Somewhat analagous to Michelle Wie is the Williams sisters in Tennis.
Everybody thought they would be a joke with their very raw games and little tournament experience. People thought they "wouldn't know how to win"
But they took their unorthodox tennis games and became for a time the top two players in the world, and it wasn't close.
Of course another parallel is Jennifer Capriati who was a prodigy before crashing and burning for 10 years before coming back.