Originally Posted by 18majors
As of now:
Azarenka will have 700 coming out in Madrid and Maria 140:
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
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.