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Dec 21st, 2002, 09:49 PM
It's old (Nov. 12), but it's new to me:

1 Serena Williams -
French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open and Miami; those are four of the eight tournaments won by Serena in 2002. And although she lost the last match she played this year, the youngest Williams sister is the best tennis player in the world.

2 Venus Williams -
If it was not for Serena, Venus would be, by far, the best player on Tour. She played three grand slam events finals in 2002, losing to her younger sister in all of them.

3 Kim Clijsters -
Clijsters waited until the very last day of the year to win her first major tournament, when she upset Serena Williams in the final of the WTA Championships. She won three of the last events she entered.

4 Jennifer Capriati -
Capriati started the season as the No. 1 tennis player in the world. She won the Australian Open, after a great battle against Martina Hingis in the final, but that was it. She never won again, and ended the year with a couple of first round losses.

5 Amelie Mauresmo -
Mauresmo lost six matches to the Williams sisters during the season, including two semifinals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. She reached the No. 4 spot in the WTA rankings but had to shorten her season due to a leg injury.

6 Daniela Hantuchova -
Hantuchova won the first tournament of her career in 2002, upsetting Hingis in the final in Indian Wells. She broke into the top ten, and will celebrate her 20th birthday in April.

7 Monica Seles -
With a semifinal at the Australian Open and three quarterfinals at the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, Seles remains one of the most consistent players on Tour. Her first round win over Lindsay Davenport at the WTA Championships proved she was still one of the most combative players to play the game.

8 Justine Henin -
Henin's 2002 season was not as good as her 2001 breakthrough year when she reached the semifinals of the French Open and the final in Wimbledon. Yet she remains in the top five of the WTA rankings.

9 Jelena Dokic -
Dokic played in a lot of tournaments this season. She won two of them, in Sarasota, Florida and Birmingham, England. She looked like she was burned out by her long season. She is 7-9 since the U.S. Open in September.

10 Anastasia Myskina -
Myskina, like Dokic, played a lot and although she didn't break through the top ten in the official WTA rankings, her overall performances this year made her one of the most competitive players on Tour.

Dec 21st, 2002, 10:00 PM
lol @ davenport not on the list

lol @ hantuchova above seles

lol @ capriati number 4

lol @ the WHOLE THING

Dec 21st, 2002, 10:10 PM
i think that its pretty fair, jen should be #3 though...basically its based on consistency, davenport shouldnt be on the list cuz she didnt play most of the year...

Dec 21st, 2002, 10:13 PM
I'd probably put Lindsay in at #8 or so, but on the whole, pretty accurate. Might want to drop Monica behind Myskina....

Just kidding :)