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post #68 of (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 2012, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 'Journey Women' who became top players for a brief period before returning to nor

Originally Posted by Alizé Molik View Post
so a journeywoman is a player who has a limited talent and is just playing for the love of tennis knowing they have no actual chance of being a top 10 player and winning titles/slams regularly.

Players like Dokic or Groenefeld don't fit into that catagory. They really don't if you factor in the OP's other criteria i.e. having years of scrub status before suddenly becoming top 20 and then 12 months later dropping back.

THANKYOU!! Lol,some of these players being mentioned are just ....a young player who jumps up the ranks but the falls due to injury,off court issues does NOT fit; a player who has spent more than 3 years inside the top 30/40 does NOT count.

Severine Beltrame(Bremond) is a perfect example(more than many in my OP)....I was going to mention the other Bremond,Iryna (Kuryanovich) whom spent the first 9-10 years of her career outside the top 200 as a challeneger scrub, then suddenly in 2011 she gets married, becomes french and gets a RG MD WC and wins a match thus finding herself as a top 100 player! She has since returned to her normal ITF level.

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