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Volcana
May 23rd, 2002, 10:23 PM
12 month

Roland Garros 128 W Maria-Emilia SALERNI (ARG) 6-3 6-4
Roland Garros 64 W Mariana DIAZ-OLIVA (ARG) 7-5 6-1
Roland Garros 32 W Marta MARRERO (ESP) 6-2 6-2
Roland Garros 16 W Henrieta NAGYOVA (SVK) 6-4 4-6 6-3
Roland Garros QF W Petra MANDULA (HUN) 6-1 6-3
Roland Garros SF W Justine HENIN (BEL) 2-6 7-5 6-3
Roland Garros FR L Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 6-1 4-6 10-12

's-Hertogenbosch 32 B BYE
's-Hertogenbosch 16 W Joannette KRUGER (RSA) 6-3 6-0
's-Hertogenbosch QF W Kristina BRANDI (USA) 6-3 6-4
's-Hertogenbosch SF W Jelena DOKIC (YUG) 6-4 6-2
's-Hertogenbosch FR L Justine HENIN (BEL) 4-6 6-3 3-6

Wimbledon 128 W Giulia CASONI (ITA) 6-0 6-2
Wimbledon 64 W Maureen DRAKE (CAN) 6-3 6-1
Wimbledon 32 W Angeles MONTOLIO (ESP) 7-5 6-2
Wimbledon 16 W Meghann SHAUGHNESSY (USA) 7-6(2) 7-6(5)
Wimbledon QF L Lindsay DAVENPORT (USA) 1-6 2-6

Knokke-Heist (CL) 32 W Ludmila CERVANOVA (SVK) 6-3 6-4
Knokke-Heist 16 W Virginia RUANO-PASCUAL (ESP) 6-2 6-3
Knokke-Heist QF W Magui SERNA (ESP) 6-1 4-6 6-3
Knokke-Heist SF L Iroda TULYAGANOVA (UZB) 0-6 4-6

Stanford 32 B BYE
Stanford 16 W Cara BLACK (ZIM) 6-2 3-6 7-5
Stanford QF W Chanda RUBIN (USA) 6-3 6-1
Stanford SF W Meghann SHAUGHNESSY (USA) 6-3 2-6 6-1
Stanford FR W Lindsay DAVENPORT (USA) 6-4 6-7(5) 6-1

San Diego 64 B BYE
San Diego 32 L Ai SUGIYAMA (JPN) 3-6 3-6

Los Angeles 64 B BYE
Los Angeles 32 W Cara BLACK (ZIM) 4-6 6-3 6-1
Los Angeles 16 W Alicia MOLIK (AUS) 7-6(3) 6-3
Los Angeles QF L Nathalie TAUZIAT (FRA) 4-6 2-6

New Haven 32 B BYE
New Haven 16 W Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO (ESP) 6-1 6-4
New Haven QF W Nathalie TAUZIAT (FRA) 6-2 6-2
New Haven SF L Lindsay DAVENPORT (USA) Walkover

U.S. Open 128 W Pavlina NOLA (NZL) 6-1 6-1
U.S. Open 64 W Allison BRADSHAW (USA) 6-3 6-2
U.S. Open 32 W Henrieta NAGYOVA (SVK) 6-3 7-5
U.S. Open 16 W Elena DEMENTIEVA (RUS) 7-5 4-6 6-2
U.S. Open QF L Venus WILLIAMS (USA) 3-6 1-6

Tokyo 32 B BYE
Tokyo 16 W Cara BLACK (ZIM) 6-0 6-3
Tokyo QF W Tamarine TANASUGARN (THA) 6-3 6-1
Tokyo SF L Jelena DOKIC (YUG) 5-7 4-6

Leipzig (Carpet) 32 B BYE
Leipzig 16 W Francesca SCHIAVONE (ITA) 6-3 6-3
Leipzig QF W Silvia FARINA-ELIA (ITA) 6-1 2-6 6-4
Leipzig SF W Elena DEMENTIEVA (RUS) 6-1 3-6 6-1
Leipzig FR W Magdalena MALEEVA (BUL) 6-1 6-1

Stuttgart 32 B BYE
Stuttgart 16 L Anke HUBER (GER) 3-6 6-4 3-6

Luxembourg (HARD) 32 B BYE
Luxembourg 16 W Rita GRANDE (ITA) 6-3 6-2
Luxembourg QF W Anna KOURNIKOVA (RUS) 7-5 7-6(2)
Luxembourg SF W Amanda COETZER (RSA) 6-3 6-4
Luxembourg FR W Lisa RAYMOND (USA) 6-2 6-2

TChampionships 16 W Elena DEMENTIEVA (RUS) 6-3 7-6(2)
TChampionships QF W Arantxa SANCHEZ-VICARIO (ESP) 7-5 6-1
TChampionships SF L Lindsay DAVENPORT (USA) 6-1 3-6 6-7(3)

Sydney 32 B BYE
Sydney 16 W Silvia FARINA-ELIA (ITA) 6-7(4) 6-4 6-1
Sydney QF W Justine HENIN (BEL) 7-6(6) 6-2
Sydney SF L Martina HINGIS (SUI) 5-7 6-4 2-6

Australian Open 128 W Christina WHEELER (AUS) 6-2 6-1
Australian Open 64 W Barbara SCHWARTZ (AUT) 6-1 6-1
Australian Open 32 W Cindy WATSON (AUS) 6-1 6-2
Australian Open 16 W Janette HUSAROVA (SVK) 6-0 6-2
Australian Open QF W Justine HENIN (BEL) 6-2 6-3
Australian Open SF L Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 5-7 6-3 1-6

Indian Wells 128 B BYE
Indian Wells 64 L Nathalie DECHY (FRA) 2-6 5-7

Miami 128 B BYE
Miami 64 W Stephanie FORETZ (FRA) 6-2 6-3
Miami 32 W Paola SUAREZ (ARG) 6-4 6-4
Miami 16 W Cara BLACK (ZIM) 6-4 6-2
Miami QF L Monica SELES (USA) 6-4 3-6 3-6

Hamburg 32 B BYE
Hamburg 16 W Barbara RITTNER (GER) 6-3 2-1 Retired
Hamburg QF W Barbara SCHETT (AUT) 6-4 6-2
Hamburg SF W Jelena DOKIC (YUG) 6-4 4-4 Retired
Hamburg FR W Venus WILLIAMS (USA) 1-6 6-3 6-4

Berlin 64 B BYE
Berlin 32 L Anna SMASHNOVA (ISR) 7-5 4-6 5-7

Rome 64 B BYE
Rome 32 W Elena LIKHOVTSEVA (RUS) 6-3 6-2
Rome 16 W Tatiana PANOVA (RUS) 6-3 6-7(6) 6-1
Rome QF W Sandrine TESTUD (FRA) 6-1 6-3
Rome SF L Justine HENIN (BEL) 5-7 2-6


[Last Match Summary]

Roland Garros FR L Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 6-1 4-6 10-12
's-Hertogenbosch FR L Justine HENIN (BEL) 4-6 6-3 3-6
Wimbledon QF L Lindsay DAVENPORT (USA) 1-6 2-6
Knokke-Heist SF L Iroda TULYAGANOVA (UZB) 0-6 4-6
Stanford CH W Lindsay DAVENPORT (USA) 6-4 6-7(5) 6-1
San Diego 32 L Ai SUGIYAMA (JPN) 3-6 3-6
New Haven SF L Lindsay DAVENPORT (USA) Walkover
U.S. Open QF L Venus WILLIAMS (USA) 3-6 1-6
Tokyo SF L Jelena DOKIC (YUG) 5-7 4-6
Leipzig CH W Magdalena MALEEVA (BUL) 6-1 6-1
Stuttgart 16 L Anke HUBER (GER) 3-6 6-4 3-6
Luxembourg CH W Lisa RAYMOND (USA) 6-2 6-2
TChampionships SF L Lindsay DAVENPORT (USA) 6-1 3-6 6-7(3)
Sydney SF L Martina HINGIS (SUI) 5-7 6-4 2-6
Australian Open SF L Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 5-7 6-3 1-6
Indian Wells 64 L Nathalie DECHY (FRA) 2-6 5-7
Miami QF L Monica SELES (USA) 6-4 3-6 3-6
Hamburg CH W Venus WILLIAMS (USA) 1-6 6-3 6-4
Berlin 32 L Anna SMASHNOVA (ISR) 7-5 4-6 5-7
Rome SF L Justine HENIN (BEL) 5-7 2-6


* Too many 'Bad Losses'. She has too many of these. Seven FIVE in twenty tournaments. It shows a lack of consistentcy. I know injuries have been a problem, but the results speak for themselves.

* Only two wins in the past twelve months over players ranked ahead of her. She lost her first match the next week both times.

* There's virtually no variation by surface. Her wins are on clay and hard courts. Her worst losses were on the same sufaces the following weeks.

* The odds don't favor Kim at RG this year. I know she made the finals and played beautifully last year. That doesn't change the fact that her draw was a cakewalk. And one third of the tournaments she loses to players she 'shouldn't'. Of course, she's the youngest player in the top ten.

* I hate to say the win over Venus wasn't a breakthrough, but it's the same as beating Lindsay at Stanford last summer. Losing your very next match kind of takes the air out of the balloon.

* Four tournament wins, tied for third on he tour.

Definition of 'Bad Loss' - For Kim is a loss to anyone not named Williams, Capriati, Davenport, Hingis, Henin, Seles or Dokic. Rememeber, the focus is onthe past 12 months.

irma
May 23rd, 2002, 10:27 PM
why are her final wins in luxembourg and leipzig red? :confused:
Kimmy had an impressive year for sure:D

Gonzo Hates Me!
May 23rd, 2002, 10:27 PM
Yes, last year, her draw was easy as shit.

But was Hamburg, and with practically a hand tied behind her back?! Ha! Never doubt the Limburg girl






... Sorry, I am not finished. Iroda Tulyaganova is on her way to the top. One has to beat the top players to get to the top. She is about seed 14 at Roland Garros (according to GoGo Girl). Losing to her is an honor...

Ai Sugiyama is Kim's doubles partner, Kim always loses to her doubles partners. But not recently.

Nathalie Déchy, Kim had had like a month + without matchplay.

Anna Smashnova - see Iroda Tulyaganova


In the first place, Kim never was a clay courter? Why people expect so much from her on this surface? I don't know, BUT, after Hamburg, I understand that that is the way women's tennis is right now. That is why the Latina women aren't dominating as the men do, because it's anyone's game right now.

Volcana
May 23rd, 2002, 10:28 PM
Irma - Because I'm an idiot. fixing

irma
May 23rd, 2002, 10:34 PM
Kimmy's road to the french final was very impressive, 1 year ago this week a lot of people were claiming that she should not play the french because clay would be nothing for her, she sucked, she was bad and I don't know what more she was, then she won 6 matches in a row and no matter if she beat no topplayer it's impressive period:cool:
Go Kimmy :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Volcana
May 23rd, 2002, 10:36 PM
Mrs_Guga - Kim is a top five player. I'm holding her to the same standards as I do Serena and Venus. She should not lose to anyone outside the current top ten. She's too talented. Frankly, she shouldn't lose to Sandrine. I know there are reasons. But those reasons are why Kim is #4, not #2.

angele87
May 23rd, 2002, 10:36 PM
Well, hmm, I was about to come in here to say thanks for posting that until I realised it was started to *almost* bash Kim :( Well anyway I don't think it's safe to assume Kim won't do well in RG for any reason at all. She has to be one of the favorites no matter which way you look at it. And I'm sick of hearing about her easy draw... even though she had an easy draw she still took Jen to 10-12 in the final set...

Volcana
May 23rd, 2002, 10:39 PM
angele87 - I am NOT bashing Kim. My expectations for her are VERY high. She's not just another top ten player.

angele87
May 23rd, 2002, 10:41 PM
I know you're not really bashing her, that's why I said almost :p

Gonzo Hates Me!
May 23rd, 2002, 10:42 PM
Omigod, how many times has Venus played not to the standards of her ranking! She is the most fickle thing! But my friend, you must look at it this way:

1. Jennifer Capriati
2. Venus Williams
3. Serena Williams

...and from that point on .4 ranking to wherever your will stops it, it is a whole new cat fight. No matter who is in the top 5, those girls in the top 3 are really the only girls who can beat ANYONE on a consistent basis except the company they keep... Kim, despite her ranking, is on the same level as the other girls, she has just been more consistent than the rest in the top 10. But then what does that say about them and about Kim, how she is no. 4 and they are not, no matter who she loses to, she is somehow better than them by statistic!

Go Kimme!

Volcana
May 23rd, 2002, 10:53 PM
Mrs. Guga - Almost every Venus loss is a bad loss. Losses to Monica and Kim ar acceptable. The Schett loss last year.... well, I wonder if maybe Venus was a little overconfident. And got her head handed to her.

And while the top three may have an edge on others, the red clay is a leveler. There will be about twelve players at RG who've won a Tier I on clay. Well, not a dozen. But Capriati, Williams, Williams, Dokic, Henin, Mauresmo, Majoli, Pierce, ASV, Conchi... that's a lot of players who you have to worry about if they have a good day.

Kart
May 23rd, 2002, 11:27 PM
The problem for Kim is that a lot of people judge her by the standard we all know she'll achieve before she's even got it.

I don't think you should look at it like she's having bad losses - her level of consistency is probably something that will come in time. Also, I think she's gaining experience still.

Perhaps a more positive way of looking at it is that this year she has consistently pushed the top players to three sets culminating in a victory over arguably the best player on the tour.

We all know that Venus doesn't lose very often at all, especially against people she knows are threats, so Kim must have done something extra special to get past her. I think that's a big step and if you note that she beat Lindsay and then only lost to her in a third set tie-breaker the next time they played, you have to think that she's getting closer and closer to posting regular wins over them.

She is definitely someone to watch out for in Paris and I wouldn't be surprised at all if she did very well there again, irrespective of who she draws.

Volcana
May 23rd, 2002, 11:29 PM
Kim is where Venus was in 1998. We all know what happened in 2000.

Gonzo Hates Me!
May 23rd, 2002, 11:43 PM
That is a beautiful thing to say Volcana! I hope so! Who knows what 2 years later beholds, I hope beautiful things for us Kimaniacs

-Sonic-
May 23rd, 2002, 11:49 PM
I thought Leipzig was on a fast fast fast carpet surface, and that luxembourg was indoor but non hardcourt?

angele87
May 24th, 2002, 12:44 AM
Originally posted by Volcana
Kim is where Venus was in 1998. We all know what happened in 2000.

Ahh, that's nice Volcana :angel: I hope you're right :D

Volcana
May 24th, 2002, 01:11 AM
Sonic - I got the surfaces off of tenniscorner. Sometimes they aren't more specific than 'hard'. (Might be they have a fixation of some kind, eh? :))