26th, 2011, 07:21 PM
Has anyone ever done a study about the chances of a junior WTA champion reaching the top in the WTA?

It would be interesting to see what factors correlate the best with future success.

Unfortunately for Michelle, one of those factors would be height. At only 5' 5", she is close to the cutoff where reaching the top 10 is nearly impossible.

That would definitely be interesting!
It's so "mindblowing" in a way that a girl with her potential ends up like this..

OsloErik
Jan 26th, 2011, 08:09 PM
She pretty much left juniors at about 15 or so and played exclusively on the WTA/ITF tour with a fair amount of success for someone so young. I'm sure if she stuck around in juniors she could've had a Slam under her belt.

Yeah, but she didn't. I think it was Arnold Palmer talking about Michele Wie (the lady golfer) who said you have to get accustomed to winning. MLdB tried to jump ahead a step. She wasn't a DOMINANT junior player, she wasn't a DOMINANT ITF player, and she wasn't a DOMINANT WTA player. She was promising. But she wanted to take a shortcut to the top because she had a higher base of play than many of her counterparts, and you can't do that anymore. When Hingis and Capriati started playing at 13, 14, 15 years old, they were easily the best player in their age range. They had proven it on court for months. MLdB didn't do that; she was one of the better players in her age range, but she never figured out how to be THE BEST player in her age range. I think her development was arrested somewhere along the line, and she now has to make up for lost time with a lot more expectation and scrutiny than she would have at age 14, 15, 16.

marquis.de.sade
Jan 26th, 2011, 11:13 PM
Amanda Coetzer - Highest Ranking No3 - 5'2½" :worship:

Other WTA shorties...Justine Henin, Francey Schiavone, Domi Cibulkova, Ai Sugiyama, Cara Black, Vania King, Jie Zheng, Kimiko Date-Krumm, Nuria Llagostera-Vives



<--- Elisse 4'10" - Short forum posters are great too ;)

Unlike Larcher de Brito, none of these women play big babe tennis.

MakarovaFan
Jan 26th, 2011, 11:16 PM
That's happens when someone is hyped without reason
A 14/15 year old taking sets off Serena Wiiliams & Kuznetsova in pro events; Reaching the Rd 32 at a Grand Slam,having a top 100 rank and beating top 20 players..........that's hype without reason?? :rolleyes:

Freakan
Jan 26th, 2011, 11:43 PM
A 14/15 year old taking sets off Serena Wiiliams & Kuznetsova in pro events; Reaching the Rd 32 at a Grand Slam,having a top 100 rank and beating top 20 players..........that's hype without reason?? :rolleyes:

This.
Not even players from 1992 (or younger) were able to achieve this kind of success years after she did it.

égalité
Jan 27th, 2011, 12:18 AM
Unfortunately for Michelle, one of those factors would be height. At only 5' 5", she is close to the cutoff where reaching the top 10 is nearly impossible.

Well yeah, but she's shown at least top-30 ability in the past. What the hell happened? :help:

Viktymise
Jan 27th, 2011, 12:23 AM
I think it's clear that Michelle will be the last "wonder kid" having early success, of any kind, on the tour.