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Brαm
Jul 16th, 2002, 02:40 PM
I know 1:

Kim Clijsters:

1999: 1 title
2000: 2 titles
2001: 3 titles
2002: 1 title

Who else?

Vincent
Jul 16th, 2002, 02:49 PM
Martina Hingis

irma
Jul 16th, 2002, 02:52 PM
no she didn't, she didn't win a wta tournament in 94 and 95.
Monica won one in every year she played tournaments but 88 when she played only 3 and was not a pro yet(well I think that)

mishar
Jul 16th, 2002, 02:57 PM
You're right, Irma. She was 14 years old and played two or three tournaments as an amateur.


1989- 1 title
1990 - 9 titles
1991 - 10 titles
1992 - 10 titles
1993 - 2 titles
1994 - DNP
1995 - 1 title
1996- 5 titles
1997 - 3 titles
1998 - 2 titles
1999 - 1 title
2000 - 3 title
2001 - 4 titles
2002 - 2 titles (so far!)

Beat
Jul 16th, 2002, 02:57 PM
martina is not true, she got her first title in 1996 and played wta events before that.
monica seles didn't get a title in her 1st year (88), but after that every year (apart form 1994, of course).

so kim might be the only one who properly fits your definiton

Beat
Jul 16th, 2002, 02:58 PM
sorry, I seemed to be a bit late ;)

timmbo
Jul 16th, 2002, 03:06 PM
What about Lindsay? Anyone have stats on her

Brαm
Jul 16th, 2002, 03:26 PM
No, Lindsay didn't win a title in her 1st year(s?) on the tour.

Kim seems to be the only player who's won at least 1 WTA singles title in every year of her career :D

irma
Jul 16th, 2002, 03:32 PM
Kimmy rules :cool:

Doris Loeffel
Jul 16th, 2002, 04:45 PM
Myriam Casanova :P

Elleke
Jul 16th, 2002, 04:56 PM
kimmmiiiieeee :kiss:

Fedcup
Jul 16th, 2002, 05:16 PM
And Justine? She won her first WTA tourney she played at 16?

Hasn't she won every year a tourney?

The Crow
Jul 16th, 2002, 05:18 PM
Fedcup, she didn't win a tourney in 2000.

thecorrs
Jul 16th, 2002, 05:56 PM
I'm surprised Justine didn't win a tourny every year... Kim's the best! :D:bounce:

Lleyki
Jul 16th, 2002, 06:08 PM
Go Kimmie :bounce:

The Crow
Jul 16th, 2002, 06:10 PM
Justine was plagued with injuries that year. It stopped her progress for a while...

mboyle
Jul 16th, 2002, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by Beat
martina is not true, she got her first title in 1996 and played wta events before that.
monica seles didn't get a title in her 1st year (88), but after that every year (apart form 1994, of course).

so kim might be the only one who properly fits your definiton

But Monica was not a pro in 1988, so that does not count.

Doraemon1
Jul 16th, 2002, 07:07 PM
Sandra Cecchini won at least 1 title per year during a large periode of time. I don't remember the year interval, but it was quite impressive for a player who was never a top ranked one.

Helen Lawson
Jul 16th, 2002, 07:18 PM
Martinez until last year

Brαm
Jul 16th, 2002, 08:50 PM
Casanova & Clijsters so far then :)

ktwtennis
Jul 16th, 2002, 09:27 PM
And Seles, BECAUSE SHE WASN'T PRO--THERE IS A DIFFERENCE!!!

saki
Jul 16th, 2002, 09:38 PM
What about Aranxta? Can't be bothered to look it up, but surely she's almost there?

Brαm
Dec 25th, 2003, 12:46 AM
*BUMP*

And Kim is still up there :D

1999: 1
2000: 2
2001: 3
2002: 4
2003: 9

:yeah:

bandabou
Dec 25th, 2003, 01:51 AM
Well done, Kim! Never thought of this stat...

Doraemon
Dec 25th, 2003, 05:11 AM
Sadly Monica's streak was snapped this year.

Vass22
Dec 25th, 2003, 09:54 AM
Dinara Safina, Maria Sharapova :bounce:

Glenn
Dec 25th, 2003, 10:03 AM
Maria Sharapova didn't win any titles in 2002, did she?

Glenn
Dec 25th, 2003, 10:04 AM
Oh and Safina didn't win any in 2001.

Glenn
Dec 25th, 2003, 10:05 AM
Also: Casanova is out because she didn't win any in 2001 and this year.

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 25th, 2003, 10:10 AM
Oh and Safina didn't win any in 2001.
Dinara didnt play any WTA events until Estoril 2002

if you counting her as playing
events in 2001, then Kim also isnt eligible as she didnt win any in 1998 :p

Glenn
Dec 25th, 2003, 10:13 AM
Dinara didnt play any WTA events until Estoril 2002

if you counting her as playing
events in 2001, then Kim also isnt eligible as she didnt win any in 1998 :p
She did play Madrid and Moscow in 2001, but she didn't get into the maindraw.
Are we only counting the maindraw appearances?

Glenn
Dec 25th, 2003, 10:14 AM
Dinara didnt play any WTA events until Estoril 2002

if you counting her as playing
events in 2001, then Kim also isnt eligible as she didnt win any in 1998 :p
Kim didn't play any pro events in 1998.

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 25th, 2003, 10:15 AM
neither did Dinara, but satellites and challengers are on their record. Dinara wasnt a pro either in 2001.

Glenn
Dec 25th, 2003, 10:17 AM
neither did Dinara, but satellites and challengers are on their record. Dinara wasnt a pro either in 2001.
OK, if we don't count qualifying rounds, then Dinara joins Kim. :)

Brαm
Dec 28th, 2003, 09:44 AM
Kim is the only eligible one here.

Maria Sharapova did play WTA events in 2002 and didn't win any of them.
Dinara Safina did play WTA events in 2001 and didn't win any of them.

Kim did not play WTA events in 1998. She played her 1st WTA event EVER in 1999, the year she won her 1st title :)

Kim Clijsters :worship:

Hagar
Dec 28th, 2003, 11:56 AM
:worship: Kim!

BTW, amazing to think that Kim is already on the circuit for FIVE years.

Brαm
Feb 21st, 2004, 04:16 PM
*BUMP*

Thanks to her win in Paris, Kim keeps her record :hearts: :woohoo:

1999: 1
2000: 2
2001: 3
2002: 4
2003: 9
2004: 1

:)

crazillo
Feb 21st, 2004, 04:34 PM
Manuela Maleeva-Fragnuiere perhaps?

Hawk
Feb 21st, 2004, 05:12 PM
Manuela Maleeva-Fragnuiere perhaps?
No she turned pro in 1982..but I don't believe she won a title till 1984.

Plus no titles in 1986 and 1990.

I had no idea this stat would seem to be so rare :confused: Go Kim! :D

Andy T
Feb 24th, 2004, 10:14 AM
Navratilova qualifies IF you are talking pro career (75-94) in both singles and doubles. She played on the tour in 73 and 74 as an amateur and won in 74 anyway. You also have to overlook the Eastbourne appearance in 2002 in singles and the comeback years in doubles.

Daniel
Feb 24th, 2004, 10:25 AM
Kimmy!!! so far 2 titles in 2004!!!! :banana: :rocker:

Volcana
Feb 24th, 2004, 11:37 AM
I know 1:

Kim Clijsters:

1999: 1 title
2000: 2 titles
2001: 3 titles
2002: 1 title
Perhaps winning tournaments too young is not conducive to winning slams. We'll see.

Brαm
Mar 21st, 2005, 09:06 AM
and... *BUMP*

Kim wins a title in 2005 and keeps the record :worship:

moby
Mar 21st, 2005, 11:47 AM
Perhaps winning tournaments too young is not conducive to winning slams. We'll see.

Maybe. Steffi turned pro in 83 but didn't win a title till 86, when she was already no. 3 in the world. We know what happened after that. :worship: