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Old May 23rd, 2002, 10:27 PM   #1
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Serena Williams - a 12 month look

12 month
Code:
Roland Garros        128 W Sarah PITKOWSKI-MALCOR (FRA) 6-2 6-7(4) 6-1   
Roland Garros         64 W Katarina SREBOTNIK (SLO) 6-0 7-5   
Roland Garros         32 W Zsofia GUBACSI (HUN) 6-1 6-2   
Roland Garros         16 W Nadia PETROVA (RUS) 6-3 6-1   
Roland Garros         QF L Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 2-6 7-5 2-6   

Wimbledon            128 W Rita KUTI KIS (HUN) 6-1 6-0   
Wimbledon             64 W Barbara RITTNER (GER) 6-4 6-0   
Wimbledon             32 W Emmanuelle GAGLIARDI (SUI) 6-1 6-2   
Wimbledon             16 W Magdalena MALEEVA (BUL) 6-2 6-1   
Wimbledon             QF L Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 7-6(4) 5-7 3-6   

Los Angeles           64 B   BYE  
Los Angeles           32 W Jennifer HOPKINS (USA) 7-5 6-3   
Los Angeles           16 W Nicole PRATT (AUS) 6-3 6-3   
Los Angeles           QF L Monica SELES (USA) 2-6 6-3 6-7(2)   

Canadian Open         64 B   BYE  
Canadian Open         32 W Iva MAJOLI (CRO) 7-6(2) 6-1   
Canadian Open         16 W Barbara SCHETT (AUT) 3-6 6-3 6-2   
Canadian Open         QF W Sandrine TESTUD (FRA) 6-0 6-2   
Canadian Open         SF W Monica SELES (USA) 7-5 7-6(5)   
Canadian Open         CH W Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 6-1 6-7(7) 6-3   

U.S. Open            128 W Anca BARNA (GER) 4-6 6-1 6-2   
U.S. Open             64 W Denisa CHLADKOVA (CZE) 6-1 6-1   
U.S. Open             32 W Martina SUCHA (SVK) 6-1 6-0   
U.S. Open             16 W Justine HENIN (BEL) 7-5 6-0   
U.S. Open             QF W Lindsay DAVENPORT (USA) 6-3 6-7(7) 7-5   
U.S. Open             SF W Martina HINGIS (SUI) 6-3 6-2   
U.S. Open             FR L Venus WILLIAMS (USA) 2-6 4-6   

Tour Championships    16 W Silvia FARINA-ELIA (ITA) 6-0 6-2   
Tour Championships    QF W Justine HENIN (BEL) 6-3 7-6(5)   
Tour Championships    SF W Sandrine TESTUD (FRA) 6-3 6-0   
Tour Championships    CH O Lindsay DAVENPORT (USA) Walkover  

Sydney                32 B   BYE  
Sydney                16 W Anna KOURNIKOVA (RUS) 6-2 4-6 6-3   
Sydney                QF W Amelie MAURESMO (FRA) 6-4 7-6(6)   
Sydney                SF L Meghann SHAUGHNESSY (USA) 4-5 Retired  

Scottsdale            32 B   BYE  
Scottsdale            16 W Alina JIDKOVA (RUS) 6-3 6-3   
Scottsdale            QF W Nicole PRATT (AUS) 6-2 7-5   
Scottsdale            SF W Martina HINGIS (SUI) 6-1 3-6 6-4   
Scottsdale            CH W Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 6-2 4-6 6-4   

Miami                128 B   BYE  
Miami                 64 W Lilia OSTERLOH (USA) 7-5 6-1   
Miami                 32 W Katarina SREBOTNIK (SLO) 6-1 6-0   
Miami                 16 W Marissa IRVIN (USA) 6-1 6-4   
Miami                 QF W Martina HINGIS (SUI) 6-4 6-0   
Miami                 SF W Venus WILLIAMS (USA) 6-2 6-2   
Miami                 CH W Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 7-5 7-6(4)   

Charleston            64 B   BYE  
Charleston            32 W Jennifer HOPKINS (USA) 6-0 6-2   
Charleston            16 W Nathalie DECHY (FRA) 7-6(3) 6-3   
Charleston            QF L Patty SCHNYDER (SUI) 6-2 4-6 5-7   

Berlin                64 B   BYE  
Berlin                32 W Barbara SCHETT (AUT) 6-3 6-2   
Berlin                16 W Magdalena MALEEVA (BUL) 7-6(2) 6-4   
Berlin                QF O Amelie MAURESMO (FRA) Walkover  
Berlin                SF W Anna SMASHNOVA (ISR) 6-3 6-2   
Berlin                FR L Justine HENIN (BEL) 2-6 6-1 6-7(5)   

Rome                  64 B   BYE  
Rome                  32 W Rita GRANDE (ITA) 6-0 6-3   
Rome                  16 W Denisa CHLADKOVA (CZE) 6-1 6-2   
Rome                  QF W Anastasia MYSKINA (RUS) 6-3 6-4   
Rome                  SF W Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 6-2 3-6 7-5   
Rome                  CH W Justine HENIN (BEL) 7-6(6) 6-4
* 12 tournaments, and she's ranked #3.

Last match Summary
Code:
Roland Garros         QF L Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 2-6 7-5 2-6   
Wimbledon             QF L Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 7-6(4) 5-7 3-6   
Los Angeles           QF L Monica SELES (USA) 2-6 6-3 6-7(2)   

Canadian Open         CH W Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 6-1 6-7(7) 6-3   
U.S. Open             FR L Venus WILLIAMS (USA) 2-6 4-6   
Tour Championships    CH O Lindsay DAVENPORT (USA) Walkover  
Sydney                SF L Meghann SHAUGHNESSY (USA) 4-5 Retired
Scottsdale            CH W Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 6-2 4-6 6-4   
Miami                 CH W Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 7-5 7-6(4)   
Charleston            QF L Patty SCHNYDER (SUI) 6-2 4-6 5-7
Berlin                FR L Justine HENIN (BEL) 2-6 6-1 6-7(5)   
Rome                  CH W Justine HENIN (BEL) 7-6(6) 6-4
* Starting with Toronto last year, Serena has failed to make the finals of a tournament twice. She retired in the Sydney semis, and she lsot to Patty Schnyder at Charleston.

* She's only lost seven matches in the past twelve months, so only 1 'bad loss' isn't as impressive as it seems.

* It's all good. Except those QF exits at Roland Garros and Wimbledon

vs top ten
Code:
Roland Garros         QF L Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 2-6 7-5 2-6   
Wimbledon             QF L Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 7-6(4) 5-7 3-6   
Los Angeles           QF L Monica SELES (USA) 2-6 6-3 6-7(2)   

Canadian Open         SF W Monica SELES (USA) 7-5 7-6(5)   
Canadian Open         CH W Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 6-1 6-7(7) 6-3   

U.S. Open             16 W Justine HENIN (BEL) 7-5 6-0   
U.S. Open             QF W Lindsay DAVENPORT (USA) 6-3 6-7(7) 7-5   
U.S. Open             SF W Martina HINGIS (SUI) 6-3 6-2   
U.S. Open             FR L Venus WILLIAMS (USA) 2-6 4-6   

Tour Championships    QF W Justine HENIN (BEL) 6-3 7-6(5)   
Tour Championships    CH O Lindsay DAVENPORT (USA) Walkover  

Sydney                QF W Amelie MAURESMO (FRA) 6-4 7-6(6)   

Scottsdale            SF W Martina HINGIS (SUI) 6-1 3-6 6-4   
Scottsdale            CH W Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 6-2 4-6 6-4   

Miami                 QF W Martina HINGIS (SUI) 6-4 6-0   
Miami                 SF W Venus WILLIAMS (USA) 6-2 6-2   
Miami                 CH W Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 7-5 7-6(4)   

Berlin                QF O Amelie MAURESMO (FRA) Walkover  
Berlin                FR L Justine HENIN (BEL) 2-6 6-1 6-7(5)   

Rome                  SF W Jennifer CAPRIATI (USA) 6-2 3-6 7-5   
Rome                  CH W Justine HENIN (BEL) 7-6(6) 6-4   

14 wins
 5 losses (3 of those losses were last summer)
 2 walkovers
* It's still 'high risk, high reward', but Supergirl is on a tear.
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Old May 23rd, 2002, 10:33 PM   #2
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You can make a case that Serena Williams is the most consistently good player on the tour.
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Old May 23rd, 2002, 11:07 PM   #3
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Very impressive stuff, Rena.


Had you not been injured at the start of the year, who knows how much more impressive your record would be!

Good luck at RG 2002!!!!!
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Old May 24th, 2002, 12:15 AM   #4
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She could very easily end the year as No1
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Old May 24th, 2002, 12:55 PM   #5
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Impressive... I'm starting to feel worried for Venus...
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what at an consistency from the queen, I am so happy she realised she had to change something after wimbledon last year and what a change it was
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Serena is taking it all the way
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