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What was your favorite's best & worst season on tour?


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pebbles what year is that pic of dementieva from?

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pebbles what year is that pic of dementieva from?
From 2007

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Venus:
Best - 2000 Won USO/WIM/OG and had that crazy winning streak.
Worst - 2006 w/ 2004 coming in a close 2nd. Spent most of 2006 injured and eventually had to have surgery, finished 2006 outside the top 50 I think.

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Best - 2002. Won USO/WIM/RG and played at an incredibly high level. Amazing stuff from Serena that year.
Worst - 2006 w/ 2005 coming in a close 2nd. But spent most of 2006 injured and out of the game. Finished the year outside the top 100 I think.
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Best year: 1998, it's when it all happened for her. US Open, year-end no.1, summer winning streak, 6 titles. 1999 with Wimbledon and YEC and 7 titles could also be put as her best. Either one.

Worst year: 2003 (as a full season, 2002 and 2006 were only partly played). Coming back from 2002 surgery, only won 1 title, saw a few more questionable losses from Linds than usual, to Farina, Sugiyama, Bovina and in general a lower level of confidence than usual. (Of course her pre-breakthrough 93, 94, 95 years were worse but I mean as an established player).


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Best year: 2008 (loving these 8th years ), again it's when it all happened for her. 2 slam finals incl. RG title. No.1 ranking. That first half of the season was Ana at her best for sure. 2007 easily her second best.

Worst year: 2009? Has only reached 1 final and total 3 QF's, yet to reach one since Indian Wells. So far it's looking along the lines of her 2006 season but at least then she won a title.
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Dokic, her best is 2002, her worst is probbaly 2005 or 2006
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Venus
Best year: 2001
Won: Miami, Hamburg, WIMBLEDON, San Diego, New Haven, US OPEN
R/up:
SF: AUSTRALIAN OPEN, Nice, Indian Wells
Worst Year: 2006

Serena
Best Year: 2002
Won: Scottsdale, Miami, Rome, ROLAND GARROS, WIMBLEDON, US OPEN, Tokyo, Leipzig,
R/Up: Berlin, Tour Championships
SF: Sydney
Worst Year: 2006

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Tati:

Best.

2006: Miami SF, USO QF, Stuttgart Final but Injury fucked her up from Miami til the USO Series and then again in the indoor season.
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2007: 2 titles; Amelia Island Tier II, Portoroz MM, Stuttgart Final, Zurich Tier I final, but injury fucked her up from AI til the USO Series too and at the end.


Worst.

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Hingis - Best: 1997...winning 3 grandslams, completely dominating the tour with her great shot variety and anticipation. What stuck out to me was her natural talent. She never looked like she was trying, every shot she hit looked so easy and natural, and you can see on the other side of the net how hard it was for the opponent just to keep up with her.

Worst: 2002 I suppose...that's when everything started going downhill. So close to winning in Australia, then injuries started to come, and of course retirement at the end of the year

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Hingis - Best: 1997...winning 3 grandslams, completely dominating the tour with her great shot variety and anticipation. What stuck out to me was her natural talent. She never looked like she was trying, every shot she hit looked so easy and natural, and you can see on the other side of the net how hard it was for the opponent just to keep up with her.

Worst: 2002 I suppose...that's when everything started going downhill. So close to winning in Australia, then injuries started to come, and of course retirement at the end of the year
I was supporting Hingis in that 2002 AUstralian Open Final. If she had won that match would the year of panned out differently?

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Dementieva's best season was without a doubt 2008. Three titles including biggest title of her career, handful of top ten wins, three tournaments where she beat two top ten players, two GS semifinals + one QF, almost every tournament was QF or better...that's pretty nice.

2004 did have the four big finals she made (beating Mauresmox2, Capriati, Kuznetsova, V. Williams), but so many first round exits, shitty losses/upsets, one MM title...bleh. It's her second best season...sad.

Her worst, without a doubt, 2002. She lost to Roesch three times that year, and only made one MM final and a TII SF, which was the most amount of pts she had accrued all year in one tournament. Lost 2R to Schiavone at USO and overall barely won a match between Wimbledon and the indoor season.
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Re: What was your favorite's best & worst season on tour?

Serena's best year to date will without a doubt be 2002

She won 8 singles titles
3 majors ( RG,W,USO)
Obtained the #1 Ranking
and loss just 5 matches that entire season

Serena might be on course to win three majors again this year but this wouldn't make it her best.Serena had alot of bad losses this year.
Losing the Miami final to Azarenka
An abysmal clay season but made it the qrts of RG
And that 4 match losing streak

But in all this was another great season for Serena, it will be even better if she can win the USO, win the year- ending championship and earn that #1 ranking back. With that all that said 2009 could easily be Serena's second best season

Serena's worst would have to be 2006. Some will say 2004, but in 2004 Serena managed to
Win Miami for a third consective time
Made the quarters of the French
Made the finals of Wimbledon
Won the China Open
Was a finalist at the year-ending championships

In 2006 Serena was really nowhere to be seen on the tennis courts, she loss in 3rd rd of the Australian, missed both RG and W, and had a descent run at the USO but and ended that year ranked 95 . So 2006 IMO would be Serena's worst season of her career

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every season is my faves worst
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Best season: 2009

Reached Madrid final, won Eastbourne, Ponte Vedra Beach, final of Charleston but her majors progress probably went backwards from 2008.

Worst season: hasn't quite happened yet as an established player.

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Serena: Best 2002, Worst 2006
Venus: Best 2000, Worst 2006

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(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
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