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WTA Player Awards: Errani is WTA's Most Improved Player Of The Year

Well deserved

I also opened a thread in doubles forum for the Doubles Team Of The Year award.

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Italy had a lot to cheer for on the WTA this year, not only in singles, but in doubles too - and now they have two WTA Player Awards to celebrate as well, with Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci taking Doubles Team Of The Year and Errani receiving Most Improved Player.

Errani's rocket-like rise up the singles ranks could have been one of the most impressive feats in recent memory. Having finished the last four years in the 40s, she finished 2012 all the way up at No.6 after winning four WTA titles - all on clay - and reaching her first Grand Slam final on clay as well, at the French Open. After that tournament the Italian became the first player ever to make her Top 10 debut from outside the Top 20, going from No.24 to No.10, and after more impressive results on hardcourts she would creep up to year-end No.6.

Then there was the historic doubles season - having already won a slew of International-level titles together in recent years, Errani and Vinci took it to a whole new level in 2012, capturing eight WTA doubles titles - including two Grand Slams at the French Open and US Open and Premier-level titles at Madrid and Rome - and both spent time as the No.1 doubles player in the world. Their win at Roland Garros made them the first all-Italian duo in the Open Era to win a Grand Slam doubles title, and they repeated the feat at the US Open.

Errani was thrilled about her WTA Player Awards double whammy.

"I'm very happy to have been voted Most Improved Player, and Doubles Team Of The Year too. It has been an incredible year for me - so many matches in singles and doubles. It may be an unrepeatable year, but I'll try to continue like this and give everything I have on the court in every match. And as for the doubles, I'm very happy to share all these results with my best friend, Roberta."

Errani is the third Italian ever to crack the Top 10 in singles, currently spending her 25th week inside the elite (Flavia Pennetta was the first and spent 11 weeks inside, while Francesca Schiavone was the second and spent 70 weeks inside). Errani and Vinci are also the second and third players ever to reach No.1 in doubles (Pennetta was the first to do so, doing so in 2011).
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Re: Errani is WTA's Most Improved Player Of The Year

Still WTA is flawless in its decisions. Sarita!!! Congrats

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It was a tie between her and Kerber, but since Sara came from third rounds to finals in Slam this is probably the best decision Kerber has nothing to regret or to be angry about...
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its a good award, she won a lot more titles and made a final
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Sorry but Kerber deserved this. Ridiculous decision.

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^ not really, Kerber had already improved in 2011, Errani won many titles and reached even further then Kerber on all of Grand Slams

Edit: except for Wimbledon where she got golden settled

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not to mention the doubles. she did all this while playing doubles matches as well
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^ not really, Kerber had already improved in 2011, Errani won many titles and reached even further then Kerber on all of Grand Slams
I agree, Kerber broke through last year at the USO and Errani broke through this year at RG.

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Sorry but Kerber deserved this. Ridiculous decision.
To answer your post in the same style you'd answer it if someone said that in the thread about Robson:

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PRESSED. Sweetie get your hating backside outta here. Laura Sara won the award and there's nothing you can do about it.
Maybe it helps you to realize that opinions can differ and that there's never a reason to resort to childish posts about how everyone's pressed. Why not provide some arguments to back up your claim that Kerber deserved this more than Errani?
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Congratulations to Errani and Vinci. Great results to back up the award.

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To answer your post in the same style you'd answer it if someone said that in the thread about Robson:

Maybe it helps you to realize that opinions can differ and that there's never a reason to resort to childish posts about how everyone's pressed. Why not provide some arguments to back up your claim that Kerber deserved this more than Errani?

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Reluctantly deserved. It will be interesting to see if she can keep it up.

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Reaching Wimbledon semi final, trashing Clijsters 6-1 6-1, defeating Sharapova in Paris and winning a Premier title, defeating Serena Williams, it seems is not enough to win a most improved award these days.... Apart from the US Open semi last year, Kerber did nothing outstanding, this year she improved tons
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Didnt errani own kerber twice on two different surfaces this year? Now she is owning her offcourt as well

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Reaching Wimbledon semi final, trashing Clijsters 6-1 6-1, defeating Sharapova in Paris and winning a Premier title, defeating Serena Williams, it seems is not enough to win a most improved award these days.... Apart from the US Open semi last year, Kerber did nothing outstanding, this year she improved tons
Angelique has the best wins, Sara has the best results between them.
In every Slam except Wimbledon, Errani has better results than Kerber, she has gained more places in the ranking and in Doubles she won with Vinci a lot of important titles.
It was a hard decision, I am sure of that, but this is probably the most right.
Everyone could easily say, replying to you: isn't a Grand Slam final in singles and Grand slam titles in doubles a greater improvement than Kerber's one, considering Errani's career and results until 2011?
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