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Farina Elia Fan
Nov 29th, 2003, 09:57 PM
here are the players who reached No.11 in the world. who was the best? :confused:

fried_beans
Nov 29th, 2003, 09:59 PM
they all suck lol

ghosts
Nov 29th, 2003, 10:02 PM
Regina and Silvia maybe ;)

Farina Elia Fan
Nov 29th, 2003, 10:08 PM
they all suck lol


no they don't!!! :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

*JR*
Nov 29th, 2003, 10:34 PM
Guess who's 9-0 lifetime vs. Meghann? :lol: Hint: a picture is worth a thousand words! ;)

hey_britney
Nov 30th, 2003, 12:27 AM
Guess who's 9-0 lifetime vs. Meghann? :lol: Hint: a picture is worth a thousand words! ;)

Dechy has managed to make it nine now?

Farina Elia Fan
Oct 25th, 2005, 10:36 PM
bump

jimbo mack
Oct 26th, 2005, 05:44 PM
i only know farina and shaughnessy's career. can anyone provide facts on all careers so we can analyse on who's the best?

~~*Elena.D*~~
Oct 26th, 2005, 05:45 PM
Silvia Farina - Elia

Maryamator
Oct 26th, 2005, 05:50 PM
silvia and meghann

timray
Oct 26th, 2005, 05:56 PM
Silvia Farina Elia

jimbo mack
Oct 26th, 2005, 08:52 PM
Regina Marsikova's highest ranking was 59 according to wta.com

jimbo mack
Oct 26th, 2005, 08:54 PM
Joanne Russell's highest was 22 (wta.com)

jfk
Oct 26th, 2005, 09:08 PM
Regina Marsikova's highest ranking was 59 according to wta.com
The rankings on that site might be from a later time period, or something. Because Marsikova was definitely ranked high in the late 70's/early 80's. She made the semis of the French a few times, won the German Open, etc. No way she did peak at 59.

ETA: She's also the clear winner IMO of the poll question.

jimbo mack
Oct 26th, 2005, 09:20 PM
The rankings on that site might be from a later time period, or something. Because Marsikova was definitely ranked high in the late 70's/early 80's. She made the semis of the French a few times, won the German Open, etc. No way she did peak at 59.

ETA: She's also the clear winner IMO of the poll question.

so was all that before open era?

jfk
Oct 26th, 2005, 09:38 PM
Nope, the open era began years before that. My guess is that the wta site only uses rankings starting from the mid/late 80's. Not sure why, but it's the only logical explanation....

RenaSlam.
Oct 26th, 2005, 09:53 PM
You suck at making polls.

TatiAnnahølic
Oct 26th, 2005, 10:01 PM
Meggy.

andrewbroad
Nov 15th, 2005, 01:23 AM
The best player who has never reached the top ten is not someone with a highest ranking of #11, but Iroda Tulyaganova (HR #16).

Iroda is certainly a top-ten talent, but sadly her career has been eroded by multitudinous injuries. :sad:

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Pheobo
Nov 15th, 2005, 01:26 AM
Definitely Silvia.

Derek.
Nov 15th, 2005, 01:28 AM
Silvia. :hearts:

@m@nd@
Nov 15th, 2005, 01:35 AM
silvia

Shonami Slam
Nov 15th, 2005, 03:15 AM
Meghann is probably the player to vote for since she was supposed to be there.
She got injured in her great 2001 season, and couldn't compete in the indoor circuit of tier1s and the YEC.
she only needed a win or two i reckon to get into the top10, drop out the net year and forever be remembered as a top10 player.
since then she's been a regular sprianer/twister/tearer/breaker/choker and could never get it together again. she had a brilliant starting to the season in 2003 - but it faded by the clay season.

Farina elia had a great 98, and had she won some of the 4 finals she reached - she might be the better candidate.
the injury in late99 fucked things up but 2001 was solid - but nothing of top10 quality.
from there on she couldn't string big ones together - wimbledon QF, beating davenport, not much of a late season...
really - she was always in the top (and i remember her and smashnova, along many other great shifting the top20 positions all the time. 2004 was a year she could have potentially got back to the top if she had that extra sting to her.
if she'd have a better ratio in finals than the horid 3-10, she would have not only been a top10 player - but a solid won as well.
she produced many wonders, but they weren't on reguler basis and reminded me at times the lesser maleeva.

both SHOULD have been.
i don't know anything regarding the rest.
I give the edge to meghann because it did seem as though she really neeeded no more than another win - i don't know the exact points situation, but she surely must have been damn close. she would have been seeded in the indoor tournies and she's quite good at the fast surfaces. if she could sneak a win in the YEC as well she could have started RG as a top8 seed.

jonny84
Nov 27th, 2005, 04:16 PM
Probably Silvia Farina Elia - i know she only one three titles (all in Strasbourg) but she was very versatile and managed to stay consistent with the top players.

charmedRic
Nov 27th, 2005, 04:46 PM
Megs.

Declan
Nov 27th, 2005, 06:20 PM
How many of you have seen ALL these players play? I have, (which shows my age!!), and obviously they were all good players. Natasha Chmyreva was an outstanding talent who was forced off tour while still a teenager by the all-controlling Soviet goverment in early 1977 (so they wouldn't play South Africans thereby causing an Olympic boycott in Moscow in 1980) and for some reason never returned. Although erratic and hot-headed she was an immense talent who was surely destined for a Top Ten placing before too long.

Joanne Russell achieved wins over Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Virginia Wade and Evonne Goolagong so could pick up good scalps on her day -but she was too streaky. Great doubles player too -she won Wimbledon in 1977 with Helen Cawley.

Regina Marsikova also beat those four players too, if I remember correctly. She hovered around the Top Ten for a few years, and was deadly on clay, but she was already slightly on the wane when she was imprisoned for three years in 1981 on a drink-driving charge following an accident in which someone died. She did return to the tour in 1985 but was thereafter a shadow of her former self, for obvious reasons.

Craigy
Nov 27th, 2005, 06:47 PM
You suck at making polls.
:lol:

Mafia_Sharapova
Nov 27th, 2005, 06:53 PM
:yawn::yawn::yawn::yawn::yawn:

Carmen Mairena
Nov 27th, 2005, 06:56 PM
Silvia

xXSarajevoXx
Nov 27th, 2005, 07:01 PM
Silvia..

~Cherry*Blossom~
Nov 27th, 2005, 07:05 PM
I voted Meghann

timafi
Nov 27th, 2005, 07:42 PM
Dechy

thelittlestelf
Nov 27th, 2005, 07:46 PM
Shaughnessy... she has so many weapons that it's almost a crime she never reached the top 10.

LefandePatty
Nov 27th, 2005, 07:48 PM
Meghann and Silvia