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Who has the best win - loss record this year?

OK, it´s time for some fun with stats; I considered only players who are in the top 20 (either on the WTA ranking, or in the "Race"):

  1. Petra Kvitová: 43 W / 8 L = 84.3% (and 39 / 6 on the WTA Tour = 86.67%)
  2. Caroline Wozniacki: 49 W / 10 L = 83% (and 48 / 9 without Bastad = 84.2%)
  3. Maria Sharapova: 32 W / 8 L = 80%
  4. Kim Clijsters: 23 W / 6 L = 79.3%
  5. Vika Azarenka: 38 W / 11 L = 77.55%
  6. Andrea Petkovic: 35 W / 12 L = 74.47%
  7. Na Li: 28 W / 10 L = 73.68%
  8. Sabine Lisicki: 33 W / 12 L = 73.33% (and 21 W / 7 L = 75% without qualifications and ITF tournaments)
  9. Vera Zvonareva: 32 W / 12 L = 72.7%
  10. Shuai Peng: 42 W / 16 L = 72.4% (and 37 W / 16 L = 69.8% without qualifications)
  11. Marion Bartoli: 40 W / 16 L = 71.4%
  12. Nastya Pavlyuchenkova: 28 W / 12 L = 70%
  13. Jelena Jankovic: 28 W / 14 L = 66.67%
  14. Jarmila Gajdosova: 28 W / 14 L = 66.67%
  15. Julia Goerges: 26 W / 13 L = 66.67%
  16. Yanina Wickmayer: 29 W / 15 L = 65.9%
  17. Aga Radwanska: 21 W / 11 L = 65.6%
  18. Svetlana Kuznetsova: 25 W / 14 L = 64.1%
  19. Fran Schiavone: 26 W / 15 L = 63.4%
  20. Dominika Cibulková: 23 W / 14 L = 62.16%
  21. Sam Stosur: 24 W / 15 L = 61.5%
  22. Daniela Hantuchová: 29 W / 19 L = 60.4%
  23. Ana Ivanovic: 15 W / 12 L = 55.56%

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43/8? OMG

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I always like the WTA # it's only six losses and a higher winning percentage. A nice and tidy 39-6 for Petra. Six Losses!!???

You should list that one first. Lol.
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43/8? OMG
By the way, Petra had 25/24 win loss record last year.

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Re: Who has the best win - loss record this year?

Most people still haven't caught up to how much better Kvitova has been this year.

I don't know what the greatest one year improvement ever is, but Petra's has to be right up there.

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Most people still haven't caught up to how much better Kvitova has been this year.

I don't know what the greatest one year improvement ever is, but Petra's has to be right up there.
no.... I don't think so.

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no.... I don't think so.
Maybe not ever, but there can't be many people who go from having never been top 30 one year, to finishing in the top 5 the next year?

EDIT: Actually, Sharapova did it.
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Well, if you take out her ITF results and Fed Cup, it's actually 35-6, but I think adding Fed Cup is fine, so 39-6.

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Maybe not ever, but there can't be many people who go from having never been top 30 one year, to finishing in the top 5 the next year?
You'd be surprised. I mean in recent memory I can think of Sharapova and Kuznetsova. I know JJ made a jump of something like 30 more wins than the previous year. Woz made a pretty good jump.

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Well, if you take out her ITF results and Fed Cup, it's actually 35-6, but I think adding Fed Cup is fine, so 39-6.
35/6 = 85.37%

Well, she beat Hantuchová, Cibulková and Wickmayer in Fed Cup, so at least these three wins should count.

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no.... I don't think so.
Wrong again.

Kvitova is on pace for the greatest one year improvement in recent tennis history. It could be the best ever but I haven't looked that far.

Here is the list I have. The order is somewhat subjective, but Petra is easily #1.

Kvitova- 34 to 2

Sharapova- 32 to 4
Kuznetsova- 36 to 5
Henin- 45 to 7
Capriati- 14 to 2
Serena- 20 to 4
Venus- 22 to 5
Hingis- 16 to 4
Li- 11 to 3
Ivanovic- 14 to 4
Clijsters- 18 to 5
Davenport- 20 to 6
Myskina- 59 to 11
Mauresmo- 29 to 10
Schiavone- 17 to 7

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Wrong again.

Kvitova is on pace for the greatest one year improvement in recent tennis history. It could be the best ever but I haven't looked that far.

Here is the list I have. The order is somewhat subjective, but Petra is easily #1.

Kvitova- 34 to 2

Sharapova- 32 to 4
Kuznetsova- 36 to 5
Henin- 45 to 7
Capriati- 14 to 2
Serena- 20 to 4
Venus- 22 to 5
Hingis- 16 to 4
Li- 11 to 3
Ivanovic- 14 to 4
Clijsters- 18 to 5
Davenport- 20 to 6
Myskina- 59 to 11
Mauresmo- 29 to 10
Schiavone- 17 to 7
Wouldn't 59-11 (Myskina) be the greatest turnaround ever (unless you can somehow count Petra from the sixties last year to being top 10 now)? And we also don't know if Petra will end #2 or where she'll be at the end of the year.
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Wrong again.

Kvitova is on pace for the greatest one year improvement in recent tennis history. It could be the best ever but I haven't looked that far.

Here is the list I have. The order is somewhat subjective, but Petra is easily #1.

Kvitova- 34 to 2

Sharapova- 32 to 4
Kuznetsova- 36 to 5
Henin- 45 to 7
Capriati- 14 to 2
Serena- 20 to 4
Venus- 22 to 5
Hingis- 16 to 4
Li- 11 to 3
Ivanovic- 14 to 4
Clijsters- 18 to 5
Davenport- 20 to 6
Myskina- 59 to 11
Mauresmo- 29 to 10
Schiavone- 17 to 7
34 to 2? What?
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Serena Williams 6/2 = 75%

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Wouldn't 59-11 (Myskina) be the greatest turnaround ever (unless you can somehow count Petra from the sixties last year to being top 10 now)? And we also don't know if Petra will end #2 or where she'll be at the end of the year.
No, because tennis rankings are exponential.

It is MUCH harder to go from 34 to 2 than 59 to 11.

#2 is her current ranking for 2011 results. That's why I said on pace. But don't bet against her finishing #1.

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