Voting is Now Open For The 2010 Baseline Awards Presented by reBounces

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Updated: December 13, 2010
OTB-Baseline Awards-2010

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Led by WTA Tour world number one Caroline Wozniacki, the list of nominations includes the best tennis players & coaches, most memorable moments and best tennis media personalities during the 2010 WTA tennis season.

On the Baseline Tennis News (www.onthebaseline.com) has partnered with reBounces, the only tennis ball repressurizing and recycling company in the world, as the presenting sponsor of this year’s awards.

“The 2010 WTA Tour season was an exciting and memorable one in women’s tennis history and On the Baseline Tennis News was there to bring you all of the action along the way. On The Baseline is pleased to recognize the talents and skills of these exceptional women,” said Justin Pohn, Editor of On the Baseline. “We are thrilled to partner with reBounces and support their efforts to replay, reuse and recycle the millions of tennis balls discarded into landfills each year.”

“We at reBounces also applaud all the players who made 2010 a truly fabulous year on the WTA Tour! We are also pleased to partner with On the Baseline again in 2010 to present this year’s awards to another talented group of women,” said Cannon Fletcher, Co-Founder of reBounces. “In 2010, reBounces diverted ten tons of balls from landfills and we are currently setting our sights on 30+ tons in 2011! Our goals would not be achievable without the fantastic players and partners, such as On the Baseline, that reBounces works with every day.”

Tennis fans worldwide can vote for their favorite tennis players, coaches and personalities in twenty different categories by casting a ballot at www.awards.onthebaseline.com. Eligible voters may also enter a contest to win one of three prize packages from reBounces – 100 repressurized balls. Write-in votes are also permitted in all applicable categories.

Online voting is open from December 13th 2010-January 3rd, 2011 and the winners will be unveiled exclusively at www.OnTheBaseline.com on January 5th, 2011, during the Hopman Cup. This year’s categories include Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Fan Favorite of the Year, Best Tennis Writer, Doubles Team of the Year, and many more. New categories for 2010 include, Best Facebook Fan Page, Comeback Player of the Year.

Complete List of 2010 Baseline Awards Nominees

Player of the Year
Kim Clijsters / Caroline Wozniacki / Serena Williams / Vera Zvonareva

Doubles Team of the Year
Kveta Peschke & Katarina Srebotnik / Vania King & Yaroslava Shvedova / Serena Williams & Venus Williams / Gisela Dulko & Flavia Pennetta

Most Improved Player of the Year
Vera Zvonareva / Francesca Schiavone / Shahar Peer / Maria Kirilenko / Andrea Petkovic / Samantha Stosur / Marjiana Lucic / Aravane Rezai

Comeback Player of the Year
Tamira Paszek / Ana Ivanovic / Justine Henin / Anna Chakvetadze / Kimiko Date-Krumm / Kaia Kanepi

Newcomer of the Year
Petra Kvitova / Coco Vandeweghe / Julia Goerges / Polona Hercog / Simona Halep / Johanna Larsson  / Anastasia Sevastova

Fan Favorite of the Year
Kim Clijsters / Serena Williams / Justine Henin / Venus Williams / Maria Sharapova / Caroline Wozniacki / Francesca Schiavone / Andrea Petkovic / Samantha Stosur / Ana Ivanovic / Kimiko Date-Krumm

Humanitarian of the Year
Maria Sharapova / Ana Ivanovic / Serena Williams / Li Na / Vera Zvonareva

Twitterer of the Year
Serena Williams / Kim Clijsters / Andrea Petkovic / Venus Williams / Caroline Wozniacki / Victoria Azarenka

Facebook Fan Page of the Year
Maria Sharapova / Sabine Lisicki / Venus Williams / Caroline Wozniacki / Victoria Azarenka / Serena Williams / Jelena Jankovic / Ana Ivanovic

Best Grand Slam Final of 2010
Serena Williams d. Justine Henin (Australian Open) / Francesca Schiavone d. Samantha Stosur (Roland Garros) / Serena Williams d. Vera Zvonareva (Wimbledon) / Kim Clijsters d. Vera Zvonareva (US Open)

Best Non-Grand Slam Final of 2010
Kim Clijsters d. Justine Henin (Brisbane) / Kim Clijsters d. Caroline Wozniacki (Doha) / Ana Ivanovic d. Alisa Kleybanova (Bali) / Kim Clijsters d. Maria Sharapova (Cincinnati)  / Ana Ivanovic d. Patty Schnyder (Linz)

Best Coach of 2010
Sergey Demekhine (Vera Zvonareva) / Piotr Wozniacki (Caroline Wozniacki) / David Taylor (Samantha Stosur) / Wim Fissette (Kim Clijsters)

Biggest Upset of 2010
Francesca Schiavone d Samantha Stosur (Roland Garros) / Beatriz Garcia Vidagany d Kim Clijsters (Andalucia) / Zarina Diyas d Jelena Jankovic (Moscow) / Nadia Petrova d. Kim Clijsters (Australian Open) / Beatrice Capra d. Aravane Rezai (US Open) / Vera Zvonareva d. Kim Clijsters (Wimbledon) / Aravane Rezai d. Venus Williams (Madrid)

Most Emotional Moment of 2010
Francesca Schiavone winning the French Open / Elena Dementieva’s retirement speech / Justine Henin’s Comeback

Best USA Television Coverage
CBS Sports / ESPN /ESPN2 / NBC Sports / Tennis Channel

Best USA Television Commentator
Katrina Adams / Tracy Austin / Darren Cahill / Mary Carillo / Bud Collins / Jim Courier / Lindsay Davenport / Cliff Drysdale / Dick Enberg / Mary Joe Fernandez /Chris Fowler / Justin Gimelstob / Brad Gilbert / John McEnroe / Patrick McEnroe / Corina Morariu / Martina Navratilova / Ted Robinson / Leif Shiras / Pam Shriver

Best Tennis Writer
Peter Bodo / Christopher Clarey / Matthew Cronin / Lisa Dillman / Bonnie D. Ford / Sandra Harwitt / Douglas Robson / Steve Tignor / Tom Perrotta / L. Jon Wertheim / Neil Harman

Best Tennis Website
WTATour.com / Tennis.com / TennisNews.com / TennisReporters.net / TennisHead.net

Best Tennis Blog
Peter Bodo’s Tennis World / Steve Tignor’s Concrete Elbow / Straight Sets Blog by The New York Times / Tennis Talk, Anyone? / Women’s Tennis Blog / Open Court with Stephanie Myles / ZooTennis / Tennis Served Fresh / Forty Deuce

Best Official Player Website
Ana Ivanovic / Maria Sharapova / Caroline Wozniacki / Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova / Vera Zvonareva / Jelena Jankovic / Justine Henin / Serena Williams

Since the site’s launch in 2005, On the Baseline has provided daily news, interviews, commentary and results from professional women’s tennis and the WTA. As part of its Replay, Reuse, Recycle initiative, reBounces partners with organizations such as OnTheBaseline.com to collect tennis balls, re-pressurize them and sell them in bulk as practice balls.

Since 2007, reBounces (www.rebounces.com) has been a leader in green tennis technology.  The patented Green Tennis Machine is a bulk tennis ball re-pressurization system that allows tennis facilities to extend the life of their practice balls and increase their bottom line.  reBounces is also the first and only company to offer a free tennis ball recycling program for facilities and individuals in the continental United States who need to dispose of tennis balls responsibly.

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