Of course the race is a reflection of performances this year ... the race has always been, since all tournaments count!
If you don't play much but really well at the big events you're up there, if you don't play that great but a lot to compensate, you're also up there ... at least in the first months of the year!
IMO, the race never means anything in the beginning of the year! I'd be surprised if at the end of the year, Venus is #4 behind Davenport at #3, or if Koukalova and Chladkova end the year in the top25 ...
Predict winners all year for all tournaments at :
It's fun, friendly and free!!!!
"Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most", Darwinian Motto