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Matej
Jul 7th, 2011, 12:53 AM
OK, it´s time for some fun with stats; I considered only players who are in the top 20 (either on the WTA ranking, or in the "Race"):



Petra Kvitová: 43 W / 8 L = 84.3% (and 39 / 6 on the WTA Tour = 86.67%)
Caroline Wozniacki: 49 W / 10 L = 83% (and 48 / 9 without Bastad = 84.2%)
Maria Sharapova: 32 W / 8 L = 80%
Kim Clijsters: 23 W / 6 L = 79.3%
Vika Azarenka: 38 W / 11 L = 77.55%
Andrea Petkovic: 35 W / 12 L = 74.47%
Na Li: 28 W / 10 L = 73.68%
Sabine Lisicki: 33 W / 12 L = 73.33% (and 21 W / 7 L = 75% without qualifications and ITF tournaments)
Vera Zvonareva: 32 W / 12 L = 72.7%
Shuai Peng: 42 W / 16 L = 72.4% (and 37 W / 16 L = 69.8% without qualifications)
Marion Bartoli: 40 W / 16 L = 71.4%
Nastya Pavlyuchenkova: 28 W / 12 L = 70%
Jelena Jankovic: 28 W / 14 L = 66.67%
Jarmila Gajdosova: 28 W / 14 L = 66.67%
Julia Goerges: 26 W / 13 L = 66.67%
Yanina Wickmayer: 29 W / 15 L = 65.9%
Aga Radwanska: 21 W / 11 L = 65.6%
Svetlana Kuznetsova: 25 W / 14 L = 64.1%
Fran Schiavone: 26 W / 15 L = 63.4%
Dominika Cibulková: 23 W / 14 L = 62.16%
Sam Stosur: 24 W / 15 L = 61.5%
Daniela Hantuchová: 29 W / 19 L = 60.4%
Ana Ivanovic: 15 W / 12 L = 55.56%

Sammo
Jul 7th, 2011, 12:59 AM
43/8? OMG :weirdo:

Excelscior
Jul 7th, 2011, 01:04 AM
I always like the WTA # it's only six losses and a higher winning percentage. A nice and tidy 39-6 for Petra. Six Losses!!???

You should list that one first. Lol.

Matej
Jul 7th, 2011, 01:13 AM
43/8? OMG :weirdo:

By the way, Petra had 25/24 win loss record last year. ;)

theFutureisNow
Jul 7th, 2011, 01:30 AM
Most people still haven't caught up to how much better Kvitova has been this year.

I don't know what the greatest one year improvement ever is, but Petra's has to be right up there.

AcesHigh
Jul 7th, 2011, 01:44 AM
Most people still haven't caught up to how much better Kvitova has been this year.

I don't know what the greatest one year improvement ever is, but Petra's has to be right up there.

no.... I don't think so.

dsanders06
Jul 7th, 2011, 01:46 AM
no.... I don't think so.

Maybe not ever, but there can't be many people who go from having never been top 30 one year, to finishing in the top 5 the next year?

EDIT: Actually, Sharapova did it.

melodynelson
Jul 7th, 2011, 01:52 AM
Well, if you take out her ITF results and Fed Cup, it's actually 35-6, but I think adding Fed Cup is fine, so 39-6.

AcesHigh
Jul 7th, 2011, 01:56 AM
Maybe not ever, but there can't be many people who go from having never been top 30 one year, to finishing in the top 5 the next year?

You'd be surprised. I mean in recent memory I can think of Sharapova and Kuznetsova. I know JJ made a jump of something like 30 more wins than the previous year. Woz made a pretty good jump.

Matej
Jul 7th, 2011, 02:01 AM
Well, if you take out her ITF results and Fed Cup, it's actually 35-6, but I think adding Fed Cup is fine, so 39-6.

35/6 = 85.37%

Well, she beat Hantuchová, Cibulková and Wickmayer in Fed Cup, so at least these three wins should count. :)

theFutureisNow
Jul 7th, 2011, 02:04 AM
no.... I don't think so.

Wrong again.

Kvitova is on pace for the greatest one year improvement in recent tennis history. It could be the best ever but I haven't looked that far.

Here is the list I have. The order is somewhat subjective, but Petra is easily #1.

Kvitova- 34 to 2

Sharapova- 32 to 4
Kuznetsova- 36 to 5
Henin- 45 to 7
Capriati- 14 to 2
Serena- 20 to 4
Venus- 22 to 5
Hingis- 16 to 4
Li- 11 to 3
Ivanovic- 14 to 4
Clijsters- 18 to 5
Davenport- 20 to 6
Myskina- 59 to 11
Mauresmo- 29 to 10
Schiavone- 17 to 7

Excelscior
Jul 7th, 2011, 02:13 AM
Wrong again.

Kvitova is on pace for the greatest one year improvement in recent tennis history. It could be the best ever but I haven't looked that far.

Here is the list I have. The order is somewhat subjective, but Petra is easily #1.

Kvitova- 34 to 2

Sharapova- 32 to 4
Kuznetsova- 36 to 5
Henin- 45 to 7
Capriati- 14 to 2
Serena- 20 to 4
Venus- 22 to 5
Hingis- 16 to 4
Li- 11 to 3
Ivanovic- 14 to 4
Clijsters- 18 to 5
Davenport- 20 to 6
Myskina- 59 to 11
Mauresmo- 29 to 10
Schiavone- 17 to 7

Wouldn't 59-11 (Myskina) be the greatest turnaround ever (unless you can somehow count Petra from the sixties last year to being top 10 now)? And we also don't know if Petra will end #2 or where she'll be at the end of the year.

Craig.
Jul 7th, 2011, 02:15 AM
Wrong again.

Kvitova is on pace for the greatest one year improvement in recent tennis history. It could be the best ever but I haven't looked that far.

Here is the list I have. The order is somewhat subjective, but Petra is easily #1.

Kvitova- 34 to 2

Sharapova- 32 to 4
Kuznetsova- 36 to 5
Henin- 45 to 7
Capriati- 14 to 2
Serena- 20 to 4
Venus- 22 to 5
Hingis- 16 to 4
Li- 11 to 3
Ivanovic- 14 to 4
Clijsters- 18 to 5
Davenport- 20 to 6
Myskina- 59 to 11
Mauresmo- 29 to 10
Schiavone- 17 to 7

34 to 2? What?

young_gunner913
Jul 7th, 2011, 02:16 AM
Serena Williams 6/2 = 75% :rocker2:

theFutureisNow
Jul 7th, 2011, 02:20 AM
Wouldn't 59-11 (Myskina) be the greatest turnaround ever (unless you can somehow count Petra from the sixties last year to being top 10 now)? And we also don't know if Petra will end #2 or where she'll be at the end of the year.

No, because tennis rankings are exponential.

It is MUCH harder to go from 34 to 2 than 59 to 11.

#2 is her current ranking for 2011 results. That's why I said on pace. But don't bet against her finishing #1.

AcesHigh
Jul 7th, 2011, 02:27 AM
Wait so you're just going by rankings :weirdo: not saying much in an era where it has been easier than ever to get to #1

Excelscior
Jul 7th, 2011, 02:31 AM
No, because tennis rankings are exponential.

It is MUCH harder to go from 34 to 2 than 59 to 11.

#2 is her current ranking for 2011 results. That's why I said on pace. But don't bet against her finishing #1.

But in the same argument, if you were coming from as low as Myskina (59-11), wouldn't you still have to pass where Petra was at the beginning of the year (32), and move from that same point to get to 11 (albeit not #1 or 2)?

I know Petra is #2 in the Race points and can certainly end the year 1-3. We'll see?

TimeyWimey
Jul 7th, 2011, 02:50 AM
depend on the standard you choose, take a look at the earnings

2006–07 41,364
2008 218,757
2009 259,301
2010 647,508
2011* 3,189,334 (and counting!!!)

I haven't checked other players, but this is HUGE difference

Steven.
Jul 7th, 2011, 02:58 AM
depend on the standard you choose, take a look at the earnings

2006–07 41,364
2008 218,757
2009 259,301
2010 647,508
2011* 3,189,334 (and counting!!!)

I haven't checked other players, but this is HUGE difference

Inflation.

To think Graf's 22 slams and 85 other titles only netted her 22 million. :facepalm:

gc-spurs
Jul 7th, 2011, 03:07 AM
Wait so you're just going by rankings :weirdo: not saying much in an era where it has been easier than ever to get to #1

This is a point. Its kind of easy to be in the top 10 at the moment, but at the same time its impossible to standardize past years according to talent so if KvittyGOAT stays on point then the stats point to it being the biggest turnaround and there's just no other mehtod to go by.

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 7th, 2011, 03:24 AM
Wrong again.

Kvitova is on pace for the greatest one year improvement in recent tennis history. It could be the best ever but I haven't looked that far.

Here is the list I have. The order is somewhat subjective, but Petra is easily #1.

Kvitova- 34 to 2

Sharapova- 32 to 4
Kuznetsova- 36 to 5
Henin- 45 to 7
Capriati- 14 to 2
Serena- 20 to 4
Venus- 22 to 5
Hingis- 16 to 4
Li- 11 to 3
Ivanovic- 14 to 4
Clijsters- 18 to 5
Davenport- 20 to 6
Myskina- 59 to 11
Mauresmo- 29 to 10
Schiavone- 17 to 7

Daniela went from 53 to 9 in one year. and 27 to 5 in one year

iPatty
Jul 7th, 2011, 03:32 AM
34 to 2? What?

She's currently #2 in the race. I don't think she will end the year quite THAT high but I'd say a top four finish is on the cards without a doubt. :shrug:

Dav.
Jul 7th, 2011, 04:18 AM
She's currently #2 in the race. I don't think she will end the year quite THAT high but I'd say a top four finish is on the cards without a doubt. :shrug:

I don't think a statement that definite can be made when she has yet to prove herself on hard courts and on indoor courts, particularly as someone at the level of a top four player.

Mynarco
Jul 7th, 2011, 04:24 AM
Her 8 losses this year should be:
Zvonareva,Morita,BZS,Pavlyuchenkova,Barrois,Rybari kova,Li,Bartoli

Bolded matches are 100k
so 2 losses in Int. matches or above since April :eek:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 7th, 2011, 04:25 AM
I don't think a statement that definite can be made when she has yet to prove herself on hard courts and on indoor courts, particularly as someone at the level of a top four player.

She hasnt gotten the chance really in indoor courts and the one opportunity she did she played amazing. her level in paris, other than the BZS match was really high.

Betten
Jul 7th, 2011, 05:32 AM
Most people still haven't caught up to how much better Kvitova has been this year.

I don't know what the greatest one year improvement ever is, but Petra's has to be right up there.

In terms of ranking you mean? Clijsters once went from being ranked 134 to number 1 in only ten months.

Leelee.
Jul 7th, 2011, 05:41 AM
Wouldn't JenFat 9999 to 8 in one season be better. Or Serena reaching the top 20 after like 20 tournaments in 3 years.

Mike81
Jul 7th, 2011, 07:43 AM
Very big improvement Sabine Lisicki. Last year missed so much tennis and finished with 6 wins/13 losses. 33/12 this year :)

SwingVolley93
Jul 7th, 2011, 07:55 AM
No, because tennis rankings are exponential.

It is MUCH harder to go from 34 to 2 than 59 to 11.

#2 is her current ranking for 2011 results. That's why I said on pace. But don't bet against her finishing #1.

Aga went from 381 to 57 from 2005 to 2006. 326 spots in one year...wouldn't that be the most? :lick:

theFutureisNow
Jul 7th, 2011, 12:35 PM
In terms of ranking you mean? Clijsters once went from being ranked 134 to number 1 in only ten months.

Players that have a low ranking because of injury/missed tournaments don't count. I'm talking about players who were playing a full schedule at one level before improving.

I used year end rankings because that is way easier than looking at all the weekly rankings.

homogenius
Jul 7th, 2011, 01:27 PM
Wrong again.

Kvitova is on pace for the greatest one year improvement in recent tennis history. It could be the best ever but I haven't looked that far.

Here is the list I have. The order is somewhat subjective, but Petra is easily #1.

Kvitova- 34 to 2

Sharapova- 32 to 4
Kuznetsova- 36 to 5
Henin- 45 to 7
Capriati- 14 to 2
Serena- 20 to 4
Venus- 22 to 5
Hingis- 16 to 4
Li- 11 to 3
Ivanovic- 14 to 4
Clijsters- 18 to 5
Davenport- 20 to 6
Myskina- 59 to 11
Mauresmo- 29 to 10
Schiavone- 17 to 7

You conveniently "forgot" the first half of JCap's career.Started her pro career in 1990.Finished the year ranked #8 (after one month on tour she was already #25 :bowdown:)

theFutureisNow
Jul 7th, 2011, 01:41 PM
You conveniently "forgot" the first half of JCap's career.Started her pro career in 1990.Finished the year ranked #8 (after one month on tour she was already #25 :bowdown:)

I didn't forget it, but didn't include it because there is no ranking.

For all we know she could have been the 20th ranked player in 89 and the ranking change wouldn't have been impressive at all. The tour back then outside of the top players was extremely weak.

If you want to speculate differently, then feel free.

homogenius
Jul 7th, 2011, 01:47 PM
I didn't forget it, but didn't include it because there is no ranking.

For all we know she could have been the 20th ranked player in 89 and the ranking change wouldn't have been impressive at all. The tour back then outside of the top players was extremely weak.

If you want to speculate differently, then feel free.

She was not ranked in 1989 cause she started professionnally in March 1990 :weirdo: There is no speculation, just facts : after one month on tour she got her first ranking as #25, she then became the youngest player ever to reach the top10 few months later and ended the year as #8.
Beat that Petra...oh wait you can't :wavey:

Cajka
Jul 7th, 2011, 02:45 PM
Aga went from 381 to 57 from 2005 to 2006. 326 spots in one year...wouldn't that be the most? :lick:

No, I think that Ivanovic is the fastest mover. In the end of 2003 she was #705 and 12 months later she was #97. :shrug:

Olórin
Jul 7th, 2011, 04:19 PM
Wrong again.

Kvitova is on pace for the greatest one year improvement in recent tennis history. ]

This isn't necessarily a great thing, you know. Part of the reason the jump is so high is how low her level was for a lot of last year. Few Grand Slam champions/top 5 players have ever had full-ish seasons where they lost nearly half of the matches they played. That's quite poor, especially considering she had proven she could get to GS semi-finals last year.

It's great that Petra is up where she belongs, but the reason the jump is so unprecedented is because of how awful Petra was for a lot of last year.

MiiMo
Jul 7th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Everybody is making such a big deal of Petra Kvitova. When she's on, she's barely beatable, great serve, great shots, agressive attitude, mental toughness but, despite her Wimbledon Title, she's still a little bit inconsistent and has those days when she can't put a single ball in the court. I mean she lost ON CLAY to Rybarikova ! That's insane...

I would compare Kvitova to Rezai who, in a good period, is also able to win a slam. But, she's right now struggling with her family... So...

Ferg
Jul 7th, 2011, 08:07 PM
Rezai isnt half the player Kvitova is.

Slutiana
Jul 7th, 2011, 08:24 PM
I don't think a statement that definite can be made when she has yet to prove herself on hard courts and on indoor courts, particularly as someone at the level of a top four player.
What?

You (and others too) make it sound like Wimbledon is her only successful tournament of the year. She has had a breakthrough year even taking Wimbledon out of the equation. AO QF, Paris title crushing Clijsters in the final, Madrid title etc.

The top three have a huge amount of points to defend and Sharapova and Azarenka also have quite a few to defend. OTOH, Petra has practically nothing to defend. Saying she is in with a great shot of finishing in the top 4 is only logical.

Dav.
Jul 7th, 2011, 08:46 PM
What?

You (and others too) make it sound like Wimbledon is her only successful tournament of the year. She has had a breakthrough year even taking Wimbledon out of the equation. AO QF, Paris title crushing Clijsters in the final, Madrid title etc.

The top three have a huge amount of points to defend and Sharapova and Azarenka also have quite a few to defend. OTOH, Petra has practically nothing to defend. Saying she is in with a great shot of finishing in the top 4 is only logical.

The remainder of tournaments this year are played on hard courts and her past results have been good, but not enough to warrant a definite statement that she will finish at the level of a top four player. I'm not saying it won't happen, it very well may, but you can't just assume it when her past hard court results aren't that spectacular.

Ryusuke Tenma
Jul 7th, 2011, 09:08 PM
Wozniacki with a great record during her least favourite half of the year. The record at the end of the year after her best half should be amazing.

DefyingGravity
Jul 7th, 2011, 09:08 PM
Well, we shall see. Kvitova certainly has built up a fine summer. Kvitova did do well at the USO back in 2009. She took out Safina and Safina was still #1 and not QUITE on the way out.