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Which of these young players will crack the 100 first?

  • Su-Wei Hsieh #146

    Votes: 12 25.5%
  • Angelique Widjaja #147

    Votes: 19 40.4%
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova #184

    Votes: 12 25.5%
  • Kaia Kanepi #190

    Votes: 2 4.3%
  • Gisella Dulko #206

    Votes: 2 4.3%
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I voted for Su-Wei of course!;) But I don't mind if the others get there first as well.:)
 

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I definitely see Su-Wei, plus it would be great for Asian tennis that is in a slump for a few years now. Angelique showed great promise but has went down in a past few tourneys, hopefully she'll get that stardom back. :)

Also, I would LOVE to see Svetlana do well. I hear she's a great player but I remember seeing the match statistics with her match against Tulyaganova and she hit a slew of errors when she's inconsistent. But she shows great promise plus she's coached by my favorite player's brother. ;)
 

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Its really to hard to say! I mean they are all very talented, but none is older than 16, and so it is really tough with these age restrictions. If one has a great tournament then her ranking will shoot up, but if another has a poor one, then they will have to wait til they can play a next event.

I suppose at this stage u have to favor the two that are ranked highest, Angie and Su-Wei...but Angie is not in great form at the moment and I think Su-Wei may in fact be the youngest of the bunch so she cant play many events! Apparently Sveta is mainly focusing on the Grand Slams (according to Eggy ;)) this year and I have no idea of what she is playing next, so maybe Gisella or Kaia may sneak in?

But as I said, with the age restrictions, its too tough for me to say...but I voted for Sveta anyway :p

I suppose it all comes down to playing well at the right time when ur that young on tour!
 

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Once Svetlana and Kaia hit the clay courts they will shoot up

Both will be in Paris for RG qualies and both should make it.

I'm going for Sveta
 

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I also voted for Su-Wei, but I hope that Kaia and Sveta rankings will start going up soon too. :D

BTW, here is some info about Kaia's schedule:
She is not going to play junior events any longer. Her next tournament is either Porto or Estroil, she is hoping to get into quallies there. Also in April, she plans to play in Budapest and in Fed Cup.
May -- Warsaw
June -- RG, Vienna, Tallinn
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As of now, she is not planning to play in Wimbledon. :(
 

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My guess is probably Kaia since she seems to be through with the juniors and is very good on clay. If she can pick up some good results on the clay this year then she could be up into the top 100 in no time.

The others all have the potential to make top 100 though aswell.
 

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I hope Angie can break into the top 100 soon!!!

Her overall result in doubles is a bit better than her singles I think..
but, she's a talented young player.
I believe she can do it, and she's from my home country, so...

Go Angie!!! :D
 

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Very hard to say - all of them are pretty unpredictable right now. I thought Kaia would do it by the end of 2001 after she went on a Challenger tear in the summer, but she tailed off. I'm still confused about Angelique - winning that title, beating Kruger and Tanasugarn along the way, was an amazing result, but she hasn't had a single decent senior result apart from that. Gisela I don't know too much about. Svetlana seems to be more consistent than the others, but her results haven't been as eye-catching. I voted for Su-Wei - her results last year were extremely impressive - only lost twice, both tough 3-setters - and although she disappointed in Oz, it looks like it's only temporary - she had a good run in the Juniors, so hopefully she's bounced back.
 

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