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Dec 4th, 2013 05:03 AM
Brαm
Re: Predictions for 2013

I think I made a fairly good analysis
It's obvious that Yanina had a bad year for her usual standards and Kirsten exceeded everyone's expectations, including her own! Alison & Ann-Sophie are pretty much where they should be: knocking on the door of the top-100. A few good showings at WTA or GS level should give them a solid place in the top-100 next year!
Dec 3rd, 2013 06:56 PM
arn
Re: Predictions for 2013

To help out, I made a comparison between the ranks end 2012 and now:

Flipkens: 54 - 20
Wickmayer: 23 - 51
Van Uytvanck: 199 -112
Mestdagh: 360 - 144
Bonavonture: 414 - 325
Benoit: 687 - 453
Liebens: no rank - 503
Mertens: no rank - 592
Boev: 979 - 616
Boeykens: 539 - 834
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Hendler: 323 - No rank
Dec 3rd, 2013 06:48 PM
arn
Re: Predictions for 2013

Bump, who was the best Madame Soleil last year?!?
Dec 29th, 2012 08:32 AM
Brαm
Re: Predictions for 2013

Yanina Wickmayer (23): A lot will depend on her mentality. If she keeps switching back and forth between coaches and game plans, her ranking is most likely to drop further. If she does find the strength and determination to stick with one coach who can work on her A-game then she should reach top-20 again.
For 2013 to be a good year she'd have to win 1 or 2 WTA titles and reach R4 or better at at least two slams.

Kirsten Flipkens (54): The surprise from last season, a phoenix rising from the ashes. I truly hope she can carry her good form from last year to this year. If she manages to do so then there's no reason why she can't reach top-30.
2013 goals: top-30, win a tournament, reach at least 1 R4 or QF at a slam (preferably Wimbledon).

Alison Van Uytvanck (199):
This girl has a different game than most of her peers and it also shows in her results. One week she's losing in a 10k, the next week she's beating good players in a 50k. She needs to work on consistency and needs to monitor her scheduling better. There's more in a year than WTA Brussels...
2013 should see her rise to top-120, IF she makes smarter decisions regarding her schedule. Should qualify for at least 1 slam (RG?). Ultimate goal should be direct entry in AO 2014 main draw.

Tamaryn Hendler (329): Ummm... Her last match was a hard-fought Q1 loss at the US Open back in August so I'm guessing she's retired. Could've reached top-50 with a better attitude. Ah well, we'll never know of course.

An-Sophie Mestach (363): It's hard to have an opinion about An-Sophie because I've never really seen her play a singles match. If she stays injury-free she might reach top-150 but that's a big IF.
Goals for 2013: get consistent results in big ITF's and sneak into some qualifying draws of WTA tournaments. Play qualifying at US Open. Year-end ranking should be between 120 and 175.
Dec 26th, 2012 06:06 PM
Ouranos
Re: Predictions for 2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by gilles View Post
No she's not playing the AO, I guess it's too far and too expensive for now.
Okay, thanks. That's too bad.
Dec 26th, 2012 05:35 PM
gilles
Re: Predictions for 2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by Benshka View Post
Is Alison travelling to Australia for AO qualifying?
No she's not playing the AO, I guess it's too far and too expensive for now.
Dec 26th, 2012 03:54 PM
Ouranos
Re: Predictions for 2013

Is Alison travelling to Australia for AO qualifying?
Dec 25th, 2012 01:41 AM
Tully
Re: Predictions for 2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sam. View Post
They start the year with:

Yanina: Auckland
Kirsten: Auckland
Alison: 10k Glasgow 14/01
Tammy: ???
Anso: 25k Port St-Lucie 14/01
Ysaline: 10k Antalya 7/01
Marie: 10k Antalya, Stuttgart or Sharm el Sheikh 14/01

And i don't know where i should post these videos but i thought that maybe someone would like to see them:

de Sutter def Pashkova http://tenistv.tv/index.php?eylem=izle&id=566 looks like some drama from Pashkova too bad there is no sound
Benoit def Kazcaya http://tenistv.tv/index.php?eylem=izle&id=522
1st meeting Tomova - Benoit 3-2 40-40 http://tenistv.tv/index.php?eylem=izle&id=539

I don't think Alison in Glasgow is surprising. There are really only $10k events to play near Belgium that week. I hope she plays $25k France week after (21st). Alison never travels Far from Belgium.

I love Mestach's schedule, travelling to US for $25ks is a big call to the start the season. Means business!
Dec 25th, 2012 01:39 AM
Tully
Re: Predictions for 2013

I would make their goals as... To me if they avoid injuries and distractions the below is possible

Wickmayer - top 20. Win an international tournament and play tournament at end of year for international winners. 2 x GS 4th rounds. Two top 10 wins.

Flipkens - top 30. Win another international event. Make 2 x gs 3rd rounds. Make two or three semi finals.

Mestach - top 120. Be playing GS qualies, make GS debut in New York as a qualifier. Win a $50k or $75k event. Play qualies at about 4 wta events making main draw.

Van Uyt vanck - top 150. With her scheduling (which must be due to finacial control) and Brussels points I think it will be hard to go higher. Play GS quallies at next 3 slams and make GS debut. Win a $50k. Play quallies at about 4 wta events.

De Sutter - top 500

benoit - top 400

Boneventure - top 320.

Zimmerman & Mertens - get a wta ranking

Lemmens - focus on doubles and obtain wta ranking. I think this girl could be a star in doubles. Has amazing hands and feel around net.
Dec 24th, 2012 11:10 PM
McDandy
Re: Predictions for 2013

Marie in Sharm El Sheik and Kimberley in Antalya
I don't understand, all decent results from Kimberley are on hard and she would be in main draw in Egypt
Dec 24th, 2012 02:01 AM
McDandy
Re: Predictions for 2013

Innisbrook
Dec 24th, 2012 12:17 AM
Ouranos
Re: Predictions for 2013

Presumably (according to priorities):

Week 7-13/1
Mestach, Boev in 25k Innisbrook
Bonaventure, Boeykens, Chapelle in 10k Antalya

Week 14-20/1
Bonaventure, Boeykens, Benoit, Zimmermann, Bronzi, Chapelle, Meuleman, Arace in 10k Antalya
Mestach, Boev in 25k Port St. Lucie
Werbrouck in 10k Sharm-el-Sheikh
Distelmans, Maggen, Haepers, Serban in 10k Stuttgart-Stammheim
Van Uytvanck in 10k Glasgow
Dec 23rd, 2012 03:39 PM
McDandy
Re: Predictions for 2013

They start the year with:

Yanina: Auckland
Kirsten: Auckland
Alison: 10k Glasgow 14/01
Tammy: ???
Anso: 25k Port St-Lucie 14/01
Ysaline: 10k Antalya 7/01
Marie: 10k Antalya, Stuttgart or Sharm el Sheikh 14/01

And i don't know where i should post these videos but i thought that maybe someone would like to see them:

de Sutter def Pashkova http://tenistv.tv/index.php?eylem=izle&id=566 looks like some drama from Pashkova too bad there is no sound
Benoit def Kazcaya http://tenistv.tv/index.php?eylem=izle&id=522
1st meeting Tomova - Benoit 3-2 40-40 http://tenistv.tv/index.php?eylem=izle&id=539
Dec 16th, 2012 09:03 AM
arn
Re: Predictions for 2013

Yanina: Yanina's A-game is certainly worth top-20. For that she needs to be 100%, both physically and mentally. Unfortunately that wasn't the case last year and because she doesn't really have a B-game the difference between an in-form and out-form Yanina is huge. In the past I thought she should work on a B-game, but now I'm convinced she should just keep working on getting the details of her A-game better. She should win at least one tournament and get to the second week of 3/4 GS's.
Flipkens: She should definately keep going annoying all players with her slices, top-spins, drops... If she does that she can even beat top-players on a lesser day. I hope she can move on to top-32 so she is seeded at grand-slams. If she can repeat the end of 2012, 2013 will be very exciting!
Van Uytvanck: I hope for a break-through year for her. She has the game to get in the top-100, but I fear 2013 will be too early so I'm going to say top-150. I hope she stops playing 10K's and concentrates on higher ranked challengers. She should at least win one big challenger and make the second round of 2 WTA-tournaments.
Hendler: Still young so I hope she finally learns, but I don't think she realises what opportunities and what a great life she has and can have in the future. I have the feeling she's just not tough enough on herself and is not even getting 25% out of her game. Her goal should be top-200, but I fear she will take the easy route and will just stop all together.
Mestach: see Alison. If no physical worries, she can take her game some steps further again.
Bonaventure: Playing 10K's should be getting an exception. Start beging consistent in 25K's. Win some 25K and start playing the higher challengers if all goes well. Top-250.
Benoit: No idea! Keep building on the last part of 2012. Win some 10K's to get the ranking higher in the first part of the season. Start playing 25K's and win one of them. Top-350.

I hope for a breakthrough (top750) for at least 1, maybe 2 youngsters/new players so we will have some interesting names for 2014! And I hope Irina Khromachava will ask Belgian nationality so she can be included in next year's list :-)
Dec 14th, 2012 10:22 PM
McDandy
Re: Predictions for 2013

Yanina Wickmayer (23) I guess she will be at least in TOP20. Why not TOP15 but i don't see her in TOP10 this year.
Kirsten Flipkens (54) She can easily make the TOP50 and i think that the TOP30 is possible if she's playing like i saw at the end of the season.
Alison Van Uytvanck (199) wow she's finally TOP200 TOP150 is totally makeable but she's maybe still too inconsistent for the TOP100. Perhaps at the end of the year but it depends on her results, i think she can beat anyone between 50-200 when she's playing well.
Tamaryn Hendler (329) I don't really know what to think She still has the potential to be 200 but i hope she still has the motivation.
An-Sophie Mestach (363) I'm pretty sure she'll make the TOP200. But i can see her in TOP100 at the end of the year if she can stay healthy.
Ysaline Bonaventure (418) With her aggressive game i think that she can be TOP300-200 at the end of the year.
Marie Benoit (745) She said she would only play pro tournaments from now so i think she can easily make the TOP500 or even more.
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