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henmanhill
Jan 10th, 2007, 11:04 PM
Jelena is playing really well at the moment and is set to enter the top 10. Will she progress further or drop back down. What do you think her ranking will be by the end of the year?

Tenis Srbija
Jan 10th, 2007, 11:09 PM
It's still hard to say! But I'm sure that she will finish this year in top 5!!!
She has proved that she is capable of it :yeah:

She just needs to pressure off, and everything will be just fine :)

henmanhill
Jan 10th, 2007, 11:12 PM
She just needs to pressure off, and everything will be just fine :)

Hope she doesn't see this poll then!:lol:

rada
Jan 10th, 2007, 11:13 PM
now she is playing top 5 but lets hope she keeps it up:)

austennis
Jan 10th, 2007, 11:19 PM
Shes on her way to the top.. tier 1 titles and GS if shes consistent.. her wins over kuznetsova, dementieva, hingis, mauresmo, alone prove this..

Wannabeknowitall
Jan 10th, 2007, 11:30 PM
I can't say that for sure she'll be top 5.
We haven't really seen her defend a tournament where a nice portion of her ranking points come from.
I don't think she's going to be great at doing it but she'll do good.
I think she'll end around 8 in the world, likely make the YEC and maybe even make a run there.

47eggs
Jan 11th, 2007, 08:24 PM
maybe all the way but probs 2. will she be the first to dominate for a long time? i think so. australian open is hers already! good luck jelena

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jan 11th, 2007, 08:45 PM
She'll probably end up in the top five at the end of it all if she keeps doing what she is doing

jazar
Jan 11th, 2007, 08:51 PM
she is sorting it out mentally to back up her impressive game and will be top 5 by the end of the year

Buitenzorg
Jan 11th, 2007, 08:53 PM
maybe #7

Davenselesport
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:23 PM
3 or 4 definitely... I didn't know she was capable of playing this well!

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:43 PM
11-15

She Never was top 10 before and she has 22 years

Tenis Srbija
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:46 PM
So? :shrug:

Some players mature at 16 (when they actually have 19 :rolleyes: ) and some mature at 20... And btw she is 21 years old :)

I<3Myskina
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:47 PM
There is too much hype surround Jankovic at the moment. Yeah, she's playing well and won Auckland and might win Sydney, but doubt it.

Soon, there will be another player doing really well, and she will fade. But by the end of the year, i think she'll be end of top 10.

Tenis Srbija
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:51 PM
No she won't fade...

Yeah, she's playing well and won Auckland and might win Sydney, but doubt it.

:lol: You really don't like her :) Well, for yours info not only that she won Auckland, and that she will win Sydney, she also played semifinal at "US Open", final of Los Angeles, and defeated a bunch of top ten players.

So you can cry about it all year. But she is getting into top ten on monday, and not leaving it for quite some while :hatoff:

Ben.
Jan 11th, 2007, 09:52 PM
bit too early to tell for me. even if she's playing extraordinary well at the moment who knows but yes she can break into the Top 5 at some pt in her career but i don't think it will be this year let alone finish in it.

golo
Jan 11th, 2007, 10:18 PM
#1 for sure.

SelesFan70
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:06 PM
13 or so. :)

mboyle
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:26 AM
She won't be number one. She will probably never beat Sharapova, certainly not consistently, and she won't beat J2H consistently. I doubt she'll beat Clijsters consistently either. That means her highest potential ranking, to me, is 4. Right now, I would say she is playing like the 4th best player in the world. The problem, for me, is that her play does not seem sustainable. I think she is very confident now, which means she is not missing...ever. However, she has to work very hard to win points, yet she does not have much spin on her shots. That seems like a combination ill suited to consistently dominating women's tennis. Usually, flat hitting players overpower opponents and spin hitting players rely more on speed, grinding and courtsense, just because it is very hard to consistently hit a flat ball at medium pace and get it deep. Also, Jankovic does not have a very effective serve to win her free points.

Don't get me wrong--she could keep this up for the next five, ten years, maybe even go further. One never knows with tennis. However, the fact that she has been so streaky throughout her career, and the facts I just listed, plus the meltdown against J2H at the Open last year, suggest to me that Jankovic will eventually find it hard to keep up with the true power babes over time. However, I have not seen her play a ton, and so I reserve the right to change my opinion. I think she might just have a game that's hard to decode right away, but actually is safer than it looks. We'll see.

!<blocparty>!
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:41 AM
However, I have not seen her play a ton

Yeah, you made that pretty obvious. :)

Jelena can improve almost everything in her game except the backhand (which is, IMO, the best on tour... definitely in the top 3/4).

In the semi-final yesterday Nicole had hit 17 forehand winners at one point to Jelena's 1 - that's something she'll have to work on if she's to reach the very top, as well as the serve which is solid, but not a major weapon.

She is unbelievably talented, it's just a question of whether she is willing to put the work in to reach her full potential - if she does I have no doubt she'll be able to challenge the best, consistently, and win several slams.

G1Player2
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:45 AM
Yeah, you made that pretty obvious. :)

Jelena can improve almost everything in her game except the backhand (which is, IMO, the best on tour... definitely in the top 3/4).

In the semi-final yesterday Nicole had hit 17 forehand winners at one point to Jelena's 1 - that's something she'll have to work on if she's to reach the very top, as well as the serve which is solid, but not a major weapon.

She is unbelievably talented, it's just a question of whether she is willing to put the work in to reach her full potential - if she does I have no doubt she'll be able to challenge the best, consistently, and win several slams.


Hmmm, since Lindsay retired it seems you have been scouting for your next "Lindsay." I guess Jankovic is it.

Derek.
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:51 AM
Between 6-9.

!<blocparty>!
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:55 AM
Hmmm, since Lindsay retired it seems you have been scouting for your next "Lindsay." I guess Jankovic is it.

She's taken over as my new fave, yes. :p

selyoink
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:46 AM
If she can keep up her current level of play there is no doubt that she will be in the top 10. Just depends on how high she can climb. I voted 6-9.

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:05 AM
depending on how well she does at the AO, she could prove to be a Hingis-like player who is on top of the rankings because she plays EVER so much (which could prove deadly come YEC time :sad: ). I hope she MAINTAINS a decent schedule 17-22 tourneys a year, and doesn't exceed 22..anything more would give her MUCH more needed points, but would in the end do more harm than good.

Dexter
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:15 AM
she will reach #7 and fall down to #9-12 at the end of the year when the points from the 2nd part of 2006 season come off.

!<blocparty>!
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:33 AM
depending on how well she does at the AO, she could prove to be a Hingis-like player who is on top of the rankings because she plays EVER so much (which could prove deadly come YEC time :sad: ). I hope she MAINTAINS a decent schedule 17-22 tourneys a year, and doesn't exceed 22..anything more would give her MUCH more needed points, but would in the end do more harm than good.

Her scheduling last year was stupid - she played like 28 events. I know she's entered into Tokyo so if she reaches the second week of the AO that's already 5 weeks in a row to start 07. :tape: But she's still scheduled 17 events up until the USO with SIX clay tournaments before the French - that's really unecessary. Why not skip Warsaw and Berlin/Strasbourg and play a grass warm-up? Anyway... [/offtopic]

Hopefully the pre-season training in Columbia will have helped... she should be used to this heat by now.

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:40 AM
Between the 8-10 mark.

pav
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:05 AM
After watching the auckland final, I think JJ is one of those players who interact with and draw from supporters in the crowd,she would look up at them and smile or give a long look if things were going wrong, even, as the commentators pointed out, watching herself on the big screen! Hingis seems to spend time looking around at the crowd and soaking them in. This must help to relax them rather than just focussing on the court and the opponent. Mind you JJ did find time for the odd big yell, and a few racquet to ground swings as well.