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keinimod
Sep 10th, 2007, 04:25 PM
People bitch about the WTA rankings not reflecting the actual relative strength of players. So let's have a look at the GS rankings (or Race rather) of 2007, i.e. just the points of the AO, RG, Wimbledon and the USO :

1 Henin Justine 2450
2 Williams Serena 1750
3 Williams Venus 1540
4 Ivanovic Ana 1380
Sharapova Maria 1380
6 Kuznetsova Svetlana 1340
7 Chakvetadze Anna 1040
Bartoli Marion 1040
Vaidisova Nicole 1040
10 Jankovic Jelena 980
11 Peer Shahar 730
12 Safarova Lucie 570
13 Schnyder Patty 510
14 Clijsters Kim 450
15 Szavay Agnes 447
16 Paszek Tamira 431
17 Safina Dinara 430
Hingis Martina 430
19 Dementieva Elena 410
20 Krajicek Michaella 402
21 Hantuchova Daniela 372
22 Mauresmo Amelie 370
23 Bammer Sybille 342
24 Bondarenko Alona 330
Srebotnik Katarina 330
26 Petrova Nadia 322
Azarenka Victoria 322
28 Sugiyama Ai 300
29 Garbin Tathiana 292
Radwanska Agnieszka 292


A few observations:

There they are :) The Williams' sisters safely at #2 and #3.
Jelena Jankovic has a problem. Her 10th place here clearly shows she underperforms at the Top contests. Is she the new Petrova (at 26 here) ?
The two youngsters that really stand out here, and are thus capable of performing at the top level, are Szavay and Paszek. High hopes for them are justified.
Elena D. and Martina H. are in trouble. End of careers in sight ?
Remarkabkle performance by Krajicek: #20 here while only #31 overall.
Yes, yes, Daniela underachieves too at this level :sad:

arn
Sep 10th, 2007, 04:48 PM
Other observation: Justine is ranked #1 in this list with only 3 slams played

Direwolf
Sep 10th, 2007, 05:35 PM
Other observation: Justine is ranked #1 in this list with only 3 slams played

She'd still be number 1 if you just count
FO and USO

new-york
Sep 10th, 2007, 05:38 PM
hope Venus keeps it up @ the AO (she'll have a good showing there again at some point :shrug: :unsure:) and the FO (2008 is supposed to be FOQF year, every two...:o).

Kworb
Sep 10th, 2007, 05:39 PM
What if you add Tier I?

keinimod
Sep 10th, 2007, 06:57 PM
What if you add Tier I?

1 Henin Justine 3425
2 Jankovic Jelena 2530
3 Kuznetsova Svetlana 2445
4 Williams Serena 2361
5 Ivanovic Ana 2237
6 Sharapova Maria 2140
7 Williams Venus 1890
8 Chakvetadze Anna 1621
9 Bartoli Marion 1312
10 Vaidisova Nicole 1281
11 Peer Shahar 1228
12 Safina Dinara 1180
13 Schnyder Patty 1177
14 Hantuchova Daniela 1139
15 Hingis Martina 1090
16 Dementieva Elena 971
17 Petrova Nadia 902
18 Safarova Lucie 785
19 Bammer Sybille 778
20 Na Li 720
21 Golovin Tatiana 677
22 Krajicek Michaella 638
23 Srebotnik Katarina 616
Sugiyama Ai 616
25 Zvonareva Vera 611
26 Paszek Tamira 542
27 Garbin Tathiana 528
28 Bondarenko Alona 527
29 Clijsters Kim 520
30 Vakulenko Julia 513

Much closer to the actual Race as could be expected. The most remarkable aspect of this list is that Momo is at #37 :tape:

Kworb
Sep 10th, 2007, 07:17 PM
That looks like an excellent list. :) Amelie :help:

Expat
Sep 10th, 2007, 07:28 PM
1 Henin Justine 3425
2 Jankovic Jelena 2530
3 Kuznetsova Svetlana 2445
4 Williams Serena 2361
5 Ivanovic Ana 2237
6 Sharapova Maria 2140
7 Williams Venus 1890
8 Chakvetadze Anna 1621
9 Bartoli Marion 1312
10 Vaidisova Nicole 1281
11 Peer Shahar 1228
12 Safina Dinara 1180
13 Schnyder Patty 1177
14 Hantuchova Daniela 1139
15 Hingis Martina 1090
16 Dementieva Elena 971
17 Petrova Nadia 902
18 Safarova Lucie 785
19 Bammer Sybille 778
20 Na Li 720
21 Golovin Tatiana 677
22 Krajicek Michaella 638
23 Srebotnik Katarina 616
Sugiyama Ai 616
25 Zvonareva Vera 611
26 Paszek Tamira 542
27 Garbin Tathiana 528
28 Bondarenko Alona 527
29 Clijsters Kim 520
30 Vakulenko Julia 513

Much closer to the actual Race as could be expected. The most remarkable aspect of this list is that Momo is at #37 :tape:

this is actually quite close to what the rankings should ideally look like
look at all the inflated rankings that the russians have got playing tier 2 and below esp petrova

schorsch
Sep 10th, 2007, 08:10 PM
so? at least they play and give something back to the tour and people all around the world. may it be tier II or III. it doesnt matter.

Natalicious
Sep 10th, 2007, 08:16 PM
Much closer to the actual Race as could be expected. The most remarkable aspect of this list is that Momo is at #37 :tape:

because she has only played 2 tier I's this year and those were berlin & rome right after her comeback where she sucked ;)

GracefulVenus
Sep 10th, 2007, 08:38 PM
nice list's thanks

Elwin.
Sep 10th, 2007, 09:33 PM
Great list :)

Misa :bounce:

Bruno71
Sep 10th, 2007, 09:36 PM
With the way the last 3 slam draws have worked out, I'm not putting too much emphasis on this list. But it is interesting.

paranr
Sep 10th, 2007, 09:58 PM
not only Misa but Shahar also is much higher in that list , 11 instead of 16 and I assume that this is related to the fact that she performs well when most of the crowd is supporting her and the louder the better. This applies for both Peer-Kuzi(Aus) , (Aus)Peer-Serena and (U.S)Peer-Vaidisova, and I believe that should the match chakvetadze -Peer occured in a later hour and thus infront of a packed Jewish crowd, the supporting would have taken out the best of Shahar and she would have had a much better chance to get to semis.

LeonHart
Sep 10th, 2007, 10:24 PM
Well Martina missed the French Open and was injured during Wimbledon, so I don't think her spot is so bad considering the circumstances.

Mic-190286
Sep 10th, 2007, 10:25 PM
Well i'm glad rankings aren't just based on slams. Fair enough they ARE by far the most important tourneys, but being able to perform well on the biggest stages shouldn't be everything! I'm glad players who maybe don't like to be watched by so many people, or whatever, have chances to prove their skill in a smaller situation (obviously repeatedly in order to gain enough points to compete with the slam winners). The nerves to finish an important match IS essential regardless, the nerves to play in a GS centre court shouldn't count for everything. Which i guess is why they don't.
Compare to actors and literal stages. That's where i'm coming from.

Mightymirza
Sep 10th, 2007, 10:56 PM
Well Martina missed the French Open and was injured during Wimbledon, so I don't think her spot is so bad considering the circumstances.

I cant get over the fact that she lost 1 and 0 to azarenka at USO :o :tape: what a loss

Mr.Kardashian
Sep 11th, 2007, 12:55 AM
interesting....

Kworb
Sep 11th, 2007, 12:58 AM
I cant get over the fact that she lost 1 and 0 to azarenka at USO :o :tape: what a loss
I never saw that match.. did she just start missing everything or something?

esquímaux
Sep 11th, 2007, 01:00 AM
Allez Marion :hearts::angel: