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alwayshingis
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:21 PM
In a perfect world...who would your top 20 be? And this should be at least somewhat realistic...Jamea Jackson shouldn't be in the top 20 even if she is awesome. Give a top 20 that you would be in love with that could almost happen somewhat recently. Mine:

1. Henin-Hardenne
2. Mauresmo
3. Davenport
4. Sharapova
5. Kuznetsova
6. Zvonareva
7. Clijsters
8. Sprem
9. Rubin
10. Capriati
11. Frazier
12. Pierce
13. Dechy
14. Kostanic
15. Hantuchova
16. Loit
17. Golovin
18. Martinez
19. Petrova
20. Smashnova-Pistolesi

See, not necessarily too possible, but at least somewhat realistic.

What are yours?

Blazedboy
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:22 PM
realisic that the Williams sisters wouldn't be in the top 20? I dont think so

alwayshingis
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:23 PM
realisic that the Williams sisters wouldn't be in the top 20? I dont think so

Sure they deserve to be, but in my IDEAL top 20 they wouldn't be there. I'm just saying all the players you put in should be realistic.

SueBarker
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:24 PM
1. Me
2. Pam.
3 - 20 Everyone else.

Special mention for Jennifer Capriati who inherited MY French Open title 25 years after I won it.

Wigglesworth
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:26 PM
Sure they deserve to be, but in my IDEAL top 20 they wouldn't be there. I'm just saying all the players you put in should be realistic.

You might as well put yourself in it then.

*hingis_forever*
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:29 PM
You might as well put yourself in it then.
No he shouldn't! All the players he mentioned are either currently in the top 20 or within reach of it! You're just being ridiculous! :rolleyes:

AjdeNate!
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:34 PM
1. Sprem
2-20. Scrubs.

:) j/k

Wigglesworth
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:35 PM
No he shouldn't! All the players he mentioned are either currently in the top 20 or within reach of it! You're just being ridiculous! :rolleyes:

I do not like the williams, but you cannot just leave them out of the top 20 can you?

*hingis_forever*
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:37 PM
I do not like the williams, but you cannot just leave them out of the top 20 can you?
Well, it's possible that they could fall out of the top 20. Obviously not this year because they have no points to defend, but you never know what will happen! This time next year they might be struggling big time and be about 30 in the world!

Pamela Shriver
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:43 PM
1. Me
2. Me
3. Me
4. Me
5. Sue Barker
6. Me
7. Me
8. Wenders
9. Me
10. Me
11. Me
12. Martina
13. Me
14. Me
15. Me
16. Me
17. Me
18. Me
19. Me
20. Virginia Wade

Wigglesworth
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:43 PM
Well, it's possible that they could fall out of the top 20. Obviously not this year because they have no points to defend, but you never know what will happen! This time next year they might be struggling big time and be about 30 in the world!

I hope so! but can't really see it happening.

mboyle
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:51 PM
This is for next year, assuming that LD has retired (otherwise I would need two no. 3s:o )

1. Maria Sharapova
2. Serena Williams
3. Justine Henin-Hardenne
4. Kim Clijsters
5. Venus Williams
6. Amelie Mauresmo
7. Jennifer Capriati
8. Elena Dementieva (with a bigger serve)

from 9-20 in no particular order:
Chanda Rubin
Daniela Hantuchova
Jelena Dokic
Karolina Sprem
Vera Zvonareva
Anastasia Myskina
Nicole Vaidisova
Ai Sugiyama
Mary Pierce
Patty Schnyder
Meghan Shaughnessy
Tatiana Golovin

So out from the top 20 would be:
Nadia Petrova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Paola Suarez
Francesca Schiavone
Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi
Silvia Farina Elia

mboyle
Jul 28th, 2004, 10:52 PM
Well, it's possible that they could fall out of the top 20. Obviously not this year because they have no points to defend, but you never know what will happen! This time next year they might be struggling big time and be about 30 in the world!
That is delusional. Sorry, but they are amazing. 7 or 9 tournaments and already in the top 20. They are fixtures in the top ten for sure.

charmedRic
Jul 28th, 2004, 11:26 PM
1. Kristina Brandi
2. Anna Kournikova
3. Amy Frazier
4. Elena Dementieva
5. Lindsay Davenport
6. Daniela Hantuchova
7. Venus Williams
8. Henrita Nagyova
9. Iroda Tulyaganova
10. Vilmarie Castellvi

11. - 20. Others.

*hingis_forever*
Jul 28th, 2004, 11:28 PM
That is delusional. Sorry, but they are amazing. 7 or 9 tournaments and already in the top 20. They are fixtures in the top ten for sure.
It's not delusional! It's possible! Not probable, though! but definitely possible!

Gowza
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:48 AM
1 sharapova
2 kuznetsova
3 bovina
4 myskina
5 dementieva
6 zvonareva
7 petrova
8 kirielnko
9 douchevina
10 lina k
11 safina
12 hantuchova
13 sprem
14 venus
15 serena
16 davenport
17 stosur
18 capriati
19 clijsters
20 henin

that would be my ideal top 20 from current players but thats not gonna happen lol, i dont have a 'realistic' top 20 that i would want. the players there deserve it although i wish bovina was there atm.

Gowza
Jul 29th, 2004, 07:50 AM
This is for next year, assuming that LD has retired (otherwise I would need two no. 3s:o )

1. Maria Sharapova
2. Serena Williams
3. Justine Henin-Hardenne
4. Kim Clijsters
5. Venus Williams
6. Amelie Mauresmo
7. Jennifer Capriati
8. Elena Dementieva (with a bigger serve)

from 9-20 in no particular order:
Chanda Rubin
Daniela Hantuchova
Jelena Dokic
Karolina Sprem
Vera Zvonareva
Anastasia Myskina
Nicole Vaidisova
Ai Sugiyama
Mary Pierce
Patty Schnyder
Meghan Shaughnessy
Tatiana Golovin

So out from the top 20 would be:
Nadia Petrova
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Paola Suarez
Francesca Schiavone
Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi
Silvia Farina Elia
what do you think of sesil karatencheva?

esquímaux
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:13 AM
http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/22.gifahem *clearing throat* ;)http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/9.gif

1. Rubin (d'uh :p)
2. Momo
3. Serena
4. Justin
5. Kuzzie :inlove:
6. Linzi
7. JCap
8. Pratt :superdrool:
9. Frazier ;)
10. Clijsters
11. Casanova :p
12. Alex :tape::shrug:
13. Koulikovskaya :angel:
14. Funky Cold Medina (-Garrigues) :rolls:
15. Daniilidou
16. Sequera :hearts:
17. The Krizster :lick::tape::drool:
18. Venus :rolleyes::p
19. Zvona
20. Wartusch :lick::tape::tape:

j_dementieva27
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:27 AM
1. Elena Dementieva
2. Anna Kournikova
3. Daniela Hantuchova
4. Justine Henin-Hardenne
5. Serena Williams
6. Anastasia Myskina
7. Karolina Sprem
8. Elena Bovina
9. Maria Sharapova
10. Ai Sugiyama
11. Lindsay Davenport
12. Ashley Harkleroad
13. Patty Schnyder
14. Mary Pierce
15. Jelena Dokic
16. Meghann Shaughnessy
17. Chanda Rubin
18. Amelie Mauresmo
19. Jennifer Capriati
20. Tatiana Golovin

Mr_Molik
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:30 AM
1. Alicia Molik :worship:
2-20. 19 others

mandy7
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:57 AM
this is what i'd love :D

1. hantuchova
2. clijsters
3. krajicek
4. safina
5. kirilenko
6. kournikova
7. zvonareva
8. myskina
9. mauresmo
10. davenport
11. petrova
12. dementieva
13. sharapova
14. dechy
15. loit
16. dokic
17. rubin
18. bovina
19. krasnoroutskaya
20. schett

Chunchun
Jul 29th, 2004, 09:07 AM
1. LenaD
2. Dani

100000000000000000000000000000000000. JHH

E. Blackadder
Jul 29th, 2004, 09:12 AM
1. Justine Henin-Hardenne
2. Kim Clijsters
3. Jennifer Capriati
4. Amelie Mauresmo
5. Lindsay Davenport
6. Karolina Sprem
7. Venus Williams
8. Jelena Dokic
9. Daniela Hantuchova
10. Anastasia Myskina
11. Silvia Farina-Elia
12. Svetlana Kuznetsova
13. Conchita Martinez
14. Serena Williams
15. Elena Dementieva
16. Meghann Shaughnessy
17. Anna Kournikova
18. Maria Sharapova
19. Els Callens :angel:
20. Emilie Loit

-Em-
Jul 29th, 2004, 09:57 AM
1. Momo
2. Kim
3. LenaD
4. Vera
5. Sveta
6. Dani
7. Jenny
8. Lindsay
9. Nastya
10. K-lina
11. Justine
12. Dokic
13. Bovina
14. Pierce
15. Safina
16. Babsi Schett
17. Suarez
18. Mandula
19. Petrova
20. Krasnoroutskaya

Nemesis
Jul 29th, 2004, 11:22 AM
This is my list, the first 4 are just my favs that are alread in the top 10, but from 5 on I'm just gunning for great match ups in GS.

1. Justine Henin-Hardenne
2. Venus Williams
3. Amelie Mauresmo
4. Serena Williams
5. Kim Clijsters
6. Lindsay Davenport
7. Jennifer Capriati
8. Monica Seles
9. Anastasia Myskina
10. Maria Sharapova
11. Elena Bovina
12. Nadia Petrova
13. Vera Zvonareva
14. Elena Dementieva
15. Svetlana Kuznetsova
16. Ai Sugiyama
17. Patty Schnyder
18. Karolina Sprem
19. Magdalena Maleeva
20. Chanda Rubin

I'm going to continue untill 32 to give you an idea how a perfect GS would be for me if all the seeds live up to the expectations ...

21. Paola Suarez
22. Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi
23. Silvia Farina Elia
24. Francesca Schiavone
25. Daniela Hantuchova
26. Jelena Dokic
27. Meghann Shaugnessy
28. Tatiana Golovin
29. Alicia Molik
30. Mary Pierce
31. Amy Frazier
32. Nathalie Dechy

igost
Jul 29th, 2004, 01:05 PM
Myskina
Henin
Davenport
Zvonareva
S.Williams
Sharapova
Clijsters
Dokic
V.Williams
Dementieva
Krasnoroutskaya
Mauresmo
Hantucova
Kuznetsova
Petrova
Schnyder
Safina
Dulko
Capriati
Kirilenko

Ivan C
Jul 29th, 2004, 01:09 PM
Sharapova no 1 in the world.

amnesiac
Jul 29th, 2004, 01:13 PM
MARY PIERCE :hearts:
maria s
serena
davenport
justine
sprem
venus
amelie
monika s
capriati

rest i don`t care

tommyk75
Jul 29th, 2004, 01:22 PM
Good thread...

I think a Serena-Maria rivalry is just what the WTA needs, and it'd be great to have different parts of the world represented in the Top 20. That being said...

1 Serena Williams (she's a superstar, belongs at the top)
2 Maria Sharapova (the blonde challenger to the throne)
3 Justine Henin-Hardenne
4 Venus Williams
5 Amelie Mauresmo
6 Lindsay Davenport
7 Kim Clijsters
8 Jennifer Capriati
9 Katalina Sprem
10 Ai Sugiyama
11 Anastasia Myskina
12 Daniela Hanchtuova
13 Elena Dementieva
14 Gisela Dulko
15 Anna-Lena Gronenfeld
16 Maria Antonia Sanchez Lorenzo
17 Alicia Molik
18 Jie Zheng
19 Patty Schnyder
20 Ashley Harkleroad

Blackbeat
Jul 29th, 2004, 01:24 PM
1. Marta Domachowska
2. Serena Williams
3. Venus Williams
4. Mary Pierce
5. Marta Lesniak
and others players....and other polish players... *g*

bandabou
Jul 29th, 2004, 01:28 PM
1. Serena, still think she´s the best...but she´s having major problems in big matches since her comeback.
2. Venus, but injuries are getting worrysome.
3. Justine, how will she bounce back from the virus?
4. Lindsay, if this is her farewell tour, then it´s SOME farewell tour.
5. Momo, if only the head was there.
6. Kim, see Momo.
7. Maria, only 17....but already amazing mentally tough. But still has things to prove. Since hasn´t done much at above tier III level apart from wimby.
8. Jennifer, can she still win the biggies?!
9.Myskina, underrated....maybe a win against Maria again this time, might change that?
10. Elena D, lethal from the ground but alas sance serve.
11. Chanda, huge forehand....but serve is a weakness.
12. Svet, is losing steam after a huge first half.

Peer101
Jul 29th, 2004, 02:22 PM
1. Iroda Tulyaganova
2. Shahar Peer
3. Michaela Krajicek
4. Viktoriya Kutuzova
5. Efrat Zlotikman
6. Su-Wei Hsieh
7. Karolina Sprem
8. Nicole Vaidisova
9. Neyssa Etienne
10. Alisa Kleybanova
11. Timea Bacsinszky
12. Alexandra Mueller
13. Jennifer Widjaja
14. Barbora Strycova
15. Sesil Karatancheva
16. Kateryna Bondarenko
17. Ana Lena Groenefeld
18. Jarmila Gajdosova
19. Katia Efinogenova
20. Volha Havartsova

sixthjude
Jul 29th, 2004, 02:34 PM
Can we include players of last 15 years to make a fantasy top 20?! In a parallel universe, I would like to see the last 16 of a slam incoude these players:
1. Sabatini
2. Seles
3. Capriati
4. Pierce
5. Mauresmo
6. Martinez
7. Sanchez-V
8. Navratilova
9. Graf - outside the top 8, tough 4th round draw!
10. V. Williams
11. S.Williams
12. Davenport
13. Hingis
14. Novotna
15. Henin
16. Rubin

A Russian-free world! A Sabatini-Seles GS Final! Heaven!

Fantastic
Jul 29th, 2004, 04:06 PM
To avoid controversy, I'll put mine in alphabetical order:

CAPRIATI, Jennifer
CLIJSTERS, Kim
DEMENTIEVA, Elena
DOKIC, Jelena
DULKO, Gisela
GOLOVIN, Tatiana
HENIN-HARDENNE, Justine
HINGIS, Martina
KOURNIKOVA, Anna
KIRILENKO, Maria
KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana
MAURESMO, Amelie
MYSKINA, Anastasia
SAFINA, Dinara
SCHIAVONE, Francesca
SELES, Monica
SHARAPOVA, Maria
SUGIYAMA, Ai
WILLIAMS, Serena
WILLIAMS, Venus

Truthwillout
Jul 29th, 2004, 04:14 PM
1. LenaD
2. Dani

100000000000000000000000000000000000. JHH

They don't rank them so far down. But, man, you really don't like her, do you? Which shows again that posters can adulate the same players (I also love Dementieva and Dani) whilst being millions of miles apart about others. About JHH tailing the WTA tour I'm afraid it will only happen in your dreams (and in my nightmares). :wavey:

whirlwind
Jul 29th, 2004, 04:47 PM
Good thread...

I think a Serena-Maria rivalry is just what the WTA needs, and it'd be great to have different parts of the world represented in the Top 20. That being said...

1 Serena Williams (she's a superstar, belongs at the top)
2 Maria Sharapova (the blonde challenger to the throne)
3 Justine Henin-Hardenne
4 Venus Williams
5 Amelie Mauresmo
6 Lindsay Davenport
7 Kim Clijsters
8 Jennifer Capriati
9 Katalina Sprem
10 Ai Sugiyama
11 Anastasia Myskina
12 Daniela Hanchtuova
13 Elena Dementieva
14 Gisela Dulko
15 Anna-Lena Gronenfeld
16 Maria Antonia Sanchez Lorenzo
17 Alicia Molik
18 Jie Zheng
19 Patty Schnyder
20 Ashley Harkleroad

lol

Wiggly
Jul 29th, 2004, 04:55 PM
Hantuchova
Benesova
Clijsters
Hnin
Sharapova
6-20: Others.....

QUEENLINDSAY
Jul 29th, 2004, 05:08 PM
This is likely to be the 2004 end of the year ranking- realistic and ideal!!!!!!!!

1. Davenport
2. Henin Hardenne
3. Serena Williams
4 or 5. Mauresmo
4 or 5. Kim Clijsters
6. Anastasia Myskina
7. Maria Sharapova
8. Venus Williams
9. Jennifer Capriati
10. Elena Dementieva

11. Ai Sugiyama
12. Vera Zvonareva
13. Svetlana Kutsnetzova
14. Nadia Petrova
15. Karolina Sprem
16. Paola Suarez
17. Elena Bovina
18. Chanda Rubin
19. Jelena Dokic
20. Daniela Hantuchova

boggs570
Jul 29th, 2004, 05:11 PM
No he shouldn't! All the players he mentioned are either currently in the top 20 or within reach of it! You're just being ridiculous! :rolleyes:

And white.

LiliaLee-Frazier
Jul 29th, 2004, 05:29 PM
I do not like the williams, but you cannot just leave them out of the top 20 can you?
Well..if its his "Personal list " he can Ruby Red :p

mandy7
Jul 29th, 2004, 05:32 PM
I do not like the williams, but you cannot just leave them out of the top 20 can you?
just scroll up and have a look at my top 20
it's pretty easy tp leave them out actually :D

Princess Fiona
Jul 29th, 2004, 05:39 PM
1 sharapova
2 kuznetsova
3 bovina
4 myskina
5 dementieva
6 zvonareva
7 petrova
8 kirielnko
9 douchevina
10 lina k
11 safina
12 hantuchova
13 sprem
14 venus
15 serena
16 davenport
17 stosur
18 capriati
19 clijsters
20 henin

that would be my ideal top 20 from current players but thats not gonna happen lol, i dont have a 'realistic' top 20 that i would want. the players there deserve it although i wish bovina was there atm.
*looking at the Russians from 1-11* :)

There would have to be a Grand Slam in Russia if this were the Top 20? ;) The Moscow tournament would be HUUUUUUUUGE... :)

Hmm, I don't know what my ideal Top 20 would be... *leaving thread to think*

sarza
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:59 PM
As long as Laura Granville got in there id be happy :)

GO LAURA :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Aphrodite
Jul 29th, 2004, 09:01 PM
If it is somewhat realistic it wouldnt be my ideal, cause in my ideal my favorite players wouldnt have had retired yet, and they would still be at the top:D

ahimsadawn
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:28 AM
1. Martina Hingis (Please come back to me, Martina. :bigcry: )
2. Amelie Mauresmo
3. Monica Seles
4. Lindsay Davenport
5. Kim Clijsters
6. Maria Sharapova
7. Justine Henin-Hardenne
8. Daniela Hantuchova
9. Karolina Sprem
10. Anastasia Myskina
11. Elena Dementieva
12. Chanda Rubin
13. Svetlana Kuznetsova
14. Tatiana Golovin
15. Paola Suarez
16. Nicole Vaidisova
17. Nadia Petrova
18. Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi
19. Lina Krasnoroutskaya
20. Ashley Harkleroad

©@®eLess
Jul 30th, 2004, 12:44 AM
1. Ana Ivanovic
2. Jelena Jankovic
3. Monica Seles
4. Jelena Dokic
5. Kim Clijsters
6. Katarina Srebotnik
7. Amelie Mauresmo
8. Lindsay Davenport
9. Karolina Sprem
10. Anastasia Myskina
11. Maria Sharapova
12. Gisela Dulko
13. Conchita Martinez
14. Vojislava Lukic
15. Barbora Strycova
16. Nicole Vaidosova
17. Anabel Medina Garrigues
18. Vera Zvonareva
19. Maria Kirilenko
20. Magdalena Maleeva