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So Disrespectful
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:22 AM
I'd say at the moment it has to be between Nathalie Dechy and Elena Likhovtseva.

:inlove:
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:24 AM
What do you mean? Weakest, as in worst? Or as in mentally? Or as in physically?

So Disrespectful
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:33 AM
Worst.

Vacant
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:35 AM
Elena L.

ivanovic
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:36 AM
I'd say Likhovtseva 4 sure - wait is she in top 20? WOW
Flavia Pennata and Jelena Jankovic - I think they're in top 20.

-sugi-
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:37 AM
Dechy, she has only won one match this year :help:

Lena L has won 5

Brooklyn90
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:38 AM
Elena L

so.krist!na
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:38 AM
I think Dechy..

Dexter
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:39 AM
Elena L.

Elldee
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:40 AM
Elena L overall. Dechy's had a worse year but in general I think she's the better player.

xXSarajevoXx
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:59 AM
Dechy

Alberto
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:03 AM
Likhovtseva is better player than Dechy...

So Disrespectful
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:20 AM
:lol: I think we've found our two contendors

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:24 AM
Dechy without a doubt shes not a Top 20 player at all IMO

xin_hui
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:28 AM
dont be so short-sighted and just look at this year's results to proclaim "dechy!" :rolleyes:

Edman
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:45 AM
i think is dechy as well

sorry but i dun appreciate her hitting style

A'DAM
Mar 19th, 2006, 12:05 PM
Dechy...

SloKid
Mar 19th, 2006, 12:07 PM
Elena L for me :shrug:

DevilishAttitude
Mar 19th, 2006, 12:41 PM
People saying Likhovtseva is the worst top 20 player :spit: :retard:

Well in the slams over the last year, Schnyder, Schiavone, Myskina, Kuznetsova, Vaidisova, Hantuchova, Pennetta, Groenefeld, Ivanovic & Dechy have all failed to do what Elena has done and reached a slam semi and only Myskina and Ivanovic have beaten a Top 10 player in a slam which is what Elena has done.

Elena might not be in the best form but she certainly deserves to be top 20.

Pennetta and Dechy shouldn't be there IMO. Flavia got there to winning at small tournaments and Dechy is just not in the form.

iPatty
Mar 19th, 2006, 12:43 PM
I'd say Flavia. She's only gotten there by playing smaller tournaments while everyone else has played the bigger ones.

I still love her, though. :hearts:

FrenchY52
Mar 19th, 2006, 12:56 PM
Flavia and Nathalie actually

Uranus
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:12 PM
Maybe Flavia...

TeaMMashA
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:18 PM
Likhovtseva or Dechy

fammmmedspin
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:24 PM
Dechy, she has only won one match this year :help:

Lena L has won 5

..........and Venus has won?

it all depends on the day when you have inconsistent and injured top players - Kuti Kiss could have won the AO this year if Justine had defaulted on her too.

iPatty
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:28 PM
..........and Venus has won?

it all depends on the day when you have inconsistent and injured top players - Kuti Kiss could have won the AO this year if Justine had defaulted on her too.
Venus has only played one tournament. Nice try. :rolleyes:

Kuti-Kis couldn't have made the final, plus Justine could have beaten her injured. Nice try. :rolleyes:

georgekuo1017
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:30 PM
Likhovtseva is better than Dechy,i think。

roooobert
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:33 PM
..........and Venus has won?

it all depends on the day when you have inconsistent and injured top players - Kuti Kiss could have won the AO this year if Justine had defaulted on her too.


Kutis Kis winning AO :D

its.like.that
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:34 PM
Serena and Penus Williams

iPatty
Mar 19th, 2006, 02:34 PM
Likhovtseva is better than Dechy,i think。
Early 2005 Dechy is better than Likhovtseva. But if they played now, I fear that Elena would win. Of course, she did get double bagelled by Lindsay. :lol:

Paneru
Mar 19th, 2006, 03:13 PM
Serena and Penus Williams

Leave it to a retard! :cool:

welcome back to the top20
Serena! :hug:

adam_ads_n
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:02 PM
i think the weakest now is number 20...whoever she is :p

up!
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:04 PM
perhaps myskina

Equipped
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:26 PM
Dechy. Maybe Pennetta.

LefandePatty
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:28 PM
Alexandra Stevenson

GracefulVenus
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:29 PM
Has to be Natalie man, has she one all season. Maybe once I think. :bounce:

Tennace
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:46 PM
They all have to be pretty good to be in the top 20 :rolleyes:

dani-fan
Mar 19th, 2006, 04:51 PM
I think Dechy doesn't deserve to be in top 20.

UDACHi
Mar 19th, 2006, 05:11 PM
Likhovsteva? Seriously? :eek: :unsure: :retard:

Dechy and maybe Pennetta. Dechy cause she's been in bad form for practically forever, and Pennetta cause I don't remember her getting any real big wins.

No Name Face
Mar 19th, 2006, 05:15 PM
Pennetta cause I don't remember her getting any real big wins.

Hingis?

Does that even count?

Wiggly
Mar 19th, 2006, 05:17 PM
Likhovtseva will fall badly after RG.
Dechy is in slump.
Pennetta plays smallers tournaments.

Those 3 are the weakiest :sad:

danieln1
Mar 19th, 2006, 06:00 PM
Flavia Pennetta!
Who was the higher ranked player she´s ever beaten? She is the worst in the top 20
Dechy is much better than her, in 2004 reached semi finals in Indian Wells, losing to Davenport in a tight match, and beat Capriati in New Haven

Carmen Mairena
Mar 19th, 2006, 06:00 PM
I'd say Nathalie and Flavia.

Elena is a good top-20 player! :yeah:

UDACHi
Mar 19th, 2006, 06:05 PM
Hingis?

Does that even count?

Not in her first event. Now it would. ;)

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 19th, 2006, 06:28 PM
perhaps myskina


how would myskina be the worst having 1 grand slam to her belt vs. dechy and flavia and lik...rightttt:confused:

Lulu.
Mar 19th, 2006, 06:35 PM
Dechy

davidmario
Mar 19th, 2006, 06:40 PM
Serena and Penus Williams
:lol:

:inlove:
Mar 19th, 2006, 07:31 PM
Well in the slams over the last year, Schnyder, Schiavone, Myskina, Kuznetsova, Vaidisova, Hantuchova, Pennetta, Groenefeld, Ivanovic & Dechy have all failed to do what Elena has done and reached a slam semi and only Myskina and Ivanovic have beaten a Top 10 player in a slam which is what Elena has done.

Erm...Dechy reached the AO semis...?! :rolleyes:

SAEKeithSerena, we're not talking about the past - we're talking about ATM, but I still agree that Myskina is not the weakest. :wavey:

I would have to say Pennetta, Likhovtseva and Hantuchova ATM. :cool:

:inlove:
Mar 19th, 2006, 07:31 PM
Oh, and Dechy. ;)

~Carsten~
Mar 19th, 2006, 07:45 PM
doesn't deserve is too hard!
but at the moment is Elena L the weakest/ worst!

gmak
Mar 19th, 2006, 07:46 PM
right now it's definitely Dechy...

pcrtennis
Mar 19th, 2006, 07:50 PM
According to the rankings they all deserve to be there...that's the only thing that counts...

Steffica Greles
Mar 19th, 2006, 08:59 PM
The answer to this question changes from week to week.

At the moment, I would say....Dechy, although I'm not sure whether she is still top 20? Is she? Likhovtseva hasn't played well yet this year, either. But they're veterans, they've had their ups and downs many times, and they're probably just tired about successful years in 2005.

But I'm going to say something controversial - I think Vaidisova is the weakest.

I think Likhovtseva, Dechy, Pennetta would all be a little too savvy for Nicole if they worked their tactics out. I've seen her play and she's definitely impressive, but there's something very wild about her. I'm not sure this year will be as successful for her.

We've seen teenage players make headlines in their debut year hundreds of times, only to then stall for a while. It's happened to even the best (Hingis, Clijsters, Serena, Sharapova, Dokic, Kuznetsova, Dementieva, etc, in fact - it's quite normal).

The best players eventually accelerate into the next gear. Nicole may do that as well, but at the moment I can see a lot of the other girls starting to work out how to play her, and I think that makes her the most vulnerable player in the top 20.

Ryan
Mar 19th, 2006, 09:07 PM
:worship: Steffica :worship:

Although, I don't necessarily agree about Vaidisova being the weakest. I think that when she's on, she can be much better than Dechy, Pennetta, Likhovsteva etc. I was shocked with so many people saying Elena L actually; she's proven time and time again that when she pulls her game together she's a great player. I'd say Pennetta is by FAR the weakest, and she's lucky that quality points are gone otherwise I don't think she'd even make the top 20.

Darop.
Mar 19th, 2006, 09:20 PM
Likhovsteva? Seriously? :eek: :unsure: :retard:

Dechy and maybe Pennetta. Dechy cause she's been in bad form for practically forever, and Pennetta cause I don't remember her getting any real big wins.

Whipping Henin 2 and 4 in Filderstadt.
Beating Martina, even though I consider that a much smaller victory.

njnetswill
Mar 19th, 2006, 09:22 PM
Flavia.

At least Likhovtseva and Dechy have GS semis? :shrug:

ZAK
Mar 19th, 2006, 09:23 PM
Based on their games, I'd go with Pennetta. But she's obviously still a really good player.

Jevel
Mar 19th, 2006, 09:29 PM
I think Dechy based on current form.

DevilishAttitude
Mar 19th, 2006, 10:16 PM
Erm...Dechy reached the AO semis...?! :rolleyes:

SAEKeithSerena, we're not talking about the past - we're talking about ATM, but I still agree that Myskina is not the weakest. :wavey:

I would have to say Pennetta, Likhovtseva and Hantuchova ATM. :cool:

Over the last year Dechy has NOT reached a GS Semi.

Likhovtseva is streaky and will always be up & down. When she's up, she a Top 10 player and she will have the usual 2 or 3 tournaments this year where she'll get very far against the top players. The mind is the problem :mad:

ezekiel
Mar 19th, 2006, 11:05 PM
Why are people defending Likhovtseva?
She is a slow old school player with no weapons and doesn't challenge any good players . You can add Dechy and Pennetta too just by results.

Foot's Fingers
Mar 20th, 2006, 10:59 AM
Why are people defending Likhovtseva?
She is a slow old school player with no weapons and doesn't challenge any good players . You can add Dechy and Pennetta too just by results.

Are you serious??????

Just compare records from March 2005 to March 2006.....

How ppl can called Lena L the weakest with all her wins..... comparing to Dechy... Flavia....

PLP
Mar 20th, 2006, 11:10 AM
Hingis?

Does that even count?

Probably not because it was Martina's first tournament and she was about to win until that slight hipstrain...
But I think all of the players in the top Twenty Deserve it, and in a few weeks it will be slightly different anyway...BTW your avatar rocks!

yes_sir
Mar 20th, 2006, 12:02 PM
Flavia is weak against the top 15 players she just can't seem to play her natural game against them and once she goes down a break it's all over. However she has a very good record in tier 2 and 3 tournaments, consistantly making finals, not always winning lol but making finals nonetheless.

As for Dechy i agree with some of the comments on here she is falling away and i don't expect to see her there for long. But occasionally springs a few surprises particularly around Wimbledon French time of year.

alextim
Mar 20th, 2006, 12:24 PM
dechy is 21 this week!

likhovtseva and penetta are the weakest

alextim
Mar 20th, 2006, 12:26 PM
I forgot groenefled ... she hasn't a smart game

Asif_Nawaz
Mar 20th, 2006, 12:36 PM
ok obviously you guys are delirious.Elena L reached the semis of a grand slam and actually has accomplished more than pennetta or vaidisova...i know ppl will strike back at me for being so controversial but i dont recall vaidisova getting that far in a grand slam ever same with pennetta.vaidisova is stronger than pennetta cuz she can push top players but...i would say that Lena L's experience and craftiness is more effective than vaidisovas constant slugging.even though she is ranked 14 right now she got there buz of that little winning streak last year when she won three titles in a row followed by a semi.shes way too young and that serves as an advantage for older and more experienced players such as likhovtseva,dechy,hantuchova,etc,Another streaky player is ivanovic even though shes one of my faves she is incredibly inconsistent and needs to change that fast otherwis she cannot beat top players frequently.

Carmen Mairena
Mar 20th, 2006, 12:41 PM
Are you serious??????

Just compare records from March 2005 to March 2006.....

How ppl can called Lena L the weakest with all her wins..... comparing to Dechy... Flavia....

:yeah:

Asif_Nawaz
Mar 20th, 2006, 12:42 PM
I forgot groenefled ... she hasn't a smart game
first of all her name is GROENEFELD :rolleyes:
Second she has a smart game at least she has some variety in it.she can be inconsistent but has been very unlucky the past few months.

P.S:if you cant say her name(easy though it is :tape: )cal her ALG.Simple as that. :rolleyes:

alextim
Mar 20th, 2006, 02:00 PM
first of all her name is GROENEFELD :rolleyes:
Second she has a smart game at least she has some variety in it.she can be inconsistent but has been very unlucky the past few months.

P.S:if you cant say her name(easy though it is :tape: )cal her ALG.Simple as that. :rolleyes:

i know her name ... it's just an error. sorry but his game can be good or catastrophic ... only power shot in the two sides

DevilishAttitude
Mar 20th, 2006, 03:48 PM
Why are people defending Likhovtseva?
She is a slow old school player with no weapons and doesn't challenge any good players . You can add Dechy and Pennetta too just by results.

A slow old school player?! :haha: :retard:

One of her strengths is her movement and the fact is that she is only 1 place behind Ana in the rankings, and has equalled or done better than Ana in the last 5 slams :tape:

What does this say about Ana.

If Elena had beat Pierce in that QF in Moscow, she had a very good chance to win that title. A tight Safina and then a tight Schiavone...

If we looked at performace against the top players, Vaidisova is actually the weakest. Pennetta has that Henin win, Nicole only has Petrova. Nicole needs to setp it up soon.

crazillo
Mar 20th, 2006, 03:54 PM
I actually think Hantuchova. She doesn' beat top players, only living up to her ranking. But against top-10 she is chanceless...

Then Pennetta, Dechy...

Likhovtseva definitely not. She can play brilliant tennis ability-wise, way better than some of the other top-20's.

ezekiel
Mar 20th, 2006, 04:06 PM
A slow old school player?! :haha: :retard:

One of her strengths is her movement and the fact is that she is only 1 place behind Ana in the rankings, and has equalled or done better than Ana in the last 5 slams :tape:

What does this say about Ana.

If Elena had beat Pierce in that QF in Moscow, she had a very good chance to win that title. A tight Safina and then a tight Schiavone...

If we looked at performace against the top players, Vaidisova is actually the weakest. Pennetta has that Henin win, Nicole only has Petrova. Nicole needs to setp it up soon.

the only decent win that Likhovtseva has is Schnyder and Dementieva. Knowing how inconsistent those players are , that ain't saying much. She has lost to countless low ranked players and is already 30 years old and out of her depth in today's power game

CooCooCachoo
Mar 20th, 2006, 04:50 PM
Daniela Hantuchova is not much better than Dechy or Likhovtseva, in my opinion.

Cashif
Mar 20th, 2006, 04:59 PM
Dechy cos her form has been terrible this year..

:inlove:
Mar 20th, 2006, 05:12 PM
Over the last year Dechy has NOT reached a GS Semi.

Likhovtseva is streaky and will always be up & down. When she's up, she a Top 10 player and she will have the usual 2 or 3 tournaments this year where she'll get very far against the top players. The mind is the problem :mad:

Well it was AO 05 does that not count? :rolleyes:

DevilishAttitude
Mar 20th, 2006, 09:40 PM
the only decent win that Likhovtseva has is Schnyder and Dementieva. Knowing how inconsistent those players are , that ain't saying much. She has lost to countless low ranked players and is already 30 years old and out of her depth in today's power game

And Myskina at US. Anatastia was also playing very well at that tournament in her 1st 2 rounds which is why Lena's result was surprsing and great. And Dementieva and Schnyder are consisent players. Lena is one of the few who have Lena in 3 sets over the last 3 years, and 7-5 in the 3rd from 4 times a break down.

Yeah she has lost low ranked but so has most Top 20 players, including Ana.

If she is out of her depth in today's power game than why is she still ranked inside the Top 20 :banghead: A Top 20 player is not out of there depth :rolleyes:

Well it was AO 05 does that not count? :rolleyes:

Since I'm talking about March 05-March 06 AO O5 doesn't count.

frenchie
Mar 20th, 2006, 10:00 PM
:lol: at LenaL being the worst in the top20

She has a very smart game which can trouble a lot of players (including Nastya :rolleyes: )
When she's at her best, she has a top10 game!! Just look at her matches during the Canadian open in 2004, she played an AMAZING match against Capriati :eek:

The worst in the top 20 is Dechy IMO

switz
Mar 20th, 2006, 10:13 PM
Dechy, she has only won one match this year :help:

Lena L has won 5

Dechy came into this year underprepared and has struggled to find her form. She is not "the worst" player in the top 20.

Ferosh
Mar 20th, 2006, 10:15 PM
Dechy!

janko
Mar 20th, 2006, 10:20 PM
dechy

she s a good professional, but doesn t have any weapons, just running and waiting, very bad serve, but she got nerves with experience
problem is she s always looking as if she filled up her pants wih shit as many french players (men and women...) just boring because their games are interesting

switz
Mar 20th, 2006, 10:23 PM
If Elena had beat Pierce in that QF in Moscow, she had a very good chance to win that title. A tight Safina and then a tight Schiavone...



:lol: she couldn't win a match with 6 straight match points - that's what you call tight :tape:

she was fortunate to get past the second round anyway against stupid Patty who was dusting her before tanking.

Likhovtseva playing well is a very skillful player capable of beating a lot of players - she played very well at RG but in reality she was given a dream draw where Dementieva essentially handed her that big win - putting her in the same league as Schruff etc and who could have dreamed of a better draw than Sesil in a slam QF. Her performance in the semis said a lot IMO. Her best match in that tournament was against Silvia - she played great in that match

Dechy came within 2 points of making the Aus Open final let's remember against the world number 1 ;)

Flavia is like 23 - you can't compare the fact that she hasn't made a slam semi to show she's worse than Dechy or Likhovtseva.

meyerpl
Mar 20th, 2006, 10:31 PM
Off the top of my head, I'd say Julie Ditty.

patricktav2003
Mar 20th, 2006, 10:49 PM
im my opinion there is no weak top 20 at these time!!!! all doing well

fammmmedspin
Mar 20th, 2006, 11:14 PM
Venus has only played one tournament. Nice try. :rolleyes:

Kuti-Kis couldn't have made the final, plus Justine could have beaten her injured. Nice try. :rolleyes:

If the criteria is how well people are playing this year (and thats what people are saying) the point stands - Venus is in the same ballpark. If not winning is what matters she qualifies. Which indicates why the criteria might not be useful.

If the criteria was a career performance no one would be including Elena L or Dechy. Elena L has a record of being dangerous for top players with some successes and a recent good GS run. Dechy almost made the AO final 15 months ago.

If the criteria was potential, anyone's guess would be as good as anyone else's. The youngsters havn't had their great day yet and it may be the less obvious ones who have it soonest.

You seem not to understand analogies - the fact is any top 20 player could have a breakthrough on the right day confronted by the right draw and circumstances. Give them the Justine who turned up for the AO final and shook hands at the net rather than play on and anyone of them would be looking a lot better today.

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 21st, 2006, 12:01 AM
hingis is by far the weakest player....come on mate

switz
Mar 21st, 2006, 12:13 AM
hingis is by far the weakest player....come on mate

Hingis is not top 20 silly silly man.

Schnyder is the worst :mad: if she didn't win so much she would never be in the top 20 :lol:

mpmg
Mar 21st, 2006, 12:24 AM
Hantuchova, Dechy, Likhovtseva and Pennetta are the worst.
Except for finals Pennetta usually beats the opponants below her
The other three could loose to anybody
As far as this year its Nathalie

DevilishAttitude
Mar 21st, 2006, 04:07 PM
:lol: she couldn't win a match with 6 straight match points - that's what you call tight :tape:

she was fortunate to get past the second round anyway against stupid Patty who was dusting her before tanking.

Likhovtseva playing well is a very skillful player capable of beating a lot of players - she played very well at RG but in reality she was given a dream draw where Dementieva essentially handed her that big win - putting her in the same league as Schruff etc and who could have dreamed of a better draw than Sesil in a slam QF. Her performance in the semis said a lot IMO. Her best match in that tournament was against Silvia - she played great in that match

Dechy came within 2 points of making the Aus Open final let's remember against the world number 1 ;)

Flavia is like 23 - you can't compare the fact that she hasn't made a slam semi to show she's worse than Dechy or Likhovtseva.

The thing about the Pierce match is Elena wasn't tight until she reached MP. She managed to serve out the 2nd set and held serve twice to stay in the match and played a sensible TB until 6-0. She then was praying for errors that never came. It was a horror choke but that was the only time.

I saw the 2nd Round match and in the end, Lena was too good for Patty. Patty definetly played unimpressive after she got broke in the 3rd but it was Lena's god play that got her match.

Lena was playing badly when she came to RG, she had won only 3 matches on the clay. Dementieva is NOT a dream draw in a slam and beating her in 3 tight sets in very difficult to do. And there's no way you can compare her to Schruff. Sesil beat Venus. I'm no fan of Sesil but it's also difficult to beat a Williams sister in a slam and she was very confident. Gagliardi would have been a dream QF. I knew Lena would never win the SF and Pierce was too good that day. 10 times better than in the final. Lena was tight and let Mary play. I was shocked she beat Silvia since at the time Silvia ws playing well.

Dechy hasn't done anything really major since that SF. It's over a year ago.

Flavia may be younger, but she's in the best form of her career and apart from the Henin win, when Justine was barely able to move, she's only beaten 1 other Top 20 player in the last year, and that's Dechy.

And frenchie I remember that Capriati match :hearts: Lena was amazing that day. A very Myskina type performance ;)

Derek.
Mar 22nd, 2006, 03:35 AM
I actually think Hantuchova. She doesn' beat top players, only living up to her ranking. But against top-10 she is chanceless...

Really?

She's beaten Schnyder (3), Dementieva (1), and Serena (1) in the last 8 months or so. Plus she was going deep in most tournaments in the 2nd half of the season. She's had three subpar tournaments this year and she's the worst. She took Sharapova to 4 and 4. How is that chanceless? She's done better than Dechy and Pennetta that's for sure. Know your facts before you say something so idiotic. Dechy has one win to Daniela's 12 this year. Yeah she's really the worst. :rolleyes: I think you just hate Daniela and try to go against her every chance you get. :wavey:

Derek.
Mar 22nd, 2006, 03:38 AM
Daniela Hantuchova is not much better than Dechy or Likhovtseva, in my opinion.

:spit:

RJWCapriati
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:09 AM
Alexandra Stevenson


LMAO - this year

RJWCapriati
Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:09 AM
I would say Dechy

So Disrespectful
Mar 22nd, 2006, 05:41 AM
Daniela Hantuchova is not much better than Dechy or Likhovtseva, in my opinion.

:lol: Good joke

crazillo
Mar 22nd, 2006, 06:10 PM
Really?

She's beaten Schnyder (3), Dementieva (1), and Serena (1) in the last 8 months or so. Plus she was going deep in most tournaments in the 2nd half of the season. She's had three subpar tournaments this year and she's the worst. She took Sharapova to 4 and 4. How is that chanceless? She's done better than Dechy and Pennetta that's for sure. Know your facts before you say something so idiotic. Dechy has one win to Daniela's 12 this year. Yeah she's really the worst. :rolleyes: I think you just hate Daniela and try to go against her every chance you get. :wavey:

That's simply not right. You don't know me at all and I respect Daniela, but I think she is overhyped.
I think you just are her fan and can't stand others opinions...
Dechy is not top-20 anymore, so who does have to check the facts, eh? :lol:

Serena is no top-player this year, otherwise she'd be ranked higher. This win can't count.
Schnyder I agree on that, yes; but still Likhovtseva has this SF and played a lot of good matches in 2005. So for me it's Hantuchova.

DarkchildSwiss
Mar 22nd, 2006, 10:39 PM
Hingis is not top 20 silly silly man.

Schnyder is the worst :mad: if she didn't win so much she would never be in the top 20 :lol:

Schnyder is not that kind of a player that plays very attractive tennis but in the end it is most important to play efficient which means that she wins the matches. Moreover, she is a clever player and a very consistent one and that is the reason why she still is a top ten player. This has not always been the case and she really fought back in order to be one of the best tennis players in the wta tour circuit. Furthermore, I do not think that Nadia Petrova is even a better player than Patty although she bet Amélie this year and there is a point when every winning streak ends and she was the one who did this. In addition to that, I think that there is no real player in the top 20 who is not capable of reaching a GS semi final or even more.

Patty was ill and I really hope for her that she will be really successful so that she can prove anyone wrong who criticized her and do not forget that she already reached a GS semifinal in 05 at the AO and won a Tier I tournament against Davenport. Nobody should ever underestimate her because all the girls who are now in the top 20 have the abilities to win big tournaments and are not ranked there by coincidence.

Cat in the hat
Mar 24th, 2006, 12:40 AM
I'm amazed that elena l has managed to get back into the top 20 cos anytime i've noticed her results against top players she's always been trashed. for example she wasnt good enough to make a competitive match of fo semi last year. she couldnt compete against amelie in canada 04 or against davenport this year. She has along history of being uncompetitive against top players and overachieves by going far in tournaments due to easy draws only to be dumped out easily every time.
ive never been impressed by dechys game but i presume she must have gotten her shit together to get to ao semi last year and push davenport. i didnt see any of the coverage but maybe she played ok.

Derek.
Mar 24th, 2006, 12:48 AM
That's simply not right. You don't know me at all and I respect Daniela, but I think she is overhyped.
I think you just are her fan and can't stand others opinions...
Dechy is not top-20 anymore, so who does have to check the facts, eh? :lol:

Serena is no top-player this year, otherwise she'd be ranked higher. This win can't count.
Schnyder I agree on that, yes; but still Likhovtseva has this SF and played a lot of good matches in 2005. So for me it's Hantuchova.

Likhovtseva's SF was almost a year ago and Daniela just made the 4R @ the AO. Daniela beat Likhovtseva in straight sets last year anyway. Serena is still a win no matter what kind of form she's in because it is Serena Williams. And you didn't acknowledge the win over Dementieva either. Daniela's only problem is inconsistancy, but she is still playing decent tennis.

twight6
Mar 24th, 2006, 01:07 AM
this is a very tough question, one that i don't have the answer to, however:

Likhovsteva may be a good choice, she was double bagelled by Lindsay...

...but then again, so was maria.... is she the weakest player!? ;)

Venus Williams is also not playing very well ATM, she is 0-1 this year with a loss to pironkova...

Vaidisova has had very few, if any big wins this year, beating only Pennetta when it comes to players who were seeded. however, she does lose big matches, such as to schiavone, mauresmo and dementieva, all matches she should lose...

Safina was killed by Sofia Arivdsson in the Aus Open, however, she did beat Myskina last week....

I think my pick would have to be Myskina. For a player with a grand slam, she sure has played like crap this year:

Wins over seeds: Likhovsteva, Domachowska
Losses: Schnyder, Dementieva, Hingis, Sugiyama, Safina
Although a couple of her losses were to good players, they were players that she should have beaten based on rank, and that she can definately play better than.
However, at this time i think she is playing like one of the worst in the top 20...

twight6
Mar 24th, 2006, 01:08 AM
...but then again, so was maria.... is she the weakest player!? ;)


and yes, this does have to get mentioned in every thread, no matter how off topic it may be, lol :p


Great job on your indian wells title Maria! :yeah:

G~Playa
Mar 24th, 2006, 04:18 AM
Dechy

Pheobo
Mar 24th, 2006, 05:13 AM
What is up with all the Likhovsteva hate? She's awesome! :D

So Disrespectful
Mar 24th, 2006, 10:54 AM
We're not haters. It's just a fact that Lena L is one of, if not the weakest in the top 20. She still deserves her ranking though, she earnt it. She'll definitely be out if she can't get to the second week at RG this year.

Morrissey
Mar 24th, 2006, 03:04 PM
I think Dechy and Penetta are weak players they get to the top 20 by playing minor events..but they have not had big wins. At least Elena has had some very good slam resutls. I believe she's reached the quaterfinals of 3 out of the 4 slams or better. She made the Australian Open quaters in 1998, she reached Wimbledon quarters in 2002 and she reached the French Open semifinals last year. Give the woman credit..she also reached the Masters final in Canada two years ago losing to Mauresmo. And she reached Wimbledon fourth round last year. Its clear to me that Elena is a dangerous player and can give the top women problems..However, Dechy, Penetta, are liight weights..not to be taken seriously...Penetta unlike her country woman Schiavone..she's never really shown that she can go deep in the big events. Until she proves otherwise she is a lightweight.