Originally Posted by Exordes
Yep. Vika has 900 points to defend in Doha in February 2013 as a winner, but she withdrew from Dubai last year where the winner gets 470 points. After that the next big tournament in March 2013 is Indian Wells where Vika is also a defending champion (1000 points) from the last year. If Serena doesn´t play before Miami in March 2013, Vika has good chances to remain at No.1 but she wasn´t playing her best game in Melbourne. But she surely showed her mental strength.
also, as she withdrew in 2012, she got stuck with a zero, which she soon will lose and in worst case, her 2012 Rome points will be added: 125