becca pretty much summed up kaia, she became the #1 junior by playing several tournaments LESS than the average top ten player. hey, sound familiar? maybe youd like her <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> she comes from nowhere to just kill everyone. after winning the italian and french open juniors (very big tournies) she played in germany, qualified easily and lost to anke huber 3-6 5-7. she then played 2 itf tournaments, finaling pretty easily losting to matea m in both in 3 sets i believe. with 6 pro tournaments, shes ranked right on the edge of the top 200, she honestly destined to be top 10, or a dissapointing top 20 (dissapointing if she doesnt break top 10) 16 years old, from estonia. not the prettiest thing, but shes got her own look going for her and its unique and alright. when you see her, shes pure muscle, very very very very strong. shes never played on grass, lost in the first round of her first grass tourney after the french. shin splints so she missed wimbeldon. us open struggled that week i think from lack of play, lost int he quarters i believe. good doubles player. then she played a fer more itf tournies, losing in first round qualies <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> !! i know!!! and she really doesnt care about her junior ranking apparently, as shes let it drop to 10, with no intention of defending and finishing #1. so with two very early qualies losses, shes on the brink of 200 with 6 tournaments. thats very good.
heres her profile at juniortennis.com:
<a href="http://www.juniortennis.com/Players/Countries/Estonia/KanepiKaia/KanepiKaia.htm" target="_blank">http://www.juniortennis.com/Players/Countries/Estonia/KanepiKaia/KanepiKaia.htm</a>
and her profile at itfjuniors.com
<a href="http://www.itfjuniors.com/scripts/bios/bio.asp?ID=35012186" target="_blank">http://www.itfjuniors.com/scripts/bios/bio.asp?ID=35012186</a>
results:<br /><a href="http://www.itfjuniors.com/scripts/activity/ActivityResults.asp?Stage=3&Gender=F&PrevGender=F&Action=show&WimPID=NONE&PlayerID=35012186&PersonSelected=YES&StartDate=01%2F01%2F1901&EndDate=19%2F12%2F2001" target="_blank">http://www.itfjuniors.com/scripts/activity/ActivityResults.asp?Stage=3&Gender=F&PrevGender=F&Action=show&WimPID=NONE&PlayerID=35012186&PersonSelected=YES&StartDate=01%2F01%2F1901&EndDate=19%2F12%2F2001</a>
im done talking, it hink you get the point. shes going to be in the top 10, everyone knows it. not like a player with potential, because kaia will actually be there. y ou watch.