View Full Version : Was denkt Ihr über die Resultate 2004 bislang ?

Feb 13th, 2004, 02:04 PM
I think that Anca´s results are solid, but not too promising for a solid top40 rank in 2004.

I think Marlene did quite good not to go down too fast having to defend Australia 2003 was a heavy burden for her season-opening but she managed to remain top75 and could climb to top40 in 2004.

Grönefeld kind of disappointed me so far. I expected her to reach some main draws when playing qualifying and I don´t see her having a major breakthrough before 2005. She should be top80 by the end of the year though.

Is Rittner quit for singles ?

Schruff will never make it to the topt100 soon. I would say that Gehrlein could do this. Roesch and Klösel will remain top150.

What I cannot say is wether or not Müller, Lamade, Werner and Arn can re-start their careers. Lamade and Muller have top50 potential. Arn managed to take some sets from top players. And Werner never made it anywhere ?!

Feb 14th, 2004, 08:32 AM
Barna - she missed 2 great opportunities as she lost twice in QF before the Aus-Open
she should win this matches if she want to enter the top40

Weingärtner - she is doing her stuff. i don´t expect more from her

Grönefeld - i´m a bit dissapointed too, but i think she is still young. but i´m a bit worried about her heavy schedule. she is commited to a tournament each week.

Müller - okay she won a 10K, what is good for her after her very bad results last year, but she is a lot better, so we have to wait whta she is doing this year, but it will be a tough way back to the top200 or top100

Lamade - at least i´m happy she is commited again (Buchen-Amiens-St.Petersburg)
i hope she used the time to work on her shape, then she could kick ass ;)

Kerber - good Junior results down under, and now a great Tournament in Warsaw, i think she is even more talented the ALG. next week she will be around #350 in the ranking, and with a good schedule she could be around #230 in december and this would allow her to play AUS-Open quali
schedule is important because she can just play 10 tournaments this year because of her age -> 16

Feb 14th, 2004, 10:24 AM
But is Rittner retired ? I know about her coaching-function ...

Müller is in the quallies for Memphis isn´t she ? Lamade MUST get her groove back.

Feb 14th, 2004, 04:59 PM
no, Memphis is Alexandra Müller, a american (at least i think it is Alexandra Müller)

Feb 15th, 2004, 01:07 AM
Rittner said at AO that she wants to comeback and give it one more try but probably not before April because of her "Fersensporn".

Feb 17th, 2004, 11:28 AM
Anca Barna...does what she can. With a good draw, she can reach Quaters and Semis at Tier III or Tier IV Tournaments. But when I´m honest...I don´t think of her as an Top 50 player. A spot between 50 - 75 is well served for her.

Marlene Weingärtner...Well, she is more consitent than in the past. She´s beating now players, which she must beat. I think, when she stay injuryfree, she can earn a fix spot in the top 40 - top 50.

Anna-Lena Grönefeld...Personaly, I think she´s a little bit overhyped by the media. But I hope, Anna-Lena can convince me, that I´m wrong at this point.

Roesch and Arn is a goner. I don´t belive, that they are able to come back.
Both players are ranked now in the 300 aera. Arn hadn´t played since ages and Roesch loses even at challengers in the first round mostly.

Feb 17th, 2004, 12:31 PM
i´m a bit worried about Barna´s schedule this year
why isn´t she playing Hyderabad? she would be seeded there
but she is playing Antwerp and lost to Safina in 1st round :(

Feb 17th, 2004, 04:16 PM
i´m a bit worried about Barna´s schedule this year
why isn´t she playing Hyderabad? she would be seeded there
but she is playing Antwerp and lost to Safina in 1st round :(
Playing Paris and then Hyderabad would bring lots of jet lack with it...so I think it was better to play Antwerp...but she still lost...:rolleyes: