How I feel about the others (and I added a couple of my own
2010- Wozniacki over Clijsters-no contest Clijsters. We're talking 2 majors to 0 if one counts the YEC.
2008-Jankovic as #1. Ger real. It was Serena Williams.
2006-I agree with Henin as #1, but a case can be made for Mauresmo.
2005- Davenport over Clijsters Clijsters was the clear #1 to me.
2004-No way Davenport was #1. One can argue with who would replace her, but either Henin or Sharapova gets my vote.
2001- Davenport over Capriati and Venus. Again, no major=no way. Venus is #1 in my book, though there's an argument for the capster.
2000-I have Venus as #1 rather than Hingis. At least Hingis won the yEC and a bucket load of other events, so it's arguable.
1994- Graf over Sanchez Vicario. Sanchez was #1 to me by virtue of winning 2 majors.
1993- Graf over Seles (since IMO Seles's #1 ranking should have been frozen for 12 months. Who knows she might have returned in late 93 or early 94 if it had). Steffi is my clear #1. Not her fault Monica didn't return to tour later in the year.
1990-There's a somewhat good for Monica as #1 in this year.
1987-I have Graf as #1, but Martina has a case.
1980 and 1981- Evert over Austin. I actually agreed with it, letting alone not thinking it was a big injustice, but again some at the time seemed to dispute it. I guess one thing to keep in mind is that around then to "some" people Wimbledon, U.S Open, Avon, and Colgate Championships were considered the 4 biggest events.
1981 was the year I think 3 women had credible cases for #1. Evert was the consensus choice, but Austin (by virtue of 2 majors and head to heads with Chris and Martina) and Martina (who played a full schedule, wobn a major, and by today's standards would be clear #1) have cases.
1978- Navratilova over Evert (I didnt see it as being obviously wrong, but it seems some did at the time). I have Evert as #1, but Martina clearly has a case.
1971-Pre-computer era. I have Goolagong as #1 (as did most pundits) but clearly King had a case.
1966-Most had King as #1 for the year, but there are cases for Bueno and Jones as #1.
1964-was it Bueno or Smith?