S1 Winner - Venus Williams
S2 Winner - Alicia Molik
Madrid, ESP - Welcome and congratulations to the top 8 players of the season! All your hard work has paid off, and now we'll see who's the best of the best at this week's season-ending championships, it should be a great week, good luck to all!
Points Deadline - Tuesday 18:00 CET
Ivanovic * Kvitova * Serena
Last edited by The Daviator; Mar 16th, 2009 at 12:40 AM.
W - Auckland, Sydney, Australian Open, Antwerp, Quebec City
RU - N/A
SF - Eastbourne
Alicia took the #1 ranking shortly after the season began and has held it all season She dominated in her native Australia and has had a surge of form lately as she attempts to defend her YEC crown, the year-end #1 is not guaranteed with Clijsters not far behind, but Alicia beat Kim both times they played indoors this season, and even though she has just a single ace, she's looking in good shape to defend this week.
W - Amelia Island, Strasbourg, Roland Garros
RU - US Open, Antwerp, Quebec City
SF - Olympics, New Haven
As you can see from her results, Kim has been rampant this season, unlike last season where she dominated the clay but did little else on other surfaces, Kim has shown her improvement this season by recording impressive results on all surfaces, and with 3 aces is a big threat to end the season with another title.
Coach - Daniela-Is-Mine
Nationality - RUS
Rank - #3
Favourite Surface - Hard
W - Cincinnati, US Open
RU - Wimbledon, Moscow
SF - Birmingham, Antwerp
I knew at the end of last season that Masha had bright prospects this season and she proved me right, she became part of the ATC elite in the middle of the season by reaching back-to-back Slam finals at Wimbledon and the US Open, winning the latter, and a series of other good results have seen her shoot up the rankings, she too has 3 aces, and is another hot contender to win this week.
Coach - Natash.
Nationality - POL
Rank - #4
Favourite Surface - Hard
W - Toronto, New Haven, Moscow
RU - Gold Coast
SF - Rome, Cincinnati
Whilst Marta has failed to produce her best form at the Slams, she's shone on the regular tour, winning 2 Tier Is, and reaching several semi-finals, she's got 3 aces and could obliterate the field if she brings her best tennis this week.
W - N/A
RU - Birmingham, New Haven
SF - 's-Hertogenbosch, Wimbledon
Despite having a poor season compared to the excellent standard she set in S2, Misa still qualifies for the YEC for the 3rd season in a row Her form has deserted her though and she's a known headcase, so who knows what will happen to her this week
W - Birmingham
RU - Auckland, Australian Open, Eastbourne
SF - Antwerp
How great is it to see fan favourite MK at the YEC Stellar results on plexi and grass have seen Maria safely to Madrid, but she's lacking in aces and will need to be in inspired form to overcome the array of 3-acers and Molik and win the title.
W - 's-Hertogenbosch, Wimbledon, Olympics
RU - N/A
SF - Toronto
Flavia exploded onto the tour like a hurricane during the grass season and went on a brilliant tear winning Wimbledon and the Olympics, she's been pretty quiet of late, but she's capable of anything is the Flavbot6200X
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