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Hot 92 Jamz
Oct 9th, 2003, 10:36 AM
Martina Navratilova
Amy Frazier
Amanda Coetzer
Conchita Martinez
Mary Pierce
Monica Seles

Who else is still on tour that played in the 80's? I'm sure I forgot some doubles specialists, too.

propi
Oct 9th, 2003, 10:52 AM
Proly Els Callens who is 33 of similar, but better wait for Belgian answer :)

esquímaux
Oct 9th, 2003, 11:33 AM
Sylvia Farina Elia ;)

azza
Oct 9th, 2003, 11:39 AM
Nicole Arnt

E. Blackadder
Oct 9th, 2003, 11:42 AM
Els first WTA tournament was only in 1991, but I guess she played some challengers at the end of the 80's

JonBcn
Oct 9th, 2003, 11:49 AM
Barbra Rittner

Caz
Oct 9th, 2003, 12:44 PM
Patricia Tarabini. I would guess Rennae Stubbs too.

saki
Oct 9th, 2003, 12:50 PM
Lori McNeil is still playing some doubles isn't she?

Cam'ron Giles
Oct 9th, 2003, 01:36 PM
Lori McNeil is still playing some doubles isn't she?


I dont think so...but is she coaching Amanda?

doloresc
Oct 9th, 2003, 01:46 PM
capriati?

canoe.
Oct 9th, 2003, 02:16 PM
capriati?
:) No.Capriati turned pro in March 1990

Keith
Oct 9th, 2003, 03:00 PM
Didnt Jen play the Hopman Cup in '89? The wta counts it, I'm pretty sure as a victory. I think she won her match 60, 60

JonBcn
Oct 9th, 2003, 04:12 PM
Do you mean the Wightman Cup? I know she played that as a 13 year old, which would be 1989 as we're the same age...

katrientje
Oct 9th, 2003, 04:16 PM
Maggie Maleeva, no??

tennisjam
Oct 9th, 2003, 04:20 PM
Maybe Sharapova :confused:

...as there are doubts that some Russian players could hide their real age...

In fact, she is 28...she turned pro in 1989 :eek: :o ;)

MLF
Oct 9th, 2003, 07:21 PM
Magdalena Maleeva certainly was playing a few events in the very late '80s.

Keith
Oct 9th, 2003, 08:54 PM
Do you mean the Wightman Cup? I know she played that as a 13 year old, which would be 1989 as we're the same age...

I didn't know the name for sure, so I figured someone would correct me. Thanks! :wavey:

Trish101
Oct 9th, 2003, 09:05 PM
Jen played Wightman cup yes, and she bageled ALL of her opponents!

Jen is a true talent, too bad about the whole lack of energy recently!

Declan
Oct 9th, 2003, 09:19 PM
Jen played Wightman cup yes, and she bageled ALL of her opponents!

Jen is a true talent, too bad about the whole lack of energy recently!


Opponent. Singular. She beat Clare Wood 0 and 0 in 1989 in her sole Wightman Cup match.

MLF
Oct 16th, 2003, 10:32 PM
Poor Clare. Her two claims to fame are 6-0 6-0 losses. She became known for that 0&0 against 13 year old Capriati in the Wightman Cup. Then for her last ever singles match before retirement she was put on centre court at Wimbledon only to lose 6-0 6-0 to Arantxa Sanchez Vicario. GB would give a lot for Clare now mind you. She made the top 80 and gave Graf a good match in the second round of Tokyo one year losing 6-3 6-4.


One other player who was playing in the late '80s who is still active is Svetlana Krivencheva from Bulgaria. She's still on the challenger circuit but has never done anything of note. She played in the WTA event in Sofia in 1989.

Jakeev
Oct 16th, 2003, 11:53 PM
Nicole Arnt

Nicole Arendt is still playing? I have not seen her name in a long time. Anyway , others still active include Seda Noorlander who wa a young teenager when she started and although I am not sure if she started in e 80's, Maureen Drake. And if she is still playing challengers, another would be Natlia Egorova, who most from the 80's would know as Natalia Bykova.

spotsyboy
Oct 17th, 2003, 12:21 AM
Has anyone mentioned Rachel McQuillan yet? :)

How about Seda Noorlander, who has one of the longest careers among current active players.... the first tour match she won was at the 1987 US Open when she was 12!

spotsyboy
Oct 17th, 2003, 12:25 AM
just read your post Jakeev............DOH.....LOL

Wonder what the age restrictions were in 1987 that she was allowed to play on the tour at 12? Did the Netherlands have any top players then? maybe she was just a great junior that they promoted unusually early on behalf of the country.........

propi
Oct 17th, 2003, 12:32 AM
I'm thinking about Majoli as it's ages I've seen her on TV but it's almost impossible as she's too young so I won't say it :p

Jidkova84
Oct 17th, 2003, 06:23 AM
Raymond and Pratt started playing in the late 80's as well

Jakeev
Oct 17th, 2003, 01:04 PM
just read your post Jakeev............DOH.....LOL

Wonder what the age restrictions were in 1987 that she was allowed to play on the tour at 12? Did the Netherlands have any top players then? maybe she was just a great junior that they promoted unusually early on behalf of the country.........

Yes, quite a few actually. Oremans, Mesker, Jagerman, and Boogert. I think Brenda Schultz might have started in the 80's too. . Oh and Bollegraf and Vis were competing too.