Maria Sharapova needs a SF in IW to keep #1 ranking!!!
With Justine's titles in Dubai and Doha, she will have 3791 points in next weeks ranking, and Sharapova 3824. That's 33 points of difference. Sharapova is defending the title in Indian Wells (325) and Justine a semifinal (146). So taking out Indian Wells, we'll have:
1. Justine Henin 3791 - 146 = 3645
2. Maria Sharapova 3824 - 325 = 3499
That's a 146 points difference. Therefore, Sharapova will need a SF in IW (210 points) to keep her #1 position. Otherwise, Justine will get it.
Re: Maria Sharapova needs a SF in IW to keep #1 ranking!!!
maria is still a reluctant #1. maria needs to get her game back, and make being #1 her mission. she seems to be content being top 5 and winning a slam here and there. justine seems to wear #1 a little better.