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Привет
Nov 13th, 2009, 05:08 AM
These days on the WTA Tour, it can seem like every other player's career is headed in the wrong direction. A lot is said about slumping players, most of it negative. There are many reasons why players lose form, and we often lose sight of the fact that being out on tour is not an easy thing to do. This thread is a place where we can come together to support the slumping players, celebrate their achievements, and eventually bid them farewell from the Sisterhood, as they move forward to fulfill their potential.

While this was my idea, the thread belongs to anyone and everyone who wants to be involved. Please feel free to post news, updates, or anything else relevant to a Slumping Sister. If you notice a player whose form has dropped and think they could be a part of the Sisterhood, please suggest them.

Finally, while a slump is a negative thing, this thread was created to support and uplift the Slumping Sisters. We don't want to become unrealistic, so of course it's okay to talk about losing streaks and bad losses etc., but please try to keep the emphasis on the positives. If you're looking to bash one of the Slumping Sisters, please be considerate and make your post in one of the many other GM threads that will facilitate to your needs.

Enjoy the thread, Привет.

INTRODUCING... The Slumping Sisterhood




SLUMPING SISTER... http://i38.tinypic.com/fxxrhs.png Sybille Bammer
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DOB: April 27, 1980
Birthplace: Linz, Austria
Height: 5' 9" (1.74 m)
Plays: Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (1997)

Career High Ranking: 19 (December 17 2007)
Career Highlights: US Open 2008 QF, Prague 2009 Champion, Pattaya City 2007 Champion

2009 Year End Ranking: 55
2009 Highlights: Indian Wells QF, Prague Champion, Cincinnati QF
2009 Worst Losses:

R132 Wimbledon – lost to Oudin 4-6 6-4 6-2 (No.124) as No.26
R16 Budapest – lost to Gallovits 4-6 7-5 6-2 (No.114) as No.30
R64 LA – lost to King 6-3 6-2 (No.106) as No.29


SLUMPING SISTER... http://i34.tinypic.com/2v0y0zb.jpg Elena Bovina
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DOB: March 10, 1983
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 6' 2 1/2'' (1.89 m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro

Career High Ranking: 14 (April 4 2005)
Career Highlights: US Open 2002 QF, Roland Garros 2005 4R, New Haven 2004 Champion, Warsaw 2002 Champion, Quebec City 2002 Champion

2009 Year End Ranking: 225
2009 Highlights: Portoroz QF, Bronx 50k Champion
2009 Worst Losses:

R32 Fort Walton Beach – lost to Jovanovic 6-4 7-6 (No.270) as No.183
R32 Galatina – lost to Castano 6-4 2-6 6-2 (No.297) as No.154
SF Granada – lost to Garcia Vidagany 6-2 6-4 (No.372) as No.281


SLUMPING SISTER... http://i37.tinypic.com/2jczt7a.png Severine Beltrame
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DOB: August 14, 1979
Birthplace: Montpellier, France
Height: 5' 7 3/4" (1.72 m)
Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (2002)

Career High Ranking: 34 (February 5, 2007)
Career Highlights: Wimbledon 2006 QF, Bangkok 2006 SF, Quebec City 2006 SF

2009 Year End Ranking: 150
2009 Highlights: Australian Open 2R, Memphis 2R, Barcelona 2R
2009 Worst Losses:

R32 Marbella – lost to Klepac 5-7 6-2 6-2 (No.134) as No.68
Q-F Den Bosch – lost to Pervak 6-1 7-6 (No.169) as No.96
R32 Limoges – lost to Pavlovic 3-6 6-4 6-3 (No.304) as No.148


SLUMPING SISTER... http://i34.tinypic.com/2v0y0zb.jpg Anna Chakvetadze
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DOB: March 05, 1987
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Plays : Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status : Pro (2003)


Career High Ranking: 5 (September 10, 2007)
Career Highlights: US Open 2007 SF, Paris Indoors 2008 Champion, Hobart 2007 Champion, 's-Hertogenbosch 2007 Champion, Cincinnati 2007 Champion, Stanford 2007 Champion, Moscow 2006 Champion

2009 Year End Ranking: 70
2009 Highlights: Indian Wells 3R, Miami 3R, Rome 3R, Madrid 3R, Los Angeles 3R, New Haven QF
2009 Worst Losses:

R64 Australian Open – lost to Dokic 6-4 6-7 6-3 (No.187) as No.18
R64 Dubai – lost to Morita 7-5 6-2 (No.74) as No.23
R128 French Open – lost to Duque Marino 3-6 6-4 6-4 (No.124) as No.26


SLUMPING SISTER... http://i33.tinypic.com/dytxso.png Sorana Cirstea
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DOB: April 7, 1990
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Height: 5' 9" (1.76 m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (2006)

Career High Ranking: 23 (August 17 2009)
Career Highlights: Roland Garros 2009 QF, Tashkent 2008 Champion, Budapest 2007 Runner Up

SLUMPING SISTER... http://i37.tinypic.com/2jczt7a.png Alize Cornet
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DOB: January 22, 1990
Birthplace: Nice, France
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Plays : Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status : Pro (2006)


Career High Ranking: 11 (16 February 2009)
Career Highlights: Australian Open 2009 4R, Budapest 2008 Champion, Rome 2008 Runner Up, Acapulco 2008 Runner Up

2009 Year End Ranking: 50
2009 Highlights: Sydney QF, Australian Open 4R, Paris Indoors QF, Bad Gastein SF
2009 Worst Losses:

R64 Indian Wells – lost to Barrois 6-2 6-2 (No.83) as No.14
R32 Barcelona – lost to Cohen-Aloro 6-0 6-3 (No.97) as No.15
R16 Budapest – lost to Peer 6-2 6-0 (No.63) as No.23


SLUMPING SISTER... http://i34.tinypic.com/111tf2g.png Eleni Daniilidou
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DOB: September 19, 1982
Birthplace: Hania, Crete, Greece
Height: 5' 11 1/2" (1.82 m)
Plays : Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Status : Pro (1996)


Career High Ranking: 14 (May 12, 2003)
Career Highlights: Wimbledon 2002 4R, Australian Open 2003 4R, US Open 2004 4R, Hobart 2008 Champion, Seoul 2006 Champion, Auckland 2004 Champion, Auckland 2003 Champion, 's-Hertogenbosch 2002 Champion

2009 Year End Ranking: 160
2009 Highlights: Midland 75k Runner Up, Athens 100k Runner Up
2009 Worst Losses:

Q-F Nottingham – lost to Moore 6-1 7-5 (No.502) as No.285
R32 Koksijde – lost to Kuryanovich 6-1 3-6 6-3 (UNR) as No.251
F Westende – lost to Guisard 6-1 6-2 (No.364) as No.250


SLUMPING SISTER... http://i49.tinypic.com/15pizxs.jpg Jelena Dokic
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DOB: April 12, 1983
Birthplace: Osijek, Croatia
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (1998)

Career High Ranking: 4 (August 19 2002)
Career Highlights: Wimbledon 2000 SF, Wimbledon 1999 QF, Roland Garros 2002 QF, Australian Open 2009 QF, Rome 2001 Champion, Moscow 2001 Champion

SLUMPING SISTER... http://i35.tinypic.com/2mq2g74.png Marta Domachowska
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DOB: January 16, 1986
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Height: 5' 9 1/4" (1.76 m)
Plays : Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status : Pro (2001)


Career High Ranking: 37 (April 3, 2006)
Career Highlights: Australian Open 2008 4R, Memphis 2006 Runner Up, Strasbourg 2005 Runner Up, Beijing 2005 SF

2009 Year End Ranking: 140
2009 Highlights: Fes QF, Istanbul QF
2009 Worst Losses:

R128 Australian Open – lost to Mirza 6-1 6-4 (No.108) as No.61
R64 Charleston – lost to Sevastova 6-1 1-6 6-4 (No.180) as No.113
Q-F Poitiers – lost to Lapushchenkova 6-4 6-4 (No.170) as No.139


SLUMPING SISTER... http://i37.tinypic.com/2in1ph.png Hsieh Su-Wei
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DOB: January 04, 1986
Birthplace: Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei
Height: 5' 7" (1.69 m)
Plays : Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
Status : Pro (2001)


Career High Ranking: 78 (3 November 2008)
Career Highlights: Australian Open 2008 4R

2009 Year End Ranking: 318
2009 Highlights: Makinohara 25k Champion
2009 Worst Losses:

R32 Changwon – lost to Curtis 6-2 6-1 (No.472) as No.128
Q128 French Open – lost to Fedossova 6-0 7-6 (No.201) as No.138

Привет
Nov 13th, 2009, 05:08 AM
SLUMPING SISTER... http://i35.tinypic.com/16c515h.png Ana Ivanovic
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DOB: November 06, 1987
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Height: 6' 1" (1.86 m)
Plays : Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status : Pro (August 2003)


Career High Ranking: 1 (June 9, 2008)
Career Highlights: Roland Garros 2008 Champion, Roland Garros 2007 Runner Up, Australian Open 2008 Runner Up, Wimbledon 2007 SF

2009 Year End Ranking: 22
2009 Highlights: Brisbane QF, Dubai QF, Indian Wells Runner Up, Wimbledon 4R
2009 Worst Losses:

R32 Cincinnati – lost to Czink 7-6 7-5 (No.59) as No.11
R32 Toronto – lost to Safarova 3-6 7-5 6-3 (No.46) as No.11
R128 US Open – lost to K. Bondarenko 2-6 6-3 7-6 (No.52) as No.11


SLUMPING SISTER... http://i35.tinypic.com/o7kj10.png Kaia Kanepi
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DOB: June 10, 1985
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia
Height: 5' 11" (1.81 m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (2000)

Career High Ranking: 18 (May 25 2009)
Career Highlights: Roland Garros 2008 QF, Tokyo 2008 Runner Up, Hasselt 2006 Runner Up

2009 Year End Ranking: 61
2009 Highlights: Dubai SF, Marbella QF, Rome QF
2009 Worst Losses:

R16 Paris Indoors – lost to Loit 2-6 6-3 6-1 (No.134) as No.23
R32 Barcelona – lost to Zec Peskiric 3-6 6-2 6-4 (No.127) as No.20
R128 US Open – lost to Chang 6-0 2-6 6-2 (No.212) as No.27


SLUMPING SISTER... http://i33.tinypic.com/2s6359j.png Sesil Karatantcheva
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DOB: August 8, 1989
Birthplace: Sofia, Bulgaria
Height: 5' 7 1/2" (1.71 m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)

Career High Ranking: 35 (November 7 2005)
Career Highlights: Roland Garros 2005 QF, Gold Coast 2005 QF, San Diego 2005 QF

2009 Year End Ranking: 134
2009 Highlights: Brisbane 2R, Australian Open 2R
2009 Worst Losses:

R32 Pattaya City – lost to Lisjak 6-2 4-6 6-3 (No.737) as No.128
R32 St. Malo – lost to Sfar 3-6 6-3 6-4 (No.327) as No.134
Q-F Athens – lost to Marosi 6-0 6-1 (No.179) as No.135


SLUMPING SISTER... http://i33.tinypic.com/15dnvok.png Karin Knapp
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DOB: June 28, 1987
Birthplace: Brunico, Italy
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Plays : Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status : Pro (2002)

Career High Ranking: 35 (February 25 2008)
Career Highlights: Roland Garros 2007 3R, Roland Garros 2008 3R, Antwerp 2008 Runner Up

2009 Year End Ranking: 205
2009 Highlights: Indian Wells 3R
2009 Worst Losses:

Q32 Brisbane – lost to Rodina 6-4 6-0 (No.143) as No.77
R16 Biberach – lost to Petkovic 6-4 6-1 (No.240) as No.137
R32 Sofia – lost to Antoniychuk 6-3 6-0 (No.246) as No.157


SLUMPING SISTER... http://i36.tinypic.com/30lf6eb.png Michaella Krajicek
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DOB: January 9, 1989
Birthplace: Delft, The Netherlands
Height: 5' 9" (1.77 m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (2003)

Career High Ranking: 30 (February 11 2008)
Career Highlights: Wimbledon 2007 QF, Hobart 2006 Champion, 's-Hertogenbosch 2006 Champion

2009 Year End Ranking: 129
2009 Highlights: Memphis QF
2009 Worst Losses:

R32 Midland – lost to Daniilidou 6-3 6-3 (No.303) as No.199
Q128 French Open – lost to Halep 6-4 7-5 (No.264) as No.128
R32 Grapevine – lost to Marino 7-6 6-7 6-4 (No.212) as No.126


SLUMPING SISTER... http://i34.tinypic.com/2v0y0zb.jpg Svetlana Kuznetsova
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DOB: June 27, 1985
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Height: 5' 8 1/2" (1.74 m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (2000)

Career High Ranking: 2 (September 10 2007)
Career Highlights: Roland Garros 2009 Champion, US Open 2004 Champion

SLUMPING SISTER... http://i48.tinypic.com/nbaclz.png Michelle Larcher de Brito
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DOB: January 29, 1993
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (February 7, 2007)

Career High Ranking: 76 (July 6 2009)
Career Highlights: Roland Garros 2009 3R, Tashkent 2008 QF

SLUMPING SISTER... http://i34.tinypic.com/2v0y0zb.jpg Ekaterina Makarova
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DOB: June 7, 1988
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Plays: Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (October 2004)

Career High Ranking: 35 (May 11 2009)
Career Highlights: Fes 2009 Runner Up, Estoril 2009 Runner Up

SLUMPING SISTER... http://i36.tinypic.com/20rwopf.jpg Bethanie Mattek-Sands
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DOB: March 23, 1985
Birthplace: Rochester, MN, USA
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (1999)

Career High Ranking: 37 (March 23 2009)
Career Highlights: Wimbledon 2008 4R, Quebec City 2008 Runner Up, Birmingham 2008 SF, Los Angeles 2008 SF

2009 Year End Ranking: 152
2009 Highlights: Quebec City QF
2009 Worst Losses:

R128 Miami – lost to Pivovarova 7-6 6-3 (No.172) as No.37
R32 Charleston – lost to An. Rodionova 6-2 6-4 (No.146) as No.38
R64 Birmingham – lost to Glatch 7-6 6-3 (No.106) as No.52


SLUMPING SISTER... http://i36.tinypic.com/1zl4qip.png Sania Mirza
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DOB: November 15, 1986
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Height: 5' 8" (1.73m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (2003)

Career High Ranking: 27 (August 27 2007)
Career Highlights: US Open 2005 4R, Hyderabad 2005 Champion

2009 Year End Ranking: 58
2009 Highlights: Pattaya City Runner Up, Birmingham SF, Osaka SF
2009 Worst Losses:

F Vancouver – lost to Dubois 1-6 6-4 6-4 (No.106) as No.80
Q32 Toronto – lost to El Tabakh 6-1 3-6 6-3 (No.194) as No.74
Q32 Beijing – lost to Ji 6-3 2-6 6-1 (No.584) as No.61

Привет
Nov 13th, 2009, 05:08 AM
SLUMPING SISTER... http://i33.tinypic.com/dytxso.png Monica Niculescu
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DOB: September 25, 1987
Birthplace: Slatina, Romania
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
Status: Pro (May 2002)

Career High Ranking: 47 (November 10 2008)
Career Highlights: Strasbourg 2009 QF, Tashkent 2009 QF, Tashkent 2008 QF

2009 Year End Ranking: 101
2009 Highlights: Strasbourg QF, Tashkent QF
2009 Worst Losses:

R32 Cagnes sur Mer – lost to Dubois 7-6 6-2 (No.102) as No.55
R128 US Open – lost to Perry 6-4 6-2 (No.131) as No.76
R16 Nantes – lost to Bremond 4-6 6-3 7-5 (No.166) as No.91


SLUMPING SISTER... http://i37.tinypic.com/11tocwk.png Tsvetana Pironkova
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DOB: September 13, 1987
Birthplace: Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (2002)

Career High Ranking: 40 (June 9 2008)
Career Highlights: Istanbul 2008 SF, Stockholm 2007 SF, Stockholm 2006 SF, Rome 2008 QF

2009 Year End Ranking: 99
2009 Highlights: Hobart QF, Moscow QF
2009 Worst Losses:

R64 Madrid – lost to Rezai 6-3 6-4 (No.95) as No.47
R32 Biella – lost to Ondraskova 6-4 5-7 6-4 (No.176) as No.98
QF Athens – lost to Daniilidou 6-4 6-7 6-2 (No.222) as No.108


SLUMPING SISTER... http://i34.tinypic.com/2v0y0zb.jpg Olga Puchkova
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DOB: September 27, 1987
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (February 2002)

Career High Ranking: 32 (June 11 2007)
Career Highlights: Tashkent 2006 SF, Quebec City 2007 QF, Bali 2006 QF, Guangzhou 2006 QF

2009 Year End Ranking: 243
2009 Highlights: Quebec City 1R (Qualified)
2009 Worst Losses:

R32 Osprey – lost to Rampre 7-6 6-1 (No.427) as No.178
Q-F Quebec City – lost to Cecil 6-4 6-1 (No.454) as No.229
R32 Quebec City – lost to Sadikovic 6-4 6-3 (No.579) as No.229


SLUMPING SISTER... http://i37.tinypic.com/2jczt7a.png Virginie Razzano
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DOB: May 12, 1983
Birthplace: Dijon (Cτte-d'Or), France
Height: 5' 9" (1.74 m)
Plays : Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status : Pro (1999)

Career High Ranking: 16 (September 14 2009)
Career Highlights: Guangzhou 2007 Champion, Tokyo (Japan Open) 2007 Champion, Dubai 2009 Runner Up, Eastbourne 2009 Runner Up

SLUMPING SISTER... http://i38.tinypic.com/29wsd2x.png Karolina Sprem
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DOB: October 25, 1984
Birthplace: Varazdin, Croatia
Height: 5' 9" (1.74 m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (2001)

Career High Ranking: 17 (October 11 2004)
Career Highlights: Wimbledon 2004 QF, Kolkata 2005 Runner Up, Budapest 2008 SF

2009 Year End Ranking: 96
2009 Highlights: Biberach 50k Champion, Tourhout 100k Champion, Mestre 50k Champion
2009 Worst Losses:

Q32 Rome – lost to Chieppa 7-5 6-4 (No.544) as No.85
Q-F Linz – lost to Gehrlein 6-4 6-3 (No.252) as No.98
Q16 Luxembourg – lost to Castano 2-6 7-6 6-2 (No.201) as No.96


SLUMPING SISTER... http://i33.tinypic.com/33a86ja.png Agnes Szavay
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DOB: December 29, 1988
Birthplace: Kiskunhalas, Hungary
Height: 5' 7" (1.71 m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (2004)

Career High Ranking: 13 (April 14 2008)
Career Highlights: US Open 2007 QF, Budapest 2009 Champion, Palermo 2007 Champion, Beijing 2007 Champion

2009 Year End Ranking: 40
2009 Highlights: Acapulco QF, Indian Wells 4R, Miami 4R, Madrid QF, Roland Garros 4R, Budapest Champion
2009 Worst Losses:

Q-F Acapulco – lost to Arn 1-6 7-5 6-2 (No.160) as No.28
R16 Monterrey – lost to King 3-6 6-4 6-3 (No.108) as No.27
R128 Wimbledon – lost to Flipkens 7-5 6-4 (No.110) as No.28


SLUMPING SISTER... http://i46.tinypic.com/28vyip0.png Aleksandra Wozniak
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DOB: September 7, 1987
Birthplace: Montrιal, Canada
Height: 5' 9" (1.75m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (November 2005)

Career High Ranking: 21 (June 22 2009)
Career Highlights: Stanford 2008 Champion, Ponte Vedra Beach 2009 Runner Up

SLUMPING SISTER... http://i37.tinypic.com/15qsthj.png Yan Zi
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DOB: November 12, 1984
Birthplace: Si Chuan, China
Height: 5' 7 1/2" (1.71 m)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
Status: Pro (Febuary 2003)

Career High Ranking: 40 (May 5 2008)
Career Highlights: Guangzhou 2005 Champion, Bangalore 2008 SF, Toronto 2007 SF, Bangkok 2007 SF, Rabat 2006 SF

2009 Year End Ranking: 312
2009 Highlights: Dothan 75k QF
2009 Worst Losses:

Q-64 Australian Open – lost to Panova 7-6 2-6 9-7 (No.207) as No.122
R32 Charlottesville – lost to Lee-Waters 7-5 6-1 (No.284) as No.221
R32 Guangzhou – lost to Hsieh 6-3 7-5 (No.362) as No.326


The Slumping Sisterhood History

15th November 2009 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=16815244&postcount=71): The Slumping Sisterhood is created
3rd December 2009 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=16917937&postcount=175): Slumping Sister Amelie becomes the first to leave The Sisterhood
23rd February 2010 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=17340716&postcount=333): Slumping Sisters Sorana, Michelle, Ekaterina and Virginie are welcomed to The Sisterhood
22nd May 2010 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=17802822&postcount=395): Slumping Sister Nicole leaves The Sisterhood
22nd May 2010 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=17802909&postcount=397): Slumping Sisters Svetlana, Aleksandra and Jelena join The Sisterhood

Caralenko
Nov 13th, 2009, 05:10 AM
Sounds good :yeah:

Except for the lack of updates :unsure: I love her but... it'd be unfortunate to hold our breath Vaidisova wins a match before updating it... we might be waiting a while :sobbing:

But yes, it's a good idea :)

Привет
Nov 13th, 2009, 05:15 AM
Hmm maybe I made that sound bad. :unsure: :lol: Of course if a player goes a few tournaments without winning a match we can make mention of it, but what I didn't want was to have daily updates going along the lines of "Player A lost, Player B lost, Player C lost - NEXT DAY Player D lost, Player E lost etc..." ;)

That's not what I think a thread like this should be about, so I guess I should have worded it to say that updates will be more about putting the emphasis on positive results. :)

Michael.
Nov 13th, 2009, 05:36 AM
:bigwave:

i like this idea :yeah:
but you already knew that :lol:

hankqq
Nov 13th, 2009, 06:24 AM
sounds like a good idea, Привет ;) :) :yeah:

i have hopes for Ana and Agnes to regain their best form, and I'm still following Lexy (who so far has won 2 matches this week in Phoenix :worship: :p )

Привет
Nov 13th, 2009, 06:38 AM
Thanks guys! :)

ElusiveChanteuse
Nov 13th, 2009, 06:42 AM
Go Ana, Nicole and Agi! Please try your best to disappear from this thread as soon as possible!

Привет
Nov 13th, 2009, 06:50 AM
Here is a link to a list of players I made in another similar thread of mine:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=15770830&postcount=1

You'll probably notice that this list also contains some players who have since broken out of their slump, and also some who aren't really in a slump, but are just coming back and haven't yet made it back to their best ranking.

Even though it may seem obvious who the Slumping Sisters are, please feel free to throw names out there who you think could be included in this thread. :)

:wavey:

Michael.
Nov 13th, 2009, 06:55 AM
Sexy Lexy
Ana :sad:
Kaia Kanepi :scratch:

ElusiveChanteuse
Nov 13th, 2009, 06:59 AM
Is Franny and Peer still consider in a slump?:lol:

yeah, Kaia certainly is in this. She's worse than anyone out there now. Like more than 10 match losing streaks?:tape:

hankqq
Nov 13th, 2009, 07:02 AM
oh and wasn't puchkova top 30 or 40 at some point for a brief time? what's her ranking now? :tape: :sad:

Is Franny and Peer still consider in a slump?:lol:

yeah, Kaia certainly is in this. She's worse than anyone out there now. Like more than 10 match losing streaks?:tape:

in the atp i believe a certain vince spadea once lost 21 matches in a row, or something close to this number ;)

Michael.
Nov 13th, 2009, 07:29 AM
oh and wasn't puchkova top 30 or 40 at some point for a brief time? what's her ranking now? :tape: :sad:


oh i totally forgot about Olga :hysteric: her ranking is 243

oh and yan zi is definitely slumping.:sobbing:

Slutiana
Nov 13th, 2009, 07:35 AM
:worship:

Привет
Nov 13th, 2009, 08:02 AM
Sexy Lexy
Ana :sad:
Kaia Kanepi :scratch:
Great suggestions all. :worship:
Is Franny and Peer still consider in a slump?:lol:

No. :lol: But they weren't going that great back when I made that list. ;) It was in May sometime this year I think.

Peer has really picked it up in the second half of this year. :bowdown:
oh and wasn't puchkova top 30 or 40 at some point for a brief time? what's her ranking now? :tape: :sad:

Oh! :sad: I'd forgotten all about Olga. I really loved watching her play back a few years ago. :sobbing:


oh and yan zi is definitely slumping.:sobbing:
Hmm yes, she could definitely be part of The Sisterhood.
:worship:

:hug:

SELVEN
Nov 13th, 2009, 08:23 AM
Ana Come On:bounce:

Привет
Nov 13th, 2009, 08:28 AM
Okay, there's really no limit to the number of players we have in the Sisterhood. :) There may be some difference of opinion about whether a player is really in a slump or not, and what we define as being in a slump, so I'll post a list and everyone can add to it or say whether they think a player doesn't belong on a list of slumpers, or whatever they want. :lol:

Amelie Mauresmo
Anna Chakvetadze
Daniela Hantuchova
Lucie Safarova
Nicole Vaidisova
Karolina Sprem
Michaella Krajicek
Sesil Karatantcheva
Elena Bovina
Mirjana Lucic
Ana Ivanovic
Alexandra Stevenson
Kaia Kanepi
Olga Puchkova
Yan Zi
Maria Kirilenko
Sania Mirza

I'm not sure about a few of these. I don't really look at Hantuchova and Safarova and think they're in a slump, but they're both ranked way below their career best, so I guess they are. :shrug:

Nikkiri
Nov 13th, 2009, 08:30 AM
May as well just add Kiri now :lol: :wavey:

Привет
Nov 13th, 2009, 08:34 AM
May as well just add Kiri now :lol: :wavey:

Okay. :awww: I look forward to Kiri owning on the tour in 2010 and leaving the Sisterhood! :hearts:

skanky~skanketta
Nov 13th, 2009, 08:57 AM
Sania Mirza :sad:

Привет
Nov 13th, 2009, 08:59 AM
Sania Mirza :sad:

:eek: Totally forgot about Sania too!

Thanks! :yeah:

Привет
Nov 13th, 2009, 09:10 AM
What about Zheng Jie, Agnes Szavay, Alize Cornet, Chan Yung-Jan, Marta Domachowska, Julia Vakulenko, Tamira Paszek, and Eleni Daniilidou? :scratch:

I definitely think Szavay, Cornet, Chan, Domachowska, Vakulenko and Paszek belong, not sure about Zheng and Daniilidou though.

nevetssllim
Nov 13th, 2009, 09:24 AM
I think Patty should make the list as well as her doubles partner ;)

Dramabel's slumping too. However I don't think Chan should be on the list. Didn't she just win a $100k challenger?

Maybe add Klepac, Olivia Sanchez (although she's been having a few more decent results lately) and Muller (if she still exists).

Michael.
Nov 13th, 2009, 09:55 AM
What about Zheng Jie, Agnes Szavay, Alize Cornet, Chan Yung-Jan, Marta Domachowska, Julia Vakulenko, Tamira Paszek, and Eleni Daniilidou? :scratch:

I definitely think Szavay, Cornet, Chan, Domachowska, Vakulenko and Paszek belong, not sure about Zheng and Daniilidou though.

Uhm, possibly Zheng
Definitely Agi
Definitely Alize
i dont think chan should be added though.
and i havent been following julia or marta so :shrug:


oh and Michelle Larcher De Brito should be added.

Привет
Nov 13th, 2009, 11:00 AM
Isn't Patty about to retire? :confused:

RND
Nov 13th, 2009, 11:50 AM
What about Zheng Jie, Agnes Szavay, Alize Cornet, Chan Yung-Jan, Marta Domachowska, Julia Vakulenko, Tamira Paszek, and Eleni Daniilidou? :scratch:

I definitely think Szavay, Cornet, Chan, Domachowska, Vakulenko and Paszek belong, not sure about Zheng and Daniilidou though.
Chan post USO results:

Guangzhou Int. QF (lt. red hot Peer)
Seoul Int. QF (bt. Pavlyuchenkova before lt. Groenefeld 06 62 57)
Tokyo 100k+h SF (bt. Date before lt. top seed/winner Coin)
Osaka Int. R2 (lt. runner-up Schiavone 36 60 36)
Taipei 100k+h W (bt. Tanasugarn and Morita)

Everything just got started. ;) Actually she's on a great comback trail after mid-season injury.

RND
Nov 13th, 2009, 11:54 AM
Okay, there's really no limit to the number of players we have in the Sisterhood. :) There may be some difference of opinion about whether a player is really in a slump or not, and what we define as being in a slump, so I'll post a list and everyone can add to it or say whether they think a player doesn't belong on a list of slumpers, or whatever they want. :lol:

Amelie Mauresmo
Anna Chakvetadze
Daniela Hantuchova
Lucie Safarova
Nicole Vaidisova
Karolina Sprem
Michaella Krajicek
Sesil Karatantcheva
Elena Bovina
Mirjana Lucic
Ana Ivanovic
Alexandra Stevenson
Kaia Kanepi
Olga Puchkova
Yan Zi
Maria Kirilenko
Sania Mirza

I'm not sure about a few of these. I don't really look at Hantuchova and Safarova and think they're in a slump, but they're both ranked way below their career best, so I guess they are. :shrug:
Why Safarova and Kirilenko? :scratch:

Craigy
Nov 13th, 2009, 02:13 PM
You need to add Queen Bethanie (yes, another one of my faves :D) who has simply vanished. :crying2:

She's actually just getting ready for Jelena-like domination to end 2010 in style, but still.

WhoAmI?
Nov 13th, 2009, 02:40 PM
I wouldn't include Safarova, Mirza, Hantuchova, Kirilenko. They are just inconsistent, while Kanepi, Mattek-Sands, Chakvetadze, Vaidisova etc are consistently having bad results.
And Mauresmo floats around the top20, which is fine considering she has played the least tournaments in the top 100 (Clijsters and Sharapova didn't play full season).

nevetssllim
Nov 13th, 2009, 03:08 PM
Isn't Patty about to retire? :confused:

No - she's having an operation on her hamstring but she isn't planning on retirement just yet.

Definitely agree Mattek-Sands should be in the slump dump.

nevetssllim
Nov 13th, 2009, 03:12 PM
Voskoboeva should definitely be on the list. She's had a tonne of useless results this year.

hellas719
Nov 13th, 2009, 10:11 PM
Daniilidou definitely :tears:
And also Irina-Camelia Begu ;)

hellas719
Nov 13th, 2009, 10:11 PM
Let's make a list in the first post ;)

Привет
Nov 14th, 2009, 12:02 AM
Thanks so much everyone for taking an interest! :hug: Hope you will all be long time supporters of The Sisterhood. ;)

First off, while I did say that I didn't think there needed to be a limit on the number of players we have in our Sisterhood, I do think that we should keep it to WTA level players only. I don't really know of any way to do this other than to only include players who have achieved a career high inside the top 50/100.

What does everyone think of this? I would suggest we go with top 50, but please let me know what ya'll think. :)

Now to replying to all these posts! :hearts:

Привет
Nov 14th, 2009, 12:22 AM
I think Patty should make the list as well as her doubles partner

Dramabel's slumping too. However I don't think Chan should be on the list. Didn't she just win a $100k challenger?

Maybe add Klepac, Olivia Sanchez (although she's been having a few more decent results lately) and Muller (if she still exists).
No - she's having an operation on her hamstring but she isn't planning on retirement just yet.

Definitely agree Mattek-Sands should be in the slump dump.

Okay, sorry I just had in my mind that Schnyder was retiring after this season. :confused: :lol: Medina Garrigues definitely isn't in good form. It would seem I totally missed most of Chan's good results, and forgot she just won that 100k recently. :o Klepac, Sanchez and Muller are all good suggestions. :)

Uhm, possibly Zheng
Definitely Agi
Definitely Alize
i dont think chan should be added though.
and i havent been following julia or marta so


oh and Michelle Larcher De Brito should be added.
Agree with you about Szavay and Cornet, and Chan (:o). :lol: I'll put Zheng on the list too, Vakulenko's been missing for ages :confused: and Domachowska has not been in form for almost as long.

Chan post USO results:

Guangzhou Int. QF (lt. red hot Peer)
Seoul Int. QF (bt. Pavlyuchenkova before lt. Groenefeld 06 62 57)
Tokyo 100k+h SF (bt. Date before lt. top seed/winner Coin)
Osaka Int. R2 (lt. runner-up Schiavone 36 60 36)
Taipei 100k+h W (bt. Tanasugarn and Morita)

Everything just got started. Actually she's on a great comback trail after mid-season injury.

Oops. :o As already mentioned, I completely missed all this for YJ! :unsure: Great to see her doing better, she's definitely out of contention. :D

Why Safarova and Kirilenko?
While their slumps might not be as extreme as say Vaidisova, but they're both currently ranked 20 and 45 places below their career high rankings respectively.
You need to add Queen Bethanie (yes, another one of my faves :D) who has simply vanished.

She's actually just getting ready for Jelena-like domination to end 2010 in style, but still.
It's sad that I actually totally missed the 'Lemon Chiffon' part of this post when I read it in the thread. :crying2:

I will add her to the list, but I'm not sure whether she's slumping or if she's just been abducted by aliens or something. :scared:
I wouldn't include Safarova, Mirza, Hantuchova, Kirilenko. They are just inconsistent, while Kanepi, Mattek-Sands, Chakvetadze, Vaidisova etc are consistently having bad results.
And Mauresmo floats around the top20, which is fine considering she has played the least tournaments in the top 100 (Clijsters and Sharapova didn't play full season).
Okay thanks. :D Everyone will have a say in the final list, so I'll keep the first 4 you mentioned in there for now and we'll see how it works out. :)

It's true that Mauresmo isn't ranked that low, but she has gone from a consistent top 5'er/Grand Slam contender to somewhere in the teens/twenties/Losing early in Slams. I'll keep her on the list for now, and we'll see what everybody comes to agree on. :)


Voskoboeva should definitely be on the list. She's had a tonne of useless results this year.
Yes, she has.
Daniilidou definitely
And also Irina-Camelia Begu
Will include Daniilidou on the list. ;)

I'm not so keen on including Begu,though. She isn't really a WTA tour player yet, is she?
Let's make a list in the first post ;)
First of all I think we should get a final list sorted out, and then we will get some short profiles done for The Sisters, and I'll put those in my first post. ;) Sound good? :)

nevetssllim
Nov 14th, 2009, 12:37 AM
Few more suggestions;

Severine Bremond - first round loss at the USO (r4 in 2008) and a few good ITF results since haven't exactly resurrected her ranking.

Corinna Dentoni - reached a career high in the middle of this year then almost immediately went on a substantial losing streak and was almost double-bagelled by Garbin in an inter-club competition recently.

Mariana Duque Marino - No.99 in the world last year now No.191 in the world and went on a seven match losing streak.

Tsvetana Pironkova - okay, she beat Zvonareva in Moscow but she had a treacherous spell during the clay and grass-court season and fell out of the top-100.

Anastasia Yakimova - awful form recently.

Monica Niculescu - a myriad of r1 losses this year.

It seems like half the tour is in a slump :lol:

Привет
Nov 14th, 2009, 12:45 AM
Here is a list of the players who have been suggested so far. :) Players whose name has an asterisk have not reached a career high ranking inside the top 50, and so if we all agree to use that rule, they will not become part of the Sisterhood.

Amelie Mauresmo
Anna Chakvetadze
Daniela Hantuchova
Lucie Safarova
Nicole Vaidisova
Karolina Sprem
Michaella Krajicek
Sesil Karatantcheva
Elena Bovina
Mirjana Lucic
Ana Ivanovic
Alexandra Stevenson
Kaia Kanepi
Olga Puchkova
Yan Zi
Maria Kirilenko
Sania Mirza
Patty Schnyder
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Andreja Klepac***
Olivia Sanchez***
Martina Muller
Agnes Szavay
Alize Cornet
Zheng Jie
Marta Domachowska
Julia Vakulenko
Michelle Larcher de Brito***
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Galina Voskoboeva***
Eleni Daniilidou
Severine Bremond Beltrame
Corinna Dentoni***
Mariana Duque Marino***
Tsvetana Pironkova
Anastasiya Yakimova
Monica Niculescu
Sybille Bammer
Hsieh Su-Wei***
Meng Yuan***
Laura Granville



If anyone still has suggestions, please share them! :wavey:

Привет
Nov 14th, 2009, 12:47 AM
Few more suggestions;

Severine Bremond - first round loss at the USO (r4 in 2008) and a few good ITF results since haven't exactly resurrected her ranking.

Corinna Dentoni - reached a career high in the middle of this year then almost immediately went on a substantial losing streak and was almost double-bagelled by Garbin in an inter-club competition recently.

Mariana Duque Marino - No.99 in the world last year now No.191 in the world and went on a seven match losing streak.

Tsvetana Pironkova - okay, she beat Zvonareva in Moscow but she had a treacherous spell during the clay and grass-court season and fell out of the top-100.

Anastasia Yakimova - awful form recently.

Monica Niculescu - a myriad of r1 losses this year.

It seems like half the tour is in a slump :lol:

Thanks! ;) I'll edit my last post to include these. ;)

Привет
Nov 14th, 2009, 01:24 AM
Sybille Bammer, anyone? :shrug:

MechWarrior2k
Nov 14th, 2009, 01:31 AM
Safina - done practically nothing since Madrid except find embarrassing ways to lose and struggle against scrubs. Woeful vs. top 10 players in 2009 after beating a bunch of them in 2008. Get well soon and ****ing fix that serve. 375 double faults is a disgrace.

Привет
Nov 14th, 2009, 01:35 AM
Thanks for posting, but Safina is definitely not a player who belongs in the Sisterhood. Yes, her results have not been outstanding, but she's still ranked no. 2, still made an AO and RG final this year, Wimbledon SF, so she's not a Slumping Sister yet. ;)

Dini.
Nov 14th, 2009, 01:36 AM
I have to admit something but this will sound totally lame. I've become a fan of Ana Ivanovic following her R1 loss at the USO. I don't know why exactly, but I shed a tear when I saw her crying. :o I know that sounds so stupid and over dramatic but this is the girl that won a slam last year and reached the top of the pile - seeing this dramatic slump is just really sad. She were onto so many good things until the pressure got the better of her. I still think she's a special talent and I'm rooting for her to get back into the top 10.

Привет
Nov 14th, 2009, 01:40 AM
I have to admit something but this will sound totally lame. I've become a fan of Ana Ivanovic following her R1 loss at the USO. I don't know why exactly, but I shed a tear when I saw her crying. :o I know that sounds so stupid and over dramatic but this is the girl that won a slam last year and reached the top of the pile - seeing this dramatic slump is just really sad. She were onto so many good things until the pressure got the better of her. I still think she's a special talent and I'm rooting for her to get back into the top 10.

That's not lame at all Nadine. :hug: I have to admit though I am not a supporter of her, I can't wait for Ana to get back to the top too. That's what this thread is all about, supporting and encouraging these players together, and celebrating when they break out of their slump and leave the Sisterhood. ;)

Thanks for posting. :wavey:

nevetssllim
Nov 14th, 2009, 03:56 AM
What about Meng Yuan and Su-Wei Hsieh?

hellas719
Nov 14th, 2009, 04:39 AM
How about Laura Granville? She was injured, but she is still struggling to win matches on the ITF circuit :sad:

Привет
Nov 14th, 2009, 04:41 AM
Will add them to the list, but they also have never cracked the top 50. :)

I'd love to hear what everyone else's thoughts are on that. I figured it'd just be good to have some way of deciding whether a player should go into our list. Otherwise we could have a hundred or so players and half them playing only 10k and 25k ITFs. :lol:;)

EDIT. You posted while I was replying, hellas. ;) Will add Granville.

Aryman3
Nov 14th, 2009, 05:59 AM
Domachowska definitely belongs here

Привет
Nov 14th, 2009, 06:39 AM
We need to get this sorted so I can make some profiles. :) So could everybody please copy this list into a new post, and place a 'Y' next to the players you think belong on this list, and a 'N' next to those you think don't belong. :) Remember, you're not selecting your faves, you're choosing who you think belongs in the list. ;)


Amelie Mauresmo
Anna Chakvetadze
Daniela Hantuchova
Lucie Safarova
Nicole Vaidisova
Karolina Sprem
Michaella Krajicek
Sesil Karatantcheva
Elena Bovina
Mirjana Lucic
Ana Ivanovic
Alexandra Stevenson
Kaia Kanepi
Olga Puchkova
Yan Zi
Maria Kirilenko
Sania Mirza
Patty Schnyder
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Andreja Klepac***
Olivia Sanchez***
Martina Muller
Agnes Szavay
Alize Cornet
Zheng Jie
Marta Domachowska
Julia Vakulenko
Michelle Larcher de Brito***
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Galina Voskoboeva***
Eleni Daniilidou
Severine Bremond Beltrame
Corinna Dentoni***
Mariana Duque Marino***
Tsvetana Pironkova
Anastasiya Yakimova
Monica Niculescu
Sybille Bammer
Hsieh Su-Wei***
Meng Yuan***
Laura Granville

Also, don't forget that you can keep suggesting players. This list will be changing every now and again, as you never know when somebody is going to break out of their slump, or go into one. So if you think of a slumping player who hasn't been mentioned, please do mention them! :wavey:

Привет
Nov 14th, 2009, 06:42 AM
Also don't forget to add the Sisterhood to your subscriptions. ;)

Michael.
Nov 14th, 2009, 06:48 AM
Amelie Mauresmo N
Anna Chakvetadze Y
Daniela Hantuchova N
Lucie Safarova N
Nicole Vaidisova Y
Karolina Sprem N
Michaella Krajicek Y
Sesil Karatantcheva Y
Elena Bovina Y
Mirjana Lucic Y
Ana Ivanovic Y
Alexandra Stevenson Y
Kaia Kanepi Y
Olga Puchkova Y
Yan Zi Y
Maria Kirilenko N
Sania Mirza Y
Patty Schnyder N
Anabel Medina Garrigues N
Andreja Klepac N
Olivia Sanchez N
Martina Muller Y
Agnes Szavay Y
Alize Cornet Y
Zheng Jie Y
Marta Domachowska Y
Julia Vakulenko Y
Michelle Larcher de Brito Y
Bethanie Mattek-Sands Y
Galina Voskoboeva Y
Eleni Daniilidou N
Severine Bremond Beltrame Y
Corinna Dentoni N
Mariana Duque Marino N
Tsvetana Pironkova Y
Anastasiya Yakimova Y
Monica Niculescu Y
Sybille Bammer Y
Hsieh Su-Wei N
Meng Yuan N
Laura Granville N

RND
Nov 14th, 2009, 06:56 AM
OMG yes where is Muller now? :rolls: Remember her being bashed everywhere on this forum, quite sad actually. :awww: :hug:

Amelie Mauresmo
Anna Chakvetadze
Daniela Hantuchova
Lucie Safarova
Nicole Vaidisova
Karolina Sprem
Michaella Krajicek
Sesil Karatantcheva
Elena Bovina
Mirjana Lucic (Been out from the top for too long.)
Ana Ivanovic
Alexandra Stevenson (Been out from the top for too long.)
Kaia Kanepi
Olga Puchkova
Yan Zi
Maria Kirilenko
Sania Mirza
Patty Schnyder
Anabel Medina Garrigues
Andreja Klepac***
Olivia Sanchez***
Martina Muller
Agnes Szavay
Alize Cornet
Zheng Jie
Marta Domachowska
Julia Vakulenko (Been out from the top for too long.)
Michelle Larcher de Brito***
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Galina Voskoboeva***
Eleni Daniilidou
Severine Bremond Beltrame
Corinna Dentoni*** (Didn't even reach top 100.)
Mariana Duque Marino***
Tsvetana Pironkova
Anastasiya Yakimova
Monica Niculescu
Sybille Bammer
Hsieh Su-Wei***
Meng Yuan***
Laura Granville

hankqq
Nov 14th, 2009, 06:56 AM
Amelie Mauresmo Y since she's a former #1
Anna Chakvetadze Y since she's former top 5
Daniela Hantuchova Y former top 5
Lucie Safarova N
Nicole Vaidisova YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Karolina Sprem Y
Michaella Krajicek Y
Sesil Karatantcheva Y
Elena Bovina Y
Mirjana Lucic Y
Ana Ivanovic Y :sobbing:
Alexandra Stevenson Y :p :angel:
Kaia Kanepi Y :tape:
Olga Puchkova Y :sad:
Yan Zi Y
Maria Kirilenko Y
Sania Mirza N-she's more on the comeback/struggling with injuries too
Patty Schnyder N
Anabel Medina Garrigues N
Andreja Klepac*** N
Olivia Sanchez*** N
Martina Muller N
Agnes Szavay Y :o
Alize Cornet Y
Zheng Jie N
Marta Domachowska N
Julia Vakulenko Y
Michelle Larcher de Brito*** N
Bethanie Mattek-Sands Y
Galina Voskoboeva*** N
Eleni Daniilidou N-coming back from injury
Severine Bremond Beltrame Y
Corinna Dentoni*** N
Mariana Duque Marino*** N
Tsvetana Pironkova N
Anastasiya Yakimova N
Monica Niculescu N
Sybille Bammer Y
Hsieh Su-Wei*** N
Meng Yuan*** N
Laura Granville N-just returning to the tour right? :scratch:

fufuqifuqishahah
Nov 14th, 2009, 07:02 AM
That's not lame at all Nadine. :hug: I have to admit though I am not a supporter of her, I can't wait for Ana to get back to the top too. That's what this thread is all about, supporting and encouraging these players together, and celebrating when they break out of their slump and leave the Sisterhood. ;)

Thanks for posting. :wavey:

So that other players can enter the Sisterhood :help:

This list is way too long now :p
Maybe we should be allowed to vote on who gets to stay in the Sisterhood, kind of like a rehab clinic where there is only limited amount of space xD

ElusiveChanteuse
Nov 14th, 2009, 07:23 AM
Amelie Mauresmo N
Anna Chakvetadze N
Daniela Hantuchova Y
Lucie Safarova N
Nicole Vaidisova Y
Karolina Sprem N
Michaella Krajicek Y
Sesil Karatantcheva N
Elena Bovina Y
Mirjana Lucic N
Ana Ivanovic Y
Alexandra Stevenson N
Kaia Kanepi Y
Olga Puchkova Y
Yan Zi N
Maria Kirilenko N
Sania Mirza Y
Patty Schnyder N
Anabel Medina Garrigues N
Andreja Klepac*** N
Olivia Sanchez*** N
Martina Muller N
Agnes Szavay Y
Alize Cornet N
Zheng Jie N
Marta Domachowska N
Julia Vakulenko N
Michelle Larcher de Brito*** N
Bethanie Mattek-Sands N
Galina Voskoboeva*** N
Eleni Daniilidou Y
Severine Bremond Beltrame N
Corinna Dentoni*** N
Mariana Duque Marino*** N
Tsvetana Pironkova Y
Anastasiya Yakimova N
Monica Niculescu N
Sybille Bammer N
Hsieh Su-Wei*** N
Meng Yuan*** N
Laura Granville N

Привет
Nov 14th, 2009, 07:23 AM
So that other players can enter the Sisterhood :help:

This list is way too long now :p
Maybe we should be allowed to vote on who gets to stay in the Sisterhood, kind of like a rehab clinic where there is only limited amount of space xD

Only players who are slumping really badly are going to be in the Sisterhood. :shrug: It's not like other list threads, where there is a set number of players who are in it, so it can never really be too long, and just because some leave, that doesn't mean that those spots must be filled. :)

And thanks for voting everyone! :hug: I will vote as well sometime. :p

Привет
Nov 14th, 2009, 07:50 AM
EXAMPLE OF PROFILE




SLUMPING SISTER... http://i33.tinypic.com/9axxmc.png Nicole Vaidišovα
http://i36.tinypic.com/21bm61j.jpg

Date of birth: 23 April 1989 (age 20)
Place of birth: Nuremberg, West Germany
Height: 1.83 m
Turned pro: 2003
Plays: Right, Two-handed backhand

Career High Ranking: No. 7 (14 May 2007)
Career Highlights: Roland Garros 2006 SF, Australian Open 2007 SF

2009 Year End Ranking: 188
2009 Highlights: 3R Indian Wells, 3R Miami

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Thoughts? :)

RND
Nov 14th, 2009, 07:54 AM
^ + Losses to non top 100? ;)

Mikey.
Nov 14th, 2009, 07:54 AM
"2009 Highlights: 3R Indian Wells, 3R Miami" :crying2:

Привет
Nov 14th, 2009, 07:57 AM
^ + Losses to non top 100? ;)

I was thinking about that. Maybe have their five best wins for the year, and their five worst losses? :shrug:

young_gunner913
Nov 14th, 2009, 07:58 AM
Queen Bethanie on the list :sobbing:

RND
Nov 14th, 2009, 08:02 AM
I was thinking about that. Maybe have their five best wins for the year, and their five worst losses? :shrug:
Cool. :) (I was avoiding the word "worst" because that may be from an up and coming player, or simply really bad, but Stacie would be sad to see this. :angel: )

Michael.
Nov 14th, 2009, 08:15 AM
Looks Good :yeah:

Привет
Nov 14th, 2009, 08:26 AM
Amelie Mauresmo Y
Anna Chakvetadze Y
Daniela Hantuchova Y
Lucie Safarova N (Has had a couple bad losses recently, but hasn't had the worst of years)
Nicole Vaidisova Y
Karolina Sprem Y
Michaella Krajicek Y
Sesil Karatantcheva Y
Elena Bovina Y
Mirjana Lucic N (Has just had some decent results on the ITF tour)
Ana Ivanovic Y
Alexandra Stevenson N (She just had an okay result, and I dunno if you're really slumping if you're not even finishing matches most of the time :unsure:)
Kaia Kanepi Y
Olga Puchkova Y
Yan Zi Y
Maria Kirilenko N (Has had a bad year, but injury had a lot to do with that. Has shown promise and had some nice results when she wasn't injured)
Sania Mirza Y
Patty Schnyder N
Anabel Medina Garrigues N (Has had some bad results, but I can't see it lasting for long enough to call it a slump)
Andreja Klepac*** N
Olivia Sanchez*** N
Martina Muller N
Agnes Szavay Y
Alize Cornet Y
Zheng Jie N
Marta Domachowska Y
Julia Vakulenko N
Michelle Larcher de Brito*** N
Bethanie Mattek-Sands Y
Galina Voskoboeva*** N
Eleni Daniilidou Y
Severine Bremond Beltrame Y
Corinna Dentoni*** n
Mariana Duque Marino*** N
Tsvetana Pironkova Y (Apart from Moscow, her last 12 months have been very uninspiring!)
Anastasiya Yakimova N
Monica Niculescu N
Sybille Bammer N (has had some bad results, but like Medina Garrigues, I see her breaking out of it before too long)
Hsieh Su-Wei*** Y
Meng Yuan*** N
Laura Granville N

Привет
Nov 14th, 2009, 08:27 AM
Queen Bethanie on the list :sobbing:
:hug:
Cool. :) (I was avoiding the word "worst" because that may be from an up and coming player, or simply really bad, but Stacie would be sad to see this. :angel: )
:lol: Well it's only 'worst' in terms of ranking. :) So even if it is an up and coming player, they should still be expected to beat them.
Looks Good :yeah:
:cool:

WhoAmI?
Nov 14th, 2009, 10:31 AM
Amelie Mauresmo no
Anna Chakvetadze yes
Daniela Hantuchova no
Lucie Safarova no
Nicole Vaidisova yes
Karolina Sprem
Michaella Krajicek yes
Sesil Karatantcheva
Elena Bovina
Mirjana Lucic
Ana Ivanovic yes
Alexandra Stevenson
Kaia Kanepi yes
Olga Puchkova
Yan Zi
Maria Kirilenko no
Sania Mirza no
Patty Schnyder yes
Anabel Medina Garrigues yes
Andreja Klepac***
Olivia Sanchez***
Martina Muller
Agnes Szavay yes
Alize Cornet yes
Zheng Jie yes
Marta Domachowska
Julia Vakulenko
Michelle Larcher de Brito***
Bethanie Mattek-Sands yes
Galina Voskoboeva***
Eleni Daniilidou
Severine Bremond Beltrame
Corinna Dentoni***
Mariana Duque Marino***
Tsvetana Pironkova yes
Anastasiya Yakimova
Monica Niculescu yes
Sybille Bammer yes
Hsieh Su-Wei***
Meng Yuan***
Laura Granville

The players I didn't vote for are the ones I really don't know, so it would be hard to tell.

Oh, and what about Karin Knapp? She was #35 in Feb 2008, even reached 2rd in AO and 3rd in IW this year and now is #205:tape:

Привет
Nov 14th, 2009, 10:36 AM
Karin Knapp! Nice one. Not sure if we need to vote on her. :tape: It's pretty obvious she is slumping BADLY. :(

Nice spot! :cool:

volta
Nov 14th, 2009, 10:54 AM
Amelie Mauresmo
Anna Chakvetadze
Daniela Hantuchova
Lucie Safarova
Nicole Vaidisova
Karolina Sprem
Michaella Krajicek
Zheng Jie
Sesil Karatantcheva
Elena Bovina
Mirjana Lucic
Ana Ivanovic
Alexandra Stevenson
Kaia Kanepi
Olga Puchkova
Yan Zi
Maria Kirilenko
Sania Mirza

:sobbing:

hellas719
Nov 14th, 2009, 03:02 PM
Amelie Mauresmo-Y
Anna Chakvetadze-Y
Daniela Hantuchova-N
Lucie Safarova-N
Nicole Vaidisova-Y
Karolina Sprem-Y
Michaella Krajicek-Y
Sesil Karatantcheva-Y
Elena Bovina-Y
Mirjana Lucic-N
Ana Ivanovic-Y
Alexandra Stevenson-Y
Kaia Kanepi-Y
Olga Puchkova-Y
Yan Zi-Y
Maria Kirilenko-Y
Sania Mirza-Y
Patty Schnyder-Y
Anabel Medina Garrigues-N
Andreja Klepac***-N
Olivia Sanchez***-N
Martina Muller-Y
Agnes Szavay-Y
Alize Cornet-Y
Zheng Jie-N
Marta Domachowska-Y
Julia Vakulenko-N
Michelle Larcher de Brito***-Y
Bethanie Mattek-Sands-Y
Galina Voskoboeva***-Y
Eleni Daniilidou-Y
Severine Bremond Beltrame-Y
Corinna Dentoni***-Y
Mariana Duque Marino***-Y
Tsvetana Pironkova-N
Anastasiya Yakimova-Y
Monica Niculescu-Y
Sybille Bammer-Y
Hsieh Su-Wei***-N
Meng Yuan***-N
Laura Granville-Y

danieln1
Nov 14th, 2009, 03:25 PM
Ivanovic

She should be ranked top 5 at least, world number 22 or whatever is so, so low for her

Also Mauresmo is ranked so low, she should be top ten, with her game!

Привет
Nov 14th, 2009, 11:24 PM
Thanks everyone so much for your input! :hug:

After going through everyone's votes, I've come to a list that the majority seem to agree are in the worst slumps and therefore belong in the Slumping Sisterhood.

Here are the Slumping Sisters:

Amelie Mauresmo
Anna Chakvetadze
Nicole Vaidisova
Karolina Sprem
Michaella Krajicek
Sesil Karatantcheva
Elena Bovina
Ana Ivanovic
Kaia Kanepi
Olga Puchkova
Yan Zi
Sania Mirza
Agnes Szavay
Alize Cornet
Marta Domachowska
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Eleni Daniilidou
Severine Bremond Beltrame
Tsvetana Pironkova
Monica Niculescu
Sybille Bammer
Hsieh Su-Wei*
Karin Knapp

*I've chosen to include Su-Wei, even though she hasn't cracked the top 50 and more people said no to her than yes. I feel like her slump is so bad that we can't not have her in the Sisterhood.









Profiles are almost finished and should be up soon. I'm not sure whether I should include each players 5 best wins for 2009 and their 5 worst losses, or maybe only include non-top 100 losses like YJChanFan suggested. What do you all think? :)

Craigy
Nov 15th, 2009, 03:18 AM
Here are the Slumping Sisters:
Nicole Vaidisova
Sesil Karatantcheva
Bethanie Mattek-Sands

My faves representing! :inlove: Go ladies.

Привет
Nov 15th, 2009, 03:57 AM
Profiles are up in the first posts! :wavey: Check them out and let me know what you think everyone. I'm happy to edit them with new information if you think there's something that needs to go in there.

Привет
Nov 15th, 2009, 03:58 AM
My faves representing! :inlove: Go ladies.

:hearts: Can't wait for all 3 to start climbing those rankings!

Ellery
Nov 15th, 2009, 04:00 AM
Zi :worship:

KanSuke
Nov 15th, 2009, 05:38 AM
Amazing thread :inlove:

Su-Wei, Sania and Zi :worship:

ElusiveChanteuse
Nov 15th, 2009, 06:00 AM
Sybille is considered in a slump when her winning Prague is included in the highlight of her career?:lol: :p

Vincey!
Nov 15th, 2009, 06:09 AM
Ggreat work James :D....I really hope few of those will bounce back!!! I'm still shock to see Vaidisova SO low without being injured since more than a year now!

Привет
Nov 15th, 2009, 06:11 AM
Amazing thread :inlove:

Su-Wei, Sania and Zi :worship:
Asian support! :rocker2:
Sybille is considered in a slump when her winning Prague is included in the highlight of her career?:lol: :p

:lol: Some of the Sister's slumps aren't as bad as the others. ;) She hasn't been in great form, and people voted for her to be in so... :shrug: :)

young_gunner913
Nov 15th, 2009, 06:21 AM
Jamesy, Queen Bethanie had a runner up finish in Quebec City last season, I think that deserves to be on her list of highlights. ;)

Golovinjured.
Nov 15th, 2009, 06:23 AM
Mirza is not slumping, she's just inconsistent.

Cornet is just shit. :)

deepsand
Nov 15th, 2009, 06:33 AM
Mirza is not slumping, she's just inconsistent.

Cornet is just shit. :)


i know... :sobbing: - but calling it a slump makes me feel better.

Lord Choc Ice
Nov 15th, 2009, 06:45 AM
Is Mauresmo really in that much of a slump? Her rankings basically been the same for ages, her results have been mostly OK.

young_gunner913
Nov 15th, 2009, 06:49 AM
Is Mauresmo really in that much of a slump? Her rankings basically been the same for ages, her results have been mostly OK.

shes far below what shes capable of playing and most of her results this year have shown it. so yeah, id consider that a slump. :shrug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Nov 15th, 2009, 07:00 AM
shes far below what shes capable of playing and most of her results this year have shown it. so yeah, id consider that a slump. :shrug:

Then I would consider Venus as well.:lol: :p

Sexysova
Nov 15th, 2009, 07:00 AM
great job :worship:

Привет
Nov 15th, 2009, 07:03 AM
Jamesy, Queen Bethanie had a runner up finish in Quebec City last season, I think that deserves to be on her list of highlights. ;)

:o Woops! :lol: Not sure how I missed that, but thanks Matt. :yeah: Will update her profile now.

Lord Choc Ice
Nov 15th, 2009, 07:07 AM
How about Lil' Masha? Kirilenko's a former Top 20 player, considering that you could say she's in a slump.

Привет
Nov 15th, 2009, 07:08 AM
Is Mauresmo really in that much of a slump? Her rankings basically been the same for ages, her results have been mostly OK.

shes far below what shes capable of playing and most of her results this year have shown it. so yeah, id consider that a slump. :shrug:
Yeah, it seemed most of the people who voted thought Mauresmo was slumping too. It was one of those ones where it's not blatantly obvious, but she's a former world no. 1 who was a Grand Slam favourite, now she's ranked outside top 20 and losing meekly to Wozniak at a Slam? To me that's a slump. :shrug:
Then I would consider Venus as well.:lol: :p
:lol: ;) The different being Venus has been able to make some nice results to stop herself from falling as a result of those lack lustre ones.
great job :worship:

:hug:

young_gunner913
Nov 15th, 2009, 07:08 AM
Then I would consider Venus as well.:lol: :p

hey, im all for having her on this list. :lol:

:o Woops! :lol: Not sure how I missed that, but thanks Matt. :yeah: Will update her profile now.

thanky. :hearts:

Привет
Nov 15th, 2009, 07:10 AM
How about Lil' Masha? Kirilenko's a former Top 20 player, considering that you could say she's in a slump.

If you look back a couple of pages, she was on the initial list that I asked people to vote on. Nobody really thought she was slumping badly enough to be included on the list. I think Kirilenko had some nice results this year when she could play free of injury. We will see what happens when the new season starts.

Remember this group isn't like others you see in GM, in that there isn't really a limit on the number of players. It's for all players who are slumping badly, so there's always going to be change in the list. :)

The Kaz
Nov 15th, 2009, 07:53 AM
Agnes won Budapest and i think that would be a highlight ;) :p

Привет
Nov 15th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Will add it. :wavey:

Michael.
Nov 15th, 2009, 08:47 AM
Sania won bangalore in 2005
and Eleni won seoul in 2006
these could be highlights :shrug:

Привет
Nov 15th, 2009, 08:55 AM
:unsure: I really rushed through these profiles, guys, so please don't think if I missed something that I purposely left it out. :lol:;) Just mention them like you have been and I'll pop them in. :)

WhoAmI?
Nov 15th, 2009, 10:33 AM
nice profiles :D :worship:

Adrian.
Nov 15th, 2009, 10:39 AM
Marta reached also QF in Istanbul by beating Rezai in 3:hearts:

nevetssllim
Nov 15th, 2009, 10:42 AM
The profiles look very good :yeah:

Just a thought, perhaps you could add their lowest points of their season? After all, this is the slumping sisterhood!

So, Vaidisova's would be death by Stacey Tan in Stanford qualies, Chakvetadze's would probably be a r1 loss to Duque Marino at the French Open etc.

Привет
Nov 15th, 2009, 10:48 AM
Marta reached also QF in Istanbul by beating Rezai in 3:hearts:
Thanks :yeah: Will add it in now.
The profiles look very good :yeah:

Just a thought, perhaps you could add their lowest points of their season? After all, this is the slumping sisterhood!

So, Vaidisova's would be death by Stacey Tan in Stanford qualies, Chakvetadze's would probably be a r1 loss to Duque Marino at the French Open etc.
A great idea. :D I was considering adding either a best wins/worst losses section or as YJCHANfan suggested, listing a players losses to non top 100 players. But I think your idea is better, as it is short and sweet and straight to the point. :)

Slutiana
Nov 15th, 2009, 10:49 AM
:inlove:

Привет
Nov 15th, 2009, 10:53 AM
Marta reached also QF in Istanbul by beating Rezai in 3:hearts:

Are you sure you're not confusing Istanbul with Fes? :scratch: It's just that I went onto Marta's profile on the WTA site, and there is nothing about a QF in Istanbul. :confused:

Adrian.
Nov 15th, 2009, 10:56 AM
I'm 100% sure:lol:
She beat Mayr 06 62 61 and then Rezai 64 36 64:drool::inlove:
In the match against Rezai lights went off and they had for 15 minutes no play.
She lost to Hradecka in 3 then:sobbing:

Привет
Nov 15th, 2009, 11:00 AM
Oh. :confused: :lol: I'll look again. :)

Привет
Nov 15th, 2009, 11:03 AM
Saw it on the 3rd time. :o I don't know how I managed to miss that the first 2 times. :rolls: Thanks! :yeah:

Linnie
Nov 15th, 2009, 03:50 PM
Hopefully Amιlie will be around another year and "leave" the Sisterhood :angel: Also hoping that Agnes will as well :hug:

Horizon
Nov 15th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Once Ana's Indian Wells points go away :o

Nikkiri
Nov 15th, 2009, 04:24 PM
This thread fails now. :( Boo.

AnnaK_4ever
Nov 15th, 2009, 04:25 PM
[SLUMPING SISTER... http://i34.tinypic.com/2v0y0zb.jpg Anna Chakvetadze
http://i33.tinypic.com/2upv6mo.jpg

DOB: March 05, 1987
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Plays : Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Status : Pro (2003)


Career High Ranking: 5 (September 10, 2007)
Career Highlights: US Open 2007 SF

That USO semifinal is the highlight of Chakvetadze's career??? :tape:

AndreConrad
Nov 15th, 2009, 04:30 PM
Good thread... the best of luck to all members :yeah:

Slutati
Nov 15th, 2009, 04:50 PM
Oh hello, Marta. http://i37.tinypic.com/erfjns.gif

laurie
Nov 15th, 2009, 06:33 PM
I like Agnes Szavay. I'm hoping she can get it back together in 2010.

Curtos07
Nov 15th, 2009, 08:16 PM
Once Ana's Indian Wells points go away :o

:sobbing:

If Ana continues slumping early on in 2010 and goes out early at IW, I am afraid she will be part of this thread permanently. I believe Ana has a small window to get it together. She can't afford to eff up anymore.

hankqq
Nov 15th, 2009, 09:54 PM
nice work gathering all the profiles, Привет :yeah:
hopefully we won't have to add too many more players to this thread, though i'm sure we will :sobbing: :sad:
and certainly it would be nice if at least some players come off the list :p :lol: :bigclap:

Привет
Nov 15th, 2009, 11:49 PM
Hopefully Amιlie will be around another year and "leave" the Sisterhood :angel: Also hoping that Agnes will as well
It'd be great if we didn't need this thread at all. :angel: :lol:
Once Ana's Indian Wells points go away
Maybe she'll have a great Australian summer and secure her ranking. :)
This thread fails now. Boo.
:hug: But it is a good thing in a way, nobody thought she was slumping badly enough. :bigclap: When she's not Injurkiri she had some nice results. :)
That USO semifinal is the highlight of Chakvetadze's career???
I'm sure there are plenty of things that I've missed in the profiles (as I've already mentioned ;)), so I'm happy to update them if people want things to go in there. :)
Oh hello, Marta. http://i37.tinypic.com/erfjns.gif
Oh you. http://i37.tinypic.com/erfjns.gif That isn't the loveliest picture of Marta I am afraid. :sad: But she looked kinda mean in it so I chose it. http://i37.tinypic.com/erfjns.gif
:sobbing:

If Ana continues slumping early on in 2010 and goes out early at IW, I am afraid she will be part of this thread permanently. I believe Ana has a small window to get it together. She can't afford to eff up anymore.
There's always oppurtunities and a chance to come back. ;) Just look at all the players who have dropped out of the game and have found the desire and the fight to get themselves back to the top. There'll always be time for Ana as long as she is fit and healthy. :)
nice work gathering all the profiles, Привет
hopefully we won't have to add too many more players to this thread, though i'm sure we will
and certainly it would be nice if at least some players come off the list
Thanks hankqq. :hug: It will be unfortunate if we have to add more players, but in a way, at least they'll be getting some positive support from somewhere on TF that way. :)

Temperenka
Nov 15th, 2009, 11:54 PM
I didn't realize Bethanie had fallen so far! :eek: :sad:

Nicole :o

Good luck to all of these women as they try to come back!! :bounce:

hellas719
Nov 16th, 2009, 03:41 AM
Some things you missed:
Cornet- 2008 Rome Runner-Up
Pironkova- 2008 Rome QF

Привет
Nov 16th, 2009, 06:45 AM
Some things you missed:
Cornet- 2008 Rome Runner-Up
Pironkova- 2008 Rome QF

Added.

And I just realised I completely mucked up Pironkova's Career Highlihgts. :spit: I forgot to change them for her and she had Niculescu's there instead. :o All fixed now though.

Nikkiri
Nov 16th, 2009, 07:29 AM
:hug: But it is a good thing in a way, nobody thought she was slumping badly enough. :bigclap: When she's not Injurkiri she had some nice results. :)




Not really. Discrimination.

Привет
Nov 16th, 2009, 08:45 AM
Not really. Discrimination.

:shrug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Nov 16th, 2009, 08:48 AM
I didn't realize Bethanie had fallen so far! :eek: :sad:

Nicole :o

Good luck to all of these women as they try to come back!! :bounce:

I didn't realize she was ranked so high.:spit: :p

jimmy_the_greek
Nov 16th, 2009, 10:17 AM
Vaidisova:sad:
Can't believe how badly she has fallen. This was a player who at the age of 17 was a potential grand slam winner. Her mental side of the game really got away from here, and she seems more interested in Stephanek's tennis career rather than her own!:mad:

Lord Choc Ice
Nov 16th, 2009, 10:35 AM
Vaidisova:sad:
Can't believe how badly she has fallen. This was a player who at the age of 17 was a potential grand slam winner. Her mental side of the game really got away from here, and she seems more interested in Stephanek's tennis career rather than her own!:mad:
Nicole's slump is the saddest and worst of all, you're right. :sad: I don't miss her that much personally, there are plenty of ballbashers around to fill her void, but her fans must be devastated.

Lord Choc Ice
Nov 16th, 2009, 10:36 AM
I wonder in Ana's case, how many months of good results before she can 'graduate' from the Slumping Sisterhood. It's hard to tell with her 'cause sometimes she shows signs of un-slumping even in 2009 before regressing again (ie. Indian Wells, French Open, Wimbledon).

jimmy_the_greek
Nov 16th, 2009, 10:56 AM
Nicole's slump is the saddest and worst of all, you're right. :sad: I don't miss her that much personally, there are plenty of ballbashers around to fill her void, but her fans must be devastated.

we sure are, to me its a talent gone wasted:(

Привет
Nov 16th, 2009, 11:26 AM
I wonder in Ana's case, how many months of good results before she can 'graduate' from the Slumping Sisterhood. It's hard to tell with her 'cause sometimes she shows signs of un-slumping even in 2009 before regressing again (ie. Indian Wells, French Open, Wimbledon).

If a Sister's results look to be improving, there will come a time when we will decide as a group whether they are ready to leave the Sisterhood. ;)

amιliemomo
Nov 16th, 2009, 01:23 PM
amelie shouldnt be there in my opinion and hope she'll stay for one more year on the tour to prove how great champion she is. Even if she s "slumping " its important to know that she beat 6 top10 players in 2009. She's the top10 slayer lol.

The one that slumped bad this year is alize cornet. She was on the right tracks to enter the top10 at the start of the year. Then she saw her great progression stopped by a shoulder injury she contracted at the end of 2008.
She was still injured during the AO but decided to play it though.
Silly decision when you see the rest of her year. She lost her rythme and confidence. Even on clay where she loves playing.
Very bad year but at least she knows what to do and what to do not.
I think she learnt a lot about her this year.
Even if she s a member of the sisterhood now, I m sure she wont do the same mistakes twice and 2010 will be much different. In a better way.Lets hope so!:p

AmeDevotee
Nov 16th, 2009, 05:54 PM
amelie shouldnt be there in my opinion and hope she'll stay for one more year on the tour to prove how great champion she is. Even if she s "slumping " its important to know that she beat 6 top10 players in 2009. She's the top10 slayer lol.


And one of those twice. :cool:

A question to the threadstarter - although I can see why Amelie was included, I was wondering what it would take for her to leave the "Sisterhood", since she's the highest achieving member of it? Another Slam QF, a Premier Mandatory title, a return to the top 10?

I don't think any of those are out of the question, IF she decides to continue playing. :unsure:

Привет
Nov 16th, 2009, 11:02 PM
And one of those twice. :cool:

A question to the threadstarter - although I can see why Amelie was included, I was wondering what it would take for her to leave the "Sisterhood", since she's the highest achieving member of it? Another Slam QF, a Premier Mandatory title, a return to the top 10?

I don't think any of those are out of the question, IF she decides to continue playing. :unsure:

Well first of all, it's not up to me to decide. ;) We will all vote and have a say when the time comes. :)

And I know some may not think Mauresmo belongs here, but she's a 2 time former GS champion, along with numerous other SF and QF appearances in Grand Slams, along with many other tour titles, and on top of that she's a former no. 1. She's now ranked outside the top 20, and has for a long time struggled to keep up with the top players on a regular basis.

We could add some goals to each player's profile or something like that, but I was only thinking that if a player's form began to pick up (for Amelie that would probably mean achieving one of those things you mentioned, or say making QFs and SFs regularly in tournaments) than we'd vote on whether they should leave the Sisterhood or whether they needed to stay longer. ;) But the goals thing is an interesting idea, and I'd love to hear what everyone else thinks about it.

If there are enough people who feel that Amelie (or any of the Sisters for that matter) really isn't in a slump then I am more than happy to open that one up and let everyone have their say and go from there. :)

AmeDevotee
Nov 17th, 2009, 12:11 AM
Well first of all, it's not up to me to decide. ;) We will all vote and have a say when the time comes. :)

And I know some may not think Mauresmo belongs here, but she's a 2 time former GS champion, along with numerous other SF and QF appearances in Grand Slams, along with many other tour titles, and on top of that she's a former no. 1. She's now ranked outside the top 20, and has for a long time struggled to keep up with the top players on a regular basis.

We could add some goals to each player's profile or something like that, but I was only thinking that if a player's form began to pick up (for Amelie that would probably mean achieving one of those things you mentioned, or say making QFs and SFs regularly in tournaments) than we'd vote on whether they should leave the Sisterhood or whether they needed to stay longer. ;) But the goals thing is an interesting idea, and I'd love to hear what everyone else thinks about it.

If there are enough people who feel that Amelie (or any of the Sisters for that matter) really isn't in a slump then I am more than happy to open that one up and let everyone have their say and go from there. :)

I don't personally have a problem with Amelie's inclusion - although 2009 was much better than 2008 for her, it obviously doesn't compare to her prime years. :shrug:

Setting goals is a good idea for this thread, but in Amelie's case we should probably wait until she announces whether she's playing next year. It's currently hanging in the balance. :scared:

Привет
Nov 17th, 2009, 12:14 AM
I don't personally have a problem with Amelie's inclusion - although 2009 was much better than 2008 for her, it obviously doesn't compare to her prime years. :shrug:

Setting goals is a good idea for this thread, but in Amelie's case we should probably wait until she announces whether she's playing next year. It's currently hanging in the balance. :scared:

I think it could be a good idea too. :) Let's see what everyone else thinks though.

And really? :scared: I didn't know that. :eek: I knew she has been talking about it a little, but I thought she was definitely playing on into next season. :unsure: I hope she sticks around. :sad:

AmeDevotee
Nov 17th, 2009, 12:18 AM
I think it could be a good idea too. :) Let's see what everyone else thinks though.

And really? :scared: I didn't know that. :eek: I knew she has been talking about it a little, but I thought she was definitely playing on into next season. :unsure: I hope she sticks around. :sad:

So do I. :sad:

We're expecting a decision in the next two or three weeks. :scared:

AnnaK_4ever
Nov 17th, 2009, 01:24 AM
That USO semifinal is the highlight of Chakvetadze's career??? :tape:

I'm sure there are plenty of things that I've missed in the profiles (as I've already mentioned ;)), so I'm happy to update them if people want things to go in there. :)

That semifinal should be erased from memory of every tennis fan around the world.

Привет
Nov 17th, 2009, 01:27 AM
That semifinal should be erased from memory of every tennis fan around the world.

Well no matter how bad the match may have been, it's still her best ever GS result. :shrug:

AnnaK_4ever
Nov 17th, 2009, 01:33 AM
Well no matter how bad the match may have been, it's still her best ever GS result. :shrug:

It's the lowlight of her career, not the highlight. This is the only thing I object.
I like how you deliberately left out her other achievements, i.e. Australian and French Opens QFs and Tier I title in Moscow.

Daniela-Is-Mine
Nov 17th, 2009, 01:48 AM
Maybe you should separate the slumpinG SISTERS:


LIKE
FATALLY FLAWED:
For girls like Nicole.

HOPELESSLY ANGING ON:
For girls like Agnes and Ana

READILY RETURNING:
For girls Like Dani


Something like that to spoof iPattys thread :lol:

Привет
Nov 17th, 2009, 01:48 AM
:unsure: I really rushed through these profiles, guys, so please don't think if I missed something that I purposely left it out. :lol:;) Just mention them like you have been and I'll pop them in. :)

That USO semifinal is the highlight of Chakvetadze's career??? :tape:


I'm sure there are plenty of things that I've missed in the profiles (as I've already mentioned ;)), so I'm happy to update them if people want things to go in there. :)

It's the lowlight of her career, not the highlight. This is the only thing I object.
I like how you deliberately left out her other achievements, i.e. Australian and French Opens QFs and Tier I title in Moscow.

Read again please.

Привет
Nov 17th, 2009, 01:49 AM
Maybe you should separate the slumpinG SISTERS:


LIKE
FATALLY FLAWED:
For girls like Nicole.

HOPELESSLY ANGING ON:
For girls like Agnes and Ana

READILY RETURNING:
For girls Like Dani


Something like that to spoof iPattys thread :lol:
Interesting idea, but personally I'd prefer to leave them all in one group. :)

Mightymirza
Nov 17th, 2009, 02:52 AM
sania.. ana :sad: sania has been injured all the time :tape:

Dini.
Nov 17th, 2009, 03:12 AM
Amazing work on the profiles, James. :yeah:

Europe rocks
Nov 17th, 2009, 10:19 PM
I hope to see many graduates from the Slumping Sisterhood in 2010 and hopefully there will not be too many new girls enrolling next year

Привет
Nov 18th, 2009, 01:28 AM
Updated most of the profiles with some more Career Highlights. :wavey: If there are still things missing that you would like to see included, of course don't hesitate to mention them. :)

Still have to sort out the 'lowest point' idea for each player though. :wavey: Would love to have some suggestions. ;)

Mynarco
Nov 18th, 2009, 01:31 AM
Chakvetadze:70 :sad:

nevetssllim
Nov 18th, 2009, 02:39 PM
Updated most of the profiles with some more Career Highlights. :wavey: If there are still things missing that you would like to see included, of course don't hesitate to mention them. :)

Still have to sort out the 'lowest point' idea for each player though. :wavey: Would love to have some suggestions. ;)

These are my suggestions for the first section of the slumpers.

Bammer
R16 Budapest – lost to Gallovits 4-6 7-5 6-2 (No.114)
R64 LA – lost to King 6-3 6-2 (No.106)
R32 Linz – lost to Dulgheru 6-3 6-1 (No.53)

Bovina
R32 Fort Walton Beach – lost to Jovanovic 6-4 7-6 (No.270)
R32 Galatina – lost to Castano 6-4 2-6 6-2 (No.297)
R32 Marseille – lost to Soler-Espinosa 6-4 6-0 (No.201)
SF Granada – lost to Garcia Vidagany 6-2 6-4 (No.372)

Bremond
Q32 Brisbane – lost to Castano 2-6 6-1 6-1 (No.139)
Q32 Sydney – lost to Pin 6-4 6-4 (No.97)
Q32 Indian Wells – lost to Yakimova 6-0 6-3 (No.95)
R32 Marbella – lost to Klepac 5-7 6-2 6-2 (No.134)
Q-F Den Bosch – lost to Pervak 6-1 7-6 (No.169)
R128 US Open – lost to Martic 6-4 6-2 (No.137)
R32 Limoges – lost to Pavlovic 3-6 6-4 6-3 (No.304)

Chakvetadze
R64 Dubai – lost to Morita 7-5 6-2 (No.74)
R128 French Open – lost to Duque Marino 3-6 6-4 6-4 (No.124)

Cornet
R64 Indian Wells – lost to Barrois 6-2 6-2 (No.83)
R32 Barcelona – lost to Cohen-Aloro 6-0 6-3 (No.97)
R16 Budapest – lost to Peer 6-2 6-0 (No.63)

Daniilidou
Q-F Clearwater – lost to El Tabakh 7-5 6-4 (No.321)
R32 Tenerife – lost to Chakhnashvili 6-3 6-4 (No.212)
R32 La Palma – lost to Parra Santonja 6-0 6-0 (No.257)
Q16 Zagreb – lost to Pochabova 6-1 6-3 (No.318)
Q-F Nottingham – lost to Moore (No.502)
F Westende – lost to Guisard 6-1 6-2 (No.364)
R32 Maribor – lost to Soler-Sola 6-2 1-6 7-5 (No.343)
Q32 Linz – lost to Gehrlein 6-2 6-2 (No.252)

Domachowska
Q16 Hobart – lost to Dominguez Lino 7-5 6-3 (No.89)
Q32 Miami – lost to Mayr 6-2 1-6 6-3 (No.79)
R64 Charleston – lost to Sevastova 6-1 1-6 6-4 (No.180)
Q-F Prague – lost to Pervak 4-6 6-3 7-6 (No.160)
Q-F Poitiers – lost to Lapushchenkova 6-4 6-4 (No.170)

Hsieh
R32 Changwon – lost to Curtis 6-2 6-1 (No.472)
Q128 French Open – lost to Fedossova 6-0 7-6 (No.201)
Q16 Stanford – lost to Foretz 6-3 6-2
R16 Guangzhou – lost to Savchuk 6-4 6-4 (No.195)

Ivanovic
R32 Cincinnati – lost to Czink 7-6 7-5 (No.59)
R32 Toronto – lost to Safarova 3-6 7-5 6-3 (No.46)
R128 US Open – lost to K. Bondarenko 2-6 6-3 7-6 (No.52)
R64 Tokyo – lost to Safarova 6-4 7-6 (No.43)

Kanepi
R128 US Open – lost to Chang 6-0 2-6 6-2 (No.212)
R64 Tokyo – lost to Chang 6-3 6-3 (No.132)
R32 Barcelona – lost to Zec Peskiric 3-6 6-2 6-4 (No.127)
R16 Paris Indoors – lost to Loit 2-6 6-3 6-1 (No.134)

Привет
Nov 18th, 2009, 02:49 PM
Amazing work! :speakles: :worship:

I'll come back to this when I'm not so tired and reply properly. ;)

hellas719
Nov 19th, 2009, 03:52 AM
Szavay will play a challenger in Dubai in December :speakles:

Привет
Nov 19th, 2009, 04:18 AM
Agnes! :eek:

Maybe if she has a great result there she might be able to hit the ground running in 2010 and break out of the slump? :shrug: :)

I think we should only have about 3 of a player's worst losses in their profile. Your work was great, nevetssllim :yeah: But I just think that if we have say all of the results for Bremond Beltrame or Daniilidou that you've listed, it might be too big. :)
What does everyone think about it? Their 3 worst losses for 2009 in their profiles underneath the 2009 Highlights section?

nevetssllim
Nov 19th, 2009, 09:35 AM
I agree - you can pick and choose which ones you want to add :)

Oh, and slumping sister Olga Puchkova lost in the first round of a $50k challenger in Toronto yesterday.

WhoAmI?
Nov 19th, 2009, 12:23 PM
Maybe it would be good to also show the rank of the slumping player when she lost to someone (then Domachowska losing to Dominguez Lino maybe even isn't so bad, as she was ranked lower). Also taking into account the moment when you could say she's slumping (for example Kanepi lost to Loit, but I wouldn't say she was slumping then, just an off-day or whatever).

For example: Ana Ivanovic -- in 5 tournaments lost in 1st or 2nd round, including USO.
worst losses:
R32 Cincinnati – lost to Czink 7-6 7-5 (No.59) as #11
R32 Toronto – lost to Safarova 3-6 7-5 6-3 (No.46) as #11
R128 US Open – lost to K. Bondarenko 2-6 6-3 7-6 (No.52) as #11

nevetssllim
Nov 20th, 2009, 10:13 PM
Maybe it would be good to also show the rank of the slumping player when she lost to someone (then Domachowska losing to Dominguez Lino maybe even isn't so bad, as she was ranked lower). Also taking into account the moment when you could say she's slumping (for example Kanepi lost to Loit, but I wouldn't say she was slumping then, just an off-day or whatever).


Right you are. I've included the rankings of the slumping player and only included their losses to players ranked below them, although some of them aren't exactly bad losses (e.g. Bammer losing to Oudin, Chak losing to Dokic etc).

Sybille Bammer (21-22)
R132 Wimbledon – lost to Oudin 4-6 6-4 6-2 (No.124) as No.26
R16 Budapest – lost to Gallovits 4-6 7-5 6-2 (No.114) as No.30
R64 LA – lost to King 6-3 6-2 (No.106) as No.29

Elena Bovina (27-20)
R32 Fort Walton Beach – lost to Jovanovic 6-4 7-6 (No.270) as No.183
R32 Galatina – lost to Castano 6-4 2-6 6-2 (No.297) as No.154
SF Granada – lost to Garcia Vidagany 6-2 6-4 (No.372) as No.281

Severine Bremond (17-21)
Q32 Brisbane – lost to Castano 2-6 6-2 6-1 (No.139) as No.93
Q32 Indian Wells – lost to Yakimova 6-0 6-3 (No.95) as No.74
R32 Marbella – lost to Klepac 5-7 6-2 6-2 (No.134) as No.68
Q-F Den Bosch – lost to Pervak 6-1 7-6 (No.169) as No.96
R32 Limoges – lost to Pavlovic 3-6 6-4 6-3 (No.304) as No.148

Anna Chakvetadze (15-19)
R64 Australian Open – lost to Dokic 6-4 6-7 6-3 (No.187) as No.18
R64 Dubai – lost to Morita 7-5 6-2 (No.74) as No.23
R128 French Open – lost to Duque Marino 3-6 6-4 6-4 (No.124) as No.26

Alize Cornet (20-28)
R64 Indian Wells – lost to Barrois 6-2 6-2 (No.83) as No.14
R32 Barcelona – lost to Cohen-Aloro 6-0 6-3 (No.97) as No.15
R16 Budapest – lost to Peer 6-2 6-0 (No.63) as No.23

Eleni Daniilidou (34-31)
Q-F Clearwater – lost to El Tabakh 7-5 6-4 (No.321) as No.235
Q16 Zagreb – lost to Pochabova 6-1 6-3 (No.318) as No.293
Q-F Nottingham – lost to Moore (No.502) as No.285 (score?)
R32 Koksijde – lost to Kuryanovich 6-1 3-6 6-3 (UNR) as No.251
F Westende – lost to Guisard 6-1 6-2 (No.364) as No.250
R32 Maribor – lost to Soler-Sola 6-2 1-6 7-5 (No.343) as No.249
Q32 Linz – lost to Gehrlein 6-2 6-2 (No.252) as No.167

Marta Domachowska (24-24)
Q16 Hobart – lost to Dominguez Lino 7-5 6-3 (No.89) as No.61
R128 Australian Open – lost to Mirza 6-1 6-4 (No.108) as No.61
R64 Charleston – lost to Sevastova 6-1 1-6 6-4 (No.180) as No.113
Q-F Prague – lost to Pervak 4-6 6-3 7-6 (No.160) as No.137
Q-F Poitiers – lost to Lapushchenkova 6-4 6-4 (No.170) as No.139

Su-Wei Hsieh (9-12)
R32 Changwon – lost to Curtis 6-2 6-1 (No.472) as No.128
Q128 French Open – lost to Fedossova 6-0 7-6 (No.201) as No.138

Ana Ivanovic (24-14)
R32 Cincinnati – lost to Czink 7-6 7-5 (No.59) as No.11
R32 Toronto – lost to Safarova 3-6 7-5 6-3 (No.46) as No.11
R128 US Open – lost to K. Bondarenko 2-6 6-3 7-6 (No.52) as No.11
R64 Tokyo – lost to Safarova 6-4 7-6 (No.43) as No.11

Kaia Kanepi (15-21)
R16 Paris Indoors – lost to Loit 2-6 6-3 6-1 (No.134) as No.23
R32 Barcelona – lost to Zec Peskiric 3-6 6-2 6-4 (No.127) as No.20
R128 US Open – lost to Chang 6-0 2-6 6-2 (No.212) as No.27

Sesil Karatantcheva (28-20)
R32 Pattaya City – lost to Lisjak 6-2 4-6 6-3 (No.737) as No.128
Q16 Istanbul – lost to Fedak 6-4 7-6 (No.179) as No.137
R32 St. Malo – lost to Sfar 3-6 6-3 6-4 (No.327) as No.134
Q-F Athens – lost to Marosi 6-0 6-1 (No.179) as No.135

Karin Knapp (8-14)
Q32 Brisbane – lost to Rodina 6-4 6-0 (No.143) as No.77
R16 Biberach – lost to Petkovic 6-4 6-1 (No.240) as No.137
R32 Sofia – lost to Antoniychuk 6-3 6-0 (No.246) as No.157

Michaella Krajicek (32-20)
R32 Midland – lost to Daniilidou 6-3 6-3 (No.303) as No.199
Q128 French Open – lost to Halep 6-4 7-5 (No.264) as No.128
Q16 Birmingham – lost to Poutchek 6-3 4-6 6-3 (No.173) as No.126
R32 Grapevine – lost to Marino 7-6 6-7 6-4 (No.212) as No.126

Bethanie Mattek-Sands (7-18)
R128 Miami – lost to Pivovarova 7-6 6-3 (No.172) as No.37
R32 Charleston – lost to An. Rodionova 6-2 6-4 (No.146) as No.38
R64 Birmingham – lost to Glatch 7-6 6-3 (No.106) as No.52

Amelie Mauresmo (27-14)
R128 French Open – lost to Groenefeld 6-4 6-3 (No.51) as No.16
R16 Eastbourne – lost to Makarova 7-6 7-6 (No.46) as No.17
R64 US Open – lost to Wozniak 6-4 6-0 (No.39) as No.17

Sania Mirza (29-18)
F Vancouver – lost to Dubois 1-6 6-4 6-4 (No.106) as No.80
Q32 Toronto – lost to El Tabakh 6-1 3-6 6-3 (No.194) as No.74
Q32 Beijing – lost to Ji 6-3 2-6 6-1 (No.584) as No.61

Monica Niculescu (20-28)
R32 Cagnes sur Mer – lost to Dubois 7-6 6-2 (No.102) as No.55
R64 Rome – lost to Morita 6-1 6-3 (No.84) as No.56
R128 US Open – lost to Perry 6-4 6-2 (No.131) as No.76
R16 Nantes – lost to Bremond 4-6 6-3 7-5 (No.166) as No.91

Tsvetana Pironkova (23-27)
R64 Madrid – lost to Rezai 6-3 6-4 (No.95) as No.47
R32 Budapest – lost to Gallovits 7-5 6-2 (No.114) as No.83
R32 Biella – lost to Ondraskova 6-4 5-7 6-4 (No.176) as No.98
QF Athens – lost to Daniilidou 6-4 6-7 6-2 (No.222) as No.108

Olga Puchkova (19-21)
QF Midland – lost to Daniilidou 6-4 6-0 (No.303) as No.197
R32 Osprey – lost to Rampre 7-6 6-1 (No.427) as No.178
R16 Vancouver – lost to Lertcheewakarn 3-6 6-2 6-4 (No.387) as No.239
Q-FQuebec City – lost to Cecil 6-4 6-1 (No.454) as No.229
R32 Quebec City – lost to Sadikovic 6-4 6-3 (No.579) as No.229

Karolina Sprem (36-15)
Q32 Rome – lost to Chieppa 7-5 6-4 (No.544) as No.85
R128 Wimbledon – lost to Kulikova 4-6 7-5 6-3 (No.191) as No.94
Q-F Linz – lost to Gehrlein 6-4 6-3 (No.252) as No.98
Q16 Luxembourg – lost to Castano 2-6 7-6 6-2 (No.201) as No.96

Agnes Szavay (24-23)
R128 Australian Open – lost to Voskoboeva 6-3 3-6 6-4 (No.95) as No.25
R64 Dubai – lost to Pin 2-6 6-2 6-3 (No.104) as No.29
Q-F Acapulco – lost to Arn 1-6 7-5 6-2 (No.160) as No.28
R16 Monterrey – lost to King 3-6 6-4 6-3 (No.108) as No.27
R128 French Open – lost to Flipkens 7-5 6-4 (No.110) as No.28

Nicole Vaidisova (9-16)
R32 Hobart – lost to Santangelo 6-1 6-1 (No.131) as No.51
R128 Australian Open – lost to Bremond 6-2 6-1 (No.96) as No.52
R32 Paris Indoors – lost to Loit 6-1 6-4 (No.134) as No.71
R128 French Open – lost to Ruano Pascual 6-4 6-3 (No.133) as No.59
Q-16 Eastbourne – lost to South 6-3 6-3 (No.130) as No.67
Q-32 Stanford – lost to Tan 6-2 6-1 (No.578) as No.149

Yan Zi (8-18)
Q-64 Australian Open – lost to Panova 7-6 2-6 9-7 (No.207) as No.122
R32 Charlottesville – lost to Lee-Waters 7-5 6-1 (No.284) as No.221
R32 Guangzhou – lost to Hsieh 6-3 7-5 (No.362) as No.326

WhoAmI?
Nov 20th, 2009, 10:47 PM
:worship: good work

some of those records are just :help:

JOCHEBEL
Nov 21st, 2009, 12:14 AM
Poor Bamm Bamm, she didnt play her best tennis in this season but anyway, she conquer Prague. 2010 will be the taking off year!

JOCHEBEL
Nov 21st, 2009, 12:15 AM
Meghann Shaughnessy and Lourdes Dominguez-Lino will be anothers Slumping players....

JOCHEBEL
Nov 21st, 2009, 12:17 AM
and my poor Julia Vakulenko :(

JOCHEBEL
Nov 21st, 2009, 12:17 AM
and Martina Muller :(...

Привет
Nov 21st, 2009, 12:21 AM
Oh my goodness. :speakles: Amazing, nevetssllim! :bowdown:

I feel like I can't leave some of them out now that you did all that work. And what's the difference between 6 lines and 3 lines anyway? :shrug: Not much. ;) I'll update profiles with these soon. :)

Are the numbers in brackets year win-loss?

nevetssllim
Nov 21st, 2009, 12:41 AM
Meghann Shaughnessy and Lourdes Dominguez-Lino will be anothers Slumping players....

I thought the same but Dominguez Lino might be injured. She hasn't played since the US Open and didn't defend her 100k points from Athens. But she was slumping beforehand and does fit the slumping sisterhood criteria with a top-50 career high.

I think Llagostera Vives and Cetkovska could be additions. Llagostera Vives has a career high of No.35 and is currently at No.148 with a win-loss record of 14/21. Cetkovska has a career high of No.49 and is at No.150 (19-230>

Oh my goodness. :speakles: Amazing, nevetssllim! :bowdown:

I feel like I can't leave some of them out now that you did all that work. And what's the difference between 6 lines and 3 lines anyway? :shrug: Not much. ;) I'll update profiles with these soon. :)

Are the numbers in brackets year win-loss?

Thanks! I really enjoyed compiling the stats. :D Hopefully there won't be too many errors in them. :help:

You can take a few out if you want to condense the profiles - I don't mind!

And yes, the bracketed numbers are their win-loss record.

Привет
Nov 21st, 2009, 12:50 AM
Okay, well thanks again. It's great to see people wanting to get involved in this thread. :hug:

And most of them are around 3 or so results anyway, so maybe I might only include the 3 worst after all. Sound okay? :)

Привет
Nov 21st, 2009, 12:52 AM
I think Llagostera Vives and Cetkovska could be additions. Llagostera Vives has a career high of No.35 and is currently at No.148 with a win-loss record of 14/21. Cetkovska has a career high of No.49 and is at No.150 (19-230>


Hmm, they do sound like they could be on their way into the Sisterhood. :sad:

I think we should wait until the new season starts before we start adding anyone new though, don't you guys?

Привет
Nov 21st, 2009, 03:28 AM
Sybille Bammer (21-22)
R132 Wimbledon – lost to Oudin 4-6 6-4 6-2 (No.124) as No.26
R16 Budapest – lost to Gallovits 4-6 7-5 6-2 (No.114) as No.30
R64 LA – lost to King 6-3 6-2 (No.106) as No.29

Elena Bovina (27-20)
R32 Fort Walton Beach – lost to Jovanovic 6-4 7-6 (No.270) as No.183
R32 Galatina – lost to Castano 6-4 2-6 6-2 (No.297) as No.154
SF Granada – lost to Garcia Vidagany 6-2 6-4 (No.372) as No.281

Severine Bremond (17-21)
R32 Marbella – lost to Klepac 5-7 6-2 6-2 (No.134) as No.68
Q-F Den Bosch – lost to Pervak 6-1 7-6 (No.169) as No.96
R32 Limoges – lost to Pavlovic 3-6 6-4 6-3 (No.304) as No.148

Anna Chakvetadze (15-19)
R64 Australian Open – lost to Dokic 6-4 6-7 6-3 (No.187) as No.18
R64 Dubai – lost to Morita 7-5 6-2 (No.74) as No.23
R128 French Open – lost to Duque Marino 3-6 6-4 6-4 (No.124) as No.26

Alize Cornet (20-28)
R64 Indian Wells – lost to Barrois 6-2 6-2 (No.83) as No.14
R32 Barcelona – lost to Cohen-Aloro 6-0 6-3 (No.97) as No.15
R16 Budapest – lost to Peer 6-2 6-0 (No.63) as No.23

Eleni Daniilidou (34-31)
Q-F Nottingham – lost to Moore 6-1 7-5 (No.502) as No.285
R32 Koksijde – lost to Kuryanovich 6-1 3-6 6-3 (UNR) as No.251
F Westende – lost to Guisard 6-1 6-2 (No.364) as No.250

Marta Domachowska (24-24)
R128 Australian Open – lost to Mirza 6-1 6-4 (No.108) as No.61
R64 Charleston – lost to Sevastova 6-1 1-6 6-4 (No.180) as No.113
Q-F Poitiers – lost to Lapushchenkova 6-4 6-4 (No.170) as No.139

Su-Wei Hsieh (9-12)
R32 Changwon – lost to Curtis 6-2 6-1 (No.472) as No.128
Q128 French Open – lost to Fedossova 6-0 7-6 (No.201) as No.138

Ana Ivanovic (24-14)
R32 Cincinnati – lost to Czink 7-6 7-5 (No.59) as No.11
R32 Toronto – lost to Safarova 3-6 7-5 6-3 (No.46) as No.11
R128 US Open – lost to K. Bondarenko 2-6 6-3 7-6 (No.52) as No.11

Kaia Kanepi (15-21)
R16 Paris Indoors – lost to Loit 2-6 6-3 6-1 (No.134) as No.23
R32 Barcelona – lost to Zec Peskiric 3-6 6-2 6-4 (No.127) as No.20
R128 US Open – lost to Chang 6-0 2-6 6-2 (No.212) as No.27

Sesil Karatantcheva (28-20)
R32 Pattaya City – lost to Lisjak 6-2 4-6 6-3 (No.737) as No.128
R32 St. Malo – lost to Sfar 3-6 6-3 6-4 (No.327) as No.134
Q-F Athens – lost to Marosi 6-0 6-1 (No.179) as No.135

Karin Knapp (8-14)
Q32 Brisbane – lost to Rodina 6-4 6-0 (No.143) as No.77
R16 Biberach – lost to Petkovic 6-4 6-1 (No.240) as No.137
R32 Sofia – lost to Antoniychuk 6-3 6-0 (No.246) as No.157

Michaella Krajicek (32-20)
R32 Midland – lost to Daniilidou 6-3 6-3 (No.303) as No.199
Q128 French Open – lost to Halep 6-4 7-5 (No.264) as No.128
R32 Grapevine – lost to Marino 7-6 6-7 6-4 (No.212) as No.126

Bethanie Mattek-Sands (7-18)
R128 Miami – lost to Pivovarova 7-6 6-3 (No.172) as No.37
R32 Charleston – lost to An. Rodionova 6-2 6-4 (No.146) as No.38
R64 Birmingham – lost to Glatch 7-6 6-3 (No.106) as No.52

Amelie Mauresmo (27-14)
R128 French Open – lost to Groenefeld 6-4 6-3 (No.51) as No.16
R16 Eastbourne – lost to Makarova 7-6 7-6 (No.46) as No.17
R64 US Open – lost to Wozniak 6-4 6-0 (No.39) as No.17

Sania Mirza (29-18)
F Vancouver – lost to Dubois 1-6 6-4 6-4 (No.106) as No.80
Q32 Toronto – lost to El Tabakh 6-1 3-6 6-3 (No.194) as No.74
Q32 Beijing – lost to Ji 6-3 2-6 6-1 (No.584) as No.61

Monica Niculescu (20-28)
R32 Cagnes sur Mer – lost to Dubois 7-6 6-2 (No.102) as No.55
R128 US Open – lost to Perry 6-4 6-2 (No.131) as No.76
R16 Nantes – lost to Bremond 4-6 6-3 7-5 (No.166) as No.91

Tsvetana Pironkova (23-27)
R64 Madrid – lost to Rezai 6-3 6-4 (No.95) as No.47
R32 Biella – lost to Ondraskova 6-4 5-7 6-4 (No.176) as No.98
QF Athens – lost to Daniilidou 6-4 6-7 6-2 (No.222) as No.108

Olga Puchkova (19-21)
R32 Osprey – lost to Rampre 7-6 6-1 (No.427) as No.178
Q-FQuebec City – lost to Cecil 6-4 6-1 (No.454) as No.229
R32 Quebec City – lost to Sadikovic 6-4 6-3 (No.579) as No.229

Karolina Sprem (36-15)
Q32 Rome – lost to Chieppa 7-5 6-4 (No.544) as No.85
Q-F Linz – lost to Gehrlein 6-4 6-3 (No.252) as No.98
Q16 Luxembourg – lost to Castano 2-6 7-6 6-2 (No.201) as No.96

Agnes Szavay (24-23)
Q-F Acapulco – lost to Arn 1-6 7-5 6-2 (No.160) as No.28
R16 Monterrey – lost to King 3-6 6-4 6-3 (No.108) as No.27
R128 Wimbledon – lost to Flipkens 7-5 6-4 (No.110) as No.28

Nicole Vaidisova (9-16)
R32 Hobart – lost to Santangelo 6-1 6-1 (No.131) as No.51
R128 French Open – lost to Ruano Pascual 6-4 6-3 (No.133) as No.59
Q-32 Stanford – lost to Tan 6-2 6-1 (No.578) as No.149

Yan Zi (8-18)
Q-64 Australian Open – lost to Panova 7-6 2-6 9-7 (No.207) as No.122
R32 Charlottesville – lost to Lee-Waters 7-5 6-1 (No.284) as No.221
R32 Guangzhou – lost to Hsieh 6-3 7-5 (No.362) as No.326

These are the ones I'm thinking of putting into the profiles. :) As usual, if you disagree and want something different, please say so.

:wavey:

hellas719
Nov 21st, 2009, 04:47 AM
^I disagree about Pironkova and Krajicek's losses to Daniilidou :shrug:
She reached the finals of both those tournaments and is a former #14 :p

Привет
Nov 21st, 2009, 05:35 AM
She was ranked 222 and 303 for both of those wins though, way below Pironkova and Krajicek. :shrug:

Please suggest another loss for Pironkova and Krajicek that you think is worse if you want those ones taken out.

hellas719
Nov 21st, 2009, 05:47 AM
Hmm...after I did some research the only one I could find was Krajicek's other loss against Halep :p
Never mind then :lol:

nevetssllim
Nov 21st, 2009, 12:10 PM
Hmm...after I did some research the only one I could find was Krajicek's other loss against Halep :p
Never mind then :lol:

As I said, I tried to be objective when finding their worst losses and while I agree losing to Daniilidou isn't a disgrace (nor is Bammer losing to Oudin, Chakvetadze losing to Dokic etc), I added them simply due to the fact their rankings was much higher than the players they lost to. :)

Привет
Nov 21st, 2009, 12:18 PM
As I said, I tried to be objective when finding their worst losses and while I agree losing to Daniilidou isn't a disgrace (nor is Bammer losing to Oudin, Chakvetadze losing to Dokic etc), I added them simply due to the fact their rankings was much higher than the players they lost to. :)

Which, I think, makes it a bad loss. :shrug: I mean we know that Daniilidou is talented, but if she's ranked somewhere in the 300's and you're in the top 100, you shouldn't be losing to her. :shrug: If she's ranked that low, then there must be a reason, whether that be she is injured or has been out of the game for awhile. And so a top 100 player shouldn't lose to someone ranked in the 300's who is injured/low on match play, no matter how talented they are and how high they should be ranked. :)

That's just my thoughts anyway. :)

Привет
Nov 22nd, 2009, 05:08 AM
Profiles updated with the worst losses. :wavey:

WhoAmI?
Nov 22nd, 2009, 10:57 AM
Great:D

Now we just have to wait and see how it will go. I think if Bethanie can get in a decent shape, she'll be climbing up and could be the first one to be deleted from this list:)

Привет
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:00 AM
How are we going to decide when to remove a Sister from the Sisterhood? :scratch:

My first thought was that we would vote if a player's form had picked up, but it has also been suggested that we make specific goals for each of the Sisters. :)

WhoAmI?
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:10 AM
How are we going to decide when to remove a Sister from the Sisterhood? :scratch:


When they reach a new career high or are close to it :lol:

No, seriously, I think voting would be a good thing:) Setting each one it's goals could be a bit difficult. Or we can set everyone the same goal, for example winning a couple of rounds, not losing to a player heavily ranked below them, being able to beat players ranked around them (or even better, beating higher ranked players). But I think voting would be better:)

Привет
Nov 22nd, 2009, 11:26 AM
Yes I think voting too. :shrug: There's really nothing strict about this thread, and if we add goals, I just don't really think it will work. Plus, it's a lot of work for nothing. What I mean is that we'll set, for example, Nicole Vaidisova a goal of getting back inside the top 50, but if she were to do that, we would have considered voting on whether she should stay in the Sisterhood anyway, whether we had the goal or not. :shrug:

JOCHEBEL
Nov 23rd, 2009, 01:48 AM
Do not forget Martina Muller in the list and Mara Santangelo

Sexysova
Nov 27th, 2009, 04:50 AM
Nicole has entered 75k ITF Dubai in December :D

nevetssllim
Nov 27th, 2009, 09:01 AM
Nicole has entered 75k ITF Dubai in December :D

Slumping sisters Szavay and Kanepi have also entered :)

Lord Choc Ice
Nov 27th, 2009, 10:29 AM
Nicole has entered 75k ITF Dubai in December :D
Good for her. Hopefully we won't see her cheering on Radek in the DC final then. :p

Nicole is definitely one girl I'd love to see out of the Slumping Sisterhood. :D

hurricanejeanne
Nov 28th, 2009, 03:30 AM
Nicole needs to high tail it out of this list ASAP. :sad:

Привет
Dec 12th, 2009, 04:43 AM
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w170/jesi3781/tennis/tennis/ameliemauresmo.jpg

By way of retirement, Slumping Sister Amelie becomes the first Sister to leave the Slumping Sisterhood.

Slumping Sister Amelie retired from tennis on the 3rd of December 2009.

SLUMPING SISTER... http://i37.tinypic.com/2jczt7a.png Amelie Mauresmo
http://i34.tinypic.com/1gq00k.jpg

DOB: July 5, 1979
Birthplace: St. Germains en Laye, France
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Status: Pro (1993)

Career High Ranking: 1 (September 13 2004)
Career Highlights: Australian Open 2006 Champion, Wimbledon 2006 Champion

Привет
Dec 12th, 2009, 04:45 AM
Amelie's profile has been removed, but I was thinking we could include a section with links to posts indicating when a Sister leaves the Sisterhood. :shrug:

It could be a nice way to keep track of who has been in the Sisterhood and when they left.

Daniela-Is-Mine
Dec 12th, 2009, 02:34 PM
are we replacing Amelie?

Привет
Dec 12th, 2009, 02:58 PM
No. :lol:

This thread is just for slumping players. ;) We don't need to add someone just because someone else leaves. :)

amιliemomo
Dec 12th, 2009, 03:28 PM
Omg the new season REALLY needs to come very fastly lol!:lol::help:

amιlie retired after a great career.Not classy to write about her supposed "slump".No tact here.

Привет
Dec 13th, 2009, 01:37 AM
Excuse me? :lol: The first post in this thread tells you that this thread is all about supporting players and not bringing them down. I'm not sure how it's 'not classy' to support a player who is ranked about 20 places below their best and who went from being a Grand Slam contender to barely making QFs.

This thread has tact, but there's none in coming into a thread, not bothering to read the description, and then insulting the thread without actually knowing what it is about.

nevetssllim
Dec 13th, 2009, 12:16 PM
Slumping sisters in Dubai 75k.

Nicole Vaidisova (CZE) v Katalin Marosi (HUN)
(2)Kaia Kanepi (EST) v Yuliana Fedak (UKR)

Sexysova
Dec 13th, 2009, 12:21 PM
go Nicole! :kiss:

Привет
Dec 13th, 2009, 12:32 PM
Hopefully Kaia and Nicole will both be able to have a nice showing here, but especially Nicole!

InsideOut.
Dec 13th, 2009, 12:44 PM
Good luck to slumpers :awww:

Andiyan
Dec 13th, 2009, 12:48 PM
First time I see this, nice effort, nice thread and great first post(s).

But perhaps there's a bit too much members? I mean, not all of them have the same reason for getting into this slump. Some were forced to due to an injury (Krajicek) and with others it's just random (Chakvetadze). Maybe you should consider listing the girls by some order?

Btw I don't think Monica would really agree with you that she's in such a slump. :lol:

Привет
Dec 13th, 2009, 01:56 PM
Thanks for posting your ideas, Andiyan. :wavey: I see what you're saying, but personally I think it's a lot easier to keep all of the members in the one big group.

But as I'm sure you read in the first post, this is not my thread, and if others feel the same way as you I am happy to edit the profiles accordingly. :)

amιliemomo
Dec 13th, 2009, 02:04 PM
Excuse me? :lol: The first post in this thread tells you that this thread is all about supporting players and not bringing them down. I'm not sure how it's 'not classy' to support a player who is ranked about 20 places below their best and who went from being a Grand Slam contender to barely making QFs.

This thread has tact, but there's none in coming into a thread, not bothering to read the description, and then insulting the thread without actually knowing what it is about.

i know what this thread is about and sorry but there something not "clicking" in my opinion,especially with the case of some of the players you put in. Amιlie is one of them.
Dont get in that thread cause there s something "wrong", not feeling comfortable with the terms but its my opinion. Then you're free to continue that thread but no one can bring me out the idea that this is kinda irrelevant.

Happy for amιlie,she wont appear there anymore cause she realized and proved so much in the game.She couldnt finish in a high note but after 13 years of duration, hard to stay that motivated and physicly strong enough to be regularly competitive. At least she realized all her dreams and won slams....

:wavey:

Привет
Dec 13th, 2009, 02:12 PM
i know what this thread is about and sorry but there something not "clicking" in my opinion,especially with the case of some of the players you put in. Amιlie is one of them.
Dont get in that thread cause there s something "wrong", not feeling comfortable with the terms but its my opinion. Then you're free to continue that thread but no one can bring me out the idea that this is kinda irrelevant.

Happy for amιlie,she wont appear there anymore cause she realized and proved so much in the game.She couldnt finish in a high note but after 13 years of duration, hard to stay that motivated and physicly strong enough to be regularly competitive. At least she realized all her dreams and won slams....

:wavey:

Well nobody wants to or is trying to. :shrug:

And no, I don't believe you do understand what this thread is about, because you're looking at a player being included as being a negative, when really, them being included is just pointing out what is already known. It's not applying a new label on a player. A slumping player will still be slumping whether they're included in this thread or not.

If you feel there is something wrong with having a thread to support struggling players, or you feel it is irrelevant, then I doubt you're going to find any joy in posting here, so I'd recommend you don't. :)

Привет
Dec 15th, 2009, 01:37 PM
Slumping Sister Kaia finally got a win in the 75k in Dubai! :bigclap:

(2)Kaia Kanepi (EST) d. Yuliana Fedak (UKR) 62 64

Let's hope Kaia can get a few more wins to start her 2010 campaign with a bit more confidence. :)

Good luck to her, and also to Slumping Sister Nicole who is also in action against Katalin Marosi in Dubai! :yeah:

WhoAmI?
Dec 15th, 2009, 03:15 PM
:woohoo:
Both Kaia and Nicole gained a win today.
Nicole def. Katalin Marosi 2-6 6-4 6-4

Next round:
Nicole Vaidisova vs Aniko Kapros (WTA #188) (who btw beat top seed Alexandra Dulgheru, saying that I hope Alexandra won't make it to the slumping sisterhood:()

Kaia Kanepi vs Regina Kulikova (WTA #127)

GL in the next round, get some more wins :yeah:

Привет
Dec 15th, 2009, 10:33 PM
Go Slumping Sisters! :rocker2:

TS
Dec 16th, 2009, 12:00 AM
What is your policy on re-offenders? (sorry haven't had chance to read entire thread). i.e. a player comes out of her slump, is farewelled from the sisterhood, but falls off the wagon and returns to the fold - sometimes more than once.

A special group/halfway house should perhaps be set up for the re-offending lasses.

Привет
Dec 16th, 2009, 12:05 AM
Thanks for posting. :wavey:

I don't think there are really any policies in The Sisterhood. :lol: Basically if you're a slumping player and the majority of posters think you should be included in The Sisterhood then you'll be welcomed in. :)

I think you propose an interesting idea. :) It's something we might have to consider once the new season gets underway. It might be awhile until our Sisters break out of their current slumps, so maybe it's a little too early to consider what will happen if they start to slump again sometime after that. :p

Bahia
Dec 16th, 2009, 12:08 AM
I love the formatting of the front page statistics.

.Andrew.
Dec 16th, 2009, 12:32 AM
Agreed ^^ I really like the format of the thread. Very clean and well done. :yeah:

Anyways, Slumping Sisters. :lol: :yeah: Both have tough opponents ahead imo. The times that I have gotten to watch Regina, she was impressive and while though I haven't seen Aniko recently, I think we all know that she is a capable player.

Though both have tough opponents, I think still both could come through. Come on! :yeah:

Привет
Dec 16th, 2009, 12:39 AM
Thanks for posting Bahia and Karat. :wavey:

Please come back to support The Sisterhood. :bounce:

hellas719
Dec 16th, 2009, 04:57 AM
Kaia and Nicole :yeah:

WhoAmI?
Dec 16th, 2009, 08:34 AM
Kulikova Regina def. Kanepi Kaia 6-1, 6-3

I guess the slump continues :sad:

nevetssllim
Dec 16th, 2009, 09:16 AM
Kaia :o :sad:

Привет
Dec 16th, 2009, 10:19 AM
Hmm. :scratch:

Oh well, she finally won a match, maybe that'll give her some motivation and she can start from a clean slate in Australia. :shrug:

Let's hope Slumping Sister Nicole fares better against Kapros. :scared: She needs a win, and we need someone to cheer for! :lol:

Go Nicole! :rocker2:

Lord Choc Ice
Dec 16th, 2009, 12:08 PM
Nicole. :rocker:

Adrian.
Dec 16th, 2009, 12:10 PM
Marta lost to Parmentier 36 67(4):o:o:o
and Marta won't start in Auckland/brisbane:sobbing:

Maybe she will skip AO, too:unsure::tape:

WhoAmI?
Dec 16th, 2009, 01:58 PM
Nicole def. Kapros Aniko 7-5 6-0

:eek: the 2nd set, keep on going! :D

Sexysova
Dec 16th, 2009, 02:39 PM
Nicole :woohoo: :inlove: WATCH OUT NEXT YEAR! :D

Adrian.
Dec 16th, 2009, 03:58 PM
Only because she won against Karpos and Maroni?:haha:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Dec 16th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Marta lost to Parmentier 36 67(4):o:o:o
and Marta won't start in Auckland/brisbane:sobbing:

Maybe she will skip AO, too:unsure::tape:

Not really a bad loss...
Pauline finally finding form after injury.
She belongs in here too, even though she isn't themost popular.

Sexysova
Dec 16th, 2009, 04:46 PM
Only because she won against Karpos and Maroni?:haha:

well, it was because she cares again, Nicole cares = she will do well and don't be jealous :p

Adrian.
Dec 16th, 2009, 04:51 PM
Marta would trash Maroni and Karpos, too:p
But it's cool, seeing Nicole winning some matches again:)

.Andrew.
Dec 16th, 2009, 09:18 PM
Nicole. :yeah:
Keep it going. :inlove:

Kaia. :o :hug:
Though I can't say I'm not so surprised. Regina is quite a good player. ;)

Привет
Dec 17th, 2009, 03:42 AM
Marta lost to Parmentier 36 67(4):o:o:o
and Marta won't start in Auckland/brisbane:sobbing:

Maybe she will skip AO, too:unsure::tape:

Oh I didn't realise Marta was in action! A shame about the loss. :sad:

And Nicole! :eek: Great stuff from her! :yeah: Keep winning! :cheer:

hellas719
Dec 17th, 2009, 04:48 AM
Nicole :woohoo:

Привет
Jan 1st, 2010, 05:58 AM
Slumping Sisters Sesil and Michaella feature in Brisbane qualifying. Both will play their QR1 matches today, Sesil up against Misaki Doi of Japan, and Michaella up against top seeded Akgul Amanmuradova.

Michaella could struggle, but I really think we should expect a win here for Sesil!

Good luck Slumping Sisters! :cheer:

RND
Jan 1st, 2010, 07:21 AM
Misa won today. :) And I've seen Doi, she's pretty good and rising as well, it won't be that easy for Sesil.

hellas719
Jan 1st, 2010, 07:11 PM
They both won :)

.Andrew.
Jan 1st, 2010, 07:12 PM
Slumping Sisters :banana:

Привет
Jan 1st, 2010, 10:01 PM
It must be this new support they're receiving from being in the SS. ;) :lol:

Sesil beat Doi 62 63, and Misa beat Amanmuradova 63 64. Really solid wins for both! :yeah:

Misa now plays El Tabakh who had a marathon win over Pin. Sesil will have a tough one against Chan. Let's go Slumping Sisters! :woohoo:

Привет
Jan 2nd, 2010, 07:01 AM
Slumping Sisters Monica, Severine and Eleni were in action today in Auckland qualies. :)

Monica was able to beat Nara of Japan 61 76(0), and Severine also won 64 76(3) over local girl, Kairangi Vano. Unfortunately, Eleni fell to Gallovits in 3 sets, 67 (8) 63 62. :( Sad that Eleni fell away after winning such a tight first set!

In Brisbane, Sisters Misa and Sesil played/are playing their QR2 matches. Misa fell 67(3) 67(3) to El Tabakh, while Sesil has just failed to serve out her match against Chan. :sad: She is down 56 in the second set after taking the first 63.

Let's get behind Slumping Sister Sesil and try to get her through to the final round of qualies! :cheer:

Elwin.
Jan 2nd, 2010, 08:49 AM
Slumpicek :inlove:

Привет
Jan 2nd, 2010, 08:59 AM
:lol:

I really thought Misa would beat El Tabakh. :shrug:

Elwin.
Jan 2nd, 2010, 11:25 AM
:lol:

I really thought Misa would beat El Tabakh. :shrug:
So did i :o
But losses like this doesn't even surprise me anymore :lol: It's so Misa-ish.

hellas719
Jan 2nd, 2010, 06:58 PM
Misa and Eleni :bigcry:

nevetssllim
Jan 2nd, 2010, 09:54 PM
Good luck Severine for later today :scared:

nevetssllim
Jan 3rd, 2010, 01:05 AM
[4] Baltacha def. Bremond Beltrame 6-1 4-6 6-3

Good fight from Severine after being 6-1 3-0 down though :) Severine never performs that well in the Australasian tennis season so I guess there's no shame losing to Baltacha in three-sets and I suppose it's slightly more promising compared to this time last year when she lost to Castano and Pin in straight sets.

WhoAmI?
Jan 5th, 2010, 02:05 PM
The Slumping Sisters in action:

Szavay def Peng in 3 tight sets :D next up Hantuchova
Ivanovic def Dokic in 3 and Bacinszky in 3 :D next up Vinci or Pavlyuchenkova
Cornet def Erakovic in 2 :D next up Vesnina
Mirza def Vφgele in 3 :D next up Schiavone
Karantantcheva def Dellacqua in 3 (getting bagelled in 2nd) next up Henin:scared:
Kanepi def Li in 2 :D next up Kirilenko


Bammer fell to King in 2 (61 2nd set:tape: hopefuly she'll be better than that soon)
Niculescu fell to Razzano in 2 tight sets after coming through the qualis:)
Chakvetadze fell to Date Krumm in 2

Привет
Jan 5th, 2010, 02:23 PM
I think our Sisters have been doing pretty well to start the year! :)

Slumping Sisters Sesil and Ana in particular have really shown some fight and determination in their matches. That's exactly what they need to get better results, so hopefully it means a step in the right direction for both! :yeah:

Slumping Sister Agnes also showed some determination to comeback in her match against Peng. I watched this one live, and she was hitting some brilliant winners. She's certainly capable of doing so much better than she has been.

Mynarco
Jan 5th, 2010, 02:27 PM
I think if the sisters can win 3 matches in a row, they can be out of the sisterhood

WhoAmI?
Jan 5th, 2010, 02:57 PM
I think if the sisters can win 3 matches in a row, they can be out of the sisterhood

Maybe make that 3 decent tournament runs:)
(i see you want to get Sesil removed from here :lol:)

Noctis
Jan 5th, 2010, 03:13 PM
can Na join?

nevetssllim
Jan 5th, 2010, 03:18 PM
I think our Sisters have been doing pretty well to start the year! :)

Slumping Sisters Sesil and Ana in particular have really shown some fight and determination in their matches. That's exactly what they need to get better results, so hopefully it means a step in the right direction for both! :yeah:

Slumping Sister Agnes also showed some determination to comeback in her match against Peng. I watched this one live, and she was hitting some brilliant winners. She's certainly capable of doing so much better than she has been.

Sania Mirza also had a good win against Voegele. After Sania failed to serve out for the first set, I think she did well to maintain her focus and win it in three and from one set down :)

nevetssllim
Jan 5th, 2010, 03:21 PM
Quanzhou 50k
Zi Yan (CHN) d. (2)Xinyun Han (CHN) 26 60 64 :eek:

Привет
Jan 5th, 2010, 11:32 PM
Sania Mirza also had a good win against Voegele. After Sania failed to serve out for the first set, I think she did well to maintain her focus and win it in three and from one set down :)
Oh yes, sorry I was actually at Brisbane so I really haven't been up to date with anything going on in Auckland. :p Great stuff from Sania! :yeah:
Quanzhou 50k
Zi Yan (CHN) d. (2)Xinyun Han (CHN) 26 60 64 :eek:

Good girl, Zi! :yeah:

Привет
Jan 5th, 2010, 11:35 PM
Maybe make that 3 decent tournament runs:)
(i see you want to get Sesil removed from here :lol:)

:lol: Yes, I think that a few decent tournaments in a row beating quality players is more appropriate. :p Otherwise we'll be changing the Sisterhood, adding and taking out players, everytime someone wins/loses 3 matches. :eek: :rolls:

@ Wolfy: I don't think Li is really slumping that badly. :shrug: Her only recent bad loss was to Kanepi. I don't personally think she's in a slump at all, let alone one bad enough for us to welcome her into the Sisterhood, but that's only my opinion. :)

nevetssllim
Jan 5th, 2010, 11:39 PM
Did you take any pictures of the Slumping Sisters in Brisbane? :)

Apparently Yan is playing doubles at the AO with Mattek-Sands! :eek:

I think CSN might be one of the next candidates into the sisterhood ;)

Qalahari
Jan 5th, 2010, 11:39 PM
No Swiss in here :)!!! Good to see you understood that Patty is injured, not slumpy!!
I'd add Angelique Kerber

Привет
Jan 5th, 2010, 11:49 PM
May I ask what your name is, nevetssllim? It'll just be easier to type than nevetssllim. :p

And yes, I did get a few photos of some of the Sisters. ;) It was actually quite funny because I was watching Sesil play, and only after I'd been there for about half an hour did I realise I was watching one of our Slumping Sisters live! :eek: :lol:

I'll go through and find some of the better ones (I only have a regular camera so they're not great) and post them if you would like me to. :)

CSN and Kerber are both possible candidates. I'd have to look more into what Kerber has been up to before I can give my opinion on whether I think she belongs here or not, and for CSN... I dunno. :lol: It's not up to me though, as you know. ;) If you guys all decide you want to include a player, I'll be happy to make up a profile for them and add them in. :)

nevetssllim
Jan 5th, 2010, 11:55 PM
Well, my actual name is my username backwards (not very original I know), just to give you a hint ;)

I just had an idea to start a slumping sisterhood photo album :hearts: I have pictures of Mirza, Niculescu, Cornet, Mattek-Sands and Kanepi ;)

http://tinyurl.com/yca7m5y

Привет
Jan 6th, 2010, 12:09 AM
Oh right. :o :rolls: I never recognised that before. ;)

That's a cool idea, Stephen! :cool: Your pics are incredible! :eek: Nicely done...

Maybe we could include our own SS photos in the thread somehow... :scratch:

LeRoy.
Jan 6th, 2010, 12:28 AM
Sania. She can't put a ball in the court. :tape:

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 6th, 2010, 12:32 AM
CSN could be added but then again she basically slumps for a whole year apart from one decent run at a slam so I don't think she's really slumping, this is just her usual results.

WhoAmI?
Jan 6th, 2010, 12:04 PM
Cornet def Vesnina 6-1 6-1:eek::eek::eek: didn't see this coming at all, great reult for Alize:D next up Schiavone

but..

Mirza fell to Schiavone in 2, getting only 3 games
Szavay fell to Hantuchova in 2, getting 4 games
Kanepi fell to Kirilenko in 2, getting 5 games
Karantantcheva fell to Henin in 2, getting 7 games (solid match for Sesil)

The 2nd Law
Jan 6th, 2010, 12:14 PM
I don't know about other players, but I'd hold off on taking Ana out of the list until she can string together a few good runs at tourneys and a deep run in a slam.

WhoAmI?
Jan 8th, 2010, 03:32 PM
This week hasn't been so bad at all for some of the Slumpers. Ivanovic was stopped in semifinal by Henin in 2 sets in Brisbane. Cornet played herself to the quarterfinal in Auckland where she lost to Schiavone in 2 and Zi Yan also got to the QF in Quanzhou. :)

Also, some of them are already playing in qualis in Sydney and Hobart. So far all of them have won their 1st round quali match, with the exception of Pironkova losing to Grφnefeld in 3 tight sets.

nevetssllim
Jan 8th, 2010, 03:37 PM
Brisbane semi-final
Henin def. Ivanovic 6-3 6-2

Hobart qualifying
Bremond def. Wienerova 6-4 6-3
Chakvetadze def. Hibberd 6-1 6-1
Krajicek def. Fichman 6-3 2-6 6-2
Niculescu def. Kustova 6-3 6-4

Potential slumping sister
Zhang def. Dominguez Lino 7-5 6-0

Sydney qualies
Szavay def. King 5-7 6-4 6-4
Groenefeld def. Pironkova 6-4 2-6 7-5
Sprem def. Garbin 6-2 6-4

Quanzhou 50k
r2 - Yan def. Piven 7-5 6-3
QF - Beygelzimer def. Yan 6-2 6-1

But Yan has made the doubles final with Beygelzimer :)

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 10th, 2010, 10:10 PM
Hobart qualis:
Bremond Beltrame fell in the 2nd round to Brianti
Chakvetadze fell in the 3rd round (meaning final round) to Baltacha
Krajieck and Niculescu both fell to Kudryavtseva respectively in 3rd and 2nd round

Hobart MD:
Cornet def Dulgheru 6-0 6-1 :D

Sydeny qualis:
Szavay won all her 3 matches and is now in MD :D, placed against JJ :(
Sperm fell in the 2nd round to Craybas

GL to all of the Sisters still in the competition this week!
:lol:

WhoAmI?
Jan 10th, 2010, 10:22 PM
:banghead: such an embarrassing mistake (on the other hand ive always misread it:tape:)
Hobart qualis:
Bremond Beltrame fell in the 2nd round to Brianti
Chakvetadze fell in the 3rd round (meaning final round) to Baltacha
Krajieck and Niculescu both fell to Kudryavtseva respectively in 3rd and 2nd round

Hobart MD:
Cornet def Dulgheru 6-0 6-1 :D

Sydeny qualis:
Szavay won all her 3 matches and is now in MD :D, placed against JJ :(
Sprem fell in the 2nd round to Craybas

GL to all of the Sisters still in the competition this week!

nevetssllim
Jan 10th, 2010, 10:56 PM
Is Alla Kudryavtseva the first slumping sister slayer?! :devil:

Noctis
Jan 11th, 2010, 01:31 AM
Alize
Should get out if She reached SF+

WhoAmI?
Jan 11th, 2010, 02:56 AM
Szavay def Jankovic 5-7 6-1 7-5 :woohoo: what a great win:D

Mynarco
Jan 11th, 2010, 02:59 AM
:help: Maybe JJ would enter the sisterhood as well

hellas719
Jan 11th, 2010, 03:29 AM
Agnes :D