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Benesova 7 11.48%
Keothavong 1 1.64%
Li 3 4.92%
Martinez 1 1.64%
Sprem 3 4.92%
Stosur 5 8.20%
Suarez 6 9.84%
Vesnina 29 47.54%
Vinci 5 8.20%
Zheng 1 1.64%
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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2009, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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Which player's resutlts are the biggest surprise for you?

I think all of these 10 players have got a very good and consistent year so far!

Iveta Benesova
Anne Keothavong
Na Li
Maria-Jose Martinez
KarolinaSprem
Samantha Stosur
Carla Suarez
Elena Vesnina
Roberta Vinci
Jie Zheng
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Re: Best results 2009

Azarenka is not a great surprise, isn't it? ;-)
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Re: Best results 2009

Vesnina is the biggest surprise by far. She showed glimpses of potential in late '06, but for two full seasons after that she was nothing more than another empty space in the top 100 being filled.

Now she's actually getting results. I am impressed. Benesova too perhaps, she's building on her form from the spring of last year and hasn't stopped.

I am happy with how Li is going as well, but considering she's been in the top 20 and has beaten plenty of top players, I dunno if she quite belongs in this list.
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Re: Best results 2009

Gee....that's really tough. I got to say, you picked your selections very well Navratil.

Pretty much every one of them has been very good this year. I would say most of them started their moves up the rankings in the middle of last year but they have all continued that momentum very well this year too.

I'm tempted to go with Iveta, and she has been super this year, but she is a big fave of mine and I am biased there. So of the others I think Stosur, Vesnina and Vinci are the three who have consistantly impressed me throughout the year the most. Of those I will pick Vinci simply because I never expect her to do well on clay and she done. I also saw her play a bit at the last two Wimbledons and she looked totally useless and washed up so credit to her for getting her game back so well.

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Benesova!!!

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Gee....that's really tough. I got to say, you picked your selections very well Navratil.

Pretty much every one of them has been very good this year. I would say most of them started their moves up the rankings in the middle of last year but they have all continued that momentum very well this year too.

I'm tempted to go with Iveta, and she has been super this year, but she is a big fave of mine and I am biased there. So of the others I think Stosur, Vesnina and Vinci are the three who have consistantly impressed me throughout the year the most. Of those I will pick Vinci simply because I never expect her to do well on clay and she done. I also saw her play a bit at the last two Wimbledons and she looked totally useless and washed up so credit to her for getting her game back so well.
Stosur who has choked for three months? I'll take Benesova or Vesnina.
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I wouldn't really agree with Keothavong. She's made no impression in big events...

I would go with Vesnina, Benesova and perhaps Yakimova.

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Re: Best results 2009

Elena Vesnina(15-6 as of today) has been the biggest surprise. Finalist at Auckland(l. Dementieva) and semifinalist at Ponte Vedra Beach(l. Wozniacki - had 4 match points). Only 2 first round losses. Hope Elena V can win at least an International title so she can automatically qualify for Bali based on current form.

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Vesnina I think. I think she will scoop her first title this year.

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Re: Best results 2009

This is definitely a tough choice. For me it is between Iveta and Elena V. I voted for Iveta, but I am still not that sure of that choice.

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Re: Best results 2009

Maybe Czink belongs to the list after beating Petrova last night. But after a good start to the season down under she lost a lot of matches ...
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