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iPatty
Sep 13th, 2008, 05:12 PM
A thread was made around this time last year asking who the most impressive 1990 girl is, so I thought I would do one for the 1991 players. I find that the '91 list isn't as impressive as the '90 list but I don't know why. I, however, like many of the girls on this list so it will be interesting to follow them.

Here is a list of the top ten '91 girls and we can discuss who we think is currently the best or who we think will have the best career, who we are most impressed by, etc.

saint2
Sep 13th, 2008, 05:13 PM
Pavluchenkova, rankings don't lie...

Russianboy
Sep 13th, 2008, 05:15 PM
pavlyuchenkova and hofmanova :)

M.S.F
Sep 13th, 2008, 05:16 PM
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

iPatty
Sep 13th, 2008, 05:17 PM
Poll is up. Like I said, the rankings are not very impressive compared to the '90 girls at this point last year but I see a lot of talent in there.

I think Pavlyuchenkova and Halep are going to be Top10 players for sure, while Pervak, Martic, and Oudin will probably be Top40. A few of the others might be Top100 but I don't really see any standouts in the rest of them. I think Hercog is going to make a great doubles player.

iPatty
Sep 13th, 2008, 05:19 PM
By the way, the rankings are used are from TBE's most current update of his thread.

Demska
Sep 13th, 2008, 05:20 PM
Nastya p

égalité
Sep 13th, 2008, 05:22 PM
A few years from now, either Hercog or Halep.

Just Do It
Sep 13th, 2008, 05:24 PM
Jovanovski ;)

Michaelz
Sep 13th, 2008, 05:25 PM
i think Pavlyuchenkova or Hercog

Ciarán
Sep 13th, 2008, 05:26 PM
Pavlyuchenkova

sunsfuns
Sep 13th, 2008, 05:55 PM
A thread was made around this time last year asking who the most impressive 1990 girl is, so I thought I would do one for the 1991 players. I find that the '91 list isn't as impressive as the '90 list but I don't know why. I, however, like many of the girls on this list so it will be interesting to follow them.

Here is a list of the top ten '91 girls and we can discuss who we think is currently the best or who we think will have the best career, who we are most impressed by, etc.

Do you remember what the consensus opinion was a year ago?

1991 is a relatively weak year similar to 1988 (none in the top 10 so far). I would say Pavlyuchenkova, Halep and maybe Pervak as well. But it's still early for some girls born in the last 4-5 months of 1991...

InsideOut.
Sep 13th, 2008, 06:04 PM
^But 1987 was legendary. ;)

Shonami Slam
Sep 13th, 2008, 06:13 PM
as stated - 1991 is a relativly weak year, but we've been so used to AMAZING teenagers, i don't mind having an odd season with lesser new stars.

iPatty
Sep 13th, 2008, 06:14 PM
Do you remember what the consensus opinion was a year ago?

1991 is a relatively weak year similar to 1988 (none in the top 10 so far). I would say Pavlyuchenkova, Halep and maybe Pervak as well. But it's still early for some girls born in the last 4-5 months of 1991...

I think most people thought Paszek would be the best at the time, closely followed by Cornet.

Wozniacki was ranked #70 at the time behind both Cornet and Paszek so it's cool to see how much things have changed. Morita was also thought of as a potential Top50 player. :o

joe87
Sep 13th, 2008, 06:17 PM
Pavlyuchenkova, Halep & Hofmanova

sunsfuns
Sep 13th, 2008, 06:20 PM
I think most people thought Paszek would be the best at the time, closely followed by Cornet.

Wozniacki was ranked #70 at the time behind both Cornet and Paszek so it's cool to see how much things have changed. Morita was also thought of as a potential Top50 player. :o

I would have voted for Caro even last year. Cornet is a surprise to me - I didn't think she would be this good. I also expected more from Paszek... But it all could still happen (including Morita in the top 50) - after all this poll is not asking who will be the best next year but who will have the best career...

supergrunt
Sep 13th, 2008, 06:20 PM
Asia!

Derek.
Sep 13th, 2008, 06:26 PM
Nastya Pavlyuchenkova.


Pavlyuchenkova, Halep & Hofmanova

Hofmanova? :spit: :tape:

Shvedbarilescu
Sep 13th, 2008, 06:36 PM
I think it is too early to say but I'm hoping Hercog and Martic.

Dawson.
Sep 13th, 2008, 06:37 PM
Pavlyuchenkova for sure. I can see Horcog having a similar kind of success to Stosur (singles and doubles)

btw, who won the 1990's poll?

Hele.
Sep 13th, 2008, 06:38 PM
Petra!!!

DarkchildSwiss
Sep 13th, 2008, 07:50 PM
Nastya P.

Juanes
Sep 13th, 2008, 07:51 PM
romana tabakova .... :p

dybbuk
Sep 13th, 2008, 07:57 PM
Pavlyuchenkova. I really do think she's going to win a couple of Slams.

Muhammed too. She has a lot of athletic ability. All the potential is there for her, she just needs to take advantage of it. :(

FORZA SARITA
Sep 13th, 2008, 07:59 PM
i have faith in Polona:rocker: but she seems more a doubles players:sobbing:

Andiyan
Sep 13th, 2008, 08:01 PM
Halep or Martic. Maybe Pervak.

saint2
Sep 13th, 2008, 08:01 PM
romana tabakova .... :p

Oh yeah, she is the best...:drool::drool:

But wait, we are talking about tennis, right ? :scared:

iPatty
Sep 13th, 2008, 08:04 PM
i have faith in Polona:rocker: but she seems more a doubles players:sobbing:

I hope it's Polona. :sobbing: But unlike you, I don't have much faith.

CrossCourt~Rally
Sep 13th, 2008, 08:04 PM
Where's CoCo :awww:

I voted for Gail ;)

Juanes
Sep 13th, 2008, 08:06 PM
Oh yeah, she is the best...:drool::drool:

But wait, we are talking about tennis, right ? :scared:

wait year or 2... we will see.... she will be the best....

améliemomo
Sep 13th, 2008, 11:03 PM
Well they are not as good as the 1990 girls but I would say pavlyuchenkova because of her results.

*hingis_forever*
Sep 13th, 2008, 11:29 PM
Pavlyuchenkova and then probably Halep.

OZTENNIS
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:00 AM
Good question!
I think the clear answer is Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. She is already top 100 and has won rounds at the slams, beating some great players like Cornet and Li. She seems destined for the top 20 (at least).

After Pavlyuchenkova, I think there is a pretty big gap. But next (in order) I would say Martic, Halep and maybe Hercog. Martic has had some great results on the ITF circuit this season. Halep won the French and Italian Juniors and retired from the junior circuit with the No.1 ranking. She too has had some impressive results on the ITF circuit. Oudin, to me, is a bit of an unknown quantity.

A couple on this list (namely Oudin and Muhammad) seem like they have potential, but IMO both were a bit disappointing at the US Open. I fully expected Oudin to beat Jessica Moore (my fave :hearts:) in the first round of the US. But she lost in 2 sets. Better for the experience, she then headed back to the junior event, but lost in the semi finals to a player she had beaten many times before. Maybe she expected too much of herself, maybe she didn't play her best. Whatever it was, seeing as she has finished up with juniors now, she never made it past the semis at any of the big 4 junior events, and didn't play enough outside of the States to gauge her form against the other 1991ers.

Muhammad, although I have never seen her play, sounds like she has an exciting game. After she made the final of the 50k in Vegas this year, beating a host of great players en route, I expected A LOT from her this year. But after her brief brilliance, she has been very average for the rest of the year. I thought she might get going again at the Open, but lost R1 to Rezai (whom I think she beat in Vegas) and only got 6 games. Then in the juniors, she got pummelled by Oudin 1 and 1. That hardly cries promise now does it. Maybe she will take a while to get it all together, but I certainly expected more than that :sad:

And the people saying 'Tabakova' and 'Hofmanova' ... :haha:
Tabakova is only even mentioned because of her supposed good looks. She has done bugger all, in juniors and seniors, to be mentioned above the likes of Pavlyuchenkova. Wow, she won a 10k, whoopty bloody do! Same goes for Hofmanova, but at least she has been top 10 in juniors and won Junior Orange Bowl. Still, can't be mentioned as an equal to Pavly.

Sure, people who have mentioned them are fans, and possibly know them personally. But if that's the case, why don't I mention Sally Peers, Brittany Sheed and Olivia Rogowska? I'm fans of all 3, but I know they are no where near the same level as Nastya and co.

sunsfuns
Sep 14th, 2008, 12:55 AM
How about Vandeweghe? She just won USO juniors and looked really good, but hasn't played enough to be ranked as high as the other girls...

Nabendu
Sep 14th, 2008, 01:03 AM
Asia Muhammad :worship:

Natash.
Sep 14th, 2008, 01:35 AM
I have faith in Polona. She has much more natural ability than the double players playing today. Needs confidence and to be more aggressive.

Natash.
Sep 14th, 2008, 01:37 AM
I think Romana's a very good junior. She has a smart game and good groundstrokes. Smart player and a great first serve.

I love that a lot of these players have decent serves. :o