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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 2003, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
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This Is Going To Get Interesting

5 +3 Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) 2838 24
6 -3 Jennifer Capriati (USA) 2790 17
7 -1 Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) 2729 15
8 +1 Jelena Dokic (YUG) 2506 29
9 -2 Monica Seles (USA) 2492 15
10 0 Lindsay Davenport (USA) 2171 11
11 +1 Anastasia Myskina (RUS) 2150 28
12 +1 Chanda Rubin (USA) 1965 16
13 +2 Patty Schnyder (SUI) 1787 25
14 0 Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) 1669 25
15 +1 Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) 1544 28
16 +1 Anna Pistolesi (ISR) 1536.5 28
17 +6 Elena Bovina (RUS) 1442 24
18 -7 Martina Hingis (SUI) 1386 10
19 +1 Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) 1378.75 27
20 -2 Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 1374 25
21 0 Alexandra Stevenson (USA) 1327.25 25
22 -3 Elena Dementieva (RUS) 1316 26
23 -1 Amanda Coetzer (RSA) 1301 22
24 0 Tatiana Panova (RUS) 1259 32
25 +2 Paola Suarez (ARG) 1191 24


This should be a very interesting Winter and Clay season.

By Wimbledon, this will be completely re-organized.

The top 15 all legit chances of getting those one or two iffy spaces in the top ten, and the rest have legit chances of getting into those 3 or 4 iffy spaces in the top 15.

By Wimbledon, this is how it should look

1. Serena
2. Venus
3. Clijsters
4. Davenport
5. Mauresmo
6. Henin
7. Seles
8. Capriati
9. Hantuchova
10. Rubin

now I may be wrong, as Schnyder, Myskina, and even Maleeva have an outside chance of getting Rubins spot and I dont think Dokic plans on leaving the Top 10 anytime soon.

So this should be very very interesting
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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old Jan 27th, 2003, 03:38 AM
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There will definitely be more players entering/leaving the top 10 than last year.
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I don't see that happening.

Justine has 3 finals (Antwerp, Amelia Island and Rome) and one tournament to defend, but except for Antwerp they are all on clay, her best surface.

She has nothing to defend in Miami and more important, nothing at the French Open (again, on clay).

Davenport has nothing, but she is 1,400 points behind, she might win Indian Wells, but I don't see her winning Miami with Venus and Serena playing. I don't know if she is playing Antwerp, Paris and Dubai, but one or both sisters are playing in the three, plus Kim, Justine, Hantuchova, etc.

She can get around 400 points for Indian Wells, maybe 300 for Scotsdale, probably totalling around 1,000 points, but Justine can defend her points and even add in certain tournaments (especially Roland Garros).

Amelie has a better chance but she is defending champion in Dubai, + it's not know when she is coming back.

If Jennifer doesn't get in shape soon, she might be out of the top 10. She has final in Scottsdale and Miami. She still has a gap over Chanda, Patty and Myskina but if she doesn't raise her level...
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Why does everyone keep overrating Lindsay?

She'll be back in top ten for sure, but top 5? I don't think so, unless she has a spectacular claycourt season.

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yeah its seems as if only now players know how to beat davenport or come very close to it...



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I think the more Davenport plays, the more she will get her confidence back. The trouble will be her winning her first title. once she does that, her confidence will be back. Really, IW, Miami...she's QF, SF points more then likely.
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I don't know, but Lindsay seems to have performed better right after she came back during last summer's hardcourt season than currently.

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Re: This Is Going To Get Interesting

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the incredible thing is that elena has hardly to defend any points until warsaw (where she won the title last year). and know this is said about lots of girls - but i really think she has a shot at the top 10, if she keeps on playing as well as she did recently.


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Why will Henin fall?

She'll LOSE to Amelie
She'll LOSE to Monica
She'll LOSE to Hantuchova
She'll LOSE to Capriati
She'll LOSE to Davenport

ok with that said, with this new Top seeding, it means she'll have to face one of them in the QF

The thing that made up my mind was that she needed 9-7 in the third to beat a comeback Davenport NINE-SEVEN

Think about it, shes talented but unless something happens fast, the top 5 will be elusive
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i think ur wrong bout cappy! except miami she had mediocre results after march last year and she will have 3 weeks before dubai so she should be in good shape plus she is playing indian wells this year!
and does ne1 know davenports ussually plays during the clay season?
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Why will Henin fall?

She'll LOSE to Amelie
She'll LOSE to Monica
She'll LOSE to Hantuchova
She'll LOSE to Capriati
She'll LOSE to Davenport

Realistically, I'm not going to deny that Henin-Hardenne MIGHT lose to some of those players. However, to say that she WILL lose to them seems pretty premature.
And there's something else you need to take into consideration in this whole scenario -- timing. You don't lose points by losing to players ranked below you, you lose points by not doing as well in a tournament as you did the previous year, or if you lose to lesser competition than you did in the previous year.
Yes, Davenport, barring injury, will definitely close the gap between herself and the top five, however, most of the players ranked ahead of her will have some opportunity to gain points between now and Wimbledon.
Henin-Hardenne, and this has already been mentioned, can gain points at Miami and Roland Garros if she shows up and just wins one match. She's also, if I remember right, playing in Dubai and Charleston, tournaments she didn't compete in last year. If she plays all four of these events, that means four events, Tier II or higher, she can gain points, a lot of points if she does well. If she stays healthy and does respectably well in the tournaments where she has to defend big points, and with the entire clay-court season, it will be very difficult for Davenport to catch her. I'm not saying it can't be done, I just think Davenport's going to need help.
That being said, at this point, and barring injury, I don't see the top four changing between now and Wimbledon. I think that there's just too much of a gap between them and the rest of the field. Once again, I think that Davenport will close the gap greatly, but she's got to close a gap of 1236 points in about five months. That's going to be a challenge given her recent problems. Of course, the key phrases in all this are AT THIS POINT and BARRING INJURY. This is all just hypothesizing -- that's half the fun of it.
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well we'll see

but i think my list is about right
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Daniilidou will be in the top ten by wimbledon.

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If Eleni doesn't improve that serve of hers, she will definitely not be in the top 10.

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If Eleni doesn't improve that serve of hers, she will definitely not be in the top 10.
I don't think it is anything to worry about..It was probably just nerves.
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