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1997
1. Martina Hingis
2. Jana Novotna
3. Lindsay Davenport
4. Amanda Coetzer
5. Monica Seles
6. Iva Majoli
7. Mary Pierce
8. Irina Spirlea
9. Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
10. Mary Joe Fernandez

2001
1. Lindsay Davenport
2. Jennifer Capriati
3. Venus Williams
4. Martina Hingis
5. Kim Clijsters
6. Serena Williams
7. Justine Henin
8. Jelena Dokic
9. Amelie Mauresmo
10. Monica Seles

Its amazing that in just 4 years how much the top 10 has changed.
Hingis dominated back then because none of these big babes were around apart from Lindsay, and Monica.

What do you predict the top ten will look like in 2005?
 

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In no order:

Martina
Venus
Serena
Lindsay (if she is still playing)
Justine
Kim
Jelena
Iroda
Daniela
Jennifer

*Monica might have retired, so I'll not put her name here
 

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I doubt Lindsay will still be playing. A couple more GS titles and she's done I reckon.
 

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I think it may go something like this but I haven't included Lindsay or Monica as I have a feeling they may of retired by 2005.

1-Kim
2-Venus
3-Serena
4-Justine
5-Jenela
6-Martina
7-Daniela
8-Jennifer
9-Elena
10-Iroda or Elke :eek:
 

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Looking at 1997 there are 3 players from there to 2001.

These things tend to go in trends.

Irina and Mary Joe are retired (that's Lindsay and Monica let's say).

Amanda, Iva, and Arantxa don't look like they're gonna get there again.... It's difficult seeing who (if anyone) will fall into that category because everyone save for Jen, Monica and Linds is practically a teen.

Anna may well be a Top Ten mainstay in 2005 (she certainly should be), plus there are gonna be the people who've come OUT OF NOWHERE.

Someone like Elke if she's good enough. People still in juniors, for example in 4 years someone like Dinara Safina will be 19/20. These kinds of players I think.
 

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2005:

1. Kim Clijsters
2. Venus Williams
3. Martina Hingis
4. Serena Williams
5. Monica Seles
6. Justine Henin
7. Anna Kournikova
8. Jennifer Capriati
9. Jelena Dokic
10. Maria Sharapova

I think Lindsay will retire at the end of 2003 to raise a family.
 

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2005:
1. Venus
2. Serena
3. Henin
4. Dokic
5. Hingis
6. Clijsters
7-10 ???

Retirees: Davenport, Capriati, Seles, Momo
 

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Becca, I don't know how old she really is. She just seems older than the rest. I also was thinking five years from now instead of three for some reason. Time flies.
 

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2005
1 Venus
2 Serena
3 Dokic
4 kim
5 justine
6 amelie
7 meghann
8 bedanova
9 hantuchova
10 hingis
 

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Hingis
Serena
Daniela
Venus
Kim
Iroda
Elke
Amelie
Justine
Anna
Marie - Mikkalean
Stevenson
Dokic

In no order to hard! players i think will be in and around the ten come 2005.
 

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2005? There will be four new players in the top 10 (I can feel it).

Of the remaining six, they will be spread throughout the top 10 in this order:

1) Martina Hingis
2) Serena Williams
3) Kim Clijsters
4) Justine Henin
5) Anna Kournikova
6) Venus Williams
 

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Purely because of interest -

Do you believe that Jen would have retired by 2005 (29 I think)?

Even though she's missed out on a good few years, she might be able to last longer mentally and physically?
 

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VBN,

In 2005, Jennifer will be hitting 30 almost. Given how long she's already been at it, I think she'll quit once she starts falling out of the Top spots. I know it's a hard thought to deal with, but all of them will one day retire.
 

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yeah I know she's going to :rolleyes: I was just asking your point of view.

Do you think her time off would mean she was fresher mentally and physically than say, Lindsay, who started at the same time but continuously played tennis?

Therefore increasing her age of retirement ... :confused:
 

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#1. Martina HINGIS
2. Venus WILLIAMS
3. Anna KOURNIKOVA
4. Serena WILLIAMS
5. Jelena DOKIC
6. Kim CLIJSTERS
7. Daniela HANTUCHOVA
8. Meghann SHAUGHNESSY
9. Justine HENIN
10. Jennifer CAPRIATI
 

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I think Jen will keep on going until she stops winning slams.
I think by 2005 that might just happen.

Lindsay i think will retire within 2/3 seasons.

Williams sisters who knows really?. 2005 is only 3 years away so im sure they'll still be going.

Hingis will only be 24/25 she will definately still be there.

Kim will be there, but whether or not she reaches the heights of the number 1 spot will depend on other players.
 

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KIM CLIJSTERS will be No. 1 in 2005.
 

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veryborednow said:
yeah I know she's going to :rolleyes: I was just asking your point of view.

Do you think her time off would mean she was fresher mentally and physically than say, Lindsay, who started at the same time but continuously played tennis?

Therefore increasing her age of retirement ... :confused:
VBN

I do think that the time off helped Jennifer achieve new heights in tennis. I liken it to having been reincarnated. But I also think she remembers everything about the sport from the time she's been playing. In essence, she's spent most of her life at it.

As she gets older, and the competition toughens, she may find that there are other things in life she'd rather be doing. I guess what I'm saying is that tennis doesn't seem like the end all be all for Jennifer. At least, not like it seems to be for Martina N.

Her comeback seems to have been to prove that she's can be the best. Not so much that she has an enduring passion for the sport.
 
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