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goat
Jan 21st, 2011, 12:46 PM
Currently there top womens game is dominated with women who are regarded as the older genenration. If they were wines they would be fine wines but as it is tennis (especially women's) we expect a younger crop to excellerate and knock these girls off the top shelf - so to speak. We are all aware of baby fat and slamless Kleybs but who else besides these and the obvious Petkovic, Wozniacki, and Vika do you expect to be a force in the WTA to make it slightly more interesting.

Sharapova is still young but she has been around for years and it honestly feels like it has been decades since she has achieved anythig worthwhiles mentionine; no disregard to her or her fans. Jovanovski is a fingers behind the back crossed as well as Kvitova but I am always expecting a few more to creep through.

My list for breakthroughs include:

Sevastova (never made it past the 2nd round of a grandslam until AO11) Only 21. Also has beaten Jankovic (not a great deal) and Stosur '10.

Ayumi Morita - have had high hopes for this gurl but has always under performed against players she should defeat.

They are my two picks. In the coming 12-18 months I expect them to break into the top 40 (Morita) and top 15 (Sevastova)

Who do you think?

eDonkey
Jan 21st, 2011, 01:05 PM
Well, losing to Sevastova was last loss to Jankovic before getting the Indian Wells and start her comparatively well pre-Wimbledon season.And when losing to Sevastova Stosur was in not so bad form.

I don't really get your high hopes for Morita - she is more probably getting bagled than beating "a player she should defeat".Trugh is that there are lots of Japanese and Australian players ranked higher than they deserve as competition in Asia-Pacific ITF events is much lower than European ITF events.

goat
Jan 21st, 2011, 01:09 PM
Ayumi has relagated her plays to WTA rather than ITFs in recent months.

Jajaloo
Jan 21st, 2011, 01:17 PM
It is Azarenka and Wozniacki's time to shine!

Jovanovski and Kvitova will also do big things I feel, very soon.

eDonkey
Jan 21st, 2011, 01:17 PM
Ayumi has relagated her plays to WTA rather than ITFs in recent months.

Sorry then, she ought to have her very first Marbella Slam as soon as possible.:worship:

I was so sure Paszek will squeeze to the top 20 in early 2008.And that Makarova was on the rise when getting the Eastbourne crown.But nothing of that happened.

Pironkova has 5 wins over top 10 players (including 3 top 5 wins) at times of their comparatively well series.But she's in slumps most of the time that prevent her of being a consistent top 50 player, let alone a top 20 or top 30 player.

Hian
Jan 21st, 2011, 01:19 PM
Morita!? It's a miracle she's in Top 100 :weirdo:
I put:

Sevastova
Kvitova
Jovanovski

Frontin
Jan 21st, 2011, 03:44 PM
I'm looking forward to the Aza v Woz rival in the future. I think they will play 25 times by the end of their careers.

Caro better offence up and Aza better get her mental shit together though.

simonsaystennis
Jan 21st, 2011, 03:56 PM
Big hopes: Kvitova, Goerges, Jovanovski, Marino, Robson, Mladenovic, Keys

Medium: Oudin, Watson, Halep, Hercog (I don't know how good Hercog can be off of clay...)

Up in the air: Vandeweghe (depends on if she can improve her mental game and movement), McHale (needs to work on consistency)

Only wanted to talk about players that I've seen. The high hopes I think could reach top 10. Medium, top 20-30 at least. Up in the air, could be top 30, but really depends.

fouc
Jan 21st, 2011, 04:01 PM
Tennis Elbow Manager suggests: Valentina Confalonieri, Pojashree Venkatesha, Valeria Savinykh

eDonkey
Jan 21st, 2011, 04:24 PM
and Tornado and Hurricane Black,of course.:drool::lol:

goldenlox
Jan 21st, 2011, 04:26 PM
Players like Wozniacki, Azarenka, Kvitova, Pavlyuchenkova, Kleybanova should be around for years.

cosmooo
Jan 21st, 2011, 04:40 PM
Of the very young guns only Kvitova really impressed me alot already. Will be top 5 once I think.

Of course it doesnt really matter since Chakky is gonna win 'em all in the coming years!

cosmooo
Jan 21st, 2011, 04:51 PM
She's even knows how to exactly copy the best part of Wozniacki's game! :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP9xQaewafs&feature=related

eDonkey
Jan 21st, 2011, 04:56 PM
Well, only unconsistency can prevent Kvitova from getting a higher rank, there are slumps and great runs one after another.
Pavlyuchenkova is still too mentally fragile against top players, though she is in the top 20 already.
Azarenka and Kleybanova both have game that can damage themselves in injuries and fatigue.
:shrug:

Fool
Jan 21st, 2011, 05:09 PM
The one who got a lot of attention cheating in a juniors match recently. And the one she cheated against. :angel:

vuhvuh
Jan 21st, 2011, 05:28 PM
Jovanovski and goerges definitely and my wish is Sorana!

Mr.Sharapova
Jan 21st, 2011, 05:41 PM
Sevastova and Kvitova are amazing :inlove:

MB.
Jan 22nd, 2011, 04:23 AM
Big hopes: Kvitova, Goerges, Jovanovski, Marino, Robson, Mladenovic, Keys

Medium: Oudin, Watson, Halep, Hercog (I don't know how good Hercog can be off of clay...)

Up in the air: Vandeweghe (depends on if she can improve her mental game and movement), McHale (needs to work on consistency)

Oudin is a joke.
Agree about Goerges, Jovanovski, Mladenovic. Medium on Robson and Watson, and I'd put Halep and Hercog on High.

Slutiana
Jan 22nd, 2011, 06:15 AM
Big hopes: Kvitova, Goerges, Jovanovski, Marino, Robson, Mladenovic, Keys

Medium: Oudin, Watson, Halep, Hercog (I don't know how good Hercog can be off of clay...)

Up in the air: Vandeweghe (depends on if she can improve her mental game and movement), McHale (needs to work on consistency)

Only wanted to talk about players that I've seen. The high hopes I think could reach top 10. Medium, top 20-30 at least. Up in the air, could be top 30, but really depends.
:lol:

Tennis isn't that black and white. Just because those players hit bigger than the others, doesn't mean that they will automatically do better than players with different qualities to their games.

SAISAI-GOAT
Jan 22nd, 2011, 06:24 AM
Peng & Sai Sai Zheng :bigwave:

simonsaystennis
Jan 22nd, 2011, 07:12 AM
:lol:

Tennis isn't that black and white. Just because those players hit bigger than the others, doesn't mean that they will automatically do better than players with different qualities to their games.

Look at who's top ten (including Li Na, since Dementieva is now retired). I would say that all but Wozniacki, Schiavone, and Jankovic are big hitters. It's the era the sport is in. Thus, when I identify players I think have top 10 potential, I'm going to trend toward the bigger hitters. I'm not saying that some girls with more variety/unique games won't make it. I think, from what I've read, that Gavrilova is a girl with a more varied game who could make it far, but I've never seen her play and don't feel comfortable rating her potential. Every girl that I rated, I've seen play.

#1SteffiGraf#1
Jan 22nd, 2011, 08:19 AM
I think MEL-O will be top 10 in coming years. Maybe never #1, or win a slam, but I think she has nice feel for the game, and great attitude!

duhcity
Jan 22nd, 2011, 08:41 AM
Ayumi Morita is a useless crap player, no game or personality and when she reaches the top10 the WTA should retire

Sabinator.
Jan 22nd, 2011, 05:25 PM
Jovanovski, Kvitova, Goerges, Kleybanova, Makarova

iPatty
Jan 22nd, 2011, 05:33 PM
Sevastova and Kvitova are amazing :inlove:

Can't argue with that.

Curcubeu
Jan 22nd, 2011, 06:14 PM
I can agree with the opinions of the others.
But as a fan, I hope of course that Simona will go far in her career. She is the one who has very good chances to become one of the Top claycourters of the future. She showed some nice results on this surface last year and I'm going to see how she will develop there. :)

Kvitova, Pavlyu and Jovanovski are also good, but I want to wait for the clay season to get a stronger image of their abilietes and developments!

Omega1
Jan 22nd, 2011, 06:53 PM
Jovanovski, Kvitova, Goerges,Lisicki, Kleybanova,Robson.

joćo.
Jan 22nd, 2011, 07:06 PM
Arantxa Rus :kiss:
And I still believe in Michelle :unsure:

Cleffa
Jan 22nd, 2011, 07:48 PM
So far in AO 2011 it seems there's a little more upsets than normal. I mean just look at the round 16, 7 out of the 8 sections turn out not being the top two seeds (the only section with two top seeds is Na Li vs Azarenka). Some reasons for this? 1. The up and coming players are playing well. 2. The top more veteran players are not playing well (eg. Bartoli, Petrova, Venus's injury). 3. WTA is just in a mess and players are just not playing top tennis.

Young non top 20 players in the round 16: Sevestova, Makarova, Kvitova, Petkovic, Peng Shuai
Well Peng Shuai is actually quite veteran cause this is her tenth year playing tennis already.

But if we look 10 years back, Hingis, Mauresmo, Davenport, William sisters, and other top players, they seem more controlling and were able to separate themselves from the below top 20 players. Where as now the difference between the top 20 and the non top 20 players are not as big?

goldenlox
Jan 22nd, 2011, 08:29 PM
The difference is that some of those players are all time greats.
These young players aren't showing that.
They might grow into it, like Justine or Kim.
But even including the 20 year old who is #1, none of these young players stick out as all time great, 1st ballot HoF players