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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old Sep 28th, 2004, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Do you want to see Lindsay Davenport becoming #1 in the world this year?

Lindsay will be only about 150 points behind Amelie next week, she could take #1 ranking from Amelie.
But with people saying how undeserving Amelie is as #1 in the world, do you actually want to see Lindsay who has not won a slam for the past 5 years to become #1 in the world and makes 2000 ed. Hingis look like a saint?

Personally, I want to see Svetalena end up the year as #1, and continue US Open winner's tradition after Serena and Justine.
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Lindsay will be only about 150 points behind Amelie next week, she could take #1 ranking from Amelie.
But with people saying how undeserving Amelie is as #1 in the world, do you actually want to see Lindsay who has not won a slam for the past 5 years to become #1 in the world and makes 2000 ed. Hingis look like a saint?

Personally, I want to see Svetalena end up the year as #1, and continue US Open winner's tradition after Serena and Justine.
Or Myskina

But seriously whoever becomes number 1 right now imo doesn't matter, because there is no real number 1.
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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.


1 DAVENPORT, LINDSAY USA
3967.00 14
2 MAURESMO, AMELIE FRA
3386.00 13
3 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS
3336.00 19
4 MYSKINA, ANASTASIA RUS
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5 HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE BEL
2884.00 9
6 DEMENTIEVA, ELENA RUS
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7 WILLIAMS, SERENA USA
2596.00 10
8 CAPRIATI, JENNIFER USA
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9 SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS
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10 WILLIAMS, VENUS USA
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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.
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I would rather see someone with a slam, and hopefully US Open trophy, to become #1 in the world.
I let go of this issue once I accepted that #1 is the player with the best results on the planet, not the best player on the planet.
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i think lindsay has, overall, played the best this year. when she's on..no one can beat her. she could have won both wimbledon and the u.s. open, but i just wasn't meant to be. still, she'll surely pick up at least one more title this year

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im not just saying this cos im a lindsay fan, but i think if anyone is deserving of the no1 title this year, its her. Shes had a tremendous year! shes really been on top form apart from the blip at the us open. she would have won that if it wasnt for her groin injury.

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YES, she surely deserves it
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Justine Henin is the obvious #1 (as in "the best") in my opinion. She was sick at the most important period of the season and she still managed to win two big events (Australian Open and Olympics) beating a fellow Slam-champ (Myskina) in the semis and the current official #1 in the final of the second of them.

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It SHOULD be Myskina, Henin-Hardenne, Sharapova or Kusnetsova but that is unlikely to happen.

It will probably be Davenport or Mauresmo even though they didn't win a slam, but the victory will be dry because they know that nobody is truly the number one at the moment.

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How can someone who was out for the most important period of the season deserve to be number one? It doesn't make sense.

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You will notice upon reading my post that I'm talking about who is "the best," not about who deserves to be there based on results over a one year period. I think that when a player has missed an important part of the season and still manages to win two big events (which is more than any of the other stars who had the opportunity to defend their chances in ALL the majors) it makes a lot of sense to conclude that she's the best.

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I agree with the poster who said that the player RANKED #1 in the world, is the player with the best RESULTS, not (necessarily) the best PLAYER. I personally believe (BIG SHOCK) that Serena is the best player in the world, with Venus and Justine battling it out for #2 (since Venus OWNS Justine, I'll put Venus @ #2). However the elongated injury break, and subsequent lack of confidence, along with many other variables, have made this a difficult season for her. However, she is ranked #7 in the Porche Race while having played less than HALF of the tournaments of other players ranked slightly ahead and below her.
Lindsay has had an amazing season. She should have won the US Open (sorry Davenport haters). I honestly believe that she was injured slightly, but Kuznetsova's high level of play also contributed GREATLY to the Davenport loss. She should be ranked #1 based on her solid and consistent results throughout the year. No one else has performed so well for so long besides Linds. Also, what everyone keeps forgetting about is the fact that Lindsay has the MOST TITLES, and if I'm not mistaken, doesn't that count for something, considering a few of them were Tier I's, not to mention making the semi's of the LAST TWO grand slam events? So I mean it's not like she sucked the whole year!

HELL YEAH Lindsay should be Year-End #1.....she probably will be!!!!!!!!!!

GO LINDSAY!

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It SHOULD be...Sharapova...
ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME? After winning Wimbledon, she hasn't reached the SEMI'S OF ANY OTHER EVENT, including some Tier II's. NO WAY!
Sorry Masha, this was not your fall season.

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Well I think that the world number 1 should have won at least 1 grand slam in the last 12 months. Sharapova may have been under-par for 50 out of the 52 weeks but in those other 2 weeks she did enough to win a Grand Slam.
And on the other hand having three great weeks out of the year doesn't make you number one. Apart from the grass results, she's done jack shit.

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