Last Years Championship Lindsay should have won!
As I am eager for this years End of Season Championship I was looking back at the draws for the years 2004 and 2005. I noticed that in 2004 in the Red Group was Myskina and Serena Williams both with 2 wins and 1 loss. However in the round robin stage when the two played Serena beat Myskina, but Myskina won 5 sets and only lost 2 whereas Serena won 5 and lost 3. Therefore Myskina was the winner of that group making Serena the runner up. Therefore the system of deciding on who wins a group is based on the most wins and least loses and then if thats a tie, the most set wins and least set losses.
But in the 2005 draw I noticed in the green group Maria Sharapova finished ahead of Lindsay Davenport even though they both had 2 wins 1 loss and sharapova played 8 sets winning four and losing 4 whereas lindsay davenport played 7 sets winning 5 and losing 2. Therefore even if sharapova beat davenport in the round robin I still believed that the winner of a group was determined on how many wins they had and if it was a tie then the player who had played the least sets and won more sets than they lost was the winner, following the previous years scoring. I therefore believe that if the system was correct Lindsay Davenport would have won the group then she would have gone on to play Mauresmo, which I am in no doubt she would have won considering that last year they played 3 times last year Lindsay winning 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 at Wimbledon, 6-4, 6-4 in New Haven and 6-2, 6-4 in Filderstadt. Even if Maria had then beat Pierce the other semi finalist or Pierce beat Maria I am sure Lindsay could have raised her game and then maybe beaten them too in order to take the title. Does anyone have input on the matter and as to why the draw was laid out in that way. Thanks