Barthel is 23 actually...by this age Hingis has long won her last slam already
my fault , probably Barthel will be "still giving hopes" even when she will be 27
Career Grand Slam Winner
Wimbledon 2004 ~ US Open 2006 ~ Australian Open 2008 ~ French Open 2012 and 2014 WTA Championships 2004
London Olympics silver medallist
35 WTA titles , including 14 Tier I titles
21 weeks #1 player
And in a reverse situation you or someone else would simply use this as "there isnt huge difference between #22 & #30 anyway" to support your argument.
There isn't a huge difference. True. Although I would maintain there is still a tangible difference, albeit a modest one. But even if there was no difference at all the point remains you would think from reading this thread that Barthel was ranked substantially higher than Flipkens and this result was a huge embarrassing upset. Which, quite frankly, is not the case.