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Yonexforever
Feb 27th, 2005, 04:54 AM
Is it me or does there seem to be a tremendous amount of movement in for example the top 10.
There was a time when Hingis was No1, when there just didnt seem to be ANY movement. She had No1 on lock and it alomost looked like you had to wait a year for your results to be reflected in your ranking,
Has there been changes to how they are calibrated?
Wins and losses seem to be resulting in a change almost on a weekly basis!

ceiling_fan
Feb 27th, 2005, 05:16 AM
ur right, it's not just u.... but also when serena ruled there was about 2000 points difference at times between her and #2

tennnisfannn
Feb 27th, 2005, 05:21 AM
so true, in 3 weeks serena has dropped 2 spots. The no.1 is ususally more visible but he no.2 to 4 are in a merry go round, that changes every week. The group of russians, myskina, svetalana and dementieva haven't changed much coz of either poor play or none play but once again this will change alot over the next 3 weeks. Molik and venus will keep swappping positions for a while too till well into the clay season.
There was a time when I knew who was who in the top ten, but now I have to check every week.

Yonexforever
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:11 PM
Ok i feel better now.
I'm not sure how I feel about all the action, but its certainly interesting for us die hards.
DHFan, Thats an interesting point you make, which probably explained the Hinigs situation.
I do think the casual observer will have a hard time understanding who is where week in week out.

fammmmedspin
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:54 PM
Top players are moving because they were all close from 1-7 and Venus and Alicia are gaining - if you play one week you move if the people above you don't play and as it gets closer who wins matters if everyone plays.

There looks a lot of movement below too - look at practically all the 15-18 year old phenoms - not to mention players like Bartoli or Pennetta who quietly have gone up towards the top 30.

Geisha
Feb 27th, 2005, 02:56 PM
I remember, after Wimbledon in 2000 it was:

1. Martina
2. Lindsay
3. Venus

Martina had won all the tournaments after the US. Lindsay won two after the US. Venus won 36 matches and didn't even get to NUMBER 2!

Yonexforever
Feb 27th, 2005, 07:25 PM
Then I definetly don't like it.
I wonder how it must feel to win a HUGE tournament one week, rest the next and have yoru raking tumble because the 2 others got to a final the week after.
It used to be if were injured your ranking didnt appear to go anywhere, I always assumed it meant you were NOT being penalised for inactivity due to injury.
Now the minute you come up lame you start to plummet.

jonny84
Feb 27th, 2005, 08:37 PM
Well the rankings are going to change all the time - especially when the slam winners' points come off at different stages of the year.

Orion
Feb 27th, 2005, 09:27 PM
Currently, there are 4 winners for 5 grandslams/YEC, and 8 winners for 10 Tier I's (Mauresmo being the only repeat). Thus, for the 15 biggest tournaments, there have been 9 winners and 13 finalists (including winners). In previous years, there would be only 5-6 winners, and maybe 8-10 finalists. There has been an enormous levelling of the field, giving the Women's tour a lot of depth compared to the Men's.

Australian Open: S. Williams def. Davenport
French Open: Myskina def. Dementieva
Wimbledon: Sharapova def. S. Williams
US Open: Kuznetsova def. Dementieva
YEC: Sharapova def. S. Williams

Tokyo PP: Sharapova def. Davenport
Indian Wells: Henin-Hardenne def. Davenport
Miami: S. Williams def. Dementieva
Charleston: V. Williams def. Martinez
Berlin: Mauresmo def. V. Williams
Rome: Mauresmo def. Capriati
San Diego: Davenport def. Myskina
Toronto: Mauresmo def. Likhovtseva
Moscow: Myskina def. Dementieva
Zurich: Molik def. Sharapova

_LuCaS_
Feb 27th, 2005, 09:43 PM
Currently, there are 4 winners for 5 grandslams/YEC, and 8 winners for 10 Tier I's (Mauresmo being the only repeat). Thus, for the 15 biggest tournaments, there have been 9 winners and 13 finalists (including winners). In previous years, there would be only 5-6 winners, and maybe 8-10 finalists. There has been an enormous levelling of the field, giving the Women's tour a lot of depth compared to the Men's.

Australian Open: S. Williams def. Davenport
French Open: Myskina def. Dementieva
Wimbledon: Sharapova def. S. Williams
US Open: Kuznetsova def. Dementieva
YEC: Sharapova def. S. Williams

Tokyo PP: Sharapova def. Davenport
Indian Wells: Henin-Hardenne def. Davenport
Miami: S. Williams def. Dementieva
Charleston: V. Williams def. Martinez
Berlin: Mauresmo def. V. Williams
Rome: Mauresmo def. Capriati
San Diego: Davenport def. Myskina
Toronto: Mauresmo def. Likhovtseva
Moscow: Myskina def. Dementieva
Zurich: Molik def. Sharapova
:yeah: