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Whatzup
Oct 24th, 2008, 07:19 PM
She started as a very promising player, she was already in the top 5 of junior tennis on her 13th. After that she was the #1 in juniors for a long time, also winning the US Open juniors.

She made a succesfull debut at the WTA tour, winning several 10k tournaments, and some big challengers. On her 16th she was already in the top 100 and don't forget that she won three WTA tournaments:

Tashkent
Hobart
's-Hertogenbosch

Her biggest succes is still her quarterfinal at Wimbledon in 2007. Her highest ranking is 30 and she has defeated a lot op top 10 and top 20 players in her career.

At the end of 2007 she lost almost all her singles matches and some big injuries ruined her 2008 tennis year. She lost more then 10 singles matches in a row and after that she had a decent grass season, with a quarterfinal at 's-Hertogenbosch. After that she got another injury and made her come back some weeks ago, she lost first round qualifying in Stuttgart against K. Bondarenko, lost first round in a 50k Against Camerin and lost second round qualifying against Fedak in Luxembourg. Now she's going to play some challengers this year, and a 10k tournament in Yersey.

Her new coach is Marc Dehous, former coach of Kim Clijsters, do you think she can go back to the top? Her ranking has fallen to #324 at the moment but she's 19 years old, so still young. I'm not really a fan but I really hope she can make it, she really has the talent, she has also showed her talent, but things are not really going the right way at the moment. What do you think?

3Dcool
Oct 24th, 2008, 07:22 PM
Its in her hands.. Everyone can come back.. Depends on so much stuff..

Dodoboy.
Oct 24th, 2008, 07:27 PM
I thought the title said 'Kingsley' :rolls:

markdelaney
Oct 24th, 2008, 07:28 PM
She's in that mix of players who could be ranked anywhere between 25 and 120 depending on how much they put into their efforts

Serenita
Oct 24th, 2008, 08:11 PM
if she work her ass off yes!

Shvedbarilescu
Oct 24th, 2008, 08:24 PM
Its in her hands.. Everyone can come back.. Depends on so much stuff..

She's in that mix of players who could be ranked anywhere between 25 and 120 depending on how much they put into their efforts

if she work her ass off yes!

Not much to add to these posts. At 19 Misa has a lot of time. As long as she is healthy there is no reason she can't come back and be at least top 30 again, particularly as she has a fine coach behind her. But it will take a lot of work and nothing can be taken for granted.

Elwin.
Oct 24th, 2008, 08:52 PM
off course she can comeback to the top! And i'm 100% sure she will.
Most people tend to forget she still is a teenager ( just like Vaidisova )

Misa just was unlucky this season with injuries and private problems. First her wrist injury in the beginning of 08. She played Auckland and the AO with a wrist injury :weirdo: , not smart but she learned from it. Then took some time off for her Wrist injury. Made her comeback at IW. And then the horrible slump followed.

Just went she started playing well again ( grass season ) she got injured again on her knee and underwent surgery and came back in Stuttgart.

Just bad luck :sad:

OsloErik
Oct 24th, 2008, 08:59 PM
I really think she can. She has quite a good serve. That's often the thing that holds back promising juniors from pro careers. Once she gets her confidence back, she'll be in the top 20.

In The Zone
Oct 24th, 2008, 09:01 PM
I love it when players go down the ranks to build back up. It's smart. Krajicek can retool her game and build confidence. Good luck.

DutchieGirl
Oct 24th, 2008, 09:33 PM
Sure she can. Lots of players have had to do the same. ALG for example, and also Strycova - although it's taken her alot longer to come back into the top 100, but she's getting there slowly. Dokic too...if she ever actually plays again could be top 100 by now. Golovin's gonna have to do the same thing too next year if she can stay injuty free. Looks like Vaidisova might have to do so on a smaller level too, but they are all young, and there is no reason to think they can't come back.

I just hope Misa can get some confidence back, and work more on the mental side of the game.

jonny84
Oct 24th, 2008, 10:54 PM
Playing a small event like a 10k can only help build her confidence.

Dawson.
Oct 24th, 2008, 11:12 PM
Its easy to forgot how young she is. She seems to have been around for ages, much like Vaidisova. I believe she can and will reach the top 40 again.

pwayne
Oct 24th, 2008, 11:38 PM
At best, ranked b/w 21 and 30.

*JR*
Oct 24th, 2008, 11:41 PM
Now that she's "flown the nest" (of Petr The Terrible) for a new coach, sure. It happened (albeit not from so far down) for Sister Safina after she finally got her mother (a good juniors coach) to give her room to develop and stop interfering.

colt13
Oct 25th, 2008, 01:44 AM
I agree with most of the comments here. If there is anybody who can comeback from #324it is her. Obviously 2008 has been a lost year, so a 10k to get the match toughness is better than using a sr to get into a tier 2 and facing a seeded player.

kittyking
Oct 25th, 2008, 02:02 AM
Shes a great player with a solid game, she has what it takes to get back to the top 50.

Saying that I think she needs a full time Personal Trainer and (at least part time) Counselor

Kworb
Oct 25th, 2008, 04:46 AM
She'll never be at the very top because she doesn't have much natural talent, but she can at least get back to the ranking she was once at.

Renalicious
Oct 25th, 2008, 06:25 AM
It's sad, but she can do it.

Ben.
Oct 25th, 2008, 06:35 AM
I reckon she can get back there. She has the talent, but you need more than talent just to get back to where you once. As most people mentioned she needs to be with the right people (well I'm glad she signed up with Kim's former coach) & she just needs to be a dedicated hard worker.

CooCooCachoo
Oct 25th, 2008, 09:01 AM
She will be back to the Top 70, no doubt.

Tennis Ball
Oct 25th, 2008, 10:34 AM
Btw, it's Marc DeHous.

baleineau
Oct 25th, 2008, 10:46 AM
she needs to work on her fitness badly. all i can recall of her is her red flushed sweating face, and that was just after the 5-minute warm up. she can be top-50 again.

darkangel23
Oct 25th, 2008, 10:51 AM
She needs to build up her confidence again so there's nothing wrong about playing ITF tournaments because she needs match practice. Misa is talented enough to recover and her slump this year you can't say she lost like every match 1:6, 1:6 it was close sometimes and she just couldn't win a match due to injury, lack of confidence or match practice which was the key that her opponent's always won!

anon57
Oct 25th, 2008, 10:59 AM
she needs to work on her fitness badly. all i can recall of her is her red flushed sweating face, and that was just after the 5-minute warm up. she can be top-50 again.
Her fitness this year hasn't been nearly as bad as it's been in the past, the times I've seen her this year it wasn't poor fitness that lost her matches. As for her getting back to the top, I think that if she starts at lower tournaments as she's doing now and starts working on playing matches to get some match rythm and getting some confidence back she should be able to get back to the top 50-70.

Junex
Oct 25th, 2008, 11:43 AM
I agree with most of the comments here. If there is anybody who can comeback from #324it is her. Obviously 2008 has been a lost year, so a 10k to get the match toughness is better than using a sr to get into a tier 2 and facing a seeded player.

Michaella
Nicole
Sesil.....


these girls will be back big time in 2009.

Nicole will be back in Top 10
Sesil & Michaella will be in Top 20-30

Pebbles
Oct 25th, 2008, 12:59 PM
I hope so, I love her game :D

blumaroo
Oct 25th, 2008, 01:46 PM
She's still young. Someone like Molik with similar marginal talent couldn't do it because she was too old.

The top 70 is filled with girls who have a higher ranking than their actual talent should allow because of some fluke results or weak draws. Misa is just as good (or mediocre depends how you view it) as them.

DutchieGirl
Oct 27th, 2008, 01:12 AM
Now that she's "flown the nest" (of Petr The Terrible) for a new coach, sure. It happened (albeit not from so far down) for Sister Safina after she finally got her mother (a good juniors coach) to give her room to develop and stop interfering.
*sigh* You honestly have no freaking idea about her situation.

DutchieGirl
Oct 27th, 2008, 01:14 AM
Shes a great player with a solid game, she has what it takes to get back to the top 50.

Saying that I think she needs a full time Personal Trainer and (at least part time) Counselor

Duh - she has one. :p But you're right about the second bit.

monmon
Oct 27th, 2008, 05:51 AM
I think she can...if she has the talent..she can do it...its a step by step process when your injured and going back to increase your ranking...

mckyle.
Oct 27th, 2008, 06:07 AM
When was she ever at the top? Top 50?

zveeen
Oct 27th, 2008, 07:24 AM
I hope she can come back... :)

Anna Orlik
Oct 27th, 2008, 08:15 AM
She And Her Class (nicole, Sesil & Chakvetadze) Are Hopeless Right Now.

Navratil
Oct 27th, 2008, 12:53 PM
... she's never been at the top!

DutchieGirl
Oct 30th, 2008, 12:53 AM
When was she ever at the top? Top 50?

She's been ranked #30. That's top enough, compared to where she was ranked last week! But she's already moving back up again making qfs of $100k Bratislava, and a chance to make semi's.

RenaSlam.
Oct 30th, 2008, 05:20 AM
"Promising Junior" doesn't mean shit in terms of Professional Tennis. Don't bother.

OsloErik
Oct 30th, 2008, 09:34 AM
When was she ever at the top? Top 50?

Well she made the quarterfinals of Wimbledon at 18 years old :shrug: which is a nice achievement, especially for a player with a game that is probably late-blooming. As good as Krajicek was as a junior, I think it's clear that with her serve and groundstrokes, she'd be a player who takes more time to mature and grow into her style. She had a very dominant style for juniors, but she's growing up, and that takes a lot of emotional toll for a player who was so good so young. Kuznetsova is another example of someone like this. Look at how she played as a junior versus how she plays today, and it's practically another player. Players with a few more options have a little trouble settling into their game.

I'm not sold on Krajicek as a slam winner (yet), but I certainly think she has a top 20 talent, and for a while looked like she was going to march on up to that section of the rankings at 18 years old. That's not a minor achievement, even if it just looked like she was heading to the top 20. So when the OP asks "do you think she can go back to the top?" he's asking do you think she can get back to where she was before this monstrous slump; that is, poised for her next breakthrough into the top 20. I think she can. I hope she will.