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I've correlated the heights of the the 2002 opening top fifteen, plus a couple up and coming players. Things look good for Lina K. Iroda and Daja are on dicier ground, height wise.

A wee bit too small.

hite rk name<br />1.67 07 Henin<br />1.68 15 Maleeva<br />1.70 04 Hingis<br />1.70 20 Tulyaganova<br />1.72 13 Farina-Elia<br />1.72 28 Bedanova

Unqualified success (5'8 1/2" to 5'10 1/2"). Six of the top eleven players, all tournament winners. The height to be. And Lina K is.

1.74 02 Capriati<br />1.74 05 Clijsters<br />1.74 34 Krasnoroutskaya<br />1.75 08 Dokic<br />1.75 09 Mauresmo<br />1.76 11 Testud<br />1.78 06 Williams, S

Oops .... winning isn't guaranteed up here! Seles is a threat in every match. Shaughnessy is something less than that. Dementieva? Kournikova II?

1.80 10 Seles<br />1.80 12 Shaughnessy<br />1.80 14 Dementieva

So grow.

1.85 03 Williams, V<br />1.88 01 Davenport

If bigger IS better, say hello to world #3 Elena Bovina.

[ December 17, 2001: Message edited by: Volcana ]</p>
 

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I cross checked the heights in a couple different places. Within a millimeter or so, all the online locations agreed.

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I saw Lindsay, Venus, Monica and Serena standing in a row during Fed Cup or the Olympics last year. And that was the apparent order their height. Lindsay, Venus, Monica, Serena. Which roughly matches the stats.

At 1.70, I wonder if Tulyaganova is going to be able to hang.
 

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cynicole - You have a good point there about smaller players being overlooked, or not encouraged. The USA has five players in the top twelve rankings. Jenn Capriati is the shortest. The next shortest is Serena. You have to wonder if the Lisa Raymonds are still being encouraged to play the game in the USA.
 
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