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Old Mar 6th, 2008, 12:48 PM   #1
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A doubles ranking was created for the first time in 1984, based on the points received for each doubles team in each tournament. Here is a list of all past number one players, ranked following the number of weeks they’ve spent in total at the top (as of April 19th 2010):


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Old Mar 6th, 2008, 12:50 PM   #2
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I thought I'd put these stats here, that's the right place now!!!
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Navratilova Very impressive number.

I've never seen this list before actually. Very interesting.
It's on Notes and netcords actually, on the WTA website : http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/m...esandnetcords/
click on the current edition and you'll find it.
I put it also on Cara and Liezel's site, in the Things to know about doubles part, with other stuff. I find it interesting.

I have also a few other stuff from the 2008 media guide, I thought I'd post a few in the next few days, that's interesting to know those stats.

And yeah, Martina rules!!!
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It's a shame Rennae has only spent 3 weeks as number 1, but she and Lisa were the number 1 team for a couple of years, but it would have been nice for her to spend more time on top of the individual rankings.

This list also shows how much of a legend Natasha is. She won every Grand Slam title at least 3 times with 2 different partners at each. She won a total of 18 grand slam doubles titles and 2 mixed. Her and Gigi alone won 14 slams and a host of tour titles, all between 1992 and 1997.
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A doubles ranking was created for the first time in 1984, based on the points received for each doubles team in each tournament. Here is a list of all past number one players, ranked following the number of weeks they’ve spent in total at the top (as of March 3rd):

Rank Name Number of weeks First time
1 Martina Navratilova 237 10 September 1984
2 Natasha Zvereva 124 7 October 1991
3 Lisa Raymond* 117 12 June 2000
4 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 111 19 October 1992
5 Paola Suarez 87 9 September 2002
6 Gigi Fernandez 80 4 March 1991
7 Helena Sukova 68 5 February 1990
8 Jana Novotna 67 27 August 1990
9 Virginia Ruano Pascual* 65 8 September 2003
10 Samantha Stosur* 61 8 February 2006
11 Cara Black* 53 17 October 2005
12 Pam Shriver 48 18 March 1985
13 Ai Sugiyama* 45 23 October 2000
14 Martina Hingis 35 8 June 1998
15 Lindsay Davenport* 32 20 October 1997
16 Liezel Huber* 17 12 November 2007
17 Julie Halard-Decugis 14 11 September 2000
18 Anna Kournikova 10 22 November 1999
19 Corina Morariu 7 3 April 2000
20 Kim Clijsters 4 4 August 2003
20 Larisa Neiland 4 27 January 1992
22 Rennae Stubbs* 3 21 August 2000

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I'll always cheer for how great was Paola playing doubles As Liezel said, she was a player that everytime was forcing you to play your best because it's true, she made an awesome team with Vivi. Better said: they were a complement (I mean I don't think they would be that good if they played with other players).
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I'll always cheer for how great was Paola playing doubles As Liezel said, she was a player that everytime was forcing you to play your best because it's true, she made an awesome team with Vivi. Better said: they were a complement (I mean I don't think they would be that good if they played with other players).
I see what you mean, I feel the same with Cara and Liezel, their game are so well suited, their lives too... I mean, they're meant to be together, in any way. They're good separately, but together they're the best of the moment, in my opinion. I like the fact they're tied number one, that's the way it is, together, they are. As Paola and Vivi, or Sam and Lisa and before Lisa and Rennae....
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I see what you mean, I feel the same with Cara and Liezel, their game are so well suited, their lives too... I mean, they're meant to be together, in any way. They're good separately, but together they're the best of the moment, in my opinion. I like the fact they're tied number one, that's the way it is, together, they are. As Paola and Vivi, or Sam and Lisa and before Lisa and Rennae....
Paola said last year (before she retired) that the results weren't the reason she was playing with Virginia, she said that the clue is to have fun on court. You know, enjoying playing with the other person which I agree, I believe it's very difficult to win matches, titles and all that stuff if you're just thinking about the victory and not having fun with your partner.

Btw, wisely words of Paola
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Paola said last year (before she retired) that the results weren't the reason she was playing with Virginia, she said that the clue is to have fun on court. You know, enjoying playing with the other person which I agree, I believe it's very difficult to win matches, titles and all that stuff if you're just thinking about the victory and not having fun with your partner.

Btw, wisely words of Paola
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I'm glad Kata has the same kind of speech about doubles and playing with Ai

BTW , interesting thread , Stefi
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Navratilova Very impressive number.

I've never seen this list before actually. Very interesting.
............and God knows how many more weeks we could add on to that total if rankings had existed from 75 onwards.
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