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I bet Bartoli could be coached to top 5

Obviously there is some fanfare for her due to the two hands on both sides, but that notwithstanding, there are some flashes of brilliance, and periodically she has these high-quality wins (like against Safina a couple of weeks ago). I know she is not in great shape, but she seems like a hard worker and a good fighter, so I don't understand why she hasn't moved farther up already. She has had a steady rise in the ranks, but seems to have plateaued. And, after beating Safina, she has lost two matches in a row, so I can't really explain her.

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nah. top 5 no way
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Re: I bet Bartoli could be coached to top 5

She's probably having those losses because she's starting to play in more higher level tournaments instead of the lower ones. I don't mind her. She seems like a nice girl but I can't really predict her future.
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I luvz Marion to death, but Top 5

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Re: I bet Bartoli could be coached to top 5

I think she's going to dwell in the 15-25 range for most of her career, maybe a foray into top 15 land, but nothing more than that.
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Re: I bet Bartoli could be coached to top 5

She reminds me off Martina Muller - and on top of that I HATE her marketing team so I cant see her being top 5/10

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Re: I bet Bartoli could be coached to top 5

To be completely honest, I believe most (not all mind you) of the top 30 could be coached to top 5 spots. But they would need great coaching that was ideally suited to the personality concerned, would have to work extremely hard on their game, and fitness, show scary levels of motivation and stay injury-free for an extended period. In Bartoli's case obviously it would require her to get way way fitter than she is now, indeed than she has ever been, and give up the cakes. Is it likely to happen? No.

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she needs to reduce her weight and do something about her ugly serve.She could reach top 10 but top 5? no way

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she could be a solid top 20 player, no more

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Much, much better players didn't make it into top10

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Much, much better players didn't make it into top10
That is ofcourse true. But making the top 10 requires alot more than talent. There are many players out there with genuine top 10 ability who will never get the proper facilities and coaching they need to achieve their potential. Others will have motivational problems, family problems, or unfortunate injuries which will keep them from the top. Very few players ever actually reach their full potential. There really are many many players in the top 100 who could be top 10 players but won't be.

My point with Bartoli is she if she had the kind of motivation and quality coaching that say Henin has had she could certainly be top 5. Fact is, however this true of alot players and in most cases it won't happen. The greatest talent is often in the heart. The desire to work one's ass off to be the best player you can be; not many have that.

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No.. Even her father and herself told that she reached her peak and she can't go higher

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Re: I bet Bartoli could be coached to top 5

shes a great player and i love her but i doubt top 5. top ten a possibility but something needs to change in her game... physical and mental changes, dedication, fitness and a great coaching team... she has potential thats for sure but it would be very dificult for her to beat the top players on a regular basis, week in, week out and that is what is recquired for a top 5 player
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i cant see her beating most top 10 players...

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Re: I bet Bartoli could be coached to top 5

no.

top 20, solid player? for sure.
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