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Old Nov 6th, 2012, 01:36 PM   #1
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Historical WTA doubles team rankings

I have a question concerning WTA doubles team rankings. I am looking for the Top2 women teams plus the position of additional grand slam winner teams between 1995 and 2008, but could not find any info on the net.

Such rankings must exist somewhere as these determine which teams can play at the year-ending WTA championships.

Before 1995 the American Tennis Magazine carried such rankings, but then they stopped publishing such info. Not even the World of Tennis annuals and the WTA Yearbooks have these data.

Have you ever seen such data? Perhaps some other tennis magazine (German, French ?) may contain them.
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Old Nov 6th, 2012, 03:39 PM   #2
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Re: Historical WTA doubles team rankings

Hi Elegos,

I want to make sure I understand before digging.

Are you looking for the points totals they used for teams to qualify for the WTA Championships/YEC?
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Hi Elegos,

I want to make sure I understand before digging.

Are you looking for the points totals they used for teams to qualify for the WTA Championships/YEC?
Yes, I am looking for the points totals for teams. Today it is called race to the championships.
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Yes, I am looking for the points totals for teams. Today it is called race to the championships.
Thanks Elegos. I'll see what I can find for you.
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Re: Historical WTA doubles team rankings

Recent Doubles I can help with. I added 2009-2012 too. So here are 2001 - 2012. Leaves just 1995-2000. (Don't know the standing of Hlavackova/Hradecka in 2011 and Serenus in 2001 though.)

2012 - http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-A...2012/oct22.pdf
1. Roberta Vinci/Sara Errani - 10097 (Roland Garros and US Open Champs)
2. Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka - 7380
3. Liezel Huber/Lisa Raymond - 7036
4. Maria Kirilenko/Nadia Petrova - 5325
9. Serena Williams/Venus Williams - 2280 (Wimbledon Champs)
12. Svetlana Kuznetsova/Vera Zvonareva - 2145 (Australian Open Champs)

2011 - http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-A...mpionships.pdf
1. Kveta Peschke/Katarina Srebotnik - 9411 (Wimbledon Champs)
2. Liezel Huber/Lisa Raymond - 6773 (US Open Champs)
3. Vania King/Yaroslava Shvedova - 6200
4. Gisela Dulko/Flavia Pennetta - 5846 (Australian Open Champs)
11. Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka - 3202 (Roland Garros Champs)

2010 - http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-A...2010/oct25.pdf
1. Gisela Dulko/Flavia Pennetta - 8581
2. Kveta Peschke/Katarina Srebotnik - 6596
3. Serena Williams/Venus Williams - 5500 (Australian Open and Roland Garros Champs/Withdrew: Serena had embolism and Venus knee injury.)
4. Lisa Raymond/Rennae Stubbs - 5104
5. Vania King/Yaroslava Shvedova - 4978 (Wimbledon and US Open Champs)

2009 - http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-A...2009/oct26.pdf
1. Cara Black/Liezel Huber - 9100
2. Serena Williams/Venus Williams - 6750 (Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open Champs)
3. Nuria Llagostera Vives/Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez - 6397
4. Samantha Stosur/Rennae Stubbs - 5048
7. Anabel Medina Garrigues/Virginia Ruano Pascual - 4128 (Roland Garros Champs)

2008 - http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-A.../2008/nov3.pdf
1. Cara Black/Liezel Huber - 6158 (US Open Champs)
2. Anabel Medina Garrigues/Virginia Ruano Pascual - 2809 (Roland Garros Champs)
3. Kveta Peschke/Rennae Stubbs - 2614
4. Katarina Srebotnik/Ai Sugiyama - 2542
5. Alona Bondarenko/Kateryna Bondarenko - 2350 (Australian Open Champs)
10. Serena Williams/Venus Williams - 1395 (Wimbledon Champs)

2007 - http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-A.../2007/nov5.pdf
1. Cara Black/Liezel Huber - 6650 (Australian and Wimbledon Champs)
2. Lisa Raymond/Samantha Stosur - 3628 (Withdrew: Stosur Lyme Disease)
3. Yung-Jan Chan/Chiang-Jung Chuang - 3146
4. Katarina Srebotnik/Ai Sugiyama - 2812
5. Kveta Peschke/Rennae Stubbs - 2662
6. Alicia Molik/Mara Santangelo - 2321 (Roland Garros Champs)
10. Nathalie Dechy/Dinara Safina - 1001 (US Open Champs)

2006 - http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-A.../2006/nov6.pdf
1. Lisa Raymond/Samantha Stosur - 4120 (Roland Garros Champs)
2. Zi Yan/Jie Zheng - 3022 (Australian and Wimbledon Champs)
3. Cara Black/Rennae Stubbs - 2459
4. Kveta Peschke/Francesca Schiavone - 2116
11. Nathalie Dechy/Vera Zvonareva - 917 (US Open Champs)

2005 - http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-A.../2005/nov7.pdf
1. Cara Black/Liezel Huber - 2295 (Wimbledon Champs/Withdrew: Huber knee injury)
2. Lisa Raymond/Samantha Stosur - 2030 (US Open Champs)
3. Conchita Martinez/Virginia Ruano Pascual - 1738
4. Virginia Ruano Pascual/Paola Suarez - 1650 (Roland Garros Champs/Withdrew: Suarez hip injury)
5. Cara Black/Rennae Stubbs - 1626
6. Elena Likhovtseva/Vera Zvonareva - 1585
8. Svetlana Kuznetsova/Alicia Molik - 1486 (Australian Open Champs)

2004 - http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-A.../2004/nov8.pdf
1. Virginia Ruano Pascual/Paola Suarez - 5023 (Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open Champs)
2. Cara Black/Rennae Stubbs - 3212 (Wimbledon Champs)
3. Svetlana Kuznetsova/Elena Likhovtseva - 2967
4. Nadia Petrova/Meghann Shaughnessy - 2691

2003 - http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-A.../2003/Nov3.pdf
1. Virginia Ruano Pascual/Paola Suarez - 4077 (US Open Champs)
2. Kim Clijsters/Ai Sugiyama - 3928 (Roland Garros and Wimbledon Champs)
3. Svetlana Kuznetsova/Martina Navratilova - 2695
4. Lindsay Davenport/Lisa Raymond - 2329 (Withdrew: Lindsay left foot injury)
5. Cara Black/Elena Likhovtseva - 1962
8. Serena Williams/Venus Williams - 938 (Australian Open Champs)

2002 - http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-A...2002/Oct28.pdf
1. Virginia Ruano Pascual/Paola Suarez - 4115 (Roland Garros and US Open Champs)
2. Lisa Raymond/Rennae Stubbs - 3446
3. Elena Dementieva/Janette Husarova - 2403
4. Cara Black/Elena Likhovtseva - 1917
5. Daniela Hantuchova/Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario - 1778 (Withdrew: ASV thigh strain)
6. Martina Hingis/Anna Kournikova - 1241 (Australian Open Champs/Withdrew: Hingis ankle injury)
7. Nicole Arendt/Liezel Huber - 1118
8. Rika Fujiwara/Ai Sugiyama - 1055
9. Janet Lee/Wynne Prakusya - 1041
10. Tina Krizan/Katarina Srebotnik - 989
13. Serena Williams/Venus Williams - 780 (Wimbledon Champs)

2001 - http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-A...2001/oct29.pdf
1. Lisa Raymond/Rennae Stubbs - 3319 (Wimbledon and US Open Champs)
2. Cara Black/Elena Likhovtseva - 2330
3. Virginia Ruano Pascual/Paola Suarez - 1978 (Roland Garros Champs)
4. Kimberly Po-Messerli/Nathalie Tauziat - 1765
5. Tina Krizan/Katarina Srebotnik - 1132
6. Alexandra Fusai/Rita Grande - 1131
7. Sandrine Testud/Roberta Vinci - 1046
8. Amanda Coetzer/Lori McNeil - 1037
Serena Williams/Venus Williams - 815 (Australian Open Champs)

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Old Nov 8th, 2012, 01:51 PM   #6
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Recent Doubles I can help with. I added 2009-2012 too. So here are 2001 - 2012. Leaves just 1995-2000. (Don't know the standing of Hlavackova/Hradecka in 2011 and Serenus in 2001 though.)
Thanks Uranium, this is a great help.
I think Hlavackova/Hradecka finished number 11 in the race in 2011.
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Did the core work for 1999 and 2000. I did this on my own, so there could possibly be some mistakes/forgotten teams, so if someone could find info, then check it please to make sure it is 100% correct.

2000
1. Julie Halard-Decugis/Ai Sugiyama - 3400 (US Open Champs)
2. Lisa Raymond/Rennae Stubbs - 2644 (Australian Open Champs)
3. Martina Hingis/Mary Pierce - 1946 (Roland Garros Champs/Withdrew: Pierce hand injury)
4. Virginia Ruano Pascual/Paola Suarez - 1698
5. Alexandra Fusai/Nathalie Tauziat - 1295
6. Nicole Arendt/Manon Bollegraf - 1164
7. Els Callens/Dominique Van Roost - 1123
8. Chanda Rubin/Sandrine Testud - 994 (Withdrew: Rubin knee injury)
9. Martina Hingis/Anna Kournikova - 976
10. Serena Williams/Venus Williams - 956 (Wimbledon Champs/Withdrew: Venus anemia and Serena foot injury)
11. Cara Black/Elena Likhovtseva - 939

1999
1. Lisa Raymond/Rennae Stubbs - 2332
2. Serena Williams/Venus Williams - 2297 (Roland Garros and US Open Champs/Withdrew: Serena back injury)
3. Martina Hingis/Anna Kournikova - 2096 (Australian Open Champs)
4. Larisa Neiland/Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario - 1842
5. Elena Likhovtseva/Ai Sugiyama - 1709
6. Alexandra Fusai/Nathalie Tauziat - 1660
7. Irina Spirlea/Caroline Vis - 1555
8. Lindsay Davenport/Corina Morariu - 1409 (Wimbledon Champs)
9. Conchita Martinez/Patricia Tarabini - 1178
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Thanks for helping out Uranium-it is moments like this when I love the Blast


I checked the WTA Media Guides without luck.

One source that I know carried the points during some issues was the Wta "Notes and Netcords."

It used to be possible to get these online with a lot of digging.

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^That's what I used for 2001-2012.
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Re: Historical WTA doubles team rankings

The rankings for individual doubles players, not doubles teams, from 1984 to 2012, can be found here:

http://www.wtatennis.com/page/PressCentre
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The rankings for individual doubles players, not doubles teams, from 1984 to 2012, can be found here:

http://www.wtatennis.com/page/PressCentre
Yes, I know that, unfortunately the team rankings is not in the WTA PressCentre.
Thanks to Uranium, we only miss years 1995 to 1998 from those.
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Is this link blocked for you too Elegos? It is a link to the 1999 notes and netcords. When I tried it came up "domain blocked."

https://bpb.opendns.com/a/sportsillu...s.wtanews.html


Another avenue is to find a tournament program from those years-but it would only help if it were late in the year.

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Is this link blocked for you too Elegos? It is a link to the 1999 notes and netcords. When I tried it came up "domain blocked."

https://bpb.opendns.com/a/sportsillu...s.wtanews.html
That domain is blocked for me a well.
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That domain is blocked for me a well.
Darn it. And I have the program for the 1995 WTA Championships in New York-no luck.


I will calculate the top teams for 1995 by hand as Uranium did for the other years.
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1995 qualifying teams

1. 6000 Gigi Fernandez/Natasha Zvereva (French and US winners)
2. 3850 Jana Novotna/Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (Oz and Wimbledon winners)
3. 3480 Meredith Mcgrath/Larisa Neiland
4. 2010 Nicole Arendt/Manon Bollegraf
5. 1765 Lori Mcneil/Helena Sukova
6. 1647 Katrina Adams/Zina Garrison
7. 1565 Conchita Martinez/Patricia Tarabini
8. 1480 Gabriela Sabatini/Brenda Schultz
8. 1480 Julie Halard/Nathalie Tauziat

Note that two teams were tied for the #8 spot. Sabatini/Schultz qualified by beating Halard/Tauziat in a special qualifying match.
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