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The Comeback Girls.......

UPDATED(7/20/08)-through LA/Portoroz Qualies
Sprem,Bovina,Lucic,Karatancheva,Dokic,Stevenson and Groenefeld
are ALL attempting "serious" comebacks to the tour in 08 after all falling from the big heights on the tour.I think we should tracl all their results in one thread and see whose real comeback is best:
All left for various reasons:
Sprem(slump-injuries-time off)
Bovina(injuries-injuries and injuires)
Dokic(slump-injuries-personal issues-injuries-slump)lol
Karatancheva(2year ban)
Groenefeld(slump-injuries-personal issues-timeoff)
Lucic(slump-injuires-time off-personal issues-slump)
Stevenson(injuires-slump-injuires-iffy fitness-)
So now all seem to be 100% fit,comitted and healthy....
Current Rank
Karatancheva 171-175
Stevenson 205-201
Groenfeld 172-211
Bovina 220-217
Dokic 211-227
Sprem 223-329 (whoa coulda sworn she was higher)
Lucic 488-502
Current W/L Record In '08
Dokic 32/9
Sprem 10/8
Bovina 20/10
Stevenson 17/15
Lucic 14/15
Karantancheva 41/16
Groenefeld 24/3
Those With Tour Level Wins in 08
Main Draw
Sprem 6(AI)
Groenefeld 3(Budapest)
Karatancheva 1(Fes)
Dokic 1(Hobart)
Stevenson 1(Charleston)
Lucic 0
Bovina 0
Qualifying
Dokic 6 (1 in Grandslam)
Stevenson 6 (1 in Grandslam)
Groenefeld 3
Lucic 3
Karatancheva 3 (1 in Grandslam)
Sprem 2
Bovina 0

Played A Top Ten Player
Sprem 1-0 (beat no.9 Daniela Hantuchova in AI)
Stevenson 0-1 (loss to no.3 Jelena Jankovic 5-7,0-6 in Charleston)

Current/Most Recent Event:
Dokic Winner 25k
Bovina Q3 Portoroz vs (1) Maria Jose Martinez
Lucic Q1rd Portoroz Tier 4(lost to Amanda Elliot 5/7,4/6)
Stevenson Q1rd Carson Tier 1(lost to Abigail Spears 5/7,2/4 ret)
Groenefeld 2rd Bad Gastein Tier 3 Budapest Tier 3(lost to champion (4)Pauline Parmentier)
Sprem 2rd Bad Gastein Tier 3(lost to Tereza Hladikova 3/6,6/1,4/6)
Karatancheva Q2Bad Gastein(2) Tier 3 (lost to Sandra Zahalova 2/6,3/6)
Best Victory This Year

Dokic back-to-back 25k Titles in May + def top 100 Muller 6/4,0/6,6/2
Karatancheva
Bovina def no.134 Alla Kudrayvsteva 2/6,6/4,6/1
Stevenson def Top 100 Julia Schruff 6/3,6/2 + lost to Antwerp RU Timea Bascinsky 4/6,7/6,6/0
Sprem def no.9 Hantuchova 6/3,1/6,6/3
Lucic def no 69 Anastasia Rodionova 6/7,6/2,6/2
Groenefeld def no.67 Lucie Safarova 6,1,6/4

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Re: The Comeback Girls.......

Anna-Lena just beat Lucie Safarova in the 2nd round of Budapest today! (6-1, 6-4 )
I totally believe that she is one of the players that can come back even though it will probably take another year...
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Re: The Comeback Girls.......

sesil will be top 100 by the end of the year she will be top 170 next week. she only needs 1 good win or result to kick start things again.

ALG will also do well and get around the 100 mark by the end of the year.

as for the rest dokic could but she plays so few events, when your working your way back up you need to be playing most weeks.

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Would love to see all of the above return to the top 100, especially Dokic.

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Lucic hasn't played too many WTA events this season but she has three wins in qualifying, she won a round in Charleston, S'Hertogenbosch and Palermo.
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Re: The Comeback Girls.......

For me "COMEBACK GIRLS" is also all former TOP50 girls which started this season about #150 place and right now is again TOP50 (or very close) like Zheng, Tanasugarn, Domachowska or Benesova.

and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

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Stevenson lost 7-5 6-0 to Jankovic in Charleston...also Bacsinszky lost in the semi's of Antwerp to Henin, Karin Knapp was the runner up

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Stevenson lost 7-5 6-0 to Jankovic in Charleston...also Bacsinszky lost in the semi's of Antwerp to Henin, Karin Knapp was the runner up
Yea i had 7/5,6/0 but someone above said 6/1 so i gave them benefit of the doubt....

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Re: The Comeback Girls.......

Well Domachowska (former 37) just came back from around 200 to almost top 50

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For me "COMEBACK GIRLS" is also all former TOP50 girls which started this season about #150 place and right now is again TOP50 (or very close) like Zheng, Tanasugarn, Domachowska or Benesova.
Yes i understand you,but the term comeback refers to leaving and then returning and it can also mean taking a big fall and trying to return to that postion/place you were once at.....all but alex left for atleast 6 mos,and alex has just recently(past 9 mos) starting playing a consistent schedule.None of those you mentioned except Zheng really count and more seriously none of those ever achieved close to the success of the others(minus Tanasugarn but she never left in the first place).

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Yes i understand you,but the term comeback refers to leaving and then returning and it can also mean taking a big fall and trying to return to that postion/place you were once at.....all but alex left for atleast 6 mos,and alex has just recently(past 9 mos) starting playing a consistent schedule.None of those you mentioned except Zheng really count and more seriously none of those ever achieved close to the success of the others(minus Tanasugarn but she never left in the first place).

I would not agree with you on that!

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Well Domachowska (former 37) just came back from around 200 to almost top 50
Marta,Iveta and Tammy were just in bad slumps as all have played full regular schedules the past few seasons.And Zheng never did much but achieve a high of 32(or 29) to warrant this.An honorable mention would be Iroda Tulyaganova: career high #16,wins over Kim,Justine,Dokic(in span of two back to back events) and others. 3 tour titles and heavy knock to reach top 10 few years back.Also attempted a comeback starting late 06 with decent results(RU & SF at Tier 3& 4 in Asia) but seems to have been re injured last march and again this season!!

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I would not agree with you on that!
Ok well every girl on the list was Top 20(minus Lucic and Sesil) and ALL made atleast SF or QF of a Slam.As well all had ALOT of buzz,talk about them and their games,and were well known in tennis world(minus Bovina and Groenefeld who both actually had most consistent results after Jelena,and looked to be realistic staples intop 10/15)

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You could have added Date too

She's around 300-350 and had a few good events in Japan

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You could have added Date too

She's around 300-350 and had a few good events in Japan
Yep i will....i was trying to keep it to the "former" junior phenoms,but i can add Date,and maybe Iroda and Lindsey Lee-Waters(who is attemtping her 3rd major comeback)

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