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jonny84
Apr 20th, 2004, 10:42 AM
There are many great players out there in the Top100 that have never won a singles WTA Titles.

Nadia Petrova - at six in the world - this is wrong, but she is young and probably like ElenaD she will win loads at once.

Lina Krasnoroutskaya - another russian typed for greatness but not shown full potential - but has beaten Kim Clijsters.

Karolina Sprem - done well so far in career, reached finals including Strasbourg and Vienna 03 but not picked up that trophy - sure her time will come but best for her to play the Tier Vs and IVs for her maiden title.

Els Callens - 33 - has won lots of doubles titles but never a singles, does anyone think its possible at her age and does anyone know when she will retire in tennis?

Maria Vento-Kabchi - comes and goes, succsessful last year reemerging into the Top50 but no singles titles yet and at 29 is there a chance?

Shinobu Asagoe - got to finals (Hobart 04, Birmingham 03) but never got to pick up the trophy - at 27 not too late but will she?

Emannuelle Gagliardi - not a singles title for the Swiss miss.

Marion Bartoli - seeded to get into the finals loads this year but always falls early in the first round.

Laura Granville - Wimbledon 4R once, and a College champ but no real progress on the tour.

Francessca Schiavone - she cret into the Top20 earlier this year if anyone noticed but hasn't won a title, she did get to USopen QF03 and Roland Garros QF01.

Tatiana Golovin - well....by her recent run of success she could be the new Martina Hingis!

OTHERS
Alina Jidkova
Dally Randrianteffy
Anca Barna
Lindsay Lee-Waters
Petra Mandula
Saori Obata
Ludmila Cervanova
Akiko Morigami
Jelena Kostanic
Jie Cheng
Flavia Penneta
Klara Koukalova
Aniko Kapros
Claudine Schaul

So who does everyone think out of these will win at least one title and who won't?

Chance
Apr 20th, 2004, 10:47 AM
How can you forget Anna K?

jonny84
Apr 20th, 2004, 10:51 AM
and Anna K......silly me

Chunchun
Apr 20th, 2004, 10:59 AM
LinaK, K-lina, TatiG, Francesca, Zheng...
these are young players.
Of cus they will get titles in the coming yrs!

however i dont want Petrova to win a singles.

Chance
Apr 20th, 2004, 11:00 AM
oh wait Anna K is no longer in top 100...something like 700.
I like to see Nadia win a title ASAP.Sprem should get one soon...

AUSBOY
Apr 20th, 2004, 11:05 AM
Rachel McQuillan never got a title, 0-4 in finals!

Paneru
Apr 20th, 2004, 11:24 AM
Lexy Stevenson :tears:

croat123
Apr 20th, 2004, 11:26 AM
K-lina should get a title some time this year.
I also expect Jelena to pick up something like Sopot or one of the Asian tournaments at the end of the year.

:cool:

tennisjunky
Apr 20th, 2004, 11:42 AM
If I was a betting man Id say within a two year span (if all stay healthy) then LinaK, Petrova, K-lina, and Tatiana Golovin will all win one title. Guarenteed!

Im surprised FranSchi (Francessca Schiavone) hasnt one a title yet, thats a little surprising to me.

azza
Apr 20th, 2004, 12:08 PM
u thnk Dally's good enuf to wina tour title :retard:

jimbo mack
Apr 20th, 2004, 12:11 PM
i want to see petrova, kournikova, stevenson and schiavone win a title!! they should have all won one by now!! :o

jimbo mack
Apr 20th, 2004, 12:12 PM
not being horrible, but i dont think lee-waters has any chance of winning a title.......................but i said the same thing about craybas too, so i may jus be proven wrong!

charmedRic
Apr 20th, 2004, 12:44 PM
If I was a betting man Id say within a two year span (if all stay healthy) then LinaK, Petrova, K-lina, and Tatiana Golovin will all win one title. Guarenteed!

Im surprised FranSchi (Francessca Schiavone) hasnt one a title yet, thats a little surprising to me.
Ditto!

TatiAnnahølic
Apr 20th, 2004, 01:07 PM
you forgot Harkleroad

Mattographer
Apr 20th, 2004, 01:18 PM
Rachel McQuillan never got a title, 0-4 in finals!
:bigcry: Hope she will comeback sometimes this year and do well... I don't think she will play a WTA tournament except maybe Asian tournaments in October ;)

Topher950
Apr 20th, 2004, 01:22 PM
I think Craybas won a title over in japan two years ago????RIGHT...

A'DAM
Apr 20th, 2004, 01:22 PM
Yes maybe on one beautiful day Anna K. will stop travel with Enrikkosso Iglesiaso.
Stop playing exhibitions and start to work on her game and win at least one... one small even verrrrrry small tournament :tape:

Aerien
Apr 20th, 2004, 01:33 PM
I think Craybas won a title over in japan two years ago????RIGHT...
Yup, she beat Silvia Talaja at the Japan Open.


Another player would be Tatiana Panova.
I'd say Adriana Serra Zanetti too based on Martina Hingis' comments (plus she's one of my faves. :tape: )

CanadianGuy
Apr 20th, 2004, 01:56 PM
Another player would be Tatiana Panova.
I'd say Adriana Serra Zanetti too based on Martina Hingis' comments (plus she's one of my faves. :tape: )
Tatiana :sad: she should have won at least one:( but Adriana :confused: because she runs fast?lol:)
It is not easy to win titles though. In WTA even the weakest event has top 20 player seeds. Which means, theoretically you have to top 20 material during that week. At at high tiers, you have to be top 5 during that week. Not easy to do at all, it is not easy at all, Anna Kournikova was smart to pick high tiers, (or forced to by sponsors:rolleyes: ) I dont mind if they won any titles, call me crazy, but a semifinal at a slam gets you a lot more money and fame than a title in say Tashkent:)

fammmmedspin
Apr 20th, 2004, 02:29 PM
Some players need good weeks to get the winning habit. Others seem to have jumped quite quickly from not being a contender to largely playing Tier 1s and good Tier2 s where there is an obvious problem winning - if they played a few more Tier3-5 tournaments they would probably get a win but they don't seem to want to.

WF4EVER
Apr 20th, 2004, 03:38 PM
I think it's only a matter of time and good health before Nadia wins a title; she certainly has the goods but she needs to be more consistent. I wouldn't be surprised if her recent Charleston results were due to fatigue and/or injury.

Sprem should also get her inaugural title soon, maybe by next year. She can only improve; unfortunately it's the clay seasona and she's injured so maybe not just yet, but soon; she certainly has the potential.

Some of those players on your list have the ability, but not the consistency. For instance, Mandula has been playing well lately, but how long will she continue to play this way and will she improve.

WTATOUR
Apr 20th, 2004, 03:44 PM
Until Schiavone finally gets something re done mentally, she will never win a title, there is WAY to little consistency in her...:sad:

Task
Apr 20th, 2004, 05:30 PM
I wouldn't write anyone off. A title for any of these players is possible.

Honestly if this thread were made a couple of weeks ago, who would have said "I just know Emilie Loit is going to win one any day now."

LucasArg
Apr 20th, 2004, 05:45 PM
Salerni also never won a wta title.

darrinbaker00
Apr 20th, 2004, 06:16 PM
Lexy Stevenson :tears:
Alex is the reason Serena's left knee is messed up: it buckled under the pressure of carrying Alex to the '02 Leipzig doubles title. ;)

tenn_ace
Apr 20th, 2004, 06:54 PM
never say never... Jenn is a leaving proof.

sarza
Apr 20th, 2004, 06:57 PM
i think that petrova will def get a title not too far in the future. And im praying that laura granville will follow although thats more hope than certainty

wimbledonwinner
Apr 20th, 2004, 06:58 PM
Ashley Harkleroad will win a title soon enough.....but I don't think Alexandra Stevenson will......sorry.

TonyP
Apr 20th, 2004, 07:34 PM
The always "popular" Rennea Stubbs also falls into this category.

twight6
Apr 20th, 2004, 07:39 PM
Lindsay Lee-Waters shall win a title in the near future :D :D

Jakeev
Apr 20th, 2004, 07:50 PM
LinaK, K-lina, TatiG, Francesca, Zheng...
these are young players.
Of cus they will get titles in the coming yrs!

however i dont want Petrova to win a singles.
You know that's a pretty crappy thing to say and if somebody said "I hope Elena Dementieva never wins another title" you would not like that very much...........:fiery:

brunof
Apr 20th, 2004, 10:58 PM
I always pull for Miss Callens - I never thought that Nicole would win one, was worried but then she did. For Els, the grass season isn't long enough.

Maria Vento - Rumor has it she has gained back her weight. :confused: I hope she does win one however, she a very pretty game.

Jelena Kostanic - She reached the finals in Helsinki last year but lost.

I hope the Asian girls start stacking up some titles to join Ai. I am sure that Shinobu will come through somewhere and Jie will probably win one also - she is only 20.

Elena Likhovtseva - Yes, she has won titles, but way back in the 90's, her last coming at Gold Coast many in like 1997. I would have thought she would have won more. Seems to step it up in Slams...

I would be so happy if Dally won a title! :worship:

SpikeyAidanm
Apr 21st, 2004, 01:45 AM
Myriam Oremans.

0-5 in finals.

faboozadoo15
Apr 21st, 2004, 01:54 AM
seeing petra win a title would be really cool.
and of course anna, that would be cause for elation.
sprem should get a title anytime now...
and petrova won't probably win a title IMO until she plays a small event. she plays a really difficult schedule and often upsets someone or has a big win and then can't come out and back it up the next round. she's definitely good enough though.

Daniel
Apr 21st, 2004, 09:35 AM
I think Petrova could win more than one title in the future. for sure more titles than Dementieva.
:bounce: :bounce: Go!!!! :dance:

Grachka
Apr 21st, 2004, 10:42 AM
I think Saori can win one this year, she got to the final of Tashkent in 2003 :)

Els can win one - and I hope she wins one this year (possibly her last year). Her best chance is on the fast courts.

rusty_red_head
Apr 21st, 2004, 12:23 PM
I think once Petrova starts wining titles they'll just keep coming

Sammm
Apr 21st, 2004, 12:29 PM
Tatiana Panova :sad: