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JohnBoy
Jan 11th, 2009, 05:39 AM
Hi All

Just checked the latest ranking on the WTA website and noticed that Eleni has dropped to a low of 272..

With a ranking that low she won't get into any tour events unless given a wildcard and will need to even qualify for $25.000 challenger events...

I've got to say I think the end in nigh and she is in fact on a 11 match loss streak!!!!

Tennisstar86
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:35 AM
It really is a shame, I remember last year someone on this board posted the "potential this "new" player" had to be great, and i was like shes had it for years, shes been around and never broke through. sad to see shes fallen so far.

I thought for sure when i saw her player Venus in 2005 she have a breakthrough..... was she injured last year?

hellas719
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:37 AM
:sad:. She's only 26 though. She was injured in 2008 from Miami until the Olympics, and she still hasn't won a match since Indian Wells, even though she's only played like 11 matches:shrug:

TS
Jan 11th, 2009, 06:39 AM
For the first time Anna Gerasimou becomes the new Greek No.1

drake3781
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:02 AM
Why doesn't she have a PR, or does she? She should get one, should she not?

mirzalover
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:06 AM
I always liked Eleni. I really thought back in 2002-03 she was going to break the top 10

Meelis
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:08 AM
Why doesn't she have a PR, or does she? She should get one, should she not?

There wasn't 6 months between Miami and Olympic Games. Player have been out of competition a minimum of six months to get one.

AnomyBC
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:22 AM
What's much more disturbing to me is that Tatiana Golovin has dropped all the way to #320 :sad:

kittyking
Jan 11th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Eleni is an incredible character. Unlike 99% of players on tour, she was willing to enter hard tournaments and try to cause upsets rather than enter easy tournaments simply to maintain a top 100 ranking.

Give her some credit, please

galadriel
Jan 11th, 2009, 10:35 AM
Eleni :hug: Give her more time :hug:

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:36 PM
Eleni had a very serious knee injury. At the time of the injury, it was generally thought that she would take the rest of 2008 off. In hindsight she should have at least taken six months out to ensure she was entitled to that protected ranking. But I guess to temptation to play in the Olympics was too great. From the results we have seen of hers since coming back it is obvious too that she was not ready.

Without the protected ranking there is no question it will be harder to come back. She will however I'm sure be given WCs to any ITFs or WTA qualifying events that she wants to play and Daniilidou does have, as kittyking mentioned, a whole lot of character and determination. It isn't going to happen overnight, but providing she stays fit, and to be honest that is never really a given, I feel confident Eleni will finish the year in the top 100.

Elisse
Jan 11th, 2009, 12:54 PM
Feel so sad for Eleni!! :sad:

She has been very unlucky with injury in her career and it's gonna be tough to get back to the top again, but I'm sure she can!! :worship: Sadly, her ranking has nothing to do with her tennis or talent...remember Eleni has a career high ranking of 14 and has won many WTA titles, including her last title at Hobart 2008. Getting injured in Miami was terrible bad luck for her, especially as she had the same problem with the other knee at the start of her career, but she managed to come back from that and she will come back from this too.

I personally think her biggest problem was coming back too soon, just to be able to play in the Olympics. It was obvious that she wasn't ready and if she had just stayed out a while longer she would have had injured protected ranking......but, wrong or right, she knows the rules, she knows the Tour, she knew the risks...and she made the decision to risk further injury and play the Olympics. Now, she's just gonna have to work even harder, play those lower tournaments and fight hard if she wants to get back up the top again.

Right now, she must be feeling pretty bad, being ranked that low with no coach and no results to build on........she really needs all the support she can get from the fans and the people around her!!


:hug: @Elenaki

Elisse
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:07 PM
btw - Just checked..her Doubles ranking is now 290 :sad:

Freakan
Jan 11th, 2009, 01:18 PM
Eleni is an incredible character. Unlike 99% of players on tour, she was willing to enter hard tournaments and try to cause upsets rather than enter easy tournaments simply to maintain a top 100 ranking.

Give her some credit, please

No, she wasn't. She was playing mainly challengers.
And as she was getting crashed by everyone, instead of playing 100k's she should have played 25k's or 50k's to get some match practice and some points.

*Jool*
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:23 PM
I wish Eleni the best of luck in 2009 :kiss:
(all my faves are getting down or retired ... :weirdo: (Davenport , Pierce , Srebotnik injured to start 2009, Daniilidou, Golovin, Parra ... only Medina from my "top fave list" is "100%" as of now :sad: )

esquímaux
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:20 PM
Eleni :hug: Give her more time :hug:
But, galie. As much as it pains me to say, time is not ours' to give. It continues its' eternal procession whether we want it to or not.

I feel for Eleni though because I truly liked her style of play. The injuries unfortunately did her potential in. I wish nothing but the best for her though. Maybe, just maybe I will see her hoisting up a Grand Slam trophy (the hope is still there).

hellas719
Jan 11th, 2009, 04:58 PM
Eleni wanted to play Olympics, only b/c she feels it's the most important tourney since she's Greek. She also played a 100k+H in Greece, where she lost to Ivanova in R1 6-1 6-0. She needs more time.

markdelaney
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:39 PM
I always liked Eleni. I really thought back in 2002-03 she was going to break the top 10

I agree. It seems she just has 1 or 2 good tournaments a year and that was it but now she doesn't even get that. Such a shame.

DaMamaJama87
Jan 11th, 2009, 07:55 PM
:lol: LOL this is the girl that took Henin out of Wimbledon in 2005? :haha: :haha: :haha:

hellas719
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:12 PM
^Yes.

matty
Jan 11th, 2009, 09:17 PM
What's much more disturbing to me is that Tatiana Golovin has dropped all the way to #320 :sad:

Oh my, I hope she doesn't retire--the girl's got lots of talent!

hellas719
Jan 12th, 2009, 12:01 AM
ELENI FOR FED CUP:worship:

-I wish:sad:

drake3781
Jan 12th, 2009, 12:10 AM
:lol: LOL this is the girl that took Henin out of Wimbledon in 2005? :haha: :haha: :haha:


:weirdo:

merda2004
Jan 13th, 2009, 08:07 AM
Eleni is an incredible character. Unlike 99% of players on tour, she was willing to enter hard tournaments and try to cause upsets rather than enter easy tournaments simply to maintain a top 100 ranking.

Give her some credit, please




hey kittyking!
how can you be so sure that eleni entered hard tournaments in order to cause upsets?
did she tell you that?because i dont think she did!
i can easily say to you that eleni entered hard tournaments because of the money you get paid!
for example a tier 1 or 2 tournamets gives you much more money that a tier 3 or 4!
so please dont say that eleni entered tournaments for the reason u mentioned!

eleni needs to be more carefull with the decisions.she needs to enter tournaments that she can win and not hope to cause an upset because up to now the only one whos upset is eleni and us the fans!do u get me?
she needs to raise her fitness level.she needs to serve better than she does and she needs to mix her serve and her game.
she needs to move better in the court.and the most important of all....she needs to get a good coach and fitness trainer as well as a hitting partner and not rely on Jasmine to be coached!
then she will become the true star that everyone thinks she is.because she has the talent.but talent alone cant get u far!she needs to work hard and not just hope for causing an upset!
have a nice day...

kittyking
Jan 13th, 2009, 08:53 AM
hey kittyking!
how can you be so sure that eleni entered hard tournaments in order to cause upsets?
did she tell you that?because i dont think she did!
i can easily say to you that eleni entered hard tournaments because of the money you get paid!
for example a tier 1 or 2 tournamets gives you much more money that a tier 3 or 4!
so please dont say that eleni entered tournaments for the reason u mentioned!

eleni needs to be more carefull with the decisions.she needs to enter tournaments that she can win and not hope to cause an upset because up to now the only one whos upset is eleni and us the fans!do u get me?
she needs to raise her fitness level.she needs to serve better than she does and she needs to mix her serve and her game.
she needs to move better in the court.and the most important of all....she needs to get a good coach and fitness trainer as well as a hitting partner and not rely on Jasmine to be coached!
then she will become the true star that everyone thinks she is.because she has the talent.but talent alone cant get u far!she needs to work hard and not just hope for causing an upset!
have a nice day...

??? You've completely lost me

Eleni hasn't been playing 25k tournaments in order to keep a top 100 ranking and I give her a lot of credit for that. If she says in an interview that shes doing it for me, pfft its besides the points.

I personally doubt that a higher ranked hitting partner would help her all that much, she just needs to be more mentally focused - that's it really. Oh and getting a couple of nice draws would be good too. Regardless of what you may think, Aravane Rezai is very hard to beat on Centre Court in Auckland. If it wasn't for Elena D then I very much doubt anyone else could have beaten her, she was in better form than Caro was.

merda2004
Jan 13th, 2009, 11:31 AM
someone is lost buts its not me!
eleni should take part in tournaments that she can win!and not just go to big tournaments and hope for an upset us u suggested!read my message more carefully!
and u know what?eleni needs a good hitting partner and not just jaz.she needs someone to push her and in order to get better!
did u see the match against rezai?if eleni had a better fitness level she would have won the match.at some point during the game after a long rally eleni was out of breath!everything counts if u want to be a good player.and eleni needs to work in a lot of things!remember how she was playing back in 03-05?she was very high in the rankings.she beat henin!but...she was trying and she had a good team.since she got involved with the "german team and style" she is going down!i only wish her the best that why sometimes i am "mean".but eleni doesnt listen to anyone!if she gets a better coach etc etc she will do much better than she is doing now with jaz next to her!(as a coach or whatever).
its sad to see her out of the top 50 players!

hellas719
Jan 13th, 2009, 08:38 PM
Well, Jaz would be good as a hitting partner, and maybe a doubles partner, but definetely NOT a coach or trainer.

hellas719
Jan 13th, 2009, 08:39 PM
kittyking, where are those picks u promised us? sorry to bug u, but I'm eager to see them. Post them in the Auckland thread, and if u can in the Eleni pictures thread. Thanks.

*Jool*
Jan 13th, 2009, 08:43 PM
will Eleni play qualies at the AO ? :scratch:

hellas719
Jan 13th, 2009, 09:12 PM
will Eleni play qualies at the AO ? :scratch:

Yes.

*Jool*
Jan 13th, 2009, 09:15 PM
cool , hopefully she qualifies :)