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AnnaK_4ever
Sep 21st, 2008, 01:52 PM
Three players have realistical chances to finish the season as #1 -- Jelena Jankovic, Serena Williams and Dinara Safina.

Below are the breakdown of their results in 2008.

POINTS BREAKDOWN

TOTAL MAND 12 BEST OPTIONAL RESULTS
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
JANKOVIC 3780 2090 430 210 140 125 115 110 110 110 110 90 70 70
WILLIAMS 3680 2540 430 275 125 110 110 90
SAFINA 3552 1347 430 430 430 275 245 100 65 60 40 40 35 35

TOURNAMENTS AND WIN-LOSS RECORDS

Jelena JANKOVIC
17 tournaments
WINNER - 1 - Rome I
RUNNER-UP - 2 - Miami I, US Open
SEMIFINALIST - 5 - Australian Open, Dubai II, Indian Wells I, Roland Garros, Los Angeles II,
QUARTERFINALIST - 8 - Sydney II, Doha I, Bangalore II, Charleston I, Berlin I, Canadian Open I, Olympics, Tokyo Pan Pacific I
4TH ROUND - 1 - Wimbledon
Win-Loss record - 51-16 [.761]
Record vs Top-10 players - 4-10 [.286]
Record vs Top-20 players - 12-12 [.500]

Serena WILLIAMS
11 tournaments
WINNER - 4 - Bangalore II, Miami I, Charleston I, US Open
RUNNER-UP - 1 - Wimbledon
SEMIFINALIST - 1 - Stanford
QUARTERFINALIST - 4 - Australian Open, Berlin I, Rome I, Olympics
3RD ROUND - 1 - Roland Garros
Win-Loss record - 43-6 [.878]
Record vs Top-10 players - 8-3 [.727]
Record vs Top-20 players - 16-4 [.800]

Dinara SAFINA
18 tournaments
WINNER - 4 - Berlin I, Los Angeles II, Canadian Open I, Tokyo Pan Pacific I
RUNNER-UP - 3 - Roland Garros, s’Hertogenbosch III, Olympics
SEMIFINALIST - 1 - US Open
QUARTERFINALIST - 2 - Gold Coast III, Miami I
3RD ROUND - 5 - Doha I, Indian Wells I, Amelia Island II, Charleston I, Wimbledon
2ND ROUND - 1 - Dubai II,
1ST ROUND - 2 - Sydney II, Australian Open
Win-Loss record - 52-14 [.788]
Record vs Top-10 players - 11-5 [.688]
Record vs Top-20 players - 16-8 [.667]

Shvedbarilescu
Sep 21st, 2008, 01:56 PM
I don't really see Jelena finishing number one. She has had a great season but I still think Serena and Dinara are the likelier candidates. I'd say 50% Serena 40% Dinara and 10% Jelena.

Ciarán
Sep 21st, 2008, 01:57 PM
Dinara

Vaidisova Ruled
Sep 21st, 2008, 01:59 PM
What are ana's chances?

enchantrezz
Sep 21st, 2008, 02:01 PM
Im happy for Safina.
Who would have thought that she will be a serious contender for number 1 this year when she started this season as low as rank # 15.

Its pretty amazing to me :)

Direwolf
Sep 21st, 2008, 02:03 PM
If Serena doesnt withdraw from her current schedule...
she would end at number 1...

Safina can consistently reach the latter stages of any tournaments...

While Jankovic is the same as Safina...
but shes less aggressive..

maya-serbia
Sep 21st, 2008, 02:22 PM
Who will be 2008 Year-End Number 1?Hmmmmmm...... Jelena ;)

Dodoboy.
Sep 21st, 2008, 02:24 PM
Serena at 11 tournaments still in contention :rolls:

She really should have played Tokyo!

YEC will probably be the decider!

kadirelf
Sep 21st, 2008, 03:54 PM
serena won stutgart and finalist moscow (venus def serena) and finalist YEC (venus def serena)

serena number one

babuska6
Sep 21st, 2008, 04:10 PM
First I thought that it will be Jelena..But I've changed my opinion so my vote belongs to Serena

juki
Sep 21st, 2008, 04:21 PM
I think Serena will get it, just eeking out Safina at the YEC. I wouldn't be surprised if Safina is actually #1 going into the YEC.

AnnaK_4ever
Sep 21st, 2008, 09:35 PM
What are ana's chances?

of winning another match?
pretty big, I believe.

LightWarrior
Sep 21st, 2008, 09:41 PM
There's something wrong in the WTA. I mean Dinara or Janko having a chance at finishing #1 is just sick. Whoever has not won a GS doesn't deserve to be #1. Just look at the ATP TOUR...

sakya23
Sep 21st, 2008, 09:48 PM
safina has won three tier one events, and jankovic is consistent. serena reached the final of two grand slams BUT doesn't play enough.

If you want to end the year number one, you should have to play at least 14 or 15 tournies.

Expat
Sep 21st, 2008, 09:57 PM
There's something wrong in the WTA. I mean Dinara or Janko having a chance at finishing #1 is just sick. Whoever has not won a GS doesn't deserve to be #1. Just look at the ATP TOUR...the no 1 rank is for supporting the tour
both rafa and federer play 17 to 18 tournaments a year
if serena hardly plays more than 13 tournaments a year unless she is extraordinarily good there is no way any ranking can put her as no 1 even average of 17 wont do that

Matt01
Sep 21st, 2008, 10:32 PM
There's something wrong in the WTA. I mean Dinara or Janko having a chance at finishing #1 is just sick. Whoever has not won a GS doesn't deserve to be #1. Just look at the ATP TOUR...


Sad to see that some people still don't know the basics of the ranking system...

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Sep 21st, 2008, 10:42 PM
If the justice exists , Serena

choi15
Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:04 AM
I think it's quite amazing that Serena is #1 with only 11 tournaments, vrs. Safina with 18 and Jelena with 17 (no offense to Jelena or Safina) :worship::worship::worship:

Thanx4nothin
Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:42 AM
I voted and hope Serena, for many reasons. Not just because I'm a fan but because I think she has done more to deserve it than the other two, and she gives the rankings more structure. By that I just mean that you know if she plays she is the best player on tour and not only there because of consistensy...so....SERENA

HRHoliviasmith
Sep 22nd, 2008, 03:05 AM
dinara. i'd like to see serena though.

RJWCapriati
Sep 22nd, 2008, 03:41 AM
The way things are going - Safina

Sharapowerr
Sep 22nd, 2008, 05:09 AM
Serena 45% chance
Dinara 45% chance
JJ 10% chance

Roookie
Sep 22nd, 2008, 05:57 AM
1. Serena
2. Safina
3. Jankovic

Richie's
Sep 22nd, 2008, 09:57 AM
Safina will be No1 this year but if she can make it well in YEC she will be No1 as the end of 2008!

Hardiansf
Sep 22nd, 2008, 10:24 AM
I really hope it will be Serena. So, I hope she will gain more points from indoor season tournaments and YEC.