Interesting Point About Anna K's Ranking!
Since Anna was injured for so much of last year, it is impossible to know what her ranking would have been had she remained healthy.
Last year at this time, Anna was at her rankings and points peak, after a successful 2000 season and a strong start to 2001. She was ranked #8, with 2144 ranking points, based on her 17 best results out of 26 tournaments.
If 2001 had been as healthy and successful as 2000 for Anna , and if she therefore had those same 2144 points NOW, that would place her at #11.
I found that interesting, because based on current form, it is not hard to imagine her being approximately the 11th best player right now.
PLEASE don't read all manner of Evil into this post; it is simply an interesting point I discovered!! Yes, 2001 might have been better than 2000 for Anna, but equally, it could have been worse, with the rise of other strong youngsters Dokic, Mauresmo, Henin, and Clijsters. So this points comparison is as good as any other as a speculative benchmark for "what might have been".
(Janie ducks waiting for whatever ajayares is going to scold her about THIS time!)