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tenn_ace
Aug 19th, 2007, 06:15 PM
Cornet? Olaru? Anyone else?

A Magicman
Aug 19th, 2007, 06:16 PM
Olga Govortsova

From 334 to 66 and still risng.

Derek.
Aug 19th, 2007, 06:17 PM
Dominika Cibulkova.

She's improved her ranking this year mostly by WTA tournaments all year long.

3R @ Roland Garros, Amelia Island
QF @ Prague, Stockholm

Wins over: Medina Garrigues x2, Muller, Dulko, Shvedova, Dushevina

Has forced the likes of Jankovic, Vaidisova, and Hantuchova to 3 sets.

NyCPsU
Aug 19th, 2007, 06:18 PM
domi :worship:

tenn_ace
Aug 19th, 2007, 06:22 PM
Where was Cibulkova ranked before this season started?

Natash.
Aug 19th, 2007, 06:24 PM
Where was Cibulkova ranked before this season started?

She was at 153.

Darop.
Aug 19th, 2007, 06:26 PM
Govortsova has made a much bigger jump than Domi and in a shorter time...

But I have the feeling that Domi will be more consistent and that Olga will end up like the other Olga *poutchkova* :unsure: I've never seen her play, but that's just my impression :p

tenn_ace
Aug 19th, 2007, 06:29 PM
Govortsova seems to have more progress than Cibulkova, at least in terms of ranking.

Derek.
Aug 19th, 2007, 06:29 PM
Govortsova has made a much bigger jump than Domi and in a shorter time...

But I have the feeling that Domi will be more consistent and that Olga will end up like the other Olga *poutchkova* :unsure: I've never seen her play, but that's just my impression :p

The reason I choose Domi is 1) She's younger 2) unlike most of the other newcomers, she really stuck to WTA tournaments throughout the whole year. She didn't run back to a challengers when she had a rough patch in WTA tournaments. 3) She's an incredible fighter and I'm sure Jelena and Nicole would agree. ;)

I haven't seen Govortsova play much, plus I'm a big fan of Domi, so I know I'm biased. :lol:

Govortsova definitely has made a ton of progress and she's been quite impressive with her results.

A Magicman
Aug 19th, 2007, 06:29 PM
I haven't seen Olga play either, she just beat Greta twice this year and this annoys the shit out of me.

I console myself by saying that Olga tends to become Newcomer oty and that the losses seemed to have been ok. :lol:

Natash.
Aug 19th, 2007, 06:32 PM
Govortsova has made a much bigger jump than Domi and in a shorter time...

But I have the feeling that Domi will be more consistent and that Olga will end up like the other Olga *poutchkova* :unsure: I've never seen her play, but that's just my impression :p

But really, Olga has only made that jump because of challengers and a QF appearence in Stanford. Her most notable win was against a slumping Shahar Peer. I don't think the award should be judged on solely ranking jump.

Olga has played a total of 13 challengers events this year and started playing WTA events starting at Istanbul. Domi is a year younger and has made progress faster on the tour. :)

DarkchildSwiss
Aug 19th, 2007, 07:09 PM
govortsova and szavay.

tenn_ace
Aug 19th, 2007, 07:12 PM
does szavay qualify? hasn't she played on wta for a few years now?

Derek.
Aug 19th, 2007, 07:16 PM
does szavay qualify? hasn't she played on wta for a few years now?

I don't think she should qualify.

She's been on tour a few years now.

jonny84
Aug 19th, 2007, 07:23 PM
Govortsova probably - due to her high rank increase.

tenn_ace
Aug 19th, 2007, 07:27 PM
I don't think she should qualify.

She's been on tour a few years now.

thought so

DownTheLine21
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:52 PM
Cibulkova

AllezH1
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:58 PM
Govortsova, for sure.

-sugi-
Aug 19th, 2007, 08:59 PM
Certainly Domi :yeah:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 19th, 2007, 09:18 PM
does szavay qualify? hasn't she played on wta for a few years now?

that doesnt matter
only thing that counts against you is if you have been in top 100 in any other years.
the one with best rank will get it.

Alizé Molik
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:41 PM
lol not Cornet yet unless she wins a tier 1 or something between now and the end of the year :p

I think next year Cornet will be the up and comer.

sharapovarulz1
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:42 PM
Olga Govortsova by miles.......:)

Dexter
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:44 PM
Paszek, Szavay, Goworcowa...

Tamira has the best wins or close matches vs top-players, Agnes won a title and Olga made the biggest jump.

Harvs
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:58 PM
domi i think:)

Harvs
Aug 19th, 2007, 10:59 PM
OH WAIT NO!!! Paszek for sure... absoloubtely no question!

Carsten
Aug 19th, 2007, 11:01 PM
Olaru, Szavay, Cibulkova

schorsch
Aug 19th, 2007, 11:06 PM
tamira and szavay

alexia1huff
Aug 20th, 2007, 09:45 AM
Cibulkova, govortsova, szavay won her first title so..., paszek was up and coming, but this year she really did shine, i think she could win this new comer of the year award that we have in the spring

kittyking
Aug 20th, 2007, 11:57 AM
Hard to say, I'd love to say a kiwi (but they've all had injuries this year)

In that case I think Cibulkova has improved the most as a player, I remember watching some of her matches last year and compared with this year she just seems to have moved up a big notch.

NeeemZ
Aug 20th, 2007, 12:26 PM
I'm leaning towards Cibulkova or Szavay.

cherboy
Aug 20th, 2007, 12:34 PM
i think karen knapp from italy...!

So Disrespectful
Aug 20th, 2007, 02:16 PM
Didn't Paszek make her initial breakthrough last year?

Cibulkova, Govortsova, Cirstea, Olaru?