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spiceboy
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:32 PM
Nicole at 17 years and 3 months is only surpassed by Anna Kournikova who cracked the Top 10 for the first time the month she turned 17 :worship:

Age Eligibility Rule (AER) was instaured by the WTA in 1994 in order to prevent early burn outs following situations like Capriati's in her early years . The rule was made official in early 1994 but the Tour made an exception with Hingis so she could avoid it and play full time from the beginning of her career :tape:

Slumpsova
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:43 PM
congrats :kiss:

Craigy
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:45 PM
Yay Nicole! :woohoo:

Libertango
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:46 PM
Impressive! :eek:

SelesFan70
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:48 PM
Nicole at 17 years and 3 months is only surpassed by Anna Kournikova who cracked the Top 10 for the first time the month she turned 17 :worship:

Age Eligibility Rule (AER) was instaured by the WTA in 1994 in order to prevent early burn outs following situations like Capriati's in her early years . The rule was made official in early 1994 but the Tour made an exception with Hingis so she could avoid it and play full time from the beginning of her career :tape:

Before Capriati, this was the unofficial "Tracy Austin" rule. :)

Derek.
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:56 PM
Nikki! :worship:

Meesh
Aug 5th, 2006, 12:59 PM
Huge accomplishment! Congrats Nicole! :bounce:

Winnie
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:02 PM
Nikky! :worship:

Emiel Goelen
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:05 PM
The rule was made official in early 1994 but the Tour made an exception with Hingis so she could avoid it and play full time from the beginning of her career :tape:

I didn't know about this :eek:
Why did they make an exception for her?

Dasha_
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:13 PM
Congrats Nicole!!! Impressive!

spiceboy
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:16 PM
I didn't know about this :eek:
Why did they make an exception for her?

WTA NEEDED Hingis...can anyone imagine 1997 season without Hingis? :help:

And they were right...she was #1 by the age of 16 :worship:

new-york
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:18 PM
WTA NEEDED Hingis...can anyone imagine 1997 season without Hingis? :help:

And they were right...she was #1 by the age of 16 :worship:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Dexter
Aug 5th, 2006, 01:40 PM
WTG Nicole! :yeah:

SelesFan70
Aug 5th, 2006, 02:13 PM
Ugh...1997. The year Monica lost to Sandrine Testud in the 3rd round at Wimbledon...ugh! :mad: I am still not over that loss. :lol:

azinna
Aug 5th, 2006, 02:32 PM
Actually watched that Seles match live. Yuck. Her tactics were virtually non-existant.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Aug 5th, 2006, 02:47 PM
Wow, nice Nicole :)

Dinkie
Aug 5th, 2006, 02:55 PM
Well, at least Anna Kournikova and Nicole Vaidisova beat Maria $harapova on this one.;)

mboyle
Aug 5th, 2006, 03:11 PM
Sharapova cracked the top ten earlier:wavey: . Sharapova was 17 years, 2 months, 22 days when she cracked the top ten.

Also, the rule was that, if you made your WTA tour debut before 1995, you did not have to follow AER. Hingis, Kournikova and Williams ALL made their debuts in the fall of 1994 so that they would not have to follow AER.

Therefore, Sharapova is the youngest AER player to crack the top ten, followed by Vaidisova.:wavey:

mboyle
Aug 5th, 2006, 03:16 PM
wow I almost started crying when I saw all the things Kournikova did before she kept getting injured/decided to become a tennis model:sad: ...She holds the record for most consecutive losses to players only ranked above her. She did not lose to anyone ranked below her from October 1994 until October 1998--four years. She cracked the top ten at 17. She gave Graf one of her only three losses on grass in the 1990s. She beat four top ten players in a week at Miami.

She was the real deal, and then she got injured. She managed to have solid seasons in 1999 and 2000 anyway, but she kept getting mroe inconsistent as time went on. She had no bad losses in 1997 and 1998.

terjw
Aug 5th, 2006, 03:52 PM
Sharapova cracked the top ten earlier:wavey: . Sharapova was 17 years, 2 months, 22 days when she cracked the top ten.

Also, the rule was that, if you made your WTA tour debut before 1995, you did not have to follow AER. Hingis, Kournikova and Williams ALL made their debuts in the fall of 1994 so that they would not have to follow AER.

Therefore, Sharapova is the youngest AER player to crack the top ten, followed by Vaidisova.:wavey:

I don't know where you are getting your information from - but you are completely wrong if you think Anna Kournikova wasn't subject to AER restrictions. At that time this was her constant complaint - that she wasn't being allowed to compete. She certainly had a valid point when you consider how Martina could get away with it and Anna couldn't.

lukehingis
Aug 5th, 2006, 04:49 PM
I didn't know Kournikova reached the top 10 in 1998, i thought she entered the top 10 for the first time in 2000...

but well done, nicole!!

squig2k
Aug 5th, 2006, 05:08 PM
Awesome Nicole, she deserves it.

pav
Aug 5th, 2006, 06:45 PM
Yes ,good for her:)

tennisboi
Aug 5th, 2006, 06:47 PM
You go Nic:worship:

Carmen Mairena
Aug 5th, 2006, 06:50 PM
The big difference with P... Kournikova is that Nicole is ACTUALLY a tennis player! She WINS titles!!! :haha:

Congrats Nicole! :cool:

delicatecutter
Aug 5th, 2006, 06:55 PM
Good job, Nicole! It's an incredible achievement!

propi
Aug 5th, 2006, 07:19 PM
Since Anna K... and people still doubt about her (Anna K.) ability as tennis player :rolleyes:
Congrats Nicole :)

Perfection
Aug 5th, 2006, 07:21 PM
Kournikova!! :woohoo:

Dennis^^
Aug 5th, 2006, 07:23 PM
Wow, quite impressive.

RenaSlam.
Aug 5th, 2006, 07:25 PM
Congrats

furrykitten
Aug 5th, 2006, 07:29 PM
Well done Nicole! :)

Danči Dementia
Aug 5th, 2006, 08:21 PM
Way to go Nicole.

Keep going.

Nicole dominance is about to start..
GOOD.-BYE MARIA :angel:

densuprun
Aug 5th, 2006, 09:48 PM
Wimbledon 2006 marked the first time that Vaidisova slipped behind Maria of the same age in rankings. She'll probably stay behind for quite some time now (till about late fall of 2007 at least).

frenchie
Aug 5th, 2006, 10:22 PM
Anna :sad:

mboyle
Aug 5th, 2006, 10:27 PM
I don't know where you are getting your information from - but you are completely wrong if you think Anna Kournikova wasn't subject to AER restrictions. At that time this was her constant complaint - that she wasn't being allowed to compete. She certainly had a valid point when you consider how Martina could get away with it and Anna couldn't.

She played 20 tournaments in 1998 at 17. The AER would permit just 17 tournaments at 17. She was also injured in 1998 from June until the US Open, so she would have played more. I got my information about that from Venus Envy, by Jon Weirtheim.

WIMBLY2004
Aug 5th, 2006, 10:31 PM
This can't be right, Maria got into top 10 after her Wimbledon win, she was younger than 17 and 3 months at that time, Vadisova is still behind Maria on this :wavey:

terjw
Aug 5th, 2006, 10:45 PM
She played 20 tournaments in 1998 at 17. The AER would permit just 17 tournaments at 17. She was also injured in 1998 from June until the US Open, so she would have played more. I got my information about that from Venus Envy, by Jon Weirtheim.

In that case the AER rules themselves must have changed when you reached the age of 17. But she was still subject to them before then. Before 1998 - and I remember when she reached Wimbledon SF in 1997 - you will see she played a vastly reduced schedule. And that wasn't by choice. She was always complaining right up to that year about the AER rules.

Sharapova's_Boy
Aug 6th, 2006, 03:20 AM
Nikki :worship:

DutchieGirl
Aug 6th, 2006, 03:22 AM
Well, at least Anna Kournikova and Nicole Vaidisova beat Maria $harapova on this one.;)

:lol:

UDACHi
Aug 6th, 2006, 04:54 AM
wasn't maria like the same age?

fufuqifuqishahah
Aug 6th, 2006, 05:01 AM
Age Eligibility Rule (AER) was instaured by the WTA in 1994 in order to prevent early burn outs following situations like Capriati's in her early years . The rule was made official in early 1994 but the Tour made an exception with Hingis so she could avoid it and play full time from the beginning of her career :tape:

and Hingis did burnout but at least she is back.

WIMBLY2004
Aug 6th, 2006, 05:59 AM
wasn't maria like the same age?

Maria was younger, he got the fact wrong.

DutchieGirl
Aug 6th, 2006, 06:00 AM
and Hingis did burnout but at least she is back.

No, Hingis injured her ankle/foot and she claimed it was the shoes and said it was career ending. ;)

Jaffas85
Aug 6th, 2006, 06:01 AM
No, Hingis injured her ankle/foot and she claimed it was the shoes and said it was career ending. ;)

I think burnout and the new wave of power hitters also affected her retirement because if it was just a severe foot injury she could have just stayed away from the game indeffinitely to heal her injuries much like Clijsters or Henin-Hardenne did in 2004.

DutchieGirl
Aug 6th, 2006, 06:10 AM
I think burnout and the new wave of power hitters also affected her retirement because if it was just a severe foot injury she could have just stayed away from the game indeffinitely to heal her injuries much like Clijsters or Henin-Hardenne did in 2004.

Possible, but Martina was the one who made a big deal about her foot - she tried to sue Sergio Tacchini coz their shoes "ended her career". ;)

Martian Stacey
Aug 6th, 2006, 06:59 AM
I don't know where you are getting your information from - but you are completely wrong if you think Anna Kournikova wasn't subject to AER restrictions. At that time this was her constant complaint - that she wasn't being allowed to compete. She certainly had a valid point when you consider how Martina could get away with it and Anna couldn't.
I also seem to recall Martina complaining about having some restrictions as well. Maybe i can dig it up, but i'm sure she was onced asked if she could change something about the tour, and she said something like she would change the age eligibility rule so that she could play whenever she wanted :shrug:

DutchieGirl
Aug 6th, 2006, 09:29 AM
I also seem to recall Martina complaining about having some restrictions as well. Maybe i can dig it up, but i'm sure she was onced asked if she could change something about the tour, and she said something like she would change the age eligibility rule so that she could play whenever she wanted :shrug:

No - Marti did miss the restrictions. I think she bitched about them coming out, thinking she'd be subjected to them, but then she wasn't. (Yes, I was a Marti fan once - a long time ago). :p

The_Pov
Aug 6th, 2006, 09:41 AM
This can't be right, Maria got into top 10 after her Wimbledon win, she was younger than 17 and 3 months at that time, Vadisova is still behind Maria on this :wavey:

Yeah Maria was like 17 and 2 months (I think) when she moved up 8 in the world from 15th.