I realised these players have an ability to reach TOP 30 :D
Current Ranking :
* Yoon Jeong Cho #50
* Angelique Widjaja #55
* Flavia Pennetta #62
* Marion Bartoli #65
* Alicia Molik #71
Apr 2nd, 2003, 10:18 AM
Apr 2nd, 2003, 10:21 AM
imo cho and widjaja aren't playing well enough.
bartoli is in-form but unless she gets some good draws i can't see her in the top 30 this year because i don't think she can make the upsets to do it. i think it would require at least one top 20 scalp and i don't think she can unless she remains in her current form for the whole year.
molik is playing a really high standard and is making a lot of upsets and i think she can do it.
i'm not sure about pennetta.
Apr 2nd, 2003, 10:25 AM
Good points GOWZA...we'll wait & C about Widjaja, Cho & Pennetta! :D
Apr 2nd, 2003, 10:33 AM
IMO....I see Molik finishing about 19-24.....is not getting credit for her wins....her toss is more left now....players can't read it....perhaps the biggest kicker to the backhand in Womens Tennis????.....her head will come clear :wavey: ...still waiting for stats on Babsi loses to Molik (this time) :wavey:
Apr 2nd, 2003, 10:35 AM
By the end of year, I reckon they'll look something like this:
Out of this group, possibly Molik and Cho (assuming both remain injury free). At some point, I expect Bartoli to make top 30, but not much further than that.
I think people are hesitant to say Widjaja will make top 30 because, other than a couple of good wins, she rarely gets out of the first or second round. Sorry, but it takes a bit more than that to reach the top 30.
Apr 4th, 2003, 07:22 PM
Ooh, I just saw that Molik is currently 71...it may be tough for her to reach top 30 this year, so if not this year, then definitely next. Out of this group, I think she has the most overall potential based on what little I've seen and heard about her.
Apr 4th, 2003, 07:36 PM
I think Bartoli has the best chance shes the yougest and has a better game than the rest!
Apr 4th, 2003, 07:42 PM
I think pennetta can definitly make it in the top 30 by the end of the year, she's already 60 and has no points to defend, and she is doing very well.
Apr 4th, 2003, 09:20 PM
Well two players I am not that sure about is Widjaja and Panetta.
Panetta, although she did well in Miami, still has a lot of improving to do......so I am not gonna say top 30 quite yet. And she is injured at the moment right?
And as for Widjaja, does anyone think she should already be there anyway? Her results seem so up and down to me.
Molik, Cho and Bartoli all seem to be working very hard and seem to be the most consistent of the bunch.
And Molik out of all of them, is the one player that is coming up with a lot of big wins.
Apr 4th, 2003, 10:34 PM
Only player out of this group I can comment on is Molik because I don't closely follow any of the others.
Molik is in form this year. Think at the start of the year she was ranked in the high 90s. She was up to 71 this week, and adding in her Sarasota points she should move up to at least 60. Taking into account that she was injured for a couple of months and didn't gain any big points at the Aus Open I think this indicates how well she is playing. She has had wins of quite a few players in the top 30 this year.
I think if she can stay injury free she will be top 30 this year. She has shown that she is not scared to step up when she is player the higher ranked players and she is performing consistently on different surfaces.
As for comments others made about players winning measly Tier IV or below. All I can say is it doesn't matter how you earn the points, it's having them that counts in the rankings.
Apr 4th, 2003, 11:08 PM
Great post Vicky and especially what you said at the end. If some posters were smart enough, they would realize it's these lower tier events that allow an Alicia Molik to sneak up the rankings and show her stuff.
And to boot, it's great match experience.
Apr 4th, 2003, 11:11 PM
I don't think any of them will make the top 30 by the end of this years season, but I think Molik and Bartoli have the best chance.
Apr 4th, 2003, 11:23 PM
What Widjaja need is more consistency.. I agree with bis.. She always lost to the lower-ranked player.. She choked.. She cn play veryy goodd.. but sometimes she can play like crap..