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ChrisCologne
May 6th, 2011, 12:37 PM
Well, that´s the proof for the USA and other dominators of the 80ies and 90ies: There´s still hope!

Germany surprisingly quick gets two girls top20 and for both of them either Paris or Wimbledon promises to become something big

Furthermore, Petzschner is top10 in male doubles

So, quite quietly, Germany rose again. With Lisicki coming back and -if ever- Grönefeld climbing back the doubles´ rankings, Germany has a promising future

What´s missing is a continueity to see Petko or Görges prove themselves in the following two Grand Slams. Görges should do extremely damage on both surfaces and has quite a good draw ahead of her thinking of her playing Schiavone, Kanepi or whatever in Wimbledon f.e., not to think of Wozniacki ;-)

silverwhite
May 6th, 2011, 12:58 PM
no1curr :oh:


Jk :lol: I don't dislike either of them but I think they still have a ways to go before breaking through in Grand Slams :)

miffedmax
May 6th, 2011, 01:27 PM
And the best German is still moving up. ;)

Hian
May 6th, 2011, 02:40 PM
I don't think Goerges will do something cool at GS... she's a bad copy of Aravane, in a few months she will suck like South America's season.
Andrea is consistent, she could even enter Top 10 going on this way :)
Sabine is my favourite and probably the best of them :)

Young 8
May 6th, 2011, 02:44 PM
I don't think Goerges will do something cool at GS... she's a bad copy of Aravane, in a few months she will suck like South America's season.



Sure, if I close my eyes they look exactly the same

A-Bond
May 6th, 2011, 03:07 PM
I don't think Goerges will do something cool at GS... she's a bad copy of Aravane, in a few months she will suck like South America's season.
Andrea is consistent, she could even enter Top 10 going on this way :)
Sabine is my favourite and probably the best of them :)

I think Julia already proved here in Madrid that she's definitely not an Aravane 2.0. She's playing with risk, yes, but she's not a ballbasher like Rezai. She reminds me more on Vaidisova, just with the ability to win a bigger event. I'm sure there will be a time where she will play worse again, but on the other hand she's able to win something really big, unlike Petkovic, who seems too fragile mentally. If we compare the both Julia could have an Ivanovic career and Andrea a Jankovic career.

crazillo
May 6th, 2011, 03:24 PM
I still regard Lisicki to the best out of the three, but Görges is definitely impressing me with her strong mind. She is playing like she has been at the top for years, and that is a very good thing to predict future succes.

Sammo
May 6th, 2011, 04:24 PM
Groenefeld was in top 15 back in 2006

JackFrost
May 6th, 2011, 04:52 PM
Is Julia top 20 with her win today?
Really? :confused:

mk27
May 6th, 2011, 05:38 PM
Is Julia top 20 with her win today?
Really? :confused:

Only if Cibulkova won't reach the final.

Markus
May 6th, 2011, 05:52 PM
Only if Cibulkova won't reach the final.
If Julia wins against Cibulkova in the final she will be even Top 10 :eek:

ChrisCologne
May 6th, 2011, 06:00 PM
Top21 is guaranteed by now

I believe that we´ll soon have 3 very solid top40 players if Sabine Lisicki -at least after AO 2012- makes her way back

Wonder what this means for A) Olympics 2012 and B) for another WTA event in 2013

Barbara Rittner is trying to install a second WTA event in Halle when the ATP event takes place. No idea if Halle will try to become a 10-day-event. This would be a sensational event with all Germans taking part. I predict though this won´t happen for another year and 2013 the earliest, so no chance for the Williams (probably) to play in Germany. But that would be a highlight for German fans. Imagine the WTA event to be installed with a show match in doubles with Steffi and Rittner and the current two best girls, Görges and Petkovic (or Lisicki, at that time)

ChrisCologne
May 6th, 2011, 06:04 PM
What??? Görges to be top10 after Madrid? Didn´t know THAT one.
See her losing against Azarenka though. The power won´t be there.

I have to compliment the one of you guys that predicted an Ivanovic for Görges and a Jankovic for Petkovic. I would go with that one regarding their career-predictions, too.

I would say that due to the seedings and their current form, Andrea´s and Julia´s run at the GS could be the following:

Paris - Andrea quarterfinal, Julia quarterfinal
Wimbledon - Andrea 3rd round (not her surface), Julia 4th round (if not better)
US Open - Andrea 4th round, Julia 2nd round

I see Sabine with the following

Paris - 2nd round after qualifying
Wimbledon - 2nd round after qualifying
US Open - 3rd round

Pureracket
May 6th, 2011, 06:06 PM
"Girls"? We talking Junior tennis here?

Halepsova
May 6th, 2011, 06:12 PM
I wouldn't say Germany comes back unless they have a top ten player on both ATP and WTA.