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Claycourt rankings

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Everyone knows that Justine Henin is the best claycourt player on the planet, but who is the second best?


With the long road to Roland Garros kicking off this week in Amelia Island we at Eurosport Yahoo! have taken our calculators out and tallied up our annual claycourt rankings.

For the purposes of accuracy and science, we have included every clay event on the WTA calendar along with the past seven French Opens, and weighted everything in accordance with the level of each tournament.

Doing well at the French Open is worth double what a player would get for doing well at the three Tier I WTA events and a little more than triple the value of the Tier II-IV tournaments.

World number one and three-time defending Roland Garros champion Henin reins supreme, of course, in our first edition of 2008.

But world number two and French Open runner-up Ana Ivanovic is only third in the world of clay thanks to the brilliant spring her Serbian compatriot Jelena Jankovic put together last season.

Jankovic still has a long ways to go to catch the number one Henin, but thanks to titles in the Tier I Charleston and Rome events, along with a semi-finals appearance at Roland Garros, JJ is sitting pretty.

2008 Claycourt Rankings - WTA world ranking in brackets

1. [1] Justine Henin (BEL) 22 points

2. [3] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 16

3. [2] Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 12

4. [4] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 11

5. [25] Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 7

6. [13] Dinara Safina (RUS) 6

7. [5] Maria Sharapova (RUS) 5

8. [9] Serena Williams (USA) 5

9. [11] Elena Dementieva (RUS) 5

10. [20] Nadia Petrova (RUS) 5

11. [29] Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 5

12. [6] Venus Williams (USA) 4

13. [15] Ágnes Szávay (HUN) 4

14. [17] Nicole Vaidisova (CZE) 4

15. [18] Tatiana Golovin (FRA) 4

16. [75] Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) 4


FORMULA:

10 winner; 6 runner-up; 4 semi-finalist; 2 quarter-finalist: 2007 French Open

5 winner; 3 runner-up; 2 semi-finalist; 1 quarter-finalist: Charleston, Berlin, Rome, 2006 French Open

3 winner; 2 runner-up; 1 semi-finalist: Vina del Mar, Bogota, Acapulco, Amelia Island, Estoril, Fes, Prague, Istanbul, Strasbourg, Bad Gastein, Barcelona, Budapest, Palermo, 2005 French Open

1 bonus point for any semi-final or better at French Open 2001-2004

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Re: Claycourt rankings

Im happy to see Maria up there even though she only played 2 clay events, and was injured.
Go Masha!

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Cornet Henin Ivanovic Jankovic Kuznetsova Kirilenko Mauresmo Navratilova
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Re: Claycourt rankings

For once I think that list is pretty much spot on!

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Re: Claycourt rankings

No Bartoli?

WHAT A SHOCK!
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Re: Claycourt rankings

Flavia Pennetta at #5 are you out of your mind.
Nicole and Venus behind AMG, Serena behind Sharapova??? Am I going crazy?
What the fuck is Dinara doing up there?

This formula is probably the worst ever.
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Re: Claycourt rankings

Yeah. Serena below Sharapova? Uh huh.

Serena. Simona. Ana. Petra. Venus.
Clijsters, Henin, Dementieva, Davenport.
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I mean I understand they're annual rankings, but still, since they're so UNreflective of any kind of reality, what's the point of publishing them?
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Re: Claycourt rankings

The top 4 looks right, the rest, i'm not so sure..
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Re: Claycourt rankings

This list is a joke.

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