On that note is it easier for promising girls to make the step up more easily than promising boys (not just British ones)? Iím sure I read recently that thereís only one teenager in the Menís Top 100 (Tomic I think) whereas thereís tons in the Womenís.
Does it take longer for Men to reach their peak?
Yeah I remeber that American kid that was destined for big things...Donald Young was it? He's pretty much done nothing in the pro game.
I think the difference between the men and womens game are that in the mens you need to be on top at everything. Serving, returning, court movement etc...if you ar elacking you are found out quick.
In the womens game, I believe you can get away with deficiencies in your game a bit more. If you have a big serve or can smash winners you will progress to a certain point...maybe around the top 50...if you want to be top 10 and consistently challenging you need to be on top of everything.
All my opinion of course. (And of course, these players that may *only* have a good serve or good at returning etc will still wipe the floor with most people and are exceptionally good!)