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Will Elena D be out of the top 10 in a few months ?


I'm afraid so...

Did anyone do the math yet ?
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Re: Will Elena D be out of the top 10 in a few months ?

The way she has been playing recently would suggest she is not a top 10 player anymore.

But I think if she does fall out after Indian Wells she can make it back in. She will always be streaky and have really good results and some less than stellar results.

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Re: Will Elena D be out of the top 10 in a few months ?

Even if she goes out, players like Vaidisova, Jankovic have themselves periods this years where they have tons of points to defend so she will have chances to get back in, but i honestly don't think she is gonna go out, its a big overly exhagerrated i think

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Re: Will Elena D be out of the top 10 in a few months ?

this is like the 500th thread on this in the past few months.

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Re: Will Elena D be out of the top 10 in a few months ?

yes. i dont see her coming back if he leaves.

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this is like the 500th thread on this in the past few months.
Some of us don't have 13,000 posts and live on this board morning noon and night, therefore we miss a lot of posts.
I'll be more diligent next time before i ask a simple question.
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Some of us don't have 13,000 posts and live on this board morning noon and night, therefore we miss a lot of posts.
I'll be more diligent next time before i ask a simple question.
i don't have 13,000 posts OR sit on the board morning, noon, and night.

and you don't have to to see some of the threads. there's got to have been at least one every week.

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Re: Will Elena D be out of the top 10 in a few months ?

Let's look in the past. In 2004, she started the year 3-4 until Miami. She won five matches there, losing in the final. 8-5. She lost four more times until RG with one more victory. 9-9. Then, six matches at RG, 15-10. Then the rest of the year she became much more consistent.

I think a 6-3 start to the year, for a recognizably slow starter, is decent. It's not the 14-4 start she had last year, but she almost always has a bad start to the year. From the grass season through the US Open series, that's where she often gets most of her points, and she always does well in Moscow.

When she starts losing in three or four consecutive first or second rounds, then everyone should get worried. She did end 2006 like that, but nothing like that this year so far.

Even if she does get out of the top 10 it's not the end of the world. Everyone eventually leaves, and nearly four years in the top 10 is a great achievement.
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Re: Will Elena D be out of the top 10 in a few months ?

Dementieva will be out soon. Her case is really sad though. Her hitting ability is very good but that serve is one of the worse on the tour. Her groundstrokes have gotten her far but this is the end of the road for her unless something changes. Jankovic is stepping up, Vaidisova is also. And Serena will be in the top ten very soon. There won't be room for her anymore. And don't be surprised if Venus, Ivanovic or Peer start to knock on the top 10 door during the summer. That's if Venus stays healthy and Ivanovic and Peer keep making good runs in big events. Elena has already overstayed her welcome in the top 10. But if she can start playing well again then maybe she can stay there a little longer.

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Re: Will Elena D be out of the top 10 in a few months ?

For you older ElenaD fans, looking at the last 4 years: has she had a worse run of form, or put it another way: looked so unconvincing as she has done in the last 6 months since the LA win? A new coach perhaps.
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Re: Will Elena D be out of the top 10 in a few months ?

I think so
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i don't have 13,000 posts OR sit on the board morning, noon, and night.

and you don't have to to see some of the threads. there's got to have been at least one every week.
oh sorry. 12,967. I was SOOO off on my count. I bet you'll have 13000 by tonight.

By the way I'm being scolded for exaggerating from the person who said there was 500 threads on this already
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Re: Will Elena D be out of the top 10 in a few months ?

She has had some rocky times before, like '02 as I recall, and there were patches in '05 that were very similar to the way she's playing.

She is historically a bit of a slow starter, even in her good years. I think if she falls out she won't fall too far. A couple good runs and she could be back in.

I really think she needs a coach, though. I think she has a window of about two years.

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Re: Will Elena D be out of the top 10 in a few months ?

She isn't getting a new coach, so she is unlikely to improve her serve, the only aspect of her game that is holding her back, so she isn't going to get any better. Too many good, young, hungry and improving girls right behind her and of course, Serena. She will fall out of top 10 before the end of year.
Big fan of hers, just giving my honest opinion.
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She isn't getting a new coach, so she is unlikely to improve her serve, the only aspect of her game that is holding her back, so she isn't going to get any better. Too many good, young, hungry and improving girls right behind her and of course, Serena. She will fall out of top 10 before the end of year.
Big fan of hers, just giving my honest opinion.
Young players in WTA are not good like the ATP youngsters (Murray-Djokovic-Baghdatis-Gasquet) , so I'm not worried about the wta teens (Jankovic- Peer-Chaky-Ivanovic) with the exception of Vaidisova
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