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tedlesurfeur
Jan 31st, 2010, 06:15 PM
Here's the top 15 now :


1 Serena Williams 26/09/81 USA 9195
2 Dinara Safina 27/04/86 RUS 6480 :eek:
3 Caroline Wozniacki 11/07/1990 DEN 5905 :eek:
4 Svetlana Kuznetsova 27/06/85 RUS 5861
5 Venus Williams 17/06/80 USA 5526
6 Vika Azarenka 31/07/89 BLR 4960 :eek:
7 Elena Dementieva 15/10/81 RUS 4705
8 Jelena Jankovic 28/02/85 SRB 3845 :confused: could do better
9 Agnieszka Radwanska 06/03/89 POL 3605 :eek:
10 Na Li 26/02/82 CHN 3441 :eek:
11 Samantha Stosur 30/03/84 AUS 3165 :eek:
12 Flavia Pennetta 25/02/82 ITA 3140 :eek:
13 Marion Bartoli 02/10/84 FRA 2985 :eek:
14 Vera Zvonareva 07/09/84 RUS 2940
15 Yanina Wickmayer 20/10/89 BEL 2900 :eek:


Now, here's what we were USED TO before :


8 Nov. 2004 :cool:


1 LINDSAY DAVENPORT USA 4,546
2 AMELIE MAURESMO FRA 4,195
3 ANASTASIA MYSKINA RUS 3,646
4 SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA RUS 3,558
5 ELENA DEMENTIEVA RUS 3,386
6 MARIA SHARAPOVA RUS 2,947
7 J.HENIN-HARDENNE wd BEL 2,884
8 SERENA WILLIAMS USA 2,597
9 VERA ZVONAREVA RUS 2,531
10 VENUS WILLIAMS USA 2,400
11 JENNIFER CAPRIATI USA 2,359
12 NADIA PETROVA RUS 2,054
13 ALICIA MOLIK AUS 1,977
14 PATTY SCHNYDER SUI 1,644
15 ELENA BOVINA RUS 1,639


--> :worship:


8 Jul, 2005 :cool:


1 DAVENPORT, LINDSAY USA 5613
2 SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS 4452
3 MAURESMO, AMELIE FRA 4208
4 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS 3248
5 DEMENTIEVA, ELENA RUS 3211
6 WILLIAMS, SERENA USA 3145
7 HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE BEL 3069
8 WILLIAMS, VENUS USA 2806
9 PETROVA, NADIA RUS 2672
10 MYSKINA, ANASTASIA RUS 2571
11 MOLIK, ALICIA AUS 2330
12 SCHNYDER, PATTY SUI 2167
13 PIERCE, MARY FRA 2116
14 CLIJSTERS, KIM BEL 2074
15 ZVONAREVA, VERA RUS 1906


--> :worship:


What do you think ? :tape: I liked the top 15 better in those years

VishaalMaria
Jan 31st, 2010, 06:17 PM
I'm surprised that Elena's still number seven even though her semi-final points came off from the AO.

Quite impressed actually.

Though, I am being off topic....

Adal
Jan 31st, 2010, 06:19 PM
2005 had a great TOP15.

mdterp01
Jan 31st, 2010, 06:19 PM
:eek: I had no idea Serena had such a big lead at #1. Guess it makes sense with Safina losing early after making the final last year.

Thank god Kim and Justine are back. They will be top 5 soon enough :worship:

tedlesurfeur
Jan 31st, 2010, 06:24 PM
2005 had a great TOP15.

2003 and 2004 as well for that matter. So different from now.

Sir Stefwhit
Jan 31st, 2010, 06:33 PM
It's kinda hard to really judge this top 15 since a lot of the younger players are just starting out. Maybe a few years from now this exact top 15 would seem a lot stronger if players like Wickmayer, Azarenka, and Wozniacki are able live up to their potential. The past top 15 players benefit from having years go by to add to their legacy. At the time each of those other list were made were the players in that list as accomplished as they are today? I would seriously doubt it.

Dawson.
Jan 31st, 2010, 06:40 PM
Why those particular months of those particular years? Because that's when they looked the best?

This weeks top 15 will look more impressive in a few years, as will that top 15 in a few more years etc etc.

Also, who do you suggest fill the spots of those marked ":eek:"? Bovina? Molik? Pierce?! Times change. No one stays young forever. Overall quite a retarded thread.

Hurley
Jan 31st, 2010, 06:41 PM
Amelie at #2/#3 before winning Slams is exactly the same as Safina at #2 or Wozniacki at #3 is now :shrug:

Any lists which contain Molik, Bovina, or Schnyder (twice) is no better than what we have now :shrug:

mdterp01
Jan 31st, 2010, 06:46 PM
Amelie at #2/#3 before winning Slams is exactly the same as Safina at #2 or Wozniacki at #3 is now :shrug:

Any lists which contain Molik, Bovina, or Schnyder (twice) is no better than what we have now :shrug:

THIS

matthias
Jan 31st, 2010, 06:55 PM
Now, here's what we were USED TO before :
8 Nov. 2004 :cool:


1 LINDSAY DAVENPORT USA 4,546
2 AMELIE MAURESMO FRA 4,195
3 ANASTASIA MYSKINA RUS 3,646
4 SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA RUS 3,558
5 ELENA DEMENTIEVA RUS 3,386
6 MARIA SHARAPOVA RUS 2,947
7 J.HENIN-HARDENNE wd BEL 2,884
8 SERENA WILLIAMS USA 2,597
9 VERA ZVONAREVA RUS 2,531
10 VENUS WILLIAMS USA 2,400
11 JENNIFER CAPRIATI USA 2,359
12 NADIA PETROVA RUS 2,054
13 ALICIA MOLIK AUS 1,977
14 PATTY SCHNYDER SUI 1,644
15 ELENA BOVINA RUS 1,639


Bovina lost 1st or 2nd round in a 10K this week :help:

tedlesurfeur
Jan 31st, 2010, 06:56 PM
Yeah, she was the misfit of the list :lol:

vanŁss
Jan 31st, 2010, 07:29 PM
Stop whining , that was then and this is now ! In every freaking Sports there are better years than others but for me this generation is fine !

Most of those players are young , give them time before you judge them , it's not their fault other older players with more 'variety' in their games aren't up there !

Geez i really hope Tennis is the only thing where you can't deal with changes :lol:

Human Nature
Jan 31st, 2010, 07:32 PM
2002 was the strongest list of the decade .

1. Serena Williams USA 5596
2. Venus Williams USA 4844
3. Jennifer Capriati USA 3520
4. Justine Henin Bel 3133
5. Amélie Mauresmo Fr 3068
6. Kim Clijsters Bel 2838
7. Monica Seles USA 2796
8. Daniela Hantuchova Slo 2640.75
9. Jelena Dokic You 2403
10. Martina Hingis Sui 2348
11. Anastasia Myskina Rus 1874 +1
12. Lindsay Davenport USA 1728 -1
13. Patty Schnyder Sui 1701
14. Chanda Rubin USA 1685
15. Silvia Farina-Elia Ita 1569 +1

Ballbasher
Jan 31st, 2010, 07:33 PM
I'm kind of shocked to see that just 4 of the current Top10 have been there 4 years ago, too. :speakles:

égalité
Jan 31st, 2010, 07:50 PM
You really think that 2004 list is better than the current top 15? :spit: :haha: :weirdo:

DOUBLEFIST
Jan 31st, 2010, 07:59 PM
At least we have a #1 who recently won a slam as opposed to '04, '05. :rolleyes:

DOUBLEFIST
Jan 31st, 2010, 08:00 PM
2002 was the strongest list of the decade .

1. Serena Williams USA 5596
2. Venus Williams USA 4844
3. Jennifer Capriati USA 3520
4. Justine Henin Bel 3133
5. Amélie Mauresmo Fr 3068
6. Kim Clijsters Bel 2838
7. Monica Seles USA 2796
8. Daniela Hantuchova Slo 2640.75
9. Jelena Dokic You 2403
10. Martina Hingis Sui 2348
11. Anastasia Myskina Rus 1874 +1
12. Lindsay Davenport USA 1728 -1
13. Patty Schnyder Sui 1701
14. Chanda Rubin USA 1685
15. Silvia Farina-Elia Ita 1569 +1
Agreed.

iPatty
Jan 31st, 2010, 08:02 PM
Digression: I miss Schnyder in the Top15. Aging sucks. :(

PalomaPiccaso
Jan 31st, 2010, 08:14 PM
You really think that 2004 list is better than the current top 15? :spit: :haha: :weirdo:


Obviously it is:p

Poova
Jan 31st, 2010, 08:30 PM
You really think that 2004 list is better than the current top 15? :spit: :haha: :weirdo:
Well, 2004 had 8 Grand Slam champions at that point. 2010 has 3. :shrug:

2010 will look better when/if Henin, Clijsters and Sharapova get back there though, obviously.

Thanx4nothin
Jan 31st, 2010, 08:30 PM
Right, well lets see......

1 Serena Williams - 12 Grand Slam Singles titles - This seems the perfect no.1, which should be a relief considering all anyone could talk/complain/make threads about in 2008-9 was how much o a disgrace it was that Safina/Jankovic were no.1. So a marked improvement there to the naysayers ;)

2 Dinara Safina - She's badly injured right now, has been for some time. Wouldn't expect her to be in the most amazing form. If she can pick it up, she's an extremely exciting player, especially on clay. She can mix it up with the best, you don't make all those slam finals and semis if you have no game. Patience. :angel:

3 Caroline Wozniacki - Don't understand all the hatred towards Caro, I mean she may be quite defensive, but she gets the job done. So often people complain that all the women on tour just brainlessly smack the ball, at least Caro tests opponents and you feel, if she's fit, she can challenge anyone, she has proved as much. :wavey:

4 Svetlana Kuznetsova - Amazingly talented, I was rewatching highlights of her 2009 AO semi with Serena today, and my god can this girl hit the ball well. She can employ amazing variety with slices and spins, and something many also complain about - the serve. Well Kuzzie has a phenomenal serve in my estimation. She may be a headcase, but not always. She has pieced together some great wins , don't forget, she's a holder of one of the 4 slams, no mean feat :worship:

5 Venus Williams - 7 time Grandslam singles champion in the Top 5 - seems silly to complain. :drool:

6 Vika Azarenka - Repeatedly shows us all what she is made of in big match-ups against Serena, she seems very close to a potential breakthrough. Needs to work on her serve, but she doesn't seem to doubleTHAT much, and often she has a very high 1st serve %, albeit a weak delivery. Amazing groundies, great mover, fiesty and not afraid of a challenge. Great to watch.

7 Elena Dementieva - On her day she is still one of the hardest players to beat, and had she not run into Henin in round three, she may well have made the final of the AO :(

8 Jelena Jankovic - Needs to get her game together, but when it's on, it's very very difficult to beat her.

9 Agnieszka Radwanska - Again, radwanska provides some variety in an otherwise power dominated game, isn't that what some of us claimed we wanted? :o

10 Na Li - The most erratic game ever, but when she plays well, she is a world beater, just ask Venus :sad:

11 Samantha Stosur
12 Flavia Pennetta
13 Marion Bartoli
14 Vera Zvonareva
15 Yanina Wickmayer
And I personally have no issue with any of these women being in the outskirts of the top ten, considering their past results, and the talent they undeniably possess

If the two Belgians can push up into the top 5, it'll look in even better shape. And here's hoping Maria and Ana can get their games back on track!

AcesHigh
Jan 31st, 2010, 08:38 PM
2002 was the strongest list of the decade .

1. Serena Williams USA 5596
2. Venus Williams USA 4844
3. Jennifer Capriati USA 3520
4. Justine Henin Bel 3133
5. Amélie Mauresmo Fr 3068
6. Kim Clijsters Bel 2838
7. Monica Seles USA 2796
8. Daniela Hantuchova Slo 2640.75
9. Jelena Dokic You 2403
10. Martina Hingis Sui 2348
11. Anastasia Myskina Rus 1874 +1
12. Lindsay Davenport USA 1728 -1
13. Patty Schnyder Sui 1701
14. Chanda Rubin USA 1685
15. Silvia Farina-Elia Ita 1569 +1

Aside from the top 3, that list isnt that strong. Remember, Henin and Clijsters were still developing.

AcesHigh
Jan 31st, 2010, 08:39 PM
Anyway, it's not that the ranking list has anything wrong with it.. the problem is that everyone has been playing like crap aside from Serena in the past year.

This is obvious from how Clijsters and Henin were able to step on the court and sweep everyone away.

Cakeisgood
Jan 31st, 2010, 08:43 PM
2002 was the strongest list of the decade .

1. Serena Williams USA 5596
2. Venus Williams USA 4844
3. Jennifer Capriati USA 3520
4. Justine Henin Bel 3133
5. Amélie Mauresmo Fr 3068
6. Kim Clijsters Bel 2838
7. Monica Seles USA 2796
8. Daniela Hantuchova Slo 2640.75
9. Jelena Dokic You 2403
10. Martina Hingis Sui 2348
11. Anastasia Myskina Rus 1874 +1
12. Lindsay Davenport USA 1728 -1
13. Patty Schnyder Sui 1701
14. Chanda Rubin USA 1685
15. Silvia Farina-Elia Ita 1569 +1

hahaha top 10 maybe, top 15...not so much.

I miss 2005 :(

Human Nature
Jan 31st, 2010, 08:44 PM
Aside from the top 3, that list isnt that strong. Remember, Henin and Clijsters were still developing.

Well there are other great players in the list , 6 GS champions is very strong :shrug:

Dave.
Jan 31st, 2010, 08:53 PM
Aside from the top 3, that list isnt that strong. Remember, Henin and Clijsters were still developing.

Yeah the list looks good but that doesn't necessarily mean 2002 was that strong. For starters Davenport is out of the top 10 as she wasn't even there for half the year, Hingis was retiring. 2001 has almost all of the same names except Hingis, Davenport, both WS, Capriati were all in the top 6. And the Belgians were developing but at least were slam finalists.


Anyway, I agree with the poster who said things like this look better a few years on. Ultimately, we can only "judge" the top 15/the tour by current play and tbh I think we've just had our best slam in quite a while plus Brisbane was a treat. The year end top 10 list doesn't always reflect the quality or competitiveness of the season.

Tennisstar86
Jan 31st, 2010, 09:10 PM
That jul 8 2005 list is crazy because none of the girls in the top 3 held majors..... unless that day is before Wimbledon. Neither did #5 for that much

cehowardrx7
Jan 31st, 2010, 09:23 PM
Here's the top 15 now :



What I think is a disgrace is 2by4 peeps like you with NO CREDIENTIALS WHATSOEVER on tennis going to post up that the top 15 women tennis players are a disgrace! WTF!! Those 15 players got those ranking by a system. You are basing your judgments on your seat of the pants favoritism which ain't worth two f--ks.

Smoothstuff
Jan 31st, 2010, 09:31 PM
[list] Here's the top 15 now :


1 Serena Williams 26/09/81 USA 9195
2 Dinara Safina 27/04/86 RUS 6480 :eek:
3 Caroline Wozniacki 11/07/1990 DEN 5905 :eek:
4 Svetlana Kuznetsova 27/06/85 RUS 5861
5 Venus Williams 17/06/80 USA 5526
6 Vika Azarenka 31/07/89 BLR 4960 :eek:
7 Elena Dementieva 15/10/81 RUS 4705
8 Jelena Jankovic 28/02/85 SRB 3845 :confused: could do better
9 Agnieszka Radwanska 06/03/89 POL 3605 :eek:
10 Na Li 26/02/82 CHN 3441 :eek:
11 Samantha Stosur 30/03/84 AUS 3165 :eek:
12 Flavia Pennetta 25/02/82 ITA 3140 :eek:
13 Marion Bartoli 02/10/84 FRA 2985 :eek:
14 Vera Zvonareva 07/09/84 RUS 2940
15 Yanina Wickmayer 20/10/89 BEL 2900 :eek:

Understatement of the century :sobbing:

goldenlox
Jan 31st, 2010, 09:33 PM
Injuries and slumps are a part of sports.
Right now, Ivanovic, Sharapova, Jankovic and Safina are train wrecks.
They are former #1's, and no one would be surprised if they lose early to a noncontender at every major this year.

Henin, Clijsters and Dementieva will probably move up, and Sveta, Caro and Vika will probably stay in the top 10.

woosey
Jan 31st, 2010, 09:36 PM
2002 was the strongest list of the decade .

1. Serena Williams USA 5596
2. Venus Williams USA 4844
3. Jennifer Capriati USA 3520
4. Justine Henin Bel 3133
5. Amélie Mauresmo Fr 3068
6. Kim Clijsters Bel 2838
7. Monica Seles USA 2796
8. Daniela Hantuchova Slo 2640.75
9. Jelena Dokic You 2403
10. Martina Hingis Sui 2348
11. Anastasia Myskina Rus 1874 +1
12. Lindsay Davenport USA 1728 -1
13. Patty Schnyder Sui 1701
14. Chanda Rubin USA 1685
15. Silvia Farina-Elia Ita 1569 +1

oh hell yes.

not sure about silvia though.:o

miffedmax
Jan 31st, 2010, 09:41 PM
I carefully reviewed the lists...

1. somebody
2. somebody
3. somebody
4. somebody
5. somebody
6. somebody
7. :hearts: ELENA DEMENTIEVA :hearts:
8. somebody
9. somebody
10. somebody
11. somebody
12. somebody
13. somebody
14. somebody
15. somebody

2004:

1. somebody
2. somebody
3. somebody
4. somebody
5. :hearts: ELENA DEMENTIEVA :hearts:
6. somebody
7. somebody
8. somebody
9. somebody
10. somebody
11. somebody
12. somebody
13. somebody
14. somebody
15. somebody

2005:


1. somebody
2. somebody
3. somebody
4. somebody
5. :hearts: ELENA DEMENTIEVA :hearts:
6. somebody
7. somebody
8. somebody
9. somebody
10. somebody
11. somebody
12. somebody
13. somebody
14. somebody
15. somebody

So what's the big deal? :shrug:

dscho99
Jan 31st, 2010, 09:48 PM
2002 was the strongest list of the decade .

1. Serena Williams USA 5596
2. Venus Williams USA 4844
3. Jennifer Capriati USA 3520
4. Justine Henin Bel 3133
5. Amélie Mauresmo Fr 3068
6. Kim Clijsters Bel 2838
7. Monica Seles USA 2796
8. Daniela Hantuchova Slo 2640.75
9. Jelena Dokic You 2403
10. Martina Hingis Sui 2348
11. Anastasia Myskina Rus 1874 +1
12. Lindsay Davenport USA 1728 -1
13. Patty Schnyder Sui 1701
14. Chanda Rubin USA 1685
15. Silvia Farina-Elia Ita 1569 +1


Who were Mauresmo, Clijsters, Henin, Myskina in 2002?
Nobodies.

AnnaK_4ever
Feb 1st, 2010, 01:42 AM
Who were Mauresmo, Clijsters, Henin, Myskina in 2002?
Nobodies.

:shrug:

I mean, you have registered here only to post shit like this?

sorceress
Feb 1st, 2010, 01:44 AM
:spit::spit:

tennisforadults
Feb 1st, 2010, 04:05 AM
What I think is a disgrace is 2by4 peeps like you with NO CREDIENTIALS WHATSOEVER on tennis going to post up that the top 15 women tennis players are a disgrace! WTF!! Those 15 players got those ranking by a system. You are basing your judgments on your seat of the pants favoritism which ain't worth two f--ks.

THANK YOU. WELL SAID. :worship:

Safina is a 3-time GS finalist and has won countless big titles outside Slams. Wozniacki and Bartoli are both GS finalists. Azarenka can definitely play - just yet to prove her credentials at Slams. Wickmayer is a future top 10. Stosur, Li have both reached GS semis. In any case, all these players are in the top 15 because they earn enough ranking points by winning enough matches.

The OP is simply putting his/her own favouritism and judgement on the current top 15. Truly disgraceful thread starter.

DemWilliamsGulls
Feb 1st, 2010, 04:05 AM
2005 was the better year.....what about 2002? ;) Man those were the days!!!!!!

1 Serena Williams USA 6080
2 Venus Williams USA 5140
3 Jennifer Capriati USA 3796
4 Kim Clijsters BEL 3557
5 Justine Henin BEL 3218
6 Amelie Mauresmo FRA 3068
7 Monica Seles USA 2952
8 Daniela Hantuchova SVK 2667.75
9 Jelena Dokic YUG 2506
10 Martina Hingis SUI 2348
11 Anastasia Myskina RUS 1908
12 Lindsay Davenport USA 1795
13 Chanda Rubin USA 1752
14 Magdalena Maleeva BUL 1701
15 Patty Schnyder SUI 1644

tennisforadults
Feb 1st, 2010, 04:13 AM
:shrug:

I mean, you have registered here only to post shit like this?

Look, he/she does have a point, wildly exaggerated nonetheless.

In 2002, Myskina is kinda 'nobody' - never made a GS QF.

Kim, Justine and Mauresmo have made SF and finals but not won any GS titles in 2002, similar to many players in the current top 15: Safina, Wozniacki, etc.

pov
Feb 1st, 2010, 05:12 AM
Why those particular months of those particular years? Because that's when they looked the best?

This weeks top 15 will look more impressive in a few years, as will that top 15 in a few more years etc etc.

Also, who do you suggest fill the spots of those marked ":eek:"? Bovina? Molik? Pierce?! Times change.
:yeah:

sorceress
Feb 1st, 2010, 05:36 AM
THANK YOU. WELL SAID. :worship:

Safina is a 3-time GS finalist and has won countless big titles outside Slams. Wozniacki and Bartoli are both GS finalists. Azarenka can definitely play - just yet to prove her credentials at Slams. Wickmayer is a future top 10. Stosur, Li have both reached GS semis. In any case, all these players are in the top 15 because they earn enough ranking points by winning enough matches.

The OP is simply putting his/her own favouritism and judgement on the current top 15. Truly disgraceful thread starter.
Probably, we're probably old and biased because we believe that a few years ago was the best era.
Women tennis players are just giants with no personality now, with a couple of exceptions.

Alizé Molik
Feb 1st, 2010, 08:41 AM
2004 was one of the worst years in the modern era.

tedlesurfeur
Feb 1st, 2010, 04:30 PM
Aside from the top 3, that list isnt that strong. Remember, Henin and Clijsters were still developing.

They were still developing but still, what I meant is that the 2000-2005 years, the competition was very intense between the top girls who at some point had all been in a major final or won one.
Competition was intense all year long between these girls, not just at major events. Let's just take an ordinary tournament as an example, a former Tier II, still running : Stanford.

2001 : Clijsters def. Davenport
2002 : Venus def Clijsters
2003 : Clijsters def. Capriati.
2004 : Davenport def. Venus
2005 : Clijsters def. Venus

Who are our three last winners of this tournament now ? Wozniack, Chakvetadze and Bartoli. This is a symptom. Back then, the top girls were everywhere, winning all the time. Now, the top girls are inconsistent. I'm sure I could find many more examples as the one of Stanford.

Anyway, Justine said it herself in an interview in early 2008 "the competition was more intense a few years ago"

Julian
Feb 1st, 2010, 05:28 PM
2004 was one of the worst years in the modern era.
2004 IMO is a year you can never forget and sorry I will have to elaborate:
- CONTROVERSY in Williams' matches (infamous Serena-Capriati linecall at USO which sparked the use of the now famous hawk-eye system) and also Venus vs. Sprem at Wimby (umpire calling the WRONG scoreline against Venus)
- the Russians are coming (Myskina taking advantage on the clay exposing the weaknessness of players who only have a power game, Dementieva reaching 2 GS finals: her matches against Amelie and Jennifer at USO were EPIC, the coming of Maria Sharapova and her thrashing of Serena at Wimbledon, and of course Kuzzy surprising everyone at USO)
- SERENA vs. JENNIFER rivalry: 3 straight QF matches in a GS that EXPLODED at the USO
- Lindsay Davenport: a formidable opponent who didnt leave her mark in the GS but was #1 (had most matches won of the year and included 4 straight tournament wins in the USO series leading up to the USO!)
- Henin vs. Myskina at Olympics: Henin down 1-5 in the 3rd set..
-Henin vs. Clijsters AO final: Great match which showed promise for the other GS of the year between the 2, but injury and sickness prevented them both
-Venus Williams having the BEST clay court record of everyone leading up to the FO!
- Amelie Mauresmo vs. Serena at Wimbledon (Amelie also did very well in 04 winning tier I's, reaching at least QF of every GS and also held the number 1 spot!)
- and IMO the WTA year ending championships tourney had a lot of great matches! Particularly all of Serena's matches (3 set wins over Lindsay, Myskina, Mauresmo, also beat Dementieva in 2 tight sets and of course her final againist Sharapova which was a cliffhanger.
- the year also had some of the best outfits too ;)

miffedmax
Feb 1st, 2010, 06:36 PM
2004. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was a time of glorious semifinals, and finals that must not be named.

tennis-insomniac
Feb 1st, 2010, 06:52 PM
umm not feel right about na's top 10 bc she can lose easily to unranked player in regular tourney Kia in Auckland for example

tennis-insomniac
Feb 1st, 2010, 06:56 PM
1. Maria Sharapova
2. Elena Dementieva
3. Serena Williams
4. Venus Williams
5. Justine Henin
6. Kim Clijsters
7. Martina Hingis
8. Alexandra Stevanson
9. Amelie Mauresmo
10. Maurene Drake

now better

2Black
Feb 1st, 2010, 09:26 PM
Amelie at #2/#3 before winning Slams is exactly the same as Safina at #2 or Wozniacki at #3 is now :shrug:

Any lists which contain Molik, Bovina, or Schnyder (twice) is no better than what we have now :shrug:

I agree ... This whole thread seems weird. Why those years/months :confused:

tedlesurfeur
Feb 1st, 2010, 10:27 PM
I agree ... This whole thread seems weird. Why those years/months :confused:

I picked them out of the blue.. I had to choose rankings for these years, didn't I? :p It didn't change much between 2002 and 2005 : always 10 stars at least in the top 15.
The whole thread seems weird is just delicious. I'm just trying to make something explicit here, as Justine said "the competition was more intense a few years ago"

But you're free to return to one of the "her dress is just gorgeous" thread :lol:

Hurley
Feb 1st, 2010, 11:22 PM
Stars NOW.

You're missing your own point. :speakles:

AnomyBC
Feb 2nd, 2010, 03:05 AM
I think the current Top 10 will potentially look a lot more impressive when people look back on it 10 years from now, because by then Dinara, Caro and Vika will probably have won slams. I think a lot of Top 10s and Top 15s from the past probably look a lot more impressive now for the same reason.

Inktrailer
Feb 2nd, 2010, 09:50 AM
What a load of shite. Were it not for retirements you can easily add in Clijsters and Henin to the 2010 list - as they'll be there again soon enough, this time as very accomplished players.

Sharapova lost her ranking due to being otu so long with injury.

Put those 3 players in and the top 15 will look very different. Add in the fact that a lot of our current top players still have most of their careers ahead of them and it's far from a disgrace.

tedlesurfeur
Feb 2nd, 2010, 05:01 PM
Yeah, but the competition is not what it used to. From 2006 onwards, we had clear dominations from either Serena or Justine. Back then, we had more competition, you couldn't possibly know what was going to happen. Now, it's always the same names over and over again.