With Serena's injury, Jankovic will likely grab the spot for a week or two in August. Unless Sveta the Slayer comes out and starts to win some finals then she would be # 1.
If I see maria Sharapova I'll be very happy. And I don't mean see as in literally see. I mean if I "see" her, in the sense of the game of poker, come up with about, let's see, $2,008 for June, $2,008 for May, I don't know say $20,000. In fact if she wanted to give me $20,000 I could give her an original work of art with my name on it. Only trouble is she probably doesn't want to believe my name will ever be worth that much.
This is probably starting to sound like a "rave" rather than a point of explanation, but girls these days, if you try to sell them software for their computers tend to want to get married and have a family before they are prepared to concede, no, it is just a business transaction and I don't want to marry them as well, even if they try to insist. (It happened that the five year old daughter of a friend didn't want to take a shell ring from me because she thought we may have to get married and she didn't want to hurt mummy's feelings.)
So it may be better to charge the whole price of $200,000, rather than try to make a concession just to be on the safe side.
(If you have difficulty finishing a whole book, don't even try to read my posts, or you will forget what I started to say before I AM FINISHED, AND WILL BECOME CONFUSED.
I'm not sure what the program is for her to become #1, but it is difficult to cut through all the fog about her shoulder injury and surgery. I can understand why she just doesn't come out, and I have been hinting at this for over six months, and say these are the facts, but she doesn't want the others to know the true extent of her injuries, in case they manage to exploit it. Why would someone blab their medical history in public? (Because if the do people will think they are a hypochondriac and just like to talk about themselves and their fake medical conditions). For me who doesn't believe in ill health, but sees it philosophically as a symptom of some deeper problem, you know I can't actually see Sharapove losing to Jankovich any time soon, nor her felling sorry enough for her to let her win.
I'd be more worried about Davenport making a quick return, if she decides to play the main circuit instead of all teh little tournaments. Appearance money should rival prize money for those, to make the incentives better for the women, and then we will see more like Ana making the switch once and for all., maybe.