If Dementieva wins the AO, would you accept her as the WTA #1? - TennisForum.com

View Poll Results: Elena wins the AO and becomes #1. Do you accept it?
Elena is #1 to me even if she loses in the first round 15 7.77%
Yes, if Elena won a Slam I would have no problem with her as #1 97 50.26%
No, Venus or Serena is #1 17 8.81%
I don't care, I'll let the computers decide 20 10.36%
I can't even imagine this bizarre scenario... Elena winning a Slam??? 44 22.80%
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If Dementieva wins the AO, would you accept her as the WTA #1?

Would you see her as the current best player in the world?

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Re: If Dementieva wins the AO, would you accept her as the WTA #1?

i never thought i'd see the day, but after the olympics, and how she's played recently, i think i'd be okay with her winning the AO and becoming #1
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No because Jankovic so deserves it with..

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Re: If Dementieva wins the AO, would you accept her as the WTA #1?

You really out to let us Dementieva fans choose both the first one and the last one. We're all schitzo as hell from years of supporting her anyway.

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if she wins the ao she is #1.
getting all the points means she has improved her January from last year and winning 2 tourneys and possibly a major means shes playing better than everyone else.
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Yes.

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haha so true. Id take her over JJ anyday anytime
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Re: If Dementieva wins the AO, would you accept her as the WTA #1?

Quite honestly I don't lose sleep whoever is number one, whether they have won a slam or not. If a player gets to number one they must have gained a lot of ranking points somewhere down the line and be a pretty good player. That's enough for me really.

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I would, plus she'll have an olympic gold medal. So you wouldn't hear any complaints from me.

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Re: If Dementieva wins the AO, would you accept her as the WTA #1?

If she becomes #1 as a result of winning the AO, she would CERTAINLY be a "fitting" #1. I mean it's all relative, but she's certainly playing INCREDIBLY well.

She wouldn't be 2002 Serena/2007 Justine DOMINANT #1, but a credible #1 without question.

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Quite honestly I don't lose sleep whoever is number one, whether they have won a slam or not. If a player gets to number one they must have gained a lot of ranking points somewhere down the line and be a pretty good player. That's enough for me really.
Dont u guys see this is what Jankovic has done to the #1 ranking. It means fuck all now.
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Re: If Dementieva wins the AO, would you accept her as the WTA #1?

Yes, even without a slam, she is a better #1 than JJ


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Dont u guys see this is what Jankovic has done to the #1 ranking. It means fuck all now.
Jelena didn't do it, the ranking system did.

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Re: If Dementieva wins the AO, would you accept her as the WTA #1?

Jankovic didn't wake up one day feeling like her new mission would be to make the number one ranking meaningless.

she got the points, it can't be any simpler.

i don't even have to accept who's number 1, the rankings are here to let me know how it is.

i would accept Demented her as the best players............of 2009, so far.
but she would have obviously much more to prove in the long run than someone like Serena, obviously.

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