Originally Posted by grs
Another year is gone and still no Romanian tennis player top 10 and no grand slam final of semifinal reached by one of our beloved girl, but let's try to summarize their evolutions with best and worse based on statistics and expectations.
Again, it's that period of year for making analyses. 2013 has been Simona Halep's (sensational) year and even she hasn't reach yet top 10 WTA and at least a Slam SF she filled our hearts with great joy and huge expectations for the years will come.
But, coming back to 2013 let's see the Romanian peaks.
Top 10 best tournament evolutions (based on WTA ranking points won)
1. S. Cirstea - Toronto - Final
2-3. S. Halep - New. Haven - Win
S. Halep - Moskow - Win
4. S. Halep - Rome - SF
5. S. Halep - Sofia - Win
6-10. M. Niculescu - Florianopolis - Win
S. Halep - Nuremberg - Win
S. Halep - 's-Hertogenbosch - Win
S. Halep - Budapest - Win
S- Halep - US Open - R4
That top is dominated by Simona, even the best performance was obtained by Sorana with that impressive run at Toronto Premier 5 (her lifetime peak, better than RG 2009). But, this performance is singular for our beauty with no other ones to sustain her ascension to the top. Maybe next year.