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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2006, 04:37 AM Thread Starter
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Who is more impressive? Ana or Nicole?

OK. Now that Ana has won Montreal, I feel this is a better question.

Ana has won a Tier I (and a Tier V). She has career wins over Mauresmo (twice), Kuznetsova, Schnyder, Hingis, and Vaidisova herself. Her best Slam result is QF at Roland Garros in 2005. She's also made the semis of a Tier I.

Vaidisova has made it to the semis of Roland Garros this year. However, I don't see any other impressive wins she's had besides beating Mauresmo at RG. Hingis handled her in Rome. She made it to the SF of a Tier I in San Diego, I think. She has a career high of #9 in the world and is currently ranked #10. She has six tournaments to her credit, all Tier III or lower.

I've always thought Ana had more potential, was way prettier, and had better wins than Vaidisova. Now she has a Tier I tournament that Nicole doesn't. All Nicole has over Ana was the ability to draw Venus Williams in a major.

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post #2 of 58 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2006, 05:31 AM
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Nicole - obvious, better in every aspect.

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Ana of course, nicole pratt doesnt even impress me at all.
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Ana of course, nicole pratt doesnt even impress me at all.
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Vaidisova - Grand Slam Semi. Upsets of Mauresmo and Venus in a Grand Slam. You have to make a splash at a Slam before one can say you have truly arrived. I really like Ivanovic(how can you not?), but people are overlooking the fact that she was 0-5 in quarter finals this year. I hope they both live up to their potential and combined with Sharapova the women's game could be very fun to watch in 2 years. You could make a case for any of those 3 I guess, but I think Vaidisova will be the best of the 3 when all is said and done.
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Ivanovic is better and will have a much beter career. Plus Ivanovic is more pleasant and muchhhhh more mature.

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Ana of course, nicole pratt doesnt even impress me at all.

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it can be argued that Vaidisova's gs semis is more impressive than Ana's tier 1, but for me the argument doesn't go that way.

I said that a year ago and I said it now, I've seen both players in person and Ana is simply better, has a better forehand, a better serve, a better volley and more important, a better attitude.

I really can't see why the hype for Nicole, I don't see anything special in her game, she is not bad, she is top ten material but there isn't anything special about her game, and tends to be too pasive, not aggressive enough.

Ana on the other hand has a killer serve, good hands at the net and technically one of the best forehand I've seen, and she is aggressive, she really wants to win. Nicole gave me the idea she didn't want to be out there, Ana enjoys it, she wants to win, she wants to be the best and she has the tools for that.

In the short term Nicole can have more success, simply because her game is simple, not much to develop, Ana can be inconsistent but there is the trick, Nicole is consistent but if she faces a top player playing well, there isn't much she can do, Ana on the other hand can lose to anyone but if she is on she can beat anyone, that is the big difference, the difference between a good player and a champion. If she doesn't get injured, Ana will win GSs, I will be surprised if Nicole does.
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In terms of achievement, i believe titles weigh more than ranknings and as of now, Ana has done better with the montreal title. The rankings reflect nicole's consistency.

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Ana has always impressed me more.

She seems to have a great attitude too.

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Ana has more to her game. She moves better (imo), is more mature on court, and has a decent slice backhand. But Nicole has 6 titles (mostly tier 3 and 4's but still). And Nicole is in the top 10 as well. But Ana has a tier 1. I don't know who is better so I'd say there about even!
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I voted Ana.

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Ana of course, nicole pratt doesnt even impress me at all.

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post #15 of 58 (permalink) Old Aug 23rd, 2006, 06:53 AM
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I pick Nicole but Ana is a classy girl!!

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