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Giggles
Nov 17th, 2007, 11:41 PM
What is your good and bad news of the year? I'll start

Good
1. Lindsay is back. :bounce:
2. Jelena showed us a lot of fun tennis. :wavey:

Bad
1. Kim is gone. :sad:
2. Momo's slump. :help:

I am just watching Kim vs. Momo in 2006 YEC semifinal. I miss Kim for her flowing swings and Momo for her loopy shots.

Max565
Nov 17th, 2007, 11:49 PM
Good:
1. Breakthrough of the Serbs
2. Rejuvenated Williams
3. Return of Lindsay
4. Bartoli's magical run
5. Martina's record-breaking Tokyo win

Bad:
1. Martina's scandal and retirement :sad:
2. Bad Slam finals
3. Worst French Open in my memory :confused:
4. Domination by one player (the women's game was so open and competitive. It was its greatest feature but now it's become the ATP)
5. Decline of Mauresmo, Clijsters, Sharapova

RJWCapriati
Nov 17th, 2007, 11:52 PM
Good - The return of Davenport (ended year 13-1)

Bad - The retirement of Hingis (ended year 24-13 - Won Tokyo)

Giggles
Nov 17th, 2007, 11:52 PM
Good:

Bad:
Bad Slam finals


Y-E-S. I forgot about that.

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Nov 18th, 2007, 12:31 AM
Good
1. The rise of Jess Moore
2. Dellacqua cracking the top 100

Bad
1.Sam' sickness :sad:

esquímaux
Nov 18th, 2007, 12:51 AM
Good: Bartoli sitting on (:tape: ) the competition at Wimbly, Venus coming to Tokyo :bounce:

Bad: Wheels falling off the Momowagon :sad:

Giggles
Nov 18th, 2007, 12:54 AM
Good
1. The rise of Jess Moore
2. Dellacqua cracking the top 100

Bad
1.Sam' sickness :sad:

Jess Moore: Rank 992 (2006) -> 372 (Now) :clap2: Can't wait to see her more often in WTA.

Giggles
Nov 18th, 2007, 12:58 AM
esquímaux -- Your signature is interesting. Do you know in what context it was said?

DutchieGirl
Nov 18th, 2007, 02:38 AM
Good:
Misa making Wimby QF

Bad:
Pretty much the rest of her year

:angel:

Nicolas
Nov 18th, 2007, 02:52 AM
Good:
Misa making Wimby QF

Bad:
Pretty much the rest of her year

:angel:

You forgot "Misa's hair style" in the bads..... :help:

Хлоэ
Nov 18th, 2007, 02:55 AM
You forgot "Misa's hair style" in the bads..... :help:

:haha:

Nicolas
Nov 18th, 2007, 02:56 AM
:haha:

You, in GM?..... :eek:

Nicolas
Nov 18th, 2007, 02:59 AM
Good: Hénin

Bad: Mauresmo

Giggles
Nov 18th, 2007, 03:54 AM
You forgot "Misa's hair style" in the bads..... :help:
:lol: :devil:

Derek.
Nov 18th, 2007, 03:58 AM
Good:

1. Great season for Daniela [two titles, top 10 rank, YEC].
2. Great season for my younger favorites [Wozniacki, Olaru, Azarenka, Cibulkova].
3. Venus & Serena won another slam each.


Bad:

1. Nicole's injuries and sickness. :sad:
2. Competitiveness of the slam finals. :help:
3. Not one match really stands out as an amazing match.
4. Ranking system.

Pheobo
Nov 18th, 2007, 04:27 AM
Good:

1.) It's over
2.) Jelena Jankovic
3.) Moscow final
4.) Indian Wells
5.) Lindsay's back
6.) A little less Sharapova

Bad:

1.) Justine Henin
2.) All of the grand slam finals + YEC
3.) It was really boring
4.) Tim Ryan
5.) Hingis retiring + bad season + (somewhat) amusing drug allegations

AcesHigh
Nov 18th, 2007, 04:43 AM
Good:
1) Henin beating both Williams sisters to prove she's the real deal and shut up a lot of naysayers
2) Sharapova salvaging her season at YEC
3) Venus is back
4) Both WS win slams again
5) Ivanovic and Jankovic rising
6) Davenport is back and successful in return

Bad:
1) Too many injuries
2) Too much inconsistency
3) Too much choking/not showing up in important matches
4) Lack of competition
5) Poor year + injuries for Mauresmo/Serena/Sharapova
6) YEC
7) Hingis retiring :(
8) Another year without Pierce, Capriati or Seles

Henpova
Nov 18th, 2007, 05:21 AM
Good:
1) Henin beating both Williams sisters to prove she's the real deal and shut up a lot of naysayers
2) Sharapova salvaging her season at YEC
3) Venus is back
4) Both WS win slams again
5) Ivanovic and Jankovic rising
6) Davenport is back and successful in return



WOW, I did not think you would put that in the good area. I am thinking higher of you now.

DutchieGirl
Nov 18th, 2007, 05:35 AM
You forgot "Misa's hair style" in the bads..... :help:

Not really - that can be included in the "pretty much the rest of the year" comment. It wasn't exclusively for tennis. :p But actually, I think that will be better next year - it looks like she's growing it out a bit in recent pics. :D *phew*

mckyle.
Nov 18th, 2007, 05:36 AM
Good:
Bartoli's amazing run. Will never be repeated in history :hearts:

eck
Nov 18th, 2007, 05:56 AM
Good:

Justine.

Bad:

Justine @ Wimbledon :tape:

justine schnyder
Nov 18th, 2007, 07:07 AM
Good:
1. JJ plays
2. Justine and her wins
3. New youngsters: Radwanska, Cornet..

Bad:
1. Kim & Hingis retirements
2. Bartoli in top 10
3. "Competitive" slam finals
4. Patty sucked

mashamaniac
Nov 18th, 2007, 10:32 AM
Good:
1.maria playing YEC and kicking some ass there.
2.maria reaching AO final
3.maria winning san diego title!

bad:
1.kim retiring at just 23
2.maria going down rankings
3.momo disappearing and going out of top 10

Natalicious
Nov 18th, 2007, 10:36 AM
Good:

Tamira reached 2 Slam R16
Ana's rise to the top
Serena & Venus Slam
Melanie Klaffner's win for the austrian fed cup

Bad:

Amélie's Appendix & Big Slump

matanuriel
Nov 18th, 2007, 10:48 AM
Good:

Tamira reached 2 Slam R16
Ana's rise to the top
Serena & Venus Slam
Melanie Klaffner's win for the austrian fed cup

Bad:

Amélie's Appendix & Big Slump

LOL, that was a dead ruber, so Israel put Julia in and she played poorly...

ce
Nov 18th, 2007, 12:44 PM
good
Rise of Serbians
Return of William sisters
Return of Davenport

bad
slam finals
hingis scandal

Matt01
Nov 18th, 2007, 12:54 PM
Good:
1) Henin beating both Williams sisters to prove she's the real deal and shut up a lot of naysayers



Few months ago, you were trying to tell us that Sharpie and even Kuzzie are better hardcourt players than Henin. You are a hypocrite.

terjw
Nov 18th, 2007, 01:00 PM
The Good, The Sad & The Ugly:

Good:
Jelena & Jamie winning the MD at Wimbledon and having fun.

Sad:
Kim retiring

Ugly:
Rainer kicking Dani's waterbottle - but it was funny.

serenus_2k8
Nov 18th, 2007, 01:09 PM
Good:
1. Bartoli beating Henin :lol:
2. Venus and Serena each taking a slam
3. Janko being so entertaining
4. Serena @ Miami :D
5. Newcomers and past champs @ YEC
6. Sharapova showing some hope for 2008

Bad:
1. Very boring
2. Henin falling apart before Venus could whoop her in the Final
3. WS only took 1/2 the majors between them (I expect 3/4 or all next year - slackers!)
4. Henin taking other 1/2 of GS Titles
5. YEC was terrible, very dissapointing (especially world #2 and #3) WTF!
6. Kim, Hingis and Mauresmo

Mikey B
Nov 18th, 2007, 01:23 PM
good: jelena jankovic... serena winning the aussie open and miami, playing some of the best tennis i'v seen from her! justine's on court dominance.

bad: sharapova reaching great form in the last tournament of the year!!! lol! if she could have had this form all year, we could have had some classic matches... serena expecting to win every tournament despite playing terribly after miami! and being such a sore loser after every event! lol! jankovic's burn out!!! justine's on court dominance.

ilovepaszek
Nov 18th, 2007, 01:35 PM
Good:

1. Lots of rise to the newcomers(PASZEk, Szavay, Azarenka, Govortosva)
2. Paszek's Grand Slams
3. Black/Huber became no.1 team
4. Lindsay's return
5. Return of the Williams sisters
6. Kirilenko started to play well again

Bad:

1. Martina and Kim retirement
2. Henin won too much
3. Serena didn't play great after Miami
4. Sharapova's bad year
5. Paszek can't play too much tournaments(Because of age)
6. Boring Grand Slam Finals

serenafan08
Nov 18th, 2007, 01:43 PM
Good - Serena and Venus both show they have good tennis left
Good - Justine's year
Good - The rise of the Serbians

Bad - Mauresmo drops off the radar screen
Bad - Hingis retires again
Bad - Injuries deplete the summer season again

Poova
Nov 18th, 2007, 01:44 PM
GOOD: Marion :hearts:
BAD: Maria's bad year :sobbing: Except at the YEC.

Can't be arsed to make a big list. :dance:

Giggles
Nov 18th, 2007, 02:03 PM
The Good, The Sad & The Ugly.

This would have been a better thread. :worship:

Giggles
Nov 18th, 2007, 02:05 PM
Good:

Justine.

Bad:

Justine @ Wimbledon :tape:

Love and hate. :)

AcesHigh
Nov 18th, 2007, 03:35 PM
Few months ago, you were trying to tell us that Sharpie and even Kuzzie are better hardcourt players than Henin. You are a hypocrite.

:confused: How am I a hypocrite? I'm among the naysayers that were shut up, which I've already stated after USO -AND- I said before USO even started that I'd have newfound respect for her hardcourt game and consider it among the elite of this generation if she won USO over the WS and she did. :wavey: I can find the post if you want

patch.
Nov 18th, 2007, 03:49 PM
Good - Dementieva winning Moscow
Kirilenko winning Kolkata
Keothavong getting Tier III SF
Ana at RG and Tati winning two titles

Bad - Karolina Sprem Injured
Paszek and Azanrenka doing well
Favourites losing early at Slams
Hingis Retirement
Marion Bartoli

lightningquick
Nov 18th, 2007, 03:53 PM
:confused: How am I a hypocrite? I'm among the naysayers that were shut up, which I've already stated after USO -AND- I said before USO even started that I'd have newfound respect for her hardcourt game and consider it among the elite of this generation if she won USO over the WS and she did. :wavey: I can find the post if you want

aces i read what u posted earlier and i was surprised. :yeah: :yeah:

DarkchildSwiss
Nov 18th, 2007, 04:33 PM
Good:
1. Venus and Serena winning a GS title
2. Lindsay's comeback
3. The rise of Agnes Szavay

Bad:
1. Patty dropped out of top 10 and did not win a single title
2. Kim's retirement
3. Martina's retirement and the cocaine scandal

Kworb
Nov 18th, 2007, 05:06 PM
Good:

- Henin lifts the level of women's tennis to new heights
- New faces in the top 10
- Davenport returns
- Jankovic brings humor on and off the court

Bad:
- So many injuries
- Mauresmo's horrible year
- All the Slam finals
- Serena's blogs
- Martina :(

Giggles
Nov 18th, 2007, 05:12 PM
Good:
Bad:
- Serena's blogs


:lol:

Matt01
Nov 18th, 2007, 09:34 PM
:confused: How am I a hypocrite? I'm among the naysayers that were shut up, which I've already stated after USO -AND- I said before USO even started that I'd have newfound respect for her hardcourt game and consider it among the elite of this generation if she won USO over the WS and she did. :wavey: I can find the post if you want


Ok, in that case you are not hypocrite, you "only" were one of the naysayers who was spreading and showing his limited knowledge about women's tennis :p

A Magicman
Nov 18th, 2007, 11:36 PM
Good:

1. Greta Arn won a WTA-tournament
2. Hingis finally retired. 8 years late.
3. Maid Marion made it to the very final of Wimbledon


Bad:

1. Jelena Jankovic didn't win a GS
2. I had to figure out that Henin is a bitch.

partbrit
Nov 19th, 2007, 12:15 AM
Good:

Henin's consistently top-line tennis
Jankovic's brilliant, though flawed, tennis
Bartoli's amazing Wimbledon run
Davenport's return to the tour
Serena's comeback from injury (for a while, anyway)

BAD:

Mauresmo's illness, long recovery, and illness-related injury
Hingis's terrible news
Stosur's illness

Dave.
Nov 19th, 2007, 12:33 AM
Good:

Lindsay is back!
Ana and Jelena powering through the top 10 and doing their country proud!

Bad:

Martina and Kim's retirements.
Generally it was another year that didn't really have any spark (like 2006). It was a year where I was like 'i'm looking forward to 2008 already :rolleyes:' 2005 was the last really stunning year we had.

eck
Nov 19th, 2007, 12:45 AM
Love and hate. :)

Love, hate, appreciate. ;)

The Daviator
Nov 19th, 2007, 12:59 AM
Good -

Lindsay's comeback :hearts:
Rise of the Serbs
Henin at the US Open :worship:
Marion at Wimbledon :worship: :lol:
Serena's amazing AO run :bowdown:
Vee getting a Slam :yeah:

Bad -

Awful GS Finals
Poor year for the Russians, even the top-ranked ones :o
Hingis-gate :sad:

LindsayRulz
Nov 19th, 2007, 01:11 AM
Good :

Lindsay's comeback :angel:
Serena's AO-Miami run
The serbians

Bad :

The slams finals
Maria's injuries
Hingis

Giggles
Nov 19th, 2007, 01:24 AM
Good:

1. Greta Arn won a WTA-tournament


I did not know her before and just looked up her profile. Interesting -- her nationality is German but is born and resides in Budapest. :)

frontier
Nov 19th, 2007, 02:58 AM
good
the success of Vee and Serena
Ana being in top five
lindsay coming back
none of the russians winning a slam
Jankovic losing to justine
jankovic losing to Venus
Maria losing to Serena twice

bad
kim retiring
hingisova doping
momo having a dismal year

Billabong
Nov 19th, 2007, 03:29 AM
Good
-Williams sisters competitive for most of the year
-Hingis' great start of the year
-Sharapova's impressive end of season, got her serve back
-Jankovic and Ivanovic both had awesome years
-Davenport's successful comeback:D
-Kim's Sydney victory
-Dementieva's resurgence

Bad
-The Hingis cocaine affair and retirement:sad: and her hip injury that ruined her year:sad:
-Kim's retirement at 23 years old
-Henin having no real rival
-YEC was way too predictable
-Terrible Grand Slam finals and most of the semis
-Maria's serve and confidence disappearing between January and April

mc8114
Nov 19th, 2007, 05:27 AM
Good
Daniela winning 2 titles this year and making it to the yec
Venus winning WImbledon
Lindsay's comeback
Justine Henin, she was all good this year :lol:

Bad
Kim retiring earlier
Martina :sad: