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Volcana
Nov 30th, 2005, 01:42 AM
Different players, different styles, different reasons for their absence from the tour.

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LeRoy.
Nov 30th, 2005, 01:43 AM
why no Seles in this poll ? :sad:

Of the choices i think Cappy :confused:

IceHock
Nov 30th, 2005, 01:45 AM
i think she'll do the best cause she has the most power but i think both dokic and hingis will be forces to be reckoned with later on in the season maybe even australia

PointBlank
Nov 30th, 2005, 01:50 AM
Capriati. She is, realisticly, the only one that can still keep up with the rest, even being out for a while. She hits hard and consistently, sometimes.

Hingis and Dokic, I believe, will have success, just Capriati knows the current tour more than those. Shes competed with the ones at the top at the moment.

Volcana
Nov 30th, 2005, 01:52 AM
why no Seles in this poll ?I stopped believing in a Seles comeback years ago. The older you are, the more superior your conditioning has to be. Seles never got in shape post-stabbing. She vacillated from overweight to fat. She was so damn talented she was still a top player. I'm sure she'd still be one of the hardest hitters on tour, but that's not enough. A player has to have the speed and endurance too. Davenport is in the best shape of her career. That's why she can still perform at an elite level. If Monica came back at 1989 slender, then maybe. But no way at the weight she was carrying in 2001.

NOTE on Capriati: Of the three, she was the most prone to get out of shape, and the one who's performance increased the most most whhen she was at her lightest weight. Has she kept her weight down?

PointBlank
Nov 30th, 2005, 01:56 AM
She has kept her weight down, if you look at recent pictures.

njnetswill
Nov 30th, 2005, 01:59 AM
Hingis, while playing on the WTT. :cool:

Volcana
Nov 30th, 2005, 01:59 AM
She has kept her weight down, if you look at recent pictures.I haven't seen a picture of Capriati in anything skin-tight in over a year. Please post a few. JCap back in fighting trim in good news. I sure would like to see a few more Serena-Jenn battles.

Andy.
Nov 30th, 2005, 02:24 AM
Hingis

marmite1
Nov 30th, 2005, 02:27 AM
Hingis

RatedR Superstar
Nov 30th, 2005, 02:28 AM
jencap, she has already proven that she "can" comeback

Tati & Dani
Nov 30th, 2005, 02:34 AM
Capriati , but i hope DOkic

cartmancop
Nov 30th, 2005, 03:06 AM
I say Dokic b/c I don't think Capriati will really come back & if she does, what shape will she be in..

I don't think Hingis will comeback for long, if she does at all. She may get discouraged immediately & just drop her plans.

Being back in Australia has the potential to change Jelena's career, if she works hard. She'll have the opportunity for lots more WCs than previous years & hopefully Aus. can provide her with a good coach & keep her interested.

Davenselesport
Nov 30th, 2005, 03:12 AM
Interesting question:

Dokic seems to have shown the worst crash-out, but surprisingly she's probably the most conditioned out of the 3 right now.

Reguardless they are all starting from a clean slate... so bring on the early round upsets!

Derek.
Nov 30th, 2005, 03:17 AM
Jen seems to be the realistic choice, but I'm hoping Martina can do something! :rocker2: Jelena too! :)

Ceecor
Nov 30th, 2005, 03:26 AM
I haven't seen a picture of Capriati in anything skin-tight in over a year. Please post a few. JCap back in fighting trim in good news. I sure would like to see a few more Serena-Jenn battles.

MMM how about one bent over the cistern doing a line? :bounce: .....ltns

switz
Nov 30th, 2005, 03:32 AM
. If Monica came back at 1989 slender, then maybe. But no way at the weight she was carrying in 2001.


You obviously haven't seen her lately - she looks thinner than she ever has. I doubt a comeback as well but she certainly isn't fat anymore.

hablo
Nov 30th, 2005, 03:37 AM
it's really too early to tell but I voted for hingis, just for the hell of it :p

cherseles
Nov 30th, 2005, 03:46 AM
You obviously haven't seen her lately - she looks thinner than she ever has. I doubt a comeback as well but she certainly isn't fat anymore.

Yes, the only problem is Monica is too slim and would be not strong enough to play.

Buitenzorg
Nov 30th, 2005, 03:46 AM
Hingis :)

Wannabeknowitall
Nov 30th, 2005, 04:22 AM
Capriati is in absolutely great shape. Her shoulder is repaired. Her serve is probably better because of that. It might take her awhile to get in the hang of things. She'll probably make it far into a tourni in her 3rd try.

It's nice that Dokic is going back to Australia but is that actually going to help her that much? The girl can barely hit 4 consistently deep groundstrokes in a row.

Hingis is back. Ok. And?
She might find out fast what she doesn't miss about the game of tennis. She didn't have many friends when she was playing previously. I'm sure it doesn't mean much as long as she's in a stable relationship.
Anna was one of her best friends on tour. Anna of course has gone on to bigger and better things. Well better. Enrique has been trying to get condom companies to sell XS condoms.
Her schedule is going to have to be very good. She's still one of the best clay court players out there. Best chance is to play every clay tourni from Feburary to July and then play a couple of slower hard courts and of course the grass season.
Hey if Rafa Nadal can do the same thing then I see no point in why Hingis can't.

Still don't think she is going to have a good of a year as Capriati.

By the way, do we know when these players are actually coming back? Like their schedules? I mean I wouldn't be surprised if Capriati skipped the AO again.
For Hingis, her best bet is probably to play the tourni but there's no point if she isn't as fit as the rest of the girls.

F-R-E-A-K
Nov 30th, 2005, 04:43 AM
Hingis :)

bigshow21
Nov 30th, 2005, 05:41 AM
Capriati!!

She made a comeback once before, so she knows what to expect and how to prepare. Plus, she has the raw power to continue to compete in the top 10.

Hingis has been away for too long but she might do ok. I don't think she will be able to stay at pace with the other power hitters (Maria, Williams, etc) But then again, she might create a new little flavor of her own. We shall see!

Dokic who?

Volcana
Nov 30th, 2005, 07:17 AM
You obviously haven't seen her lately - she looks thinner than she ever has. I doubt a comeback as well but she certainly isn't fat anymore.I certainly haven't seen her lately. One thing I noticed during her last couple years on tour. Seles used to favor some fairly clinging outfits. After her weight gain, alomst everything she wore was loose, so you had trouble telling what kind of shape she was in. (totally normal behaviour, of course)

If her weight's truly down, I hope she gives it a shot. She had more than enough power when she was 17, and she was pretty skinny then. She'll have power when she's 50. Mobility's the key.

Drake1980
Nov 30th, 2005, 07:23 AM
gotta be Hingis!!!

Mafia_Sharapova
Nov 30th, 2005, 07:38 AM
Hingis-Capriati-Dokic :worship:

azinna
Nov 30th, 2005, 07:52 AM
JenCap: Knows what it takes to start and complete a comeback. Actually prefers underdog role. Has power. Has athleticism. Will play defense with scrappiness and joy.

Hingis: Past aborted attempt at comeback/toe-dipping. Has shown no preference for #3 spot, much less underdog role. What power? What athleticism? Can play confounding defense, but pouts, hates it, feels useless and soon gives up.

Dokic: Wish this child all the luck. Has had hard road. Hope she gets back to winning a few rounds per tournament.

October
Nov 30th, 2005, 07:54 AM
HINGIS, shes one of the most finest players in the tour though being the LEAST powerful!!! With her accurate judgement and talent she will surely outlast Capriati and Dokic (no way!!!)

Paneru
Nov 30th, 2005, 08:07 AM
Capriati IMO has the game and power mixed with the right
consistency to assimilate her in with the top group easily.

Hingis IMO will be a Myskina-type, dangerous but
just hovering. Best bet against the top players
with not as much power as them her best play
will come on the clay.

Dokic IMO is an X-factor. She's got so many
issues that who really knows where her head
will be at despite her physical condition.

I say if she does get back she'll hover around
25-15 in the rankings.


Good luck ladies! :wavey:



Venus vs. Martina: One of the greatest rivalries in the past
7 years revived! Sway the h2h Venus! ;)

Venus vs. Jennifer: Let the curse be done and they finally
meet again after all this time! Keep spotless record Venus! ;)

watrat
Nov 30th, 2005, 08:13 AM
It must be Hingis.

Munchen
Nov 30th, 2005, 08:13 AM
Martina definately. :)

Jenny.C.Fan
Nov 30th, 2005, 10:24 AM
Jen-Jen :)

*abby*
Nov 30th, 2005, 10:51 AM
jenny!

~lollipop_girl~
Nov 30th, 2005, 11:52 AM
Hingis...I hope I'm right too!

Maryamator
Nov 30th, 2005, 12:26 PM
jenny the come back queen:D

The Pro
Nov 30th, 2005, 12:39 PM
I think Martina will just be dangling her toes in the water next year. 2007 and we'll really see the sparks fly...:banana:

47eggs
Dec 2nd, 2005, 07:23 PM
I'd like to see them all return and do well!

Dominic
Dec 2nd, 2005, 07:46 PM
i think she'll do the best cause she has the most power but i think both dokic and hingis will be forces to be reckoned with later on in the season maybe even australia
i think jelena has more power than capriati, especially if you take capriati's defensive style of 2003-2004

Helen Lawson
Dec 2nd, 2005, 07:49 PM
I haven't seen a picture of Capriati in anything skin-tight in over a year. Please post a few. JCap back in fighting trim in good news. I sure would like to see a few more Serena-Jenn battles.

Everything she wears is skin-tight.

Whatzup
Dec 2nd, 2005, 08:09 PM
Sorry but this is really so stupid! I like Dokic, but be honest.. since she has moved to Australia it seems that everyone thinks here that she will be back in the top 20 in no time. People wake up! Last year she lost almost all her match in challengers against crappy players.. and we still don't know if she already started the practise. So it would be a little strange if she will reach immediately the 4th round at the Australian Open or something. She could be back, but I think that we will have to wait for good results from her till the next summer or something. She really has to find her old level first!

Brooks.
Dec 2nd, 2005, 08:11 PM
I'd give the edge to Caprati...she's done this before..she knows what to expect and what it is going to take to get where she needs to be

Tatanka
Dec 2nd, 2005, 08:42 PM
jenny

Bubba08
Dec 2nd, 2005, 08:51 PM
What will be the next tournament of Capriati? :confused:
Will she be back for the AO?

saint
Dec 3rd, 2005, 01:52 AM
I hope Capriati has a good comeback.

Volcana
Dec 3rd, 2005, 04:18 AM
I'm very surprised that so few people have any faith in Dokic. She's 22 years old, and NOT coming off an injury. She's also away from Damir. She's won two Tier I's and has won on grass, clay, carpet and hard courts. Her game IS utterly simplistic, but she bangs the hell out of the ball, and she got a really nice ass.

22 is when some players just start getting good. She really does effectively have a whole career ahead of her. And seperated from all that chaos in the Balkans, I think she can get her head wrapped around tennis again.

..ikke..
Dec 3rd, 2005, 08:51 AM
Jennifer :worship:

Blonde_Ambition7
Dec 3rd, 2005, 09:04 AM
i'll say capriati because she hasn't been out of the mix for too long

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Dec 3rd, 2005, 10:12 AM
im gonna say its between hingis and dokic just gotta see what they are like when they comeback it will tell alot i think both will be back in top 10

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 3rd, 2005, 10:49 AM
Capriati..i think it will take Hingis a bit longer to get her groove back,,but look out at the end of 2006 and all of 2007 for hingis ( if the unjurys stay away)

JulesVerne
Dec 3rd, 2005, 03:26 PM
Hingis. She will handle it better mentally.

andrewbroad
Dec 9th, 2005, 02:09 AM
Jelena Dokic.

I don't see Jennifer Capriati coming back now (she hasn't played since November 2004), and Jelena at 16 was 6-2 6-0 better than #1 Hingis, who has only played one match on the WTA Tour since 2002.

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