I do like Ana, but given that there are players like Kudermetova, Sharipova, Bencic, Abanda and Schmiedlova who would most likely defeat her, I think that she is overranked. Not by much, but she is
There are others who are also overranked and many would argue that they are underranked, but I just don't think that Ana is the 11th best 18U Junior player in the world
This is an interesting statement. So basically you are questioning the ranking system, because the ranking system says that based on the results made in the past year she actually is the 11th best junior in the world. Ranking indicates the level of consistency on a given level of competition and quantifies that with points, so that's that.
Some players are at certain periods of time ranked higher than some other, which showcases that they've been more consistant on more rewarding levels of their sport. Many claim that Serena Williams is the most talented female tennis player of our time, but if during her time Caroline Wozniacki or Jelena Jankovic were ranked higher, does that mean they somehow became more talented than her at the time?
Besides, how can we even know that some player is more talented than another one? Is there an empirical method of determining talent in athletes? I've never heard of such scientific system, and I doubt there'll ever be one in existance, cause, what parameters would we use to determine the level of something as abstract as talent?
As with me hating all your players, that is far from the truth. There are many croatians I like including Lekaj and Donna, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't criticise them. I criticise many players I like, because sometimes they are not always perfect. I don't see why everyone is so shocked that I believe that, when everyone in the Juniors thread does
Something you don't understand is that cheering thread does not equal angelic thread, where the only thing you can say is how amazing a player is. If you criticise them, in a way that is a sign of liking thrm in that you're trying to help. Except for repetition, none of my comments of the players aforementioned are invalid