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AjdeNate!
Feb 23rd, 2004, 04:35 AM
I don't have the answer, but I'm curious. I know it took Monica 30 events to get there. (she started her 31st event Mar 11, 1991 as #1, and won the title btw.)

Anyone quicker? I suspect Hingis was.

Doraemon
Feb 23rd, 2004, 04:38 AM
Does this include non-WTA events?

AjdeNate!
Feb 23rd, 2004, 04:40 AM
I just did a rough count from memory on Monica, and only counted WTA events in her 30. At the end of her 30th, she was #1.

Diya
Feb 23rd, 2004, 04:42 AM
Hingis got to # 1 end of March 1997 and played 15 + tournaments two years before that ....my calculations say that Hingis took over 37 tournaments to get to # 1

Sam L
Feb 23rd, 2004, 04:43 AM
I just did a rough count from memory on Monica, and only counted WTA events in her 30. At the end of her 30th, she was #1.
I think it's Monica too if only counting #1 from 1975 when the official rankings started.

faboozadoo15
Feb 23rd, 2004, 04:44 AM
if martina didn't do it quicker i think it may be safe to say it's monica... it's unreal that she won the 4th grand slam she entered...

Diya
Feb 23rd, 2004, 04:44 AM
Monica ! another reason to :worship: her :hearts:

BigB08822
Feb 23rd, 2004, 06:11 AM
Yay for Monica. :)

irma
Feb 23rd, 2004, 06:35 AM
monica she could have been number 1 way sooner (based on results, definitely after the australian open she should have been number 1), martina was number 1 while the number 2 was owner of three slams and the masters so clearly over the 52 weeks prior was the dominant player. so Monica definitely wins this because she was number 1 without any doubt. (this is about 11 march 91 and 31 march 97. of course martina was undoubtfully the number 1 in 97. I am just talking about the moment they got the topspot)

and both times steffi was the former number 1 so I am unbiased :p

Jane
Feb 23rd, 2004, 06:42 AM
Monica ascended the rankings faster than anyone before or since.

Monica never played any ITF events. She played 3 WTA events as an amateur when she was 14 in 1988. At 15, she turned pro and played 10 events that year: Her 3rd pro event (6th career) she made the semis of the French Open losing to Steffi Graf. Her 4th pro event (7th career) was Wimbledon where she lost in the 4th round again to Graf: 5th pro event (8th career), she lost in the 4th round of the US Open to Chris Evert.

She ended the year with a win/loss record of 33/8. Her only losses that year were to Evert, Graf, Navritolova, Novotna & Ferandez.

The following year (1990) Monica won her first GS title at RG in only her 22nd career tournament and her 4th GS. She followed it up with the classic 5 set win over Sabatini in the YEC. She would win her second GS title at the 1991 AO and become number 1 after the following tournament, the 30th of her career.

Monica was a true phenomenon and I don’t see anyone ever duplicating her precocious ascent to the top.

Fantastic
Feb 23rd, 2004, 01:05 PM
So in 1989, Monica didn't play a tournament between Wimbledon and the US Open? Wow.

laj
Feb 23rd, 2004, 03:11 PM
I don't have the answer, but I'm curious. I know it took Monica 30 events to get there. (she started her 31st event Mar 11, 1991 as #1, and won the title btw.)

Anyone quicker? I suspect Hingis was.- Monica Seles achieved the #1 ranking after 31 tournaments on the tour and after one full season. She had 16 tournaments counted on the Rankings computer for the best average in the "Old Divisor" Ranking System which had then a requirement of a minimum of 12 tournaments.



- Martina Hingis achieved the #1 ranking after 44 tournaments on the tour and after playing two full seasons. She had 18 tournaments counted on the Ranking computer for the most points accumulated in the "New" “Best of 18” tournaments Ranking System which went into effect on January 1997. This in part had to do with the fact that the then world # 1 Steffi Graf only had 11 tournaments counted in a best of 18 tournaments scheme of things.



- Serena Williams achieved the #1 ranking after 54 tournaments on the tour and after never ever playing a full season (a part-time schedule). She had 12 tournaments counted on the ranking computer for the most points accumulated in the "Best of 17" tournaments Ranking System which went into effect on January 1999, and which was amended 4 times since.

R&J
Feb 24th, 2004, 04:47 AM
So in another words, Monica's rise to the top - has been the fastest
in WTA history! :worship: Monica Seles = Tennis Prodigy

#1 Lindsay
Feb 24th, 2004, 07:14 AM
im not sure why serena was even considered because she had been in the top ten for about three years before she reached #1

Jarrett
Feb 24th, 2004, 11:33 AM
Interesting fact. Thanks! :)


BTW, Athenaeum. I am glad you put the site back up. :) It was depressing with just the black background. :(

AjdeNate!
Feb 24th, 2004, 11:39 AM
I know... I was depressed that she wasn't playing. I'm working on a new design, for when she comes back for 'real' not just exo's. :p

Jarrett
Feb 24th, 2004, 12:40 PM
I really can't talk myself... my site never seems to stay up more than a week, then I take it down because I don't like it. lol I did see a cool comment thing you have on your k-lina site... I might have to steal that idea for my sites. :devil:

AjdeNate!
Feb 24th, 2004, 12:46 PM
I really can't talk myself... my site never seems to stay up more than a week, then I take it down because I don't like it. lol I did see a cool comment thing you have on your k-lina site... I might have to steal that idea for my sites. :devil:
Pilfer away! :p www.cutephp.com (http://www.cutephp.com) It's *way* easy to use.

Jarrett
Feb 24th, 2004, 01:19 PM
Thanks... but I already got that info from your source file. :cool: :bounce:

moby
Feb 24th, 2004, 02:03 PM
- Monica Seles achieved the #1 ranking after 31 tournaments on the tour and after one full season. She had 16 tournaments counted on the Rankings computer for the best average in the "Old Divisor" Ranking System which had then a requirement of a minimum of 12 tournaments.



- Martina Hingis achieved the #1 ranking after 44 tournaments on the tour and after playing two full seasons. She had 18 tournaments counted on the Ranking computer for the most points accumulated in the "New" “Best of 18” tournaments Ranking System which went into effect on January 1997. This in part had to do with the fact that the then world # 1 Steffi Graf only had 11 tournaments counted in a best of 18 tournaments scheme of things.



- Serena Williams achieved the #1 ranking after 54 tournaments on the tour and after never ever playing a full season (a part-time schedule). She had 12 tournaments counted on the ranking computer for the most points accumulated in the "Best of 17" tournaments Ranking System which went into effect on January 1999, and which was amended 4 times since.

it almosts seems to me that you are putting an asterisk on martina's achievement... and finding an excuse on why she's ahead of serena :rolleyes:

arn
Feb 24th, 2004, 02:07 PM
interesting!

What about Venus, Kim and Justine?

Jarrett
Feb 24th, 2004, 02:17 PM
moby, i think laj was quoting a source. At least that is what it sounds like.

AjdeNate!
Feb 24th, 2004, 02:22 PM
Thanks... but I already got that info from your source file. :cool: :bounce:
Hey quit looking at my source. :p

j/k :wavey:

Jarrett
Feb 24th, 2004, 02:31 PM
Hey quit looking at my source. :p

j/k :wavey:
:retard: :lol:

barmaid
Feb 24th, 2004, 02:31 PM
Martina's rise to the #1 was phenomenal...at age 12 she won the RG Junior's title, age 13 Wimbledon Jr. title, at age 14 she was ranked 380th in the world when she turned pro...at 15 among the top 20 and at age 16 #1!!:hearts:


barmaid:wavey:

AjdeNate!
Mar 12th, 2006, 02:33 AM
Go Monica.

AjdeNate!
Apr 27th, 2006, 08:30 AM
Go Monica.

PLP
Apr 27th, 2006, 09:12 AM
Martina's rise to the #1 was phenomenal...at age 12 she won the RG Junior's title, age 13 Wimbledon Jr. title, at age 14 she was ranked 380th in the world when she turned pro...at 15 among the top 20 and at age 16 #1!!:hearts:


barmaid:wavey:

I know that Martina was 16 when she was #1, I was just wondering how old Monica was becasue I have no idea! Both of them have achieved amazing things>P

lukehingis
Apr 27th, 2006, 09:23 AM
I know that Martina was 16 when she was #1, I was just wondering how old Monica was becasue I have no idea! Both of them have achieved amazing things>P

Monica was 17 I believe (as she won her first slam at 16 in 1990 and reached #1 at 1991) when she reached #1.

Just shows how amazing both of these girls were. It's like Ana Ivanvic or Vaidisova being #1 now!

Doubt we'll see another 16/17 year old #1 in the near future...

hingis-seles
May 18th, 2006, 03:27 PM
Go Monica!

samn
May 18th, 2006, 03:31 PM
Seles was most likely the one who did it, but this thread makes me wonder how many events Tracy Austin had played as a pro when she took over the #1 ranking in 1980.

RJWCapriati
May 18th, 2006, 08:12 PM
Monica :worship:

Hurley
May 18th, 2006, 08:28 PM
Can't wait until Oprandi breaks this record.

Carmen Mairena
May 18th, 2006, 08:31 PM
That's why Monika conquered me! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

Monika :inlove: :awww: :inlove:

Hurley
May 18th, 2006, 08:31 PM
Venus 7-6 (2) 3-6 1-1* 30-0! Come ON!

Excuse me. This thread is about Romina Oprandi's inexorable rise to #1 in SIX events. Thank you.