Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Numero Uno

Petra Kvitova topped her golden year with a field day at the WTA Awards. The young Czech has had a stellar year rising to number two in the rankings, winning six titles (including Wimbledon and the Year End Championships). Impressively, Kvitova even lead her country to victory in the Fed Cup final. With her huge game Kvitova made the tennis world stand up and take notice for the first time last year making a surprise run the the Wimbledon semi finals and this year confirmed her position as a leader of the new guard winning 82.2% of her matches, leading the way the WTA ladies.

Although the year wasn't great and no one was a dominant force, in the absences of Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters for most of the year, but Kvitova was able to take advantage of the situation and stand of as being the best of a bad situation. And in doing so is now seen by many as the best player in world at the moment, based on current results and form.

On the night of the awards Kvitova took home four award, including Player Of the Year. Kvitova was nammed the most improved player, having risen 32 places in the rankings. The Czech was also honoured with the Karen Krantzcke Sportsman Award, which acknowledges a player's professionalism, attitude and sense of fair player. Finally, she ended the night was the fans' award for favourite break through player.

German Sabine Lisicki beat Serena Williams in the race for comeback player of the year. Lisicki was plagued with a career threatening ankle injury for the past year and half and is finally re finding her potential and ability. Since April Lisicki has jumped 203 ranking places thanks to titles in Brimingham and Dallas and a run to the Wimbledon semi finals as a Wild Card.

Kveta Peschke of Czech Republic and Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik won the award for doubles team of the year after they won six tour titles, including their first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon.

Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu won newcomer of the year after a season that saw her rise from 214 in the world to a high of 38.


Angry Big Mac said...

Ostrich sure showed who is really number one. A big, big, night for her.

Carlos said...

Captain and Clefairy I forgot to mention this before, Good Luck In Your Finals!!

caps321 said...

carlos - you should keep Bird 'on tap' in case you get thirsty or in need of a good tongue lashing.

Angry Big Mac said...

Ms. Angry may have a different definition of tongue lashing Mr. Caps. I would instead prefer a tongue bath from her. :P

I'll take your advice and Clefairy's, my menu will have Bean as the main course and Bird on the side. :D

Thank you for the advice guys. :P

Angry Big Mac said...

Just checking in to see if the blog had a pulse, rumors once again said it was very weak. XP I was about to give the blog mouth to mouth resuscitation but I won't cause I don't know who the blog has been seeing, dating, or sleeping with, and I'm too old/wise contract to contract an STD haha. XP

...Speaking of health issues how is your hand doing Caps?

caps321 said...

little bit better, still splinted.

My new fitnesscoach helped and worked on some specific things with me this week. His name is Raj Chaudhuri and most of the people know him as the coach of Jill Craybas.

Angry Big Mac said...

Hope you recover quickly Caps.

In case I don't get to talk you tomorrow I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks for the article Caps, it has me more confuse than I was before. :P

caps321 said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Angry Big Mac said...

Caps how are you doing so far?

Captain and Clefairy are you two drowning in test and term papers? Or are you giving the silent treatment?

I'm planning to give awards I'm calling them the "Angries". Assuming the Captain lets me. XP Stay tuned!

Emily or as Carlos likes to call me "Captain" said...

Carlos, email me your awards :) Ill post about them.

We both basically died in finals, time wise "The Year That Was" is off, posting resumes...wait for it...NOW!

Angry Big Mac said...

Captain I'm going through some personal problems but I promise to email you the list. :)

Emily or as Carlos likes to call me "Captain" said...

Thats okay :) take as much time as you need! Hope everything is OK. And I'm waiting for the blog to overcome some technical difficulties! I have four posts waiting as drafts but the publish button is not cooperating.

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