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Old Aug 10th, 2007, 01:09 PM   #1
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Serbian HALL OF FAME


SERBIAN WTA
Hall of Fame






Monica Seles (1)

#1 debut: March 11, 1991


Ana Ivanovic (1)

#1 debut: June 9, 2008


Jelena Jankovic (1)

#1 debut: August 16, 2008





With Honorable Mention:

Jelena Dokic (4)

#4 debut: August 19, 2002










Since WTA ranking exist (1975, Open Era) only 6 players from Serbia reach WTA TOP100.
But 4 of this 6 girls reach TOP5 position sometime in theys careers!!!


Countries with TOP5 players: USA (15), RUS (5), SRB (4), GER (4), AUS (4), FRA (3), CZE (3), GBR (3), BEL (2), ESP (2), BUL (2), SUI (1), RSA (1), ARG (1), JPN (1), CRO (1), SVK (1), NED (1) and BLR (1).




WTA HALL OF FAME - #1 PLAYERS

1. Chris Evert (since Nov 03, 1975)
2. Evonne Goolagong Cawley (since Apr 26, 1976)
3. Martina Navratilova (since Jul 10, 1978)
4. Tracy Austin (since Apr 07, 1980)
5. Steffi Graf (since Aug 17, 1987)
6. Monica Seles (since Mar 11, 1991)
7. Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (since Feb 06, 1995)
8. Martina Hingis (since Mar 31, 1997)
9. Lindsay Davenport (since Oct 12, 1998)
10. Jennifer Capriati (since Oct 15, 2001)
11. Venus Williams (since Feb 25, 2002)
12. Serena Williams (since Jul 08, 2002)
13. Kim Clijsters (since Aug 11, 2003)
14. Justine Henin (since Oct 20, 2003)
15. Amelie Mauresmo (since Sep 13, 2004)
16. Maria Sharapova (since Aug 22, 2005)
17. Ana Ivanovic (since June 9, 2008)
18. Jelena Jankovic (since Aug 11, 2008)


#1 By Countries:
1. USA (8)
2. Serbia (3)
3. Belgium (2)
4. Germany (1)
4. Russia (1)
4. Australia (1)
4. Spain (1)
4. Suiss (1)
4. France (1)






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AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)

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Old Aug 10th, 2007, 01:54 PM   #2
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Amazing feat!
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Re: Serbian HALL OF FAME

Great statistics and great effort.

I think Jecmenica and Nacuk were top100 for sure...
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what about Jausovec
she won French i think]
Serbian girls rule
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what about Jausovec
she won French i think]
Serbian girls rule
Mima Jausovec is from Slovenia and also she played only for former (big) Yugoslavia.

Here is only players which played for Serbia (and Montenegro) part of former Yugoslavia after "Big Yugoslavia" crash in 1991 and reach in some point of they's career TOP5 when represent that country.

Also, for greate tennis nations (like USA and Serbia ) you must be atleast WTA TOP5 in some moment if you want to be in Hall of Fame. That is reason why here is not place for solid TOP100 players like Jecmenica or Nacuk.

Did you notice that whole Asia (1), Africa (1) and South America (1) altogheter have less TOP5 players in history (3) than litle Serbia (4) ???

Monica
Jelena J.
Ana
Jelena D.



EDIT (last EDIT april/08):
Here is some interesting Stats about Serbian Hall Of Fame girls:



Serbia's TOP players stats
Stats for Monica Seles when she represent USA (since 1995) and
Jelena Dokic when she represent Australia (before 2001 and after 2006)
is not included


Code:
TOTAL TITLES
Seles         32
Ivanovic       6
Jankovic       6
Dokic          5
 
TOTAL FINALS
Seles         45
Jankovic      15
Dokic         12
Ivanovic      10
Code:
TIER I AND ABOVE TITLES
Seles         15
Ivanovic       3
Jankovic       3
Dokic          2
 
TIER I AND ABOVE FINALS
Seles         19
Ivanovic       7
Jankovic       5
Dokic          4
Code:
TIER II AND ABOVE TITLES
Seles         28
Ivanovic       5
Jankovic       3
Dokic          3

TIER II AND ABOVE FINALS
Seles         40
Ivanovic       9
Jankovic       9
Dokic          9
Code:
HIGHEST RANK
Seles          No.1
Ivanovic       No.1
Jankovic       No.3
Dokic          No.4
 
HIGHEST YEAR-END RANK
Seles          No.1
Jankovic       No.3
Ivanovic       No.4
Dokic          No.8

Code:
TOTAL WEEKS IN TOP-5
Seles        180*
Jankovic      60
Ivanovic      50
Dokic         10
* means ABOUT (My Seles stats for 1993 is not clean)

CONSECUTIVE WEEKS IN TOP-5
Seles        180*
Jankovic      60
Ivanovic      40
Dokic         10
* means ABOUT (My Seles stats for 1993 is not clean)
Code:
TOTAL WEEKS IN TOP-10
Seles        230*
Dokic         82
Jankovic      75
Ivanovic      55
* means ABOUT (My Seles stats for 1993 is not clean)

CONSECUTIVE WEEKS IN TOP-10
Seles        230*
Dokic         82
Jankovic      75
Ivanovic      55
* means ABOUT (My Seles stats for 1993 is not clean)
Code:
CAREER TOUR-LEVEL W-L RECORD
Seles          .894    253-30
Ivanovic       .714    150-60
Jankovic       .638    249-141
Dokic          .584    146-104
 
SEASON-BEST W-L RECORD
Seles          .933     70-5  (1992)
Jankovic       .742     72-25 (2007)
Ivanovic       .741     40-14 (2005)
Dokic          .697     53-23 (2001)
Code:
TOP-10 WINS
Seles         68    68-23 [.747]
Ivanovic      24    23-21 [.523]
Jankovic      16    15-39 [.278]
Dokic          8     8-33 [.195]

MOST TOP-10 WINS DURING THE SEASON
Seles         19    19-5  (1992)
Ivanovic      14    14-6  (2007)
Jankovic       7     7-13 (2007)
Dokic          4     4-9  (2002)
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Re: Serbian HALL OF FAME

In terms of achievements, positions 1 and 4 are no-brainers. The situation is not so clearcut though between Jelena and Ana on positions 2-3. Some statistics would probably help in determining who's currently got the edge between them two, but all that may change in just a weeks time, that's how even they are...

As for the top 5 count, I assume you've added Seles to both Serbia and USA since she was top 5 representing both countries?
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she was number one and won 8 gs whilw she was playing for us
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she was number one and won 8 gs whilw she was playing for us
Yes, but she was top 5 for USA as well, so my question was if she is counted twice for that reason. Also, I think the same might apply for Navratilova, but I'm not sure whether she reached top 5 before she switched to USA...
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But still no GS titles for Serbia Only for Yugoslavia (Monica)...
US OPEN will change that
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Yes, but she was top 5 for USA as well, so my question was if she is counted twice for that reason. Also, I think the same might apply for Navratilova, but I'm not sure whether she reached top 5 before she switched to USA...
Yes, Monica counted for both - Serbia and USA, because in both cases she reach TOP5 position, and this is only case like this because for example Dokic best ranking when played for Australia is #26 and i think that Navratilova go in USA in 1975 from Czechoslovakia couple months before first WTA ranking list in history, and also Mandlikova is out of TOP5 (but still in TOP15) when go in Australia two years before retire...
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Only to notice one "historical" achivment for Serbia after Indian Wells 2008. Serbia become 5th country in WTA history (8th in Tennis History) with 2 players in TOP3 in same time:

ATP-Australia (Laver, Newcombe) - since 1974
ATP-USA (Connors, Ashe) - since 1975
WTA-USA (Evert, King) - since november 1975
ATP-Sweden (Wilander, Edberg) - since 1986
WTA-Spain (Sanchez-Vicario, Martinez) - since march 1994
WTA-Belgium (Henin, Clijsters) - since june 2003
WTA-Russia (Sharapova, Kuznetsova) - since april 2007
WTA-Serbia (Ivanovic, Jankovic) - since march 2008
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New historical achivment for Serbia! Ana Ivanovic week after Roland Garros will be 17th WTA#1 in WTA history (and 2nd from Serbia). Also if Ivanovic win title she will be 2nd Serbian grand slam winner (after Monica Seles which reach 8 of her career 9 GS titles playing for Yugoslavia).
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She won
Not only that, June 16th Ana will be #1 and Jelena will be #2
This is a record-breaking season for Serbian tennis
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