Go Figure: The 2014 tennis season, by the numbers

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​​From marquee matches to feisty feuds, to major meltdowns and the tennis Twitter, and all of fashion faux-pas and sexy, skillful shots in between, SI Tennis' Year-End Awards have the entire span of the 2014 tennis season covered. Check back throughout the month of December to see the best and worst of the season. 

. First time Slam winners on the WTA.

2. First time Slam winners on the ATP.

The last time there were two first-time winners was in 2003 (Ferrero, Roddick).

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2. Times Camila Giorgi had match points in a WTA final and lost.

She is still seeking her first WTA title.

3. Qualifiers who won WTA titles.

Muguruza (Hobart), Pironkova (Sydney), Vandeweghe (s'Hertogenbosch).

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3. Number of times Alize Cornet beat Serena Williams.

Other than those three wins over the No. 1, Cornet beat a top ten player just twice this year.

5. First time title winners on the ATP.

There were eight in 2013.

9. Times Rafael Nadal's name has been etched onto the Coupe des Mousquetaires at Roland Garros.

He's the only man to win a single tournament -- let alone a Slam -- nine times.

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11. ATP titles won by the Spaniards, who led the tour.

Switzerland came in second with eight titles.

11. Final appearances for Federer.

He the tour this season. Including the walkover at the ATP Finals, he went 5-6 in those finals.

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11. Top 10 wins for Kei Nishikori.

He comes in behind only Djokovic (19) and Federer (17).

12. Wins for Feliciano Lopez on grass this season, a tour-best.

Grigor Dimitrov and Federer came in second with nine.

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13. Longest WTA win-streak this year, held by Li Na.

Li won Shenzhen, won Australian Open and reached third round at Doha)

14. First time title winners on the WTA.

There were just eight in 2013.

15. Fewest games lost en route to a WTA title.

Garbine Muguruza completed the feat in Hobart.

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17. Age of the youngest WTA titlist of the year.

Donna Vekic won Kuala Lumpur.

21. Win at the ATP Masters 1000s for Milos Raonic.

He comes in only seven behind Djokovic and Federer, who have 28 each.

25. Wins on clay for Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and Fabio Fognini.

The trio had a three-way tie for the most clay wins this season.

28. Minutes it took Bernard Tomic to lose a match 6-0, 6-0 to Jarko Nieminen at the Sony Open.

It was the shortest recorded in ATP history.

30. Tournaments played by Philipp Kohlschreiber

Kohlschreiber had the most of any man in the Top 30, Djokovic played 17 tournaments, the fewest of the Top 50.

36. Players over 30-years-old ranked in the ATP Top 100 on April 7th.

This is an all-time record.

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54. Minutes it took Tomic to lose 6-2, 6-1 to Juan Martin del Potro in the final of the Sydney International.

It was the shortest ATP final (by time) of the season.

68. Combined age of the oldest final of the season.

Lleyton Hewitt (33) defeated Ivo Karlovic (35) in Newport.

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73. Match wins for Federer, an ATP Tour best.

Djokovic was next with 61 wins.

107. Tsvetana Pironkova's ranking when she won her first title at the Sydney International.

She was the lowest-ranked player to win a WTA title this year.

124. Bernard Tomic's ranking when he won Bogota.

He was the lowest-ranked player to win an ATP title this year.