How about an end-of-year tournament to determine #1?
All this talk about slamless #1s is getting out of hand, imo. It's so bad I've actually defended the current points system and even Wozniacki for that matter. I feel filthy defending Wozniacki in any form, but it's not her fault the rest of the tour is inconsistent, injured, lazy, and downright bad.
An idea to bridge the slams are important as well as solve the #1 riddle would be to have a 16 player, single-elimination YEC to settle #1 for the year. Winner gets a nice check, shiny trophy, and #1 to their name until the end of the Australian Open. The NBA, college basketball, NFL, NASCAR, golf do something similar where jumping out to a huge points or standings lead gets nullified and there's a huge prize waiting at the end of year. In effect there would be five titles to really play for while the slams still maintain their special status. You can either pile on the tourneys just to make it or you can be a part-time player and still manage to make the cut.
What's your take?
EDIT: For those confused, the winner would be ranked year-end #1 and would get no additional points than what is already awarded. She keeps the #1 rank until the end of the Australian. After that, her * is removed and her rank will be where her point total indicates.
Last edited by MechWarrior2k; Aug 19th, 2011 at 07:34 AM.