View Single Post
Old 09-07-2012, 12:22 PM   #54
goober's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 8,491

Originally Posted by Tcbtennis View Post
My beef with this whole situation is that they punished her by trying to take away her home junior slam when she is the number player in the WORLD. I don't care that her recent results are below the USTA expectations. She earned that #1 ranking by winning the AO junior slam singles and doubles. It's hers until someone takes it away. So if a just turned 16 year old Lindsey Davenport or Martina Navratilova or Petra Kvitova, all who were known or are known for there perceived lack of fitness, played for the USTA PD they would have been kept out of the junior slam.

Girls' bodies are still developing at this age and I doubt that she isn't fit in the cardiovascular sense of being fit. You shouldn't force diets on teenage girls who are not obese. The developing brain of an impressionable teenage girl is sensitive. I know because I have one. You say, "Darling, you need to get into better shape" and they hear, "Hey fatty, you seriously need to lose that butt." And the fact that it's public, on the internet, the subject of tweets will only add to the humiliation. Continue to emphasize her fitness training but don't keep her out of competition. How does that help her?
Uh the did not prohibit her from anything. She is currently playing in the US open juniors. Hello anybody in there? They are just not paying for her. Any private organization can give money to somebody with whatever stipulations they want. Again if you don't want to follow their rules, then don't take their money and pay yourself.
goober is offline