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Dec 12th, 2012 05:20 PM
Dan_Doe
Re: Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, USA, GA

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Originally Posted by Meelis View Post
Anna Orlik.

Eddie Herr/Orange Bowl double as a 12 years old, winning Eddie Herr U14 as 13 years old. Ranked first at Tennis Europe Junior Tour U14 (being younger than main competitors). As a 14 years old, took a set off from Rezai and double bageled Minella in one of first pro matches. Had tons of support and wild-cards from Octagon and Natasha Zvereva for the coaching advice.

Retired before turning 18 (not counting one doubles match).
Thanks. I think I heard about her one time
I'm following juniors only since the start of 2011 and I don't know much about what happened before, so the info is much appreciated
Dec 12th, 2012 02:17 PM
spiceboy
Re: Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, USA, GA

Same as Peña...



Dec 12th, 2012 02:15 PM
spiceboy
Re: Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, USA, GA

Orlik is doing great these days...or so it seems

Dec 12th, 2012 11:48 AM
Potapovushina
Re: Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, USA, GA

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Originally Posted by Meelis View Post
Anna Orlik.

Eddie Herr/Orange Bowl double as a 12 years old, winning Eddie Herr U14 as 13 years old. Ranked first at Tennis Europe Junior Tour U14 (being younger than main competitors). As a 14 years old, took a set off from Rezai and double bageled Minella in one of first pro matches. Had tons of support and wild-cards from Octagon and Natasha Zvereva for the coaching advice.

Retired before turning 18 (not counting one doubles match).
Anna

She said she would start playing again soon but it was like 2 years ago now and it looks like she won't play ever again.
Dec 12th, 2012 09:46 AM
Kəv.
Re: Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, USA, GA

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Originally Posted by Meelis View Post
Anna Orlik.

Eddie Herr/Orange Bowl double as a 12 years old, winning Eddie Herr U14 as 13 years old. Ranked first at Tennis Europe Junior Tour U14 (being younger than main competitors). As a 14 years old, took a set off from Rezai and double bageled Minella in one of first pro matches. Had tons of support and wild-cards from Octagon and Natasha Zvereva for the coaching advice.

Retired before turning 18 (not counting one doubles match).
Dec 12th, 2012 09:39 AM
chingching
Re: Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, USA, GA

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Anna Orlik.

Eddie Herr/Orange Bowl double as a 12 years old, winning Eddie Herr U14 as 13 years old. Ranked first at Tennis Europe Junior Tour U14 (being younger than main competitors). As a 14 years old, took a set off from Rezai and double bageled Minella in one of first pro matches. Had tons of support and wild-cards from Octagon and Natasha Zvereva for the coaching advice.
Apparently she is still training
Retired before turning 18 (not counting one doubles match).
I heard she is still training
Dec 12th, 2012 07:24 AM
Meelis
Re: Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, USA, GA

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Originally Posted by Dan_Doe View Post
Do you guys know other similar cases of good prospects who retired very early?
Anna Orlik.

Eddie Herr/Orange Bowl double as a 12 years old, winning Eddie Herr U14 as 13 years old. Ranked first at Tennis Europe Junior Tour U14 (being younger than main competitors). As a 14 years old, took a set off from Rezai and double bageled Minella in one of first pro matches. Had tons of support and wild-cards from Octagon and Natasha Zvereva for the coaching advice.

Retired before turning 18 (not counting one doubles match).
Dec 11th, 2012 09:25 PM
jj74
Re: Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, USA, GA

I think she doesn't play tennis anymore, but i watch a couple of pics of her recently and she look very happy. And injury like that is really bad, but the fact that she was injuried so young could be an advantage.
Yes, she was very talented, and she was one of the tops of her age, but it was too soon to know if she could really make it, so in my opinion is easier to move on with your life. It's not like if you are a top junior ready to play pros and have that kind of injury.
It was a pity because she had a very different game from other young spaniards like Sorribes or Payola who play with a lot of top spin, but unfortunately we'll never know if she would be a big star or another promising girl who never fullfill her potential
Dec 11th, 2012 09:22 PM
Dan_Doe
Re: Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, USA, GA

Yeah, it sucks when great potentials fall apart, whatever the reasons may be. A new Spanish with flat groundstrokes would've been a good addition to the game. Beating the kinds of Konjuh, Ostapenko and Sorribes is impressive.
Do you guys know other similar cases of good prospects who retired very early?
Dec 11th, 2012 07:42 PM
simonsaystennis
Re: Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, USA, GA

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Peña was one of the best players of 1997, she had wins against Konjuh and Ostapenko, and she used to defeat Sorribes, but in the Nike spanish master that year, she was injured in the back. She won that match against Sorribes, and even was runner up of the international masters that year, but she had to stop playing for six months.
She came back to play the european nation challenge u12, and even she won all her matches but one (against Ploskina) wich was quite impressive for a girl coming back from a long injury.
Then she only played spanish master nike, she lost with Payola, and that was her last match. Her injury came back, and she retired. I think it were too many injuries at such young age, and too much pressure too. She had a very unusual game for a spanish player, with flat groundstrokes. It was a pity, because she had a lot of potential
That's really sad! Hopefully she can at least play college tennis or something one day and get something out of her talent.
Dec 11th, 2012 07:19 PM
jj74
Re: Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, USA, GA

Peña was one of the best players of 1997, she had wins against Konjuh and Ostapenko, and she used to defeat Sorribes, but in the Nike spanish master that year, she was injured in the back. She won that match against Sorribes, and even was runner up of the international masters that year, but she had to stop playing for six months.
She came back to play the european nation challenge u12, and even she won all her matches but one (against Ploskina) wich was quite impressive for a girl coming back from a long injury.
Then she only played spanish master nike, she lost with Payola, and that was her last match. Her injury came back, and she retired. I think it were too many injuries at such young age, and too much pressure too. She had a very unusual game for a spanish player, with flat groundstrokes. It was a pity, because she had a lot of potential
Dec 11th, 2012 06:16 PM
simonsaystennis
Re: Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, USA, GA

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Well, it's not like she is a totally unknown before this, the first time i heard about her was when she was 10 (well 9, because she was born in december) when she lost against Virginia Peña in the final of Smrikva Bowl. And she always was one of the best players born in 1997, but i think it was last year when she stepped up, and start to rise her level. In some terms is a similar case to Vekic, always a good player among the tops of her cathegory, but suddenly rise up over the rest. We only can hope her progression continues. Wta needs some young stars
Whatever happened to Peña? I remember her being featured on that special about the Nike Junior Masters and she seemed like a fun kid with a good game. Mestach, Uberalova, and Quinzi were all featured on that program as well and have done pretty big things (granted all were playing in the 14s division I think) but I have yet to hear anything about Virginia.
Dec 11th, 2012 05:31 PM
jj74
Re: Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, USA, GA

Well, it's not like she is a totally unknown before this, the first time i heard about her was when she was 10 (well 9, because she was born in december) when she lost against Virginia Peña in the final of Smrikva Bowl. And she always was one of the best players born in 1997, but i think it was last year when she stepped up, and start to rise her level. In some terms is a similar case to Vekic, always a good player among the tops of her cathegory, but suddenly rise up over the rest. We only can hope her progression continues. Wta needs some young stars
Dec 11th, 2012 04:28 PM
Dan_Doe
Re: Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, USA, GA

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IKR
I still kinda jumped on though, after di Croce G1
I sense Ana's potential the first time I read about her, then I decided to root for her in a big way after she won the G2 in Florence, Italy. And I started to post in her thread Then, a month and a half after, Ana won Santa Croce and I watched her for the first time in that final which she won over Barty (I know, I know, Barty retired at 6-4 2-5) and then I knew she was a real deal
Dec 11th, 2012 07:19 AM
chingching
Re: Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship, USA, GA

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Speaking about the bandwagon, it's a cool different feeling when you become big fan of a player before she even hits top 100 in juniors and 8 months later so many other guys jump on the bandwagon
IKR
I still kinda jumped on though, after di Croce G1
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