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Donald Young & Nicole Vaidisova

It’s a lifelong sport, but its stars keep getting younger and younger. In 2004 no junior tennis players better personified this than Nicole Vaidisova and the appropriately named Donald Young, a mere 15 and 14 years old at the time, respectively. The Tennis Channel checks in with both soon-to-be stars, and gets their coaches’ and families’ take on the dedication and determination necessary to make an early entry into the world of big-time professional tennis. Think they’re just playing around? Try again. Since the show’s production Vaidisova captured her first two WTA Tour titles and finished the year as the youngest player ranked in the top 100. And she’s just getting started.