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Most of these Aussie's ewere top juniors and most reached at least the top 80 and played Fed Cup<br />Any news or anyone remember...<br />Janine Thompson?<br />Jenny Bryne? (had a great comeback)<br />Michelle Jaggard-Lai?<br />Kristin Godridge?<br />Kirrily Sharpe?<br />Louise Field is Nic Pratt's massuse/travel companion.<br />These guys were contempories of Nicole Bradtke, who stays in the news and Rachel McQillian who is still doing well.<br />Anne Minter, who is more Liz SMylie's era, also seemed to vanish
 

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Interesting post Monster <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

I know Michelle Jaggard-Lai had to retire due to constant back problems I think it was. I remember back in 1994 give or take a year she was the last player to get direct entry into the Australian Open ranked 119. She subsequently had too pull out soon later though with injuries and soon retired. A lot of the players that grew up with bradtke retired very young. Even with Pratt their is only Barclay and Mcquillan still playing, all the other top juniors dropped off.

Smylie of course had a second child and still came back for a year of doubles reaching the semi finals of Wimbledon losing in 3 sets to 15yo Hingis and Sukova who ended up winning won the doubles. She pretty much retired after that.

Louise Field retired in her late twenties to go back to full time study and is now a qualified sports physician.

Dunno what happened to Kirrily, probably financial constraints ended her career. She never really did much after 1991.

Godridge got injured in 1995 and never came back. Think she found travelling tough like Siobhan Drake Brockman did and gave up.

Jenny was 29-30 when she retired, Anne Minter would have retired about 1991 i think, she was around 30's as well.

Don't really know what happened to Janine Thompson, maybe finances came into her career end too.
 

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Janine Thompson had a horrible run with injuries particularly an elbow. Despite a successful comeback reaching the 89 French 4th rnd, injuries just got the better of her. <br /> <br />Kirrily Sharpe - i think had a persistent knee injury which hampered her career.

Anne Minter - had a baby around the Liz Smylie time and came back very briefly. I think she didn't want to have to qualify for tournaments, (with her maternity ranking not high enough for direct entry) and retired.

Joanne Faull - was involved WA Tennis coaching at one stage after struggling on the tour.

Godridge in partiular vanished!!!
 

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Sam L, Anne's sister was Elizabeth Minter, a former Junior US Open Champion! Anne ended up with the better career though.

I think Jenny Byrne might still be playing WA Women's State League competitions in Perth every weekend.

Same with Siobahn Drake-Brockman. I don't think Siobahn has lost a match in Women's State League since she retired from the pros. She's simply too good.

What about Joanne Limmer?
 

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It was a real shame about Drake-Brockman- nice game and a really sweet girl.<br />Anne Minter had a baby named Caterina- after C Lindqvist. I didn't realise Anne and Caterina were close until then. Both lovely players.<br />What was Catherine Barclay injured with in 2001 and KerryAnne Guse in 2000/2001?<br />Has Louise Pleming officially retired?
 

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I apologize for bringing this thread back up, but I just noticed that there's a Kristin Godridge is playing for Hong Kong in the Fed Cup. Is this the same Kristin Godridge who played for Australia and made the Wimbledon fourth round in 1992??
 

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Actually Limmer, Drake Brockman and even the still arpound Annabel Ellwood shock me because they were awesome juniors
 
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