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View Poll Results: What is the biggest flaw with the WTA's rankings?
It doesn't make Grand Slams mandatory 8 14.04%
It allows players to erase their worst results 12 21.05%
it requires too many tournaments 11 19.30%
it's fine as is 21 36.84%
other 5 8.77%
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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old Oct 15th, 2003, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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What do you like the least about the rankings system?

What do you like the least about the WTA's rankings system?
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I think the biggest flaw is allowing players to erase their worst results. I think not making Slams mandatory is also a major flaw.
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1) The amount of points for qualifying... it's way too much.

2) The system of bonus points... where beating someone 6-10 is worth 43 points, 11-16 is worth 35, and 17-26 is worth 23... The points differential should be more even.

3) Tier III's and IV's that are played the same week as Tier II's are worth too much. It's smarter for the 4th, 5th best player in a Tier II... to play the Tier III.
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I do agree that Grand Slams should be mandatory on your ranking... I'd prefer having a sort of Masters Series, also... where those points are necessary... but I don't see that happening soon.

I don't have a problem with dropping your lowest ranking. Players should be encouraged to play. Under that line of thinking... the top players shouldn't play any warm-up tournaments before slams.
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I think it's fine as it is, as long as you remember that the no.1 ranked player is not synonymous with the best player in the world.

Once you're over that (really quite minor) stumbling block - which a lot of people seem to have difficulty with - it's not awful. I am no expert on how the rankings work though I should add.

I don't see any need for the slams to be mandatory or for there to be a reduction in the number of tournaments - players should have the right to control their own schedules.
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I think the points for the slams are overinflated. The previous system (double a Tier I) was plenty. They could tweak QP a bit (from 100 to 75 for #1 and #2 seems a bit of a steep dropoff).
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Slams are still double IW and Miami...
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post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2003, 12:10 AM
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Just a random thought, but I think if you successfully defend a title from one year to the next you should get some sort of bonus.
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I disagree...

Then that would reward someone like Sharapova winning a crap draw in Tokyo every year.
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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old Oct 16th, 2003, 12:47 AM
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...they should just change it's name to Entry System...then people wouldn't be so fussy about it...
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Like most people here, I think the ranking system is pretty faulty. Especially any time one of my favourites isn't #1.

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the question is, what do you have to do to be deserving of number 1?

before kim clijsters, inorder to become number 1, everyones opinions were,

1. They had to beat the former number 1 consistently to become number 1.
2. They needed to win tournies at least 4-5.
3. They need to win grandslams- yes plural not just one.

Now, u don't have to beat number 1, u don't have to win slams, you don't even have to win that many tournies, you can loose more tournies than you win like kim does, and u will be number 1.

the system is jacked

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What i dilike most..........
How Jenny,VeVe,and Serena's rankings look!

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Originally Posted by SerenaSlam
the question is, what do you have to do to be deserving of number 1?

before kim clijsters, inorder to become number 1, everyones opinions were,

1. They had to beat the former number 1 consistently to become number 1.
2. They needed to win tournies at least 4-5.
3. They need to win grandslams- yes plural not just one.

Now, u don't have to beat number 1, u don't have to win slams, you don't even have to win that many tournies, you can loose more tournies than you win like kim does, and u will be number 1.

the system is jacked
Word! Doesn´t make any sense...Kim´s a good player but nowhere close to no.1 caliber!

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Like most people here, I think the ranking system is pretty faulty. Especially any time one of my favourites isn't #1.
Impeccable timing as always. You're a classic, disposablehero.
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