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Jessica02
Feb 13th, 2002, 12:22 AM
I love tennis and I love the big names on the tour, but i often think we neglect the tour players that are alot more consistent and committed to the tour than alot of the big names.

I would like to give a special mention to:

Tatiana Panova
Meilun Tu
Elena Likhotseva
Nicole Pratt
Jana Kandar
Cara Black

Who are your favorite players ranked outside the top 30?

rightous
Feb 13th, 2002, 12:32 AM
Anna Smashnova
Maria Antonio Sanchez Lorenzo
Kelly Liggan
Nathalie Dechy

I like so many this is just a few

apoet29
Feb 13th, 2002, 12:40 AM
Excellent thread! Without these ladies, there would be no tour!

I would just like to add my favorite Ai Sugiyama!

Volcana
Feb 13th, 2002, 02:11 AM
A.STEVENSON - For coming back to her highest ever ranking after some truly down times.

I.MAJOLI - For hanging in while trying to regain the form that made her a top ten player.

C.RUBIN - INjuries, injuries, injuries. What might have been ....

E.DANIILIDOU - OZ was one to build on.

gmt
Feb 13th, 2002, 10:22 AM
4 of my top 5 favourite players are outside the top30 :rolleyes:
Two of them have been in the top20 for a short time, and hopefully will return there : Nathalie Dechy and Silvija Talaja.
The other two are Kuti Kis Rita and Jelena Kostanic.

Between 30 and 200, I also like particularly

Tatiana PanovaSugiyama Ai
Elena Likhovsteva
Conchita Martinez
Patty Schnyder
Paola Suarez (no idea of her personality, but a great forehand ;) )
Meilen Tu
Mandula Petra
Chanda Rubin
Eleni Daniilidou
Marta Marrero
Janette Husarova
Barbara Schwartz
Maja Matevzic
Cara Black
Tathiana Garbin
Selima Sfar
Céline Beigbeder
Jana Nejedly
Wynne Prakusya

maybe Marlene Weingärtner, Lilia Osterloh, Emmanuelle Gagliardi, Eva Bes, and a few others as well...

marshmellow
Feb 13th, 2002, 12:27 PM
anna kournikova http://www.freakygamers.com/smilies/s2/kao/cactus/base.gif

saki
Feb 13th, 2002, 12:30 PM
Most of my non top 30 faves have already been mentioned.

Except for KRISTIE BOOGERT!

louloubelle
Feb 13th, 2002, 01:03 PM
Nicole Pratt - wallowed in the 150-200's for over 5 years. Despite it being rumored that she didn't get along with outgoing Fed Cup captain Lesley Bowrey, she redirected Nicole by pointed out for such a small player, she wasn't fit or quick enough. Qualifying for a Wimbledon and US Open kick started a now consisitent and rewarding career 4 years on based on better fitness and speed.

thefreedesigner
Feb 13th, 2002, 01:07 PM
Anne Kremer!!!

Very good on grasscourts, not too shabby on hard. She's a good player with some fantastic wins.

If competition were any slacker (and if she was just a tad more consistent) she'd be Top 20 definitely.

irma
Feb 13th, 2002, 01:07 PM
Mirjana Lucic, I realy hope she finds her form back of wimbledon 99.

carot
Feb 13th, 2002, 01:18 PM
Alex Stevenson :hearts:
Olga Barabanschikova :hearts:
Chanda Rubin
Marta Marrero
Petra Mandula
...
and...Anna ;)

Bероника
Feb 13th, 2002, 01:40 PM
CONCHITA MARTINEZ
Patty Schnyder
Francesca Schiavone
Eleni Danilidou
Chanda Rubin
Anabel Medina
Meilen Tu
Alexandra Stevenson
NATHALIE DECHY
IVA MAJOLI
BARBARA SCHWARTZ
VIRGINIE RAZZANO
ANIKO KAPROS
STEPHANIE FORETZ
DALLY RANDRIANTEFY
ANGELIQUE WIDJAJA
MIRJANA LUCIC

thefreedesigner
Feb 13th, 2002, 01:42 PM
Just realised Anne is #30. :p

Let's give some respect then to Marissa Irvin.

Totally overshadowed cause of the dominance of the higher ranked Americans.

She has some power, not too much accuracy or consistency at the moment, but I always keep one eye on what sort of results she's getting in the hope she might get that 'big win'.

MLF
Feb 13th, 2002, 01:58 PM
I think special credit must be given to the players who have played for many, many seasons without many big wins or perhaps just one highlight season but have kept going to sustain the tour. I'm thinking mainly of players such as Barbara Rittner, Karina Habsudova, Maria-Alejandra Vento and Anna-Maria Foldenyi who have supported the tour out of sheer love of playing.

matthias
Feb 13th, 2002, 02:22 PM
Bianka Lamade
Martina Müller
Madita Suer
Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Anca Barna
Greta Arn

Halardfan
Feb 13th, 2002, 02:25 PM
There are lots of quality players a bit further down the rankings, many with fans just as loyal as supporters of the big name players.

They deserve credit. :)

Brian Stewart
Feb 13th, 2002, 02:50 PM
I don't really have any names to add at the moment. (They've been covered.) Just wanted to throw in my support for this thread. Terrific idea, Jessica02!

Without those outside the top 30, here wouldn't be a tour. You might have a dozen tournaments. It's the quality of these rank-and-file players that forces players to be even better to enter the top 30, which in turn forces those wanting to enter the top 20 to be better than that, etc. That's why the top players are so consistent; they have to be.

Mateo Mathieu
Feb 13th, 2002, 02:59 PM
Rachel McQuillan :hearts:
Alexandra Stevenson :kiss:

Jakeev
Feb 13th, 2002, 09:00 PM
Wow, what a cool, positive thread.

And everybody is right, without all the ladies that were mentioned and not, the women's tour would not be what it is.

:D

Monica_Rules
Feb 14th, 2002, 12:06 AM
Patty Schnyder
Iva Majoli
Elena Bovina
Anne Keothavong
Elena Balatcha
Hannah Collin

croat123
Feb 14th, 2002, 12:26 AM
Iva Majoli
Mirjana Luci
Silvija Talaja
Jelena Kostanic
Anna Kournikova

LucasArg
Feb 14th, 2002, 02:28 AM
Paola Suarez
Mariana Diaz Oliva
Maria Emilia Salerni
Wynne Prakusya
Petra Mandula
Rossana de los Rios
Virginia Ruano Pascual
Emanuelle Gagliardi
Clarisa Fernandez

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 14th, 2002, 04:09 AM
i got around 500 of my favs outside the top 30 :rolleyes:

Steveg
Feb 14th, 2002, 04:56 AM
Most have been mentioned except (among others...), sorted out by country and alphabetical order within the country :

LI Na (CHN)
LIU Jing Jing (CHN)
LIU Nan Nan (CHN)
SUN Tian Tian (CHN)

TONG Ka Po (HKG)

Shelley STEPHENS (NZL)

HSIEH Su Wei (TPE)

and a special mention to Stéphanie Cohen Aloro (FRA) :wavey: .

Kuilli
Feb 14th, 2002, 04:58 AM
Daja Bedanova
Ai Sugiyama
Marlene Weingartner
Elena Likhovtseva
Adriana Serra Zanetti
Lina Krasnoroutskaya
Conchita Martinez
Gala Leon Garcia
Nathalie Dechy
Paola Suarez
Amy Frazier
Iva Majoli
Anna Smashnova
Rossana Neffa-De Los Rios
Chanda Rubin
Eleni Daniilidou
Virginia Ruano Pascual
Marta Marrero
Barbara Schwartz
Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian
Cara Black
Wynne Prakusya
Janet Lee
Mashona Washington
Angelique Widjaja
Su-Wei Hsieh
Allison Bradshaw
Roberta Vinci
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Kaia Kanepi
Mary Pierce
Maret Ani

veronica
Feb 14th, 2002, 05:46 AM
I follow all the american gals. They rock!

Especially:

Alexandra Stevenson
Jennifer Hopkins
Marissa Irvin
Chanda Rubin
Meilen Tu
Sandra Cacic
Lilia Osterloh
Kristina Brandi
Amy Frazier
Mashona Washington
Jamea Jackson
Dawn Buth
Jane Chi
Allison Bradshaw
Sarah Taylor

and not forgetting - CORINA MORARIU!!!

Fingon
Feb 14th, 2002, 06:27 AM
when I read the title of this thread I thought you worked in a bank

Buitenzorg
Feb 14th, 2002, 06:31 AM
Wynne Prakusya
Angelique Widjaja
Su Wei Hsieh
Anna Kournikova

Mercury Rising
Feb 14th, 2002, 09:16 PM
Many players of the above, esp. Iva Majoli, Nathalie Dechy and Ai Sugiyama.

Carlitos
Feb 14th, 2002, 10:54 PM
Thefreedesigner I totally share your opinion about ANNE KREMER!!!:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

I´ve never realized you´re a fan of her!:cool:

Jessica02
Feb 14th, 2002, 11:27 PM
Lol Fingion - Even those gals outside the top 30 earn an awful lot of dough especially if you have a name like for instance Anna Kournikova.

rated_next
Feb 14th, 2002, 11:40 PM
LOL @ fingon

most of my fav players are below the top 30 ... there are too many to name them all