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floriano
Jul 9th, 2005, 11:28 AM
This thread is for people to post their ideas/information as to why the following (or additional) list of players are in serious slumps in form.

Jenny Hopkins: Although I haven't seen her play that much, she's been as high as low fifties, has big groundstrokes (apparently) and a big serve. She started the year well qualifying for Hobart, but since then it's been numerous first round defeats. Last year I think she managed to qualify for 2 or 3 GS events, but she bombed out big time at the Wimbledon qualies which saw her ranking plummet outside of the top 200. That aside, she's a gorgeous person, beutiful olive skin and big brown eyes.

Marlene Weingartner: Her ranking has fallen to 150, & she'll have to play quallies at the US Open. I actually thought she would have a decent season after she scored that win over Hingis in February. She let her big chance slip at Wimbledon, where she led Zvonareva 6-2 3-1. Didn't see the match, but judging by the stats she played brilliant, precision tennis for the first set and a half. Not sure whether Vera was crying or not, but perhaps this had something to do with Marlene's collapse.

Adriana Serra Zanetti: It seems like decades ago that she made the quarters in Melbourne and was top 40. Now she struggles to even win qualifying matches for challenger events. Her game is a good aggressive style, and would seem suited to hardcourts & grass, so I'm not sure why she has slid down the rankings so much. She did have to face her sister Antonella quite a bit when she was ranked higher, and this apparently took a heavy emotional toll on her.

Samantha Reeves: Last year she played inspired tennis at some event to lead Venus by a set and a break. She even beat Raymond at one stage. Since then, she has really struggled to win sets, although an injury problem may be a major contributing factor.

Claudine Schaul: She has really struggled this year, most of it would seem to do with confidence. It all came to a climax at Strasbourg, where she had to be granted a WC to defend her title and was unceremoniously dispatched by Amy Frazier, who wouldn't be considered a clay court specialist by any stretch of the imagination. This was followed by a worse hiding at the hands of Emile Loit in Paris, & an Indian lesson in grasscourt tennis at Birmingham. Many of her fans shuddered when they saw she would face Martina in Holland, given Claudine's form & Martina's run on grass last year, a bad loss was not inconceivable. However, Claudine rose to the occasion (admittedly she played full of nervous energy) & escaped with a 4-6 6-1 6-4 win. This seemed to inspire a momentary return for her as she played a good match against Koukalova in the next round. But at Wimby, it was back to the doldrums as she suffered another 1st round hiding. Her ranking is at about 170 I think, not far below that of Kremer.

Chunchun
Jul 9th, 2005, 11:29 AM
Sprem? :tape:

crazillo
Jul 9th, 2005, 11:33 AM
Karolina Sprem
Ai Sugiyama
Magdalena Maleeva
Wynne Prakusya
Els Callens
Dessislava Topalova


.......

rrfnpump
Jul 9th, 2005, 11:37 AM
Martina Sucha
no good results since Quebec last year
is 5/17 this year

Lubomira Kurhajcova
loosing to Dokic in straights this year :o
is 6/16 this year

Abigail Spears
has a 6-match loosing streak.
is 6/12 this year

Karolina Sprem
except AO nothing good in 2005
is 8/14 this year

Alina Jidkova
loosing to everybody these times
is 4/16 this year

Lilia Osterloh
getting bagelled regularly
is 9/18 this year

floriano
Jul 9th, 2005, 11:43 AM
Maria Vento is another one who has been flirting with a slump but then has scored occasional good wins to compensate. She had a dismal clay season, but scored a good win over Daniela at Eastbourne and stretched Farina to 3 sets at Wimb.

:Rawwb:
Jul 9th, 2005, 11:44 AM
Adriana Serra Zanetti had a bad foot injury which forced her out for ages and she is slowly odcming back from that

:Rawwb:
Jul 9th, 2005, 11:52 AM
I swear this is the CURSE of Quebec City

Winner: Sucha - on this page
FInalist: Spears - on this page
Semi Finalist: Jidkova -on this page(who played Marathon matches all the way through - 76 63 upset Stosur, d. Dubois 36 76(6)76(5) , upset #1 Pierce 63 76(8) , and finally lost to Spears (4)6-7 6-4 (4)6-7
Quarter Finalist : Kurhajkova - on this page
Schual played here
Adriana played quallies(although she was just coming back from injury i think)

Wiggly
Jul 9th, 2005, 12:18 PM
Benesova falls to #33 to #55 and didn`'t wins in Singles since Roland-Garros :eek:

[S@nti]
Jul 9th, 2005, 12:44 PM
Marta Marrero

CCCP1
Jul 9th, 2005, 12:51 PM
Aniko Kapros

Slumpsova
Jul 9th, 2005, 01:00 PM
I swear this is the CURSE of Quebec City

Winner: Sucha - on this page
FInalist: Spears - on this page
Semi Finalist: Jidkova -on this page(who played Marathon matches all the way through - 76 63 upset Stosur, d. Dubois 36 76(6)76(5) , upset #1 Pierce 63 76(8) , and finally lost to Spears (4)6-7 6-4 (4)6-7
Quarter Finalist : Kurhajkova - on this page
Schual played here
Adriana played quallies(although she was just coming back from injury i think)

OMG :haha: :scared:

Duramont
Jul 9th, 2005, 01:16 PM
:bigcry: Claudine Schaul :bigcry: (from 61 to 179 :help: )
Karolina Sprem :sad: (from 17 to 62 :help: )
Marlene Weingärtner losing her last 8 matches :eek: :o (from 71 to 149 :help: )
Alina Jidkova losing her last 6 matches :o
Abigail Spears losing her last 6 matches :o


I forgot to add Aniko Kapros who went down from 64 (July 2004) to actual 260 :help:

Timariot
Jul 9th, 2005, 01:28 PM
Kapros is not slumping - she was just overachieving briefly :devil:

rightous
Jul 9th, 2005, 02:31 PM
magui serna, ai suigyama, suarez (altough she is injuried)

Experimentee
Jul 9th, 2005, 02:47 PM
Muller used to be pretty good, top 50 and won a WTA title i think, then she went on a big losing streak and fell out of the top 200, now shes come back but still not in the top 100.

Slumpsova
Jul 9th, 2005, 02:55 PM
well a lot of slump girls doing so great this week.

Luba Kurhajcova, K-Lina Sprem and even Natsya Myskina wins Fed Cup :eek: :o

HTE
Jul 9th, 2005, 04:47 PM
Speaking of Marlene Weingärtner, pretty much all of the German players are in a slump, what's going on there? Graf and Huber are tough to follow but they have quite a few talents that never make it, Buric, Barna, Schruff to name a few. Grönefeld is doing ok, hopefully she can change things around.

come on Claudi & Marta find your game please :)

Helen Lawson
Jul 9th, 2005, 04:49 PM
I haven't made a quality picture since Johnson was in the White House. Now if that's not a slump, then nothing is! And, for you smart asses out there, that's Lyndon Johnson, NOT Andrew Johnson.

Vamos Feńa
Jul 9th, 2005, 04:57 PM
Marrero is in strange slump, she was sucking 2-3 years ago, had a good last year and now collapse. :shrug:
M.Sanchez-Lorenzo (still she def. Marta D. :rolleyes: )
Ai, Karolina, Marlene, Alina (nice 2 part of 04' season incl. win over Serena and Quebec final, losing in straights to Alize Cornet*)
Of course Alize is very talented, but Alina should have won that, she plays crap this season....

Fantastic
Jul 9th, 2005, 05:02 PM
I think slumps happen when a player trains wrongly. It's like when you're on a diet. The aim is to lose weight when really, the aim should be to maintain a lifestyle that promotes improved health and the subsequent weight loss that comes with it.

I think sometimes players forget to mix it up when they train. When they work hard, they work too hard. The good results come for a time period but when they ease off the training due to getting bored from doing the same thing too much, they begin to lose their way again. If you diet and exercise everyday eating the same things and doing the same exercises, you get bored and quit your diet and exercise regime and go back to eating junk food and slothing around the house.

The symptoms of not training properly include loss of confidence, poor form and the inevitable loss of motivation.

I hope I didn't contradict myself anywhere in this post. :o ;)

Albireo
Jul 9th, 2005, 05:08 PM
I haven't made a quality picture since Johnson was in the White House. Now if that's not a slump, then nothing is! And, for you smart asses out there, that's Lyndon Johnson, NOT Andrew Johnson.

I was going to say Dr. Samuel Johnson, but grew sorely afraid that you'd slap me.

roxi
Jul 9th, 2005, 05:17 PM
Kostanić , Talaja , Nagyova, and where are Iroda and Daja!!!!!!!!!!!???????????

Shana
Jul 9th, 2005, 06:02 PM
plus.. Tanasugarn

venus_rulez
Jul 9th, 2005, 06:17 PM
[QUOTE=Fantastic]I think slumps happen when a player trains wrongly. It's like when you're on a diet. The aim is to lose weight when really, the aim should be to maintain a lifestyle that promotes improved health and the subsequent weight loss that comes with it.

I think sometimes players forget to mix it up when they train. When they work hard, they work too hard. The good results come for a time period but when they ease off the training due to getting bored from doing the same thing too much, they begin to lose their way again. If you diet and exercise everyday eating the same things and doing the same exercises, you get bored and quit your diet and exercise regime and go back to eating junk food and slothing around the house.

The symptoms of not training properly include loss of confidence, poor form and the inevitable loss of motivation.



I never thought of it that way. That is a very good post :)

GABRIEL
Jul 9th, 2005, 07:10 PM
not a great player (not in the last few years at least...) but Francesca Lubiani must be added to this list...she was a solid top 100 some years ago, and now she cannot win a match against ANYBODY, not even in small ITF qualifying matches...:rolleyes:

Shvedbarilescu
Jul 9th, 2005, 08:18 PM
I'm not sure but it sure is nice not to see Myskina's name being mentioned here. :)

GorgeousMe!
Jul 9th, 2005, 08:36 PM
I haven't made a quality picture since Johnson was in the White House. Now if that's not a slump, then nothing is! And, for you smart asses out there, that's Lyndon Johnson, NOT Andrew Johnson.
:lol: But like Bette and Joan, I'm sure the gin bottle has provided you with much comfort. By the way, here in the UK, channel 999 sometimes shows your films at 2.00 in the morning. So take some solace from that! :devil:

R. Federer
Jul 9th, 2005, 11:59 PM
cant say slump without thinking of dokic. where is she?? for that matter is she still opposed to playing for Oz?

floriano
Jul 10th, 2005, 09:30 AM
not a great player (not in the last few years at least...) but Francesca Lubiani must be added to this list...she was a solid top 100 some years ago, and now she cannot win a match against ANYBODY, not even in small ITF qualifying matches...:rolleyes:

Yes I remember Francesca. I saw her play as a teenager live back in 1996 at the Aus Open. She qualified & was playing Aussie No. 1 Nicole Provis, ranked in the 40's at the time. Francesca was blasting the ball & hitting winners left, right and centre. She showed determined resolve to win 6-2 4-6 6-4, in spite of the Aussie crowd who were 110% behind Nicole, and Nicole's own theatrics (disputing line calls, screaming at the umpire and burying her head in her towel during the changeovers). I was so impressed by Francesca that I made a point of attending her 2nd round match against Decugis, who had just won a tournament the week before. Again Francesca played inspired tennis & really went for her shots, eventually she was too inconsistent and catipulted 6-2 0-6 6-2, although she had stormed through the second set with a blaze of winners in 19 minutes. It's surprising she has barely won a match since. I know she posed nude few years ago so guess she's still keeping busy:)

ceiling_fan
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:14 AM
ai sugiyama
her win loss record in singles this year is..10-16!

ceiling_fan
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:15 AM
and she also hasn't beat anyone ranked above her.. i don't consider that "serious" but still

Wojtek
Jul 10th, 2005, 10:19 AM
Martina Sucha
no good results since Quebec last year
is 5/17 this year

Lubomira Kurhajcova
loosing to Dokic in straights this year :o
is 6/16 this year

Abigail Spears
has a 6-match loosing streak.
is 6/12 this year

Karolina Sprem
except AO nothing good in 2005
is 8/14 this year

Alina Jidkova
loosing to everybody these times
is 4/16 this year

Lilia Osterloh
getting bagelled regularly
is 9/18 this year


Sucha is poor player, now power, she isn't fast and she isn't top 75 player.
Kruhajcova has big problems with knees, she has good serve but like Sucha she isn't top 75 player.
Spears is fat. She isn't moving well, probably she will few matches on hard courts.
Osterloh is the slowest player on the tour :tape:

VeeDaQueen
Jul 10th, 2005, 11:24 AM
Sucha is poor player, now power, she isn't fast and she isn't top 75 player.
Kruhajcova has big problems with knees, she has good serve but like Sucha she isn't top 75 player.
Spears is fat. She isn't moving well, probably she will few matches on hard courts.
Osterloh is the slowest player on the tour :tape:

brilliant analysis :lol: :haha:

SM
Jul 10th, 2005, 02:54 PM
the definition of slump is a temporary loss of form is itnot? it seems jelena has sucked for a few yrs so it defintaely isnt a slump as she has been consisitently bad for a long time!!! its hard to define her normal of play consequently...

Pamela Shriver
Jul 10th, 2005, 02:59 PM
I never slumped. I've always had perfect posture.

PatM04
Jul 10th, 2005, 03:27 PM
Samantha Reeves actually wasnt injured like we all thought. She took off the first part of this year to get married. Now she is playing on the challenger circut (Hamilton 25k this week) trying to get her ranking back up where it belongs. Hopefully she'll get back to the top 100 where she belongs....oh and in the last year her ranking has gone from 90-530 :eek:

WhatTheDeuce
Jul 10th, 2005, 03:29 PM
I think slumps happen when a player trains wrongly. It's like when you're on a diet. The aim is to lose weight when really, the aim should be to maintain a lifestyle that promotes improved health and the subsequent weight loss that comes with it.

I think sometimes players forget to mix it up when they train. When they work hard, they work too hard. The good results come for a time period but when they ease off the training due to getting bored from doing the same thing too much, they begin to lose their way again. If you diet and exercise everyday eating the same things and doing the same exercises, you get bored and quit your diet and exercise regime and go back to eating junk food and slothing around the house.

The symptoms of not training properly include loss of confidence, poor form and the inevitable loss of motivation.

I hope I didn't contradict myself anywhere in this post. :o ;)
Interesting viewpoint. :yeah:

Wiggly
Jul 10th, 2005, 03:33 PM
Kostanic, lose her 2 Fed Cup match :rolleyes:

morningglory
Jul 10th, 2005, 03:48 PM
*sigh* Vera Z... mostly mental... I'm sure.
The weeper can cry all she wants, but PLEASE do not choke like you do, Vera :sad:

¤CharlDa¤
Jul 10th, 2005, 04:05 PM
Quebec city last year indeed created slumps it seems ;) Usually the opposite, it creates some opportunities for younger, lower ranked players, i.e. Bovina, Maria, etc. Let's hope it comes back to normal this year ;)

BTW, to everyone who said sucha had no power, during her whole week in quebec city she played incredibly solid tennis, hitting pretty hard for her lil frame!

Addind to the Quebec city slumps, Pitu (Salerni) who didn't do anything since her semi here. Same with Gloria (fluke?)

Ellery
Jul 10th, 2005, 04:08 PM
Jelena K seems to be slumping very badly :(

Vut
Jul 10th, 2005, 04:34 PM
:mad: Tanasugarn from 6X to 82... after September :tape: :tape:

floriano
Jul 22nd, 2005, 03:23 AM
I think we can add Lilia Osterloh to the list. She was thrashed 6-1 6-2 by Daniela this week, when a year ago at this event she pushed Lindsay to three tough sets. I think she has had injury problems, but I don't think she has won a match in a long time. Aranxta Parra seemed to be improving in form, but unfortunately she has been drawn to play Smashnova in her last 2 events on clay. Anna double bagelled her in January, and has reaffirmed that ascendancy with 6-4 6-0 and 6-3 6-2 wins these last 2 weeks.

DevilishAttitude
Jul 22nd, 2005, 12:06 PM
Players in the Top 200 currently slumping

Amy Frazier :sad:
Denisa Chladkova
Emilie Loit :)
Barbora Strycova
Virginia Ruano Pascual :eek:
Tatiana Panova :(
Tatiana Perebiynis
Anne Kremer :mad:
Els Callens
Paula Garcia
Petra Mandula
Lioudmilla Skavronskaia
Mi Ra Jeon

Mr_Molik
Jul 22nd, 2005, 12:14 PM
how could u miss iveta benesova

Mathijs
Jul 22nd, 2005, 12:38 PM
how could u miss iveta benesova

indeed!

DemWilliamsGulls
Jul 22nd, 2005, 02:18 PM
Some people has always been in slumps

Rubin
Stevenson

Comes to mind.

jrm
Jul 22nd, 2005, 02:20 PM
Alina Jidkova

Geoffry
Jul 22nd, 2005, 04:16 PM
Players in the Top 200 currently slumping

Els Callens

I don't think Els bothers anymore to get her ranking up. In fact, she'll probably play a tournament of 5 this year, cuz she's retiring after Hasselt. But you're right, she hasn't done anything noteworthy since... let's say 2002, when she reached her last semi at Hawai and played that wonderfull match against Serena at Wimbledon. It has gone downhill ever since, especially for someone who was ranked in the top 50 for quite some time at the end of the nineties.

R. Federer
Jul 22nd, 2005, 04:26 PM
harkleroad

DemWilliamsGulls
Jul 22nd, 2005, 04:38 PM
harkleroad

She's always been in a slump

Per
Jul 22nd, 2005, 10:59 PM
http://www.wtnphotos.com/tmp/36912/Myskina_s_small_racket.jpg

"I have never been in a slump! But sometimes it's hard to win with this small-size raquet."

:hearts: :hearts: :hearts: I love Myskina!!! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

mlq1986
Jul 23rd, 2005, 12:02 AM
Vera Z is slumping pretty badly at the moment I can see a sprem style slip coming up :confused:

Caz
Jul 23rd, 2005, 12:12 AM
Virginia Ruano Pascual :eek:

I don't think Vivi is really in a slump. She's always been a bit inconsistent when it comes to singles. I think her current drop in the rankings is more to do with the fact she did so well at Wimbledon last year, then this year got a bad RG singles draw and Nadia in the 1st round of Wimbledon and suddenly lost all those points. I just hope she manages to get her ranking back up again soon.

goldenlox
Jul 23rd, 2005, 03:29 PM
Vera Z is slumping pretty badly at the moment I can see a sprem style slip coming up :confused:Vera is not having a good year. But she won a tournament in Memphis this year, a repeat.

Wiggly
Jul 23rd, 2005, 03:32 PM
how could u miss iveta benesova

Losing to Bammer in straight sets :rolleyes:
And with her Draw in Stanford, slump will continue :(