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ys Oct 24th, 2001 02:57 AM

Reliving the past: they said it 3 monthes ago..
 
I thought it would be fun to read our discussion about #1 prospects from old Sanex boards 3 months ago.. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

TOPIC <U>The fight for the top ranking has begun</U>


Patrick Thömmes posted at July 17,2001 14:48:
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Who will be the first player to take the place of Martina at the top of the rankings? Venus, Jenny or Lindsay? And why?

[This message has been edited by Patrick Thömmes (edited 07-17-2001).]
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mhaufle posted at July 17,2001 15:11:
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lindsay...because she has already done it three times! [img]smile.gif[/img]

matt
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ys posted at July 17,2001 15:55:
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The possibilities of #1 at year end IMHO are in order of probability:

1) Capriati
2) Hingis keeps it
3) Venus Williams
4) Henin
5) Davenport

I don't think any other player has a realistic chance.

And that would also be Top 5 order
if I were to make an year end prediction now.

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Arlando posted at July 17,2001 16:05:
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Jenny may take it 1st BUT then Venus will take it at the OZ.
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Becca posted at July 17,2001 16:10:
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my understanding was that Jenn can take it right following the US Open if she has a good hardoucrt season, and US Open, and Martina doesn't.
Venus can then fight Jenn for it during the last couple months of the season if she wants it.
If Martina was to win the US Open however, that all goes out the window.

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Arlando posted at July 17,2001 16:16:
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Becca,
Hingis can win the US Open and still loose the number 1 ranking. Remember Jennifer doesn't have much to defend. All Jennifer needs is a good hardcourt season and a Quarterfinal apperance at the US Open and she will become 1.
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rollo posted at July 17,2001 17:17:
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Venus and Davenport are at a disadvantage until they bring up their events to 17 or better. Should Capriati not win at the US Open-the Aussie in 2002 is their best chance to unseat Jen unless one of them goes on a huge tear.
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ziplocbaggy posted at July 17,2001 18:23:
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where the hell have you been? the fight has been on ever since hingis lost to graf at the 99 french open. that was the turning point in hingis' now downhill play...
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Mulder posted at July 17,2001 18:37:
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Jennifer appears to be on the verge of taking then number one ranking.
However, I'm going to stick with Martina Hingis. She's a gamer.

At seasons end this will be the rankings:


1) Martina Hingis
2) Jennifer Capriati
3) Venus Williams
4) Lindsay Davenport
5) Justine Henin


Mulder

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THE TRUTH IS IN THAT POST


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Buck Rogers posted at July 17,2001 18:44:
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Top 5 rankings at the end of the season IMO will be:
#1. Capriati
#2. Hingis
#3. V Williams
#4. Davenport
#5. S Williams or J Henin
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Question Mark posted at July 17,2001 22:09:
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By end of season

1. Capriati
2. US Open Winner, if not S.Williams
3. Hingis
4. V.Williams, if she doesn't win the USOpen
5. Davenport, if she doesn't win the USOpen
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sianQuincy posted at July 17,2001 22:19:
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Jenny or Venus I think.....
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daVENfan posted at July 18,2001 12:20:
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Lindsay Of Course!!!!!

I dont think Henin or Serena stand a chance.
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sarahH posted at July 18,2001 03:24:
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lmao... I don`t think Serena will be #2 at the end of the year...

probably more like:

Capriati
Venus
Hingis
Davey
Juju or Serena

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Becca posted at July 18,2001 03:41:
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I second Sarah H's picks, though Jenn and Venus are interchangeable at the moment.
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Williams_Rulez! posted at July 18,2001 09:48:
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A lot depends on whether Venus plays during fall...

But assuming she doesn't this will be it:

1] Capriati
2] Venus (2200 to defend)
3] Lindsay (2100 to defend)
4] Martina (because she has 2700 points to defend!!!)

But if Venus plays in fall it is a toss up between Jenn and Venus!!

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"They don't have any real weaknesses." - Steffi Graf on Venus and Serena

Don't envy Venus or Serena just because they beat your favourites. Admire them!!!



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Viva posted at July 18,2001 11:58:
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IMHO for the end of year rankings

1) Hingis
2) Venus
3) Davenport
4) Capriati
5) Clijsters

I do think Venus probably will take it away from her, if she starts caring more.
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Manoucheka posted at July 18,2001 12:09:
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Capriati has the best chance to take the number one spot from Hingis. Especially if she continues to play as well as she has been the whole year. Otherwise, Hingis will keep her number one spot. It is questionable for both Venus and Davenport since they have so much to defend in the hartcourt Summer season. I hope Venus can defend all her points and play more tournament to at least keep her number 2 spot.

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TennisSTUD posted at July 18,2001 12:24:
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1. Venus IF she defends her points and Martina doesn't do well

2. Jen IF she plays well because she has no points

3. Only IF Martina continues on her way that she has been..........If Martina wins a few or finals etc she is gonna keep it...we will see.....it will be a very fun summer

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Success or failure in any undertaking is caused by the mental attitude even more than by the mental capacities...Sir Walter Scott
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pisces posted at July 18,2001 16:31:
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ONE FAIL TO REALISE ,JENNY IS 25 IF GIRLFREIND CAN'T CAP ON THIS YEARS SLAM SHE FINISH.GOD GIVE HER ONE GOOD YEAR.SHE DID ALL THAT DRUG THING TO HERSELF.THE WILLIAMS SISTER ARE JUST STARTING TO LIVE A FRESH HEALTH LIFE.THEY ARE JUST YOUNG KIDS.JENNY IS 25.NOTHING BUT DOWN HILL.ALL THE OTHERS GIRLS ARE YOUNG.HOW MUCH MORE RUNNING CAN SOMEONE OF 25 AND COMEBACK CAN HANDLE.THIS YOUNGER LADIES ARE STRONG AND FAST.SOMEONE SAID SHE WAS TAKING DRUG.I DON"T KNOW.I DO HOPE HER THE BEST.
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Viva posted at July 19,2001 10:20:
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pisces - 2 words for you, Steffi Graf.

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sarahH posted at July 19,2001 13:13:
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pisces... 5 words... Amanda Coetzer 29 years old!!!

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TheBoiledEgg Oct 24th, 2001 03:29 AM

interesting ........ i didnt post on this but looking back many said Jen will end #1 ....

now its down to Jen and Linds

ys ..... did you get this from the other board ?????

as we've not seen Question Mark or Mulder on here ??????

LucasArg Oct 24th, 2001 04:43 AM

I didn't post either, but I woudln't say Jen either

ys Oct 24th, 2001 04:53 AM

Eggy,

yeah, I hacked the other board..<br />j/k.. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

In fact, when in late July they made an upgrade introducing member numbers, I started to look at how could I copy their database for different purposes, run some stats, perhaps creating some archives. First, I wrote a little program downloading user profiles, so I could run statistics on who posts how much, you probably remember that statistics thread, I was posting once a week. Then I wrote another program to download forums and threads. By the time boards went down, I just completed testng of it and started running it. I didn't have time to load much of it though, only overall about 70000 posts.. Mostly "General Messages" and "Non-Tennis"..

Crazy Canuck Oct 24th, 2001 05:45 AM

Phew! I'm glad I didn't make any embarrassing predictions <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> I was worried I might be embarassed there for a second <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Thanks for posting that. Personally I stand by what I said before., except since Venus wasn't able to play the indoor season, her and Jenn are no longer interchangeable.

saki Oct 24th, 2001 10:06 AM

lol @ Pices' comment in that quote! A 25 year old former drug addict can't be #1. Of course not... <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

RayRob Oct 24th, 2001 10:36 AM

No one gave Lindsay much of a chance back then did they? (Apart from DaveyFan of course) But most were putting her below Venus at #4 or #5.

That just goes to show that Lindsay does play best when she is underestimated! GO LINDSAY!

It is interesting though, that quite a few, back then, didn't think that Jen would get the number one spot.

Thanks for that ys.

-Rachel <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Sam L Jan 29th, 2003 02:29 AM

LOL what happened to some of those posters, especially Mulder? :confused:

Crazy Canuck Jan 29th, 2003 03:55 AM

Mulder was a character.

He used to post on tennisweek too, and I *think* Annak.

Mercury Rising Jan 29th, 2003 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Rebecca
Mulder was a character.

He used to post on tennisweek too, and I *think* Annak.

But who's character? I miss that dude too.

Sam L Jan 29th, 2003 09:29 PM

Someone, they're around I'm sure. And what about "Question Mark"? God that was a good act too :rolleyes:

QUEENLINDSAY Jan 29th, 2003 09:35 PM

I was Davenfan back then and I was right, Lindsay will be number ONE at the end of 2001.

ys Jan 29th, 2003 11:04 PM

Quote:

And what about "Question Mark"?
I suspect that "Question Mark" and "Volcana" is the same person.

TeeRexx Jan 29th, 2003 11:31 PM

I think I had predicted SERENA to become the dominant player as her daddy told us all when VENUS was winning the slams. :eek: :)


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