Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Somewhere lucky-shotting
Most Surprising Results This Year (Thus Far)?
For me, the things that have most shocked me about what has happened this year on the tour are...
4.) Anna Smashnova having more titles (3, and yes, I know they're rinky-dink titles) than each of the the non-Williams players in the Top 10! (This may and probably will change of course.)
3.) Jennifer Capriati repeating at the Australian Open. I really, really doubted that she'd win. I thought she'd spend the off-season eating donuts and showing the same form as she did at the end of last year when Testud was beating up on her. When she lost to Stevenson at Sydney, I thought she was done.
2.) Serena Williams winning the French Open. This time last year, she was the top player I thought most unlikely to win on clay - slipping and sliding and no patience. She sure changed that in a hurry. I thought nothing could shock me more but then...
1.) Amelie Mauresmo made two straight Slam semifinals - at Wimbledon and the US Open! I remember looking at her Wimbledon draw and thinking that she was going to lose to Myskina or earlier (Serna, I think it was?). I remember, last year, a lot of people on this board thought she was the most likely to fall out of the Top 10. Now, she looks like she can end the year at No.4!
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