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Paldias
Nov 17th, 2004, 11:41 PM
Yes, some of you may call me obsesive but I call myself dedicated :p. Anyway I was wondering how far you guys think Shenay Perry can go in the next couple of years. She seems unstoppable on the challenger tour winning 3 titles in the last two months (out of 4 ITF tournaments played this year, her only loss on the ITF Circuit was to Angela Haynes - a respectable loss), however she seems to be losing quite handily to some of the top 50 players. Is it experience she needs, or does she not have the talent?

Here are some interesting facts about Shenay's 2004:

Reached 3R of the Nasdaq-100 Open (upset world No. 20 Fabiola Zuluaga on the way, l. to Dechy)
Qualified for Australian Open (l. 1r Svetlana Kuznetsova)
Qualified for Roland Garros, won first ever GS match (def. Obziler then l. Srebotnik)
Main Draw of a Grand Slam for her first time in her career at Wimbledon and US Open (l. Suarez - Wimbledon, l. Foretz - US Open)
Won 3 ITF Circuit Titles (ITF 50K Cary, Troy, Pittsburgh, 15 matches)
Reached 3R Birmingham (1st Ever Grass Tournament, upset No. 4 seeded Dokic as well as rising star Strycova)
Barely lost to Top-15 player Molik in Eastbourne Qualifying (2-6 6-3 5-7)
Reached 1st QF WTA Tour Event in her first tournament of the year in Auckland (l. Bartoli, took out Ruano Pasqual as well as Garbin - defeater of Henin-Hardenne)
Hard-court season was horrible coming up with some bad draws losing to good players (Schiavone, Golovin etc.)

So what do you think? Sink or float?

brunof
Nov 17th, 2004, 11:59 PM
I think she has the game to be around the top 50 mark. She has good variety, but probably doesn't have the weapons or movement to really take out top players.

Berlin_Calling
Nov 18th, 2004, 12:00 AM
top 100

*hingis_forever*
Nov 18th, 2004, 12:10 AM
Around 50-60

brunof
Nov 18th, 2004, 12:12 AM
Around 50-60
Any news on Anne?

~Cherry*Blossom~
Nov 18th, 2004, 12:17 AM
top 30

PointBlank
Nov 18th, 2004, 12:20 AM
top 100
Already been in top 100

anyways..I think shell be top 50 if she plays more WTA and stops doing ITF..shes close at what 69 now?

¤CharlDa¤
Nov 18th, 2004, 12:42 AM
I was impressed by her variety and her serve in Quebec..I'm thinking she could be top 50, but i don't see ehr as a huge threat to anybody in the top 30 in the near future!

AimeeLizAni
Nov 18th, 2004, 12:45 AM
I don't know...she lost to SrebotniK! Geeze!

*hingis_forever*
Nov 18th, 2004, 03:10 AM
Any news on Anne?
Not good news! She had surgery on her knee and will be out 6-9 months! That's starting from the time of the surgery which was September! So, between March and June next year. :sad: She was just starting to play well too!

jonny84
Nov 18th, 2004, 05:19 PM
I think that Shenay will at least break into the bottom region of the Top50 - and take one or two small WTA titles.

Jakeev
Nov 18th, 2004, 08:45 PM
I think she has the game to be around the top 50 mark. She has good variety, but probably doesn't have the weapons or movement to really take out top players.
She actually has huge groundies and a powerful serve. Problem is, she is extremely inconsistent and goes for too much. Her serve especially.

She had a spectacular Fall, going 16-1 in four Challenger events, but she lost easily to Sesil Karantancheva in Quebec, a match I really thought she would have won against the younger opponent.

2004 was definitely her best so far and I hope she trains harder for 2005 because at this point, she is the youngest hope Americans have right now.

Becool
Nov 18th, 2004, 08:51 PM
I think she has potential to be a top 40..

Paldias
Nov 19th, 2004, 02:23 AM
She actually has huge groundies and a powerful serve. Problem is, she is extremely inconsistent and goes for too much. Her serve especially.

She had a spectacular Fall, going 16-1 in four Challenger events, but she lost easily to Sesil Karantancheva in Quebec, a match I really thought she would have won against the younger opponent.

2004 was definitely her best so far and I hope she trains harder for 2005 because at this point, she is the youngest hope Americans have right now.

I definetely think she is the youngest hope for American Tennis as well. I hope she plays against a high seeded player who can get her on TV at one of the Grand Slams (not too early though :p) so that she can get more and more publicity and raise her profile as well as confidence.

The first time I heard Shenay Perry on TV was at the 2003 Arthur Ashe Kids Day but then in 2004 where she was hitting the most aces when Serena played vs. Silvija Talaja Mary Carillo mentioned her.

I hope this is a sign for more good to come, good luck in 2005 Shenay! :D

Dava
Nov 19th, 2004, 02:47 AM
THE KID HAS TALENT!!!

She can go a long long way, but she just needs to drive as with a lot of talented people (thats you Miss Schyder). After seeing a lot of initial promise shes come out with a few baffling results to say the least. I just hope it was people getting to know her name and getting fired up to play her. I hope she will go onwards and upwards.

SzavayFi
Nov 19th, 2004, 02:50 AM
In the top 50, i think she will break into the top 30 a few times.

Andrew.
Nov 19th, 2004, 02:58 AM
Her big problem is also her biggest weapon. The serve is very inconsistent. One game, she held with massive service winners and hit one of the largest second serves I have ever seen. The next service game, she doubled three times, and tossed in a huge ace along the way. ;) It's just consistency which is her problem.

And she was slicing off of both wings way too much. I'm not sure what she was thinking with that.

Lee-Waters' Boy
Nov 19th, 2004, 04:12 AM
lets hope she stays off tv, we don't want to scare any youngsters :scared:

TS
Nov 19th, 2004, 04:22 AM
I think Shenay is great :)

She's ranked about 70 now yeah? I believe she'll get to top 50 but to go further (top 40 etc) she needs to iron out a few flaws in here game. Her game is still quite raw, but this year has been a great learning curve for her.

The real test is to see how she competes on the WTA Tour full time, once she lets the challenger events go.

Good luck to her, I think she has an impressive game :)

alwayshingis
Nov 19th, 2004, 04:49 AM
This year will be telling. If she keeps pace with where she is now or gets a little higher 50-60, then she can do something, but if she starts to not defend the points the way she should, then I don't think we'll see much of her.

brunof
Nov 19th, 2004, 05:30 AM
She actually has huge groundies and a powerful serve. Problem is, she is extremely inconsistent and goes for too much. Her serve especially.

She had a spectacular Fall, going 16-1 in four Challenger events, but she lost easily to Sesil Karantancheva in Quebec, a match I really thought she would have won against the younger opponent.

2004 was definitely her best so far and I hope she trains harder for 2005 because at this point, she is the youngest hope Americans have right now.Eh, I guess she was hitting hard -- I just don't have much to compare with, since Shenay is one of the "marquee" players on my list of "I've Seen 'Em Live."