Join Date: Jun 2010
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Re: Non-Grand Slam winners Leading Year-to-Date Rankings
Take Schiavone for example - because of a stellar performance at a GS, she rose from 17 (i think?) to a well-deserved 6. Thats a massive jump. I think the GS have a significant enough effect as it is.
At the end of the day, a GS is still only one single tournament. A smart player, like Serena, will play her best at the Grand Slams. Thats obvious. But the other tournaments do count, and if someone is consistent enough throughout the year, they still deserve their number 1 ranking (like Safina a while ago). I think the way it is now is good - GS should be worth a lot more points, but they don't mean everything.