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Young Babe Watch
Continuing this topic from Tennis Digital, this thread will follow the young women on tour (21 and under). Here are a few names of players I've added to this list: Madison Keys, Sloane Stephens, Laura Robson, Christina McHale, Monica Puig, Jamie Hampton, Eugenie "Genie" Bouchard, Ashleigh Barty, Garbine Muguruza, Pliskova twins and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

We'll track all their accomplishments for the year in this thread and in December we can see who made the most noise. Please add any player to the list you deem necessary.
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14-Apr-2013 05:20 PM
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RE: Young Babe Watch (2013)
(14-Apr-2013 05:20 PM)kskate2 Wrote:  Continuing this topic from Tennis Digital, this thread will follow the young women on tour (21 and under). Here are a few names of players I've added to this list: Madison Keys, Sloane Stephens, Laura Robson, Christina McHale, Monica Puig, Jamie Hampton, Eugenie "Genie" Bouchard, Ashleigh Barty, Garbine Muguruza, Pliskova twins and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

We'll track all their accomplishments for the year in this thread and in December we can see who made the most noise. Please add any player to the list you deem necessary.
Hi Kskate2 Will enjoy following this young babe watch! I hopefully will be chatting with two of them this year, Eugenie Bouchard and Laura Robson, as they are very close friends. If they are both at Eastbourne, that is the plan. Also, saw Anatasia play last year and she maybe on my list too at one of the 3 possible tournaments I will try and get accreditation for this year. Seen Christina Mchale as well.
Look forward to spending time on this sharp looking website!Wink
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RE: Young Babe Watch (2013)
Interested to hear your hook-up from the inside, Rubydo! Sloane Stephens, Laura Robson and Christina McHale are on the top of my radar, personally.

Thanks for starting this thread, KSkate.
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RE: Young Babe Watch (2013)
Complete list of 21 year old or younger ladies in the top 100:
RANK --PLAYER--COUNTRY--DATE OF BIRTH
83 VEKIC, DONNA CROATIA 28 JUN 1996
62 KEYS, MADISON UNITED STATES 17 FEB 1995
96 PUTINTSEVA, YULIA KAZAKHSTAN 07 JAN 1995
90 SVITOLINA, ELINA UKRAINE 12 SEP 1994
93 BOUCHARD, EUGENIE CANADA 25 FEB 1994
60 BECK, ANNIKA GERMANY 16 FEB 1994
38 ROBSON, LAURA UNITED KINGDOM 21 JAN 1994
64 DAVIS, LAUREN UNITED STATES 09 OCT 1993
79 MUGURUZA, GARBINE SPAIN 08 OCT 1993
85 CEPELOVA, JANA SLOVAKIA 29 MAY 1993
51 MLADENOVIC, KRISTINA FRANCE 14 MAY 1993
16 STEPHENS, SLOANE UNITED STATES 20 MAR 1993
39 WATSON, HEATHER UNITED KINGDOM 19 MAY 1992
55 MCHALE, CHRISTINA UNITED STATES 11 MAY 1992
84 TORRO-FLOR, MARIA-TERESA SPAIN 02 MAY 1992
76 PLISKOVA, KAROLINA CZECH REPUBLIC 21 MAR 1992
73 ARRUABARRENA, LARA SPAIN 20 MAR 1992
44 JOVANOVSKI, BOJANA SERBIA 31 DEC 1991
82 GIORGI, CAMILA ITALY 31 DEC 1991
41 BERTENS, KIKI NETHERLANDS 10 DEC 1991
91 VANDEWEGHE, COCO UNITED STATES 06 DEC 1991
58 HALEP, SIMONA ROMANIA 27 SEP 1991
87 OUDIN, MELANIE UNITED STATES 23 SEP 1991
19 PAVLYUCHENKOVA, ANASTASIA RUSSIA 03 JUL 1991
89 DOI, MISAKI JAPAN 29 APR 1991
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It's worth mentioning that there are 5 ladies in the top 20 that are over 30 years old.

Here's the list of all aged over 30 in the top 100
RANK--PLAYER--COUNTRY--- DATE OF BIRTH
74 DATE-KRUMM, KIMIKO JAPAN 28 SEP 1970
21 WILLIAMS, VENUS UNITED STATES 17 JUN 1980
48 SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA ITALY 23 JUN 1980
59 DOMINGUEZ LINO, LOURDES SPAIN 31 MAR 1981
1 WILLIAMS, SERENA UNITED STATES 26 SEP 1981
20 ZAKOPALOVA, KLARA CZECH REPUBLIC 24 FEB 1982
5 LI, NA CHINA 26 FEB 1982
11 PETROVA, NADIA RUSSIA 08 JUN 1982
61 MEDINA GARRIGUES, ANABEL SPAIN 31 JUL 1982
12 VINCI, ROBERTA ITALY 18 FEB 1983 2925 28
75 HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA SLOVAKIA 23 APR 1983 865 25
49 ZHENG, JIE CHINA 05 JUL 1983

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All players sorted by age. We have 25 ladies in the top 100 that are 21 or younger but only 2 of them in top 20. None of the youngsters are in the top 10.
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RE: Young Babe Watch (2013)
(14-Apr-2013 06:49 PM)Moxie629 Wrote:  Interested to hear your hook-up from the inside, Rubydo! Sloane Stephens, Laura Robson and Christina McHale are on the top of my radar, personally.

Thanks for starting this thread, KSkate.
Laura would be up there on my radar list Moxie! She has a very keen sense of humorBig Smile. Being from England originally(many moons ago), I would enjoy chatting with her if it all comes together. Certainly, will try and be in a presser(press conference) with other reporters if not on a one on one with Eugenie. Here is a pic I took of Christina at Eastbourne last year. I will share this one with you guys, but it is my copyrighted version, but happy to do this for you. Will occasionally add some of my other pics down the road. I have some that have gone worldwide. This one is okay, a touch out of focus, but still passable!


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RE: Young Babe Watch (2013)
(15-Apr-2013 06:55 PM)Kiu Wrote:  Complete list of 21 year old or younger ladies in the top 100:
RANK --PLAYER--COUNTRY--DATE OF BIRTH
83 VEKIC, DONNA CROATIA 28 JUN 1996
62 KEYS, MADISON UNITED STATES 17 FEB 1995
96 PUTINTSEVA, YULIA KAZAKHSTAN 07 JAN 1995
90 SVITOLINA, ELINA UKRAINE 12 SEP 1994
93 BOUCHARD, EUGENIE CANADA 25 FEB 1994
60 BECK, ANNIKA GERMANY 16 FEB 1994
38 ROBSON, LAURA UNITED KINGDOM 21 JAN 1994
64 DAVIS, LAUREN UNITED STATES 09 OCT 1993
79 MUGURUZA, GARBINE SPAIN 08 OCT 1993
85 CEPELOVA, JANA SLOVAKIA 29 MAY 1993
51 MLADENOVIC, KRISTINA FRANCE 14 MAY 1993
16 STEPHENS, SLOANE UNITED STATES 20 MAR 1993
39 WATSON, HEATHER UNITED KINGDOM 19 MAY 1992
55 MCHALE, CHRISTINA UNITED STATES 11 MAY 1992
84 TORRO-FLOR, MARIA-TERESA SPAIN 02 MAY 1992
76 PLISKOVA, KAROLINA CZECH REPUBLIC 21 MAR 1992
73 ARRUABARRENA, LARA SPAIN 20 MAR 1992
44 JOVANOVSKI, BOJANA SERBIA 31 DEC 1991
82 GIORGI, CAMILA ITALY 31 DEC 1991
41 BERTENS, KIKI NETHERLANDS 10 DEC 1991
91 VANDEWEGHE, COCO UNITED STATES 06 DEC 1991
58 HALEP, SIMONA ROMANIA 27 SEP 1991
87 OUDIN, MELANIE UNITED STATES 23 SEP 1991
19 PAVLYUCHENKOVA, ANASTASIA RUSSIA 03 JUL 1991
89 DOI, MISAKI JAPAN 29 APR 1991
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It's worth mentioning that there are 5 ladies in the top 20 that are over 30 years old.

Here's the list of all aged over 30 in the top 100
RANK--PLAYER--COUNTRY--- DATE OF BIRTH
74 DATE-KRUMM, KIMIKO JAPAN 28 SEP 1970
21 WILLIAMS, VENUS UNITED STATES 17 JUN 1980
48 SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA ITALY 23 JUN 1980
59 DOMINGUEZ LINO, LOURDES SPAIN 31 MAR 1981
1 WILLIAMS, SERENA UNITED STATES 26 SEP 1981
20 ZAKOPALOVA, KLARA CZECH REPUBLIC 24 FEB 1982
5 LI, NA CHINA 26 FEB 1982
11 PETROVA, NADIA RUSSIA 08 JUN 1982
61 MEDINA GARRIGUES, ANABEL SPAIN 31 JUL 1982
12 VINCI, ROBERTA ITALY 18 FEB 1983 2925 28
75 HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA SLOVAKIA 23 APR 1983 865 25
49 ZHENG, JIE CHINA 05 JUL 1983

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All players sorted by age. We have 25 ladies in the top 100 that are 21 or younger but only 2 of them in top 20. None of the youngsters are in the top 10.

Interesting... as it seems to follow the ATP pattern in that young players are taking a lot longer to develop. Maybe the days of the teenage sensation have gone.
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RE: Young Babe Watch (2013)
(16-Apr-2013 11:56 AM)britbox Wrote:  Interesting... as it seems to follow the ATP pattern in that young players are taking a lot longer to develop. Maybe the days of the teenage sensation have gone.

At least for now, it's been more than a decade since any teenager put a big dent on the tour.
Other than Maria Sharapova who did it in this century when she was 17, there hasn't been any more teenage wonders, before that...it was last century, Serena when she was 18 and Martina Hingis when she was 16

Days of having teenage wonders like Chrissie,Tracy, Monica and Steffi pop-up every other year is long gone.

That was so...uh, last century!
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RE: Young Babe Watch (2013)
I follow Katerina Siniakova. She is still no 421, so she will not compete with the names above, but I believe she is the name to follow in the long run. She just begun to play adults and already won an ITF tournamet.
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RE: Young Babe Watch (2013)
Camila Giorgi!!!

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RE: Young Babe Watch (2013)
Robson has officially entered the conversation, she beats another top player today.

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Young Babe Watch (2013)
Laura keeps taking down big names, this time it was Venus Williams in the first round of Rome.
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RE: Young Babe Watch (2013)
(06-May-2013 04:43 PM)Kiu Wrote:  Robson has officially entered the conversation, she beats another top player today.

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She entered the conversation when she beat Kim at the USO. Dismissing Venus in the 1st round of a clay court event is not as signifigant as some of her other wins.

Truthfully, I was kind of expecting her to do better after the USO, but she's been relatively unproductive until now.
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RE: Young Babe Watch (2013)
She has been unproductive period. When she starts reaching the later stages of events, then I will notice her.
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RE: Young Babe Watch (2013)
beating an ailingVenus is nothing...plus Venus is not the same player that she was..she has chronic back pain and if it will make Robson feel good to beat a Sjogren Venus....just a meaningless win.
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RE: Young Babe Watch (2013)
Agreed. Beating Venus Williams at the current level she's exhibiting is to be expected really and not by any means an amazing achievement. Also, sorry but I think calling some of these young players "babes" is a bit subjective. Young yes, babes, mostly no.

I guess beauty is in the eye of the beerholder.
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RE: Young Babe Watch (2013)
Muguruza has the most promise for me,especially on fast surfaces...Putintseva is also another feisty exciting player,Madison needs to up her fitness.at the moment Robson is just hit and miss...Sloane is now the Queen of first rounds plus she is not an exciting player at all...
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RE: Young Babe Watch (2013)
Wanted to update this thread with a poll and the results from the young babes at RG. Jamie Hampton and Sloane went the furthest, into the R16.
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RE: Young Babe Watch (2013)
(13-May-2013 03:15 PM)Front242 Wrote:  I guess beauty is in the eye of the beerholder.

Lay Down Laughing Did you make that up? Hilarious. (And I mean this in terms of the expression itself; it is not a comment on the women listed in the thread.)
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RE: Young Babe Watch (2013)
Let's update this thread w/ the happenings at Wimby right now.

Genie Bouchard moves into 3R after a win over Ana
Monica Puig continues her success and joins Genie in 3R
Robson takes out Makiri (10 seed) in the 1R
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RE: Young Babe Watch (2013)
Genie and de Brito, along with Sloane, are doing damage this fortnight.

Virgil Cane is the name ...
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