The 2010 Baseline Award Winners Presented by reBounces

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Updated: January 5, 2011

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

Since 2007, reBounces (www.rebounces.com) has been a green leader in tennis through its efforts to keep tennis balls in play and out of landfills, while growing the game by making affordable practice balls available to all players.

Leading the list of 20 winners is Kim Clijsters, who was voted 2010 Player of the Year. Clijsters won five titles including the Grand Slam singles title at the U.S. Open, as well as the season-ending WTA Tour Championships in Doha.

“Voting was the closest it’s ever been with over 2,500 voters, some categories came down to the wire with one vote separating the winner and runner up. We’ve decide to give honorable mention this year in a few categories that were very close.” said Justin Pohn, editor of On the Baseline. “I would like to congratulate Kim and all of this year’s award winners.”

“reBounces would like to congratulate Kim Clijsters on being voted Player of the Year, which was no doubt due to her strong play throughout the year,” said Cannon Fletcher, co-founder of reBounces. “I would also like to congratulate the other talented ladies who won awards. Thank you all for such a great year of tennis and we look forward to the 2011 season.”

reBounces is also happy to announce the winners of this year’s prizes – Becca Skelly, Jeff Sikes and Randy Pang.  All three will be receiving a batch of 100 tennis balls that have been rejuvenated through reBounces revolutionary technology that allows tennis balls to regain their original bounce.

Complete List of 2010 Baseline Award Winners



Player of the YearKim Clijsters

Doubles Team of the YearGisela Dulko & Flavia Pennetta

Most Improved Player of the YearVera Zvonareva

Comeback Player of the Year – Ana Ivanovic

Newcomer of the YearPetra Kvitova

Honorable Mention: Julia Goerges

Fan Favorite of the YearAna Ivanovic

Humanitarian of the YearAna Ivanovic

Honorable Mention: Maria Sharapova

Twitterer of the YearAndrea Petkovic

Honorable Mention: Serena Williams

Facebook Fan Page of the YearAna Ivanovic

Best Grand Slam Final of 2010 – Serena Williams d. Justine Henin (Australian Open)

Honorable Mention: Francesca Schiavone d. Samantha Stosur (Roland Garros)

Best Non-Grand Slam Final of 2010 – Kim Clijsters d. Justine Henin (Brisbane)

Best Coach of 2010 – Sergey Demekhine (Vera Zvonareva)

Biggest Upset of 2010 – Nadia Petrova d. Kim Clijsters (Australian Open)

Honorable Mention: Vera Zvonareva d. Kim Clijsters (Wimbledon)

Honorable Mention: Francesca Schiavone d. Samantha Stosur (Roland Garros)

Most Emotional Moment of 2010 – Francesca Schiavone winning the French Open

Best USA Television Coverage – Tennis Channel

Best USA Television Commentator – John McEnroe

Honorable Mention: Martina Navratilova

Honorable Mention: Lindsay Davenport

Best Tennis Writer – Peter Bodo

Honorable Mention: Matthew Cronin

Best Tennis Website – WTATour.com

Best Tennis Blog – Forty Deuce

Honorable Mention: Women’s Tennis Blog

Best Official Player Website – Ana Ivanovic

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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  1. Bo

    January 6, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    WTF?!?! Obviously an Ivanovic Fan voted like 100 times. She had an awful year and to see her name so many times proves that the WTA tour is going down the drain. What about Dementieva being the best moment? Wickmayer’s form? Sharapova’s humanitarian work? (and I don’t even like her) and Serena has got to be the best Twitterer! (I don’t think anyone cares what Petkovic has to say tbh)
    WHAT A FLIPPING JOKE!

  2. A

    September 8, 2011 at 10:04 am

    If I am not mistaken, she won the COMEBACK player of the year award, which meant bouncing back from a disappointing first part of the year. She did turn it around against Victoria in Cincinnati, won Linz and Bali, and made the second week at Flushing Meadows. And don’t forget quarterfinal finishes in Luxembourg and Beijing (d. Dementieva, Bartoli en route). The others – Twitter, Facebook Page and Best Website ARE based on who the fans vote for, because they are the ones who go on and visits their favorite player’s website.

  3. A

    September 8, 2011 at 10:07 am

    If I am not mistaken, she won the COMEBACK player of the year award, which meant bouncing back from a disappointing first part of the year. She did turn it around against Victoria in Cincinnati, won Linz and Bali, and made the second week at Flushing Meadows. And don’t forget quarterfinal finishes in Luxembourg and Beijing (d. Dementieva, Bartoli en route). The others – Twitter, Facebook Page and Best Website ARE based on who the fans vote for, because they are the ones who go on and visit their favorite player’s website.