True #1 of 2006- Henin or Mauresmo (or Sharapova)
Justine Henin ended the year #1 in 2006 but many debated between her and Mauresmo who won 2 slams that year. Sharapova was also up there and ended the year #2 on the computer just ahead of Mauresmo. Who was the true #1 of 2006.
Here are the stats of each:
Justine Henin- French Open winner, finalist in all 4 slams, WTA Championship winner. 6 tour titles, 60-8 record.
Amelie Mauremo- Australian Open and Wimbledon winner. 4th round loser at the French and semifinal loser at the U.S Open. Runner up in WTA Championships to Henin. 4 tour titles, 51-14 record.
Maria Sharapova- U.S Open winner, semifinalist at Australian Open and Wimbledon, 4th round loser at the French. 5 tour titles, 59-9 record.
Personally I would go with Henin since I think making every slam final and winning the WTA Championships balances out the extra slam, and her overall year and record is much better than Mauresmo. I would say Mauresmo should have ended #2 and Maria a very strong #3.