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If you could pick one, who would you 'put" back into the top 20??

There are obviously alot good players on tour who talent-wise should be in the top 20 but because of injuries,fitness,confidence,belief they aren't.....so if you could put one player back into the top 20(kind of giving the a second chance in essence),who do you think would benefit most from it(ie push top players,benefit from a higher seeding,win titles and make things interesting).
I for one would love for Anna Chakevtadze to have more chance in the top 20,she is playing much better tennis nowadays but seems to get injuried just when she could be due for a nice run(last fall, Dubai).If she could keep her head straight i feel her game could def trouble majority of the top 20 and given the current state of womens tennis she could even make a few deep runs at majors and push close to the top 10.

I think it would also be interesting if Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Dinara Safina were in the top 20(though with the latter i dont think she is ready for that level). Minus a hiccup at her last 2 slams(losing 75 in the 3rd at both the USO and OZ),Beth has been having a top 20-30 players resume since last summer: Qualifies for Montreal,wins her 1st round and lead Clijsters 64 41; Qualified and won her first round in New Haven,2rd at the Open,FINAL in Quebec;FINAL in her very next tour event Brisbane, brainfart in OZ and then Semifinal in Paris Indoors.....so she had made atleast the SF in 3 of her last 4 events as a player outside the top 50!

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The OP read my mind. I'd put Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the top 20. Not just because I love her but she's really been stepping up her game and mind set over the past couple of months. It seems her match vs Kim in Montreal was what did the trick. She's still having laspes in matches but overall she's improved so much that I think she could even crack the top 20 on her own this year. She's already been climbing up the rankings slowly but surely and it's looking more and more that she'll accomplish her goal to be seeded for a slam. Also, this will be the year she not only gets her first top 10 win but I think she'll take at least 5 this year.

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Lisicki didn't quite break the top 20 I don't think, but I'll go with her.
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Def Chakky, I want her to find her top 20 form back!!

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.....so if you could put one player back into the top 20(kind of giving the a second chance in essence),who do you think would benefit most from it(ie push top players,benefit from a higher seeding,win titles and make things interesting).
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After reading these posts I feel like putting at least 20 players there. Geez its too hard to pick one.

1. Hantuchova (not best deserved but I want her to do well plus she is Slovak)
2. Safina is top 5 material
3. Lisicki - top 5 is she is back one day without injuries etc.
...Dementieva should come back
...there are two many

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Hantuchova deserve to go back to top 20
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this is probably the easiest tennis question for me: little jie.

right now i just want her to get back into the top 30... that might take her god knows how long, considering how she said she won't be fully recovered for about 3 months.
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