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Who will get best player, most improved, newcomer and comeback awards for 2009?

My guess:

Player of the year: Serena Williams
Most improved: One of these: Samantha Stosur, Vika Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Yanina Wickmayer
Newcomer: Melanie Oudin
Comeback: Maria Sharapova or Kim Clijsters (probably Kim)


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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Sep 10th, 2009, 11:37 AM
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Re: Who will get best player, most improved, newcomer and comeback awards for 2009?

Most improved: Sharapova (from #120+ to at worst top 20)
Well actually not, because her ranking at beginning of 2009 was not that low, but that would've been kinda funny.
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Re: Who will get best player, most improved, newcomer and comeback awards for 2009?

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Comeback: Maria Sharapova or Kim Clijsters (probably Kim)
I think it was pretty obvious after Melbourne... But now I think it's clear that will be Kim!
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Re: Who will get best player, most improved, newcomer and comeback awards for 2009?

Most improved will be an interesting category. Pennetta is another contender and maybe Vesnina? She started the year at No.76 and is destined for the top-20. Razzano has made a similar rise too.

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Re: Who will get best player, most improved, newcomer and comeback awards for 2009?

Player of the year: Serena (although this could change back to Safina if she gets on a streak - Miami and clay season disaster linger for Serena)
Most improved: Vesnina (would be set in stone if she can get her first title - probably @ Tashkent lmao)
Newcomer: Oudin (obvious)
Comeback: Clijsters (could change is Sharapova wins Beijing or Tokyo or both =] )
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Re: Who will get best player, most improved, newcomer and comeback awards for 2009?

Best player: Serena Williams
Most improved: Victoria Azarenka or Caro Wozniacki
Newcomer: Melanie Oudin
Comeback: Kim Clijsters

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Re: Who will get best player, most improved, newcomer and comeback awards for 2009?

how long does one have to be away to be considered a comeback

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Re: Who will get best player, most improved, newcomer and comeback awards for 2009?

Best-Serena
Most Improved-Wickmayer, Wozniacki, Cirstea, Azarenka, Pennetta, Vesnina, Lisicki, ...
Newcomer-Oudin
Comeback-Clijsters

Daniilidou. Venus. Azarenka. Halep. Wickmayer.
Cornet. Ivanovic. Vesnina.. Vaidisova. Krajicek.
Paszek. Begu. Cirstea. Lisicki. Pavlyuchenkova.
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Re: Who will get best player, most improved, newcomer and comeback awards for 2009?

Player of year - Serena
Most Improved - Pennetta or Vesnina
Newcomer - Oudin
Comeback - Clijsters

Cirstea Kirilenko Goerges Ivanovic Cibulkova Petkovic
Paszek - Vesnina - Minella - Gajdosova - Robson - Pennetta
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Re: Who will get best player, most improved, newcomer and comeback awards for 2009?

Player of year - is there really one? i guess Serena, only for her great form on GS
Most Improved - Pennetta
Newcomer - Oudin
Comeback - Clijsters

may your choices reflect your hopes not your fears.

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Re: Who will get best player, most improved, newcomer and comeback awards for 2009?

Player of year - Serena (if only Kim is not winning the US Open)
Most Improved - Wickmayer, Pennetta
Newcomer - Oudin
Comeback - Clijsters

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Re: Who will get best player, most improved, newcomer and comeback awards for 2009?

player of the year: Serena
most improved: Flavia
newcomer: Oudin
comeback: Kim
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