Originally Posted by Sam L
What would your WTA ranking system be?
Basically, I would go back to an average system, with a minimum divisor of 14 tournaments.
The quality points would be calculated as a percentage of the round points.
The round points wouldn't be expressed as points for reaching a round, but points for winning a round.
for example, instead of saying QF 100 points SF 150 points, it would be 50 points for winning QF.
That would be because the quality points would be a percentage of points earned in the round the win happens, for example, for beating # 1 it could be 100%, so in the above example, if a player beats the # 1 in the quarters, she would earn 100 points.
All the poinst would be added and divided by the # of tournaments or 14, whatever is greater.
No zero points tournaments, 10k and 25k would be added to the ranking the week after they are played, not two weeks after like now.
Finally, the round points would be build with a logical relationship.
for example, winning a tier 2 could be equivalent to reaching the final of a tier 1, so the round points should be exactly the same.
no double quality points for GS, because they are a percentage they will be higher anyway.
that's pretty much it, not too complicated and I think it would be fair, of course, it would be necessary to create a simulation tool, to analyze different scenarios, to actually choose the points and percentages well.