Re: Kuznetsova #2 with 1 Title (New Haven w/ 3 ret.enroute to the title)
Jankovic: semi, quarter, 4rth round, 4th round.
Kuznetsova: final, quarter, quarter, 4th round.
Not a lot separates them, but Kuznetsova has reached the final of a slam this past year. If it weren't for Sharapova falling apart, Venus and Serena distorting ranking and quality of player correlation, and Henin winning pretty much everything, a slam final wouldn't make you #2. BUT, since all those things have happened, Kuznetsova is there. Deal with it. Jankovic has had consistency, but I'd question whether she could have sacrificed three or four of her Tier III or IV tournaments and made more convincing efforts at the big ones. She could have been a force at Wimbledon, but her death march of European clay-and-grass caught up with her. That's her problem, not the ranking system's.