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So what do you think of Marion Bartoli?(is she the future Monica Seles)

Even though she lost 6-1,6-2 i was rather impressed with her..She even said her favorite player is Monica Seles...Everyone was saying she is unorthodox but that is what people said when seles first came on the scene..So what is your opinion on her, does she have top ten potential.

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Even though she lost 6-1,6-2 i was rather impressed with her..She even said her favorite player is Monica Seles...Everyone was saying she is unorthodox but that is what people said when seles first came on the scene..So what is your opinion on her, does she have top ten potential.
Oh please! LOL
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For sure she does, all she has to do is work on movement and her serve!
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For sure she does, all she has to do is work on movement and her serve!
All she has to do is nuke the world.
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All she has to do is nuke the world.
You don't like her do you ..Nobody will ever replace queen Monica Seles....When seles chooses to retire though i am sure we will see glimpses of seles through Bartoli.

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I think she could peak somewhere in the 13-20 range, but this tournament is not a good way to say she has broken through. Let's be honest..she had a VERY kind draw. Ally Baker, Evie Dominikovic and Maria Sanchez Lorenzo are not exactly world beaters (and she struggled against the last two.) Add an injured Lindsay Davenport to the mix and you got to a Tier I quarterfinal without one truly good win (I don't count Lindsay because she was immobile out there.) Marion has played better than she has here and has recorded better wins. She just came in the right place at the right time this week.
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i've only seen her play once and that was at the oz open against maleeva in round 1. her results don't llok like a future top 10 plaer but you never know. any change is a nice change these days. i'm not expecting her to reach the top 10 but it will be a present surprise if she did.
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That's the major thing here...she has "POTENTIAL" and it's evident. As well as in many other players. But it all depends on her work ethic and attitude. I do know she works very hard at practice but still not sure of her mentality. Her game is nice to watch though.

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sure she can be a good player but top ten??? PLEASE...
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sure she can be a good player but top ten??? PLEASE...
I know! LOL. Come on selesadmirer...Top 10???? Please! Bartoli is good, BUT SHE'S NO ANNA!
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I know! LOL. Come on selesadmirer...Top 10???? Please! Bartoli is good, BUT SHE'S NO ANNA!
I didn't say she will be top ten i said do you think she has potential to be top 10...And of course she is not Anna..

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If Marion continues to emulate Monica's game-style then I consider her future to be bleak.

With the current standard of play, using this Monica style becomes ineffective and could only offer more disadvantages rather than advantages.

Marion is still young to correct this but is she remains stubborn and stick with it then I would say bye bye Marion.:wave: She could only learn from Monica.

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Does she recieve serve farther back now? Or is she still way up in front of the baseline when recieving first serves?

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I think if she works on that serve, and maybe a bit more fitness and footwork she could crack the top 30. I love her game. But what is up with that serve? She bends down, and then, I dunno. It doesn't seem too fluid. Good pace, she hit a 105 today. I like her spirit, she fought from 0-40 on match point (?) to deuce, allowing Serena only 50% break point conversions. Good player; with a double bagel to poor Ally.

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Her playing style is very like Monica, her movement is not so good and she has those beutifull double handed strokes. I cant wait to see her talent develop on the tour.

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