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A Word of Advice For CiCi Bellis, From Someone Who Has Been There

Updated: August 27, 2014, 7:40 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | espnW.com

NEW YORK -- CiCi Bellis is certainly not the first teenage tennis player to make a splash on the worldwide stage. From Boris Becker, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Michael Chang, to Chris Evert, Tracy Austin, Steffi Graf, Jennifer Capriati, Martina Hingis and others, a driver's license was never a prerequisite for tennis success.

But teenage prodigies are as outdated as car phones, and it is a relatively small sorority of girls who have won a US Open match before the age of 16. Before ...

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