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MrSerenaWilliams
May 17th, 2012, 02:41 PM
On Monday, by virtue of her and her sister's wins today, Serena Williams will be back in the Top 5 for the first time since February 2011.

When the July 3rd, 2011 rankings came out, she was 169th. Just 10 short months later, there are only 4 people ranked ahead of her.

Is this the fastest anyone's ever come from out of the Top 100 (Top 150 even) to the Top 5?

spartanfan
May 17th, 2012, 02:50 PM
Love it!

dsanders06
May 17th, 2012, 02:51 PM
Kim did it in less than 6 months in 2005 :wavey:

EDIT: And she probably did it in under a year again in 2009-10, though I can't remember exactly when she re-entered the top 5.

MrSerenaWilliams
May 17th, 2012, 03:00 PM
Kim did it in less than 6 months in 2005 :wavey:

EDIT: And she probably did it in under a year again in 2009-10, though I can't remember exactly when she re-entered the top 5.

Impressive.

She didn't re-renter the top 5 until Montreal in '10

Queenpova
May 17th, 2012, 03:05 PM
Hingis jumped from outside the top 1000 to the top 10

pov
May 17th, 2012, 03:16 PM
Kim did it in less than 6 months in 2005 :wavey:

EDIT: And she probably did it in under a year again in 2009-10, though I can't remember exactly when she re-entered the top 5.
In her 2009 return, Clijsters was originally unranked, her first ranking was #19. So that doesn't count.

And, as far as I can see, her lowest rank in 2004 - 2005 was 22. Do you have the dates for when she was out of the top 100?

pancake
May 17th, 2012, 03:21 PM
In her 2009 return, Clijsters was originally unranked, her first ranking was #19. So that doesn't count.

And, as far as I can see, her lowest rank in 2004 - 2005 was 22. Do you have the dates for when she was out of the top 100?

I guess you're not very familiar with the WTA official webpage.
Go to her profile and look for her 2005 activity, she was ranked 133 when she entered Indian Wells, and she famously won it and went on to win the Miami title as well.
And in fact, she played her first tournament of 2005 ranked 87.

ZAK
May 17th, 2012, 03:23 PM
In her 2009 return, Clijsters was originally unranked, her first ranking was #19. So that doesn't count.

And, as far as I can see, her lowest rank in 2004 - 2005 was 22. Do you have the dates for when she was out of the top 100?

I'm not sure that "doesn't count" as being unranked is outside the top 100

vozas
May 17th, 2012, 03:25 PM
Legend did it

Marcus1979
May 17th, 2012, 03:28 PM
In her 2009 return, Clijsters was originally unranked, her first ranking was #19. So that doesn't count.

And, as far as I can see, her lowest rank in 2004 - 2005 was 22. Do you have the dates for when she was out of the top 100?

she came into Indian Wells ranked 133, was ranked 38 coming into Miami, 17 coming into Warsaw which she held until Wimbledon when she reached #13, dropped back to #14 for stanford, jumped up to #10 for San Diego, and LA, reached #8 for Toronto, and was #4 by the US Open.

This period of tiume is March 9, 2005 - August 29, 2005

Gdsimmons
May 17th, 2012, 03:30 PM
And to think that the majority of the points came from CLAY!! Who would've thunk that a year ago?

sammy01
May 17th, 2012, 03:32 PM
so yet again kim has a stat that puts her up there with the all time greats. if only she hadn't bottled a few of those slams in her early career, cus titles won, YEC won and h2h's with other greats of her generation put her way above 4 slams.

pov
May 17th, 2012, 03:32 PM
I guess you're not very familiar with the WTA official webpage.
Go to her profile and look for her 2005 activity, she was ranked 133 when she entered Indian Wells, and she famously won it and went on to win the Miami title as well.
And in fact, she played her first tournament of 2005 ranked 87.
Thanks for sharing the info I didn't find. So yes . . she did rock the incredible rankings jump in 2005. :yeah: How did she drop from 20 - 87 in one month (Jan to Feb)? Was she injured?

John.
May 17th, 2012, 03:33 PM
Thanks for sharing the info I didn't find. So yes . . she did rock the incredible rankings jump in 2005. :yeah: How did she drop from 20 - 87 in one month (Jan to Feb)? Was she injured?

She missed the AO 2005 due to injury, and she was defending runner up points from 2004. She also didn't play until Antwerp in 2005 and didn't defend her Paris title from 04

Marcus1979
May 17th, 2012, 03:39 PM
Thanks for sharing the info I didn't find. So yes . . she did rock the incredible rankings jump in 2005. :yeah: How did she drop from 20 - 87 in one month (Jan to Feb)? Was she injured?

Australian Open 2004 finalist pts came off

she withdrew from Hasselt/Filderstadt/Moscow/Zurich with a aggravated left wrist injury in 2004

looks like that injury kept her off the circuit until ANtwerp 2005.

Rolling-Thunder
May 17th, 2012, 04:06 PM
This is a good thread. Plus you can determine the fastest rises with the fewest tournaments.

MrSerenaWilliams
May 17th, 2012, 04:50 PM
This is a good thread. Plus you can determine the fastest rises with the fewest tournaments.

Serena played: Stanford, Toronto, Cincinnati, US Open, Brisbane, Australian Open, Miami, Charleston, Madrid, Roma. 40-3 W/L :eek:


I dunno about Kim.

pov
May 17th, 2012, 05:28 PM
She missed the AO 2005 due to injury, and she was defending runner up points from 2004. She also didn't play until Antwerp in 2005 and didn't defend her Paris title from 04

Thanks for the info. But still to drop 67 places in one month??!!! :eek: Maybe there could also be a thread for steepest drop/off (# places/time period);)

MrSerenaWilliams
May 17th, 2012, 06:55 PM
Thanks for the info. But still to drop 67 places in one month??!!! :eek: Maybe there could also be a thread for steepest drop/off (# places/time period);)

After Wimbledon, Serena dropped #100 places in 2 weeks. :cool:

donellcarey
May 17th, 2012, 07:12 PM
Kim's record is impressive, but she did it in a consecutive season, yet in Sarin's case she has 4 months of off-season (well, for her since she didn't play any tournaments at all after US Open) counts and then from Australian to Miami, there's another 2 months. So technically she did it in 4 months. But, well, I'm just saying :lol:

Uranus
May 17th, 2012, 07:19 PM
Kim IW - Luxembourg 2005 went 58-5, one of those losses being a retirement

Uranus
May 17th, 2012, 07:21 PM
Kim's record is impressive, but she did it in a consecutive season, yet in Sarin's case she has 4 months of off-season (well, for her since she didn't play any tournaments at all after US Open) counts and then from Australian to Miami, there's another 2 months. So technically she did it in 4 months. But, well, I'm just saying :lol:
LOL okay so Kim did not play for most of April, May and July so technically that's a little over 3 months :lol:

pov
May 17th, 2012, 08:20 PM
After Wimbledon, Serena dropped #100 places in 2 weeks. :cool:
Sorry you're wrong! It was 150 places. :lol: So . . as for my comment about Clijsters drop - :facepalm:

fede33
May 17th, 2012, 09:17 PM
Martina :hearts::hearts::sad: