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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2004, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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current tennis situation and the future of your country

I´ll start with Austria and analyse some players. Post your opinions about your country and the others here

Since Babsi Schett isnt that constant anymore and the retirements of Wiesner, Paulus, Plischke and Maruska Austria´s tennis is going nowhere

Babsi Schett: She should retire soon. It´s pretty sad to see her playing qualifying matches and even loose those ones. She retired from Casablanca this week and refuses to play pro-tournaments in Austria

Babsi Schwartz: If she wasn´t injured all the time Im sure she is a top 20 player with all her wins over top-players. Maybe she can crack the top 100 again

Sybille Bammer: Many ups and downs so far but I believe she gets into the top 100 this year. She has the game plays very aggressive and forced top 20 player Smashnova to three sets last year. When she is on nobody and I mean nobody can beat her at the Challenger level, which she showed us last year with three 25 000$ Challenger wins in a row

Patricia Wartusch: she shoud concentrate on doubles. She lost in the first round of qualies in Casablanca. She will never reach the top 100 again

Evelyn Fauth: Injured since last autumn. I dont think she will be able to compete again. She should be happy to enter the top 200 again. She hasnt the game to compete with the young guns ansd with her 26 years she should retire soon

Stefanie Haidner, Nicole Remis, Nicole Melch, Bianka Kamper and Petra Russegger are playing on the tour for years now without much success. Im giving Remis the biggest chances to break through sometimes

Sandra and Daniella Klemenschitz: An excellent doubles team. Sandra maybe able to reach the top 200. Tough they are twins Daniella wont be able to make the top 300.

Yvonne Meusburger and Tina Schiechtl: Both are good enough to get inside the top 100 in the next two years.

Daniela Kix: No chance. That girl is and was always overhyped. She is the only girl who gets money from the Austrian Tennis Federation. She has two coaches but wins nothing. She should start to find a new hobby

The future:
Very promising are Stefanie Rath (14) and Tamira Paszek (13) . Rath enters the top 100 in juniors this week. Paszek is the Number 2 in Europe under 14. I really hope the achieve their aims cause otherwise I dont see other talents out there to help Austria´s tennis
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Ireland Kelly Liggan is a decent doubles player and thats it really!
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Belgium:
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Here's an article in Dutch which sums things up
The future is not that bright. The only talented Belgian junior is Kirsten Flipkens
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Israel

Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi - Bad year so far. She should get better in clay season.

Tzipora Obziler - Injured.

Shahar Peer - Our future and hopefully the best ranked Israeli ever by getting in top 10

The rest All Israelis (including myself) are chokers .. Thats why you never PAW them in PAW

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England-dont make me laugh...we are going nowhere near the top 100 lol
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we cant even get past the first round at our own grand slam
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I think Russia's situation is too long to state and the future is as bright as a light bulb and the biggest problem they are facing is

1) Spoilt for choice in choosing who to pick for Fed Cup...

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Lindsay Davenport - Sounds strange to say that she's the top ranked American again, but I like that title. She's very steady. She beats Mauresmo handily now, but can't beat the Belgians. She'll be top 5 for the rest of her career, but that might not be for very long.

Serena Williams - Looks pretty good in her comeback. She still hasn't defeated a top 10 player, and I'm hesitant on jumping on the Serena Super Return wagon. She will probably win more slams and get top 3 again.

Jennifer Capriati - Very tricky situation. She has been rolling over to players ranked both above her and below her. She has a very bad back condition. The beginning of the end may be near.

Chanda Rubin - No wins over a top player since 2002. Losing early in slams. Not doing much anywhere else. Now injured. She's falling out of the top 10. I think there's not going to be much from this player anymore.

Venus Williams - Who knows. Has played uninspired tennis in her comeback, but she's a fighter.

Lindsay Davenport|Elena Bovina|Marissa Irvin|Tatiana Golovin|Mary Pierce|Sesil Karatantcheva|Cara Black|Clarisa Fernandez
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Ireland Kelly Liggan is a decent doubles player and thats it really!
Ireland, the home of the oldest womens tour event in the world, has no one home grown whose talent befits that slice
of histo.ry

Its been a long time since Ireland convinced Matt doyle, an american with irish grandparents (can you say ruzedski?) to play with the last significantly ranked Irish player sean sorensen (really irish, despite the swedish name) , and they won some davis cup matches.
The women are worse than the brits, and thats saying something..

Ireland need to look into the parentage of some foreign players

"Serena O'Williams"?
"Jennifer MacCapriati"?

Maybe if anna Kournikova married Colin Farrell she'd be eligible....
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Belgium:
Now:
Future:

Here's an article in Dutch which sums things up
The future is not that bright. The only talented Belgian junior is Kirsten Flipkens
that's exactly Spain's situation 10-15 years ago.... now we're in the step waiting for some sparkling girl in here

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POLAND:

Now: Many young verrrrry talented girls

DOMACHOWSKA MARTA knocking to top 150 door

SAKOWICZ JOANNA

JANS KLAUDIA

KOSINSKA KAROLINA

SCHNEIDER MONIKA

LESNIAK MARTA

KISZCZYNSKA MAGDALENA

BROZDA OLGA

ROSOLSKA ALICJA

KRAUZE MONIKA



So its kinda building proces for future

Future: INTERESTING!!!
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New Zealand -- now bad to badder
future faint glow in distance from Marina Erakovich
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that's exactly Spain's situation 10-15 years ago.... now we're in the step waiting for some sparkling girl in here
Well at least you have some top-100 players! Belgium will have 1 maybe
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russia..................

A part of the future can be found here: http://www.wtaworld.com/forumdisplay.php?f=34
151+ pages of it.

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