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daniela top 5 by wimbledon?

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Re: daniela top 5 by wimbledon?

i know it's a kind of joke but Hantuchova fans need to have a bit of perspective because she's still terribly inconsistent in general and she's only improved her nerves very slightly.

She's just playing a lot better when she plays well now - which of course is a very good thing.

I think Daniela's goal should be consolidating her top 10 status for at least a year.
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Re: daniela top 5 by wimbledon?

well, she was # during the williams and belgians era in 2002/3, so who knows
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Re: daniela top 5 by wimbledon?

Well I think that if you look at her results this year, she's done well at quite a few tournaments. It's her slam results that are letting her down. If she had a couple of semis or quarters in there, she could be ranked around 5-6 I think.

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Re: daniela top 5 by wimbledon?

well, there's a whole lotta difference between top 10 and top 5..

but if she were mentally stronger and stopped choking against the top players and perhaps better slam results, i dont see why not

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Yes!

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well, there's a whole lotta difference between top 10 and top 5..

but if she were mentally stronger and stopped choking against the top players and perhaps better slam results, i dont see why not
But she wont be mentally stronger, wont stop choking against top player and wont get better slam results

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The problem I have with Hantuchova is that TO ME she doesn't have any significant weapon. She doesn't serve big and what she does for power groundies, the top 5 players will do it better. She's 5'11" I wish she would beef up her serve and stop serving with Eastern Grip like 1930s~
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Re: daniela top 5 by wimbledon?

She won't be doing anything at slams so no 9-10 is the best she can do.

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Re: daniela top 5 by wimbledon?

I don't think top5, but 6-8 is possible.
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Re: daniela top 5 by wimbledon?

nope not possible..
we do have other players, playing better than her,
who isnt in the top 5 yet,
like..
Venus, Serena, Lindsay..and Jankovic would stay there long...
so... no top 5 by wimbledon
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Re: daniela top 5 by wimbledon?

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The only way anyone makes top 5 is by making quarterfinals of grand slams. Doesn't matter how well Daniela does on tour, even if she'd won all the finals she's been in this year that's only +135 points more - it's all about the slams. If Dani was making Grand Slam QFs on a regular basis combined with her form this year she'd be around the top 5 but she's made 372 pts from slams this year when if you want to be top 5 you should be looking at close to 1,000 pts. That's the minimum requirement.

The worst record in the top 8 at slams this year is 15-4 (JJ & Anna C), Daniela is 8-4, she has to improve dramatically. The worst win %age on tour in the top 8 is .758 (Ivanovic), Daniela is .652, she has the results she has (3 finals, 5 other semis) because of the amount of tournaments she has played - she has still lost in her first match in 5 tournaments this year and you cannot do that and expect to make top 5.

The difference between her season now and her season in 2002 is in 2002 she only played one tournament below Tier II so even though she made less semifinals and finals they were all at higher events and she made many more quarterfinals on top of that and two of those were grand slams - that's the springboard you need, big title win, consistency and most importantly good results at slams. The yearly period she was #5 she had 3 Grand Slam QFs and a 4th round at the French - she's not made a QF since. Until she does she will never reach the top 5 again.

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