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Sharapova 20 11.05%
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post #1 of 67 (permalink) Old Sep 29th, 2010, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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True #1 of 2006- Henin or Mauresmo (or Sharapova)

Justine Henin ended the year #1 in 2006 but many debated between her and Mauresmo who won 2 slams that year. Sharapova was also up there and ended the year #2 on the computer just ahead of Mauresmo. Who was the true #1 of 2006.

Here are the stats of each:

Justine Henin- French Open winner, finalist in all 4 slams, WTA Championship winner. 6 tour titles, 60-8 record.

Amelie Mauremo- Australian Open and Wimbledon winner. 4th round loser at the French and semifinal loser at the U.S Open. Runner up in WTA Championships to Henin. 4 tour titles, 51-14 record.

Maria Sharapova- U.S Open winner, semifinalist at Australian Open and Wimbledon, 4th round loser at the French. 5 tour titles, 59-9 record.

Personally I would go with Henin since I think making every slam final and winning the WTA Championships balances out the extra slam, and her overall year and record is much better than Mauresmo. I would say Mauresmo should have ended #2 and Maria a very strong #3.
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Not Sharapova anyway, thats for sure.

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At the time, I said Mauresmo all the way... but after Henin won YEC... I think you have to give her the slight edge.

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wow justine and maria with nearly the same w/l record!

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Re: True #1 of 2006- Henin or Mauresmo (or Sharapova)

Mauresmo.


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Re: True #1 of 2006- Henin or Mauresmo (or Sharapova)

Henin.
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Henin.
Reaching the final in all slams is impressive, although the record is horrible.

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2 slams, including wimbledon, worth more than RG and the other finals... but I'm biased here...

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H2H :
Mauresmo vs Henin 3-2 (2-0 in slams)
Mauresmo vs Sharapova 1-1
Henin vs Sharapova 3-1 (1-1 in slams)

Back in the days, a lot of people said Amelie (and it'll probably be the case here too).As much as I like her, I think Henin was n°1 for a reason.Making all slams finals + the YEC is impressive and she earned it (it was really close though and if I had to chose I'd probabvly take Amelie'year over Henin's one).
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Re: True #1 of 2006- Henin or Mauresmo (or Sharapova)

I'd say Justine was the overall best that year - but it's a close call. Amelie was definitely the best in the first half of the year.

Sharapova was a clearcut 3rd. Not far behind but no argument that she was behind the other two and the third best.

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IMO Henin deserved that number 1 at the end.2006 was one of the most interesting years in tennis.
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Re: True #1 of 2006- Henin or Mauresmo (or Sharapova)

Henin deserved to be no.1 but I'd take Amelies 2006 over hers anyday - she just played sensational tennis and that Wimbledon final capped it all off (it's what all her fans had been waiting for)

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