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AnnaK_4ever
Dec 22nd, 2006, 02:05 PM
Since we started the thread to predict next year tournaments winners I looked back for the past ten seasons (1997-2006) to find out who (in terms of rankings) was winning big titles * big titles include Grand Slams, Tier I and tier II events though I didn't include YEC and Grand Slam Cups because only top-players used to play them and Olympics as it's irregular tournament *

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/7606/tieriiorhighertitleskf4.png

Oh,
and the number of different players having won these titles by years:

1997 - 7 different winners
1998 - 12
1999 - 10
2000 - 11
2001 - 9
2002 - 13
2003 - 11
2004 - 11
2005 - 11
2006 - 11

Equipped
Dec 22nd, 2006, 05:54 PM
These are fascinating stats.

alwayshingis
Dec 22nd, 2006, 06:17 PM
Who were the "other players" each year? This is interesting...

AnnaK_4ever
Dec 22nd, 2006, 06:47 PM
Who were the "other players" each year? This is interesting...

1997 - MJ Fernandez (Berlin)
1998 - Schnyder (Hannover), Testud (Filderstadt)
1999 - Zvereva (Eastbourne)
2000 - Halard (Eastbourne)
2001 - Dokic (Rome, Tokyo Nichirei, Moscow)
2002 - Hantuchova (Indian Wells), Rubin (Eastbourne, Los Angeles), Maleeva (Moscow), Schnyder (Zurich)
2003 - Sugiyama (Scottsdale, Linz), Dementieva (Amelia Island)
2004 - Bovina (New Haven), Molik (Zurich)
2005 - Molik (Sydney), Safina (Paris), Kirilenko (Beijing)
2006 - Ivanovic (Montreal), Bondarenko (Luxembourg), Chakvetadze (Moscow)

Prior to this year the only players who have won Tier II + and never been ranked in Top 10 during their careers were Elena Bovina and Maria Kirilenko.