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Who Will win it this year?


Player Of The Year:


Its quite clear who is going to win this one.

1) Serena - Won 2 Grandslams + YEC, and is the Year-end Number 1 (no one even comes close)
2) Svetlana - Won 1 Grandslam + 2 regualr tour titles and is number 3 in the world
3) Safina - Won Rome and Madrid + Year end #2 (and Portoz)

Last year's winner - Serena Williams



Doubles Team of the Year:


Its up for debate I guess. But I think Serena/Venus should win it.

1) Serena/Venus - The team holding holding 3 of the 4 grandslams and an impressive 23-2 win-loss (but didn't play a full schedule)
2) MJMS/NLV - The team holding 3MM titles + Toronto +New haven
3) AMG/VRP- The team holding 1 GS and having played a full schedule
4) Cara/Liezel - The number one ranked team (who is also holding 5 regular tour titles and a GS final)

Last year's winner - Huber/Black




Most Improved Player:


There are a lot of new players who have improved this year. But it will probably go to Wozniacki.

1) Wozniacki
- Started the year at number 12, ended it at number 4 with a Grandslam Final and 3 titles (New Haven, Ponte Vedra and Eastbourne).
2) Azarenka - Started the year at number 16, ended it at number 7 with the prestigious Miami title along with Memphis and Brisbane.
3) Vesnina - Started the year at 76, ended it at number 24 with 2 regular tour finals.
4) Pennetta - Started the year at number 13, ended it at number 11 with LA Palermo titles.
5) Lisicki - Started the year at number 58, ended it at number 23 with Charleston title and Luxembourgh final.

Last year's winner - Dinara Safina



Comeback Player of the Year:


I think it will go to Kim . (They give awards to players who have come back after a long pause only)

1) Clijsters
- 1GS, Year end ranking = 18
2) Maria - Title at Tokyo, Year end ranking = 14
3) Kimiko ? (she started her comeback last year though) - Titles at Seol and Monzon

Last year's winner - Jie Zheng



Newcomer of the Year:


I guess it will be Melanie as I cannot think of anyone else

Last year's winner - Caroline Wozniacki




Humanitarian of the year:


I think it should go to Venus for speaking out against the whole Shahar Peer + Dubai matter, and being a good leader and icon for the WTA.

Last year's winner - Ana Ivanovic




Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award:




Last year's winner - Elena Dementieva

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What are the rules about newcomer of the year ?
Can for exemple Lisicki be newcomer of the year ?
I was thinking about Pavlyuchenkova (SF in Indian Wells, QF in Beijing + wins over Venus (2x), jankovic, Radwanska...) but Melanie had much better results in GS

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Player Service A.K.A Humanitarian of the year and Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award?

I think that Serena, Kim and Serena+Venus will win

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Re: 2009 WTA Awards?

Despite not having bangs, Elena already won the Diamond Service Award.

Then, apparently, some other women will get some other awards or something.

But the most important thing is that Elena got the Diamond Service Award. Also, the coveted Diamond Service Award was won by Elena Dementieva.

Finally, the award for doing the most to promote women's tennis, also known as the Diamond services award, has been presented to Elena Dementieva.

I may even have started a thread about this, but I'm not sure.

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Despite not having bangs, Elena already won the Diamond Service Award.

Then, apparently, some other women will get some other awards or something.

But the most important thing is that Elena got the Diamond Service Award. Also, the coveted Diamond Service Award was won by Elena Dementieva.

Finally, the award for doing the most to promote women's tennis, also known as the Diamond services award, has been presented to Elena Dementieva.

I may even have started a thread about this, but I'm not sure.

you might have to post it again since I don't know anything about elena winning slams an award

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Re: WWW: 2009 WTA Awards

Player of the Year: Serena
Doubles Team of the Year: Serena/Venus
Most Improved Player: Caroline
Comeback Player of the Year: Kim
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Player of the Year: Serena Williams
Doubles Team of the Year: Williams Sisters
Most Improved Player: Caroline Wozniacki. Victoria Azarenka should have won this one especially after winning Key Biscayne but failed to make a final since then.
Comeback Player of the Year: Kim Clijsters
Newcomer of the Year: Melanie Oudin due to USO run and USA making Fed Cup final
Humanitarian of the Year: Venus Williams, current voice of the WTA tour
Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award: Kim Clijsters
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Player of the Year: Serena
Doubles Team of the Year: Serena/Venus
Most Improved Player: Caroline
Comeback Player of the Year: Kim
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I guess Serena won't be getting the sportsmanship award this year

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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.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
(4) There is no path to victory for Williams.Keys wins in straight easy sets.
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Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award: Kim Clijsters
For doing what
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Newcomer of the year should be between Oudin or Dulgheru. Mel has the edge over Alex though.

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Mel should definitely be the newcomer of the year..
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Wasn't last year's POY winner Jankovic?



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Doubles Team of the Year:


Its up for debate I guess. But I think Serena/Venus should win it.

1) Serena/Venus - The team holding holding 3 of the 4 grandslams and an impressive 23-2 win-loss (but didn't play a full schedule)
2) MJMS/NLV - The team holding 3MM titles + Toronto +New haven
3) AMG/VRP- The team holding 1 GS and having played a full schedule
4) Cara/Liezel - The number one ranked team (who is also holding 5 regular tour titles and a GS final)

Last year's winner - Huber/Black



MJMS/NLV hold 4 "MM titles" and of course the YEC, so they lead the tour with 7 titles in all, from 9 finals. I think it's also important to mention Bluber are the only team to have made QFs+ of every slam this year and of their 5 titles, 3 are Tier I events.

But really, the only competition for this award is between Bluber and WS. AMG/VRP won the French but have been dreadful for most of the rest of the year and didn't even come close to qualifying for the YEC. The other 3 teams you listed have had far better years.
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Wasn't last year's POY winner Jankovic?




No. Not for the WTA awards.

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you might have to post it again since I don't know anything about elena winning slams an award
Of course I am only too happy to call attention to one of the NUMEROUS awards Elena has won, including the 2000 Most Improved Bangs Player Award.

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You forgot Yanina Wickmayer



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