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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old May 6th, 2006, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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Players that need to play smaller tournments and vice versa

Players that should play big tournments are the one that have the potential to win them.

Play down:
Maria K
Dani - please i cant feel sorry for you any more
Ivanovic- has she ever played anything lower then a tier 2
Dechy - Well maybe she needs to retire
Myskina - Please, you need some wins


Play up:
Pennetta - does she play anything higher then a 3
Santangelo - she at a point to see what she can do on a consistant basis against the top player
Vidasova(sp) - quit playing those small ones your better then that. pretty soon you wont be winning those
Vera Z - come back home

who else
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Ivanovic's only title came at a Tier IV

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serena ...PLAY anywhere..But Play..
Schynder and Petrova maybe consider playing less...

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Excellent idea for a thread.

At a presser a couple of days ago, Emilie Loit spoke about this issue; she said she is playing down during the clay season so as to try to win a title. I suppose other player with relatively high rankings who enter TIII and even TIVs all the time use the same reasoning.

All selesbooz suggestions are good too. Except Santangelo; you must not forget that the figure for her ranking at the beginning of this season was twice what it is now, and her results vs top players last year include some horrendous losses (she did push Schnyder this year though). I have never seen her play, so I don't know to what extent her current ranking is inflated. Either way, playing smaller events whenever possible is probably the wisest course of action for her.

Pennetta's scheduling and all the lower tier events she enters may not be typical of a top 20 player, but is realistic. Consistency at smaller tournaments should be rewarded, too.

Play down:

Schiavone - to get a title
Pironkova - to get direct access to the MD; having to play qualifyings all the time is risky and wearying, and slows her rise in the rankings
Peschke - should have entered Prague; her season could have been marginally better if she played smaller events once in a while
Jankovic - perhaps the only way to get a few wins right now and restore her shattered confidence
Chakvetadze - judging from what I saw vs Ivanovic, she has the game to easily win a title at a lesser tournament

Play up:

Vaidisova - she must get try to get a big win over a top player this season, and to do that she has to enter big tournaments
Dulko - what she's been doing this season (clearing a couple of rounds before going down in flames) could just as well be done at bigger tournaments, given her ranking
Harkleroad - big tournament = top opponent = better excuse for a first round crash, and greater glory in case of a win

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Ivanovic's only title came at a Tier IV
Wow I didn't realise it was so low, at least Makiri's was a Tier II
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I just think a player should do what she has got to do. Amy Frazier in her later years decided she didn't want to travel out of the States after the U.S. Open so she plays in Challenger events.

She may not win that much money by going deep in the draw, but it saves her in travel costs that could get expensive if she loses early in an overseas tournament.

Every player has their reasons why they pick and choose tournaments. Lindsay played Bali last year. It was probably a tremendous boost to the tournament site and the fans who probably wouldn't get to see her compete.

Let em play.........
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Many posters keep suggesting that Hingis play down, but I disagree completely. It won't help her find her game, it wouldn't up her confidence, and wouldn't help her in the rankings much...She is already in a good position, after Berlin she has a great chance to be back in the top 20 with still no points to defend. Schiavone maybe, just 1 or 2 III's so she can get a title, that might give her a boost, same with Kirilenko. Why does Pennetta play so many lower tournies? She would probably do better to play some more I/II's
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I just think a player should do what she has got to do. Amy Frazier in her later years decided she didn't want to travel out of the States after the U.S. Open so she plays in Challenger events.

She may not win that much money by going deep in the draw, but it saves her in travel costs that could get expensive if she loses early in an overseas tournament.

Every player has their reasons why they pick and choose tournaments. Lindsay played Bali last year. It was probably a tremendous boost to the tournament site and the fans who probably wouldn't get to see her compete.

Let em play.........
Wow, I never realized that's what Amy was doing, she is still amazing, and I don't see the end coming anytime soon, good for her! I hope she has some good results in the next few GS's so she can get back in the top 30!
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serena ...PLAY anywhere..But Play..
Schynder and Petrova maybe consider playing less...
i will assume you didn't understand the purpose of this thread
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i will assume you didn't understand the purpose of this thread
I do...But cudnt resist this one...

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Play down:

Tatiana Golovin: She's shown that she can go far in the Teir I's. But She should play lower Tier's just to get over the "No title" barrier

Daniela Hantuchova - If she played lower tiers..she would have hand another title already!

Ana Ivanovic- She is not quite ready to be playing Tier I's every week


Karolina Sprem- Self Explanitory



Play up:
Nicole Vaidisova- The only reason she got some much hype its because she won all those lower Tier tournaments last year she never had to beat a top player to win

Vera Zvonareva - Poor girl...needs confidence and this is the only way she will get it not by getting beat in the 1st round every week

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I do...But cudnt resist this one...


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Play up: Lourdes Dominguez. She's playing the 75K+H of Jounieh this week

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Jankovic needs to play down badly.

Sprem had this problem before, but it seems like her scheduling makes more sense now.
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Daniela shoudl definetely play down. She can barely win matches. Just why is she still famous, she's not that pretty. She sometimes resembles an emu:

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