Michelle Larcher de Brito on court with Nick

Sixteen-year old tennis phenom, Michelle Larcher de Brito, was on-court this morning at the IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy training with Nick. Michelle is currently the youngest player ranked inside the top 110 and made a splash this summer by reaching the third round of the French Open as a qualifier and beating Jie Zheng along the way.

Here are some photos of Michelle training from this morning:

~ by Nick's Picks on August 13, 2009.

12 Responses to “Michelle Larcher de Brito on court with Nick”

  1. […] out some photos of Michelle Larcher de Brito training at the IMG Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy …. Michelle […]

  2. She looks great, work hard and be on top!

  3. Hey Nick you both look good and in great shape…Michelle…work on that serve girl…you have a great work ethic….good luck!

  4. Does Michelle ever practice with Sabine Lisicki? Also, has any thought been given as to whether Michelle would play doubles on the WTA tour and who her partner would be? She had good doubles results in World Team Tennis and in the Hong Kong exhibition. Do you think that playing doubles would be helpful for her singles game? I don’t know if she would qualify for WTA doubles at this time since she doesn’t have any current doubles points. Thank you for your response. By the way, this website continues to be great.

  5. Barry —

    Thanks for the kind words about the website. I haven’t seen Michelle practice with Sabine, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened at a tournament or on the road. No matter who the player, I believe playing doubles helps. It allows you to understand the court better as well as helps your net game. Remember, Michelle is still only 16 years old and has a very bright future!

  6. Hello,
    Thanks for the update and the great pictures. Michelle seems to be practicing slice shots on those. Is she developing her game on the academy or just came for some advice after the “bad” results on the last two tournments?

  7. You trained with Michelle some days ago. What do you think is her problem now? Because she lost 3 matches in row in the US. Maybe lack of confidence.

  8. Why did Michelle leave IMG? Thanks.

  9. Really..any reply would be ok.

  10. Oh ok. Thats good. I could not believe that she would leave the best training in the world!! Its odd because the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy has her own his site as his student. Glad she’s still in Bradenton.

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