View Full Version : Will any go on to be Top 10?

Jul 8th, 2008, 09:47 AM
I haven't seen one of these threads for a while.
These players a are frustrating, they were hyped for greatness but we are still waiting. Occasionally they do something amazing, often they go into a slump and they seem to have the ability to do so much more.

All three have had moments of brilliance, and everyone keeps waiting for them to take the next step, but we are still waiting. Will all three live up to they're promise? will any reach the top ten? Will they continue to be unfulfilled potential?

Shuai Peng
Age: 22
Career High Rank : 32
Current Rank: 48
Career Highlight: Breaking Clijster's hardcourt streak during the summer of 2005 and reaching the San Diego semis. Afterwards Kim said she would be top 3.

Lucie Safarova
Age: 21
Career High Rank : 22
Current Rank: 67
Career Highlight: Knocking out defending champion Amelie Mauresmo at the Australian Open 07, or her incredible Paris run straight after.

Tsvetana Pironkova
Age: 20
Career High Rank : 40
Current Rank: 44
Career Highlight: Taking out Venus Williams in round 1 of the Australian Open 2006.

Jul 8th, 2008, 09:52 AM

Jul 8th, 2008, 09:56 AM
Once Lucie get's a couple of good wins, she'll only go up ;)

Jul 8th, 2008, 10:12 AM
why these 3? :shrug:

Jul 8th, 2008, 10:26 AM
give me a break.

Peng Shuai...:shrug: Lucie Safarova :shrug:

Jul 8th, 2008, 10:27 AM
why these 3? :shrug:

Why not? :p

They have been floating about for a while and are generally thought to be wasting their talent. All three, except maybe Tsveti, were expected to achieve great things and so far they have not. They are still young.

Jul 8th, 2008, 10:29 AM
I think the Top10 is too busy for these three players to be honest. Players like Azarenka, Cibulkova, Kirilenko, Pennetta and Cornet have far more chances.

Jul 8th, 2008, 10:31 AM
Don't think there's a chance of any of these 3. They are decent players, but do not have anything special.

Jul 8th, 2008, 10:34 AM
These players are called journey women. They pop up all the time on the tour - they have a few great events to start off their careers, but then they realize that they are overachievers and do nothing special except maybe a Tier III for the rest of their careers.

Jul 8th, 2008, 10:45 AM
While I vaguely like all of them, especially Tsveti (whom I saw playing live in Rome this year against Azarenka and Chakvetadze), I don't think any of them has a chance, sorry :shrug::shrug:

Jul 8th, 2008, 10:47 AM
None of them

Jul 8th, 2008, 10:49 AM
Peng isn't even a professional yet... :lol:
Pironkova defeated Venus when Venus made like 60 UEs. That's just ridiculous.
Safarova has the most promise, IMO, but I'm not counting on it.

Jul 8th, 2008, 11:14 AM
Ohhh I'd have to say Lucie :hug: I wish she'd get out of that slump though :unsure:

Jul 8th, 2008, 11:16 AM
What happened to Safarova again? I thought she was one of them 'up and comers'...

Jul 8th, 2008, 11:33 AM
Doubt it.

Tszveti can be Top 20, but no more IMO. Her game isin't big enough but still good to watch. She certainly has as much game as Peer however, and that's why I could defintely see her break the top 20.

Safarova and Peng have a handfull of decent events during the season, then slump for the rest of it. I could probably see Safarova crack the Top 20, at some time in her career, but she's way too inconsistent to be a Top 10 player and to sustain the level needed throughout twelve months.

Peng's career has been stuck in the same place since 2005 really.

Jul 8th, 2008, 11:38 AM
No chance at all. Sadly two of them are my favorites, you can't even imagine how frustrating it has been following them over the years. Well the OP can because he's been a Peng fan for as long as I can remember but I have both of them to deal with.

Nederlander RUS
Jul 8th, 2008, 11:42 AM
none of them :)

Jul 8th, 2008, 11:46 AM
I voted none.

Personally, I think the most talented of these three is Pironkova, but I still don't think she can make it to be Top 10, Top 15 perhaps, but I don't think Top 10. I think there are many other lower ranked players who have far more potential to be Top 10 :)

Jul 8th, 2008, 11:58 AM
peng, she's top 3 material according to kim ;)

Jul 8th, 2008, 01:02 PM
Lucie is a Houdini when shes on!but sadly, a few good tournaments a year cant propel you two a top 10 ranking except if you do well in all the Grand Slams(ala Casey Dellacqua)

Vaidisova Ruled
Jul 8th, 2008, 01:13 PM
Are you kidding?
You think that Lucie will never be top 10 ?
She just needs some time. Like Vaidisova.

Jul 8th, 2008, 01:13 PM
Lucie's forehand is such a bitchslap when on, it's a shame I don't see it more often.

Who knows. I wish she could make it to the top 20 again.

Jul 8th, 2008, 02:25 PM
Safarova is potential Top 10 material, when she is playing at her best. But she is rarely playing at her very best nowadays.

Jul 8th, 2008, 02:32 PM
I'm surprised Tsveti is the best ranked of the 3.

I think none of them will be top10...But if Lucie is able to keep her 2007 Winter/Spring shape for all year, she may have a chance.

Jul 8th, 2008, 02:59 PM

Lucie will be top 20

Jul 8th, 2008, 03:05 PM
Sadly, Lucie needs Serena Williams to bring out the best in her. Lucie could be top 15.

The rest of them might be consistent top 30/40.

Jul 8th, 2008, 03:26 PM
if you were to ask me this question a year ago, i would have said safarova had a chance of reaching the top 10. what a difference a year makes :lol: that aint gonna happen. peng & pironkova?! no way