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Lin Lin
Oct 31st, 2011, 01:25 AM
:confused:

Mary Cherry.
Oct 31st, 2011, 01:29 AM
Lin Lin :worship:

Lin Lin
Oct 31st, 2011, 01:32 AM
Lin Lin :worship:

What makes you worship? :speakles:

mac47
Oct 31st, 2011, 01:36 AM
Petra, duh. Near as makes no difference as many ranking points as Woz. This question should be easy to answer: simply ask which of these players would other members of the top 10 least want to see in their quarter of a slam draw? To ask the question is to answer it. No one in the top 10 should be worried about playing Caro or Li. They should rather like their chances, as the YEC showed. But they should be very worried about playing Petra, because if she's on -- and all I mean by that is keeping her winners equal to her errors -- then she will beat your fave, and there won't be anything they can do about it.

Mary Cherry.
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:45 AM
What makes you worship? :speakles:

I love your polls :cheer:

danieln1
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:47 AM
The true #1 of 2011 :oh:

BikezAreForever!
Oct 31st, 2011, 04:52 AM
Just wondering whether there would be someone voting for Woz on this poll?? I think that would be sign of being delusional.

the jamierbelyea
Oct 31st, 2011, 05:29 AM
Petra, duh. Near as makes no difference as many ranking points as Woz. This question should be easy to answer: simply ask which of these players would other members of the top 10 least want to see in their quarter of a slam draw? To ask the question is to answer it. No one in the top 10 should be worried about playing Caro or Li. They should rather like their chances, as the YEC showed. But they should be very worried about playing Petra, because if she's on -- and all I mean by that is keeping her winners equal to her errors -- then she will beat your fave, and there won't be anything they can do about it.

I think for most top players, that is true. I can't imagine Li for example have an equal ratio and not winning the match.

I'm not saying I think Na is the player of the year, just saying that, using that statement as a reason is bunk, as it's going to be true for all aggressive players.

Pasta-Na
Oct 31st, 2011, 05:31 AM
itf one to caro's dance
wta one to bark bark

vevenyin
Oct 31st, 2011, 07:45 AM
Petra, no doubt

bobito
Oct 31st, 2011, 07:54 AM
In winning Wimbledon, Madrid and YEC, Kvitova joined Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis and Serena Williams as only the 5th player to win on grass, clay and hard court at tier 1 (PM or P5) level or higher in the same year. :worship:

bandabou
Oct 31st, 2011, 08:14 AM
In winning Wimbledon, Madrid and YEC, Kvitova joined Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis and Serena Williams as only the 5th player to win on grass, clay and hard court at tier 1 (PM or P5) level or higher in the same year. :worship:

:worship: Petra is the obvious choice..she made the leap this year.

Sombrerero loco
Oct 31st, 2011, 08:31 AM
caro :worship:

John.
Oct 31st, 2011, 11:12 AM
In winning Wimbledon, Madrid and YEC, Kvitova joined Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis and Serena Williams as only the 5th player to win on grass, clay and hard court at tier 1 (PM or P5) level or higher in the same year. :worship:


What an elite group she has joined :worship:

LUXXXAS
Oct 31st, 2011, 11:17 AM
there is no question!
Petra won 3 biggest titles, she was THE BEST! :rocker2:

eck
Oct 31st, 2011, 11:22 AM
KvittyGOAT.

Pops Maellard
Oct 31st, 2011, 11:28 AM
Petra obviously.

nate89
Oct 31st, 2011, 12:30 PM
No brainer: Petra
Not a massive fan of hers, but you can't argue she hasn't been impressive 2nd half of this year.

Mistress of Evil
Oct 31st, 2011, 12:46 PM
I hope the people voting for the other options were trying to be funny and play dumb for their sake! :awww: Coz Queen Petra is the one and only choice everyone should make! :bowdown:

QuietPlease
Oct 31st, 2011, 01:09 PM
I would rather have Petra's year. Impressive :worship:

Viennalover
Oct 31st, 2011, 01:16 PM
Petra、no doubt. :wavey:

She's still not perfect but has a blight future.

backhandsmash
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:04 PM
Voted for Petra. There really is no doubt she had the best year.

Javi.
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:40 PM
This poll is so useless after YEC.
No surprises, Petra leads 66-5-4-1 :oh:

Kworb
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:45 PM
Na Li defines 2011. Making two GS F, winning one, and then entering a much discussed and epic slump. The only interesting story of 2011.

Sammo
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:50 PM
Why is Li on the poll and not Stosur? :confused:

justineheninfan
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:57 PM
Why is Li on the poll and not Stosur? :confused:

Probably since Li has a slam final in addition to her slam title.
Clijsters and Stosur might as well have been included in the poll though I guess.

pwayne
Oct 31st, 2011, 03:02 PM
Until Kvitova won Istanbul, my vote would have been for Li.

miffedmax
Oct 31st, 2011, 03:12 PM
I think you're way underselling Petra. She had 6 total titles this year, respectable showings at the Aussie and the French. Really, aside from that dip in form after winning Wimbledon, Petra was consistently respectable across the season and the surfaces.

I am not one to measure a player solely by slams, (nor do I discount them) but the fact is the girl won small, medium and big titles and made the biggest move in the rankings. I'm not going to hate on Woz, but she was in a holding pattern. Na was too inconsistent. Vika made some baby steps, but isn't there yet. Stosur is in the same boat as Na. Serena and Kim are still forces to be reckoned with, but are time is catching up with them.

Petko made a nice move, but I think she's reached her peak and will be a darkhorse. Interestingly, I think Lady Aga's game is making progress again and starting to be something remotely as smart as his partisans have long claimed it is (with little justification). If she could buy a serve somewhere...

So for me, it's Petra. She wasn't quite consistent enough for me to call her the best player, but she certainly had the best year.

Lena's bangs.

Just Do It
Oct 31st, 2011, 04:33 PM
I know no one cares but I have to say I don't give a damn :tears:

Talula
Oct 31st, 2011, 06:23 PM
In winning Wimbledon, Madrid and YEC, Kvitova joined Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Martina Hingis and Serena Williams as only the 5th player to win on grass, clay and hard court at tier 1 (PM or P5) level or higher in the same year. :worship:

Wow!:worship:

stromatolite
Oct 31st, 2011, 07:01 PM
This is no longer a point of discussion, there is no way Petra is not winning this. She would have probably deserved it even if she'd crashed out in the RR stage in Istanbul, but she has saved the WTA considerable embarrassment by winning the title convincingly.

bobito
Oct 31st, 2011, 07:02 PM
Petra broke into the top 30 for the first time and won a slam in the same year. I'm not sure who was the last player to do this, or if anyone has, but I'm pretty sure it hasn't happened since the 1970s. Add Madrid, YEC and the possibility of leading her country to Fed Cup glory and that is one helluva breakthrough year.

SAISAI-GOAT
Oct 31st, 2011, 07:02 PM
it is surely Na ... the only player to reach 2 GS final in 2011 :worship:

Mynarco
Oct 31st, 2011, 07:05 PM
^Serena was 22nd at the beginning of 1999. Can't think of any.

killerqueen
Oct 31st, 2011, 07:24 PM
It's clearly Kvitova!

Meelis
Oct 31st, 2011, 07:52 PM
Petra broke into the top 30 for the first time and won a slam in the same year.

She had 7 weeks inside top 30 last year.

Still impressive though.

Excelscior
Oct 31st, 2011, 08:05 PM
I just read Bobito's stat/trivia on GS, Premier Mand and YEC in the same year on different surfaces.

Well, I don't know if you guys mentioned this yet, but to add to that, only Petra, Serena and Masha, have went to the YEC, and won it their first year.

Yes! Just those three.

Now other famous players (The Martina's, Tracy Austin, Jaeger, etc.), made the finals their first year. But only those three players actually won it their first year.

Only a total of 7 have even made the finals their first year.

Petra also went undefeated, as well.