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Old 12-24-2012, 07:24 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by dannythomas View Post
I can't understand this reluctance to recognize what is really an unbelievable achievement by 2 girls from the UK reaching the finals of the most important junior event probably in the world. There were more than 300 enttrants including qualifying. Comparisons to the Nike event are pretty pointless . That is a much smaller event and far less important. For 2 girls from 1 country with only 4 entrants in the main draw to reach the final against many of the best in the world should not be downplayed.
Danny: It's important not to get too high or too low for a win at this age. Years ago my kid gave a 12 yr old gold ball winner all he could handle. The gb kid had a great coach who lectured him after the match, " No one cares about your gold ball in the 12's. It means nothing. It's all about how hard you work and getting better." BTW, that kid worked very hard and is close to breaking through on the big stage.
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