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OMG - Look how low these players are ranked!

I can't believe some of these names!

112 - Nadia Petrova
114 - Wynne Prakusya
140 - Tara Snyder
164 - Bianka Lamade
176 - Lilia Osterloh
180 - Rita Kuti Kis
196 - Brie Rippner
283 - Guilia Casoni

Are they just in a slump/injured, or does womens tennis now have THAT much depth??

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P.S - If Conchi ain't in the draw - go Monica!
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Casoni reached the semis of a tier 1 didn't she?
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what about angeles montolio . top-25 almost 12 months ago, and now having to qualify to get into qualifying, with a ranking at about 200, and she has 90% of her points to defend in a single tournament in April. she hasn't won a match since last April, and will drop to below 500. and there's no injury that we know of, having compiled something like a 0-17 match record since April.

and she lost first round of qualies for qualifying at Scottsdale

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It's so strange with Angeles because there was an exact MATCH where that slump began,
2002 French Open, dark, damp day, Angeles goes on Court Central against Monica and plays great, smart, tennis to take the forst set on a tiebreak, then they go off for a rainbreak, come back and Angeles just loses it, plays awful, and hasn't recovered since!

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P.S - If Conchi ain't in the draw - go Monica!
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According to Tennis Fondo, a Spanish tennis magazine, Angeles had surgery on her right shoulder... she is inactive
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Actually it seems that Bianka has got some good results as of late.
Rita apparently needs to lose a good deal of weight. I hope that she can come back, she is one of my favourite players and a nice person

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NADIA PETROVA missed most of last year because of injury. Even so, she has already propelled herself back into the top 20 in doubles, and I have no doubt she will work her way back up in singles soon too, as Lina Kras. is doing.
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Gala Leon-Garcia dropped a lot too

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It's so strange with Angeles because there was an exact MATCH where that slump began,
2002 French Open, dark, damp day, Angeles goes on Court Central against Monica and plays great, smart, tennis to take the forst set on a tiebreak, then they go off for a rainbreak, come back and Angeles just loses it, plays awful, and hasn't recovered since!
incredible. her last 12 matches of 2002 looked like this:

Zsofia_Gubacsi_(HUN) L 3-6 6-3 2-6
Maria_Sanchez_Lorenzo_(ESP) L 2-6 2-6
Anna_Pistolesi_(ISR) L 1-6 3-6
Virginia_Ruano_Pascual_(ESP) L 6-7(4) 3-6
Monica_Seles_(USA) L 7-6(4) 3-6 0-6
Amelie_Mauresmo_(FRA) L 3-6 5-7
Tatiana_Poutchek_(BLR) L 4-6 3-6
Gisela_Dulko_(ARG) L 2-6 6-2 1-6
Martina_Sucha_(SVK) L 6-1 6-7(4) 3-6
Svetlana_Kuznetsova_(RUS) L 2-6 3-6
Tatiana_Poutchek_(BLR) L 1-6 2-6
Antonella_Serra_Zanetti_(ITA) L 6-1 2-6 4-6



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Montolio has really went off a cliff, to a degree seldom seen. You would almost think she suffers from some kind of injury that hampers her play, but doesn't quite sideline her.

She did win a few Challenger matches at the end of 2002, but she has been disastrous since winning(!) Porto.
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Well, that is sad for Angeles. I feel for her. Bianka seems to be picking things up quite a bit however. She recently took the Midland Challenger (winning 8 straight) and got the SF in Fullerton. Also, has Karina Habsudova retired? How about Kveta at about 150, or Jane Chi?
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Does anyone have any news on Karina's present situation????
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post #13 of 38 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 2003, 09:51 PM
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petrova and lamade hae been injured for awhile. let them get back into the groove of things. nadia did reach the third round of the oz open so she's getting back there.

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Habsudova's last appearance on the WTA Tour was the Australian Open 2002 (lost to Barabanschikova in 1st round of qualifying).

She then played some kind of Slovakian team event in June of last year. Two mixed doubles matches, and a singles match where she (possibly) had to retire.

Since then, there is apparently no sign of her.
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casoni got to the Rome qf in 2000, but the only reason for that was because Lindsay had default to her. Really, it does not surprise me at all that she's ranked so low, she's not that good.
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