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pierce0415
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:27 PM
has this been posted already :confused:

http://www.patty-schnyder.ch/startpage.htm

It says there "our goal for 2007 is to be in Top 5" :lol:

pooh14
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:29 PM
i would be quite suprised if she is Top5, but nothing is impossible though.

Nicolás89
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:30 PM
"our goal for 2007 is to be in Top 5"

:unsure:


maybe in other life:wavey:

Drake1980
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:30 PM
Will be tough but I hope she can do it!!

frenchie
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:31 PM
I think 2007 won't be a good season for Patty even if I like her!

she'll hang around 15-20 IMO at the end of the year

pierce0415
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:34 PM
she has a ton of points to defend at the beginning of the year (Gold Coast QF (she is not playing this year), AO QF (I don't see her defending this result), Paris SF :help: , Antwerp Q)... I see her out of Top 10

rightous
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:45 PM
At the end of 2005 everyone said that Patty would out of the Top 10 by the end of this year. I wouldn't write the Peppermint off just yet;)

Ferosh
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:46 PM
If a crap player like Na Li can make it to the top 20, Patty Schnyder can make it to the top 5.

pierce0415
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:47 PM
If a crap player like Na Li can make it to the top 20, Patty Schnyder can make it to the top 5.

just like a crap crap player like Nadia Petrova can make top 3 :help:

Ferosh
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:48 PM
just like a crap crap player like Nadia Petrova can make top 3 :help:

Nadia has titles that Na Li will never have. :p

.Andrew.
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:56 PM
i would be quite suprised if she is Top5, but nothing is impossible though.

I totally agree with you. I would be totally surprised if she was in the Top 5 next year but nothing in this world is impossible :lol:

pierce0415
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:56 PM
Nadia has titles that Na Li will never have. :p

Na has title of best player from her country
Nadia has to settle for 3rd best :lol: :tape:

.Andrew.
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:57 PM
Nadia has titles that Na Li will never have. :p

Well, that's true even though I do prefer Na Li :lol:

controlfreak
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:58 PM
Top 5 of what? The WTA frizzy hair competition?

tenn_ace
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:59 PM
Na has title of best player from her country
Nadia has to settle for 3rd best :lol: :tape:


this is a case when it is better to be the 3rd best than the best... Ask Na.

Ferosh
Dec 8th, 2006, 03:59 PM
Na has title of best player from her country
Nadia has to settle for 3rd best :lol: :tape:

:spit: ...and she's not even in the top 20! :haha:

I can't wait for the 2008 Olympics to come and go. After failing to win the gold, Na's funding will be dropped just like her ranking!

LoveFifteen
Dec 8th, 2006, 04:00 PM
Patty can't make the Top 5 play 25 tournaments a year. :rolleyes:

What makes her think this year will be any different?

Fire_Fox
Dec 8th, 2006, 04:03 PM
I think Patty can be in top 5, if she will play in all tournaments & overcome grass surface:)

vogus
Dec 8th, 2006, 04:05 PM
i think it's possible, why not. Patty's game has not declined much, and the top of the tour is not too strong. The obvious question to ask is why a player of her ability hasn't been in the Top 5 for a few years already. They should have probably set this goal after the 2002 season, but better late then never.

47eggs
Dec 8th, 2006, 04:05 PM
i think she'll do it. she's the sort to set a goal and achieve it no matter what. this year shes sat on the fence. shes been consistant. a couple of good wins like henin hardenne but also a couple of shocking losses. 2005 was better or her. this could be her year. im sure she can do it. good look to her! go patty!

LoveFifteen
Dec 8th, 2006, 04:16 PM
Patty wouldn't make the Top 5 even if she played 30+ tournaments per year.

rockstar
Dec 8th, 2006, 04:21 PM
yep, patty can make the top 5 if the whole season was on clay... but wait, she falters on clay too ;)

Steffica Greles
Dec 8th, 2006, 05:43 PM
Let's say Schnyder has a solid first quarter and then a stellar clay court season, culiminating with a French Open quarter or even semi-final place. Such a scenario is not wholly unrealistic relative to Schnyder's abilities.

Meanwhile, Clijsters is on and off injured, Petrova's form collapses, as does Kuznetsova's and Dementieva is as inconsistent as ever.

5th position is not an impossibility. I remember when a 32 year-old Tauziat went to 3rd in the rankings largely because the other players were out of form or injured.

jazar
Dec 8th, 2006, 06:44 PM
it won't happen but you gotta aim high or you lose motivation completely

iWill
Dec 8th, 2006, 06:49 PM
Well if she plays a tourney every week again she might have a chance......

Wayn77
Dec 8th, 2006, 07:11 PM
It's now or NEVER Patty - get yer shit together and make Top 5 in 2007. :hearts: :bounce:

Dementieva_Dude
Dec 8th, 2006, 07:22 PM
I think it's possible that she can break into the top 5 for a couple of weeks. She's more than talented enough to do it...it all comes down to a numbers game, and with injuries you never really know what's going to happen.
I'm glad that she's looking to improve though! I'm happy that she's not content to stay where she is in the rankings, and I think it's great that she sees herself as a top 5 player with potential.

PLP
Dec 8th, 2006, 07:31 PM
Well, it's hard to imagine but who knows?

I definitely think Patty will have some better wins this coming season and could easily win a big Title like IW, Charleston, Berlin, Etc., but she has to be consistent and for that to happen...well I just don't know if that will ever happen :help:

vogus
Dec 8th, 2006, 07:32 PM
Let's say Schnyder has a solid first quarter and then a stellar clay court season, culiminating with a French Open quarter or even semi-final place. Such a scenario is not wholly unrealistic relative to Schnyder's abilities.

Meanwhile, Clijsters is on and off injured, Petrova's form collapses, as does Kuznetsova's and Dementieva is as inconsistent as ever.

5th position is not an impossibility. I remember when a 32 year-old Tauziat went to 3rd in the rankings largely because the other players were out of form or injured.


exactly, until the Ivanoviches and the Vaidisovas and the Golovins, etc, finally step up and say "this is OUR tour", it wouldn't be that much of a surprise to see a couple of veterans reach the Top 5 who haven't previously been there. Who really believes Petrova and Dementieva are a sure thing to have a good year? I can name 3 players who i'd heavily favor to finish in the Top 5 next year - Henin, Sharapova and Kuznetsova - but the other two could well be surprises.

RJWCapriati
Dec 8th, 2006, 07:36 PM
:scared: Hope she can do it

Dexter
Dec 8th, 2006, 07:38 PM
Rotfl.

LefandePatty
Dec 8th, 2006, 07:51 PM
She can do it if she starts winning these BIG matchs that she used to lose in the past..

Helen Lawson
Dec 8th, 2006, 07:52 PM
A girl's gotta have goals and make them lofty! A couple of those broads in the top 5 get injured, it would be easy for her.

DutchieGirl
Dec 8th, 2006, 07:53 PM
Patty can't make the Top 5 play 25 tournaments a year. :rolleyes:

What makes her think this year will be any different?

She's gonna play 30. ;)

DutchieGirl
Dec 8th, 2006, 07:57 PM
yep, patty can make the top 5 if the whole season was on clay... but wait, she falters on clay too ;)

:scratch: Patty's alright on hardcourt too - she just sucks on grass so :shrug: @ that post.

Philip
Dec 8th, 2006, 08:01 PM
Well im not sure! But what is great is that Patty is setting targets and goals, which means her determination will be fiercer, and no tanking! :p

Go Patty 2007 :dance:

Ben.
Dec 8th, 2006, 08:02 PM
Top 5? mmm, I dunno. Nothing wrong of her setting a goal of reaching the Top 5 but at this rate I cannot see her reach Top 5. Reason: cause there are so many good players above her & even some below her that will surpass her in the rankings & she'll just struggle to stay in there let alone the top 10.

But unless the players above her have some drastic injury or she gets lucky then Top 5 is in her alley.

pierce0415
Dec 8th, 2006, 08:03 PM
even if Patty plays 30 tournaments, only 17 will count in her ranking

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 8th, 2006, 08:09 PM
Thats not so out of the world. I mean..she has reached #7 in the world. I think #5..at the most #4 is possible for Patty if she has the season of her career in 2007 :bounce:

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 8th, 2006, 08:09 PM
even if Patty plays 30 tournaments, only 17 will count in her ranking


Yeah...her 17 best tourneys ;)

*JR*
Dec 8th, 2006, 08:12 PM
Its an odd goal. Usually (except for becoming #1 or making the Top 10) someone talks about winning something big, not a numerical ranking. :scratch: (Golf is different, where the players do talk a lot about the money list).

Ferosh
Dec 8th, 2006, 08:13 PM
Yeah...her 17 best tourneys ;)

Her 4 slam results + Miami + her 12 best results. :p

Ben.
Dec 8th, 2006, 08:17 PM
she's gotta improve on the grass season though to have a chance I reckon but hey she's solid on all other surfaces so why not?

Jenny.C.Fan
Dec 8th, 2006, 09:47 PM
Nice target, i hope you get there patty :). I see no reason why she can't make top 5. Go patty :)

Martian Stacey
Dec 8th, 2006, 09:55 PM
Does this mean she's going to play even more tournaments next year? :lol:

I don't see it happening, she can't consistently beat the likes of Justine, Amelie, Maria, etc. on a regular basis.

Maybe if they were all injured for a period of time she would have a chance

Wannabeknowitall
Dec 8th, 2006, 10:17 PM
At this point in her career, she should be thinking of bigger goals.
It certainly is a big goal but what happened to making the finals of a slam.

Wasn't that a previous goal?
Where did that go?
I think the top 5 is realistic for Patty.
It would mean actually playing well during the grass season.
She should be an all surface player by this time and she would be if she just stopped being negative about the grass.

DutchieGirl
Dec 8th, 2006, 10:18 PM
even if Patty plays 30 tournaments, only 17 will count in her ranking

Yeah, but her best 17... so it means she can still lose early in about 10 tourneys and it doesn't matter (as long as they aren't GSs or Miami). ;)

iPatty
Dec 8th, 2006, 11:00 PM
was there really a need to create a thread bashing patty's goals. you didn't see me making threads like, "HA, Na Li just lost to Iroda Tulyaganova. How in the world is she in the top 50?" although i was definitely thinking it.

can someone give me a good reason why she couldn't reach the top five? we all know how talented she is, and if she really puts her mind to it, trains extremely hard over the course of the year, and hires a real coach, she can definitely do it.

*JR*
Dec 8th, 2006, 11:25 PM
can someone give me a good reason why she couldn't reach the top five? we all know how talented she is, and if she really puts her mind to it, trains extremely hard over the course of the year, and hires a real coach, she can definitely do it.
PP already trains hard (and is one of the fittest players on the tour). She's shown no inclination to hire a "real coach" since Hoffy fired Hu-Bear (Choudury) in the spring of '03. She was trained a little by Eric van Harpen and Raul Ranzinger in between, but they were with her doubles partners.

perseus2006
Dec 8th, 2006, 11:39 PM
Patty is a good player and has the game to be deep in the top 10. It's up to Patty: she needs to believe a little more and play with a little more intensity.

Patty is the cutist girl on tour! Anna is going to give her a run for that, though, in 2007. It would be great to see them both in the top 10.

vogus
Dec 8th, 2006, 11:49 PM
PP already trains hard (and is one of the fittest players on the tour).




she trains hard, but i suspect she does not train properly for what she needs to do to really bring her game up to where it could be. It's in this area where a proven tennis mind like a Carlos Rodriguez or a Glen Schaap could really make the difference for her. Trouble is there are a lot of know-nothing coaches out there, and good ones are hard to get a hold of.

Derek.
Dec 8th, 2006, 11:52 PM
Patty says top five, and I say she'll be lucky to remain in the top ten unless she picks up her game. :o

*JR*
Dec 9th, 2006, 12:00 AM
she trains hard, but i suspect she does not train properly for what she needs to do to really bring her game up to where it could be. It's in this area where a proven tennis mind like a Carlos Rodriguez or a Glen Schaap could really make the difference for her. Trouble is there are a lot of know-nothing coaches out there, and good ones are hard to get a hold of.
I don't known how much Glen handled for Nadia (whose had about 6 coaches since then) :o but Carlos was never Justine's trainer in terms of fitness, Pat Etcheberry was. (She's since switched to someone in Europe to reduce the # of transatlantic trips to work with him in Florida). Carlos is a great tennis coach, and not afraid to delegate things like fitness training to others.

vogus
Dec 9th, 2006, 12:10 AM
I don't known how much Glen handled for Nadia (whose had about 6 coaches since then) :o but Carlos was never Justine's trainer in terms of fitness, Pat Etcheberry was. (She's since switched to someone in Europe to reduce the # of transatlantic trips to work with him in Florida). Carlos is a great tennis coach, and not afraid to delegate things like fitness training to others.


Rodriguez knows his tennis and he has a great overall understanding of how to develop a champion. If that means bringing in other people to focus on certain areas, that's what he does.

Schaap clearly did outstanding work with Petrova, whether she likes to give him credit for it or not.

Patty Choker
Dec 9th, 2006, 12:11 AM
:eek: :rolleyes:

Ben.
Dec 9th, 2006, 12:22 AM
If Patty could beat top players on a consistent basis like justine & maria, even hit the ball a bit more harder along with the top spin & believe in herself then top 5 is not out of the question.

She's just gotta watch out for players behind her like ivanovic, jankovic, chakvetadze & other youngsters & hard hitters in order to have a shot at the top 5 & consistently stay in the top 10 for that matter.

DutchieGirl
Dec 9th, 2006, 04:58 AM
So, that means it will be 17 tournaments on green clay next year?
If that, then easy.

Why does everyone think Patty can ONLY play on green clay? She's made AT LEAST the AO QF's the last 3 years in a row (once she made the SF)... ;)

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 9th, 2006, 05:02 AM
Her 4 slam results + Miami + her 12 best results. :p


- Wimbledon :tape: :help: + some green clay tourney..lol

DutchieGirl
Dec 9th, 2006, 05:05 AM
she's gotta improve on the grass season though to have a chance I reckon but hey she's solid on all other surfaces so why not?

No she doesn't... she just has to get further than the 2nd r at Wimby... she never usually plays any other tourneys on grass. ;)

Ben.
Dec 9th, 2006, 05:28 AM
No she doesn't... she just has to get further than the 2nd r at Wimby... she never usually plays any other tourneys on grass. ;)

well i guess grass doesn't matter then but she still needs to do better than that at wimbledon though as you just mentioned.

pooh14
Dec 9th, 2006, 05:33 AM
Grass season is so short, and you cannot play more the 2 grass tourney per year , so it doesnt affect much if you are bad at it.

I never though Patty would be top 10 last year or this year, but she did it twice. So I wouldnt be suprise if she becomes top 5. She is a very hardworking player and rarely gets injured.

Ben.
Dec 9th, 2006, 05:46 AM
Grass season is so short, and you cannot play more the 2 grass tourney per year , so it doesnt affect much if you are bad at it.

I never though Patty would be top 10 last year or this year, but she did it twice. So I wouldnt be suprise if she becomes top 5. She is a very hardworking player and rarely gets injured.

yeah it's really only hard & clay that affect you most of the time as a player, mostly hard though.

i didn't expect patty as well too to finish in the top 10 last year or even this year. just goes to show that if she puts in the hard yards with a little bit of belief & luck then she can reach top 5. but personally i can't see her doing it in 2007 (until really it gets deep into the 1st half of the 2007 season).

timafi
Dec 9th, 2006, 06:17 AM
what's her record on grass?:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

égalité
Dec 9th, 2006, 06:22 AM
just like a crap crap player like Nadia Petrova can make top 3 :help:


:spit:

The same Nadia Petrova that's 4-0 lifetime against Na Li? :tape:

égalité
Dec 9th, 2006, 06:23 AM
And Schnyder should've gotten into the top 5 years ago. She's such an underachiever :bigcry:

I don't think she can do it anymore.

Ben.
Dec 9th, 2006, 07:24 AM
just like a crap crap player like Nadia Petrova can make top 3 :help:

oh please :rolleyes: as if that comment is gonna make the world a better place with your attitude :spit:

unlike you who can't help but retort back in a cowardly manner you loser :lol: get your facts straight piercey :smash: nadia isn't a crap player & there are 100's of worse players who are crap.

but you won't listen to this cause you are a dickhead & have no brains so there :p

DutchieGirl
Dec 9th, 2006, 08:14 AM
Grass season is so short, and you cannot play more the 2 grass tourney per year , so it doesnt affect much if you are bad at it.

I never though Patty would be top 10 last year or this year, but she did it twice. So I wouldnt be suprise if she becomes top 5. She is a very hardworking player and rarely gets injured.

:scratch: You can play 3 grass tourneys a year if you want. Patty never does though - just Wimby, and now only coz it's mandatory.

DutchieGirl
Dec 9th, 2006, 08:15 AM
well i guess grass doesn't matter then but she still needs to do better than that at wimbledon though as you just mentioned.

:lol: If Wimby wasn't mandatory she probably wouldn't bother to show up there half of the time. ;) I know a few years she was thinking about skipping it, but ended up playing (dunno why - coz it wasn't mandatory back then). ;)

Uranus
Dec 9th, 2006, 08:15 AM
I think her goal should be to stay in top 10. I think she'll be around 10-15 at the end of the year. Youngsters coming...

DutchieGirl
Dec 9th, 2006, 08:16 AM
what's her record on grass?:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:

:lol: Probably like 3-10 or something :lol: Nah I dunno, but as she now only plays Wimby on grass (and I don't think has ever been past the 2nd round there) it doesn't matter so much. I mean it hurts her more now that WImby is mandatory, but it's not like the "grass season" effects her ranking that much. ;)

-sugi-
Dec 9th, 2006, 08:18 AM
Good luck Patty, although unfortunately I don't really see it happening :sad: :hug: But it would be nice :yeah:

DutchieGirl
Dec 9th, 2006, 08:23 AM
ooh wait... Patty made the 3rd r of Wimby once! :eek: Holy shit! :lol:

Patty's grass record: 13-17...hmm more wins than I thought - she even beat Kim at Rosmalen one year :eek:

Lunatiq
Dec 9th, 2006, 09:05 AM
She has her chances...I think she can make it;)

ioni
Dec 9th, 2006, 09:38 AM
why are you so shy patty ??? might as well make your goal as beeing NR 1 ....:)

Ben.
Dec 9th, 2006, 09:45 AM
:lol: If Wimby wasn't mandatory she probably wouldn't bother to show up there half of the time. ;) I know a few years she was thinking about skipping it, but ended up playing (dunno why - coz it wasn't mandatory back then). ;)

true :lol: oh patty

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Dec 9th, 2006, 09:46 AM
doubt it will ever happen but its good to have goals i guess

Ben.
Dec 9th, 2006, 09:54 AM
if patty ends her career but doesn't finish in the top 5 if she's indicated that she wants to finish in that elite group then i'm quite sure that they'll be a bit of talk going on in this forum i reckon.

hdfb
Dec 9th, 2006, 10:59 AM
I love you Patty.. but GOOD LUCK because you will need it. :o

*JR*
Dec 9th, 2006, 11:52 AM
She hasn't won anything bigger than a Tier III since Zurich '02. That ought to concern her more than a ranking based on a points system that (like any) is somewhat arbitrary.

matthias
Dec 9th, 2006, 11:55 AM
i don´t think she can reach top5,
but i think it is normal that it is her goal
no top10 player would say "my goal is to stay top10"
everyone wants to rise in the ranking
#2 want to become #1
#5 want to become top3
and top10 want to become top5
so it is normal that her goal is top5

Neptune
Dec 9th, 2006, 11:55 AM
Patty, don't change,you're lovely when you dream! :lol:

LoveFifteen
Dec 9th, 2006, 12:13 PM
She hasn't won anything bigger than a Tier III since Zurich '02. That ought to concern her more than a ranking based on a points system that (like any) is somewhat arbitrary.

Zurich 2002 is Patty's only Tier I victory, and it's not like she dominated her opponents. She barely eeked out her victories against Hantuchova in a tiebreak and she managed to win the second-set tiebreak against Davenport 8-6 to take it to a third set.

*JR*
Dec 9th, 2006, 12:38 PM
Zurich 2002 is Patty's only Tier I victory, and it's not like she dominated her opponents. She barely eeked out her victories against Hantuchova in a tiebreak and she managed to win the second-set tiebreak against Davenport 8-6 to take it to a third set.
And it wasn't her best tournament, even of that year. In Charleston, Patty Peppered Momo, Mareee, Serena and Jen to make the final. (Yep, the RG Champions of '00 thru '02). Iva beat MGM, Mandy, Smash, and Sandrine in those rounds. (I forget the order). PP could hardly move in the final (losing 4-6, 5-7 I think). And I recall Iva getting away with a lot of foot faults in taking the title. ;)

barmaid
Dec 9th, 2006, 01:06 PM
Patty, don't change,you're lovely when you dream! :lol:

If I were a "betting" person, I'd place no Euro's on this latest Patty prediction....As the Devil :devil: said, keep on dreaming!:rolleyes:


barmaid:wavey:

timafi
Dec 9th, 2006, 01:37 PM
:lol: Probably like 3-10 or something :lol: Nah I dunno, but as she now only plays Wimby on grass (and I don't think has ever been past the 2nd round there) it doesn't matter so much. I mean it hurts her more now that WImby is mandatory, but it's not like the "grass season" effects her ranking that much. ;)

you would think that she would serve big and come to net:shrug: :shrug: :shrug:

vogus
Dec 9th, 2006, 03:46 PM
In Charleston, Patty Peppered Momo, Mareee, Serena and Jen to make the final.




You spelled "Mary" wrong.

*JR*
Dec 9th, 2006, 04:50 PM
You spelled "Mary" wrong.
If I just wrote Marie, it could get mixed up with other players. And as for spelling it Mary, how French (even Quebecois) does Mary Pierce sound? I mean thats about as English as someone whose family was on the Mayflower. :shrug:

Stingray
Dec 9th, 2006, 07:32 PM
Na has title of best player from her country
Nadia has to settle for 3rd best :lol: :tape:

I still say Na would rather have Petrova's career, she is a far more accomplished player

DutchieGirl
Dec 9th, 2006, 07:48 PM
you would think that she would serve big and come to net:shrug: :shrug: :shrug:

Patty? Do that? Never! ;)

IceHock
Dec 9th, 2006, 07:53 PM
She needs to be more consistent, just sometimes she looks like she doesnt want to even be on the court, she needs to fight in every match and maybe she shouldn't play as many tournaments as she does so she is more fit for the tournaments that she plays, I mean I know 4 players who have better games in front of her so the 5th spot is up for grabs because Kuzy was not impressive at all the end of the season.

Meteor Shower
Dec 9th, 2006, 08:04 PM
Good luck Patty, you're so talented that I think
that you can make the big step up suddently out of nowhere :D :)
just need to get that head together :o
Hope for a good 07 season :D

crazillo
Dec 10th, 2006, 05:06 PM
She even said she would have achieved this even this year if there were no injuries, but I really, really doubt that. Patty won't be top5 if the top guns remain fit.

vogus
Dec 10th, 2006, 06:44 PM
She even said she would have achieved this even this year if there were no injuries, but I really, really doubt that. Patty won't be top5 if the top guns remain fit.


there has been too much excuse-making from the Schnyder-Hofmann camp. That excuse-making mentality is, imo, one of the biggest reasons why Patty hasn't reached the Top 5 in the first place. Everything is just a constant justification for why things that go wrong aren't their fault.

morningglory
Dec 10th, 2006, 10:53 PM
Well to be top 5 one has to displace one of the current top 5 players... let's see... :o
Amelie, Justine and Maria (the elite 3 right now)
Kim (An elite on the road to discovery)
Svetlana Kuzzy (They say her game is still developing... we'll have to see)

.................................................. ..............

Then there's those on the fringe of the top 5:
Nadia, Martina, Elena and Nicky... Patty is currently in this group...

So Patty must outperform the other 4 in her group and HOPE one of the top 5 goes through a BAAAAAAD patch (and by bad I mean 5 months out by injury :o ) And frankly, her chances aren't so good, altho anything is possible

purplerain
Dec 10th, 2006, 11:06 PM
:spit: ...and she's not even in the top 20! :haha:

I can't wait for the 2008 Olympics to come and go. After failing to win the gold, Na's funding will be dropped just like her ranking!

well, as a chinese, i don't think Li Na is in a very good position to win the gold. But I don't think we chinese should feel ashame on it.
On the other hand, it is ashame that you attack Na first in this thread totally unrelevant to her :o

switz
Dec 10th, 2006, 11:11 PM
people who feel the need to laugh at and dismiss the ambitions of others are pretty much always losers in life themselves.

I guess they would prefer her to say "My goal for 2007 is to not improve at all and i'll be happy if i drop out of the top 10 and slowly bring my career to end without coming anywhere near fulfilling my potential" :rolleyes:

most people on this board have a pretty pathetic attitude and are also competely hypocritical when it comes to their favourites.

switz
Dec 10th, 2006, 11:13 PM
Patty won't be top5 if the top guns remain fit.

and there have been so many years lately when that has happened

*JR*
Dec 10th, 2006, 11:27 PM
I'll have to remove the jinx I put on PP in mid-'03 re. any titles higher than Tier III, now that I'm Pretty Pissed @ the Peppermint Parents. (And the needless LIE wasn't even about tennis).
:shrug:

switz
Dec 11th, 2006, 02:48 AM
I'll have to remove the jinx I put on PP in mid-'03 re. any titles higher than Tier III, now that I'm Pretty Pissed @ the Peppermint Parents. (And the needless LIE wasn't even about tennis).
:shrug:

what did Iris and Willy do to you JR?

DutchieGirl
Dec 11th, 2006, 02:56 AM
what did Iris and Willy do to you JR?

Do we really need to know? He needs to get over it! Sheesh! He's obsessed with the whole family!

polly
Feb 6th, 2007, 08:59 PM
not a hope, sorry patty:sad:

ce
Feb 6th, 2007, 09:01 PM
very very hard

LefandePatty
Feb 6th, 2007, 09:01 PM
:rolleyes:

No.1Hingis
Feb 6th, 2007, 09:11 PM
well.. I just gonna say.. yep.. nothing is impossible... and she has to have some goals... let the girl a break and we'll see at the end of year.. even if she does it or not... the world is not gonna stop ... so..

Tenis Srbija
Feb 6th, 2007, 09:13 PM
How knows...maybe Leanne Baker really wins Wimbledon :eek:

But... :spit: :lol: :rolleyes: - that's what I think :D

Just kidding...with Patty nothing is impossible, but I think that top 10 should now be hers gold... Top 5 is quite long way to go... :shrug:

Mightymirza
Feb 6th, 2007, 09:19 PM
well she seems to be heading totally opposite way though..:o

polly
Feb 6th, 2007, 09:23 PM
i have a feeling patty is gone past her peak:wavey:

switz
Feb 6th, 2007, 09:26 PM
i have a feeling patty is gone past her peak:wavey:

:lol: i think you need to create a thread about this because i'm still struggling to work out how you feel about Patty.

.TheGroke.
Feb 6th, 2007, 09:28 PM
Not gonna happen. :tape:
I mean.. I don't have nothing against her, but.. well, it's always nice to have dreams :p

Thought it could be nice if it would happen:)

Buitenzorg
Feb 6th, 2007, 09:29 PM
To reach this goal, Petty has to be #1 Swiss player first :p this means, she has to pass Hingis ;) and I wouldn't think so!

HINGIS would be #1 swiss player for a while

PLP
Feb 6th, 2007, 09:30 PM
Well, I think top 5 it is a bit of an impossibility with the rankings as they are now and the players surrounding her...

With Kim/Sveta/Martina very tight in 4-6, Nadia, Elena, Nicole, & Jelena right behind them, and Dinara/Ana/Anna/Serena right on Patty's heels, she really needs to start winning matches just to stay where she is at #11.

Come on Patty!

Wayn77
Feb 6th, 2007, 09:32 PM
She looked pretty good thrashing the pants off Molik a couple of weeks ago. Come on Patty - you can still do it. :hearts:

thetennisgirl
Feb 6th, 2007, 09:38 PM
There's no doubt she's capable of it, she's consistent most of the time but she never seems to be around in the late stages of any GS ???

frenchie
Feb 6th, 2007, 09:45 PM
ouch!!

mboyle
Feb 6th, 2007, 10:30 PM
I'd be very surprised if she finished this year in the top 10, and it woudln't surprise me if she finished out of the top 15. Top 5 simply is not going to happen.

polly
Feb 6th, 2007, 10:32 PM
yes i agree

radwanska
Feb 6th, 2007, 11:24 PM
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/26/pattyschnyder_gallery__254x400.jpgSorry patty i cannot see your goal becoming reality any time soon unless vaidisova,ivanovic,chakvetadze and safina and peer all die soon.Cause these are the new stars who WILL take over in the top ten VERY SOON and your poor results recentley are exploiting you and you are sadly the first girl to drop out of the top 10.Have fun falling down the wta rankings even more Patty!!

switz
Feb 6th, 2007, 11:34 PM
http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/26/pattyschnyder_gallery__254x400.jpgSorry patty i cannot see your goal becoming reality any time soon unless vaidisova,ivanovic,chakvetadze and safina and peer all die soon.Cause these are the new stars who WILL take over in the top ten VERY SOON and your poor results recentley are exploiting you and you are sadly the first girl to drop out of the top 10.Have fun falling down the wta rankings even more Patty!!

I understand why you must be in such a bad mood. It must be hard coming to terms with the fact that your favourite player lost to Martina Muller 6-1, 6-0 :lol:

iPatty
Feb 6th, 2007, 11:48 PM
How knows...maybe Leanne Baker really wins Wimbledon :eek:

But... :spit: :lol: :rolleyes: - that's what I think :D

Just kidding...with Patty nothing is impossible, but I think that top 10 should now be hers gold... Top 5 is quite long way to go... :shrug:

do you want her to lower her goals for herself? say "this year, i want to falll out of the top 100."

no, you'll always set your goals higher than where you currently are.
no need to poke fun at someone's dreams.

i have a feeling patty is gone past her peak:wavey:

me too.

http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/26/pattyschnyder_gallery__254x400.jpgSorry patty i cannot see your goal becoming reality any time soon unless vaidisova,ivanovic,chakvetadze and safina and peer all die soon.Cause these are the new stars who WILL take over in the top ten VERY SOON and your poor results recentley are exploiting you and you are sadly the first girl to drop out of the top 10.Have fun falling down the wta rankings even more Patty!!

uh. are you on medication?
peer lost to kirilenko last week, and i really just can't see her passing patty.

losing one bad match sends you falling down the rankings?
wow, that's a new one.

Derek.
Feb 6th, 2007, 11:51 PM
Patty. :o

piercerocks
Feb 7th, 2007, 12:44 AM
omg.. patty..

i think its good that she sets goals for herself and that she's still positive after all these dissapointments..

good for her

Elwin.
Jul 25th, 2007, 10:54 AM
She is not even in top 15 now. She is 17 at the Rankings! :o

Her goal at this moment should be; To stay in the top 20 :eek:

CORIA01
Jul 25th, 2007, 10:58 AM
:lol: IF SHE WILL BE TOP TEN IT WILL BE A GREAT RESULT
SERIOUSLY I SEE HER IN THE TOP 15

NeeemZ
Jul 25th, 2007, 11:11 AM
Is she still aiming for a Top 5 position? Highly unlikely, but you never know.

*JR*
Jul 25th, 2007, 11:24 AM
As I observed months ago, there was something a little strange about this, which is of course fitting for the Peppermint Puzzle. Her goal wasn't to win a Slam or even a Tier I, it was a numerical ranking based on one's best 17 events. What the hell, maybe she realizes that she's just the Criminal's Cash machine anyway (until he trades her in for a new one).
:shrug:

LefandePatty
Jul 25th, 2007, 11:38 AM
Nice bump. :rolleyes: :weirdo:

Demska
Jul 25th, 2007, 11:42 AM
pierce12345 :hug: :awww:

iPatty
Jul 25th, 2007, 12:37 PM
i think it's physically impossible by now to achieve this, but oh well.

don't see the point of bumping this. get a life.

Elwin.
Jul 25th, 2007, 12:43 PM
i think it's physically impossible by now to achieve this, but oh well.

don't see the point of bumping this. get a life.

:angel:

Hashim.
Jul 25th, 2007, 12:44 PM
:rolleyes::sad:

Slumpsova
Jul 25th, 2007, 01:48 PM
piercey :sad:

strictennis
Jul 25th, 2007, 02:03 PM
Come on Patty!

sfselesfan
Jul 25th, 2007, 03:11 PM
Totally possible.

SF

Poova
Jul 25th, 2007, 03:15 PM
omg I miss pierce. Did he get banned permanently? :(

No.1Hingis
Jul 25th, 2007, 03:59 PM
Agree.. nothing is impossible.. but god.. help her!! :help:..

tennisjunky
Jul 25th, 2007, 04:22 PM
never hurts to dream big. unless she finds some magic lamp dont see it happening this year or any other year.

Wayn77
Jul 25th, 2007, 04:38 PM
Can't see it happening unfortunately, Patty's gonna do well to hang in the top 20.

She seems to be paying a lot of attention and importance participating at the Olympics next year. I got a feeling The Patster will be in the medals in 2008.

Matt01
Jul 25th, 2007, 05:19 PM
piercey :sad:

I miss him. At least his threads were a bit funny; lots of other people's threads are just stupid.

As for Patty, I think with a win at US Open and YEC, I think she could still do it :yeah:

Andrew Laeddis
Jul 25th, 2007, 10:51 PM
guess we all knew how that turned out. if there were more clay tournament and this were the mid 70's when th euso was played on clay she have a better shot this goal. shes good but lacks fire power (even on clay). i remeber watching her play a 3 setter against ana in berlin and she just got outpowered on some points. if she were mentally tougher she could still be top 10 like hingis but still not do alot of damage in the big events against the top players.