American juniors who fade into obscurity
I was looking at some old draws of US Open girls singles tournaments, and found myself really surprised. Apparently in 2004 an American, Jessica Kirkland, was runner up to Michaella Krajicek. So I searched her name and saw that she had a pretty decent junior career. Where is she now though? I have never heard of her and I believe she is unranked at the moment.
Have there been any other cases like this in recent years? (Like 2004 or so onward) I know having a good junior tennis career doesn't automatically insure a successful pro career, but I think it's odd for talented former top juniors to not even be ranked, or barely ranked at all.
Serena Williams ~ Maria Sharapova ~ Venus Williams ~ Jelena Dokic ~ Melanie Oudin ~ Christina McHale
Vandeweghe ~ Mattek-Sands ~ King ~ Hampton ~ Riske ~ Glatch ~ Brengle ~ Rogers ~ Stephens ~ Boserup ~ Davis ~ Keys ~ Lepchenko ~ Falconi ~ Chirico ~ Crawford ~ Gibbs ~ Pegula ~ Min ~ Townsend ~ Duval ~ Vickery ~ Bellis ~ Ahn