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Players that haven't reached their potential?

There are soooo many players like that.So just post what you think who are these players, and who wasted the most, and why do you think so...

Dokic- She's young, could have a great career, but instead she's (not) playing 10k qualies.
Srebotnik- She has the forehand, she has the serve, volleys, even improved her backhand, she is discussed and as a junior was discussed with having much talent, but can't use it, because she is happy with Grand Slam 3rd rounds.Why, if she could take 1 more step by now?
Sprem-She had the game when she was playing good.She wasn't a typical hard hitter, but moved pretty well and had a good serve too.
Kirilenko-She didn't use it by now, but it's looking like she is taking advantage now
Golovin-Out of players borned in '87, '88, '89 she was one of the first who came on the tour with good results.And Ivanovic, Chakvetadze, Vaidisova all made a bigger step on the rankings.

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Unfortunately due to injuries, Chanda Rubin has never fulfilled her true potential. She could have been a multi-slam winner by now

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Re: Players that haven't reached their potential?

Somebody Suisse was the WTA Newcomer of the Year in 1998, winning 5 titles (half her career total) @ age 19. Then she came under the control of first a wacky guru, and then the Career Conman her parents hired to get her away from said guru.

After the 2nd bad influence pled guilty in late '02 to a felony for a scam that occurred between '95 and '98 (where her money let him make full restitution and keep his sorry ass out of jail, getting a suspended sentence and probation) he was...

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Her coach was soon fired and she never had another steady one (as he wasn't going to risk his meal ticket developing a Justine - Carlos type trust in anyone, who might get her to realize she was being exploited). Since then this perennial Top 20 and sometime Top 10 has won 2 titles, both Tier III's.
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Re: Players that haven't reached their potential?

agreed

This coach ruined Patty's career

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I always felt Venus should have won more slams then Serena

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Re: Players that haven't reached their potential?

Clijsters should have won more than one slam.
Golovin comes to my mind now but her career is far from being over !
Dementieva could have won some big tournaments, a slam and a couple of Tier 1 other than in Tokyo.
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Unfortunately due to injuries, Chanda Rubin has never fulfilled her true potential. She could have been a multi-slam winner by now
Oh Chanda She was great...
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I always felt Venus should have won more slams then Serena
She still has time to do that

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Li Na, her groundstrokes can cause some major damage to many players (even the top ones) when she is on, only problem is the consistency & the current injuries. her career isn't over but she just hasn't reached her potential enough to be top 10 or 5, a certain someone who said she would be
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Re: Players that haven't reached their potential?

Golovin.
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And i Think Venus deserved that FO title most of all

But Venus played that day

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Chanda sweet girl

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Chanda Rubin ,Monica Niculescu, Kritina Mladenovic, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva, Kimiko Date, Martina Hingis, Stephanie Foretz, Oceane Dodin, Caroline Garcia, Patty Schnyder, Dinara Safina, Ahsha Rolle, Arena Rodionova, Tatiana Golovin, Mary , Amelie
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Re: Players that haven't reached their potential?

VENUS VENUS VENUS. Don't get me wrong, she's amazing. But, with her height, reach, and speed, she should have been the best of this generation hands down. She just never made great improvements on her serve and forehand, although the forehard seems to be a lot better now.

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Most tennis females are girls. Venus is a WOMAN.
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Re: Players that haven't reached their potential?

Daniela Hantuchova - too good to have only won two titles in all her years playing

Patty Schynder - has some titles but really deserves at least one French.
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Somebody Suisse was the WTA Newcomer of the Year in 1998, winning 5 titles (half her career total) @ age 19. Then she came under the control of first a wacky guru, and then the Career Conman her parents hired to get her away from said guru.

After the 2nd bad influence pled guilty in late '02 to a felony for a scam that occurred between '95 and '98 (where her money let him make full restitution and keep his sorry ass out of jail, getting a suspended sentence and probation) he was...

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Her coach was soon fired and she never had another steady one (as he wasn't going to risk his meal ticket developing a Justine - Carlos type trust in anyone, who might get her to realize she was being exploited). Since then this perennial Top 20 and sometime Top 10 has won 2 titles, both Tier III's.
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