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thegreendestiny
Mar 7th, 2011, 07:47 AM
I just noticed Radwanska has been in the top 10 for almost three years now. At the same time, she hasn't won anything in that period of time, including MM events but has reached a certain depth in slams and big events to maintain her ranking.

:confused:

Which is more important? Which would you prefer?

Aryman3
Mar 7th, 2011, 02:10 PM
She doesn't start in low ranked events

ClijstersGOAT
Mar 7th, 2011, 02:31 PM
Yeah, she only plays Premier tournaments, 18 in the last 12 months (Wozniacki for example has played 23, including 2 international).

Smitten
Mar 7th, 2011, 03:53 PM
She doesn't start in low ranked events

Pretty much.

The Roadmap messed over a player like Radwanska who is able to thrive in lower ranked events where the class gulf is a lot more apparent and her game can just feast on errors from inept opponents.

Now that she is forced to play almost exclusively in Tier II+ tournaments, she can't do anything because she loses to the first top 30 player playing good tennis.

Hian
Mar 7th, 2011, 04:52 PM
A title is always better than a good ranking.
I'd personally remember more Duque Marino than Radwanska ;)

AndreConrad
Mar 7th, 2011, 05:28 PM
A title is always better than a good ranking.
I'd personally remember more Duque Marino than Radwanska ;)
It makes perfect sense so you remember Mariana bettter because she has more titles, right?:confused:

Valanga
Mar 7th, 2011, 06:15 PM
Wait, she fell out of top ten halfway through. no?

LoLex
Mar 7th, 2011, 06:27 PM
:weirdo:

Protoss
Mar 7th, 2011, 06:30 PM
Wait, she fell out of top ten halfway through. no?
She finished last year ranked outside the top 10 so she isn't limited to 2 international tournaments this year.

Of course last year she didn't play any international tournaments. :shrug:

madmax
Mar 7th, 2011, 07:01 PM
I really don't get the hate Radwanska receives here - so sure, her game is not the most exciting and filled with screaming winners, but she has her unique crafty style and very nice hands for a woman player. I personally like watching her, if only to see something different than generic baseline grinding from your generic baseliner.

AndreConrad
Mar 7th, 2011, 07:21 PM
I really don't get the hate Radwanska receives here - so sure, her game is not the most exciting and filled with screaming winners, but she has her unique crafty style and very nice hands for a woman player. I personally like watching her, if only to see something different than generic baseline grinding from your generic baseliner.
People here have a strong opinions about what defines a good player. If a player has success and is not in line with their definition or even worse is ranked higher than a player they like who plays according to their definition then they don't understand it and hate that player :shrug:. I have no other explanation (I am not counting the 5 year olds).

AnomyBC
Mar 8th, 2011, 01:16 AM
She's probably been distracted from all the sexting.

BlackPanther.
Mar 8th, 2011, 01:39 AM
A title is always better than a good ranking.
I'd personally remember more Duque Marino than Radwanska ;)

:facepalm:

Vincey!
Mar 8th, 2011, 02:17 AM
this is a tricky question, I'd say if a player doesn't play much lower tournments where she's the top seed or top 2 seeds (maybe less than2) I'd say being a consistent top 10 means more than winning titles. If she's playing more than 2 and she's oftenly in the top 2 seeds and never win a title, that is just really bad lol

thegreendestiny
Mar 8th, 2011, 04:04 AM
I really don't get the hate Radwanska receives here - so sure, her game is not the most exciting and filled with screaming winners, but she has her unique crafty style and very nice hands for a woman player. I personally like watching her, if only to see something different than generic baseline grinding from your generic baseliner.

Who said this thread was about Radwanska bashing? Her case was merely used as an example. :cuckoo:

TS
Mar 8th, 2011, 05:25 AM
Pretty much.

The Roadmap messed over a player like Radwanska who is able to thrive in lower ranked events where the class gulf is a lot more apparent and her game can just feast on errors from inept opponents.

Now that she is forced to play almost exclusively in Tier II+ tournaments, she can't do anything because she loses to the first top 30 player playing good tennis.

But she's still managed to maintain a top 10 ranking, so...:confused:

She may not be winning them but she's performing consistently well.

Mikey.
Mar 8th, 2011, 06:09 AM
I think I would prefer being top 10 without the MM titles tbh... You get into the bigger events with no worries, you still have a decent tennis career and obviously you get the extra exposure since you are after all a "top 10 player".

But it's sad really. With just a little work on her strength, particularly upper body strength, and some work on her serve she could be constantly well inside the top 10 AND win some bigger titles. However at the moment I think Aga seems to be content with how she is playing. But just look at Caroline for example. She has improved these aspects and more, while keeping in mind the things that made her a great player in the first place. Now look at what she's been able to do in the last couple of seasons!