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View Poll Results: The New Russian #1: Anastasia Myskina!?
Yes, if she gets there, then she worked for it. 46 63.89%
No, to me, she is still not worthy to be called #1. 26 36.11%
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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 2004, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Will you be surprised if Nastya becomes #1?

I dont doubt her ability to beat anyone in the tour.
HOWEVER, comparing to other players in the top 5, she is the most inconsistent player among them. She does have a chance to become #1 if she just reaches final here and in Montreal, but are you going to be surprised and think that she is undeserving?
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After the Hingis and Kimmie controversies, I still maintain my answer. If you get there, you deserve it. Everyone knows the rules. Everyone knows what to do to get there. The ones who do get there deserve all the kudos.

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Any number 1 for the next few months is only going to have about 4000 points which means that all of them would be somewhat inconsistent and/or have got there by winning tournaments where they gained relatively few quality points because the top 10 were absent. If Myskina gets it her competition will be behind her because she has chalked up a few more wins that they couldn't and because she took a GS opportunity they failed to respond to. Myskina probably beats both her main competitors on who she has beaten in the last 12 months and Lindsay I think is only ahead of her at present because she has two LA sets of points in her ranking. If she can get the points and Momo and Lindsay can't its difficult to see how she couldn't deserve the ranking. its not as if anyone else has any claim unless you arbitrarily give the title to the once great, the too sick to play great or the about to be great.
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Not surprised. Can't wait for it to happen. She's won a Slam and other titles. I mean what more do we want in a #1, right?
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After the Hingis and Kimmie controversies, I still maintain my answer. If you get there, you deserve it. Everyone knows the rules. Everyone knows what to do to get there. The ones who do get there deserve all the kudos.
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And here we go again...DESERVE...is a word that should be banned from this board especially in connection with the name Myskina. What the hell is wrong with some of you guys?

She gained those points, she won several matches and that´s it, oh and a Grand Slam...it isn´t her fault that Justine, Kim, Venus and Serena weren´t/aren´t able to play for such a long time.

Get over it! I guess this hate-thing is just the beginning, it´s gonna be worse if Myskina really becomes number one...
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Not surprised. Can't wait for it to happen. She's won a Slam and other titles. I mean what more do we want in a #1, right?
someone who beats other top players consistently. Myskina won't and probably never will. She has a terrible serve, and she hasn't any weapons to hurt Serena, Venus, Juju, Kimmie, or Sharapova (once this one matures a bit.)
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But still, I like her alot as a person, so if she has a stint at no. 1, it won't be the end of the world. She deserves it more than Mauresmo, that is for sure.
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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 2004, 09:39 PM
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she wont be number one, momo or lindsay will lindsay is far more deserving... 5 titles this year, 2 of them back to back

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someone who beats other top players consistently. Myskina won't and probably never will. She has a terrible serve, and she hasn't any weapons to hurt Serena, Venus, Juju, Kimmie, or Sharapova (once this one matures a bit.)
Well as she has wins in her ranking over 4 of those people that is pretty inexplicable for someone with no weapons. I don't know where these players who beat players consistently are either as no one playing has more than 4000 points. It certainly isn't Serena, Venus, Momo or Jennifer. It might be Lindsay though she hasn't been clocking up top 10 wins yet.
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the poll is misleading... or doesn't include all the options. e.g., I wouldn't be surprised and I think she did work hard on it and she is worth it.

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i don´t think that she deserves and has that "status" to be called #1 but if she gets there that´s because she worked for it and so we have no choice unless call her #1

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And here we go again...DESERVE...is a word that should be banned from this board especially in connection with the name Myskina. What the hell is wrong with some of you guys?

She gained those points, she won several matches and that´s it, oh and a Grand Slam...it isn´t her fault that Justine, Kim, Venus and Serena weren´t/aren´t able to play for such a long time.

Get over it! I guess this hate-thing is just the beginning, it´s gonna be worse if Myskina really becomes number one...

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Any number 1 for the next few months is only going to have about 4000 points which means that all of them would be somewhat inconsistent and/or have got there by winning tournaments where they gained relatively few quality points because the top 10 were absent. If Myskina gets it her competition will be behind her because she has chalked up a few more wins that they couldn't and because she took a GS opportunity they failed to respond to. Myskina probably beats both her main competitors on who she has beaten in the last 12 months and Lindsay I think is only ahead of her at present because she has two LA sets of points in her ranking. If she can get the points and Momo and Lindsay can't its difficult to see how she couldn't deserve the ranking. its not as if anyone else has any claim unless you arbitrarily give the title to the once great, the too sick to play great or the about to be great.
love that line and yeah i do think she deserves the no.1 ranking...give myskina a break people...some people here make it sound like its a crime for her to be no.1...she played the game, won tournaments and a GS to boot...given her latest results she certainly deserved it...don't take it out on her just because your favorite player is not the no.1...if you want your favorite to be the no.1 then cheer and hope for them...its the best that you can do instead of bashing other players coz its not gonna change anything believe me
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she wont be number one, momo or lindsay will lindsay is far more deserving... 5 titles this year, 2 of them back to back
4 titles, actually And a Slam is a Slam. Let's not kid ourselves; Lindsay would love to own Nastya's 2004 French title.

I've always thought a true #1 should have a Major title to their name in the past 52 weekings, but if those who win the Majors aren't consistent enough in the other tournaments and don't have good enough results to secure the #1 ranking, then it's not a non-Slam winner's fault if they are consistent enough to accumulate the points necessary for a top position. So if Davenport or Mauresmo get to #1 this year without a Slam, then props to them anyway.
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