okay, a few rankings using the simple divisor system were posted the last few days (well, theyve been posted regularly before the last few weeks as well), all dividing the points by the # of tournaments played. Critics
claimed that Venus and Serena have mostly Slams counting towards their rankings while Kims undefeated runs at Rosmalen/Luxembourg pulled her average down.
Now what about dividing the amount of points earned through the last 52 weeks, not by the amount of tournaments, but by the maximum amount of points that was earned in this tournament (winners share).
I added up the top4's tournaments points (all 21 for kim, 7 for Venus), and divided them by the total amount of points of the winner of each tournament earned (I hope I didnt screw up the calculations).
1. SW : earned 4400 points out of 5663 for her 8 tournaments = 77.7%
Serena is way on top, wins most of the tournaments she plays (Slam or not). If she were to play a full schedule like this she would undoubtedly be no1. Unfortunately for her, she didn't.
2. KC 7044/10926 = 64.5%
3. JHH 6629/10386 = 63.8%
Just like in the traditional WTA rankings Justine and Kim are close, with Kim still narrowly taking the lead.
4. VW 2507/5238 = 47.9%
Venus has accomplished a great feat by staying in the top 10 with only 7 tournaments, but its solely based on her 2 decent Slam performances, giving her 1500 points. Earning less than 50% of the winners amount of points just isn't enough for someone like Venus. Next year she'll have to step it up....
Fairer divisor system? Worse? Is your fave ranked high enough?