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^bibi^
Sep 29th, 2008, 11:43 AM
Hello Everybody :wavey:

I thought we could add up a new feature in GM which would be a player of the month award chosen by ourselves. In order to create the poll I took the players with the 10 best results this month (based on the amount of ranking points won). The tournaments for this month are : US Open, Bali, Tokyo, Guangzhou, Beijing & Seoul.

Here are the 10 Nominees (in alphabetical order) :

Elena DEMENTIEVA (US Open SF, Tokyo QF)
Jelena JANKOVIC (US Open RU, Tokyo QF, Beijing WR)
Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (US Open R3, Tokyo RU, Beijing RU)
Flavia PENNETTA (US Open QF, Bali QF, Tokyo R2)
Nadia PETROVA (US Open R3, Bali SF, Tokyo SF)
Dinara SAFINA (US Open SF, Tokyo WR)
Patty SCHNYDER (US Open QF, Bali WR)
Katarina SREBOTNIK (US Open R4, Tokyo SF, Beijing R1)
Serena WILLIAMS (US Open WR)
Vera ZVONAREVA (US Open R2, Guangzhou WR, Beijing SF)

Don't hesitate to correct me if I made any mistake :p

^bibi^
Sep 29th, 2008, 11:47 AM
Poll will be closed in 2 days :wavey:

ce
Sep 29th, 2008, 11:47 AM
serena :shrug:

Noctis
Sep 29th, 2008, 11:50 AM
3 way JJ Catfina Serena

Emina.
Sep 29th, 2008, 11:51 AM
JJ for me :)

AndreConrad
Sep 29th, 2008, 11:57 AM
Tough choice between Serena and Jelena... I will go with Jelena :)

Play_Suspended
Sep 29th, 2008, 11:57 AM
Great idea! I think JJ just edges serena out

Ben.
Sep 29th, 2008, 12:01 PM
Serena is no doubt my pick...a slam win makes a big difference IMO.

Cp6uja
Sep 29th, 2008, 12:03 PM
Hello Everybody :wavey:

I thought we could add up a new feature in GM which would be a player of the month award chosen by ourselves. In order to create the poll I took the players with the 10 best results this month (based on the amount of ranking points won).

Very good idea :wavey:, but you must to know that it's NEVER happen that for "Player Of The Month" will be 10 contenders, so 10 poll options you must use much better. So i suggest you to close this poll and open new with 3 candidates which include #1, #2 and #3 player of the month choice (for example):

Option 1 - (#1)Serena Williams , (#2)Jelena Jankovic , (#3)Dinara Safina
Option 2 - (#1)Serena Williams , (#2)Dinara Safina , (#3)Jelena Jankovic
Option 3 - (#1)Jelena Jankovic , (#2)Serena Williams , (#3)Dinara Safina
Option 4 - (#1)Jelena Jankovic , (#2)Dinara Safina , (#3)Serena Williams
Option 5 - (#1)Dinara Safina , (#2)Serena Williams , (#3)Jelena Jankovic
Option 6 - (#1)Dinara Safina , (#2)Jelena Jankovic , (#3)Serena Williams

(alternate is 5 candidates with #1 and #2 choice)

Also ranking points which player reach at tournaments not must be crucial for contenders selection - for me personaly septembers TOP10 list must include Groenfeld b/c impressive comeback at USO or even Coco W. winner of juniors USO or even unranked Laura Robson with her very good professional debut at 75K ITF tournament.

^bibi^
Sep 29th, 2008, 12:11 PM
Very good idea :wavey:, but you must to know that it's NEVER happen that for "Player Of The Month" will be 10 contenders, so 10 poll options you must use much better. So i suggest you to close this poll and open new with 3 candidates which include #1, #2 and #3 player of the month choice (for example):

Option 1 - (#1)Serena Williams , (#2)Jelena Jankovic , (#3)Dinara Safina
Option 2 - (#1)Serena Williams , (#2)Dinara Safina , (#3)Jelena Jankovic
Option 3 - (#1)Jelena Jankovic , (#2)Serena Williams , (#3)Dinara Safina
Option 4 - (#1)Jelena Jankovic , (#2)Dinara Safina , (#3)Serena Williams
Option 5 - (#1)Dinara Safina , (#2)Serena Williams , (#3)Jelena Jankovic
Option 6 - (#1)Dinara Safina , (#2)Jelena Jankovic , (#3)Serena Williams

(alternate is 5 candidates with #1 and #2 choice)

I thought about this too, but chose the 10 options scenario instead... It allows lower-level player to be featured in it every now and then too :p

AndreConrad
Sep 29th, 2008, 12:14 PM
^ I think it is an awesome idea ^ :yeah:

Ben.
Sep 29th, 2008, 12:19 PM
I thought about this too, but chose the 10 options scenario instead... It allows lower-level player to be featured in it every now and then too :p

that's great :yeah:

Fantasy Hero
Sep 29th, 2008, 12:26 PM
Flà!!!!! 'cause it's the biggest surprise of US Open! and I love her! :lol:

Adal
Sep 29th, 2008, 12:30 PM
Serena :worship:

.:sk:.
Sep 29th, 2008, 12:33 PM
Jj

Noctis
Sep 29th, 2008, 12:40 PM
Who vote Sveta :spit:

Uranus
Sep 29th, 2008, 01:17 PM
I'd say Serena. She won the USO and took the #1 ranking.

I hesitated with Jelena, since she's had a very good month, finally reaching a slam final, and winning her first Tier II. But what Serena achieved is just bigger.

Honorable mention to Svetlana for whom things seemed to be getting much better this year, seeing her results in Asia. There's still her problem with finals, though.

MaBaker
Sep 29th, 2008, 01:20 PM
Serena/Jelena

frontier
Sep 29th, 2008, 01:21 PM
Serena of course....followed by Safina

Martian Jeza
Sep 29th, 2008, 01:23 PM
The Drag Queen.

@danieln1
Sep 29th, 2008, 01:44 PM
Serena obviously

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 29th, 2008, 02:16 PM
dinara

LeRoy.
Sep 29th, 2008, 02:19 PM
Player of the month for Jan, June, July & Sept. should be players who won the AO, RG, Wimbledon and the USO respectively.

mashasabinefan1
Sep 29th, 2008, 02:20 PM
dinara:worship:

^bibi^
Sep 29th, 2008, 03:59 PM
So far, JJ is leading, but Serena comes back quite close... Dinara is third but doesn't seem to have a chance of winning this month's award...

Dodoboy.
Sep 29th, 2008, 04:03 PM
SHIT!!

I voted Sveta because i was just thinking about the last two weeks! I forgot USO was in September!

I meant Serena!

or JJ.

Agata.
Sep 29th, 2008, 04:08 PM
Serena :yeah:

Then Jelena, and Dinara as the 3rd one.

hankqq
Sep 29th, 2008, 04:15 PM
I like this idea. :)

I'll go with Serena for this month.

Shvedbarilescu
Sep 29th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Great poll and I love you selections ^bibi^. I might have included in Zheng amongst the nominees rather than Petrova because Zheng has been pretty amazing but aside from that everyone who deserves to be there is. It is tough to decide. Of course the three obvious picks are Serena, Jelena and Dinara, and they have been the month's best players just as they have been the year's best players. But none of the three have exactly been a revelation this month. I mean we already knew all three of them could do what they have done. So I thought I would go with the lesser ranked player who impressed me the most with her play this month and it was between Schnyder, Pennetta, Zvonereva and Srebotnik. I would also have added Zheng to that group as well. Of those I think the player who I have had the most for watching, and in two different tournaments, would be Srebotnik. So I went with her. :)

^bibi^
Sep 29th, 2008, 04:40 PM
Great poll and I love you selections ^bibi^. I might have included in Zheng amongst the nominees rather than Petrova because Zheng has been pretty amazing but aside from that everyone who deserves to be there is.

I agree with you that Zheng would have her place here, but as I said, in order to have an unbiased list, I chose to base it on the WTA ranking points won this month, and Zheng finished 11th lol

sakya23
Sep 29th, 2008, 04:41 PM
jankovic vs serena, LOL. I voted jankovic.

babuska6
Sep 29th, 2008, 04:42 PM
Jj

Valanga
Sep 29th, 2008, 04:43 PM
Serena/Jelena/Safina
dunno how to find out who stands out.

they three all rock
the best top 3 i've ever seen.

Andiyan
Sep 29th, 2008, 05:32 PM
Very good idea :wavey:, but you must to know that it's NEVER happen that for "Player Of The Month" will be 10 contenders, so 10 poll options you must use much better. So i suggest you to close this poll and open new with 3 candidates which include #1, #2 and #3 player of the month choice (for example):

Option 1 - (#1)Serena Williams , (#2)Jelena Jankovic , (#3)Dinara Safina
Option 2 - (#1)Serena Williams , (#2)Dinara Safina , (#3)Jelena Jankovic
Option 3 - (#1)Jelena Jankovic , (#2)Serena Williams , (#3)Dinara Safina
Option 4 - (#1)Jelena Jankovic , (#2)Dinara Safina , (#3)Serena Williams
Option 5 - (#1)Dinara Safina , (#2)Serena Williams , (#3)Jelena Jankovic
Option 6 - (#1)Dinara Safina , (#2)Jelena Jankovic , (#3)Serena Williams

(alternate is 5 candidates with #1 and #2 choice)

Also ranking points which player reach at tournaments not must be crucial for contenders selection - for me personaly septembers TOP10 list must include Groenfeld b/c impressive comeback at USO or even Coco W. winner of juniors USO or even unranked Laura Robson with her very good professional debut at 75K ITF tournament.

Great idea from bibi but I like Cp6uja's suggestions!!
I voted JJ btw. :)

^bibi^
Sep 29th, 2008, 06:36 PM
Standings after 7hours and 120 voters (41hours to go) :

#1 Jankovic 40,83%
#2 S.Williams 31,67%
#3 Safina 10,83%
#4 Kuznetsova 7,50%
#5 Zvonareva 3,33%

:wavey:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Sep 29th, 2008, 06:54 PM
I have to say Serena!

Winning a slam and becoming #1 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> anything else accomplished by the other players!

serenus_2k8
Sep 29th, 2008, 07:27 PM
IMO Ree>JJ>Safina. I think any month with a slam in will go to the slam winner.

Destiny
Sep 29th, 2008, 08:18 PM
Dinara :bowdown:

iPatty
Sep 29th, 2008, 08:26 PM
I was not the one person who voted for Schnyder, so everyone knows.

Good idea for a thread that hopefully does not turn into a popularity contest. I chose Serena because a Slam victory pretty much rules over any achievement in a month.

sweetpeas
Sep 29th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Serena...slams First!

FORZA SARITA
Sep 29th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Serena of course:)

^bibi^
Sep 29th, 2008, 09:02 PM
Good idea for a thread that hopefully does not turn into a popularity contest.

Let's hope not... there will always be people who just vote for their fav no matter what, but I hope that all in all it will really reflect the best player of the month...

Ciarán
Sep 29th, 2008, 09:06 PM
Safina :yeah:

Cp6uja
Sep 29th, 2008, 11:59 PM
LIST OF PREVIOUS WINNERS:

January: Maria SHARAPOVA following by Ana Ivanovic
February: Maria SHARAPOVA following by Justine Henin
March: Ana IVANOVIC following by Svetlana Kuznetsova
April: Serena WILLIAMS following by Jelena Jankovic
May: Dinara SAFINA following by Jelena Jankovic
June: Ana IVANOVIC following by Dinara Safina
July: Venus WILLIAMS following by Serena Williams
August: Elena DEMENTIEVA following by Dinara Safina


no discussions about this choice ;)

@danieln1
Sep 30th, 2008, 02:15 AM
it´s absurd that Serena Williams is not winning this poll since winning a slam >>>>>>>>>>> than tier II win + slam final, semis whatever... just ridiculous

Buitenzorg
Sep 30th, 2008, 03:21 AM
Jankovic deserves this title ;)

^bibi^
Sep 30th, 2008, 09:08 AM
26 hours to go.. Jankovic is still leading

StephenUK
Sep 30th, 2008, 11:16 AM
It's got to be Serena - I don't think winning the China Open adds any lustre to JJ's career whatsoever, but winning a slam outranks any number of tier IIs.

kwilliams
Sep 30th, 2008, 12:33 PM
Eh...the slam winner of the month! Serena of course!

Just Do It
Sep 30th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Jelena, of course :)

AnnaK_4ever
Sep 30th, 2008, 01:57 PM
Jankovic.

^bibi^
Sep 30th, 2008, 03:27 PM
little bump as it went to page 2 :angel:

Votes are will be closed in about 20hours

*Jool*
Sep 30th, 2008, 05:18 PM
:haha: I'm so biased , I voted for Kata (according to her standards , this is her best month since like forever so she's my player of the month :hearts: )

logical answer would be .... mmm ... I don't know , Serena, Jankovic , Safina ? I can't really chose so that confirms my vote :angel:

Yasmine
Sep 30th, 2008, 05:52 PM
JJ... whoelse :p

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 30th, 2008, 06:02 PM
The Drag Queen.

martina doesn't play tennis anymore as far as i know :scratch:

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 30th, 2008, 06:04 PM
serena won a slam beating both safina AND jj...serena....

Ceze
Sep 30th, 2008, 06:40 PM
Serena, she's undefeated this month

Ian Aberdon
Sep 30th, 2008, 07:06 PM
I wasn't sure so I just voted for JJ anyway cause I love her...;)

serenafann
Sep 30th, 2008, 11:43 PM
Serena-A GrandSlam trumps Everything.

drake3781
Oct 1st, 2008, 03:22 AM
Dinara really stood out to me this month.

^bibi^
Oct 1st, 2008, 08:56 AM
3 hours to go, looks like nobody will be able to prevent JJ from winning, unless Serena makes a big comeback in the next 3 hours

^bibi^
Oct 1st, 2008, 11:19 AM
30 minutes to go :wavey:

NeeemZ
Oct 1st, 2008, 12:07 PM
Bump.

louisa.
Oct 1st, 2008, 12:14 PM
CONGRATULATIONS JJ! :D :bounce:

AndreConrad
Oct 1st, 2008, 12:15 PM
I guess Jelena is officially the Tennis Forum player of September 2008... congrats :yeah:
Serena was really close :hug:

Pebbles
Oct 1st, 2008, 12:32 PM
Jankovic has been great this month, she gets my vote :)

Ben.
Oct 1st, 2008, 12:35 PM
Congrats Jelena :yeah: deserved winner, even though I voted for Serena.

Agata.
Oct 1st, 2008, 12:42 PM
Jelena :yeah:

^bibi^
Oct 1st, 2008, 01:17 PM
The poll is Closed! Winner for this first Edition is :

Jelena Jankovic

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3865/jjra8.jpg

Detailed results :

1. Jelena Jankovic 38.12%
2. Serena Williams 33.17%
3. Dinara Safina 13.86%
4. Svetlana Kuznetsova 5.45%
5. Elena Dementieva 1.98%
5. Vera Zvonareva 1.98%
7. Flavia Pennetta 1.49%
7. Patty Schnyder 1.49%
7. Katarina Srebotnik 1.49%
10. Nadia Petrova 0.99%

Thanx Everybody who participated. Next election at the end of cotober :wavey:

Valanga
Oct 1st, 2008, 01:25 PM
Congratulations Jankovic
reaching her 1st final in GS, giving us the BEST GS FINAL in 2008 (almost push serena to 3 sets), winning beijing.

she rocks
sexy jelena

Miss Atomic Bomb
Oct 1st, 2008, 01:26 PM
:haha:

bestseller
Oct 1st, 2008, 03:40 PM
:tape::haha::scratch:

Optima
Oct 1st, 2008, 04:06 PM
:inlove:

Ian Aberdon
Oct 1st, 2008, 06:04 PM
And it's JJ 1 :hearts:, JJ Haters 0 :yeah:

MaBaker
Oct 1st, 2008, 06:09 PM
Jelena :hug: :kiss: :inlove: :angel:

Dinayer
Oct 1st, 2008, 06:26 PM
:hearts: