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goober
05-08-2007, 04:57 PM
Anybody remember her? Just read about her in Tennis Magazine.

-Nick Bollettieri said she was better than Monica Seles at the same age.
-Rick Macci called her the most marketable American player in the last 25 years.
-Bud Collins called her the 8th wonder of the world.
-Her parents threatened to sue the WTA over the 15 year age limit for pro events.

Pro record: 5-11, career prize money $7,215. Apparently got injured and never attempted a comeback.

jamauss
05-08-2007, 05:05 PM
Just goes to show how slim people's chances are of making it pro in tennis

goober
05-08-2007, 05:10 PM
Hey guess what she lives in your neck of the woods. Maybe you live near her and don't even know it :D

jamauss
05-08-2007, 05:33 PM
really? where does she live? And which month's issue of Tennis mag? I just looked through my copy of May 2007 but didn't see any mention of her.

goober
05-08-2007, 05:49 PM
really? where does she live? And which month's issue of Tennis mag? I just looked through my copy of May 2007 but didn't see any mention of her.

uh try June :D She lives in Surprise.

Oh yeah we are going to be playing soon I better make sure the kids have their homework done .

jamauss
05-08-2007, 06:00 PM
uh try June :D She lives in Surprise.

Oh yeah we are going to be playing soon I better make sure the kids have their homework done .
LOL yeah man I'm leaving in less than an hour! :)

I had no idea she lived in Surprise - I would love to hit with someone like that.

goober
05-08-2007, 06:13 PM
look for this person :)

http://images.sportsnetwork.com/tennis/tsn/women/2000/viele_monique4.jpg

jamauss
05-08-2007, 06:28 PM
maybe she'll be a regular at the Surprise Tennis Center (http://www.azcentral.com/community/westvalley/articles/0922gl-nwvtennis22Z20.html) when it opens.

rommil
05-08-2007, 09:22 PM
look for this person :)

http://images.sportsnetwork.com/tennis/tsn/women/2000/viele_monique4.jpg

What a hoochie outfit! An old fogie like Nick B likes it.....

jamauss
05-10-2007, 08:53 PM
So I found her on MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/daddysgal83) - I sent her a message asking if she still played or anything and apparently after her dad died she injured her wrist and back pretty badly and just never felt like making a comeback. She said it hurts her wrist too much to play anymore but when the new tennis center opens here she said she might be a trainer there. FYI just in case anyone is curious.

jmsx521
05-11-2007, 08:12 PM
I had watched her on TV a decade ago, when she was introduced as the future's top player and just by coincidence I was wondering about her few months ago... where is she in the rankings!? Jamauss, thanks for the My Space info... I read about her and e-mailed her my regards to her.