PDA

View Full Version : ===Pro players when they were juniors.===


10nisfanofruz
Nov 30th, 2004, 03:01 PM
It's interesting to compare their rankings in Junior and WTA TOUR. How good they were in the past. and their potentials to be great player.
These are their best rankings in junior.

1995
1-Anna Kournikova (RUS) :hearts:

1996
1-Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) :worship: She has been a good player.

1997
6-Justine Henin (BEL) :)

1998
1-Jelena Dokic (AUS)
3-Nadia Petrova (RUS)
4-Elena Dementieva (RUS)

1999
1-Lina Krasnoroutskaia (RUS) :confused:

2001
1-Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) :eek:
4-Vera Zvonareva (RUS) :sad:

2002
2-Vera Douchevina (RUS)
3-Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
7-Maria Sharapova (RUS) : She is way ahead of her friends now. ;)
10-Tatiana Golovin (FRA) :)

What do you think about their histories?
Does it show something?
In my opinion, it showed that how much they improved and how worse they are. :angel:
Although some WTA players weren't in Top10 Junior, they were in Top10 WTA rankings and vice versa.

Chunchun
Nov 30th, 2004, 03:05 PM
Masha :eek: :lol:

Tichi
Nov 30th, 2004, 03:38 PM
I think the highest Kim Clijsters ever got, was something around ten or twelve. A few years later she was number 1 :kiss: on the pro tour..

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 30th, 2004, 03:58 PM
1999
1-Lina Krasnoroutskaia (RUS) :confused:

She's been top 25.
QF at RG at 17 then 4th rd a few wks later at Wimby.

could have done so much more had it not been for Aus Open 2002 :sad: :bigcry:
and then Neiland's incompetence :fiery:

she got back last yr into top 25
this yr ruined again by illness/injury :sad:

FrauleinSteffi
Nov 30th, 2004, 04:11 PM
Capriati #1 Junior in 1989 Winner of US & French Open Juniors & Wimby OF Juniors:)

jimbo mack
Nov 30th, 2004, 04:12 PM
wasn't cara black a number 1 junior? :o

jimbo mack
Nov 30th, 2004, 04:13 PM
She's been top 25.
QF at RG at 17 then 4th rd a few wks later at Wimby.

could have done so much more had it not been for Aus Open 2002 :sad: :bigcry:
and then Neiland's incompetence :fiery:

she got back last yr into top 25
this yr ruined again by illness/injury :sad:

lina's still young enough to turn things round

she had a good run in hertogenbosch (semi-finals).....its not all bad

croat123
Nov 30th, 2004, 04:14 PM
sprem never had a good juniors ranking as far as i remember

lucic got to number 1 or 2 a long time ago...

jimbo mack
Nov 30th, 2004, 04:15 PM
lucic got to number 1 or 2 a long time ago...

lucic :sad: :sad:

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 30th, 2004, 04:19 PM
wasn't cara black a number 1 junior? :o
She was 18 then....... so it hardly merits.
the Wimbledon Champ of 1997 was younger than the Wimb Junior Champ in 97 :tape:

and its the same this yr :o

matthias
Nov 30th, 2004, 04:21 PM
What do you think about their histories?
Does it show something?
In my opinion, it showed that how much they improved and how worse they are. :angel:
Although some WTA players weren't in Top10 Junior, they were in Top10 WTA rankings and vice versa.
this quote is really bullshit

few players donīt spend long time on junior-circuit
and so they never reached a good ranking

tommyk75
Nov 30th, 2004, 04:24 PM
It's kind of strange that Anna K was ranked No. 1. I think she didn't win any of the junior Slams (though she did win the Orange Bowl, I believe).

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 30th, 2004, 04:33 PM
It's kind of strange that Anna K was ranked No. 1. I think she didn't win any of the junior Slams (though she did win the Orange Bowl, I believe).
back then u'd get the same pts for winning any G-A tourn.
now the 4 slams are worth DOUBLE pts. (has been since start of 2002)

Anna also got plenty of pts for leading Russia to the 95 Connelly Continental Cup title the week before Orange Bowl among other things.

ex hopman
Nov 30th, 2004, 05:22 PM
Ai Sugiyama was no.1 in 1991

Vamos Feńa
Nov 30th, 2004, 05:45 PM
Hingis was undoubtedely no1 :worship:

Old_Folk
Nov 30th, 2004, 05:51 PM
Kim didnt do well coz she said she was too nice in juniors.
Qute a few top 20 players such as K-Lina didnt get a good junior ranking, many develop later.

dreamgoddess099
Nov 30th, 2004, 08:34 PM
The Williams stopped playing juniors by ten. But they now have ten slams between them. Guess they didn't need the juniors.

ptkten
Nov 30th, 2004, 09:04 PM
TBE, what did Neiland do to Lina :confused:

WorldWar24
Nov 30th, 2004, 09:19 PM
Kim didnt do well coz she said she was too nice in juniors

Jelena Dokic always beat Kim back then. Daniela Hantuchova was also a good junior, from the same period as those two. I think Cara Black was also number one, but she was way older than the other kids. Dokic, Hantuchova and Clijsters were 15 while Cara was already turning 19

~|Naomi|~
Dec 1st, 2004, 01:28 AM
Jelena Dokic always beat Kim back then I think you should check the Wimbledon Junior semi in 1998 I think you will find Kim beat her. Kim got to 11 or 10 I think from memory in singles and 4 in doubles. She was a wimledon junior finalist in singles and won the RG and US junior doubles.

SM
Dec 1st, 2004, 01:36 AM
i think jelenas record over kim in juniors was 3-1. im sure some of the matches were str8 sets :o!!!!!! and the one match kim won was a close match

then in seniors jelena started ok against kim beat her in fed cup at age 16...and now..:(

~|Naomi|~
Dec 1st, 2004, 10:31 AM
Yeah Jelena lead the H2H but she didn't always win;)

The H2H was 2-1 to Dokic.
Wimbledon was 6-3 6-7 6-4, The other two were straight set matches but both had tiebreaks in them, 7-6 6-2 and 7-6 6-4 so although they didn't go to three they were both close.

then in seniors jelena started ok against kim beat her in fed cup at age 16...and now..:(
The Fed Cup match was incredibly close something like 9-7 in the third. Kim was 16 to;)

Dokic definately had the better junior career but Kim has made up for that;)

alex.2812
Dec 1st, 2004, 11:36 AM
what is davenport best ranking in junior?
and myskina and dementieva?