Originally Posted by udachi Elena
I don't really understand how the rankings work, so could someone explain to me how myskina, who lost in the second round is ahead of lindsay?
Interesting isn´t it? Well, however...I´ll try it: Before the US Open started, all the points the players gathered a year ago for that tourney will disappear from the total, which basically meant that Justine lost the most points, Lindsay reached the SF last year, so she lost a lot of points too.
This is how the top four rankings looked like without the US open points
, right before the tourney started:
1. Amélie Mauresmo, 4273 (lost 218 points)
2. Anastasia Myskina, 4037 (lost 210 points)
3. Justine Henin-Hardenne, 3876 (1074 points)
4. Lindsay Davenport, 3601 (lost 408 points)
Both Myskina and Mauresmo had only reached the QFs last year, which is why they didn´t lose that much points. Myskina lost in the second round this year and consequently gathered only like 40 points, but still it was enough to get up to number two, while Lindz got 465 points which makes her total points fewer than Myskina´s.
So basically this ranking-system tells us how good the player is for the last 12 months (not calendar year like the championsships)...it´s weird, but somehow it´s logical.