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Golovinjured.
Jun 22nd, 2009, 12:51 AM
..and if yes, is she the poster girl for this 'weak' era in womens tennis?


Assuming Dinara does win one eventually, leaving Jankovic the only slamless #1 in history. She'll likely go down as the weakest #1 ever, and looks to be on the decline, and a fast one at that. I know when Henin left, a huge chunk of ranking points were missing, but the history books won't remember that.


So, is she the ultimate proof of this generation in womens tennis being weak?

And if she is, does it lessen the credentials of Williamsx2, Sharapova and Henin to be considered among the best ever? Seeing as though a one-time slam finalist like Jankovic was allowed to become #1 during their playing days, not the fact that it happened, but just that for a player of Jankovic's calibre to reach #1 = weak era.

Uranium
Jun 22nd, 2009, 12:52 AM
She already is the weakest #1 ever. And no, she will never win a slam.

Temperenka
Jun 22nd, 2009, 12:53 AM
She will fail to win a slam. Holnestly, I don't even see her making another final. :shrug:

Koon
Jun 22nd, 2009, 12:56 AM
No :sad:

Lucas_Arg
Jun 22nd, 2009, 12:57 AM
Who knows.
If she plays like she did at the end of last year she has a chance.

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jun 22nd, 2009, 01:03 AM
hell no

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 22nd, 2009, 01:05 AM
i don't doubt jj will win a slam at some point :shrug: unlike safina, jj thrives on those sort of situations, as was evident by her play in her only slam final...she likes the spotlight....but i think two things have to be there for her to win:

1. she has to be the underdog and not the fave...she thrives on being the chaser not being chased...so she'd have to play a serena/maria in the final where they will be the fave and she will be the "spoiler"...if she plays someone she "should" beat then she tends to get up tight and goes into "safety" mode...

2. from that, her problem in getting to the final tends to be that she is always in safety mode just doing enough...if she meets someone early like a bartoli or a cristea who have the ability to "blow her off the court" or are simply just as consistent as her, she tends to lose because she retreats into "pusher" mode (see the end of the 3rd set vs cristea)...

if she approached her matches like how she did that final last year no doubt she will win a slam :shrug:

austennis
Jun 22nd, 2009, 01:16 AM
i used to think it was matter of when not if but now not sure...shes doubting herself and changing too much and she might end up being left behind.i hope she can she deserves an RG crown

RenaSlam.
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:11 AM
Fuck no. :wavey:

Volcana
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:23 AM
..and if yes, is she the poster girl for this 'weak' era in womens tennis?NoSo, is she the ultimate proof of this generation in womens tennis being weak?NoAnd if she is, does it lessen the credentials of Williamsx2, Sharapova and Henin to be considered among the best ever?No

If you're going to be that obvious in your bias, your arguements will never be taken seriously. I'd call it a 'nice try', but to be honest, it was pretty lame.

pepaw
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:24 AM
i really hope so

spiritedenergy
Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:28 AM
more than one:p

Njay16
Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:00 AM
i don't doubt jj will win a slam at some point :shrug: unlike safina, jj thrives on those sort of situations, as was evident by her play in her only slam final...she likes the spotlight....but i think two things have to be there for her to win:

1. she has to be the underdog and not the fave...she thrives on being the chaser not being chased...so she'd have to play a serena/maria in the final where they will be the fave and she will be the "spoiler"...if she plays someone she "should" beat then she tends to get up tight and goes into "safety" mode...

2. from that, her problem in getting to the final tends to be that she is always in safety mode just doing enough...if she meets someone early like a bartoli or a cristea who have the ability to "blow her off the court" or are simply just as consistent as her, she tends to lose because she retreats into "pusher" mode (see the end of the 3rd set vs cristea)...

if she approached her matches like how she did that final last year no doubt she will win a slam :shrug:


She already has the first scenario against Serena. Even though Jankovic was ranked higher Serena was the clear favorite.

SAEKeithSerena
Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:02 AM
no.

GoldenGophers
Jun 22nd, 2009, 03:07 AM
Maybe. She got to one final. If she gets her act together I think she can pull it together and put a run together. Miracles happen lol.

Optima
Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:11 AM
She'll snag one.

Sassy-Na
Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:11 AM
she won a MXD G.S. :p

wujianwei
Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:27 AM
yes
i bet
she is on her way to reborn

rada
Jun 22nd, 2009, 06:37 AM
Yeah i think she will she has a great game.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jun 22nd, 2009, 06:43 AM
She already is the weakest #1 ever. And no, she will never win a slam.

because that logic makes sense

you are FAIL

rada
Jun 22nd, 2009, 06:45 AM
Yeah i think she will she has a great game.

scheele
Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:04 AM
Cant see her winning one.

bandabou
Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:18 AM
Her best shot would be either RG or perhaps the Open.

But she needs to get a grip on herself quick, 'cause the train is going by.

Vaidisova Ruled
Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:29 AM
So, is she the ultimate proof of this generation in womens tennis being weak?

And if she is, does it lessen the credentials of Williamsx2, Sharapova and Henin to be considered among the best ever? Seeing as though a one-time slam finalist like Jankovic was allowed to become #1 during their playing days, not the fact that it happened, but just that for a player of Jankovic's calibre to reach #1 = weak era.

That's something I've been wondering. Everybody is saying that it is a weak era, and I think that it can have an impact for exemple on Williams's legacy. However, Williams started winning slams back in 1999 so it doesn't change a lot.

InsideOut.
Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:41 AM
Yes.

Mikey.
Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:42 AM
I'd like to say yes, but I'm not very optimistic at the moment.

homogenius
Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:52 AM
Wimbledon obviously.

Sharapower
Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:44 AM
I don't think she will. Besides having a great defense, she lacks any weapon to get the edge in a GS final (unless a major series of upsets occured in the draw and she faces someone like Dementieva in the final).
And it's not only her game that's faulty, her mindset so far has never been one of a GS winner, rather of a "GS whiner".

Xanadu11
Jun 22nd, 2009, 10:31 AM
I think people are too quick to write people off. Sveta had not won a tournament in 2 years and she just won a bloody slam! Last year when JJ and Safina were winning tournaments left and right you would have hardly thought Sveta would hoist a grand slam trophy let alone a tournament trophy before then.

Look a poor Rafa. Amazing year. People were talking calendar year slam. Now fourth round at RG and DNP at Wimbledon. Roger who was losing to everyone (well you know for his standards) and was more likely to go to no.3 then 1 is probably going to be no.1 and win Wimbledon.

I'm not comparing JJ to Rafa and Fed or even to Sveta but my point is that in tennis and sport things change very quickly. It will just take one run, maybe even one huge win and her fortunes could change.

She will win a slam (hopefully :P)

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 22nd, 2009, 10:46 AM
She already has the first scenario against Serena. Even though Jankovic was ranked higher Serena was the clear favorite.

well i forgot to add that she has to hope serena/maria don't come out and hit her off the court lol...maybe against venus she'd have more of a chance because she mentally goes in to those matches thinking she has more than 50:50 chances :lol:

maybe even a dinara or elena would be good :lol:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 22nd, 2009, 10:49 AM
That's something I've been wondering. Everybody is saying that it is a weak era, and I think that it can have an impact for exemple on Williams's legacy. However, Williams started winning slams back in 1999 so it doesn't change a lot.

it doesn't change anything...get off that train :wavey: but we know that's what the OP was trying to suggest anyways so w/e :lol:

Hazel
Jun 22nd, 2009, 10:54 AM
It's looking increasingly unlikely.

Golovinjured.
Jun 22nd, 2009, 10:58 AM
It's looking increasingly unlikely.

Hazel plz get a new avatar ur making me feel really bad for making you lose ur last one. :sad: