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post #16 of 142 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 2012, 09:43 AM
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Re: Which is Serena Williams's best season so far? 2002 or 2012?

The quality of thne competition in 2012 doesn't come close to 2002.
  1. 02 Serena Williams, 12 Victoria Azarenka
  2. 02 Venus Williams, 12 Maria Sharapova
  3. 02 Jennifer Capriati, 12 Serena Williams
  4. 02 Kim Clijsters, 12 Agnieszka Radwanska
  5. 02 Justine Henin, 12 Angelique Kerber
  6. 02 Amelie Mauresmo, 12 Sara Errani
  7. 02 Monica Seles, 12 Li Na
  8. 02 Daniela Hantuchova, 12 Petra Kvitova
  9. 02 Jelena Dokic, 12 Samantha Stosur
  10. 02 Martina Hingis, 12 Caroline Wozniacki
  11. 02 Anastasia Myskina, 12 Marion Bartoli
  12. 02 Lindsay Davenport, 12 Nadia Petrova
  13. 02 Chanda Rubin, 12 Ana Ivanovic
  14. 02 Magdalena Maleeva, 12 Maria Kirilenko
  15. 02 Patty Schnyder, 12 Dominika Cibulkova
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'02..the rest of the tour was just praying not to get embarassed..but that was for the WHOLE year. This year it was only after RG.

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2002 without a shadow of a doubt. Her summer run of 2012 was amazing, but the year as a whole is actually only her second best year because her 2003 and possibly 2010 seasons came to an abrupt end when she would have been the odds-on favorite to collect her third slam of the year at both. Maybe even with a third slam in 2010, her 2012 would be better than 2010 on account of more non-slam titles, but not 2002 with one less slam, one less title, no #1 etc. I'm still thankful for it

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The quality of thne competition in 2012 doesn't come close to 2002.
  1. 02 Serena Williams, 12 Victoria Azarenka
  2. 02 Venus Williams, 12 Maria Sharapova
  3. 02 Jennifer Capriati, 12 Serena Williams
  4. 02 Kim Clijsters, 12 Agnieszka Radwanska
  5. 02 Justine Henin, 12 Angelique Kerber
  6. 02 Amelie Mauresmo, 12 Sara Errani
  7. 02 Monica Seles, 12 Li Na
  8. 02 Daniela Hantuchova, 12 Petra Kvitova
  9. 02 Jelena Dokic, 12 Samantha Stosur
  10. 02 Martina Hingis, 12 Caroline Wozniacki
  11. 02 Anastasia Myskina, 12 Marion Bartoli
  12. 02 Lindsay Davenport, 12 Nadia Petrova
  13. 02 Chanda Rubin, 12 Ana Ivanovic
  14. 02 Magdalena Maleeva, 12 Maria Kirilenko
  15. 02 Patty Schnyder, 12 Dominika Cibulkova
Names don't mean much. Clijsters was slamless, Henin as well and pretty much all the other players.
Just the very fact that Serena ended N3 with such amazing results says a lot really.
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Names don't mean much. Clijsters was slamless, Henin as well and pretty much all the other players.
Just the very fact that Serena ended N3 with such amazing results says a lot really.
They were still better players than the top 10 players of this year.

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Names don't mean much. Clijsters was slamless, Henin as well and pretty much all the other players.
Just the very fact that Serena ended N3 with such amazing results says a lot really.
if you have to wait until everyone wins a slam for them to be strong players then someone's RG is meaningless try again....if serena was winning most of the slams then who else was gonna win them? 4 slams can't be won by every member of the top 10 in 1 year so some of them will lose...serena was too strong in 2002 for them so failed logic


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2002. More dominant.
AND TOUGHER COMPETITION.
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2002, without a doubt. To dominate like that in that era.. imagine if she was coming up against the players of today that year
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if you have to wait until everyone wins a slam for them to be strong players then someone's RG is meaningless try again....if serena was winning most of the slams then who else was gonna win them? 4 slams can't be won by every member of the top 10 in 1 year so some of them will lose...serena was too strong in 2002 for them so failed logic
I never said that she wasn't but just that they weren't threat for her despite being in the top 5. Clijsters, Henin weren't that good tbh and were certainly not playing at the level people were expecting them to.
As top 5 players you shouldn't have those poor results at majors, Clijsters reached one semi final at majors in 2002, Henin as well.
Clijsters lost to Capriati, Fernandez, Likothseva and Mauresmo.
Henin lost to Kim, Kapros, Venus and Hantuchova.
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They were still better players than the top 10 players of this year.
Like I said, Clijsters and Henin's results were horrible at majors for top 5 players and Serena wasn't the one beating up on them back then.
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I never said that she wasn't but just that they weren't threat for her despite being in the top 5. Clijsters, Henin weren't that good tbh and were certainly not playing at the level people were expecting them to.
As top 5 players you shouldn't have those poor results at majors, Clijsters reached one semi final at majors in 2002, Henin as well.
Clijsters lost to Capriati, Fernandez, Likothseva and Mauresmo.
Henin lost to Kim, Kapros, Venus and Hantuchova.
So Clijsters/Henin having been to GS finals and Henin winning a GS the following year were just not that good. You need to back away from your computer.

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So Clijsters/Henin having been to GS finals and Henin winning a GS the following year were just not that good. You need to back away from your computer.
In 2002 they weren't. I don't know about you but I do expect players in top 5 to reach at least the semis of every major and not lose in 1st round/2nd round or the third one.
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In 2002 they weren't. I don't know about you but I do expect players in top 5 to reach at least the semis of every major and not lose in 1st round/2nd round or the third one.
hunny, that is impossible. Only 4 SF places..
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"I would say it's pretty much the best season of my career, a little bit of a slow start though, so I have to give it to 2002 - but there's always 2013," she added.
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"I would say it's pretty much the best season of my career, a little bit of a slow start though, so I have to give it to 2002 - but there's always 2013," she added.
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