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Picking The Most Improved Tennis Player Of 2009 0

Posted on December 22, 2009 by JA Allen
Kim Clijsters went from zero to hero with her improbable run at the 2009 U.S. Open.

Kim Clijsters went from zero to hero with her improbable run at the 2009 U.S. Open.

From beginning to end, which player in 2009 showed the most improvement? Whether you look at rankings, results, or impact, several players during 2009 advanced the game of tennis and, in the process, themselves.

As you read these entries (arranged in alphabetical order), decide for yourselves who deserves the mantle of “most improved” and cast your vote accordingly.

Which Tennis Player Showed the Most Improvement in 2009?

  • Kim Clijsters (17%, 2 Votes)
  • Juan Martin del Potro (17%, 2 Votes)
  • Robin Soderling (17%, 2 Votes)
  • Caroline Wozniacki (17%, 2 Votes)
  • Someone Else (17%, 2 Votes)
  • Tommy Haas (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Samantha Stosur (8%, 1 Votes)
  • Taylor Dent (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 12

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1) Kim Clijsters, nominated by Claudia Celestial Girl

From zero to hero? How about from out of (match) condition mother of an 18-month-old, and not even ranked, to qualifier, to Grand Slam winner (USO) in the space of three months, and only three hardcourt events?

In May 2007, Clijsters announced her immediate retirement. She was ranked No. 4 at the time. Only two other players have retired ranked higher: Graf (No. 3), and Henin (No. 1).

In March 2009, she announced that she’d been granted two wild cards to play in the summer North American hard court events: Cincinnati and Toronto. She then played a couple of exhibitions, including one at Wimbledon with Steffi Graf. Read the rest of this entry →

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