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xan
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:14 PM
The race figures give a very good snapshot of performance this year:

Performing Well - equal or above expectation
Moderate Performers
Shockers!

1 DAVENPORT, LINDSAY USA 1996.00 7
2 SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS 1699.00 5
3 WILLIAMS, SERENA USA 1597.00 5
4 CLIJSTERS, KIM BEL 1237.00 3
5 MAURESMO, AMELIE FRA 1089.00 6
6 SCHNYDER, PATTY SUI 989.00 9
7 DEMENTIEVA, ELENA RUS 966.00 6
8 MOLIK, ALICIA AUS 961.00 7
9 DECHY, NATHALIE FRA 820.00 8
10 WILLIAMS, VENUS USA 698.00 6

11 GOLOVIN, TATIANA FRA 693.00 8
12 PETROVA, NADIA RUS 675.00 9
13 HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE BEL 650.00 2
14 FARINA ELIA, SILVIA ITA 611.00 8
15 ASAGOE, SHINOBU JPN 581.00 10
16 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS 517.00 5
17 HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA SVK 484.00 7
18 VAIDISOVA, NICOLE CZE 472.00 6
19 JANKOVIC, JELENA SCG 461.00 10
20 LINETSKAYA, EVGENIA RUS 457.00 8

21 SAFINA, DINARA RUS 445.00 7
22 MARTINEZ, CONCHITA ESP 444.00 8
23 IVANOVIC, ANA SCG 443.00 6
24 STOSUR, SAMANTHA AUS 420.00 9
25 KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 404.00 8
26 BARTOLI, MARION FRA 396.00 9
27 MYSKINA, ANASTASIA RUS 391.00 8
28 PENNETTA, FLAVIA ITA 368.00 8
29 LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA RUS 343.00 9
30 ZULUAGA, FABIOLA COL 338.00 6

31 PENG, SHUAI CHN 335.00 5
32 SREBOTNIK, KATARINA SLO 327.00 7
32 GROENEFELD, ANNA-LENA GER 327.00 8
34 MALEEVA, MAGDALENA BUL 313.00 9
35 ZVONAREVA, VERA RUS 310.00 7
36 DOUCHEVINA, VERA RUS 305.00 7
37 BENESOVA, IVETA CZE 295.00 9
38 LI, NA CHN 290.00 6
38 MIRZA, SANIA IND 290.00 5
40 RAZZANO, VIRGINIE FRA 285.00 9

41 PIERCE, MARY FRA 268.00 6
42 KOUKALOVA, KLARA CZE 260.00 7
43 PEER, SHAHAR ISR 241.00 7
44 SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA ITA 218.00 6
45 DULKO, GISELA ARG 215.00 7
46 SPREM, KAROLINA CRO 213.00 8
47 ZHENG, JIE CHN 211.00 6
48 RANDRIANTEFY, DALLY MAD 210.00 9
48 DIAZ-OLIVA, MARIANA ARG 210.00 7
50 CASTANO, CATALINA COL 209.00 6

50 SPEARS, ABIGAIL USA 209.00 6
52 SHAUGHNESSY, MEGHANN USA 201.00 8
53 FRAZIER, AMY USA 200.00 8
54 RAYMOND, LISA USA 195.00 6
55 CHAKVETADZE, ANNA RUS 184.00 6
56 LLAGOSTERA VIVES, NURIA ESP 180.00 8
57 COHEN-ALORO, STEPHANIE FRA 168.00 7
57 DOMACHOWSKA, MARTA POL 168.00 8
59 HAYNES, ANGELA USA 166.00 9
59 SUGIYAMA, AI JPN 166.00 9

61 RUANO PASCUAL, VIRGINIA ESP 162.00 9
61 BONDARENKO, ALYONA UKR 162.00 8
63 KUTUZOVA, VIKTORIYA UKR 160.00 3
64 KARATANTCHEVA, SESIL BUL 159.00 5
64 CHLADKOVA, DENISA CZE 159.00 9
66 MORIGAMI, AKIKO JPN 158.00 9
67 CERVANOVA, LUDMILA SVK 153.00 5
68 CRAYBAS, JILL USA 151.00 9
69 DOMINGUEZ LINO, LOURDES ESP 148.00 4
70 FEDAK, YULIANA UKR 145.00 10

71 SMASHNOVA, ANNA ISR 144.00 5
72 KOSTANIC, JELENA CRO 143.00 8
73 VOSKOBOEVA, GALINA RUS 138.00 9
74 NAKAMURA, AIKO JPN 135.00 7
75 PANOVA, TATIANA RUS 134.00 6
75 CZINK, MELINDA HUN 134.00 10
77 JACKSON, JAMEA USA 130.00 6
77 PIN, CAMILLE FRA 130.00 8
79 BOVINA, ELENA RUS 129.00 4
80 SUCHA, MARTINA SVK 128.00 9

81 BELTRAME, SEVERINE FRA 127.00 10
82 JIDKOVA, ALINA RUS 126.00 10
83 LEE-WATERS, LINDSAY USA 124.00 8
84 BALTACHA, ELENA GBR 123.00 3
85 PESCHKE, KVETA CZE 121.00 6
85 PELLETIER, MARIE-EVE CAN 121.00 8
87 FUJIWARA, RIKA JPN 120.00 5
88 SERRA ZANETTI, ANTONELLA ITA 118.00 8
89 KIRKLAND, JESSICA USA 115.00 5
90 CHO, YOON JEONG KOR 112.00 5

91 MEDINA GARRIGUES, ANABEL ESP 109.00 10
92 OBZILER, TZIPORA ISR 107.00 7
92 VENTO-KABCHI, MARIA VEN 107.00 8
92 KRAJICEK, MICHAELLA NED 107.00 3
95 STRYCOVA, BARBORA CZE 106.00 7
96 VINCI, ROBERTA ITA 101.00 6
97 TALAJA, SILVIJA CRO 96.00 8
97 BRANDI, KRISTINA PUR 96.00 9
99 DOMINIKOVIC, EVIE AUS 95.00 5
100 GARBIN, TATHIANA ITA 94.00 10

per4ever
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:20 PM
euhm Justine came back from injury, played only two tournaments: one tough loss in the quarterfinals of a Tier I against Sharapova, and a Tier I win.... you call that moderate performance? ;)

Knizzle
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:25 PM
Damn I didn't think Venus was that high.

xan
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:36 PM
euhm Justine came back from injury, played only two tournaments: one tough loss in the quarterfinals of a Tier I against Sharapova, and a Tier I win.... you call that moderate performance? ;)

Compared to Kim. :p

Some people were saying that Justine would come back and soar straight back to contending for No 1.

kabuki
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:37 PM
The Russian Devolution :scared:

slydevil6142
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:40 PM
Compared to Kim. :p

Some people were saying that Justine would come back and soar straight back to contending for No 1.

.... Kim lost in her first event in the Quarters just like Justine did. In fact justine lost in the quarters of a tier 1 while kim lost in a tier 2. Justine in her second tournment (just like kim) won a tier 1 event. So really there is no difference between the two. An argument can be made for Kim's coming back being a little better since she beat so many of the top players but what Justine did was just as imprseeive to me.

Smackie
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:43 PM
.... Kim lost in her first event in the Quarters just like Justine did. In fact justine lost in the quarters of a tier 1 while kim lost in a tier 2. Justine in her second tournment (just like kim) won a tier 1 event. So really there is no difference between the two. An argument can be made for Kim's coming back being a little better since she beat so many of the top players but what Justine did was just as imprseeive to me.

Exactly.

Mind you, Kim's Tier Is are bigger than Justine's FamilyCup so I think they are evenly successful with Kim played one more than Justine.

Smackie
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:46 PM
In fact it would be more accurate if you divide the race points by tournements played, it gives a 'slightly' better reflection of the success.

azmad_88
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:49 PM
1.Kim
2.Maria
3.Serena
4.Justine
5.Lindsay
6.Mauresmo
7.Dementieva

i think i followed the divide the # of tourny\
thats the qxact u should follow
look at patty..she played so much..nothing great she did this year i htink..a finals..few quarters

rikvanlooy
Apr 19th, 2005, 03:44 PM
euhm Justine came back from injury, played only two tournaments: one tough loss in the quarterfinals of a Tier I against Sharapova, and a Tier I win.... you call that moderate performance? ;)

You are so correct.

This is in fact funny.

Taz Warrior
Apr 19th, 2005, 03:47 PM
How can you say Sesil's had a shocker - she's above her ranking at #64 in the race at 15 years old in her first proper year on tour.

skanky~skanketta
Apr 19th, 2005, 04:18 PM
The Russian Devolution :scared:

the russian dissolution.
hehe!

but vera z!:mad: get ur head in shape dammit.

and elena d, :kiss:

i'm being harsh, the only russians i dont like are sharapova, petrova, and myskina.

controlfreak
Apr 19th, 2005, 04:56 PM
You are right, Asagoe is having quite a moderate year so far.

Shooter
Apr 19th, 2005, 05:06 PM
This web site attempts to keep track of who did well last week and for all of 2005 by looking at how rankings have changed. It's just my guess at a way to compute who is doing 'well' and 'not so well'. If you scroll down a little you'll see the tables for all of 2005.

http://www.mfwweb.com/tennis/RM04/

According to the 'numbers', the players doing well so far this year are:

Sania Mirza, Yoon Jeong Cho, Shahar Peer, Elena Baltacha,
Ana Ivanovic, Evgenia Linetskaya, and Nicole Vaidisova

If you've been following tennis, you don't need numbers to come up with most of these names.

Jakeev
Apr 19th, 2005, 05:42 PM
I don't quite agree with several assessments, but two that stand out to me, for instance, is Samantha Stosur and Elena Baltacha.

While they performed well in Australia, neither player has done spectacularly since then, so I would move them into the moderate category.

And while Conchita Martinez may have lost early in her last two clay-court tournaments and was beaten by Lindsay at the Australian in the first round, she still had a spectacular winter hard-court season and in my mind, is performing well since she recently did win her first title in several years.

pav
Apr 19th, 2005, 07:54 PM
A certain Miss...err... ahem..V. Zvonareva has performed a :sad: few times this year!...:fiery: :sad: :fiery: :sad: :fiery: :o :o

xan
Apr 19th, 2005, 10:15 PM
The assessments are my opinions and just there to promote discussion.

As far as Justine is concerned, I wouldn't think that two tournaments is enough evidence to place her in the "performing above expectation" category. Especially since her win at Charleston was not that convincing to many. If Davenport hadn't got injured, for example, things might not be as they are now.

Looking again, Razzano probably doesn't deserve the green, since her total is from 9 tournaments. Baltacha has come up from way down in the 200s so I think she can be commended for improvement.

Anyway if people comment, and good arguments are raised for colours to be changed, a revised list can be made up.

Mercury Rising
Apr 19th, 2005, 10:19 PM
As far as Justine is concerned, I wouldn't think that two tournaments is enough evidence to place her in the "performing above expectation" category. Especially since her win at Charleston was not that convincing to many. If Davenport hadn't got injured, for example, things might not be as they are now.


Just crazy :tape:

xan
Apr 20th, 2005, 12:18 AM
Jury's still out on Justine.

ceiling_fan
Apr 20th, 2005, 12:20 AM
sesil is doing well.. compared to her ranking

xan
Apr 20th, 2005, 12:44 AM
sesil is doing well.. compared to her ranking

But not in the same league as Mirza, Vaidisova, Kirilenko etc. With all the talk about how good she was going to be, she seems to have underperformed so far.

deja_entendu
Apr 20th, 2005, 01:07 AM
OMG GISE :fiery: :rolleyes:

andrewbroad
Apr 21st, 2005, 01:17 AM
Maria! :D
Tatiana! :lick:
Little Maria! :hearts:
Bepa :crying2:
Karolina :sad:
Gisela :(

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Babolatpro880
Apr 21st, 2005, 01:37 AM
I would hardly call Viktoriya Kutuzova's play this year 'moderate.'

Babolatpro880
Apr 21st, 2005, 01:38 AM
And Na Li, while I do like her, is about the same in both the race and rankings, and I don't see any particularly amazing results this year.

tennnisfannn
Apr 21st, 2005, 02:32 AM
I think justine should be in htegreen a tier 1 in only her seconf touhrny is huge.
Lindsay shoiuld be moderate, she has won 2 titles but managed to lose all the gs, and tier 1s. Considering she came in this year as the no.1 with the ability to beat just about anybody, I sort of expected better.
safina won a tier 2, that puts in the green IMO.
asagoe is pretty darn good! he is 15 in the race! she hould be in the green too.