Which group of players will be most successful at AO/2009???
Former Multiple Australian Open finalists (Multiple_AO-F):
Roger Federer, Serena Williams,
Maria Sharapova, Lindsay Davenport, Amelie Mauresmo, Marat Safin
One Time Australian Open finalists from past (Once_AO-F):
Novak Djokovic, Venus Williams, Ana Ivanovic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Lleyton Hewitt, Fernando Gonzalez, Marcos Baghdatis, Rainer Schüttler, Carlos Moya.
Players which never before played in Australian Open final (Never_Before_AO-F):
Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Jelena Jankovic, Dinara Safina, Elena Dementieva, Svetlna Kuznetsova... and all others ATP/WTA players from AO/09 Main Draw.
PREVIOUS SEASONS RECAP's:
2008: Never_Before_AO-F dominate (Djokovic-W, Tsonga-F, Ivanovic-F...), followed by Once_AO-F (Sharapova-W)
2007: Multiple_AO-F dominate (Federer-W, Serena-W), followed by Never_Before_AO-F (Gonzalez-F, Sharapova-F)
2006: Once_AO-F dominate (Mauresmo-W, Henin-F), followed by Multiple_AO-F (Federer-W)
2005: Once_AO-F dominate (Serena-W, Davenport-F), followed by Multiple_AO-F (Safin-W)
2004: Never_Before_AO-F dominate (Federer-W, Henin-W, Clijsters-F), followed by Once_AO-F (Safin-F)
2003: Never_Before_AO-F dominate (Serena-W, Venus-F, Shuttler-F), followed by Multiple_AO-F (Agassi-W)
***"Dominating" Group is obviously Group of 1) Most Winners, 2) Most Runner-Ups... if again is tied... 3) most Semifinalists
and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is
AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)