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A-Bond
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:07 PM
I'm still not over that I'll probably never see Golovin and Vaidisova, my absolute top faves, on a Tennis Court again. This year has been terrible too. My faves Bondarenko, Szavay and Bacsinszky ALL out of Top 100, even Top 200, this just sucks BIG time. Was there anything similar for you and your faves in the past? This is just terrible. I think I'm done with WTA as soon as Daniela retires. Really the only one standing next to Pavly but Pavly doesn't even come close to the likes of Nicole, Tatiana, Alona etc.

Stamp Paid
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:33 PM
2006

Philbo
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:34 PM
I honestly mean no disrespect, but Vaidisova and especially the Bondarenko sisters are all players that Ive wondered why would anyone really care to follow them? What made you such a big fan of those two in particular?

To answer your question, 1994 was the year for me. Martina Navratilova retired from singles, Conchita beat her in the wimbledon final, MOnica was still sitting on the sidelines after being stabbed the year before and Steffi was pretty much the hollow number 1. That was my dark year in tennis.

Losing Streak
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:51 PM
Alona :sobbing:
Chaky :sobbing:
Fedossova :sobbing:

... and obviously, Nicole as well. :bigcry:

Voilà.

Gdsimmons
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:53 PM
The bleak year that was 2006. And a very close Runner up would be late 2010-mid 2011

Edith09
Nov 2nd, 2011, 04:53 PM
2008, I don´t know why, but I lost interest in WTA, I did not have any players to follow, I actually prefered ATP :confused:. But it passed and I´m into WTA again. BTW I loved 2011 (3 of my faves got slam title :bounce:)

Soliloque
Nov 2nd, 2011, 05:00 PM
As a Clijsters fan :

2002
2004
2006
2007
2008
2011

Juju Nostalgique
Nov 2nd, 2011, 05:05 PM
1993

Nuff said.

:sobbing:

hurricanejeanne
Nov 2nd, 2011, 05:48 PM
As a Lindsay fan, 2006 was the worst ever.

Linguae^
Nov 2nd, 2011, 06:29 PM
This one - 2011. Jelena and Ana were too bad. :sobbing:

Pump-it-UP
Nov 2nd, 2011, 06:32 PM
2006. Nicole and Tati were the only 2 people keeping my interest. :o And Mauresmo at Wimbledon.

The Dawntreader
Nov 2nd, 2011, 06:33 PM
2011 has been utterly awful.

Mynarco
Nov 2nd, 2011, 06:51 PM
As a Wingis fan - 2002 and 2007.
As a Jelena fan - 2011.

MarkNL
Nov 2nd, 2011, 06:54 PM
I had a pretty good year as a fan :D Well, not the first half of the year. I'm a big fan of Lisicki and Stosur, and Sam was playing badly during the first half. But she rebounded in the 2nd half and won the US Open :woohoo: And you guys know Sabine's story, hope she can pull through next year! :D

Mistress of Evil
Nov 2nd, 2011, 06:59 PM
2009/2010 the beginning of the DOOM :crying2:

Apoleb
Nov 2nd, 2011, 07:15 PM
1997.

Stonerpova
Nov 2nd, 2011, 07:32 PM
My two favorites are Sharapova and Ivanovic. I feel like I don't need to answer.

atominside
Nov 2nd, 2011, 07:40 PM
2010

$uricate
Nov 2nd, 2011, 07:46 PM
mid 2003-2004 wasn't really a great period when my two absolute faves at the time were Daniela and Jelena :lol:

miffedmax
Nov 2nd, 2011, 07:47 PM
2000. I was a happy, normal person. Okay, maybe not that happy or normal, since I was in the middle of a divorce and was a raving nasophile.

But tennis-wise, I was normal. I could watch tennis without it affecting my health, my drinking habits, feeling the need to post on message boards, look up pics and results on the Internet at all hours of the day, etc.

Then I saw this kind of goofy looking Russian kid with bangs...

10 years of misery and insanity. 10 fucking years of almosts and not quites. And I still adore the soul-crushing headcase. I will never recover from 2000.

the jamierbelyea
Nov 2nd, 2011, 08:12 PM
As a devoted Tanasugarn fan 2005 & 2007 were the most difficult years.

2005 was crazy, because after reaching #19 year before she was out of the top 100, and had to qualify for Wimbledon in 2006. I really do feel like her run to the 3R through qualifying at Wimby is what saved her from retiring then. She was 28 or so,and the idea of her retiring was a very real possibility.

2007 was also a down year, she again fought injuries, and really I thought she would retire, especially after going 1-4 at the slams with her only win over Dellacqua at the French.

Once she won a title again in 2008, I knew she would solider on to at least 2012. I'm scared for next year though.

edificio
Nov 2nd, 2011, 08:15 PM
2011 wasn't great because neither Venus nor Serena played much. However, that didn't stop me from watching tennis, so I guess there have been no "unfortunate" tennis years for me.

Oermi
Nov 2nd, 2011, 09:12 PM
2006 :sobbing:

Setsuna.
Nov 2nd, 2011, 09:16 PM
2011

Reptilia
Nov 2nd, 2011, 10:01 PM
2009 :( Checking Mariasharapova.com for updates 2 times a day for like 6 months :sobbing: And was the year the serving woes begun :o

Break My Rapture
Nov 2nd, 2011, 10:06 PM
2009 :( Checking Mariasharapova.com for updates 2 times a day for like 6 months :sobbing: And was the year the serving woes begun :o
Ugh I know what you mean. Every single day after coming back from school or during weekends right after waking up, hoping to see some positive news...when all you got were withdrawal updates. Absolute torture for a Pova fan.

Coincidentally, the doodle "I'm coming back in Warsaw!!" was released on the same day as my mother's birthday. :) I was over the moon.

Brad[le]y.
Nov 2nd, 2011, 10:10 PM
1997.

:hug:

Pops Maellard
Nov 2nd, 2011, 11:47 PM
This year!

Dementieva: Retired
Ana: Fails
Jelena: Epic Fails
Maria: Does well but disappoints in the important moments.
Venus: Autoimmune disease :sad:

And Caro topping the rankings for a whole year is always unfortunate.

Brad[le]y.
Nov 3rd, 2011, 12:43 AM
This year!

Dementieva: Retired
Ana: Fails
Jelena: Epic Fails
Maria: Does well but disappoints in the important moments.
Venus: Autoimmune disease :sad:

And Caro topping the rankings for a whole year is always unfortunate.Correction: Kim took her spot for one week :dance:

ExtremespeedX
Nov 3rd, 2011, 12:45 AM
2010 was epic fail.

Linguae^
Nov 3rd, 2011, 12:50 AM
Since the beginning of 2009, WTA is an epic fail to me. After all, Ana and Jelena started struggling so badly then.

ExtremespeedX
Nov 3rd, 2011, 12:53 AM
Since the beginning of 2009, WTA is an epic fail to me. After all, Ana and Jelena started struggling so badly then.

:rolleyes: Spoken like a true serb nationalist, not a real tennis fan :tape:

fedhingis67
Nov 3rd, 2011, 01:58 AM
2011... Both Clijsters and Serena out for most of the year was pure hell.

Brad[le]y.
Nov 3rd, 2011, 02:07 AM
2011... Both Clijsters and Serena out for most of the year was pure hell.:D

Roookie
Nov 3rd, 2011, 02:14 AM
Every year since 2008 :sobbing:

claypova
Nov 3rd, 2011, 02:28 AM
2008 onwards :tape:

Cajka
Nov 3rd, 2011, 02:39 AM
:rolleyes: Spoken like a true serb nationalist, not a real tennis fan :tape:

Great! I'm in that group too then. If what you said was a true, Linguae and I wouldn't even be bothered to follow WTA, we would've followed ATP, it's obviously a less painful choice for Serbian nationalists. Now it's suddenly wrong to support the players from your own country or what?! You're not a true tennis fan if you do that?! I love Ana and JJ, and if those two headcases didn't make me hate this sport, I guess I really love it.

You're doing great, ExtremespeedX, not even 100 posts, but you're showing a great potential, my crystal ball says that your chances to make a great result in that TWAT slam are bigger and bigger after every post you write.

MrSerenaWilliams
Nov 3rd, 2011, 02:46 AM
2006

The bleak year that was 2006. And a very close Runner up would be late 2010-mid 2011

These.

serenafann
Nov 3rd, 2011, 08:28 AM
2007 three straight losses to Henin,for Serena...in Grandslams! (Though Wimbledon shouldn't count as a legitimate victory since Serena was injured) Those losses were Just terrible at least in their next match-up in Miami Serena took her apart.

Shivank17
Nov 3rd, 2011, 08:57 AM
2009-2010 as a Masha fan.
And :topic: But 2011 as a Federer fan. :sobbing: Just one title. :crying2:
And 2010-2011 as Safina fan. :sobbing:

Yes,the last three years have SUCKED. :o

Ellen Dawson
Nov 3rd, 2011, 09:45 AM
Yes. 2004, when Elena Dementieva lost in both of her GS finals. :(

VishaalMaria
Nov 3rd, 2011, 10:56 AM
2006 and 2011.

tennisvideos
Nov 3rd, 2011, 12:52 PM
1993 when Monica Seles was stabbed.

And 1980 when Francoise Durr retired. My all time favourite player.

John.
Nov 3rd, 2011, 04:34 PM
1993 - Even though I wasn't a huge fan of Seles, that was the most unfortunate year for tennis EVER!!

gmak
Nov 3rd, 2011, 04:37 PM
2007 :o :(
most of my faves were either retired, injured or sucking big time

BuTtErFrEnA
Nov 3rd, 2011, 04:41 PM
2006

they didn't play tennis that year

Balltossovic
Nov 3rd, 2011, 05:19 PM
2008 was simultaneously the best and worst tennis year. First half was amazing as a fan of the Serbian girls. Ana with AO final, IW title, FO and numero uno. JJ with the AO Semi, IW Semi, FO Semi. All was well.

Until...

After that faitful Wimbly loss, things turned up side down. Ana losing her mind (well, her toss), JJ and Ana at odds (again. Though it was more JJ than Ana).
Alas came the fall of my fave. Ended the year on a high note by winning a title, but it was all down hill from there.

Oh, and the year Momo retired 09 or 2010:scratch: My all time fave, gone from the sport. It was rough. I'm just so happy I actually got to meet and speak with her before it was all over:sad:

Mistress of Evil
Nov 3rd, 2011, 05:43 PM
they didn't play tennis that year

nah, play begun in USO season and ended in the semis of YEC; there was some during IW-Miami, too :hearts:

Joelina
Nov 3rd, 2011, 05:50 PM
2009 :tape:

Tennisfan06
Nov 3rd, 2011, 06:06 PM
2009 2nd half :tape:

BuTtErFrEnA
Nov 3rd, 2011, 06:14 PM
nah, play begun in USO season and ended in the semis of YEC; there was some during IW-Miami, too :hearts:

uso was a mm that time...no one was paying attention after the 4th rd :ras:

Mistress of Evil
Nov 3rd, 2011, 06:29 PM
uso was a mm that time...no one was paying attention after the 4th rd :ras:

well, sorry that a certain someone's best effort resulted in serving just one bagel :hug:
Mashenka served two bagels to the hungry French girl and fed her very well, at least :awww:

PLP
Nov 3rd, 2011, 06:45 PM
:rolleyes: Spoken like a true serb nationalist, not a real tennis fan :tape:

Ouch...better get used to them.

2009 and 2010 were both pretty dire, but I have actually enjoyed quite a bit of 2011.

2002 completely broke my heart, I really thought Martina would be back soon though & I enjoyed 2003/2004/2005 for various reasons.
At the time I thought 2004 was a bit weak but in retrospect, lots of memorable matches.

2007 angered me, the Hingis debacle.

Not sure which was worse, 2002 or 2007.

BuTtErFrEnA
Nov 3rd, 2011, 07:34 PM
well, sorry that a certain someone's best effort resulted in serving just one bagel :hug:
Mashenka served two bagels to the hungry French girl and fed her very well, at least :awww:

didn't the rest of the tournament & year get rained out? :ras:

DragonFlame
Nov 3rd, 2011, 08:31 PM
2010... ElenaD gone and justine retired again after 6 months of tennis. :(

Though 2008 and 2009 were almost equally bad.
I liked glimpses of 2011, but that´s it.

Deneb
Nov 3rd, 2011, 09:06 PM
2009 Mauresmo retired & Srebotnik was injured for most of the year.

2011, however, was either very or rather good year for more than a few of my faves.:)

MB.
Nov 3rd, 2011, 10:58 PM
Since the beginning of 2009, WTA is an epic fail to me. After all, Ana and Jelena started struggling so badly then.

This. I had such high expectations, with Jeca taking the top ranking at 08, and Ana as the reigning FO champ--all fell to pieces. And now it's almost 2012 and they both suck even worse :help:

Brad[le]y.
Nov 4th, 2011, 12:30 AM
didn't the rest of the tournament & year get rained out? :ras:

don't worry..according to vikapower, Wimbledon isn't a real major; so Poova only has two slams :hug:

Apoleb
Nov 4th, 2011, 05:27 AM
:hug:

Thank you very much, but the 1999 more than made up for 1997. :oh:

A Magicman
Nov 4th, 2011, 06:55 AM
To answer your question, 1994 was the year for me. Martina Navratilova retired from singles, Conchita beat her in the wimbledon final, MOnica was still sitting on the sidelines after being stabbed the year before and Steffi was pretty much the hollow number 1. That was my dark year in tennis.

Helen Kelesi was forced to retire due to a brain tumor.

Brad[le]y.
Nov 4th, 2011, 06:56 AM
Thank you very much, but the 1999 more than made up for 1997. :oh:

and was 2002 like an extra bonus? :p

Six Feet Under
Nov 4th, 2011, 07:06 AM
As a Kleybanova/Dulgheru fan, 2011 is very sad to see.

Otlichno
Nov 4th, 2011, 07:15 AM
I started watching tennis in 2009 Australian Open.

Needless to say, every single year has been terrible. :bigcry:

Apoleb
Nov 4th, 2011, 07:49 AM
and was 2002 like an extra bonus? :p

No, by 2002 I was feeling :sad: for her.

Corswandt
Nov 4th, 2011, 04:00 PM
Probably 2010.

The way in which I follow tennis (thoroughly and obsessively) leads me to waste my time watching a lot of televised matches I know I won't enjoy, and in the late season of 2010, with the tennis world crushed under the jackboot of Princess Karolina's Reign of Terror, ES broadcasting the Vulture Swing in its full horror and then the Doha YEC trainwreck, I was growing increasingly bored and jaded.

In the last days of December, I realised that I simply wasn't looking forward to the new season. I was sick of the same old bridesmaids and hoggers that made up the ranks of the fraudulent "top" players of the time, and for faves I had nothing but a handful of fun midranked bashers who were unlikely to be on TV more than 2-3 times a year.

But then I woke up earlier than expected one Saturday morning. Dragged myself to my PC, noticed that the Brisbane final, featuring one of those fun midranked bashers, was about to start, launched a livestream, and the rest, as they say, is history.

The Kaz
Nov 4th, 2011, 04:08 PM
2008.

None of the faves were doing all that well and the Olympics was a complete flop :sad:

ElusiveChanteuse
Nov 4th, 2011, 04:10 PM
2005. Lindsay.:(

burn
Nov 4th, 2011, 04:20 PM
2011: Patty retired, Timea injured, Casanova disappeared :sad: