should qualifying and itf matches be allowed to count towards a players win-loss records?? i realise this is a preety unimportant question but the wta site counts qualifying matches towards a players win-loss records, but i wouuldnt count them as proper tour matches.
for example, serena's 1998 record is 29-11, but it really should be 26-11 as 3 matches she won were qualifiers, so her win-loss record is slightly inflated.
also, sveta's win loss record in 2002 is listed as 48-15 - which is probably better than anyone apart from serena, venus and maybe kim that year, but its because she played a lot of itf matches.
Only WTA Tour main draws, Grand Slam main draws, Olympics and Fed Cup matches should be counted towards win-loss record.
It's ridiculous that, according to the WTA site, the likes of Cirstea, Kleybanova or Rybarikova have better W/L ratio than Tauziat, Myskina or Hantuchova.
I don't think the byes are counted, and the w/o aren't either. I am pretty sure I've checked for my faves. When I make stats I don't count ITF tournamnets or Fed Cup at all. But I do count qualifying of slams and WTA.