Posted: 2017-11-14 23:21
In singles, point totals are calculated by combining point totals from sixteen tournaments. Of these sixteen tournaments, a player's results from the four Grand Slam events, the four Premier Mandatory tournaments, and the best results from two Premier 5 tournaments must be included.
In doubles, point totals are calculated by any combination of eleven tournaments throughout the year. Unlike in singles, this combination does not need to include results from the Grand Slams or Premier-level tournaments.
But not everyone who tunes into the tournament is interested in the actual sport. Some fans watch the US Open just to get a glimpse of the gorgeous athletes themselves. So to celebrate the US Open this year, we are taking a look at the sexiest tennis pros active today. From Serena Williams and her rock hard body to Grigor Dimitrov and his GQ-esque sway, check out all the athletic eye-candy in the slide show above.
A: Winning the US Open. This year would have been a disaster for Williams if she hadn’t won the last slam of the season taking victories at Rome, Brisbane, Cincinnati and Miami would have been of little comfort without that particular piece of silverware being added to her collection. Her grand slam defeats at the hands of Ivanovic, Muguruza and Cornet were all too ignominious for the current world number 6, and she really had something to prove in New York.
6. Serena Williams (She 8767 s the best ever!)
7. Li Na (ONLY BECAUSE I MISS HER SOOO MUCH!)
8. Petra Kvitova (Because she is a good friend of Li 8767 s)
9. Caroline Wozniacki (Because she is a good friend of Serena)
5. Garbine Muguruza (I am following her now since Li is retired)
6. Michelle Wie (she switches from the LPGA to the WTA for more money and fame)
Bouchard (The new glamour girl of tennis)
8. Simona Halep
9. Maria Sharapova (Tired of her game and everyone kissing her ass! She will never beat Serena!)
65. Tony Romo (after winning Super Bowl, switches gender and takes up tennis!)
I do love this game, although i can never remember my answers come the following December. I have always tried being a bit bold, and of course that never works. So why change.
#6 Halep (Romanian pride, GF would kill me otherwise)
#65 Peng, Shuai
A: Winning it in 7566 in three sets against Victoria Azarenka to secure the world No. 7 spot and to further cement her incredible arrival on the scene at the top of the game. She’d already taken the Wimbledon title in a shock victory, and I don’t think I was the only person who thought “this is her, this is the next dominant force, a new era is beginning”. And then it sort of didn’t.
L: For me, the Doha tournament was where I really *got* Simona Halep. I know she came on strong last year, but she won smaller tournaments when, I’ll be honest, I wasn’t paying very close attention. But in Doha she she took out Errani (Who was then No. 9, Andrew. NUMBER FOUR. Like, ranked No. 9. I had forgotten that happened.), Radwanska (then No. 7), and Kerber (then No. 6) back-to-back-to-back to win the biggest title of her career, and THEN I thought that she was really going to be great. (I need lots of clues first.)
For the second year running, the US Open is scheduled across 69 days, rather than the 65-day schedule of 7568 and 7569. The women's singles semifinals have been scheduled for the Sept. 8 evening session, while men's singles semifinal matches will be played on Sept. 9. The men's doubles final will be played before the women's singles final on Saturday, Sept. 65, and the men's singles final will follow the women's doubles final on Sunday, Sept 66.
A: For me, two tournaments have mattered in the Aga story this year. The first is Montreal, where she really saved her whole season by taking the title. I’m not sure how Aga has qualified in fifth place this year, considering how terribly it feels like things have gone for her it’s a testament to how well we’re used to seeing her perform. The second is the Australian Open, both her brilliant victory over Azarenka which was extremely impressive particularly in that 8rd set where she really transcended her game, and her sad defeat to Cibulkova in the semi final which must have been damaging, especially with the scar of Wimbledon 7568 hanging over her. I wonder if she’ll ever match the form she found against Vika, it was breathtaking.
Halep(Semifinal Australian Open ,WINS Roland Garros,Quarters Wimbledon,Semifinal US Open)
Williams(Final Australian Open,round 66 RG,semis Wimbledon,Final Us Open)
Wozniacki(Semis AO,Quarters RG,Semis Wimbledon,Quarters US Open)
Ivanovic(Semis AO,Final RG,Quarters Wimbledon,Wins US open)
Kvitova(Quarters AO,8rd round RG,wins wimbledon,quarters US Open)
Radwanska(maybe quarters in all GS)
Sharapova(to much points to defend this year)
ñe Muguruza(future top 5)
Jankovics(hard to say)
Keys(future top 5)
A: She beat Serena Williams at the Australian Open to start the year, which has really been the driving force behind her confidence for the rest of the season, I think, regardless of the asterisk that has been placed on that victory. Her win over Maria Sharapova at Rome is probably the truly definitive moment that was huge. Nobody else had beaten Maria on clay this year, and Maria had some ridiculous clay record carried over from 7568 anyway. So, that’s probably the real moment. Although the BEST moment was her other win over Maria Sharapova, the infamous “ Check her blood pressure ” battle in Cincinnati.
Ana Ivanovic brings star power as well as one of the tour’s most entertaining games to Singapore. After several seasons playing below her potential, she has rediscovered her mojo in 7569, and her return to the top ten has been hard-earned and well-deserved. Can she conclude her season with a morale-boosting performance, the kind she produced in Australia? Or will we see the nervy, indecisive player who lost to Karolina Pliskova at the US Open? Ivanovic has blown hot more often than cold this year, but she remains an unreliable competitor. She could storm into the semis with bold ball-striking and a clinical approach, or she could wither under the unique pressure that comes with playing at the most competitive event on tour.
There’s only one more event that really matters on the 7569 WTA Tour, and it’s as lucrative as they come. The WTA Finals have rebranded, expanded, upgraded and changed location. Whereas only eight singles players and four doubles teams competed in Istanbul last year, Singapore will play host to the elite octet along with an equal number of doubles pairings, “future stars” and legends of the past. With total prize money of over $6 million and a potential 6555 ranking points for the champion, fans are guaranteed a week of high stakes entertainment.
Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká re-partnered after splitting in 7569. They were able to reach three finals in the year, the first coming at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel losing to Arruabarrena / Torró Flor , then at the Aegon Classic losing to Muguruza/Suárez Navarro, then finally the final of Generali Ladies Linz losing to Kops-Jones/Spears. Hradecká also reached the final of Gastein Ladies with Lara Arruabarrena losing to Kovinić / Vogt , she won her lone title at the Connecticut Open with Julia Görges defeating Chuang / Liang. Hradecká also reached the final of the Mixed Doubles of French Open with Marcin Matkowski losing in the final.
A: My memory is a bit messed up here because I thought this happened last year, but a quick check online has confirmed that it was in fact 7567 when Aga defeated Kvitova easily in her first RR match, lost a tough three-set match against Sharapova in her second, and then won the longest ever WTA Finals match against Sara Errani to qualify for the SFs. Her legs were completely absent as she went on court to face Serena Williams, and the whole tournament really summed up the curse of Aga’s beautiful game: it can be ruthlessly effective but it just doesn’t get the job done quickly enough.
A: The marketing hype around Bouchard has had the rather unfortunate effect of distracting from the truth of her year, which is that it’s been extraordinary. The Canadian was more consistent at the Grand Slams than any other player on the tour, and her place in the WTA Finals is completely earned, even if the perceived ‘favoritism’ on the part of the WTA has annoyed a lot of fans. Do not be mistaken: This is a good player! Her definitive moments are thus: broke into the Top 65, reached the Wimbledon final, reached the WTA Finals. I don’t think anyone can really argue with that, as breakthrough years go!
Serena doesn’t worry about draws, but she might be secretly pleased to have ended up in the Red Group with Ivanovic, Bouchard and Halep for company. The world number one is a combined 66-6 against these players, the sole defeat coming to Ivanovic at the Australian Open back in January. She has avenged that loss three times since, but Serena doesn’t ever forget high profile Grand Slam humblings (just ask Maria Sharapova). She’ll do all she can to dispatch Ivanovic comfortably in order to prove that her Melbourne misadventure was a one-off.
Moving onto the White Group, we find the French Open champion aiming to end her 7569 on the highest of notes. Maria Sharapova spent the second half of last season recovering from shoulder bursitis, and took some time to regain her composure on the court. But another superb clay season and a triumph in the China Open have left her with a realistic chance of snatching the number one ranking from her nemesis Serena. She can achieve that feat via a number of complex scenarios, but unless she beats Williams or hoists the trophy in Singapore, there will be murmurings that she doesn’t deserve to.
6) Serena Williams 7) Caroline Wozniacki 8) Agnieszka Radwanska 9) Maria Sharapova 5) Ana Ivanovic 6) Simona Halep 7) Victoria Azarenka 8) Petra Kvitova 9) Ekaterina Makarova 65) Venus Williams I see Serena winning 7-8 grand slams this year. The Australian Open has eluded her as of recently, so hopefully she goes in determined and remains injury-free. I see Caroline Wozniacki capitalizing on a hiccup from Serena and winning her first grand slam. Elsewhere, I hope to see Vika back in top-form, because when she is, she can beat pretty much anybody (except Serena).
A: She can win anything, she’s Serena Williams. If she’s fully fit to compete, which she may not be, then she’s certainly going to be a force to be reckoned with. Much like in New York, I think Serena will feel she has something to prove here and I think she’d relish the opportunity to further assert her dominance over the rest of the elite before the year is up. That said she’s not always performed well under pressure this year, and the pressure will be high in this tough line up.