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TheBoiledEgg
May 7th, 2003, 08:58 AM
Another Bob Larson Special :) ENJOY ;)


Lousy Losers

A few weeks ago, we looked at the WTA's "upset artists" -- players who, despite being ranked relatively low, still manage to post a fair number of wins over top players.

That set us thinking: If they're beating top players, but still not getting ranked high, they must be losing to some pretty lousy opponents. And that too we can measure. Indeed, we can have even more fun with this than with the upset artists.

Here's what we're going to do: We're going to look at every player who has suffered a WTA loss from the beginning of 2002 through Indian Wells 2003. It turns out that there have been 3204 losses in that period. (Main draw losses only, and not including qualifying or withdrawals.) We'll take each player's losses, add up the rank of the player she lost to, and divide by the number of losses. That gives us her average "loss quality." Note: For these purposes, a loss to an unranked player, or to a player ranked below #1000, is treated as #999. There are only five such losses in our collection: Rippner's loss to unranked Sharapova at Indian Wells 2002, Panova's loss to unranked Navratilova at Eastbourne 2002, Liggan's loss to unranked Morariu at Big Island 2002, and Voracova's and Tanasugarn's losses to ranked-but-just-barely Bea Bielik at last year's U. S. Open.

(Incidentally, if you're wondering why we don't do this for the men, there is a simple answer: The ATP, in its quest for a ranking system that only the tennis outsider can understand, has eliminated quality/bonus points. Since there is no reason to track players' rankings, we don't collect that data.)

So here is our Lousy Loser data. All told, we have 326 players with WTA losses in our period. Their data is summarized below. The columns are as follows: "Player" is, of course, the player, listed in alphabetical order. "Worst Loss" is the ranking of the lowest-ranked player to whom she lost. "Total Loss" is the total number of WTA losses she experienced in our period. "Avg. Loss" is the average ranking of the player to whom she lost (total of the rankings divided by the number of losses). "Lost to" is the player who inflicted that worst loss. (Note: There may be a player or two who had several "equal worsts"; in that case, only one loss is listed). "At" is the tournament at which this worst loss took place.

We should note that the names used here are generally the names that appear in our database, which is the name a player originally used -- e.g. Justine Henin-Hardenne went in as "[Justine] Henin," and Anna Pistolesi as "[Anna] Smashnova." In order to keep all of a player's results together, obviously, we had to call her by only one name....

.................Worst.Total....Avg
Player............Loss..Loss...Loss..Lost.To...... ...At
______..........._____..____...____.._______...... ...__
Abramovic..........528....2...310.0..Medina_Garrig uesBogota_2003
Ahl.................28....3....17.3..Martinez..... ...Doha_2003
Alves...............78....1....78.0..Torrens_Valer o..Bahia_2002
Amanmuradova........86....1....86.0..Garbin....... ...Tashkent_2002
Andretto............99....1....99.0..Kandarr...... ...Roland_Garros_2002
Ani.................77....2....68.0..Muller....... ...U._S._Open_2002
Arn................148...15....47.3..Petrova...... ...Australian_Open_2003
Arvidsson...........80....1....80.0..Barna........ ...Brussels_2002
Asagoe.............104...15....64.9..Diaz-Oliva......Acapulco_2003
Avants..............91....1....91.0..Hrdlickova... ...Miami_2002
Bacheva............348....7...124.9..Casanova_M... ...Budapest_2002
Bachmann............40....! 1....40.0..Torrens_Valero..Hamburg_2002
Baker_L.............59....1....59.0..Muller....... ...Auckland_2003
Baker_Ally..........38....1....38.0..Likhovtseva.. ...U._S._Open_2002
Baltacha............48....3....36.7..Likhovtseva.. ...Wimbledon_2002
Barabanschikova....291....3...122.3..Camerin...... ...Tashkent_2002
Barna_Anca.........155...27....48.6..Callens...... ...Antwerp_2002
Barna_Adriana.......86....1....86.0..Garbin....... ...Tashkent_2002
Bartoli.............74....8....35.5..Talaja....... ...Gold_Coast_2003
Bauer..............140....1...140.0..Lamade....... ...'s-Hertogenbosch_2002
Bedanova...........262...30....42.6..Jankovic..... ...Stanford_2002
Beigbeder..........181...13....64.6..Kuznetsova... ...Porto_2002
Benesova...........102...13....43.8..Chladkova.... ...Helsinki_2002
Bes................177...10....71.2..Zvonareva.... ...Warsaw_2002
Beygelzimer........206....3...100.3..Sysoeva...... ...Palermo_2002
Bielik..............73....2...! .39.5..Callens.........Big_Island_2002
Black..............320...27....58.7..Krasnoroutska ya.Bali_2002
Black...............49....1....49.0..Granville.... ...Auckland_2003
Bondarenko_A........80....1....80.0..Pennetta..... ...Bogota_2003
Bondarenko_K.......199....1...199.0..Castano...... ...Bogota_2003
Boogert.............75....4....45.0..Matevzic..... ...Porto_2002
Bovina.............184...25....46.2..Barabanschiko va.Sydney_2003
Bradshaw............44....1....44.0..Srebotnik.... ...San_Diego_2002
Brandi.............135....9....74.9..Sfar......... ...Wimbledon_2002
Cacic..............113....3....66.3..Jidkova...... ...Indian_Wells_2003
Callens.............96...15....32.8..Torrens_Valer o..Canadian_Open_2002
Camerin............174....9....70.7..Voracova..... ...Warsaw_2002
Capriati............90...20....21.1..Weingartner.. ...Australian_Open_2003
Cargill............269....6....73.7..Yoshida...... ...Japan_Open_2002
Carlsson...........169...19....6! 6.9..Safina..........Sopot_2002
Casanova_Myriam.....77...11....20.7..Muller....... ...Budapest_2002
Castano............528....3...262.0..Medina_Garrig uesBogota_2003
Cervanova..........147...17....57.3..Kuznetsova... ...Casablanca_2002
Chang..............133....1...133.0..Cargill...... ...Japan_Open_2002
Chladkova..........123...18....35.5..Kuznetsova... ...Helsinki_2002
Cho................264...13....45.6..Kuznetsova... ...Australian_Open_2002
Clijsters_Kim.......87...20....20.8..Fernandez_C.. ...Roland_Garros_2002
Clijsters_Elke......74....4....46.8..Barna........ ...Leipzig_2002
Cochran............153....1...153.0..Snyder....... ...Memphis_2003
Coetzer............295...27....40.0..Baltacha..... ...Wimbledon_2002
Cohen_Aloro........205....6....64.5..Lucic........ ...Roland_Garros_2002
Collin..............47....1....47.0..Gagliardi.... ...Wimbledon_2002
Correa.............201....1...201.0..Sanchez_Loren zo.Bogota_2002
Craybas............125...21! ....51.8..Leon_Garcia.....Big_Island_2002
Czink...............13....1....13.0..Rubin........ ...Australian_Open_2003
Dabek...............96....1....96.0..Martinez_Gran adoCasablanca_2002
Daniilidou.........348...28....42.5..Casanova_M... ...Budapest_2002
Davenport...........25...13.....9.7..Sugiyama..... ...Scottsdale_2003
De_Lone............135....3....66.0..Kleinova..... ...Indian_Wells_2002
de_los_Rios........316...27....74.1..Glass........ ...'s-Hertogenbosch_2002
Dechy...............98...30....32.1..Weingartner.. ...Canberra_2003
Dellacqua...........49....1....49.0..Matevzic..... ...Australian_Open_2003
Dementieva.........141...32....44.3..Schwartz..... ...Australian_Open_2003
Diaz-Oliva.........318...19....93.3..Prusova.........Bo l_2002
Dittmann............38....1....38.0..Kournikova... ...Shanghai_2002
Dlhopolcova........125....1...125.0..Foretz....... ...Hobart_2002
Dokic...............87...31....23.1..Rittner...... ...Indian_Wells_2003
! Domachowska.........87....1....87.0..Beigbeder.... ...Warsaw_2002
Dominguez_Lino.....159....4...102.5..Dulko........ ...Bogota_2003
Dominikovic........154...15....56.9..Vinci........ ...Tashkent_2002
Douchevina..........79....1....79.0..Ruano_Pascual ...Warsaw_2002
Drake..............118....8....56.3..Cho.......... ...Birmingham_2002
Duebbers...........103....1...103.0..Diaz-Oliva......Palermo_2002
Dulko..............377....5...134.8..Golovin...... ...Indian_Wells_2003
Dyrberg............316...12....69.2..Kanepi....... ...Helsinki_2002
Ellwood.............85....1....85.0..Dominikovic.. ...Canberra_2002
Esseghir...........150....1...150.0..Pelletier.... ...Casablanca_2002
Farah..............142....2...116.0..Kandarr...... ...Bogota_2003
Farina.............144...35....42.7..Wartusch..... ...Vienna_2002
Fattakhetdinova....225....1...225.0..Van_Exel..... ...Tashkent_2002
Fauth..............163....2....98.0..Koukalova.... ...Casablanca_2002
Fedak.....! .........190....2...120.0..Cohen_Aloro.....Pattaya _2002
Fernandez_C........133...19....51.7..Morigami..... ...Hyderabad_2003
Fislova.............98....3....56.3..Benesova..... ...Bratislava_2002
Flipkens............52....1....52.0..Casanova_M... ...Antwerp_2003
Fokina.............141....3....93.7..Perebiynis... ...Tashkent_2002
Foretz.............105...18....47.4..Cervanova.... ...Warsaw_2002
Frazier.............96...20....34.3..Molik........ ...Hobart_2003
Fujiwara...........218....5...105.2..Liggan....... ...Japan_Open_2002
Fusai..............129....4....52.8..Oremans...... ...Wimbledon_2002
Gagliardi..........194...30....52.0..Watson....... ...Australian_Open_2002
Gallifa.............73....1....73.0..Poutchek..... ...Tashkent_2002
Gallovits..........163....1...163.0..Koukalova.... ...Casablanca_2002
Garbin.............229...20....58.4..Snyder....... ...Indian_Wells_2002
Garcia_P...........225....2...150.0..Kalyuzhnaya.. ...Bogota_2003
Gersi...! ...........120...10....52.9..Boogert.........Doha_ 2002
Geznenge............41....1....41.0..Husarova..... ...U._S._Open_2002
Glass...............64....4....32.8..Hopkins...... ...Memphis_2002
Golovin.............37....1....37.0..Schiavone.... ...Indian_Wells_2003
Goloviznina........736....4...258.3..Gullickson... ...Memphis_2003
Goni................97....1....97.0..Cervanova.... ...Casablanca_2002
Grahame............180....5....96.8..Ahl.......... ...Birmingham_2002
Grande.............232...35....50.6..Harkleroad... ...San_Diego_2002
Granville..........230...17....53.7..Lamade....... ...Midland_2003
Grzybowska.........222....5...101.6..Krasnoroutska ya.Pattaya_2002
Gubacsi............154...15....61.2..Dulko........ ...Casablanca_2002
Gullickson..........21....1....21.0..Raymond...... ...Memphis_2003
Haddad.............143....1...143.0..Watson....... ...Casablanca_2002
Hantuchova.........232...29....25.3..Pierce....... ...Charleston_2002
Hao......! ...........90....1....90.0..Talaja..........Shangh ai_2002
Harkleroad..........83....6....38.7..Muller....... ...Miami_2002
Hejdova.............52....1....52.0..Pisnik....... ...Bol_2002
Henin..............179...24....22.0..Kapros....... ...Roland_Garros_2002
Henke..............314....4...170.3..Rao.......... ...Bahia_2002
Hewitt..............19....1....19.0..Coetzer...... ...Sydney_2002
Hingis.............145...10....23.8..Petrova...... ...Moscow_2002
Hlavackova..........33....1....33.0..Schett....... ...Brussels_2002
Hopkins............169...21....55.0..Harkleroad... ...Big_Island_2002
Hrdlickova..........51....9....22.0..Pisnik....... ...Indian_Wells_2002
Hrozenska..........127....2....97.5..Morigami..... ...Australian_Open_2003
Hsieh...............37....1....37.0..Schett....... ...Big_Island_2002
Husarova............99...31....33.6..Kostanic..... ...Indian_Wells_2003
Irvin..............303...22....57.5..Cacic........ ...Memphis_2003
Isroilova.! .........185....1...185.0..Nemeckova.......Tashken t_2002
Jankovic............75....6....32.2..Mandula...... ...Indian_Wells_2003
Jeon...............283....5....94.0..Takase....... ...Shanghai_2002
Jidkova............110...19....50.3..Sfar......... ...Warsaw_2002
Kalyuzhnaya........228....3...139.3..Ostrovskaya.. ...Tashkent_2002
Kandarr............217...16....84.6..Zvonareva.... ...Bol_2002
Kanepi..............59....3....48.7..Loit......... ...Brussels_2002
Kapros.............132....7....88.4..Pierce....... ...Roland_Garros_2002
Keothavong..........99....1....99.0..Razzano...... ...Wimbledon_2002
Kim.................66....1....66.0..Ruano_Pascual ...Japan_Open_2002
Kirilenko...........44....4....35.8..Sanchez-Vicario.Japan_Open_2002
Kirkland............41....1....41.0..Kuznetsova... ...Indian_Wells_2003
Kix.................61....2....60.0..Martinez..... ...Vienna_2002
Klaschka............82....1....82.0..Dyrberg...... ...Brussels_2002
Kleinova..! ..........91....5....63.2..Widjaja.........Pattaya _2002
Kondratieva........147....1...147.0..Kuznetsova... ...Casablanca_2002
Kostanic...........348...22....68.6..Casanova_M... ...Budapest_2002
Koukalova..........367....9....81.0..Kalyuzhnyaya. ...Tashkent_2002
Koulikovskaya......103....9....62.1..Serra_Zanetti ,_AHyderabad_2003
Kournikova.........193...26....47.0..Wheeler...... ...Roland_Garros_2002
Krasnoroutskaya....101...11....33.5..Cho.......... ...Pattaya_2002
Kremer.............125...30....51.8..Leon_Garcia.. ...Big_Island_2002
Krivencheva.........30....1....30.0..Sugiyama..... ...Birmingham_2002
Kruger.............118....6....77.0..Dyrberg...... ...Antwerp_2002
Kurhajcova.........348....6...122.5..Casanova_M... ...Budapest_2002
Kuti_Kis...........285....9...110.2..Zuluaga...... ...Bogota_2002
Kuznetsova.........100...14....47.1..Wartusch..... ...Casablanca_2002
Laine...............93....1....93.0..Mandula...... ...Helsinki_2002
Lamade....! .........113...14....47.4..Salerni.........Bogota_ 2002
Lee_J...............59....6....31.2..Loit......... ...Wimbledon_2002
Lee-Waters.........736....2...382.0..Gullickson......M emphis_2003
Leon_Garcia........145...24....58.0..Castano...... ...Bogota_2002
Liggan.............999....5...249.4..Morariu...... ...Big_Island_2002
Likhovtseva........158...34....44.9..Fislova...... ...Bratislava_2002
Liu_N..............185....1...185.0..Zheng........ ...Shanghai_2002
Llagostera.........188...10....66.0..Vento........ ...Tashkent_2002
Loit...............349...24....74.6..Dominguez_Lin o..Bogota_2002
Lopez...............93....1....93.0..Bes.......... ...Acapulco_2002
Lostanic............79....1....79.0..Foretz....... ...Canberra_2003
Lucic...............73....8....37.3..Matevzic..... ...Indian_Wells_2002
Majoli.............125...27....44.9..Leon_Garcia.. ...Helsinki_2002
Maleeva............211...30....38.4..Sidot........ ...Roland_Garros_2002
Malhotra....! ........87....1....87.0..Poutchek........Hyderabad _2003
Mandula............305...23....79.3..Rippner...... ...Miami_2002
Marois.............157....2...128.0..Marosi....... ...Bogota_2003
Marosi.............169....5....91.6..Barna........ ...Helsinki_2002
Marrero............142...27....50.0..Zvonareva.... ...Roland_Garros_2002
Martincova..........39....1....39.0..Torrens_Valer o..'s-Hertogenbosch_2002
Martinez...........244...29....51.0..Stosur....... ...Australian_Open_2003
Martinez_Granados..147....7....55.9..Kuznetsova... ...Casablanca_2002
Martinez_MJ........239....4...152.8..AdBarna...... ...Tashkent_2002
Matevzic...........404...27....62.4..Safina....... ...Estoril_2002
Mattek..............87....3....52.7..Taylor....... ...Memphis_2003
Mauresmo............51...16....14.3..Daniilidou... ...'s-Hertogenbosch_2002
McQuillan..........284....8....97.0..Grahame...... ...Canberra_2002
Medina_Garrigues...155....6....85.3..Vaskova...... ...Acapulco_2003
Middleton...........57....1....57.0..Smashnova.... ...Indian_Wells_2002
Migliarini_de_Leon..88....1....88.0..Martinez_Gran adoBogota_2003
Mikaelian..........172...21....45.0..Pierce....... ...Rome_2002
Mirza...............92....1....92.0..Dominikovic.. ...Hyderabad_2003
Molik..............232...20....63.6..Pierce....... ...Charleston_2002
Montolio...........236...21....78.4..Gallovits.... ...Fano_$50K
Morariu............109....4....57.8..Taylor....... ...Bali_2002
Morigami...........187....9....60.6..Nemeckova.... ...Casablanca_2002
Mouhtassine........151....3....84.7..Camerin...... ...Casablanca_2002
Muller.............861...24...108.5..Grzybowska... ...Helsinki_2002
Musgrave............85....1....85.0..Mandula...... ...Shanghai_2002
Myskina............119...31....22.2..Asagoe....... ...Roland_Garros_2002
Nagyova............222...29....71.6..Krasnoroutska ya.Pattaya_2002
Navratilova.........13....1....13.0..Hantuchova... ...Eastbourne_2002
Nej! edly............172...11....90.5..Stewart......... Australian_Open_2002
Nemeckova..........153....3...113.7..Vinci........ ...Tashkent_2002
Nemeth..............89....1....89.0..Loit......... ...Budapest_2002
Nogueira............67....1....67.0..Mikaelian.... ...Porto_2002
Nola................69....2....51.0..Husarova..... ...Australian_Open_2002
Noorlander.........220...11...101.0..Marosi-Aracama..Budapest_2002
O'Donoghue...........1....1.....1.0..Williams_V... ...Wimbledon_2002
Obata..............113...18....49.8..Camerin...... ...Australian_Open_2002
Obziler............129....3....67.3..Bacheva...... ...Budapest_2002
Okamoto.............85....1....85.0..Marrero...... ...Japan_Open_2002
Ondraskova..........53....6....34.3..Srebotnik.... ...Bol_2002
Oremans............565...10...141.8..Obziler...... ...Budapest_2002
Ospina.............149....1...149.0..Goloviznina.. ...Memphis_2003
Osterloh...........112...18....47.3..Cervanova.... ...Roland_Garros_! 2002
Ostrovskaya.........53....3....43.0..Nagyova...... ...Palermo_2002
Palaversic.........285....2...157.5..Zuluaga...... ...Bogota_2002
Panova.............999...38....63.9..Navratilova.. ...Eastbourne_2002
Parra...............85....1....85.0..Wartusch..... ...Doha_2003
Pelletier..........148....7....85.4..Camerin...... ...Tashkent_2002
Peng................45....1....45.0..Pisnik....... ...Los_Angeles_2002
Pennetta...........131....9....53.3..Asagoe....... ...Memphis_2002
Perebiynis.........154....8....74.5..Vinci........ ...Tashkent_2002
Petrova............129....8....30.3..Krasnoroutska ya.Pan_Pacific_2003
Piedade.............94....1....94.0..Cervanova.... ...Porto_2002
Pierce.............134...18....41.7..Granville.... ...Wimbledon_2002
Pin.................24....3....15.3..Montolio..... ...Dubai_2002
Pisnik.............108...30....36.4..Poutchek..... ...Australian_Open_2003
Pitts...............87....1....87.0..Selyutina.... ...Memphis_2002
! Pizzichini.........145....2...133.5..Boogert...... ...Australian_Open_2002
Podkolzina..........71....1....71.0..Barna........ ...U._S._Open_2002
Poutchek...........158...25....59.8..Prusova...... ...Brussels_2002
Prakusya...........109...15....45.6..Foretz....... ...Charleston_2002
Pratt..............185...26....44.9..Fusai........ ...Charleston_2002
Prusova............480....7...108.3..Grzybowska... ...Pattaya_2002
Pullin..............57....3....29.3..Matevzic..... ...Wimbledon_2002
Ramon_Climent......168....1...168.0..Boogert...... ...Brussels_2002
Randriantefy.......125....4....56.3..Bacheva...... ...Palermo_2002
Rao.................15....1....15.0..Myskina...... ...Bahia_2002
Raymond............109...26....33.7..Craybas...... ...Amelia_Island_2002
Razzano............185...18....49.1..Ani.......... ...Brussels_2002
Reeves.............127...17....51.9..Kostanic..... ...Australian_Open_2002
Rippner............999....5...251.6..Sharapova.... ...India! n_Wells_2002
Rittner............284...23....58.2..Grahame...... ...Canberra_2002
Rodionova..........339....5...166.0..Kirilenko.... ...Hyderabad_2003
Roesch.............224...16....78.4..Ostrovskaya.. ...Palermo_2002
Ruano_Pascual......163...24....62.3..Vaskova...... ...Bogota_2002
Rubin...............44...16....12.9..Schett....... ...Filderstadt_2002
Saeki...............82....4....61.8..Craybas...... ...Japan_Open_2002
Safina.............141...10....51.0..Perebiynis... ...Tashkent_2002
Sakowicz............94....2....92.0..Bovina....... ...Warsaw_2002
Salerni............528...11....94.6..Medina_Garrig uesBogota_2003
Sanchez_Lorenzo....318....7...130.0..Prusova...... ...Bol_2002
Sanchez_Vicario....231...24....59.5..Bartoli...... ...U._S._Open_2002
Sandu..............221....1...221.0..Vanc......... ...Bogota_2002
Sassi..............187....2...184.5..Kanepi....... ...Porto_2002
Schaul..............29....4....20.3..Shaugnessy... ...Bratislava_2002
! Scheepers...........71....1....71.0..Garbin....... ...Gold_Coast_2003
Schett.............180...26....42.2..Casanova_M... ...Wimbledon_2002
Schiavone..........142...29....37.8..Zvonareva.... ...Roland_Garros_2002
Schnyder...........172...31....42.3..Pierce....... ...Rome_2002
Schwartz...........222...12....59.6..Goloviznina.. ...Roland_Garros_2002
Seles..............113...17....25.8..Koukalova.... ...Australian_Open_2003
Selyutina..........132...11....68.1..Pierce....... ...Roland_Garros_2002
Sequera............443....6...158.5..Skavronskaia. ...Tashkent_2002
Serna..............184...30....53.5..Webb......... ...Miami_2002
Serra_Zanetti_Adr..125...36....49.3..Obata........ ...Hyderabad_2003
Serra_Zanetti_Ant..320...18....79.3..Krasnoroutska ya.Bali_2002
Sfar...............177...14....65.4..Zvonareva.... ...Warsaw_2002
Sharapova..........113....4....71.3..Koukalova.... ...Australian_Open_2003
Shaughnessy........136...30....35.7..Martinez_Gran adoRoland! _Garros_2002
Shuai..............130....1...130.0..Schaul....... ...Indian_Wells_2003
Sidot...............74....2....50.0..de_los_Rios.. ...Roland_Garros_2002
Silva...............87....1....87.0..Beigbeder.... ...Estoril_2002
Skavronskaia........73....1....73.0..Poutchek..... ...Tashkent_2002
Smashnova..........121...30....39.5..Cohen_Aloro.. ...Paris_2003
Snyder.............144....3....68.0..Cargill...... ...Big_Island_2002
Spears..............58....1....58.0..Irvin........ ...Big_Island_2002
Sprem..............318....1...318.0..Prusova...... ...Bol_2002
Srebotnik..........528...25....69.9..Medina_Garrig uesBogota_2003
Steck...............17....1....17.0..Maleeva...... ...Quebec_City_2002
Stephens............90....2....69.5..Schwartz..... ...Auckland_2002
Stevenson..........150...33....40.8..Granville.... ...Surbiton_2002
Stewart.............69....3....46.3..Smashnova.... ...Canberra_2002
Stosur.............212....5....84.8..Scheepers.... ...Gold_! Coast_2003
Suarez.............285...30....63.0..Zuluaga...... ...Bogota_2002
Sucha..............404...30....63.4..Safina....... ...Estoril_2002
Sugiyama...........295...33....48.8..Pierce....... ...Sarasota_2002
Sun.................79....3....47.7..Talaja....... ...Hyderabad_2003
Sysoeva.............84....1....84.0..Zvonareva.... ...Palermo_2002
Szili...............29....1....29.0..Fernandez_C.. ...Australian_Open_2003
Takase..............65....1....65.0..Widjaja...... ...Shanghai_2002
Talaja.............307...28....78.2..Krasnoroutska ya.Princess_Cup_2002
Tamaela............101....1...101.0..Hrdlickova... ...'s-Hertogenbosch_2002
Tanasugarn.........999...33....70.4..Bielik....... ...U._S._Open_2002
Tatarkova...........62....4....31.5..de_los_Rios.. ...Australian_Open_2002
Taylor.............262...15....83.1..Jankovic..... ...Stanford_2002
Testud..............74...14....35.1..Pierce....... ...Wimbledon_2002
Tiene...............23....1....23.0..Ma! joli..........Bahia_2002
Torrens_Valero.....611...35...122.6..Morariu...... ...Bali_2002
Torres..............73....1....73.0..Koukalova.... ...Acapulco_2003
Tu.................185...28....58.4..Fusai........ ...Charleston_2002
Tulyaganova........114...27....44.9..Kurhajcova... ...Bratislava_2002
Vakulenko..........146....6....90.5..Vanc......... ...Hyderabad_2003
Valdes..............17....1....17.0..Coetzer...... ...Acapulco_2002
Van_De_Zande........85....1....85.0..Ruano_Pascual ...Brussels_2002
Van_Exel...........106....3....65.3..Taylor....... ...Big_Island_2002
Vanc...............133....3....83.0..Morigami..... ...Hyderabad_2003
Vaskova............228....4...130.0..Ostrovskaya.. ...Tashkent_2002
Vento..............295....5...110.2..Baltacha..... ...Wimbledon_2002
Vierin.............101....1...101.0..Roesch....... ...Palermo_2002
Vinci..............152....5....92.2..Goni......... ...Casablanca_2002
Viollet.............19....1....19.0..Maleeva.! ........Wimbledon_2002
Viratprasert.......108....1...108.0..Cervanova.... ...Pattaya_2002
Voracova...........999....7...281.6..Bielek....... ...U._S._Open_2002
Wartusch...........171...13....63.1..Saeki........ ...Shanghai_2002
Washington..........89....7....55.3..Oremans...... ...Indian_Wells_2002
Watson.............154....3....71.3..Dulko........ ...Casablanca_2002
Webb...............244....7....91.3..Stosur....... ...Australian_Open_2003
Weingartner........171...23....72.9..Rodionova.... ...Casablanca_2002
Welford.............39....1....39.0..Schett....... ...Hobart_2003
Wheeler............121....5....51.2..Perebiynis... ...Palermo_2002
Widjaja............339...18....85.4..Kirilenko.... ...Hyderabad_2003
Williams_S..........30....5....15.6..Schnyder..... ...Charleston_2002
Williams_V..........23...10.....6.9..Maleeva...... ...Moscow_2002
Wolfbrandt.........109....2....67.0..Gubacsi...... ...Casablanca_2002
Xie.................53....1....53.0..! Serra_Zanetti,_AShanghai_2002
Yan.................65....1....65.0..Widjaja...... ...Shanghai_2002
Yoshida.............87....1....87.0..Taylor....... ...Japan_Open_2002
Yu.................108....1...108.0..Serra_Zanetti ,_AShanghai_2002
Zheng...............96....3....61.0..Krasnoroutska ya.Doha_2003
Zuluaga............160...17....49.6..Krasnoroutska ya.Gold_Coast_2003
Zvereva.............76....1....76.0..Weingartner.. ...Wimbledon_2002
Zvonareva..........169...17....48.9..Safina....... ...Sopot_2002

We aren't going to do much with this list today; munging that data took a lot of time! We'll do more in our next segment. But let's do one small thing: Let's list our players in order of their lousiest losses, with the lousiest at the top:


.................Worst.Total....Avg
Player............Loss..Loss...Loss..Lost.To...... ...At
______..........._____..____...____.._______...... ...__
Liggan.............999....5...249.4..Morariu...... ...Big_Island_2002
Panova.............999...38....63.9..Navratilova.. ...Eastbourne_2002
Rippner............999....5...251.6..Sharapova.... ...Indian_Wells_2002
Tanasugarn.........999...33....70.4..Bielik....... ...U._S._Open_2002
Voracova...........999....7...281.6..Bielek....... ...U._S._Open_2002
Muller.............861...24...108.5..Grzybowska... ...Helsinki_2002
Goloviznina........736....4...258.3..Gullickson... ...Memphis_2003
Lee-Waters.........736....2...382.0..Gullickson......M emphis_2003
Torrens_Valero.....611...35...122.6..Morariu...... ...Bali_2002
Oremans............565...10...141.8..Obziler...... ...Budapest_2002
Abramovic..........528....2...310.0..Medina_Garrig uesBogota_2003
Castano.....! .......528....3...262.0..Medina_GarriguesBogota_20 03
Salerni............528...11....94.6..Medina_Garrig uesBogota_2003
Srebotnik..........528...25....69.9..Medina_Garrig uesBogota_2003
Prusova............480....7...108.3..Grzybowska... ...Pattaya_2002
Sequera............443....6...158.5..Skavronskaia. ...Tashkent_2002
Matevzic...........404...27....62.4..Safina....... ...Estoril_2002
Sucha..............404...30....63.4..Safina....... ...Estoril_2002
Dulko..............377....5...134.8..Golovin...... ...Indian_Wells_2003
Koukalova..........367....9....81.0..Kalyuzhnyaya. ...Tashkent_2002
Loit...............349...24....74.6..Dominguez_Lin o..Bogota_2002
Bacheva............348....7...124.9..Casanova_M... ...Budapest_2002
Daniilidou.........348...28....42.5..Casanova_M... ...Budapest_2002
Kostanic...........348...22....68.6..Casanova_M... ...Budapest_2002
Kurhajcova.........348....6...122.5..Casanova_M... ...Budapest_2002
Rodionova..........339....5.! ..166.0..Kirilenko.......Hyderabad_2003
Widjaja............339...18....85.4..Kirilenko.... ...Hyderabad_2003
Black..............320...27....58.7..Krasnoroutska ya.Bali_2002
Serra_Zanetti,_Ant.320...18....79.3..Krasnoroutska ya.Bali_2002
Diaz-Oliva.........318...19....93.3..Prusova.........Bo l_2002
Sanchez_Lorenzo....318....7...130.0..Prusova...... ...Bol_2002
Sprem..............318....1...318.0..Prusova...... ...Bol_2002
de_los_Rios........316...27....74.1..Glass........ ...'s-Hertogenbosch_2002
Dyrberg............316...12....69.2..Kanepi....... ...Helsinki_2002
Henke..............314....4...170.3..Rao.......... ...Bahia_2002
Talaja.............307...28....78.2..Krasnoroutska ya.Princess_Cup_2002
Mandula............305...23....79.3..Rippner...... ...Miami_2002
Irvin..............303...22....57.5..Cacic........ ...Memphis_2003
Coetzer............295...27....40.0..Baltacha..... ...Wimbledon_2002
Sugiyama...........295...33....48.8..Pierce....... ..! .Sarasota_2002
Vento..............295....5...110.2..Baltacha..... ...Wimbledon_2002
Barabanschikova....291....3...122.3..Camerin...... ...Tashkent_2002
Kuti_Kis...........285....9...110.2..Zuluaga...... ...Bogota_2002
Palaversic.........285....2...157.5..Zuluaga...... ...Bogota_2002
Suarez.............285...30....63.0..Zuluaga...... ...Bogota_2002
McQuillan..........284....8....97.0..Grahame...... ...Canberra_2002
Rittner............284...23....58.2..Grahame...... ...Canberra_2002
Jeon...............283....5....94.0..Takase....... ...Shanghai_2002
Cargill............269....6....73.7..Yoshida...... ...Japan_Open_2002
Cho................264...13....45.6..Kuznetsova... ...Australian_Open_2002
Bedanova...........262...30....42.6..Jankovic..... ...Stanford_2002
Taylor.............262...15....83.1..Jankovic..... ...Stanford_2002
Martinez...........244...29....51.0..Stosur....... ...Australian_Open_2003
Webb...............244....7....91.3..Stosur....... ! ...Australian_Open_2003
Martinez,_MJ.......239....4...152.8..AdBarna...... ...Tashkent_2002
Montolio...........236...21....78.4..Gallovits.... ...Fano_$50K
Grande.............232...35....50.6..Harkleroad... ...San_Diego_2002
Hantuchova.........232...29....25.3..Pierce....... ...Charleston_2002
Molik..............232...20....63.6..Pierce....... ...Charleston_2002
Sanchez-Vicario....231...24....59.5..Bartoli.........U._S. _Open_2002
Granville..........230...17....53.7..Lamade....... ...Midland_2003
Garbin.............229...20....58.4..Snyder....... ...Indian_Wells_2002
Kalyuzhnaya........228....3...139.3..Ostrovskaya.. ...Tashkent_2002
Vaskova............228....4...130.0..Ostrovskaya.. ...Tashkent_2002
Fattakhetdinova....225....1...225.0..Van_Exel..... ...Tashkent_2002
Garcia_P...........225....2...150.0..Kalyuzhnaya.. ...Bogota_2003
Roesch.............224...16....78.4..Ostrovskaya.. ...Palermo_2002
Grzybowska.........222....5...101.6..Krasnoroutsk! aya.Pattaya_2002
Nagyova............222...29....71.6..Krasnoroutska ya.Pattaya_2002
Schwartz...........222...12....59.6..Goloviznina.. ...Roland_Garros_2002
Sandu..............221....1...221.0..Vanc......... ...Bogota_2002
Noorlander.........220...11...101.0..Marosi-Aracama..Budapest_2002
Fujiwara...........218....5...105.2..Liggan....... ...Japan_Open_2002
Kandarr............217...16....84.6..Zvonareva.... ...Bol_2002
Stosur.............212....5....84.8..Scheepers.... ...Gold_Coast_2003
Maleeva............211...30....38.4..Sidot........ ...Roland_Garros_2002
Beygelzimer........206....3...100.3..Sysoeva...... ...Palermo_2002
Cohen_Aloro........205....6....64.5..Lucic........ ...Roland_Garros_2002
Correa.............201....1...201.0..Sanchez_Loren zo.Bogota_2002
Bondarenko,_K......199....1...199.0..Castano...... ...Bogota_2003
Gagliardi..........194...30....52.0..Watson....... ...Australian_Open_2002
Kournikova.........193...26....47.0..Wheeler..! .......Roland_Garros_2002
Fedak..............190....2...120.0..Cohen_Aloro.. ...Pattaya_2002
Llagostera.........188...10....66.0..Vento........ ...Tashkent_2002
Morigami...........187....9....60.6..Nemeckova.... ...Casablanca_2002
Sassi..............187....2...184.5..Kanepi....... ...Porto_2002
Isroilova..........185....1...185.0..Nemeckova.... ...Tashkent_2002
Liu,_N.............185....1...185.0..Zheng........ ...Shanghai_2002
Pratt..............185...26....44.9..Fusai........ ...Charleston_2002
Razzano............185...18....49.1..Ani.......... ...Brussels_2002
Tu.................185...28....58.4..Fusai........ ...Charleston_2002
Bovina.............184...25....46.2..Barabanschiko va.Sydney_2003
Serna..............184...30....53.5..Webb......... ...Miami_2002
Beigbeder..........181...13....64.6..Kuznetsova... ...Porto_2002
Grahame............180....5....96.8..Ahl.......... ...Birmingham_2002
Schett.............180...26....42.2..Casanova_M... ...W! imbledon_2002
Henin..............179...24....22.0..Kapros....... ...Roland_Garros_2002
Bes................177...10....71.2..Zvonareva.... ...Warsaw_2002
Sfar...............177...14....65.4..Zvonareva.... ...Warsaw_2002
Camerin............174....9....70.7..Voracova..... ...Warsaw_2002
Mikaelian..........172...21....45.0..Pierce....... ...Rome_2002
Nejedly............172...11....90.5..Stewart...... ...Australian_Open_2002
Schnyder...........172...31....42.3..Pierce....... ...Rome_2002
Wartusch...........171...13....63.1..Saeki........ ...Shanghai_2002
Weingartner........171...23....72.9..Rodionova.... ...Casablanca_2002
Carlsson...........169...19....66.9..Safina....... ...Sopot_2002
Hopkins............169...21....55.0..Harkleroad... ...Big_Island_2002
Marosi.............169....5....91.6..Barna........ ...Helsinki_2002
Zvonareva..........169...17....48.9..Safina....... ...Sopot_2002
Ramon_Climent......168....1...168.0..Boogert...... ...Brussels_2002!
Fauth..............163....2....98.0..Koukalova.... ...Casablanca_2002
Gallovits..........163....1...163.0..Koukalova.... ...Casablanca_2002
Ruano_Pascual......163...24....62.3..Vaskova...... ...Bogota_2002
Zuluaga............160...17....49.6..Krasnoroutska ya.Gold_Coast_2003
Dominguez_Lino.....159....4...102.5..Dulko........ ...Bogota_2003
Likhovtseva........158...34....44.9..Fislova...... ...Bratislava_2002
Poutchek...........158...25....59.8..Prusova...... ...Brussels_2002
Marois.............157....2...128.0..Marosi....... ...Bogota_2003
Barna..............155...27....48.6..Callens...... ...Antwerp_2002
Medina_Garrigues...155....6....85.3..Vaskova...... ...Acapulco_2003
Dominikovic........154...15....56.9..Vinci........ ...Tashkent_2002
Gubacsi............154...15....61.2..Dulko........ ...Casablanca_2002
Perebiynis.........154....8....74.5..Vinci........ ...Tashkent_2002
Watson.............154....3....71.3..Dulko........ ...Casablanca_2002
! Cochran............153....1...153.0..Snyder....... ...Memphis_2003
Nemeckova..........153....3...113.7..Vinci........ ...Tashkent_2002
Vinci..............152....5....92.2..Goni......... ...Casablanca_2002
Mouhtassine........151....3....84.7..Camerin...... ...Casablanca_2002
Esseghir...........150....1...150.0..Pelletier.... ...Casablanca_2002
Stevenson..........150...33....40.8..Granville.... ...Surbiton_2002
Ospina.............149....1...149.0..Goloviznina.. ...Memphis_2003
Arn................148...15....47.3..Petrova...... ...Australian_Open_2003
Pelletier..........148....7....85.4..Camerin...... ...Tashkent_2002
Cervanova..........147...17....57.3..Kuznetsova... ...Casablanca_2002
Kondratieva........147....1...147.0..Kuznetsova... ...Casablanca_2002
Martinez_Granados..147....7....55.9..Kuznetsova... ...Casablanca_2002
Vakulenko..........146....6....90.5..Vanc......... ...Hyderabad_2003
Hingis.............145...10....23.8..Petrova...... ...Moscow_2! 002
Leon_Garcia........145...24....58.0..Castano...... ...Bogota_2002
Pizzichini.........145....2...133.5..Boogert...... ...Australian_Open_2002
Farina.............144...35....42.7..Wartusch..... ...Vienna_2002
Snyder.............144....3....68.0..Cargill...... ...Big_Island_2002
Haddad.............143....1...143.0..Watson....... ...Casablanca_2002
Farah..............142....2...116.0..Kandarr...... ...Bogota_2003
Marrero............142...27....50.0..Zvonareva.... ...Roland_Garros_2002
Schiavone..........142...29....37.8..Zvonareva.... ...Roland_Garros_2002
Dementieva.........141...32....44.3..Schwartz..... ...Australian_Open_2003
Fokina.............141....3....93.7..Perebiynis... ...Tashkent_2002
Safina.............141...10....51.0..Perebiynis... ...Tashkent_2002
Bauer..............140....1...140.0..Lamade....... ...'s-Hertogenbosch_2002
Shaughnessy........136...30....35.7..Martinez_Gran adoRoland_Garros_2002
Brandi.............135....9....74.9..! Sfar............Wimbledon_2002
De_Lone............135....3....66.0..Kleinova..... ...Indian_Wells_2002
Pierce.............134...18....41.7..Granville.... ...Wimbledon_2002
Chang..............133....1...133.0..Cargill...... ...Japan_Open_2002
Fernandez_C........133...19....51.7..Morigami..... ...Hyderabad_2003
Vanc...............133....3....83.0..Morigami..... ...Hyderabad_2003
Kapros.............132....7....88.4..Pierce....... ...Roland_Garros_2002
Selyutina..........132...11....68.1..Pierce....... ...Roland_Garros_2002
Pennetta...........131....9....53.3..Asagoe....... ...Memphis_2002
Shuai..............130....1...130.0..Schaul....... ...Indian_Wells_2003
Fusai..............129....4....52.8..Oremans...... ...Wimbledon_2002
Obziler............129....3....67.3..Bacheva...... ...Budapest_2002
Petrova............129....8....30.3..Krasnoroutska ya.Pan_Pacific_2003
Hrozenska..........127....2....97.5..Morigami..... ...Australian_Open_2003
Reeves......! .......127...17....51.9..Kostanic........Australia n_Open_2002
Craybas............125...21....51.8..Leon_Garcia.. ...Big_Island_2002
Dlhopolcova........125....1...125.0..Foretz....... ...Hobart_2002
Kremer.............125...30....51.8..Leon_Garcia.. ...Big_Island_2002
Majoli.............125...27....44.9..Leon_Garcia.. ...Helsinki_2002
Randriantefy.......125....4....56.3..Bacheva...... ...Palermo_2002
Serra_Zanetti,_Adr.125...36....49.3..Obata........ ...Hyderabad_2003
Chladkova..........123...18....35.5..Kuznetsova... ...Helsinki_2002
Smashnova..........121...30....39.5..Cohen_Aloro.. ...Paris_2003
Wheeler............121....5....51.2..Perebiynis... ...Palermo_2002
Gersi..............120...10....52.9..Boogert...... ...Doha_2002
Myskina............119...31....22.2..Asagoe....... ...Roland_Garros_2002
Drake..............118....8....56.3..Cho.......... ...Birmingham_2002
Kruger.............118....6....77.0..Dyrberg...... ...Antwerp_2002
Tulyaganova...! .....114...27....44.9..Kurhajcova......Bratislava_ 2002
Cacic..............113....3....66.3..Jidkova...... ...Indian_Wells_2003
Lamade.............113...14....47.4..Salerni...... ...Bogota_2002
Obata..............113...18....49.8..Camerin...... ...Australian_Open_2002
Seles..............113...17....25.8..Koukalova.... ...Australian_Open_2003
Sharapova..........113....4....71.3..Koukalova.... ...Australian_Open_2003
Osterloh...........112...18....47.3..Cervanova.... ...Roland_Garros_2002
Jidkova............110...19....50.3..Sfar......... ...Warsaw_2002
Morariu............109....4....57.8..Taylor....... ...Bali_2002
Prakusya...........109...15....45.6..Foretz....... ...Charleston_2002
Raymond............109...26....33.7..Craybas...... ...Amelia_Island_2002
Wolfbrandt.........109....2....67.0..Gubacsi...... ...Casablanca_2002
Pisnik.............108...30....36.4..Poutchek..... ...Australian_Open_2003
Viratprasert.......108....1...108.0..Cervanova.... ...! Pattaya_2002
Yu.................108....1...108.0..Serra_Zanetti ,_AShanghai_2002
Van_Exel...........106....3....65.3..Taylor....... ...Big_Island_2002
Foretz.............105...18....47.4..Cervanova.... ...Warsaw_2002
Asagoe.............104...15....64.9..Diaz-Oliva......Acapulco_2003
Duebbers...........103....1...103.0..Diaz-Oliva......Palermo_2002
Koulikovskaya......103....9....62.1..Serra_Zanetti ,_AHyderabad_2003
Benesova...........102...13....43.8..Chladkova.... ...Helsinki_2002
Krasnoroutskaya....101...11....33.5..Cho.......... ...Pattaya_2002
Tamaela............101....1...101.0..Hrdlickova... ...'s-Hertogenbosch_2002
Vierin.............101....1...101.0..Roesch....... ...Palermo_2002
Kuznetsova.........100...14....47.1..Wartusch..... ...Casablanca_2002
Andretto............99....1....99.0..Kandarr...... ...Roland_Garros_2002
Husarova............99...31....33.6..Kostanic..... ...Indian_Wells_2003
Keothavong..........99....1....99.0..Razzano..! .......Wimbledon_2002
Dechy...............98...30....32.1..Weingartner.. ...Canberra_2003
Fislova.............98....3....56.3..Benesova..... ...Bratislava_2002
Goni................97....1....97.0..Cervanova.... ...Casablanca_2002
Callens.............96...15....32.8..Torrens_Valer o..Canadian_Open_2002
Dabek...............96....1....96.0..Martinez_Gran adoCasablanca_2002
Frazier.............96...20....34.3..Molik........ ...Hobart_2003
Zheng...............96....3....61.0..Krasnoroutska ya.Doha_2003
Piedade.............94....1....94.0..Cervanova.... ...Porto_2002
Sakowicz............94....2....92.0..Bovina....... ...Warsaw_2002
Laine...............93....1....93.0..Mandula...... ...Helsinki_2002
Lopez_M.._J.........93....1....93.0..Bes.......... ...Acapulco_2002
Mirza...............92....1....92.0..Dominikovic.. ...Hyderabad_2003
Avants..............91....1....91.0..Hrdlickova... ...Miami_2002
Kleinova............91....5....63.2..Widjaja...... ...Pat! taya_2002
Capriati............90...20....21.1..Weingartner.. ...Australian_Open_2003
Hao.................90....1....90.0..Talaja....... ...Shanghai_2002
Stephens............90....2....69.5..Schwartz..... ...Auckland_2002
Nemeth..............89....1....89.0..Loit......... ...Budapest_2002
Washington..........89....7....55.3..Oremans...... ...Indian_Wells_2002
Migliarini_de_Leon..88....1....88.0..Martinez_Gran adoBogota_2003
Clijsters...........87...20....20.8..Fernandez_C.. ...Roland_Garros_2002
Dokic...............87...31....23.1..Rittner...... ...Indian_Wells_2003
Domachowska.........87....1....87.0..Beigbeder.... ...Warsaw_2002
Malhotra............87....1....87.0..Poutchek..... ...Hyderabad_2003
Mattek..............87....3....52.7..Taylor....... ...Memphis_2003
Pitts...............87....1....87.0..Selyutina.... ...Memphis_2002
Silva...............87....1....87.0..Beigbeder.... ...Estoril_2002
Yoshida.............87....1....87.0..Taylor....... ..! .Japan_Open_2002
Amanmuradova........86....1....86.0..Garbin....... ...Tashkent_2002
Barna,_Adr..........86....1....86.0..Garbin....... ...Tashkent_2002
Ellwood.............85....1....85.0..Dominikovic.. ...Canberra_2002
Musgrave............85....1....85.0..Mandula...... ...Shanghai_2002
Okamoto.............85....1....85.0..Marrero...... ...Japan_Open_2002
Parra...............85....1....85.0..Wartusch..... ...Doha_2003
Van_De_Zande........85....1....85.0..Ruano_Pascual ...Brussels_2002
Sysoeva.............84....1....84.0..Zvonareva.... ...Palermo_2002
Harkleroad..........83....6....38.7..Muller....... ...Miami_2002
Klaschka............82....1....82.0..Dyrberg...... ...Brussels_2002
Saeki...............82....4....61.8..Craybas...... ...Japan_Open_2002
Arvidsson...........80....1....80.0..Barna........ ...Brussels_2002
Bondarenko_A........80....1....80.0..Pennetta..... ...Bogota_2003
Douchevina..........79....1....79.0..Ruano_Pascual ...Warsaw_2002
Lostanic............79....1....79.0..Foretz....... ...Canberra_2003
Sun.................79....3....47.7..Talaja....... ...Hyderabad_2003
Alves...............78....1....78.0..Torrens_Valer o..Bahia_2002
Ani.................77....2....68.0..Muller....... ...U._S._Open_2002
Casanova_M..........77...11....20.7..Muller....... ...Budapest_2002
Zvereva.............76....1....76.0..Weingartner.. ...Wimbledon_2002
Boogert.............75....4....45.0..Matevzic..... ...Porto_2002
Jankovic............75....6....32.2..Mandula...... ...Indian_Wells_2003
Bartoli.............74....8....35.5..Talaja....... ...Gold_Coast_2003
Clijsters,_Elke.....74....4....46.8..Barna........ ...Leipzig_2002
Sidot...............74....2....50.0..de_los_Rios.. ...Roland_Garros_2002
Testud..............74...14....35.1..Pierce....... ...Wimbledon_2002
Bielik..............73....2....39.5..Callens...... ...Big_Island_2002
Gallifa.............73....1....73.0..Poutchek..... ...Tashkent_200! 2
Lucic...............73....8....37.3..Matevzic..... ...Indian_Wells_2002
Skavronskaia........73....1....73.0..Poutchek..... ...Tashkent_2002
Torres..............73....1....73.0..Koukalova.... ...Acapulco_2003
Podkolzina..........71....1....71.0..Barna........ ...U._S._Open_2002
Scheepers...........71....1....71.0..Garbin....... ...Gold_Coast_2003
Nola................69....2....51.0..Husarova..... ...Australian_Open_2002
Stewart.............69....3....46.3..Smashnova.... ...Canberra_2002
Nogueira............67....1....67.0..Mikaelian.... ...Porto_2002
Kim.................66....1....66.0..Ruano_Pascual ...Japan_Open_2002
Takase..............65....1....65.0..Widjaja...... ...Shanghai_2002
Yan.................65....1....65.0..Widjaja...... ...Shanghai_2002
Glass...............64....4....32.8..Hopkins...... ...Memphis_2002
Tatarkova...........62....4....31.5..de_los_Rios.. ...Australian_Open_2002
Kix.................61....2....60.0..Martinez..... ...V! ienna_2002
Baker_L.............59....1....59.0..Muller....... ...Auckland_2003
Kanepi..............59....3....48.7..Loit......... ...Brussels_2002
Lee_J...............59....6....31.2..Loit......... ...Wimbledon_2002
Spears..............58....1....58.0..Irvin........ ...Big_Island_2002
Middleton...........57....1....57.0..Smashnova.... ...Indian_Wells_2002
Pullin..............57....3....29.3..Matevzic..... ...Wimbledon_2002
Ondraskova..........53....6....34.3..Srebotnik.... ...Bol_2002
Ostrovskaya.........53....3....43.0..Nagyova...... ...Palermo_2002
Xie.................53....1....53.0..Serra_Zanetti ,_AShanghai_2002
Flipkens............52....1....52.0..Casanova_M... ...Antwerp_2003
Hejdova.............52....1....52.0..Pisnik....... ...Bol_2002
Hrdlickova..........51....9....22.0..Pisnik....... ...Indian_Wells_2002
Mauresmo............51...16....14.3..Daniilidou... ...'s-Hertogenbosch_2002
Black_..............49....1....49.0..Granville.... ...Auck! land_2003
Dellacqua...........49....1....49.0..Matevzic..... ...Australian_Open_2003
Baltacha............48....3....36.7..Likhovtseva.. ...Wimbledon_2002
Collin..............47....1....47.0..Gagliardi.... ...Wimbledon_2002
Peng................45....1....45.0..Pisnik....... ...Los_Angeles_2002
Bradshaw............44....1....44.0..Srebotnik.... ...San_Diego_2002
Kirilenko...........44....4....35.8..Sanchez-Vicario.Japan_Open_2002
Rubin...............44...16....12.9..Schett....... ...Filderstadt_2002
Geznenge............41....1....41.0..Husarova..... ...U._S._Open_2002
Kirkland............41....1....41.0..Kuznetsova... ...Indian_Wells_2003
Bachmann............40....1....40.0..Torrens_Valer o..Hamburg_2002
Martincova..........39....1....39.0..Torrens_Valer o..'s-Hertogenbosch_2002
Welford.............39....1....39.0..Schett....... ...Hobart_2003
Baker,_Ally.........38....1....38.0..Likhovtseva.. ...U._S._Open_2002
Dittmann............38....1....38.0! ..Kournikova......Shanghai_2002
Golovin.............37....1....37.0..Schiavone.... ...Indian_Wells_2003
Hsieh...............37....1....37.0..Schett....... ...Big_Island_2002
Hlavackova..........33....1....33.0..Schett....... ...Brussels_2002
Krivencheva.........30....1....30.0..Sugiyama..... ...Birmingham_2002
Williams_S..........30....5....15.6..Schnyder..... ...Charleston_2002
Schaul..............29....4....20.3..Shaugnessy... ...Bratislava_2002
Szili...............29....1....29.0..Fernandez_C.. ...Australian_Open_2003
Ahl.................28....3....17.3..Martinez..... ...Doha_2003
Davenport...........25...13.....9.7..Sugiyama..... ...Scottsdale_2003
Pin.................24....3....15.3..Montolio..... ...Dubai_2002
Tiene...............23....1....23.0..Majoli....... ...Bahia_2002
Williams_V..........23...10.....6.9..Maleeva...... ...Moscow_2002
Gullickson..........21....1....21.0..Raymond...... ...Memphis_2003
Hewitt..............19....1....19.0.! .Coetzer.........Sydney_2002
Viollet.............19....1....19.0..Maleeva...... ...Wimbledon_2002
Steck...............17....1....17.0..Maleeva...... ...Quebec_City_2002
Valdes..............17....1....17.0..Coetzer...... ...Acapulco_2002
Rao.................15....1....15.0..Myskina...... ...Bahia_2002
Czink...............13....1....13.0..Rubin........ ...Australian_Open_2003
Navratilova.........13....1....13.0..Hantuchova... ...Eastbourne_2002
O'Donoghue...........1....1.....1.0..Williams_V... ...Wimbledon_2002

Of course, this list requires real caution: Jane O'Donoghue shows as the "least lousy loser" because she played only one WTA match, losing to Venus Williams. In fact, the entire Top Nine are one-shots. The best player among those with significant numbers of matches is Venus, who lost to #23 Maleeva, followed by Davenport, Serena, and Rubin.

We'll play with this more in a future column.

gentenaire
May 7th, 2003, 09:22 AM
Interesting!! The disaster that was RG has put Justine pretty far down that list.

TheBoiledEgg
May 7th, 2003, 07:50 PM
a bump for anyone who hasn't seen this :)

its from here :
http://www.tennisone.com/Larson/Larsonnews.home.htm

but that page changes daily

CJ07
May 7th, 2003, 07:55 PM
The Queen Leads The Pack :cool:

her average loss is to the #7 ranked player....who interestingly has never beaten her!

Leena
May 7th, 2003, 08:16 PM
No offense... but this is about the most useless statistic ever.

TheBoiledEgg
May 12th, 2003, 04:04 PM
the 1st list was rather useless but 2nd list is ALOT better

Lousy Losers, Part II
In a previous column, we looked at "Lousy Losers" -- the average opponents to which all WTA players lost. That was a huge and unwieldy column, so we're resuming it here.

The problem with looking at a player's worst loss is that one crummy loss -- due perhaps to injury or illness or a family emergency -- can really mess up your record. What we need is a "divisor" -- a chance to calculate a player's average loss. (Even here, we should probably toss the extreme values -- "best" and "worst" losses -- but this was all the data massaging we had time for.)

We already calculated that in part I, of course, but we didn't sort on that basis. This time, we'll take the same list, but show only the average loss -- none of this worst loss stuff. The higher a player stands on the list, the better her average loss. Recall that these are results from the start of 2002 through the end of Indian Wells.


So let's re-list this after eliminating all players with fewer than five losses. (That eliminates almost exactly half our players.) If we do that, we can actually rank players based on their rate of bad losses:


Rank..Player............Average Loss
1...Williams, V................6.9
2...Davenport..................9.7
3...Rubin.....................12.9
4...Mauresmo..................14.3
5...Williams, S...............15.6
6...Casanova, M...............20.7
7...Clijsters.................20.8
8...Capriati..................21.1
9...Henin.....................22.0
9...Hrdlickova................22.0
11...Myskina...................22.2
12...Dokic.....................23.1
13...Hingis....................23.8
14...Hantuchova................25.3
15...Seles.....................25.8
16...Petrova...................30.3
17...Lee, J....................31.2
18...Dechy.....................32.1
19...Jankovic..................32.2
20...Callens...................32.8
21...Krasnoroutskaya...........33.5
22...Husarova..................33.6
23...Raymond...................33.7
24...Frazier...................34.3
24...Ondraskova................34.3
26...Testud....................35.1
27...Bartoli...................35.5
27...Chladkova.................35.5
29...Shaughnessy...............35.7
30...Pisnik....................36.4
31...Lucic.....................37.3
32...Schiavone.................37.8
33...Maleeva...................38.4
34...Harkleroad................38.7
35...Smashnova.................39.5
36...Coetzer...................40.0
37...Stevenson.................40.8
38...Pierce....................41.7
39...Sch! ett....................42.2
40...Schnyder..................42.3
41...Daniilidou................42.5
42...Bedanova..................42.6
43...Farina....................42.7
44...Benesova..................43.8
45...Dementieva................44.3
46...Likhovtseva...............44.9
46...Majoli....................44.9
47...Pratt.....................44.9
48...Tulyaganova...............44.9
50...Mikaelian.................45.0
51...Cho.......................45.6
51...Prakusya..................45.6
53...Bovina....................46.2
54...Kournikova................47.0
55...Kuznetsova................47.1
56...Arn.......................47.3
56...Osterloh..................47.3
58...Foretz....................47.4
58...Lamade....................47.4
60...Barna.....................48.6
61...Su! giyama..................48.8
62...Zvonareva.................48.9
63...Razzano...................49.1
64...Serra Zanetti, Adr........49.3
65...Zuluaga...................49.6
66...Obata.....................49.8
67...Marrero...................50.0
68...Jidkova...................50.3
69...Grande....................50.6
70...Martinez..................51.0
70...Safina....................51.0
72...Wheeler...................51.2
73...Fernandez, C..............51.7
74...Craybas...................51.8
74...Kremer....................51.8
76...Reeves....................51.9
77...Gagliardi.................52.0
78...Gersi.....................52.9
79...Pennetta..................53.3
80...Serna.....................53.5
81...Granville.................53.7
82...Hopkins...................55.0
83...Washington................55.3
84...Martinez Granados.........55.9
85...Drake.....................56.3
86...Dominikovic...............56.9
87...Cervanova.................57.3
88...Irvin.....................57.5
89...Leon Garcia...............58.0
90...Rittner...................58.2
91...Garbin....................58.4
91...Tu........................58.4
93...Black.....................58.7
94...Sanchez-Vicario...........59.5
95...Schwartz..................59.6
96...Poutchek..................59.8
97...Morigami..................60.6
98...Gubacsi...................61.2
99...Koulikovskaya.............62.1
100...Ruano Pascual.............62.3
101...Matevzic..................62.4
102...Suarez....................63.0
103...Wartusch..................63.1
104...Kleinova..................63.2
105...Sucha.....................63.4
106...Molik.....................63.6
107...Panova....................63.9
108...Cohen Aloro...............64.5
109...Beigbeder.................64.6
110...Asagoe....................64.9
111...Sfar......................65.4
112...Llagostera................66.0
113...Carlsson..................66.9
114...Selyutina.................68.1
115...Kostanic..................68.6
116...Dyrberg...................69.2
117...Srebotnik.................69.9
118...Tanasugarn................70.4
119...Camerin...................70.7
120...Bes.......................71.2
121...Nagyova...................71.6
122...Weingartner...............72.9
123...Cargill...................73.7
124...de los Rios...............74.1
125...Perebiynis................74.5
126...Loit......................74.6
127...Brandi....................74.9
128...Kruger....................77.0
129...Talaja....................78.2
130...Montolio..................78.4
130...Roesch....................78.4
132...Mandula...................79.3
132...Serra Zanetti, Ant........79.3
134...Koukalova.................81.0
135...Taylor....................83.1
136...Kandarr...................84.6
137...Stosur....................84.8
138...Medina Garrigues..........85.3
139...Pelletier.................85.4
139...Widjaja...................85.4
141...Kapros....................88.4
142...Nejedly...................90.5
142...Vakulenko.................90.5
144...Webb......................91.3
145...Marosi....................91.6
146...Vinci.....................92.2
147...Diaz-Oliva................93.3
148...Jeon......................94.0
149...Salerni...................94.6
150...Grahame...................96.8
151...McQuillan.................97.0
152...Noorlander...............101.0
153...Grzybowska...............101.6
154...Fujiwara.................105.2
155...Prusova..................108.3
156...Muller...................108.5
157...Kuti Kis.................110.2
157...Vento....................110.2
159...Kurhajcova...............122.5
160...Torrens Valero...........122.6
161...Bacheva..................124.9
162...Sanchez Lorenzo..........130.0
163...Dulko....................134.8
164...Oremans..................141.8
165...Sequera..................158.5
166...Rodionova................166.0
167...Liggan...................249.4
168...Rippner..................251.6
169...Voracova.................281.6

Thus, for whatever the information is worth, among (fairly) regular Tour players, the one who loses to the toughest opponents is Venus Williams, followed by Davenport, Rubin, Mauresmo, and Serena; the one who loses to the worst opponents is Renata Voracova.

If you want conclusions from this, that's harder. It may seem odd that Serena, who lost far less than Venus, should have worse "loss numbers" -- but it isn't as odd as it sounds; Venus could lose to the #1 player; Serena generally couldn't. And many of Serena's losses were surprises.

We do notice that this is yet another statistic where Myriam Casanova (#6 in the list!) shines as a real prospect. And it's no wonder Kveta Hrdlickova can't get her game together; she keeps getting hit with dreadfully different opponents.

Leena
May 12th, 2003, 04:06 PM
Yes, this is better. :)

Pff at Lena being #56... thanks to losing to Olga and Ashley.

maya
May 12th, 2003, 04:08 PM
This is really interesting!

Cariaoke
May 12th, 2003, 04:19 PM
wow, that is some good stuff. thx eggy.

King Aaron
May 12th, 2003, 04:20 PM
Thanks. :) The second lis is much better. :D

E. Blackadder
May 12th, 2003, 04:20 PM
Els comes out pretty good don't you think :D

TheBoiledEgg
May 12th, 2003, 05:45 PM
no probs glad to help :)

certainly makes a quite a difference ;)

F-R-E-A-K
May 13th, 2003, 04:12 AM
Wow, this is really interesting and alot of work has been put into this! Gr8 work!

rhz
May 13th, 2003, 08:33 AM
wow Janet Lee in the top 20. no matter she is ranked outside 200. cos she always had a bad draw!!

Doris Loeffel
May 13th, 2003, 08:55 AM
Yessssss!!! Switzerland has a top 10 player again!! I knew it would happen pretty soon but that soon ;)

Concrats to:
6...Casanova, M...............20.7


Oh and I quite like this fact too ;)

Williams_S..........30....5....15.6..Schnyder..... ...Charleston_2002

gentenaire
May 13th, 2003, 08:59 AM
I think a median loss might be more interesting. With an average loss, one bad loss still has a huge effect on the statistic. Justine doesn't lose to players ranked 22 on average, she had one bad loss due to illness at the French and this explains the low score.

Messenger
May 13th, 2003, 10:20 AM
O'Donoghue...........1....1.....1.0..Williams_V... ...Wimbledon_2002

Wow, worst loss is to the number 1 ranked player. Go O'Donoghue ;)

paul_masterton
May 13th, 2003, 05:54 PM
does any1 havea copy of the "upset artists" column?

Go Lucie average of 17.3 from 3 events - not bad ;)

Jem
May 13th, 2003, 07:31 PM
Some people have way too much time on their hands!