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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 2002, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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Lets give credit to players ranked outside the top 30

I love tennis and I love the big names on the tour, but i often think we neglect the tour players that are alot more consistent and committed to the tour than alot of the big names.

I would like to give a special mention to:

Tatiana Panova
Meilun Tu
Elena Likhotseva
Nicole Pratt
Jana Kandar
Cara Black

Who are your favorite players ranked outside the top 30?
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 2002, 11:32 PM
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I like so many this is just a few

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Excellent thread! Without these ladies, there would be no tour!

I would just like to add my favorite Ai Sugiyama!
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post #4 of 32 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 2002, 01:11 AM
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A.STEVENSON - For coming back to her highest ever ranking after some truly down times.

I.MAJOLI - For hanging in while trying to regain the form that made her a top ten player.

C.RUBIN - INjuries, injuries, injuries. What might have been ....

E.DANIILIDOU - OZ was one to build on.
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4 of my top 5 favourite players are outside the top30
Two of them have been in the top20 for a short time, and hopefully will return there : Nathalie Dechy and Silvija Talaja.
The other two are Kuti Kis Rita and Jelena Kostanic.

Between 30 and 200, I also like particularly

Tatiana PanovaSugiyama Ai
Elena Likhovsteva
Conchita Martinez
Patty Schnyder
Paola Suarez (no idea of her personality, but a great forehand )
Meilen Tu
Mandula Petra
Chanda Rubin
Eleni Daniilidou
Marta Marrero
Janette Husarova
Barbara Schwartz
Maja Matevzic
Cara Black
Tathiana Garbin
Selima Sfar
Céline Beigbeder
Jana Nejedly
Wynne Prakusya

maybe Marlene Weingärtner, Lilia Osterloh, Emmanuelle Gagliardi, Eva Bes, and a few others as well...

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post #7 of 32 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 2002, 11:30 AM
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Most of my non top 30 faves have already been mentioned.

Except for KRISTIE BOOGERT!
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Nicole Pratt - wallowed in the 150-200's for over 5 years. Despite it being rumored that she didn't get along with outgoing Fed Cup captain Lesley Bowrey, she redirected Nicole by pointed out for such a small player, she wasn't fit or quick enough. Qualifying for a Wimbledon and US Open kick started a now consisitent and rewarding career 4 years on based on better fitness and speed.

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Anne Kremer!!!

Very good on grasscourts, not too shabby on hard. She's a good player with some fantastic wins.

If competition were any slacker (and if she was just a tad more consistent) she'd be Top 20 definitely.

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Mirjana Lucic, I realy hope she finds her form back of wimbledon 99.

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Just realised Anne is #30.

Let's give some respect then to Marissa Irvin.

Totally overshadowed cause of the dominance of the higher ranked Americans.

She has some power, not too much accuracy or consistency at the moment, but I always keep one eye on what sort of results she's getting in the hope she might get that 'big win'.

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I think special credit must be given to the players who have played for many, many seasons without many big wins or perhaps just one highlight season but have kept going to sustain the tour. I'm thinking mainly of players such as Barbara Rittner, Karina Habsudova, Maria-Alejandra Vento and Anna-Maria Foldenyi who have supported the tour out of sheer love of playing.
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