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Cp6uja
Jul 16th, 2008, 02:46 AM
Since WTA rankings exist about 20 WTA players reach TOP100 already at 15:


TOP100 at 15 List:
Sesil Karatantcheva (35)* TOP50
Nicole Vaidisova (7)* TOP50
Martina Hingis (1) TOP10
Anna Kournikova (8) TOP50
Mirjana Lucic (32)* TOP50
Jennifer Capriati (1) TOP10
Iva Majoli (4) TOP50
Chanda Rubin (6) TOP60
Magdalena Maleeva (4) TOP50
Anke Huber (4) TOP30
Monica Seles (1) TOP10
Amy Frazier (13)
Arantxa Sanchez (1) TOP50
Natasha Zvereva (5)
Mary Joe Fernandez (4) TOP30
Gabriela Sabatini (3) TOP10
Steffi Graf (1) TOP15
Katerina Maleeva (6) TOP50
Stephanie Rehe (10) TOP50?
Kathy Rinaldi (6) TOP15
Carling Bassett-Seguso (8) TOP30
Andrea Jaeger (2) TOP10
Andrea Temesvari (7) ?
Kathleen Horvath (10) ?
Tracy Austin (1) TOP10

Next to watch - Michelle Larcher De Brito, since next week TOP170 player (she have about 6 months to reach TOP100 before 16).

I must confess that when i checked all this facts that i'm shocked that all this players (except Zvereva, Fraizer and Rubin) like 15 old girls actualy reach TOP50 (many of them even TOP10). Also, i'm surprised when notice that some girls which i thinking that belonge this list (Golovin, Sharapova, Clijsters, Pierce, Dokic, Conchita...) actualy not belong (all late about 50 days).

I probably miss some cases, so i will update this list (maybe with your help). Majority of this girls have realy impressive career, but both 2 cases from this century (Nicole and Sesil) is right now in deep problems (but both is still young).

Marco Fernandes
Jul 16th, 2008, 02:53 AM
Thanks for the stats :D

Slutati
Jul 16th, 2008, 02:57 AM
Okay, thanks to you.

ZAK
Jul 16th, 2008, 03:00 AM
18 of the 20 have ended up making the top 10, so that would bode very well for Michelle

Malva
Jul 16th, 2008, 03:32 AM
An interesting statistics. Shows how much harder today is to break at such an early age into the elite. The case of Vaidišová and, possibly, of de Brito seem to suggest that currently the greatest chance of doing it have products of the ballbashing school of Nick Bolletieri.

18 of the 20 have ended up making the top 10, so that would bode very well for Michelle

She is not yet in Top 100, even less so in Top 50.

Uranium
Jul 16th, 2008, 03:33 AM
No Ivanovic in one of your stats:eek::bolt:

Chunchun
Jul 16th, 2008, 03:47 AM
Sesil :sobbing:

ZAK
Jul 16th, 2008, 03:57 AM
An interesting statistics. Shows how much harder today is to break at such an early age into the elite. The case of Vaidišová and, possibly, of de Brito seem to suggest that cuurently the greatest chance of doing it have products of the ballbashing school of Nick Bolletieri.



She is not yet in Top 100, even less so in Top 50.

Is she does of course. I actually think it'll be quite hard for her because she can't play that many more events between now and her sixtenth birthday.

Tennisstar86
Jul 16th, 2008, 03:59 AM
No Ivanovic in one of your stats:eek::bolt:

haha thats exactly what i was thinking.....

hrmm interesting.. very hard to do these days with the age restrictions i think....

Malva
Jul 16th, 2008, 04:07 AM
Is she does of course. I actually think it'll be quite hard for her because she can't play that many more events between now and her sixtenth birthday.

Yes, that's a good point. It's worth being reminded about the age restrictions.

It would be very useful if Cp6uja compiles another list showing those players who never reached Top 50 but at the age 15 reached say Top 150, and who now are, say, at least 17, or 18.

Call this the Unfulfilled Promise List.

That would provide some material for thought about how much one can divinate from very early success like reaching Top 150 at 15.

Declan
Jul 16th, 2008, 04:26 AM
Kathy Rinaldi ranked 33 at the end of 1981, when she was still 14 !!!!!!!!!!

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 16th, 2008, 04:30 AM
Kathy Rinaldi ranked 33 at the end of 1981, when she was still 14 !!!!!!!!!!

:worship:

3Dcool
Jul 16th, 2008, 09:44 AM
De Brito has a lot to do with her mental problems, but she is totally capable of reaching the top 100 within the age of 15.

Mileen
Jul 16th, 2008, 12:01 PM
thanks, very interesting. I'm surprised too. A while ago I did some (too large to upload here) statistics too and from the more recent top players, Kim is the youngest to enter the top 100: 16.0 + 3 weeks.

Markus
Jul 16th, 2008, 12:11 PM
Does anybody now how many events Michelle is planning to attend until January 2009? It will be mostly depend on this number.

Cp6uja
Jul 16th, 2008, 12:48 PM
Kathy Rinaldi ranked 33 at the end of 1981, when she was still 14 !!!!!!!!!!Thanks... i also check now some "suspicious" players and realize that number of players which reach TOP100 in Open Era is about 25, not 20 (i added now Rinaldi, Rubin, Fraizer, Temesvari, Rehe, Horvath).

Does anybody now how many events Michelle is planning to attend until January 2009? It will be mostly depend on this number.She not playing Olympics, so i think she will play atleast one more US Open series tournament + qualy for USO. After january she reach about 120pts from 7 tournaments and for TOP100 she need about 230pts more (about 350 overall). I'm not sure are she have right for 5 or just 3 new tournaments to play in next 6 months b/c WTA Age restriction rule.

Markus
Jul 16th, 2008, 12:52 PM
She not playing Olympics, so i think she will play atleast one more US Open series tournament + qualy for USO. After january she reach about 120pts from 7 tournaments and for TOP100 she need about 230pts more (about 350 overall). I'm not sure are she have right for 5 or just 3 new tournaments to play in next 6 months b/c WTA Age restriction rule.
Thank you! I guess it will depend on the draws she is getting. With 3 or 5 tournaments left it will be difficult to reach top 100 by January.

Rui.
Jul 16th, 2008, 01:02 PM
Thanks... i also check now some "suspicious" players and realize that number of players which reach TOP100 in Open Era is about 25, not 20 (i added now Rinaldi, Rubin, Fraizer, Temesvari, Rehe, Horvath).

She not playing Olympics, so i think she will play atleast one more US Open series tournament + qualy for USO. After january she reach about 120pts from 7 tournaments and for TOP100 she need about 230pts more (about 350 overall). I'm not sure are she have right for 5 or just 3 new tournaments to play in next 6 months b/c WTA Age restriction rule.

She played 5 tournaments this year cause wimbledon doesn't count(the slams don't count for the AER) and as she didn't make a point in the 25k it doesn't count too... so she has 5 more and the USO and AO (her birthday is in the second week of the AO or something like that i think...

Lachrymarum
Jul 16th, 2008, 01:18 PM
18 of the 20 have ended up making the top 10, so that would bode very well for Michelle
I thought that was very interesting to see. Good to know for all the Michelle fans out there ;)

Cp6uja
Jul 17th, 2008, 08:21 AM
Playing like in Stanford (or Miami in march) without TOP16 seeds opponents in 1st or 2nd round round (50% chances for draw like that), De Brito with this shape have nice chances to reach R32 at USO which means 90pts (+ 31pts for qualy rounds) and with that result she will be realy close to TOP100. Since monday like about #165 she will be only 1991+ player (together with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova) in TOP200, which is impressive fact b/c De Brito is 1993.

Malva
Jul 17th, 2008, 01:16 PM
Playing like in Stanford (or Miami in march) without TOP16 seeds opponents in 1st or 2nd round round (50% chances for draw like that), De Brito with this shape have nice chances to reach R32 at USO which means 90pts (+ 31pts for qualy rounds) and with that result she will be realy close to TOP100. Since monday like about #165 she will be only 1991+ player (together with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova) in TOP200, which is impressive fact b/c De Brito is 1993.

Worth noting that Urszula Radwańska misses being born in 1991 only by 3½ weeks.

Cp6uja
Jul 30th, 2008, 08:23 PM
Since WTA rankings exist about 20 WTA players reach TOP100 already at 15:


TOP100 at 15 List:
Sesil Karatantcheva (35)* TOP50
Nicole Vaidisova (7)* TOP50
Martina Hingis (1) TOP10
Anna Kournikova (8) TOP50
Mirjana Lucic (32)* TOP50
Jennifer Capriati (1) TOP10
Iva Majoli (4) TOP50
Chanda Rubin (6) TOP60
Magdalena Maleeva (4) TOP50
Anke Huber (4) TOP30
Monica Seles (1) TOP10
Amy Frazier (13)
Arantxa Sanchez (1) TOP50
Natasha Zvereva (5)
Mary Joe Fernandez (4) TOP30
Gabriela Sabatini (3) TOP10
Steffi Graf (1) TOP15
Katerina Maleeva (6) TOP50
Stephanie Rehe (10) TOP50?
Kathy Rinaldi (6) TOP15
Carling Bassett-Seguso (8) TOP30
Andrea Jaeger (2) TOP10
Andrea Temesvari (7) ?
Kathleen Horvath (10) ?
Tracy Austin (1) TOP10

Next to watch - Michelle Larcher De Brito...With Montral 3rd round de Brito chances to join this list in next 5 months is now more than 50%!

Karolina_Sprem
Jul 30th, 2008, 08:28 PM
Sesil :sobbing:

Excuse me??:devil:

Sesil ROCKS!!!

Cp6uja
Oct 2nd, 2008, 04:58 PM
De Brito will be TOP120 next monday about 100 days before her 16th birthday, but problem will be in fact that this 100 days include november/december pause and eventual points from Australian Open 2009 she will reach just couple days AFTER 16th birthday, so tommorows QF match in Tashkent against Ciristea will be maybe crucialfor her for this achivment.

Ciarán
Oct 2nd, 2008, 05:05 PM
Thank you :yeah:

maxomax
Oct 2nd, 2008, 05:40 PM
Maybe she will enter top 100 after Quebec City tournament

Drake1980
Oct 2nd, 2008, 05:44 PM
Those people didn't reach those rankings at the age of 15 though. Capriati wasn't number 1 until she was in her 20's.

Dawson.
Oct 2nd, 2008, 06:21 PM
well considering the tashkent draw, she can certainly gain a lot of points this week. and as someone mentioned, shes down for quebec city too. i believe she will achieve this feet beofre her 16th birthday, then the next player to look out for will be laura robson :bounce:


edit - i just noticed that michelle has points to defend for the rest of the year. 28 points if im not mistaken, which doesnt seem much, but it could make all the diefference. time will tell...

Cp6uja
Oct 2nd, 2008, 08:23 PM
...
Jennifer Capriati (1) TOP10
Iva Majoli (4) TOP50
Chanda Rubin (6) TOP60
...

Those people didn't reach those rankings at the age of 15 though. Capriati wasn't number 1 until she was in her 20's.

This means that Capriati reach TOP10 at 15 and that her career-high ranking is #1. Same thing for Majoli (she reach TOP50 at 15 and her career-high ranking is #4)...etc

I present here career-high rankings for all this Open Era WTA wunderkinds to show how often is girls which reach so young TOP100 become "real-deal". Not all - but many.

Cp6uja
Jan 16th, 2009, 12:13 PM
Michelle Larcher De Brito needs to reach AO/09 3rd Round to catch the last train (her birthday is in january)... but she fall at last step.


NEXT TO WATCH: Laura Robson GBR (born 21.1.1994.), currently ranked 519 but have 55 weeks to reach this achievement.

Better luck Laura :wavey: