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mishar
Nov 10th, 2003, 05:30 PM
I'm sure someone knows this, but I don't.

How many matches has Kim played this year?

And what is the record? Who else has played 100 matches or more in a year? Martina Navratilova I know. Anyone else?

TennisHack
Nov 10th, 2003, 05:33 PM
The final tonight will be Kim's 102 singles match of the year. I think it is the most matches played in a single season, but don't quote me on that.

There was a thread about this after Luxembourg . . . so I think there is some sort of record . . .

SJW
Nov 10th, 2003, 05:33 PM
her 100th match is tonight i believe

so far she is 87/12

SJW
Nov 10th, 2003, 05:33 PM
eh?! 102?!

TennisHack
Nov 10th, 2003, 05:36 PM
eh?! 102?!

From the Fed Cup protest article:

Clijsters had played 101 singles matches going into her last one of the year Monday night in the WTA finals against Amelie Mauresmo.

mishar
Nov 10th, 2003, 05:38 PM
Yes I saw both numbers, so I was having this confusion. Tennis Corner has her with 99 matches, including Fed Cup, but I saw in the articles that it was 101.

I found out nav's record: 102.
I don't know if anyone else ever topped that.

it's a pretty amazing accomplishment.

TennisHack
Nov 10th, 2003, 05:54 PM
This is what I hate about the WTA site, they never keep updated match counts during the year :( They only update at the end of the year.

Guess we'll know soon enough . . .

SJW
Nov 10th, 2003, 05:59 PM
maybe one includes Fed Cup and one doesnt?

mishar
Nov 10th, 2003, 06:04 PM
Maybe I figured it out. Tennis Corner includes the 2 April Fed Cup matches, but no Fed Cup for July.

Did Kim play in July?

jenglisbe
Nov 10th, 2003, 06:07 PM
Also, some sources include Hopman Cup, which is an exhibition.

Anyway, Kim's 87 or 88 matches won has to be the most in like 20 years!

Rollo
Nov 10th, 2003, 08:06 PM
All credit to Clijsters for her great year-and she's played doubles on top of it-but she's no where near the record of matches won in a season.

Chris Evert won over 100 matches in 1974, and Billie Jean won about 117 in 1971. Those are singles stats only.