Seles' 92, Hingis' 97, Williams' 02, and Henin's 07: Which was best? - TennisForum.com

View Poll Results: Which had the best season?
Seles' 1992. 62 26.05%
Hingis' 1997. 76 31.93%
Williams' 2002. 84 35.29%
Henin's 2007. 16 6.72%
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Seles' 92, Hingis' 97, Williams' 02, and Henin's 07: Which was best?

Some interesting notes:
- Hingis and Seles were the two to make the finals of all four, but...
- Williams and Henin weren't able to compete in Australia
- Henin didn't make the finals of all three she competed in unlike the others
- Williams had the least titles won
- Hingis' W/L ratio would be 93% if we exclude Fed Cup
- Seles only lost top 10 players
- Only Williams won three in a row
- Henin beat at least one top 10 player in every event she played aside from two (Paris Indoors and Zurich)

Seles’ 1992:

W - Melbourne, Essen, Indian Wells, Houston, Barcelona, Paris, Flushing Meadows, Tokyo, Oakland, New York
F - Rome, Wimbledon, Los Angeles, Montreal
QF - Miami

W/L: 70-5 (93%)
v. top 10: 20-4

Losses:
l. to #6 Capriati 62 76(5) Miami QF
l. to #4 Sabatini 75 64 Rome F
l. to #2 Graf 62 61 Wimbledon F
l. to #4 Navratilova 64 62 LA SF
l. to #5 Sanchez-Vicario 63 46 64 Montreal F

Slams: 3
Titles: 10

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Hingis’ 1997:

W - Sydney, Melbourne, Tokyo, Paris [I], Miami, Daniel Island, Wimbledon, Stanford, San Diego, Flushing Meadows, Filderstadt, Philadelphia
F - Paris
SF - Los Angeles, Leipzig
QF - Zurich, New York

W/L: 75-5 (94%)
v. top 10: 17-4

Losses:
l. to #9 Majoli 64 62 Paris F
l. to #7 Davenport 62 46 64 LA SF
l. to #6 Coetzer 64 46 76(3)
l. to #19 Raymond 46 62 75 Zurich QF
l. to #7 Pierce 63 26 75 New York QF

Slams: 3
Titles: 12

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Williams’ 2002:
W - Scottsdale, Miami, Rome, Paris, Wimbledon, Flushing Meadows, Tokyo, Leipzig
F - Berlin, New York
SF - Sydney
QF - Charleston, Los Angeles

W/L: 56-5 (92%)
v. top 10: 17-2

Losses:
l. to #13 Shaughnessy 54 ret. Sydney SF
l. to #30 Schnyder 26 64 75 Charleston QF
l. to #8 Henin 62 16 76(5) Berlin F
l. to #21 Rubin 62 46 75 LA QF
l. to #6 Clijsters 75 63 YEC F

Slams: 3
Titles: 8

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Henin’s 2007:
W - Dubai, Doha, Warsaw, Paris, Eastbourne, Toronto, Flushing Meadows, Stuttgart, Zurich, Madrid
F - Miami
SF - Paris [I], Berlin, Wimbledon

Losses:
l. to #32 Safarova 64 76(5) Paris [I] SF
l. to #18 Williams 06 75 63 Miami F
l. to #4 Kuznetsova 64 57 64 Berlin SF
l. to #19 Bartoli 16 75 61 Wimbledon SF

W/L: 63-4 (94%)
v. top 10: 22-1

Slams: 2
Titles: 10

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Re: Seles' 92, Hingis' 97, Williams' 02, and Henin's 07: Which was best?

Hingis, then Seles, then Serena, then Henin.

No amount of impressive stats makes 2 Slams better than 3.

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Re: Seles' 92, Hingis' 97, Williams' 02, and Henin's 07: Which was best?

[QUOTE=LudwigDvorak;12242485]Some interesting notes:
- Hingis and Seles were the two to make the finals of all four, but...
- Williams and Henin weren't able to compete in Australia
- Henin didn't make the finals of all three she competed in unlike the others
- Williams had the least titles won
- Hingis' W/L ratio would be 93% if we exclude Fed Cup
- Seles only lost top 10 players
- Only Williams won three in a row
- Henin beat at least one top 10 player in every event she played aside from one


not true. didnt beat any top 10 en route to losing to safarova in paris and didnt beat any top 10 in zurich
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Re: Seles' 92, Hingis' 97, Williams' 02, and Henin's 07: Which was best?

Of course, DISCUSS why each year was best in your opinion. I think all have valid arguments and reasons.
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not true. didnt beat any top 10 en route to losing to safarova in paris and didnt beat any top 10 in zurich
Thank you. I noticed the Zurich one but I forgot again. Fixed.
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Re: Seles' 92, Hingis' 97, Williams' 02, and Henin's 07: Which was best?

If Hingis wouldn't ruin a bit her year after USO with 3 losses by 75 and 76 in the 3rd set, she would totally win this poll...

But I vote for her anyway.
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Venus 2nd summer of 2000?
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I say put all of them togather to play each other and Williams would win.
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Hingis.

Much as I love Monica, Martina looked like she was toying with her opposition most of the year.

Serena and Justine's seasons are lame in comparison - no offence to their fans.
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Serena than Seles than Martina....
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Hingis's consistency in '97 was just amazing. Came the closet to anyone in recent years to replicating Steffi's Grand Slam. I mean 12 titles, including 3 majors is just amazing

Seles's '92 was impressive too, but i would only put it below Hingis due to her heavy defeat to Graf at Wimbledon. The only real emission of her year.

Serena's 2002 was amazing too. Won 14 consecutive sets in winning wimbledon and the Us Open. That's incredible
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Serena then Monica
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Re: Seles' 92, Hingis' 97, Williams' 02, and Henin's 07: Which was best?

This is a toughie but I picked Serena.

I'm penalizing Seles because she made a boo boo in 1991 which effected her shot in playing the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
If she would have won that, I would have given her the best year out of the four.

I'm penalizing Justine for not playing the Australian.
I understand that divorce can be tough but players have played through death of family members, coaches, and done well, she made that choice, and so I penalize her for it.
To me it wasn't a champion quality she showed.
Seles playing after her father died in the 1998 French Open final, that is a champion qaulity.

Hingis.
There's nothing to penalize her for. She dominated.
She played four different players in slam finals, beat three, and got close to beating the fourth.
The problem is, I don't feel that they were her biggest rival of 1997.
Steffi Graf was and it happened to be her worse year on tour for a while.

Serena played her biggest rival and won.

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Too tough to decide.

But I would prefer to have won the three biggest Slams (Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open) during the same season so I pick Serena's year.
Besides, she's the only one not to lose a match at Grand Slams. Monica got trashed at Wimbledon final, Hingis was heavily beaten in Paris. Henin's 2007 doesn't belong the conversation as she won *only* 2 Slams.

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Hingis.

Much as I love Monica, Martina looked like she was toying with her opposition most of the year.

Serena and Justine's seasons are lame in comparison - no offence to their fans.


Same here.
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