Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: sailing my ship
Who will be the next Sugiyama and Dementieva?
While the usual suspects have won big titles this year (Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Justine Henin-Hardenne and Kim Clijsters), two players outside of the top 10 have won two big tier 2 titles this year: Ai Sugiyama (Scottsdale) and Elena Dementieva (Amelia Island). Both players took out seeded players ranked above them: Sugiyama beat Clijsters and Davenport and Dementieva beat Hantuchova, Henin-Hardenne and Davenport. These were great wins for tournaments that did not contain a Williams sister.
My question is: who will be the next player to win a tournament (tier 2 or higher) as either their first tournament win in a while (i.e. Sugiyama) or their first tournament win (i.e. Dementieva)?
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Last edited by apoet29; Apr 21st, 2003 at 05:17 PM.