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networthy
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:44 PM
According to this week's WTA Notes and Netcords newsletter, the two weeks during the US Open will be Safina's 20th and 21st as world #1. This ties her with Tracy Austin at #10 on the list of weeks spent at #1.

A few questions:

Mauresmo is at #9, with 39 weeks. (1) Will Safina be able to overtake Mauresmo?

Amazingly, there are seven active former #1s. Serena's chances to regain #1 are excellent, while Mauresmo's are almost zero. (2) What are the chances that Clijsters, Jelena, Maria, Ana or Venus will reach #1 again?

Safina is the latest player to reach #1 and join the list. (3) Who will be the next player added to the list?

And lastly, (4) How the dang can I insert tabs into text?

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1. Steffi Graf......................377 weeks (all-time record for weeks at No.1, among men or women)
2. Martina Navratilova......................332 weeks
3. Chris Evert......................260 weeks
4. Martina Hingis......................209 weeks
5. Monica Seles......................178 weeks
6. Justine Henin......................117 weeks
7. Lindsay Davenport......................98 weeks
8. Serena Williams......................72 weeks
9. Amélie Mauresmo......................39 weeks
T10. Dinara Safina......................20, 21 weeks
T10. Tracy Austin......................21 weeks
12. Kim Clijsters......................19 weeks
13. Jelena Jankovic......................18 weeks
T14. Jennifer Capriati......................17 weeks
T14. Maria Sharapova......................17 weeks
T16. Ana Ivanovic......................12 weeks
T16. Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario......................12 weeks
18. Venus Williams......................11 weeks
19. Evonne Goolagong......................2 weeks

joão.
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:45 PM
:help:

thegreendestiny
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:47 PM
It's embarrassing how she keeps her ranking. :tape:

Keegan
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:49 PM
Congratulations to her :) She earned it and it's no surprise with Serena only giving a shit at the Slams. She puts the effort in all year round. So what if she's had some poor losses recently? Serena has had some pretty bad losses too.

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:50 PM
:lol: :worship:
Well, this is how the system works. She just played all she could throughout the past 52 weeks and earned it. So cut the crap that she doesn't deserve to be #1 or whatsoever.

I hope she can keep that #1 ranking or extend it in the future in order to piss off the haters.:D

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:51 PM
Congratulations to her! She earned it and deserves it!

Now on to that slam! :bigclap:

tennnisfannn
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:59 PM
how did Goolagong sneak into only 2 weeks at no.1, I always thought that was Venus' pride and joy, the least no. of weeks spent at no. 1

Dodoboy.
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:00 PM
*VOMIT*

Tennis is dead.

Keegan
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:01 PM
how did Goolagong sneak into only 2 weeks at no.1, I always thought that was Venus' pride and joy, the least no. of weeks spent at no. 1

Retrospective World No. 1 rating

Many tennis writers and publications ranked Goolagong as World No. 1 for 1971, including Björn Hellberg of Tidningen Tennis, Joseph Macauley of World Tennis magazine, Lance Tingay of the Daily Telegraph, L'Equipe, and Rex Bellamy of The Times. Bud Collins of the Boston Globe and Rino Tomassi ranked Goolagong second, after Billie Jean King.

Although she played at her highest level in the early-to-mid 1970s, the WTA computer, which began in 1973, did not list her as ever holding the World No. 1 ranking until 2007. In December 2007, the WTA realized that the rankings for 1976 were miscalculated. When the records were corrected, the WTA announced that Goolagong had briefly supplanted Chris Evert as World No. 1 following Goolagong's victory at the 1976 Virginia Slims of Los Angeles tournament. Goolagong held the top ranking from 26 April 1976, through 9 May 1976, after which Evert reassumed that ranking

From Wikipedia.

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:02 PM
*VOMIT*

Tennis is dead.

Serena plays an important part in this too. Say thanks to her please.:D

Uranium
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:02 PM
Good for her.

bellascarlett
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:06 PM
Good for her but still, I agree until she wins that slam it's...:help:

Not her fault of course. But god...seems so weird.

thegreendestiny
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:07 PM
Btw, how on earth did Ana hold the no.1 spot longer than Venus? :o

-jenks-
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:10 PM
Congrats Safina! :bigclap:

$uricate
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:13 PM
Wow, awesome.

Cause she's just so much better than players like Austin and Venus.......





:rolleyes:

*Jool*
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:18 PM
well it's not as if there were 500 number 1s anyway :shrug:
good feat for her

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:20 PM
Serena plays an important part in this too. Say thanks to her please.:D

:haha: :haha:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Sep 1st, 2009, 07:43 PM
:o

FedererBulgaria
Sep 1st, 2009, 07:46 PM
:o:o:o:o

mdterp01
Sep 1st, 2009, 07:47 PM
And the only one in the top 10 without at least 1 major! :help:

Ryan
Sep 1st, 2009, 07:49 PM
:shrug: She earned it, but she definitely deserves to NOT have it based on the last few months of play. That being said, no one's really stepped up enough to take it. If ED won the USO, would she make it to #1? I

networthy
Sep 1st, 2009, 08:39 PM
I didn't mean for this thread to become a discussion on whether Safina deserves to be #1 or not. There has already been plenty of discussion on that. I was hoping people would answer the questions I posed...

goldenlox
Sep 1st, 2009, 08:39 PM
She has a big lead. It's possible she works her way up that list.
It's probably up to Justine to stop her. But I don't think she's coming back to be a week in week out #1.

Galsen
Sep 1st, 2009, 08:41 PM
Justine u better stop this please

MisterMan
Sep 1st, 2009, 08:55 PM
Lol, good for her ! Look where Venus is on the list.
The more consistent player is rightfully ahead of the pack.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Sep 1st, 2009, 08:57 PM
One of the all time greats

spiritedenergy
Sep 1st, 2009, 08:57 PM
she just won't go away:o

AcesHigh
Sep 1st, 2009, 08:58 PM
:lol: Hope she goes higher and higher just to see people's heads explode.

hankqq
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:00 PM
wow Serena :o all her fault :lol:
and no I'm not a Safina hater :lol: but she's not playing like a #1 and that's not even up for debate :lol:

Tanja8
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:02 PM
:shrug: She earned it, but she definitely deserves to NOT have it based on the last few months of play. That being said, no one's really stepped up enough to take it. If ED won the USO, would she make it to #1? I
No ... Lena can come to the 3rd place if she wins.
I think Safina will stay N1 after US Open ... Serena has 1100 points more to defend ...

phelbyn
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:04 PM
Yikes! Consider that since 2000 nine women have been added to the list. In 25 years before that... only 9 or so #1's!

Safina should win a slam in time.

I think it's more shocking Serena has ONLY held the #1 for 72 weeks! Too bad she never played more tennis.. she could be up to 100-200+ weeks by now!

Tanja8
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:07 PM
I think it's more shocking Serena has ONLY held the #1 for 72 weeks! Too bad she never played more tennis.. she could be up to 100-200+ weeks by now!
"Too bad she never played more tennis" sounds exactly the same than "Too bad ED didn`t serve better and she would have 5 Slams by now."
It`s a big IF. We never know what would happen IF ...

Tennisstar86
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:09 PM
who cares, shes confirmed the ranking is a joke.... Ana made it a joke, and she confirmed it.....

LCS
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:09 PM
It's embarrassing how she keeps her ranking. :tape:

It's embarrassing how the others can't dethrone her..

Serenita
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:10 PM
She also broke a record; most UE in Gs match.

spiritedenergy
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:10 PM
who cares, shes confirmed the ranking is a joke.... Ana made it a joke, and she confirmed it.....

:spit:

why drag Ana into this?:rolleyes:

You are the joke:wavey:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:11 PM
It's embarrassing how the other can't dethrone her..

They need help from other players

What you can do when Safina is getting easy draws followed by easy draws ?

phelbyn
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:14 PM
:spit:

why drag Ana into this?:rolleyes:

You are the joke:wavey:

Ummm... well, Ana Ivanovic had a record of 4 wins to 4 loses as #1. Yikes!

Max565
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:17 PM
It's not so much that she didn't win a Slam that annoys me, but it's the kind of game she plays. It just doesn't fascinate or enthralls me.

Tennisstar86
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:19 PM
:spit:

why drag Ana into this?:rolleyes:

You are the joke:wavey:

you're right, Ana did great things for the #1 ranking... an impressive 4-3....:worship: losing to players ranked 133, 94 and 188.....

I didnt draw Ana into the conversation....when you bring up worthless players to be #1 Ana's name is just at the top of the list.....:help:

spiritedenergy
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:22 PM
you're right, Ana did great things for the #1 ranking... an impressive 4-3....:worship: losing to players ranked 133, 94 and 188.....

I didnt draw Ana into the conversation....when you bring up worthless players to be #1 Ana's name is just at the top of the list.....:help:

that's why Ana lost the n.1 so soon... Safina has it for almost all year:shrug:

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:33 PM
It's embarrassing how the others can't dethrone her..

thank you.

Dodoboy.
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:34 PM
I blame Serena.

lilimi
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:05 PM
It's embarrassing how she keeps her ranking. :tape:

she's not the only player on tour.

lilimi
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:08 PM
I blame Serena.

of course! she should have won more slams than federer but the girl prefers off court activities like fashion, comedy or eating cookies :sad: i'm happy dina became n°1 because it made serena being more focused in her tennis career...she didn't get many victories besides slams, though :unsure: I think if she gets fitter she'll be more consistent and have less injuries.

Joana
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:13 PM
Btw, how on earth did Ana hold the no.1 spot longer than Venus? :o

Venus got to #1 just as Serena started to make it big time in 2002 and soon overtook her. Before that, she didn't play enough to be ranked #1 even when she was arguably the best player on tour.
Ivanovic didn't immediately have as serious a competitor so she could stick around a bit longer.

MrSerenaWilliams
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:16 PM
Serena please play tennis for more than 10 weeks a year :sobbing:

starin
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:19 PM
that is sooo wrong

Uranus
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:26 PM
Oh my... that's too much for me to take. Just have look at who's behind :bigcry:.

terjw
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:30 PM
It's embarrassing how the others can't dethrone her..

Quite - if it's embarrassing that she's been #1 for as long as this - what does this say about the others?

Tennisstar86
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:40 AM
Venus got to #1 just as Serena started to make it big time in 2002 and soon overtook her. Before that, she didn't play enough to be ranked #1 even when she was arguably the best player on tour.
Ivanovic didn't immediately have as serious a competitor so she could stick around a bit longer.

Thats actually not exactly what happened....

Venus stayed #3 FOREVER, because back in 2000 being #1 actually meant something.... People talk abotu Hingis (myself included) but when Hingis was #1 she was holding like 9 titles.... Davenport #2 was also holding like 9 titles.....And Venus missed like the first half of the year in 2000, and by the time she got to #1 2002 the player she was contending with was not Hingis, but actually Capriati...she and JCap traded the ranking back and forth for awhile, until Venus had it securely because Most of Jcaps points came in the start of the year AO &FO as she was the first player to make winning Majors and ONLY majors her priority....
Then when Serena beat Venus at Wimbledon she became #1.

So basically you can say Hingis & Jcap are the real reasons Venus hasnt been #1 for longer not so much Serena as while Serenas peak is 02-03 Venus was 99-03 where she stayed in the top 3.....back when the rankings actually meant something.....

Ferg
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:43 AM
I feel so sorry for her with all this media attention, skepticism, and hate. Its not her fault the system is terrible. :awww: She must feel so much pressure. :hug:

AcesHigh
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:46 AM
The rankings mean the same now as they did then. It's not like the ranking system has changed much over time.

The only difference is the tour sucks horribly right now. Don't blame the ranking system.

Tennisstar86
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:50 AM
The rankings mean the same now as they did then. It's not like the ranking system has changed much over time.

The only difference is the tour sucks horribly right now. Don't blame the ranking system.


Quality points Quality points.......

AcesHigh
Sep 2nd, 2009, 01:05 AM
Quality points Quality points.......

Put in quality points and the result wouldnt be much different.

I wanted quality points but not after this mess the last few years. Should people a lot more points for defeating Safina? :tape: or Venus for that matter? or Serena at a nonslam?

Tennisstar86
Sep 2nd, 2009, 01:44 AM
Put in quality points and the result wouldnt be much different.

I wanted quality points but not after this mess the last few years. Should people a lot more points for defeating Safina? :tape: or Venus for that matter? or Serena at a nonslam?

un-huh. except if we had quality points, Safina more than likely wouldnt be #1.... its not guranteed, but the ranking system didnt go whacky until after they took them away......the system wasnt broke and they tried to fix it and failed.....

Junex
Sep 2nd, 2009, 02:06 AM
And by winning her first round match.. she will stay #1 for a month longer... bet on that!

Joana
Sep 2nd, 2009, 02:12 AM
Quality points Quality points.......

Yes, we really need Julie Coins of the world to get 200 extra points for beating Ana Ivanovics. Hell, Olivia Rogowska would have been close to getting those 200 points for her effort today.

Golovinjured.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 03:03 AM
That's an insult to every player below her on that list.

hdfb
Sep 2nd, 2009, 03:11 AM
Yes, we really need Julie Coins of the world to get 200 extra points for beating Ana Ivanovics. Hell, Olivia Rogowska would have been close to getting those 200 points for her effort today.

Yes it would because quality points aren't awarded just for beating the #1, it's also for beating anyone else on the tour.

Maybe you think 200 is a lot, but in that case they should at least decrease the amount of quality points awarded instead of getting rid of it altogether. It just makes cakewalk draws go unpunished.

Joana
Sep 2nd, 2009, 03:18 AM
Thats actually not exactly what happened....

Venus stayed #3 FOREVER, because back in 2000 being #1 actually meant something.... People talk abotu Hingis (myself included) but when Hingis was #1 she was holding like 9 titles.... Davenport #2 was also holding like 9 titles.....And Venus missed like the first half of the year in 2000, and by the time she got to #1 2002 the player she was contending with was not Hingis, but actually Capriati...she and JCap traded the ranking back and forth for awhile, until Venus had it securely because Most of Jcaps points came in the start of the year AO &FO as she was the first player to make winning Majors and ONLY majors her priority....
Then when Serena beat Venus at Wimbledon she became #1.

So basically you can say Hingis & Jcap are the real reasons Venus hasnt been #1 for longer not so much Serena as while Serenas peak is 02-03 Venus was 99-03 where she stayed in the top 3.....back when the rankings actually meant something.....

In 2000 Venus missed a big part of the season due to injury. She had an amazing second half of the year but simply couldn't amass enough points to get to #1.
In 2001 she had that first round exit at RG and didn't play at all after the US Open.
In 2002 she played more tournaments and won more titles than in either 2000 or 2001. She reached 3 Slam finals, which she couldn't do in the two previous years. She was having the season of her life. The thing is, Serena was even better.

AcesHigh
Sep 2nd, 2009, 03:20 AM
un-huh. except if we had quality points, Safina more than likely wouldnt be #1.... its not guranteed, but the ranking system didnt go whacky until after they took them away......the system wasnt broke and they tried to fix it and failed.....

Actually the difference is minimal and I remember someone doing the math and it wouldnt change anything. I'm not sure if it's the same situation now.

And the system isn't much different.. so if it wasnt broken 9 years ago, I'm pretty sure it's still not broken.

Matt01
Sep 2nd, 2009, 11:15 AM
un-huh. except if we had quality points, Safina more than likely wouldnt be #1.... its not guranteed, but the ranking system didnt go whacky until after they took them away......the system wasnt broke and they tried to fix it and failed.....


:bs: You have no clue what you are talking about.

Talula
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:44 PM
Several players held the No 1 spot without winning a slam that particular year. However, to hold the No 1 spot without ever winning a slam is not good PR for the game, so Safina needs to do that fast. I doubt it's going to be this year's US crown or even next year's Aussie crown, so time is running out fast.....

Talula
Sep 2nd, 2009, 12:50 PM
That's an insult to every player below her on that list.

Sad but true.

Today 12:43 AM
Fergoli Re: Safina tied for 10th all-time for weeks at #1

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I feel so sorry for her with all this media attention, skepticism, and hate. Its not her fault the system is terrible. She must feel so much pressure.

Sad but true as well.

Golovinjured.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 01:40 PM
It's not Dinara's fault, she's playing the tournaments she wants to play, and working hard to achieve the results she does. She can't just decide to play less/worse just to not be #1. It's up to someone else to take it.

Talula
Sep 2nd, 2009, 01:49 PM
It's not Dinara's fault, she's playing the tournaments she wants to play, and working hard to achieve the results she does. She can't just decide to play less/worse just to not be #1. It's up to someone else to take it.

That is true. it isn't her fault. But she still has to look other players who have won tournaments - big ones - in the eye. And it must be scary going into a tournament as No 1 knowing you could get a right public humiliation. So yes, there is a terrible amount of pressure on her.

Anyway, at the end of the day, I don't think most people remember who was No 1 for how long, they remember the number of slams you have. How many times, over and over, do we get told in Britain how many times Navratilova, Graf etc. won Wimbledon? They rarely mention how long they were No 1 for.

SAEKeithSerena
Sep 2nd, 2009, 01:57 PM
this is just not right.

sammy01
Sep 2nd, 2009, 02:00 PM
It's not Dinara's fault, she's playing the tournaments she wants to play, and working hard to achieve the results she does. She can't just decide to play less/worse just to not be #1. It's up to someone else to take it.

this is so true, why bash safina for being number 1? if its soooooooooooooo easy and someone with such little game can achieve the #1 ranking, then surely uber talented serena would have no problem amassing the points to be #1, oh wait....................

Matt01
Sep 2nd, 2009, 02:02 PM
Anyway, at the end of the day, I don't think most people remember who was No 1 for how long, they remember the number of slams you have. How many times, over and over, do we get told in Britain how many times Navratilova, Graf etc. won Wimbledon? They rarely mention how long they were No 1 for.


But sometimes it is mentioned. Winning the Slams is obviously most important but being #1 in the rankings already comes next.

ivanban
Sep 2nd, 2009, 02:48 PM
Btw, how on earth did Ana hold the no.1 spot longer than Venus? :o

By losing every match possible :shrug:

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 2nd, 2009, 04:01 PM
this is so true, why bash safina for being number 1? if its soooooooooooooo easy and someone with such little game can achieve the #1 ranking, then surely uber talented serena would have no problem amassing the points to be #1, oh wait....................

why do you keep bringing up serena??

Golovinjured.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 04:10 PM
why do you keep bringing up serena??

Because she should be the #1. She's the one with the game to take it, and own it.

MisterMan
Sep 2nd, 2009, 04:53 PM
What a bunch of freaking retards. You act as if Safina had a choice in this.

sammy01
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:11 PM
why do you keep bringing up serena??

because if safina wasn't #1 (like so many seem to wish) who else would be, oh yeah the #2 player but she has no intrest outside of slams.

if people truely dislike safina being #1 then moan at the other players for not earning as many points, its that simple.

The Witch-king
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:56 PM
It's a huge accomplishment and something to be proud of. Congrats D-SAF!

mdterp01
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:07 PM
Congrats :tape:

Talula
Sep 6th, 2009, 07:00 AM
I'm deliberately bumping this thread so we can see once and for all how ludicrous Dinara's ranking is. All those great players in the same list - many of whom are under Dinara. Some great Grand Slam Champions such as Mary Pierce didn't make it to No 1.

It's time the WTA really did something about the rankings. It's no longer sufficient to say it's because the Williams don't play enough.

Apoleb
Sep 6th, 2009, 07:03 AM
I'm deliberately bumping this thread so we can see once and for all how ludicrous Dinara's ranking is. All those great players in the same list - many of whom are under Dinara. Some great Grand Slam Champions such as Mary Pierce didn't make it to No 1.

It's time the WTA really did something about the rankings. It's no longer sufficient to say it's because the Williams don't play enough.

The formula is right. It still rewards alot of points for the slams. So I agree with Murray. The tour is just a joke. We might as well just drop out all the non-slams. Dinara's ranking is a testament to what a failure the tour has been for the last 2 years.

Donny
Sep 6th, 2009, 07:20 AM
The formula is right. It still rewards alot of points for the slams. So I agree with Murray. The tour is just a joke. We might as well just drop out all the non-slams. Dinara's ranking is a testament to what a failure the tour has been for the last 2 years.

The biggest flaw is it's finalist points relative to champion points. It follows no set formula, and finalists are rewarded arbitrarily high points.

Matt01
Sep 6th, 2009, 12:15 PM
I'm deliberately bumping this thread so we can see once and for all how ludicrous Dinara's ranking is. All those great players in the same list - many of whom are under Dinara. Some great Grand Slam Champions such as Mary Pierce didn't make it to No 1.

It's time the WTA really did something about the rankings. It's no longer sufficient to say it's because the Williams don't play enough.


No, that's no longer sufficient. Truth is that Serena plays like crap and doesn't give a damn for a majority of the WTA tourneys but some people still haven't realised that :tape:

And "the Wiliams"??? I hope you are not seriously including Venus here!? :lol: Because outside of Wimbledon and the YEC she hasn't done anything at the big tourneys in the last 52 weeks :tape: :help:

Geertvg
Sep 6th, 2009, 12:17 PM
Oj bara. And even after a third round at the us she'll be miles ahead? Eh? What?

Vartan
Sep 7th, 2009, 10:12 PM
I hope she wins RG next year.

mykarma
Sep 7th, 2009, 11:00 PM
Quite - if it's embarrassing that she's been #1 for as long as this - what does this say about the others?
That they don't play as much.

Tanja8
Sep 7th, 2009, 11:24 PM
Actually ... Grand Slams are not even WTA- events. So WTA could make their ranking based only on WTA tournaments ...:lol:
(but I guess nobody would be happy to meet 17th seed Serena in the 3rd round)
I`m really interested how this ranking would look like ... can`t bother with calculating it now, though.

I just want to say ... it`s normal that WTA can`t ignore their tournaments when they do the ranking.

thrust
Sep 7th, 2009, 11:26 PM
Btw, how on earth did Ana hold the no.1 spot longer than Venus? :o

Ana got lucky when Justine retired, otherwise, she never would have reached number one. Venus started in a tough era, then had Serena to contend with. It is a fact that Ana never was and probably never will be nearly as good a player as Venus is now, never mind in her prime.

Donny
Sep 7th, 2009, 11:32 PM
Ana got lucky when Justine retired, otherwise, she never would have reached number one. Venus started in a tough era, then had Serena to contend with. It is a fact that Ana never was and probably never will be nearly as good a player as Venus is now, never mind in her prime.

She didn't get lucky. Justine purposely removed herself from the rankings. That is, Justine helped her become number one.

tea
Sep 7th, 2009, 11:33 PM
Not the greatest thing that has happened in tennis history. Must be fixed soon, to avoid our sport from getting more and more ridiculous.

Svetlana.
Sep 7th, 2009, 11:42 PM
It's not Safina's fault that the rest of the field cannot take advantage of Henin's retirement last year.

sammy01
Sep 7th, 2009, 11:43 PM
That they don't play as much.

why don't you bother to check facts before posting :rolleyes:;

safina - 15 tournaments
serena - 15 tournaments
dementieva - 16 tournaments
kuznetsova - 15 tournmaments
wozniacki - 20 tournaments

thats the top 5 in order in the race and how many tournaments they have played this year. so please shut up or at least know what you are talking about.

Vartan
Sep 14th, 2009, 01:37 AM
Lol

AcesHigh
Sep 14th, 2009, 01:38 AM
Will she still be #1 now?

Mercredi
Sep 14th, 2009, 09:20 AM
Btw, how on earth did Ana hold the no.1 spot longer than Venus? :o

Because Venus was batteling the number one sport with two very consistant number ones: Hingis and Davenport

tennisforadults
Sep 14th, 2009, 09:47 AM
I'm deliberately bumping this thread so we can see once and for all how ludicrous Dinara's ranking is. All those great players in the same list - many of whom are under Dinara. Some great Grand Slam Champions such as Mary Pierce didn't make it to No 1.

It's time the WTA really did something about the rankings. It's no longer sufficient to say it's because the Williams don't play enough.

I really don't know what more they can do about the rankings - it's purely mathematical. If you only award points to Grand Slams and none to other tournaments, then it wouldn't be called a Tour. It's been this way for so many years, and it's really only causing controversy lately because Dinara just can't get her sh*t together for 8 out of 52 weeks.

The Williams is a totally different problem, where they can't get their sh*t together for 44 out of 52 weeks. I actually wish they were more dominant (even though I'm not a fan) so people would stop questioning the rankings.

That said, congratulations Dinara! (Here's proof you can still make records without winning a Grand Slam ;) )

Ju's backhand
Sep 14th, 2009, 10:12 AM
Congratulations to her! She earned it and deserves it!

Now on to that slam! :bigclap:

:bigclap:

goldenlox
Sep 14th, 2009, 11:13 AM
"THe Williams don't play enough'?
Please child.
Venus lost early in 3 of the 4 majors.
Dinara has 2 slam finals and a SF, and WON Tier I's.

Serena is is a WTA doormat. No way she's WTA #1

per4ever
Sep 14th, 2009, 12:03 PM
Strange that so many people complain about the rankings.. Safina earned more points then anyone else so she's #1.
The ranking shows who's the most consistent player, not especially who's the best player at this time.
Compare it with the World Championships in cycling.. win one race and you can be called World Champion for a whole year..but that doesn't mean you're the best cyclist in the world.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Sep 14th, 2009, 12:05 PM
Well done Dinara :wosrhip:

Billy Moonshine
Sep 14th, 2009, 12:32 PM
Good on Dinara. All that hard work paying off. Shame she gets bullied by the media, her coach and many tennis fans. But there are enough supporters out there who will recognise her achievement, and she herself will take great pride in being the tour's number one player.
Now on to 40 weeks so she can overtake Mauresmo :)
It is possible because it is highly likely she will finish the year as number one and keep it til the clay season because she has very little points to defend now, especially next spring in the US.
If Safina can sort her head out and grab a few slams before her career is out, she'll probably end up in the hall of fame :)