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Mirjana Lucic: very hyped youngster who despite her talent will fail and not have a great career. 6 7.89%
Anke Huber/Iva Majoli: a hyped young player who became top 10 player with some good results, but didn't live up to the hype. 18 23.68%
Jennifer Capriati: a hyped young player who became a great champion 28 36.84%
Monica Seles: a hyped young player who became one of the all-time greats 24 31.58%
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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 2003, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Maria Sharapova: What will she become?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 2003, 05:15 PM
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uhmmm....let me see...umm...the ANTI ANNA K?
Ummm...a real tennis player that wins titles?

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lol @ Anti-Anna. good one.
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a great champ, of course. i dont remember iva majoli ever being "hyped," so i think she went beyond expectations by winning a slam...
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Everyone labelled Majoli as the next Seles...
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yikes... i missed that one. lol
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Everyone labelled Majoli as the next Seles...

How would you know???...were you even born yet...you sure dont act like it...

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Sharapova isn't Seles but she will still become one of the all-time greats

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Shes already a great champion.


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Shes already a great champion.
So are Svetlana and Anastasia

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It's hard to tell. She made three GS semis last year, so obviously she didn't disintegrate. But being two inches taller is a non-trivial adjustment. It means bending your knees more on every shot to hit the ball with the same swings she used in 2004. Which in trun means more fatigue at the end of matches, unless she build her legs up. Of the choices given, the Capriati analogy seems likely the most accurate.

Is she ever going to be the best player on the tour? A lot of that depends on Vaidisova, Kuznetsova, Ivanovic, Karatantcheva....

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Honestly I don’t see the big deal with Maria; I mean she’s in the same league with Iva, Svetlana and Anastasia. Their all players who have won one slam and since haven’t made it to another Grandslam Final. I think she willl have a decent tennis career, but nothing like Monica, Steffi, Serena, Venus, Jenn, Justine, and Hingis. It goes without saying that she will win more single titles, and be in more Grandslam finals, but the question is when she meet the some of the players I mention I think they are all just to good mentally to let her when again.
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I think she's got a couple of slams in her. She's no Lindsay Davenport but she's definitely got the making of a great champion!!!

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