Oct 28th, 2001, 05:23 AM
So far she has played 6 USTA Women's Circuit as follows:
May 21 - El Paso, USA(10K), Qualified, Lost 1R
June 4 - Hilton Head, USA(10K), Qualified, Lost QF
July 23 - Evansville, USA(10K), Qualified, Lost 2R
July 30 - Harrisonburg, USA(10K), Qualified, Lost 1R
Oct 1 - Aventura, USA(10K), Seed 11th in qualifying draw, Qualified, Lost SF
Oct 8 - Hallandale Beach, USA(25K), Lost 1R in qualifying draw
I see that she isn't interested in playing for juniors. Oh well, she has one more pro tournament to play until she turns to 15 yrs old in January.
I don't think I miss any more tournaments she played this year.... <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />
Oct 28th, 2001, 08:34 AM
I think there is another $10K event just before she turns 15 in January in Florida
so likely to play in that <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Katia has to make her mark next year
Oct 28th, 2001, 07:31 PM
Why isn't Katia playing juniors? I don't get it. Katia should be playing more juniors, and Maria Sharapova should be playing more challengers.
Nov 10th, 2001, 02:11 AM
I saw Katia and ask her why she did not play juniors she said that she is too good and her coach thinks that too oh well!!!!
Nov 10th, 2001, 04:51 PM
How can not playing the Juniors help Katia's career? Her brother Maxim played junior hockey in Russia, and it helped him. I don't get it. Katia needs all the experience she can get.
P.S. - Why does the Pea keep making a big deal about Daveehd's signature?
Nov 10th, 2001, 09:20 PM
Uh-oh! Ego-Watch Alert! Not ANOTHER player who thinks she is too good for the juniors! <img src="eek.gif" border="0">
According to Eggy the competition in the Juniors these days is outstanding. What a shame to miss such an opportunity, especially since I don't see anything so remarkable about Katia's results posted here. She's certainly not another 15-year-old Monica Seles, jumping on to the Tour and frightening the top players right away.
Nov 11th, 2001, 05:20 AM
immediately this girl needs a reality check. look at the players you have on the junior tour. seriously, the future top players play the junior tour to some degree. shes silly.
if youre that good atleast play some top grades A or grade 1!!! maybe even a g2 or so...
Nov 11th, 2001, 08:06 AM
disappointed she isn't playing juniors , she hasn't this year so it looks unlikely .
It can help alot but if she makes rapid progress up the ranks then it was a wise decision.
currently it looks questionable.
Grade A , 1 and some 2 are of pretty good standard.
Nov 16th, 2001, 02:00 AM
Eekk, I hope she really didn't mean it. <img src="frown.gif" border="0">