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mboyle
Apr 15th, 2005, 04:00 AM
to a lower ranked player on the WTA Tour:eek: . This includes qualifying and ITF events. The closest she has come was in Miami, where she lost to Ana Ivanovic, ranked only one place above her. Such consistency is truly impressive to see in such a young competitor.

fOxYLiCiOuS
Apr 15th, 2005, 04:02 AM
:worship: Nicole :) Job Welldone ;)

Hopefully she can keep it going! :cool:

Scotso
Apr 15th, 2005, 04:08 AM
that IS impressive. if a player keeps that up, they will be #1 eventually, and then totally dominate. allez Nicole.

FLL
Apr 15th, 2005, 04:11 AM
Anna K did that for about 2 years when she was ranked in the top25 before she lost in Moscow to Silvia Farina...

ys
Apr 15th, 2005, 04:21 AM
Anna K did that for about 2 years when she was ranked in the top25 before she lost in Moscow to Silvia Farina...

She has not lost to a player ranked below #15 for 18 months or so. At that point - give her a Tier III, she'd win it, piece of cake. And that streak of her was broken only after her thumb injury, when her serving problems started ( and those problems were ... well, comparing to them Dementieva's problems are rather minor ). And to think about it, before injury, she was considered a hard-serving player.

mboyle
Apr 15th, 2005, 04:34 AM
Anna really should have played one easy tournament. And I don't buy the injury business. It only affected her in that she started doing a kazillion ads and getting distracted like mad.

Sharapova's_Boy
Apr 15th, 2005, 05:27 AM
Wow, that is trully amazing. :bolt:

vogus
Apr 15th, 2005, 07:00 AM
She has not lost to a player ranked below #15 for 18 months or so. At that point - give her a Tier III, she'd win it, piece of cake. And that streak of her was broken only after her thumb injury, when her serving problems started ( and those problems were ... well, comparing to them Dementieva's problems are rather minor ). And to think about it, before injury, she was considered a hard-serving player.


yep, her record was amazing, it was something like 40 straight wins against players outside the Top 15, and didn't lose to any player ranked below her for three years or something. I remember that match against Farina, it was in the autumn of '98, and it was when everything started to change for AK. Although she did play quite good tennis for another two years after that.

Shonami Slam
Apr 15th, 2005, 07:06 AM
it does remind of Anna K automatically - but nicki has already won 2 titles, so she doesn't have that mental problem, and she's also so so very younger than ana was when she started bringing on the big wins.
i'd say now finally that nicole at this age is way better than sharapova, but the question is can she uppen her game like masha did.
if so we could be facing a giant-killer.

Tati & Dani
Apr 15th, 2005, 07:25 AM
Vaidisova :worship:

Ellery
Apr 15th, 2005, 11:42 AM
Wow, Nicole!

Foot's Fingers
Apr 15th, 2005, 11:47 AM
When i saw thread's head i was thinking abt Anna as well

Comparing with AK, NV had do nothing for this moment.

abt Anna:

with loss to No. 24 Farina Elia at Moscow, l. to a lower-ranked player for first time in 34 career losses, an Open Era record and first loss to someone outside Top 15 in two years

to add


Broke into Top 20 on March 30 at No. 16 after reaching career-first Tour singles final at Miami; d. No. 4 Seles, No. 9 Martinez, No. 2 Davenport and No. 8 Sanchez-Vicario in consecutive days (joining Evert-1977 VS Championships, Navratilova-1978 VS Championships and 1979 Wimbledon, Goolagong-Cawley-1980 Wimbledon, Pierce-1995 Australian Open, Davenport-1996 Olympics and Novotna-1997 Championships as players to have beaten four Top 10 players in same tournament)


Will see waht NV can show us in a few years

Chunchun
Apr 15th, 2005, 01:29 PM
:rocker:

cadiac
Apr 15th, 2005, 01:43 PM
My babe Nicky :smooch:

random fan
Apr 15th, 2005, 01:52 PM
The problem with this kind of things is that the higher you go the fiercier is competition. The real trial is still ahead. Though I would prefer her being in Top 5 and loosing to some low ranked players on ocassion than something a la Kournikova anytime.

Lemonskin.
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:45 PM
Nice one!

jonny84
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:54 PM
:yeah: Nicole

matthieu_tennis
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:29 PM
kournikova made semi final at wimbledon at 15 years old so :P

Melly Flew Us
Apr 15th, 2005, 04:07 PM
this is an interesting fact. and i didn't know anna k did the same. hmm!

mboyle
Apr 15th, 2005, 04:09 PM
kournikova made semi final at wimbledon at 15 years old so :P

no she didn't. She was 16