I remember all of those girl bello
(a couple are still playing obviously)
I remember Jo-Ann made the final 16 of Wimbledon in 89 I think?
And Maja was quite promising but quit the tour at a young age because she just grew tired of the travelling and the financial strain etc...
Dont know what became of Joanne Limmer?
Anyway to get to the point...My theory is that its much tougher for the Aussie girls to make the transition, namely because we are so far away! American and European girls have it easier because they have loads of Challenger and Satellite events close by on an almost weekly basis. In Australia we have around 11 ITF tourns but the competition is a lot weaker than overseas so it is quite a shock for them when they do go over and play moe seasoned players. There are other factors involved, but that is a major one in my view.
Evie is starting to play a much better level of tennis lately and has consolidated her position in the rankings the past few weeks. I think she willl make it back in the top 100 (currently no.111) but I dont think she will be a bona fide top 50 player. Alicia needs to make some major adjustments to her game if she wants to rise. But she is heading in the right direction.