How likely is it that Serena will take over Number 1 by the end of the year?
I mean I don't know how it breaks down with the new points and everything, but in comparison to Serena, Safina has way more points to defend before the end of the year. In parentheses is what the event was last year and what it is this year.
Los Angeles W (Tier II/Premier)
Montreal W (Tier I/Premier 5)
Olympics RU/Silver Medal
US Open SF
Tokyo W (Tier I/Premier 5)
Stuttgart QF (Tier II/Premier)
Moscow SF (Tier I/Premier)
Year End Championships RR (0 wins)
Stanford SF (Tier II/Premier)
US Open W
Stuttgart R1 (Tier II/Premier)
Year End Championships RR (1 Win)
__________________Serena Williams ~ Maria Sharapova ~ Venus Williams ~ Jelena Dokic ~ Melanie Oudin ~ Christina McHale
Vandeweghe ~ Mattek-Sands ~ King ~ Hampton ~ Riske ~ Glatch ~ Capra ~ Albanese ~ Brengle ~ Craybas ~ Rogers ~ Stephens ~ Boserup ~ Davis ~ Keys ~ Hardebeck ~ Brodsky ~ Gibbs ~ Pegula ~ Min ~ Townsend ~ Duval ~ Vickery ~Kiick