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Question Help me! Question about 1996 end of year rankings or is it the race to championship?

I borrowed this book all about the best in sports and I saw something stunning!!!!

The year end ranking of 1996!!!

1. Steffi Graf
2. Monica Seles
3. Jana Novotna
4. Lindsay Davenport
5. Martina Hingis
6. Stephanie de Ville
7. Tamarine Tanasugarn
8. Anke Huber
9. Conchita Martinez
10. Julie Halard-Decugis

Tammy at number 7????!!!! I was so shocked and I looked at it again and again, it was there!!! the rest of the years seemed reasonable but Tammy being in the top 10 in 1996 sound incredible. However, something hit me.

Maybe this wasn't the end of the year rankings, but rather the race to the championships. But could anyone verify this for me please??? thanks!!!!

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It's not correct I'm afraid.

http://www.wtatour.com/global/includ...meric_1996.pdf

Year end rankings 1996:

1. Steffi Graf
2. Monica Seles
3. ASV
4. Conchita Martinez
5. Jana Novotna
6. Martina Hingis
7. Anke Huber
8. Iva Majoli
9. Lindsay Davenport
10. Irina Spirlea

75. Tamarine Tanasugarn
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Didn't Martina Hingis end 1996 at #4 after reaching the Chase finals. I remember that, because she was seeded #4 at the 1997 Australian Open. Aranxta was #2 and Steffi #1 and Conchita #3. I know that would have been possible anyways, with the withdrawl of Monica and Novotna not playing, but I seem to remember her finishing #4....

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but how about the race??? i know tammy was 75 in 1996!!! but what about the race rankings?

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Didn't Martina Hingis end 1996 at #4 after reaching the Chase finals. I remember that, because she was seeded #4 at the 1997 Australian Open. Aranxta was #2 and Steffi #1 and Conchita #3. I know that would have been possible anyways, with the withdrawl of Monica and Novotna not playing, but I seem to remember her finishing #4....
I think Novotna must just have edged her by winning three consecutive tournaments in a row at the end of the year. Conchita I think was generally more consistent throughout the whole year as well - Martina's results only really took off at the end of the year from what I remember (aside from beating Gaby in Tokyo and the Rome final.)
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It's an error. It's suppose to be Kimiko Date's name. What they did is
because she didn't play the final events in Europe, they just knocked
her name out because she officially retired in Japan, and not
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Hingis was #6 at the end of the year, she was seeded 4th at the AO because Monica and Jana were not playing.
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i'm pretty sure martina ended 96 at no. 4???

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I borrowed this book all about the best in sports and I saw something stunning!!!!

The year end ranking of 1996!!!

1. Steffi Graf
2. Monica Seles
3. Jana Novotna
4. Lindsay Davenport
5. Martina Hingis
6. Stephanie de Ville
7. Tamarine Tanasugarn
8. Anke Huber
9. Conchita Martinez
10. Julie Halard-Decugis

Tammy at number 7????!!!! I was so shocked and I looked at it again and again, it was there!!! the rest of the years seemed reasonable but Tammy being in the top 10 in 1996 sound incredible. However, something hit me.

Maybe this wasn't the end of the year rankings, but rather the race to the championships. But could anyone verify this for me please??? thanks!!!!
Stephanie de Ville @ #6 didn't make you kinda suspicious, eh?

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Tammy at number 7????!!!! I was so shocked and I looked at it again and again, it was there!!! the rest of the years seemed reasonable but Tammy being in the top 10 in 1996 sound incredible.
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lmao @ De ville.. i only saw a match of her in my life and it was to see her get injured and retire in aus open

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The ones posted are the year end rankings...which are the entry system!!!!

HOW ABOUT THE RACE???? can anyone provide the rankings for that?

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The ones posted are the year end rankings...which are the entry system!!!!

HOW ABOUT THE RACE???? can anyone provide the rankings for that?
The race at the end of every year is the same as the year end rankings.

Lindsay Davenport|Elena Bovina|Marissa Irvin|Tatiana Golovin|Mary Pierce|Sesil Karatantcheva|Cara Black|Clarisa Fernandez
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but how about the race??? i know tammy was 75 in 1996!!! but what about the race rankings?
By the end of the year the race is over and they would be the same.

If you want to go deeper you have to decide whether the race is to the end of the year or as it says a race to get into the end of year chmpionships which means it ended earlier. In the sense that the race is to the end of year champs, your score after the cut-out date for qualifying for the championships wouldn't actually be in the race total but if you were ranked 75 it wouldn't change anything as no one near you in the rankings would get to the championships and get points. if you play somewhere else at the very end of the season there is a logical problem if the race ended before that so most people would assume the race went on to the end of the year and would therefore be the same as the end of the year rankings.
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