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Loudman
Jan 27th, 2010, 04:33 PM
Yanina is in pole position, working hard and very ambitious.
Clijsters is in second position and proved she can beat the very best of the best.
Justine is catching up quickly with her current AO run and knows what it is like to dominate the WTA.

Dorien.
Jan 31st, 2010, 09:30 AM
i think Justine will be the first one...

^bibi^
Feb 1st, 2010, 04:40 PM
it's too soon for Yanina... Her goal atm is top 10 and that's a realistic one... She still has 5 spots to go and those spots are not the easiest one to climb, also don't forget she's the only one with points to defend atm...

I believe Justine has the best shot, but I'd sign for any of them to take over Serena :p

tennisphilia
Feb 1st, 2010, 05:46 PM
Yanina. I think Kim and Justine will just be focusing on Slams in their 2nd careers.

per4ever
Feb 9th, 2010, 01:07 PM
Yanina is proving to be very consistent and keeps on growing. She has everything to stay a good top 20 player, and might spend some time in the top 10. However she's not top-5 material, and chances are small she will ever get to number 1.
I don't think Kim will play enough to become number one again. She seems to be distracted by her family, and I'm still wondering how her second career will evolve. Somehow I have the feeling that she will just announce her retirement again because it's too difficult to combine with her family life.
Then there's Justine who has no family of her own, who's clearly extremely motivated to win those big titles again. She has everything to reach at least semi's or better in every tournament that she'll enter, and will probably play at least 14 tournaments a year.
All together I think Justine is the only one who might get back to number one..

arn
Feb 9th, 2010, 04:32 PM
Yanina is proving to be very consistent and keeps on growing. She has everything to stay a good top 20 player, and might spend some time in the top 10. However she's not top-5 material, and chances are small she will ever get to number 1.
I don't think Kim will play enough to become number one again. She seems to be distracted by her family, and I'm still wondering how her second career will evolve. Somehow I have the feeling that she will just announce her retirement again because it's too difficult to combine with her family life.
Then there's Justine who has no family of her own, who's clearly extremely motivated to win those big titles again. She has everything to reach at least semi's or better in every tournament that she'll enter, and will probably play at least 14 tournaments a year.
All together I think Justine is the only one who might get back to number one..

Could not have said it better! I agree with everything you wrote. I was thinking the exact same thing about Kim. Hopefully she will be able to combine her family life with her tennis... Maybe she can cut back on her schedule even more (just playing the slams and some tier1's totalling about 10 tournaments. This should be enough to guarantee direct entry into all tournaments, giving her enough time for her family and to practice to be ready to go deep in the tournaments she plays).

Svennovitch
Feb 9th, 2010, 07:49 PM
I agree with Kim and Justine.

But Yanina has everything to become a top-5 player. She still has so much room for improvement: better movement (is already better, but can improve even more), better serve (is already good, but can be better - especially her kick service to the backhand can be a bigger weapon), more playing forward and finish points at the net (she can do this, but doesn't do it enough), more variation in her game, better defense...

She has the tools, the physical abilities and the mindset, but it all needs a little tweeking. She'll get there some day.

per4ever
Feb 11th, 2010, 01:19 PM
Only time will tell of course, but not only needs to improve a lot technically, she also needs a better team around her. Her scheduling now will cause a burnout, she's heading the same way as Jelena Dokic.
Rodriguez already tried to tweak her technique, but she couldn't cope with it, always needed to get back to her old technique.

saki
Feb 12th, 2010, 05:17 PM
I was really impressed with Yanina in her match against Justine at the AO. It's the only time I've seen her play so I don't know if it's typical of her but the big thing that I saw was that she's very mentally tough and that's incredibly important on the WTA tour. She may not be as talented as some of the other players her age but that doesn't necessarily matter. The WTA is so full of headcases that you can go far just by not being one of them.

Loudman
Mar 27th, 2010, 11:59 PM
Yanina still highest in the ranking, the race goes on.

14 Y

16 K

33 J

Loudman
Feb 15th, 2011, 11:50 AM
We got the answer now, I guess she might be the last one too now Justine retired.
Yanina stopped evolving the last year.

Svennovitch
Feb 17th, 2011, 08:11 AM
Yanina stopped evolving the last year.

I don't think she stopped evolving. She is maturing nicely. Some good draws in 2009 made her ranking so high, but I think she'll become a top-10 player in the future. Number one is a bit too high for her, but she is very good! I am just happy we still have players to support! And with An-Sophie and Alison the future is looking good as well. Go Belgium ;)