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View Poll Results: Of the following Year-End top 3 players which is your favorite and why?
1999: M. Hingis, L. Davenport, V. Williams 13 9.92%
2003: J. Hennin, K. Clijsters, S. Williams 9 6.87%
1988: S. Graf, M. Navratilova, C. Evert 14 10.69%
2006: J. Henin, M. Sharapova, A. Mauresmo 37 28.24%
1990: S. Graf, M. Seles, M. Navratilova 11 8.40%
2002: S. Williams, V. Williams, J. Capriatti 35 26.72%
1989: S. Graf, M. Navratilova, G. Sabatini 6 4.58%
2001: L. Davenport, J. Capriatti, V. Williams 6 4.58%
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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 2010, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Your favorite Year-End Top 3 of all time!

*Interesting note*
-Venus has never finished in top three with either Clijsters or Henin.
-Serena has never finished in top three with either Lindsay or Hingis.

(feel free to add your own interesting notes)

It's hard for me to chose between:
1988: S. Graf, M. Navratilova, C. Evert
2003: J. Hennin, K. Clijsters, S. Williams
2002: S. Williams, V. Williams, J. Capriatti
1990: S. Graf, M. Seles, M. Navratilova

I would say 1988's top three is probably the strongest of all top threes, not to mention the year of the Golden Slam. 2003 has Kimmy and Serena in the top so that makes it even more special for me. And 2002 was one of the most exciting years in tennis. As for 1990- I wasn't a huge Seles or Navratilova fan but the rivalries between those three are some of my all time favorite rivalries.

Since 2002 had two of my favorite players (Kimmy and Serena) represented I pick that year by a hair over the others.

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Re: Your favorite Year-End Top 3 of all time!

2002 for me.

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I would say 2002, but of the ones you've given us 1988. It's only missing Margaret Court and Helen Wills Moody

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2002 and 1999
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2002 - Serena Venus Jen
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2008 xD jk...
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Re: Your favorite Year-End Top 3 of all time!

I like 2005:
1) Davenport
2) Clijsters
3) Mauresmo
Because I love Davenport, of course, and she made 2 finals that year . And, Clijsters won her first grand slam of course . And I've always liked Mauresmo


Of the ones listed, 2001

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2006 for obvious reason



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1991-1992: Seles, Graf, Sabatini

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1991: Seles-Graf-Sabatini. They were so close almost anybody could take the number 1 spot. I think Gaby had three chances to jump for number three to number one.
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2002 for sure.

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agree with Kworb

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1991: Seles-Graf-Sabatini. They were so close almost anybody could take the number 1 spot. I think Gaby had three chances to jump for number three to number one.
My bad, I had that one originally listed Seles-Graf-Sabatin alongside Seles-Graf-Sanchez but I edited both of them out and made it a list of 8 instead of 10. I thought I had too many options and I wasn't sure where to chop. Based on the results so far I maybe could have swapped that option with either 2001 or 1989. They seem to be the two least popular choices.

BTW, I'm not asking which year was the best in terms of how that year played out for your favorites, instead I'm asking which year has the best combination of three players. Best is subjective so however you define best...whether it's most interesting, your favorite- or the three who you find represent the strongest top three.

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Re: Your favorite Year-End Top 3 of all time!

I picked that one because:
1) The three of them were ridiculously close. A matter of a few points away which added excitement.
2) Seles and Sabatini were both at their peak.
3) Graf was having a mini slump but she still was in fantastic form. (Still don't know if those two mentioned above has to do with it).
4) The three of them had very different games therefore they complemented each other perfectly.
5) And, yeah, my favorite is in there but that doesn't cheapen that fact that it was one of the most exciting periods in tennis. It sold seats and it had the TV audiences wanting for more.
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2002, duh.


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