As some of these players are now starting to make a dent in the WTA, which former Top Ten juniors will eventually win a Grand Slam? Basically, who has the most potential, and who will never be heard from again?
Of these players, I think the following could potentially win a GS in their respective careers:
Azarenka (possibly US0/AO)
Aug 21st, 2007, 05:46 AM
Olaru and Cirstea. :cool:
Aug 21st, 2007, 06:04 AM
That's a hard question. I've never seen any of them play so I can't really comment. But some results speak for themselves (Radwanska, Szavay just won their first titles etc)
Aug 21st, 2007, 06:30 AM
I think the ones with big chances are Radwanska, Wozniacki & Morita.
After that, Olaru, Azarenka, Szavay - they will get high, possibly close, but I don't know.
Really, what it takes to win a slam - you can't say it at this young age yet. There are so many intangibles... any of them could win a slam, just like none of them could, you know? Stuff just happens - the stars need to align.
Aug 21st, 2007, 08:16 AM
I will agree with these three names - they just seem to want it a bit more!
Aug 21st, 2007, 09:43 AM
Olaru and Cirstea. :cool:
Aug 21st, 2007, 09:51 AM
Cirstea, Olaru, Cibulkova, A Radwanska.
They are the most likely candidates.
Aug 21st, 2007, 09:55 AM
I think nobody out of them... but if I'd have to name one I'd say Azarenka.
I put my money on these. Specially because they are playing LRWTT-ITF Game :p
Aug 21st, 2007, 06:46 PM
A. Radwańska, Paszek, Pawliuczenkowa
Szavay, U. Radwańska, Wozniacki, Azarenka
Aug 21st, 2007, 10:36 PM
Well if you go back to 2004 then Marina Erakovic
Extend 2006's to 11 then Sacha Jones
2004 has some better picks than Marina - although it would be nice if she could actually get into the MD of a GS with her ranking. ;)
Aug 21st, 2007, 10:39 PM
I think it's very hard to tell who will win a slam out of the youngsters though - I mean the top 10 are fairly well entrenched - with Maria S and Nicole being the only 2 "youngsters" to break into it at recent times. (Yes, Ana is still "young" but not in the age range of the girls we are discussing here). We still generally (with the exception of Wimby this year) have the same few contesting for GS titles.
Aug 21st, 2007, 11:09 PM
None of them but A.Radwanska and Szavay more chance than others I think.
Sep 12th, 2007, 04:27 PM
waiting for the 7 hour rally between Cohen and Fichman coming to a TV near you.
Lol. So true. You should have seen Fichman vs. Gambale :tape:
Sep 12th, 2007, 04:29 PM
01. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
02. Agnes Szavay (HUN) - GS Winner
03. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) - GS Winner
04. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
05. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
06. Raluca Olaru (ROM)
07. Alexandra Dulgheru (ROM) - never heard from again
08. Alexa Glatch (USA)
09. Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)
10. Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROM) - never heard from again
01. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
02. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
03. Ksenia Milevskaya (BLR)
04. Ayumi Morita (JPN)
05. Sharon Fichman (CAN)
06. Kristina Antoniychuk (UKR) - never heard from again
07. Julia Cohen (USA) - never heard from again
08. Urszula Radwanska (POL)
09. Sorana-Mihaela Cirstea (ROM)
10. Nikola Hofmanova (AUT) - top 100
Sep 12th, 2007, 04:34 PM
Raluca for the French Open! :aparty:
Sep 12th, 2007, 04:55 PM
The likes of Radwanska,Azarenka has a chance too,but Szavay is the most determined.She already left all the other junior competitors behind coming from far,far away in the rankings...
Sep 12th, 2007, 05:50 PM
yung jan chan....ok I'm joking :haha:
Sep 12th, 2007, 06:08 PM
I thnk these 5 have the best chances.
Sep 12th, 2007, 06:17 PM
Szavay and Milevskaya
Sep 12th, 2007, 06:25 PM
Well, as a carofan im behind her and follow her very close. Her game right now is not good, but she is a very goal minded person and therefore dont count her out yet. Her goal was to reach top 100 this year, she did that basically before French Open and since she has dropped in performance. She has always reached her goals in her career and with support from parents both with professional athlete backgrounds she will work very very hard to reach her goals, she got the family gene.
She says she wants to win a grand slam and be one of the best players in the world, she wont give up, her willpower is her main strenght and when its gone after reaching top 100, she is pretty ordinary player right now. But if she gets bigger goals for next season she will breathe, eat, live to reach that goal.