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Strange and Insane Year So Far

1) Who´s number one?
- Amelie and Henin are dominating the tour.
- Amelie has two grand slam wins out of two grand slam finals.
- Henin has three grand slams finals this year, winning Roland Garros.

- Up until yesterday most people thought that Henin was definetly the best player this year so far, now this result completly turn things around. Amelie

2)Other notables
- Williams era presence in Wimbledon finals ends with Venus´s third round loss to Jankovic and ranks outside the top 20 after Wimbledon. Insane ranking.
- Serena Williams last year´s Australian Open champion has played just 3 events in the last 365 days and is not even a top 100 ranked player.
- If Venus does not play enough events and improves her ranking, and Serena comes back the top player could be all in danger of getting Serena in the first round and then Venus in round three.. Insane way to destroy the draw
- Hingis despite losing to Sugiyama ranked 21 in the world remains number 5 in the race for the year and came back from retirement not only to beat Venus in Rome but also passed her in the rankings for the first time since 2001.
- Hingis worst loses of the year come in hands off world number 19 Penetta (January) and Sugiyama ranked 21 (July). Who would have thought that at this stage Hingis would be this consistent.
- Kim Clijsters continues to reach grand slam semifinals, but also contunues to lose to her nemesis in big matches Henin-Hardene.. Kim still believes she can win a grand slam???
- Mauresmo seems to be the nemesis for the big matches for Henin with a 4-1 edge so far against Henin in grand slam matches, Masters and Olympics overall. Who would have thought that after the Berlin match and the first set today she would figure out a way to win. Amelie.
- Venus Williams plays her first mix doubles tournament in years, with Bob Brian and reachs the final and is an almost sure bet to win against Ram and Zvonareva. Venus @ Wimbledon
- Sharapova continues in the same mood of Clijsters, but she keeps losing those SF grand slam matches. Her time will come. Still great consistency

What´s next the hard court season, i can´t really wait for it

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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 2006, 05:33 PM
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it's been an awesome year for me anyway so far : my two favourites players,Amelie and Martina,are both having a great year.........would be great now to see Martina win a GS after such a wonderful comeback!
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- If Venus does not play enough events and improves her ranking, and Serena comes back the top player could be all in danger of getting Serena in the first round and then Venus in round three.. Insane way to destroy the draw


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- Venus Williams plays her first mix doubles tournament in years, with Bob Brian and reachs the final and is an almost sure bet to win against Ram and Zvonareva. Venus @ Wimbledon
Still for the life of me can't figure Venus/Knowles being given 8th seed
last year. Yet, Venus/Bryan get no seed this year and have knocked off
the 11th, 6th, 4th, & 2nd seeds. Will face the 9th seed in the final.
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Yes, definitely a crazy year so far, but also exciting! I can't wait for the US Series to commence!
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I still think Justine is the best player this year.

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Can't wait to see what will happen in the followings.

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As an Amelie fan, I wouldn't call it a stange year, but a dream year so far

I'm cheering for Amélie and Shahar.
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post #8 of 48 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 2006, 05:49 PM
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Boring year, so far, as far as qulaity matches / rivalries go. I was looking forward to so much more. I hope the hard courts will salvage it, but I am afraid to be let down.




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I still think Justine is the best player this year.
despite being an Amelie's fan, i have to agree

but Amelie is perhaps a bit better on grass than Justine.
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despite being an Amelie's fan, i have to agree

but Amelie is perhaps a bit better on grass than Justine.
Today she was

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G-R-E-A-T year My favourites have won all the GS titles What more could I wish for?

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Hingis worst loses of the year come in hands off world number 19 Penetta (January) and Sugiyama ranked 21 (July). Who would have thought that at this stage Hingis would be this consistent.
Wouldn't the 0-and-2 loss to Dementieva at Tokyo be her worst loss? Or are you speaking of losses to players "she should beat?" (In any event, maybe the Pennetta loss doesn't count, as it was so early in the comeback.)

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the same with momo she went thru a slump and then decided to turn it around.she didnt win anything after the AO and then went six months and won wimbledon.everyone goes thru lulls in there careers.ok momo is 27 and venus is 26 she still have time barring any injuries to get her sh*t together.serena still has time to her her sh*t together.any player still has time to get there sh*t together.it takes dedication and practice and stragety.and i am glad that venus win or lose stayed to get the match practice that she needs.she didnt run and hide.she stayed knowing the talk would be there about her losing the 3rd round.but heh sh*t happens.it's called life.everyone wants to win.the thing is getting back to basics.get off that baseline trying to blow opponents away and start moving forward.that is the key.
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the same with momo she went thru a slump and then decided to turn it around.she didnt win anything after the AO and then went six months and won wimbledon..
she won the Open Gaz de France and the Anvers title (beating Kim in final) just after the AO,don t forget
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despite being an Amelie's fan, i have to agree

but Amelie is perhaps a bit better on grass than Justine.
despite being a Justine fan, I still think Amelie has had a better yera

but Justine is perhaps a bit better on clay.
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