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Who has been the newcomer of the year so far?

Cornet? Olaru? Anyone else?

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Re: Who has been the newcomer of the year so far?

Olga Govortsova

From 334 to 66 and still risng.

Greta Arn - Yanina Wickmayer

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Re: Who has been the newcomer of the year so far?

Dominika Cibulkova.

She's improved her ranking this year mostly by WTA tournaments all year long.

3R @ Roland Garros, Amelia Island
QF @ Prague, Stockholm

Wins over: Medina Garrigues x2, Muller, Dulko, Shvedova, Dushevina

Has forced the likes of Jankovic, Vaidisova, and Hantuchova to 3 sets.

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Re: Who has been the newcomer of the year so far?

domi

*Hantuchova*Cibulkova*Radwanska*Pennetta*Giorgi*

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Re: Who has been the newcomer of the year so far?

Where was Cibulkova ranked before this season started?

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Re: Who has been the newcomer of the year so far?

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Where was Cibulkova ranked before this season started?
She was at 153.
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Re: Who has been the newcomer of the year so far?

Govortsova has made a much bigger jump than Domi and in a shorter time...

But I have the feeling that Domi will be more consistent and that Olga will end up like the other Olga *poutchkova* I've never seen her play, but that's just my impression


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Re: Who has been the newcomer of the year so far?

Govortsova seems to have more progress than Cibulkova, at least in terms of ranking.

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Govortsova has made a much bigger jump than Domi and in a shorter time...

But I have the feeling that Domi will be more consistent and that Olga will end up like the other Olga *poutchkova* I've never seen her play, but that's just my impression
The reason I choose Domi is 1) She's younger 2) unlike most of the other newcomers, she really stuck to WTA tournaments throughout the whole year. She didn't run back to a challengers when she had a rough patch in WTA tournaments. 3) She's an incredible fighter and I'm sure Jelena and Nicole would agree.

I haven't seen Govortsova play much, plus I'm a big fan of Domi, so I know I'm biased.

Govortsova definitely has made a ton of progress and she's been quite impressive with her results.
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Re: Who has been the newcomer of the year so far?

I haven't seen Olga play either, she just beat Greta twice this year and this annoys the shit out of me.

I console myself by saying that Olga tends to become Newcomer oty and that the losses seemed to have been ok.

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Govortsova has made a much bigger jump than Domi and in a shorter time...

But I have the feeling that Domi will be more consistent and that Olga will end up like the other Olga *poutchkova* I've never seen her play, but that's just my impression
But really, Olga has only made that jump because of challengers and a QF appearence in Stanford. Her most notable win was against a slumping Shahar Peer. I don't think the award should be judged on solely ranking jump.

Olga has played a total of 13 challengers events this year and started playing WTA events starting at Istanbul. Domi is a year younger and has made progress faster on the tour.
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Re: Who has been the newcomer of the year so far?

govortsova and szavay.

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Re: Who has been the newcomer of the year so far?

does szavay qualify? hasn't she played on wta for a few years now?

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does szavay qualify? hasn't she played on wta for a few years now?
I don't think she should qualify.

She's been on tour a few years now.
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Re: Who has been the newcomer of the year so far?

Govortsova probably - due to her high rank increase.
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