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Buitenzorg
Apr 5th, 2004, 07:03 AM
Is anyone has The List of WTA #1 Ranking history

Who is the longest player to stay @ #1?

Thanks

LindsayRocks89
Apr 5th, 2004, 07:27 AM
steffi graf :)

malaye
Apr 5th, 2004, 07:39 AM
Graf : 377 weeks
Navratilova : 331 weeks
Evert : 262 weeks
Hingis : 209 weeks
Seles : 178 weeks
Williams S : 57 weeks
Davenport : 38 weeks
Henin : 23 weeks
Austin : 22 weeks
Capriati : 17 weeks
Clijsters : 12 weeks
Sanchez Vicario : 12 weeks
Williams V : 11 weeks

for-sure
Apr 5th, 2004, 09:45 AM
wow juju!

kfh_9118
Apr 5th, 2004, 10:00 AM
Graf rules :bounce:

Buitenzorg
Apr 5th, 2004, 11:38 PM
Thanks Guys :)

alextreiber04
Apr 5th, 2004, 11:39 PM
Graf :eek: :D...poor Vee :sad:

Filadidas
Apr 6th, 2004, 12:48 PM
Steffi :hearts: Missing You!!!

Justine :D Doing Well!!!!

tenn_ace
Apr 6th, 2004, 01:12 PM
Keep going up Justine :D

Allez-H
Apr 6th, 2004, 01:13 PM
Lindsay is next Juju ;)

Andy T
Apr 6th, 2004, 02:42 PM
Graf : 377 weeks*
Navratilova : 331 weeks
Evert : 262 weeks**
Hingis : 209 weeks
Seles : 178 weeks***
Williams S : 57 weeks
Davenport : 38 weeks
Henin : 23 weeks
Austin : 22 weeks
Capriati : 17 weeks
Clijsters : 12 weeks
Sanchez Vicario : 12 weeks
Williams V : 11 weeks

* Misleading total because it includes the period from June 1993 when Steffi gained the number one ranking as a result of Monica being forcibly removed from the game by an assassination attempt. This total also includes 66 weeks from 15 August 1995 - 3 November 1996 and 18 November 1996 - 24 November 1996 when Steffi and Monica Seles shared the #1 ranking. Graf, therefore, is second in the list regarding the total number of weeks spent as undisputed world #1 with 311, behind Martina Navratilova

** excludes all the weeks when Evert was #1 in 1974 and 1975 before computer rankings began.
*** see (*)

graf630
Apr 6th, 2004, 03:09 PM
This the way it is printed in the record books. If you want to use * you would have to use it for probably every #1 player listed. They were and are great champions. If you take away from one it also deminishes the results of the others. They all have respect for each other without * next to their name. Why can't you?

Andy T
Apr 6th, 2004, 03:16 PM
I have phenomenal respect for all the number ones and all the champions who never made it to #1. I have a BIG problem with these stupid WTA "rankings" from start to finish and yes we should put asterisks next to those statistics because they are a combination of different systems with different parameters and different aims. They mean f**k all.

I wrote nothing that is not true and writing the truth is not disrespectful to anyone.

TonyP
Apr 6th, 2004, 03:36 PM
Actually, I have always wondered about the period when Monica and Steffi were co-number ones. Are those weeks Steffi's alone?

I also wonder whether weeks at number one includes the off season weeks. Assuming there actually is a six week period when no WTA points counting events are scheduled, does that six week period just get included in the total number of weeks of whoever happens to be number one when the break began?

Because it seems to me those weeks should NOT count in a player's total.

Paneru
Apr 6th, 2004, 03:44 PM
...poor Vee :sad:

Oh stop it! :p

The Crow
Apr 6th, 2004, 03:47 PM
I also wonder whether weeks at number one includes the off season weeks. Assuming there actually is a six week period when no WTA points counting events are scheduled, does that six week period just get included in the total number of weeks of whoever happens to be number one when the break began?

Because it seems to me those weeks should NOT count in a player's total.
I think they do count. And righfully so, cause ending a season number 1 is more important than getting to number 1 in the middle of the year. And it is "rewarded" by an extra couple of weeks of number 1.

irma
Apr 6th, 2004, 03:58 PM
The tennisrankings are based on the last 52 weeks. Players never play every week (well outside Jelena D) so those extra weeks count too and the tenniscircuit doesn't reallys stop. there are always smaller tournament.

Oh and Steffi between august 95 and december 96 was definitely the undisputed number 1. It's not even a question. 4 slams, 2 masters titles.

Steffi was a doubtful number 1 at times but not between 95-96
and this is pure based on results not what would have happened if Monica had always been around.

oh and Monica's 66 sharing weeks count because she impossible could have 178 weeks already when she "lost" (or was robbed) of her number 1 ranking

Andy T
Apr 6th, 2004, 04:45 PM
Those 66 weeks are counted in both Steffi's and Monica's totals (!)... and the totals include all weeks in the year, whether tournaments are played or not.