Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
Re: Ranking Points Anomaly
I don't see an issue with it. Let's look a little in depth at the top 20. There are four players in the top 20, would didn't make the quarterfinals of a slam this year. They are Li Na, Nadia Petrova, Lucie Safarova, and Varvara Lepchenko.
Lucie herself didn't make it to rd of 16 of a slam this year, yet she had very good results at other tournaments.
Lepchenko just made it to the semis of a tournament for the first time this year about two weeks ago.
Although Lucie has been inconsistent does anyone really feel that she deserves to be ranked lower than Varvara?
For the most part no but we would be penalizing Lucie for inconsistent but at times good results if we were to change the system.
There will be a player similar to Lepchenko who would get over on a ranking change.
And honestly that occurs for any type of ranking system that's out there.
I honestly prefer it the way it is. Say they did change the system and gave a player 200 points for making the 3rd round and 310 for making the fourth round of a slam.
So a player who who makes the quarters, 4th round, and two first rounds of a slam would get 820 points but a player who made the 4 3rd rounds would only be 20 points in rankings just from the slams. That doesn't quite seem fair.
"Everybody always said I didn't get that job because my wife is white. If you're not strong enough to look through that then you have the issue."
-Charlie Strong, assistant head coach of the Florida Gators
Black presidents of the US=1
Black head coaches in the SEC=0
Something needs to change.