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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Sep 10th, 2007, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Top 30 Race Grand Slams only

People bitch about the WTA rankings not reflecting the actual relative strength of players. So let's have a look at the GS rankings (or Race rather) of 2007, i.e. just the points of the AO, RG, Wimbledon and the USO :
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 1 Henin        Justine	        2450
 2 Williams	Serena   	1750
 3 Williams	Venus   	1540
 4 Ivanovic	Ana     	1380
   Sharapova	Maria   	1380
 6 Kuznetsova	Svetlana	1340
 7 Chakvetadze	Anna    	1040
   Bartoli  	Marion  	1040
   Vaidisova	Nicole   	1040
10 Jankovic	Jelena    	 980
11 Peer    	Shahar  	 730
12 Safarova	Lucie   	 570
13 Schnyder	Patty   	 510
14 Clijsters	Kim     	 450
15 Szavay  	Agnes   	 447
16 Paszek  	Tamira  	 431
17 Safina  	Dinara  	 430
   Hingis  	Martina 	 430
19 Dementieva	Elena   	 410
20 Krajicek	Michaella	 402
21 Hantuchova	Daniela 	 372
22 Mauresmo	Amelie  	 370
23 Bammer  	Sybille 	 342
24 Bondarenko	Alona   	 330
   Srebotnik	Katarina	 330
26 Petrova 	Nadia   	 322
   Azarenka	Victoria	 322
28 Sugiyama	Ai      	 300
29 Garbin  	Tathiana	 292
   Radwanska	Agnieszka	 292
A few observations:
  • There they are The Williams' sisters safely at #2 and #3.
  • Jelena Jankovic has a problem. Her 10th place here clearly shows she underperforms at the Top contests. Is she the new Petrova (at 26 here) ?
  • The two youngsters that really stand out here, and are thus capable of performing at the top level, are Szavay and Paszek. High hopes for them are justified.
  • Elena D. and Martina H. are in trouble. End of careers in sight ?
  • Remarkabkle performance by Krajicek: #20 here while only #31 overall.
  • Yes, yes, Daniela underachieves too at this level
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Re: Top 30 Race Grand Slams only

Other observation: Justine is ranked #1 in this list with only 3 slams played
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Other observation: Justine is ranked #1 in this list with only 3 slams played
She'd still be number 1 if you just count
FO and USO
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hope Venus keeps it up @ the AO (she'll have a good showing there again at some point ) and the FO (2008 is supposed to be FOQF year, every two...).

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Re: Top 30 Race Grand Slams only

What if you add Tier I?

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Re: Top 30 Race Grand Slams only

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What if you add Tier I?
Code:
 1 Henin        Justine	        3425
 2 Jankovic	Jelena    	2530
 3 Kuznetsova	Svetlana	2445
 4 Williams	Serena   	2361
 5 Ivanovic	Ana     	2237
 6 Sharapova	Maria   	2140
 7 Williams	Venus   	1890
 8 Chakvetadze	Anna    	1621
 9 Bartoli  	Marion  	1312
10 Vaidisova	Nicole   	1281
11 Peer    	Shahar  	1228
12 Safina  	Dinara  	1180
13 Schnyder	Patty   	1177
14 Hantuchova	Daniela 	1139
15 Hingis  	Martina 	1090
16 Dementieva	Elena   	 971
17 Petrova 	Nadia   	 902
18 Safarova	Lucie   	 785
19 Bammer  	Sybille 	 778
20 Na           Li               720
21 Golovin      Tatiana          677
22 Krajicek	Michaella	 638
23 Srebotnik	Katarina	 616
   Sugiyama	Ai      	 616
25 Zvonareva    Vera             611
26 Paszek  	Tamira  	 542
27 Garbin  	Tathiana	 528
28 Bondarenko	Alona   	 527
29 Clijsters	Kim     	 520
30 Vakulenko    Julia            513
Much closer to the actual Race as could be expected. The most remarkable aspect of this list is that Momo is at #37
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That looks like an excellent list. Amelie

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Code:
 1 Henin        Justine	        3425
 2 Jankovic	Jelena    	2530
 3 Kuznetsova	Svetlana	2445
 4 Williams	Serena   	2361
 5 Ivanovic	Ana     	2237
 6 Sharapova	Maria   	2140
 7 Williams	Venus   	1890
 8 Chakvetadze	Anna    	1621
 9 Bartoli  	Marion  	1312
10 Vaidisova	Nicole   	1281
11 Peer    	Shahar  	1228
12 Safina  	Dinara  	1180
13 Schnyder	Patty   	1177
14 Hantuchova	Daniela 	1139
15 Hingis  	Martina 	1090
16 Dementieva	Elena   	 971
17 Petrova 	Nadia   	 902
18 Safarova	Lucie   	 785
19 Bammer  	Sybille 	 778
20 Na           Li               720
21 Golovin      Tatiana          677
22 Krajicek	Michaella	 638
23 Srebotnik	Katarina	 616
   Sugiyama	Ai      	 616
25 Zvonareva    Vera             611
26 Paszek  	Tamira  	 542
27 Garbin  	Tathiana	 528
28 Bondarenko	Alona   	 527
29 Clijsters	Kim     	 520
30 Vakulenko    Julia            513
Much closer to the actual Race as could be expected. The most remarkable aspect of this list is that Momo is at #37
this is actually quite close to what the rankings should ideally look like
look at all the inflated rankings that the russians have got playing tier 2 and below esp petrova
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so? at least they play and give something back to the tour and people all around the world. may it be tier II or III. it doesnt matter.

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Much closer to the actual Race as could be expected. The most remarkable aspect of this list is that Momo is at #37
because she has only played 2 tier I's this year and those were berlin & rome right after her comeback where she sucked

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nice list's thanks

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Great list

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With the way the last 3 slam draws have worked out, I'm not putting too much emphasis on this list. But it is interesting.

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not only Misa but Shahar also is much higher in that list , 11 instead of 16 and I assume that this is related to the fact that she performs well when most of the crowd is supporting her and the louder the better. This applies for both Peer-Kuzi(Aus) , (Aus)Peer-Serena and (U.S)Peer-Vaidisova, and I believe that should the match chakvetadze -Peer occured in a later hour and thus infront of a packed Jewish crowd, the supporting would have taken out the best of Shahar and she would have had a much better chance to get to semis.

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Well Martina missed the French Open and was injured during Wimbledon, so I don't think her spot is so bad considering the circumstances.

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