Why do people say Wozniacki is consistent?
One thing I've noticed is that everyone here seems to think the reason for Wozniacki's long spell at #1 is consistency... one of her fans claimed a few weeks ago that her consistency was "phenomenal", and even her haters while saying she's a bad player usually say something like "atleast she's consistent".
But she's actually extremely inconsistent. She's already lost before the quarterfinals at 8 tournaments this year... compared to Sharapova who's only lost before the same stage at 3 tournaments, Azarenka at five tournaments, Zvonareva at six tournaments, even the supposedly erratic Kvitova only lost before that stage at 5 WTA tournaments (6 including ITFs). And comparing Wozniacki's "consistency" to the other so-called non-#1s is an insult to them - Safina had a 52-week stretch from summer 2008 to just after Wimbledon '09 where she'd made SFs or better at all but 4 tournaments, while Jankovic in 2008 only lost before the QFs at Wimbledon and Zurich.
Literally the only thing keeping her at #1 is the fact she plays so many little Premier events like Brussels and Charleston, which offer a load of points but don't add anything to a world #1's career. The WTA really is going to have to move to a situation where rankings are based more on an average score, because this is just getting ridiculous now.