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Re: 1996 - 2001 age group - 1997's Generation Cheering- Future is coming

I'm betting on the gurl with the highly appropriate first name... Destanee Aiava.

This Samoan/Kiwi/Aussie is going to be a keeper... and I bet she would make a great rugby player too with that heritage.

She beat BMS and almost beat Mona already this year as a 16-year-old.





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Yeah like the Vika generation was going to do damage. These '97 junior juniors are even more useless than the ones of Vika's generation. There's no real talent up and rising... it's just all temporary players that might win a big title, but probably won't, or will never be able to win a second because pressure gets to them and they collapse faster than a house of cards.
I understand the view, the scenario is a possibility and that's why I created the thread to follow these players on the next few years and see if it will be another flop.

I think it could be different this time with this generation but I'm an optimistic guy so let see.

For the talent part, I saw them playing a lot and for me Kasatkina / Konjuh / Osaka / Bencic are talented, I have no doubt about this . I understand that we like or not a player's style and doubts on the physical or mental aspect but the talent is there, they' re gifted.
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I think Bellis will have more success in this generation but anything can happen, so wait and see

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I think Bellis will have more success in this generation but anything can happen, so wait and see
People compare her game to Chaky, Bouchard or Vika. So which is it?

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Week's review:

Star of the week:

CiCi Bellis



It didn't take time for the 17-year-old American to get back on track. For her 2nd tournament of the year the American beat her first top 10, Radwanska, and reached the QF of a Premier 5 at Dubai.
She has already shown her mental strenght, her qualities(movement,consistency and shot selection),and her composure.This run allows her to be ranked at the 56th place.





Up of the Week:

Ana Konjuh



After her win against Konta, the Croatian confirms with a QF at Dubai. This run allows her to take the lead of this generation and reach her new High ranking : 32th.

Down of the Week:

Jelena Ostapenko



After a good start of the year the Latvian ,who was defending last year final 585 points, fell back into her habits with a second lost in a first round against Qiang Wang 7-6 6-2.It should make her fall to 70th place in the next week rankings.

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After a two week break, Belinda resumes the competition at Acapulco. She should begin her collaboration with her new coach Maciej Synowka (6 week trial period).



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Another Kasatkina's siganture after the drop shot at Brisbane,the Jumping backhand :



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1(32) Ana Konjuh 19.1 CRO1 1546
2(34) Daria Kasatkina 19.7 RUS4 1490
3 (40)Katerina Siniakova 20.7 CZE4 1348
4 (52) Naomi Osaka 19.3 JPN2 1068
5(56)Catherine Bellis 17.8 USA8 992
6 (58)Oceane Dodin 20.3 FRA4 955
7(65) Louisa Chirico 20.7 USA10 889
8 (70) Jelena Ostapenko 19.7 LAT2 842
9(81)Natalia Vikhlyantseva 20 RUS6 767
10 (90) Donna Vekic 20.6 CRO3 691
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Changes with Konjuh taking the lead from Kasatkina and Bellis already reached the top 5. Ostapenko fell from the 2nd to the 8th place.

1996-2001 age group TOP 10 VS TOP 10

H2H 2017 : 6 - 8

this week:

Dubai 2017 Win CiCi Bellis - Agnieszka Radwańska 6-4 2-6 6-2
Dubai 2017 Lost Angelique Kerber - Ana Konjuh 6-3 6-2
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As always Canadian players don't get the respect they deserve. Bianca Andreescu (16) and Katherine Sebov (18) are two girls that have been on a tear lately. They dominated outrageously in the Americas group 1 in their first fed cup appearance but have also been doing amazing individually on the USTA Pro circuit. Andreescu especially has had an amazing year so far cruising past most opponents starting at the AO juniors. The only 2 matches she's lost this year she was actually serving for the win, but at 16 it shouldn't be too much of a concern. She has more power and moves better than Bencic, and also has a better attitude, which is kinda scary. I think she is by far the most promising youngster and a future number 1.

BTW, today is the 23rd birthday of "The Bouch". There is still plenty of time left for her to get back on track, and for all the haters to get on her case in the next few years because she will stay out of the spotlight (yeah right).
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As always Canadian players don't get the respect they deserve. Bianca Andreescu (16) and Katherine Sebov (18) are two girls that have been on a tear lately. They dominated outrageously in the Americas group 1 in their first fed cup appearance but have also been doing amazing individually on the USTA Pro circuit. Andreescu especially has had an amazing year so far cruising past most opponents starting at the AO juniors. The only 2 matches she's lost this year she was actually serving for the win, but at 16 it shouldn't be too much of a concern. She has more power and moves better than Bencic, and also has a better attitude, which is kinda scary. I think she is by far the most promising youngster and a future number 1.

BTW, today is the 23rd birthday of "The Bouch". There is still plenty of time left for her to get back on track, and for all the haters to get on her case in the next few years because she will stay out of the spotlight (yeah right).
Obviously we have to be careful with these kind of predictions We heard these statements a couple of times, even back in 2007/2008 for MLDB. Switching from juniors to the ITF circuit is quite complicated and it is even getting worse when upgrading to WTA. We have seen too many unfulfilled careers being shut down during the transition period. Nonetheless I am excited as you are what the future brings for Andreescu and Aiava, both of them the leading army born in 2000 as of now. Aiava reached the final in 25K Perth 2 and Andreescu is in the semis of 25K Santa Fe. Good luck to them!
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Aiava reached the final in 25K Perth 2 and Andreescu is in the semis of 25K Santa Fe. Good luck to them!
She has already won a 25K title though... and came back to beat Crawford in MTL qualies. A 24-8 pro record for a 16 year old isn't a bad sign either (and no cheap 10k in there).
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Wow, Ana taking 1st place in U21 first for the first time!

I hope Belinda will come back stronger soon! And it so good to watch those new faces to break through strongest WTA tournaments!

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This is a good group, I consider Bencic near the top, although I think they will move in slowly without any breakout stars. I expect Bencic and Kasatkina to do very well financially, still waiting for a slam run
1(32) Ana Konjuh 19.1 CRO1 1546
2(34) Daria Kasatkina 19.7 RUS4 1490
3 (40)Katerina Siniakova 20.7 CZE4 1348
4 (52) Naomi Osaka 19.3 JPN2 1068
5(56)Catherine Bellis 17.8 USA8 992
6 (58)Oceane Dodin 20.3 FRA4 955
7(65) Louisa Chirico 20.7 USA10 889
8 (70) Jelena Ostapenko 19.7 LAT2 842
9(81)Natalia Vikhlyantseva 20 RUS6 767

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I'm betting on the gurl with the highly appropriate first name... Destanee Aiava.

This Samoan/Kiwi/Aussie is going to be a keeper... and I bet she would make a great rugby player too with that heritage.

She beat BMS and almost beat Mona already this year as a 16-year-old.





... and look at that killer smile.

awwwww

She plays great at Perth challenger this week, made it to the final where she will play against another youngester, 1998 year born Viktoria Kuzmova!

Btw, I suggest (generally - to this thread) to keep eyes on Marketa Vondrousova! This talented 1999 year born Czech came back after injury this year. She played first time after May 2016 in January, in Stuttgart 15K when she won it both, singles and doubles. Then, from qualifying she won 25K challenger Grenoble and from qualifying went to final of 25K challenger in Perth last week. This week she lost just to Aiava in second Perth 25K challenger in quarterfinal. So, she has 22-2 score this year which is really impressive! She already beat Dodin (6-3 6-2) in Prague last year and that's her only WTA win! It seems she is finally healthy, is already top 300 and has very little to defend in rest of the year (one 10K title, WTA INT win and 100K win)! So, she could be top 100 by the end of the year!

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I have a 'thing' for ball strikers. And I think we will a lot from these 4 youngsters:
Natalia Vikhlyantseva
Naomi Osaka
Destanee Aiava.
Ana Konjuh
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I have a 'thing' for ball strikers. And I think we will a lot from these 4 youngsters:
Natalia Vikhlyantseva
Naomi Osaka
Destanee Aiava.
Ana Konjuh
I'm hoping these girls are successful. It was painful to watch two pushers playing for a P5 title today, and I don't wish for that to be repeated in the future.

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People compare her game to Chaky, Bouchard or Vika. So which is it?

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I'm hoping these girls are successful. It was painful to watch two pushers playing for a P5 title today, and I don't wish for that to be repeated in the future.
I only saw the 2nd set but what I saw from Elie, I do not call it Pushing.

There are 2 kind of players in this generation.

Konjuh / Osaka or Sabalenka are more aggressive players who can hurt on the 1st shot and spraying the court with big winners.

Kasatkina / Bencic / Bellis are more in constructing points and playing the right shot and smart tennis .

They all have a different style with different weapons.There is not a good way to play tennis, the right way is to use your strength and all these girls are talented in their way.One of the things that I find most interesting is that we can really have some entertaining match up with these girls.

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As always Canadian players don't get the respect they deserve. Bianca Andreescu (16) and Katherine Sebov (18) are two girls that have been on a tear lately. They dominated outrageously in the Americas group 1 in their first fed cup appearance but have also been doing amazing individually on the USTA Pro circuit. Andreescu especially has had an amazing year so far cruising past most opponents starting at the AO juniors. The only 2 matches she's lost this year she was actually serving for the win, but at 16 it shouldn't be too much of a concern. She has more power and moves better than Bencic, and also has a better attitude, which is kinda scary. I think she is by far the most promising youngster and a future number 1.

BTW, today is the 23rd birthday of "The Bouch". There is still plenty of time left for her to get back on track, and for all the haters to get on her case in the next few years because she will stay out of the spotlight (yeah right).
You act as if they had big results and nobody wanted to talk about it.
I talked about the Fed Cup, and let us be honest the opposition wasn't very high.They won matches they should win.

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-Andreescu and Sebov get the ticket for Canada in the World Group II play-offs .
Sebov makes a good start of the year with this tournament at Midland where she makes a real good match against Varvara but she has no result that would be worth highlighting.

To take other examples of player who make a good start to the season Bouzhkova has just won in Perth by ending Maky's run.Kayla also made a good start of the season and will play Bianca in the final in Santa Fe and we do not talk either.

For Bianca she is just starting her season and of course she is one of the players to follow this season and one of the best players of her generation.

No comment about the Bouch, this is not the place .
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Aiava just won 25K challenger in Perth! Kuzmova, another youngster was in final!
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