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bovina_forever
Jul 11th, 2005, 11:23 PM
Which chinese players do you think will experience the most success in ther career Na Li, Shuai Peng, Jie Zheng, Nannan Liu, Ting Li, Tian Tian Sun, etc...

matthieu_tennis
Jul 11th, 2005, 11:24 PM
shuai peng

JenFan75
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:18 AM
Na Li

tyk101
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:21 AM
i watched the Estoril Final on the chinese channel, Na Li Vs Safarova. Li has a few good shots, but her serve seems to be a bit weak. I haven't really seen any of the other chinese players.. but my guess is that Shuai Peng will have the best career, and also she has less restrictions right?

blumaroo
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:27 AM
Shuai

pierce0415
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:12 AM
Na Li is so good right now but Shuai is so much younger. Hard to say

ZAK
Jul 12th, 2005, 01:16 AM
Peng isn't that much younger, and Li Na has missed big chunks of her career. Peng has actually played more pro matches than Li Na. Having said that, Peng does seem to have more raw talent, but shes very unpredictable.

vw.
Jul 12th, 2005, 02:19 AM
Na Li! :lick:
But Shuai Peng is also very good!

Ellery
Jul 12th, 2005, 12:25 PM
Na is a great player :D , but Shuai is younger and will have more opportunities in her career, so I'll say Shuai ;)

Experimentee
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:52 PM
I'd say Shuai because she has less restrictions and has more time in her career. But Na is very close, and theres a few more coming up that are very talented.

Geoffry
Jul 12th, 2005, 03:57 PM
I think Shuai Peng and Na Li will be the leading women of China, but it's still early; some other Chinese woman may come out of nowhere.

When it comes to doubles, Tiantian Sun and Ting Li (who has shown us also of few things in singles) will be a force to be reckoned with.

pierce0415
Jul 12th, 2005, 04:09 PM
Na Li - should be in top 15 or higher if injury free and playing full schedule. She has taken Kuznetsova to 3rd set tiebreak and come close to beating Patty. She also took Petrova to 2 tough sets. In addition, utterly annilates lower ranked opponents (like double bagel Pratt and double breadstick Dinara) which is a characteristic of a top player.

Shuai Peng - Will be top 20 at some point in career. Too talented not to. Wins in 2005 over Myskina, Petrova, Golovin, Shaugnessy. Took Justine to 3 tough sets during Juju's clay winning streak.

Jie Zheng - Perennial top 50 player but doesn't really have the weapons to go higher. Her speed is not enough.

Nan-Nan Liu, Tian Tian Sun and Ting Li - Not sure cause have never seen them play

Zi Yan - Beautiful game. Should add some more muscle to her frame cause she is like a broomstick. Good at the net also. No reason why she is not as good as Zheng.

selyoink
Jul 12th, 2005, 05:31 PM
I think Na Li will have the best career followed by Shuai Peng.

MLF
Jul 12th, 2005, 05:37 PM
Shuai Peng has really come on leaps and bounds this year.

The Chinese value what they achieve for their country more than what what they do for themselves, therefore it could be argued that if you were to ask the players Tian Tian Sun & Ting Li have done the best in securing a gold medal at the Olympics for China.

VeeDaQueen
Jul 12th, 2005, 05:38 PM
Na Li will be like Kimiko Date, I think. A few grand slam semi's and a few big titles + top 10 :D

Berlin_Calling
Jul 12th, 2005, 05:54 PM
Shuai Peng will add more power to her game, improve her serve, and become the best Chinese player :D

Pengwin
Jul 12th, 2005, 05:55 PM
Li Na and Zheng Jie are already matured players. Peng is hard to tell but I see her as the best in 2-3 years (*cough*Olympics*cough*)

Experimentee
Jul 12th, 2005, 06:03 PM
Na Li - should be in top 15 or higher if injury free and playing full schedule. She has taken Kuznetsova to 3rd set tiebreak and come close to beating Patty. She also took Petrova to 2 tough sets. In addition, utterly annilates lower ranked opponents (like double bagel Pratt and double breadstick Dinara) which is a characteristic of a top player.

Shuai Peng - Will be top 20 at some point in career. Too talented not to. Wins in 2005 over Myskina, Petrova, Golovin, Shaugnessy. Took Justine to 3 tough sets during Juju's clay winning streak.

Jie Zheng - Perennial top 50 player but doesn't really have the weapons to go higher. Her speed is not enough.

Nan-Nan Liu, Tian Tian Sun and Ting Li - Not sure cause have never seen them play

Zi Yan - Beautiful game. Should add some more muscle to her frame cause she is like a broomstick. Good at the net also. No reason why she is not as good as Zheng.

Nan Nan has a pretty solid, attacking game, she can be top 50 if she plays more.
Tian Tian I think has the biggest weapons out of any Chinese woman. Best serve of all of them, lethal groundstrokes, especially her forehand. From what I've seen in doubles, she can handle the net too. But shes too inconsistent, and mentally goes off the boil too much. She could be at least as good as Zheng if she got it together mentally.

Ting Li has a nice game but double faults too much and has not as much power as the rest. She could be top 100, but I dunno about any more. She can beat top 50 players easily when in form though, so I may have just seen her when she wasnt in form.

VeeDaQueen
Jul 12th, 2005, 06:10 PM
Li Na and Zheng Jie are already matured players. Peng is hard to tell but I see her as the best in 2-3 years (*cough*Olympics*cough*)

She won't play the Olympics because she isn't owned by the government like Li and Zheng :)

Ellery
Jul 12th, 2005, 06:24 PM
She won't play the Olympics because she isn't owned by the government like Li and Zheng :)

That doesn't mean that Shuai does not want to play the Olympics ;) The Chinese crowd will love her :hearts: Playing in front of a home crowd is always very nice :D

VeeDaQueen
Jul 12th, 2005, 06:31 PM
That doesn't mean that Shuai does not want to play the Olympics ;) The Chinese crowd will love her :hearts: Playing in front of a home crowd is always very nice :D

Even though she might want to, if she doesn't let the governament control her in the near future, she won't be selected by the government. That's how it works. You have to play Fed Cup if you want to be on a national team, she didn't play this year, so I doubt she'll play at all in the next four years.

Ellery
Jul 12th, 2005, 06:34 PM
Even though she might want to, if she doesn't let the governament control her in the near future, she won't be selected by the government. That's how it works. You have to play Fed Cup if you want to be on a national team, she didn't play this year, so I doubt she'll play at all in the next four years.

Maybe you're right, but if in 2008 Shuai will have a chance of winning a medal or something, and other Chinese players don't have any such chance, then I don't see why she wouldn't be allowed to play. The government (and everyone) wants to see Chinese people having success ;)

Rising Sun
Jul 12th, 2005, 06:37 PM
She won't play the Olympics because she isn't owned by the government like Li and Zheng :)
Yeah, Shuai's dream is to win the Gold medal at Beijing. Perhaps she'll play Fed Cup, etc in the next couple of years...

VeeDaQueen
Jul 12th, 2005, 06:38 PM
Maybe you're right, but if in 2008 Shuai will have a chance of winning a medal or something, and other Chinese players don't have any such chance, then I don't see why she wouldn't be allowed to play. The government (and everyone) wants to see Chinese people having success ;)

but if she doesn't play fed cup within the next four years, she WILL ABSOLUTELY NOT be able to play the Olympics. The government wants to see their own succeed. Shuai doesn't play for the 'national team' or whatever it is called, so the government probably won't let her play Fed Cup. They treated Na the same way until she joined the team.