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It is the oscars of tennis. Who all deserves to be winners this year for:

WTA player of the year award.
WTA Newcomer of the year award.
WTA most improved player award.
WTA comeback player of the year award.
WTA coach of the year award.
WTA favourite match of the year award.

That's not it, more awards here:

WTA biggest slump of the year award.
WTA choke of the year award
WTA worst handshake of the year award.
WTA drama queen of the year award.
WTA worst coach of the year award.
 

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Andreescu can win both New Comer and POTY if she grabs Beijing or Shenzhen over Barty. MIP has to go to Kenin or Barty if she fails to finish this season #1.

Can't even think of anyone who has a great comeback this year and have no idea about the other categories.
 

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Andreescu can win both New Comer and POTY if she grabs Beijing or Shenzhen over Barty. MIP has to go to Kenin or Barty if she fails to finish this season #1.

Can't even think of anyone who has a great comeback this year and have no idea about the other categories.
Yes, newcomer should most definitely go to Andreescu but its politics so the newcomer award will go to Gauff and POTY will go to Andreescu.
 

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WTA player of the year award. -- Andreescu

WTA Newcomer of the year award. -- Andreescu (or Swiatek to avoid repeating)

WTA most improved player award. -- Barty or Anisimova

WTA comeback player of the year award. -- Don't know, maybe Bencic? KInd of a stretch though

WTA coach of the year award. -- That's a hard one. Bajin I guess?

WTA favourite match of the year award. -- THat's too subjective

WTA biggest slump of the year award --- Ostapenko

WTA choke of the year award -- We can have multiple winners here

WTA worst handshake of the year award. --- Poots?

WTA drama queen of the year award. ---- Andreescu

WTA worst coach of the year award. --- Rainer Schüttler
 

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Biggest slump of the year definitely goes to Angie.

Garbine comes second, but Kerber gets it for this season because Garbi was already slumping before 2019.

Player of the year is Andreescu.

Most improved is Barty.

Favourite match? I honestly can't remember any matches from this year.
 

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POTY:
Nominee will be Barty, Osaka, Halep, Andreescu and Karo Pliskova
Barty v Andreescu

Most Improved Player:
So many possible nominee
Barty, Andreescu, Kenin, Riske, Anisimova, Muchova, Kudermetova, ...?

Newcomer of the year:
Andreescu, Rybakina, Swiatek, Gauff, other nominee?

Biggest slump of the year:
Kerber, Kasatkina, Ostapenko, Gabrilova
I'd go Kasatkina
 

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Player of the Year - at the moment I'd say Andreescu, but Barty has a strong case and there's still time to swing it one way or the other (or even to Osaka)

Newcomer of the Year - Andreescu if she doesn't get POTY, but if not Rybakina, Swiatek, Gauff and McNally (if the latter two finish top 100) have strong cases. I don't think it would be politics to give it to Gauff, even without the hype she'll have climbed nearly 800 places in the rankings this year at a younger age than we've seen in a very long time, her results merit it

Most Improved - Kenin, Martic and Riske encapsulate what this category should be about for me. Obviously Andreescu and Barty improved a lot but it shouldn't be a consolation prize for POTY candidates. Anisimova, Vondrousova and Yastremska also made huge leaps but it felt like part of a natural development for teenage future stars. Kenin, Martic and Riske are not necessarily people would have predicted to have risen the way they have and they've done it by visibly working on and changing their games, not just maturing. Like... if this makes sense, they're BETTER players at the end of 2019, not just older and a bit more experienced.

Comeback - Tig seems like the obvious choice here, and she did it the hard way as well with those months playing 15Ks in Cancun.

Best match was obviously Sevastova/Mertens at RG, ironically given that Sevastova's had a terrible year otherwise.

Slump of the year - Kasatkina. As someone pointed out in another thread not only has it shown no sign of ending but it's completely inexplicable compared to others who have had bad years. No injury, no personal drama, no reason at all.

Choke - If the narrative hadn't been about Gauff at Wimbledon, Hercog would have been an open and shut case because that was one big-time gag. Keys blowing MPs against Vekic deserves a mention, as does that ridiculous turning point that led to Teichmann losing to Potapova at Wimbledon.
 

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WTA player of the year award. Bianca Andreescu
WTA Newcomer of the year award. Bianca Andreescu
WTA most improved player award. Petra Martić
WTA comeback player of the year award. Belinda Bencic
WTA coach of the year award. don't know his name but can't be any other than Andreescu's
WTA favourite match of the year award. Pliskova vs Muchova at Wimbledon



WTA biggest slump of the year award. a lot :eek:h: Muguruza, Woz, Kasaktina, Garcia, Suárez Navarro, Ostapenko, I go with Wozniacki
WTA choke of the year award Polona Hercog at Wimbledon against Gauff
WTA worst handshake of the year award. Camila Giorgi at Wimbledon with Yastremska :eek:h:
WTA drama queen of the year award. Julija Putinceva
WTA worst coach of the year award. Patrick Mouratoglou
 

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WTA player of the year award. This gets decided in Shenzhen. If a non slam winner wins the YEC, then Andreescu
WTA Newcomer of the year award. Andreescu
WTA most improved player award. Andreescu
WTA comeback player of the year award. Kuznetsova
WTA coach of the year award. Bajin
WTA favourite match of the year award. Osaka/Kvitova AO


WTA biggest slump of the year award. Wozniacki
WTA choke of the year award Hsieh against Osaka, AO
WTA worst handshake of the year award. Kerber to Andreescu
WTA drama queen of the year award. Andreescu
WTA worst coach of the year award. Patrick M
 

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WTA player of the year award - Andreescu
WTA Newcomer of the year award - Andreescu
WTA most improved player award - Kenin
WTA comeback player of the year award - :shrug:
WTA coach of the year award - Craig Tyzzer
WTA favourite match of the year award - Martic vs Potapova(Wimbledon)

WTA biggest slump of the year award - Ostapenko or Kasatkina
WTA choke of the year award - Does Ponchet against Tara Moore count?
WTA worst handshake of the year award - Kerber against Andreescu(Miami)
WTA drama queen of the year award - Andreescu, Bencic, Yastremska, Putintseva
WTA worst coach of the year award - Sam Sumyk
 

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WTA player of the year award - Andreescu
WTA Newcomer of the year award - Andreescu, but I would like Świątek to win though :)
WTA most improved player award - Kenin or Anisimova. I would prefer Amanda to win but Kenin probably deserves it more.
WTA comeback player of the year award - ?
WTA coach of the year award - Bianca's coach, for sure
WTA favourite match of the year award - Azarenka v Serena, IW

WTA biggest slump of the year award - Kerber, Kasatkina, Ostapenko, Muguruza.
WTA choke of the year award - ?
WTA worst handshake of the year award - Kerber v Andreescu, Miami
WTA drama queen of the year award - Andreescu with all her three set matches and mental slumps
WTA worst coach of the year award - Patrick M.
 

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WTA player of the year award. - Andreescu
WTA Newcomer of the year award. - Iga
WTA most improved player award. - Petra Martic
WTA comeback player of the year award. - Belinda
WTA coach of the year award - Barty's coach
WTA favourite match of the year award - SW/Osaka Cincinnati

That's not it, more awards here:

WTA biggest slump of the year award - Kasatkina - What happened to her?
WTA choke of the year award - Tomljanovic - that Thai final choke against Dayana was disgusting
WTA worst handshake of the year award - Giorgi all of them
WTA drama queen of the year award - Andreescu - move over Barbie/Putin
WTA worst coach of the year award - Louis Paul with his Charlie Chaplin moustache
 

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WTA player of the year award: Bianca Andreescu
WTA Newcomer of the year award: Bianca Andreescu
WTA most improved player award: Bianca Andreescu
WTA comeback player of the year award: Belinda Bencic
WTA coach of the year award: Ash Barty's
WTA favourite match of the year award: Simona Halep def. Serena Williams

That's not it, more awards here:

WTA biggest slump of the year award: Daria Kasatkina
WTA choke of the year award: Serena Williams in Slams finals
WTA worst handshake of the year award: Camilla Giorgi's
WTA drama queen of the year award: Bianca Andreescu
WTA worst coach of the year award: Sam Sumyick
 

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Player of the Year: It's obviously Andreescu vs Barty for now, but I hope they will decide the winner after Shenzhen. Imagine if they hand it to Andreescu and then Barty ends up winning Shenzhen with the YE #1 spot :hysteric:

Most Improved Player of the Year: Barty, if not then probably Kenin with Vondrousova/Anisimova/Riske as the other nominees.

Newcomer of the Year: Andreescu. I would hand it to Muchova if Bianca isn't nominated, but Rybakina/Swiatek or maybe Kudermetova/Bouzkova would be fine as well. All of them broke into the Top 100 just this year and some of them will end inside the Top 50. We all know Gauff will win this if she's nominated though :yawn: I still remember how Mertens got robbed in 2017 thanks to 'media votes'.

Comeback Player of the Year: Tig would be a good choice as gold fangs explained. It's just that last year they didn't even give Gasparyan a nomination so I wouldn't be surprised if Tig gets ditched as well. Kuznetsova is probably the favourite here.
 

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when are the awards announced? how many individual awards can a player win?

WTA player of the year. - andreescu, but barty could well be it. ( bianca will win one of the major awards)
WTA newcomer of the year.- rybakina
WTA most improved.- kenin
WTA comeback player.- kuznetsova.
WTA coach of the year. barty's or andreescu's coach, but i have a soft spot for tursunov reuniting with success with sabalenka.
WTA match of the year. i really thought martic v sabalenka at zhengzhou, 7-5 5-7 6-4 was awesome.

WTA biggest slump.- kasatkina
WTA worst handshake - giorgi of course.
WTA drama queen- if the award existed, most likely bianca.( kerber would vote that way)

gauff shouldn't win an award this year, her current live ranking is 110. sure she's 15, but if she's given an award this year, it will make it more difficult to give her one when she actually accomplishes something.
 
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