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One set away from year-end-#1 ranking

If only Wozniacki had lost the final set against Radwanska in RR, Kvitova would have been # 1.

Is that correct??

Has it ever been that close?
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If only Wozniacki had lost the final set against Radwanska in RR, Kvitova would have been # 1.

Is that correct??

Has it ever been that close?
If you want to pin this on one person it would be Kuznetsova. She gifted Wozniacki an extra 620 points at the US Open.

- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a reigning world #1.
- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a top 5 player at a major.
- Caroline Wozniacki has not beaten a top 3 player en route to any of her 23 titles.
- Caroline Wozniacki has beaten two top 5 players en route to her 23 titles (#4 Zvonareva and #5 Schiavone)

-Her fans think she had very bad luck with her Grand Slam and Regular Tour draws.
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If you want to pin this on one person it would be Kuznetsova. She gifted Wozniacki an extra 620 points at the US Open.
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Kvitova would rather have had it on her own racquet. For instance, she was slightly over a set away from doing it at Tokyo, 5-1 against Zvonareva in the semis and playing well. That was the difference between 620 pts and 395 i.e. 225
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It would be Petra herself. Winning third set against Arvidsson in Beijing would have been enough. And there were other matches too.
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It would be Petra herself. Winning third set against Arvidsson in Beijing would have been enough. And there were other matches too.
Winning against Marion in Eastbourne ?
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It would be Petra herself. Winning third set against Arvidsson in Beijing would have been enough. And there were other matches too.
If she only could win her challengers in Nassau and Prague


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Winning against Marion in Eastbourne ?
Yes, this was one of the matches

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If she only could win her challengers in Nassau and Prague
Would still not be enough
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If you want to pin this on one person it would be Kuznetsova. She gifted Wozniacki an extra 620 points at the US Open.
She didn't give Caroline anything. Caroline fought and won that match and then won her next match.
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we could also blame Pova's rolled ankle while we're at it...and Fiona's health issues, Snicker's addiction to retirements and so on and etc...in other words a lot of unfortunate circumstances led to Pushniacki clinging onto her spot as we can see

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If only Wozniacki had lost the final set against Radwanska in RR, Kvitova would have been # 1.

Is that correct??

Has it ever been that close?
Sabatini was 2 games away from reaching the #1 when she lost 1991 Wimbledon final 8/6 in the third set. This is even sadder as she didn't even get to #2 during her career.

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Has it ever been that close?
Davenport had four year-end #1 and all were close:

1998
1 Lindsay Davenport 5654
2 Martina Hingis 5366 (94.9%)

2001
1 Lindsay Davenport 4902
2 Jennifer Capriati 4892 (99.8%)

2004
1 Lindsay Davenport 4760
2 Amelie Mauresmo 4546 (95.5%)

2005
1 Lindsay Davenport 4910
2 Kim Clijsters 4829 (98.4%)

Other close:
2003
1 Justine Henin 6628
2 Kim Clijsters 6553 (98.9%)

2011
1 Caroline Wozniacki 7485
2 Petra Kvitova 7370 (98.5%)
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Davenport had four year-end #1 and all were close:

1998
1 Lindsay Davenport 5654
2 Martina Hingis 5366 (94.9%)

2001
1 Lindsay Davenport 4902
2 Jennifer Capriati 4892 (99.8%)


2004
1 Lindsay Davenport 4760
2 Amelie Mauresmo 4546 (95.5%)

2005
1 Lindsay Davenport 4910
2 Kim Clijsters 4829 (98.4%)

Other close:
2003
1 Justine Henin 6628
2 Kim Clijsters 6553 (98.9%)

2011
1 Caroline Wozniacki 7485
2 Petra Kvitova 7370 (98.5%)
Noooo JCap

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Noooo JCap
She lost in the 2R (QF)of the Chase Champs that year to Sandrine Testud to lose her #1 ranking.

Davenport made the final.
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Well there were close matches Woz lost that she could have won, MP against Na in Melbourne, that match against Cibu at Wimbledon, so it goes both ways.

Just hope Petra can seal the deal at the AO.

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