Does anyone know if Venus will be the 1st player being crowned for the 1st time #1, after having played only 15 tournaments??? With Dubai it will be her 16th tournament, but we all know now, that even without Dubai she would have been #1!!!
No Joao-under the old "average" system many players were #1 with only 14 events, including Steffi Graf. The rule change in 1997 made that very difficult. Dubai will give Venus a cushion to perhaps hold onto the spot longer.