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Old Feb 17th, 2003, 09:24 AM   #1
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Old Feb 17th, 2003, 10:29 PM   #2
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She's back to where she was in 1998.
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Well, its taken her since 1998 to serve the ball.
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Old Feb 17th, 2003, 10:31 PM   #4
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lol......
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Around 21-23. I know she beat Hingis in the 94 US Open Juniors Final.
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LOL She won a title in 2001 in Australia or New Zealand.

She also got a doubles title or 2 with Nathalie Dechy. I love her attitude. She's not brash nor is she "oh she's so good" type of player. She just says what she thinks.
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2001 Auckland... it amazes me she's actually won a tourney.
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She's got skill to be steady top 50 material. I don't know what's going on with her right now, though.
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LOL She won a title in 2001 in Australia or New Zealand.

She also got a doubles title or 2 with Nathalie Dechy. I love her attitude. She's not brash nor is she "oh she's so good" type of player. She just says what she thinks.
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Tu def. (6)Suarez 7-6(8) 6-2
Tu def. Schiavone 7-6(6) 7-5
Tu def. (8)Osterloh 2-6 7-6(1) 6-4
Tu def. Salerni 6-2 6-4
Tu def. (4)Brandi 5-7 6-4 6-1
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She doesn't have a weapon. I remember watching her against Venus at the 01 US Open. Venus won 62 62. Her serve isn't hard, her returns aren't great. Her backhand, forehand are good, but no big weapon. To be steady top 50, she needs a weapon.
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A lot of players of her calibre (40-60 ranked) have slumps where they just go on a streak of poor form and lose enough points to slide very low. That will even out and she'll pick up enough wins to get back into the Top 100 again, provided that she's healthy.

When a player who is ranked around 75 has a nice run and gets to about 50, sometimes they start playing tournaments a bit out of their league, and they lose earlier than they would have in lower-tier tournaments, causing them to be unable to defend points successfully.
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the people she beat isn't so amazing. suarez didn't really pick it up until the middle of 2001. francesca didn't really get anywhere until her run at RG and then has slowly progressed upward. salerni never really lived up to her potential. osterloh and brandi just fell through the rankings.

although, at the time, all of these people were going places. paola and francesca are the only ones who are still going up.
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That's probably because the only times I've seen her play is when she's getting trounced in the majors by a top seed. I remember her match against Venus in the US, I think 2000... so... s... l... o... w... to serve, and Vee was just slapping return winners anyway.

She's 25 btw, looked it up.
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