AUSTRALIAN OPEN (Melbourne, Australia; outdoor hard (Rebound Ace); Grand Slam)
This is a Vera-filtered subset of my Day 8 round-up...
1. Photos & video
3. Sharapova v Zvonarëva TV-report
9. Mixed Doubles
10. Girls' Singles
11. Order of Play for Monday
...merged with a Vera-filtered subset of my final round-up:
3. Wooden-Spoon List
8. WTA Singles Rankings
The new Sections 3 and 8 have been renumbered 12 and 13.
1. Photos & video
Vera Zvonarëva and Maria Sharapova:
Maria looks better in the photos, but Bepa looked better on TV.
Vera Zvonarëva only:
Search Getty Images for "zvonareva"
Barbara Schett interviews Vera Zvonarëva after 3r:
I must admit that Babsi still looks very 'fit'!
3. Fourth-round TV-report: Sharapova v Zvonarëva (Monday 22nd January)
Very nice winner, very nice loser:
+ MARIA SHARAPOVA [1,EF] d. VERA ZVONARËVA [22,EF], 7-5 6-4
I saw the whole match live on BBCi.
As Maria v Bepa contests go, IMO the first set was excellent, but the second set left much to be desired - I didn't really get the feeling that the UK viewers who had tuned in expecting to see Andy Murray would be amazed by what they saw.
Played in a mildly warm temperature of 23°C, this match was very tight and competitive in the first set, but Bepa reacted to the loss of the first set with a bad service-game at the start of the second - you just can't afford to do that against someone who holds serve as reliably as Maria.
The atmosphere went rather flat after that as Maria cruised towards victory without much resistance to her brilliant tennis - although a late surge from Bepa made Maria work very hard to push herself over the finish-line, trimming her lead from *5-2 to *5-4.
Maria and Bepa are two of the best fighters in tennis, so this was very tough and long in duration for a two-setter. And it could have been very different if that tight first set had gone Bepa's way, if she hadn't had that lapse at the start of the second, or if she'd capitalised at 0/40 on Maria's serve in the last game (the general consensus in the VZ community is that Bepa was too passive on those break-points).
The winner-counts were a bit low by Maria v Bepa standards. Maria had just 33 winners, Bepa just 11. I remember that when they played at the WTA Tour Championships 2004, Maria had 58 winners in the same number of games!
It was not a good day for Vera. Playing against Maria Sharapova she made too many unforced errors and was not agressive enough against a great serving Sharapova who went for her shots and never looked back. In the first set Vera could save 9 BPs, before getting broken in the eleventh game of the set. Till 2-5 in the second set, Vera didnt have a single BP, but then she could break and hold for 4-5. Serving for the match at 5-4 Sharapova went down 00-40, but could save all three Bps with great winners. Shortly after, Vera lost 57 46.
After a promising first week of the Australian Open, the last two days were not good for Vera who suffered from a cold and didnt have enough energy to play as she wanted herself to play. Still, the 4th round at a Grand Slam is a great achievement and Vera can be proud of herself. She now has little to defend till Roland Garros and should be able to move up further in the rankings... go Vera !!
Bepa won the toss and elected to receive. She looked absolutely delectable as she warmed up - even when they split-screened Maria and Bepa, I couldn't take my eyes off the lady in red!
My Reason says Maria, but my Passion says Vera.
The match started at 19:45 AEST.
I have incorporated some of Ben Dirs' game-by-game updates for BBC Sport <http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/6286009.stm
SHARAPOVA _* * * * *@* 7
ZVONARËVA * * * * *___ 5
Bepa serving 0-0: Bepa backhand just wide. 0/15. Maria forehand just long & just wide. 15/15. Maria forehand just wide. 30/15. Bepa backhand long by a whisker. 30/30. Maria sprayed a forehand long. 40/30. Maria netted a forehand.
A really rather inauspicious start for them both.
Sam Smith: "Potentially a very difficult match for Sharapova. Carnage in the women's draw!"
Sam Smith: "[Bepa] had the largest pasta known to man before she came out here! So she's expecting a long match."
John Lloyd: "She's not afraid of Sharapova with two wins against her - that's the main thing."
Sam Smith: "Sharapova quite nervous about this match."
Maria serving 0-1: Bepa forehand volley-winner after a beautiful spreading rally & net rally. 0/15. Maria off-forehand + crosscourt forehand winner. 15/15. Maria netted a forehand. 15/30. Bepa backhand return just long. 30/30. Service-winner. 40/30. Bepa forehand smash-winner behind Maria after a well-constructed point. 40/40. Bepa netted a forehand. Ad Maria. Bepa backhand return just long.
Ben Dirs: "Zvonarëva, a US Open doubles champion, comes to the net and puts away a forehand volley to go 0/15 up. But Sharapova loosens the shoulders and gets the serve working to move to 40/30. However, Zvonarëva hustles well and converts another volley to make it deuce before Sharapova wins the game with an ace."
Bepa really let Maria off the hook there with two cheap errors at the end.
Bepa serving 1-1: Maria netted a forehand under pressure. 15/0. Let serve not called! Maria off-forehand return-winner. 15/15. Bepa backhand just long (Bepa wasted a challenge). 15/30. Virtual ace out wide, on the junction! 30/30. Bepa came to the net, but a dipping shot at her feet made her earth a forehand half-volley. 30/40 (BP). Maria netted a forehand under mild pressure. 40/40. Service-winner. Ad Bepa. Maria netted a backhand return.
Sam Smith: "Fully pasta'd-up and ready for battle!"
Maria's grunt is rather quiet today - and according to the commentators who weren't denied the opportunity to watch her early rounds, this tournament!
Maria serving 1-2: Maria came to the net and Bepa netted a backhand pass. 15/0. Double fault (second serve just long). 15/15. Bepa forehand long. 30/15. Maria went for a big swinging second serve ace down the middle - was called out, but Maria correctly challenged. No replay, even though I got the impression Bepa had a play on that serve? 40/15. Maria deep error-forcing crosscourt backhand.
Bepa serving 2-2: Maria crosscourt forehand winner. John Lloyd: "The depth so good." Sam Smith: "Fearless - never runs away from tense situations." 0/15. Maria forehand winner down the line (three strokes after a weak second serve). 0/30. Maria netted an easy forehand off a short ball. Should have been 0/40! 15/30. Bepa netted a forehand under pressure. John Lloyd: "First(?) serve has to be more accurate than that, or it's gonna get punished!" 15/40 (2 BPs). Maria forehand wide. 30/40. Maria forehand long by a whisker (Maria made an incorrect challenge). 40/40. Maria forehand just wide. Ad Bepa. Maria backhand wide by a whisker, and she didn't want to risk losing her one remaining challenge.
A let-off for Bepa after 15/40!
Maria serving 2-3: Bepa hit a crosscourt forehand winner onto the sideline, leaving Maria flat-footed at the back of the court! 0/15. Ace down the middle, on the centre-line (outside edge). 15/15. Bepa forehand long. John Lloyd: "Got to not give freebies away." 30/15. Maria came to the net behind a deep shot, forcing Bepa to hit an early forehand long. 40/15. Bepa backhand just long.
No breaks, but Maria holding serve more easily than Bepa.
Bepa serving 3-3: Bepa came to the net, forcing Maria to balloon a backhand wide. 15/0. Maria forehand just wide. 30/0. Bepa forced Maria to net a forehand. 40/0. Maria netted a forehand.
Sam Smith: "Real quality about Zvonarëva."
John Lloyd: "If she was from any other country, she'd be much more famous.
"If this was Federer v Nadal, side to side, we'd be raving about it!"
Ben Dirs: "More fine hustling from Zvonarëva, moving Sharapova around the back of the court on the opening three points before taking the game to love. Zvonarëva is scrapping and hanging in there well at the moment."
Maria serving 3-4: Maria backhand winner down the line, on the baseline. Ben Dirs: "Sharapova leaves her opponent striking the teapot pose after hitting the baseline with a vicious backhand winner." Sam Smith: "It's automatic. She's so polished." 15/0. Virtual ace out wide. 30/0. Ace down the middle. 40/0. A deep return forced Maria backhand wide. 40/15. Ace out wide, in the corner.
John Lloyd: "In terms of the mental strength, she's the number one."
Bepa serving 4-4: Maria off-backhand return-winner. 0/15. Maria backhand return just wide. 15/15. Bepa hit a loose backhand long. 15/30. Maria netted a backhand after "gigantic" groundstrokes from Maria. 15/40 (2 BPs). Maria forehand long. 30/40. Maria netted a backhand. 40/40. Maria backhand just wide. Ad Bepa. Maria aggressive return + forehand drive-volley winner. Deuce #2. Maria forehand return just long. Ad Bepa. She netted a backhand and made a gesture of frustration & muttered. Deuce #3. Double fault. Bepa looks anxious now. Ad Maria (BP #3). Bepa saved it with an error-forcing backhand. Deuce #4. Maria backhand just long. Ad Bepa. She netted a forehand. Deuce #5. Maria backhand drive-volley winner. Ad Maria (BP #4). Bepa saved it with a brilliant pinpoint backhand winner down the line off a sliced backhand from Maria! Deuce #6. Maria off-forehand winner. Ad Maria (BP #5). Maria forehand long. Deuce #7. Bepa hit a brilliant crosscourt backhand pass-winner just inside the sideline. Sam Smith: "Where did she find that angle from?" Ad Bepa. Service-winner.
Ben Dirs: "Zvonarëva is really digging deep here, and doing exceptionally well not to crack under the weight of some gigantic groundstrokes. Lovely bit of touch from Zvonarëva, whipping a backhand down the line to save another break-point, and she then excels herself again, hanging on for dear life before leaving Sharapova rooted to the spot with a dipping crosscourt backhand. Five break-points saved in the game by Zvonarëva - gutsy, very gutsy."
Sam Smith: "They breed them tough in Moscow, and that's what Zvonarëva's all about."
I'm feeling a very strong loyalty towards Bepa right now. If she'd lost that game, it could have turned into a routine win for Maria, and my Passion wants these two to be out here till Christmas!
Sam Smith: "The sheer totality of commitment from Sharapova and the team is beyond belief."
Maria serving 4-5: Service-winner. 15/0. Bepa backhand long. 30/0. Bepa's forehand clipped the netcord and fell wide. She looked very frustrated. 40/0. Maria virtual crosscourt forehand winner.
Bepa serving 5-5: Ace down the middle, on the centre-line. 15/0. Maria backhand just long. 30/0. Bepa backhand just wide. 30/15. Maria hit a thunderbolt of a crosscourt forehand winner just inside the sideline. 30/30. Ace down the middle - Maria challenged it, and used up her last remaining challenge! 40/30. Maria forehand return-winner just inside the sideline. 40/40. Double fault. Ad Maria (BP). Maria crosscourt backhand winner wide by a whisker, but no challenges left. Deuce #2. Maria forehand wide. Ad Bepa. Maria error-forcing forehand down the line. Deuce #3. Maria virtual forehand winner down the line. Ad Maria (BP #2). Bepa finally cracked under the strain and netted a tame backhand, allowing Maria to break at the 10th opportunity! Bepa smacked the court with her racket.
Sam Smith: "You have to feel for Zvonarëva - just having to battle so hard through these service-games."
I do, Sam, I do!
John Lloyd: "That's the problem with playing other Russians - they're almost as tough as [Maria is]."
Maria serving 6-5: Maria crosscourt forehand winner just inside the baseline. 15/0. Maria forehand wide. 15/15. Bepa netted a backhand, and whacked her hips with her racket. 30/15. Bepa backhand wide. Sam Smith: "Zvonarëva goes into meltdown." 40/15 (2 SPs). Maria forehand just long. 40/30. Serve + off-forehand winner, and the first real fist-pump and "c'mon". Maria won the first set 7-5 at 20:46 AEST (61 minutes).
This match has me both shivering with excitement, and almost with tears in my eyes right now, as Bepa sits with her head in her towel.
SHARAPOVA @* * *@__* 6
ZVONARËVA __* *__@*_ 4
Bepa serving 0-0: Maria error-forcing crosscourt forehand. 0/15. Bepa backhand long. 0/30. Maria forehand long. 15/30. Maria forehand on the line forced Bepa backhand wide. 15/40 (2 BPs). Double fault. Groans from the crowd.
Poor Bepa. She's just gone away from this match after being broken at 5-5, and now she's crying. I can almost emote with her.
Sam Smith: "No need for Zvonarëva to beat up on herself - she's playing a good match. But there's someone down the other end who's playing better."
Maria serving 1-0: Maria netted a backhand. 0/15. Ace down the middle. 15/15. Maria forehand winner down the line. 30/15. Maria forehand just long. 30/30. Bepa netted a backhand - her footwork has gone, along with her belief. 40/30. Maria netted a forehand off a deep return onto the baseline. 40/40. Bepa forehand very long - she broke a string in that rally. Sam Smith: "Her contact is so high up the frame." Ad Maria. Maria hit an error-forcing crosscourt backhand.
Good resistance from Bepa in that game, but I'm still getting a very negative vibe from her. Sam Smith: "Nowhere to go."
Bepa serving 0-2: Bepa forehand just wide. 0/15. Maria backhand long. 15/15. Maria netted a forehand under pressure. 30/15. Maria backhand long. 40/15. Maria netted a forehand.
Maria serving 2-1: Bepa netted a forehand. 15/0. Ace down the middle. 30/0. Double fault. 30/15. Bepa netted a backhand volley. John Lloyd: "Didn't quite direct that approach-shot well enough." 40/15. Maria forehand drive-volley winner.
Bepa threw her racket. She's looking more fired up now, but there's an air of inevitability for Maria now, and not much noise from the crowd.
Sam Smith: "The life has just drained out of this match momentarily."
Bepa serving 1-3: Maria forehand long. 15/0. Maria forehand return just long. 30/0. Bepa came to the net, forcing Maria to hit a backhand pass wide. 40/0. Second serve: Maria off-forehand return-winner. 40/15. Bepa hit a well-placed forehand drive-volley winner.
Ben Dirs: "Good hustling from Zvonarëva, who hasn't given up the ghost by any means."
Maria serving 3-2: Service-winner (Bepa backhand lob-return just long). 15/0. Service-winner out wide, just inside the sideline. 30/0. Double fault (second serve just long). 30/15. Ace down the middle. 40/15. Maria forehand volley-winner after a spreading rally set up by a kicking serve out wide.
John Lloyd: "The winners have been stunning today, and there's been a lot of them."
Bepa serving 2-4: Maria netted a forehand under pressure. 15/0. Double fault. 15/15. Bepa netted a backhand. 15/30. Bepa forehand long. 15/40 (2 BPs). Double fault.
A tame break there, but Maria just seems so solid now - not giving Bepa any opportunities to get back into the match. All too clinical now.
Maria serving 5-2: Maria netted a backhand. 0/15. Maria crosscourt forehand winner after a good spreading rally. 15/15. Maria hit a crosscourt forehand onto the baseline - Bepa challenged, and Hawk-eye showed that it caught the very outside edge of the line! 30/15. Maria netted a forehand volley after three slices from Bepa on the stretch. 30/30. Maria missed a forehand smash from no-man's-land, running backwards, with a loud aeroplane above. 30/40 (BP). Maria sprayed a forehand long, handing Bepa her first break on her first break-point of the match!
Bepa serving 3-5: Bepa hit a backhand long, and swatted a ball away in frustration. 0/15. Maria opened up the court with a crosscourt backhand, and hit a blazing off-forehand winner just inside the sideline - lovely delay. 0/30. Service-winner. 15/30. Maria netted a forehand return. 30/30. Maria hit an error-forcing forehand. 30/40 (MP #1). Maria hit a forehand long off a short ball from Bepa. 40/40. Maria netted a forehand return. Ad Bepa. Ace down the middle.
Suddenly I sense a lifeline for Bepa! Maria's throwing in quite a few unforced errors now, and it's never easy to serve for the match when you've already failed.
The commentators said Bepa's attitude was much better now than at the start of this set.
Ben Dirs: "Emotional girl, Vera, and she looks like she's having a bit of a cry between ends."
Maria serving 5-4: Maria forehand long. John Lloyd: "Breaking down a lot earlier in these rallies than she was." 0/15. Bepa hit a breathtaking short-angled crosscourt backhand - only her 11th winner of the match. 0/30. Maria forehand just long under pressure. 0/40 (3 BPs). Maria forced Bepa backhand long. 15/40. Ace down the middle. 30/40. Maria hit a blazing crosscourt backhand onto the sideline! 40/40. Bepa earthed a mishit forehand. "C'mon!" screamed Maria. Ad Maria (MP #2). Double fault. Deuce #2. Maria hit a "sledgehammer" of an error-forcing crosscourt backhand. Ad Maria (MP #3). Maria netted a forehand off a deep forehand from Bepa that clipped the outside edge of the baseline! (Maria incorrectly challenged). Deuce #3. Maria backhand winner down the line. "Vamos!" Ad Maria (MP #4). Maria closed it out with a forehand winner down the line after an amazing final rally with Bepa retrieving for all she's worth! Maria won 7-5 6-4 at 21:32 (second set 46 minutes, match 1h47m).
My bladder is extremely relieved that Maria closed it out in that game, and I'm also glad I didn't have to change my video-cassette, which is within ten minutes of the end!
Andrew Castle described this match with "clang, clang, clang" with no changes of pace or spins - did he even watch it with more than "when's this court going to be free for Murray?"!
Sam Smith said at one point during the second set that Maria used to be one-dimensional (according to the hard-to-please Fred Stolle), but not anymore, which is what I've been trying to tell everyone in the last year or so.
And Bepa, of course, is an extremely versatile player, although she didn't get much chance to show the full range of her talents today because Maria kept her on the defensive.
"I felt like it was going to be tough. I challenged myself. I wanted to see what I could come up with today, because I felt like I needed to come up with something better than I did in my previous rounds. It was good to go out there and just finish the match. I was definitely lucky to get out of it the way that I did.
"Probably some of the longest rallies I've had this week. Tougher situations point‑wise, holding your serve, again being break-points down.
"I thought I definitely stepped it up. I had to. I felt like I was a lot looser. I was going for my shots a bit more. I felt like I was a little tentative in my previous matches - just trying to find my rhythm.
"Today when I came on the court, I knew she was going to be a challenge. I just had to go out there and step up to it."
[Re. serving for the match at 5-2]
"I don't think I played that bad. I did, I made a pretty easy error. I should have hit a volley when the whole court was open. I decided to hit a swing volley at 30/15. From that point on, I didn't think that I really just gave it to her. I mean, she worked hard for that game. She earned it. It was a little bit of up and down from that 5-2."
[Re. serving for the match at 5-4]
"I mean, look, I was down Love/40 on my serves, and I think I hit like three or four backhand winners. I can say that I'm pretty proud that I could come up with that in that sort of situation, because that's basically what it's all about.
"It was very good to win in two sets today, because I've had some tough matches against her. I came up with three really good shots to win it at the end there.
"I thought I played a lot better today than in the previous rounds. But I will definitely have to step it up again.
"I do think that men's fashion is a little boring on the tennis-court. I'd like to see them spice it up. You can't do white on white - that's just too boring."
It would be so cool if Maria and Bepa played each other in the Birmingham-final this year (as they would have done last year, but for Maria's aberration against Jamea Jackson).
Anna Chakvetadze said the following when asked to compare Maria with Bepa:
"They both play pretty similar. They hit very flat, good serve. Better backhand, I think. Well, I played against Vera on grass and I lost very close match. I don't know. They both very tough opponents. I have to be ready."
As a fan of all three, I think Maria and Bepa have the biggest contrast of styles - Maria with more power, Bepa with more versatility and retrieval-skills. I think Anna and Bepa are the most similar, and that Anna is more similar to Maria than Bepa is.
Any match between two of the three is absolutely mouthwatering to me!
Maria's quarter-final against Anna was intriguingly similar to her match against Bepa - just as Anna herself is intriguingly similar to Bepa: cute, flairsome power, very emotional, and a tremendous fighter.
9. Mixed Doubles (Vera-filtered)
9.1 First round (Monday 22nd January)
- Vera Zvonarëva [EF]/Andy Ram lt. Casey Dell'Acqua/Chris Guccione, 6-7 (1/7) 4-6
12. Wooden-Spoon List
1. Serena Williams
2. MARIA SHARAPOVA (1)
3. NICOLE VAIDISOVA (10)
4. KIM CLIJSTERS (4)
5. SHAHAR PEER (16)
6. ANNA CHAKVETADZE (12)
7. Lucie Safarova
8. MARTINA HINGIS (6)
9. JELENA JANKOVIC (11)
10. VERA ZVONAREVA (22)
11. ELENA DEMENTIEVA (7)
12. DANIELA HANTUCHOVA (15)
13. SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA (3)
14. PATTY SCHNYDER (8)
15. AMELIE MAURESMO (2)
16. LI,NA (19)
17. NADIA PETROVA (5)
18. TATHIANA GARBIN (30)
19. KATARINA SREBOTNIK (21)
20. ALYONA BONDARENKO (29)
21. TATIANA GOLOVIN (20)
22. Jelena Kostanic Tosic
23. Anastasiya Yakimova
24. Aiko Nakamura
25. Victoria Azarenka
26. ANA IVANOVIC (13)
27. Maria Elena Camerin
28. Ashley Harkleroad
29. MARIA KIRILENKO (26)
30. Alicia Molik (WC)
31. Eva Birnerova
32. DINARA SAFINA (9)
33. Anne Kremer (Q)
34. Anastassia Rodionova
35. Milagros Sequera
36. Akiko Morigami
37. Meilen Tu
38. Laura Granville
39. FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE (14)
40. Alla Kudryavtseva (Q)
41. Virginia Ruano Pascual
42. Tamira Paszek (Q)
43. Martina Muller
44. Emilie Loit
45. Monique Adamczak (WC)
47. Olga Poutchkova
48. Lourdes Dominguez Lino
49. Gisela Dulko
50. Renata Voracova (Q)
51. Iveta Benesova
52. Virginie Razzano
53. Zuzana Ondraskova
54. SAMANTHA STOSUR (24)
55. AI SUGIYAMA (23)
56. Sania Mirza
57. MARION BARTOLI (18)
58. Agnieszka Radwanska
59. Elena Vesnina
60. ANNA-LENA GROENEFELD (17)
61. Julia Vakulenko (Q)
62. Kaia Kanepi
63. Julia Schruff
64. Youlia Fedossova (WC)
65. MARA SANTANGELO (27)
66. Camille Pin
67. Jill Craybas
68. Vasilisa Bardina
69. Romina Oprandi
70. Sybille Bammer
71. Alberta Brianti
72. Nathalie Dechy
73. Aleksandra Wozniak
74. Tzipora Obziler
75. Stephanie Foretz
76. Alize Cornet (Q)
77. Jessica Moore (WC)
78. Madison Brengle (WC)
79. Shenay Perry
80. Elena Bovina
81. Tamarine Tanasugarn
82. Emmanuelle Gagliardi
83. Casey Dellacqua (WC)
84. Stephanie Cohen-Aloro (Q)
85. Anna Smashnova
86. Sophie Ferguson (WC)
87. Laura Pous Tio
88. ELENI DANIILIDOU (32)
89. Yuliana Fedak
90. Vania King
91. Kirsten Flipkens
93. Karolina Sprem
95. Martina Sucha
96. Ekaterina Bychkova
97. Michaella Krajicek
98. Roberta Vinci
99. Jarmila Gajdosova
100. Tsvetana Pironkova
101. Edina Gallovits
102. Yulia Beygelzimer
103. Sandra Kloesel
104. Emma Laine
105. Melinda Czink
106. Severine Bremond
107. Jorgelina Cravero (Q)
108. Aravane Rezai
109. Iroda Tulyaganova (WC)
110. Andreja Klepac (Q)
111. Marta Domachowska
112. Ahsha Rolle (Q)
114. Meghann Shaughnessy
115. Galina Voskoboeva
116. Nicole Pratt
117. Clarisa Fernandez
118. Klara Zakopalova (Q)
119. Sofia Arvidsson
120. Olga Savchuk
121. Vera Dushevina
122. Varvara Lepchenko
123. ANABEL MEDINA GARRIGUES (25)
124. Sandra Zahlavova (Q)
125. Elena Likhovtseva
126. FLAVIA PENNETTA (28)
127. ZHENG,JIE (31)
128. Catalina Castano
13. WTA Singles Rankings (as of 29th January 2007)
1. Maria Sharapova (3918)
2. Justine Henin-Hardenne (3311)
3. Amélie Mauresmo (2900)
4. Kim Clijsters (2577)
5. Svetlana Kuznetsova (2554)
6. Martina Hingis (2139)
7. Nadia Petrova (2057)
8. Elena Dementieva (2013)
9. Nicole Vaidišová (1782)
10. Jelena Janković (1558)
11. Patty Schnyder (1544)
12. Dinara Safina (1527)
13. Anna Chakvetadze (1470)
14. Serena Williams (1269)
15. Shahar Peer (1209)
16. Ana Ivanović (1160)
17. Li,Na (1106)
18. Daniela Hantuchová (988)
19. Tatiana Golovin (950)
20. Anna-Lena Grönefeld (944)
21. Vera Zvonarëva (932)
Dr. Andrew Broad