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QuietPlease
May 3rd, 2011, 08:29 PM
On monday Serena's Rome 2010 points will go off and she'll drop to #16 (or lower).

Aga, Sveta, Bartoli, Peer & Petkovic all had good chances but lost early! Looks like nobody wants it. :lol:
Kvitova could grab it if she reaches the SF, so could Pavlyuchenkova by reaching the final. Otherwise Aga will get it by default.
(Unless Goerges, Kleybs or Cibulkova takes the title)

spiceboy
May 3rd, 2011, 08:43 PM
Who would have thought after her horrendous South American tour that Georges would have a mathematical chance to enter the Top 10 by early May? :spit:

Curcubeu
May 3rd, 2011, 09:07 PM
Kvitova with very good chances on this hard court clay! It wouldn't surprise me that much if she would at least reach the quarters! :lol:

And if it's not enough this week, she can enter Top 10 in two weeks by winning the ITF of Prague... :rolls:

Sp!ffy
May 3rd, 2011, 09:09 PM
Get em Petra! :cheer:



..oh wait that would mean beating Maria. :unsure:

Nevermind.

danieln1
May 3rd, 2011, 09:12 PM
Kvitova is by far the better player of this bunch, so she deserves to get to top 10....

Radwanska getting in the top 10 is an outrage, Kvitova should take her spot quickly

Tennis Observer
May 4th, 2011, 05:22 AM
As it is all about arithmetic, I have to go with Aga (because at least Masha will stop Petra;))!

gc-spurs
May 4th, 2011, 05:28 AM
Ugh please don't let Aga back in again.

Vee Williams
May 4th, 2011, 05:36 AM
Kvitova is by far the better player of this bunch, so she deserves to get to top 10....

Radwanska getting in the top 10 is an outrage, Kvitova should take her spot quickly

As much as I would like to see Petra in the top 10, I am not sure she has quite proven herself in terms of consistency. Andrea is not much different, with some good results but also some weird losses.

I think I would find it strange to see any of these women's names in the top 10 list right now. I do hope though that whoever gets there for the first time will get a boost of confidence and start showing some consistent good results.

is1531
May 4th, 2011, 05:47 AM
I can not wait to see Julia Geroges reach the top 10. I hope it happens before the season is over. I just hope I am not dreaming.

stangtennis
May 4th, 2011, 12:40 PM
Kleybanova lost to Vinci today already in round 2 and is now out of the race. She will not be ranked any higher than #24 next week.

Görges lost 65 points for next weeks ranking because her points were initially miscalculated. Source: http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=19491222#post19491222

Kvitova just defeated 2nd seed Zvonarea in the 2rd round and is getting closer.

Miracle Worker
May 4th, 2011, 01:25 PM
I hope Petra - this year is really good for her.

The 2nd Law
May 4th, 2011, 01:29 PM
Petra probably deserves it more, hope she can keep winning :cheer:

Mr.Sharapova
May 4th, 2011, 02:16 PM
Get em Petra! :cheer:



..oh wait that would mean beating Maria. :unsure:

Nevermind.

This.

Hian
May 4th, 2011, 02:33 PM
Kvitova to save the tour from Radwanska :worship:

fede33
May 4th, 2011, 02:34 PM
Aga obviously!! This it is his place! You prop if it is not this week she was returning afterwards...

Patrick345
May 4th, 2011, 02:34 PM
Well Radwanska has already besmirched the top ten ranking with her presence before, so before some of the other names floating around do the same, she might as well re-enter. :lol:

The ranking is really top-heavy. You need less than 3000 points to enter the top 10, but an additional 700 to reach number nine. Getting to the top 5 would require an additional 1700 points.

RenaSlam.
May 4th, 2011, 02:36 PM
Kvitova.

Matej
May 4th, 2011, 02:42 PM
Would be glad if Petra makes it. After all, her match record is 22:5 this year, she won two tournaments and beated such players as:
Kim Clijsters
Vera Zvonareva
Sam Stosur
Yanina Wickmayer (2 x)
Dominka Cibulková (2 x)
Nastya Pavlyuchenkova
Andrea Petkovic
Daniela Hantuchová
Flavia Pennetta
Nadia Petrova (OK, this not so impressive anymore)

Radwanska has had a solid year, but nothing special, really. Her match record is 15/7, she reached semifinal just once and her only impressive wins were:
Schiavone (2 x)
Bartoli
Shuai Peng (a match that Shuai should have won)

QuietPlease
May 4th, 2011, 06:28 PM
Would be glad if Petra makes it. After all, her match record is 22:5 this year, she won two tournaments and beated such players as:
Kim Clijsters
Vera Zvonareva
Sam Stosur
Yanina Wickmayer (2 x)
Dominka Cibulková (2 x)
Nastya Pavlyuchenkova
Andrea Petkovic
Daniela Hantuchová
Flavia Pennetta
Nadia Petrova (OK, this not so impressive anymore)

Radwanska has had a solid year, but nothing special, really. Her match record is 15/7, she reached semifinal just once and her only impressive wins were:
Schiavone (2 x)
Bartoli
Shuai Peng (a match that Shuai should have won)


That's why she's ahead in the race to Istanbul (although barely), but the ranking is about 52 weeks of course.
That said I think Kvitova will end 2011 ranked higher than Radwanska. She's more up and down, but should make an impact at enough events to rank in the year end top 10. One more win this week and she's already ahead.

Vikapower
May 4th, 2011, 07:20 PM
Would be glad if Petra makes it. After all, her match record is 22:5 this year, she won two tournaments and beated such players as:
Kim Clijsters
Vera Zvonareva
Sam Stosur
Yanina Wickmayer (2 x)
Dominka Cibulková (2 x)
Nastya Pavlyuchenkova
Andrea Petkovic
Daniela Hantuchová
Flavia Pennetta
Nadia Petrova (OK, this not so impressive anymope)

Yes.

Beat
May 4th, 2011, 07:30 PM
Pavlyuchenkova has a shot? :bolt:

Kvitova is by far the better player of this bunch, so she deserves to get to top 10....
Radwanska getting in the top 10 is an outrage, Kvitova should take her spot quickly

it's not really a question of your personal preference, you know. radwanksa has been doing well this year, didn't you notice?

Tennis Observer
May 4th, 2011, 11:42 PM
[...] Görges lost 65 points for next weeks ranking because her points were initially miscalculated. Source: http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=19491222#post19491222 [...]
This typo has nothing to do with QuietPlease’s forecast: In the unlikely event Julia will win PM Madrid she will hold 3.050 points next Monday and will bypass Agnieszka Radwanska’s 2.955 points. But look at these scenarios:

SF RU W
Petra Kvitova 3,123 3,373 3,673
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3,120 3,420
Julia Goerges 3,050
Dominika Cibulkova 2,980


Consequently if Petra will win her match against Dominica tomorrow and advance to SF, Anastasia is the only other of said playders who has a therotical chance to hold a Top 10 ranking next week!

Viktymise
May 5th, 2011, 12:05 AM
i radwanksa has been doing well this year, didn't you notice?

Shame she still sux balls.

CloudAtlas
May 5th, 2011, 12:16 AM
Petra will probably get it although I have to laugh at people saying they hope she gets it to 'save the tour' from Radwanska. Yeah, because having a player in the top 10 who lost in the 1st round of an ITF a few months back is a really good reflection of the tour.

Inger67
May 5th, 2011, 12:30 AM
Wow, didn't know Pavly could enter the top 10 so soon :eek: weird to see. Hopefully Petra does it :)

poulao
May 5th, 2011, 01:08 AM
Aga is the logical choice. :)

Matej
May 5th, 2011, 06:33 AM
Petra will probably get it although I have to laugh at people saying they hope she gets it to 'save the tour' from Radwanska. Yeah, because having a player in the top 10 who lost in the 1st round of an ITF a few months back is a really good reflection of the tour.

For the record, she lost to a certain Kristina Barrois (6:1 5:7 3:6). The same Barrois with whom Radwanska quite struggled in Stuttgart quarterfinal and who could and should have won at least one set in that match.:rolleyes:

Caipirinha Guy
May 5th, 2011, 09:41 AM
Actually Barrois has a game for clay. On hard Petra should have beat her with ease. :lol:
And to remind you your post about Aga: :lol:

As for me, I certainly don´t hate her. I just think that she is a bit overrated player and that she won´t be in the top 10 in the coming years.

Matej
May 5th, 2011, 10:10 AM
Actually Barrois has a game for clay. On hard Petra should have beat her with ease. :lol:
And to remind you your post about Aga: :lol:
Originally Posted by Matej
As for me, I certainly don´t hate her. I just think that she is a bit overrated player and that she won´t be in the top 10 in the coming years.


First off, Barrois´ best surface is actually fast indoors; it´s only recently that she started to get some good results on clay.

As for the quoted claim of mine, I made it clear that I was speaking about the next year and the following years.

I can see at least these players to be ranked above Aga in the period 2012-14:

Wozniacki
Azarenka
Stosur
Kvitova
Zvonareva
Görges
Pavlyuchenkova
Wickmayer
Petkovic
Sharapova
Bojana Jovanovski

Possibly these players as well:
Gajdošová
Cibulková
Šafářová
Ivanovic
Jankovic
Serena Williams

Then you have young, upcoming and very tallented players like Sloane Stephens, Monica Puig, Gavrilova, Khromacheva, Putintseva, Mestach, Bouchard, possibly Rohanova etc.


Conclusion:
I´d say Aga would be lucky enough if she stays around the 15th place in the ranking in the period 2012-14.

stangtennis
May 5th, 2011, 11:45 AM
First off, Barrois´ best surface is actually fast indoors; it´s only recently that she started to get some good results on clay.
http://www.wtatennis.com/page/GettingToKnow/Read/0,,12781~2350490,00.html (http://www.wtatennis.com/page/GettingToKnow/Read/0,,12781%7E2350490,00.html)

What's your favorite surface?
Kristina Barrois: Normally I like to play more on fast courts, like a fast hardcourt or grass. But I learnt to play on clay and my biggest wins have been on clay, so at the moment I cannot say which is my favorite. I've played well on all of them, so I'll take it as it comes!

Matej
May 5th, 2011, 12:27 PM
Actually Barrois has a game for clay. On hard Petra should have beat her with ease. :lol:
And to remind you your post about Aga: :lol:

http://www.wtatennis.com/page/GettingToKnow/Read/0,,12781~2350490,00.html (http://www.wtatennis.com/page/GettingToKnow/Read/0,,12781%7E2350490,00.html)

What's your favorite surface?
Kristina Barrois: Normally I like to play more on fast courts, like a fast hardcourt or grass. But I learnt to play on clay and my biggest wins have been on clay, so at the moment I cannot say which is my favorite. I've played well on all of them, so I'll take it as it comes!

Yes, but Kimadusah made it sound like her only good surface is clay and she is quite hopeless on other surfaces. Which, of course, is certainly not the case. :)

Matt01
May 5th, 2011, 12:37 PM
Petra will probably get it although I have to laugh at people saying they hope she gets it to 'save the tour' from Radwanska. Yeah, because having a player in the top 10 who lost in the 1st round of an ITF a few months back is a really good reflection of the tour.


This.

Matej
May 5th, 2011, 12:41 PM
This.

Well, as I player, I would certainly prefer to have Petra´s results of this year to Radwanska´s results of this year, even though Petra had a few early round losses (and the loss against Morita doesn´t count, since Petra was ill at that time and she was taking antibiotics afterwards and withdrew from Dauha).

thegreendestiny
May 5th, 2011, 01:06 PM
If Babyfat wins Madrid (miracle on clay), she deserves the spot. :shrug:

Radwanska re-entering the top 10 is like splashing hydrochloric acid to an open wound. :o

Matt01
May 5th, 2011, 01:12 PM
Well, as I player, I would certainly prefer to have Petra´s results of this year to Radwanska´s results of this year, even though Petra had a few early round losses (and the loss against Morita doesn´t count, since Petra was ill at that time and she was taking antibiotics afterwards and withdrew from Dauha).


When you stop on the court, any loss counts ;)
And it's nothing against Kvitova. It's against the haters who claim that tennis would be "saved" by keeping Radwanka out of the Top 10 and such crap.

Matej
May 5th, 2011, 01:30 PM
When you stop on the court, any loss counts ;)
And it's nothing against Kvitova. It's against the haters who claim that tennis would be "saved" by keeping Radwanka out of the Top 10 and such crap.

Surely it counts to the official stats. What I meant was that I would not count it as a "bad loss", considering the fact that she was clearly ill and tired.

Anyway, even though I do not think that Radwanska is a good enough player to be at the very top or to be a serious contender for Slmas, I do not consider her presence in the top 10 as an embarrassment, or anything like that. She´s a good and solid player, but seriously underpowered.