For those that still doubt that the ranking system stinks
OK, Justine was dominant in 2007, had a great year, no doubts, still, it wasn't as dominant as say Graf or Navratilova or Evert or even Serena in 2002.
She won 2 GSs out of 3 played and got to the semis of the other.
Now, let's look at the point difference with #2 Kuznetsova before Australian Open.
Justine: 6,430 points
Sveta: 3,810 points
difference: 2,620 points.
Now, let's take Roland Garros (1,000 points), Wimbledon (450 points) and US Open (1,000 points off)
That's a total of 2,450 point.
Justine would still be # 1 by a difference of 170 points.
In other words, up to Sydney she has played 16 tournaments, take out the 3 GSs and with 13 tournaments and no Grand Slams she would still be # 1.
Grand Slams = irrelevant.
whatever Larry Scott.