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finalforce
May 18th, 2009, 12:22 PM
Is there a list of the youngest players to reach the top 10?

renstar
May 18th, 2009, 12:35 PM
Off the top of my head I would guess Tracy Austin, Monica Seles, Steffi Graff, Martina Hingis and Jennifer Capriati

Aravanecaravan
May 18th, 2009, 12:38 PM
Tracy Awesome.... Boy, she was precocious alright. Didn't she finish the year 6 in the world when she was 14?

AnnaK_4ever
May 18th, 2009, 12:40 PM
Capriati is the youngest ever to break into top-10 according to her profile at wtatour.com.

frenchie
May 18th, 2009, 12:44 PM
Kournikova is probably in this list

She was still 16 when she reached top 10 in 1998

Play_Suspended
May 18th, 2009, 12:45 PM
Depends if you take if before age restrictions or not. If its after age restrictions it would prob be Nicole?

Ciarán
May 18th, 2009, 12:46 PM
Capriati was ranked No.9 at 14 years old, I think.

Navratil
May 18th, 2009, 07:14 PM
The youngest player ever to reach the top ten was Jennifer Capriati of course. She's got all the youngest-ever-records as Navratilova got the oldest-ever-records. The other teens:

1. Capriati
2. Jaeger
3. Austin
4. Sabatini
5. Seles
6. Hingis
7. Graf
8. Kournikova
9. Zvereva
10.Sharapova
11.Bassett-Seguso
12.Vaidisova

(...)

finalforce
May 18th, 2009, 07:16 PM
thanks, someone knows where Caro is somewhere in de list? top 20?

Navratil
May 18th, 2009, 07:22 PM
Guess so. She's not in the list because the list is not from today.

But Nicole Vaidisova is 12th and was 17 years (3 months and 2 weeks). So Carolina is not in the top ten for sure.

Way too old! :-D

finalforce
May 18th, 2009, 07:23 PM
yes i know, that's why I said top 20 ?

kman
May 18th, 2009, 07:24 PM
Caro has reached the top 10 at a young age but not THAT young. Not sure where she ranks though.

Navratil
May 18th, 2009, 07:30 PM
@finalforce: Probably. Don't know excactly.

finalforce
May 18th, 2009, 07:30 PM
@finalforce: Probably. Don't know excactly.

ok :)

In The Zone
May 18th, 2009, 07:32 PM
Capriati is the first that came time to mind and she is the youngest.

In The Zone
May 18th, 2009, 07:36 PM
Jennifer Capriati

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/PlayerBio2.asp?PlayerID=30200


1990 - In Tour debut at Boca Raton, became youngest-ever player to reach a pro final at 13 years, 11months; d. four seeds (incl. No.10 Sukova), l. to Sabatini 64 75; in third Tour event, made Hilton Head final û d. No.5 Sßnchez-Vicario (l. to Navratilova); debuted on rankings at No.25 on April 9; youngest-ever semifinalist at Roland Garros aged 14 years, 2 months (l. to Seles); ranking leapt from No.24 to No.13; at Wimbledon, youngest-ever seed in Grand Slam history (No.12), bettering Rinaldi by two days; won first title at Puerto Rico, d. Garrison in final (fourth-youngest to win a title after Austin, Rinaldi and Jaeger) and rising to No.10, youngest-ever to be ranked in Top 10 at age 14 years, 235 days; youngest qualifier for season-ending Championships at 14 years, 8 months, stretching No.1 Graf to 3s in 1r; ended first season ranked No.8.

markhingis
May 18th, 2009, 07:41 PM
The youngest player ever to reach the top ten was Jennifer Capriati of course. She's got all the youngest-ever-records as Navratilova got the oldest-ever-records. The other teens:

1. Capriati
2. Jaeger
3. Austin
4. Sabatini
5. Seles
6. Hingis
7. Graf
8. Kournikova
9. Zvereva
10.Sharapova
11.Bassett-Seguso
12.Vaidisova

(...)

the youngest number one ever record goes to Martina Hingis and youngest grand slam winner (in doubles with Sukova, @ age of 15) as well :)

AnnaK_4ever
May 18th, 2009, 07:46 PM
Clijsters, Davenport, Manuela Maleeva, Shriver, Dokic, Majoli, MJF, Zvereva, Bunge and several other players broke into top-10 at a younger age than Wozniacki.

In The Zone
May 18th, 2009, 08:14 PM
Surprised no one has said Serena. She entered the top 10 when she was 17 and 7 months.

fouc
May 18th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Clijsters, Davenport, Manuela Maleeva, Shriver, Dokic, Majoli, MJF, Zvereva, Bunge and several other players broke into top-10 at a younger age than Wozniacki.

But they all got there before age restriction era, right? :confused:

southern star
May 18th, 2009, 10:54 PM
What a strange case Jaeger was. She was basically spent by the age of 19.

CloudAtlas
May 18th, 2009, 11:14 PM
What a strange case Jaeger was. She was basically spent by the age of 19.



Like Vaidisova?

Inger67
May 18th, 2009, 11:19 PM
Like Vaidisova?

:eek:

southern star
May 18th, 2009, 11:26 PM
Oh, I doubt we've seen the last of Nicky.

liuxuan
May 19th, 2009, 12:48 AM
Capriati muste have the longest stretch between periods in the top ten too, huh?? it was over 7 years!!

Its just crazy to think she actually spent almost 8 years in total ranked in the top ten yet had a seven year gap in between - what could she have achieved during that seven year period, which should have been her physical peak!

markdelaney
May 19th, 2009, 02:28 AM
Andrea Temesvari was only a few months past 17 as well when she made the top ten in 1983.

madlove
May 19th, 2009, 04:58 AM
hingis definitely. youngest #1