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ZeroSOFInfinity
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:26 AM
You can give two or more names for each catagory. Give reasons / comments if possible.
And please, try to be reasonable! :wavey:


Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year:
Best Tournament (including Slams):
Most Promising Young / Future Player:
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year:
Best Match of the Year:
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc):


Worst of 2006 :o
Worst Player of the Year:
Worst Tournament (including Slams):
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player:
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year:
Worst Match of the Year:
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected):

Billabong
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:33 AM
Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin-Hardenne
Best Tournament (including Slams): Rome:hearts:, I also liked US Open:)
Best Young / Future Player: Nicole Vaidisova
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Hingis winning Rome :hug:/ Mauresmo winning Wimbledon / Sharapova winning US Open :D
Best Match of the Year: Hingis def. Petrova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 and Mauresmo def. Clijsters 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, both in YEC Madrid.
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Jankovic's awesome turnaround of her year 2006, Hingis' comeback;)


Worst of 2006 :o

Worst Tournament (including Slams): Roland Garros, ewww:o
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: AO final;)
Worst Match of the Year: Bartoli def. Poutchkova in Quebec City final 6-0, 6-0:tape:

Sinnet
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:34 AM
Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year: Amelie Mauresmo
Best Tournament (including Slams): US Open
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Ana Ivanovic
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Amelie winning Wimbledon.
Best Match of the Year: Sharapova vs. Golovin in Miami. (that was this year, right?)
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Undecided.


Worst of 2006 :o
Worst Player of the Year:
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Australian Open (thannks, JHH)
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Vaidisova
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: JHH in Australia.
Worst Match of the Year: Serena vs Amelie, US Open 4th Round.
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Serena/Venus Williams. :'(

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:37 AM
Best of 2006
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin-Hardenne
Best Tournament (including Slams): French Open
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Ana Ivanovic
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: When Sharapova dropped the us open trophy top
Best Match of the Year: Australian Open Semi Final Justine Henin Hardenne d. Maria Sharapova
Greatest Achievment Award
(players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Jelena Jankovic

Worst of 2006
Worst Player of the Year: Anastasia Myskina
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Kremlin Cup
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Sania Mirza
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Justine Henin Hardenne's Retiremt in Australian Open
Worst Match of the Year: Nicole Pratt d. Marie-Eve Pelletier Montreal 2nd Round
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award
(players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Na Li

Sharakim
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:47 AM
Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year:Justine Henin-Hardenne
Best Tournament (including Slams):US Open
Most Promising Young / Future Player:A. Radwanska
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year:Maria Sharapova wins USO
Best Match of the Year:Mauresmo vs Henin, Wimbledon 2006 final
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc):


Worst of 2006 :o
Worst Player of the Year:???
Worst Tournament (including Slams):Australian Open
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player:Nicole Vaidisova
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year:OZ Open final, HH's withdrawal
Worst Match of the Year:Mauresmo vs Henin, OZ Open 2006 final
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): ???

Derek.
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:53 AM
Best of 2006
Best Player of the Year: Amelie Mauresmo
Best Tournament (including Slams): Roland Garros, Zurich
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Nicole Vaidisova
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Vaidisova d. Mauresmo RG 4R
Best Match of the Year: Mauresmo d. Henin-Hardenne Wimbledon Final
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Hingis


Worst of 2006
Worst Player of the Year: Anastasia Myskina, Maria Kirilenko :help:
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Montreal
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Maria Kirilenko, Viktoria Azarenka
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: AO Final: JHH retires
Worst Match of the Year: AO 4R: Mauresmo d. Vaidisova 6-1 6-1 :o
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Maria Kirilenko, Viktoria Azrenka, Viktoriya Kutuzova, Sania Mirza

Derek.
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:53 AM
How can you people put Nicole as the most disappointing young player of 2006 when she finished in the top 10, made the RG semis, and went far in a lot of other tournaments? :weirdo:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Nov 15th, 2006, 04:03 AM
That's what i was thinking when i saw the answers. if anything she did exactly what we expected of her.

tennisIlove09
Nov 15th, 2006, 04:07 AM
Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin-Hardenne
Best Tournament (including Slams): Wimbledon
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Nicole Vaidisova
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Amelie at Wimbledon
Best Match of the Year: Mauresmo def. Henin Hardenne 26 63 64 \ Henin Hardenne def. Sharapova 46 61 64
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Brenda Schultz-McCarthy coming out of retirement and getting the serve speed; Martina Hingis coming back from retirement and cracks the top 8, YEC


Worst of 2006 :o
Worst Player of the Year: Worst? Maybe disappointing. Myskina/Dementieva/Venus/Serena
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Montreal
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Ana Ivanovic *what did she do after Montreal?*
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: JHH at Australia
Worst Match of the Year: Mauresmo def. Henin 61 20
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Same as the first category.

Josh.
Nov 15th, 2006, 04:10 AM
Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year: JHH
Best Tournament (including Slams): Zurich(daniela:hearts:)
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Anna c
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: martina's comback match at gold coast
Best Match of the Year: wimbledone final
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Hingis


Worst of 2006 :o
Worst Player of the Year: 3 way tie; mirza, maria k and ALG :help:
Worst Tournament (including Slams): RG
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: mirza
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Ao final
Worst Match of the Year: hmm tuffy
[I]The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): mirza again :lol:

selyoink
Nov 15th, 2006, 04:11 AM
Best of 2006
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin-Hardenne
Best Tournament (including Slams): Wimbledon
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Nicole Vaidisova
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: For me it was Severine Bremond's incredible run through qualifying all the way to Wimbledon QFs.
Best Match of the Year: Sharapova/Tati at Miami was the best match I saw despite the unfortunate ending.
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Either Jelena Jankovic for her rebound from a dismal start to the season or Hingis for her comeback to tennis.


Worst of 2006
Worst Player of the Year: Anastasia Myskina was the worst player among established players. Sania Mirza, Maria Kirilenko, and Iveta Benesova had pretty forgetable campaigns as well.
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Rogers Cup for all the withdrawals
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Lucie Safarova- disappeared after a good start.
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Most controversial moment was probably Sharapova's reaction to Tati's injury in Miami.
Worst Match of the Year: Maria Sharapova/Elena Dementieva in the Indian Wells final was pretty awful.
The "I Screw Up This Year": Ana Ivanovic- I feel aside from her win in Rogers Cup she didn't really perform as well as most expected.

RJWCapriati
Nov 15th, 2006, 04:17 AM
Best of 2006
Best Player of the Year: J. Henin
Best Tournament (including Slams): Australian Open
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Ivanovic, Peer
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Unfortunately Pierce's Injury
Best Match of the Year: V.Williams/M.Hingis - Rome
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Hingis


Worst of 2006
Worst Player of the Year: Kirilenko
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Montreal
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Kirilenko
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Miami SF
Worst Match of the Year: Davenport/Henin - New Haven F
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Kirilenko

Ferosh
Nov 15th, 2006, 04:22 AM
Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin-Hardenne
Best Tournament (including Slams): Stuttgart (So many good tight matches)
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Golovin
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Nadia wins Stuttgart after a horrible summer campaign.
Best Match of the Year: Mauresmo def. Clijsters @ YEC
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Nadia Petrova


Worst of 2006 :o
Worst Player of the Year: Marta Domachowska
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Rogers Cup
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Pironkova/Kirilenko
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: AO Final
Worst Match of the Year: Sharapova def. Petrova AO QF
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award: Kirilenko/Myskina/Ivanovic

TennisPlayingFox
Nov 15th, 2006, 04:33 AM
Best of 2006
Best Player of the Year: Ameile Mauresmo
Best Tournament (including Slams): Moscow
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Aga Radwanska
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Maria defeating Justine in the Us Open final
Best Match of the Year: Petrova def Vaidisova Moscow. Mauresmo def Clijsters YEC
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Tatiana Golovin


Worst of 2006
Worst Player of the Year: Iveta Benesova
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Sydney
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Sania Mirza
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: AO Final
Worst Match of the Year: AO Final
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Serena Williams

geegables
Nov 15th, 2006, 04:57 AM
Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin Hardenne
Best Tournament (including Slams): Australian Open
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Jankovic
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Justine Henin Hardenne def. Sharapova
Best Match of the Year: Mauresmo def. Henin Hardenne
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Hingis, for her first year return


Worst of 2006 :o
Worst Player of the Year: Maria Vento Kabchi
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Mirza

xin_hui
Nov 15th, 2006, 05:40 AM
Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year: Amelie Mauresmo. 2 of the 4 slams :worship: , after being called an underachiever and choker for years
Best Tournament (including Slams): dunno....Australian Open minus the final. at least everyone played
Best Young / Future Player: seriously, not impressed
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Amelie after winning Wimbledon
Best Match of the Year: Amelie-Kim at YEC :worship:
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Amelie's year, Martina's comeback

Worst of 2006 :o

Worst Tournament (including Slams): Roland Garros for the predictability, USO for my nightmare final, and Montreal for Kim's injury :sad:
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: AO final :tape:
Worst Match of the Year: Sharapova def Petrova at AO. absolute horrible quality between 2 top 10 players :o
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player:Ana Ivanovic. yes, she won montreal, but had too many weird inexplicable losses

Slumpsova
Nov 15th, 2006, 07:36 AM
Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin-Hardenne
Best Tournament (including Slams): US Open
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Nicole Vaidisova
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Amelie Mauresmo won Wimbledon (her very first GS moment)
Best Match of the Year: Vaidisova def. Mauresmo (Moscow QF)
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Justine Henin-Hardenne


Worst of 2006 :o
Worst Player of the Year: Nathalie Dechy
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Montreal
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Victoria Azarenka
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Mary Pierce injured her knee @ Zurich (?)
Worst Match of the Year: every matches Kim played against Justine
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Anastasia Myskina

Kunal
Nov 15th, 2006, 07:58 AM
JHH period

Princeza
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:11 AM
Best of 2006
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin-Hardenne
Best Tournament (including Slams): French Open
Most Promising Young / Future Player: nicole vaidisova
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: hingis rome & Sharapova us open
Best Match of the Year: Maria Sharapova vs golovin
Greatest Achievment Award
(players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Jelena Jankovic end of the year

Worst of 2006
Worst Player of the Year: Anastasia Myskina (injuries)
Worst Tournament (including Slams): AO
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Sania Mirza
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Justine Henin Hardenne final at Australian Open
Worst Match of the Year: lots of uninteresting ones
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award
(players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): myskina, safina

Buitenzorg
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:43 AM
Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin-Hardenne
Best Tournament (including Slams): Australian Open
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Shahar Peer
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Hingis def Sharapova/Davenport/Venus
Best Match of the Year: Hingis v Clijsters (QF AO 2006)
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Jelena Jankovic


Worst of 2006 :o
Worst Player of the Year: 6 ways tie between: ALG, Mirza, Dushevina, Benesova, Domachowska & Dechy
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Kolkata
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Benesova
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Sharapova v Peer match
Worst Match of the Year: Henin-Hardenne v Mauresmo (AO Final 2006)
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Anna-Lena Groenefeld

Geertvg
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:46 AM
Best of 2006
Best Player of the Year: Justine Hénin-Hardenne
Best Tournament (including Slams): Hasselt
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Kaia Kanepi :P
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Kaia Kanepi playing the final of Hasselt :D
Best Match of the Year: Kaia Kanepi - Kim Clijsters (I was there!)
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Hingis' comeback


Worst of 2006
Worst Player of the Year: Venus Williams
Worst Tournament (including Slams): US Open? Bloody planes
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Uhm...?
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Clijsters sticking to her decision to stop in 2007 :(
Worst Match of the Year:
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected):

hingisGOAT
Nov 15th, 2006, 08:52 AM
i can't be bothered to fill out everything, but i'll throw in my 2 cents on the worst match of the year. it's a tie:

mauresmo def. myskina at wimbledon
mauresmo def. sharapova at wimbledon

never in my life have i seen two consecutive grass-court tennis matches with such a disproportionate ratio of unforced errors to winners; the WTA was shamed in both matches. horrible HORRIBLE whorendous tennis in both, the likes of which i have not seen between top players since venus williams beat kim clijsters at the us open in 2001

tennisjunky
Nov 15th, 2006, 10:10 AM
Best of 2006 :devil:
Best Player of the Year: sharapova
Best Tournament (including Slams): us open
Most Promising Young / Future Player: jelena jankovic
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: sharapova winning the open/ hingis back on court
Best Match of the Year: sharapova def. justine (US Open) / sharapova def. clijsters/ serena def. ivanovic (US Open) (YEC)
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): THE US FED CUP TEAM BEATING GERMANY, no one saw it coming /justine reaching four consecutive finals in the same year


Worst of 2006 :o
Worst Player of the Year: Worst? Maybe disappointing. venus williams
Worst Tournament (including Slams): montreal
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: maria kirelinko
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: justine's meltdown at the australian
Worst Match of the Year: mauresmo def. henin [/I]

Andy T
Nov 15th, 2006, 10:53 AM
You can give two or more names for each catagory. Give reasons / comments if possible.
And please, try to be reasonable! :wavey:


Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year:
Best Tournament (including Slams):
Most Promising Young / Future Player:
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year:
Best Match of the Year:
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc):


Worst of 2006 :o
Worst Player of the Year:
Worst Tournament (including Slams):
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player:
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year:
Worst Match of the Year:
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected):

I've watched fairly little tennis this year (plenty of matches from eras past, when the tennis was better, imo) but here are my picks anyway:
Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin, with a very honourable mention for Amélie Mauresmo.
Best Tournament (including Slams): Wimbledon
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Nicole Vaidisova
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Martina Navratilova's 59th Major title at the US Open and subsequent retirement.
Best Match of the Year: as i said, I saw few but Mauresmo vs Clijsters at the YEC was excellent
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Martina Hingis' comeback to #7 and rising after three years away from the circuit.


Worst of 2006 :o
Worst Player of the Year: If worst means most disappointing, then
Worst Tournament (including Slams):
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player:Sania Mirza - the breakthrough didn't happen.
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Justine's retirement in Australia accompanied by ridiculous and highly undeserved, imo, criticism
Worst Match of the Year: some 1st round, hit-and-hope or double-fault fest that I luckily avoided.
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Venus Williams. Only against Hingis did we see any hint of the fighter who won Wimbledon in 2005

saki
Nov 15th, 2006, 11:09 AM
Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin
Best Tournament (including Slams): YEC
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Aga Radwanska
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Navratilova's last match.
Best Match of the Year: Easbourne final.
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Martina Hingis & Jelena Jankovic


Worst of 2006 :o
Worst Player of the Year: Dechy had a really dismal year :(
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Montreal. Australian Open.
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Sania Mirza - just didn't improve. Kirilenko - really horrible slump. ALG - ditto, particularly disappointing after playing Justine so close at RG.
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Justine's retirement in Australia.
Worst Match of the Year: Mauresmo/Myskina and Mauresmo/Sharapova at Wimbledon were both dreadful matches, quality-wise.
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Venus Williams. Also Anastasia Myskina.

madame_maria
Nov 15th, 2006, 11:15 AM
Best of 2006
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin-Hardenne
Best Tournament (including Slams): US Open
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Nicole Vaidisova
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Maria Sharapova winning the US Open
Best Match of the Year: Maria Sharapova def. Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-4 6-4 US Open final
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Martina Hingis


Worst of 2006
Worst Player of the Year: ???
Worst Tournament (including Slams): French Open without the Grand Slam feel
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Maria Kirilenko
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Mary Pierce / Tatiana Golovin getting injured
Worst Match of the Year: ???
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Maria Kirilenko

pooh14
Nov 15th, 2006, 12:11 PM
Best of 2006
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin-Hardenne and Amelie (i am having hard time to choose one)
Best Tournament (including Slams): Australian Open
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Nicole Vaidisova and Ana Ivanovic
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Hingis winning Rome
Best Match of the Year: Hingis defeating Maria Sharapova
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Martina Hingis


Worst of 2006
Worst Player of the Year: -
Worst Tournament (including Slams): RG maybe because of the pretty screwed scheduling
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Maria Kirilenko
Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Aussie Final
Worst Match of the Year: too many i gess
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Sania Mirza

xan
Nov 15th, 2006, 12:30 PM
Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year: Maria Sharapova
Best Tournament (including Slams): Wimbledon
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Tatiana Golovin
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Maria winning US Open
Best Match of the Year: Sharapova- Mauresmo. US Open
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Justine henin-Hardenne


Worst of 2006 :o
Worst Player of the Year:
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Australian Open (delays, drop outs...)
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player:Vaidisova/Mirza
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Momo's AO win
Worst Match of the Year: Australian open final
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Maria Kirilenko and Nicole Vaidisova

Ceri
Nov 15th, 2006, 12:43 PM
Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin-Hardenne
Best Tournament (including Slams): Wimbledon
Most Promising Young / Future Player: A. Radwanska
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Amelie winning Wimbledon
Best Match of the Year:
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Hingis' comeback, Justine winning end of year championships despite 2-month layoff


Worst of 2006 :o
Worst Player of the Year: Mirza or Myskina - lack of play and results wise
Worst Tournament (including Slams):
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player:
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Aussie Open final
Worst Match of the Year:
[I]The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Venus and Serena, much as I love them both

Sugar_Kane
Nov 15th, 2006, 02:22 PM
Best of 2006
Best Player of the Year: Amelie Mauresmo/Justine Henin-Hardenne
Best Tournament (including Slams): US Open
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Nicole Vaidisova
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Martina winning her first title back
Best Match of the Year: Maria Sharapova Vs Justine Henin Hardenne AO
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Martina and Jankovic


Worst of 2006
Worst Player of the Year: Maria Kirilenko
Worst Tournament (including Slams): AO
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Maria Kirilenko, Ana Ivanovic
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Tati's injury
Worst Match of the Year: Any with Maria Kirilenko
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Maria Kirilenko

Looks like I'm being harsh on Maria K but this year was awful and especially after her great 2005

Viktymise
Nov 15th, 2006, 02:29 PM
Best of 2006
Best Player of the Year: Mauresmo
Best Tournament (including Slams): LA Morgan Chase, Moscow
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Pironkova, A Radwanska
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Vee beating Hingis Warsaw, Lena coming back from 6-2 5-2 against JHH
Best Match of the Year: Vee - Hingis Warsaw
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Hingis


Worst of 2006
Worst Player of the Year: Antonella Serra Zannetti
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Aus Open
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Kutuzova
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Pierce Knee injury
Worst Match of the Year: Sharapova def Dementieva Wimbledon QF
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): WS, Mirza

FaceyFacem
Nov 15th, 2006, 02:31 PM
Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin-Hardenne
Best Tournament (including Slams): YEC
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Vania King (no better choice)
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Amelie winning Wimbledon/Italy winning Fed Cup
Best Match of the Year: Hingis v. Clijsters Australian QF
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Clijsters making YEC and doing well at YEC


Worst of 2006 :o
Worst Player of the Year: Venus Williams
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Montreal
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Flipkens
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Retirement in Australian Final
Worst Match of the Year: Australian Final
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Myskina

ChampLindsay
Nov 15th, 2006, 02:57 PM
Best of 2006
Best Player of the Year: Maria Sharapova
Best Tournament (including Slams): US Open
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Tatiana Golovin
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Maria won US Open, Kuznetsova wons Miami
Best Match of the Year: Mauresmo vs Clijsters YEC, Davenport vs Srebotnik US Open,
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Clijsters making YEC and doing well at YEC


Worst of 2006
Worst Player of the Year: Venus Williams
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Montreal, AO
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Kirilenko and ALG
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Golovin retriement in semifinal of Miama:sad: :sad: Mary's injury:sad: :sad: :sad:
Worst Match of the Year: Australian Final
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Myskina. Kirilenko. ALG:help:

Joana
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:24 PM
Best of 2006
Best Player of the Year: JHH
Best Tournament (including Slams): Stuttgart
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Nicole Vaidisova
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: First round of AO with everybody playing
Best Match of the Year: JHH vs Sharapova at AO, Jankovic vs Pierce in Stuttgart
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Hingis for first half of the year, Jankovic for the second


Worst of 2006
Worst Player of the Year:
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Australian Open - horrible tournament all around
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Sania Mirza
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: AO final
Worst Match of the Year: Mauresmo vs Vaidisova at AO and Mauresmo vs Myskina at Wimbledon
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Ana Ivanovic, Sania Mirza, Anastasia Myskina

Natalicious
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:30 PM
Best of 2006
Best Player of the Year: Amèlie :worship:
Best Tournament (including Slams): Wimbledon
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Tamira Paszek
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Amèlie winning Wimbledon!!!
Best Match of the Year: Amèlie def. Justine in the Wimby Final
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Jankovic


Worst of 2006
Worst Player of the Year: Sybille Bammer
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Aussie Open (thanks JHH :o )
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: ALG
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: JHH retired from AO final and when i heard that awful screaming from Mary in Linz :sad:
Worst Match of the Year: bammer vs. jankovic linz 2006
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Myskina

davidmario
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:31 PM
:lol: how everyone is BASHING venus for beating the likes of schnyder, hingis, jankovic and Ivanovic.

Viktymise
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:35 PM
:lol: how everyone is BASHING venus for beating the likes of schnyder, hingis, jankovic and Ivanovic.

:lol: Vee has only played 6 events and finished 5 and been in the semi of a tier 1 and the quaters of a slam yet some people say she's the worst this yr :o, i think some people need a dictionary to define the word worst

Geertvg
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:50 PM
:lol: Vee has only played 6 events and finished 5 and been in the semi of a tier 1 and the quaters of a slam yet some people say she's the worst this yr :o, i think some people need a dictionary to define the word worst

True, but then again Venus and Serena should get their priorities right too... With all due respect for them :)

cypher_88
Nov 15th, 2006, 03:53 PM
Best of 2006
Best Player of the Year: Maria Sharapova
Best Tournament (including Slams): Miami, US Open, Eastbourne
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Tsvetana Pironkova
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: US Open final
Best Match of the Year: JHH vs. E. Dementieva, A. Mykina vs. JHH
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Hingis & Jankovic


Worst of 2006
Worst Player of the Year: M. Kirilenko
Worst Tournament (including Slams): AO
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: ALG, Kirilenko
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: AO Final,
Worst Match of the Year: AO Final & IW Final
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Myskina

Cashif
Nov 15th, 2006, 04:11 PM
Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin Hardenne:worship:
Best Tournament (including Slams): US Open
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Ana Ivanovic-Even though I hate her
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Sharapova winning US Open
Best Match of the Year: Hingis v. Clijsters
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Martina Hingis:bowdown:- fOr her successful comeback


Worst of 2006 :o
Worst Player of the Year: Nathalie Dechy (
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Australian Open.
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Sania Mirza:sad:- Just faded this year after such a promising start to her WTA career. Kirilenko - really horrible slump.
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Justine's retirement in Australia.
Worst Match of the Year: Mauresmo/Sharapova at Wimbledon
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Again for me, Sania Mirza..Also I have to say Martina, she slumped after French Open and at the end of the year

Neptune
Nov 15th, 2006, 04:20 PM
Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year: Amelie Mauresmo
Best Tournament (including Slams): Roland Garros
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Nicole Vaidisova
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Amelie winning Wimbly
Best Match of the Year: Mauresmo vs Vaidisova (Moscou) :eek:
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Martina Hingis

:inlove:
Nov 15th, 2006, 04:29 PM
Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin-Hardenne
Best Tournament (including Slams): Stuttgart
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Aravane Rezai
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Maria winning US Open/Amelie winning Wimbledon
Best Match of the Year: Henin def Myskina Eastbourne
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Martina Hingis of course! :worship:


Worst of 2006 :o
Worst Player of the Year: Klara Zakopalova
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Australian Open
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Sania Mirza
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Australian Open final
Worst Match of the Year: Bammer-Jankovic Linz
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Anastasia Myskina

HenryMag.
Nov 15th, 2006, 04:36 PM
Best of 2006
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin
Best Tournament (including Slams): Estoril
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Nicole Vaidisova
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: ElenaD wining Tokyo and LA
Best Match of the Year: Amelie vs. Kim in YEC
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Jelena Jankovic


Worst of 2006
Worst Player of the Year: Frederica Piedade
Worst Tournament (including Slams): I like all tournaments.
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Viktoria Kutuzova
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: SF of USOpen, Jelena always arguing with chair umpire in 2nd set.
Worst Match of the Year: Gisela Dulko vs. Paola Suarez - 2r of Estoril
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Sania Mirza

Denise4925
Nov 15th, 2006, 04:51 PM
True, but then again Venus and Serena should get their priorities right too... With all due respect for them :)

Regardless of their priorities, they are not the worst of the year.

Corswandt
Nov 17th, 2006, 11:40 PM
Best of 2006
Best Player of the Year: Mauresmo (2 Slams, #1 for most of the season)
Best Tournament (including Slams): Eastbourne, with Stuttgart a close second
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Michelle Larcher de Brito
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: subjective
Best Match of the Year: JHH d. Clijsters Eastbourne SF; also Safina d. Zvonareva RG 1R
Greatest Achievement Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Iroda Tulyaganova for her ongoing comeback

Worst of 2006
Worst Player of the Year: Maria Vento-Kabchi, Antonella Serra Zanetti or Ludmila Cervanova
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Rome
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Azarenka
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: JHH retiring at the AO final
Worst Match of the Year: worst match overall Myskina d. Vinci Rome 2R; worst set the first of Clijsters d. Morigami Rome 1R
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): the Williams sisters

AlonsoFx
Nov 18th, 2006, 02:08 AM
Amé vs Kim was looooooovely to watch! :hearts:

lk89
Nov 18th, 2006, 02:25 AM
Best of 2006
Best Player of the Year: Maria Sharapova
Best Tournament (including Slams): Australian Open
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Anna Chakvetadze
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year:Sharapova winning the USO
Best Match of the Year: Berlin Final : Petrova def. Henin
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Jelena Jankovic


Worst of 2006
Worst Player of the Year: Myskina (I wish she played better!)
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Roland Garros
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Sania Mirza
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Henin retiring in AO Final
Worst Match of the Year: RG Semi Henin def. Clijsters
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Nicole Vaidisova

iarescientists
Nov 18th, 2006, 08:28 PM
Best of 2006
Best Player of the Year: Henin
Best Tournament (including Slams): Australian Open
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Jade Curtis
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Hingis reaching AO quarter-finals as a wildcard
Best Match of the Year: Hingis v Petrova YECs
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Hingis


Worst of 2006
Worst Player of the Year: Myskina
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Hasselt/French Open
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Mirza
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: AO Final
Worst Match of the Year: Sharapova v Golovin US Open
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Vaidisova

jazar
Nov 18th, 2006, 08:37 PM
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin-Hardenne-all the GS finals, Fed cup final, YER champion.
Best Tournament (including Slams): Wimbledon-i just love it
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Nicole Vaidisova
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Sharapova bagelling Mauresmo twice at USO
Best Match of the Year: Sharapova vs Mauresmo at USO
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Justine Henin-Hardenne


Worst Player of the Year: it would be harsh to name a worst player
Worst Tournament (including Slams): anything Mauresmo won
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Michaella Krajicek-she needs to lose weight
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year:AO final
Worst Match of the Year: Mauresmo first round of Wimbledon 6-0, 6-0 in 39 minutes
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): The Williams sisters.

Gooner
Nov 18th, 2006, 08:47 PM
Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin-Hardenne
Best Tournament (including Slams): US Open
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Nicole Vaidisova
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Sharapova winning the US Open
Best Match of the Year: Sharapova vs Henin-Hardenne at USO
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Justine Henin-Hardenne


Worst Player of the Year: Myskina
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Australian Open
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Ashley Harkelroad
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year:Henin-Hardenne vs Mauresmo AO final
Worst Match of the Year: Mauresmo first round of Wimbledon 6-0, 6-0 in 39 minutes
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Serena Williams choosing Fashion over Tennis

~~*Elena.D*~~
Nov 18th, 2006, 11:43 PM
Best of 2006

Best Player of the Year: Justine Henin - Hardenne
Best Tournament (including Slams): Wimbledon, LA, French Open
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Nicole Vaidisova, Tsvetana Pironkova
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Mauresmo winning AO, Dementieva winning LA
Best Match of the Year: Los Angeles Final, Petrova vs Kuznetsova Stuttgart SF, Clijsters vs Mauresmo YEC SF
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Martina Hingis & Jelena Jankovic


Worst of 2006

Worst Player of the Year: Anastasia Myskina, Anna - Lena Groenefeld
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Montreal, Rome
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Maria Kirilenko
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Justine's retirement in Australia.
Worst Match of the Year: Dementieva vs Sharapova YEC RR, IW Final
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Anastasia Myskina.

colt13
Nov 19th, 2006, 12:11 AM
Best of 2006

Best Player of the Year: Maria Sharapova
Best Tournament (including Slams): JP Morgan Chase
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Anna C
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Jankovic's US Open run/Mattek's LA Run
Best Match of the Year: Mauresmo/Sharapova Wimbledon
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Lindsay Davenport 2nd half


Worst of 2006

Worst Player of the Year: Anastasia Myskina
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Any that doesnt have tv coverage
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player: Sania Mirza
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Lisa Raymond's choke vs Venus Williams
Worst Match of the Year: Pilot Pen Final Davenport/Hardenne(FYI-as a west coaster, my local affiliate showed cartoons for 1 hr and joined in progress-just in time for Davenport to ret)
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Anastasia Myskina-disappointing all year, Flavia Pennetta 2nd half

Derek.
Nov 19th, 2006, 12:18 AM
Best of 2006 :hearts:
Best Player of the Year: Maria Sharapova
Best Tournament (including Slams): Wimbledon
Most Promising Young / Future Player: Tatiana Golovin
Best / Most Memorable Moment of the Year: Maria winning US Open
Best Match of the Year: Sharapova- Mauresmo. US Open
Greatest Achievment Award (players who did brilliantly despite of misgivings, injuries, problems, etc): Justine henin-Hardenne


Worst of 2006 :o
Worst Player of the Year:
Worst Tournament (including Slams): Australian Open (delays, drop outs...)
Most Disappointing Young / Future Player:Vaidisova/Mirza
Worst / Most Controversial Moment of the Year: Momo's AO win
Worst Match of the Year: Australian open final
The "I Screw Up This Year" Award (players with high hopes placed on them, but did not achieve what was expected): Maria Kirilenko and Nicole Vaidisova


How is Nicole the most disappointing young player of the year and how can you even put her with Kirilenko for the "I screw up this year" award? :weirdo: