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Old Dec 7th, 2008, 03:11 AM   #16
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Re: Which girls will be in TOP 10 for London Olympics 2012?

Vaidisova,Radwanska,Sharapova,Wozniacki,Ivanovic,A zarenka,Cibulkova,Zheng,Szavay,Wozniak
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Old Dec 7th, 2008, 09:49 AM   #17
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Re: Which girls will be in TOP 10 for London Olympics 2012?

If you want to think about how much can change in 3 years maybe we should look at what the Top10 was like at the end of 2005

1 Lindsay Davenport USA 4910
2 Kim Clijsters BEL 4829 98.3%
3 Amelie Mauresmo FRA 4030 82.1%
4 Maria Sharapova RUS 3958 80.6%
5 Mary Pierce FRA 3797 77.3%
6 Justine Henin-Hardenne BEL 2936 59.8%
7 Patty Schnyder SUI 2774 56.5%
8 Elena Dementieva RUS 2748 56.0%
9 Nadia Petrova RUS 2638 53.7%
10 Venus Williams USA 2628 53.5%

Now year end - 2008
1 Jelena Jankovic SRB 4710
2 Serena Williams USA 3866 82.0%
3 Dinara Safina RUS 3817 81.0%
4 Elena Dementieva RUS 3663 77.8%
5 Ana Ivanovic SRB 3457 73.4%
6 Venus Williams USA 3272 69.5%
7 Vera Zvonareva RUS 2952 62.7%
8 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 2726 57.9%
9 Maria Sharapova RUS 2515 53.4%
10 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 2286 38

I think there could be some movement there, some of the younger players like Wozniacki should definetly be getting up there by 2012, I'm not so sure that de Brito/Robson are going to be getting into the top 10 before their 18th birthday. There hasn't been many players getting into the Top10 at such a young age recently. I also see Kuzy dropping out of the Top10 and Maria retiring before 2012. God only knows what the Williams sisters will be up to by that time.
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Old Dec 7th, 2008, 10:30 AM   #20
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Re: Which girls will be in TOP 10 for London Olympics 2012?

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3 Caroline Wozniacki
4 Larcher dE Brito
5 Maria
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7 Serena
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9 Nicole. V
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Re: Which girls will be in TOP 10 for London Olympics 2012?

Telling observation indeed, raffles!
I've got only one small reservation about your table:
instead of
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10 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 2286 38
should be "10 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 2286 48,5%"
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Old Dec 7th, 2008, 12:13 PM   #22
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Re: Which girls will be in TOP 10 for London Olympics 2012?

1.Michelle Larcher de Brito
2.Caroline Wozniacki
3.Ana Ivanovic
4.Cirstea
5.Maria Sharapova
6.Victoria Azarenka
7.Serena Williams
8.Venus Williams
9.Nicole Vaidisova
10.Agnes Szavay
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Old Dec 7th, 2008, 12:21 PM   #23
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Re: Which girls will be in TOP 10 for London Olympics 2012?

I don't think much will change. In no particular order

Serena, Venus, Sharapova, Ivanovic, Jankovic, Kuznetsova, Zvonareva, Radwanska, Wozniacki, De Brito.

Only two new top 10ers;
Wozniacki - is very close to top 10 rigt now, who knows where she will be in 3 and a half years time
De Brito - i honestly believe she will be top 10 by the end of 2010. I don't think people on this board give her enough credit.
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Old Dec 7th, 2008, 12:36 PM   #24
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Re: Which girls will be in TOP 10 for London Olympics 2012?

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1 Lindsay Davenport USA 4910
2 Kim Clijsters BEL 4829 98.3%
3 Amelie Mauresmo FRA 4030 82.1%
4 Maria Sharapova RUS 3958 80.6%
5 Mary Pierce FRA 3797 77.3%
6 Justine Henin-Hardenne BEL 2936 59.8%
7 Patty Schnyder SUI 2774 56.5%
8 Elena Dementieva RUS 2748 56.0%
9 Nadia Petrova RUS 2638 53.7%
10 Venus Williams USA 2628 53.5%

Now year end - 2008
1 Jelena Jankovic SRB 4710
2 Serena Williams USA 3866 82.0%
3 Dinara Safina RUS 3817 81.0%
4 Elena Dementieva RUS 3663 77.8%
5 Ana Ivanovic SRB 3457 73.4%
6 Venus Williams USA 3272 69.5%
7 Vera Zvonareva RUS 2952 62.7%
8 Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS 2726 57.9%
9 Maria Sharapova RUS 2515 53.4%
10 Agnieszka Radwanska POL 2286 38
Quite a substancial difference. Only 3 players in the top 10 in both lists, and two of those players (venus & elena) have dropped out of the top 10 since 2005.

The fact is we are to expect the unexpected with tennis. Who would have thought that Henin would be retired or that Mauresmo would have slipped so dramatically back in 2005.

We could be looking back at this thread in 2012 and be laughing our asses off at some of the responses.
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Old Dec 7th, 2008, 12:41 PM   #25
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Re: Which girls will be in TOP 10 for London Olympics 2012?

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Serena, Venus, Sharapova, Ivanovic, Jankovic, Kuznetsova, Zvonareva, Radwanska, Wozniacki, De Brito.
Seems possible, although I predict more movement. Sharapova's dodgy shoulder isn't going to hold up for another 3 years. I agree about Wozniacki for sure but not so much for de Brito. I'd give her another year or so post 2012 to get into the top 10 but you never know it's certainly a possibility that she will make it. I can't make a top 10 because for me I keep thinking about all the possible injuries, retirement and bad form that seems to be plauging the tour as of late.
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Sharapova's dodgy shoulder isn't going to hold up for another 3 years.
Yeah Sharapova is the hard one to predict. I think 2012 will be her final year on tour, shoulder or no shoulder to be honest. But if the problem persists, then she may call it quits before, much like Kim Clijsters for example. Who knows, thats what will make this thread so interesting to bump in a couple of years. Maybe my prediction about Michelle will seem stupid . time will tell...
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Re: Which girls will be in TOP 10 for London Olympics 2012?

In no particular order:
Jankovic, Safina, Venus, Zvonareva, Kuznetsova, Radwanska Aga & Ula, Petrova, Azarenka, Cibulkova
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Old Dec 7th, 2008, 12:50 PM   #28
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Re: Which girls will be in TOP 10 for London Olympics 2012?

I hope Maria doesn't retire to become a Stepford Wife like Kim. Still I agree if she makes it another few years she will probably retire at the end of 2012.
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Old Dec 7th, 2008, 12:54 PM   #29
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Re: Which girls will be in TOP 10 for London Olympics 2012?

Also worth noting Nicole Vaidisova. A few years ago people were saying (including myself ) that she would be a future #1. Now that prediction is seeming more and more ridiculious with everyday that passes
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Re: Which girls will be in TOP 10 for London Olympics 2012?

I feel I need to add some explanations to my 2012 list. 1) Alternative option: Tamira Paszek for Petrova. 2)At that time Sharapova will be injured again or already retired.
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