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geko
Dec 30th, 2006, 11:57 PM
Okay well since the tennis season of 2007 is about to start I think it will be fun to pick who the top ten will be at YEARS END :p !

Here are mine ;):

1.) Justine Henin-Hardenne (though I hate to admit it :sad: )
2.) Maria Sharapova :rolleyes:
3.) Svetlana Kuznetsova
4.) Serena Williams :D
5.) Amelie Mauresmo
6.) Ana Ivanovic
7.) Nicole Vaidisova
8.) Martina Hingis
9.) Venus Williams
10.)Nadia Petrova

Your turn :wavey:

LUXXXAS
Dec 31st, 2006, 12:13 AM
1. sharapova
2. henin
3. clijsters
4. hingis
5. mauresmo
6. kuznetsova
7. vaidisova
8. ivanovic
9. golovin
10. v. williams

SilK
Dec 31st, 2006, 12:52 AM
1) Sharapova
2) Henin-Hardenne
3) Mauresmo
4) Hingis
5) Clijsters
6) Jankovic
7) Vaidisova
8) Peer
9) Dementieva
10) Golovin

Sugar_Kane
Dec 31st, 2006, 12:57 AM
Not sure how the rest of the top ten will go but I think the top 3 will be between Henin, Mauresmo and Maria.

I just hope 2007 isn't another 2005 for Maria

AJZ.
Dec 31st, 2006, 01:10 AM
Realistically:
1. Sharapova
2. Henin-Hardenne
3. Petrova
4. Dementieva
5. Hingis
6. Myskina
7. Mauresmo
8. Clijsters
9. Jankovic
10. Kuznetsova

cartmancop
Dec 31st, 2006, 01:33 AM
1. Sharapova (Will win a slam or 2)
2. Henin-Hardene (I think she can win the FO, but will have difficulty making all four finals and the YEC again, that's a huge feat to accomplish 2 years in a row)
3. Hingis (@ least a surprise GS final)
4. Serena Williams (same, possible Wimbledon or USO if fit...)
5. Mauresmo (Will have a hard time dealing with pressure of being a defending GS champ)
6. Petrova (maybe a surprise slam final, but don't think she'll win one)
7. Kuznetsova (solid year, nothing overwhelming)
8. Jankovic (slam SF or 2)
9. Venus Williams (solid results when healthy, possible Wimbledon final)
10. Dementieva (overall good year, but no huge surprises)

*I think Kim will be in more of a farewell tour mode and not do as well...
*Vaidisova, Golovin & Ivanovic will be hovering just outside of top 10 and could replace any of those I have listed in 7-10...

LudwigDvorak
Dec 31st, 2006, 01:47 AM
Well, Justine can get injured quickly. She isn't a continual top 10 player. She usually doesn't even do consistently at Slams, so a top five spot or even top 10 isn't guaranteed. Sharapova, Petrova, Kuznetsova, Dementieva, and Mauresmo are the ones I think are the ones who'll stay in the top 10 the entire year. Vaidisova, Hingis, Justine, and to a slightly lesser extent, Jankovic, Safina, and Ivanovic are the others I think are realistic enough.

And to an even slightly less extent, Clijsters, because I think she's gone after Wimbledon aside from maybe one US Open series tournament and the US Open itself. So unless she has stunning results, she won't end top 10.

I think Myskina and Zvonareva have good chances at returning to the top 10; that'd be rather enjoyable, I think. Moreso Myskina, but still.

geko
Dec 31st, 2006, 01:51 AM
Ooops...forgot about Jankovic and Kim :o .

AnnaK_4ever
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:09 AM
Well, Justine can get injured quickly. She isn't a continual top 10 player. She usually doesn't even do consistently at Slams, so a top five spot or even top 10 isn't guaranteed.

not true at all.
Since Justine stormed into Top-10 in 2001 she's fallen out of there for only two months (between Indian Wells and Roland Garros-2005).

Tenis Srbija
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:13 AM
1) Justine Henin-Hardenne -Only Noumber One-
2) Kim Clijsters ;)
3) JELENA JANKOVIĆ :worship: :worship:
4) Maria Sharapova
5) Nadia Petrova
6) Amelie Mauresmo :rolleyes:
7) Elena Dementieva
8) Svetlana Kuznetsova
9) Martina Hingis
10) Ana Ivanović :kiss:

Tenis Srbija
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:15 AM
Well, Justine can get injured quickly. She isn't a continual top 10 player. She usually doesn't even do consistently at Slams, so a top five spot or even top 10 isn't guaranteed.


What a load of crap? Are you sure that you know who is Justine Henin-Hardenne??? She is not consistent??? OMG...you are really on some serious drogs mate :) :rolleyes:

Tenis Srbija
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:16 AM
Ooops...forgot about Jankovic and Kim :o .

There is still time to make it right :D
Edit, Edit, Edit, Edit :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

LudwigDvorak
Dec 31st, 2006, 03:18 AM
Well, looking at Justine's Slam performances, starting in 2001, she's won five Slams, inbetween two first round losses, a second round loss, and a couple of fourth round losses. It's not horrible, not to mention several absences, but it's clear enough she can lose in the first round or win the entire thing. (And please, spare me the "But she was so young then!" 2005 Wimbledon.) So no, compared to Sharapova's continual semifinals or better aside from RG, or Mauresmo's almost constant flow of quarterfinals or better since 2002 at everything save RG, I wouldn't consider that terribly consistent. 2006 was an impressive year, however. That leads to brighter things, but I'm just saying, it was an extremely odd year concerning that. And come on, she CAN get injured very easily. I probably didn't make it clear enough I think she's going to stay top 10, but I don't see a #1 or #2 year-end ranking.

plantman
Dec 31st, 2006, 03:22 AM
Justine, Kim, Martina, Maria, Amelie, Nadia, Elena, Sania, Alicia, Jankovich!

austennis
Dec 31st, 2006, 05:35 AM
1. Clijsters (i think she will just want it more this year and she has very little points to defend outside the 3 slams)
2. Sharapova
3. Mauresmo
4. Hingis (Has little points to defend at Wimbledon & US OPEN )
5. Henin Hardenne (way too many points to defend)
6. Jankovic (No points to defend until rome)
7. Dementieva
8. Ivanovic (No real big points to defend outside of Montreal)
9. Kuznetsova (Big points in Miami and F.O to defend)
10. Petrova (Big points to defend come the clay season and end of the year)

i think that players like venus, serena, molik, stouser, golovin, vaidosova will be firmly ranked between 11-15...

tenn_ace
Dec 31st, 2006, 05:41 AM
1. Sveta
2. Maria
3. Amelie
4. Enna
5. Kim
6. Ana
7. Martina
8. Nadia
9. Nicole
10. Elena D.

So Disrespectful
Dec 31st, 2006, 07:20 AM
1. Sharapova
2. Henin Hardenne
3. Hingis
4. Mauresmo
5. Jankovic
6. Ivanovic
7. Dementieva
8. Kuznetsova
9. Molik
10. Hantuchova

jazar
Dec 31st, 2006, 09:03 AM
1. Sharapova
2. Henin-Hardenne
3. Mauresmo
4. Petrova
5. Hingis.
6. Kuznetsova
7. Jankovic
8. Vaidisova
9. Ivanovic
10. Clijsters

HenryMag.
Dec 31st, 2006, 09:24 AM
1. Henin
2. Sharapova
3. Hingis
4. Mauresmo
5. Dementieva
6. Petrova
7. Kuznetsova
8. Vaidisova
9. Jankovic
10. Safina

minboy
Dec 31st, 2006, 09:33 AM
Well, Justine can get injured quickly. She isn't a continual top 10 player. She usually doesn't even do consistently at Slams, so a top five spot or even top 10 isn't guaranteed. .
:tape:

Geertvg
Dec 31st, 2006, 09:42 AM
1. Kim Clijsters
2. Justine Hénin-Hardenne
3. Maria Sharapova
4. Nicola Vaidisova
5. Amélie Mauresmo
6. Tatiana Golovin
7. Anna Chakvetadze
8. Vera Zvonareva
9. Iroda Tulyaganova
10. Kaia Kanepi

Remember where you got it from first! :yeah: :lol:

jas_aussie
Dec 31st, 2006, 10:13 AM
1. Henin-hardenne
2. Mauresmo
3. Molik!!:woohoo:
4. Kuznetsova
5. Stosur
6. Ivanovic
7. Petrova
8. Clijsters
9. Vaidisova
10. Dementieva
144. Sharapova

santhuruu
Dec 31st, 2006, 10:19 AM
1. Serena Williams
2. Justine Henin-Hardenne
3. Kim Clijsters
4. Maria Sharapova
5. Jelena Jankovic
6. Nadia Petrova
7. Svetlana Kuznetsova
8. Amelie Mauresmo
9. Venus Williams
10. Elena Dementieva

~Shopgirl~
Dec 31st, 2006, 10:21 AM
144. Sharapova

Yep, you're right :lol:

1. Maria Sharapova
2. Justine Henin- Hardenne
3. Kim Clijsters
4. Amelie Mauresmo
5. Svetlana Kuznetsova
6. Martina Hingis
7. Tatiana Golovin
8. Nadia Petrova
9. Jelena Jankovic
10. Elena Dementieva

Highlandman
Dec 31st, 2006, 10:24 AM
1. Sharapova
2. Henin-Hardenne
3. Mauresmo
4. V. Williams (Because I know that she won't play more than 12-14 events and she also says that her aim are the Top-10)
5. Clijsters
6. Dementieva
7. Kuznetsova
8. S. Williams
9. Vaidisova
10. Ivanovic

LudwigDvorak
Dec 31st, 2006, 10:41 AM
:tape:

Oh, leave me alone. I could phrase that better baby, I swear. :kiss:

<Sven>
Dec 31st, 2006, 11:35 AM
1. Justine Henin-Hardenne
2. Kim Clijsters (won't play a lot of tournaments, but will play more freely and win more)
3. Maria Sharapova
4. Jelena Jankovic
5. Amélie Mauresmo
6. Svetlana Kuznetsova
7. Nicole Vaidisova
8. Martina Hingis
9. Elena Dementieva
10. Nadia Petrova / Anna Chakvetadze

Both of the Williams sisters back in the top 20, in 2008 they may reach top 10 or higher again...

minboy
Dec 31st, 2006, 12:11 PM
Oh, leave me alone. I could phrase that better baby, I swear. :kiss:

I was actually doing you a favor by not phrasing it better, honey. If you really want me to... :

Since her breakthrough at RG 2001, Justine's best results in slams are ( God, I can't believe I have to do this ) :

AO : 1 title, 1final , 1 semi, 1 quarter in 4 attempts
RG : 3 titles, 1 semi, in 6 attempts ( and you just know Justine was ill in 2002 and 2004 - like Kapros and Garbin could beat an in-form Justine on clay :rolleyes: )
W : 2 finals, 2 semis in 5 attempts
US : 1 title; 1 final, in 6 attempts

Waow, that looks like SOOO inconsistent to me:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Never mind the fact that Justine is the only active player to have reach every GS final at least 2 times ( Maybe Martina did it as well ). Take off the Usopen results and it looks like she's been the most consistent player in slams in the past 5-6 years, and even there she's been able to make the final 2 times in 4 years.

I usually don't answer to your kind of post cause I've learned to get over it with the years ( just check out the same thread made one year ago - everybody had Justine out of the top 5, if not top 10, and it's been like this ever since 2001 ) but this was just too much crap.

Tenis Srbija
Dec 31st, 2006, 12:14 PM
Well, looking at Justine's Slam performances, starting in 2001, she's won five Slams, inbetween two first round losses, a second round loss, and a couple of fourth round losses. It's not horrible, not to mention several absences, but it's clear enough she can lose in the first round or win the entire thing. (And please, spare me the "But she was so young then!" 2005 Wimbledon.) So no, compared to Sharapova's continual semifinals or better aside from RG, or Mauresmo's almost constant flow of quarterfinals or better since 2002 at everything save RG, I wouldn't consider that terribly consistent. 2006 was an impressive year, however. That leads to brighter things, but I'm just saying, it was an extremely odd year concerning that. And come on, she CAN get injured very easily. I probably didn't make it clear enough I think she's going to stay top 10, but I don't see a #1 or #2 year-end ranking.

SHE WAS INJURED WHEN SHE LOST THAT 1. round!!! Look at her's performance this year... and after you do that shut a fuck up! Girl got to all finals, won one GS title, won Masters...and you say that she is incosistent :lol:

LudwigDvorak
Dec 31st, 2006, 12:22 PM
You didn't have to do that and I'm sorry you had to waste your time. If you read my post at the end of the first page, and even my very first post, I was primarily saying she isn't always reliable because of how frail her health is. I know she has that virus, and it can affect her. You just saying that, yes, the reason she ended early in many of the Slams so far, or was absent, was because of injury just affirms what I'm saying. The top 10/5 thing was wrong, yes, but I don't know anyone else in the top 10 who is a Slam contender who's missed as many Slams or dropped as early in the past few years as Justine. Clijsters has with six absences, but since 2003 she's only dropped below the semifinal of a Slam twice, despite missing six Slams. When I see Justine's Slam results from 2001-on, I see a mix of brilliance and very low lows. That was the only point I was trying to make. Her virus could make her miss another Slam or make her destined for an early exit. She isn't a hold for #1.

minboy
Dec 31st, 2006, 12:38 PM
You didn't have to do that and I'm sorry you had to waste your time. If you read my post at the end of the first page, and even my very first post, I was primarily saying she isn't always reliable because of how frail her health is. I know she has that virus, and it can affect her. You just saying that, yes, the reason she ended early in many of the Slams so far, or was absent, was because of injury just affirms what I'm saying. The top 10/5 thing was wrong, yes, but I don't know anyone else in the top 10 who is a Slam contender who's missed as many Slams or dropped as early in the past few years as Justine. Clijsters has with six absences, but since 2003 she's only dropped below the semifinal of a Slam twice, despite missing six Slams. When I see Justine's Slam results from 2001-on, I see a mix of brilliance and very low lows. That was the only point I was trying to make. Her virus could make her miss another Slam or make her destined for an early exit. She isn't a hold for #1.

One year ago people said she could never return to the very top because of her health. Now she's N.1. 'Nuff said.

Ending up early in many of the slams so far!!! Yeah right!! If you take a close look at her early exits, you won't fail to notice that these are what people call "accidents". Look up in a dictionary and you 'll understand that accidents cannot be taken as significative elements as far as consistancy is concerned. It's not like the five times she's won a slam where the only five times where she has escaped the second round.

Again, every year since 2001, most of the people always had wrong predictions for Justine in the year to come. It's always been : " she's gonna fall in the rankings blablabla too many points too defend blablabla not healthy enough blablabla " Everytime Justine has proven people wrong. I can just laugh thinking back at the old official wtaboard, where there was tons of thread about the "new generation" : Dementieva, Clijsters, Dokic, Henin. It was always the same question : "who will have the better career?", and always the same answers : everyone had Justine on last. EVERYONE.

For whatever reason which I'll never get, people have always been trying to dimunish Justine's achievements, as well as her potential futur results, and this much more than any other players. I think the probable reason for this is simply that she doesn't fit the usual expectation people have of a great champion, which includes dominating his/her rivals physically. People still don't get that a 1.67m girl could be the best player in the world. If anybody has a better exlplaination, I'll be very happy to hear about it.

LudwigDvorak
Dec 31st, 2006, 12:42 PM
I suppose every time Dementieva loses in the fourth round that's an accident. :p

No, but for real, I get your point. I'm only saying that her health could intervene. Could. I never said I doubted her ability to be #1. She could probably beat Graf in weeks at #1 if her health permitted.

cluska
Dec 31st, 2006, 01:16 PM
mauresmo
Jhh
maria
clijsters
kuznetsova
hingis
molik
vaidisova
radwanska
and both of sis williams won't be in first 10
jankovic
petrova

Ryan
Dec 31st, 2006, 01:30 PM
Hmm, I agree with Ludwig in that Justine usually goes BIG at slams. She does have some SF losses, but it seems from looking at her record the past 5 years or so she either goes to the final or loses before the Semis. Hardly an awful record, but there is the possibility for a letdown this year. The only reason I cant see her in the top 2 is that I don't think she'll make all 4 finals again, which would result in some big point losses.

Paka
Dec 31st, 2006, 01:56 PM
1- Justine Henin-Hardenne
2- Maria sharapova
3- Svetlana Kuznetsova
4- Kim Clijsters
5- Amelie Mauresmo
6- Martina Hingis
7- Elena Dementieva
8- Ana Ivanovic
9- Nicole Vaidisova
10- Nadia Petrova

Kai
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:15 PM
1. Clijsters
2. Mauresmo
3. Henin-Hardenne
4. Hingis
5. Dementieva
6. Vaidisova
7. Petrova
8. Golovin
9. Jankovic
10. Schnyder

supergrunt
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:19 PM
1. Serena Williams
2. Justine Henin-Hardenne
3. Kim Clijsters
4. Maria Sharapova
5. Jelena Jankovic
6. Nadia Petrova
7. Svetlana Kuznetsova
8. Amelie Mauresmo
9. Venus Williams
10. Elena Dementieva

I agree with this one :D !

Viktymise
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:40 PM
1. Dementieva
2. Venus
3. Pironkova
4. Sprem
5. Kutuzova
6. Lisjak
7. Vaidisova
8. Pennetta
9. Serena
10. Zheng

;)

Vacant
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:41 PM
Pretty much as it is right now, except Jankovic replaces Patty.

terjw
Dec 31st, 2006, 02:56 PM
Kim Clijsters
Maria Sharapova
Justine Henin-Hardenne
Amelie Mauresmo
Nicole Vaidisova
Jelena Jankovic
Martina Hingis
Elena Dementieva
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Kaia KanepiI definitely think Kim has a good chance of the #1. But if I'm really hard headed about it - Justine and Maria have got to be the favourites. I hope it's windy when Kim plays them. I don't think Maria or Justine cope with the wind as well as Kim.

The other thing - I totally agree with Ludwig about Justine blowing hot or cold at slams. If my life was at stake on a player making it to the second week of a slam or making the semi-finals (as opposed to winning it) - I'd want that player to be Maria (or Lindsay in previous years). I don't care whether you call it an accident or injured or what to explain if a top player does lose early. The point is that Maria just doesn't seem to give the lower ranked players a chance. The Marias and Lindsays very rarely lose even a set in the early rounds. Anyway - as Ludwig said - Justine was certainly very solid last year and never looked like losing early (apart from Miami). Let's see if this becomes the norm now.

Tenis Srbija
Dec 31st, 2006, 03:07 PM
One year ago people said she could never return to the very top because of her health. Now she's N.1. 'Nuff said.

Ending up early in many of the slams so far!!! Yeah right!! If you take a close look at her early exits, you won't fail to notice that these are what people call "accidents". Look up in a dictionary and you 'll understand that accidents cannot be taken as significative elements as far as consistancy is concerned. It's not like the five times she's won a slam where the only five times where she has escaped the second round.

Again, every year since 2001, most of the people always had wrong predictions for Justine in the year to come. It's always been : " she's gonna fall in the rankings blablabla too many points too defend blablabla not healthy enough blablabla " Everytime Justine has proven people wrong. I can just laugh thinking back at the old official wtaboard, where there was tons of thread about the "new generation" : Dementieva, Clijsters, Dokic, Henin. It was always the same question : "who will have the better career?", and always the same answers : everyone had Justine on last. EVERYONE.

For whatever reason which I'll never get, people have always been trying to dimunish Justine's achievements, as well as her potential futur results, and this much more than any other players. I think the probable reason for this is simply that she doesn't fit the usual expectation people have of a great champion, which includes dominating his/her rivals physically. People still don't get that a 1.67m girl could be the best player in the world. If anybody has a better exlplaination, I'll be very happy to hear about it.


:worship: :worship: :worship:

I totaly agree ;)

Tenis Srbija
Dec 31st, 2006, 03:09 PM
1. Dementieva
2. Venus
3. Pironkova
4. Sprem
5. Kutuzova
6. Lisjak
7. Vaidisova
8. Pennetta
9. Serena
10. Zheng

;)

:scratch: :haha:

:yeah: This one is the best :lol: :lol:

Mina Vagante
Dec 31st, 2006, 03:09 PM
I agree with this one :D !

ooo me tooo

Viktymise
Dec 31st, 2006, 03:11 PM
:scratch: :haha:

:yeah: This one is the best :lol: :lol:

I know cause its definatley going to happen ;)

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Dec 31st, 2006, 05:30 PM
Hard to say, but:

1. Sharapova
2. Mauresmo
3. Henin
4. Kuznetsova
5. Vaidisova
6. Petrova
7. Jankovic
8. Dementieva
9. Hingis
10. Ivanovic

I hope that Ana at least achieve that goal!

Davenselesport
Dec 31st, 2006, 06:16 PM
1. Maria Sharapova
2. Justine Henin-Hardenne
3. Amelie Mauresmo
4. Nicole Vaidisova
5. Kim Clijsters
6. Martina Hingis
7. Jelena Jankovic
8. Svetlana Kuznetsova
9. Elena Dementieva
10. Serena Williams

RJWCapriati
Dec 31st, 2006, 06:20 PM
1. J. Capriati
2. M. Pierce
3. M. Seles
4. M. Hingis
5. V. Williams
6. D. Safina
7. S. Williams
8. P. Schnyder
9. F. Schiavone
10. J. Henin-Hardenne

Stamp Paid
Dec 31st, 2006, 08:20 PM
1.) Sharapova
2.) Henin-Hardenne
3.) Clijsters
4.) Mauresmo
5.) Jankovic
6.) Kuznetsova
7.) Petrova
8.) S. Williams
9.) Dementieva
10.) V. Williams

Dexter
Dec 31st, 2006, 09:27 PM
:rolleyes: @ some people who just make a list of their faves :tape:

#1 Henin-Hardenne
#2 Szarapowa
#3 Kuzniecowa
#4 Mauresmo
#5 Hingis
#6 Clijsters (if she plays Wimbledon)
#6/7ietrowa (# 6 if Kim doesn't play after Wimbledon)
#7/8 Vaidisova
#8/9 Ivanović
#9/10 Janković
#10/11 Dementiewa

-VSR-
Jan 1st, 2007, 06:32 AM
All I know is that I feel Serena will be back in at least the top 10, while Venus will be in the top 15ish, maybe, not so sure about her right now. :shrug: