Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Anapolis Asylum
Re: Groth, Goerges or Jovanovski: which upcoming big hitter will have a better career
I think Julia will have spend much of her career in the 10-25 region, occasionally getting a bit higher perhaps. She's a bit too inconsistent and doesn't have the mentality (yet, at least) to make it against the top players. She could easily win a lot of small titles and occasionally a big one (I'm thinking a few Premiers at least) but probably won't be getting near a GS trophy.
Jarmila will probably break into top 25 but not get much higher than that. She is even more inconsistent and just gets way too nervous. She strikes a beautiful ball and will definitely always be a threat, but I think her career highlights will probably be lots of Internationals and a few GS quarterfinals. She's a Kleybanova-type player.
As for Bojana, I really don't know. From what I've seen of her, she seems to be someone who looks to be aggressive but doesn't have sufficient firepower to completely overwhelm an opponent. She might prove me wrong, but I think her peak will be top 20, top 15 at best, but she might have a Fed Cup victory to remember when she retires.
Ana Ivanovic is now retired.
Justine Henin. Amelie Mauresmo. Francesca Schiavone.