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Is Kvitova almost guaranteed "Player of the Year?"

I think she's pretty much got this in the bag now.

She's improved her ranking from 34 at the end of 2010 to a guaranteed position in the Top 3 and is a safe bet for YE#2
She won her first GS at Wimbledon
She won four other titles, including Premier Mandatory Madrid
She's made it to the SF of YEC and looks pretty good for the finals

I really don't see who else is going to take it from her.

Li started on fire, but has done nothing since her FO win (except for bloody Maria! )
Wozniacki was #1 for 51 weeks of the year, but has no slam finals, poor YEC performance and only real big title was IW, which is matched by Petra's Madrid
Serena and Kim had good results, but hardly played a full season between them!
Azarenka won Miami and could win YEC, but made no Slam finals
Sharapova... Lets not even try to pretend it could happen!

The only one who I think even stands half a chance is Stosur, and I can't see them giving it to her over Petra even if she wins YEC, because she did virtually nothing until her US Open win, crashed out early in the other three slams and has no other titles.

Anyone else think it's Petra's for sure now? Or do you think it'll go to someone else?
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Re: Is Kvitova almost guaranteed "Player of the Year?"

Yeah basically I agree with what you mentioned. The only thing that stops Petra from winning is Stosur winning YEC but still her chance of winning POTY is still higher.

and could she win the most improved player as well?
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Re: Is Kvitova almost guaranteed "Player of the Year?"

Stosur's still in the tourney though she could still win the tourney and then she'd be the fave for the award.
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bark bark deserves it.

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Re: Is Kvitova almost guaranteed "Player of the Year?"

I agree as well. Who else if it's not her?
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Re: Is Kvitova almost guaranteed "Player of the Year?"

Stosur can take it away by winning the YEC and probably going to #3 in the world. Otherwise itīs 100% Kvitova. For the sake of Wozniacki I hope the WTA/ITF arenīt going to do Wozniacki the disservice of giving it to her.

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Re: Is Kvitova almost guaranteed "Player of the Year?"

She still needs to beat Sam I think
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Re: Is Kvitova almost guaranteed "Player of the Year?"

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Stosur's still in the tourney though she could still win the tourney and then she'd be the fave for the award.
But Petra still has more titles and higher ranking(?). Petra basically wins on every surface. Very deserving winner if she wins.
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Re: Is Kvitova almost guaranteed "Player of the Year?"

unless vika defeats her in the final

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Stosur can take it away by winning the YEC and probably going to #3 in the world. Otherwise itīs 100% Kvitova. For the sake of Wozniacki I hope the WTA/ITF arenīt going to do Wozniacki the disservice of giving it to her.
If Stosur wins the YEC, the very highest she can get is #5 anyway. Caro, Petra, Maria and Vika already have more points than her maximum, not including any potential extras for Vika or Petra.
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Stosur can take it away by winning the YEC and probably going to #3 in the world. Otherwise itīs 100% Kvitova. For the sake of Wozniacki I hope the WTA/ITF arenīt going to do Wozniacki the disservice of giving it to her.
What's Petra and Sam ranking points now? If Sam wins and Petra losing semis?
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what if stosur defeats kvitova in SF, and then she loses to vika in the final.

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What's Petra and Sam ranking points now? If Sam wins and Petra losing semis?
Current standings (before results of Vika/Marion)

Caroline Wozniacki 7485
Petra Kvitova 6560
Maria Sharapova 6510
Victoria Azarenka 6090
Li Na 5720
Samantha Stosur 5585
Vera Zvonareva 5435
Agnieszka Radwanska 5250
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what if stosur defeats kvitova in SF, and then she loses to vika in the final.
What would happen in that scenario? I still think Kvitova gets it, because her stats are still more impressive than Stosur's. Slam + 4 titles to Stosur's slam + 0 titles
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what if stosur defeats kvitova in SF, and then she loses to vika in the final.
Even easier, Petra wins. NID. Sam only has one title then vs 5 for Petra.
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