View Full Version : who is supposed to capture WTA Newcomer Award this year?

Nov 8th, 2006, 10:56 AM
Olga Poutchkova (RUS)
2006 W/L : 57/22
2005 Y/E Rank : 195
Current Rank : 40
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Finalist : Quebec City (III), Kolkata (III)
Semifinalist : Tashkent (IV)
Notable Wins : #15 Ivanovic (Bali), #12 Jankovic (Quebec City)

Elena Vesnina (RUS)
2006 W/L : 25/26
2005 Y/E Rank : 106
Current Rank : 45
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4th Round : Australian Open (GS)
Notable Wins : #11 Schiavone (Miami), #19 Pennetta (Amelia Island), #16 Groenefeld (San Diego), #20 Li (Moscow), #16 Hantuchova (Linz : retirement)

Romina Oprandi (ITA)
2006 W/L : 50/19
2005 Y/E Rank : 187
Current Rank : 47
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Quaterfinalist : Rome (I)
Notable Wins : #50 Samantha Stosur (Rome), #44 Benesova (Budapest) :o

Vania King (USA)
2006 W/L : 24/20
2005 Y/E Rank : 164
Current Rank : 50
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Winner : Bangkok (III)
Notable Wins : #27 Koukalova (Indian Wells), #39 Safarova (Bangkok), #43 Shaughnessy (Bangkok)

Aravane Rezai (FRA)
2006 W/L : 54/24
2005 Y/E Rank : 196
Current Rank : 51
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4th Round : US Open (GS)
3th Round : Roland Garros (GS)
Notable Wins : #19 Groenefeld (ITF-Ortisei), #22 Sugiyama (Roland Garros), #16 Groenefeld (US Open), #24 Kirilenko (US Open), #20 Groenefeld (Hasselt) :rolleyes:

Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
2006 W/L : 38/17
2005 Y/E Rank : 316
Current Rank : 53
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Semifinalist : Luxembourg (II)
4th Round : Wimbledon (GS)
Notable Wins : #12 Myskina (Warsaw), #6 Dementieva (Luxembourg), #20 Groenefeld (Linz)

- Vania King is the one and only player in this list having a title but Olga Poutchkova made 2 WTA finals.
- Agnieszka Radwanska moves 263 spots from last year.
- Elena Vesnina got the most notable record with 5 top 20 wins. Aravane Rezai almost challenges her with 3 top 20 wins but all of those come from defeating Groenefeld :help:
- as for Romina Oprandi, ugh i don't even know why she is ranked that high :tape:

Foot's Fingers
Nov 8th, 2006, 10:59 AM
Vesnina or olga

Aga is close

Nov 8th, 2006, 11:03 AM
god!aravane really needs to do tweeze/thread/wax about her god-awful eyebrows!

Nov 8th, 2006, 11:05 AM
i voted for vania. i don't knwo why but i found her most impressive.

Nov 8th, 2006, 11:06 AM
Vesnina won't get it as she is already about 20 years old, and it usually goes to a teenager. Besides, she isn't really all that well known. She's had some impressive top 20 victories, but aside from WTA Worlders I don't think many people even know who she is.

I'm picking Aga Radwanska to get it. Biggest ranking jump, a top 10 scalp, a GS fourth round on debut, and some very impressive showings at high tier events.

Vania King is also a very strong contender. Top 50 ranking, and a WTA title :)

Nov 8th, 2006, 11:11 AM
Tatjana Malek

Nov 8th, 2006, 11:13 AM
Aga or King. very hard 2 pick btw these 2 for me.

Nov 8th, 2006, 12:03 PM
Tamira :)

Nov 8th, 2006, 12:15 PM
I think Anna Chakvetadze

Nov 8th, 2006, 12:24 PM
Aga will probably win it. :rolleyes:
Vania would be the dark horse, I say. :D
But I hope it's Aravane!

Nov 8th, 2006, 12:26 PM
great thread!

could never put the faces to the names until now

The Jabberwock
Nov 8th, 2006, 12:28 PM
This list of players is impressive by itself. Great progress for these girls.

I would pick Aga.

Shuji Shuriken
Nov 8th, 2006, 12:40 PM
I would pick Aga :)

Nov 8th, 2006, 12:45 PM
* Biggest jump in the ranks
* Won over Top10 player as the only one of the listed players
* Good showings at GSs.

Aravane & Olga are close :yeah:

Nov 8th, 2006, 12:49 PM
Tatjana Malek

Tamira :)maybe next year ;)

Nov 8th, 2006, 01:16 PM
I think Anna Chakvetadze
not possible. Chakvetadze cracked into top 100 for 2 years. this award is likely to go to a non-top 100 player in the year before.

Nov 8th, 2006, 01:18 PM
no aga pls :help:

Nov 8th, 2006, 02:01 PM
Kaia Kanepi?

Nov 8th, 2006, 02:08 PM
Should go to Aga but I bet they'll give it to Vania to drum up American interest in the WTA.

Nov 8th, 2006, 04:20 PM
Poutchkova or Radwanska

Nov 8th, 2006, 04:54 PM
For me only Aga!
- moved more than 250 places
- some spectacular wins
- good performance at GSs
& my fav ;)

Nov 8th, 2006, 04:57 PM
Should go to Aga but I bet they'll give it to Vania to drum up American interest in the WTA.

that's for sure :sad:

Just Do It
Nov 8th, 2006, 04:58 PM
Olga 4sure !!!

Nov 8th, 2006, 05:05 PM
Very close would say Olga just above Aga

Nov 8th, 2006, 05:33 PM

Nov 8th, 2006, 06:46 PM
Olga Poutchkova:)

Nov 8th, 2006, 07:02 PM

Nov 8th, 2006, 07:43 PM
Vania :yeah:

Nov 8th, 2006, 07:56 PM
wow this is gonna bea tough one. They're all around the 50s too.

They're gonna give it to Poutchkova though -- she's made two finals (unlike Aga) and is the highest ranked.

Nov 8th, 2006, 07:59 PM

Nov 8th, 2006, 08:12 PM
Sharhar Peer

Nov 8th, 2006, 08:16 PM
radwanska. the way she played at wimbledon was incredible. she is a brilliant athlete and already one of the best movers on the tour.

Nov 8th, 2006, 08:57 PM
Olga, 2x a finalist and wins over Ana and Jelena...very impressive!

Nov 9th, 2006, 12:30 PM
They're gonna give it to Poutchkova though -- she's made two finals (unlike Aga) and is the highest ranked.yes, but she hasn't won a GS match. Aga won 4 MD matches in the GS tournaments.

Nov 9th, 2006, 02:05 PM
They're gonna give it to Poutchkova though -- she's made two finals (unlike Aga) and is the highest ranked.

oh please, she started this year as 195 whereas Aga was 316 and now is only 13 places lower than Olga.

Nov 9th, 2006, 02:13 PM
Agnieszka Radwanska
I was quite impressed with her game last week

Nov 9th, 2006, 07:38 PM
Agnieszka Radwanska