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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 2003, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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How do you rank your Russians?

there are to many and the one i like i like just as much as each other.

i have to say that petrova was my fav but since her comeback i haven't liked her as much as the other young russians.

the list is long:

myskina
bovina
dementieva
panova
zvonareva
kuznetsova
likhovtseva
safina
kournikova
jidkova
rodionova
kirilenko
douchevina

and the youngsters who are trying to move up the ranks but seem to be having trouble: bastrikova, linetskaya, afinogenova, bratchikova.

at the moment i have to put them in groups other wise i can't pick my favs.

there is the veterens group with panova and likhovtseva.

there is the the group that has been around but are still quite young such as dementieva, kournikova, petrova, myskina, bovina.

then there is the young group of zvonareva, kuznetsova, douchevina, kirilenko, safina, sharapova, linetskaya, afinogenova, bastrikova, bratchikova and the other young players.

then there is the struggling group of voskoboeva and fokina who have talent but can't quite get to there destination.

how do you rank the russians in-terms of your fav. i personally like the young players and for me that is 21 and under and 22 at a stretch. so whn i am asked to rank my favs i have some trouble. i don't want to go for sharapova or douchevina because they haven't played much (same with linetskaya, bastrikova, bratchikova, afinogenova, kirilenko). but i don't really truly follow the veterens in panova or likhovtseva so i don't name them. fokina and voskoboeva can't seem to reach anywhere near where their talent lies so i don't give it to them. so it comes down to kuznetsova, zvonareva, bovina, myskina, kournikova, petrova and dementieva. kournikova and petrova have disappointed me since there injuries so i don't put them down and with dementieva, myskina and bovina it is like a rollacoaster ride (you never know when they will play well or when the will lose early). so it usually comes down to zvonareva and kuznetsova. both are a bit inconsistent but zvonareva hasn't won a title although she is ranked higher so i usually pick kuznetsova. but then i tell myself that i want players like bastrikova, linetskaya, kirilenko, bratchikova and afinogenova to just as well so i end up going in circles.

should i rank them on their talent? should i rank them on what they have achieved. do i take injuries into account? what if some of them are late bloomers? i can't really make a decision on them now if they do.


anyway this got a bit to long. basically i would just like to know who are your favs and why you like them compared to the others.

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1 -Bovina
2,3 -Krasnoroutskaya & Myskina tied
4,5 -Douchevina & Kuznetsova tied

I have never been a big fan of athletes with serious headcase issues, so next in line after this would be ALL of the 17-and-under players, who are far too young to be called headcases yet, and then Vera Z; then Elena L & Tatiana Panova -- though always secretly hoping Elena D. will suddenly burst forth & win that elusive first title!

I too used to think of Nadia as one of my top 3 or 4 Russians, but she is too old now to be carrying on with these ridiculous temper tantrums on court , so she has dropped down on my list too, though I always wish the best for her.
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1. Duh...
2. Dementieva
3. Alina Jidkova
4. Safina
5. Myskina
6. Likhovtseva

I like all the Russian girls, except one.
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1. Kournikova
2. Safina
3. everyone else
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I like all the Russian girls, except one.
I like all but one, too, Leena, but is it the same one as yours? Without naming names, does yours issue a bikini calendar every year?
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I think so... I don't keep up with the bikini scene... until Lena starts posing in them
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Vera hasn't won a title yet, but she's my #1

2. Bovina
3. Kuznetsova
4. Douchevina she's only 4 days older than me
5. the young guns (safina, sharapova, kirilenko ect.)
6. myskina, panova

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LeonHart, thanks for correcting me. i meant to write hasn't but left off the rest. i just edited it.
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I keep thinking of Lena in a bikini now... Soooo pretty... if I could only look like her...

Anyway... a Russian I do not like is Gulnara Fattakhetdinova... because I can never spell her name right.
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LeonHart, thanks for correcting me. i meant to write hasn't but left off the rest. i just edited it.
its koo. I'm like you, i like all the russians! I really hope they can make a splash in the future and dominate.

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I think we discussed that question some time ago.

Anyway my favs. of favs. (I have not checked the previous list so they might have changed):
1. Alyona Dementiava.
2. Vera Zvonareva.
3. Lina.
4. Nastya.
5. Nadya.

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you all know who my favs are

anyway Top 5
1-Lina
2-Nastya
3-Vera D
4-Elena D
5-Nadya

tough choice to leave out others
Lina will always be #1

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1 - Lina
2 - Elena B
3 - Dinara
4 - Elena D
5 - all other russians
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My list: (this is not easy ...lol)

1. Dinara
2. Anastacia, Maria, Vera Z..all tight..
3. Svetlana, Elena B, Anna K, Lina..again..
4. Tatiana, Elena D, Elena L...and again..
5. Nadya
6.all others....

Vera Zvonareva, Anastacia Myskina

Ana Ivanovic, Tatiana Golovin, Kim Clijsters, Dinara Safina
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I rank them on looks , talent, results and workrate.

#1. Masha K! Will always be my fave Russian!!
#2. Nadia, don't think she scores on the looks department but her results prior to the injury was great and she has talent.
#3. Lena B What can I say? Very talented and great results.
#4. Dinara. Not bad in the looks but she resembles her brother a lot! She seems to be very talented but having problems with her head and three setters currently.
#5. Lina, those eyes!!

I do dislike only one Russian. I think she's the same person Leena and Janie are talking about . I do feel for her at times though.
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