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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 2012, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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Reclaiming the Number One UK ranking?

Anne has a very good chance during the clay season to reclaim her top ranking from Elena Baltacha. If Anne plays well in Budapest, Cagnes-sur-Mer and Prague and Baltacha plays poorly then this will happen. In general Anne has played better tennis so far this year than Elena.
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Re: Reclaiming the Number One UK ranking?

Well, she loses R1 in Estoril

She's not on the list for Prague....She's playing Cagnes-sur-Mer, Rome and Brussels

EDIT: apparently her website is incorrect, she's playing Strasbourg- not brussels


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Re: Reclaiming the Number One UK ranking?

well she still has a chance...

next Monday Baltacha will fall to 70 and Keothavong will remain steady around 75 or 76..

depending on both players performance in Cagnes-Sur-Mer, Keothavong is closing the gap on Baltacha...
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Re: Reclaiming the Number One UK ranking?

It's just a shame that the gap is closing due to Elena losing points, rather than Anne gaining them.

2011 YE rankings were 50 and 73 respectively. I feel that it's a hollow victory to regain the GB number 1 place due to falling more slowly than Elena is.
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Re: Reclaiming the Number One UK ranking?

i disagree Anne has played better tennis than Elena this year...
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Re: Reclaiming the Number One UK ranking?

Not saying she hasn't.

But that is a function of Elena playing like shit (non-ranking Fed Cup in Eilat aside), not of Anne climbing the rankings.
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Re: Reclaiming the Number One UK ranking?

The pressure has been off Anne, she did not win a match on clay last year and Elena did very well so Anne can play her game, if Anne racks up a few wins she will be back in the top spot.

I feel sorry for Bally, nobody works harder but her game is just not there right now.
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Re: Reclaiming the Number One UK ranking?

A bit of help for Anne in this particular race today. Elena just lost her R1 match in Cagnes.

I would imagine Elena will retire at the end of the season, if she can't get her game back. She had talked about the possibility, but after her career-best season in 2011, it seemed like she might continue, if she could keep that up.
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Re: Reclaiming the Number One UK ranking?

anne needs to win to do that and is not...

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Re: Reclaiming the Number One UK ranking?

Bagelled.

At this rate, we won't have a home hope in the Olympics.
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disaster day for Bally and Anne today..

what the hell was Anne doing today, 2-6 0-6

yes the Olympic British participation (minus Murray) looks bad.
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Re: Reclaiming the Number One UK ranking?

Anne finally has a chance to win back her top ranking tomorrow if she beats Czink of Hungary.

This is a match that is Anne's for the taking, her first RG win but with Anne she has to hold her nerve and not freeze when she is ahead- this is a huge match for her.

my heart says she will win but my head does not so it would be great for Anne to prove she can do it.
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Re: Reclaiming the Number One UK ranking?

It's not happening

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Re: Reclaiming the Number One UK ranking?

Anne is a disgrace, I am sorry..
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Re: Reclaiming the Number One UK ranking?

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Anne is a disgrace, I am sorry..
A disgrace? Really? She's playing badly- these things happen, it's really not that much of a big deal She's a tennis player, she'll have some good runs and some bad runs- it doesn't make her a disgrace. At the end of the day SHE'S the tennis player, you really have no right to call her a disgrace

Yes, Anne's playing poorly but your constant whining in Anne's sub forum is incredibly irritating- you may be disappointed but I'm sure Anne is a lot more disappointed than you are. At the end of the day, this is a cheering thread not a bashing one- criticism, of course, is acceptable but not when it's non-constructive.

And did anyone really EXPECT her to beat Melinda? In all honesty, I kind of expected this scoreline- she's never even won a main draw match at RG.


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