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fredbdx
Nov 10th, 2009, 09:03 AM
TOP 200 stats

In red, girls who are under 20

WICKMAYER Yanina –Belgium -20 y.o –former best ranking:18 –NEW:16
REZAI Aravane –France -22 y.o –former best ranking:36 –NEW:26
MARTINEZ SANCHEZ Maria Jose –Spain -27 y.o –former best ranking:30 –NEW:27
DULGHERU Alexandra –Romania -20 y.o –former best ranking:52 –NEW:51
O’BRIEN Katie –GBR -23 y.o –former best ranking:90–NEW:88
CHANG Kai Chen –Taipei -18 y.o –former best ranking:101 –NEW:92
ZAHLAVOVA Sandra –Czech Republic -24 y.o –former best ranking:105 –NEW:104
KULIKOVA Regina –Russia -20 y.o –former best ranking:137 –NEW:128
FERGUSON Sophie –Australia -23 y.o –former best ranking:142 –NEW:141
CHALOVA Elena –Russia -22 y.o –former best ranking:156 –NEW:151
JOVANOVSKI Bojana -Serbia -17 y.o –former best ranking:196 –NEW:189



My Comments:

Aravane REZAI: 3 years ago, Aravane reveals on the Tour with her powerful groundstrokes from both sides. The issue with that kind of game is to avoid too many unforced errors. However, Aravane performed her ever best year. She enjoyed her 1rst WTA Title in May at Strasbourg $220K and reached the 4th rd at Roland Garros. The happy end is her biggest title at Bali $600K. This new tournament is the small replica of the Year Ending Championships. Aravane won all the matches with victories over talented girls such as n25 Lisicki. She may have felt a little bit frustrated in final as her opponent n12 compatriot Bartoli was forced to withdraw after the 1rst set.

Kai Chen CHANG: Breakthrough year for that young new talent. Finishing 2008 at n238, she’s now n92. She’s breaking the Top 100 for the 1rst time after reaching the SF at Taipei $100K challenger falling to Top seed/n68 Morita. Her most impressive performance this year is a a 2nd rd as a qualifier at the US Open.






FASTER MOVEMENTS IN THE TOP 10, 20, 50, 100, 150 and 200:

Top 10:
No change.


TOP 20:
Yanina WICKMAYER n16 (+2):
I’m not sure that Yanina will celebrate her new career high at n16. As everyone knows, she’ll be forbidden to play for 1 year. I’m sure that Yanina is feeling really bad these days.
We all know that it’s hard to come back after a long break (Karatancheva for instance).

TOP 50:
Aravane REZAI n26 (+18): see above.


TOP 100:
Yung-jan CHAN n94 (+21):
She’s only 20, but has already a long experience on the Tour. She broke the Top 50 before 18 y.o. But as often, it’s a huge pressure under girls belts to keep rising and confirm. Since june, she’s been out of the Top 100. Competing on the Challenger Tour is a way to find back confidence and that what she did. Last week, she won Taipei $100K ousting Top seed/n78 Morita.


TOP 150:
Severine BELTRAME BREMOND n150 (+16):
Hard time for Severine who suffered from injuries throughout the year. However, good week for her as she’s back in the Top 150. Last week she reached the SF at Nantes $50K ousting 3rd seed/n91 Niculescu. She wasn’t able to confirm this encouraging victory as she fell to n147 Voracova in SF.

TOP 200:
Maret ANI n166 (+21):
As Beltrame Bremond, Maret is far from her best. Like all the girls who are slumping, she’s back to Challengers. She’s up 21 spots this week after winning Istanbul $25K where she ousted 2nd seed/n151 Voracova. Sadly, she didn’t confirm the week after losing to n376 Barthel at Ismaning $50K.



THAT’S ALL GUYS! HOPE YOU’LL ENJOY READING MY THREAD AND WAITING FOR YOUR COMMENTS! :bounce::bounce:

Darop.
Nov 10th, 2009, 01:22 PM
I was expecting to see Kimiko's name here before remembering this is her second career :p

KanSuke
Nov 10th, 2009, 05:13 PM
Kai-Chen :hearts: though I think her most impressive performance this year should be Tokyo second round beating WTA no.1 Safina :lol:

Congrats YJ for being back in Top 100 again, and finishing in top 100 for fourth consecutive year :yeah:

Oh and Yanina :yeah:

phelbyn
Nov 10th, 2009, 05:42 PM
Canadian girls are still doing it! Up and up and up! No more points coming off for any of them, but two tournaments still to play. Should be a good ending for many of them.

fredbdx
Nov 11th, 2009, 07:57 AM
I was expecting to see Kimiko's name here before remembering this is her second career :p

I know it's a littile bit unfair for those girls who have a "2nd" career...however, Kimiko could have quoted in the best Top 100 progression...but Chan did better;)

But because you like Kimiko and lot of us appreciate her...let's have a look to her 2009 season:

Ranking progression:
2008 season ending ranking: n201
Current Ranking: n82 (+119)

2009 Activity:
1 ITF Title at Monzon $75K and 1 SF at Redding $25K
1 WTA Title at Seoul $220K and 1 SF at Bali $600K
GS best run: qualified for the MD at the Australian Open
28 victories/18 defeats
4 Top 30 victories: n21 Hantuchova, n23/n28 Medina Garrigues (2 times), n30 Kleynabova.

Let's see next year with a full season on the WTA Tour due to her Top 90 status!

fredbdx
Nov 11th, 2009, 08:26 AM
Kai-Chen :hearts: though I think her most impressive performance this year should be Tokyo second round beating WTA no.1 Safina :lol:

Congrats YJ for being back in Top 100 again, and finishing in top 100 for fourth consecutive year :yeah:

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As far as Kai Chen is concerned, she can't be happier for her season at only 18 y.o, she jumped from n225 to n92 in a year.
Until her great run in july at the USO, she focused on the ITF tour (due to her ranking) with some results (Runner up at Fukuoka $50K and 3 times Semi finalist -$50K Lexington, $25K surprise and Changwon)

The 2nd part of the year is even more interesting as she played all the time on the WTA tour excepted last week at $100K Taipei challenger.
We all know that there's a big difference between challengers circuit and Wta tour...but Kai-chen showed that she was ready for it:
2nd rd as qualifier at the USO
Qualified at Guangzhou $220K
2nd rd as a qualifier at Seoul $220K
3rd rd as qualifier at Tokyo $2,0M
2nd rd as qualifier at Osaka $220K

She only failed once to qualify at Beijing $4,5M.

All the more, she accumulates significatives victories such as:
n1 Safina, n27/n48 Kanepi (2 times), n69 Brianti and n87 Kutuzova.

Next year, she'll have to confirme...with her new status!

Markus
Apr 5th, 2011, 03:51 PM
fredbx - these were great threads you provided back then on a regular basis! They are really missed.