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Why is Rubin in TOP 10?

i dont really see her much on tv till last yr,
but she doesnt really impress me in her matches,
when she beats TOP players, not that she is bad or anything,
but when she does, her opponents seem to be off.....
so it just beats me why she is in TOP 10.....
even though she has big shots, but IMO she lacks in movement,
and she is not a counter puncher, so can someone
explain to me why she is so effective on grass and clay,
not to mention the American Hardcourts.....
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Why was Martinez,Hantukova, Kournikova, Dokic, Myskina,Dementieva...etc....top ten..

She has clean aggressive strokes...a good net game a very good forehand, good movement, court sense, and a vastly improved backhand.

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Good point DA FOREHAND

Rubin is just as good as the top 5 in tour sure she lacks the power but shes got the shots to get her in TOP 5 esspecially to go far at wimbledon
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because she's consistent. Except for a brief period last fall (where I suspect she was getting over her devastating loss to Venus at the US Open. Venus won 6-2 4-6 7-5...but Chanda had 2 break points on Venus serving 5-5), she has been very consistent.

Look at the last 5 Slams
02 Paris--4th (lost to Venus)
02 WB--4th (lost to Serena)
02 US--4th (lost to Venus)
03 AO--4th
03 Paris--QF (lost to Henin)
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because she's consistent. Except for a brief period last fall (where I suspect she was getting over her devastating loss to Venus at the US Open. Venus won 6-2 4-6 7-5...but Chanda had 2 break points on Venus serving 5-5), she has been very consistent.

Look at the last 5 Slams
02 Paris--4th (lost to Venus)
02 WB--4th (lost to Serena)
02 US--4th (lost to Venus)
03 AO--4th
03 Paris--QF (lost to Henin)

LOL! Why didn`t u type who she lost to in AUS OPEN???

Anways it was Myskina in 3 sets i think! Chanda should have won that much!
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this is the first time i've heard anyone ever say that chanda rubin has bad movement. i let people have there say and try not to criticise and try to take each persons opinion seriously but the odds are against you on that one i think.

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LOL! Why didn`t u type who she lost to in AUS OPEN???

Anways it was Myskina in 3 sets i think! Chanda should have won that much!
I couldn't remember if it was Myskina or Clijsters
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Chanda is in the top 10 because she deserves it.

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this is the first time i've heard anyone ever say that chanda rubin has bad movement.
Me too...

Chanda beat Serena last year at Los Angeles and only two points away from victory against Venus Williams at the US Open. She played really well! She won Madrid and Eastbourne this year. She deserves it!


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Oh Chanda is one of the fastest out there. She has a good Volley and feels comfortable at the net. This is how she put out Capriati - she ws able to change her game. Capriati was not off when chanda beat her' Chanda is a much better player than Capriati(who is mostly power but mental toughness as well), Hantuchova, Dokic, Myskina etc. I think that she is also capable of beating Clisters and Henin on grass. She has 6 singles and 10 doubles titles. What more do you want to know.

But then Frank-Rulez yopu admit you have not watched Chanda much. She one three titles last year to Capriati's none.

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Oh Chanda is one of the fastest out there. She has a good Volley and feels comfortable at the net. This is how she put out Capriati - she ws able to change her game. Capriati was not off when chanda beat her' Chanda is a much better player than Capriati(who is mostly power but mental toughness as well), Hantuchova, Dokic, Myskina etc. I think that she is also capable of beating Clisters and Henin on grass. She has 6 singles and 10 doubles titles. What more do you want to know.

But then Frank-Rulez yopu admit you have not watched Chanda much. She one three titles last year to Capriati's none.
if i were Chanda, i would trade my title for the
AO Slam won by Jen in a heartbeat.......
she is fast?..that i need to focus more next time i see her
the reason i asked is coz she is too low key,
out of the TOP 10, she is probably the most overlooked...
hopefully i'll see her more in the next 2 weeks
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she is more low key because that's the way she likes. if being too low key allows you to make the top 10 on 3 seperate occassions after serious injuries then i think she should just keep doing what she has always done.

it really is not sensible to question chanda's right to be in the top ten because she has fought her whole career to overcome obstacles, and yet never bitches about it and just puts her head down and always has a positive disposition towards people. and even ignoring these facts, all you have to do is look at the fact that she has beaten serena, henin (6-3, 6-2), davenport, mauresmo (6-2, 6-0!!) and capriati and came very close to beating 2 time defending champ venus at the us open in the last year to see why she is in the top ten. and forgive me if i am wrong but i don't think there are too many players outside the top 10 who have won 5 titles in the last year.
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Nice post Switz-Chanda has more class than any top tenner except maybe Clijsters, but Kimmie could only tie her!

When she's on Chanda has all the weapons needed for the top ten. The one aspect lacking in the past has been consistency, she can be incredibly sloppy and error prone at times, especially off that lethal forehand.

This year she's very consistent-hence her top ten status. She might be there some time
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in the past year, chanda has defeated serena, lindsay, henin, mauresmo, dokic and capriati among others. she has won three titles, and performed consistently at all the majors. She's played very well, and i think at this moment she's only a hair beneath the best players in the world. certainly she is nobody to be taken lightly.
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In terms of the rankings, Chanda nearly always lives up to her seed. That gets her into the top 10 as she wins when she should. She isn't in the top 5 because she rarely has wins over the bigger names in the game.

As a player Chanda is where she is because, first and foremost, she's a great competitor. She never gives up, and that will take you far in the game. She may be behind in a match, but she often comes back to win. Additionally, she has a solid all-around game. She isn't bothered by power, as it only makes her shots more powerful. She's also willing to close points out at the net, which helps keep her errors down as she doesn't get into the long, drawn out points.

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