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spiceboy
Jul 10th, 2010, 04:23 PM
...and for the first time in WTA history there are no players under 20 in the Top 30 :help:

sunsfuns
Jul 10th, 2010, 04:25 PM
Congrats Caro! :D

As for teenagers, ATP has none in the top 100 and is doing just fine.

$uricate
Jul 10th, 2010, 04:27 PM
She's no longer the best teenager on tour :woohoo:

goldenlox
Jul 10th, 2010, 04:30 PM
...and for the first time in WTA history there are no players under 20 in the Top 30 :help:Nastia is very close, needs a few wins this summer.

Jorn
Jul 10th, 2010, 04:31 PM
She still is the best under 20, untill tomorrow ;)

But only 6 hours to go...

steffiandbibi
Jul 10th, 2010, 04:34 PM
welcome to the "rush to 30" club

joćo.
Jul 10th, 2010, 04:39 PM
Happy Birthday!

spiceboy
Jul 10th, 2010, 04:40 PM
She still is the best under 20, untill tomorrow ;)


It's the 11th already where I live! :lol:

KournikovaFan91
Jul 10th, 2010, 04:45 PM
This is kinda sad :sobbing:

At least there are some 1991 girls on the way up the ranks.

Filippo-Nastya
Jul 10th, 2010, 04:49 PM
Happy Birthday Caro! :smooch:

sammy01
Jul 10th, 2010, 04:50 PM
now i get a year of reading 'shes still only 20'

Alejandrawrrr
Jul 10th, 2010, 04:56 PM
:bounce: We still have 7-8 more years of her moonballing and not winning slams :bounce:

Slutati
Jul 10th, 2010, 04:58 PM
:bounce: We still have 7-8 more years of her moonballing and not winning slams :bounce:
Please. That girl will be a multiple slam champion in 7 years.

Happy b day!

Ferg
Jul 10th, 2010, 04:59 PM
Cant believe shes only 20 :speakles:

Jorn
Jul 10th, 2010, 05:03 PM
Caro lives in Europe so she's only 19 today ;)

spiceboy
Jul 10th, 2010, 05:07 PM
Caro lives in Europe so she's only 19 today ;)

For me, living in Japan, saying Caro turns 20 today is not wrong at all ;)

gdmirou
Jul 10th, 2010, 05:09 PM
Happy birthday, Caro!!!

JadeFox
Jul 10th, 2010, 05:34 PM
...and for the first time in WTA history there are no players under 20 in the Top 30 :help:

Is that really such a bad thing? :shrug:

After what went down with Vaidisova I don't want another case of a teen star who winds up retiring at 21. I have my complaints about how the WTA Tour do things but I think the Age Elgibility Rule might be the best thing they've done within the past decade.


Congrats Caro! :D

As for teenagers, ATP has none in the top 100 and is doing just fine.

This.

spiceboy
Jul 10th, 2010, 05:47 PM
Is that really such a bad thing? :shrug:


Not a bad thing, but I still feel like the Tour has changed forever and there is no way back. We may argue or not, but the excitement (regardless of what the future brought them) that teenagers like Seles, Capriati, Lucic or Vaidisova brought to the game was something unreal. Surely this is for best, but still I feel that something "typically WTA" is lost :sad:

I think the Age Elgibility Rule might be the best thing they've done within the past decade.

Believe it or not, that rule is more than 15 years old; Hingis had like a special exempt at the end of 1994 in order not to fall under this rule. Time do flies :lol:

cn ireland
Jul 10th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Happy Birthday Caro:aparty:

spencercarlos
Jul 10th, 2010, 06:16 PM
...and for the first time in WTA history there are no players under 20 in the Top 30 :help:
I posted a thread a couple of days ago.. and apparently i was being an ass...

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=414122 :rolleyes:

The womens tour needs a new bulk of really young talented players, all court players, period. :help:

Leo_DFP
Jul 10th, 2010, 06:24 PM
Believe it or not, that rule is more than 15 years old; Hingis had like a special exempt at the end of 1994 in order not to fall under this rule. Time do flies :lol:

Yeah, I was surprised by this but I read it in the Sports Illustrated article from 1994 about the supposed death of tennis. Apparently at that time if you were under 18 you could only play 8 tournaments in one year. :eek: Which is ridiculous and very constraining. That's the Slams and only 4 other events! I'm not sure how many events the under-18s can play in today's world, but it's more than 8.

The lack of teenagers at the tops of men's and women's tennis speaks to the changing nature of the sport, and sport in general. It's become too physical for young girls. Physical maturity is required. It's not just in tennis. Look at the figure skating champions over the last 4 years including the last two Olympics: they're not 14 or 15-year old jumping beans anymore. Age is a good thing.

wildemu
Jul 10th, 2010, 06:25 PM
Just one more year until she can legally hit a winner.

Kipling
Jul 10th, 2010, 06:28 PM
Happy Birthday, Caro!

Matt01
Jul 10th, 2010, 06:29 PM
Just one more year until she can legally hit a winner.


Not really since she isn't American...

And she's had plenty of winners already :p

Deck
Jul 10th, 2010, 06:30 PM
Happy Birthday Coraline and many great titles in the future. Keep giving a shit at what the haters say.:yeah:

spiceboy
Jul 10th, 2010, 06:36 PM
Yeah, I was surprised by this but I read it in the Sports Illustrated article from 1994 about the supposed death of tennis. Apparently at that time if you were under 18 you could only play 8 tournaments in one year. :eek: Which is ridiculous and very constraining. That's the Slams and only 4 other events! I'm not sure how many events the under-18s can play in today's world, but it's more than 8.


Well, the article is definitely wrong then. Capriati played the year she was 14 a total of 12 tournaments + Fed Cup. The year she was 15, she played 14 tournaments + Fed Cup. Basically, anybody could play anywhere before AER

Pasta-Na
Jul 10th, 2010, 06:37 PM
:bounce: We still have 7-8 more years of her moonballing and not winning slams :bounce:

well... she might win some slams after the current top players retire. :p

spiceboy
Jul 10th, 2010, 06:38 PM
The lack of teenagers at the tops of men's and women's tennis speaks to the changing nature of the sport, and sport in general. It's become too physical for young girls. Physical maturity is required. It's not just in tennis.

Yeah, that's it. This is what it's changing tennis as we knew, not Stosur :devil:

madmax
Jul 10th, 2010, 06:45 PM
Not really since she isn't American...

And she's had plenty of winners already :p

:lol: Good one here...

Ellery
Jul 10th, 2010, 06:47 PM
Caro :cheer: Happy birthday gurl :kiss:

GreenGrass
Jul 10th, 2010, 06:58 PM
Happy Birthday, Caroline! :bdaycake: :aparty: :kiss:

twight6
Jul 10th, 2010, 07:09 PM
Well, the article is definitely wrong then. Capriati played the year she was 14 a total of 12 tournaments + Fed Cup. The year she was 15, she played 14 tournaments + Fed Cup. Basically, anybody could play anywhere before AER

Capriati was born in '76, so she was 14 in 1990.. The rule was implemented in 1994. I believe the article he's referring to was about the birth of the AER, in 1994, saying that restricting teenagers play would be "the death of tennis."

The rule: http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Archive/AboutTheTour/aer.pdf

I didn't realize you could play more as you got older :eek:. I thought it was just one general rule for everyone under 18.. I also didn't know no one under 14 could play at all

sweetpeas
Jul 10th, 2010, 07:12 PM
Happy birthday.

hacberto
Jul 10th, 2010, 07:13 PM
She's 20?!?!?! OMG I thought she was like 25-27

pav
Jul 10th, 2010, 07:14 PM
Happy birthday,and keep smiling,and behind on your h to h with a certain person who is at at her best friends wedding in the dominican republic :)

Ryan
Jul 10th, 2010, 07:22 PM
Happy Birthday Caro! Birthday wish? Win a Slam without hitting a single winner. :drool:

Matt01
Jul 10th, 2010, 07:25 PM
Happy Birthday Caro! Birthday wish? Win a Slam without hitting a single winner. :drool:


That would piss lots of people here off :lol:

Monzanator
Jul 10th, 2010, 07:30 PM
Wszystkiego najlepszego Karolina :bounce:

Mary Cherry.
Jul 10th, 2010, 07:31 PM
A few hours in advance but still, happy birthday me Caro :yippee: :aparty: :bdaycake: :unsure:

Dav.
Jul 10th, 2010, 07:42 PM
Off the top of my head:
Kournikova made a Wimbly SF at 16 and top ten at 17-18(?).
Serena and Venus were top players in their teens.
Seles and Hingis were multiple slam champions.

Even recently (2004):
Sharapova won Wimbledon at 17.
Golovin made top 18 at age 17 and the youngest player to make a Tier II SF since Serena at least six years earlier.

It was so exciting to see young players emerge from nowhere and challenge a high-quality field. :sad:

goldenlox
Jul 10th, 2010, 07:48 PM
So tomorrow the top teen is Nastia Pav at #31
There seems to be a lack of prodigies now.

Huntress55
Jul 10th, 2010, 07:53 PM
Happy Birthday Caro:)

dizoo
Jul 10th, 2010, 10:48 PM
Lol

Jorn
Jul 10th, 2010, 10:55 PM
http://www.tina-pisnik.net/bday.gif

goldenlox
Jul 11th, 2010, 12:06 AM
http://rlv.zcache.com/happy_20th_birthday_postcard-p239675607068718000qibm_400.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vplFPnkGK1I/SXobD8ul-SI/AAAAAAAAAMY/1rF0-ct-McM/s320/happy-birthday-2-1.jpg

Mary Cherry.
Jul 11th, 2010, 12:15 AM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vplFPnkGK1I/SXobD8ul-SI/AAAAAAAAAMY/1rF0-ct-McM/s320/happy-birthday-2-1.jpg

http://onthebaseline.com/uploads/marion_bartoli.jpg

delicatecutter
Jul 11th, 2010, 12:23 AM
Soon her ranking will match her age. :hearts:

doni1212
Jul 11th, 2010, 12:37 AM
Soon her ranking will match her age. :hearts:

:lol:

Dominic
Jul 11th, 2010, 12:37 AM
Soon her ranking will match her age. :hearts:

Don't overrestimate her.

beforeangelsfall
Jul 11th, 2010, 01:36 AM
Happy Birthday Caro!
feels like she's been 19 forever

Lord Choc Ice
Jul 11th, 2010, 01:45 AM
now i get a year of reading 'shes still only 20'
Just what I was thinking.

Ryan
Jul 11th, 2010, 02:32 AM
Soon her ranking will match her age. :hearts:



Too bad your number of sexual partners will never match your age. :sobbing:

hdfb
Jul 11th, 2010, 03:49 AM
She's 20?!?!?! OMG I thought she was like 25-27

Jorn obviously wasn't doing his job properly...

Dav.
Jul 11th, 2010, 05:45 AM
http://onthebaseline.com/uploads/marion_bartoli.jpg

Soon her ranking will match her age. :hearts:

Just what I was thinking.

Too bad your number of sexual partners will never match your age. :sobbing:

Jorn obviously wasn't doing his job properly...

:haha::sobbing: So awful.

HRHoliviasmith
Jul 11th, 2010, 05:46 AM
Happy Birthday Caro!

Sp!ffy
Jul 11th, 2010, 06:52 AM
...and for the first time in WTA history there are no players under 20 in the Top 30 :help:

Wow! I dont know if thats a good thing or bad thing......

C. W. Fields
Jul 11th, 2010, 07:17 AM
Happy birtday, Caro. :aparty::bdaycake:
I hope Torres & Co. wins the WC, that would be a nice birtday present for you. :)

TennisFan66
Jul 11th, 2010, 08:19 AM
:aparty: Happy birthday, Caroline Wozniacki ... :hearts:

kittyking
Jul 11th, 2010, 09:05 AM
http://onthebaseline.com/uploads/marion_bartoli.jpg

:lol:

WozLolz
Jul 11th, 2010, 01:28 PM
Happy birthday, Caroline!:aparty::dance::bdaycake:

Let's go to the Cheesecake Factory! :lick:

angliru
Jul 11th, 2010, 01:46 PM
Happy birthday, Sunshine! :)

Dodoboy.
Jul 11th, 2010, 01:48 PM
Happy Birthday Caro!!

rockstar
Jul 11th, 2010, 01:57 PM
hbd gurl!

CaroFan90
Jul 11th, 2010, 08:37 PM
Happy Birthday Caroline!
I love you Caro!

Protoss
Jul 11th, 2010, 08:42 PM
Happy Birthday Caro!!! :)

$uricate
Jul 12th, 2010, 07:44 PM
Caro lives in Europe so she's only 19 today ;)

Why couldn't she live in North Korea or something :o