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Paneru
Mar 3rd, 2007, 01:39 AM
What year do you see as her best to date
of multiple title(singles) years?

1998
Titles- 2 (T1 & T3)
Finals- 6
Tourn. Played- 15

AO- QF
FO- QF
W- QF
USO- SF

YER: 5

1999
Titles- 6 (3 T1's, 2 T2's, T3)
Finals- 9
Tourn. Played- 17

AO- QF
FO- 4th
W- QF
USO- SF

YER: 3

2000
Titles- 6 (2 GS's, OG, 3 T2's)
Finals- 7
Tourn. Played- 10

AO- N/A
FO- QF
W- W
USO- W

(35 match win streak)

YER: 3

2001
Titles- 6 (2 GS's, T1, 3 T2's)
Finals- 6
Tourn. Played- 12

AO- SF
FO- 1st
W- W
USO- W

YER: 3

2002
Titles- 7 (6 T2's & T3)
Finals- 11
Tourn. Played- 16

AO- QF
FO- F
W- F
USO- F

(Ranked #1 for 11 weeks)

YER: 2

2004
Titles- 2 (T1 & T2)
Finals- 4
Tourn. Played- 16

AO- 3rd
FO- QF
W- 2nd
USO- 4th

YER: 9

2005
Titles- 2 (GS & T3)
Finals- 4
Tourn. Played- 12

AO- 4th
FO- 3rd
W- W
USO- QF

YER: 10


Side Note: 2007 only second season of Venus'
career opened with a tour tournament win. 1st was 02'.

Ferosh
Mar 3rd, 2007, 01:41 AM
2000 with 2002 a close second. :shrug:

VeeReeDavJCap81
Mar 3rd, 2007, 01:42 AM
Clearly '00 6 out of 10 tourneys won and that amazing summer win streak :hearts:

.Andrew.
Mar 3rd, 2007, 01:53 AM
For me, it's between 2000 and 2002 but I chose 2000 because she won her first GS title. In 2002, she kept on losing to Serena :lol:

Couver
Mar 3rd, 2007, 02:03 AM
2000 for sure because her first two majors came that year, and I think that's what really propelled her into elite player status.

winone23
Mar 3rd, 2007, 02:04 AM
2000

V's a star
Mar 3rd, 2007, 02:21 AM
2000 because the of the win-streak etc. but she was definitely a better player in 02 and 01

trufanjay
Mar 3rd, 2007, 02:27 AM
I would have to say 2000. 2001 and 2002 are close behind. Those were Venus' three best years in her career. 7 grand slam finals of the 12 played in those three years.

Denise4925
Mar 3rd, 2007, 02:37 AM
2002 even though she didn't win a GS, she had more titles and she was No. 1 part of that year.

Venus3000
Mar 3rd, 2007, 02:45 AM
Don't forget Venus also won olympic gold in singles and doubles in 2000. Venus says she is just as proud of her gold medal as she is of her grand slam titles.

-VSR-
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:56 AM
2000, then 2001, then 2005, and then 2002.

Slams are always the best. ;)

RJWCapriati
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:30 AM
2000

starin
Mar 3rd, 2007, 06:15 AM
2000 was her most succesful year on tour. But 2002 was close behind because she was dominating the tour with her sister. She just kept consistenly losing to Serena. But I'm hoping 2007 will be her best!!

And as for her worst year?
Hands down, no question 2006!!!!

darrinbaker00
Mar 3rd, 2007, 06:23 AM
I just realized something, ladies and gentlemen. On October 31 of this year, at the ripe old age of 27, Venus Ebony Starr Williams will celebrate the 13th anniversary of her first professional match (d. Shaun Stafford 6-3, 6-4, Oakland first round). To answer the thread question, I would have to say Year 14. ;)

Sexysova
Mar 3rd, 2007, 07:02 AM
2000 :)

hingis-seles
Mar 3rd, 2007, 07:46 AM
2001.

miss_molik
Mar 3rd, 2007, 07:50 AM
don't really know/care but i'll say 2000 from the stats

Mr.Kardashian
Mar 3rd, 2007, 07:51 AM
2001 but maybe 2000

faboozadoo15
Mar 3rd, 2007, 08:01 AM
pretty obviously 2000...

The Dawntreader
Mar 3rd, 2007, 08:02 AM
2000 by far, she was unplayable for such a long period of time that year:D

Viktymise
Mar 3rd, 2007, 10:07 AM
Id say 01, thats when she was at her best :shrug:

ce
Mar 3rd, 2007, 10:09 AM
00,gold:yeah:

PLP
Mar 3rd, 2007, 10:09 AM
Definitely 2000! 2 slams and 2 Olympic Gold medals! :worship: :worship:

Shimizu Amon
Mar 3rd, 2007, 10:14 AM
I voted 2000. That was clearly her best year.
And dare I say it: the best we will see from Venus.
I hope she will win some great tournaments, but I don't think she will ever have a superb year like 2000 anymore.

Knizzle
Mar 3rd, 2007, 10:18 AM
This is a tough one because I think the year with her most consistent high level of play throughout was 2002. The only problem for her was that there was a better player (Serena OBVIOUSLY :lol: ) than her for the majority of that year. If she wins 2 of those finals matches then she's just had a blockbuster year. She'd never had that type of consistency to get to the end of damn near every tournament before. Even during 2001 she had her ups and downs. So based on consistent high level of play I'd say it was 2002. Based on slam results which are the most important, I'd say 2001. The 35 match win streak in 2000 was amazing, but some of those matches she scratched through not playing that great and it was also almost all during a 3 month period. Still no one in women's tennis since has gotten close to matching her 35 match win streak. No one even on the men's side had gotten close for a long time until Mr. Federer beat it (I think) recently.

Direwolf
Mar 3rd, 2007, 11:45 AM
2000 because of the comeback from the injury
then comes the grandslam
and then the streak which includes the Olympics...
just magic..!!!

then 2001 where she was perfect in finals...!!!

kikikid
Mar 3rd, 2007, 12:01 PM
of course she is a great player,and she should do more.

TSequoia01
Mar 3rd, 2007, 12:51 PM
I chose 2001 over 2000 because she repeated as slam champion at both Wimbie and USO. This next year could be when Venus finally reaches her potential. I just have this feeling that Venus wants to go out with a bang. Memphis was really encouraging, I truly for the first time felt she has been working extremely hard to improve. Improve she has which will enable Venus to become a player never quite seen on the courts. An unveiling will occur at Miami much like Serena had in 2002.

Il Primo!
Mar 3rd, 2007, 01:49 PM
From the stats I'd say 2000 but based on the level, the game, I'd say 2001. I will always remember how brilliant she played at the 2001 US Open :hearts:

Venus3000
Mar 3rd, 2007, 02:09 PM
Well as far as results goes and that's the only thing that matter, 2000 was her best year, 2 grand slams, 2 OG's, 35 match win streak. 2001 was a close second with 2 grand slam titles. 2002 was when she played her best tennis outside of Wimby 2005 but obviously Serena was better in 2002 so Venus really had nothing to show for it except a boatload of tier II titles. So based on that 2005 could be considered a better year for Venus than 2002 even though she was far more consistent then. But I think my girl want to go out with a huge bang so if Venus can stay healthy over the next 3 to 5 year 2000could very well be a distant 2nd or 3rd by the end of her career.

trufanjay
Mar 3rd, 2007, 02:13 PM
Yeah, I think most people agree that 2000 was most accomplished. But 2002 was Venus' peak year other than the way she played Wimbledon 2005.

Infiniti2001
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:31 PM
coming back and defending her slam titles is the tip of the iceberg , so I'll go with 2001---- 2000 and 2002 ain't bad either :shrug:

sweetpeas
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:00 PM
2001

Kart
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:04 PM
2000 by a long way. Even though she only playedabout half a season.

Brooklyn90
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:06 PM
2001

V-MAC
Mar 3rd, 2007, 06:01 PM
I just realized something, ladies and gentlemen. On October 31 of this year, at the ripe old age of 27, Venus Ebony Starr Williams will celebrate the 13th anniversary of her first professional match (d. Shaun Stafford 6-3, 6-4, Oakland first round). To answer the thread question, I would have to say Year 14. ;)

Reminded me that Venus will be 27 in a few months time :eek: :sad: Hopefully some of her best tennis is still ahead of her yet :bounce:

KYLIE
Mar 3rd, 2007, 08:11 PM
2001

Why 2001? I love Vee but she didnt even get to #1, and she was behind Capriati most of the time. Albeit she beat the italian in every encounter it was not Venuses best year, she didnt even win the best player award...or espn Womens World Champion title, they all whent to Jennifer as well!:confused: :confused: :p :eek: :wavey: :tape:

Anyway back to the topic, 2002 was a much more consistent year for venus, as well as 2000 where she actually dominated for a period. 2001 was a good year, not a "great year".:wavey: :worship:
:drool:

Viktymise
Mar 3rd, 2007, 08:42 PM
Why 2001? I love Vee but she didnt even get to #1, and she was behind Capriati most of the time. Albeit she beat the italian in every encounter it was not Venuses best year, she didnt even win the best player award...or espn Womens World Champion title, they all whent to Jennifer as well!:confused: :confused: :p :eek: :wavey: :tape:

Anyway back to the topic, 2002 was a much more consistent year for venus, as well as 2000 where she actually dominated for a period. 2001 was a good year, not a "great year".:wavey: :worship:
:drool:

Anyone who can call winning 2 slams in a year just "Good" needs :help: a good season is winning a few tier 3's maybe making a good run at a slam, having some good wins. If you win a slam, its a great year, Period.

KYLIE
Mar 3rd, 2007, 09:04 PM
Anyone who can call winning 2 slams in a year just "Good" needs :help: a good season is winning a few tier 3's maybe making a good run at a slam, having some good wins. If you win a slam, its a great year, Period.

lose the attitude miss know-it-all.

If you paid attention you would have read the title of the thread, which was VENUS BEST YEAR TO DATE, and it was NOT 2001...in my opinion, and i never said she didnt have a great year, so what? I never implied it wasnt any less succesfull than the others!~:confused: :confused: Did i?:confused:

Besides, one thing we can all agree upon is this: 2001 was a better years THAN SOME players...:tape: and i dont think i need to tell you whom im referring to:lick: :tape: :lol: :p :wavey: Later honey

Viktymise
Mar 3rd, 2007, 09:06 PM
lose the attitude miss know-it-all.

If you paid attention you would have read the title of the thread, which was VENUS BEST YEAR TO DATE, and it was NOT 2001...in my opinion, and i never said she didnt have a great year, so what? I never implied it wasnt any less succesfull than the others!~:confused: :confused: Did i?:confused:

Besides, one thing we can all agree upon is this: 2001 was a better years THAN SOME players...:tape: and i dont think i need to tell you whom im referring to:lick: :tape: :lol: :p :wavey: Later honey

You sad 2001 was a good year and i was saying that it was more than a good year, any year with a slam win is a great year, 2 slam wins is a fantastic year and Venus was at her peak form in 01 from Wimbledon to the USO that year was the best she has ever played over a period of time, just minus the Shaughnessy match but she was tired after Wimbledon