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smithy1976
Nov 23rd, 2007, 04:10 PM
Hi all.

Who do people think will have a great/bad 2008

And will we be thinking about there ranking this time next year:

I think it be something like the following:

name World ranking
Stoop 80-100
Cavaday 80-100
Bally 80-100
Elliott 100-150
Broady 100-150
Brown 100-150

I have no idead how katie, anne and Mel will do, as anne and katie had good years can they push on?

Mel i think will have a great first 6 months due to having barely any points to defend...bbut could get up to british number one at some point

What do people think

WIMBY
Nov 24th, 2007, 11:29 PM
Interesting post.

As you say, Mel has no points to defend until May and could really move up the rankings next year.

Anne, Bally and Natasha all appear to be injured at the moment, so will depend on their fitness.

Katie could push into the top 100 soon.

Naomi and Georgie should also really move up along with Sarah.

Will be interesting to see who is chosen for Fed Cup.

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 24th, 2007, 11:33 PM
Broady and Brown wont be top 200 by 2008 :lol: Cavaday's movement isnt good enough for all surfaces and therefore nor top 100.

Stoop can be top 150
Baltacha also top 150
South top 150
O'Brien top 100 ??
Keothavong top 100 !
Curtis top 250/300

Chris 84
Nov 24th, 2007, 11:34 PM
It will be interesting to watch the progress of Tara Moore. Hopefully she will continue to improve.

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 24th, 2007, 11:38 PM
and Fed Cup team should be...

1 Anne Keothavong
2 Melanie South
3 Naomi Cavaday
4 Georgie Stoop

we dont need Calire Curran, South can play great doubles as can Keothavong !

WIMBY
Nov 25th, 2007, 12:05 AM
Claire retired and is coaching. Did you mean to miss Katie out of your Fed Cup team?

Monica_Rules
Nov 25th, 2007, 10:28 AM
I think Anne and Katie will get very close to the top 100, they might do it they might not.

Bally, if fit, should be close aswell.

I think Naomi should get into the top 100 but you just don't know. Her results post US open have been a little dissapointing but shes had a few niggles so maybe if she gets healthy she can do it.

Mel should get top 150.

Sarah back around 200 can;t see her getting much higher unless she wins a match in MD wimbledon.

Georgie Should get top 200/top 150. With Anna F hot on her heels.

Tash and Anna Smith SHOULD both break into the top 300 but who knows?

Jade Curtis and Amanda Elliott will be top 400 maybe top 300.

Naomi B, Kat Brown, Tara Moore, should be in the 400's maybe just in the 300's.

I'd like to see Liz Thomas get into the top 500. Shes so close now a few good events and shes there.

The thing is you never know who'll decide to quit or who will go off to UNI or who will get an injury and fall. My predictions are based on what should happen if everything goes OK which is obviously wont.

Have i missed anyone out?

Oh Yasmin Clarke, she should be around 500

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 25th, 2007, 01:39 PM
Claire retired and is coaching. Did you mean to miss Katie out of your Fed Cup team?

yes :p

smithy1976
Nov 26th, 2007, 05:06 PM
looks like people seem to think georgi going to have a good year....I hope she gets a win or 2 in china so when her points come off it aint as bad as could have been....If only she hadnt bumped into niculescu in 3 of her last few tournament

Europe rocks
Nov 26th, 2007, 09:08 PM
Here comes the pessimist :p
Each year we have one lucky girl who gets a nasty injury :sad: It also seems to happen to a rising star, like Georgie this year. Katie seems long overdue a serious injury, so maybe we will be missing Katie for a period of 2008 :sad:

IMPOSSIBLE
Nov 26th, 2007, 09:22 PM
Here comes the pessimist :p
Each year we have one lucky girl who gets a nasty injury :sad: It also seems to happen to a rising star, like Georgie this year. Katie seems long overdue a serious injury, so maybe we will be missing Katie for a period of 2008 :sad:

The way Katie plays is quite good on her body, South hits very hard (wrist problems), Keothavong runs alot down and has a skinny frame (rib injury).

As I said O'Brien has a decent build and a good technique for most shots so injury should be at a minamum.

smithy1976
Nov 27th, 2007, 08:52 AM
I must admit i only get to follwo the brits results, and only really get to see themplay at wimbledon...

Could anyone tell me what people need to work on to get up there with the elite? i mean i have seen cavaday and like most people the movement seems to be the big issue..
But i know very little about the other girls that are on the up... do any of them have world class weapons and it is it just one weakness in there game which is topping them making great strides.

patch.
Nov 27th, 2007, 03:11 PM
I think 2008 is make or brake for Keothavong...if she has a good consistent season she can make top 75 ;)

Europe rocks
Nov 27th, 2007, 08:04 PM
I must admit i only get to follwo the brits results, and only really get to see themplay at wimbledon...

Could anyone tell me what people need to work on to get up there with the elite? i mean i have seen cavaday and like most people the movement seems to be the big issue..
But i know very little about the other girls that are on the up... do any of them have world class weapons and it is it just one weakness in there game which is topping them making great strides.

I saw Mel South at Felixstowe this year and she hits the ball very, very hard. Unfortunately she just loses her head sometimes. She was leading 6-1 4-2, then lost 6-1 5-7 4-6 :sad: After leading she couldn't hit a couple of good shots in a row. I think she just struggles with confidence sometimes

Slutiana
Nov 28th, 2007, 02:24 PM
Well I can see anne getting to top 100 next year because she can pick up points in many places in the first half of the year. Hopefully she'll be able to get into wimbledon MD by rank not w/c.

Mel South top 150

Bally top 150

WIMBY
Dec 23rd, 2007, 07:58 PM
and Fed Cup team should be...

1 Anne Keothavong
2 Melanie South
3 Naomi Cavaday
4 Georgie Stoop

we dont need Calire Curran, South can play great doubles as can Keothavong !

So near nickwittle14

Fed Cup team is

Anne, Melanie, Naomi and Bally (fit again hoorah)

Defending points up until May

Anne 80
Katie 51
Naomi 48
Bally 21
Melanie 14

so will be an interesting 2008 I think especially with those coming up the ranks as well. Good luck Brits.

smithy1976
Dec 24th, 2007, 01:04 PM
With all the points to defent i think come may. we could be looking at bally and mel being the top 2...stoop needs a good start does anyone know where she will start i havnt seen her on any itf lists as yet

Mforensic
Dec 24th, 2007, 03:00 PM
I am hoping to see Bally and Anne do well at the AO qualies....especially Bally as she has no points to defend and this could give her a real rankings boost!

JAMESYBABY!
Dec 24th, 2007, 03:36 PM
I think 2008 is make or brake for Keothavong...if she has a good consistent season she can make top 75 ;)

:bowdown:,, i also think the same,,, due to the fact she has a good coach now( used to coach gajdsova) so i think make ro brake time for keothavong:D,, i hope it is the make of her TBH:bowdown:

wally1
Dec 24th, 2007, 06:44 PM
I'll be following Amanda Elliott's results with interest next year. Solid strokes, and when I saw her she just looked like an athlete.

Europe rocks
Dec 24th, 2007, 08:25 PM
I'll be following Amanda Elliott's results with interest next year. Solid strokes, and when I saw her she just looked like an athlete.

And you are saying the rest of the girls don't? :lol: :D It will be nice to see how some of the youngsters come on through, like Jade, Amanda, Naomi B etc.

WIMBY
Dec 26th, 2007, 01:19 AM
Here comes the pessimist :p
Each year we have one lucky girl who gets a nasty injury :sad: It also seems to happen to a rising star, like Georgie this year. Katie seems long overdue a serious injury, so maybe we will be missing Katie for a period of 2008 :sad:

Someone reported Katie has shingles

Europe rocks
Dec 26th, 2007, 08:14 PM
Someone reported Katie has shingles

:sad:
Hopefully Katie can get over it soon in time for the Aussie Open

Monica_Rules
Dec 27th, 2007, 09:51 PM
On the Naomi Cavaday movement front shes aparantly lost 2 stone so she should be fitter and faster in 2008. Maybe it will take something off her shots though

JAMESYBABY!
Dec 27th, 2007, 10:37 PM
:eek::eek:,,, has she,, i hope she will crack top 100 by end of year,, she can do it :bowdown:

Mforensic
Dec 28th, 2007, 02:31 PM
Naomi has the shots to do it....she just needs to take advantage of her opportunities.

Mforensic
Dec 29th, 2007, 01:59 AM
What a great start as all the Brit girls have won their quali matches today!!!

patch.
Dec 29th, 2007, 10:01 AM
Go Brits :rocker2:

Anne is just one match away from Qualifying to her first MD draw of the year and that would be great for her :D
Mel Naomi and Elena all looked good in Auckland and took sraight sets victories :yeah:

:bounce:

WIMBY
Dec 30th, 2007, 01:15 AM
Bally, Naomi and Mel all through to final qualifying round with Naomi and Mel defeating top 100 players - Naomi defeated Kerber (88) Melanie defeated Kremer (82)

Mforensic
Dec 30th, 2007, 02:10 AM
This is already starting out as one hell of a year....I hope this is a peak into what's to come.

smithy1976
Dec 30th, 2007, 10:22 AM
Well what a great start, shame bally and mel go head to head... lets hope for a LL place in the draw. i hope the lower down players stoop and fitzpatrick are just as much up for this year as the brits in Auckland. i deffo with with the lack of points they have to defend and the seemingly inproved fitness and play. all 5 could be inside the top 150 come french open... but who will get there first

smithy1976
Dec 30th, 2007, 10:23 AM
get to the top 100 first that ment to say!?

sorry

Mforensic
Dec 31st, 2007, 07:09 PM
:bounce:Good start for 2008! Bally into a Tier IV MD, Naomi, Mel, and Anne just shy of qualifying, and with Fitzpatrick, Stoop, and Curtis on the up and up (shouldn't forget that Katie and Sarah are in the mix too).....you can't help but feel excited for this year......as for the pessimists:ras:

WIMBY
Dec 31st, 2007, 11:27 PM
Good luck in Hobart, Sydney and Oz Open, girls are on the rise in 2008 :bounce: