Originally Posted by Hoergren
Billie Jean King wasn't #1 but one of the founders of WTA together with Margaret Court who wasn't an official WTA #1. Only Vika, Kim, Venus and Steffi were missing. Since the WTA began producing computerized rankings on November 3, 1975, 21 women have reached the highest singles ranking.The first one was Chris Evert who held that ranking for 21 weeks returning later ending up with a total of 260 weeks as number one - quite impressive, but still she is only 3rd!
Yeah, but Evert would have had even more weeks at #1 if there had been a computerized ranking before November 1975. She was already the best player in the world in 1974. If you add up most of 1974 and 1975 that would have made for a lot of extra weeks. And Court, well, she obviously would be one of the leaders if there had been a computerized ranking in the 60's and early 70's.