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ManaGames
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:36 AM
Hello,

according to your own opinion, who are the women who could be #1 in the future, and didn't reach this rank so far...?
Give me about 5 names per answer..!

Thanks ! :)

mankind
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:45 AM
Jankovic
Ivanovic
Vaidisova
Szavay
Wozniacki

hingisGOAT
Oct 5th, 2007, 06:46 AM
sesil

xtiano
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:23 AM
Cornet

CORIA01
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:30 AM
ivanovic
vaidisova
jankovic
petrova
kuznetsova

heytennis
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:33 AM
Vaidisova

friendsita
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:35 AM
Jankovic
Ivanovic
Safarova
Vaidisova
My sister

ZeroSOFInfinity
Oct 5th, 2007, 07:37 AM
Jankovic
Ivanovic
Radwanska

The others are hopeless.

Harvs
Oct 5th, 2007, 08:08 AM
ivanovic, vaidisova, paszek

Jenny.C.Fan
Oct 5th, 2007, 09:27 AM
Sveta, Ana.

saint2
Oct 5th, 2007, 09:37 AM
Cornet, who else ? ;)

Jankovic
Ivanovic
Radwanska

The others are hopeless.

Aga will never be number one. Top 20, maybe top10, but she wont be number one.

OsloErik
Oct 5th, 2007, 09:50 AM
Kuznetsova
Ivanovic
Szavay
Paszek (maybe)

probably two or three others who are ranked right now, but they aren't springing to mind.

Renalicious
Oct 5th, 2007, 09:55 AM
Wozniacki will never ever be #1.

It's pretty hard getting to #1, you know. There are so many people listed in this thread and they all come from the current generation. There's only be a few different #1s in this decade, I don't think all these people will be #1...

I think Jankovic and Safarova have chances (If she gets some consistency) And maybe Szavay and Paszek, but that's it really. And Paszek's form is so questionable sometimes, it's disturbing,

justine schnyder
Oct 5th, 2007, 09:56 AM
Radwanska, Jankovic, Szavay
I don't see Paszek as world number 1.. but top 10 for sure..

Ben.
Oct 5th, 2007, 10:03 AM
Jankovic
Ivanovic
Szavay
Azarenka
Radwanska

mankind
Oct 5th, 2007, 10:10 AM
Wozniacki will never ever be #1.It's pretty hard getting to #1, you know. There are so many people listed in this thread and they all come from the current generation. There's only be a few different #1s in this decade, I don't think all these people will be #1...

I think Jankovic and Safarova have chances (If she gets some consistency) And maybe Szavay and Paszek, but that's it really. And Paszek's form is so questionable sometimes, it's disturbing,

I guess that's why I picked Wozniacki - she's only 17, by the time she comes of age the WS and Henin will probably have retired.

It's difficult to know really, because how many #1's have been talented at a very young age? But that's the only generation we can really pick from because of the current crop at the top. What a conundrum.

Dexter
Oct 5th, 2007, 10:13 AM
As much as I like Agnieszka I don't see anywhere close to #1. It will be FANTASTIC if she reaches top10 at some point.

patch.
Oct 5th, 2007, 10:17 AM
Ana and Jelena will be :)

Azanreka, Radwanska, Paszek etc wont

Shvedbarilescu
Oct 5th, 2007, 10:19 AM
I think the number one spot will be very volatile over the next 5-7 years. Henin looks like she should hold onto the spot for another 1 to 2 years but after that I don't see another holding on to that position continuously for any length of time. So I'm expecting to see quite a few players reach that top perch. I'd say Kuznetsova, Ivanovic, Jankovic, Szavay, Radwanska, Paszek and probably a couple of others, currently not even in the top 50 will all hit the top spot at some point in the their careers. There are probably a couple of 14 or 15 year olds ranked 800 or so that I've never heard of but that TBE already knows about who will hit the top too.

Shonami Slam
Oct 5th, 2007, 11:08 AM
the nastya Ps

ManaGames
Oct 6th, 2007, 10:51 AM
Hello,

thanks a lot for all these answers !
Here the results (I added votes from my own forum as well) :

1) Ivanovic (12)
2) Jankovic (10)
3) Vaidisova (8)
4) Radwanska (6)
5) Szavay (5)
6) Paszek (4)
7) Cornet (2)
-- kuznetsova (2)
-- Safarova (2)
-- Olaru (2)
-- Cibulkova (2)
12) Cirstea (1)
--- Krajicek (1)
--- Sharar Peer (1)
--- Sesil (1)
--- Petrova (1)
--- Azarenka (1)
--- Wozniacki (1)
--- "My sister" (1, I have a lil doubt about this one ;) )

So I'm going to retain the 4 or 5 first ones..!

justine schnyder
Oct 6th, 2007, 10:55 AM
Hello,

thanks a lot for all these answers !
Here the results (I added votes from my own forum as well) :

1) Ivanovic (12)
2) Jankovic (10)
3) Vaidisova (8)
4) Radwanska (6)
5) Szavay (5)
6) Paszek (4)
7) Cornet (2)
-- kuznetsova (2)
-- Safarova (2)
-- Olaru (2)
-- Cibulkova (2)
12) Cirstea (1)
--- Krajicek (1)
--- Sharar Peer (1)
--- Sesil (1)--- Petrova (1)
--- Azarenka (1)
--- Wozniacki (1)
--- "My sister" (1, I have a lil doubt about this one ;) )

So I'm going to retain the 4 or 5 first ones..!

:lol:

@Sweet Cleopatra
Oct 6th, 2007, 10:57 AM
Jankovic

lympyisthebest
Oct 6th, 2007, 11:05 AM
Kuznetsova
Jankovic
Ivanovic
Szavay
Paszek

At the moment, i can only see Kuznetsova, Jankovic and maybe Ivanovic reaching #1.

Bruno71
Oct 6th, 2007, 11:28 AM
Kuznetsova - and it could be sooner than it seems if she can keep getting her act together
Jankovic - if she doesn't require a wheelchair soon
Ivanovic - needs some consistency from week to week but should make it there eventually
Szavay - has everything she needs but a little more consistency
Vaidisova - iffy on this one, but she's got the power in her game to overwhelm most opponents
Golovin - I think she has the raw talent. On the other hand, French players tend to underachieve.
Safarova - Like Szavay but even less consistent...probably a longshot actually
Cornet - See Golovin

Slutiana
Oct 6th, 2007, 12:27 PM
Golovin. When WS and Henin are in their 30s of course

+/-
Oct 6th, 2007, 03:00 PM
Michelle Larcher de Brito

The Daviator
Oct 6th, 2007, 03:05 PM
Kuznetsova and Ivanovic will reach #1.

Kirill_M
Oct 6th, 2007, 03:12 PM
In 2008 Pierce. :)
Jankovic, Szavay

Monica_Rules
Oct 6th, 2007, 04:08 PM
Ivanovic is my pick of the current top players.

Szavay looks a good outside bet, but you just don't know at this stage.

Freakan
Oct 6th, 2007, 04:21 PM
Ivanovic
Jankovic
Vaidisova
Paszek
Karatancheva
Larcher de Brito

Kitten63
Oct 6th, 2007, 08:39 PM
Jelena and Sveta.

Summer_Snow
Oct 6th, 2007, 08:45 PM
Ivanovic
Jankovic

For those youngsters, I think pershap it is too early to predict I guess but I'd say these girls have a possibility to do so

Paszek
Szavay
Wozniacki
Azarenka

Poova
Oct 6th, 2007, 10:25 PM
Sveta will be the next new #1 I think. I think she'll knock Henin off in late 2008 or early 2009. Ivanovic will probably be number one too, and I still think Vaidisova can get there aswell.

Not really sure about anyone else, too hard to predict! :o

papru
Oct 6th, 2007, 10:25 PM
Radwanska

goldenlox
Oct 6th, 2007, 10:45 PM
The players ranked 2-6 are all 22 and under. It's going to be hard for anyone else to jump past all of them.
Unless there's a great young talent we haven't seen yet.
Sveta Jelena Maria Ana Anna all 19-22

tennis_lover89
Oct 7th, 2007, 12:02 AM
I don't understand how everyone is forgetting sharapova, she's just 20 and best of her generation:shrug: ..I also say jankovic because I compare her with clijsters, I think they are pretty similar..ivanovic has a great shot too. No way azarenka will be nº1, I would put chakvetadze before her for sure.

FrchTwst
Oct 7th, 2007, 12:04 AM
Szavay
Radwanska
Jankovic

delicatecutter
Oct 7th, 2007, 12:06 AM
Kuznetsova
Dementieva
Zvonareva
Petrova

mariehingisfan
Oct 7th, 2007, 12:31 AM
Ivanovic
Vaidisova
Paszek
Peer

venusallday
Oct 7th, 2007, 02:11 AM
Venus

plantman
Oct 7th, 2007, 04:31 AM
ivanovic
vaidisova
jankovic
szavay
kuznetsova
sesil

Donny
Oct 7th, 2007, 04:34 AM
I don't understand how everyone is forgetting sharapova, she's just 20 and best of her generation:shrug: ..I also say jankovic because I compare her with clijsters, I think they are pretty similar..ivanovic has a great shot too. No way azarenka will be nº1, I would put chakvetadze before her for sure.

She's already been number one...

mboyle
Oct 7th, 2007, 05:15 AM
Jankovic might become the numeric no. 1, but she doesn't have enough power to be the actual best player in the world. Sharapova's power will take her to several more slam titles, but I don't think (realistically, and this is hard for me as a fan to say this but I must) she has enough raw athleticism and speed to be a dominant force on tour.

Vaidisova might have the magic combination, but I don't think she has the head. Ivanovic has the head, but I don't think she's any more athletic than Sharapova. Kuznetsova DEFINITELY doesn't have the head, and I decided today that people think she's a lot faster than she actually is.

Mer...I don't know...Anyway, I think Vaidisova, Ivanovic and Jankovic will all spend some time at no. 1, but I think Sharapova will probably spend more time at the top than the other three combined. Still, Henin will be the no. 1 for a while.

Rex59
Oct 7th, 2007, 05:28 AM
Nicole and Chaka w/Ivanovic having possiblities. Jelena needs to develop more pop on her serves to have a chance at a Slam win. Her serves are too weak. Her second serve is the equivalent of an underhand toss.

svetaisthebest
Oct 7th, 2007, 05:55 AM
Sveta and Ana can definitely become future world number ones .
Nicole,jelena and Maria all have chances but I'm not completely sure if they can be world number one in future .
I think Paszek and Szavay have the best chances out of the young and upcoming players .

historystupid
Oct 7th, 2007, 06:27 AM
Ivanovic
Chakvetadze
Kuznetsova
Jankovic
Vaidisova

Sexysova
Oct 7th, 2007, 07:27 AM
not in order

Vaidisova
Ivanovic
Szavay
Jankovic
Kuznetsova

freeandlonely
Oct 7th, 2007, 07:44 AM
Kuznetsova seems likely

maximus82
Oct 7th, 2007, 08:07 AM
Henin will hold the #1 for at least the first half of 2008...only people I could see knocking her off (unless unfortunate injury strikes) would be the Kooz or a resurgent Vee (Serena won't because she doesn't play enough)...maybe one of the Serbs, if both Kooz and Vee slip up some how. This group will own the #1 through 2009, I'd bet.

So next new #1s....most likely: Kooz, then JJ/Ana

KatChr
Oct 7th, 2007, 08:21 AM
Vaidisova
Ivanovic
Szavay
Wozniacki
Azarenka

I think all of these girls have the oppurtunity to win! Not all right now but in 5 years time I think the last three names will dominate!!

Andy.
Oct 7th, 2007, 08:23 AM
I think over the next 5 to 10 years the number 1 position will be a battle between Masha, Sveta and Ana with Jelena and Nicole also having a say in it.

TKane
Oct 7th, 2007, 10:05 AM
Julia Vakulenko
Ana Ivanovic
Agnes Szavay
Jelena Jankovic
maybe someone else whom we do not know for now :)

A'DAM
Oct 7th, 2007, 10:07 AM
Kuznetsova
Ivanovic
Szavay
Paszek
Radwanska

jonny84
Oct 7th, 2007, 12:12 PM
Kuznetsova, Ivanovic and Jankovic can easily make it to the #1 position. They are only potentially a grand slam, good grand slam results and more Tier I events away from the top spot. It will depend on each others results where they are in the rankings as well, as if Justine loses her threshold on the slams it will give them better chances to make number one.

Then there are the young guns, Chakavetadze, Pasek, Radwanska, Szavay and Azarenka who are all showing potential and could be aiming at the Top5 in years to come.

austennis
Oct 7th, 2007, 01:46 PM
Sveta, Ana, Jelena, Nicole (bit like Amelie later in career), Agnes (maybe)

attis765
Oct 7th, 2007, 06:12 PM
Svetlana,Jelena,Ana,Szavay(definitely),Chaky

ManaGames
Oct 8th, 2007, 08:26 AM
Hello,

just in case someone would like to see the results, here the updated ranking of the future #1 ( which haven't been ranked #1 in the past ! ;) )

1) Ana Ivanovic (34)
2) Jelena Jankovic (29)
3) Nicole Vaidisova (21)
4) "Sveta" Kuznetsova (19)
5) Szavay (18)
6) Paszek (11)
7) Radwanska (9)
8) Safarova (3)
-- Cornet (3)
-- Karatantcheva (3)
-- Wozniacki (3)
-- Azarenka (3)
-- Chakvetadze (3)
14) Olaru (2)
--- Cibulkova (2)
--- Golovin (2)
--- Larcher de Brito (2)
--- Petrova (2)
--- Sharar Peer (2)
20) Cirstea (1)
--- Krajicek (1)
--- Pierce (1)
--- Dementieva (1)
--- Zvonareva (1)
--- Julia Vakulenko (1)

The top didn't change much since the 1st one...

karimcartoon
Oct 8th, 2007, 09:53 AM
1) Anna Ivanovic (French Finalist, Wimbledon Semifinalist only 19? no brainer. The next Steffi Graff!) 2)Jankovic (if she keeps playing 30 tournaments who knows. the points might keep pilling) 3)Nicole Vaidsova 4) Lucie Safarova (not only did she beat mauresmo twice but also henin in 2007 - reminds me of patty) 5)Titania GOLOVIN (odd pick out)

Bartosh
Oct 8th, 2007, 09:57 AM
Vaidisova, Radwańska and Cornet... maybe Paszek

M-K
Oct 20th, 2007, 11:11 AM
I believe Vaidisova can do it, but probably not for a long time at a time.. And the same for Golovin.. And Jankovic.. I just don't see them as a "Justine Henin" unfortunately..
For the young ones I'd say Azarenka has the right mind and game for a strong and consistent number 1.. And Paszek and Radwanska can be number 1 too, but not dominate.

Brett.
Oct 20th, 2007, 11:28 AM
Sophie Ferguson
Sophie Ferguson
Sophie Ferguson
Sophie Ferguson
Sophie Ferguson

:D :D

quasar-x
Oct 20th, 2007, 11:47 AM
i don't mean to spoil the heads in the sand denial party here but
the last time i checked maria was still 20..

petkoan
Oct 20th, 2007, 12:48 PM
Sesil Karatancheva for sure. From what I saw this summer during her training session...she is so so good now. Great future..

matpaw88
Oct 20th, 2007, 12:55 PM
Szavay
Radwanska
Karatancheva
Larcher de Brito

..ikke..
Oct 20th, 2007, 01:11 PM
Jankovic
Ivanovic
Vaidisova
Larcher de Brito

The Witch-king
Nov 18th, 2011, 01:06 AM
I think the number one spot will be very volatile over the next 5-7 years. Henin looks like she should hold onto the spot for another 1 to 2 years but after that I don't see another holding on to that position continuously for any length of time. So I'm expecting to see quite a few players reach that top perch. I'd say Kuznetsova, Ivanovic, Jankovic, Szavay, Radwanska, Paszek and probably a couple of others, currently not even in the top 50 will all hit the top spot at some point in the their careers. There are probably a couple of 14 or 15 year olds ranked 800 or so that I've never heard of but that TBE already knows about who will hit the top too.
:eek: Shvedbaripsychic :worship:

Wozniacki will never ever be #1.

It's pretty hard getting to #1, you know. There are so many people listed in this thread and they all come from the current generation. There's only be a few different #1s in this decade, I don't think all these people will be #1...

I think Jankovic and Safarova have chances (If she gets some consistency) And maybe Szavay and Paszek, but that's it really. And Paszek's form is so questionable sometimes, it's disturbing,
I don't know which statement is funnier in hindsight :awww::lol:

Brad[le]y.
Nov 18th, 2011, 01:14 AM
:rolls:

Cajka
Nov 18th, 2011, 01:38 AM
I think the number one spot will be very volatile over the next 5-7 years. Henin looks like she should hold onto the spot for another 1 to 2 years but after that I don't see another holding on to that position continuously for any length of time. So I'm expecting to see quite a few players reach that top perch. I'd say Kuznetsova, Ivanovic, Jankovic, Szavay, Radwanska, Paszek and probably a couple of others, currently not even in the top 50 will all hit the top spot at some point in the their careers. There are probably a couple of 14 or 15 year olds ranked 800 or so that I've never heard of but that TBE already knows about who will hit the top too.

:eek:

Now, please, predict something else. We must now if it was a fluke. :eek:

Seriously, I kinda admire you. :worship:

SwingVolley93
Nov 18th, 2011, 01:51 AM
:sobbing:

Berlin_Calling
Nov 18th, 2011, 01:59 AM
:sad: for Nicole and Agnes. Still believe in Tamira :devil:

ExtremespeedX
Nov 18th, 2011, 05:27 AM
So many hilarious predictions in this thread :lol:

CWTennis
Nov 18th, 2011, 05:33 AM
Wozniacki will never ever be #1.
:haha:

now please write Wozniacki will never ever win a Grand Slam! :bounce:

Excelscior
Nov 18th, 2011, 06:03 AM
Mmmmhh.

This was all written in 2007, huh?

Lol

justineheninfan
Nov 18th, 2011, 06:10 AM
Predicting Wozniacki to never get to #1 made sense since if the WTA did not reduce to the worst womens field in history the last 2-3 years, something nobody could have forseen, then someone like Wozniacki reaching anywhere near #1 would have been 100% impossible.

justineheninfan
Nov 18th, 2011, 06:16 AM
I am surprsied as a Justine fan I didnt notice this thread at the time. If I had made a prediction 4 years ago I would have predicted someone nobody knew of yet, as at that time it looked like Henin was likely to be the World #1 for another 4 or 5 years straight, unless Serena or Maria overtook her at some point. The way Henin was looking at the end of 2007 she looked set for years of dominance, and the idea of people like Kuznetsova, Ivanovic, or Jankovic ever knocking her off as some in this thread had apparently predicted would have seemed laughable at that point (as it was none of those did knock her off, it was beatdowns by Maria and Serena early in 08 and her own imposed retirement).

OsloErik
Nov 18th, 2011, 07:04 AM
I know this thread started just after Szavay's big summer of results and Beijing title, so that makes some sense.

Paszek surprises me, so many people picking her to be a #1. Was her epic collapse at the 2008 Aussie Open? I don't much remember her rise anymore.

KBlade
Nov 18th, 2011, 07:12 AM
I know this thread started just after Szavay's big summer of results and Beijing title, so that makes some sense.

Paszek surprises me, so many people picking her to be a #1. Was her epic collapse at the 2008 Aussie Open? I don't much remember her rise anymore.

I don't think she collapsed at all at the AO 08' in fact, I think she did just about everything right on match point, but it was just not to be. Eventually I think Jankovic,as the better conditioned player at the time, eventually wore her down in that marathon third set.

heejin
Nov 18th, 2011, 10:11 AM
Cornet

may be the best prediction :help:

Renalicious
Nov 18th, 2011, 11:14 AM
Wozniacki will never ever be #1.

It's pretty hard getting to #1, you know. There are so many people listed in this thread and they all come from the current generation. There's only be a few different #1s in this decade, I don't think all these people will be #1...

I think Jankovic and Safarova have chances (If she gets some consistency) And maybe Szavay and Paszek, but that's it really. And Paszek's form is so questionable sometimes, it's disturbing,

:lol: Caro proved me wrong. :kiss:

But I got the Jankovic part right. :angel:

madmax
Nov 18th, 2011, 11:26 AM
really unfortunate that Szavay faded away so fast...I remember her fluid effortless ballstriking game quite vividly.

comeonkim
Nov 18th, 2011, 10:58 PM
Christina McHale will be number one :worship:

OsloErik
Nov 19th, 2011, 08:33 AM
I don't think she collapsed at all at the AO 08' in fact, I think she did just about everything right on match point, but it was just not to be. Eventually I think Jankovic,as the better conditioned player at the time, eventually wore her down in that marathon third set.

Yeah, I should have worded that differently. I think her play in that match was just fine, it was her post-Australian Open swoon that was alarming. She won all of, what, 10 matches the rest of the year?

I should have said her epic collapse AFTER the AO '08.

JustPetko
Nov 19th, 2011, 09:38 AM
sesil

:worship:

terjw
Nov 19th, 2011, 03:49 PM
Jankovic
Ivanovic
Vaidisova
Szavay
Wozniacki

This was the 2nd post in the thead back in 2007. Pretty impressed with that.

bbjpa
Nov 19th, 2011, 03:59 PM
Who said Cornet :haha:

Monica_Rules
Nov 19th, 2011, 05:42 PM
If we are talking new number 1's i can only think of 1 and its pretty obvious in Kvitova. If Azarenka starts winning GS she could also get to #1

Joe.
Nov 19th, 2011, 11:16 PM
Wozniacki will never ever be #1.,

:rolls:

Joe.
Nov 19th, 2011, 11:17 PM
Kvitova is the obvious choice...but Timea Babos is one of those players who in my opinion can make it to the top....

The Daviator
Nov 20th, 2011, 01:46 AM
Wow, great bump. The first reply predicted Wozniacki and I think only one other person mentioned her after that. Of course everyone was right with Ana :angel: (and JJ :p).

The funny thing is nobody predicted Safina, and she was #1 around 18 months later, people just went with who was in-form at the time. We should be a lot more open-minded, players who seem quite low-key could emerge and achieve big things (as we've seen with Schiavone & Stosur).

Excelscior
Nov 20th, 2011, 05:48 AM
@Daviator

It's not easy to make mid to long term predictions, but it's always entertaining, if not surprising to see people so adamantly make various proclamations anyway.

Yoncé
Nov 20th, 2011, 06:38 AM
Kvitova and Vika. They are the only ones I would confidently tip. Pav if she sorts her shit out. I can always hope for Genie and Laura :hearts:

Passierschlag
Nov 20th, 2011, 09:04 AM
Laura Robson of course. there is noone else around who has shown so much promise ata such a tender age. Once she has sorted those movement issues she could be dominant for years. She is such a superb ballstriker. It would be nice if she could model her leftie serve on Kvitova's.

MB.
Nov 20th, 2011, 09:11 AM
Laura Robson of course. there is noone else around who has shown so much promise ata such a tender age. Once she has sorted those movement issues she could be dominant for years. She is such a superb ballstriker. It would be nice if she could model her leftie serve on Kvitova's.

According to you and most other Brits.

I'd wagemy life she never makes the top 3, much less number 1.

Brad[le]y.
Nov 20th, 2011, 10:19 AM
Laura Robson of course. there is noone else around who has shown so much promise ata such a tender age. Once she has sorted those movement issues she could be dominant for years. She is such a superb ballstriker. It would be nice if she could model her leftie serve on Kvitova's.

:spit:

she's almost 18 and her only title is a $10,000 :lol:

Vaxey
Nov 20th, 2011, 11:33 AM
- Kvitova - maybe in January already ;)
- Garcia
- Watson (I hope :) )
- Stephens

Beat
Nov 20th, 2011, 12:25 PM
Who said Cornet :haha:

quite a few people, actually. :lol:

OsloErik
Nov 20th, 2011, 07:30 PM
Laura Robson of course. there is noone else around who has shown so much promise ata such a tender age. Once she has sorted those movement issues she could be dominant for years. She is such a superb ballstriker. It would be nice if she could model her leftie serve on Kvitova's.

She's almost exactly one year younger the de Brito, who reached the 3rd round of Roland Garros two years before Robson won ANY match at a slam, so....no....although I do think Robson has a better future than de Brito, since I've yet to see Robson double-fault 15 times in a match.

IF Robson gets her movement sorted out, she MIGHT become a top 20 player. But the "Davenport bloomed late" line of argument is a little much to take (I know Passierschlag didn't say that, it's just the buzz about Robson I'm responding to) since Davenport was a top 10 player at age 17, a YEC runner-up at age 18, and an Olympic Champion at age 20. Just because a player is slow doesn't mean she's the next Lindsay Davenport.

traralgon
Dec 18th, 2011, 10:05 AM
People who don't rate Laura probably didn't see how brilliant she was against Sharapova in Wimbledon. Sharapova was on the brink of defeat there. Laura is a once-in-a-lifetime talent and she will get to the No1 position sooner rather then later. And once she is there she will not relinquish it for years.

BikezAreForever!
Dec 18th, 2011, 10:32 AM
Ashleigh Barty - number 1 in waiting.

Galang
Dec 18th, 2011, 12:04 PM
People who don't rate Laura probably didn't see how brilliant she was against Sharapova in Wimbledon. Sharapova was on the brink of defeat there. Laura is a once-in-a-lifetime talent and she will get to the No1 position sooner rather then later. And once she is there she will not relinquish it for years.

oh god the British media has corrupted another soul

Joe.
Dec 18th, 2011, 12:08 PM
Brits- stop embarassing yourselves please. Laura's talented but to call her the the best player of her age is so untrue. :o

Monica_Rules
Dec 18th, 2011, 12:35 PM
Whilst at the moment I can't see Laura getting to #1 (too many things to work on) i don't think its impossible. I'd say baring any major injuries top 20 is a shoe in, top 10 a very real prospect.

Laura is heading the mid-90's generation though.

goat
Dec 18th, 2011, 12:36 PM
Kvitova
Barty

I don't know.
Stosur/Kuznetsova:lol: :oh:

tenisboss
Dec 18th, 2011, 12:38 PM
Taylor Townsend, Madison Keys, Ons Jabeur, Ashleigh Barty and Laura Robson.

traralgon
Jan 14th, 2012, 07:52 PM
Once again: Laura Robson

KeysisGOAT
Jan 14th, 2012, 08:03 PM
Short of a young girl pulling a Sharapova and winning a slam in her teens it's pretty much impossible to tell who'll be number 1 years down the line. Injuries, illnesses, changes in playing style and a million other things make it unpredictable as hell.

With that said: Laura Robson. Because I'm British and that's what we do. Petra Kvitova because at this point it's pretty much a foregone conclusion Li Na probably will as well if she can maintain her best form.

18majors
Jan 14th, 2012, 08:10 PM
Short of a young girl pulling a Sharapova and winning a slam in her teens it's pretty much impossible to tell who'll be number 1 years down the line. Injuries, illnesses, changes in playing style and a million other things make it unpredictable as hell.

With that said: Laura Robson. Because I'm British and that's what we do. Petra Kvitova because at this point it's pretty much a foregone conclusion Li Na probably will as well if she can maintain her best form.

Laura all the way.

Aryman3
Jan 14th, 2012, 09:44 PM
Kvitova
Azarenka
Radwanska
Khromacheva

machinist
Feb 2nd, 2012, 01:07 PM
Khromacheva is another one to watch. Shame she didn't qualify for the main draw in AO.

18majors
Feb 2nd, 2012, 01:13 PM
Madison Keys.

BlueTrees
Feb 2nd, 2012, 01:17 PM
It's way too early for people to be saying players like Robson or Khromacheva are future number ones. :spit: Wait until they at least get to Top 30-50 first before you leap to a conclusion that they're a future number one. I suppose you are the same people who thought Larcher de Brito and Karatantcheva were future number ones? :lol:

thegreendestiny
Feb 2nd, 2012, 01:25 PM
I predict that Pavlyuchenkova will be a force to be reckoned with in the coming years. It's just that it takes so long to burn her baby fats.