Originally Posted by vogus
and for most of the top stars, who play fewer than 17 events anyway, that means jack squat.
Henin 12 - she hasn't really played a full year after her comeback from the virus
Davenport: 14 - yeah this i'll give
Sharapova: 15 - also had the shoulder injury
Pierce: 13 - I'll also give
V. Williams 10 - and they never played a full schedule anyway
Vaidisova: 18 (and she's still under AER
so 5/top 15 actually only played less then 17 tourneys, and 10 played more. 2 of whom have been injured anyway, and would have normally played more . plus Venus, who never played much anyway!
So I don't think it exactly means "jack squat" to the toppers... maybe to a couple, but not to all.