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MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 25th, 2007, 01:34 PM
Who Is The Player Of The Month For April:


Serena Williams:
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/506/FLSM105042120_1024x768.jpg
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/2007-04/02/xin_40040402085609603521.jpg
Ranking: From 18-12 (+6)
Record: 7-1 (1 ret.)
Highlights: Won Miami (Tier I title def. Sharapova, Vaidisova, Peer, Henin [saving 2mp]), Helped USA secure Fed Cup SF berth (def. Maes 6-1 6-4 in 2nd rubber)
Race Position: #1
Race Ratio: 382.75 points/tourney
Titles This Year: 2 (Australian Open, Miami)

Jelena Jankovic:
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Ranking: From 9-7 (+2)
Record: 12-2
Highlights: Won Charleston (Tier I title def. V. Williams, Safina), Helped Serbia advance to World Group II playoffs
Race Position: #2
Race Ratio: 143 points/tourney
Titles This Year: 2 (Auckland, Charleston; Sydney Finalist)

Tatiana Golovin:
http://www.wtnphotos.com/data/671/FLPC205040815_1024x768.jpg
Ranking: From 19-18 (+1)
Record: 11-2 (1 ret.)
Highlights: Won Amelia Island (Super Tier II [FIRST TITLE] def. V. Williams, Petrova, Ivanovic), Helped France advance to Fed Cup Semifinals
Race Position: #9
Race Ratio: 108.125 points/tourney
Titles This Year: 1 (Amelia Island)

sonnys
Apr 25th, 2007, 01:34 PM
Jelena for sure...:worship: :drool:

stefi62
Apr 25th, 2007, 01:36 PM
Tati :hearts:

ViennaCalling
Apr 25th, 2007, 01:37 PM
Jelena :worship:

Elldee
Apr 25th, 2007, 01:39 PM
Lindsay D.

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 25th, 2007, 01:39 PM
Serena :cool:

She:

made the biggest ranking jump, won the biggest title, and is the only person not have a match point converted against her.


although, I do think that Jelena's had an AMAZING April....it's a toughie, but I say Serena, because she's had the better quality wins this month than anyone else :yeah:

Kai
Apr 25th, 2007, 01:44 PM
Tati :D

spartanfan
Apr 25th, 2007, 01:45 PM
Tati, Just because she won her first tournament.

KBdoubleu
Apr 25th, 2007, 01:46 PM
Serena.

Miami>Charleston>Amelia Island

The Jabberwock
Apr 25th, 2007, 01:46 PM
Jelena... She deserve it. :worship:

Well, it was a great month for Tati as well... and for Serena too :lol:

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 25th, 2007, 01:49 PM
Jelena... She deserve it. :worship:

Well, it was a great month for Tati as well... and for Serena too :lol:
I know :lol:

all 3 of them had REALLY good months :yeah:

:worship: to all 3 of them :yeah:

Kampi
Apr 25th, 2007, 02:09 PM
I know :lol:

all 3 of them had REALLY good months :yeah:

:worship: to all 3 of them :yeah:

I agree.:wavey: Everyone of them would deserve it. But personally, I vote for Jelena (not hard to imagine;) :lol: ), because it was her very first Tier I tournament win and also a pretty exciting one. This means a lot to me and to all her fans and supporters on this board and elsewhere. So, of course, all kudos to Jelena.:worship: :kiss:

But also BRAVO for Tati and Serena.:worship:

tennisjunky
Apr 25th, 2007, 02:43 PM
you could make a case for all three. picked serena because she won the event with the best field beating the world number one and had more quality wins along the way. if she could have got deep into charleston it would be her without question, but because she lost early it makes her april almost equal to tati and jakovics.

ShimSham
Apr 25th, 2007, 02:44 PM
The OP missed the "All of the above" option in the poll.

Wayn77
Apr 25th, 2007, 02:45 PM
Tatiana Golovin

SloKid
Apr 25th, 2007, 02:56 PM
Even though Miami's final might've been in April, that's still a March tourney, so Serena shouldn't really be in the poll, but I guess people have to squeeze her in everywhere. :rolleyes:
Without Miami she did little, retirement in Charleston and only played one rubber in Fed Cup.

Jankovic on the other hand won a Tier I in Charleston and almost single handedly took Serbia to the WGII playoffs winning all her rubbers and playing in most doubles matches as well.

Golovin won her first title, but it was a lower Tier than Jankovic, had she not been forced to retire from her match in Charleston, who knows what she could've achieved there though and she also helped France win against Japan playing a bigger role than Serena did against the Belgians.

Having said all this my vote goes to Jankovic.

VeeTennisFan
Apr 25th, 2007, 03:03 PM
Serena because she won the event beating #1 and # 2 player in the world.

OrdinaryfoolisNJ
Apr 25th, 2007, 03:06 PM
I voted for Golovin because she won her first tourney, and she had to go through Venus to do so.

Barrie_Dude
Apr 25th, 2007, 03:08 PM
Serena had a good month

Poova
Apr 25th, 2007, 03:08 PM
Jankovic easily. Miami was in March. :)

Harju.
Apr 25th, 2007, 03:09 PM
Tati just because I love her.

Demska
Apr 25th, 2007, 03:09 PM
Golovin. She's been showing great play on the green stuff. Winning her first title beating former world no. 1 Venus, then ivanovic and the defending champion and no. 1 seed 62 61 in the final. :bowdown:

Then winning all her matches comfortably in the Fed cup! Great month, I really hope it can continue to the French!

SloKid
Apr 25th, 2007, 03:10 PM
Jankovic easily. Miami was in March. :)
Good luck getting the people here to understand that. :help:

torak
Apr 25th, 2007, 03:10 PM
Jankovic

Aaron.
Apr 25th, 2007, 03:12 PM
Good luck getting the people here to understand that. :help: :rolleyes: :yeah:

SloKid
Apr 25th, 2007, 03:14 PM
stop being a hater, she won the title in April and the poll is all in good fun. too many people take things way too serious around here, just relax and let us have some harmless fun what’s the big deal. having serena in the poll and including the miami tournament makes picking the best player for april more interesting and harder to do. speaking of polls, you should get the one out of your ‘you know what’ and just pick a player without all that extra lip flapping. :rolleyes:
Wow...panties in a bunch much? I was just expressing my opinion, no need to go on this ultra defense, or did it touch a nerve. :shrug:

Why don't they start calling March Madness, April Madness then.

And I should've known that posting what I think and how I see it is useless here anyway, you say something against Serena and you get attacked the very next second. Did I ever say I hate her? :rolleyes:

Tenis Srbija
Apr 25th, 2007, 03:14 PM
Jj :)

RenaSlam.
Apr 25th, 2007, 03:20 PM
S. Williams

umendo896
Apr 25th, 2007, 03:22 PM
Uh, Miami is in March, not April. The final wasn't even in April, so this pretty much disqualifies the argument for Serena. I'd say it is Jankovic.

http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Sports/2007/03/31/serena_williams_beats_henin_in_miami_final/

*Jool*
Apr 25th, 2007, 03:27 PM
Even though Miami's final was in April, that's still a March tourney, so Serena shouldn't really be in the poll, but I guess people have to squeeze her in everywhere. :rolleyes:
Without Miami she did little, retirement in Charleston and only played one rubber in Fed Cup.

Jankovic on the other hand won a Tier I in Charleston and almost single handedly took Serbia to the WGII playoffs winning all her rubbers and playing in most doubles matches as well.

Golovin won her first title, but it was a lower Tier than Jankovic, had she not been forced to retire from her match in Charleston, who knows what she could've achieved there though and she also helped France win against Japan playing a bigger role than Serena did against the Belgians.

Having said all this my vote goes to Jankovic.


Amen .

shirley
Apr 25th, 2007, 03:45 PM
Jelena Jankovic gets my vote for April

Cashif
Apr 25th, 2007, 04:29 PM
Tati:inlove:

tennisjunky
Apr 25th, 2007, 04:29 PM
Uh, Miami is in March, not April. The final wasn't even in April, so this pretty much disqualifies the argument for Serena. I'd say it is Jankovic.

http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Sports/2007/03/31/serena_williams_beats_henin_in_miami_final/

ooops... sorry slokid you were right all along, i appologize. i chose jankovic then too.

Tennis-Chick
Apr 25th, 2007, 04:30 PM
Tati

Dave.
Apr 25th, 2007, 04:34 PM
Jankovic. Her FCC win was amazing!

Serena won Miami in March:confused:

frontier
Apr 25th, 2007, 04:36 PM
i will have to say serena and tati because serena won the biggest title when everyone was playing beating no.1 and no.2 in the process.tati because it was her first title and everyone who was supposed to be at that event showed up.as for jj ,she is just being jj.

Mightymirza
Apr 25th, 2007, 04:38 PM
I dont like either one of them so I think I am kinda unbiased here..:p and I think its Janko.. Winning her 1st tier 1 :rocker2: and a title after a long time while williams is a homie at Miami..:lol: I am sure at the end of her career, number of miami titles won would be quite a huge number..But how many Tier 1s Janko will will is questionable..:p Anyways Congrats to all 3 of them for their achievements!

shrOOf
Apr 25th, 2007, 04:40 PM
serena :)

Dexter
Apr 25th, 2007, 04:43 PM
Good luck getting the people here to understand that. :help:Too good. :haha:

SloKid
Apr 25th, 2007, 04:48 PM
ooops... sorry slokid you were right all along, i appologize. i chose jankovic then too.
Apology accepted. :p

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 25th, 2007, 06:50 PM
:shrug: most people voted for JJ, so why the comments about getting people to believe Miami was in March :o

There's only 2 reasons I put in in there:
1. On the WTA profiles, Miami is in each player's results as April 3rd
2. It was a better idea for it to be a 3-person contest as opposed to a 2-person one :shrug:

Think what you want

Just Do It
Apr 25th, 2007, 06:53 PM
Jelena !!!!

winone23
Apr 25th, 2007, 06:53 PM
Serena all the top player were in Miami and she still won.

Lulu.
Apr 25th, 2007, 06:55 PM
Serena of course :)

felipe2004
Apr 25th, 2007, 07:53 PM
I thought Miami was in March :confused:

felipe2004
Apr 25th, 2007, 08:05 PM
Miami started in March 19th, with the women's final being played in March 31st.

Dave.
Apr 25th, 2007, 08:23 PM
Serena's record for April is 1-1. She shouldn't be in this poll. Perhaps she should be replaced by Safina, Zvonareva, Ivanovic? Anyone who at least played more than two matches!

Martie
Apr 25th, 2007, 08:32 PM
Jelena. :yeah:

dangerjenny
Apr 25th, 2007, 08:34 PM
Serena

Just Do It
Apr 25th, 2007, 08:35 PM
Guys, you shouldnt vote for YOUR FAVOURITE PLAYER, you should vote for the BEST player of the month APRIL !

Slutiana
Apr 25th, 2007, 08:38 PM
tati and serena both got injured at charleston...if they hadn't im sure jelena wouldnt be there...im gonna say tati because she had a harder field than jelena and we have come to expect these wins from serena lol

winone23
Apr 25th, 2007, 08:38 PM
Guys, you shouldnt vote for YOUR FAVOURITE PLAYER, you should vote for the BEST player of the month APRIL !

Really it's not that serious, some of you are acting like we are voting for the Presidency or something.

RJWCapriati
Apr 25th, 2007, 08:38 PM
Jankovic

woosey
Apr 25th, 2007, 08:42 PM
at first i thought jankovic. but then, tatiana won her first tour title so that's means that she had the best month ever. :bounce:

what did serena do to have the best month ever?

maybe next month will be the best month ever for serena. ;)

woosey
Apr 25th, 2007, 08:43 PM
Miami started in March 19th, with the women's final being played in March 31st.

so serena was player of the month in march.

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 25th, 2007, 08:52 PM
If we're all under the consensus that even though the WTA considers Miami an April tourney, that it DOESN'T count, I think that Tati honestly is the player of the month.

She won her FIRST title, and she didn't lose a match (she retired in one match, but that's not the same as the straight sets loss that Jelena had). I'm a fan of both, but from a career standpoint, if it's not Serena (which I think it should be) then it's Tati for sure.

Top 10 Wins:
Tati: 1 (Petrova - AI Final)
Jankovic: 0

Top 20 Wins:
Tati: 2 (add Ivanovic - AI Semi)
Jankovic: 1 (Safina - Charleston Final)

Highest Ranked Player Defeated:
Tati: #7 Nadia Petrova
Jankovic: #12 Dinara Safina

Lowest Ranked Player Defeated:
Tati: #131 Dominka Cibukova
Jankovic: #252 Margit Ruutel

Opponents Outside Top 100:
Tati: 1
Jankovic: 4 (1 outside of Top 250)

2-Set Matches:
Tati: 8 (8-0)
Jankovic: 11 (10-1)

3-Set Matches:
Tati: 2 (2-0)
Jankovic: 1 (1-0)


I think it's Tati (after Serena of course ;) :cool: )

TaxPower
Apr 25th, 2007, 08:52 PM
Jelena for me

youkoulélé
Apr 25th, 2007, 10:01 PM
TAti 10-1 on clay in April

Olórin
Apr 25th, 2007, 10:04 PM
Really it's not that serious, some of you are acting like we are voting for the Presidency or something.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Medina
Apr 25th, 2007, 10:46 PM
Jelena :D, shes done well this month

hacberto
Apr 25th, 2007, 11:24 PM
Serena for sure

MS_FP
Apr 26th, 2007, 12:23 AM
Tati because she would've probably won Charleston if she didn't get hurt.

winone23
Apr 26th, 2007, 12:42 AM
If we're all under the consensus that even though the WTA considers Miami an April tourney, that it DOESN'T count, I think that Tati honestly is the player of the month.

She won her FIRST title, and she didn't lose a match (she retired in one match, but that's not the same as the straight sets loss that Jelena had). I'm a fan of both, but from a career standpoint, if it's not Serena (which I think it should be) then it's Tati for sure.

Top 10 Wins:
Tati: 1 (Petrova - AI Final)
Jankovic: 0

Top 20 Wins:
Tati: 2 (add Ivanovic - AI Semi)
Jankovic: 1 (Safina - Charleston Final)

Highest Ranked Player Defeated:
Tati: #7 Nadia Petrova
Jankovic: #12 Dinara Safina

Lowest Ranked Player Defeated:
Tati: #131 Dominka Cibukova
Jankovic: #252 Margit Ruutel

Opponents Outside Top 100:
Tati: 1
Jankovic: 4 (1 outside of Top 250)

2-Set Matches:
Tati: 8 (8-0)
Jankovic: 11 (10-1)

3-Set Matches:
Tati: 2 (2-0)
Jankovic: 1 (1-0)


I think it's Tati (after Serena of course ;) :cool: )


Great breakdown Tati's win was bigger than Jelena's watered down tier I win.

Cp6uja
Apr 26th, 2007, 12:46 AM
Miami started in March 19th, with the women's final being played in March 31st.Serena's record for April is 1-1. She shouldn't be in this poll. Perhaps she should be replaced by Safina, Zvonareva, Ivanovic? Anyone who at least played more than two matches!Yeah... why is "1-1 April" Serena in this poll - April is her worst month so far in 2007???

I think that JJ is "Player Of The Month" for this April2007. But not because i think that she played much better than Golovin this month. Reason is simple - Charleston is tier-I and Amelia Island is tier-II. Jelena reach 500pts (and more than 200K$) and Tati reach 385pts (and less than 150K$) this month.

-VSR-
Apr 26th, 2007, 01:01 AM
Serena! :lol:

IceSkaTennisFan
Apr 26th, 2007, 02:14 AM
Forget woman of the month. Serena is woman of the year :p

switz
Apr 26th, 2007, 03:46 AM
I would give it to Golovin. Sure i may be biased but my reasoning would be that Serena's win was completely expected and Jankovic wins wasn't a shock given the hugely depleted field in Charleston. Golovin's win in Amelia on the hand was unexpected and in my opinion was the biggest breakthrough.

Sexysova
Apr 26th, 2007, 04:29 AM
TATI!!! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Bruno71
Apr 26th, 2007, 05:57 AM
Serena did what she was supposed to do this month...Jelena got her first huge major event win.

papru
Apr 26th, 2007, 06:00 AM
Jeca :D

adrovi
Apr 26th, 2007, 07:21 AM
Tatiana ;)

faboozadoo15
Apr 26th, 2007, 07:29 AM
made the biggest ranking jump, won the biggest title, and is the only person not have a match point converted against her.


How is this a special achievement at all? anyone can throw in the towel when they're down.

faboozadoo15
Apr 26th, 2007, 07:37 AM
Tati because she would've probably won Charleston if she didn't get hurt.

:haha: Now that she's won her first title, there's an asterisk on every green clay event won by another player if tati's injured. she fucking owns green clay.

NoTabou
Apr 26th, 2007, 07:38 AM
Tati :worship:

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 26th, 2007, 07:50 AM
How is this a special achievement at all? anyone can throw in the towel when they're down.

she didn't even lose the first set, and even if she did, she's undefeated this year in 3 setters where she loses the first set, and she hasn't lost a match in straights in almost 6 months (and it wouldn't have been to Chan :p)

SloKid
Apr 26th, 2007, 08:43 AM
If we're all under the consensus that even though the WTA considers Miami an April tourney, that it DOESN'T count, I think that Tati honestly is the player of the month.
How does WTA consider Miami an April tourney? I'd really like to know. Is it cause that's when the rankings after Miami came out?

Natalicious
Apr 26th, 2007, 08:47 AM
tati for winning her first title

aussie_fan
Apr 26th, 2007, 08:50 AM
Jelena :)

Winning hr first tier 1 would of been big for her.

RsaibotD
Apr 26th, 2007, 12:35 PM
Jelena :)

Winning hr first tier 1 would of been big for her.

agree.....Jankovic

Hashim.
Apr 26th, 2007, 04:33 PM
Jelena Jankovic :D

AnywhereButHome
Apr 26th, 2007, 06:08 PM
Golovin

#1Davenport
Apr 27th, 2007, 02:17 AM
Serena for sure!

CrossCourt~Rally
Apr 27th, 2007, 02:21 AM
Well, since Brie Whitehead was not on the list i picked Serena :p