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Lucemferre
Oct 11th, 2010, 03:13 PM
no1 ranking and most titles but best major result semifinal:tape:Wait and see.

MB.
Oct 11th, 2010, 06:54 PM
With the Beijing win, she'll get the ITF player of the year--they definitely value #1 spot > GS wins. No way Serena's getting it after being AWOL half the year.

Gdsimmons
Oct 11th, 2010, 06:56 PM
Didnt Jelena win it in 08??

VIKA?
Oct 11th, 2010, 07:34 PM
Never in doubt:happy:

she deserves it:worship:

goldenlox
Oct 11th, 2010, 08:28 PM
Maybe they dont want to give it to someone who doesnt play Fed Cup all year.
Myskina won for 2004

http://www.sportinglife.com/pictures/general/allsportfederermyskinaworldchamps05.jpg

muniu
Oct 11th, 2010, 09:33 PM
Maybe they dont want to give it to someone who doesnt play Fed Cup all year.
Myskina won for 2004

http://www.sportinglife.com/pictures/general/allsportfederermyskinaworldchamps05.jpg

I miss her :bigcry:

Dodoboy.
Oct 11th, 2010, 09:44 PM
Who mad?

http://i38.tinypic.com/6q8t9x.gif

Cp6uja
Oct 11th, 2010, 10:10 PM
Didnt Jelena win it in 08??Except finishing 2008 season at #1 Jelena Jankovic also played that season GS final (+SFx2) and reach #1 for the first time already in August, and Serena in 2008 won only one slam.

This season Wozniacki only once reach GS SF and Serena won two slams, so Serena is bold favorite :shrug:
For me personally #1 alternate for Serena is actually Kim Clijsters, but she must win YEC together with GS-USO and two-weeker Miami. Or even Schiavone if wins YEC and FED CUP at end is more close than Wozniacki. Since this ITF Champion award exist (over 30 years) Jelena Jankovic in 2008 and Martina Hingis in 2000 is only slamless, but both at least reach GS final that season (+2xSF), so I don't think that year ending #1 will be enough for Wozniacki at all. BTW that 2000 award for Hingis is by far most controversial (not JJ/2008), because Venus won 2 slams and Olympic gold that year.

spencercarlos
Oct 11th, 2010, 11:09 PM
Except finishing 2008 season at #1 Jelena Jankovic also played that season GS final (+SFx2) and reach #1 for the first time already in August, and Serena in 2008 won only one slam.

This season Wozniacki only once reach GS SF and Serena won two slams, so Serena is bold favorite :shrug:
For me personally #1 alternate for Serena is actually Kim Clijsters, but she must win YEC together with GS-USO and two-weeker Miami. Or even Schiavone if wins YEC and FED CUP at end is more close than Wozniacki. Since this ITF Champion award exist (over 30 years) Jelena Jankovic in 2008 and Martina Hingis in 2000 is only slamless, but both at least reach GS final that season (+2xSF), so I don't think that year ending #1 will be enough for Wozniacki at all. BTW that 2000 award for Hingis is by far most controversial (not JJ/2008), because Venus won 2 slams and Olympic gold that year.
As far as i know Hingis did not get that award in 2000. It was Venus.

Anyway Hingis was robbed either in 1998 or 1999, when she had better performances in grand slams that Davenport, add to that she won the YEC in 1998 over Davenport, but Davenport won the YEC 1999 over Hingis, but Hingis was the one with 3 slam finals.. so in any of those two years Hingis should have been the best player. Davenport ended 98 as number one by a slim margin less than 300 points and Hingis ended 99 as number one with more than 1200 points..

Lucemferre
Oct 12th, 2010, 12:18 AM
As far as i know Hingis did not get that award in 2000. It was Venus.

Anyway Hingis was robbed either in 1998 or 1999, when she had better performances in grand slams that Davenport, add to that she won the YEC in 1998 over Davenport, but Davenport won the YEC 1999 over Hingis, but Hingis was the one with 3 slam finals.. so in any of those two years Hingis should have been the best player. Davenport ended 98 as number one by a slim margin less than 300 points and Hingis ended 99 as number one with more than 1200 points..

Hingis got theitf award in 97,99 and 2000.ITf is obsessed with no1.They usually go for whoever ends as no1 regardless of major results. I can guarantee you wozniacki will get it this year.

justineheninfan
Oct 12th, 2010, 12:28 AM
As far as i know Hingis did not get that award in 2000. It was Venus.

Anyway Hingis was robbed either in 1998 or 1999, when she had better performances in grand slams that Davenport, add to that she won the YEC in 1998 over Davenport, but Davenport won the YEC 1999 over Hingis, but Hingis was the one with 3 slam finals.. so in any of those two years Hingis should have been the best player. Davenport ended 98 as number one by a slim margin less than 300 points and Hingis ended 99 as number one with more than 1200 points..

I agree on 1998 but not on 1999. In 1998 I think they were too swayed by Davenport's completely dominant summer run where she domianted everyone each tournament including Hingis. In 1999 however I would have gone with Davenport. Yeah Hingis had 3 slam finals but at the US Open Davenport lost in the semis to Serena and Hingis the final, so I dont really consider that doing any better. And lets face it, Davenport would have had probably won had they played in the semis (or final). Davenport did well in all the slams, she had a win, semis, semis, quarters, and the only lose that wasnt to the eventual winner was the semifinal loss to Mauresmo in Australia. Hingis had a pathetic showing at Wimbledon where she got crushed 6-2, 6-0 by Jelena Dokic in the 1st round. So for me that already more than balances out the slams between them and makes it even. Add to that Davenport's big win at the YEC where she thumped Hingis and I give her the edge overall. And Hingis didnt beat Davenport in a head to head encounter all year either.

stangtennis
Oct 12th, 2010, 12:36 AM
ITF "World Champions": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITF_World_Champions

Women's singles

ITF world champions for women differed from the WTA year-end rankings the following years: Chris Evert (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Evert) (1978), Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arantxa_S%C3%A1nchez_Vicario) (1994), Jennifer Capriati (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Capriati) (2001), Anastasia Myskina (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastasia_Myskina) (2004) and Kim Clijsters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Clijsters) (2005).

1978 Chris Evert (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Evert)
1979 Martina Navratilova (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martina_Navratilova)
1980 Chris Evert (2)
1981 Chris Evert (3)
1982 Martina Navratilova (2)
1983 Martina Navratilova (3)
1984 Martina Navratilova (4)
1985 Martina Navratilova (5)
1986 Martina Navratilova (6)
1987 Steffi Graf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steffi_Graf)
1988 Steffi Graf (2)
1989 Steffi Graf (3)
1990 Steffi Graf (4)
1991 Monica Seles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monica_Seles)
1992 Monica Seles (2)
1993 Steffi Graf (5)
1994 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arantxa_S%C3%A1nchez_Vicario)
1995 Steffi Graf (6)
1996 Steffi Graf (7)
1997 Martina Hingis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martina_Hingis)
1998 Lindsay Davenport (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindsay_Davenport)
1999 Martina Hingis (2)
2000 Martina Hingis (3)
2001 Jennifer Capriati (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Capriati)
2002 Serena Williams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serena_Williams)
2003 Justine Henin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justine_Henin)
2004 Anastasia Myskina (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastasia_Myskina)
2005 Kim Clijsters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Clijsters)
2006 Justine Henin (2)
2007 Justine Henin (3)
2008 Jelena Janković (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jelena_Jankovi%C4%87)
2009 Serena Williams (2)

Volcana
Oct 12th, 2010, 12:37 AM
As far as i know Hingis did not get that award in 2000. It was Venus.It was Hingis. But Hingis actually had a ridiculous 2000. Nine singles titles, five Tier I's (TPP, Miami, Montréal, Zürich, Moscow), the Tour Championships in singles and doubles, AND a slam final, plus two slam semis and a QF. She didn't just get it because she had the #1 ranking.

She may or may not get the award, but very few people believe she's actually the best player. (In my own subjective universe she #4, after Serena, Clijsters and Zvonareva.) Mind you, she earned and deserves the #1, and all the goes with it. That simply isn't the same as being the best.

LightWarrior
Oct 12th, 2010, 12:47 AM
ITF player of the year doesn't mean anything these days. What matters is if you finish #1 in the rankings. I mean it's so typical of the ITF to award Woz just the day after Serena says that she's out for the rest of the season. How tacky.

Lucemferre
Oct 12th, 2010, 12:49 AM
ITF player of the year doesn't mean anything these days. What matters is if you finish #1 in the rankings. I mean it's so typical of the ITF to award Woz just the day after Serena says that she's out for the rest of the season. How tacky.

:lol: They haven't yet.It's going to be announced in december I guess but I'm sure wozniacki will get it.

justineheninfan
Oct 12th, 2010, 12:54 AM
Well it looks like the ITF overlooked the #1 ranking in 1978, 1994, 2001, 2004, and 2005, so they do often. It is intersting to contrast to the WTA players of the Year:

1977- Virginia Wade
1978- Martina Navratilova
1979- Martina Navratilova
1980- Tracy Austin
1981- Chris Evert
1982 to 1986- Martina Navratilova
1987 to 1990- Steffi Graf
1991- Monica Seles
1992- Monica Seles
1993 to 1996- Steffi Graf
1997- Martina Hingis
1998- Lindsay Davenport
1999- Lindsay Davenport
2000- Venus Williams
2001- Jennifer Capriati
2002- Serena Williams
2003- Justine Henin
2004- Maria Sharapova
2005- Kim Clijsters
2006- Amelie Mauresmo
2007- Justine Henin
2008- Serena Williams
2009- Serena Williams

In this case in contast to the ITF 9 of the 33 years so far of the award they have sidestepped the computer #1. They did though go with the year end #1 in 2 of the 5 years the ITF did not- Navratilova in 1978, Graf in 1994.

One really absurd choice there IMO. Virginia Wade in 1977!?!?! Is that a joke seriously. Chris Evert was so far the #1 in 1977 in every single way.

And I have always been completely baffled to Jennifer being named Player of the Year by both the WTA and ITF in 2001, and even more baffled by her winning Athlete of the Year Awards. And based on the poll I started nearly everyone here agrees with me on that. Anyhow though.

Lucemferre
Dec 14th, 2010, 04:37 PM
:rocker:

goldenlox
Dec 14th, 2010, 04:46 PM
:rocker:Good prediction :worship:
Much better than most of us here