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timray
Mar 2nd, 2005, 12:48 PM
Vote

Wiggly
Mar 2nd, 2005, 12:52 PM
:o Hantuchova is not there? And those players are there :eek:

Michaella Krajicek
Nicole Vaidisova
Ana Ivanovic

:confused: :confused: :confused:

MinnyGophers
Mar 2nd, 2005, 12:52 PM
please at least vote for the TRUE best european, not for the one you prefer... i voted for Justine because hey you can't beat 3 slams and a gold medal.

_LuCaS_
Mar 2nd, 2005, 12:55 PM
:worship: for including Nastya in this pool :lol:

..ikke..
Mar 2nd, 2005, 12:58 PM
Why no Dani ??

Tenisci
Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:02 PM
kim forever :)

jj74
Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:02 PM
Justine.
I think is too soon to include Misa and Nicole in the list, they have all the potential but they are in the begining of their careers

Maria Croft
Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:02 PM
I think there are a lot of top tennis players missing in this poll

timray
Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:05 PM
Why no Dani ??
Just because :devil:

Tati & Dani
Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:06 PM
Why Krajicek and Vaidisova ? Daniela is bether !
I vote for Justine

timray
Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:08 PM
Why Krajicek and Vaidisova ? Daniela is bether !


Because I said so!

Lady
Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:09 PM
Wow, I just really realized that Justine is the best European! :eek:
And noone is even close to her acievements so far! :eek:

CooCooCachoo
Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:10 PM
Where is the option others?

MinnyGophers
Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:13 PM
AS best European i would only include Justine, Amelie, Maria, and Kimmie... maybe Myskina but right now...
the others are way too young and their achievements are...well... not comparable.

timray
Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:14 PM
Where is the option others?
Is it important for you ?

CooCooCachoo
Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:14 PM
Is it important for you ?

Yes.

timray
Mar 2nd, 2005, 01:15 PM
why?

Tennisaddict
Mar 2nd, 2005, 03:12 PM
Well I voted for Sharapova because I think she is the best European player right now. But Henin is the best achievementswise obviously.
I think that Ivanovic may become the best in the end but we"ll see.
I never really saw Krajieck or Vaidisova play just bits and pieces so I can't form a opinion on them yet.

timray
Mar 2nd, 2005, 09:29 PM
1. Amelie Mauresmo 28 :eek:
2. Justine Henin-Hardenne 19
3. Maria Sharapova 13

JenFan75
Mar 2nd, 2005, 09:36 PM
LenaD of course.

tennislover
Mar 2nd, 2005, 09:46 PM
1) Henin
2) Momo
3) Sharapova

shap_half
Mar 2nd, 2005, 09:56 PM
This obviously goes to Justine. She played about half the events of Sharapova and Mauresmo last year and still won more tournaments of higher significance.

kiwifan
Mar 2nd, 2005, 10:05 PM
Sharapova :yeah:

Stamp Paid
Mar 2nd, 2005, 10:06 PM
Juju for sure.

ASTRID
Mar 2nd, 2005, 10:06 PM
Henin !
Sharpova
Kim

faboozadoo15
Mar 2nd, 2005, 10:39 PM
this is pretty easy... depending on what you mean.
most accomplished active euro player-- justine
best euro player right now-- maria
though i can understand people voting amelie....
i voted sharapova because i think she's better.

SzavayFi
Mar 2nd, 2005, 10:57 PM
Umm why isnt Daniela Hantuchova here ;)

Heeves23
Mar 2nd, 2005, 11:24 PM
I cant believe so many people voted for Mauresmo... Henin is wayyy better.. Just look at her results... She has many more slams... and she beats top players unlike Mauresmo.. Whenever Mauresmo gets close to winning a slam... she always chokes... Henin is by far the better player at this stage in their careers... and I think will always be.

K-Dog
Mar 2nd, 2005, 11:51 PM
Um, isn't Russia in Asia? Just wondering? You can eliminate the Russians then. They aren't Europeans!

Junex
Mar 3rd, 2005, 12:16 AM
Um, isn't Russia in Asia? Just wondering? You can eliminate the Russians then. They aren't Europeans!

Geographically, Russia is part Europe part Asia.
The russian territory is divided between Europe and Asia by the Ural Mountains.

Moscow & St. Petersburg are European Russia while Siberia is Asian Russia, although Russia is recognized as part of Europe politically since its seat of power is in Moscow.

Therefore, Maria Sharapova is born in Asian Russia, so technically she is not to be included in the poll. :devil:


Back to the poll, well obviously the title goes to Justine Henin-Hardenne!

lucashg
Mar 3rd, 2005, 12:29 AM
Justine is the best. :bowdown:

She has achieved more than all others and will be back to achieve some more, as I think her career is far from over.

For now, Maria has been playing excellent tennis - but isn't she asian as you guys said? She doesn't count! :devil: :p But since Russia is considered an european country, I guess we could say that, at the moment, she is the best european player. Let's not forget that neither Justine or Kim are playing, so they should come back and reassume their spots as best european players.

MinnyGophers
Mar 3rd, 2005, 12:34 AM
I cant believe so many people voted for Mauresmo... Henin is wayyy better.. Just look at her results... She has many more slams... and she beats top players unlike Mauresmo.. Whenever Mauresmo gets close to winning a slam... she always chokes... Henin is by far the better player at this stage in their careers... and I think will always be.

the thing is that Amelie beats Justine so i guess it is valid.
but i did vote for Justine because of her accomplishments so far.

kosmikgroove
Mar 3rd, 2005, 12:54 AM
the thing is that Amelie beats Justine so i guess it is valid.
but i did vote for Justine because of her accomplishments so far.

im recalling a certain Olympic Gold Medal Final that Justine won last summer....

selyoink
Mar 3rd, 2005, 12:58 AM
When healthy Henin-Hardenne is easily the best. Although Sharapova is closing in on her.

MinnyGophers
Mar 3rd, 2005, 01:00 AM
im recalling a certain Olympic Gold Medal Final that Justine won last summer....

lol i'm talking head to head... mauresmo has an advantage over Justine, and we know well that Juju doesn't like playing Momo's fancy high balls :p

VeraNuVirgosFan
Mar 3rd, 2005, 01:01 AM
Sharapova Masha!!

Nikarock
Mar 3rd, 2005, 03:10 AM
ANA IVANOVIC



..ok so maybe she is not techincally the best but she has the potential and is my favorite. ;)

Lady
Mar 3rd, 2005, 08:53 AM
the thing is that Amelie beats Justine so i guess it is valid.
but i did vote for Justine because of her accomplishments so far.

Sorry, but Justine leads in H2H.
And even last year Justine was 2-1 against Momo!

Szymanowski
Mar 3rd, 2005, 10:09 AM
this is pretty easy... depending on what you mean.
most accomplished active euro player-- justine
best euro player right now-- maria
though i can understand people voting amelie....
i voted sharapova because i think she's better.
think i agree; tho sharapova does have trouble against mauresmo

timray
Mar 3rd, 2005, 01:15 PM
Amelie Mauresmo:

Why she might be the best European:
1. Won 16 Tournaments (2 x Berlin, Rome, 2 x Canadian Open )
2. She is the first French woman ranked #1 in tennis.
3. Beat Dementieva 6-0 6-0 in 2003 Paris.
4. H2H vs Sharapova: 1-0

Why she might not be the best European:
1. H2H vs serena: 1-9
2. H2H vs Davenport: 3-8
3. H2H vs Clijsters: 2-7

Justine Henin-Hardenne:

Why she might be the best European:
1. Won 19 Tournaments (Indian Wells, Charleston, 2x Berlin, Canadian Open, Zurich)
2. Won Australia
3. Won French Open
4. Won U.S. Open
5. Won the Olympic Gold Medal

Why she might not be the best European:
1. Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova:
Why she might be the best European:
1. Won Wimbledon
2. Won Season-Ending Championships
3. Won 9 Tournaments (Tokyo)

Why she might not be the best European:
None

Kim Clijsters:

Why she might be the best European:
1. Won 21 Tournaments (Indian Wells, Rome)
2. Won 2 x Season-Ending Championships
3. H2H vs Davenport: 8-6
4. H2H vs Mauresmo: 7-2
5. H2H vs Sharapova: 2-0

Why she might not be the best European:
1. Justine Henin-Hardenne
2. H2H vs Serena: 1-7

Lady
Mar 3rd, 2005, 01:43 PM
Why Maria is the reason for Justine not to be Best European, and Masha has none!
Just because you think so??

améliemomo
Mar 3rd, 2005, 01:58 PM
russia is not Europe, sorry :rolleyes:

timray
Mar 3rd, 2005, 02:58 PM
Why Maria is the reason for Justine not to be Best European, and Masha has none!
Just because you think so??

for 2005, yes

timray
Mar 3rd, 2005, 02:59 PM
russia is not Europe, sorry :rolleyes:
Many countries doesn’t belong geographically to Europe but in the sport world they belong more to Europe than to Asia

Countries like Turkey and Russia are always playing sport (soccer,basketball …) in Europe so there players are Europeans.

Unfortunately Maria is playing for Russia but living in the u.s so the Americans can say that she is not an American and the Russians can say that she is not Russian, :o

Now, the Europeans are saying that she is not a European, and I won’t be surprised if one of the Asians posters will post that she is also not a real Asian. :o

Also the Afro-Americans doesn’t think that she is one of them. :wavey:
But lucky for her, she has some fans that support her. :hearts:

timray
Mar 3rd, 2005, 07:35 PM
1. Justine Henin-Hardenne - 52
2. Amelie Mauresmo - 43
3. Maria Sharapova - 36

volta
Mar 3rd, 2005, 09:18 PM
Maria is American and America doesn´t belong to Europe :tape:

volta
Mar 3rd, 2005, 09:18 PM
russia is not Europe, sorry :rolleyes:
Russia is Europe

Orion
Mar 3rd, 2005, 10:16 PM
Why no Dani ??

Well, Dani last one a title (incidentally her only one to date) in 2002...

That said, a lot of the choices up here are dubious. Michaella Krajicek? She's a good up-and-comer, but to list her with the likes of Henin and Kuznetsova is absurd.