Alicia Molik. 141 at Jan 01 Now 47<br />R McQuillan 107 at Jan 01 Now 78<br />Dominikovic 124 at Jan 01 Now 82<br />A. Ellwood. 223 at Feb 01 Now 169<br />C.Wheeler. 251 at Jan 01 Now 170<br />B. Stewart. 234 at April 01 Now 181<br />C Watson 382 at March 01 Now 207<br />M. Dittmann 297 at Jan 01 Now 210<br />Sam. Stosur 704 at Jan 01 Now 259<br />K. Van Elden 319 at Jan 01 Now 281<br />T. Musgrave 345 at Sept 01 Now 296<br />Mel. Dowse. 397 at Jan 01 Now 304<br />B Sekulowski 973 at Jan01 Now 330<br />M. Adamzcak 462 at Jan 01 Now 332<br />R Rosenfield N/R* at Jan01 Now 350<br />Summerside 454 at Jan 01 Now 351<br />Jaslyn Hewitt 872 at Apr 01 Now 355<br />Emily Hewson 1012 Jan01 Now 539<br />Nicole Kriz. 1015 at Jan 01 Now 582<br />Nicole Sewell 734 at Jan01 Now 585<br />Tiffany Welford N/R at Jan01 Now 699<br />Adriana Szili. N/R* at Jan 01 Now 713<br />Donna McIntyre 946 at Jan01 Now 791<br />Sarah Stone 1236 at Jan 01 Now 836<br />Kellie Browne N/R* at Jan01 Now 882<br />Gabrielle Baker N/R* Jan 01 Now 896<br />Cassandra Barr 1256 Jan01 Now 1011<br />Dubravka Cupac N/R* Jan01 Now 1036<br />Kim Conventry N/R* at Jan01 Now 1038
Dec 18th, 2001, 03:06 AM
Very impressive! They must've been really pissed with Jelena. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
Dec 18th, 2001, 04:50 AM
Very impressive! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> I hope Rachel steal top spot in Australia soon <img src="wink.gif" border="0">
Dec 18th, 2001, 04:55 AM
Thats really great for Australia, I really miss the good ole days when Australia's top female players were Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong, Kerry Reid, Wendy Turnbull and Diane "what a backhand" Fromholtz! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Dec 18th, 2001, 06:15 AM
Nice to see so many Aussies improve this year <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
I am personally most impressed with Alicia and Evie jumps.
Alicia has a good game, but still, she has a lot to work on. What really impressed me is how she really did progress as the season went on. Things were looking pretty rough when she got double bagelled by Talaj at Melbourne (someone with Alicia's serve should never get double bagelled!), but she kept working, and the results started to come through. Good for her.
Evie also impressed me. She had a really good 2000 Aussie challenger run, and then she performed great at Melbourne. For the past couple seasons, Evie has been in the top 200, and has had the potential to be well higher, but perhaps lacked the confidence necessary to be ranked top 100. This year she went for it, worked hard, and had many great tournament results. I hope that she keeps the belief in herself and keeps improbing.
Dec 18th, 2001, 06:35 AM
Good News .. .Molik has Top 20 potential she really suprised me with how well she played this year considering her results during the Australian Summer. She will be on the move in 2002 <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">
Dec 18th, 2001, 11:58 AM
You are so right Big Lindsay.... Dianne's Fromholtz's/Balestrat's backhand was to die for!!!!!!!! Unfortunately I only caught her after her comeback not much beforehand <img src="graemlins/drool.gif" border="0" alt="[Drool]" />
Molik, Evies, Stosurs and Wheeler are the most impressive - in which I think they have geuninely made big strides. Lets some of the others who have regained their previous positions i.e. Stewarts, Watsons, Ellwoods kick on with opportunities during the Oz Summer!
Dec 18th, 2001, 02:19 PM
glad to see Evie having a breakthru year in 01 , hope she can repeat or better in 02.
I'm looking out for Dubravca Cupac , hope she's got it within her.
Rochelle Rosenfield finally starts to make it good , she should crack 200 fairly soon by RG hopefully.
Dec 19th, 2001, 01:10 AM
I forsee Evie slipping back this year. I hope I'm wrong but I just feel that she's lost too much weight and confidence in the past few months.
Certainly Australia has a lot of talent coming through. I think Molik is certainly a top 30 player and would be disappointed if she doesn't reach that mark this year.
TBE I would be wrapped if Rochelle can break into the top 200 by RG! Apparently she is a very unorthodox player and not really seen as a player with much potential! Her results though have been pretty good this year after returning from injury.
I agree whole heartedly that Bryanne & Annabel definitely deserve Aus Open main draw wildcards. The other two are harder to distribute with Mary Pierce likely to get one! I think Stosur or Dowse will be given the other which I feel would be the wrong choice
Dec 19th, 2001, 03:22 AM
i rather like the Aus. WOMEN, cant really reflect the same partiality to the all the men players
Dec 20th, 2001, 12:20 AM
U probablity don't like the Aussie men cos they aren't underdogs and are overly hyped which is understandable, its the same reason that I don't like most of the top female players
Dec 20th, 2001, 05:16 AM
you may be right, but theres certain "chemistry", and the connection aint happening. you know? well, its not like i dislike them, but they dont come to mind when i think of players i like. ...agh...
i confuse myself <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">