Welcome to the Top 20 Sloane Stephens! - Page 2 - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #16 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2013, 10:39 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,492
                     
Re: Welcome to the Top 20 Sloane Stephens!

She's the new Varvara Lepchenko.

JarkaFish is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2013, 10:41 AM
Senior Member
 
mdterp01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 14,387
                     
Re: Welcome to the Top 20 Sloane Stephens!

Congrats Sloane, but getting there is only part of it. Still need to scalp a big player or win a title to be considered a threat.

WTA=WILLIAMS TENNIS ASSOCIATION
Venus Williams Wimbledon Champion (00,01,05,07,08)
US Open Champion (00,01)

Serena Williams Australian Open Champion (03,05,07,09,10,15)
French Open Champion (02,13,15)
Wimbledon Champion (02,03,09,10,12,15)
US Open Champion (99,02,08,12,13,14)
mdterp01 is offline  
post #18 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2013, 10:48 AM
Rican In The Burgh
 
charmedRic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Yinzer Land
Posts: 36,619
                     
Re: Welcome to the Top 20 Sloane Stephens!

Quote:
Originally Posted by JarkaFish View Post
She's the new Varvara Lepchenko.


TT Singles: 2014 SF: Bogota, New Braunfels. 2013 F: Las Vegas, SF: Orlando, Sibenik.
TT Doubles: 2014 W: Trnava w PinkTape. 2013 W: St Martin, Orlando, Sibenik, Charlottesville, Nantes-YEC all w Soliloque; Lexington w DJDVD.
charmedRic is offline  
post #19 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2013, 10:49 AM
Senior Member
 
Quest for Infamy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 10,740
                     
Re: Welcome to the Top 20 Sloane Stephens!

Quote:
Originally Posted by mdterp01 View Post
Congrats Sloane, but getting there is only part of it. Still need to scalp a big player or win a title to be considered a threat.
Yes. Her game is not yet at the level of your standard top 20 player, eg. Vinci, Cibulkova or Ivanovic. So I think she's going to hit a wall rankings-wise and hover around #15-#25 for quite some time. Though she's still young and still improving, so 2 or 3 years from now she might take that next big step into top 10. Who knows.
Quest for Infamy is offline  
post #20 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2013, 10:56 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 210
                     
Re: Welcome to the Top 20 Sloane Stephens!

Hope she can keep it up and beat top players. Consistency is the key.
fast lefty is offline  
post #21 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2013, 12:08 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,078
                     
Re: Welcome to the Top 20 Sloane Stephens!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sir Stefwhit View Post
That's interesting. So it appears she's gotten there off of the strength of her performances in the majors. That's the absolute best place to peak so good for her.
Her performance in the majors though is underwhelming when you think about it. With the exception of the French, she lost to the first seeded player she faced. Which will probably happen here as well, since she's up against Serena. Stephens was lucky enough to avoid facing seeded players until she could get some major points out of it.

Don't get me wrong, Stephens is a very good and consistent player. You don't get to the top 20 by being a bad player but she really hasn't had what I'd call an impressive run to date.
KIG. is offline  
post #22 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2013, 12:13 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2,492
                     
Re: Welcome to the Top 20 Sloane Stephens!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kotre View Post
Her performance in the majors though is underwhelming when you think about it. With the exception of the French, she lost to the first seeded player she faced. Which will probably happen here as well, since she's up against Serena. Stephens was lucky enough to avoid facing seeded players until she could get some major points out of it.

Don't get me wrong, Stephens is a very good and consistent player. You don't get to the top 20 by being a bad player but she really hasn't had what I'd call an impressive run to date.
Nothing she's done has been impressive so far.
JarkaFish is offline  
post #23 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2013, 12:31 PM
AO16, USO16 Champ & World N.1!
 
Kerber Counter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 32,525
                     
Re: Welcome to the Top 20 Sloane Stephens!

Good for her but I still think she is nothing special. Keys and Vekic are the real deal.


Angelique Kerber 2016 AO Champion 2016 USO Champion
♥ Barthel ♥ Pliskova ♥ Shvedova ♥ Pavly ♥ Bellis ♥ Muguruza ♥ Radwanska ♥ Halep ♥
Kerber Counter is offline  
post #24 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2013, 12:34 PM
Senior Member
 
madmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 10,951
                     
Re: Welcome to the Top 20 Sloane Stephens!

Quote:
Originally Posted by JarkaFish View Post
She's the new Varvara Lepchenko.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Chakbelle View Post
Those DFs are like a tap but the washer is broken and Maksim doesnt have a wrench.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sp!ffy View Post
Sharapova is so popular her owns fans have haters.
madmax is offline  
post #25 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2013, 12:36 PM
Rest in peace Bally
 
Juju Nostalgique's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Admiring Kimiko
Posts: 13,495
                     
Re: Welcome to the Top 20 Sloane Stephens!


Congrats Garbiñe on your first Slam !!!
Paula Badosa & SaiSai Zheng & Garbiñe Muguruza & Kimiko Date & Varvara Lepchenko
Qristina Wang & Genie Bouchard & Carol Zhao & Nettu Kontaveit & Naomi Osaka
Jamie Hampton & Sam Crawford
All-Time Favourites
~ Monica Seles & Justine Henin & Núria Llagostera & Li Na
Juju Nostalgique is offline  
post #26 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2013, 03:33 PM
it's just me against the music.
 
In The Zone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 26,601
                     
Re: Welcome to the Top 20 Sloane Stephens!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kotre View Post
Her performance in the majors though is underwhelming when you think about it. With the exception of the French, she lost to the first seeded player she faced. Which will probably happen here as well, since she's up against Serena. Stephens was lucky enough to avoid facing seeded players until she could get some major points out of it.

Don't get me wrong, Stephens is a very good and consistent player. You don't get to the top 20 by being a bad player but she really hasn't had what I'd call an impressive run to date.
Not true. Defeated Cetkovska, #25 at Wimbledon, and pushed Lisicki, grass goat, to 3 sets at Wimbledon. No impressive runs but she also really doesn't play a lot, either. She'll get there, no worries.
In The Zone is offline  
post #27 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2013, 03:42 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,078
                     
Re: Welcome to the Top 20 Sloane Stephens!

Quote:
Originally Posted by In The Zone View Post
Not true. Defeated Cetkovska, #25 at Wimbledon, and pushed Lisicki, grass goat, to 3 sets at Wimbledon. No impressive runs but she also really doesn't play a lot, either. She'll get there, no worries.
You're quite right. She didn't beat a seeded player at RG, the only major where she didn't fall to the first seeded player was Wimbledon. The mistake arose because I assumed that she'd beaten a seed at the tournament she progressed furthest in. My bad.
KIG. is offline  
post #28 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2013, 03:42 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 8,326
                     
Re: Welcome to the Top 20 Sloane Stephens!

How many wins over top 20 players she has?
Tennisfan06 is offline  
post #29 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2013, 03:50 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 7,134
                     
Re: Welcome to the Top 20 Sloane Stephens!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tennisfan06 View Post
How many wins over top 20 players she has?
#15 Cibulkova 2013 Brisbane 6-2, 6-3
#17 Kirilenko 2012 Strasbourg 3-6, 7-5 RET
#20 Gorges 2011 Carlsbad 6-3, 7-5

She also beat Errani when Errani was 30 in the world in Miami 2012.
dencod16 is offline  
post #30 of 46 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2013, 04:24 PM
it's just me against the music.
 
In The Zone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 26,601
                     
Re: Welcome to the Top 20 Sloane Stephens!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tennisfan06 View Post
How many wins over top 20 players she has?
3. Goerges #20, Carlsbad in 2011. Kirilenko, but by retirement, Strasbourg 2012, and Cibulkova #15, Brisbane in 2013.
In The Zone is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome