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tenn_ace
Oct 15th, 2007, 08:01 PM
I will be posting a poll within the next few days on who is the ultimate tennis pro in the women's tennis. For me that would not be only the players with the high % winning (although most of the do have that), but also players relationship with fellow players, media, as well how they train (but these days most seem to train hard), how serious they about their tournament related committments, how they represent the sport, coaching situation(-s), etc. I will run this thread for couple of days to see the suggestions and then include 10 players with most votes into the formal poll. Please be as objective as possible, i.e don't include players only because they are your favourites.

Here is a list of obvious choices I'm planning to include unless I see a good argument not to:

Graf
Henin
M.Navratilova
Seles
Evert

possibly Coetzer

Expat
Oct 15th, 2007, 08:05 PM
i wouldnt include either henin or the williams sisters in this

current batch jelena deserves to be there for supporting the tour and smiling always

tenn_ace
Oct 15th, 2007, 08:26 PM
Henin is not my favourite, but she is certainly super professional no doubt in my mind

terjw
Oct 15th, 2007, 09:03 PM
Graf
Henin
M.Navratilova
Seles
Evert

possibly Coetzer

Looks a pretty good list to me except for Coetzer. Not that she wasn't very professional. But it opens the floodgates of zillions of players who are also very professional but haven't had the success like the other players in your list.

One suggestion - how about BJK? I think she's a must to include in that poll.

Donny
Oct 15th, 2007, 09:05 PM
I will be posting a poll within the next few days on who is the ultimate tennis pro in the women's tennis. For me that would not be only the players with the high % winning (although most of the do have that), but also players relationship with fellow players, media, as well how they train (but these days most seem to train hard), how serious they about their tournament related committments, how they represent the sport, coaching situation(-s), etc. I will run this thread for couple of days to see the suggestions and then include 10 players with most votes into the formal poll. Please be as objective as possible, i.e don't include players only because they are your favourites.

Here is a list of obvious choices I'm planning to include unless I see a good argument not to:

Graf
Henin
M.Navratilova
Seles
Evert

possibly Coetzer

Henin doesn't belong on that list, if that's one of your main criteria.

sammy01
Oct 15th, 2007, 09:19 PM
elena dementieva, she works hard, plays alot, fills her commitments, has been top 20 for 8 years and is respectful of other players on the tour. plus she must be super dedicated to being fit, just look at her body!

Xander
Oct 15th, 2007, 09:38 PM
I like the concept of your proposed poll but, forgive me, I don't understand the inclusion of this--

but also players relationship with fellow players

Why is that important? Tennis is an individual sport. In fact, 4 of your picks had icy relationships with each other. This isn't a personal attack. I just want to fully comprehend the intent of your upcoming topic.

micah63
Oct 15th, 2007, 09:41 PM
I will be posting a poll within the next few days on who is the ultimate tennis pro in the women's tennis. For me that would not be only the players with the high % winning (although most of the do have that), but also players relationship with fellow players, media, as well how they train (but these days most seem to train hard), how serious they about their tournament related committments, how they represent the sport, coaching situation(-s), etc. I will run this thread for couple of days to see the suggestions and then include 10 players with most votes into the formal poll. Please be as objective as possible, i.e don't include players only because they are your favourites.

Here is a list of obvious choices I'm planning to include unless I see a good argument not to:

Graf
Henin
M.Navratilova
Seles
Evert

possibly Coetzer


Coetzer??
Who paid your for that?

tenn_ace
Oct 15th, 2007, 10:38 PM
BJK is a good idea IMO.

tenn_ace
Oct 15th, 2007, 10:55 PM
I like the concept of your proposed poll but, forgive me, I don't understand the inclusion of this--



Why is that important? Tennis is an individual sport. In fact, 4 of your picks had icy relationships with each other. This isn't a personal attack. I just want to fully comprehend the intent of your upcoming topic.

Good point. In fact, I didn't mean that their relationship should be perfect/great/friendly. What I meant is that they try to use various aspects listed in my first post to reach the ultimate goal which is a win. Is it any clearer? I sure hope so.

hingis-seles
Oct 15th, 2007, 11:48 PM
Lindsay Davenport - except she didn't get along with everyone. :p

Xander
Oct 16th, 2007, 12:39 AM
Good point. In fact, I didn't mean that their relationship should be perfect/great/friendly. What I meant is that they try to use various aspects listed in my first post to reach the ultimate goal which is a win. Is it any clearer? I sure hope so.


Okay, thanks. :) I went back and re-read your first post and here are my picks based on your criteria:

Kim Clijsters
Chanda Rubin
Ai Sugiyama

taddict
Oct 16th, 2007, 01:18 AM
Henin doesn't belong on that list, if that's one of your main criteria.

Why not?

Do you have inside information then? :rolleyes:

drake3781
Oct 16th, 2007, 03:03 AM
Davenport.

brayster87
Oct 16th, 2007, 11:42 AM
Davenport definitely.....

DA FOREHAND
Oct 16th, 2007, 04:55 PM
Martina Hingis