Sharapova may ALREADY be ITF World Champion
Looking at it, I think ITF world champion is going to come down to Henin-Hardenne vs Sharapova.
Henin-Hardenne didn't play much this year. But she won OZ and the Olympics, a Tier I, and five tournaments overall. (The Olympics was a strong field this year.)
Sharapova won Wimbledon and nothing else significant. But if she wins the YEC, she has second-best result as significant as Henin-Hardenne's second-best result, plus 'What-have-you-done-for-me-lately'.
Now, if you discount Henin-Hardenne becasue she didn't play enough, Sharapova may ALREADY be ITF world champion.
None of the other GS finalist even made the finals of any of the 'more-prestigious-than-a-Tier-I eventss.
You could choose to stack it up thusly, even if Serena wins the YEC. (Remember the ITF is a different organization than the WTA. They run the slams, so Lindsay's #1 status may or may not mean anything to them.)
Henin-Hardenne - 1 GS, Olympics
Sharapova - 1 GS, YEC finalist
Myskina - 1 GS
Kuznetsova - 1 GS
Williams, YEC, GS finalist
Davenport - Ranked #1
Take Henin-Hardenne out of the equation and ....
A lot depends on how much weight the ITF gives the YEC, which is something I don't know. I'm sure they don't count it as a GS, but probably they give it more weight than a Tier I (as the WTA does). Also, how much weight does the ITF give the Olympics? But if the YEC was a slam, Sharapova would ALREADY hav emade more slam finals than any of the other GS winners.
Henin-Hardenne - won five tournaments, 1 GS, one T1, 1 GS final appearances, Olympic Gold
Davenport - Won Seven tournaments, two Tiers I's, Year-End #1, No GS final appearances
Myskina - Won Three tournaments, 1 GS, 1 T1 , 1 GS final appearances
Kuznetsova - Won three tournaments, 1 GS, no T1, 1 GS final appearances
Willaims, S (If she wins YEC) - Won three tournaments, no GS, one T1, YEC
Sharapova (If she win YEC) - Won five tournaments, 1 GS, no T1, 1 GS final appearances. YEC
Sharapova (If she loses YEC) - Won four tournaments, 1 GS, no T1, 1 GS final appearance, YEC Finalist
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