Which Russian will crack the top 10 first ? - TennisForum.com
View Poll Results: Which Russian will crack the top 10 first ?
Dinara Safina 30 29.41%
Maria Kirilenko 37 36.27%
Anna Tchakvetadze 18 17.65%
Vera Dushevina 1 0.98%
Elena Vesnina 2 1.96%
Vasilisa Bardina 1 0.98%
Olga Poutchkova 0 0%
Yaroslava Shvedova 1 0.98%
Alla Kudryavtseva 0 0%
None of the above 12 11.76%
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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2006, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Which Russian will crack the top 10 first ?

1. Dinara Safina
2. Maria Kirilenko
3. Anna Tchakvetadze
4. Vera Dushevina
5. Elena Vesnina
6. Vasilisa Bardina
7. Olga Poutchkova
8. Yaroslava Shvedova
9. Alla Kudryavtseva
10. None of the above
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2006, 06:29 PM
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I would say Dinara out of the list. If not her then Kirilenko. But Top10 competetion is fierce.
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Chakvetadze but i can't see in very soon. maybe in the next 2 years.
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Kirilenko hopefully
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post #6 of 32 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2006, 06:58 PM
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Both Safina and Kirilenko are very talented, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they cracked the top ten in the next few seasons. But a lot of the others girls aforementioned are fairly young, so they have time to develop and improve their game. We all know that it takes a lot more than quality to be a top ten player, so everything is possible. ¡Un saludo!
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Chakvedatze or Kirilenko

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I vote for Maria K only because I don't know some of the others and I just can't see Dinara getting there before Maria.
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I wish Kirilenko and Chakvetadze will reach top 10 sometime. They play interesting tennis. They have good court sense and game plan, unlike those who strike the ball hard but have no direction whatsoever.

I also hope Kirilenko-Ivanovic and Chakvetadze-Vesnina will do well and reach the top of doubles ranking.
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I certainly hope Maria Kirilenko makes the WTA Tour top 10 someday. But I have my doubts because of a lack of size, power and a good serve. I voted that none of the Russina's listed will make the top 10. I think Maria has the best chance of the Russina's listed to make the top 10 but I think the odds are against her. First things first though, I want Makiri to make the top 20 this year. If she doesn't it certainly won't bode well for her top 10 prospects in the future.

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I'm not familiar with the last five players on the list. Of the first four, only Safina has the talent to be one of the ten best players in the world at some point. Obviously, under the new ranking system, if you avoid the events where the top players are likeliest to show up, and you play 25-30 events, you can get into the top ten. It doesn't mean you're one of the ten best players though.

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Only Kirilenko and Safina have a chance to do it.

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I had high hopes for Dushevina but she hasn't done very much...
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