A quick glance at the roll call of honour of junior girls Grand Slam winners is enough to show it is beyond question a good indicator of future success and glory on the main WTA tour, and a decent place to start when engaging in the notoriously difficult challenge of picking the major winners of the future.

The current world No1 Iga Swiatek, the recently retired Ash Barty, Simona Halep, Victoria Azarenka, Paula Badosa, Agnieszka Radwanska, Martina Hingis, Jelena Ostapenko, Lindsey Davenport, and Amelie Mauresmo all lifted junior Slam trophies. And even the Brits got in on the act through Heather Watson, Laura Robson – and going back further Annabel Croft and Sue Barker.  Read More