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^bibi^
Dec 3rd, 2004, 08:04 AM
do you think that in 2005 a british girl will finally reach the top 100 and could someone tell me who was the last one to be in top 100

^bibi^
Dec 3rd, 2004, 09:08 AM
nobody knows who was the last brits in the top 100 ? :(

loveactually
Dec 3rd, 2004, 10:07 AM
i don't think so

VeraNuVirgosFan
Dec 3rd, 2004, 10:34 AM
Go Anne Keothavong!

*Jool*
Dec 3rd, 2004, 10:58 AM
I think it was Louise Latimer or Sam Smith :)

Baltacha, Keothavong, Janes can make top 100, maybe not in 2005 but soon, in a few years.

jimbo mack
Dec 3rd, 2004, 11:10 AM
sam smith 1999

british women's tennis is just :o

InDemand
Dec 3rd, 2004, 11:18 AM
I think it was Louise Latimer or Sam Smith :)

Baltacha, Keothavong, Janes can make top 100, maybe not in 2005 but soon, in a few years.
Is Baltacha related to outstanding 80s footballer Sergei Baltacha?

SpikeyAidanm
Dec 3rd, 2004, 11:20 AM
hmm Webley Smith seems promising as does O'Donoghue, the British did well at Wimbledon last year, I think there will be a top 100'er in 2006 :)

^bibi^
Dec 3rd, 2004, 11:30 AM
Is Baltacha related to outstanding 80s footballer Sergei Baltacha?
I know that she's the daughter of a famous football player, but as I don't know anything about football I can assure you it's him, but I guess it is...

jrm
Dec 3rd, 2004, 11:41 AM
Gee, i don't think so unless if No.1 player retires in round 1 of Wimbledon against some British chick and collects 200 points

VeraNuVirgosFan
Dec 3rd, 2004, 11:48 AM
Is Baltacha related to outstanding 80s footballer Sergei Baltacha?
Yes, she is his daughter.

InDemand
Dec 3rd, 2004, 12:14 PM
Yes, she is his daughter.
Wow. I feel old.

Serena Sharapova
Dec 3rd, 2004, 01:00 PM
No. British tennis is not improving.

Pamela Shriver
Dec 3rd, 2004, 01:45 PM
nobody knows who was the last brits in the top 100 ? :(
Angela Mortimer?

exoneuk
Dec 3rd, 2004, 02:31 PM
Sam Smith got to about 56-ish in 1999 - Latimer got to 107 and closest since would be Anne Keothavong who was 140 earlier this year before she got injured :sad:

I would love to say "yes" to the question and although I voted yes... that's me being very optimistic.

Wait... that doesn't make sense... anyway, Bally can make 100 I'm SURE and hopefully it'll be next year!

DevilishAttitude
Dec 3rd, 2004, 03:42 PM
Baltacha and Janes seem to have the best chance :)

Anne Keothavong also has a good chance ;)

I doubt Jane O'Donoghue will reach Top 100 since she's been around 175-250 for 2 years and Webley-Smith has hardly won a match since Wimbledon

Someone I think might reach the top 100 not next year but in a few years time is Katie O'Brien who seems to be steadily climbing through the ranks :cool:

xan
Dec 3rd, 2004, 03:55 PM
I was really impressed with Amanda janes at Wimbledon.

However the stupid girl wasted three vital years going to Uni!!!!! She could have done that when she was 30. Now she has a lot of catching up to do. But with luck and hard work, she is a definite prospect for the top 100.

As for Baltacha... What happened?????

DevilishAttitude
Dec 3rd, 2004, 04:04 PM
As for Baltacha... What happened?????

Elena became ill which ruined her 2003 so 2004 was always going to be about reaching the top 200 again and having 1 or 2 good wins which she's done

2005 if she's injury-free will be Elena biggest test yet :)

raquel
Dec 3rd, 2004, 04:37 PM
Elena Baltacha started the year in the mid-300s and is now ranked in the 180s. She has recovered well after the liver disease and she plays a $50k Challenger in Italy in a week or two so she could get her ranking up another bit by the end of the year which is all she could have asked for at the beginning of the year. Next year when she has a full year of good health (hopefully) she will continue to rise I think.

Dirty Sanchez
Dec 3rd, 2004, 04:40 PM
I really really really hope so.......... but I have to say No! :(

ZAK
Dec 3rd, 2004, 05:26 PM
Their only chance is Baltacha. I don't see how anyone could see Anne or Amanda making the top 100, what have they done to even suggest that?

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 3rd, 2004, 07:12 PM
You only need to make the Top 250
and then you get a job for life as Expert Commentator on TV....

Sam Smith
Barry Cowan
Chris Bailey
Mark Petchey
Jason Goodall
Chris Bradnam
To Follow
Greg Rusedski
u forgot Andrew Castle :tape:
only one of them is any good at it and thats the Chipmunk that is Petchey


Also Jo Durie, Annabel Croft
also heard Lucie Ahl on BBC radio :tape:

Virginia Wade
Dec 3rd, 2004, 07:18 PM
You only need to make the Top 250
and then you get a job for life as Expert Commentator on TV....

Sam Smith
Barry Cowan
Chris Bailey
Mark Petchey
Jason Goodall
Chris Bradnam
To Follow
Greg Rusedski
You're forgetting the Annabel Croft woman who reached about 1,00000 in the rankings if one's memory serves correctly.

None of these gals own enough pink cardigans to triumph at anything.

flyingmachine
Dec 3rd, 2004, 08:13 PM
I hope so. :rolleyes: ;)

Grachka
Dec 3rd, 2004, 10:16 PM
I thought dearest Jo Durie got to No5, thats quite impressive, no?

Anyway, i voted yes, maybe a bit too soon in 2005, but hopefully.

Amanda has committed to Australian events so looks to be going to all the Grand Slams in 2005. I expect a big rise from her, and of course Bally. Can't see Anne making a splash next year with the injury, and I just don't see a splash from Jane at all. Emily has been losing to losers since Wimbledon and therefore will need to get her arse in gear to get back to anything like the form expected of GS qualies.

I live in hope for Karen Paterson ;)

Mana
Dec 3rd, 2004, 10:53 PM
Baltacha's your best bet, played well at Wimbly, pushed Jen in the 2nd round, 6-4, 6-4.

Belgium = Best
Dec 4th, 2004, 12:12 PM
No.... :awww:

Experimentee
Dec 4th, 2004, 12:21 PM
No. None of them have shown anything that remotely suggests they are fit for the top 100. Baltacha is the best chance, but I dont even think she'll do it, and certainly not in 2005.

deep bass
Dec 4th, 2004, 12:59 PM
Sadly, no. Bally has the best chance as she's got the 'tude to win matches, but she has a lot of catching up to do after her illness.

whorehand
Dec 4th, 2004, 01:10 PM
No. None of them have shown anything that remotely suggests they are fit for the top 100.
That sounds very bitter. Wouldn't be because 4 players mentioned in your favourites list were beaten by British players this summer, would it? :)

Tripp
Dec 4th, 2004, 11:30 PM
What's up with Karen Paterson? I've been hearing you guys talk a lot about her, as if she was a really talented player, but her results have been just awful lately (failed to qualify for a couple of $25K in Mexico). Is she really a promise at all?

I'm sorry, but I voted no. From what I've seen, none of this girls are talented enough to reach top 100. Only Baltacha, if she can get rid of those injuries, and maybe Amanda Janes can grab a few good results in grass.

AUSBOY
Dec 5th, 2004, 06:59 AM
Baltacha is the only one with a chance to do it, but she would need a kind draw at Wimbledon and remain injury free for the year

Experimentee
Dec 5th, 2004, 11:26 AM
That sounds very bitter. Wouldn't be because 4 players mentioned in your favourites list were beaten by British players this summer, would it? :)

More like you are being too optimistic. What I said is only what the majority of people in this thread said, apart from the Brits. Fact is, right now no British girl is worthy for the top 100. If you really believe that there is someone who is, post the evidence now :)

paul_masterton
Dec 5th, 2004, 02:35 PM
lol karen won't go top 100, it's just us scots getting carried away :p

paul_masterton
Dec 5th, 2004, 02:36 PM
oh and yes lucie was a dredful commentator both on riadio and for the couple of days she did eurosport. but i don't care cos she is still the best :devil:

but she's a cracking coach, look at o'brien, llewllyn and south this year, mel would be top 250 if she didn't get injured in august.

stijntje
Dec 5th, 2004, 02:48 PM
To be honest... I don't think so...

But I wouldn't mind if it happens...