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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 2005, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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myskina is majoli, kuz is martinez, sharapova is top dog

as in see myskina and kuz remaining one slam wonders like majoli and martinez. like majoli, myskina will struggle to stay in top ten and reach latter stages of GS (majoli had one win and one QF), kuznetsova will be more of a 'playa' but never replicate us 2005

they're the 2 russian there at the right time and place to take advantage of the absence/poor form of the best 4 in world (no prizes)

sharapova will be in the mix when ranking top ten ever in 5-8 yrs time
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Myskina has more clout that Majoli - she has won two Tier 1's as well. She has also reached the QF at the US Open and the Australian Open.

She is the sort of player who can beat anyone on a good day, and lose to anyone on a bad day.

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don't be harsh on majoli. an inability to overcome serious injuries ruined her career but she achieved a lot in the times she an elite player

Won Roland Garros and made the quarters or better for 4 straight years.

also made aus open and wimbledon quarters.

made the semis of the YEC also qualifying from 94-97.

won Charleston, Zurich, Filderstadt, Hamburg, Hannover.

from 95-97 she was one of the best player in the world and that should not be forgotten. her win at roland garros was surprising but IMO less than Myskina or Kuznetsova's wins in many ways.
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iva was quality player, nick bollitieti ( ok shit spelling ) said she'd be hingis main opponent during her career ( yeah his predictions are always bit partisan) and injury was big factor but nevertheless she failed to stay the distance and had a limited game, myskina strikes me as similar
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Yeah, I tend to agree, Myskina is too streaky, from the ground Dementieva can send her packing. Unfortunately shes got to learn to keep those nerves under control on the big stages. Her serve is really whats keeping her from being the best Russian. Kuznetsova has an awesome forehand and decent serve at times, but man can or will she ever learn how to control those unforced errors?

I just really dont see Myskina beating lets say Davenport in a quarterfinal and then possibly Serena and or Sharapova in either the semis or finals, these have got too much power off the ground for her, she may beat one or two but she will not beat all three back to back. No matter how great her backhand may be or how awesome her defense skills are, the above serve a lot better and have bigger forehands already enough of an advantage over her. Lets not forget Clijsters is back and should Henin find her form on clay I dont see her beating either Clijsters or Henin on clay and Serena wants that 2nd rolland garros to have 2 slams or better on all the surfaces. The pressure of defending her biggest title of her career may also get too her, but she surely can prove me wrong.
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The last few years in women's tennis should have taught us that anything can happen. How do you know that Maria won't tear an abdominal muscle? How do you know that Maria won't require knee surgery? How do you know Maria won't get an energy sapping virus that takes her out for months? How do you know that Maria will continue her outstanding play? The point is you don't and any of these things could happen to her or any player for that matter. Nothing is promised.
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myskina is majoli, kuz is martinez, sharapova is top dog, and you shouldn't quit your day job

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Originally Posted by venus_rulez
The last few years in women's tennis should have taught us that anything can happen. How do you know that Maria won't tear an abdominal muscle? How do you know that Maria won't require knee surgery? How do you know Maria won't get an energy sapping virus that takes her out for months? How do you know that Maria will continue her outstanding play? The point is you don't and any of these things could happen to her or any player for that matter. Nothing is promised.
So true. For anybody to try and predict a players future for the next 8 years based on 10 months of good play is stupid. How can you say someone is going to be great for the next 8 years when they have yet to show greatness for just 1?

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oh forgive me for musing on what i think players might be capable of based on their results, temperament and games,

is it an offence?

perhaps anyone predicting monicas domination of the mid nineties was a fool for not forseeing calimero stabbing her between the shoulder blades
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the raw talent she showed in reaching 4r of wimbledon 93 was enough to persuad me she could be one of the best, winning last yr cemented that

PS, i can't stand her - but she's got the potential
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the raw talent she showed in reaching 4r of wimbledon 93 was enough to persuad me she could be one of the best, winning last yr cemented that

PS, i can't stand her - but she's got the potential
Confused...93?? Winning last year??? Who are you referring to???

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forgive me bu t u knew when i meant
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Originally Posted by venus_rulez
The last few years in women's tennis should have taught us that anything can happen. How do you know that Maria won't tear an abdominal muscle? How do you know that Maria won't require knee surgery? How do you know Maria won't get an energy sapping virus that takes her out for months? How do you know that Maria will continue her outstanding play? The point is you don't and any of these things could happen to her or any player for that matter. Nothing is promised.

hmm...
understandably, the thread is more abour Myskina & Kuzzy (maria is just a supporting star) and yet yuor reply is all about Maria's possible demise in the future......interesting!
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oh forgive me for musing on what i think players might be capable of based on their results, temperament and games,

is it an offence?
No-one's taking offence. But when your argument to back up your predictions is so limited and ignorant, it is perhaps inevitable that others will disagree. I haven't seen any solid evidence that Myskina and Kuznetsova will end up one-Slam wonders. The comparisons between Myskina and Majoli are ridiculous, in the first place - look at their results immediately after winning RG. Majoli reached the Wimbledon QF, then went into an extended slump which was initially not due to any injury at all, and didn't win another title for half a decade. Myskina went on to her best ever US hard court season, climbed to No 2 in the world, and won her next tournament - a Tier I - within months.
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