Visored one - Like it has been said many times, the rankings are done by one organization, the Women's Tennis Association ('the WTA'). The Slam tournaments are run by a TOTALLY DIFFERENT organization, the International Tennis Federation ('the ITF').
The ITF doesn't have to honor WTA rankings, and they don't. All the players know this. All the fans who are interested in reality instead of whining know this. We've been over this point 50 times on this board.
The point of having rankings, among other things, is to determine seeding at WTA events. The Australian Open is NOT a WTA event. Never has been.
As to why there's an ITF and a WTA, go read up on the history and development of 'Open Tennis'.
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