A very interesting Alizé's interview HERE
in French. The journalist ask a question concerning her point of view on n°1 ranking criticized by Marion :
The No. 1 status is also the status of the best. Start the 2009 season with this status will change things. In this regard, the controversy Bartoli who said "Why her and not me, it affects you?
I understand this controversy for the past year. I was shocked that she is only No. 1 exaequo with the season after she had made. Only for this season, ranking speaks for itself. When the rankings came out I was French No. 1 in the Race. So I do not see how there can be controversy. At this time, she was behind in points. I made a very good season, too. But in terms of results, mine were more conclusive. If she is not happy, I can't do anything, it is not I who decided!
ALizé just made a little mistake
like most technicians of tennis. The French classification is based on the period October 1st- September 30th and January 1st-September 30th (basis of race).
For information, this time, Amélie had to be ranked No. 1 tied with Marion in 2008, it could be argued his final Masters in'06.
So Sept 30th, Marion was before Alizé in the standings. Hence the coup de gueule Marion isn't against Alizé but against the Classification Committee of the fft.