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Steven.
Feb 10th, 2012, 06:50 AM
stole this idea from Sam's forum :oh:

CURRENT RANK: 2 (December 31, 2012)
HIGHEST RANK: 1 (August 22, 2005)

CAREER WIN-LOSS: 472-115 (80.41%)

Weeks in Maria's career spent at (as of December 31, 2012)
Top 1: 21
Top 2: 114
Top 3: 164
Top 5: 274
Top 10: 331
Top 20: 421



Current ranking breakdown
Everything highlighted RED will count towards Maria's Ranking.
Everything BOLDED means Maria is the defending champion.
Event in GREEN means Maria is participating in the event this week.
Everything under the Dotted Line (-------) are 2011 results.


RANKING BREAKDOWN: Total of 10045

Current tournament: n/a
Next tournament: Brisbane
Next off: Australian Open (1400)
One ranking above: world no. 1 Victoria Azarenka 10595 (+550)
One ranking below: world no. 3 Serena Williams 9400 (-645)

Slams, Premier Mandatory and YEC: Must play all, must count all
(S) Australian Open 1400 (RU)
(M) Indian Wells 700 (RU)
(M) Miami 700 (RU)
(M) Madrid 250 (QF)
(S) Roland Garros 2000 (CH)
(S) Wimbledon 280 (R4)
(S) US Open 900 (SF)
(M) Beijing 700 (RU)
(Y) Istanbul 1050 (RU)[/COLOR]
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Premier 5: Must play 4, must count 2
(P5) Rome 900 (CH)
(P5) Canada 0 (DNP)
(P5) Cincinnati 0 (DNP)
(P5) Tokyo 225 (QF)
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London Olympic Games
(O) Olympic Games 470 (RU)
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Premier 700: Must play 2 commitment tournaments, must count them
(P) Charleston 0 (DNP) - commitment tournament
(P) Stuttgart 470 (CH)
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Premier 600 and International:
(P) Paris (Indoors) 120 (QF)
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13th best result: 225
14th best result: 0
15th best result: 0
16th best result: 0
17th best result: 120
18th best result: 0



2012 win-loss record
Overall 60-11 (84.51%)

vs. world no. 1-10 14-9
def. 1st Victoria Azarenka 61 64
def. 1st Victoria Azarenka 64 62
def. 2nd Petra Kvitova 62 36 64
def. 3rd Petra Kvitova 64 76
def. 4th Petra Kvitova 63 63
def. 4th Agnieszka Radwanska 57 75 75
def. 5th Samantha Stosur 67 76 75
def. 6th Angelique Kerber 60 60
def. 6th Caroline Wozniacki 46 62 64
def. 7th Sara Errani 63 62
def. 8th Li Na 63 60
def. 8th Li Na 64 60
def. 9th Li Na 46 64 76
def. 9th Samantha Stosur 60 63

l. to 1st Victoria Azarenka 26 36
l. to 1st Victoria Azarenka 63 26 46
l. to 1st Victoria Azarenka 36 16
l. to 3rd Victoria Azarenka 36 06
l. to 3rd Serena Williams 46 36
l. to 4th Agnieszka Radwanska 57 46
l. to 4th Serena Williams 06 16
l. to 9th Samantha Stosur 46 67
l. to 9th Serena Williams 16 36

vs. world no. 11-20 8-1
def. 11th Marion Bartoli 36 63 64
def. 11th Angelique Kerber 63 64
def. 15th Ana Ivanovic 76 63
def. 15th Maria Kirilenko 62 63
def. 15th Sabine Lisicki 36 62 63
def. 16th Ana Ivanovic 64 01 RET.
def. 17th Lucie Safarova 62 76
def. 20th Sabine Lisicki 67 64 63

l. to 15th Sabine Lisicki 46 36

vs. world no. 21-50 17-1
def. 22nd Nadia Petrova 61 46 64
def. 22nd Roberta Vinci 62 61
def. 23rd Kaia Kanepi 62 63
def. 23rd Maria Kirilenko 36 75 62
def. 24th Sara Errani 63 62
def. 29th Sorana Cirstea 62 62
def. 30th Angelique Kerber 61 62
def. 30th Shuai Peng 62 61
def. 36th Kim Clijsters 62 75
def. 36th Christina McHale 75 75
def. 38th Tsvetana Pironkova 76 67 60
def. 41st Ekaterina Makarova 64 76
def. 44th Chanelle Scheepers 63 61
def. 44th Klara Zakopalova 64 63
def. 44th Klara Zakopalova 64 67 62
def. 47th Simona Halep 75 75
def. 50th Simona Halep 63 64

l. to 27th Angelique Kerber 46 46

vs. world no. 51-100 16-0
def. 55th Irena-Camelia Begu 60 63
def. 55th Shahar Peer 46 63 63
def. 57th Shahar Peer 62 60
def. 63rd Su-Wei Hsieh 61 64
def. 63rd Venus Williams 64 63
def. 68th Gisela Dulko 60 61
def. 77th Silvia Soler-Espinosa 62 61
def. 78th Alexandra Cadantu 60 60
def. 78th Lourdes Dominguez Lino 60 61
def. 78th Heather Watson 67 63 64
def. 84th Ayumi Morita 61 61
def. 89th Melinda Czink 62 62
def. 90th Polona Hercog 60 62
def. 90th Sloane Stephens 64 62
def. 98th Laura Robson 76 63
def. 100th Alize Cornet 63 10 RET.



Summary of 2001-2011

2001
Year-end rank: UNR
Win-loss: 0-1 (0%)
Titles: n/a
Best slam result: n/a
Best result: ROUND ONE of $75K Sarasota

2002
Year-end rank: 186th
Win-loss: 28-5 (84.85%)
Titles: 3 ITF
Best slam result: n/a
Best result: CHAMPION of $25K Gunma Perfecture, $25K Vancouver, $25K Peachtree
Notes:
- Sharapova was on a 15 match win streak
- Streak ended when she entered her first ever WTA event (Tokyo Japan Open) where she lost in the opening round
- She had an ITF win streak of 19 matches

2003
Year-end rank: 32nd
Win-loss: 38-13 (74.51%); 0-3 vs. top 10
Titles: 2 WTA, 1 ITF
Best slam result: Wimbledon R4
Best result: CHAMPION of Tokyo-Japan Open, Quebec City, $25K Sea Island
Notes:
- Sharapova's first slam was at this year's AO. As a qualifier, she reached R1.
- She first broke into the top 100 after reaching the semi-final of Birmingham as a qualifier.
- She jumped 154 ranking places within a year.

2004
Year-end rank: 4th
Win-loss: 55-15 (78.57%); 7-7 vs. top 10
Titles: 5 WTA
Best slam result: Wimbledon CHAMPION
Best result: CHAMPION of Birmingham, Wimbledon, Seoul, Tokyo-Japan Open, YEC
Notes:
- Sharapova scored her first top 10 win against fellow compatriot Elena Dementieva.
- Began the year going 0-4 against the top 10 before turning it around by going 7-3.
- Debut in the top 10 for the first time in her career after her victory at Wimbledon over two-time defending
champion Serena Williams.
- Closed off the year by winning the year-end championships, which elevated her into the top 5 for the
first time in her career.

2005
Year-end rank: 4th
Win-loss: 53-12 (81.54%); 7-5 vs. top 10
Titles: 3 WTA
Best slam result: Australian Open SF, Wimbledon SF, US Open SF
Best result: CHAMPION of Tokyo Pan Pacific, Doha, Birmingham
Notes:
- Sharapova managed to reach the world no. 1 position for the first time in her career on August 22nd.
- Sharapova defeated her first world no. 1 opponent Lindsay Davenport to clinch her title in Tokyo
- Sharapova suffered her worst defeat in her career shortly after at the hands of the same no. 1, losing 06 06


2006
Year-end rank: 2nd
Win-loss: 59-9 (86.76%) ; 14-5 vs. top 10
Titles: 5 WTA
Best slam result: US Open CHAMPION
Best result: CHAMPION of Indian Wells, San Diego, US Open, Zurich, Linz
Notes:
- Sharapova's highest year end rank to date comes from 2006 at world no. 2.
- Defeated both then world no. 1 and 2 Mauresmo and Henin to win the US Open.
- In the aforementioned match against Mauresmo, she managed to (unconventionally) double bagel a world
no. 1 for the first time in her career, winning 60 46 60.
- Went on a 19 match win streak (best in her career to date) from the US Open till YEC.

2007
Year-end rank: 5th
Win-loss: 40-11 (78.43%); 7-3 vs. top 10
Titles: 1 WTA
Best slam result: Australian Open RUNNERUP
Best result: CHAMPION of San Diego
Notes:
- Regained the no. 1 position for the second time in her career after her Australian Open run.
- Reached the semifinal of Roland Garros for the first time in her career, meaning she has reached the
semifinal of all four grand slam in her career.
- Injuries began to surface in the middle of this year, resulting in erratic results and many withdrawals.
- Spent her 4th consecutive year in the top 5.

2008
Year-end rank: 9th
Win-loss: 32-4 (88.89%); 4-2 vs. top 10
Titles: 3 WTA
Best slam result: Australian Open CHAMPION
Best result: CHAMPION of the Australian Open, Doha, Amelia Island
Notes:
- Became the first woman to win the Australian Open on plexicushion
- Maria went on an 18 match win streak between the Australian Open and Indian Wells (ended in the SF by Kuznetsova)
- This period of dominance is widely deemed as "peak Sharapova".
- Misdiagnosed shoulder injury lead to a tear, forcing Maria to undergo shoulder surgery and out of the game
for 9 month. Here the struggle begins. :sad::sad: I WANT TO CRY FROM JUST TYPING THIS OMG.
- Her ranking plummetted to as low as world no. 9 by the end of the year for the first time since 2004.

2009
Year-end rank: 14th
Win-loss: 31-9 (77.5%); 4-2 vs. top 10
Titles: 1 WTA
Best slam result: Roland Garros QF
Best result: CHAMPION of Tokyo Pan Pacific
Notes:
- After a 9 month injury lay-off, Maria's rank dropped to as low as world no. 126
- Despite successful results, Maria's form was incredibly erratic and struggled through each match.
- She finished the year ranked 14th, and outside of the top 10 for the first time since 2003.

2010
Year-end rank: 18th
Win-loss: 33-11 (75%); 2-3 vs. top 10
Titles: 2 WTA
Best slam result: Wimbledon R4, US Open R4
Best result: CHAMPION of Memphis, Strasbourg
Notes:
- Her form continue to sink; it's the first time since 2003 where she has failed to win Tier 1/equivalent or
better since 2003.
- For the first time since 2003 Roland Garros, Maria suffered a shock R1 exit at a slam at the hands of former
doubles partner and fellow compatriot Maria Kirilenko.
- Widely deemed as the worst year of her career in both results and form.

2011
Year-end rank: 4th
Win-loss: 43-14 (75.44%); 6-7 vs. top 10
Titles: 2 WTA
Best slam result: Wimbledon RUNNERUP
Best result: CHAMPION of Rome, Cincinnati
Notes:
- At the beginning of the year, Maria made a career changing decision to break off coaching relationship with
long-term coach Michael Joyce and hired Thomas Hogstedt.
- She returned to the top 10 for the first time since the beginning of 2009 after Indian Wells.
- She managed to climb to as high as world no. 2, the highest position she's been at since mid-2008.
- Under Hogstedt's guidance, Maria's game changed significantly - her return of serve became widely known as
the greatest on the tour alongside Victoria Azarenka. Her defense also saw great improvement.
- Maria topped the stats for return games won and percentage of break points converted for the first time in
her career.

Steven.
Feb 10th, 2012, 06:51 AM
Courtesy of Julian.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc8d4nbvfs1rtt8eko1_1280.jpg

Race to Istanbul Final Update:

Final Race Standing (After Moscow)

Race Singles (As of Oct 22, 2012)

1. Victoria Azarenka 10190 (17)
2. Maria Sharapova 9115 (16)
3. Serena Williams 7900 (14)
4. Agnieszka Radwanska 7095 (21)
5. Angelique Kerber 5470 (20)
6. Petra Kvitova 5215 (19)
7. Sara Errani 4855 (22)
8. Li Na 4726 (17)
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9. Samantha Stosur 4120 (22)
10. Marion Bartoli 3740 (25)
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11. Caroline Wozniacki 3685 (22)
12. Ana Ivanovic 2900 (19)
13. Nadia Petrova 2725 (21)
14. Dominika Cibulkova 2495 (27)
15. Maria Kirilenko 2463 (21)
16. Roberta Vinci 2400 (27)
17. Lucie Safarova 2125 (24)
18. Julia Goerges 1965 (26)
19. Kaia Kanepi 1929 (15)
20. Ekaterina Makarova 1841 (19)



Qualified to Istanbul YEC
Qualified as alternates at Istanbul YEC
Failed to qualify for Istanbul YEC

Papillon.
Feb 10th, 2012, 07:02 AM
OMG MY BESTIE IS SO KOOL LOOK AT THIS THREAD

GOAT :worship:

solyane
Feb 10th, 2012, 10:08 AM
I love knowing these kind of stats :bounce: Thanks!

JoPova
Feb 10th, 2012, 10:10 AM
Great thread! It's interesting especially to look at the W/L record of each year! I want more top 10 wins! :hearts:

18majors
Feb 10th, 2012, 12:55 PM
Great information!

Steven.
Feb 10th, 2012, 01:06 PM
Great thread! It's interesting especially to look at the W/L record of each year! I want more top 10 wins! :hearts:

I'll include w/l for each year from 2011 and include w/l against top 10 now actually, while waiting for Maria to get on court. :sobbing:

s teddy
Feb 10th, 2012, 01:24 PM
Just a suggestion:

Instead of giving her record against "Top 10," "Top 20," and "Top 50" etc., perhaps you should give her record against players ranked "6-10," "11-20," and "21-50" etc. I know what you mean by the former, but it's a little confusing, as the top 5 players are also in the top 10, 20, and 50. :p

Steven.
Feb 10th, 2012, 02:28 PM
Just a suggestion:

Instead of giving her record against "Top 10," "Top 20," and "Top 50" etc., perhaps you should give her record against players ranked "6-10," "11-20," and "21-50" etc. I know what you mean by the former, but it's a little confusing, as the top 5 players are also in the top 10, 20, and 50. :p

Yeah, that's true. I thought about that but I didn't know what to do with it. :sobbing:

ANYWAYS, I added summary of each year of her career section at the bottom but I need your help. HOW DO I MAKE THAT PART LOOK AESTHETICALLY PLEASING? It looks so gross and tl;dr atm.

Also any other suggestions for stats?

Also if you guys have other interesting or notable notes for each year, feel free to hit me up itt with them. :yeah:

Steven.
Mar 17th, 2012, 04:44 AM
With Maria's final run here at Indian Wells, she will be ahead of Kvitova by 760 pts. That means Maria only has to reach the same round that Kvitova reaches in Miami to secure her spot as the world no. 2 for many more weeks and be safe until maybe Rome.

dsanders06
Mar 17th, 2012, 04:49 AM
With Maria's final run here at Indian Wells, she will be ahead of Kvitova by 760 pts. That means Maria only has to reach the same round that Kvitova reaches in Miami to secure her spot as the world no. 2 for many more weeks and be safe until maybe Rome.

Ugh, I actually really hope she drops to #3 the next few weeks (preferrably due to Kvitova playing well rather than Maria playing shit). Given Maria's record against Azarenka in finals, I'd prefer her to draw her in semis rather than the final in Slams :lol:

Crux Squall
Mar 17th, 2012, 04:51 AM
Ranking Update
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/420556_406670562682530_217361314946790_1737636_716 258403_n.jpg

doomsday
Mar 17th, 2012, 06:29 AM
Ugh, I actually really hope she drops to #3 the next few weeks (preferrably due to Kvitova playing well rather than Maria playing shit). Given Maria's record against Azarenka in finals, I'd prefer her to draw her in semis rather than the final in Slams :lol:

Very true but Vika is not going anywhere anyway, Maria will have to defeat her to win the biggest titles. Beside I'm not sure Vika is gonna reach the final of every freaking tournament so the chances for Maria to not play her every single time should be good.

Mistress of Evil
Mar 17th, 2012, 08:11 AM
Haven't seen this thread till now. :sobbing: Good job, Stevie.

18majors
Mar 17th, 2012, 08:26 AM
Ranking Update
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/420556_406670562682530_217361314946790_1737636_716 258403_n.jpg

Would be nice if Maria win the tournament and top 8,000 ranking points.

atominside
Mar 17th, 2012, 01:45 PM
why are you like a robot^ ?

doomsday
Mar 17th, 2012, 01:46 PM
why are you like a robot^ ?

Give him a break :lol: you're always after him.

perseus2006
Mar 17th, 2012, 04:50 PM
Excellent work! May you always have "time" to update the stats.

18majors
Mar 17th, 2012, 09:08 PM
why are you like a robot^ ?

Why are you such a rogue? Go to hell, leave people alone.

atominside
Mar 17th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Why are you such a rogue? Go to hell, leave people alone.

:confused:

Maria Croft
Mar 17th, 2012, 09:32 PM
Excellent stats :yeah:

Steven.
Mar 18th, 2012, 05:34 AM
Thanks :D I'll update it once or twice a week depending on my mood (ie how well Maria does :tape:)

GrandMartha
Mar 18th, 2012, 12:28 PM
9730 and 7930 :hysteric:

Steven.
Mar 18th, 2012, 08:20 PM
positives for this week:
- Maria spends her 80th week in the top 2
- 10 weeks away from spending 300 weeks in the top 10
- edges further away from Kvitova in the rankings by gaining 250 pts

JoPova
Mar 18th, 2012, 08:23 PM
positives for this week:
- Maria spends her 80th week in the top 2
- 10 weeks away from spending 300 weeks in the top 10
- edges further away from Kvitova in the rankings by gaining 250 pts

It's very important for Maria to keep this #2 so that she'll have to face Azarenka only in finals and sooner or later Azarenka will start losing before finals! :help:

Cherry.
Mar 18th, 2012, 08:27 PM
It's very important for Maria to keep this #2 so that she'll have to face Azarenka only in finals and sooner or later Azarenka will start losing before finals! :help:I actually think it's better for her to play Vika before the finals. :shrug:
She sucks big time in finals post-injury against anybody bar her bitches aka Stosur & Jankovic. Her mental strength in finals nowadays seems just non-existent. :facepalm:
In QFs & SFs she usually plays much better so she might have a better chance of beating Vika had they met earlier.

Julian.
Mar 20th, 2012, 12:34 PM
As requested by Steven., I will post this here from now on :D

RACE TO ISTANBUL YEC

Latest Update:

Current Race Position (After Indian Wells)

Race Singles (As of March 19, 2012)

1. Victoria Azarenka 4370 (5)
2. Maria Sharapova 2220 (3)
3. Agnieszka Radwanska 1885 (6)
4. Angelique Kerber 1410 (6)
5. Marion Bartoli 1246 (6)
6. Petra Kvitova 1180 (5)
7. Kim Clijsters 1100 (3)
8. Sara Errani 1015 (6)
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9. Daniela Hantuchova 1006 (7)
10. Ana Ivanovic 981 (6)
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11. Julia Goerges 961 (7)
12. Caroline Wozniacki 961 (5)
13. Samantha Stosur 886 (6)
14. Li Na 851 (5)
15. Jelena Jankovic 796 (7)
16. Mona Barthel 758 (7)
17. Maria Kirilenko 748 (6)
18. Yanina Wickmayer 665 (6)
19. Zheng Jie 643 (6)
20. Christina McHale 615 (5)
21. Flavia Pennetta 615 (6)

Steven.
Mar 20th, 2012, 12:52 PM
I'm gonna add Julian's projected race ranks into the second post of this thread, so everything rank related regarding Maria can be found more easily. :D

Thanks Julian. :)

Crux Squall
Mar 20th, 2012, 04:50 PM
Ranking Update Miami: Fighting to keep #2
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/292215_409181009098152_217361314946790_1748885_133 6864226_n.jpg

perseus2006
Mar 31st, 2012, 02:08 PM
Seeking an update soon...

Steven.
Mar 31st, 2012, 03:08 PM
lets hope our baby girl wins a title in an hr time double bagel please speaking of bagels im rly hungy

Julian.
Mar 31st, 2012, 06:28 PM
Latest Update:

Current Race Position (After Miami)

Race Singles (As of April 2, 2012)

1. Victoria Azarenka 4620 (6)
2. Maria Sharapova 2920 (4)
3. Agnieszka Radwanska 2885 (7)
4. Marion Bartoli 1696 (7)
5. Angelique Kerber 1415 (7)
6. Caroline Wozniacki 1411 (6)
7. Petra Kvitova 1185 (6)
8. Kim Clijsters 1180 (4)
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9. Ana Ivanovic 1121 (7)
10. Li Na 1101 (6)
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11. Daniela Hantuchova 1086 (8)
12. Samantha Stosur 1026 (7)
13. Sara Errani 1020 (7)
14. Julia Goerges 966 (8)
15. Maria Kirilenko 888 (7)
16. Mona Barthel 838 (8)
17. Yanina Wickmayer 805 (7)
18. Jelena Jankovic 801 (8)
19. Zheng Jie 723 (7)
20. Ekaterina Makarova 710 (4)

Steven.
Mar 31st, 2012, 06:41 PM
strange to see Maria still at no. 2. She inched closer to Azarenka for the no 1. spot but I don't know if I really want her there. It's not exactly good for tennis tbh.

Steven.
Apr 29th, 2012, 06:28 PM
Maria edges closer to Vika in pts by over 300 pts, while edging further from Kvitova by over 200 pts by winning her 4th career claycourt title :cheer:

4 more weeks until she hits 300 weeks spent in the top 10 btw!

forgot to mention her career win % is now >80% again :D

Slampova
Apr 29th, 2012, 08:17 PM
Does a win in Stuttgart decrease Aga's chances of No.2 over the coming weeks or is it still pretty much inevitable :sobbing:

madmax
Apr 29th, 2012, 09:58 PM
so if Masha indeed takes Madrid seriously and reaches the final again/wins it, what will that do to her prospects of becoming #1?

18majors
Apr 29th, 2012, 10:10 PM
so if Masha indeed takes Madrid seriously and reaches the final again/wins it, what will that do to her prospects of becoming #1?

As of now:

Azarenka, 9020
Maria, 8280

Azarenka will have 700 coming out in Madrid and Maria 140:

Azarenka,8320
Maria, 8140

Maria will be No. 1 if she reaches Madrid SF and Azarenka reaches QF. She will also claim No. 1 if she beats Azarenka in the final.

However, Maria's No. 1 ranking may be short lived because she has 900 points to defend the next week in Rome.

MiiMo
Apr 29th, 2012, 10:22 PM
As of now:

Azarenka, 9020
Maria, 8280

Azarenka will have 700 coming out in Madrid and Maria 140:

Azarenka,8320
Maria, 8140

Maria will be No. 1 if she reaches Madrid SF and Azarenka reaches QF. She will also claim No. 1 if she beats Azarenka in the final.

However, Maria's No. 1 ranking may be short lived because she has 900 points to defend the next week in Rome.

Well, Azarenka has 225 points from Rome too, so anything is really possible. I really want Maria to become world number one :hearts:

Petra will also fight in Madrid to keep her 3rd spot... But yeah, Maria has a great shot for the Nr.1 spot and if she does not tank Madrid, she's able to win it if she keeps playing the way she did in Stuttgart.

vozas
Apr 30th, 2012, 12:19 AM
Is it a bit twisted of me to want Maria at #2? I don't want her to be #1, I think it's because I was always used at Henin being the de facto #1 and Maria the de facto #2 for so long, with the WS wreaking havoc in the rankings here and there.

Charlatan
Apr 30th, 2012, 12:26 AM
Is it a bit twisted of me to want Maria at #2? I don't want her to be #1, I think it's because I was always used at Henin being the de facto #1 and Maria the de facto #2 for so long, with the WS wreaking havoc in the rankings here and there.

It's not just you! I definitely don't get why some pova fans being obsessed with the #1 ranking :cuckoo:

Plus, playing tournaments, especially slams, with the #1 ranking/ #1 seeding is not an easy task at all.

With the william sisters looming at slams, it definitely is not a good thing at all

Craig.
Apr 30th, 2012, 12:35 AM
Plus she's never really dealt well with the pressure of being no.1. And I can just see GM tards going crazy with their ''True no.1, my ass :haha:'' troll comments once she loses.

dsanders06
Apr 30th, 2012, 01:27 AM
Is it a bit twisted of me to want Maria at #2? I don't want her to be #1, I think it's because I was always used at Henin being the de facto #1 and Maria the de facto #2 for so long, with the WS wreaking havoc in the rankings here and there.

It's not just you! I definitely don't get why some pova fans being obsessed with the #1 ranking :cuckoo:

Plus, playing tournaments, especially slams, with the #1 ranking/ #1 seeding is not an easy task at all.

With the william sisters looming at slams, it definitely is not a good thing at all

Plus she's never really dealt well with the pressure of being no.1. And I can just see GM tards going crazy with their ''True no.1, my ass :haha:'' troll comments once she loses.

These. I don't want her getting the #1 spot til she gets another Slam (and I don't think she will either tbh, because Azarenka is too consistent to lose early and I definitely don't see Maria doing a Madrid/Rome double).

Charlatan
Apr 30th, 2012, 01:28 AM
Exactly...She has played 3 slams as the #1 seed. Apart from her nice run at USO 2005 before losing to Kim in 3 sets, she used to struggle even the opening rounds: 2007 AO first round :scared: and 2008 RG first round, almost two points away from bombing out

Her ranking at this point is fine. I am sure she doesn't even give one fuck about it...What matters right now is wins and slams :inlove:

claypova
Apr 30th, 2012, 06:15 AM
Exactly...She has played 3 slams as the #1 seed. Apart from her nice run at USO 2005 before losing to Kim in 3 sets, she used to struggle even the opening rounds: 2007 AO first round :scared: and 2008 RG first round, almost two points away from bombing out

Her ranking at this point is fine. I am sure she doesn't even give one fuck about it...What matters right now is wins and slams :inlove:

she was sick :shrug:

Steven.
Apr 30th, 2012, 06:30 AM
it's not she can't handle the pressure of being no. 1, but more that she's just unfortunate. how many times has she ascended to no. 1 or got close to there but then got injured or sick :help:

btw, madrid pts are off after this week, so Maria will essentially be defending her Rome pts at Madrid :help:

MM_1257
Apr 30th, 2012, 09:28 AM
huh... Madrid and the Rome points coming off. Huge task...

Julian.
Apr 30th, 2012, 10:56 AM
Latest Update:

Current Race Position (After Stuttgart)

Race Singles (As of April 30, 2012)

1. Victoria Azarenka 4940 (7)
2. Maria Sharapova 3390 (6)
3. Agnieszka Radwanska 3085 (8)
4. Marion Bartoli 1816 (9)
5. Angelique Kerber 1815 (9)
6. Caroline Wozniacki 1671 (8)
7. Petra Kvitova 1385 (7)
8. Samantha Stosur 1346 (9)
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9. Sara Errani 1300 (8)
10. Li Na 1221 (7)
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11. Kim Clijsters 1180 (4)
12. Ana Ivanovic 1122 (8)
13. Serena Williams 1120 (5)
14. Julia Goerges 1096 (10)
15. Daniela Hantuchova 1086 (8)
16. Mona Barthel 1028 (10)
17. Jelena Jankovic 933 (11)
18. Maria Kirilenko 888 (7)
19. Lucie Safarova 878 (10)
20. Yanina Wickmayer 846 (9)

JoPova
Apr 30th, 2012, 10:58 AM
Are we sure that Maria got a 0 for Charleston? I'm a bit confused with all these numbers! :help:

Steven.
Apr 30th, 2012, 11:12 AM
Are we sure that Maria got a 0 for Charleston? I'm a bit confused with all these numbers! :help:

yep. She ended last year in the top 10 and so she had to commit to two premier 700 tournaments, and one of them being Charleston. She withdrew from that so unfortunately the 0-pointer must count towards her rank. Same with Beijing.

to put it simply, the following must count on her ranking:
- Grand Slams (4)
- YEC (1)
- Premier Mandatory (4)
- Premier 5 (2)
- Premier 700 commitment tournaments (2) one of which is yet to be played
meaning she's played 12 tournaments which must count towards her pts. From these tournaments she's earned 7340 pts.

The rest of the non-mandatory tournaments she entered in is Canada (125), Tokyo (225), Paris Indoors (120), Stuttgart (470), Stanford (120) but there's only space for four more tournaments to count and we take her best pts (i.e. the bolded ones) for a total of 8280 pts


thanks julian. :) updating race ranks now

Shivank17
Apr 30th, 2012, 11:14 AM
Why didn't she commit to Paris and Stuttgart? :cuckoo:

They both are P700s right? :unsure:

Steven.
Apr 30th, 2012, 11:28 AM
Why didn't she commit to Paris and Stuttgart? :cuckoo:

They both are P700s right? :unsure:

Yep they're both P700s, but I'm not really entirely sure about the former question.

There's actually no specifications about what P700 tournaments she must commit to, with the only restriction being that only 2 top 10 players can commit to a tournament. Maybe she just missed out on Stuttgart.

I don't know who gets priority to commit or on what basis they do it but yeah... :help: as far as I know, the WTA also doesn't release which tournament each member of the top 10 commit to either, so for now we just know that Charleston is one of them

JoPova
Apr 30th, 2012, 11:29 AM
yep. She ended last year in the top 10 and so she had to commit to two premier 700 tournaments, and one of them being Charleston. She withdrew from that so unfortunately the 0-pointer must count towards her rank. Same with Beijing.

to put it simply, the following must count on her ranking:
- Grand Slams (4)
- YEC (1)
- Premier Mandatory (4)
- Premier 5 (2)
- Premier 700 commitment tournaments (2) one of which is yet to be played
meaning she's played 12 tournaments which must count towards her pts. From these tournaments she's earned 7340 pts.

The rest of the non-mandatory tournaments she entered in is Canada (125), Tokyo (225), Paris Indoors (120), Stuttgart (470), Stanford (120) but there's only space for four more tournaments to count and we take her best pts (i.e. the bolded ones) for a total of 8280 pts


Thank you! ;)

Jack89
Apr 30th, 2012, 08:05 PM
I still don't get why she got a 0 pointer for Charleston. The P700 events are Brisbane, Carlsbad, Dubai, Paris(Indoors), Stanford and Stuttgart. She pulled out of Brisbane due to injury so therefore she doesn't get a 0 pointer. And she played Paris and Stuttgart so she's comitted to two. Yet she still gets a 0 pointer for Charleston even though it was never on her schedule to begin with. Just find it confusing.

Sharapovian
Apr 30th, 2012, 08:28 PM
Why didn't she commit to Paris and Stuttgart? :cuckoo:

They both are P700s right? :unsure:

Apparently Paris doesn't count as a commitment tournament:

As Masha finished 2011 tour year as # 4. As a Top 10 player she has to commit to two out of seven P700 tournaments (Brisbane, Dubai, Charleston, Stuttgart, Stanford, Carlsbad & Moscow - as Paris [Indoors] has only a 637K minimum prize money, this event is not entitled to Player Commitment). If Maria committed to P700 Charleston she will recieve a mandatory 0 pointer as she don't play there.

perseus2006
May 1st, 2012, 01:44 AM
An interesting set of numbers. Take the current rankings for Vika and Pova, subtract 2011 Madrid points and add back in the 17th tournament points and you get the 2012 starting point for Vika, 8600, and Pova, 8260.

Only 340 points separate the two. There are a number of scenarios for Pova to take the #1 Rank from Vika at Madrid. Given the bad blood between them, that would be just oh, so funny.

Steven.
May 6th, 2012, 10:11 AM
Maria can become no. 1 if Azarenka loses in R1 and Maria wins Madrid. :haha:

Shivank17
May 6th, 2012, 10:15 AM
Come on Sveta. :oh:

But don't see that happening, neither do I want that to happen before she wins RG or any slam. :)

doomsday
May 6th, 2012, 10:18 AM
Maria can become no. 1 if Azarenka loses in R1 and Maria wins Madrid. :haha:

Actually if Vika loses in 1sr round, a semifinal would be enough to take this spot but then she still has 900 points to defend in Rome she won't keep that ranking a long time IMO. Anyway a N2 seems good to me ATM, the n1 ranking will come sooner or later.

JoPova
May 6th, 2012, 12:25 PM
I really love this thread! Thank you Steven for keeping it updated! :hug:

Maria's now 6-3 against top 10 players. :cheer: It really should've been 7-2 though. That loss to that thing in Miami! :facepalm:

abesky
May 6th, 2012, 02:43 PM
That thing. But Claypova is reigning right now. I just don't want to jinx her.

claypova
May 7th, 2012, 10:21 AM
Actually if Vika loses in 1sr round, a semifinal would be enough to take this spot but then she still has 900 points to defend in Rome she won't keep that ranking a long time IMO. Anyway a N2 seems good to me ATM, the n1 ranking will come sooner or later.

she's defending her Rome points this week :p

doomsday
May 7th, 2012, 10:34 AM
she's defending her Rome points this week :p

Yeah I forgot that.

Crux Squall
May 9th, 2012, 03:45 AM
If Radwanska win Madrid and Maria cant reach to SF, Radwanska will be new #2

abesky
May 9th, 2012, 11:47 AM
If Radwanska win Madrid and Maria cant reach to SF, Radwanska will be new #2

If that's the case, the Mayan Prophecy spoke true. :tape::tape::tape::tape::tape::tape:

18majors
May 10th, 2012, 03:43 PM
If Radwanska win Madrid and Maria cant reach to SF, Radwanska will be new #2

As of now Maria 7610, Radwanska 6880; Radwanska will earn an additional 750 if she wins Madrid.

Maria will remain No. 2 even if she loses QF. Am I missing something?

madmax
May 10th, 2012, 03:47 PM
As of now Maria 7610, Radwanska 6880; Radwanska will earn an additional 750 if she wins Madrid.

Maria will remain No. 2 even if she loses QF. Am I missing something?

exactly...not like this scenario is gonna materialize anyway, because with Pova's clay form I don't see Fluffwanska sniffing that #2 spot

Crux Squall
May 10th, 2012, 04:19 PM
As of now Maria 7610, Radwanska 6880; Radwanska will earn an additional 750 if she wins Madrid.

Maria will remain No. 2 even if she loses QF. Am I missing something?

You miss it :)
6880 + 750 = 7630 > 7610

18majors
May 10th, 2012, 07:48 PM
You miss it :)
6880 + 750 = 7630 > 7610

Yes, you're right.

Crux Squall
May 10th, 2012, 10:09 PM
Yes, you're right.

but i dont think Radwanska can win this tournament

18majors
May 10th, 2012, 10:11 PM
but i dont think Radwanska can win this tournament

Radwanska deserves to be a No. 2 if she wins Madrid, she would be the holder of 3 out 4 Premier Mandatory titles.

JoPova
May 11th, 2012, 01:28 PM
Maria is now 6-4 against top ten players, isn't she? :sad:

Shivank17
May 11th, 2012, 05:20 PM
Radwanska deserves to be a No. 2 if she wins Madrid, she would be the holder of 3 out 4 Premier Mandatory titles.

:hysteric: if that happens WTA should officially end :o
But Vika pls save WTA again :oh: :lol:

doomsday
May 11th, 2012, 05:22 PM
Can't Serena tank all the MM and focus only on majors now, I'm so sick of her.
I believe she will do that once her ranking will be really high she is definitely on the right track.

ahoura
May 12th, 2012, 06:22 AM
please update steven.
tnx

Steven.
May 12th, 2012, 07:27 AM
i'll update it when the week is over.

Crux Squall
May 12th, 2012, 01:51 PM
I have some question: Is a Fedcup match/Challenger tournament/Qulifying count for CAREER WON/LOST ? or What kind of match/tournament is count for CAREER WON/LOST??

18majors
May 12th, 2012, 04:04 PM
I have some question: Is a Fedcup match/Challenger tournament/Qulifying count for CAREER WON/LOST ? or What kind of match/tournament is count for CAREER WON/LOST??

FedCup is counted in career H2H, please see attached http://tennis.wettpoint.com/en/h2h/78805-79427.html.

Qualifying for WTA tournament should also be counted but I'm not sure about ITF/Challenger events.

Crux Squall
May 13th, 2012, 03:06 AM
FedCup is counted in career H2H, please see attached http://tennis.wettpoint.com/en/h2h/78805-79427.html.

Qualifying for WTA tournament should also be counted but I'm not sure about ITF/Challenger events.

Thanks
I have search some info so I guess Challenger is counted
http://www.wtatennis.com/headtohead/maria-sharapova_2255881_9499/0,,12781~9499~5288,00.html

MashaFan01
May 13th, 2012, 09:26 AM
Lemme see - Trying to do some complicated math her - :lol: - As of May 07

Masha has 8260 pts and A. Radwanska 6750 pts

QF in Madrid gives 250 pts (Masha: 8260 + 250 = 8510 pts)

SF in Madrid gives 450 pts (Agniezska 6750 + 450= 7200 pts)

Conclusion - Masha will remain the #2 next week - Whether she can hold that spot after Rome depends a lot on how deep she and Agniezska get

Interesting S. Williams currently has 4300 pts - Final in Madrid give 750 pts and the champ gets 1000 pts

Also what happens with P. Kvitova the defending champion who was out in R2 already? How many pts will she lose? - And what about M. Bartoli out in R1 already? - I think the Rankings List (http://www.wtatennis.com/page/RankingsSingles/0,,12781~0~1~100,00.html) will look different next week

Do correct me if I'm wrong - I'm new at this - :)

madmax
May 13th, 2012, 09:31 AM
if I understand correctly, there are 500+ points currently separating Fluffwanska and Maria (that's with both Madrid's and Rome's last years points off). So if Maria does better in Rome or wins it again, the gap could increase to 1000 very soon. Well, these are my calculations at least.

claypova
May 13th, 2012, 09:39 AM
with RG and Wimbledon coming, she needs that gap to increase!! :sobbing:

MashaFan01
May 13th, 2012, 09:40 AM
if I understand correctly, there are 500+ points currently separating Fluffwanska and Maria (that's with both Madrid's and Rome's last years points off). So if Maria does better in Rome or wins it again, the gap could increase to 1000 very soon. Well, these are my calculations at least.

Please explain: that's with both Madrid's and Rome's last years points off??? :confused: :confused:

doomsday
May 13th, 2012, 09:56 AM
with RG and Wimbledon coming, she needs that gap to increase!! :sobbing:

Definitely.

Please explain: that's with both Madrid's and Rome's last years points off??? :confused: :confused:


Well he is talking about the actual rankings with Madrid and Rome points off from last year + Madrid points on from this year, get it :lol:.Take a look at this, this is the actual rankings points.
http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=20688789&postcount=2

MashaFan01
May 13th, 2012, 12:26 PM
Definitely.
Well he is talking about the actual rankings with Madrid and Rome points off from last year + Madrid points on from this year, get it :lol:.Take a look at this, this is the actual rankings points.
http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=20688789&postcount=2

Thanks - I'm slowly getting the hang of it - :lol: - Not really there yet :confused: :confused:

So the top 3 are unchanged - that's great

Anyways - wow - C. Wozniacki has dropped additional ranking and is now #8? - da poor gurl! - It will be a long way back for her

Serena Williams is climbing - #6 next week - but - if I understand it right - all the pts she gains in tournaments count since she's nothing to "defend"?

doomsday
May 13th, 2012, 01:03 PM
Thanks - I'm slowly getting the hang of it - :lol: - Not really there yet :confused: :confused:

So the top 3 are unchanged - that's great

Anyways - wow - C. Wozniacki has dropped additional ranking and is now #8? - da poor gurl! - It will be a long way back for her

Serena Williams is climbing - #6 next week - but - if I understand it right - all the pts she gains in tournaments count since she's nothing to "defend"?


yep the higher she is the better tbh.

goldlion
May 14th, 2012, 01:31 AM
Maria should focus on winning a grand slam this year instead of hunting for the No.1 ranking because it will be very very tough to achieve, considering the rest of the year Azarenka has a higher chance of performing better than her, espeically grand slams.

Steven.
May 14th, 2012, 11:28 AM
Thanks - I'm slowly getting the hang of it - :lol: - Not really there yet :confused: :confused:

So the top 3 are unchanged - that's great

Anyways - wow - C. Wozniacki has dropped additional ranking and is now #8? - da poor gurl! - It will be a long way back for her

Serena Williams is climbing - #6 next week - but - if I understand it right - all the pts she gains in tournaments count since she's nothing to "defend"?


Yep. Every pt Serena earns for now will be directly added onto her ranking, but that'll end shortly with Eastbourne around the corner.

Wozniacki still has quite a bit to defend as she won Brussels last year. In fact, I don't think she's going back there at all this year so her ranking will dip to 9th or 10th maybe. We'll have to see how Kerber and whoever is 9th does in the next few weeks.

yep the higher she is the better tbh.

I'd prefer Serena in the 9-12 bracket so that way she draws players in the 5-8 range in R16 like Na and Woz :drool: oh well

Maria should focus on winning a grand slam this year instead of hunting for the No.1 ranking because it will be very very tough to achieve, considering the rest of the year Azarenka has a higher chance of performing better than her, espeically grand slams.

i'm sure she knows. With wins comes your ranking and that's it. I'm sure she's only focused on each tournament she enters.

Julian.
May 20th, 2012, 05:18 PM
Latest Update:

Current Race Position (After Rome)

Race Singles (As of May 21, 2012)

1. Victoria Azarenka 5765 (9)
2. Maria Sharapova 4540 (8)
3. Agnieszka Radwanska 3536 (10)
4. Serena Williams 2515 (7)
5. Angelique Kerber 2350 (11)
6. Li Na 2091 (9)
7. Marion Bartoli 1822 (11)
8. Caroline Wozniacki 1812 (10)
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9. Sara Errani 1730 (11)
10. Samantha Stosur 1721 (11)
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11. Petra Kvitova 1690 (9)
12. Ana Ivanovic 1387 (10)
13. Julia Goerges 1226 (12)
14. Kim Clijsters 1180 (5)
15. Lucie Safarova 1158 (12)
16. Mona Barthel 1108 (11)
17. Daniela Hantuchova 1086 (9)
18. Maria Kirilenko 999 (10)
19. Kaia Kanepi 959 (8)
20. Flavia Pennetta 950 (10)

MashaFan01
May 26th, 2012, 02:41 PM
So - What to expect can happen after the FO - Masha's current total of ranking points is 8390 - Strip 900 (SF last year) and she's 7490 ranking points left - If she makes it to the QF than she can add 500 to those (losing 400) ending up 7990 - As far as I can see - both A. Radwanska and P. Kvitova - can grab the #2 position from her if either one of them should win the FO and can add an additional 2000 points to their total ranking points - Am I right?

MiiMo
May 26th, 2012, 03:47 PM
Basically here is the Top 10 with RG points off :
1 Vika Azarenka 8525
2 Maria Sharapova 7495
3 Agnieszka Radwanska 7075
4 Petra Kvitova 6000
5 Serena Williams 5700
6 Samantha Stosur 5285
7 Caroline Wozniacki 4211
8 Marion Bartoli 3975
9 Angelique Kerber 3560
10 Vera Zvonareva 3165

In order to overtake Azarenka, Maria got two solutions

- Winning RG, With Vika losing in SF or sooner
- Reaching the Final with Vika losing in R4 or sooner.

If Maria does not reach at least the final, no way she's having the first spot back

As for Maria to lose her 2nd spot :

- Maria just needs to do at least as good as Radwanska : If Maria loses in 1R and Aga goes at least to QF, she's Nr.3
- If Aga Wins, she'll overtake Maria for sure, no matter where she stops in RG
- If Aga is in the final, Maria will need to be against her and win the final in order to stay nbr.2

If Petra wants to overtake Masha she'll have to take the title and hope for Maria to lose in 4R or sooner

I guess the Nbr 2 ranking is pretty safe but that having this first spot back will be difficult , She'll be able to do so after the USO I guess.

18majors
May 26th, 2012, 04:44 PM
Basically here is the Top 10 with RG points off :
1 Vika Azarenka 8525
2 Maria Sharapova 7495
3 Agnieszka Radwanska 7075
4 Petra Kvitova 6000
5 Serena Williams 5700
6 Samantha Stosur 5285
7 Caroline Wozniacki 4211
8 Marion Bartoli 3975
9 Angelique Kerber 3560
10 Vera Zvonareva 3165

In order to overtake Azarenka, Maria got two solutions

- Winning RG, With Vika losing in SF or sooner
- Reaching the Final with Vika losing in R4 or sooner.

If Maria does not reach at least the final, no way she's having the first spot back

As for Maria to lose her 2nd spot :

- Maria just needs to do at least as good as Radwanska : If Maria loses in 1R and Aga goes at least to QF, she's Nr.3
- If Aga Wins, she'll overtake Maria for sure, no matter where she stops in RG
- If Aga is in the final, Maria will need to be against her and win the final in order to stay nbr.2

If Petra wants to overtake Masha she'll have to take the title and hope for Maria to lose in 4R or sooner

I guess the Nbr 2 ranking is pretty safe but that having this first spot back will be difficult , She'll be able to do so after the USO I guess.

Thanks. Additionally, Maria will defend 1,400 points from 2011 Wimbledon soon.

It's cold in high places, I'm sure Maria understands it more than all of us.

MiiMo
May 27th, 2012, 01:26 PM
Thanks. Additionally, Maria will defend 1,400 points from 2011 Wimbledon soon.

It's cold in high places, I'm sure Maria understands it more than all of us.

True. But Petra will defend 2000 points, while Azarenka will defend 900 points. ARad lost in 3R last year and has a great shot out there. But she also have some Eastbourne points to take care of I guess... We'll figure it out after RG though

Steven.
Jun 9th, 2012, 03:14 PM
Maria will be no. 1 for the next 4 weeks :cheer:

and to stay ahead of Vika after Wimbledon she only needs to reach the same round Vika does which is very doable. this might just turn out to be her longest streak at no. 1

claypova
Jun 9th, 2012, 03:19 PM
then she'll hit 20+ :sobbing::cheer:

people say they dont care about #1 ranking, but i do. It's the cherry on top :D

18majors
Jun 9th, 2012, 04:14 PM
Maria will be no. 1 for the next 4 weeks :cheer:

and to stay ahead of Vika after Wimbledon she only needs to reach the same round Vika does which is very doable. this might just turn out to be her longest streak at no. 1

Maria said that she wanted to be No. 1 and to play like a true No. 1. She will have plenty of chances to do that.

Maria will have a big chance to end 2012 as No. 1 because she doesn't have a lot to defend other than 1,400 from 2011 Wimbledon and 900 from 2011 Cincy.

Steven.
Jun 9th, 2012, 04:40 PM
yes! she's also leading the race to YEC so that's a good sign for ending the year at no. 1 but i'll wait for julian to update :angel:

Rerun
Jun 9th, 2012, 04:45 PM
yay :hearts:

Maria Croft
Jun 9th, 2012, 05:34 PM
I don't care much for the rankings, but it's nice to see her back on the top spot with a Slam, no doubt about that :hearts:

18majors
Jun 9th, 2012, 05:47 PM
I don't care much for the rankings, but it's nice to see her back on the top spot with a Slam, no doubt about that :hearts:

Maria cares more about playing like a true No. 1 than the ranking itself, what an attitude?

Maria Croft
Jun 10th, 2012, 07:42 AM
I think she's looking pretty good to keep her number one ranking for a while if she has a good Wimbledon showing?
Besides her one remaining title last season coming, there doesn't seem like there's that many points for her to defend, right?

Shivank17
Jun 10th, 2012, 07:57 AM
If I am not wrong, if you remove Wimbledon points, Maria would be 190 points ahead of Vika, so she just needs to make the same round as Vika at Wimbledon to remain No.1.

And after Wimbledon, the only big thing Maria has to defend is her Cincinnati title, she can add up lot of points at Rogers Cup, US Open(though even Vika has just a R3 to defend), Tokyo, Beijing(if she plays) and of course the YEC(where Vika was a Finalist last year) so she can get the Year-end No.1 ranking.

GrandMartha
Jun 10th, 2012, 08:13 AM
and all the talk about the Vulture taking the number 2 spot from Masha after Wimbledon is inevitable :lol:
How fast things can change :)

Julian.
Jun 10th, 2012, 09:54 AM
Maria is #1 now on the Race to 2012 Istanbul YEC :bowdown:

Latest Update:

Current Race Position (After Roland Garros)

Race Singles (As of June 11, 2012)

1. Maria Sharapova 6540 (9)
2. Victoria Azarenka 6045 (10)
3. Agnieszka Radwanska 4166 (12)
4. Sara Errani 3130 (12)
5. Angelique Kerber 2850 (12)
6. Samantha Stosur 2621 (12)
7. Petra Kvitova 2590 (10)
8. Serena Williams 2520 (8)
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9. Li Na 2371 (10)
10. Caroline Wozniacki 1972 (11)
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11. Marion Bartoli 1923 (13)
12. Kaia Kanepi 1659 (10)
13. Ana Ivanovic 1547 (11)
14. Dominika Cibulkova 1435 (14)
15. Julia Goerges 1386 (13)
16. Lucie Safarova 1258 (13)
17. Kim Clijsters 1180 (6)
18. Mona Barthel 1114 (13)
19. Flavia Pennetta 1110 (11)
20. Maria Kirilenko 1100 (12)

claypova
Jun 10th, 2012, 10:11 AM
and only 9 tournaments (counted) :worship:

domon17th
Jun 10th, 2012, 10:17 AM
and only 9 tournaments (counted) :worship:

This so much :worship: Highlights the insanely high level of consistency she's been playing with and just the fact that she's been to the QF of ALL tournaments this year, pretty damn good.

Actually, if I'm not wrong, it has been F-QF-F-F-W-W-W. The other 2 are zero pointers?

Cherry.
Jun 10th, 2012, 10:48 AM
^You forgot Madrid. Also a QF.
Charlston is a 0 pointer.

18majors
Jun 10th, 2012, 02:05 PM
Things are looking great for Maria but knock on wood that she stays healthy.

Steven.
Jun 11th, 2012, 08:04 AM
Maria is #1 now on the Race to 2012 Istanbul YEC :bowdown:

Latest Update:

Current Race Position (After Roland Garros)

Race Singles (As of June 11, 2012)

1. Maria Sharapova 6540 (9)
2. Victoria Azarenka 6045 (10)
3. Agnieszka Radwanska 4166 (12)
4. Sara Errani 3130 (12)
5. Angelique Kerber 2850 (12)
6. Samantha Stosur 2621 (12)
7. Petra Kvitova 2590 (10)
8. Serena Williams 2520 (8)
------------------------------------------------------
9. Li Na 2371 (10)
10. Caroline Wozniacki 1972 (11)
------------------------------------------------------
11. Marion Bartoli 1923 (13)
12. Kaia Kanepi 1659 (10)
13. Ana Ivanovic 1547 (11)
14. Dominika Cibulkova 1435 (14)
15. Julia Goerges 1386 (13)
16. Lucie Safarova 1258 (13)
17. Kim Clijsters 1180 (6)
18. Mona Barthel 1114 (13)
19. Flavia Pennetta 1110 (11)
20. Maria Kirilenko 1100 (12)

wooo! go mash :D

thanks for the update btw. i didn't see this until now. too much going on in SS lol.

and yeah hopefully she stays healthy. Mash has never had any long runs at being world no. 1 cause she keeps getting sick or injured after getting there...

Crux Squall
Jun 11th, 2012, 08:29 AM
Maria has a good chance to pass 5M$ of prize money this year :hearts:http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7233/7175676501_2c6c818c14_c.jpg

claypova
Jun 11th, 2012, 08:33 AM
^ :eek: Maria will surely become #3 on that list soon :lol:

Steven.
Jun 11th, 2012, 08:33 AM
the prize money stat is basically the only stat i can't take seriously becasue it doesn't take into account inflation. i mean steffi and nav behind kim davenport venus serena, like really? just not consistent for my liking.

but fabulous that maria is rich :cheer:

claypova
Jun 11th, 2012, 08:37 AM
wooo! go mash :D

thanks for the update btw. i didn't see this until now. too much going on in SS lol.

and yeah hopefully she stays healthy. Mash has never had any long runs at being world no. 1 cause she keeps getting sick or injured after getting there...

yup, if she stays healthy, and wins has a solid Wimbledon and Cincy, then it's all hers til the end of the year :cheer:

Kon.
Jun 11th, 2012, 09:25 AM
It feels nice to see this :sobbing:
http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/7780/38943287.png

Dieter.
Jun 11th, 2012, 09:30 AM
:worship:

perseus2006
Jun 11th, 2012, 01:10 PM
Steven and Julian,

Thanks for keeping up the stats!

Stonerpova
Jun 11th, 2012, 01:16 PM
It feels nice to see this :sobbing:
http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/7780/38943287.png

:hearts: :sobbing: :worship:

Steven.
Jun 11th, 2012, 01:44 PM
Steven and Julian,

Thanks for keeping up the stats!

no problem plus its for myself too anyway! I wouldn't have done this if i wasn't interested in monitoring her progress. it's fun to update when she's doing heaps well too wooooo :)

Maria Croft
Jun 11th, 2012, 01:46 PM
It never mattered to me (aside from the time she could be the first Russian to be number one), but I must admit it's nice to look at :)
Would also be nice if she would be able to hold onto it for a while, since she's been so unlucky being ranked as number one in the past.

MashaFan01
Jun 13th, 2012, 08:45 PM
So - How does Masha's rankings look like when she enters Wimbledon? - She reached the finals last year - lotsa points to defend - right?

18majors
Jun 13th, 2012, 08:56 PM
So - How does Masha's rankings look like when she enters Wimbledon? - She reached the finals last year - lotsa points to defend - right?

Maria is No. 1 with 2011 Wimbledon's 1,400 points taken out, but only 190 points ahead of Azarenka.

MashaFan01
Jun 13th, 2012, 09:10 PM
Maria is No. 1 with 2011 Wimbledon's 1,400 points taken out, but only 190 points ahead of Azarenka.

Thanks - so as long she's doing better than both Azarenka and Radwanska - she should be the #1 still? - It would be such a disappointment if she loses her #1 spot after Wimbledon already

18majors
Jun 13th, 2012, 09:19 PM
Thanks - so as long she's doing better than both Azarenka and Radwanska - she should be the #1 still? - It would be such a disappointment if she loses her #1 spot after Wimbledon already

Yes, Maria needs to reach either the same round or better than Azarenka to retain her No. 1 ranking. Radwanska has a chance for No. 1 if she reaches the final and both Maria and Azarenka lose in early rounds.

The draw will play a big factor in deciding the rankings. For example Azarenks will reclaim No. 1, if Maria loses to Serena in QF and Azarenka reaches SF.

perseus2006
Jul 3rd, 2012, 10:45 PM
Have you given up on this thread?

nectar69
Jul 4th, 2012, 01:10 AM
I guess Maria can drop to No. 3, but she'll get back to No. 1. By my calculations (which could be wrong) this is what the top players have to defend for the rest of the year after Wimbledon:
Sharapova 1,670 points, 900 of which came in Cincy
Azarenka, 2,661, 1615 of which came after U.S. Open
Kvitova 2,435, 1,500 of which came at WTA champs.
Radwanksa 3,416, 2,270 of which came after U.S. Open
Serena 2,840, 1,400 came at U.S. Open
Maria has about 800 points less to defend than everyone else. So, if she plays well, she has a good shot of getting back to No. 1, especially at the end of the year. A lot of players have a lot of points to defend after the U.S. Open. Personally, I could care less. What matters is winning the big ones, after that everything elese will take care of itself. Also, the Olympics, I think, will count towards the rankings for the first time this year. Not sure of the point scale.

denny5576
Jul 4th, 2012, 03:48 AM
Also, the Olympics, I think, will count towards the rankings for the first time this year. Not sure of the point scale.
Not for the first time...

WTA ranking points (singles only)

685 Gold medal
470 Silver medal
340 Bronze medal
260 Fourth place
175 Quarterfinals
95 Third round
55 Second round
1 First round

Steven.
Jul 4th, 2012, 03:59 AM
Have you given up on this thread?

nope I'll update it after Wimbledon is over :) Maria will be pushed down to 3rd if Aga reaches wimby final. mess.

Valkyre
Jul 4th, 2012, 07:39 AM
Not for the first time...

WTA ranking points (singles only)

685 Gold medal
470 Silver medal
340 Bronze medal
260 Fourth place
175 Quarterfinals
95 Third round
55 Second round
1 First round

lol that First Round single point looks totally ridiculous haha! It is like a trolling attempt from the officials! :lol:

Maria Croft
Jul 4th, 2012, 08:02 AM
Yeah, Maria really has a good shot at the number one ranking again. But I'd rather see her collect a medal and at the very least a QF showing at the US Open.

MashaFan01
Jul 5th, 2012, 09:53 AM
Yes, Maria needs to reach either the same round or better than Azarenka to retain her No. 1 ranking. Radwanska has a chance for No. 1 if she reaches the final and both Maria and Azarenka lose in early rounds.

The draw will play a big factor in deciding the rankings. For example Azarenks will reclaim No. 1, if Maria loses to Serena in QF and Azarenka reaches SF.

*sighs*

Kon.
Jul 5th, 2012, 01:46 PM
So Maria will be #3 on Monday.
I just now realised. Radwanska ranked above her. :lol:

Craig.
Jul 5th, 2012, 02:28 PM
But how? :lol: I don't even understand how she could have possibly had better results than Maria in the past year.

Mashi
Jul 5th, 2012, 02:29 PM
Tokyo+Pekin
Great, Maria will be even more eager. :devil:

Stonerpova
Jul 5th, 2012, 04:45 PM
I understand Radwanska's been consistent, but I didn't realize that she's been THIS consistent.

Good news is other than Cincy Maria has very little to defend the rest of the season. YE #1 is definitely a possibility, especially because Radwanska has a ton of points coming off and Azarenka has a history of tailing off at the end of the season.

Mashi
Jul 5th, 2012, 04:52 PM
Golden medal + USO I say yes! :)

Jeffery
Jul 5th, 2012, 04:53 PM
I understand Radwanska's been consistent, but I didn't realize that she's been THIS consistent.

I totally agree with you and I'm really shocked and surprised for seeing Radwanska in this level.

:help:

nectar69
Jul 5th, 2012, 06:35 PM
I hate saying this, because I can't stand Serena, but she's the true No. 1. The way she's playing right now, she's unbeatable. It's hard for me to see her not winning Wimbledon and the Gold medal. When she serves like she is, it's untouchable. 24 aces in two sets? Again I can't stand her, and the happiest day of my life will be when she retires, unfortuantely I'm not sure that will be before Maria. On the bright side Serena tends to get bored with the game, and then just disappears or gets injured a lot. She's due for another of those spells soon.

Maria Croft
Jul 5th, 2012, 07:39 PM
Radwanska has a lot more to defend this year though, Maria not so much.
Doesn't matter anyway. I have a feeling she'll play better as number 3 than number 1 anyway.

gc-spurs
Jul 6th, 2012, 01:07 AM
But how? :lol: I don't even understand how she could have possibly had better results than Maria in the past year.

Her end of year vs Marias was probably better. All good it just means come Sept/oct/nov she'll be knocked down.
Fuck I wish Woz was back

claypova
Jul 6th, 2012, 01:15 AM
I understand Radwanska's been consistent, but I didn't realize that she's been THIS consistent.

LOL yea, I only realised recently that Aga is holding 2/4 Premier Mandatories :tape:

dsanders06
Jul 6th, 2012, 01:26 AM
Radwanska hasn't even been more consistent than Maria though, that's the thing :lol: If you look at their results over the past 12 months, Maria has only lost to 3 players outside the top 20 (and one of those was Serena - others were Voskoboeva and Pennetta), while Radwanska has lost to 7 players outside the top 20 (Cetkovska twice, Safarova, Kuznetsova, Pironkova, Lisicki and Kerber when she was ranked #93).

This is just yet another example of someone playing a lot more tournaments than others and padding their ranking, just like Wozniacki :shrug:

denny5576
Jul 6th, 2012, 06:45 AM
http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/3772/screenhunter01jul060244.gif

denny5576
Jul 6th, 2012, 06:48 AM
http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/2829/screenhunter02jul060244.gif

Total 6 = Toronto + Cincinnati + New York + Tokyo + Beijing + Istanbul

perseus2006
Jul 6th, 2012, 11:45 AM
Radwanska hasn't even been more consistent than Maria though, that's the thing :lol: If you look at their results over the past 12 months, Maria has only lost to 3 players outside the top 20 (and one of those was Serena - others were Voskoboeva and Pennetta), while Radwanska has lost to 7 players outside the top 20 (Cetkovska twice, Safarova, Kuznetsova, Pironkova, Lisicki and Kerber when she was ranked #93).

This is just yet another example of someone playing a lot more tournaments than others and padding their ranking, just like Wozniacki :shrug:

That dog don't bite! Regardless of the number of tournaments played, only 16 tournaments count towards the WTA Ranking. For Top 10 it's a very restrictive set of tournaments that count in the rankings: all four majors with zero if not played, all four Premier Mandatories with zero if not played, atleast two of the Premier 5's with zero if not played, two WTA commitment tournaments with zero if not played, The YEC with zero if not played and up to three player choice tournaments.

Pova's ranking problem, if being ranked in the Top 4 is a problem, lies in her performances at:

2011 Canada - Underperformed.
2011 USO - She's developed a habit of seriously underperforming here!
2011 Tokyo - Ripped her ankle up against Kvitova.
2011 Beijing - did not play - the ankle. Counts as zero in her Rankings.
2011 YEC - Underperformed due to ankle.
2012 Charlston (IIRC) - Did not play commitment tournament. Counts as zero in her Rankings.

So, Pova's Ranking right now is made up of 14 tournaments max, due to the two zero tournaments. By the end of the year, 15 tournaments will count in her ranking. She has significant opportunities to pile on points at the six tournaments listed above.

denny5576
Jul 6th, 2012, 12:47 PM
Pova's ranking problem, if being ranked in the Top 4 is a problem, lies in her performances at:

2011 Canada - Underperformed.
2011 USO - She's developed a habit of seriously underperforming here!
2011 Tokyo - Ripped her ankle up against Kvitova.
2011 Beijing - did not play - the ankle. Counts as zero in her Rankings.
2011 YEC - Underperformed due to ankle.
2012 Charlston (IIRC) - Did not play commitment tournament. Counts as zero in her Rankings.

So, Pova's Ranking right now is made up of 14 tournaments max, due to the two zero tournaments. By the end of the year, 15 tournaments will count in her ranking. She has significant opportunities to pile on points at the six tournaments listed above.
Correct.
Thank you!

Julian.
Jul 7th, 2012, 06:47 PM
Race to Istanbul Latest Update:

Current Race Position (After Wimbledon)

Race Singles (As of July 9, 2012)

1. Victoria Azarenka 6945 (11)
2. Maria Sharapova 6820 (10)
3. Agnieszka Radwanska 5567 (14)
4. Serena Williams 4520 (9)
5. Angelique Kerber 4070 (14)
6. Sara Errani 3291 (14)
7. Petra Kvitova 3091 (12)
8. Samantha Stosur 2722 (14)
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9. Li Na 2471 (11)
10. Marion Bartoli 2223 (15)
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11. Caroline Wozniacki 1978 (13)
12. Ana Ivanovic 1827 (12)
13. Kaia Kanepi 1659 (11)
14. Maria Kirilenko 1601 (14)
15. Kim Clijsters 1590 (8)
16. Julia Goerges 1547 (15)
17. Dominika Cibulkova 1510 (16)
18. Lucie Safarova 1383 (15)
19. Roberta Vinci 1357 (17)
20. Yanina Wickmayer 1353 (16)

JoPova
Jul 7th, 2012, 06:52 PM
Maria is #3 with AO final and RG title! :o

**mashafierce**
Jul 7th, 2012, 10:16 PM
Are Azarenka ,Radwanska and others going to play other tournaments and overtake Maria until the olympics?

stegall
Jul 7th, 2012, 10:18 PM
Radwanska has a lot to defend in the second half of the the season..As long as she doesn't win the US Open then Maria and Vika and possibly Serena will probably be ranked ahead of her at the end of the year.

goldlion
Jul 9th, 2012, 12:11 AM
Aga winning USO will just be ridiculous!

Maria Croft
Jul 9th, 2012, 08:20 AM
Maria can gain so many points from the Us Open alone. I REALLY want her to at least make the QF's there again. It's been far too long.

Mistress of Evil
Jul 17th, 2012, 08:43 AM
http://tenismaclari.com/maria-sharapova/Rankings.html

Why does Maria have San Diego as a zero pointer on her ranking breakdown? :confused:

Queenpova
Jul 17th, 2012, 10:42 AM
WTA Rankings points to defend for the rest of 2012

1) Azarenka: 2261
2) Radwanska 3416
3) Sharapova 1670
4) Williams 2840
5) Stosur 3657
6) Kvitova 2435
7) Kerber 1291
8) Wozniacki 2117
9) Errani 173 :oh:
10) Bartoli 1766
__________________

NICE.

Trih
Jul 17th, 2012, 11:25 AM
Radwanska 3416 without a slam :spit:
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6tyrwrLqD1qjs7ito1_250.gif

denny5576
Jul 17th, 2012, 11:49 AM
http://tenismaclari.com/maria-sharapova/Rankings.html

Why does Maria have San Diego as a zero pointer on her ranking breakdown? :confused:

because there are many errors on that site

Steven.
Jul 17th, 2012, 03:03 PM
http://tenismaclari.com/maria-sharapova/Rankings.html

Why does Maria have San Diego as a zero pointer on her ranking breakdown? :confused:

that's really strange. It might be a commitment tournament cause afaik she isn't playing any P700 for the rest of the year.

good god if she has two 0 pointers I'll be so pissed

Stonerpova
Jul 17th, 2012, 04:07 PM
This is Maria's best look at finishing a season at #1 since 06. Playing well at the Open will be crucial.

Cosmic Voices
Jul 17th, 2012, 04:19 PM
The only tournament I'm worried about in the US series is Cincy :scared:
but hopefully she'll do better at this yeas USO, I see no reason why she'll flop? It's so weird to me how bad she's been there lately (i understand it isn't her best surface) but the same goes with Vika who doesn't go deep either.

this is the year for change :cheer:

denny5576
Jul 17th, 2012, 04:54 PM
Maria's ranking:

1 Wimbledon 280
2 Paris 2000
3 Rome 900
4 Madrid 250
5 Stuttgart 470
6 Charleston 0
7 Miami 700
8 Indian Wells 700
9 Melbourne 1400
10 Istanbul 140
11 Beijing 0
12 Tokyo 225
13 New York 160
14 Cincinnati 900
15 Toronto 125
16 Paris 120
Total: 8370

17 Stanford 120

Kon.
Jul 17th, 2012, 04:58 PM
http://tenismaclari.com/maria-sharapova/Rankings.html

Why does Maria have San Diego as a zero pointer on her ranking breakdown? :confused:

Must be a mistake. :scratch:
It has San Diego as a zero pointer but Charleston which is one is missing. Maybe they mixed these two up.

JoPova
Jul 19th, 2012, 06:06 PM
Radwanska has a chance to get #1 without a Slam, while both Vika and Maria have a Slam (+ a SF and a F respectively) and may end up behind her in the rankings! :hysteric: I just can't! It's too much to handle! :lol:

Steven.
Jul 20th, 2012, 04:17 AM
I'm not actually too worried about the current rankings tbh. I just want Maria to snatch the year end no. 1 and she's only 100~ pts behind vika in the race and well over 1000 pts ahead of Aga! Maria just needs to not bomb out in tournys like she did at Wimbledon and everything will fall into place

Craig.
Jul 20th, 2012, 04:18 AM
I REALLY want that year end no.1 ranking. I don't know why, but I do.

Steven.
Jul 20th, 2012, 04:21 AM
I REALLY want that year end no.1 ranking. I don't know why, but I do.

year end no. 1 is a huge deal and she's never done it that's why! Olympics + year end no. 1 would officially make this season her best imo

Craig.
Jul 20th, 2012, 04:23 AM
year end no. 1 is a huge deal and she's never done it that's why! Olympics + year end no. 1 would officially make this season her best imo

Woz has done it TWICE so it can't be that big a deal :lol: :angel: But yeah, I really want it bad.

Trih
Jul 20th, 2012, 08:17 AM
Woz has done it TWICE so it can't be that big a deal :lol: :angel: But yeah, I really want it bad.

She did it without a slam, and obviously not with an Olympic medal so it's not even the same league :lol:

Maria Croft
Jul 21st, 2012, 08:00 AM
I agree. I don't care about the number one ranking (not since she got there the first time anyway), but it would be nice to end the year at the top. And I really think she has a shot this year.

Julian.
Jul 23rd, 2012, 02:17 PM
Race to Istanbul 2012 Latest Update:

Current Race Position (After Carlsbad)

Race Singles (As of July 23, 2012)

1. Victoria Azarenka 6945 (11)
2. Maria Sharapova 6820 (10)
3. Agnieszka Radwanska 5567 (14)
4. Serena Williams 4990 (10)
5. Angelique Kerber 4070 (14)
6. Sara Errani 3571 (15)
7. Petra Kvitova 3091 (12)
8. Samantha Stosur 2722 (14)
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9. Marion Bartoli 2662 (17)
10. Li Na 2471 (11)
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11. Dominika Cibulkova 2098 (18)
12. Caroline Wozniacki 1978 (13)
13. Ana Ivanovic 1827 (12)
14. Kaia Kanepi 1659 (11)
15. Julia Goerges 1646 (17)
16. Maria Kirilenko 1601 (14)
17. Kim Clijsters 1590 (8)
18. Yanina Wickmayer 1552 (18)
19. Nadia Petrova 1446 (13)
20. Roberta Vinci 1386 (19)

MiiMo
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:36 AM
Isn't Radwanska supposed to lose 470 points from her Carlsbad last year's win and thus drop to Nr 3 ?

Steven.
Jul 24th, 2012, 03:00 AM
^stanford points comes off this week and san diego's next week!

Steven.
Aug 2nd, 2012, 07:44 PM
if Rena beats Vika, and our Mash beats lil Mash, our Mash will be #1 in the race to YEC!

18majors
Aug 2nd, 2012, 07:47 PM
if Rena beats Vika, and our Mash beats lil Mash, our Mash will be #1 in the race to YEC!

Also, wouldn't Maria regain No. 1 ranking?

Steven.
Aug 2nd, 2012, 07:50 PM
I'm not sure what Vika's ranking distributions are like atm cause she has heaps of 0 pointers its confusing, but Maria will need to win the gold to have a chance at no. 1

18majors
Aug 2nd, 2012, 07:55 PM
I'm not sure what Vika's ranking distributions are like atm cause she has heaps of 0 pointers its confusing, but Maria will need to win the gold to have a chance at no. 1

The data I have if Vika loses to Serena and Maria beats Kirilenko are:

Maria, 8,840
Vika, 8,800

Steven.
Aug 2nd, 2012, 08:07 PM
maria should only have 8720 with silver

slams: 1400 + 2000 + 280 + 160
mandatory: 700 + 700 + 250 + 0
yec: 140
p5: 900 + 900
p700: 470 + 0
other countables: 470 + 225 + 125

total: 8720

not enough. She needs the gold for a chance for no 1! but at least she'll be in the race's no 1

18majors
Aug 2nd, 2012, 08:33 PM
maria should only have 8720 with silver

slams: 1400 + 2000 + 280 + 160
mandatory: 700 + 700 + 250 + 0
yec: 140
p5: 900 + 900
p700: 470 + 0
other countables: 470 + 225 + 125

total: 8720

not enough. She needs the gold for a chance for no 1! but at least she'll be in the race's no 1

The difference is that both Beijing and Charleston are counted as 0 in your data and only Beijing is counted as 0 in my data.

Crux Squall
Aug 4th, 2012, 04:58 AM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=20688789&postcount=2
from this, Maria will be #1 If she wins

Julian.
Aug 4th, 2012, 06:33 PM
Race to Istanbul YEC Latest Update:

Current Race Position (After London Olympic)

Race Singles (As of Aug 6, 2012)

1. Maria Sharapova 7290 (11)
2. Victoria Azarenka 7285 (12)
3. Serena Williams 5675 (11)
4. Agnieszka Radwanska 5568 (15)
5. Angelique Kerber 4245 (15)
6. Sara Errani 3572 (16)
7. Petra Kvitova 3266 (13)
8. Samantha Stosur 2723 (15)
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9. Marion Bartoli 2662 (17)
10. Li Na 2472 (12)
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11. Caroline Wozniacki 2153 (14)
12. Dominika Cibulkova 2098 (19)
13. Ana Ivanovic 1922 (13)
14. Maria Kirilenko 1861 (15)
15. Kim Clijsters 1765 (9)
16. Julia Goerges 1740 (18)
17. Kaia Kanepi 1659 (11)
18. Yanina Wickmayer 1606 (19)
19. Nadia Petrova 1541 (14)
20. Roberta Vinci 1386 (20)

Steven.
Aug 5th, 2012, 04:45 AM
5 point difference in the race :lol: how tight is it this year compared to like... every other year since 2006?

also mash spends her 400th week in the top 20 this week. not that big a mile stone for someone who has been in top 5 forever but still

gc-spurs
Aug 5th, 2012, 06:39 AM
5 points!

This year's tennis has been great (besides Aga :lol:)! But you had Vika dominating hard, Maria dominating clay, Serena dominating grass, them all placing in the Olympics, no random slam winners so far, a hotly contested race for YE1, Serena and Maria being back on top in general... So great compared to 2010-2011 with random slam winners, post slam slumps, Wozni.1 (sorry Chrissie-Fan :sobbing:, I still think she should come back to top 5 though), Mama Kim beating up in slams even though she had a part time schedule, really average pseudo-rivalries etc.

Cherry.
Aug 5th, 2012, 08:01 AM
Yep. This year's been great so far. Just look at the slam winners and the Olympic podium. 'Nuff said.

Steven.
Aug 10th, 2012, 05:47 PM
soooo with Vika's retirement in R2 of Montreal, Mash stays no. 1 in the race :p


edit: :o she withdraw from cincy? Mess!!!

MashaFan01
Sep 4th, 2012, 09:17 AM
Re USO 2012: Is Masha going to be the #2 again now Radwanska was beaten in R4 and Masha eventually makes it to the SF?

18majors
Sep 4th, 2012, 10:25 AM
Re USO 2012: Is Masha going to be the #2 again now Radwanska was beaten in R4 and Masha eventually makes it to the SF?

Maria will be No. 2 if she beats Bartoli today.

Julian.
Sep 9th, 2012, 11:59 PM
Race to Istanbul YEC Latest Update:

Current Race Position (After US Open)

Race Singles (As of Sep 10, 2012)

1. Victoria Azarenka 8686 (14)
2. Maria Sharapova 8190 (14)
3. Serena Williams 7900 (13)
4. Agnieszka Radwanska 6296 (19)
5. Petra Kvitova 5310 (17)
6. Angelique Kerber 5080 (18)
7. Sara Errani 4820 (20)
8. Li Na 4152 (15)
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9. Samantha Stosur 3571 (18)
10. Marion Bartoli 3345 (21)
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11. Caroline Wozniacki 2876 (18)
12. Dominika Cibulkova 2446 (23)
13. Ana Ivanovic 2423 (15)
14. Roberta Vinci 2370 (24)
15. Maria Kirilenko 2340 (18)
16. Lucie Safarova 2056 (20)
17. Kim Clijsters 1865 (10)
18. Nadia Petrova 1822 (17)
19. Julia Goerges 1755 (21)
20. Yanina Wickmayer 1705 (23)

Qualified to Istanbul YEC

perseus2006
Sep 10th, 2012, 02:46 AM
Pova has played so much more tennis this year than most, it seems so wrong that she will carry three Zero tournaments in her ranking through the 2013 USO Series! And that's assuming she doesn't get anymore zeros in the Fall!

ziros
Sep 10th, 2012, 03:40 AM
It really does look like a big 3 - we've seen close matches between Maria and Vika and Vika and Serena the last few days. All we need to see is a Maria win,or a close match against Serena for it to be a great 3 way rivalry

Charlatan
Sep 10th, 2012, 05:19 AM
Is there any chance that pova can still get the Year End #1? :tears:

Cherry.
Sep 10th, 2012, 06:55 AM
Is there any chance that pova can still get the Year End #1? :tears:Mathematically, yes. Masha basically has almost nothing to defend while Vika has YEC final, Tokyo SF and Luxembourg win. But that's a BIG ask. She surely has to outperfom both Vika and Serena by quite some margin to have a chance, which means she needs to take all three tournaments that she's gonna enter very seriously and do very well in all of them.

claypova
Sep 10th, 2012, 07:13 AM
Serena won't even care for the next mont tbh, so Maria just needs to have a very strong run in Asia and Istanbul to get it :)

Julian.
Sep 10th, 2012, 08:50 PM
Istanbul YEC Latest Update:

Current Race Position (After US Open)

Race Singles (As of Sep 10, 2012)

1. Victoria Azarenka 8686 (14)
2. Maria Sharapova 8190 (14)
3. Serena Williams 7900 (13)
4. Agnieszka Radwanska 6296 (19)
5. Petra Kvitova 5310 (17)
6. Angelique Kerber 5080 (18)
7. Sara Errani 4820 (20)
8. Li Na 4152 (15)
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9. Samantha Stosur 3571 (18)
10. Marion Bartoli 3345 (21)
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11. Caroline Wozniacki 2876 (18)
12. Dominika Cibulkova 2445 (23)
13. Ana Ivanovic 2423 (15)
14. Roberta Vinci 2370 (24)
15. Maria Kirilenko 2340 (18)
16. Lucie Safarova 2056 (20)
17. Kim Clijsters 1865 (10)
18. Nadia Petrova 1822 (17)
19. Julia Goerges 1755 (21)
20. Yanina Wickmayer 1705 (23)

Qualified to Istanbul YEC

perseus2006
Sep 12th, 2012, 06:50 AM
According to the schedule, Pova will play:

2012 Tournie 2011

900 Tokyo ...225 Ankle injury, retired.
1000 Beijing ...0 Could not play, Ankle Injury
1500 YEC .....140 Should not have played, Ankle Injury.
==== -------- ===
3400 -------- 365

For Pova the End of Year Run has 3400 points available in the three tournaments she is sccheduled to play. Last year she earned only 365 points due to the ankle injury in Tokyo.

Vika is 496 points ahead of Pova in the Race, so Pova must earn 497 points more than Vika during the End Of Season Run. That won't be easy to do, but it may be possible.

Pova also has to look out for Serenka making an end run around her! Pova is only 290 points ahead of Serenka. Typically Serenka doesn't play much in the Fall, but if she was motivated enough to make a push at RG to try to block Pova from completing her Career Slam, maybe she will play Tokyo, Beijing and the YEC to try to block her from YE#1.

The Season End tournies look to be important this year! Hopefully exciting, too.

Feyd
Sep 12th, 2012, 01:14 PM
Vika is 496 points ahead of Pova in the Race, so Pova must earn 497 points more than Vika during the End Of Season Run. That won't be easy to do, but it may be possible.

I think she will lose 120 points from Paris at the end of the season because of her 0 pointers.

Julian.
Sep 29th, 2012, 07:44 AM
Race to Istanbul Latest Update:

Current Race Position (After Tokyo)

Race Singles (As of Oct 1, 2012)

1. Victoria Azarenka 8911 (15)
2. Maria Sharapova 8415 (15)
3. Serena Williams 7900 (13)
4. Agnieszka Radwanska 6915 (20)
5. Angelique Kerber 5350 (19)
6. Petra Kvitova 5310 (18)
7. Sara Errani 4975 (21)
8. Li Na 4277 (16)
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9. Samantha Stosur 3966 (19)
10. Marion Bartoli 3410 (23)
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11. Caroline Wozniacki 3320 (20)
12. Nadia Petrova 2751 (19)
13. Dominika Cibulkova 2510 (25)
14. Ana Ivanovic 2493 (16)
15. Roberta Vinci 2465 (25)
16. Maria Kirilenko 2340 (19)
17. Lucie Safarova 2180 (21)
18. Kaia Kanepi 1929 (14)
19. Varvara Lepchenko 1769 (24)
20. Julia Goerges 1765 (23)
21. Ekaterina Makarova 1762 (17)

Qualified to Istanbul YEC

MashaFan01
Oct 4th, 2012, 04:01 PM
So - I've these questions

a) I'm looking at the Istanbul qualifier list and it seems like they have 2 different rankings systems - WTA ranking (Masha 8435 p) and the Race to Istanbul ranking (Masha 8415 p) - Why is there a diff between them

b) What is the significance of finishing as the #1 in Istanbul? - Is it just an honorable thing?

Thanks

18majors
Oct 4th, 2012, 05:46 PM
So - I've these questions

a) I'm looking at the Istanbul qualifier list and it seems like they have 2 different rankings systems - WTA ranking (Masha 8435 p) and the Race to Istanbul ranking (Masha 8415 p) - Why is there a diff between them

b) What is the significance of finishing as the #1 in Istanbul? - Is it just an honorable thing?

Thanks

a) Maria's 8435 ranking ponits includes 140 points from 2011 YEC but doesn't include the 120 points from 2012 Paris Open. The 8415 Race points includes the 120 from 2012 Paris but not the 140 from 2011 YEC.
b) Maria is only 496 points behind Vika in Race and can take over year end No. 1 ranking if she wins Istanbul.

nectar69
Oct 4th, 2012, 05:50 PM
The year-end No. 1 is mostly an honor thing. Maria's never done it, so it would be nice if she could. However, it's not that big of a deal. What's more important is winning slams. I can't wait for Australia and another great season!

JoPova
Oct 6th, 2012, 11:50 AM
10-7 against top ten players now, isn't it? :cheer:

Mexicola
Oct 7th, 2012, 01:18 PM
10-7 against top ten players now, isn't it? :cheer:

Now, itís 10-8 against top 10 players.

1-4 against Azarenka
0-2 against Serena
0-1 against Radwanska

1-7 against those 3 is beyond pathetic. Who cares how many times she can beat Kvitova or Li Na? In 2012, those are the 3 players that matter and Maria has been horrid against them. Wow, I canít wait for Maria to play Serena or Vika or both at the YEC! Itíll be awesome! :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Cosmic Voices
Oct 7th, 2012, 01:25 PM
Now, itís 10-8 against top 10 players.

1-4 against Azarenka
0-2 against Serena
0-1 against Radwanska

1-7 against those 3 is beyond pathetic. Who cares how many times she can beat Kvitova or Li Na? In 2012, those are the 3 players that matter and Maria has been horrid against them. Wow, I canít wait for Maria to play Serena or Vika or both at the YEC! Itíll be awesome! :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

expect serena, but the vika stat is ABYSMAL (mainly because vika is in her head, i personally think it's nothing to do with their respective gamestyles) the loss to aga was unexpected and annoying but she can turn that around easily.

Cosmic Voices
Oct 7th, 2012, 01:25 PM
but also lets not forget that 1-4 stat means 5 finals from masha which is amazing, whens the last time she's been so consistent in a season?

Julian.
Oct 12th, 2012, 12:37 AM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbg065Q3kl1qfoat7o1_500.png

Race to Istanbul YEC Latest Update:

Current Race Position (After Beijing)

Race Singles (As of Oct 8, 2012)

1. Victoria Azarenka 9911 (16)
2. Maria Sharapova 9115 (16)
3. Serena Williams 7900 (14)
4. Agnieszka Radwanska 7095 (21)
5. Angelique Kerber 5470 (20)
6. Petra Kvitova 5215 (19)
7. Sara Errani 4855 (22)
8. Li Na 4726 (17)
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9. Samantha Stosur 3910 (20)
10. Marion Bartoli 3740 (24)
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11. Caroline Wozniacki 3340 (21)
12. Nadia Petrova 2725 (20)
13. Ana Ivanovic 2632 (17)
14. Dominika Cibulkova 2445 (26)
15. Roberta Vinci 2400 (26)
16. Maria Kirilenko 2344 (20)
17. Lucie Safarova 2125 (22)
18. Kaia Kanepi 1929 (15)
19. Ekaterina Makarova 1841 (18)
20. Varvara Lepchenko 1835 (25)
20. Julia Goerges 1835 (24)


Qualified to Istanbul YEC

Steven.
Oct 12th, 2012, 06:09 PM
Maria's set to finish this year with only 2 losses to players outside top 10, with one of the losses to boom boom bine on grass and Kerber who ended up breaking through into the top 10. :worship: too bad she couldn't add more than 3 titles this year. hopefully she can win YEC, only Rena really stands in her way. VIka is beatable.

Julian.
Oct 22nd, 2012, 01:49 PM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc8d4nbvfs1rtt8eko1_1280.jpg

Race to Istanbul Final Update:

Final Race Standing (After Moscow)

Race Singles (As of Oct 22, 2012)

1. Victoria Azarenka 10190 (17)
2. Maria Sharapova 9115 (16)
3. Serena Williams 7900 (14)
4. Agnieszka Radwanska 7095 (21)
5. Angelique Kerber 5470 (20)
6. Petra Kvitova 5215 (19)
7. Sara Errani 4855 (22)
8. Li Na 4726 (17)
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9. Samantha Stosur 4120 (22)
10. Marion Bartoli 3740 (25)
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11. Caroline Wozniacki 3685 (22)
12. Ana Ivanovic 2900 (19)
13. Nadia Petrova 2725 (21)
14. Dominika Cibulkova 2495 (27)
15. Maria Kirilenko 2463 (21)
16. Roberta Vinci 2400 (27)
17. Lucie Safarova 2125 (24)
18. Julia Goerges 1965 (26)
19. Kaia Kanepi 1929 (15)
20. Ekaterina Makarova 1841 (19)



Qualified to Istanbul YEC
Qualified as alternates at Istanbul YEC
Failed to qualify for Istanbul YEC

MashaFan01
Oct 22nd, 2012, 06:15 PM
Great "Istanbul" pic!! - Did you find it or have you made it yourself?

Cosmic Voices
Oct 22nd, 2012, 06:28 PM
Great "Istanbul" pic!! - Did you find it or have you made it yourself?

the Istanbul tournament created it for the event :)
such a good idea

JoPova
Oct 23rd, 2012, 07:30 PM
11-8 against the top 10 now! Make it 12 tomorrow please! :hysteric:

Cosmic Voices
Oct 23rd, 2012, 07:34 PM
11-8 against the top 10 now! Make it 12 tomorrow please! :hysteric:

hoping for 15-8




but it wont happen :sobbing:

Craig.
Oct 23rd, 2012, 11:29 PM
11-8 against the top 10 now! Make it 12 tomorrow please! :hysteric:

That's actually pretty decent :shrug: I thought it was worse.

JoPova
Oct 24th, 2012, 11:24 PM
12-8 now! :hearts:

Julian.
Oct 26th, 2012, 09:52 PM
The rest of the Istanbul YEC semifinal results can't change this year end ranking anymore.

2012 Official Year End Ranking:
1. Victoria Azarenka
2. Maria Sharapova
3. Serena Williams
4. Agnieszka Radwanska
5. Angelique Kerber
6. Sara Errani
7. Na Li
8. Petra Kvitova
9. Samantha Stosur
10. Marion Bartoli / Caroline Wozniacki (depends on Wozniacki's performance at MM YEC)

Vika clinched year end #1 for the first in her career.
Sharapova finished world #2 for the first time since 2006.
Radwanska finished at #4, the highest year end ranking for her so far, same happened to Kerber and Errani who finished #5 and #6 respectively. (New career high ranking for both of them.)

18majors
Oct 26th, 2012, 10:47 PM
The rest of the Istanbul YEC semifinal results can't change this year end ranking anymore.

2012 Official Year End Ranking:
1. Victoria Azarenka
2. Maria Sharapova
3. Serena Williams
4. Agnieszka Radwanska
5. Angelique Kerber
6. Sara Errani
7. Na Li
8. Petra Kvitova
9. Samantha Stosur
10. Marion Bartoli / Caroline Wozniacki (depends on Wozniacki's performance at MM YEC)

Vika clinched year end #1 for the first in her career.
Sharapova finished world #2 for the first time since 2006.
Radwanska finished at #4, the highest year end ranking for her so far, same happened to Kerber and Errani who finished #5 and #6 respectively. (New career high ranking for both of them.)

But the YEC final results will still go a long way to affect 2013 rankings.

TrollPova
Oct 26th, 2012, 11:16 PM
I'm excited already for the 2013 rankings race. It looks like Maria, Vika and Serena will take turns holding the ranking next season for some time until somebody (hopefully Maria, probably Serena, but since she doesn't play as much as Vika who knows) decides to hang onto it for a while. I think it's going to be exciting with those 3 having so many points to defend at every important tournament. God help us if they all have poor results and Aga becomes #1 :hysteric:

JoPova
Oct 27th, 2012, 04:07 PM
14-8 now! :hearts: I'm not asking for 15-8 though :lol: It's still a great result!

18majors
Oct 27th, 2012, 04:59 PM
Maria now has 10,045 ranking points and is only 550 points behind Vika.

Is this the first time Maria exceeds 10,000 ranking points in her career?

Cherry.
Oct 27th, 2012, 05:05 PM
Maria now has 10,045 ranking points and is only 550 points behind Vika.

Is this the first time Maria exceeds 10,000 ranking points in her career?Yes. And it's also the first time that WTA Top 2 both exceed 10,000 points.

SilverSlam
Oct 27th, 2012, 05:45 PM
^ impressive!