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My top twelve.

The rankings bear heavily on this, but aren't my sole criteria.
Number of tournaments played is a factor too.
Recent results mostly outweigh earlier.

MY - My ranking
RK - WTA ranking
[tr] NUmber of tournaments played in last 12 months

MY RK            [tr]
01 01 Serena     [11] I'll comment when i forgive her.
02 02 Venus      [14] Clearcut #2.  Damn that hurts.
03 03 Capriati   [16] Still #3.  

      The three straight losses to Mauresmo cloud the 
      record.  Take out the Venus, Serena, and Amelie
      and she's beaten every top player she's faced 
      except the loss to Henin at Berlin.
      And she's beaten her since.
      She won a GS.  That has to count for something.
Now it gets messy.  
I could rank nine players in tie for #4.

04 07 Mauresmo   [18]

      I don't really like putting Amelie this high.
      But she's played brilliantly this summer.
      And, if you look at who's behind her, she's
      played better than all of them the past few 
      And I'm only moving her up three spots.

05 09 Davenport  [09]

      Played Serena tough.
      Beat Dokic, Mauresmo and Rubin since
      her return.

06 12 Rubin      [13]

      Two Tier II wins this summer.
      Nice job vs Venus
      Flavor of the month

07 05 Seles      [16]

      Don't like dropping her this far.
      But her biggest tour wins in 2002 are
      Tier III's.  I think she's still a top 
      five Player.  She's just not back to
      full strength.

08 04 Dokic      [28]

      Why Dokic ahead of Hantuchova?
      Only four more tournaments, but 900
      more points.  Daniela averages about
      100 points a tournament.  Give her
      four tournaments more points, she's
      still waaaaay behind Jelena.

09 08 Clijsters  [20]

10 11 Hantuchova [24]

      Too high?  Probably.  Like where
      I put Amelie, this is more an 
      indictment of of the players behind
11 06 Henin      [23]

      Possessed by demons?
      Where's her consistency?
      This is probably a spot or two low, 
      but I couldn't put her in the top 8.

12 10 Hingis     [12]   

      Like Monica, not fully recovered.
      Top 8 by end-of-year.
      By WB '03, #4?
BTW. Remember how the Williamses were 'part-time players'?
Serena is #1 with only ELEVEN tournaments.
In fact, of the top 12 players, seven of them have fewer
than 17 tournaments.

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