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Does Serena now own the alltime highest ranking point total?

I read that Steffi had the previous highest ranking point total with 6951. If that is so Serena has broken that. If it is not Steffi, then who?

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I do not know but I bet is is the highest for ANYONE with just 13 tournaments in the last 12 months.

However possibly points awarded per tournament have changed since then.
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serena will be at her highest which i bet will be around 7000 after paris...but its downhill after that...



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Just think if Serena had committed to a more full schedule last year. Then she would be probably over 8,000 points.

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I highly doubt it, in 1997 Hingis owned the tour, even more so than Serena, so I doubt it
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The record is now owned by Serena. Steffi held the record

Achieved highest ranking point average ever of 441.1746
Achieved highest ranking point total ever of 6951.6185


Serena now holds the highest ranking point total 6989
Serena now holds the highest ranking poiint average 537.61

I know there are factors but there are always factors. Serena now holds these records along with most money in a season.

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Wow! All those points and she only played 13 tournaments.
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1) Hingis had over 7000 points in early 98

(I'm pretty sure)

2) She LAPPED her nearest competitor. Has Serena done that?
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Hingis didn't hold all four grand slams in 1997/1998. So should she even be mentioned in the same breath as Serena?! I think not. Please compare Serena to Steffi, Martina N., Margaret Court...the legends of women's tennis.

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Hingis didn't hold all four grand slams in 1997/1998. So should she even be mentioned in the same breath as Serena?! I think not. Please compare Serena to Steffi, Martina N., Margaret Court...the legends of women's tennis.
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...and hingis had at least the full 17 compared to serenas 13...
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Are you kidding me? Compare Martina Hingis from 1997-Aussie 98 to Serena from 2002-Aussie2003.

Hingis Slams: 4
Serena Slams: 4

Hingis GS finals: 5
Serena GS finals: 4

Hingis titles: 13?
Serena titles: much less

Hingis age: 16/17
Serena age: 20

Hingis had to beat a different player in all her Slam wins. Serena got to face the same player. Hingis won more doubles titles. She racked up more points. She had a higher winning percentage. She reached #1 sooner.

Etc.

I don't doubt that Serena will eventually pass Martina in overall Slam wins, but Hingis 1997 is far superior to Serena's now. If Serena goes undefeated until the French Open final and wins that Slam again, talk.
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Oh, don't make me laugh. Even Martina would acknowledge that Serena is in another category altogether. Serena is in the Legends of Tennis category.

Hingis has all of those titles because (1) there was no strong competition and (2) she played so many damn tournaments! Serena plays less and has accomplished more. That can't even be argued. Serena also showed that she can win Grand Slams on ALL surfaces, unlike Martina. So please, don't sound desparate. Martina was very good at tennis, just not quite the Legend, like Serena, Steffi, Martina N and the select few legends. Congratulations to Serena!

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"(1) there was no strong competition"

Haha, today's field is weaker than it was back then.

"(2) she played so many damn tournaments! Serena plays less and has accomplished more."

Hingis played many more tournaments than Serena and only had 5 losses. Serena had 5 losses in much less tournaments. How does that favor Serena?

The only difference between the two is that Serena doesn't seem like she will stop anytime soon. But then again after 1997 many people predicted Hingis would win a double-digit number of slams.
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"(1) there was no strong competition"

Haha, today's field is weaker than it was back then.

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Often times it is impossible to compare players. Such as Navratilova, Graf or say Evert in comparison to Serena and Venus. There are just too many factors when comparing players of different eras. But Serena and Martina are of the same era. So comparisons are not only easy but more importantly valid. Martina in 2000 and 2001, never played better. She never ran faster, been more fit, hit harder or was more mentally tough. Yet she could not win a slam. In fact she was beginning to be dominated by more than one player. At 22 she suffered injury and everyone wishes her nothing but the best upon her return. But comparing the Martina of 97 to the Serena of 02 is a sad joke. In 1997 Martina was fat, I mean embarrassingly fat. That in itself tells everyone who wants to look, at the state of women's tennis then. Hopefully she will come back so we can see the difference in lady's tennis then and now.

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Françoise Abanda definitely a future #1 --- Taylor Townsend devastation on the march
Venus and Serena ferocious grannies --- Kimiko Date Krumm great granny still doing her thing.

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