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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 2002, 01:02 AM
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Martina will fall out of the top 100 by the end of 2003

I honestky think this will happen, and many people will know that I am a devoted Martina fan, but I dont believe in complete blind faith.

It's completely over at last, we've had our necks wrung, put out of our misery, Williams fans can goad us as much as they want, power (ugly) tennis has won the battle. I've lost compete interest in the game.
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Well although I do not dislike Martina I wouldn't call myself a fan of hers but I don't think she will fall out of the top 100 by 2003 just because she lost one final!

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I really doubt that will happen.

She dominates everyone, but she can't overcome power.

So what? She can't beat four 5 players. She still beats the rest.

So what? She may not hold the #1 ranking any longer. She still did for like a zillion weeks.

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Thanks Angele!I cant believe you just said that Joey,are you truly a fan?If you were,you would stick with her through thick and thin.Just because she lost one final doesnt mean shes gonna fall out of the top 100.She is very talented and she will not go away,she will stick around in the top 10,(top 5 hopefully) for many more years to come.
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If she plays with today's attitude, she will fall out of top ten at least. But I'm sure she expected to win too easily, as almost everyone thought, so that's a reason. However, there will be plenty of more new good players, she can't afford to lose to everyone the first time.
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I'm not even close to being a Hingis fan and I would never agree that she would ever fall that low in the rankings unless she stopped playing tennis completely. Also - power does not equal ugly. It's not the end of tennis and those type of matches will draw in more fan that it will turn away. Sorry you're no longer interested - cause the stakes have been raised a bit higher. I for one think that Martina will stay in the hunt and prove that she is still one of the best players in the world.

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Its one match as I see it. Hingis iwll have a successful year, and will NOt fall out of the top 5 even. She'll be fine people.
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Well although I do not dislike Martina I wouldn't call myself a fan of hers but I don't think she will fall out of the top 100 by 2003 just because she lost one final!
lol! its so true! i think that even though hingis has lost two finals in which she should have won (the other being the AO final), i dont think that she'll fall out of the top 10, let alone the top 100. while i am not in any way a fan of martina, i still think she's still secure w/ her ranking . lol

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I completely agree niftymk. It's one final, and Hingis owns everyone else, and neats power players almost 50% of the time.
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I am not a Martina fan, however, there is no way (barring injury, God forbid) she will fall out of the Top 100 in one year. She plays much too well for that and has been very consistent with her tennis.

She will continue to challenge the top players. She's only 21, and we haven't seen the last of her yet.

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All i'm gonna say its gonna get alot harder than easier.

you just got to see the way all the kids play in juniors ..... they will frighten the life out of Hingis.

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come on she lost only one final......i think she underestimated daniel right from the start n was too late when she wanted to twist her disadvantage situation.... :P

instead os saying daniel is venus's clone....why not say she is the stronger quickler of hingis

take heart guys...hingis will bounce back from todays defeat is not like she has not lost close matches b4
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Martina just took a set off of Serena? Hingis knows how to play power.. she just LOST tonight.

Also It was not all of Dani's power that won her the match. This girl knows how to play tennis. She moved the ball well from side to side. She played this match like a chess game. Infact imho she beat Hingis with her own game. Just with more power and aggression.

Imho Dani should be feared by alot of the players because she imho has it all!! Infact she reminds me of a cross between Venus and Hingis. And that sounds IS dangerous!!


Joey chill out and relax Hingis just got outplayed. She can't win them all. By the way I do think she will be out of the top 10 in 2003 but not top 100.

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This is what probably will happen, Hingis will stay around get to the semis, or finals if she makes it that far. I say this year she will stay in the top ten. However, I fear that if she doesn't improve her serve and overall aggression the other girls will only get better and I say it's gonna be hard for her to stay top ten. The competition is getting to thick for her type of game. She had a chance when it was only the Williams and Davenport, but now you have all these new power players who don't care who you are and will try to take you out.

I think Daniela is a power player also, but moreso like Lindsay Davenport. She doesn't give too much away, and she knows how to hold her nerves and that's gonna be a tough combination for the top 5. It will be interesting to see who comes out on top.

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