What's the best and worst match of the current top 15? PERFORMANCE WISE
not if the match had a lot of drama in it.
Best: def. V Williams, Melbourne
Worst: lt. to Pironkova, Rome
Ana had never won a set against Venus prior to Melbourne, and put on a display of great touch and power to defeat Queen Vee in straights. Venus of course wasn't playing well but it was a good match for Ana. Her loss to Pironkova was bad because obviously, Pironkova isn't a top player and I just have to assume that Ana wasn't playing well.
Best: def. Henin, Melbourne
Worst: def. Rodina, Paris
Sharapova was ruthless against Justine and in the first set, Justine wasn't even playing badly. In the second, Maria completely destroyed Henin. The match against Rodina was an error fest from Maria, and on top of that she hit 17 DFs. Luckily, she pulled it out 8-6 in the third against the relatively unknown countrywoman.
Best: def. V Williams, Rome
Worst: lt. to Yan, Bangalore
Jelena's match against Vee gets top pick because Venus didn't play too bad. It was Vee's match to take but Jelena hit some great shots to keep things in play, like always. She saved a handful of break points and didn't let down after she lost the tight first set. Her match against Yan was pretty terrible, what is up with her and the Chinese. Yan played pretty well but Jelena really could've done better.
Best: def. Sharapova, Indian Wells
Worst: lt. to Cornet, Rome
With her win against Maria, Sveta stopped Maria's winning streak and momentum. The best thing was, after Svetlana lost the second set, Maria was playing pretty well and everyone expected Sveta to lose in the third but she pulled it together and stepped it up, playing unbelievable defense. And losing to Cornet in easy straight sets is just bad. Basically, if you think about it, Svetlana does everything Cornet does but better, so I don't know how why she lost.
Best: def. Ivanovic, Dubai
Worst: lt. to Arvidsson, Sydney
Dementieva dug deep in her match against Ivanovic, and once again kept her perfect H2H record against her. Some heavy hitting was played in that match and Elena did great not only to get a lot of balls back but to ultimately hit her own winners. The Arvidsson lost was a disaster. Elena is a class player and shouldn't be losing to these people. Admittedly, I didn't watch the match but you could just imagine.
Best: def. Radwanska, Berlin
Worst: lt. to Srebotnik, Paris
Serena hit something like 20+ winners and 9 UEs in her match against Radwanska, one of her best ratios ever. She played amazing. Her loss to Srebotnik was especially disappointing because she was the favorite going in the tournament and had no mental toughness to pull it out. Some easy volleys and smashes, and she handed the match to Katarina.
Best: def. Zvonareva, Rome
Worst: lt. to Kvitova, Memphis
Vera is one of the most in-form players this year and Venus did well to beat her a second time in straight sets this year after about a month of the tour. There many 'worsts' to chose from but ber match against Kvitova probably was abysmal. After being up a set and a break, Venus imploded into (probably) a session of erratic errors and gave the match to Petra. Bad loss for the defending champ.
Best: def. Radwanska, Rome
Worst: lt. to Lisicki, Miami
Not many 'bests' here. Just a nasty year so far for Anna. Her win against Radwanska was nice because Radwanska is a good player and Anna beat her handily. There were a stack of 'worsts' to choose from but her loss to Lisicki was especially disgusting because it was FILLED with errors. Reminded me a bit of the SF between her and Kuzzie.
Best: def. S Williams, Berlin
Worst: lt. to Harkleroad, Indian Wells
After her win against Henin, not many people expected her to beat an inform Serena, but she did and Serena was actually hitting quite well. So full props to her for playing brilliantly in a brilliant match and also not folding mentally. There were a couple of bad losses for Safina earlier in the year, and the match against Harkleroad was one of them because to put it simply, Harkleroad is not a dangerous player and she was beaten in straights.
Best: def. Cibulkova, Paris [Indoors]
Worst: lt. to Wozniacki, Miami
Marion's year has been downright dismal but her win against Dominika was good. Cibulkova was in pretty good form and a 6-1 set in the 2nd was enough to make me state that this is Bartoli's best win so far this year. There are a gazillion 'worsts' but I'd have to say this one because she only managed to win 4 games, and on top of that, she already lost to Caro once before that this year, easily too, so I expected more of a fight. Plus Caro is not someone Marion should be losing to, being a top 10 player.
Best: def. Radwanska, Melbourne & First set of vs. Ivanovic, Melbourne
Worst: lt. to Sprem, Amelia Island
Daniela played great vs. Radwanska, only allowing Aga to take 4 games. Pretty clinical from Dani. The first set against Ana was amazing - I've never seen her play better. Great rhythmic play. Sadly her mental capabilities weren't enough to get her the match after winning the first 8 games. Dani was probably not feeling well but her loss to Sprem was still bad. Sprem had been injured and had not played many matches at all - still rusty. She was barely inside the top 300, so this loss was pretty embarrassing.
Best: def. Radwanska, Charleston
Worst: lt. to Kanepi, Miami (only got one game)
Patty beat Aga easily, and Aga was in pretty good form. Patty's been having a bad year so far but this win was good. Her lost to Kanepi was pathetic though. The favorite, she won 1 game off the Estonian. Pathetic.
Best: def. Dementieva, Charleston & second set vs. S Williams, Charleston
Worst: def. King, Fed Cup
Vera's having a really good year so far. It was hard to pick a 'best', and she didn't have many bad matches at all. She played well against Dementieva on Elena's favorite surface and also managed to take a set of Serena who was in great form. Her win against King was pretty bad. King (although I love Vania), correct me if I'm wrong, is not even in the top 100 and isn't too tough most of the time. Vera let her have a set and 5 games in Sets 2 & 3. I didnt see the match though.
Best: def. Kuznetsova, Melbourne & def. Domachowska
Worst: lt. to Chakvetadze, Rome
She pulled off a great upset against Kuzzy in Melbourne, beating her in straights too. So great win for her, as she had never beaten Sveta before. Also, her match against Domachowska was very high quality and she did extremely well to get through that, even though Marta isn't a top player. Her loss to Anna was bad because Chakky's not in great form and Aga should have taken care of her.
Best: def. Hantuchova, Paris
Worst: lt. to Fedak, Sydney
Agnes played a great second set against Dani, although the match was pretty error filled. Szavay's not having a great year, and one loss that really sucked was her loss to Fedak, who can't do anything much. Losing to Fedak is just low. Then after that she lost to Makarova too.
She did avenge these losses later on though.