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Who will be the 2002 ITF World Junior Champion ???
 

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I've discounted alo of the top girls who I'm pretty sure won't be playing.

Plus most champs are new players who just burst onto scene.

<br />I'm going for Dinara Safina, just hope she plays and stays fit <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Major Mover of 2002 will be Vera Douchevina , this girls total class
 

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i think that Maria Sharapova and Tattiana Golovin are great player but it think they are to young too do it maybe 2003 and for them <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> i think dulko will do it for sure this year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/lick.gif" border="0" alt="[Lick]" /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[Angel]" /> <img src="graemlins/drool.gif" border="0" alt="[Drool]" /> <img src="cool.gif" border="0">
 

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Svetlana is going pro already? She's only 16/17! Oh well....even though there are alot of young talent here(but you missed Lucie Safarova <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> ) I don't think they'll challenging the likes of Gisela, Barbora, and Dinara on a yearlong basis.
 

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a ITF Junior Champ doesn't normally continue playing on for the whole year.

I'm sure Sveta is looking for 1 slam title.

There were quite a few other names but i couldn't consider too many.
 
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you should have humored me <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

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i obviously want olga, very very dark horse <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

voted petra as another hope(shell atleast bad doubles)

though i really think gisela
 

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LMAO!! I was about to say nejedlykanepi! <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
 

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My pick was Safina, I think she'll play enough juniors to get to #1 personally. There are some others who are possibilities, but I think if Dinara is healthy she can do it.

My personal hope is Matea or Jarmila though <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
 

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I'm picking Dinara Safina too. If we see the current rankings, Dinara is the youngest in the top 20 or so. She reached 13th by just playing only in 9 events so that is pretty impressive.

If she is not plagued by injuries like this year. Next year will be hers to shine. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Go Dinara!
 

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Dinara for sure!
 

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I voted for Strycova because she has a good ranking and alot of experience in big junior tournaments. I would have chosen Safina. But she seems to be injury prone. The ones to watch are Sharapova and Golovin. But only because they are much lower ranked than Strycova and Safina, do I pick against them ending the year ranked #1. If there were already in the top 20, I would think one of them could do it.

P.S. - Eggy, who is the girl in the photo between Dementieva and Krasnoroutskaya on the top row of photos?

P.P.S. - NejedlyKanepi, I noticed you now include photos of Olga in your posts. And what photos! Because she lacks confidence and a cocky attitude, I think it's time for her to train at Bollettieri's. Olga would be told how talented and beautiful she is. Eventually she would believe it. And that confidence would make her a better player. That's what Bollettieri and his crew have done with Maria Sharapova and Tatiana Golovin. They are very confident. And it shows in their results. I think Olga needs to train at Bollettieri's. Do you agree?
 

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cat ..... thats my all time fav, the one and only Natasha Zvereva <img src="graemlins/kiss.gif" border="0" alt="[Kiss]" />

Golovin and Sharapova will do great in 2002, both hopefully will be in top 10.

Vera Douchevina has got everything in her package: height, power, good serve, plus she's got a good mindset which is the main thing.
 
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thank you very much cat! alexsydney is hosting the pictures for me on his site <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> i still dont have permission for the photographer with these pics, and he doesnt like to share them! so he better not get mad at me <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

olga... <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

nowadays i think its difficult to be coached only by a parent. im sure he *her father* is not doing bad at all, and i really dont know whats going on as far has her development goes. i think it would probably be best to enter a large academy, in key biscayne i dont know how often/if she gets to train with other top juniors like she would in a large academy. and certainly, when you see top players on circuits, most are training/living there, leading one to believe in most player cases it would be best to do this. however, we know how head strong some of these girls can be. hey, but maybe shes happiest training with her family or whatev-a, id really really really like to see her produce some great results in grade 1 tournies other than doubles. <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />
 

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Eggy, does Vera Douchevina really have a good mindset? Isn't it too soon to tell?

NejedlyKanepi, why did they take your Olga Puchkova and Max Mirnyi photos down? Also, I responded to your last post on my year end most beautiful WTA top ten rankings.

[ December 22, 2001: Message edited by: the cat in the hat ]</p>
 
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thanks, please reply to my pm as well <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

the admins or whatev-a, dont like everyone having pics in their signatures because it slows the board down for people who dont have good connections and everything. its fair i guess. but i want olga! and max! in my signature. theres a thread in the news section or whatever forum that is, im sure youve seen it (announcements? i forgot the name)
 
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