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MBM
Mar 24th, 2010, 11:08 PM
Player of the Year
SERENA WILLIAMS

Comeback Player of the Year
KIM CLIJSTERS

Doubles Team of the Year
VENUS WILLIAMS / SERENA WILLIAMS

Newcomer of the Year
MELANIE OUDIN

Most Improved Player
YANINA WICKMAYER

Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award
KIM CLIJSTERS

Fan Favorite Singles Player of the Year
ELENA DEMENTIEVA

Fan Favorite Doubles Team of the Year
VENUS WILLIAMS / SERENA WILLIAMS

Player Service
LIEZEL HUBER

Favorite Premier Tournament
INDIAN WELLS

Favorite International Tournament
ACAPULCO

Thx

Abdel
Mar 24th, 2010, 11:10 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/5e/fullj.6327aa975de0130c1ab05ff12323b9dc/6327aa975de0130c1ab05ff12323b9dc-getty-93197929mh096_sony_ericsson.jpgAmazing!!!!!!

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/ed/fullj.417830410e5160fb16b36bcea380ca41/417830410e5160fb16b36bcea380ca41-getty-93197929mh098_sony_ericsson.jpgthey are wonderful!

MBM
Mar 24th, 2010, 11:10 PM
^^ or perhaps Dementieva was Player Service, Yanina was Most Improved and Newcomer wasnt here...???

MBM
Mar 24th, 2010, 11:13 PM
Vee in Uggs! I LUV IT!

MBM
Mar 24th, 2010, 11:13 PM
Liezel looks like a secretary

Uranium
Mar 24th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Dementieva Most Improved?:rolls: She didn't win that one:p

MBM
Mar 24th, 2010, 11:17 PM
Dementieva Most Improved?:rolls: She didn't win that one:p

yeah i thought that, that's why i posted again^^

joćo.
Mar 24th, 2010, 11:19 PM
Lena :o :hearts:

Uranium
Mar 24th, 2010, 11:20 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/fb/fullj.acc185dd94deca2cd4f6f5aa832a8787/acc185dd94deca2cd4f6f5aa832a8787-getty-93197929mh102_sony_ericsson.jpg

:worship::worship::worship:

Marshmallow
Mar 24th, 2010, 11:20 PM
Vee in Uggs! I LUV IT!

Co-sign

They suit her don't they ^.^

Serena and Yanina look very nice too ^.^

What exactly did kim do this time for the sportmanship title? :yawn:

MBM
Mar 24th, 2010, 11:22 PM
i would guess at sam for most improved...

MBM
Mar 24th, 2010, 11:24 PM
Co-sign

They suit her don't they ^.^

Serena and Yanina look very nice too ^.^

What exactly did kim do this time for the sportmanship title? :yawn:

I know she gave her Brisbane prize money in 2010, but its fresh in people's minds (and she won it 6 times already so she is sort of the backup in case they can't think of anyone else!)

Bobisa
Mar 24th, 2010, 11:31 PM
Serena :inlove:

RenaSlam.
Mar 24th, 2010, 11:54 PM
Liezel looks BUSTED.

Buitenzorg
Mar 25th, 2010, 12:01 AM
I like the throphy :kiss:

Kim & Serena both won 2 throphies :hug: congrats girls!

darkchild
Mar 25th, 2010, 12:21 AM
Humanitarian
LIEZEL HUBER

:spit:

Richie's
Mar 25th, 2010, 12:23 AM
The same faces for 10 years now.

Raiden
Mar 25th, 2010, 12:24 AM
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/2785/610xee.jpg

http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/6767/111111111111111111111.jpg

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 25th, 2010, 12:26 AM
sarin is gorgeous :hearts:

NyCPsU
Mar 25th, 2010, 12:36 AM
I think they all look really good :hearts:, even Huber considering what shes working with it. ;)

goldenlox
Mar 25th, 2010, 12:42 AM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/fb/fullj.acc185dd94deca2cd4f6f5aa832a8787/acc185dd94deca2cd4f6f5aa832a8787-getty-93197929mh102_sony_ericsson.jpg

:worship::worship::worship:Lena's hair looks long when she's not on court.

roelc
Mar 25th, 2010, 12:47 AM
wta players must really hate each other, to give kim the karen krantzke award :lol:
she played 4 tournaments last year :lol:

anyways, well done kim! now go and win some real titles

nice for yanina too, great pictures (elena, wow!)

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 25th, 2010, 12:47 AM
I thought you knew each winner award when I clicked the page goldie

KamilZ
Mar 25th, 2010, 12:57 AM
http://web7.twitpic.com/img/78438247-e23bf67b18cb2e4aeed2347d47d8d3b2.4baa9ae7-full.jpg

Kim definitely won for sportsmanship and comeback, but she didnt say what everyone else won for... my guesses:

Player of the Year
SERENA WILLIAMS

Comeback Player of the Year
KIM CLIJSTERS

Doubles Team of the Year
VENUS WILLIAMS / SERENA WILLIAMS

Newcomer of the Year
YANINA WICKMAYER

Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award
KIM CLIJSTERS

Player Service
ELENA DEMENTIEVA

Humanitarian
LIEZEL HUBER

Player of the year- Serena Wiliams

Doubles team of the year and fan favorite doubles team of the year-Venus and Serena Williams

Comeback player of the year and Sportsmanship awards-Kim Clijsters

Most Improved player Yanina Wickmayer

Player Service Award-Liezel Huber

Newcomer of the year - Melanie Oudin

Fan Favorite Singles player- Elena Dementieva

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/5061/melg.jpg

BournemouthBoy
Mar 25th, 2010, 12:59 AM
who is the skinny black girl standing next to Venus?

roelc
Mar 25th, 2010, 01:04 AM
who is the skinny black girl standing next to Venus?

dementieva

honduran
Mar 25th, 2010, 01:11 AM
Serena is looking very thin!!

Marshmallow
Mar 25th, 2010, 01:16 AM
dementieva

:lol:

Serena y Monica
Mar 25th, 2010, 01:19 AM
Serena Williams honored as 2009 top player (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20100324/ten-wta-awards)

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March 24, 2010 09:12 PM EST | http://www.tennisforum.com/images/v/ap_wire.png


KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — World No. 1 Serena Williams won the 2009 WTA Tour Player of the Year award and also took the Doubles Team of the year honors with sister Venus at a ceremony held at the Sony Ericsson Open on Wednesday.
Serena Williams, wearing high heels despite a knee injury, was all smiles when picking up her award. She won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2009, was a semifinalist at the U.S. Open and a quarterfinalist at the French Open.
The Williams sisters won the 2009 Australian Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open doubles titles as well as the doubles crown at Stanford.
"It's exciting because I don't think we've won the Doubles Team of the Year award before," Serena Williams told The Associated Press. "I won the daily double today and that was cool."
U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters captured the Comeback Player of the Year and Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award. This marked the seventh time in Clijsters career she won the sportsmanship award.
American teen Melanie Oudin, who had a breakthrough 2009 season in reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon and quarterfinals at the U.S. Open, was honored as the Newcomer of the Year. Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium, who broke into the top 20 last year, won the Most Improved Player award.
Naturalized American Liezel Huber won The Player Service Award for the fourth time in her career. Among the causes Huber's raised money for are Hurricane Katrina victims and "Locks of Love," a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from medical hair loss.
Russian Elena Dementieva was voted as the Fan Favorite Singles Player of the Year by fans online.

Serena y Monica
Mar 25th, 2010, 01:39 AM
Wow...Serena is a full on Monet in that picture. But her body looks good. She looks slimmer...or is those high arsed heels?

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 25th, 2010, 01:41 AM
Fans favorite and without campaign
Good for Lena :yeah:

goldenlox
Mar 25th, 2010, 01:41 AM
Bonnie_D_Ford (http://twitter.com/Bonnie_D_Ford)

Postscript on WTA awards: Dementieva and Williamses received awards via fan voting, Liezel Huber for Player Service, voted on by peers.

KamilZ
Mar 25th, 2010, 01:46 AM
Bonnie_D_Ford (http://twitter.com/Bonnie_D_Ford)

Postscript on WTA awards: Dementieva and Williamses received awards via fan voting, Liezel Huber for Player Service, voted on by peers.

I wrote about it :)

Player of the year- Serena Wiliams

Doubles team of the year and fan favorite doubles team of the year-Venus and Serena Williams

Comeback player of the year and Sportsmanship awards-Kim Clijsters

Most Improved player Yanina Wickmayer

Player Service Award-Liezel Huber

Newcomer of the year - Melanie Oudin

Fan Favorite Singles player- Elena Dementieva

goldenlox
Mar 25th, 2010, 01:49 AM
Who voted for sportsmanship? Kim was barely on tour, did not show in Beijing, an important WTA market

Kworb
Mar 25th, 2010, 02:10 AM
Fans favorite and without campaign
Good for Lena :yeah:

Universally loved :worship:

Millions of fans and no haters... only Elena :worship:

simonsaystennis
Mar 25th, 2010, 02:15 AM
Melanie!! :bounce: :woohoo: First American to get this honor since Serena in 1998!

M.P
Mar 25th, 2010, 02:25 AM
Newcomer of the year - Melanie Oudin
she is just ranked 4x.....

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 25th, 2010, 02:27 AM
Universally loved :worship:



So is Ana

miffedmax
Mar 25th, 2010, 02:27 AM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/fb/fullj.acc185dd94deca2cd4f6f5aa832a8787/acc185dd94deca2cd4f6f5aa832a8787-getty-93197929mh102_sony_ericsson.jpg

:worship::worship::worship:

I reiterate my humble opinion that this is flat out the hottest woman currently occupying space on this planet.

Yeah, I voted for her. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Szczecin
Mar 25th, 2010, 02:35 AM
Lena is just so damn Awesome ! :hearts::drool:




Fan Favourite !


She is just too cute! :)

Jaco·He
Mar 25th, 2010, 03:05 AM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/39/fullj.c4df68c2532ed523e31f26e3c07fa0c1/c4df68c2532ed523e31f26e3c07fa0c1-getty-93197929mh100_sony_ericsson.jpg

Jaco·He
Mar 25th, 2010, 03:17 AM
Weight loss

tennnisfannn
Mar 25th, 2010, 03:19 AM
To think she only 3 titles in 09, doubles specialist she was!

Jaco·He
Mar 25th, 2010, 03:45 AM
she is amazing

Jaco·He
Mar 25th, 2010, 03:48 AM
come on venus

friendsita
Mar 25th, 2010, 03:57 AM
Serena u r the best!
Love V!!!!

gmokb
Mar 25th, 2010, 04:52 AM
:worship::worship::worship::worship:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Mar 25th, 2010, 04:58 AM
Elena looks superhot and everyone looks so good. :hearts:

Except Liezel, of course. :haha:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Mar 25th, 2010, 04:59 AM
So is Ana

Wasn't she voted #1 most hated player on the 2009 list on TF? :lol:

PlayByPlay
Mar 25th, 2010, 05:06 AM
Go Serena!!! Thats my girl!!!

Alizé Molik
Mar 25th, 2010, 05:23 AM
oh venus Ugg boots? wth was she thinking?

Gdsimmons
Mar 25th, 2010, 05:26 AM
Serena I love you :worship::worship:
Lets make it 3 years in a row!

The Witch-king
Mar 25th, 2010, 06:49 AM
who is the skinny black girl standing next to Venus?

who is the white girl with chunky legs standing next to Venus?

DomenicDemaria
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:50 AM
Stosur should have got most improved! She beat all the end year top 5 and made a slam semi beating a top 5 player!

Jajaloo
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:54 AM
Player of the Year
SERENA WILLIAMS JELENA JANKOVIC

Adje! :lol:

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3083/52ndannualgrammyawardsp.jpg

:bounce:

Jaco·He
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:59 AM
Elena juju 。。。。。。

heyitsme
Mar 25th, 2010, 08:43 AM
Seeing Serena out and about in heels is kind of comforting. I'm assuming she's not greatly injured, she might have even been able to play Miami but didn't want to chance it. If that's the case then I say GREAT! Sure it would have been great for her to play but perhaps she's saving her body to storm through the clay court season all the way to her second French Open title.

I can appreciate the look she was going for and I think she pulled it off. Sure her hair is a little suspect (that weave needs a treatment and a flat iron!) and her choice of lip color is questionable at best but her body looks to be in great shape.

Here's hoping she gets the award next year.

Cam'ron Giles
Mar 25th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Vee in Uggs! I LUV IT!
Not directed at Ve...but Gina Yasharie(sp) said "if you are over 30 and still wear Uggs..kill yourself...":lol:

miffedmax
Mar 25th, 2010, 01:44 PM
Not directed at Ve...but Gina Yasharie(sp) said "if you are over 30 and still wear Uggs..kill yourself...":lol:

It's okay, because Venus is right AT 30. She's being sensible, going to wear 'em out. She paid folding cash for those shoes and isn't going to let them go to waste!

Sensible girl, Venus, that's why we love her.

LoLex
Mar 25th, 2010, 02:05 PM
Humanitarian - Liezel Huber http://www.forumsextreme.com/images/sFun_duh.gif

thrust
Mar 25th, 2010, 02:12 PM
wta players must really hate each other, to give kim the karen krantzke award :lol:
she played 4 tournaments last year :lol:

anyways, well done kim! now go and win some real titles

nice for yanina too, great pictures (elena, wow!)

Why don't they just rename the the KK award to the Kim C Award? Same in the ATP, as Federer always wins. Enough already!

miffedmax
Mar 25th, 2010, 02:24 PM
Why don't they just rename the the KK award to the Kim C Award? Same in the ATP, as Federer always wins. Enough already!

Lena won it, too.

She wins everything except...:sobbing:

Lucemferre
Mar 25th, 2010, 02:40 PM
Why don't they just rename the the KK award to the Kim C Award? Same in the ATP, as Federer always wins. Enough already!

Players vote for those awards stop crying like a baby.

Uranium
Mar 25th, 2010, 02:42 PM
Not directed at Ve...but Gina Yasharie(sp) said "if you are over 30 and still wear Uggs..kill yourself...":lol:

Well luckily for Venus, she isn't even 30 yet:p

WowWow
Mar 25th, 2010, 02:51 PM
Kim definitely won for sportsmanship and comeback, but she didnt say what everyone else won for... my guesses:



Based on what?:confused:

roelc
Mar 25th, 2010, 04:23 PM
Based on what?:confused:

i think he/she is just saying that he knew kim won these awards, but he didn't know who are the other winners.
maybe kim put it on twitter or so.

Raiden
Mar 25th, 2010, 04:27 PM
Based on what?:confused:You do know what sportsmanship means, don't you? It does not mean sporty.

Why don't they just rename the the KK award to the Kim C Award? Same in the ATP, as Federer always wins. Enough already!Name one other female top tennisser who is better than Kim at being "good sports". Just one.

I guess this is one of those awards that is always given to the real winner no matter what (irrespective of whether the winner has already won it previously or not, which is what often happenes at awards in general (see Oscar for example).

In other words, here merit is supreme. There's no egalitarian "she already got one in the past, so let's give it to the second best this time" BS. And it just so happenes that, year after year, Kim is the best :p

WowWow
Mar 25th, 2010, 04:35 PM
You do know what sportsmanship means, don't you? It does not mean sporty.


:lol:

I know what it means, I just don't think she deserves it. She's a bit overrated in that department.

WowWow
Mar 25th, 2010, 04:36 PM
Name one other female top tennisser who is better than Kim at being "good sports". Just one.


Venus Williams, for example.

LoLex
Mar 25th, 2010, 04:42 PM
I think Kim doesn't deserve this award. She played only three tournaments. It should have been given to a girl who played all mandatory events and did more things for the tour.

Raiden
Mar 25th, 2010, 04:46 PM
Venus Williams, for example.She will be... provided she remove that one last chip off her shoulder and give Larry Ellison a phonecall

Cp6uja
Mar 25th, 2010, 04:53 PM
http://web7.twitpic.com/img/78438247-e23bf67b18cb2e4aeed2347d47d8d3b2.4baa9ae7-full.jpg

Kim definitely won for sportsmanship and comeback, but she didnt say what everyone else won for... my guesses:

Player of the Year
SERENA WILLIAMS

Comeback Player of the Year
KIM CLIJSTERS

Doubles Team of the Year
VENUS WILLIAMS / SERENA WILLIAMS

Newcomer of the Year
YANINA WICKMAYER

Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award
KIM CLIJSTERS

Player Service
ELENA DEMENTIEVA

Humanitarian
LIEZEL HUBER

CORRECTIONS:

Player of the Year
SERENA WILLIAMS

Comeback Player of the Year
KIM CLIJSTERS

Doubles Team of the Year
VENUS WILLIAMS / SERENA WILLIAMS

Newcomer of the Year
YANINA WICKMAYER MELANIE OUDIN

Most Improved Player
YANINA WICKMAYER

Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award
KIM CLIJSTERS

Player Service Fan Favorite Singles Player of the Year
ELENA DEMENTIEVA

Fan Favorite Doubles Team of the Year
VENUS WILLIAMS / SERENA WILLIAMS

Humanitarian Player Service
LIEZEL HUBER

Favorite Premier Tournament
INDIAN WELLS

Favorite International Tournament
ACAPULCO

Kworb
Mar 25th, 2010, 05:08 PM
Indian Wells? :spit:

I like that the awards are shaped like tear drops to symbolize the WTA fans' grief that Wozniacki is now #2. Serena should have three tear drops and Venus two. They got robbed!

Betten
Mar 25th, 2010, 05:24 PM
These awards look absolutely horrible. I wonder what they'll do with them?

Joe.
Mar 25th, 2010, 05:30 PM
i dont think melanie deserved it :(

EDIT: well she probably does seeing as their wernt really any spectacular breakthroughs last year, but i just really dont like her game :p

Yonexforever
Mar 25th, 2010, 05:30 PM
Venus wearing uggs in Miami heat?
OK
Not a good look.

roelc
Mar 25th, 2010, 05:36 PM
I think Kim doesn't deserve this award. She played only three tournaments. It should have been given to a girl who played all mandatory events and did more things for the tour.

it's the players themselves who voted kim

Cp6uja
Mar 25th, 2010, 05:41 PM
http://web7.twitpic.com/img/78438247-e23bf67b18cb2e4aeed2347d47d8d3b2.4baa9ae7-full.jpg

Kim definitely won for sportsmanship and comeback, but she didnt say what everyone else won for... my guesses:

Player of the Year
SERENA WILLIAMS

Comeback Player of the Year
KIM CLIJSTERS

Doubles Team of the Year
VENUS WILLIAMS / SERENA WILLIAMS

Newcomer of the Year
YANINA WICKMAYER

Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award
KIM CLIJSTERS

Player Service
ELENA DEMENTIEVA

Humanitarian
LIEZEL HUBER

CORRECTIONS:

Player of the Year
SERENA WILLIAMS

Comeback Player of the Year
KIM CLIJSTERS

Doubles Team of the Year
VENUS WILLIAMS / SERENA WILLIAMS

Newcomer of the Year
YANINA WICKMAYER MELANIE OUDIN

Most Improved Player
YANINA WICKMAYER

Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award
KIM CLIJSTERS

Player Service Fan Favorite Singles Player of the Year
ELENA DEMENTIEVA

Fan Favorite Doubles Team of the Year
VENUS WILLIAMS / SERENA WILLIAMS

Humanitarian Player Service
LIEZEL HUBER

Favorite Premier Tournament
INDIAN WELLS

Favorite International Tournament
ACAPULCONow list of WTA awards is same like ATP awards, except instead "Humanitarian" award WTA has "Fan favorite doubles team" award.

Break My Rapture
Mar 25th, 2010, 05:42 PM
Wickmayer most improved ? WTF.

Uranium
Mar 25th, 2010, 05:44 PM
i dont think melanie deserved it :(

EDIT: well she probably does seeing as their wernt really any spectacular breakthroughs last year, but i just really dont like her game :p

In 2009, she went from 173 to top 50. She deserved it.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 25th, 2010, 05:47 PM
As for the sportsmanship award Im fine with Kin winning every year , what I don“t get is why Carlos Moya never got the award on the ATP. Better attitude on court than Federer , more gentleman and humble

LoLex
Mar 25th, 2010, 05:49 PM
Wickmayer most improved ? WTF.

She advanced from 69th place to 18th.

As for the sportsmanship award Im fine with Kin winning every year , what I don“t get is why Carlos Moya never got the award on the ATP. Better attitude on court than Federer , more gentleman and humble

This is ridiculous Federer got this award. He had to pay fine for his behaviour at US Open.

Break My Rapture
Mar 25th, 2010, 05:54 PM
She advanced from 69th place to 18th.
What about Stosur ? What about Lisicki ? :shrug:

roelc
Mar 25th, 2010, 06:03 PM
What about Stosur ? What about Lisicki ? :shrug:

stosur had already been top-30 before, so that's more 'comeback'
lisicki went from wta-58 to wta-22 (1 title and 1 GS QF, wickmayer 2 titles and 1 GS SF)

LoLex
Mar 25th, 2010, 06:06 PM
What about Stosur ? What about Lisicki ? :shrug:

Okay but Stosur is in the top 50 since 2005. Lisicki's improvement was a little bit worse. Wickmayer had her issues with WADA but overall on the paper she deserves this award :o

Break My Rapture
Mar 25th, 2010, 06:13 PM
stosur had already been top-30 before, so that's more 'comeback'
lisicki went from wta-58 to wta-22 (1 title and 1 GS QF, wickmayer 2 titles and 1 GS SF)
Lisicki won Charleston which is way more important tournament than Estoril and Linz (too bad though, I loved Linz as a Premier tournament). Lisicki defeated Kuznetsova, Wozniacki when reaching the QF in Wimbledon. Who did Wickmayer beat when getting to that USO SF? Kvitova, Razzano, Errani,..
For me Sabine improved more than Yanina. :shrug:

Break My Rapture
Mar 25th, 2010, 06:15 PM
Okay but Stosur is in the top 50 since 2005. Lisicki's improvement was a little bit worse. Wickmayer had her issues with WADA but overall on the paper she deserves this award :o
I think Sam was out of the top 50 for a short period in early 2009. What do you mean with Sabine's improvement is a little bit worse ? And what has Wickmayer's WADA issues to do with the most improved player ? :shrug:

roelc
Mar 25th, 2010, 06:21 PM
I think Sam was out of the top 50 for a short period in early 2009. What do you mean with Sabine's improvement is a little bit worse ? And what has Wickmayer's WADA issues to do with the most improved player ? :shrug:

sam even fall out of top-150 in 2008 due to injury

sabine gained less spots on the ranking, and it's not yanina's fault that the safinas and kuznetsovas were eliminated by others at the us open.

juki
Mar 25th, 2010, 06:22 PM
Everyone knew Lisicki was talented and she had big expectations even before 2009. Wickmayer wasn't very highly regarded at all, so when she had her breakthrough it was more "out of nowhere" and seen as a sign of a player who improved hugely. Maybe Lisicki deserved it more, but the general perception would be that Wicky had improved more.

Lucemferre
Mar 25th, 2010, 06:23 PM
She advanced from 69th place to 18th.



This is ridiculous Federer got this award. He had to pay fine for his behaviour at US Open.

Maybe if umpires voted he wouldn't have won :tape:

miffedmax
Mar 25th, 2010, 06:24 PM
Besides (and I know she's injured) the way Sabine's playing right now they would have had to take it back...:tape:

(and I love Sabine).

Lucemferre
Mar 25th, 2010, 06:24 PM
As for the sportsmanship award Im fine with Kin winning every year , what I don“t get is why Carlos Moya never got the award on the ATP. Better attitude on court than Federer , more gentleman and humble

Apparently players don't share your opinion.

Break My Rapture
Mar 25th, 2010, 06:25 PM
Everyone knew Lisicki was talented and she had big expectations even before 2009. Wickmayer wasn't very highly regarded at all, so when she had her breakthrough it was more "out of nowhere" and seen as a sign of a player who improved hugely. Maybe Lisicki deserved it more, but the general perception would be that Wicky had improved more.
Fair enough, I see where you are coming from. :)

LoLex
Mar 25th, 2010, 06:33 PM
I think Sam was out of the top 50 for a short period in early 2009. What do you mean with Sabine's improvement is a little bit worse ? And what has Wickmayer's WADA issues to do with the most improved player ? :shrug:

Lisicki started the year on the 54th place and was 23th at the end of the season. If we look at the rankings Wickmayer is better.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 25th, 2010, 06:34 PM
Apparently players don't share your opinion.

Obviously not

In my opinion nobody fits better the Stefan Edberg sportsmanship award than Carlos Moya . Have you seen a bad gesture from him on court , interviews , off court ?

Im surprised Moya never won the award and Federer wins every year not giving credit to his rivals , throwing racquets , acting like an Ego King .

Lucemferre
Mar 25th, 2010, 06:39 PM
Obviously not

In my opinion nobody fits better the Stefan Edberg sportsmanship award than Carlos Moya . Have you seen a bad gesture from him on court , interviews , off court ?

Im surprised Moya never won the award and Federer wins every year not giving credit to his rivals , throwing racquets , acting like an Ego King .

Moya never was a huge star.Fans don't know him very well personally as well as they do Federer Nadal and other big stars. If we were reading every word he said 24/7 you would find something to criticise. Your outside opinion has no meaning against players opinions who almost live a whole career together.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 25th, 2010, 06:42 PM
Moya never was a huge star.Fans don't know him very well personally as well as they do Federer Nadal and other big stars. If we were reading every word he said 24/7 you would find something to criticise. Your outside opinion has no meaning against players opinions who almost live a whole career together.

Only the huge stars get the sportmanship award :lol:

Check out the WTA winners

Lucemferre
Mar 25th, 2010, 06:48 PM
As if the huge stars always get the sportmanship award :lol:

You didn't understand.I mean if Moya was in the spotlight all the time you would find something to criticise about him too.We don't know or care about what he says in interviews. Some psychos study federer's interviews like they will have an exam the next day :tape: Whoever wins this award clueless gfans will object no matter what others say.Some people think clijsters is phony. There is always somebody to whine. Here it's you.We have totake player's opinions over yours :wavey:

goldenlox
Mar 25th, 2010, 06:53 PM
Nobody studies anyone's interviews, unless the player says something nuts.
Federer was cursing to the umpire on tv. That's enough to not be sportsman of your sport

itzhak
Mar 25th, 2010, 06:54 PM
it should have been:

Newcomer of 2009: Wickmayer

Most improved of 2009: Martinez Sanchez

Oudin won a prize because she is American. If she was Russian or French for sure she was not gonna win the prize.

Cp6uja
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:00 PM
Ranking is important, but should not be crucial for final decision.

Oudin not only improve to TOP50, but she is still youngest player into WTA TOP100! And which is way more impressive than her TOP50 rank at last two slams of 2009 (Wimbledon and US Open) she defeat 5 seeds including some really big WTA names like Sharapova, Jankovic, Dementieva and Petrova! Of course that she deserve "newcomer of the year" award for 2009!

Similar thing is with Wickmayer who reach USO SF right from nowhere. Stosur improvement is also impressive and unexpected, but she is WTA veteran (former #1 in doubles and solid TOP30 player in singles) and Lisicki in 2009 just continue her progress from 2008, nothing unexpected.

sweetpeas
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:00 PM
Lena's hair looks long when she's not on court


Elena wearing hair pieces just like ,Maria and the others do.

Lucemferre
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:00 PM
Nobody studies anyone's interviews, unless the player says something nuts.
Federer was cursing to the umpire on tv. That's enough to not be sportsman of your sport

No it wasn't. He still won.Fans opinions are very different from players who actually know each other. Obviously he has very good relationship with most players otwerwise he wouldn't have won it so many times.You hear how he congratulated Isner for his first title and things like that that seem very minor but it's those little things that makes a person a good sportsman not being a emotionless robot that makes fans think you are a saint.Everybody curses on the court sometimes but his problem was with the umpire. They don't vote though :lol: You don't know anything about him personally so I'll take player's judgement over a twitter stalker.

goldenlox
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:02 PM
.. I'll take player's judgement over a twitter stalker.You are such a fucking idiot. Players would not be on twitter if they didnt want anyone reading what they tweet.
Fucking dope.

Lucemferre
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:05 PM
Reported :)

Uranium
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:07 PM
it should have been:

Newcomer of 2009: Wickmayer

Most improved of 2009: Martinez Sanchez

Oudin won a prize because she is American. If she was Russian or French for sure she was not gonna win the prize.

So right. It had nothing to do with her jumping 120 ranking spots, making it into the top 45, making Wimbledon R16 beating JJ and making the USO QFs beating Dementieva and Sharapova. Fluke award for her clearly.

itzhak
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:17 PM
So right. It had nothing to do with her jumping 120 ranking spots, making it into the top 45, making Wimbledon R16 beating JJ and making the USO QFs beating Dementieva and Sharapova. Fluke award for her clearly.

I didn't said that she is not a good player, she is fantastic young player BUT there are just players that improve much better than her in 2009: MJMS jumped over 60 places to the top 30, won 2 single titles and became fantastic doubles player. Or Stosur that made it to the SF of the FO and she jump from outside to the top 50 and just look where is she now. Melanie had great year but they had better year and more deserved the award. so why she won it? it's the truth...

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:19 PM
Federer wins the award year after year because the other players are basically Ego King fanboys. His behaviour on and off court is not sportmanship award worthy

miffedmax
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:19 PM
Carling Bassett won it and she's not American. (You can see how often I give a shit about that award).

Uranium
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:21 PM
I didn't said that she is not a good player, she is fantastic young player BUT there are just players that improve much better than her in 2009: MJMS jumped over 60 places to the top 30, won 2 single titles and became fantastic doubles player. Or Stosur that made it to the SF of the FO and she jump from outside to the top 50 and just look where is she now. Melanie had great year but they had better year and more deserved the award. so why she won it? it's the truth...

Melanie won Newcomer, not Most Improved.

miffedmax
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:26 PM
Well Basset won Newcomer and she's still not American.

Dementieva won Most Improved, and she's not American either.

It's really not my fault the American blonde I root for SUCKS.

(Venus, while a member of LOB, is clearly not blonde, she just plays that way sometimes;) ).

itzhak
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:28 PM
Melanie won Newcomer, not Most Improved.

I Know but as I wrote, this Award should go for Wickmayer, not for Most improve.

Uranium
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:31 PM
I Know but as I wrote, this Award should go for Wickmayer, not for Most improve.

Then your whole last post was irrelevant since you were comparing Melanie to MJMS and Stosur and saying how they improved more than her, which was then pointless since she didn't even win that award. She was given Newcomer, so then shouldn't your argument have been that how they were more impressive than Yanina and not Melanie. So then Yanina was a better Newcomer. But you didn't, instead you say she won the award because she is American. But whatever, I don't want to argue over this.

Tennis Ball
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:44 PM
I think Kim doesn't deserve this award. She played only three tournaments. It should have been given to a girl who played all mandatory events and did more things for the tour.

it's not given, her peers voted the way they did. So go whining at your favs :p. It's also not about what a player did for the tour, but about sportsmanship during matches, trustworthyness, being nice etc. on and off the court. Like when Kim told the umpire the ball was IN, in her own disadvantage, when the linesman had called her opponent's ball OUT.

Congrats everyone with the award(s)! :worship: :worship: Especially Yanina! Well done girl! Lena's hair :)

Tennis Ball
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:48 PM
I Know but as I wrote, this Award should go for Wickmayer, not for Most improve.

Yanina is no newcomer, Melanie is.

Tennis Ball
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:56 PM
No it wasn't. He still won.Fans opinions are very different from players who actually know each other. Obviously he has very good relationship with most players otwerwise he wouldn't have won it so many times.You hear how he congratulated Isner for his first title and things like that that seem very minor but it's those little things that makes a person a good sportsman not being a emotionless robot that makes fans think you are a saint.Everybody curses on the court sometimes but his problem was with the umpire. They don't vote though :lol: You don't know anything about him personally so I'll take player's judgement over a twitter stalker.

PLAYERS vote for the award.

itzhak
Mar 25th, 2010, 08:00 PM
Yanina is no newcomer, Melanie is.

are you sure?

rucolo
Apr 1st, 2010, 12:52 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/39/fullj.c4df68c2532ed523e31f26e3c07fa0c1/c4df68c2532ed523e31f26e3c07fa0c1-getty-93197929mh100_sony_ericsson.jpg

Serena :yeah::worship:

Serena won the most important:
Player of the Year - SERENA WILLIAMS