View Full Version : Which Russian will crack the top 10 first ?

May 10th, 2006, 05:34 PM
1. Dinara Safina
2. Maria Kirilenko
3. Anna Tchakvetadze
4. Vera Dushevina
5. Elena Vesnina
6. Vasilisa Bardina
7. Olga Poutchkova
8. Yaroslava Shvedova
9. Alla Kudryavtseva
10. None of the above

May 10th, 2006, 06:29 PM
I would say Dinara out of the list. If not her then Kirilenko. But Top10 competetion is fierce.

May 10th, 2006, 06:47 PM
Chakvetadze but i can't see in very soon. maybe in the next 2 years.

May 10th, 2006, 06:48 PM
Kirilenko hopefully

May 10th, 2006, 06:51 PM
Kirilenko :)

Randy John Andy
May 10th, 2006, 06:58 PM
Both Safina and Kirilenko are very talented, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they cracked the top ten in the next few seasons. But a lot of the others girls aforementioned are fairly young, so they have time to develop and improve their game. We all know that it takes a lot more than quality to be a top ten player, so everything is possible. ˇUn saludo!

May 10th, 2006, 07:11 PM
Chakvedatze or Kirilenko

May 10th, 2006, 07:19 PM
Maria or Dinara... but it might be too tough :(

May 10th, 2006, 07:20 PM
I vote for Maria K only because I don't know some of the others and I just can't see Dinara getting there before Maria.

May 10th, 2006, 07:29 PM
I wish Kirilenko and Chakvetadze will reach top 10 sometime. They play interesting tennis. They have good court sense and game plan, unlike those who strike the ball hard but have no direction whatsoever.

I also hope Kirilenko-Ivanovic and Chakvetadze-Vesnina will do well and reach the top of doubles ranking.

May 10th, 2006, 07:39 PM

the cat
May 10th, 2006, 07:50 PM
I certainly hope Maria Kirilenko makes the WTA Tour top 10 someday. But I have my doubts because of a lack of size, power and a good serve. I voted that none of the Russina's listed will make the top 10. I think Maria has the best chance of the Russina's listed to make the top 10 but I think the odds are against her. First things first though, I want Makiri to make the top 20 this year. If she doesn't it certainly won't bode well for her top 10 prospects in the future.

May 10th, 2006, 08:06 PM
I'm not familiar with the last five players on the list. Of the first four, only Safina has the talent to be one of the ten best players in the world at some point. Obviously, under the new ranking system, if you avoid the events where the top players are likeliest to show up, and you play 25-30 events, you can get into the top ten. It doesn't mean you're one of the ten best players though.

May 10th, 2006, 08:07 PM
Only Kirilenko and Safina have a chance to do it.

May 10th, 2006, 08:23 PM
I had high hopes for Dushevina but she hasn't done very much...

May 10th, 2006, 08:35 PM
ppl will think I'm crazy, but I have to vote for my girl: Vasilisa :bounce:

May 10th, 2006, 09:57 PM
anna chakvetadze, i have a lot of faith in her!

May 10th, 2006, 09:58 PM

May 11th, 2006, 08:55 AM
probably i think currently form that list i'd pick safina, next would be kirilenko, the only reason i put safina ahead of kirilenko is because kirilenko could have trouble because she doesn't have the size or power or big serve. dushevina i expected to do pretty well, when she was younger i was thinking she could be a top 10 player, atm she doesn't look like she'll get there though. anna t and vesnina have decent games but i can't see top 10 from them and the others i've never seen play.

May 11th, 2006, 08:59 AM
Dinara :D :worship:

May 11th, 2006, 09:10 AM
Maria Kirilenko

May 11th, 2006, 09:21 AM
I went with what I hope :angel:

May 11th, 2006, 09:22 AM
Probably Dinara ahead slightly, and once hardcourt season is over she's good indoors. Maria will be close behind doing nicely on outdoor hardcourts in the summer.

May 11th, 2006, 12:07 PM
Maria Kirilenko :worship:

Steffica Greles
May 11th, 2006, 12:14 PM
Who are the others? Never heard of them.

May 11th, 2006, 12:45 PM
Vesnina :D

May 11th, 2006, 07:30 PM
Maria Kirilenko !! :bounce:

May 11th, 2006, 07:44 PM

May 11th, 2006, 08:08 PM
i'll pick safina just ahead of kirilenko

May 11th, 2006, 08:40 PM
i'll pick safina just ahead of kirilenkoditto :)

May 11th, 2006, 08:42 PM
Vesnina :D

Carmen Mairena
May 11th, 2006, 08:48 PM
Louise Veronica Cicconnova...