They flitted briefly upon the tennis world's stage...

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Re: They flitted briefly upon the tennis world's stage...

Postby Atithee » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:25 am

PKBasu wrote:I think she exaggerates, but the gist of her comment is that junior results are driven by many physical and age-related issues and do not predict future pro success.


Wow, someone let the secret out.

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Re: They flitted briefly upon the tennis world's stage...

Postby PKBasu » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:08 am

It's hardly a secret any longer! Laxmi herself reached the second round of the US Open at the age of 15. But, to quote from our extended online conversation, she says she "had too much success too soon, and frankly was too immature to handle it. There does come a point though, where it's a law of diminishing returns in terms of more effort and fulfillment. That's when you know you have to quit."

I don't quite agree with that, although the basic problem with her generation of women tennis players was that they were playing too much when they were too young: Tracy Austin, Andrea Jaeger, Kathy Rinaldi, to name a few. But Laxmi additionally was smart enough to be accepted at Stanford.

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