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Cp6uja
Mar 20th, 2009, 01:07 PM
All New TOP10 since 2000

(9) Sandrine Testud FRA - since 2000 (February)
(4) Elena Dementieva RUS - since 2001 (February)
(1) Kim Clijsters BEL - since 2001 (June)
(1) Justine Henin BEL - since 2001 (June)
(4) Jelena Dokic SRB - since 2001 (October)
(5) Daniela Hantuchova SVK - since 2002 (October)
(2) Anastasia Myskina RUS - since 2003 (February)
(8) Ai Sugiyama JPN - since 2003 (November)
(3) Nadia Petrova RUS - since 2004 (April)
(9) Paola Suarez ARG - since 2004 (June)
(2) Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS - since 2004 (June)
(1) Maria Sharapova RUS - since 2004 (July)
(5) Vera Zvonareva RUS - since 2004 (August)
(8) Alicia Molik AUS - since 2005 (January)
(7) Nicole Vaidisova CZE - since 2006 (August)
(2) Dinara Safina RUS - since 2006 (October)
(1) Jelena Jankovic SRB - since 2007 (January)
(5) Anna Chakvetadze RUS - since 2007 (March)
(9) Marion Bartoli FRA - since 2007 (July)
(1) Ana Ivanovic SRB - since 2007 (May)
(9) Agnieszka Radwanska POL - since 2008 (July)
(?) Victoria Azarenka BLR - since 2009 (March)

(*) - Career High [so far]




By Country:

8 Players:
Russia (Kournikova, Dementieva, Myskina, Petrova, Zvonareva, Sharapova, Kuznetsova, Safina, Chakvetadze)

3 Players:
Serbia (Dokic, Jankovic, Ivanovic)

2 Players:
Belgium (Clijsters, Henin)
France (Testud, Bartoli)

1 Player:
Argentina (Suarez)
Australia (Molik)
Czech Republic (Vaidisova)
Japan (Sugiyama)
Poland (Radwanska)
Slovakia (Hantuchova)
Belarus (Azarenka)

0 Players:
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
United States of America
Papua New Guinea
People's Republic of China
Sao Tome and Príncipe
Commonwealth of The Bahamas
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Antigua and Barbuda
…etc…etc…





By Season:

5 New TOP10:
2004 (Petrova, Zvonareva, Sharapova, Kuznetsova, Suarez)

4 New TOP10:
2001 (Dementieva, Dokic, Clijsters, Henin)
2007 (Jankovic, Chakvetadze, Ivanovic, Bartoli)

2 New TOP10:
2003 (Myskina, Sugiyama)
2006 (Vaidisova, Safina)

1 New TOP10:
2000 (Testud)
2002 (Hantuchova)
2005 (Molik)
2008 (Radwanska)
2009 so far (Azarenka)





EDIT (Helpful thread about what all this players achieve before reach TOP-10):
How to break into top-10 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=371005)

Hurley
Mar 20th, 2009, 01:47 PM
0 Players:
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
United States of America
Papua New Guinea
People's Republic of China
Sao Tome and Príncipe
Commonwealth of The Bahamas
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Antigua and Barbuda
…etc…etc…

:lol:

Cp6uja
Mar 20th, 2009, 03:42 PM
I forget to add "PLAYERS TO WATCH" list:

Caroline Wozniacki DEN
Alize Cornet FRA
Flavia Pennetta ITA
Dominika Cibulkova SVK
Jie Zheng CHN
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS
Carla Suarez Navarro ESP
Na Li CHN
Petra Kvitova CZE
Tatiana Golovin FRA
Michelle Larcher De Brito POR
Laura Robson GBR
...



Also,
(?) Victoria Azarenka BLR - since 2009 (March)
(?) means (10) if Vika lose todays IW SF, means (9) if she lose final and means (8) if she wins Indian Wells.

pwayne
Mar 20th, 2009, 03:52 PM
It's sad that the USA will be 0 for 2000s when this season is over.

Cp6uja
Mar 20th, 2009, 05:33 PM
It's sad that the USA will be 0 for 2000s when this season is over.Less than month will be exactly 10 years since last American player reach WTA TOP10 club (Serena Williams, April 1999).

Also very important is to notice that since 2000 only two new NON-EUROPEAN players reach TOP10 - Ai Sugiyama and Alicia Molik which both never reach better position than #8 and which best GS result is Quarterfinal (Molik once, Sugi twice). If You look that "Girls to Watch" list which I added (contenders) You will not see any American girl and chances for both NON-EUROPEAN girls (from China both) is not seems so big at the moment.

Ciarán
Mar 20th, 2009, 05:37 PM
Ireland :sobbing:

Wolkenvanger
Mar 20th, 2009, 05:44 PM
I think Na Li could definitely be a top 10-player if she wasn't injured that much and if she found a way to deal with her inconsistency.

Jose.
Mar 20th, 2009, 05:45 PM
I really agree with the players to watch list. Great work :worship:
USA :tape:

KournikovaFan91
Mar 20th, 2009, 05:59 PM
Ireland :sobbing:

We have never even had a Top 100 player :lol::sad:

Also shouldn't Dokic say YUG and not SRB.

Im happy Anna was the first new member of the Top 10 Club in this MILLENIUM :p

Hurley
Mar 20th, 2009, 06:00 PM
Less than month will be exactly 10 years since last American player reach WTA TOP10 club (Serena Williams, April 1999).

Also very important is to notice that since 2000 only two new NON-EUROPEAN players reach TOP10 - Ai Sugiyama and Alicia Molik which both never reach better position than #8 and which best GS result is Quarterfinal (Molik once, Sugi twice). If You look that "Girls to Watch" list which I added (contenders) You will not see any American girl and chances for both NON-EUROPEAN girls (from China both) is not seems so big at the moment.

Also Suarez (ARG).

Tripp
Mar 20th, 2009, 06:07 PM
So proud to see Paola's name there :hearts:

Cp6uja
Mar 20th, 2009, 08:56 PM
We have never even had a Top 100 player :lol::sad:

Also shouldn't Dokic say YUG and not SRB.

Im happy Anna was the first new member of the Top 10 Club in this MILLENIUM :pActually Elena Dementieva is first new TOP10 player in new Millenium and Anna Kournikova is first since 2000 (first year of new millenium is 2001).

Dokic is not YUG and not SRB when reach TOP10. YUG was ex-Yugoslavia (country which not exist since 1991). Since that and before Montenegro Independence in 2006 this our country are SRJ and SCG (Serbia and Montenegro). But if You insist than Ivanovic and Jankovic when reach TOP20 is also not SRB :p



Yes, I forget to count Suarez like NON-EUROPEAN in previous post, but 3 out of 23 still looks pathetic to me, especially b/c any of this three never reach better spot than #8, and all three together has 1xSF & 3xQF at slams.

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 20th, 2009, 09:01 PM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=371005

:wavey:

Cp6uja
Mar 20th, 2009, 09:35 PM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=371005

:wavey:Thanks... I completely miss that week in june of 1998 when Kournikova has real TOP10 debut, so I now deleted her from list. Also now I corrected my facts about Chakvetadze (it was february of 2006, not march).

So Azarenka will be 22nd New TOP10 since 2000, not 23rd.

Olórin
Mar 20th, 2009, 09:39 PM
I like how everyone has entered the top ten has got at least to number nine. That's nice. No brief top ten one week wonders.

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 20th, 2009, 09:40 PM
Thanks... I completely miss that week in june of 1998 when Kournikova has real TOP10 debut, so I now delete her from list.

Anna secured her place in top-10 after win over Graf at 1998 Eastbourne QF. But during the match she injured her thumb which caused her to withdraw from SF and subsequently from Wimbledon where she had to defend SF points.

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 20th, 2009, 09:42 PM
I like how everyone has entered the top ten has got at least to number nine. That's nice. No brief top ten one week wonders.

Paola Suarez was a top-tenner (being ranked #9) for only one week in her career.

Olórin
Mar 20th, 2009, 09:43 PM
Paola Suarez was a top-tenner (being ranked #9) for only week in her career.

Paula was only number 9 for a week :sad:

I thought she was there for like two months :(

KournikovaFan91
Mar 20th, 2009, 09:44 PM
aww now Kournikova isn't even on the list :(

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 20th, 2009, 09:57 PM
Paula was only number 9 for a week :sad:

I thought she was there for like two months :(

she broke into top-10 right after reaching semifinal at 2004 RG but the following week she had to defend her 2003 Vienna title. She couldn't do it as the tournament was not held and dropped out of top-10 immediately.
And even her amazing SF/QF/QF/3R record at Slams didn't help her to reach top-10 again after 2004 Wimbledon.

charmedRic
Mar 20th, 2009, 10:24 PM
I think Na Li could definitely be a top 10-player if she wasn't injured that much and if she found a way to deal with her inconsistency.

You just described a third of the women's tour.