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tenn_ace
Oct 18th, 2003, 12:59 AM
she wasn't injured, she played all GSs, many Tier 1s and total of 17 tournaments and yet her ranking has dropped so much... she is almost out of top 100 (@98)...

any info? btw, also, who is coaching her now?

Gowza
Oct 18th, 2003, 01:08 AM
yeah i expected big things from her this year.

tenn_ace
Oct 18th, 2003, 01:18 AM
Gold Coast, Australia
December 30, 2002
Surface: Hardcourt
Round Opponent W/L Score
R32 Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) L 4-6 3-6
Win/Loss: 0/1

Sydney, Australia
January 06, 2003
Surface: Hardcourt
Round Opponent W/L Score
Q1 Samantha Reeves (USA) L 6-1 3-6 3-6
Win/Loss: 0/2

Australian Open at Melbourne, Australia
January 13, 2003
Surface: Hardcourt
Round Opponent W/L Score
R128 Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL) L 3-6 4-6
Win/Loss: 0/3

Paris, France
February 03, 2003
Surface: Indoor Hardcourt
Round Opponent W/L Score
R32 Barbara Schett (AUT) W 4-6 7-5 6-3
R16 Serena Williams (USA) L 0-6 4-6
Win/Loss: 1/4

Antwerp, Belgium
February 10, 2003
Surface: Indoor Hardcourt
Round Opponent W/L Score
R32 Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) W 6-3 7-5
R16 Kim Clijsters (BEL) L 3-6 2-6
Win/Loss: 2/5

Indian Wells, California, USA
March 03, 2003
Surface: Hardcourt
Round Opponent W/L Score
R128 Martina Muller (GER) W 6-3 6-4
R64 Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) L 4-6 0-6
Win/Loss: 3/6

Warsaw, Poland
April 28, 2003
Surface: Clay
Round Opponent W/L Score
R32 Rossana Neffa-De Los Rios (PAR) W 4-6 6-4 6-3
R16 Jelena Dokic (YUG) L 5-7 6-7(12)
Win/Loss: 4/7

Berlin, Germany
May 05, 2003
Surface: Clay
Round Opponent W/L Score
R64 Vera Zvonareva (RUS) L 6-3 2-6 2-6
Win/Loss: 4/8

Rome, Italy
May 12, 2003
Surface: Clay
Round Opponent W/L Score
R64 Monica Seles (USA) L 6-4 2-6 3-6
Win/Loss: 4/9

Roland Garros at Paris, France
May 26, 2003
Surface: Clay
Round Opponent W/L Score
R128 Cara Black (ZIM) L 4-6 6-4 4-6
Win/Loss: 4/10

The Championships at Wimbledon, Great Britain
June 23, 2003
Surface: Grass
Round Opponent W/L Score
R128 Jennifer Capriati (USA) L 1-6 3-6
Win/Loss: 4/11

Sopot, Poland
July 28, 2003
Surface: Clay
Round Opponent W/L Score
R32 Evelyn Fauth (AUT) W 2-6 6-3 6-4
R16 Jelena Kostanic (CRO) L 3-6 6-2 6-7(1)
Win/Loss: 5/12

Helsinki, Finland
August 04, 2003
Surface: Clay
Round Opponent W/L Score
R32 Rita Kuti Kis (HUN) W 3-6 6-4 6-1
R16 Anna Pistolesi (ISR) L 2-6 3-6
Win/Loss: 6/13

New Haven, Connecticut, USA
August 18, 2003
Surface: Hardcourt
Round Opponent W/L Score
Q1 Angela Haynes (USA) W 6-2 6-1
Q2 Virginie Razzano (FRA) W 6-2 6-3
Q3 Silvia Farina Elia (ITA) W 6-0 6-1
R32 Laura Granville (USA) W 6-1 6-1
R16 Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) L 5-7 4-6
Win/Loss: 10/14

U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows, New York, USA
August 25, 2003
Surface: Hardcourt
Round Opponent W/L Score
R128 Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) W 6-3 6-1
R64 Fabiola Zuluaga (COL) L 5-7 3-6
Win/Loss: 11/15

Filderstadt, Germany
October 06, 2003
Surface: Indoor Hardcourt
Round Opponent W/L Score
Q1 Klara Koukalova (CZE) W 6-3 6-0
Q2 Lina Krasnoroutskaya (RUS) W 6-3 6-2
Q3 Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) W 6-3 4-6 6-4
R32 Patty Schnyder (SUI) L 5-7 5-7
Win/Loss: 14/16

Zurich, Switzerland
October 13, 2003
Surface: Indoor Hardcourt
Round Opponent W/L Score
R32 Alexandra Stevenson (USA) L 6-3 5-7 4-6

tenn_ace
Oct 18th, 2003, 01:19 AM
actually, if you look at who she lost, it seems like she was having a bad luck with her draws...


on the other hand, she should have beaten some players like Reeves, for instance. still...

CoryAnnAvants#1
Oct 18th, 2003, 01:37 AM
She's had some very bad draws, losing to either top tenners or players who would go on to win the whole thing in the lower level ones. However, her main problem is that she is HUGE! It's not her fault, she has a thyroid problem that prevents her from losing weight effectively, but she has gained weight even from last year. I have a feeling it's not going to get any better either. She needs to seek help for it if she is going to show off her vast potential

Gowza
Oct 18th, 2003, 01:39 AM
up until about wimbledon most of her losses were to top players.

Martian KC
Oct 18th, 2003, 01:45 AM
Exactly, just plain bad luck with draws.:(

vogus
Oct 18th, 2003, 06:07 AM
It's amazing that Myriam has won as many matches as she has this year. For a player who is 70 pounds overweight, she had a pretty good year.

SpikeyAidanm
Oct 18th, 2003, 06:16 AM
She should work on her fitness :)

AleOrtu
Oct 18th, 2003, 06:27 AM
bad year??:confused:
She has defeated Eleni about 10 times this year, :fiery:
I think she is making a great season, I´m scared about her, I prefer to see Eleni playing to Clijsters but not to Casanova :unsure:

switz
Oct 18th, 2003, 08:08 AM
bad draws, and not taking close matches have been the main problems besides the already present weight issues. she has had chances to win against mauresmo, seles, zvonareva, dokic, stevenson, patty, but always loses the tight sets (obviously fitness is an issue there).

she has beaten some quality players very handily after wimbledon and i think that if she can just find a way past the weight issue then she is really going to start rising very quickly. i think next year will be a much better year in any event, even though she is going to have to work hard to get into a lot of tournaments.

Beat
Oct 18th, 2003, 12:19 PM
yeah, the draws sucked and she was on a hardcore diet for most of the year until her "legs felt like jelly", as she put it herself. she has stopped that diet now, because it didn't help at all. she has also had many smaller injuries, which of course is also related to her weight. it seems like a difficult situation to get out of. :(

bis2806
Oct 18th, 2003, 02:42 PM
she needs to lose more weight by doing loads of fitness really!!! MGM should join her in this :)

Experimentee
Oct 18th, 2003, 02:51 PM
She got a lot of bad draws at the start of the year so she kept losing, and then later i think the losing made her lose confidence, even though she lost to good players.
She just lost to Craybas indoors :rolleyes:
I dont think the weight is as much of an issue as people make it out to be. She still had a good year last year, reaching top 50 and beating players such as Henin, and she was still very heavy then.
Hopefully she will have a much better year next year. Shes too talented to be ranked this low.

*JR*
Oct 18th, 2003, 04:08 PM
she needs to lose more weight by doing loads of fitness really!!! MGM should join her in this :) Two different situations. Myriam has an underactive thyroid, thus the weight problem. Marie is not esp. ova-weight, though she could use to get more toned. She's had various orthopedic injuries all year. I guess when one adds in Marti's feet and the Peppermint Puzzle, SUI tennis is jinxed. Wait, I'm not from Boston or Chicago, I don't believe in that stuff! :lol:

Smart
Oct 18th, 2003, 10:09 PM
However, she has played well in doubles with Marion :)

Princess Fiona
Oct 18th, 2003, 11:10 PM
She does seem to have been unlucky with the draws... She does have a good record against Eleni, yes!! Hmmm... The Swiss Sensation (Swiss Superstar?) vs. The Greek Goddess? ;) I'm sorry to read about her thyroid problem... She's certainly a player with a lot of talent - very best of luck Myriam!! :) :)

brunof
Oct 19th, 2003, 12:13 AM
Poor Myriam. I hope she gets that tyroid problem in check, it seems she has talent, obviously. Another note, this year she could not defend her title in Brussels due to its cancellation. Come on Myriam...

tenn_ace
Oct 19th, 2003, 03:32 AM
I saw two of her matches in New Haven and her weight didn't seems to be a problem there... she moved well and was striking a ball really well. what was missing is variety, so when she meets someone who can match Myriam's power or who has a good variety, Myriam seems to have problems.

LucasArg
Oct 19th, 2003, 06:16 AM
I agree she should lost some weight for moving faster. Her game is very good and I really like her.

Jakeev
Oct 19th, 2003, 11:49 AM
she wasn't injured, she played all GSs, many Tier 1s and total of 17 tournaments and yet her ranking has dropped so much... she is almost out of top 100 (@98)...

any info? btw, also, who is coaching her now?

I don't think her year has been any worse than a handful of players who we saw great things from last year and then nothing in 2003. I suspect Myriam's main problem is her lack of fitness, which is so important in the game these days.