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Pasta-Na
Nov 24th, 2007, 03:40 PM
seen too many times JJ, Ana and Chaky made to SF this year :fiery:

maybe ai will surprise us? how about na li, shuai peng, mirza, yan zi and zheng jie? :bounce:

Mightymirza
Nov 24th, 2007, 03:41 PM
wouldnt bet in it..:o

LDF
Nov 24th, 2007, 03:42 PM
I'd be extremely surprised if it happened.

Dor Y
Nov 24th, 2007, 03:43 PM
No chance :help: I can see Na Li do it in Wimbledon, 09 :)

Just Do It
Nov 24th, 2007, 03:45 PM
Whats wrong with Ana, Jelena andAnna reaching GS SF ?

Pasta-Na
Nov 24th, 2007, 04:03 PM
Whats wrong with Ana, Jelena andAnna reaching GS SF ?

if they could, y not Asian girls? :p but i think it will be harder for any of them to repeat the achievement next year when healthy serena, venus and lindsay are on tour :help: :p

dybbuk
Nov 24th, 2007, 04:07 PM
if they could, y not Asian girls? :p

Maybe because Ana, Jelena, and Anna are considerably better than any Asian girl on tour. :unsure:

jujufreak
Nov 24th, 2007, 04:08 PM
:sad: I miss Pierce0315689247's replies

Pasta-Na
Nov 24th, 2007, 04:13 PM
:sad: I miss Pierce0315689247's replies

i thought he is back as he posted few messages one or two weeks ago? :shrug: :p

Pasta-Na
Nov 24th, 2007, 04:14 PM
Maybe because Ana, Jelena, and Anna are considerably better than any Asian girl on tour. :unsure:

but na li and yan zi's h2h vs them :p

schorsch
Nov 24th, 2007, 04:15 PM
No, I would be really suprised if one of them reached a SF in a GS.

Elwin.
Nov 24th, 2007, 04:19 PM
:haha:
the answer is NO !!!

RND
Nov 24th, 2007, 04:20 PM
You can expect YJ in 2010. ;)

Pasta-Na
Nov 24th, 2007, 04:29 PM
:haha:
the answer is NO !!!

ok :sad:

Pasta-Na
Nov 24th, 2007, 04:30 PM
You can expect YJ in 2010. ;)

she is talented, but she has overcome her fears against the big girls :fiery:

TheBoiledEgg
Nov 24th, 2007, 04:38 PM
You can expect YJ in 2010. ;)

i didnt know that any 50k was gonna be worth same pts as a slam :lol:

Pasta-Na
Nov 24th, 2007, 06:35 PM
i didnt know that any 50k was gonna be worth same pts as a slam :lol:

dont be mean, eggs eggs :p

Dexter
Nov 24th, 2007, 06:42 PM
but na li and yan zi's h2h vs them :pJust keep on telling this to yourself! :lol:

njnetswill
Nov 24th, 2007, 06:48 PM
Li Na was the closest we got to an Asian player who has the game to compete against the top 10 girls, sadly her 2007 was derailed by injuries.

I just don't see any of the other girls challenging in-form players in the 3RD, 4RD, and QF of slams. Mirza has the power but her serve and movement :help: . Peng Shuai has even worse movement, although a better serve than Sania's. The top Asian young players like YJ Chan and Morita have the games to be top 40, but not much more than that. Ai Sugiyama reached top 10 through amazing defense, court sense, and fitness. I don't see any of the current crop of Asian girls with the same heart and smarts that Ai has demonstrated over the years.

Pasta-Na
Nov 24th, 2007, 09:00 PM
Li Na was the closest we got to an Asian player who has the game to compete against the top 10 girls, sadly her 2007 was derailed by injuries.

I just don't see any of the other girls challenging in-form players in the 3RD, 4RD, and QF of slams. Mirza has the power but her serve and movement :help: . Peng Shuai has even worse movement, although a better serve than Sania's. The top Asian young players like YJ Chan and Morita have the games to be top 40, but not much more than that. Ai Sugiyama reached top 10 through amazing defense, court sense, and fitness. I don't see any of the current crop of Asian girls with the same heart and smarts that Ai has demonstrated over the years.

according to a.bachman :angel: he/she said China will do anything to boost their CTA girls' performance next year :lol: hope hes/shes right :haha:

IanRadi
Nov 24th, 2007, 09:17 PM
I do believe that an Assian will make semifinals. My bets are Sugi or Li (if she hasn't got physical problems)

akosiirwyn
Nov 25th, 2007, 12:37 AM
Na is the only one that has a chance i think.

jujufreak
Nov 25th, 2007, 01:49 AM
i thought he is back as he posted few messages one or two weeks ago? :shrug: :p

really :)? Thanks :bounce:

Pasta-Na
Nov 25th, 2007, 02:23 AM
really :)? Thanks :bounce:

and got banned again i think :sad:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Nov 25th, 2007, 02:51 AM
No chance in hell

Pasta-Na
Nov 25th, 2007, 02:52 AM
No chance in hell

how about in heaven? :p

AJZ.
Nov 25th, 2007, 04:11 AM
I think Ai is done unfortunately :sad: I think she gets really nervous at Slams... maybe being unseeded will take the pressure off her shoulders?
*shrug* I just hope she retires on a good note :hearts:

YJ maybe one day... hopefully one day!!
Maybe Vania too. Jie? Zi? Don't know, they're not quite at the top of the game yet, you know? To get to SF... you need to be like top 10.

Привет
Nov 25th, 2007, 04:27 AM
how about in heaven? :p

How about on planet Earth, where all four Grand Slams are currently held. ;)

Hashim.
Nov 25th, 2007, 08:36 AM
nope:sad:

but i do wish it does happen:)

Renalicious
Nov 25th, 2007, 08:51 AM
Hsieh!

ce
Nov 25th, 2007, 10:15 AM
:unsure:
no

Iceland
Nov 25th, 2007, 10:33 AM
Hsieh!

If she can go out of the qualies, it would already be a big achievement. ^^

Na Li has the best shot, when she is in form, she is really dangerous. With a good draw, she could make it in Wimbledon for example. But I sincerely doubt it would happen. As regards the others, I don't even give them a shot to reach 4th round.

Highlandman
Nov 25th, 2007, 10:36 AM
Peng if she is playing few matches consistant well, she can do at least QF on a GS for sure.

kittyking
Nov 25th, 2007, 10:37 AM
They have more chance than Africans :tape:

Renalicious
Nov 25th, 2007, 12:26 PM
I believe in Hsieh. :D 3r Aussie Open here you come Su-Wei! :)

danieln1
Nov 25th, 2007, 01:29 PM
Nope, not even a QF... maybe Peng can reach 4R, or Mirza, but if the rest (except Ai) reach 2r it would be really surprising

RND
Nov 25th, 2007, 02:36 PM
i didnt know that any 50k was gonna be worth same pts as a slam :lol:
Come on. :o You've been so harsh on YJ.Give her TIME...Look at what Na,Ai,and Jie etc. were doing when they were 18,yet they had all become such good players and great examples for young Asian girls.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Nov 25th, 2007, 02:38 PM
Na Li is still the best bet. If Peng finds some consistency (and a better serve and better movement) then she could too.

UncleZeke
Nov 25th, 2007, 02:59 PM
No ..

hingis-seles
Nov 24th, 2008, 01:12 PM
Jie Zheng reached a GS SF in 2008. ;)

Merseyknight
Nov 24th, 2008, 01:20 PM
I hope so and it's possible for Na Li and Jie Zheng.
As for Shuai Peng,Zi Yan or Mirza..They need more...

Renalicious
Nov 24th, 2008, 01:57 PM
I believe in Hsieh. :D 3r Aussie Open here you come Su-Wei! :)

Wow :speakles: I'm pretty sure I said this only to sound deluded. :lol: And she made the 4r of the AO. :eek: :worship: I'm amahzing.

V.Melb
Nov 24th, 2008, 02:35 PM
I think that Eggy is just making fun of the fact that Chan is well known for her addiction to 50k challengers, even when she doesn't need to play them.
Still, she wins nearly all of them and it is ridiculous because it is not her level.
Otherwise, I am sure that he understands that Asian girls generally peak much later than all these ball-crushing Russian giants that he loves... who are capable of having big wins at 16-17 years of age. Asian players just aren't like that, they need more time. Eggy knows this, he's just joking I'm sure. ;)

Anyway, who is the idiot that said the most Asian players have no chance of reaching the 2nd round? .... I think that's a bit much. You can really split those who know something about tennis from those who are completely clueless on this board. its amazing.

Dawson.
Nov 24th, 2008, 02:44 PM
Interesting thread to be bumped!

It took until post #27 until someone even mentioned Zheng's name, and that wasn't even a prediction. Although to be fair, I don't think anyone saw that great run at wimbledon happening.

Hopefully Na Li in 2009 :bounce:

wales1994
Nov 24th, 2008, 04:54 PM
Jie Zheng her at wimbledon was :drool: loved her hope she does the same next year :D

RND
Nov 24th, 2008, 05:24 PM
I think that Eggy is just making fun of the fact that Chan is well known for her addiction to 50k challengers, even when she doesn't need to play them.
Still, she wins nearly all of them and it is ridiculous because it is not her level.
Otherwise, I am sure that he understands that Asian girls generally peak much later than all these ball-crushing Russian giants that he loves... who are capable of having big wins at 16-17 years of age. Asian players just aren't like that, they need more time. Eggy knows this, he's just joking I'm sure. ;)

Anyway, who is the idiot that said the most Asian players have no chance of reaching the 2nd round? .... I think that's a bit much. You can really split those who know something about tennis from those who are completely clueless on this board. its amazing.
I was fully aware of that. But she/he was like talking about it everytime Chan appeared in a thread. It could turn out to be really annoying don't you think? But what I was expecting? Welcome to WTAworld. :worship: :angel:

Wow this thread do look kind of creepy in terms of how precise the predictions are. :scared: The Hsieh one, and saying Zheng would make a GS SF sounded just absurd, but they all came out to be true. Maybe my 2010 Chan prediction would be good too. :lol:

young_gunner913
Nov 24th, 2008, 07:32 PM
Maybe because Ana, Jelena, and Anna are considerably better than any Asian girl on tour. :unsure:

but na li and yan zi's h2h vs them :p

OWNED bitch. :speakles:

Hurley
Nov 24th, 2008, 08:53 PM
No chance in hell

Whoops! :weirdo:

drgray
Nov 24th, 2008, 10:44 PM
Not a SF, but maybe a surprise 4R or lucky QF from Na, Jie, or Morita...

Fidello
Nov 24th, 2008, 11:17 PM
seen too many times JJ, Ana and Chaky made to SF this year :fiery:

maybe ai will surprise us? how about na li, shuai peng, mirza, yan zi and zheng jie? :bounce:
a big NO from me

Ciarán
Nov 24th, 2008, 11:18 PM
2009. No

Inger67
Nov 24th, 2008, 11:25 PM
Why can't they? I really believe that Jie Zheng and Na Li are rising and can definitely get some QF's and even possibly a SF if the draw is good.

I mean you can't say it's impossible when it happened this year. And it's not like Zheng's run at Wimbledon was a complete fluke because she did beat the #1 at the time. Also she did rise 138 places (163 to 25). She is at the top of her game at the right time. :)

Williamsser
Nov 25th, 2008, 12:38 AM
Come on. :o You've been so harsh on YJ.Give her TIME...Look at what Na,Ai,and Jie etc. were doing when they were 18,yet they had all become such good players and great examples for young Asian girls.

TheBoiledEgg hates the Asian players. Whenever an Asian player beats a Russian player, he gives all kinds of excuses for the Russian.

Привет
Nov 25th, 2008, 12:48 AM
Wow. I totally forgot about this thread and Zheng's semifinal. I should start doubting my favourites! Maybe it'll have the same results. :D

Dokic you'll NEVER make a grand slam final. *crosses fingers*

Jeff
Nov 25th, 2008, 01:43 AM
Lol anything can happen on tour. The question was "Do you think," and obviously most people would never think that the Asian girls would reach a Grand Slam SF, including myself, although Jie had a great tournament at Wimbledon and it was great to watch. If they have a decent draw and are playing their all out best then the possibility is always there. Will an Asian girl go a step further and reach a slam final this year? Well this I think is a much more unlikely probability.

ArturoAce.
Nov 25th, 2008, 02:22 AM
i believe na li can win a grand slam...and im not even joking..
she has the potentia, but can she pull through...she definetly has the skill and capability

but i want akiko morigami to win one on clay :p that would be the best thing in the world! :D

Richard_from_Cal
Nov 25th, 2008, 02:42 AM
Why not?

Tamarine Tanasugarn #35
Ai Sugiyama #31
Yung-Jan Chan #67
Na Li #23
Jie Zheng #25
Sania Mirza #100
---okay, we're getting out there...

Anybody can get hot.

nashi
Nov 25th, 2008, 03:13 AM
Chinese only;)

sandv1
Nov 25th, 2008, 03:49 AM
Someone finally mentioned Tanasugarn. :rolleyes:

Look at her recent Wimby stats:
W/L 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01
27-12 QF 1r 3r 2r 4r 1r 4r 4r


I've been watching her at GS tourneys for a few years, but I never expected her to get deep. Who knows... maybe she can take her game to a new level.

On a sidenote, when I was in New York for USO Qualifiers in 2007, I saw Tiantian Sun completely take apart her opponent. She's currently ranked at 275 on Singles, but she's still a teenager. She looked like a tough customer, so she might be worth watching in the future. :secret:

Pasta-Na
Nov 25th, 2008, 04:10 AM
i totally forgot this thread. :rolls: :lol: :haha:

Daniel K
Nov 25th, 2008, 04:14 AM
Someone finally mentioned Tanasugarn. :rolleyes:

Look at her recent Wimby stats:
W/L 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01
27-12 QF 1r 3r 2r 4r 1r 4r 4r


I've been watching her at GS tourneys for a few years, but I never expected her to get deep. Who knows... maybe she can take her game to a new level.

On a sidenote, when I was in New York for USO Qualifiers in 2007, I saw Tiantian Sun completely take apart her opponent. She's currently ranked at 275 on Singles, but she's still a teenager. She looked like a tough customer, so she might be worth watching in the future. :secret:

tiantian sun is 27 isn't she? definitely not a teenager.

ArturoAce.
Nov 25th, 2008, 04:14 AM
Someone finally mentioned Tanasugarn. :rolleyes:

Look at her recent Wimby stats:
W/L 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01
27-12 QF 1r 3r 2r 4r 1r 4r 4r


I've been watching her at GS tourneys for a few years, but I never expected her to get deep. Who knows... maybe she can take her game to a new level.

On a sidenote, when I was in New York for USO Qualifiers in 2007, I saw Tiantian Sun completely take apart her opponent. She's currently ranked at 275 on Singles, but she's still a teenager. She looked like a tough customer, so she might be worth watching in the future. :secret:

i think its a little to late for tian tian..no offense
she's 27 years old, not a teenager anymore:tape::p
she's only a fantastic doubles player..:)

ArturoAce.
Nov 25th, 2008, 04:15 AM
tiantian sun is 27 isn't she? definitely not a teenager.

haha...yeh:)
fast poster

Pasta-Na
Nov 25th, 2008, 04:27 AM
how about "Do you think at least one Asian girl will reach WS G.S Final next year?" :secret: :p

monmon
Nov 25th, 2008, 05:01 AM
Jie Zheng already made it this year...it will be tough for Asians to make it that far but I know they can..besides there are more Caucasians who play pro tennis that Asians so there a big chance that most players who make it to the R16 were Caucasians or the Williamses. :)

Wojtek
Nov 25th, 2008, 06:19 AM
No

sandv1
Nov 25th, 2008, 06:19 AM
tiantian sun is 27 isn't she? definitely not a teenager.

Ahhh, you guys are right! I misread her stats. :lol: By the way, the player I saw her win straight sets against was Akiko Yonemura who's currently ranked just ahead at 273. It was still a very impressive match for the Chinese gal. 6-0 6-1

Wojtek
Nov 25th, 2008, 06:20 AM
You can expect YJ in 2010. ;)

Buhahahahahahaha

Anna Orlik
Nov 25th, 2008, 09:10 AM
Someone (a Thread Starter) Needs A Reality Check.

Pasta-Na
Sep 18th, 2011, 09:04 AM
i believe na li can win a grand slam...and im not even joking..
she has the potentia, but can she pull through...she definetly has the skill and capability

but i want akiko morigami to win one on clay :p that would be the best thing in the world! :D

:hysteric:

ArturoAce.
Sep 18th, 2011, 09:18 AM
:sobbing:

Johnbert
Sep 22nd, 2011, 07:14 AM
i believe na li can win a grand slam...and im not even joking..
she has the potentia, but can she pull through...she definetly has the skill and capability

great stuff :bowdown::yeah:

Renalicious
Sep 22nd, 2011, 08:27 AM
Arthur you are amazing :speakles: despite all your spelling errors back then.