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So Disrespectful
Oct 4th, 2007, 09:10 AM
what do you think? ;)

It worked last time! :lol:

switz
Oct 4th, 2007, 09:16 AM
i know it's a kind of joke but Hantuchova fans need to have a bit of perspective because she's still terribly inconsistent in general and she's only improved her nerves very slightly.

She's just playing a lot better when she plays well now - which of course is a very good thing.

I think Daniela's goal should be consolidating her top 10 status for at least a year.

mandy7
Oct 4th, 2007, 09:19 AM
well, she was # during the williams and belgians era in 2002/3, so who knows

So Disrespectful
Oct 4th, 2007, 09:19 AM
Well I think that if you look at her results this year, she's done well at quite a few tournaments. It's her slam results that are letting her down. If she had a couple of semis or quarters in there, she could be ranked around 5-6 I think.

mc8114
Oct 4th, 2007, 09:36 AM
what do you think? ;)

It worked last time! :lol:true! :lol:


she can do it :)

A Magicman
Oct 4th, 2007, 09:42 AM
Wimbledon which year?

rockstar
Oct 4th, 2007, 10:11 AM
well, there's a whole lotta difference between top 10 and top 5..

but if she were mentally stronger and stopped choking against the top players and perhaps better slam results, i dont see why not ;)

mankind
Oct 4th, 2007, 10:14 AM
Yes!

*prays this thread gets bumped in 8 months time so I can look smart*

saint2
Oct 4th, 2007, 10:17 AM
well, there's a whole lotta difference between top 10 and top 5..

but if she were mentally stronger and stopped choking against the top players and perhaps better slam results, i dont see why not ;)

But she wont be mentally stronger, wont stop choking against top player and wont get better slam results :) :)

Serenidad.
Oct 4th, 2007, 10:47 AM
The problem I have with Hantuchova is that TO ME she doesn't have any significant weapon. She doesn't serve big and what she does for power groundies, the top 5 players will do it better. She's 5'11" I wish she would beef up her serve and stop serving with Eastern Grip like 1930s~

jrm
Oct 4th, 2007, 11:08 AM
I fancy Stevenson to win Wimbledon before she reaches top5

borisyBACK
Oct 4th, 2007, 11:12 AM
She won't be doing anything at slams so no 9-10 is the best she can do.

BUBI
Oct 4th, 2007, 11:18 AM
I don't think top5, but 6-8 is possible.

Direwolf
Oct 4th, 2007, 11:29 AM
nope not possible..
we do have other players, playing better than her,
who isnt in the top 5 yet,
like..
Venus, Serena, Lindsay..and Jankovic would stay there long...
so... no top 5 by wimbledon

Shepster
Oct 4th, 2007, 11:36 AM
what do you think? ;)

It worked last time! :lol:
The only way anyone makes top 5 is by making quarterfinals of grand slams. Doesn't matter how well Daniela does on tour, even if she'd won all the finals she's been in this year that's only +135 points more - it's all about the slams. If Dani was making Grand Slam QFs on a regular basis combined with her form this year she'd be around the top 5 but she's made 372 pts from slams this year when if you want to be top 5 you should be looking at close to 1,000 pts. That's the minimum requirement.

The worst record in the top 8 at slams this year is 15-4 (JJ & Anna C), Daniela is 8-4, she has to improve dramatically. The worst win %age on tour in the top 8 is .758 (Ivanovic), Daniela is .652, she has the results she has (3 finals, 5 other semis) because of the amount of tournaments she has played - she has still lost in her first match in 5 tournaments this year and you cannot do that and expect to make top 5.

The difference between her season now and her season in 2002 is in 2002 she only played one tournament below Tier II so even though she made less semifinals and finals they were all at higher events and she made many more quarterfinals on top of that and two of those were grand slams - that's the springboard you need, big title win, consistency and most importantly good results at slams. The yearly period she was #5 she had 3 Grand Slam QFs and a 4th round at the French - she's not made a QF since. Until she does she will never reach the top 5 again.

Ben.
Oct 4th, 2007, 11:44 AM
i agree with shepster's post above, if she can go further into the 2nd week at slams along with preventing some horrific surprising 1st round exits at some events then she can be top 5 again. but then again the big word for her is CONSISTENCY!!! that is the key.

austennis
Oct 4th, 2007, 11:54 AM
if she reaches the QF - F of grandslams i see no reason why not.. i think she is finally starting to reach her potential and at her best with confidence i say she better than players ranked above her like Nadia, Anna..

gaggleguy
Oct 4th, 2007, 11:55 AM
the ranking of Hantuchova, like Jankovic and Schnyder, benefits from playing a higher than average # of tournaments. Therefore her ranking is constantly inflated relative to overall performance

Hantu never does well at the GRand Slams because the best players always raise their level and beat her there. She got some good wins at Tier 1 & 2 events, but she cant be Top 5, she simiply lacks the talent and she's not a young player who is going to improve

gaggleguy
Oct 4th, 2007, 11:58 AM
i agree with shepster's post above, if she can go further into the 2nd week at slams along with preventing some horrific surprising 1st round exits at some events then she can be top 5 again. but then again the big word for her is CONSISTENCY!!! that is the key.


when you play 26-27 tournaments a year, you don't have to be so consistent to keep a high ranking, you can afford some 1st round losses. Anyway I think Hantuchova is very consistent in the sense that she always lose to top players in Grand Slams :p

homogenius
Oct 4th, 2007, 12:24 PM
no

LudwigDvorak
Oct 4th, 2007, 12:40 PM
The thing is Daniela's ranking was often so low she'd have to meet a sister, Sharapova, Clijsters, Henin, or Seles (once) in the second, third, or fourth rounds of slams. While she's a very talented girl she could beat any other player than the ones she kept running into.

If she's a #8-#10 seed for AO I can see a 4R or QF given she has the right draw. Although her losses to Medina Garrigues (though a great match) and Vakulenko this year were unacceptable. Clijsters, okay. Serena, okay. Not those two. Last year, she won her most matches at a slam in years, losing to Sharapova, Clijsters, Henin, and Serena. That's tolerable, at least.

It was just her unfortunate luck to get the sisters in QFs at all of her slams, otherwise she'd have made a semifinal or two back in '02/'03 more than likely.

I don't think she'll be top five again, but top eight is certainly possible, although I'd just rather her have better slam results than care what her numeric rank is.

Il Primo!
Oct 4th, 2007, 12:47 PM
You're kidding, right? She's a tournament whore and still not able to surpass people like the Williamses and Sharapova who play like 10 tournaments less than her.
Plus she doesn't have neitheir the game, nor the mentality to be ranked that high again.