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Volcana
Mar 19th, 2010, 02:55 AM
When the next ranking come out, all the IW semi-finalists will be top ten players. As much as it seemed this tournament was nothing but upsets, the semi-finalists are all players who've had consistent solid results in the past twelve months.

Doesn't mean they are the elite of the elite, but good players played good at IW this year.

austennis
Mar 19th, 2010, 03:29 AM
good point, and correct me if im wrong but will 5 of the QF be in top 10 as well? Given that 3 of the top 10 never turned up at all thats pretty good

Volcana
Mar 19th, 2010, 03:44 AM
good point, and correct me if im wrong but will 5 of the QF be in top 10 as well? Given that 3 of the top 10 never turned up at all thats pretty goodThe fifth being Dementieva, yes.

Jorn
Mar 19th, 2010, 10:48 AM
SF's are 2,5,6 and 8th Seeds not bad.

pwayne
Mar 19th, 2010, 12:32 PM
SF's are 2,5,6 and 8th Seeds not bad.

Better than the ATP where their 20th seeded player is in the SF against the defending champion and 3rd seed.

Donny
Mar 19th, 2010, 12:36 PM
The discrepancy comes from the players who were at least THOUGHT to be elite but did not have the rankings to back it up (Henin, Clijsters, Maria) all bombing out. And of course, the Williams sisters not playing.

Volcana
Mar 19th, 2010, 01:08 PM
The discrepancy comes from the players who were at least THOUGHT to be elite but did not have the rankings to back it up .... Or the game?

propi
Mar 19th, 2010, 04:00 PM
I always love Indian Wells, I like the surprises there, fresh air is always welcome. :worship:
Great players for semis, well at least three of them :)

pierce85
Mar 19th, 2010, 04:13 PM
The discrepancy comes from the players who were at least THOUGHT to be elite but did not have the rankings to back it up (Henin, Clijsters, Maria) all bombing out. And of course, the Williams sisters not playing.

THOUGHT to be elite?? :lol: oh my you cracked me up,the 3 players you mentioned along with WS ARE the elite of womens tennis

Certinfy
Mar 19th, 2010, 04:15 PM
Cool :)

adner
Mar 19th, 2010, 04:32 PM
THOUGHT to be elite?? :lol: oh my you cracked me up,the 3 players you mentioned along with WS ARE the elite of womens tennis

The bad thing is they don't seem to be so elite as they are said to be.

pierce85
Mar 19th, 2010, 04:41 PM
The bad thing is they don't seem to be so elite as they are said to be.

one of them won a slam some months ago,one made the final in the previous slam after two years of absence and sharapova is clearly trying to find her form after a serious operation.just because they didn't perform well at indian wells doesn't mean that they aren't 3 of the 5 best players in womens tennis

adner
Mar 19th, 2010, 05:03 PM
one of them won a slam some months ago,one made the final in the previous slam after two years of absence and sharapova is clearly trying to find her form after a serious operation.just because they didn't perform well at indian wells doesn't mean that they aren't 3 of the 5 best players in womens tennis

If that's enough to call them elite, then you have to add Safina, Kuznetsova, Wozniacki and many others to the list. If there is any elite, it consists of only one person - Serena Williams.

pierce85
Mar 19th, 2010, 05:18 PM
If that's enough to call them elite, then you have to add Safina, Kuznetsova, Wozniacki and many others to the list. If there is any elite, it consists of only one person - Serena Williams.

um since when?in my opinion,an elite player is a multiple grand slam champion,who has won numerous titles throughout his career and has played some matches that are considered classics.neither safina,nor wozniacki have even won one important title.all of these players are elite if you like it or not

Pheobo
Mar 19th, 2010, 05:55 PM
If that's enough to call them elite, then you have to add Safina, Kuznetsova, Wozniacki and many others to the list. If there is any elite, it consists of only one person - Serena Williams.

Umm...Venus? Henin?

By your definition of the word how are they not part of the "elite"?

NOT THAT I CARE SO MUCH ANYWAY because in my opinion the only elite is Lena D :angel:

adner
Mar 19th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Umm...Venus? Henin?

By your definition of the word how are they not part of the "elite"?

NOT THAT I CARE SO MUCH ANYWAY because in my opinion the only elite is Lena D :angel:

Serena is only player consistent at slams. Henin had her final, but she still has to prove that she's consistent enough. My personal favourite Clijsters hasn't done so yet and I really hope she will - she did nothing valuable after US Open.

As I said, if someone doesn't want to keep "elite" elite, then you can simply include all of your favourites or so called "big names". In my eyes elite players are the ones you are always afraid of meeting no matter who you are.

Pheobo
Mar 19th, 2010, 06:30 PM
Serena is only player consistent at slams. Henin had her final, but she still has to prove that she's consistent enough. My personal favourite Clijsters hasn't done so yet and I really hope she will - she did nothing valuable after US Open.

As I said, if someone doesn't want to keep "elite" elite, then you can simply include all of your favourites or so called "big names". In my eyes elite players are the ones you are always afraid of meeting no matter who you are.

Henin's Grand Slam record is pretty damn consistent :shrug:

adner
Mar 19th, 2010, 06:32 PM
Henin's Grand Slam record is pretty damn consistent :shrug:

It was - now she has played just one tournament. If she continues to go deep in draws obviously I will call her elite. Of course she is one of best players of this generation, but her current image is still unclear. It's a bit too early to tell.

Or do you prefer to count results from two years back? So if Navratilova unretired, would you think that she belongs to current elite?

spencercarlos
Mar 19th, 2010, 07:12 PM
It was - now she has played just one tournament. If she continues to go deep in draws obviously I will call her elite. Of course she is one of best players of this generation, but her current image is still unclear. It's a bit too early to tell.

Or do you prefer to count results from two years back? So if Navratilova unretired, would you think that she belongs to current elite?
Yeah after 7 GS wins, GS finals, SFs and QFs to her resume, Heninīs image as an elite top player is still unclear :rolleyes:

adner
Mar 19th, 2010, 07:49 PM
Yeah after 7 GS wins, GS finals, SFs and QFs to her resume, Heninīs image as an elite top player is still unclear :rolleyes:

Have you got some troubles with understanding word "current"? I am not talking about water stream btw.

Pheobo
Mar 19th, 2010, 08:26 PM
It was - now she has played just one tournament. If she continues to go deep in draws obviously I will call her elite. Of course she is one of best players of this generation, but her current image is still unclear. It's a bit too early to tell.

Or do you prefer to count results from two years back? So if Navratilova unretired, would you think that she belongs to current elite?

Henin's slam record is still relevant to this generation of players. Navratilova's wouldn't be so it's not a great analogy.

I guess the word elite means different things to us. My definition of an elite tennis player would be a player that is always expected to go deep into the tournaments they play.