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auntie janie
Mar 22nd, 2003, 01:30 PM
From Tour web site:

Suarez and Ruano Pascual Win Tour's Prestigious Doubles Award

Clijsters, Morariu and Kuznetsova also win top awards

March 21, 2003

Miami, FL, USA - Paola Suarez and Virginia Ruano Pascual were named the WTA Tour 2002 Doubles Team of the Year on Friday.

The award, presented on court during the NASDAQ-100 Open in Miami, was one of four awards handed out by the Tour on Friday. Kim Clijsters of Belgium won the Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award; Corina Morariu of the United States was given the Comeback Player of the Year award; and Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia won the Newcomer of the Year award.

In 2002, Suarez and Ruano Pascual went 52-11 in doubles and won seven titles, including the French Open and the US Open. They also reached the final in Miami and Wimbledon and finished the season ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the world, respectively.

Morariu, who suffered from acute promyelocytic leukemia and underwent chemotherapy that kept her off the Tour for more than half the season, made a triumphant return to the Tour in July.

In her first full season, Kuznetsova made quite a splash, winning two Tour titles (Helsinki and Bali) and compiled a 48-15 record, which propelled her from No. 266 in the rankings at the start of the year to No. 43 by seasonís end.

Clijsters, ranked No. 3 in the world in singles, was chosen for her award for displaying exceptional sportsmanship on and off the court.

The Tourís 2002 Player of the Year award and Most Improved Player award will be presented on Sunday during the NASDAQ-100 Open.

The awards, which are sponsored by Lalique, were voted on by the players and the media.

auntie janie
Mar 22nd, 2003, 01:34 PM
I like all the winners!

Paolita & Vivi! :hearts: :hearts:
Sveta :hearts:
CORINA!!! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :kiss:
Kimmy! :hearts:

Dava
Mar 22nd, 2003, 01:37 PM
Yes congrats to all the winners.

vaiva
Mar 22nd, 2003, 01:38 PM
I'm especially glad for Sveta :bounce:

propi
Mar 22nd, 2003, 01:48 PM
Vivi and Paola, the best team in WTA!!

Ting
Mar 22nd, 2003, 01:49 PM
Kimmie!!!!!! :kiss:

Lynx
Mar 22nd, 2003, 01:55 PM
:hearts: This must be the third time Kim wins this award. :hearts:


Congrats to ALL the winners. :)

tenn_ace
Mar 22nd, 2003, 01:57 PM
Just like I predicted in another thread :)

congrats to all

btw, who is the most improved player?

Steveg
Mar 22nd, 2003, 02:02 PM
Just like I predicted in another thread :)

congrats to all

btw, who is the most improved player?
The article says it will be presented on Sunday, doesn't it :confused: .

auntie janie
Mar 22nd, 2003, 02:08 PM
The article says it will be presented on Sunday, doesn't it :confused: .

Steveg, do you know who the nominees are for Most Improved?

GBFH
Mar 22nd, 2003, 02:09 PM
The Tourís 2002 Player of the Year award and Most Improved Player award will be presented on Sunday during the NASDAQ-100 Open.

Which is when Serena and some other chick will play.
Congratulations to all of the winners :)

they should just retire the Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award since Kim will always win it

Roxers
Mar 22nd, 2003, 02:11 PM
Congrats to all Winners, especially Kim :kiss:

Steveg
Mar 22nd, 2003, 02:11 PM
Steveg, do you know who the nominees are for Most Improved?
No idea :o . Did one of your posts disappear :p ;) ?

Elleke
Mar 22nd, 2003, 02:22 PM
congrats all! :)

auntie janie
Mar 22nd, 2003, 02:34 PM
No idea :o . Did one of your posts disappear :p ;) ?

Yes, when you answered my question, I felt silly for asking it, so I deleted the post. :) Sure wouldn't want to look silly in a place like wtaworld! :cool: ;)

Rae Q.
Mar 22nd, 2003, 02:44 PM
Which is when Serena and some other chick will play.
Congratulations to all of the winners :)

they should just retire the Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award since Kim will always win it

Thanks for the info. I was getting worried when I didn't see Serena's name. :o

CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS! :bounce:

Ting
Mar 22nd, 2003, 02:53 PM
Steveg, do you know who the nominees are for Most Improved?

I think they are Hantuchova, Casanova, Safina....well forgot the rest.

geewhiz
Mar 22nd, 2003, 02:59 PM
Steveg, do you know who the nominees are for Most Improved?
Eleni Daniilidou
Daniela Hantuchova
Anastasia Myskina
Anna Pistolesi

auntie janie
Mar 22nd, 2003, 03:05 PM
Eleni Daniilidou
Daniela Hantuchova
Anastasia Myskina
Anna Pistolesi

WOW, what a fantastic list! I wish they would all win! :hearts:
Thanks, geewhiz! :)

Ting
Mar 22nd, 2003, 03:10 PM
Eleni Daniilidou
Daniela Hantuchova
Anastasia Myskina
Anna Pistolesi

What's the award of which nominees contains Hantuchova, Casanova, Safina etc. then? :confused: I remember seeing it somewhere that's why I posted their names.

geewhiz
Mar 22nd, 2003, 03:30 PM
Nominations

Player of the Year
Jennifer Capriati
Kim Clijsters
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Doubles Team of the Year
Cara Black / Elena Likhovtseva
Elena Dementieva / Janette Husarova
Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs
Virginia Ruano Pascual / Paola Suarez (*)

Most Impressive Newcomer
Myriam Casanova
Svetlana Kuznetsova (*)
Dinara Safina
Vera Zvonareva

Comeback Player of the Year
Lindsay Davenport
Lina Krasnoroutskaya
Corina Morariu (*)
Chanda Rubin

Most Improved
Eleni Daniilidou
Daniela Hantuchova
Anastasia Myskina
Anna Pistolesi

Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award
Kim Clijsters (*)
Amy Frazier
Anastasia Myskina
Ai Sugiyama

King Aaron
Mar 22nd, 2003, 03:46 PM
Congratulations to all the winners. :)

bbypk
Mar 22nd, 2003, 03:52 PM
Great awards...

They are the best!

Vivi & Paola in doubles... :)