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We all know the #1 spot has lost its exclusivity... how about the top 10?

We all know that the #1 ranking seems less exclusive now, with non-slam winners garnering the top spot at times.

This could be due to a variety of reasons including depth of the tour, overall physical nature of the game in combination with length of season = more top players (attempting to) peak at GS events while not really trying in off-tour events, the ranking system itself, and high variance of # of tournaments played.



So how about the top 10? Is it more selective or less selective now? Are new faces entering the top 10 more or less frequently than in previous eras?

Any stats would be awesome (I don't know where to look)

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Re: We all know the #1 spot has lost its exclusivity... how about the top 10?

Wow what thinly disguised anti-Sam thread...
You might not think that she is good enough, or that Jelena and Dinara were good enough for no.1 but each of these ladies got there by their resutls so they all deserve your congratulations, if not your respect.

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Re: We all know the #1 spot has lost its exclusivity... how about the top 10?

Both are still pretty small clubs that anyone in their right mind would be thrilled shitless to join.

It's not like there haven't been some pretty fucking useless slam winners in the past, would you say that winning a slam has lost its exclusivity too?

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Re: We all know the #1 spot has lost its exclusivity... how about the top 10?

Top ten never was all that exclusive. Top eight is more instructive. Top five is where you start seeing ranking equalling results.

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Re: We all know the #1 spot has lost its exclusivity... how about the top 10?

Any regular top 20 can make the top ten if they start playing well at the right moment while having good draws.

Now, there's a new top ten player every week and about 5 players keep switching spots between #9 and #14 every week. It's not a closed/selec club anymore.
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Re: We all know the #1 spot has lost its exclusivity... how about the top 10?

top 7 is exclusive

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Re: We all know the #1 spot has lost its exclusivity... how about the top 10?

Graf was top-3 without winning a title. I don't know if anybody said the top-10 was a joke back then.
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Re: We all know the #1 spot has lost its exclusivity... how about the top 10?

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Graf was top-3 without winning a title. I don't know if anybody said the top-10 was a joke back then.
Not many even know who were the players out of top 5 back then.
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Wow what thinly disguised anti-Sam thread...
You might not think that she is good enough, or that Jelena and Dinara were good enough for no.1 but each of these ladies got there by their resutls so they all deserve your congratulations, if not your respect.
Wow what thinly disguised stupidity


I happen to actually like Sam, and made the thread based on what other people had said.

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What do you mean "lost its exclusivity"? I didn't know you had to apply for a membership and wait 5 months for a license. The 19 women that got there all deserved it and "exclusivity" is irrelevant.
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