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They used to be great players, winning big titles and ranked in top5.

They are 25 now and are seriously challenged by the new generation.

Dementieva have the best year, earning a spot in YEC, but her results are really inconsistent..... (Myskina's are worse though....)

So, do you think they can carry on winning big titles?
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Re: Between Dementieva and Myskina, who will continue to be a top player next year?

They weren't even top players this year or any other year
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They ended 2004 as #2 and #4.

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They ended 2004 as #2 and #4.
Right Golden.... Can they reach again those ranks?
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They ended 2004 as #2 and #4.
Incredible isn't it. Only one major won between the two and look at those rankings. It just goes to show how inadequate a player can be today to make the top ten........
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They ended 2004 as #2 and #4.
I should add...I personally don't see either Dementieva or Myskina as "top" players
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Right Golden.... Can they reach again those ranks?
I think they can be in the YEC mix, like Lena was this year, but to be in the top 5, they have to stay healthy.
Lena got injured in Stuttgart, and didn't win a match after Moscow.

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Re: Between Dementieva and Myskina, who will continue to be a top player next year?

Well Dementieva is technically still a top player, being entrenched in the top 10 since 2003. She has finished top 8 the last couple of years and been ranked higher than that during that time period as well.

Myskina hasnt been in the top 10 for the last two years. So she's in a different situation.

I will say we get much more of the same next year. Dementieva will continue to be top 10, looking like a #1 at different times of the year but never consistent enough to be a top 5 fixture. Myskina will continue to be a cut below the elite, which is really what she has always been except for 1 year.
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I should add...I personally don't see either Dementieva or Myskina as "top" players
They were top players, you can't deny
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Re: Between Dementieva and Myskina, who will continue to be a top player next year?

Myskina has been replaced by Chakvetadze in my book.
Myskina's shots are becoming extremely predictable.
The rule to be in the top 10 in this era is, beat enough top Russians consistently and you're there.
Myskina has lost her dominance of the top Russians and I don't see her getting it back.

Dementieva knows what she has to do but at this time in her career, the WTA has become her own personal hell.
Where she needs to perform well, she underperforms but she's been in the top 10 the longest of any player other than Mauresmo.
If she leaves the top ten though, I don't see her coming back.

I think practicing in NYC will help and I think we could actually see a different Dementieva by Janurary.

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They were top players, you can't deny
I can’t deny what? The rankings…..Those rankings have little if any merit in my eyes. I don’t need some WTA Tour aficionado to tell me which players are great, good and above/below average....In my eyes the likes of Dementieva and Myskina don’t hold a candle compared to the likes of Henin, Clijsters, Sharapova, Mauresmo, Serena, Venus, Lindsay, Capriati, who are/were “Top” players.....I would categorize them as “also-rans” and what it said on many of my school reports “Could have done better”....if you think they are "top" players.....fair enough
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Myskina has been replaced by Chakvetadze in my book.
Myskina's shots are becoming extremely predictable.
The rule to be in the top 10 in this era is, beat enough top Russians consistently and you're there.
Myskina has lost her dominance of the top Russians and I don't see her getting it back.

Dementieva knows what she has to do but at this time in her career, the WTA has become her own personal hell.
Where she needs to perform well, she underperforms but she's been in the top 10 the longest of any player other than Mauresmo.
If she leaves the top ten though, I don't see her coming back.

I think practicing in NYC will help and I think we could actually see a different Dementieva by Janurary.
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Re: Between Dementieva and Myskina, who will continue to be a top player next year?

I think myskina could get back to the top ten if she were a tad bit more aggressive like she was in 2004 some of 2005 and when she played Justine in the Eastbourne final
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