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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old Sep 29th, 2010, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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True #1 of 2001- Venus or Capriati

Who do you believe was the true #1 of 2001- Venus Williams or Jennifer Capriati. I personally believe it was Venus by a long shot but some especialy in the Blasters section seem to dispute that. Capriati also was awarded the WTA and ITF Player of the Year awards, and shockingly to me even the Laureus and Associated Press Athlete of the Year Awards (I literally died laughing at those choices).

I personally believe Venus was the true #1 of 2001 because:

-She won 6 tournaments to Capriati's 3
-Both won 2 slams
-Venus was 3-0 head to head vs Capriati
-Venus won Miami, one of the biggest non slam events, and bigger than Capriati's next time
-Venus dominated everyone in the top 10, Capriati had trouble with so many other top players

The only edge I see for Capriati is making the semis of all 4 slams while Venus lost 1st round of one.
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Re: True #1 of 2001- Venus or Capriati

True #1 was Hingis.

The best player was Venus, but that was a a time when the 'tennis establishment' (Team BJK aside) had a much more hostile ralationship with the Williams family. Back then, people weren't even keen to admit Richard Williams knew anything about tennis, or that Venus and Serena operated on anything other than brute power. AND Capriati at the cumination of the comeback story.

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Re: True #1 of 2001- Venus or Capriati

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Re: True #1 of 2001- Venus or Capriati

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True #1 was Hingis.

The best player was Venus, but that was a a time when the 'tennis establishment' (Team BJK aside) had a much more hostile ralationship with the Williams family. Back then, people weren't even keen to admit Richard Williams knew anything about tennis, or that Venus and Serena operated on anything other than brute power. AND Capriati at the cumination of the comeback story.
In 2001? Absolutely no way. Just, no.
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Re: True #1 of 2001- Venus or Capriati

I've always wondered about this as well. It should have been Venus.

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Re: True #1 of 2001- Venus or Capriati

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Re: True #1 of 2001- Venus or Capriati

I guess I should have included Davenport just since she won alot of tournaments and was the computer #1 although without a slam final I dont personally think she even came close to either Venus or Jennifer this year. Hingis isnt even worth a poll option, thank god she finally lost her bogus #1 ranking just after the U.S Open.
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Re: True #1 of 2001- Venus or Capriati

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Hmmmmm I don't know lol, but since Venus hadn't reach number 1 in 2001, I'd say Capriati

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"True #1" is such an open-ended BS term. Best player of 2001 was Venus. Take away the 2 slam wins from each, the remainder of Capriati's year wasn't even close to Venus.

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Re: True #1 of 2001- Venus or Capriati

Capriati.She reached the Semifinals of all slams and won two on her comeback!
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"True #1" is such an open-ended BS term. Best player of 2001 was Venus. Take away the 2 slam wins from each, the remainder of Capriati's year wasn't even close to Venus.

Venus' performances at RG and AO were really impressive
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Re: True #1 of 2001- Venus or Capriati

I just adore how Hingis held to the number one spot up to that point in the end of 2001! Legend.
Otherwise Venus and Capriati were really good. But consistency is one of the qualities of being number one. Capriati had more of that in that year : )
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