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Hi all,

off-season is here again = boring days for all tennis fans. As I said I would like to do this every year to see which player has more and more or less and less fans/haters!

If you like popularity contests, you might like our Pick Your Winner game which is run throughout the season. PYW had a very successful comeback last year and we are looking forward to the next season and still have to finish WTA Elite Trophy and WTA Finals! You can find all info in the PYW forum. If you have any questions, PM me.


RULES

- You have to list at least 5 favourites + 5 players you hate/dislike/are indifferent to the most. If you post less players then your vote won't be counted! If you list more than 10, only first ten of each list will be counted.

- Do not insult any players, otherwise your list won't be counted!

- Nicknames, pictures of players won't be counted, I need last names (+ First names when there are more players with the same last name. If you do not mention the first name, I will take the most relevant player with such last name).

- Only players who played this year or active players will be counted (e.g. Andreescu counts). So do not post retired players who didn't play this year. Doubles specialists (e.g. Peschke) count as well.

- To be able to vote you must have at least 100 posts when the deadline is over. Anyone who joins this forum from today and further is not able to vote.

- To change the lists, please create a new post which includes quotation of your previous list and the new list.


VOTING DEADLINE

- December 24 at 23:59 CET.

- Results will be posted till the end of 2020.


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RANKINGS

1) Top favourite category
2) Top hated/disliked category
3) Overall category (faves points - dislike points)
4) Relevancy - that means on how many lists the player was


SCORING

1st place - 10 points
2nd place - 9 points
3rd place - 8 points
4th place - 7 points
5th place - 6 points
6th place - 5 points
7th place - 4 points
8th place - 3 points
9th place - 2 points
10th place - 1 point
 

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RECORDS

TOP FAVED CATEGORY:
WILLIAMS, Serena (USA) - 834 pts (14)
TOP HATED/DISLIKED CATEGORY: BOUCHARD, Eugenie (CAN) - 1431 pts (14)
TOP OVERALL: WILLIAMS, Venus (USA) - 703 pts (13)
RELEVANCY: SHARAPOVA, Maria (RUS) - 183 (15)


MOST TITLES IN TOP FAVED CATEGORY:
1. SHARAPOVA, Maria (RUS) - #4 (08, 09, 11, 12)
2. WILLIAMS, Serena (USA) - #2 (13, 14)
2. KVITOVA, Petra (CZE) - #2 (16, 17)
2. OSAKA, Naomi (JPN) - #2 (18, 19)
5. DEMENTIEVA, Elena (RUS) - #1 (10)
5. WILLIAMS, Venus (USA) - #1 (15)


MOST TITLES IN TOP HATED/DISLIKED CATEGORY:
1. WOZNIACKI, Caroline (DEN) - #5 (10, 11, 12, 18, 19)
2. IVANOVIC, Ana (SRB) - #2 (08, 09)
2. BOUCHARD, Eugenie (CAN) - #2 (14, 15)
2. SHARAPOVA, Maria (RUS) - #2 (16, 17)
5. ERRANI, Sara (ITA) - #1 (13)


MOST TITLES IN OVERALL CATEGORY:
1. WILLIAMS, Venus (USA) - #5 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
2. DEMENTIEVA, Elena (RUS) - #3 (08, 09, 10)
3. KVITOVA, Petra (CZE) - #2 (16, 17)
3. OSAKA, Naomi (JPN) - #2 (18, 19)


MOST TITLES IN RELEVANCY CATEGORY:
1. SHARAPOVA, Maria (RUS) - #4 (15, 16, 17, 18)
2. WOZNIACKI, Caroline (DEN) - #1 (18)
2. ANDREESCU, Bianca (CAN) - #1 (19)
 

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Faves
1 Halep
2 Swiatek
3 Ka Pliskova
4 Kvitova
5 Niculescu
6 Andreescu
7 Rybakina
8 Q Wang
9 Kontaveit
10 Bertens


Blah
1 Sabalenka
2 Siegemund
3 Yastremska
4 Ostapenko
5 Putintseva
 

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I quite like this thread. This year was very atypical, normally I'd put 10 players, but considering how the season was, I think it makes sense to restrict the number, so my list will be

1) Świątek

Well, as always my top 3 is interchangeable, so I'll give first place based on that year and how I felt it. Considering this year's achievements, I think Iga deserves a first place this time

2) Ostapenko

She didn't do much this year, but there was no Wimbledon, and the weird year certainly didn't help it. Will always have a place on top 3 thogh

3) Kerber

Exactly the same that was said on the oyter apply to care bear

4) Костюк

Made top 100 finally. Hooray

5) Anisimova

Terrible year for her, she didn't recover that well from the tragedy last year.

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Dislike

1) serena williams

Everything that had to be said, was already said by me

2) sharapova

She retired this year, but still played a bit, so that's her farewell

3) garcia

I still don't like her

4) bonaventure

Garbage on court attitude

5) martic

First good memory I have to her was this year at Ostrava
 

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Like:
1) Naomi Osaka
2) Aryna Sabalenka
3) Iga Swiatek
4) Petra Kvitova
5) Elise Mertens
6) Daria Kasatkina
7) Elina Svitolina
8) Karolina Pliskova
9) Victoria Azarenka
10) Jelena Ostapenko

Not very interested:
1) Laura Siegemund
2) Sara Errani
3) Kristina Mladenovic
4) Belinda Bencic
5) Sofia Kenin
 

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Kvitova
Venus
Azarenka
Ostapenko
Osaka
Halep
Swiatek

Dislike
Kenin
Yastremska
Giorgi
Mladenovic
Putinseva
 

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How can you count Andreescu when she didn't play this year? She hardly counts as "Active" unless you judge everyone on their social media presence.

I had a look at my list from last year, and I probably won't make too many changes, but I still need to think about it some more.
 

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How can you count Andreescu when she didn't play this year? She hardly counts as "Active" unless you judge everyone on their social media presence.

I had a look at my list from last year, and I probably won't make too many changes, but I still need to think about it some more.
she is still active and not retired, that's why she is an exception.
 

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I don’t like hate topics. Its so negative. Why not only rank the players you love instead of hate? How is it possible that Wozniacki who is still one of the sweetest person in tennis is ranked so many times as the player who is hated? But ok I will not ruin your topic and tradition 😉

Like

Serena
The one and only and she is a mommy also :love:
Coco WTA pampert her as the baby, but the future in a couple of years
Naomi Interesting and twisted personality and I like that she is not afraid to has a opinon and to speak up.
Leylah Sweet sympathic girl
Iga Great at RG but its interesting to see how she will handle the hype
Amanda Much hype around her but its a sweet girl


Dislike

Errani Screamer and drama queen with a weird serve
Trevisan Non stop screamer, I mute the tv when she is on
Kenin Thanks to daddy Kenin
Sabalanka I like her fighting spirit but I hate her screaming
Andreescu Always injured and she never communicate about it
Halep Barty Because they are boring
Pliskova Because she never make it on GS
Vika I like her comeback but overall she is a whinner with her crying that she was cold because she life in florida pfffff
Ostapenka I love her Funny faces but its a weird girl
Yastremska Because she is the MTO and drama queen and I hate that bad habbit
 

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Not much change from me from last year.

LIKES
1, Aryna Sabalenka, how can you not like her, great personality, ever improving game, has a love of tennis and life, plus I think she is adorable.
2, Sofia Kenin, not a favourite on here, but I love her attitude, feistiness, her strut, her game.
3, Dayana Yastremska, okay, not a great year, but I am still a huge fan, hoping for better in 2021.
4, Danielle Collins, see No 2, much better player than people think, great to watch.
5, Bianca Andreescu, I said last year, because she's awesome, nothing has changed, just want to see her back on court.
6, Camila Giorgi, Why not, she is a captivating viewing whenever she plays, and she is in my opinion the best dressed player on tour without doubt.
7,Amanda Anisimova, see 3, again not a great year, but I still believe in her. Her game is still a work in progress.
8, Bernarda Pera, yes she's a choker, but the hottest one, and like Camila, always looks great.
9, Elise Mertens, solid reliable, consistent Elise, gives 100% everytime, plus she's Sabalenka's doubles partner which get's her in.
10, Elena Rybakina, really enjoyed her this year, makings of a very good player indeed.

I have a thing for Feistiness, attitude, hard hitters and headcases.:love:

Dislikes was much harder as not many players really irritate me, but the following do.

DISLIKES
1 Alexandrova, about as miserable a looking player on court there is, makes me feel depressed watching her.
2 Sevastova, see above, second most miserable looking player on tour
3 Siegemund, the Double bounce girl just gives me vibes I don't like.
4 Stephens, If she cared about her effort on court, I would care more about her.
5 Martincova, I just can't stand her Tatts, ruins a beautiful woman.
6 Keys, I enjoy hard hitters, but I find watching Madison play as exciting as watching paint dry.
7 Errani, Just because, also can't stand her noise.

I could have had another 20 players in the likes, but that is my 2020 version.
 

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Love/Like:

Serena Williams (my GOAT)
N. Osaka (she got game, sweetness, activism)
Coco Gauff (future star🤞)
Simona Halep (game, personality)
Bianca Andreescu (game)
Iga Swiatek (game, personality)
Victoria Azarenka (game)
Ashleigh Barty (game, personality)
Angelique Kerber (game)
Sara Errani (cracks me up)


Dislike:
A. Sabalenka (dislike game & histrionics)
Sofia Kenin (annoying)
Johanna Konta (annoying)
 

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Like:
1. Ostapenko
2. Siniakova
3. Kontaveit
4. Collins
5. Alexandrova
6. Rybakina
7. Sasnovich
8. Muchova
9. Brady
10. Vondrousova

Dislike:
1. Osaka
2. Bencic
3. Van Uytvanck
4. Mladenovic
5. Gauff
6. Konta
7. Sakkari
8. Andreescu
9. Stephens
10. Tig
 

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1. Bianca Andreescu. Most exciting player on tour since Henin. Most injured player on tour since Robson. Future number 1. Can't wait to see her back.
2. Victoria Azarenka. Most unexpected comeback since Jesus. What a game and what a ruthless attitude.
3. Petra Kvitova. Mighty Petra, still waiting for that illusive 3th Slam. She still got the game for it and I believe.
4. Kiki Bertens. Best Dutch player of all time, fantastic versatile game. Hope she will recover from her operation soon.
5. Belinda Bencic. Not always the greatest attitude but such a nice game. This was not her year.
6. Elena Rybakina. Beautiful fluent strong game. She has improved so much this year. Hoping for a Slam breakthrough in 2021.
7. Ons Jabeur. Another much improved player. What a nice blend of power and touch.
8. Ashleigh Barty. Haven't seen her in months. Beautiful FH and serve combined with intelligent slow play on the BH.
9. Sofia Kenin. Feisty, never giving up, iron attitude. Measured elegant strokes.
10. Maria Sakkari. Oozing energy, great fighter. She is often part of the most exciting matches.

:cautious::mad::sleep:

1. Dayana Yastremska. Really grown to hate her. BBB and MTO cheat.
2. Elina Svitolina. Honestly seems like a really cool person. Unfortunately her game is so boring and she is so overranked ability-wise.
3. Sara Errani. Annoying game and grunt.
4. Alison Riske. Same as 3.
5. Marketa Vondrousova. Unbearably boring game. Horrible pusher.
6. Katerina Siniakova. Weird unappealing game.
7. Johanna Konta. Awkward game and awful serve motion.
8. Elise Mertens. Boring characterless game.
 

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Like:

1. Konjuh
2. Kucova
3. Kanepi
4. Dodin
5. Shuai Zhang
6. Schmiedlova
7. Petkovic
8. Bouzkova
9. Zvonareva
10. Danilovic

Dislike:

1. Mertens
2. Kenin
3. Ka. Pliskova
4. Siegemund
5. Rybakina
6. Vondrousova
7. Yastremska
8. Teichmann
9. Peterson
10. Sabalenka
 

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+1 Muguruza
+2 Cirstea
+3 Keys
+4 Mladenovic
+5 Collins
+6 Sakkari
+7 Martic
+8 Muchova
+9 Bencic
+10 Alexandrova

-1 Andreescu
-2 S. Williams
-3 Svitolina
-4 Bertens
-5 van Uytvanck
-6 Putintseva
-7 Rogers
-8 Brady
-9 Friedsam
-10 Townsend
 
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