She just won! 7-6, 6-4! Into the final!!!! Omg yes I've been following her results ever since I first heard about her at the USO last year in qualies. I watched her play a little bit against Coco at the AO WC playoff and I was pretty impressed. Yeah she wasn't too consistent, but she still hit a big ball and she definitely has a lot of potential. Only 15! :bounce: It will be a tough final if she plays Yulia :scared:
Congrats on winning the girls doubles title, and good luck in the singles final!!!
But, i just randomly thought of something, having noticed Taylor & Gabby play alot of doubles together, and rather successfully for being only 15. What if they continue playing doubles together, and do so on the pro circuit as well? I know doubles team are always switching things up all the time, but has a doubles team played regularly in the juniors, and transitioned into a successful pro team?
Taylor is a lefty with a decent serve but the most impressive part of her game is her net skills and touch. Groundies are good as well. She reminds me a bit of Donald Young, not sure if that's a good thing or not.
Never seen her play, but according to reports she's more like kimiko date krumm rather than a kleybanova.
And that's a good thing imo. It's the fact that she is atypical which is why, imo, the juniors struggle against her and why I believe she will have a good pro career.
Really love her game... it is so mature for a 15 year old. Great serve, powerful groundies, and actually looks to attack the net. That last part especially was something so interesting and refreshing to see in a young junior.
If she works on the fitness, she really has the potential to make it.
Name: Cori "Coco" Gauff
Born: March 13, 2004
Residence: Delray Beach, Florida
Nationality: United States of America
Plays right-handed / double-handed backhand
Height: 5 ft. 9 in.
Coach: Corey Gauff / Gerard Loglo
Age started tennis: 7
Remember this cute little girl that Clijsters was hanging out with in Miami in 2005? That's Sofia "Sonya" Kenin. She has just turned 11 and judging by her results she's really talented.
I found her website http://www.sonyakenin.us where you can watch some interesting videos (e.g. with...
Welcome to Irina's Fan Thread :wavey:. I decided to make this thread after her SF run at the 50K in Grapevine last week aswell as her 10K Tourney win in Atlanta this week :bounce:. This is Irina's 2nd ITF Title. Her 1st title came at the 10K in Monterrey, Mexico which took place during the week...
Thought she deserved a thread :). She's had such an amazing year.
This year she is 18-4 and won Daytona Beach, got to the finals of Plantation and got to the Semi-Finals of Easter Bowl.
She is young and could have a bright future. She's ranked 140 currently on the...