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View Poll Results: Who will replace Maria Sharapova in TOP10 after Australian Open 2009???
Nadia Petrova - back again after 2007 33 22.30%
Flavia Pennetta - 1st Italian ever in TOP10 16 10.81%
Caroline Wozniacki - 1st Danish player ever in TOP10 53 35.81%
Patty Schnyder - back again at 31 5 3.38%
Vika Azarenka - will be new youngest TOP10 24 16.22%
Marion Bartoli - back again against all odds 4 2.70%
Alize Cornet - 1st 1990+ TOP10 girl 4 2.70%
Some Surprizing "Out of TOP18" AO/2009 finalist/winner 9 6.08%
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post #1 of 60 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 2009, 04:37 AM Thread Starter
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New TOP10 Player after AO - Who will replace Sharapova???

WTA Ranking list after Australian Open:

1. Jelena Jankovic SRB_______ 8300 + AO
2. Dinara Safina RUS_________ 7550 + AO + Sydnay
3. Serena Williams USA_______ 7232 + AO + Sydnay
4. Elena Dementieva RUS______ 6986 + AO + Sydnay
5. Venus Williams USA________ 6044 + AO
6. Vera Zvonareva RUS________ 5740 + AO
7. Ana Ivanovic SRB__________ 5332 + AO
8. Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS___ 5010 + AO
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9. Agnieszka Radwanska POL___ 4032 + AO
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10. Nadia Petrova RUS________ 3601 + AO

11. Flavia Pennetta ITA______ 3120 + AO
12. Caroline Wozniacki DEN___ 3070 + AO
13. Maria Sharapova RUS______ 3030
14. Patty Schnyder SUI_______ 2929 + AO
15. Alize Cornet FRA_________ 2922 + AO
16. Vika Azarenka BLR________ 2886 + AO
17. Marion Bartoli FRA_______ 2815 + AO


Needs at least AO final:
18. Dominika Cibulkova SVK___ 2599 + AO
19. Anna Chakvetadze RUS_____ 2544 + AO
20. Katarina Srebotnik SLO___ 2404 + AO
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Petrova is in obviously by far best position to reach TOP10 spot instead Sharapova, but on other hand she is obviously not 100% ready to compete after big illness problems. Other contenders except at least QF at AO and Petrova early upset, needs also good result at Sydnay (Hobart) this week.

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

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Definitely Nadia and maybe Flavia as the next likely contender.

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I hope Flavia.
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Re: New TOP10 Player after AO - Who will replace Sharapova???

For now, almost certainly Petrova. The others are too far behind. But I believe several others will have chances later on in the season.

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For now, almost certainly Petrova. The others are too far behind. But I believe several others will have chances later on in the season.
I agree. Some massive results (at least AO QF) by Nadia's closest followers would be needed to overtake her even if she doesn't play AO at all.


Besides those calculated points are not correct. Wozniacki, for example, currently has 3330 and with only AO 4th round point coming off (280 points) will have safe 3050 points instead of 2990...
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Re: New TOP10 Player after AO - Who will replace Sharapova???

Keep an eye on Urszula Radwanska. She's young, gifted and ready
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Re: New TOP10 Player after AO - Who will replace Sharapova???

Patty has only 2nd round points to defend hopefully she can make a run but most probably her and Nadia will lose first round.

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Keep an eye on Urszula Radwanska. She's young, gifted and ready
Yes, Ula is young, gifted and ready. But she sure as hell isn't about to be Maria Sharapova's replacement in the top 10 post Australian Open.

Maybe in 2 or 3 years if things go very well, who knows.

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Definetly petrova for now, unless wozniaki performs well at sydney, and reaches the australian open quarterfinals while petrova crashes out early.

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Re: New TOP10 Player after AO - Who will replace Sharapova???

Flavia
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Besides those calculated points are not correct. Wozniacki, for example, currently has 3330 and with only AO 4th round point coming off (280 points) will have safe 3050 points instead of 2990...
Wozniacki 16th best result is 60 pts, so after AO she will have 3050+AO+Sydnay-60 which means 2990+AO+Sydnay... etc...

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

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Re: New TOP10 Player after AO - Who will replace Sharapova???

nadia was ill not so long ago. it's beteween caro and vika but i chose vika.

This place is too small to put all the players i like here.
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Re: New TOP10 Player after AO - Who will replace Sharapova???

If Nadia sucks in Melbourne, Flavia or Caro have a chance if they go far + do well in Sydney/Hobart. But I'm sure Nadia will find a way to the 4th round as she always does even when she's out of form.
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