Last year, Venus lost nine times, the second lowest loss total of any other female player. Other than her sister, she lost to Monica Seles, Kim Clijsters (twice), Maggie Maleeva and the now retired Sandrine Testud. I'll add she won seven titles, allbeit 6 Tier II titles and a Tier III title (only Serena won more titles). This year, she already has one title and reached the final of a Grand Slam. Even though she is not doing as good in 2003 as she did in 2002, she is still in the top five, which she has not left since 1998. For someone who is erractic, that is pretty consistent to me. No other player in the current top five can boast that.