Easily the best of the year Yang Wei/Zhang Jiewen (WR #1) In their first two tournaments of the year, they lost to Gao Ling/Huang Sui in the final. In Japan, they lost to Ra Kyung Min/Lee Kyung Won in the semifinals. Other than that, they did not lose, winning 6 titles including the Olympics and additionally, also helped China win the Uber Cup. They are also runaway leaders in the world rankings. Also-runs: Gao Ling/Huang Sui Lee Kyung Won/Ra Kyung Min In 2005, watch out for: Young Du Jing/Yu Yang (WR #18) (Du was World Junior champ in 2002 and Yu likewise in 2004) is already more than a match for the also-runs. With only 6 tournaments (winning 2 minor ones and appearing in 2 other finals), they manage to end the year ranked #18. They will probably push into the top 5 by the end of 2005. Saralee/Sathinee (WR #6) is the most improved pair among the elite. Most likely to be pair of the year in 2005: Yang/Zhang's dominance does not look likely to end soon.