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Jankovic to post a new record for year-end Top-3 player: 24 tourns and counting

Jelena Jankovic who's currently No.2 in 2007-only rankings has played 25 events to-date.
Never before had a player who would eventually finish in Top-3 played so many tournaments during that season.


Year-end Top-3 (with number of tourns played) since 1996 when 'best of 18' (later 'best of 17') system was introduced:

1996
Graf – 11; Seles – 13; Sanchez – 18
1997
Hingis – 17; Novotna – 20; Davenport – 22
1998
Davenport – 20; Hingis – 17; Novotna – 18
1999
Hingis – 20; Davenport – 19; Venus – 18
2000
Hingis – 20; Davenport – 18; Venus – 9
2001
Davenport – 17; Capriati – 17; Venus – 12
2002
Serena – 13; Venus – 16; Capriati – 17
2003
Henin – 18; Clijsters – 21; Serena – 7
2004
Davenport – 17; Mauresmo – 17; Myskina – 19
2005
Davenport – 16; Clijsters – 17; Mauresmo – 19
2006
Henin – 13; Sharapova – 15; Mauresmo – 17


Since 2001 the only year-end Top-3 player who played 20+ tournaments during the season was Kim Clijsters in 2003.

2007 (as of October, 8)
Henin – 12 + Zurich, YEC = 14
Jankovic – 25 + Bangkok, Zurich, YEC = 28
Kuznetsova – 16 + Moscow, Zurich, YEC = 19

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Jankovic very much reminds me of Kafelnikov and now Davydenko. If she keeps this up then I will not expect her to have a long career. Somewhere along the line she will have to cut her schedule.

Was Capriati injured in 2002 and Serena in 2003? They only played 7 events in those years.
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i forgot how much lindsay used to play in the nineties, particularly 97
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Jankovic very much reminds me of Kafelnikov and now Davydenko. If she keeps this up then I will not expect her to have a long career. Somewhere along the line she will have to cut her schedule.

Was Capriati injured in 2002 and Serena in 2003? They only played 7 events in those years.
Jennifer played 17 tournaments.
And Serena was injured. She hadn't played a tournament between Wimbledon-2003 and Miami-2004.
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It's interesting to see Steffi(1996) made it to #1 with the least tournaments played among the year end #1 players.Serena(2003) is close behind.
And Lindsay to play less tournaments than previous years where she was in top 3.

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Jelena plays Tier IIs and Tier IIIs instead of slugging away on the practice courts

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ah....

at Venus playing 16 tournaments...
....or even 18 tournaments...

now... shes only gonna play 12 tournaments at its max...
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well

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I though Clijsters had played more in 2003...she had more than 90 victories, i think...


Why is Jelena playing both Suttgart and Bangkok??

Bali and Beijing (Asia) - Stuttgart (Europe) - Bangkok (Asia) - Zurich and YEC (Europe)

That's a crazy schedule!

But it's Jelena!!
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I though Clijsters had played more in 2003...she had more than 90 victories, i think...
Kim reached SF+ at 20 of 21 tournaments she played: 9 titles + 6 finals + 4 semifinals.
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And I thought no one would catch Coetzer's record.

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And I thought no one would catch Coetzer's record.

Coetzer never finished in Top-3. Though she had 29 tournaments on the week she was No.3.

Just checked: Jankovic had 30 trns after Wimbledon so she is the record holder anyway!
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Jelena
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Jelena still pulls off the results in most tournaments she plays.
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I really, REALLY hope Jelena will not come to Europe and play Stuttgart and go back to play Bangkok??
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