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Fidello
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:37 PM
Write the rankings of your favorite players when you started supporting them and their current rankings. I'll start:

Ana Ivanovic: around #150 (oct 2004), now she's #1

sharapovarulz1
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:42 PM
Maria Sharapova #186 (2003), now she is #2 for now lol

Wiggly
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:46 PM
Iveta was around #150 at the end of 2003. She's now top top 50.
Daniela was, what? #50 in Easthbourne 2004. Now a top 10 player. (after the grass season :devil:).

jamatthews
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:50 PM
Katie O'Brien #320 (2005) now #104
Jankovic #28 (2005) now #3

Elske
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:55 PM
Lindsay Davenport (1999) #2, now #26 :)

LudwigDvorak
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:58 PM
Elena Dementieva: Wimbledon 2006, #8. Now #5.

Venus Williams: Wimbledon 2005, #16. Now #7.

Lindsay Davenport: US Open 2004, #4. Now #26.

Daniela Hantuchova: Zurich 2006, #22. Now #11.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:59 PM
Write the rankings of your favorite players when you started supporting them and their current rankings.

Ana Ivanovic: #36 (May 2005), now she's #1

Maria Kirilenko: #27 (May 2008), now she's #23

Arantxa Rus: #284 (February 2008), now she's 250

Dave.
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:00 AM
Started having "faves" and around 01/02 when Linds was ranked 1-3 and now she's 25 I think.

Followed Ana since Zurich 04 (same as opening post) so 150 to 1. :worship:

Followed Marion since French Open 07 so 21-10 (most of that time inside top 10). :worship:

I only became a real fan of Lena last year, before that it was on & off. She was top 15 most of last year and is now top 5. :worship:

dybbuk
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:02 AM
Ana Ivanovic - #31 (2005)
Lindsay Davenport - #10 (2002)

adam_ads_n
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:24 AM
Marta Domachowska

#178 (back in 2004)
now she is 73, will be 64.
Was 37 in between :)

ViennaCalling
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:31 AM
Tamira (# 180): when i saw her playing Fed-Cup in 2004.

DownTheLine21
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:37 AM
Ivanovic

#156 (Oct. 2004) >> #1

I basically became a huge fan after her match with Venus in Zurich.


Dementieva

#25 (Sept. 2000) >> #5

Her SF run at the 2000 USO made me a fan.


V. Williams

#3 (August 1999) >> #7

I became a fan after her performance throughout the summer of 1999 (Wimbledon-USO Series-USO).


S. Williams

#6 (August 1999) >> #6

Her title runs at LA and Flushing Meadows made me a fan.

Dave.
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:46 AM
Ivanovic

#156 (Oct. 2004) >> #1

I basically became a huge fan after her match with Venus in Zurich.

Same! That match was immense. Ana lost in straights but had SP's in both of them IIRC.

Сузи
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:49 AM
Maria Sharapova #4 (January 2005) current rank #2. I became a fan of hers after seeing her QTF match against Kuznetsova at the AO.

Craigy
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:57 AM
Serena Williams: Wimbledon 2001, #5. Now #6.
Tatiana Golovin: Wimbledon 2004, #54. Now #20.
Maria Kirilenko: Australian Open 2006, #25. Now #23.
Nicole Vaidisova: Roland Garros 2006, #16. Now #19.

Vincey!
Jun 9th, 2008, 01:13 AM
Maria Sharapova #32 Quebec City (2003)
Anna Chakvetadze #84 (2005)

zvonarevarulz
Jun 9th, 2008, 01:30 AM
Vera Zvonareva:2001 #378. Now #13

Dan23
Jun 9th, 2008, 01:33 AM
Sharapova: AO 2002 unranked, now #2 (peak #1)

Kirilenko: USO 2003 #170, now #23 (peak #20)
Azarenka: AO 2006 #156, now #16 (peak #16)
Dementieva: AO 1999 #185, now #5 (peak #4)

Apoleb
Jun 9th, 2008, 01:39 AM
I usually wait for them to rise before I start supporting them. :p

Corswandt
Jun 9th, 2008, 01:44 AM
I usually wait for them to rise before I start supporting them. :p

Wise choice.

This thread reminds me of that kid in the Hype! documentary: "But I liked them first!"

Even though it began as yet another Ancitard gloating thread.

Shakira4000
Jun 9th, 2008, 01:47 AM
Sharapova: April 1987, now #2

V-MAC
Jun 9th, 2008, 01:56 AM
Venus Williams - Wimbledon 2000 #3, current rank #7

101Tennisfan4eva
Jun 9th, 2008, 02:56 AM
Agnieszka Radwanska
2006- around 120.........now she's 14th, and she still making her way up!

MH0861
Jun 9th, 2008, 03:04 AM
Lindsay Davenport-
1997 USO - #6
Currently - #26

Maria Kirilenko-
2004 RG - #100
Currently - #23

DefyingGravity
Jun 9th, 2008, 03:13 AM
Sandrine Testud (May 2001) #11-retired.

Jennifer Capriati (January 2001) #16 - retired

Monica Seles (May 2002) - #6 - retired

Serena/Venus Williams (August 1999) #3/#7 or something like that - #6/7

Elena Dementieva (March 2001) - #10 - #5

Jelena Dokic (May 2001) - # 15 - I don't know right now

Ana Ivanovic (May 2005) - #36 - #1

So Disrespectful
Jun 9th, 2008, 03:41 AM
Daniela Hantuchova- 54 (June 2004) - Currently 11
Jelena Dokic- 9999 (January 2008) - Currently 225

InsideOut.
Jun 9th, 2008, 04:34 AM
I basically became a huge fan after her match with Venus in Zurich.

That match was :worship: for her. Shockingly, if you check the draw, had just a few points turned out differently and Ana had won, she would have been facing, of all peoople, MARIA SHARAPOVA in the next round. :eek: And they didn't face until Linz 2006.

Aryman3
Jun 9th, 2008, 04:44 AM
From May 2005 when I saw her first Agnieszka Radwanska climbed from position around 360 to number 14. Still rising
Her sister: Urszula moved ahead even more spectacularly from around 950 to no.192(she's still 17 years old)

Ntour
Jun 9th, 2008, 04:52 AM
I first took an interest in Ana in 2005, but I'm only now really a big fan after henin retired

Dexter
Jun 9th, 2008, 08:28 AM
Ana, from #156 to #1. :bounce:
Aga, from #309 to #14. :yeah:

Fidello
Jun 9th, 2008, 09:09 AM
Wise choice.

This thread reminds me of that kid in the Hype! documentary: "But I liked them first!"

Even though it began as yet another Ancitard gloating thread.Well, we Ancitards needed a rest from Sharapovatards who started supporting her only after her win in Wimbledon 2004. It's so easy to be a fan of already established player

Harvs
Jun 9th, 2008, 09:15 AM
Dellacqua
2005 - 291
now/highest - 41

Stosur
2003 - 245
highest - 27

Molik
2002 - 46
highest - 8

:)

^bibi^
Jun 9th, 2008, 09:17 AM
Jsutine Henin : NR in 97 (but RG junior champion), #1 until a few weeks ago :)

DutchieGirl
Jun 9th, 2008, 09:31 AM
Krajicek...erm I was supporting her in juniors for a couple of years so from unranked to #53 (but 30's been her highest :p)

Lunaris
Jun 9th, 2008, 09:39 AM
Daniela Hantuchova: July 2001, ranked 58th, now 11th

kittyking
Jun 9th, 2008, 09:50 AM
Marina Erakovic

960 (on the ITF Junior rankings)
Today 64 (on the WTA rankings)

:ras:

Rhémila
Jun 9th, 2008, 09:58 AM
Justine Henin: number 4 (rg 2003), now ex-tennisplayer (number one a few weeks ago).
Kirsten Flipkens: number 160 (i'm not sure) in the quarterfinal of the fed cup 2006, now number 197(she had many injuries)
yanina wickmayer: around place 700 (in september 2006), now 85 :)
Tammy Hendler: no pro-ranking when i started to follow her (RG 06), now 475 (she's only 15, so watch out Ana :devil:)
Flavia Pennetta: 20 (fed cup final 2006), now 22.
Francesca Schiavone: 14 (also fed cup final), now 18.
Iveta Benesova: 126 (ITF Torhout 2008, 11 april), now 48. :cool:
Svetlana Kuznetsova: 20 (6 march 2004), now 4.

There are more, too much to write them all.

$uricate
Jun 9th, 2008, 10:39 AM
Jelena Dokic, July 2002 Rank- #7 Current Rank- #225
Daniela Hantuchova, July 2002 Rank- #12 Current Rank- #11
Shuai Peng, May 2006 Rank- #70 Current Rank- #50

Peterk07
Jun 9th, 2008, 10:44 AM
Agnes Szavay: 370 (RU at 2005 Australian Open juniors), now 15. :yeah:

There are a number of other players I like (Jelena, Cornet, Kuzny), but I wouldn't say I'm a fan of theirs.

*Jool*
Jun 9th, 2008, 11:11 AM
Kata to unranked to top 25 :angel:
Martinez I started following her when she was already top 5 in 94 . now retired obviously lol

SOA_MC
Jun 9th, 2008, 11:19 AM
Ana Ivanovic Canberra 2005 then #100 highest #1 now #1
Maria Kirilenko Australian Open 2006 then #25 highest #20 now #23
Aga Radwanska Australian Open 2007 then #59 highest #14 now #14

Henpova
Jun 9th, 2008, 11:38 AM
Justine Henin 2005 (French) rank #12, retired at #1

Maria Sharapova 2005(USO) rank #2 now rank #2

Jelena Jankovic 2006(San Diego) rank #29 now rank #3

Daniela Hantuchova 2006(Wim) rank #18 now rank #11

sammy01
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:10 PM
anna chakvetadze - then #362 (February 15, 2004) - now #8. i 1st noticed anna (her name more than anything lol) when she played 2 challengers in the UK in feb '04 when she was outside of the top 350 in the world. i thought it was odd she would come to england to play challengers when there must have been loads closer to her in europe. i checked her profile and was keen to see her play since then, my love for the mental nutcase was cemented at the '04 US open when she beat myskina.

дalex
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:45 PM
Jelena Jankovic :hearts:

2004 AO R1: Ranked 79 she beat LenaD (ranked 8) 6-1 6-4.
Still on her way up ;). Season-ending ranks:
2004 - 28
2005 - 22
2006 - 12
2007 - 3
2008 - current rank #3

JujulCactus
Jun 9th, 2008, 01:00 PM
Aiko Nakamura

Since Australian Open 2005 she was #132
Now she is #78
( but she was #47 last year !! :))

Tennis90
Jun 9th, 2008, 01:09 PM
Same! That match was immense. Ana lost in straights but had SP's in both of them IIRC.

Me too.After the match with Venus....

AndreConrad
Jun 9th, 2008, 01:14 PM
Agnieszka Radwanska:
2004 - 716
2005 - 381
2006 - 61
2007 - 26
2008 (June 9) - 14 ^^^^^
Hope she will make #1 :)

Princeza
Jun 9th, 2008, 01:19 PM
Many players but top 4

Seles AO 1993 #1/retired
Hingis Filderstadt 1996 #6/retired
Ivanovic juniors/ #1
Pova AO 2006 #4/#2

iPatty
Jun 9th, 2008, 01:20 PM
Petra Kvitova - June 2007 (#270), now #60.

AnnaK_4ever
Jun 9th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Myskina
2002 Fed Cup 1st round -- was ranked 29
now -- unranked

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 9th, 2008, 05:31 PM
Ivanovic

#156 (Oct. 2004) >> #1

I basically became a huge fan after her match with Venus in Zurich.


Dementieva

#25 (Sept. 2000) >> #5

Her SF run at the 2000 USO made me a fan.


V. Williams

#3 (August 1999) >> #7

I became a fan after her performance throughout the summer of 1999 (Wimbledon-USO Series-USO).


S. Williams

#6 (August 1999) >> #6

Her title runs at LA and Flushing Meadows made me a fan.

same as me ;)

Christinawww
Jun 9th, 2008, 07:12 PM
Hantuchova, beginning of 2005, rank around 30
Szavay, New Haven 2007, rank 41
Wozniacki, 2005, unranked

Paul.
Jun 9th, 2008, 07:23 PM
Mary Pierce - Wimbledon 2003 #86. Now unranked.
Jie Zheng - Dubai 2006 #53. Now #133.

I don't remember the exact time I became a Mauresmo 'fan'. I was usually on her side, but it was more of a progression. With Patty, I was clearly in denial. I remember wanting Venus to win against her in Stanford, 2005!!

I don't remember about Zi, Anne or Elena B either.

BartoliBabes
Jun 9th, 2008, 09:03 PM
marion, ranked outside top 100 playing lindsay at us open 2002, now ranked 9 (10 as of this week)

HybridTheory
Jun 9th, 2008, 11:17 PM
Sveta 2005 #18
Szavay 2007 #42

Craig.
Jun 9th, 2008, 11:29 PM
Maria Sharapova 2004 (Wimbledon), became #7 after her win/now ranked #2.

Derek.
Jun 9th, 2008, 11:36 PM
Daniela Hantuchova [2003 USO #9 - now #11]
Nicole Vaidisova [2004 Acapulco #264 - now #19]
Caroline Wozniacki [May of 2005 Unranked - now #32]
Victoria Azarenka [May of 2005 #291 - now #16]
Alizé Cornet [2005 RG #645 - now #17]
Raluca Olaru [May of 2005 #793ish - now #145]
Dominika Cibulkova [May of 2005 #9,999 - now #31]