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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2003, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Which Player is the most talented yet the most inconsistant?

You know the players, the ones who play cracking tennis one week, but fold the next to Jane Doe from Kraplakistan.

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ASAGOE~BOVINA~JANKOVIC~MOLIK
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BACSINSZKY~CHAKVATADZE~IVANOVIC
JACKSON~KIRILENKO~LINETSKAYA
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post #3 of 55 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2003, 07:23 PM
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Jelena Dokic!!! God this girl is soooo explosive and just a great talent. She can improve on some of her finese shots but right now she shouldn't be losing so often and she still needs to go and win more events. She's a great player who loses waaay too much to players she could really devestate.
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I agree with Rhythmboy, Patty Schnyder is top-5 material if she can play at her best all the time.
Also: Marlene Weingartner, Iroda Tulyaganova and Clarisa Fernandez.

Mirjana Lucic is class too, but she can be very consistent, she's just suffering from weight problems.

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I agree with Rhythmboy, Patty Schnyder is top-5 material if she can play at her best all the time.
ain't this true for a WHOLE lot of people but Jelena Dokic is just giving me grief everytime I see her play and end up losing. She's really not capitalizing on her power and talents. What a waste; if I had her talent I would be so motivated to kick ass!
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I have to agree with Elena Bovina. She gave a lot of top players fits in three set matches in 2002, but has not matched those same results so far in 2003.

She is beginning to lose to players perhaps she should not be losing too. Sounds like confidence is the issue in Elena's game right now or perhaps even a lack of focus.
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Leena is just a slow developer but when she does finally get to her true potential imagine the damage she will do (shes top 15 already and shes no where near it!)

i just think weve seen what Jeca can do, yet she loses week after week real bad
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ain't this true for a WHOLE lot of people but Jelena Dokic is just giving me grief everytime I see her play and end up losing. She's really not capitalizing on her power and talents. What a waste; if I had her talent I would be so motivated to kick ass!
"a WHOLE lot of people" don't fit in the top 5 now do they?

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post #11 of 55 (permalink) Old Apr 17th, 2003, 08:32 PM
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hello guys itz godda b elena Dementieva!!!
she has so much talent and beauty and yet her inconsistency has plagued her to a rank in the 20's!!!
she will bounce back rest assured!

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I have to agree with Elena Bovina. She gave a lot of top players fits in three set matches in 2002, but has not matched those same results so far in 2003.
She's actually fared better against top players in '03... wins over Myskina, Smashnova. The only loss to someone ranked higher than her was against Davenport. The problem is... she's not getting far enough to reach the higher ranked players.

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She is beginning to lose to players perhaps she should not be losing too. Sounds like confidence is the issue in Elena's game right now or perhaps even a lack of focus.
You're completely off on the focus part... I'd argue that Lena is the most intense player on tour.

About confidence? From what Lena says in her interviews, it seems like the only way she thinks she can win is by outhitting people, and playing aggressive tennis. That certainly shows in her play... and by only playing like that, that's what leads to inconsistent results.

She has the net game, she has the ability to win matches by not going for lines every point... but she doesn't change anything. I don't know if that's a lack of confidence in her game... but whatever it is, she needs to stop it, because she is too damn talented to be getting these pathetic results.
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