Who has exceeded your expectations so far in 2006?
If we are going to have a thread to bash players that have so far dissapointed in 2006, lets also have one to say which players have exceeded our outlook for them at the beginning of 2006. I'll list some:
Mauresmo: no way in hell did I think she would win 2 of the first 3 GS
Petrova: I have really low expectations for Nadia so even her injury plagued season has exceeded my original expectations
Schnyder: I thought she woulda been out of the top 10 by now but she just keeps playing and playing and hanging in
Vaidisova: As much as I hate to admit it, I did not think she would be Top 10 or in the SF of a slam in 2006
Li: QF of a slam and knocking on the door of the Top 20
Mauresmo has exceeded mine, for sure.
martina's return has been thunderous : she has done better than I thought she would!
Vaidisova : I thought it would be Ivanovic that would have made top 10 this year instead
Petrova : winning 4 titles, beating mauresmo and jhh to get two of them
canuck girls beating the argentinian girls in fedcup
19. In the period from January to April 2006 Dr. Skalny sent very detailed messages to Ms Sharapova [...]: “Mildronate 1-2 X 10, repeat in 2 wks (before training or competition)”; “1 hr before competition, 2 pills of Mildronate”; “During games of special importance, you can increase your Mildronate dose to 3-4 pills (1 hr before the match). However, it is necessary to consult me on all these matters (please call)”; “30 minutes prior to a training session: Mildronat – 1 Capsule. 30-45 minutes prior to a tournament Mildronat 2 capsules”.
mauresmo-2/3 slams i would not have bet a penny on it happening but good on her
li-slam QF lookin like a possible top 20 year end ranking, i knew she was capable but i didnt think she'd do it this year
pennetta-OK so she hasnt won a title and hasnt beat any of the top players but top 20 and although she has her poor tournys she is becoming more consistent + i wouldnt have bet on her winning more points than sharapova in their match at wimby
peer-3 titles out of 3 finals, 4th round at RG should have got to the QF-impressive
myskina-she looks to be somewhere near her best which is great, i didnt expect it so soon