Originally Posted by steve2005
When i say who will have the beeter 2005 i dont mean who do you think will be ranked higher? I mean who will get further in tournaments and who will beat the higher ranked players, and so on.
Nicole Vaidisova, Ana Ivanovic, Michaella Krajicek, Sesil Karantancheva, Tatiana Golovin or Na Li.
I would give my vote to Ana, but Li wont be too far behind. I can see at least 1 top ten win from Ana and Li.
Golovin has the best opportunity today to perform well in any tournament due to ease of draws
Li-is the most fighter-mentality player of them all
Vaidisova-age limitations will prevent her, but she might also not do well with all the pressure on her
Karatantcheva-age limitations will hamper her, but in 3 years she will dig deep like Golovin or Sharapova. She reminds me of Hingis in some ways, but not quite talented enough.
Krajicek-age limitations will keep her from doing much of anything, and the pressure of improving on being a number 1 junior must be difficult. She has the weapons though, as we've already seen.
Ivanovic-I really don't think Ivanovic is as talented as she is hyped up to be...other than two big wins, against players who are not even the most consistent, and a few close matches, she hasn't done much noteworthy. But, that said, I can see her being a top 20 player like the Smashnova-Schiavone types. I would like her to prove me wrong though. She is rather fine looking, isn't she.