Did they forget Sharapova? Oh that is your ranking.
That other list is utter crap. Craziest of all is Clijsters at #4 by a considerable margin. She has two top ten wins, three top ten losses in 2012.
Oh my god. Thanks for pointing that out. I don't know what was up with my head when I posted that list but the omission of Maria was accidental, it's like I brainfarted and totally forgot she was there. How strange.
Okay, I'll do it again.
1. Serena Williams
2. Maria Sharapova
3. Victoria Azarenka
4. Petra Kvitova
5. Simona Halep
6. Yaroslava Shvedova
7. Caroline Wozniacki
8. Agnieszka Radwanska
9. Lucie Safarova
10. Dominica Cibulkova
I have this new feeling that we won't be seeing Angie in the Top 5 anymore. There might be a reason why she didn't break out until 23. I feel like Simona Halep will be the surprise star of 2013.
Every so often there is an anomaly in there, someone you just don't expect to see from the outset. It was Errani last year.
If somebody can come up with a secure way of awarding extra points to both the winners AND the losers of high-quality matches, then it might make sense to talk about a system of quality points. Awarding extra points to players who are gifted a win by a top player having an off day, which is what the proposed system mainly does, is pure bullshit.