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Schiavone 6 20.00%
Pennetta 15 50.00%
Garbin 3 10.00%
Knapp 2 6.67%
Santangelo 3 10.00%
Errani 0 0%
Camerin 0 0%
Dentoni 1 3.33%
Di Sarra 0 0%
Other 0 0%
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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 2007, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Who will be the best italian player in 2008?

2008 will be a better year for italians girls
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I voted for Flavia but i'm sure Knapp and Dentoni will improve a lot
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 2007, 04:05 PM
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Re: Who will be the best italian player in 2008?

the nr 1 player will still be Francesca, I think she will have a better year, maybe back in the top 20, she was very confident in the last matches she played.
Mara and Flavia will fight for the nr 2 spot, probably staying between nr 30 and 40 in the rankings, cannot see higher, maybe Flavia....
Tax unfortunately will slip down, it would be a miracle if she can play another year at this level. Will finish around nr 60.
I have great hopes in Karin Knapp, she is already top 50, and with a lot of space for improvement, if she can focus she will be with Flavia and Mara in the top 40.
Roby Vinci hopefully can stay in the top 60 too, I do not know how serious her injury is, she only played few good torurnaments in 2007 and managed a decent ranking, so she can actually rise a bit.
Sara Errani surprised me, I hope she can at least keep the top 80 position.
MAria Elena.....mmmm....this is an enigma, she can play really well, but such and inconsistent player...she is much better than her actual ranking, but her head does not help, she might fall down the rankings, or maybe rise into the top 50 again, she is quite young!
The hopes for Italy should be Corinna Dentoni, already showing big changes since Laura Golarsa is training her, maybe a top 150 next year, and then Alice Moroni, still 15, but having good results, Remondina and Di Sarra should do better and finish in the top 300, the Mayr sisters, etc Italy has a lot of very good players, unfortunately I cannot see anyone of these players having a top 10 career.....

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Forza Francy !


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Re: Who will be the best italian player in 2008?

Gabriel, why do you dont belive in Tax Garbin, i think that she could finish inside the top 30. She show us that she has the game for do it, playing well in all courts.
And I agree I think that Francesca is the most completed player, if her mind will be stronger she could be into the top ten.She needs reach far in big tournaments and stay free of injurys.

I would like to see Roberta Vinci and Ma.Elena Camerin into the top 50, they have more potencial and both needs to work some parts of their game to be higher.

Flavia and Mara could be into the top 30 and Mara also will be into the top 5 in doubles because she will have a permanet partner next year.

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I think Flavia will be top 20 next season, Fran 25-30, Mara 30-35 with Knapp, Tax top 45, Vinci top 60 if she has a good grass court season and MEC 70-80
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Flavia and Frannyyyyyy.


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Re: Who will be the best italian player in 2008?

I think Flavia will be in the top 20 in 2008 and then Mara will improve her rank too maybe around top 25

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Re: Who will be the best italian player in 2008?

I think Dentoni can make a mark.

MEC.. Her ranking now is really bad, and I fear that we will see her in qualies at RG and Wimbledon It will be a really tough fight to get back, because she has not been doing well in ITFs the last two years either. This year was truly dreadful, with the exception of Berlin I guess But I have seen her play and have seen that she can still do well. With some good draws and better mentality, it can happen. Anyways, I'll support her no matter what.

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I think Dentoni can make a mark.

MEC.. Her ranking now is really bad, and I fear that we will see her in qualies at RG and Wimbledon It will be a really tough fight to get back, because she has not been doing well in ITFs the last two years either. This year was truly dreadful, with the exception of Berlin I guess But I have seen her play and have seen that she can still do well. With some good draws and better mentality, it can happen. Anyways, I'll support her no matter what.

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Re: Who will be the best italian player in 2008?

Adesso, non c’è una tennista forte che può vincere contro Henin o gli altri migliori (imo). Forse Schiavone sarà meglia, e anche Pannetta. Chissà?!

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Re: Who will be the best italian player in 2008?

Mara I hope!

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Re: Who will be the best italian player in 2008?

Schiavone, Pennetta and Mara

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Re: Who will be the best italian player in 2008?

Flavia, only Flavia

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