Name, age when they reach their best ranking, year ending ranking
In the Top 20 (considering their current rankings):
Maria Sharapova n°1 (18 y.o and 3 months) -n°4
Patty Schnyder n°7 (26 y.o and 11 months) -n°7
Nathalie Dechy n°12 (26 y.o and 8 months) -n°12
Franchesca Schiavone n°13 (25 y.o and 4 months) -n°13
Nicole Vaidisova n°15 (16 y.o and 6 months) -n°15
Ana Ivanovic n°16 (17 y.o and 9 months) -n°16
Dinara Safina n°20 (19 y.o and 5 months) -n°20
Comments:
Younger: Nicole Vaidisova
Older: Patty Schnyder
Average Age: 21 y.o and 6 months
%tage of 2005 higher ranking player in the top 20: 35% (7 out of 20)
The 15th n°1 in the worldsince WTA ranking creation: Maria Sharapova
In the Top 50 (considering their current rankings):
Ana Lena Groenefeld n°19 (20 y.o and 4 months) -n°21
Jelena Jankovic n°17 (20 y.o and 5 months) -n°22
Flavia Pennetta n°23 (23 y.o and 5 months) -n°23
Tatiana Golovin n°18 (17 y.o and 2 months) -n°24
Maria Kirilenko n°25 (18 y.o and 9 months) -n°25
Gisela Dulko n°26 (20 y.o and 9 months ) -n°26
Katarina Srebotnik n°27 (24 y.o and 8 months) -n°27
Alicia Molik n°8 (24 y.o and 1 month) -n°28
Kveta Peschke n°26 (30 y.o and 4 months) -n°30
Anna Chakvetadze n°24 (18 y.o and 5 months) -n°32
Anabel Medina Garrigues n°26 (23 y.o and 1 month) -n°33
Sania Mirza n°31 (18 y.o and 10 months) -n°34*
Klara Koukalova n°33 (23 y.o and 5 months) -n°35
Shuai Peng n°31 (19 y.o and 7 months) -n°36
Shinobu Asagoe n°21 (28 y.o and 9 months) -n°37
Sesil Karatancheva n°35 (16 y.o and 3 months) -n°38
Vera Dushevina n°31 (18 y.o and 9 months) -n°39
Marion Bartoli n°27 (20 y.o and 8 months) -n°40 (but in competition this week in Dubai so should finish the year n°39 or n°38)
Roberta Vinci n°41 (23 y.o and 8 months) -n°41
Jie Zheng n°42 (22 y.o and 3 months) -n°44
Shahar Peer n°45 (18 y.o and 5 months) -n°45
Samantha Stosur n°44 (21 y.o and 1 month) -n°46
Lucie Safarova n°47 (18 y.o and 9 months) -n°47
Jill Craybas n°47 (31 y.o and 3 months) -n°48
Akiko Morigami n°41 (25 y.o and 7 months) -n°49
Nuria Llagostera Vives n°35 (25 y.o) -n°50
Comments:
Younger: Sesil Karatancheva
Older: Jill Craybas
Average Age: 22 y.o and 1 month
%tage of 2005 higher ranking player: 86,67%
(26 out of 30). Only 4 players not concerned: Ai Sugiyama, Conchita Martinez, Vera Zvonareva and Anna Smashnova
3 of listed girls broke the Top 20 but didn't stay in at the end of the year: Ana Lena Groenefeld, Jelena Jankovic and Tatiana Golovin
Pretty incredible to notice that 26 out of the 30 girls ranked between 20 and 50 reached their highest ranking this year!!
*correction on Sania Mirza's age when she reached her best ranking
Thanks all of you for your comment...I'll soon quote the Top 100 et Top 150 so I'll list Marta Domachowska and Jamea Jackson of course!