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Ana IVANOVIC will be the next new number one player!

HEY ALL!!! i wrote this thread back in july 2007, and i was ridiculed for saying ana will be the next new number 1.

well, i was right. so EAT ME and my uncanny ability to spot future number one's out of the multi-talented WTA players
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let's look at the contenders: (in 5 years williamsX2, henin, mauresmo, petrova, hingis,hantuchova will be retired....only sharapova will be left, and 2007 has been a downward spiral for her ....for now...)




1. jelena jankovic: not enough weapons and not enough mental strength. plus as she ages her biggest weapon: speed: will be gone

2. nicole vaidisova: emotionally still immature. can't handle the big moments. she's been in QF and SF for too long with no breakthrough. plus her game is too high-risk.

3. ANA IVANOVIC: my pick for the next new number 1 in WTA history. work on that backhand one more year and she'll be number one faster than you can say "serbian sensation"

4. dinara safina: marat part2. has the gift, has the skills, but can't mentally breakthrough. inconsistent

5. shahar peer: she's almost like a jankovic with less mobility and weaker bakhand-- not # 1 material

6. tatiana golovin: she's been on tour for so long, if she's not number one by 2008,, she never will be. needs to work on consistency

7. na li: too old to compete with the youngsters. she's got good skills but brought them out too late.





winner: ANA IVANOVIC

hollywood's girls:




ana ivanovic daniela hantuchova jelena jankovic martina hingis


and... jennifer capriati !!

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Re: Ana IVANOVIC will be the next new number one player!

she'll be a very weak number 1. if paszek rises, she won't be the top for long cuz the austrian has more fortitude than ana. ana's a bit of a punk to me.
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Re: Ana IVANOVIC will be the next new number one player!

I dont think Safina,Li,Golovin and Peer are serious contenders for #1. And you dont know who is there in 2012, many young girls will come to the tour as well and nobody knows how Ana is playing in 5 years. Defintely to predict something for this time, but when Ana will work more and more in future, she maybe has a chance to be #1 someday.
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let's look at the contenders: (in 5 years williamsX2, henin, mauresmo, petrova, hingis,hantuchova will be retired....only sharapova will be left, and 2007 has been a downward spiral for her ....for now...)


1. jelena jankovic: not enough weapons and not enough mental strength. plus as she ages her biggest weapon: speed: will be gone

2. nicole vaidisova: emotionally still immature. can't handle the big moments. she's been in QF and SF for too long with no breakthrough. plus her game is too high-risk.

3. ANA IVANOVIC: my pick for the next new number 1 in WTA history. work on that backhand one more year and she'll be number one faster than you can say "serbian sensation"

4. dinara safina: marat part2. has the gift, has the skills, but can't mentally breakthrough. inconsistent

5. shahar peer: she's almost like a jankovic with less mobility and weaker bakhand-- not # 1 material

6. tatiana golovin: she's been on tour for so long, if she's not number one by 2008,, she never will be. needs to work on consistency

7. na li: too old to compete with the youngsters. she's got good skills but brought them out too late.





winner: ANA IVANOVIC
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Re: Ana IVANOVIC will be the next new number one player!

What she has to work on is her mental part of the game. She needs to develop this sort of focus Serena has. It's very tough, but when she'll do it she's gonna be lethal too. If she does it remains to be seen, I believe she will.

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Its going to be a very close top10 in years to come. The powergame is so common now, the next player to win a series of slams (ala Henin/Serena) will need some extra in the IQ like Hingis had in order to stand out.
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Re: Ana IVANOVIC will be the next new number one player!

She needs to get serve percenatges up and be a bit faster out of the blocks but the signs are there that she's heading for the top.

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Re: Ana IVANOVIC will be the next new number one player!

No, she won't.
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Re: Ana IVANOVIC will be the next new number one player!

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she'll be a very weak number 1. if paszek rises, she won't be the top for long cuz the austrian has more fortitude than ana. ana's a bit of a punk to me.
What is that even supposed to mean? Paszek doesn't have enough power for the modern game. The only promising young player (under 17) is Wozniaki, IMHO.

As for the original post, I think you got the answer right, but your reasoning is off. I still think Sharapova will end up with a better career than Ivanovic, but I now think Ivanovic will have a better career than Vaidisova, and I know for a fact all three will have better careers than Jankovic.

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I wouldn't toss Jankovic so quickly. She didn't handle the rain delay, but she's a much better mover than Ana

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Re: Ana IVANOVIC will be the next new number one player!

I think she can make it number one if she increases her mental belief, because she definitely has the game. Watching her play, I've decieded that can create the angles, and hit the difficult shots that players like Hingis and Myskina can hit, but with power. I think Ana takes a lot of risks with where she's directing the ball, but she does it well, and REALLY hard.

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Re: Ana IVANOVIC will be the next new number one player!

You dont know who of todays superprospects will turn out into a complete player in 5 years.

GOOD LICK: Maria Sharapova Karolina Sprem Ashley Harkleroad Vera Zvonareva Daniela Hantuchova Barbora Strycova Bethanie Mattek Elena Vesnina Mara Santangelo Nicole Vaidisova Ula Radwanska Viktoria Azarenka Lucie Hradecka Svetlana Kuznetsova Shahar Peer Justine Henin
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no, maria will be #1 if she plays like now. that will be enough for these girls. get over it. period
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Re: Ana IVANOVIC will be the next new number one player!

Chaky not on the list Li who is 25 on the list
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Pointless thread.




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