Monique Viele

Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by goober, May 8, 2007.

  1. goober

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    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.
     
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  2. jamauss

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    Just goes to show how slim people's chances are of making it pro in tennis
     
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    Hey guess what she lives in your neck of the woods. Maybe you live near her and don't even know it :D
     
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  4. jamauss

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    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.
     
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  5. goober

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    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 .
     
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    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.
     
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    look for this person :)

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    What a hoochie outfit! An old fogie like Nick B likes it.....
     
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    So I found her on MySpace - 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.
     
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    Interesting

    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.
     
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