Knock off Of Henin better than Venus/Hingis -
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Knock off Of Henin better than Venus/Hingis

I noticed many people made many valid arguments about the ranking system. Especially talking about consistency vs. amount of tournaments played etc.

I always favored the ranking system that existed until 1995, which appeared to be a "per tournament average". I still believe you should have to play a minimum amount of tournaments. There should be a minimum that you are required to play, but heck I don't know. It wouldn't change the rankings too much now, but recent years..yes...Example..

WTA Year End #1's with average followed by actual ranking with current system.

1990: Steffi Graf 278.10
1991: Monica Seles 277.15
1992: Monica Seles 283.94
1993: Steffi Graf 409.18
1994: Steffi Graf 353.30
1995: Steffi Graf 393.25
1996: Steffi Graf 422.64
1997: Martina Hingis 368.47
1998: Lindsay Davenport 332.59
1999: Martina Hingis 357.29
2000: Venus Williams 410.44 (finished #3 in actual ranking)
2001: Venus Williams 344.00 (finished #3 in actual ranking)
2002: Serena Williams 467.69
2003: Serena Williams 559.43 (finished #3 only 7 tournaments)
2004: Justine Henin 320.44 (finished #8)
2005: Justine Henin 326.22 (finished #6)
2006: Justine Henin 307.54


Justine Henin - 400.00
Serena Williams - 298.88
Svetlana Kuznetsova - 222.35
Maria Sharapova - 215.67
Jelena Jankovic - 197.94
Venus Williams - 184.58
Anna Chakvetadze - 172.94
Ana Ivanovic - 172.06

This would be our top 8...but what I also notice about this system. Was compared to 1997-2004 the top 5 Davenport, Williams, Hingis, Clijsters were heavy hitters and it was HIGHLY competitive. It also gives an idea of how well they did WHEN they hit the court regardless of how much.

Steffi, Venus, Serena (especially Serena) had some moments in their career they were UNSTOPPABLE.
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