Originally Posted by kabuki
At this time of the year you should start looking at the race standings. If Davenport plays this fall, she will be no. 1 for the year. If she plays, one other player would have to have an outrageous indoor season to catch Lindsay. Sveta is playing enough tourneys to catch her, but I would stop playing doubles until next year if I were her.
I do recognize the fact that Lindsay has huge lead over the rest of the field.
Just as a reference Martina Hingis 2000 didnt win a slam and still becomes #1 despite many controversies.
1 (1) HINGIS, MARTINA SUI 6044.00 2273.0
2 (2) DAVENPORT, LINDSAY USA 5021.00 2011.0
3 (3) WILLIAMS, VENUS USA 3694.00 1698.0
That's over 1000 point lead over Lindsay. 2000 over Venus, Lindsay wont do it this year.
However, if Martina gets blamed, at least she won Miami and YEC.
The biggest title Lindsay won this year was Tokyo where she lost 13 games overall.
I would rather see someone with a slam, and hopefully US Open trophy, to become #1 in the world.