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Szymanowski
Apr 4th, 2005, 12:20 PM
:D

(in the race, that is. Sorry for those who've already seen this in the GM, but I thought I should post it here also;))
I just went to the official WTA website and I was surprised and overjoyed to find out that Maria tops this ranking system. Now, we all know this system is flawed, and it is not the rankings most people care about, but I thought I'd post it anyway, It's good to hear Maria's been the best player this season:D

Cur Name/Country Rank Pts Tours
1 SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS
1699.00 5
2 DAVENPORT, LINDSAY USA
1614.00 5
3 WILLIAMS, SERENA USA
1523.00 4
4 CLIJSTERS, KIM BEL
1237.00 3
5 MAURESMO, AMELIE FRA
1089.00 6
6 MOLIK, ALICIA AUS
960.00 6
7 DECHY, NATHALIE FRA
820.00 8
8 SCHNYDER, PATTY SUI
797.00 7
9 DEMENTIEVA, ELENA RUS
697.00 5
10 WILLIAMS, VENUS USA

Dan23
Apr 4th, 2005, 12:28 PM
Yea well it is good because Maria is the best performing player so far this year :cool:
..and would be the 1st player into the YEC..
She might lose the spot over the next 4 weeks while she has a break but has plenty of time to get it back before November :D

Szymanowski
Apr 4th, 2005, 12:30 PM
yeah, some1 in the GM just reminded me she will probably lose this next week to lindsay at amelie island. So no birthday #1:sad:

Josh B.
Apr 4th, 2005, 01:20 PM
atleast shes got to number 1 though! Best player in the world at the moment!

Andy Mac
Apr 4th, 2005, 10:44 PM
:worship:

Futballer
Apr 4th, 2005, 10:48 PM
I thought she was going to be #2...

Edward.
Apr 4th, 2005, 10:52 PM
I thought she was going to be #2...

She is #1 in the Race to the Championships.

Futballer
Apr 4th, 2005, 10:56 PM
Oooh I seeee

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Apr 5th, 2005, 04:50 AM
that is sort of sad.... Davenport as all her tournaments after WImbledon, so she will stay high for a while...

MaitaBaby
Apr 10th, 2005, 05:23 AM
Can she stay number 1 til the 19th? Well.. hopefully she does. :)

DrChemicalX
Apr 10th, 2005, 06:02 AM
she will

Szymanowski
Apr 10th, 2005, 09:54 AM
she will
Is that a hopeful comment that Davenport drops out of Amelie Islans in an early round, or based on the relevent calculations? :confused:

no1mariafan
Apr 10th, 2005, 10:35 AM
Davenport is in the final of Amelia Island..

Szymanowski
Apr 10th, 2005, 10:57 AM
I kno. Does that mean she'll go no1?

Szymanowski
Apr 10th, 2005, 11:16 AM
I know. Does that mean she goes #1?

Josh B.
Apr 10th, 2005, 11:23 AM
think so, but im not sure!

Szymanowski
Apr 10th, 2005, 04:50 PM
:eek:a double post. How funny :D

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Apr 10th, 2005, 08:38 PM
I think so anymore...

@m@nd@
Apr 10th, 2005, 09:59 PM
:eek:
davenport won amelia island

Szymanowski
Apr 10th, 2005, 10:25 PM
:sad:

Szymanowski
Apr 10th, 2005, 10:25 PM
Please could everyone go to this thread now and vote 'Flute'!

http://wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=160212&page=2



Thank you so much!

Josh B.
Apr 11th, 2005, 10:10 AM
already did! :p

Szymanowski
Apr 11th, 2005, 05:06 PM
already did! :p
Yes, well I respect you most highly for it :worship:


goodreps comin your way soon;)

Szymanowski
Apr 11th, 2005, 05:07 PM
back onto topic: Maria is now #2 in both race and entry ranking. There is of course no way she can make #1 by the 19th as she is not playing, but we sould all be pleased that she made it to #1 basically as a CHILD!

Stroba
Apr 20th, 2005, 10:36 AM
Thought itīs time to bump this thread again...

We already know Maria didnīt make the #1 spot till her birthday but it looks very likely to happen before the FO. Lindsay has announced she wonīt play anything (besides FED-cup) before the FO and she has finalists points to defend from Strasbourg last year (136pts). Maria has quite few points to defend and is very likely to pass Davenport with performances in Berlin and Rome similar to what she has shown this year so far.

Mauresmo is unlikely to pass Maria since she was the champion in both Berlin and Rome last year. Others are too far behind.

Iīd love to see Maria take the #1 spot till the FO, although Itīs not really that important. Iīd appreciate it a lot more if she can finnish the year as #1.

Good luck Maria! :yeah: :tennis:

Szymanowski
Apr 20th, 2005, 03:12 PM
Maria DID make #1 before the 19th;)

but in the race, not the entry rankings. The race is the race for the best player this year so far, and the WTA and ATP both tried to phase in this kind of system, similar to that used in football, but as tennis has such a short off season, and players so often take breaks when they want, rather than just at the year end, this combined with he fact that there are so many players all competing in for points, not just around 20 like most football leagues, this means it doesn't have the same meaning in tennis, and gradually the ATP and WTA have had to phase the entry rankings back in.