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AnnaK_4ever
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:10 PM
:help:

unless Wickmayer reaches F which is unlikely.
But :help: applies to this scenario as well.

Chakvenus
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:11 PM
:help:

unless Wickamyer reaches F which is unlikely.
But :help: applies to this scenario as well.

agreed completely on both accounts.

FORZA SARITA
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:12 PM
sammy deserves it so congrats :)

Ellery
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:12 PM
Congrats Samantha :D

roelc
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:12 PM
:help:

unless Wickamyer reaches F which is unlikely.
But :help: applies to this scenario as well.

unlikely?
seriously? you dare to use this word at this tournament?

Svetame
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:13 PM
Woohoo! Yay Sammy! :worship:

Certinfy
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:14 PM
Awesome :yeah: :worship:

VIKA?
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:14 PM
Sam in the top 10:help:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:19 PM
Haha

Harvs
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:20 PM
about time..

Slutiana
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:20 PM
:help:

unless Wickmayer reaches F which is unlikely.
But :help: applies to this scenario as well.
Or if Hammerthrova wins the title? :bowdown:
















































Yeah, ok. Not happening. :sobbing:

-Sonic-
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:21 PM
wonderful.

Boreas
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:21 PM
Such a great achievement for her and such a disastrous moment for WTA:hearts:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:21 PM
So typical for tennisforum, laughing off someone's accomplishments :yawn:

Elwin.
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:21 PM
When Sam is on, she is top10 worthy.
But that doesn't happen very often :lol:

Congrats Sam.

goldenlox
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:22 PM
She deserves it just like Flavia did.
She beat Lena and made the FO semis. Beat Vera here at a Tier I.
Played very well in California last summer.
Top 10 does not mean #1. She deserves top 10 based on her results

Malva
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:24 PM
That's awesome, Sammy! Heartfelt congratulations!

homogenius
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:27 PM
she earned it so congratz

Dexter
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:27 PM
:help: @ this thread.
Well done Samantha!

Marionated
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:27 PM
Sam in the top 10:help:

Well yeah. See she's in the QF, unlike anyone in your signature.

Tennisstar86
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:28 PM
was she never top ten before?

HenryMag.
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:30 PM
:help:

unless Wickmayer reaches F which is unlikely.
But :help: applies to this scenario as well.

why unlikely? she has to defeat Martinez Sanchez, Stosur and maybe Peer/Kleybanova...no top players in her way :shrug:

Certinfy
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:31 PM
was she never top ten before?
Nope, career high of 11 which she is currently ranked now as well.

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:31 PM
:help: @ this thread.

Thanks! I kinda tried my best.

sunsets21
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:36 PM
Heh, good on you Sammy, reaching your goal this early in the year :D. Proud proud proud :hearts::worship::bounce::smooch:.

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:37 PM
Congrats SAMMY! :bounce: Well earned after a very strong last 52 weeks on tour :D

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:37 PM
why unlikely? she has to defeat Martinez Sanchez, Stosur and maybe Peer/Kleybanova...no top players in her way :shrug:

Jankovic.

Pasta-Na
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:38 PM
well done, sammy. :p

AndreConrad
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:39 PM
Congrats Samantha :yeah:
I guess there would not be TF without AnnaK's negativism ... and stats :yeah:. I wonder where he ranks among TF posters :scratch:?

olivero
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:42 PM
So you're saying for example Pennetta was more deserving than Sam now?
I'd say she's pretty similar in accomplishments to Flavia (if not better).

Lenny_DH
Mar 16th, 2010, 09:42 PM
It isn't unlikely at all that Wickmayer reaches the final...

Buitenzorg
Mar 16th, 2010, 10:49 PM
well done Sam :bounce:

Mynarco
Mar 16th, 2010, 10:51 PM
tennis is dead ???? - 2010 March

Mynarco
Mar 16th, 2010, 10:51 PM
tennis is dead ???? - 2010 March

tennisforadults
Mar 16th, 2010, 10:54 PM
tennis is dead ???? - 2010 March

Tennis lives on. :lol: In fact, tennis is in a better place!!! :clap2::bigclap::dance:

young_gunner913
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:09 PM
As if the the rankings needed to made into a joke even more.

Olórin
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:12 PM
How is Sam Stosur a worse player than some of the mugs we've had the top 10 over the years? I'm not even going to name names because I'll probably insult half the board in doing so :tape:

I would say congrats to Sammy, but this thread is pretty redundant since Wickmayer stands a good shot of making the final :shrug:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:13 PM
I'd say she's pretty similar in accomplishments to Flavia (if not better).

Yeah , cos Zero titles >>>> 8 titles and 2 Fed Cups

Slutati
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:15 PM
Well I'd rather see her in top 10 than Wickmayer. :tape:

Congrats, I guess.

iPatty
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:22 PM
Jankovic.

Jankovic is terrible. Wickmayer is making the final.

As I predicted, it will be a Wozniacki/Wickmayer match on finals day. :(

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:23 PM
Jankovic is terrible. Wickmayer is making the final.

As I predicted, it will be a Wozniacki/Wickmayer match on finals day. :(

No, it will be Jankovic def. Wozniacki.

Cosantoir
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:27 PM
Jankovic is not reaching the final. She was being dictated by Sara Errani. Kleybanova will be her flight agent for this week with a trip to Miami.

Apoleb
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:28 PM
What a tragedy..... Stosur has the ugliest groundstrokes in the top 20, possibly ever? Discuss.

austennis
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:32 PM
Im so sick of all the Sam hate, if you dont like her then fine keep it to yourself. But she didnt bribe any1 to get here, she didnt hurt any1, she didnt break any rules or laws, all she did was play tennis and get the best results she could. She was lucky that those results included a GS SF, 4 Round, a title, another final and some good wins along the way over the whole year end top 5 so rather than bitch and complain, give her the congratulations she deserves and hope that your fave player can have similar results and end up there too. Cause its funny really how many people who are hating on Sam are the fans of slumping players or those who are average at best...
Well Done Sam and goodluck to all the girls

tennisforadults
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:47 PM
Yeah , cos Zero titles >>>> 8 titles and 2 Fed Cups

Fact check: Sam does have 1 title and 1 GS Semi appearance, all in the last calendar year.

Flavia is a more accomplished player over a longer period of time, but ranking is based on the last 12 months. I say Sam has very comparable results over the last 12 months - so if she makes top 10, she definitely deserves it.

tennisforadults
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:52 PM
What a tragedy..... Stosur has the ugliest groundstrokes in the top 20, possibly ever? Discuss.

When did tennis become gymnastics? :lol: :lol:

Players are judged on match wins, not stroke 'beauty'.

Daniel K
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:58 PM
When did tennis become gymnastics? :lol: :lol:

Players are judged on match wins, not stroke 'beauty'.

:lol: I know. This forum is pathetic sometimes. Well most times...

young_gunner913
Mar 16th, 2010, 11:59 PM
Fact check: Sam does have 1 title and 1 GS Semi appearance, all in the last calendar year.

Flavia is a more accomplished player over a longer period of time, but ranking is based on the last 12 months. I say Sam has very comparable results over the last 12 months - so if she makes top 10, she definitely deserves it.

the only notable thing sam did last season was:

1. reach the SF of RG (had 1-3 record on clay going in)
2. beat serena in the QF of stanford
3. lose to pennetta in the L.A finals
4. win her 1st title in the smaller Tokyo event

thats not really top 10 material...

Daniel K
Mar 17th, 2010, 12:03 AM
the only notable thing sam did last season (and this season) was:

1. reach the SF of RG (had 1-3 record on clay going in)
2. beat serena in the QF of stanford
3. lose to pennetta in the L.A finals
4. win her title in the smaller Tokyo event

thats not really top 10 material...

According to what measure? You not liking her?
The tour ranking system says it is and that's all that counts.

She did much more than that anyway, but I guess we're ignoring those.

young_gunner913
Mar 17th, 2010, 12:18 AM
According to what measure? You not liking her?
The tour ranking system says it is and that's all that counts.

She did much more than that anyway, but I guess we're ignoring those.

me liking or her or not isnt the issue.
she hasnt done anything notable in the past year besides what i listed above.

Keadz
Mar 17th, 2010, 12:40 AM
Miami quarter finals (def Safina #2, Mauresmo #20)
Madrid (def Radwanska #12)
French Open semi final (def Wickmayer, Dementieva #4 and pushed Winner Kuznetsova #7 to 3 tight sets)
Stanford semi final (def Cibulkova #12, Serena #2)
Los Angeles Final (def Ivanovic #11, Zheng)
Toronto quarter final (def Kuznetsova #6)
Osaka win (def Wozniaki #6, Schiavone)
Played the Bali year end championships.

Pretty decent results.

allrounder
Mar 17th, 2010, 12:44 AM
Congrats to her, she seems to like playing on the north American hardcourts and had some great wins last season against some top players there as well as her run to the SF of RG plus her maiden tour title so she deserves her spot there :yeah:

Ellery
Mar 17th, 2010, 12:45 AM
I definitely think Samantha's results are top 10 worthy, and I am not a fan by any means. :shrug: Good for her.

Daniel K
Mar 17th, 2010, 12:45 AM
and Aus Open 4th round and a QF showing her (at least).
How many 'notable' results are needed to be top 10 quality?

Deck
Mar 17th, 2010, 12:48 AM
Of course she's worthy.

Territory
Mar 17th, 2010, 12:49 AM
Miami quarter finals (def Safina #2, Mauresmo #20)
Madrid (def Radwanska #12)
French Open semi final (def Wickmayer, Dementieva #4 and pushed Winner Kuznetsova #7 to 3 tight sets)
Stanford semi final (def Cibulkova #12, Serena #2)
Los Angeles Final (def Ivanovic #11, Zheng)
Toronto quarter final (def Kuznetsova #6)
Osaka win (def Wozniaki #6, Schiavone)
Played the Bali year end championships.

Pretty decent results.

Losing in the 4th round to Serena at OzOpen was a decent result plus she absolutely kicked arse in the FedCup tie against Spain.

Congrats to Sam. She just quietly goes about her business and does the best she can with what she's got. Good on her, I say.

Mynarco
Mar 17th, 2010, 12:50 AM
at least she won't be top ten after RG :)

rabbits
Mar 17th, 2010, 12:55 AM
the only notable thing sam did last season was:

1. reach the SF of RG (had 1-3 record on clay going in)
2. beat serena in the QF of stanford
3. lose to pennetta in the L.A finals
4. win her 1st title in the smaller Tokyo event

thats not really top 10 material...

looks like she has the stuff to take this Cal-ee-for-nee-ya title though :D

Pasta-Na
Mar 17th, 2010, 12:58 AM
at least she won't be top ten after RG :)

dont be mean pls :awww:

pav
Mar 17th, 2010, 01:03 AM
As I've often said, if a player gets to the 10 they have earned it and deserved it,so good on her:), but still pissed off Bepa seems not to be able to cope with the bugger, should at least be able to nwin some lose some,oh well always next time:sad:

DomenicDemaria
Mar 17th, 2010, 01:07 AM
Why all the hate she is one of the few top 100 players who can actually serve and also has great volleys. Sure her groundstrokes are not the best and she regularly shanks the ball but she makes up for it by being able to mix up her serve and with great hands at the net. Well done Sam.

Yorker
Mar 17th, 2010, 01:10 AM
blehhhhhh

roelc
Mar 17th, 2010, 01:27 AM
congrats sam, it's official now

Ellery
Mar 17th, 2010, 01:31 AM
Congrats :rocker:

Svetlana)))
Mar 17th, 2010, 01:33 AM
Yeah , cos Zero titles >>>> 8 titles and 2 Fed Cups

1. Sam has 1 title ;)
2. 7 Of Flavia's titles are MM
3. 1 GS Semi > 8 titles+2fedcups.

delicatecutter
Mar 17th, 2010, 01:34 AM
I mean, obviously I think Stosur is the biggest hack of all times. But after Wo:zzz:niacki has reached such great heights, I'm numb to anything else. I'm happy for her fans, I guess. She won't be defending that FO SF, that's for damn sure. So her time in the Top 10 will be limited.

austennis
Mar 17th, 2010, 01:39 AM
Well Done Sam, you should buy Yanina a drink or send her flowers...well done and enjoy the fruits of your labour

Julian.
Mar 17th, 2010, 01:40 AM
Congratz Sam!!!!! :bounce:

delicatecutter
Mar 17th, 2010, 01:42 AM
Jankovic is terrible. Wickmayer is making the final.

As I predicted, it will be a Wozniacki/Wickmayer match on finals day. :(

Why would you make such predictions to set yourself up to be wrong? :help: Wickmayer is the one who is terrible. :tape:

Poova
Mar 17th, 2010, 01:44 AM
I'd rather have Stosur top 10 than Na Li.

Kudos to Sam. Well deserved. :yeah:

tennisforadults
Mar 17th, 2010, 02:26 AM
me liking or her or not isnt the issue.
she hasnt done anything notable in the past year besides what i listed above.

Two words: Selective memory. :rolleyes:

Miami QF
Toronto QF
Wimbledon 3R
Australian Open 4R
and now Indian Wells QF

Points do add up... it's just maths. If you don't agree with the ranking, it's either you can't count or you don't like her.

Roookie
Mar 17th, 2010, 03:13 AM
Congratulations to former GS seminalist Sam!

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 17th, 2010, 03:20 AM
With Stosur it's not about her results. It's about her hideous technique and chronic inability to hit a clean groundstroke.

Willam
Mar 17th, 2010, 03:24 AM
Two words: Selective memory. :rolleyes:

Miami QF
Toronto QF
Wimbledon 3R
Australian Open 4R
and now Indian Wells QF

Points do add up... it's just maths. If you don't agree with the ranking, it's either you can't count or you don't like her.

Wimbledon R3? :haha:

Sure let's make the other 31 players that reached that round top 10 too..

this is ridiculous.

I mean she deserves it, im not taking that away from her.

But i think that there are players with bigger games that need to step it up because are better than her.

Golovinjured.
Mar 17th, 2010, 03:24 AM
Nice to see an excellent work ethic get rewarded, congrats Sam. :yeah:

I have a feeling she'll fall out after Miami, though.

MH0861
Mar 17th, 2010, 03:27 AM
I have no problem with this, Sam played very well for most of last year and seems to finally be playing at that level this week again.

Jajaloo
Mar 17th, 2010, 03:44 AM
I think she's a minger, but it's good for Australia.

I cringe whenever i see the promo's with her and Renae Stubbs.

tennisforadults
Mar 17th, 2010, 03:51 AM
Wimbledon R3? :haha:

Sure let's make the other 31 players that reached that round top 10 too..

this is ridiculous.

I mean she deserves it, im not taking that away from her.

But i think that there are players with bigger games that need to step it up because are better than her.

We'll find out when these 'players with bigger games' step up.

I added the 3R because it helped, and it was the best she's performed at Wimbledon. How many of the other 31 players accummulated enough points OUTSIDE Wimbledon to get to top 10?

9 or less.

tennisforadults
Mar 17th, 2010, 04:01 AM
I cringe whenever i see the promo's with her and Renae Stubbs.

It's no fault of Sam or Rennae. The media needs something to 'cheer for' and of course they're going to turn to Australia no.1 singles and doubles players. I don't think Sam enjoys the limelight much.

LudwigDvorak
Mar 17th, 2010, 04:17 AM
I think it's a great thing China, Australia, and Italy have recent top ten additions. I just wish the Australian girl was a better player than Stosur, or at least had a more visually appealing game than Stosur's.

TS
Mar 17th, 2010, 04:38 AM
Well done Sam :)

Well deserved. She's had some great results over the last 12 months.

Singleniacki
Mar 17th, 2010, 04:49 AM
Sam :bowdown:

About bloody time lol

Wedgie619
Mar 17th, 2010, 04:52 AM
Congrats to Stosur and as a fan I am over the moon!!!

I realise with accomplishments in sport come the critism... However, so many people seem to be blaming Stosur for the "WTA being at an all time low"... I mean if Sharapove/Clijsters/Henin all performed this week, they wouls have been able to be Top 10...

Stosur has had her best year... and yes she has had some shockers... US open/Wimbledon/Dubai...
But she has also played phanominal tennis... RG/Toronto/Osaka/Miami/Indian Wells...

So honestly people... if Sm is the worst WTA TOP 10-er... then so be it... but she got their beacsue over the past 12 months she has been better then all other (bar 9) plyayers...

Mashabator
Mar 17th, 2010, 05:32 AM
Yay sam congrats!!!

Huntress55
Mar 17th, 2010, 05:38 AM
So stoked :bounce: Sam :hearts:

I tried not going into this thread because I knew there would be some Sam hate, but I dont freakin care right now. She deserves to be in the top 10. She has the talent and does the hard work. When she is on, she is definately worthy of top 10.... just wish she had more consistency :lol:

Willam
Mar 17th, 2010, 05:40 AM
We'll find out when these 'players with bigger games' step up.

I added the 3R because it helped, and it was the best she's performed at Wimbledon. How many of the other 31 players accummulated enough points OUTSIDE Wimbledon to get to top 10?

9 or less.

wow what an idiot there are only 10 spots so obviously it would be 10 or less :haha:

sunsets21
Mar 17th, 2010, 09:58 AM
I think she's a minger, but it's good for Australia.

I cringe whenever i see the promo's with her and Renae Stubbs.

If we're thinking about the same promo, I thought Sam was adorkable in the promo. She never likes the limelight but hey, she tried her best.

miss_molik
Mar 17th, 2010, 10:22 AM
Congrats sam :)

goroos1994
Mar 17th, 2010, 10:25 AM
Yay... well done Sam! Thanks for providing us with entertainment on the second week. Good luck and well done!

volta
Mar 17th, 2010, 10:50 AM
out of all players... :bigcry:

GrandMartha
Mar 17th, 2010, 10:54 AM
:help:

JackFrost
Mar 17th, 2010, 10:58 AM
What´s wrong with Stosur in the Top 10? :confused:

galadriel
Mar 17th, 2010, 11:41 AM
Congrats Sam :kiss:

Volcana
Mar 17th, 2010, 11:53 AM
When Sam is on, she is top10 worthy.If she's in the top ten, she's 'top10 worthy', right?

Volcana
Mar 17th, 2010, 12:00 PM
the only notable thing sam did last season was:

1. reach the SF of RG (had 1-3 record on clay going in)
2. beat serena in the QF of stanford
3. lose to pennetta in the L.A finals
4. win her 1st title in the smaller Tokyo event

thats not really top 10 material...I'm not understanding this at all. We've had numerous players get into the top ten without winning ANY events in their career. Kournikova (of course), Petrova her first trip into the top ten. It's like saying the person who finishes first isn't 'worthy' of winning even though they ran the fastest, and didn't cheat.
:smash:

Boreas
Mar 17th, 2010, 12:01 PM
Stosur is not the kind of player one would put playing on the centre court, unless there's enough people with sleep disorders

Territory
Mar 17th, 2010, 12:04 PM
I think Sam getting to the top 10 is a bit contentious to some posters because if you look at the rankings, the women ranked between 10 and 17 are all packed together pretty tightly. So whoever is at the top of that pile is top 10 but actually isn't all that far ahead of the seven women behind her. Schiavone at #17 is 500'n'something points behind Sam but the #24 player is actually 700 points behind Schiavone.

So yeah, good on Sam, she deserves her spot but I think others posters are whinging because she's not totally outshining the players ranked 11-17.

tennisforadults
Mar 17th, 2010, 12:28 PM
wow what an idiot there are only 10 spots so obviously it would be 10 or less :haha:

You were the one suggesting giving top 10 to all 32 players who played Wimbledon 3R. :lol::help: Who's the idiot?

Prizeidiot
Mar 17th, 2010, 12:31 PM
Sam absolutely deserves her spot in the top 10. As others have mentioned, she has the results on the board, and also managed to knock off each member of the top 5 last year, so she may have reached the top 10 even earlier under the old rankings system.

As for those who argue that she shouldn't be in the top 10 because of the aesthetics of her game, why the fuck do we even bother playing points then? Fine, she frames the ball and it misses badly. She loses those points. It's not like she's being rewarded for that. It seems like the points she actually does win are being ignored by people on this board.

tennisforadults
Mar 17th, 2010, 12:32 PM
Sure let's make the other 31 players that reached that round top 10 too..

There you go... :haha:

Juju Nostalgique
Mar 17th, 2010, 12:54 PM
Very happy for Sam! :woohoo:

Congrats! :yeah: :hatoff: :aparty:

madlove
Mar 17th, 2010, 07:05 PM
congrats.. but i doubt she can climb to top 5

Orbis
Mar 17th, 2010, 07:25 PM
You'd think with such "hideous technique" (according to some people), she wouldn't be able to ever hit good shots. Apparently she's doing something right if she's top 10. This isn't gymnastics. Personally, I find her game can be enjoyable to watch, especially her net game, when she plays well. Congrats to Stosur, she earned it.

Joe.
Mar 17th, 2010, 08:30 PM
i dont think shes good enough to be top 10...but she obviously has the ranking points to do so, so i guess she does deserve it. :unsure:

but hey, na li is top 10 :o

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 17th, 2010, 08:34 PM
i dont think shes good enough to be top 10...but she obviously has the ranking points to do so, so i guess she does deserve it. :unsure:

but hey, na li is top 10 :o

Not anymore.

Cosantoir
Mar 17th, 2010, 09:03 PM
Sad times for women's tennis.

tennisforadults
Mar 17th, 2010, 09:06 PM
Sad times for women's tennis.

You have been repeating yourself a lot - "tragedy, worst result of the decade, sad times". We get the idea.

Keadz
Mar 17th, 2010, 09:10 PM
You have been repeating yourself a lot - "tragedy, worst result of the decade, sad times". We get the idea.

Its not just for Sam, he just seems like a negative fuckwit. (Im sure he could be nice though :p)

Why follow womens tennis if you seem to hate everything and everybody.

Svetame
Mar 17th, 2010, 09:38 PM
I think it's possibly just an Irish thing, we're all depressed these days :lol:

Carsten
Mar 17th, 2010, 10:46 PM
Sad day for tennis :lol:

Maybe the worst top tenner of the last years.


But of course she deserves it, she's a hard worker and if others are too stupid to beat her it's not her fault so congrats to her ;)

tennisforadults
Mar 17th, 2010, 11:46 PM
I think it's possibly just an Irish thing, we're all depressed these days :lol:

:lol::lol::lol:

Petkorazzi
Mar 27th, 2010, 08:33 PM
TF's bitterness :inlove:

ptitnavet
Mar 27th, 2010, 09:04 PM
WTA is officially in a slump :sad:

earthcrystal
Mar 27th, 2010, 09:59 PM
Jesus H Christ. The tour is fine. STFU already, you ridiculous whiners.

Congrats to Sam on this milestone.

Svetame
Mar 27th, 2010, 10:02 PM
:lol::lol::lol:

No seriously, everyone is complaining the whole time! Mostly about the government, but occasionally about who enter the WTA top 10.

AmeDevotee
Mar 28th, 2010, 12:09 AM
Jesus H Christ. The tour is fine. STFU already, you ridiculous whiners.

Congrats to Sam on this milestone.

:yeah: