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Tennisace
May 10th, 2003, 11:45 PM
My definition of a big title is who you beat in order to get to the championships. The easiest way to do this is to look at how many points (round and quality points) the champion earned at each tournament and comparing them to other tournament winners.

I have left the point totals from 2003 and 2004 so we can compare the tournament winners from 2005.

2005 Season
Grand Slams
1208 Australian Open (S Williams)
1120 Wimbledon (V Williams)
1084 French Open (Henin-Hardenne)
1022 US Open (Clijsters)

Tier I Tournaments
611 Miami (Clijsters)
527 Indian Wells (Clijsters)
514# Charleston (Henin-Hardenne)
471# Berlin (Henin-Hardenne)
458* Tokyo (Sharapova)
424* Zurich (Davenport)
419# Rome (Mauresmo)
410# Toronto (Clijsters)
405# San Diego (Pierce)
396* Moscow (Pierce)

# Charleston, Berlin, Rome, Toronto, San Diego are 56 player events.
* Tokyo, Zurich, Moscow are 28 player events.

WTA Championships
719 Los Angeles (Mauresmo)

Tier II Tournaments
356 Filderstadt (Davenport)
331 Antwerp (Mauresmo)
324 Beijing (Kirilenko)
309 New Haven (Davenport)
306 Paris (Safina)
304* Amelia Island (Davenport)
303* Los Angeles (Clijsters)
299 Warsaw (Henin-Hardenne)
294 Eastbourne (Clijsters)
291 Luxembourg (Clijsters)
286 Stanford (Clijsters)
283 Doha (Sharapova)
280 Philadelphia (Mauresmo)
268 Sydney (Molik)
268 Dubai (Davenport)
256 Linz (Petrova)

* Amelia Island, Los Angeles are 56 player events.

Tier III Tournaments
198 Hasselt (Clijsters)
194 Bangkok (Vaidisova)
194 Strasbourg (Medina Garrigues)
184* Birmingham (Sharapova)
182# Bali (Davenport)
176 Tokyo (Vaidisova)
168 Quebec (Frazier)
155 Goldcoast (Schnyder)
152 s-Hertogenbosch (Koukalova)
148 Guangzhou (Yan)
147 Memphis (Zvonareva)
144 Istanbul (V Williams)
142 Cincinnati (Schnyder)
140 Acapulco (Pennetta)
134 Bogota (Pennetta)
132 Kolkata (Myskina)

* Birmingham is a 56 player event.
# Bali is a higher Tier III event.

Tier IV Tournaments
161 Stockholm (Srebotnik)
150 Seoul (Vaidisova)
138.5 Estoril (Safarova)
128* Hobart (Zheng)
127 Auckland (Srebotnik)
124 Modena (Smashnova)
123 Portoroz (Koukalova)
121 Palermo (Medina Garrigues)
119# Pattaya City (Martinez)
117 Rabat (Llagostera Vives)
117 Hyderabad (Mirza)
116$ Forest Hills (Safarova)
115 Prague (Safina)
112 Budapest (Smashnova)
112 Tashkent (Krajicek)
108.5* Canberra (Ivanovic)

* Hobart and Canberra are $110,000 events.
# Pattaya City is a $170,000 event.
$ Forest Hills is a 16 player draw.

2004 Season
Grand Slams
1086 French Open (Myskina)
1022 Wimbledon (Sharapova)
1016 United States Open (Kuznetsova)
0958 Australian Open (Henin-Hardenne)

WTA Championships
684 Los Angeles (Sharapova)

Olympics
435 Olympics (Henin-Hardenne)

Tier I Tournaments
477 Indian Wells (Henin-Hardenne)
476# Moscow (Myskina)
471# Zurich (Molik)
461* San Diego (Davenport)
451* Rome (Mauresmo)
428 Miami (S Williams)
401* Montreal (Mauresmo)
394* Berlin (Mauresmo)
374* Charleston (V Williams)
363# Tokyo (Davenport)

* Toronto, San Diego, Rome, Berlin, Charleston are 56 player events.
# Moscow, Zurich, Tokyo are 28 player events.

Tier II Tournaments
413 Filderstadt (Davenport)
353* Amelia Island (Davenport)
328 Sydney (Henin-Hardenne)
325* Los Angeles (Davenport)
323 Beijing (S Williams)
311 Warsaw (V Williams)
283 Philadelphia (Mauresmo)
282 Doha (Myskina)
273 New Haven (Bovina)
272 Linz (Mauresmo)
258 Eastbourne (Kuznetsova)
253 Antwerp (Clijsters)
251 Stanford (Davenport)
250 Dubai (Henin-Hardenne)
248 Paris (Clijsters)

* Amelia Island, Los Angeles are 56 player events.

Tier III Tournaments
243 Strasbourg (Schaul)
199# Luxembourg (Molik)
194# Bali (Kuznetsova)
182 Goldcoast (Sugiyama)
175 Cincinnati (Davenport)
174 Memphis (Zvonareva)
172* Birmingham (Sharapova)
163# Sopot (Pennetta)
165.25 Guangzhou (Li)
163 Hasselt (Dementieva)
161.25 Acapulco (Benesova)
154 Vienna (Smashnova)
144 's-Hertogenbosch (Pierce)
138 Bogota (Zuluaga)
137 Tokyo (Sharapova)
135 Quebec (Sucha)

*Birmingham is a 56 player field.
# Luxembourg, Bali, Sopot are higher Tier III events.

Tier IV Tournaments
156 Auckland (Daniilidou)
136 Stockholm (Molik)
127 Tashkent (Vaidisova)
123 Estoril (Loit)
116 Hyderabad (Pratt)
112 Seoul (Sharapova)

Tier V Tournaments
123 Canberra (Suarez)
114 Hobart (Frazier)
109.5 Vancouver (Vaidisova)
108 Palermo (Medina Garrigues)
106 Budapest (Jankovic)
101 Casablanca (Loit)
100* Forest Hills (Likhovtseva)

* Forest Hills is a 16 player draw

2003 Season
Grand Slams
1156 French Open (Henin-Hardenne)
1110 Wimbledon (S Williams)
1074 United States Open (Henin-Hardenne)
1048 Australian Open (S Williams)

WTA Championships
707 Los Angeles (Clijsters)

Tier I Tournaments
493 Miami (S Williams)
450 Indian Wells (Clijsters)
440* Berlin (Henin-Hardenne)
420* Charleston (Henin-Hardenne)
403# Zurich (Henin-Hardenne)
402* Roma (Clijsters)
401* Toronto (Henin-Hardenne)
379# Moscow (Myskina)
363# Tokyo (Davenport)

*Berlin, Charleston, Roma, Toronto are 56 player fields.
#Zurich, Moscow, Tokyo are 32 player fields.

Tier II Tournaments
420 Leipzig (Myskina)
391$ San Diego (Henin-Hardenne)
386* Amelia Island (Dementieva)
383 Filderstadt (Clijsters)
358 Scottsdale (Sugiyama)
354 Warsaw (Mauresmo)
350 Sydney (Clijsters)
339 New Haven (Capriati)
327 Antwerp (V Williams)
324 Dubai (Henin-Hardenne)
315 Linz (Sugiyama)
298* Los Angeles (Clijsters)
296 Philadelphia (Mauresmo)
291 Shanghai (Dementieva)
291 Eastbourne (Rubin)
284 Paris (S Williams)
264 Stanford (Clijsters)

*Amelia Island, Los Angeles are 48 player fields.
$ San Diego is a higher Tier II with a 48 player field.

Tier III Tournaments
213^Bali (Dementieva)
212^Luxembourg (Clijsters)
208 's-Hertogenbosch (Clijsters)
188^ Sopot (Pistolesi)
183 Strasbourg (Farina Elia)
175 Vienna (Suarez)
172* Birmingham (Maleeva)
165 Goldcoast (Dechy)
153 Memphis (Raymond)
152 Doha (Myskina)
150 Madrid (Rubin)
148 Acapulco (Coetzer)
143 Bogota (Zuluaga)
140 Quebec City (Sharapova)
138 Tokyo (Sharapova)
131 Bol (Zvonareva)

*Birmingham is a 56 player field
^Bali, Luxembourg, Sopot are high Tier III events.

Tier IV Tournaments
161 Sarasota (Myskina)
134 Auckland (Daniilidou)
117 Helsinki (Pistolesi)
117 Tashkent (Ruano Pascual)
115 Estoril (Serna)
114 Hyderabad (Tanasugarn)

Tier V Tournaments
127 Hobart (Molik)
121 Palermo (Safina)
116 Canberra (Shaughnessy)
113 Pattaya (Nagyova)
102 Budapest (Serna)
096 Casablanca (Grande)

o0O0o
May 10th, 2003, 11:49 PM
IMO there are 7 events that matter most:

Australia
Indian Wells
Miami
Rolland Garros
Wimbledon
US Open
Tour Championships

Any other tournament isn't even CLOSE to this status. So far we have:

Australia: Serena
Indian Wells: Clijsters
Miami: Serena

And we will have:

RG: Clijsters
Wimbledon: Serena
US Open: Capriati
Tour Championships: Clijsters

;)

King Lindsay
May 10th, 2003, 11:52 PM
IMO there are 7 events that matter most:

Australia
Indian Wells
Miami
Rolland Garros
Wimbledon
US Open
Tour Championships

Any other tournament isn't even CLOSE to this status. So far we have:

Australia: Serena
Indian Wells: Clijsters
Miami: Serena

And we will have:

RG: Clijsters
Wimbledon: Serena
US Open: Capriati
Tour Championships: Clijsters

;)

where's Lothlorien, if you don't mind me asking?

Jennifer is going to win the USO? Good God, I hope not....

o0O0o
May 10th, 2003, 11:53 PM
Oh God, haven't changed that in a year. It's an elf-city in The Lord of the Rings. As soon as something clever strikes me I'm changing it.

And Jennifer needs my pity vote. ;)

Tennisace
May 11th, 2003, 12:02 AM
Hmmm, I understand that some tournaments are obviously bigger than others but I was interested (read bored at the time) and I thought it would be interesting to see how all the tournaments stack up against each other points wise.

I added Grand Slams, Tier III to V tournaments as well.

King Lindsay
May 11th, 2003, 12:16 AM
Oh yeah, the elf city. I hate that one guy with the weird eyebrows.

xcrtbckhnd
May 11th, 2003, 12:17 AM
I love these recap posts!!!

Serena is just so amazing. Even if she isn't my favorite, I can't help but appreciate how amazing she is. She is ruling the tour so far this year judging by this list. And this list really tells the story of which players have shined the most so far this year. The story is even more interesting when you think about the players in the finals of these same tournis. Semifinalists also show you how the rankings make sense. I would love to see all of the tournis compiled in one list with winner, finalist and semifinalists. I'm far too lazy to do it, but I'm also bored right now, so maybe I'll start working on it.... I love seeing some of the Tier 3-5 winners on this list especially. Ai and Elena really stand out for me in the Tier 2 category!!! Those were great match for them!!! I think I still have them on tape somewhere...Maybe I'll go watch them win those big titles again! ;)

auntie janie
May 11th, 2003, 12:27 AM
I love this breakdown! It is interesting to find that Myskina's Tier 4 victory in Sarasota was actually more significant in terms of points than all but one of the Tier 3 victories. Elena Dementieva's amazing win stands out, and the weakness of the field in Tokyo which we all complain of is exposed! :)

This is a great way to look at the year with its various champions, and I hope you will prepare more charts like this again in coming months, Tennisace. Thanks, & here's some rep point for your effort. :)

Joseosu19
May 11th, 2003, 01:23 AM
Interesting Read! Sarasota was worth more than most of the Tier 3's, and :eek: at Amelia Island!

:wavey: Tennisace, how have you been?

CJ07
May 11th, 2003, 01:50 AM
The Italian Open is more prestigous than Indian Wells, Indain Wells is just bigger

Jordan.
May 11th, 2003, 01:55 AM
Vera, so amazing!!!

kournikovafan13
May 11th, 2003, 02:08 AM
Vera, so amazing!!!

Yes, it's amazing for Vera to have the fifth biggest Tier III of 2003, considering THERE'S ONLY BEEN FIVE TIER III'S !!! :rolleyes:

And MSN is being shitty to me :sad:

Jordan.
May 11th, 2003, 02:25 AM
6-1 6-2 :bounce:

kournikovafan13
May 11th, 2003, 02:33 AM
Eh ? What are you talking about ?

Oh, lol, that match...Well. I'd rather have 4 titles, a higher ranking in both the regular and race rankings, a GS quarter-final, and several wins over top 10 players, than one Tier III title and no wins over anybody ranked higher than 10. :)

Btw tennisace, cool thread

Jordan.
May 11th, 2003, 02:34 AM
:)

kournikovafan13
May 11th, 2003, 02:35 AM
Yeah, I thought that would shut you up :wavey:

Jordan.
May 11th, 2003, 02:37 AM
lol, maybe I dont feel like arguing tonight ;) , try tomorrow :wavey:

kournikovafan13
May 11th, 2003, 02:41 AM
Almost a good excuse. Almost.

Tennisace
May 12th, 2003, 02:27 AM
Berlin added :D

Rtael
May 12th, 2003, 02:37 AM
Justine! =D

Leena
May 12th, 2003, 02:41 AM
Yes, it's amazing for Vera to have the fifth biggest Tier III of 2003, considering THERE'S ONLY BEEN FIVE TIER III'S !!! :rolleyes:

And MSN is being shitty to me :sad:
Hey now... she beat Conchita Martinez Granados in the final, I think she got past the 1st round of a major once.

ys
May 12th, 2003, 02:46 AM
IMO there are 7 events that matter most:

Australia
Indian Wells
Miami
Rolland Garros
Wimbledon
US Open
Tour Championships

6. Indian Wells has no business being in this company. Before Williamses took over WTA, there were events that consistently had stronger field than IW, like Acura or Zurich or Filderstadt. Now, because Williamses , bing #1 and #2 ignore European fall tour, Zurich and Filderstadt are not that strong, but they ignore IW too.

AKTW
May 12th, 2003, 09:03 AM
:eek: Elena's great win at Amelia Island. :D :worship: Fantastic!

Mercury Rising
May 12th, 2003, 09:19 AM
Thanx for this great thread Tennisace :D

Justine :bounce:

Grafiati
May 12th, 2003, 09:20 AM
I would agree that Indian Wells is not "RIGHT UP THERE" with the rest of the big events... in fact draws like the ones consistently seen at San Diego and Rome (look at this week's draw, yikes) totally outdo IW.
But let's hope the players can keep up their health to keep good draws going, otherwise matchups won't happen and the Tour suffers.

Cybelle Darkholme
May 15th, 2003, 01:47 AM
Actually there are only 4 Big Events. The Slams. The Slams define your career. You dont hear people talking about steffis 23 IW titles or Miami Titles or Championship titles... do you?

The big four matter the rest doesnt even come close.

aus: serena
french: Venus I hope then serena then kim but it will be justine
wimbledon: Venus
Usopen: Venus I hope but it will be Serena pissed after losing wimbledon

1jackson2001
May 15th, 2003, 03:46 AM
Interesting in your list, 5 O's, that Serena won 2 out of the 3 big tournies so far this year...and the one she didn't play Clijsters won. Wonder what would have been the results if Serena had played IW...;)

Tennisace
May 19th, 2003, 01:31 AM
Kim Clijsters, the Telecom Italia Masters Champion, has been added :D

Tennisace
May 26th, 2003, 08:21 PM
Silvia Farina Elia's third win in Strasbourg, takes her to the top of the Tier III list! :D

Chanda Rubin's Madrid win also added :)

Tennisace
Jun 8th, 2003, 05:48 AM
A whooping 1156 from beating the World No. 1 and World No. 2, Justine Henin-Hardenne the 2003 Roland Garros Champion, is added to the GS list :D

Trish101
Jun 8th, 2003, 06:11 AM
mmmm this is how IT WILL BE

Aussi open:S.Williams
French Open:Justine Henin
Wimbly:Serena.Williams
US Open:Jennifer Capriati (you just wait shell win it)

****IMPORTANT*** UMMM WHAT ABOUT THE CANADIAN OPEN???????? LAST TIME i cheked it was a tier one event with 1.85 million in prize money...this year the ourse is 2.35 million...thats alot of ...dough so id put this Tournement on at #3 or 4 of Tier ones behind Miami, Wta champs... and Indian wells

Rtael
Jun 8th, 2003, 06:16 AM
Justine! Win another GS this year!

Trish101
Jun 8th, 2003, 06:31 AM
Rteal...did you HAVE to say that??? come on that was lame....please post something more interesting...i mean yeah we all hope she wins another one (well LOL not EVERYONE LOL) but COME ON! we dont need you shoving that already knows fact down our throats! we know you like Justine ok? ok!

MartinaI
Jun 8th, 2003, 08:00 AM
Well it looks like Justine is the player of the year so far now, one Grand Slam, two Tier Is and a Tier II. Brilliant!

Martian KC
Jun 8th, 2003, 05:01 PM
WOW, 1156 points for Roland Garros.

Tennisace
Jun 16th, 2003, 07:02 AM
Suarez and Maleeva place second and third on the Tier III list by winning Vienna and Birmingham respectively.

Rtael
Jun 16th, 2003, 07:13 AM
Go Maleeva! Kiss me where the sun don't shine Trish! On second though....maybe not...

seldom83
Jun 16th, 2003, 07:49 AM
henin is gonna win the rest!!

Rtael
Jun 16th, 2003, 07:50 AM
I think Henin may soon pass Kim in quality points...she's only about 20 behind right now....

seldom83
Jun 16th, 2003, 07:58 AM
yeh for sure she is

Trish101
Jun 16th, 2003, 08:48 AM
kiss you? YOU! HA YOU WISH!...just like conchita...fucking perv!

rikvanlooy
Jun 16th, 2003, 10:13 AM
The winner of Rosmalen will be at the top of the list of the TIII-tournaments, because the number 2,3 and 6 of the ranking participate in Holland.

Tennisace
Jun 22nd, 2003, 01:16 AM
Kim Clijsters' Ordina Open takes over as the top Tier III win.

Rubin's second title of the year, Eastbourne also added.

Tennisace
Jul 5th, 2003, 08:13 PM
Serena's second Wimbledon crown has been added to the list. Next week Palermo will be added to the Tier V list :D

Tennisace
Jul 13th, 2003, 09:39 PM
Dinara Safina's first win of 2003, places her second amongst the Tier V champions :D

Brαm
Jul 14th, 2003, 09:50 AM
Venus has only won 1 title this year, a Tier II... And people call her "the real no.2" :confused:

DA FOREHAND
Jul 14th, 2003, 01:24 PM
Yep because she's beaten the so called #2 and 3 players this year, both in GRAND SLAMS!

justine player of the year? GET REAL, so far she's proven to be a one surface wonder.

rikvanlooy
Jul 14th, 2003, 02:05 PM
Yep because she's beaten the so called #2 and 3 players this year, both in GRAND SLAMS!

justine player of the year? GET REAL, so far she's proven to be a one surface wonder.

Grass + clay = 1 = 1 + 1 = 1 ???????

Brαm
Jul 14th, 2003, 03:43 PM
Yep because she's beaten the so called #2 and 3 players this year, both in GRAND SLAMS!

justine player of the year? GET REAL, so far she's proven to be a one surface wonder.
Kim is holding 7 titles for her ranking (Year-End Championships, 2 Tier I, 2 Tier II & 2 Tier III).
Justine is holding a Slam, 2 Tier II and 2 Tier II!

Venus is holding how many titles? How many slams or Tier I?

Tennisace
Jul 28th, 2003, 06:58 AM
Clijsters' tour leading 5th title at Stanford, places last on the Tier II list. It really hurt that the Stanford field was weak. Jenn, the No. 3 seed was ranked No. 7 this week.

broncosven
Jul 28th, 2003, 10:31 AM
althoug this sounds stupid

Alicia Molik who won Hobart (Tier V)
did it as a wildcard beat 3 of the top 4 seeds and saved 4 match points against Vera Zonerava

She went up in the ranking over 50 places from #96

for me that was one of the great tournaments wins of the year

Tennisace
Aug 4th, 2003, 02:52 AM
Henin-Hardenne's comeback win at San Diego, puts her over the roof, as she takes over the top spot in the Tier II category.

Pistolesi's 7th career title places her on the list for the first time this year.

Tennisace
Aug 11th, 2003, 04:23 PM
Clijsters' 6th tour leading title added :D

Pistolesi's second straight title also added :D

azza
Aug 11th, 2003, 04:27 PM
Molik :worship: is number 1 in pts in Tier V :worship:

Tennisace
Aug 12th, 2003, 07:06 AM
Just realized there are no more Tier IV events left on the calendar. Myskina's win in Sarasota tops out as the biggest Tier IV title :D

Tennisace
Aug 18th, 2003, 03:11 AM
Henin's win in Toronto puts her for a third time in the Tier I titles list :D

Tennisace
Aug 25th, 2003, 05:17 AM
Jennifer Capriati's win in New Haven places her on the list for the first time this year :D

ns_Henin
Sep 4th, 2003, 03:57 PM
Great Job, Tennisace :D :worship: :kiss:
Good Luck Justine :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
1 GS, 3 tier I and 2 tier II :eek:
Amazing year for Justine and her fans :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

ns_Henin
Sep 7th, 2003, 07:58 AM
And Justine won her 2nd Slams this year :woohoo:
She gets 1074 points and 424 Quality Points ;)
Congratulations Justine & Fans!!!!!

Tennisace
Sep 7th, 2003, 08:05 AM
Henin-Hardenne outshines Clijsters once again, taking her 2nd Grand Slam title of the year and now leads the tour with 7 titles.

Martian KC
Sep 7th, 2003, 05:14 PM
What a lovely thread!:hearts:

Tennisace
Sep 15th, 2003, 04:37 AM
Dementieva's second title of the year, vaults her to the top of the Tier III list :D

Tennisace
Sep 22nd, 2003, 09:22 PM
Dementieva's second Tier II title as expected due to the field ranks near the bottom of the list.

Tennisace
Sep 29th, 2003, 07:54 PM
Myskina :eek: I had to take a double take when I saw how many points Myskina earned for Leipzig. Anastasia blows everyone out of the Tier II water for her win in Leipzig with 420 points!

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 29th, 2003, 08:37 PM
Nastya and Alyona :D

hopefully we get a tier 1 for one of our girls this week

Tennisace
Oct 6th, 2003, 05:49 PM
Myskina makes it two for two, winning her first Tier I title :D

Daniel
Oct 6th, 2003, 05:55 PM
well done Nastya :worship:

Hurley
Oct 6th, 2003, 06:40 PM
Care to add Sharapova or not? ;)

Tennisace
Oct 6th, 2003, 08:05 PM
Care to add Sharapova or not? ;)

I wonder why I forgot about that? ;) She's hardly important though...what's sad though is she earned more points than Vera's Bol win :o

Tennisace
Oct 13th, 2003, 08:15 AM
Clijsters cashes in big at the Tier II Filderstadt event with 383 points.

Congrats to Ruano Pascual who earns her first tour victory of the season at Tashkent! :D

Tennisace
Oct 19th, 2003, 10:26 PM
Justine Henin-Hardenne becomes the only tennis player this season to win a Tier I on each of the surfaces (hard, clay, indoor)...not to mention the No. 1 ranking! :D

Tennisace
Oct 27th, 2003, 12:24 AM
Soon: The addition of Clijster's latest win and Sugiyama's second Tier II triumph! :D :bounce:

Andrew.
Oct 27th, 2003, 12:27 AM
Sarasota should be a freaking Tier III. What a field for a Tier IV. :rolleyes:

Tennisace
Oct 27th, 2003, 04:45 AM
Clijster's second Tier III title of the year puts her in second place for the Tier III category, one point behind Elena Dementieva's Shanghai win.

Ai racks up another big Tier II win with Linz :D

Tennisace
Nov 4th, 2003, 06:30 AM
Mauresmo and Sharapova earn their second titles of the season, Tier II and Tier III respectively! :D

Lady
Nov 4th, 2003, 09:52 AM
Justine Henin-Hardenne becomes the only tennis player this season to win a Tier I on each of the surfaces (hard, clay, indoor)...not to mention the No. 1 ranking! :D

:woohoo:

Tennisace
Nov 11th, 2003, 03:31 AM
Big congrats to Henrienta Nagyova who looks like she's playing the tennis that made her a fixture in the top 50! :D

Update with Kim's win soon :D and a highlight of the biggest titles of the season! :D

Tennisace
Nov 11th, 2003, 06:31 PM
Biggest Titles of 2003

Grand Slam: Justine Henin-Hardenne's French Open crown

WTA Champs: Kim Clijster's LA win

Tier I: Serena Williams takes the biggest Tier I title, while Justine Henin-Hardenne takes both the biggest Tier I titles for a 56 and 32 draw event.

Tier II: Anastasia Myskina earns the biggest Tier II title with Leipzig. Elena Dementieva wins the biggest Tier II event with a 48 player field.

Tier III: Elena Dementieva won the biggest Tier III title. Kim Clijsters earns the biggest non-225K Tier III event.

Tier IV: Anastasia Myskina does it once again by winning the largest Tier IV event at Sarasota.

Tier V: Alicia Molik's Hobart win from early in the season holds up as the biggest Tier V event.

Tennisace
Nov 11th, 2003, 06:35 PM
Its easy to see why Justine ends the year No. 1. She won the "biggest" events on the Grand Slam level, and 2 of the 3 Tier I categories.

Interesting to note: both Myskina and Dementieva earn the distinction of winning two big titles according to Tier level, the same number as Kim Clijsters.

Tennisace
Jan 12th, 2004, 02:56 AM
Ai Sugiyama's Goldcoast win was worth more than Dechy's win last year. Ai looks to be picking up where she left off at the end of the year. Hopefully, she can continue her success throughout the year :D

Eleni Daniilidou's repeat performace in Auckland was quite impressive, earning more points than she did last year. :)

Tennisace
Jan 19th, 2004, 06:23 AM
All three of this week's winners: Sydney (Henin-Hardenne), Hobart (Frazier), and Canberra (Suarez) earned less points than last year's winners.

But its not like they're fretting, they all won their first titles of the season :D

Tennisace
Feb 8th, 2004, 01:04 AM
Henin-Hardenne's win in Australia earned her a paltry 958. Well at leas the hardware is big ;) oh and the prestige ;)

Andy T
Feb 8th, 2004, 07:45 AM
Henin-Hardenne's win in Australia earned her a paltry 958. Well at leas the hardware is big ;) oh and the prestige ;)

She's have broken the 1000 points had Mauresmo not been forced to scratch for her qf and made it to the semis (assuming Henin would have beaten her).

This listing is a great idea - it's too bad that it can't be extended back in time to get comparative stats from earlier decades.

Lady
Feb 8th, 2004, 01:09 PM
I wasn't sure if I would like this topic as much as in 2003, but til now I'm loving it! :drool:

Tennisace
Feb 8th, 2004, 10:22 PM
How odd is that? Lindsay wins Tokyo for the second straight year and earns the same exact total of points! :)

Martian KC
Feb 9th, 2004, 02:52 PM
Very lovely thread.:)

Allez-H
Feb 9th, 2004, 03:14 PM
Wel,it's seems that Justine is still dominating

Tennisace
Feb 16th, 2004, 07:51 PM
The weak draw in Paris is definitely apparent in the low point total for Clijster's win. It makes one wonder whether or not Paris is either 1) worthy enough to hold a Tier II event or 2) that the timing of this event is totally wrong.

But anyways, congrats to Clijsters on her first win of the season! :D

Tennisace
Feb 23rd, 2004, 05:15 AM
Congrats to Clijsters' second win of the season, and kudos to Zvonareva and Pratt for scoring their first of the season :D

Daniel
Feb 24th, 2004, 10:51 AM
Thanks Brian!! :)

Tennisace
Mar 1st, 2004, 02:17 AM
A week of title defenses as Justine Henin-Hardenne makes it two in a row in Dubai and Fabiola Zuluaga rules over Bogota for her third in a row. Well done! :D

Tennisace
Mar 8th, 2004, 07:12 AM
Big congrats to Iveta Benesova for winning 8 straight matches and becoming the first qualifer since Kuznetsova in Helsinki 2002 to win the title as a qualifier!

Well done to Anastasia Myskina, who defends her Doha title this time as a Tier II! :)

-Sonic-
Mar 9th, 2004, 12:09 AM
The tier 2's are so much weaker on average this year... but thats for a number of reasons...

- not as many top players playing?
- the people who won the titles beating qualifiers instead of seeds?
- high seeds winning the events, meaning not as many quality points available?

Daniel
Mar 9th, 2004, 07:43 AM
Nastya :yeah:

Tennisace
Mar 22nd, 2004, 05:02 PM
Justine's 1st Tier I victory of the season is just 20 odd points off of Serena's Miami win...makes you start to think if there really is a difference between Miami and Indian Wells.

Tennisace
Apr 5th, 2004, 07:50 AM
Congrats to Serena Williams on a successful comeback :D She makes a huge exclamation point by winning Miami for a third year in a row :D

Daniel
Apr 6th, 2004, 06:50 AM
Thanks :D

Daniel
Apr 11th, 2004, 07:25 AM
:bounce:

Tennisace
Apr 14th, 2004, 04:53 AM
With arguably the best field assembled this year, Lindsay Davenport takes home her 40th career title at Amelia Island, and takes the top spot for the biggest Tier II event so far. :D

Big congrats to Emilie Loit who takes her first career title in Casablanca, despite being the top seed she earns more points than last year's winner Rita Grande. :D

Daniel
Apr 14th, 2004, 08:04 AM
Thanks

Tennisace
Apr 20th, 2004, 06:28 AM
Firstly congrats to Emilie Loit who makes it back to back titles, and this time a Tier IV win :D

Congrats to Venus Williams for taking the Tier I Charleston event for the first time ever and her first title in a long time :D

Tennisace
May 2nd, 2004, 06:46 PM
Congrats to Venus Williams and Jelena Jankovic who won their second and first titles of the season respectively! :D

Tennisace
May 12th, 2004, 12:28 AM
Mauresmo shows why she's a threat to take the Roland Garros title by winning Berlin. Its a shame we didn't get to see a showdown between Mauresmo and Venus, hopefully everyone will be healthy for the big battle in Paris! :D

Tennisace
May 23rd, 2004, 04:23 AM
Congrats to Amelie Mauresmo, who sweeps the Tier I red clay events :D Hopefully she can carry that success over to Roland Garros :D

BIG congrats to Claudine Schaul, winning her first title EVER, and taking out a huge name in the finals :D Best of luck in Paris!

Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi always a threat on clay, as she wins Vienna again for the second time in her career :D

Tennisace
Jun 8th, 2004, 09:17 PM
Myskina with a grand slam title? No its not some dream but reality as the No. 1 ranked Russian becomes the first to take a Grand Slam singles title :D

Vass22
Jun 8th, 2004, 09:36 PM
I didn't know that Myskina's path to the Rg title was hareder than Justine's!
Anyway, there's not much we didn't know before: we can pretty much see it with out eyes when the draw is weak.

Daniel
Jun 9th, 2004, 07:21 AM
Myskina :D

Tennisace
Jun 13th, 2004, 07:31 PM
Maria Sharapova takes her third career Tier III title at Birmingham :)

Tennisace
Jun 20th, 2004, 06:11 AM
Congrats to Sveta for winning her first title since her Bali title :D

And don't forget about Mary Pierce who wins her first grass court title and her first title since taking the Roland Garros title in 2000 :)

Tennisace
Jul 7th, 2004, 07:01 PM
Congrats to Sharapova who takes home her first Grand Slam title :D

Daniel
Jul 8th, 2004, 07:40 AM
Thanks Brian :)

Tennisace
Jul 19th, 2004, 04:54 AM
After a rather dissapointing end to Wimbledon, Lindsay has nothing to be sad about as she captures the Bank of the West title for her third title of the year :D

Tennisace
Jul 26th, 2004, 03:36 AM
Lindsay makes it 2 titles in 2 weeks, while Anabel Medina Garrigues scores her 2nd Palermo title! Congrats to both :D

Tennisace
Aug 2nd, 2004, 06:59 PM
To say Davenport is on hot streak is an understatement. Three weeks and three titles for the "retiring" Grand Slam champion :D

Tennisace
Aug 10th, 2004, 12:10 AM
Mauresmo captures her 3rd Tier I title of the year in Montreal :hearts:

While Alicia Molik wins her 2nd career title, and first title of the year :hearts:

Tennisace
Aug 15th, 2004, 05:20 AM
Flavia Pennetta reached her third final of the year, losing the first two, but third's the charm as Flav wins her first career title :D :bounce:

Who will join her on the list tomorrow?

Tennisace
Aug 16th, 2004, 05:30 AM
Nicole Vaidisova wins her first career title as a qualifier in Vancouver! Congrats to the 15 year old! :D

Tennisace
Aug 23rd, 2004, 01:41 AM
Davenport adds to her collection a 4th US hardcourt title on the US summer wing.

Justine Henin Hardenne's gold medal with in Athens proves to be a big point getter, ranking fourth on the current list of Tier I tournaments so far. :D

Tennisace
Aug 29th, 2004, 02:49 AM
Congrats to Elena Bovina who wins her biggest title ever, her first Tier II title, and first title since 2002. :D

Despite only playing two matches, Elena Likhovtseva earns herself 100 points for the Tier V win and her first title in seven years :D

Tennisace
Sep 13th, 2004, 06:49 AM
Kuznetsova places herself into elite company by winning her first Grand Slam title :D

With all of the Slams over, Myskina's French Open win ends up being the biggest Grand Slam in terms of points (the 2nd straight year the French Open earns the honor). :D

Tennisace
Sep 19th, 2004, 09:05 PM
Svetlana Kuznetsova celebrates her US Open win with a second Bali title :D

rhz
Sep 19th, 2004, 09:24 PM
Svetlana Kuznetsova celebrates her US Open win with a second career title in Bali :D
what do you mean 2nd?? she won titles before these 2!

Tennisace
Sep 19th, 2004, 11:24 PM
what do you mean 2nd?? she won titles before these 2! I meant she won her second Bali title ;)

Tennisace
Sep 26th, 2004, 04:43 PM
Serena's second title of the year, Beijing, brings a rare 300+ point tournament win!

Tennisace
Oct 5th, 2004, 12:57 AM
Demetieva wins her first title of the season by holding her seeding at Hasselt! :D

Na Li continues her rapid rise up the rankings by winning her first career title and becoming the first Chinese woman to win a WTA event. Li captures Guangzhou! :D

Sharapova's Seoul win, well we all knew that it wouldn't be a big scoring event with respect to the field assembled, let's see if she can make it two in a row in Tokyo.

Tennisace
Oct 11th, 2004, 02:59 AM
Lindsay Davenport cashes big in Filderstadt, earning the highest point total for a Tier II this seaon! :D

Maria Sharapova's title defense of Tokyo ends up on the bottom of Tier III titles for the year.

Tennisace
Oct 19th, 2004, 12:15 AM
Myskina cashes big in successfully defending her Tier I Moscow title :D

Vaidisova wins her second career title at the age of 15! :D

Sugiyama=#1
Oct 24th, 2004, 03:32 AM
Maria is gonna win Zurich soon:D.

Tennisace
Oct 26th, 2004, 06:12 AM
Congrats to Alicia Molik for nabbing her first Tier I title, and also for coming this close to taking the biggest Tier I event with a 28 player draw this year! :D

Tennisace
Nov 2nd, 2004, 06:41 AM
Mauresmo claims her first Tier II title of the season after claiming 3 Tier I's! :D

Molik makes it 2 for 2 by winning Luxembourg! :D

Tennisace
Nov 8th, 2004, 02:33 AM
Mauresmo makes it two titles in as many weeks! :D

Martina Sucha wins her second career title since winning the 2002 Hobart title! :D

earthcrystal
Nov 8th, 2004, 04:11 AM
Nice job.

Except, according to Tennis Corner (which I beleive is correct) Myskina rec'd 1086 for RG, and Sharapova 1022 for Wimby. Therefore, Sharapova's win is the 2nd highest of the year, not Kuznetsova's.

http://tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=W&action=rankingspoints&playerid=MYA001&type=singles&projection=yes

http://tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=W&action=rankingspoints&playerid=SHM007&type=singles&projection=yes

Daniel
Nov 8th, 2004, 06:03 AM
Thanks Tennisace and Earthcrystal :D

Tennisace
Nov 18th, 2004, 06:13 AM
Biggest Titles of 2004

Grand Slam: Anastasia Myskina's French Open crown (second year in a row that the French Open is the biggest slam)

WTA Champs: Maria Sharapova's LA win

Olympics: Justine Henin-Hardenne takes the gold medal

Tier I: Justine Henin-Hardenne takes the biggest Tier I title, while Anastasia Myskina takes the biggest Tier I title for a 32 draw event, and Lindsay Davenport earns the biggest Tier I title for a 36 draw event.

Tier II: Lindsay Davenport sweeps the biggest Tier II titles, winning the 48 player draw Amelia Island and 32 player draw Filderstadt.

Tier III: Claudine Schaul won the biggest Tier III title. Alicia Molik earns the biggest 225K Tier III event.

Tier IV: Eleni Daniilidou wins the largest Tier IV event at Auckland.

Tier V: Paola Suarez's Canberra win from early in the season holds up as the biggest Tier V event.

Tennisace
Nov 18th, 2004, 06:14 AM
Nice job.

Except, according to Tennis Corner (which I beleive is correct) Myskina rec'd 1086 for RG, and Sharapova 1022 for Wimby. Therefore, Sharapova's win is the 2nd highest of the year, not Kuznetsova's.

http://tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=W&action=rankingspoints&playerid=MYA001&type=singles&projection=yes

http://tenniscorner.net/index.php?corner=W&action=rankingspoints&playerid=SHM007&type=singles&projection=yes

Thanks earthcrystal, I figure that the problem arose from whether or not "extra" bonus points were awarded to the Williams sisters.

Tennisace
Jan 10th, 2005, 12:12 AM
Patty Schnyder and Katarina Srebotnik become the first title holders of 2005! :D

Tennisace
Jan 16th, 2005, 01:58 AM
Alicia Molik, Jie Zheng, and Ana Ivanovic win their first titles of the season in Sydney, Hobart, and Canberra respectively! :D

Tennisace
Jan 31st, 2005, 05:27 AM
Serena Williams' Australian Open win is the biggest point total for a Grand Slam in the past two years! :D

Hardiansf
Jan 31st, 2005, 06:38 AM
Wow! What a huge points for Serena win in AO. Absolutely this is the biggest slam for over 2 years!

Tennisace
Feb 7th, 2005, 04:13 AM
Maria Sharapova and Conchita Martinez cash in at Tokyo and Pattaya City! :D

Tennisace
Feb 15th, 2005, 01:35 AM
Dinara Safina wins her first Tier II title in Paris, while Sania Mirza wins her first career singles title in Hyderabad! :D

Daniel
Feb 15th, 2005, 10:24 AM
Thanks Brian :smooch: ;)

Tennisace
Feb 20th, 2005, 09:22 PM
Mauresmo recovers from Paris, winning Antwerp for her first title of the season. Zvonareva, successfully defends her Memphis title while Pennetta captures the first clay title of the season! :D

Tennisace
Feb 28th, 2005, 11:32 PM
Flavia Pennetta makes it two titles in a row at Acapulco while Maria Sharapova wins her second title of the season in Doha! :D

Tennisace
Mar 8th, 2005, 04:10 AM
Third times the charm for Davenport who claims her first title of the year in Dubai! :D

Tennisace
Mar 21st, 2005, 08:52 PM
Clijsters cashes big in winning her first title of the year at Indian Wells! :D

Tennisace
Apr 4th, 2005, 04:39 AM
Clijsters makes a killing in winning her second Tier I title of the year. The other players better get out of her way, she means business :D

Tennisace
Apr 12th, 2005, 04:41 AM
Davenport caputures her second title of the season by winning Amelia Island! :D

Tennisace
Apr 20th, 2005, 02:43 AM
Justine celebrates her recent return by winning Charleston! :D

Chunchun
Apr 20th, 2005, 05:11 AM
WD :worship: :bigclap:

Tennisace
May 2nd, 2005, 01:04 AM
Justine Henin-Hardenne captures her second title of the season at Warsaw while qualifer Lucie Safarova stuns the Estoril field with her first career title! :D

Tennisace
May 10th, 2005, 12:33 AM
Justine Henin-Hardenne slices her way to her second Tier I clay title of the season! :D

Nuria Llagostera Vives wins her first career title in Rabat! :D

Tennisace
May 17th, 2005, 01:19 AM
Amelie Mauresmo and Dinara Safina take their second titles of the season in Rome and Prague respectively! :D

Tennisace
Jun 1st, 2005, 09:52 PM
Anabel Medina Garrigues and Venus Williams win their first titles of the season in Strasbourg and Istanbul respectively! :D

Mercury Rising
Jun 6th, 2005, 09:51 AM
time for an update :yeah:

Lady
Jun 6th, 2005, 09:52 AM
Yep, and Justine should have the most top 10 wins by now! :)

Mercury Rising
Jun 6th, 2005, 09:55 AM
Yep, and Justine should have the most top 10 wins by now! :)
yeah i have both threads in my favourites :lol:

turt
Jun 6th, 2005, 09:56 AM
bump the other thread up too then ;)

Tennisace
Jun 14th, 2005, 08:16 PM
Sorry with the slow updates. But now everything is updated with the results from both Roland Garros and Birmingham! :D

Tennisace
Jul 9th, 2005, 11:49 PM
Updated with the results from Eastbourne, s-Hertogenbosch, and Wimbledon! :D

Tennisace
Jul 23rd, 2005, 09:13 PM
Smashnova captures her 10th career title by winning at Modena! :D

Tennisace
Aug 5th, 2005, 02:35 PM
Schnyder and Medina Garrigues are crowned champions at Cincinnati and Palermo respectively.

Clijsters cashes in on another US title by winning Stanford and Smashnova makes it two titles in three weeks by taking the Budapest title! :D

Tennisace
Aug 19th, 2005, 05:39 PM
Updated with the results from San Diego, Los Angeles, and Stockholm! :D

Tennisace
Aug 24th, 2005, 04:32 AM
Clijsters keeps the momentum going by adding her third Tier I title of the year! :D

Tennisace
Aug 28th, 2005, 03:38 PM
Davenport wins her first career Pilot Pen Tennis title in New Haven while Safarova makes it two titles this year by winning Forest Hills! :D

Daniel
Aug 28th, 2005, 11:37 PM
Thnaks Brian :kiss:

Tennisace
Sep 18th, 2005, 03:54 PM
Clijsters wins her first Grand Slam singles title while Davenport wins her first Bali title! :D

Tennisace
Sep 28th, 2005, 12:13 AM
Kirilenko, Myskina, and Koukalova caputre titles in Beijing, Kolkata, and Portoroz.

actor1
Sep 28th, 2005, 12:47 AM
venus's title is the best of the year.

Tennisace
Oct 4th, 2005, 03:07 AM
Clijsters does it again by taking home another title.

Zi Yan takes her first career singles title in her home country. Nicole Vaidisova takes her first title of the year and the third of her career.

Interesting fact, Vaidisova earned more points at the Tier IV Seoul event than Yan's Tier III Guangzhou event.

Tennisace
Oct 10th, 2005, 01:45 PM
Davenport takes another Porsche at Filderstadt, while Vaidisova wins her first ever Tier III event in Tokyo, and Krajicek wins her first career title in Tashkent!

mr_burns
Oct 10th, 2005, 09:07 PM
It's amazing. For a second year filderstadt is the tournament where the winner gets the most point

It should become a tier I

Tennisace
Oct 17th, 2005, 11:29 PM
Pierce wins her second Tier I title of the season by taking Moscow while Vaidisova wins her third straight title by winning Bangkok! :D

Tennisace
Oct 24th, 2005, 12:13 AM
Lindsay Davenport wins another title on the season, taking the Tier I Zurich title! :D

Tennisace
Nov 1st, 2005, 11:38 PM
Petrova earns her first title ever by winning Linz. Clijsters wins another title in her home country of Belgium at Hasselt! :D

Tennisace
Nov 8th, 2005, 08:41 PM
Amelie Mauresmo wins the last Tier II event of the year, while Amy Frazier celebrates the end of the season with a Tier III Quebec title :D

Stamp Paid
Nov 8th, 2005, 08:44 PM
IMO there are 7 events that matter most:

Australia
Indian Wells
Miami
Rolland Garros
Wimbledon
US Open
Tour Championships

Any other tournament isn't even CLOSE to this status. So far we have:

Australia: Serena
Indian Wells: Clijsters
Miami: Serena

And we will have:

RG: Clijsters
Wimbledon: Serena
US Open: Capriati
Tour Championships: Clijsters

;)

This is 5 Zeros! Interessant.

Tennisace
Nov 24th, 2005, 05:32 PM
Serena Williams' slam win down under goes down in the 2005 books as the biggest slam win of the year.

Amelie Mauresmo racks up a boat load of points in her first ever WTA Championships victory.

Kim Clijsters wins the largest Tier I title in Miami, while Justine Henin-Hardenne cleaned up at Charleston for the biggest Tier I title with a 56 player draw. Maria Sharapova's early season Tier I championships in Tokyo is the biggest Tier I 32 player draw event.

While Lindsay Davenport didn't claim any of the big titles she walks away with the biggest Tier II events in Filderstadt (32 player) and the Tier II 56 player event in Amelia Island. This is the second consecutive year that Lindsay has captured both titles and were the biggest Tier II titles of the year.

Kim Clijsters won the biggest Tier III title in Hasselt while Sharapova claims the biggest Tier III 56 player event and Davenport wins the higher Tier III event in Bali.

Katrina Srebotnik's Stockholm win is the biggest Tier IV event of the year and Jie Zheng's early win in Hobart is the biggest 110K Tier IV event. Conchita Martinez claim of the 170K Tier IV event in Bangkok is the biggest at that level. While Lucie Safarova's Forest Hills Tier IV 16 player draw is the best for that category.