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Project: WTA weekly rankings since 1983

Consider this an ongoing project. I'm going to retrieve the weekly (or every 2nd weekly) rankings by using each player's ranking history at the WTA site. Then it'll hopefully be possible to rebuild the rankings as they were. I'm starting with 1983, which is the first year available for most players, but will continue through more years.

Unfortunately there are some errors in WTA's rankings but we'll deal with it along the way. One error, for instance, is that Goolagong is listed as no. 1 in September 1983 after being #17 the previous week and #18 the following week. We know that Navratilova was in fact #1 that week which is also what we see when we look at her ranking history. I want to present the raw data as it is, but I also consider it a part of this project to discuss such errors and hopefully be able to correct them.

Another problem is lack of rankings data at WTA's site. Let's have a look at the official 1982 year end rankings (pdf). Notice Nancy Yeargin at #57 and Petra Delhees (called Petra Jauch Delhees at wtatennis) at #67. None of these have any rankings data at WTA's site. Not in 1983 or any other year. But both played throughout 1983 and we can see that they both appeared on the 1983 year end rankings. Yeargin as #107 and Delhees as #49. We must assume that Delhees has most likely stayed inside top 100 the whole year and that Yeargin certainly must have been inside top 100 during some part of 1983. A closer look at their match history in 1982 and 1983 would probably reveal how they performed (rankings wise) in course of 1983. But we don't know for sure. And there are many players like these, particularly in the years 1983-86. 1985 is particularly bad because only handfull of players have weekly rankings that year. It seems like it gets better once we reach 1987 or so but I haven't had a deeper look at it yet.

My initial ambition was to make a top 100 for each week (fortnight) but maybe that is too ambitious considering the lack of data - especially for for players ranked 60-100. I'll give it a try though and maybe change my approach later.

Re. players who've changed names over time: I'd like to list the players with their current WTA names. Some players are impossible to find at WTA unless you use the exact same name, spelling and hyphenation. I think this will make my ranking lists more useful in case one has to check a particular player's rankings history at WTA or cross check for errors. But I'd also like to keep their original names. So I'd go with something like this: Michelle Casati (Torres), which means Michelle Casati at the WTA database but Michelle Torres at the actual rankings in 1983.

These rankings will obviously not have any points.

Colour guide:
Data exactly as it retrieved from wtatennis
Data which is incorrect or contradictory at wtatennis
Mine and others' guesses and speculations
... Indicates the first broken sequence in the rankings (only the first)

Links to each year:
[1983] [1984] [1985 - How the rankings works] [1985] [1986 - How the rankings works] [1986]

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Re: Project: WTA weekly rankings since 1983

The 1982 year end rankings is my starting point. I used the first 110 players or so to search the database plus the first 110 or so from the 1983 year end rankings (ignoring duplicates) in order to get a broad span of players that would likely have appeared in the top 100 in 1983 without having to enter all players ever (saving myself for a lot of copy and paste). You can find the complete official 1982 year end rankings with points in this pdf-file. But I've typed this top 100 version because I needed it in order to search for names and ranking movements.

1982 Year end rankings, 20 December

Rank Player Country

Rank Prior rank Player Country

1 1 Martina Navratilova (USA)
2 2 Chris Evert (USA)
3 3 Andrea Jaeger (USA)
4 4 Tracy Austin (USA)
5 5 Wendy Turnbull (AUS)
6 6 Pam Shriver (USA)
7 9 Hana Mandlikova (TCH)
8 7 Barbara Potter (USA)
9 8 Bettina Bunge (GER)
10 10 Sylvia Hanika (GER)
11 11 Virginia Ruzici (ROM)
12 12 Mima Jausovec (YUG)
13 13 Anne Smith (USA)
14 14 Billie Jean King (USA)
15 15 Kathy Rinaldi Stunkel (USA)
16 16 Zina Garrison (USA)
17 17 Rosalyn Nideffer (Fairbank) (RSA)
18 18 Bonnie Gadusek (USA)
19 19 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (GER)
20 20 Andrea Leand (USA)
21 21 Kathy Jordan (USA)
22 22 Leslie Allen (USA)
23 23 Yvonne Vermaak (RSA)
24 24 Catherine Tanvier (FRA)
25 28 Helena Sukova (TCH)
26 27 Joanne Russell-Longdon (USA)
27 25 Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)
28 26 Jo Durie (GBR)
29 29 Sabina Simmonds (ITA)
30 30 Ann Kiyomura (USA)
31 33 Leigh Thompson (USA)
32 31 Dianne Fromholtz (Balestrat) (AUS)
33 32 Andrea Temesvari (HUN)
34 34 Ivanna Madruga-Osses (ARG)
35 35 Eva Pfaff (GER)
36 36 Wendy Prausa (White) (USA)
37 39 Mary Lou Daniels (Piatek) (USA)
38 37 Alycia Moulton (USA)
39 38 Pam Casale-Telford (USA)
40 41 Duk Hee Lee (KOR)
41 40 Lisa Bonder-Kreiss (USA)
42 42 Marcella Mesker (NED)
43 44 Candy Reynolds (USA)
44 43 Beth Herr (USA)
45 47 Lucia Romanov (ROM)
46 49 Susan Mascarin (USA)
47 48 Betty Stove (NED)
48 45 Elise Burgin (USA)
49 46 Kathleen Horvath (USA)
50 50 Kate Latham (USA)
51 51 Anne White (USA)
52 53 Dana Gilbert (USA)
53 52 Sandy Collins (USA)
54 54 Betsy Nagelsen (USA)
55 55 Pat Medrado (BRA)
56 56 Iva Budarova (TCH)
57 57 Nancy Yeargin (USA)
58 58 Barbara Hallquist (USA)
59 59 Virginia Wade (GBR)
60 60 Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (BUL)
61 61 Michelle Casati (Torres) (USA)
62 62 Sue Barker (GBR)
63 - Camille Benjamin-Schermerhorn (USA)
64 63 Sharon Walsh (USA)
65 - Vicki Nelson-Dunbar (USA)
66 66 Corinne Vanier (FRA)
67 - Petra Jauch Delhees (SUI)
68 - Louise Allen (USA)
69 - Laura Arraya (PER)
70 - Beth Norton (USA)
71 - Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold (RSA)
72 - Susan Rollinson (RSA)
73 - Lea Antonoplis-Inoye (USA)
74 - Claudia Monteiro (BRA)
75 - Marjorie Blackwood (CAN)
76 - Barbara Jordan (USA)
77 - Anne Harris (Minter) (AUS)
78 - Susan Leo (AUS)
79 - Pam Teeguarden (USA)
80 - Claudia Pasquale (SUI)
81 - Kim Shaefer (Jones) (USA)
82 - Ann Henricksson (USA)
83 - Anna Maria Fernandez (USA)
84 - Paula Smith (USA)
85 - Renata Tomanova (-Roth) (TCH)
86 - Sherry Acker (USA)
87 - Kathleen Cummings (USA)
88 - Jill Davis (USA)
89 - Jenny Klitch (USA)
90 - Peanut Harper (Louie) (USA)
91 - Beverly Mould (RSA)
92 - Julie Harrington (USA)
93 - Chris O'Neil (AUS)
94 - Katerina Bohmova (Skronska) (TCH)
95 - Carling Bassett-Seguso (CAN)
96 - Kim Steinmetz (USA)
97 - Heather Ludloff (USA)
98 - Rosie (Rosemary) Casals (USA)
99 - Lele Forood (USA)
100 - Renee Blount (USA)

Top 20 points (see pdf for full rankings)

Code:
Rank  Prv. Player			   Nat.     Points   Matches Tournaments

  1    1   Martina Navratilova             USA      19.165      91      18
  2    2   Chris Evert                     USA      17.526      78      14
  3    3   Andrea Jaeger                   USA      12.856      83      21
  4    4   Tracy Austin                    USA      10.403      49      13
  5    5   Wendy Turnbull                  AUS       9.783      71      21
  6    6   Pam Shriver                     USA       9.156      61      19
  7    9   Hana Mandlikova                 TCH       9.003      60      18
  8    7   Barbara Potter                  USA       8.699      67      23
  9    8   Bettina Bunge                   GER       8.496      63      21
 10   10   Sylvia Hanika                   GER       8.260      62      21
 11   11   Virginia Ruzici                 ROM       7.527      60      21
 12   12   Mima Jausovec                   YUG       7.097      59      24
 13   13   Anne Smith                      USA       6.977      47      17
 14   14   Billie Jean King                USA       6.974      45      20
 15   15   Kathy Rinaldi Stunkel           USA       6.593      49      19
 16   16   Zina Garrison                   USA       6.343      41      15
 17   17   Rosalyn Nideffer (Fairbank)     RSA       6.218      56      22
 18   18   Bonnie Gadusek                  USA       5.956      62      24
 19   19   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch            GER       5.856      61      25
 20   20   Andrea Leand                    USA       5.677      61      22

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Re: Project: WTA weekly rankings since 1983

Links to 1983 weekly rankings in this thread (Bold means lists have points, possibly only top 10, possibly as attached files):

[31 January 1983] [14 February 1983] [28 February 1983]
[14 March 1983] [28 March 1983] [11 April 1983]
[25 April 1983] [09 May 1983] [23 May 1983]
[06 June 1983] [20 June 1983] [04 July 1983]
[18 July 1983] [01 August 1983] [15 August 1983]
[29 August 1983] [12 September 1983] [26 September 1983]
[10 October 1983] [24 October 1983] [07 November 1983]
[21 November 1983] [05 December 1983] [19 December 1983]


WTA Rankings 17 January 1983 - according to players' ranking history at wtatennis.com

Rank Prior rank Player Country

1 1 Martina Navratilova (USA)
2 2 Chris Evert (USA)
3 3 Andrea Jaeger (USA)
4 4 Tracy Austin (USA)
5 5 Wendy Turnbull (AUS)
6 6 Pam Shriver (USA)
7 10 Sylvia Hanika (GER)
8 7 Hana Mandlikova (TCH)
9 9 Bettina Bunge (GER)
10 8 Barbara Potter (USA)
11 11 Virginia Ruzici (ROM)
12 12 Mima Jausovec (YUG)
13 16 Zina Garrison (USA)
14 14 Billie Jean King (USA)
15 15 Kathy Rinaldi Stunkel (USA)
16 17 Rosalyn Nideffer (Fairbank) (RSA)
17 19 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (GER)
18 13 Anne Smith (USA)
19 18 Bonnie Gadusek (USA)
20 20 Andrea Leand (USA)
21 21 Kathy Jordan (USA)
22 22 Leslie Allen (USA)
23 26 Joanne Russell-Longdon (USA)
24 24 Catherine Tanvier (FRA)
25 28 Jo Durie (GBR)
26 23 Yvonne Vermaak (RSA)
27 27 Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)
28 25 Helena Sukova (TCH)
29 35 Eva Pfaff (GER)
30 32 Dianne Fromholtz (Balestrat) (RSA)
31 37 Mary Lou Daniels (Piatek) (USA)
32 29 Sabina Simmonds (ITA)
33 30 Ann Kiyomura (USA)
34 33 Andrea Temesvari (HUN)
35 36 Wendy Prausa (White) (USA)
36 34 Ivanna Madruga-Osses (ARG)
37 31 Leigh Thompson (USA)
38 41 Lisa Bonder-Kreiss (USA)
39 42 Marcella Mesker (NED)
40 38 Alycia Moulton (USA)
41 39 Pam Casale-Telford (USA)
42 50 Kate Latham (USA)
43 44 Beth Herr (USA)
44 54 Betsy Nagelsen (USA)
45 49 Kathleen Horvath (USA)
46 52 Dana Gilbert (USA)
47 51 Anne White (USA)
48 47 Betty Stove (NED)
49 46 Susan Mascarin (USA)
50 40 Duk Hee Lee (KOR)
51 45 Lucia Romanov (ROM)
52 43 Candy Reynolds (USA)
53 56 Iva Budarova (TCH)
54 53 Sandy Collins (USA)
55 55 Pat Medrado (BRA)
56 58 Barbara Hallquist (USA)
57 48 Elise Burgin (USA)
58 62 Sue Barker (GBR)
59 90 Peanut Harper (Louie) (USA)
60 59 Virginia Wade (GBR)
...
62 60 Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (BUL)
63 63 Camille Benjamin-Schermerhorn (USA)
64 61 Michelle Casati (Torres) (USA)
65 65 Vicki Nelson-Dunbar (USA)
66 64 Sharon Walsh (USA)
68 71 Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold (RSA)
69 69 Laura Arraya (PER)
71 68 Louise Allen (USA)
75 95 Carling Bassett-Seguso (CAN)
78 76 Barbara Jordan (USA)
79 77 Anne Harris (Minter) (AUS)
80 80 Claudia Pasquale (SUI)
81 79 Pam Teeguarden (USA)
82 73 Lea Antonoplis-Inoye (USA)
86 82 Ann Henricksson (USA)
94 84 Paula Smith (USA)
95 97 Heather Ludloff (USA)
98 104 Anne Hobbs (GBR)
99 96 Kim Steinmetz (USA)
103 - Csilla Bartos (HUN) 103 98 Rosie (Rosemary) Casals (USA)
105 107 Terry Phelps (USA)

I'm not sure whether this is the first released rankings in 1983. The usual pattern would suggest there was a ranking list of January 3rd. But January 17th is the first date of 1983 with rankings at wtatennis. The column "Prior rank" therefore refers to the rankings of December 20, 1982.

There are a lot of gaps after position 60, as expected, but no players with the same rankings. And no missing players in the top 60, which is actually better than I had expected.

Speculations based on Q seeds at Murjani Cup, Palm Beach Gardens, Jan 31, 1983 suggests these positions: Claudia Pasquale (SUI) at #80, Kim Shaefer (Jones) (USA) at 83 or 84, Jenny Klitch (USA) at #84 or 85.

Likewise, based on Q seeds at Avon Tennis Cup, Marco Island, Jan 22-30: Katerina Skronska ranked #77 or better; Jill Davis and Julie Harrington ranked in the region 87-93 (Davis before Harrington).

Update 2019-02-24:
Wtatennis has given Rosie Casals' rankings to Csilla Bartos during the first half of 1983.

My estimates based on Dec 20 and Jan 31 rankings would place Nancy Yeargin at #61 this week (January 17, 1983), Vanier at #67, and Delhees at #70, although the ranking movements not always follows such linear patterns. I have to stress that this is only guesses!

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Re: Project: WTA weekly rankings since 1983

Hi Angliru,

This is a great idea. I myself have reconstructed the Top8 weekly rankings, but this project is much more ambitious.

I hope one day the official WTA rankings (alongside with computer points) will be available on a weekly basis, but until then, this is the first step in the right direction.
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Re: Project: WTA weekly rankings since 1983

I'm also looking forward to the day when we get the official rankings. I think the weekly points in particular would be interesting, because it would give us a better understanding of how the rankings worked at the time. It would also provide us with more insight about how close or far apart the players in the top were.
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WTA Rankings 31 January 1983 - according to players' rankings history at wtatennis.com

Rank Prior rank Player Country

1 1 Martina Navratilova (USA)
2 2 Chris Evert (USA)
3 3 Andrea Jaeger (USA)
4 4 Tracy Austin (USA)
5 6 Pam Shriver (USA)
6 8 Hana Mandlikova (TCH)
7 5 Wendy Turnbull (AUS)
8 7 Sylvia Hanika (GER)
9 11 Virginia Ruzici (ROM)
10 9 Bettina Bunge (GER)
11 10 Barbara Potter (USA)
12 12 Mima Jausovec (YUG)
13 13 Zina Garrison (USA)
14 15 Kathy Rinaldi Stunkel (USA)
15 14 Billie Jean King (USA)
16 16 Rosalyn Nideffer (Fairbank) (RSA)
17 19 Bonnie Gadusek (USA)
18 17 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (GER)
19 21 Kathy Jordan (USA)
20 18 Anne Smith (USA)
21 20 Andrea Leand (USA)
22 22 Leslie Allen (USA)
23 23 Joanne Russell-Longdon (USA)
24 25 Jo Durie (GBR)
25 24 Catherine Tanvier (FRA)
26 26 Yvonne Vermaak (RSA)
27 34 Andrea Temesvari (HUN)
28 28 Helena Sukova (TCH)
29 27 Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)
30 30 Dianne Fromholtz (Balestrat) (RSA)
31 33 Ann Kiyomura (USA)
32 32 Sabina Simmonds (ITA)
33 29 Eva Pfaff (GER)
34 31 Mary Lou Daniels (Piatek) (USA)
35 37 Leigh Thompson (USA)
36 35 Wendy Prausa (White) (USA)
37 36 Ivanna Madruga-Osses (ARG)
38 39 Marcella Mesker (NED)
39 64 Michelle Casati (Torres) (USA)
40 38 Lisa Bonder-Kreiss (USA)
41 49 Susan Mascarin (USA)
42 45 Kathleen Horvath (USA)
43 40 Alycia Moulton (USA)
44 43 Beth Herr (USA)
45 41 Pam Casale-Telford (USA)
46 42 Kate Latham (USA)
47 50 Duk Hee Lee (KOR)
48 48 Betty Stove (NED)
49 51 Lucia Romanov (ROM)
50 46 Dana Gilbert (USA)
51 55 Pat Medrado (BRA)
52 47 Anne White (USA)
53 53 Iva Budarova (TCH)
54 58 Sue Barker (GBR)
55 52 Candy Reynolds (USA)
56 59 Peanut Harper (Louie) (USA)
57 63 Camille Benjamin-Schermerhorn (USA)
58 57 Elise Burgin (USA)
59 54 Sandy Collins (USA)
60 62 Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (BUL)
61 56 Barbara Hallquist (USA)
62 65 Vicki Nelson-Dunbar (USA)
63 60 Virginia Wade (GBR)
64 44 Betsy Nagelsen (USA)
65 - Nancy Yeargin (USA)
66 68 Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold (RSA)
67 69 Laura Arraya (PER)
68 - Corinne Vanier (FRA)
69 71 Louise Allen (USA)
70 66 Sharon Walsh (USA)
71 - Petra Jauch Delhees (SUI)
72 - Claudia Monteiro (BRA)
73 - Susan Rollinson (RSA)
74 - Beth Norton (USA)
75 74 Carling Bassett-Seguso (CAN)
76 - Katerina Bohmova (Skronska) (TCH)
77 - Anna Maria Fernandez (USA)
78 82 Lea Antonoplis-Inoye (USA)
79 78 Barbara Jordan (USA)
80 105 Terry Phelps (USA)
81 79 Anne Harris (Minter) (AUS)
82 81 Pam Teeguarden (USA)
83 - Claudia Pasquale (SUI)
84 - Kim Shaefer (Jones) (USA)
85 - Jenny Klitch (USA)
86 86 Ann Henricksson (USA)
87 - Renata Tomanova (-Roth) (TCH)
88 - Sherry Acker (USA)
89 98 Anne Hobbs (GBR)
90 - Jill Davis (USA)
91 - Kathleen Cummings (USA)
92 94 Paula Smith (USA)
93 - Julie Harrington (USA)
94 - Renee Blount (USA)
95 95 Heather Ludloff (USA)
96 99 Kim Steinmetz (USA)
97 - Lele Forood (USA)
98 - Susan Leo (AUS)
99 - Chris O'Neil (AUS)
100 - Shelley Solomon (USA)
101 103 Csilla Bartos (HUN) Rosie (Rosemary) Casals (USA)
103 106 Christiane Jolissaint (SUI)
104 108 Lena Sandin (SWE)

Update 2019-02-24: This week's rankings has been updated to list the full top 100 from Tennis de France (only 78 players listed at wtatennis).

Top 20 with points:

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Rank  Prv. Player			   Nat.     Points   Matches Tournaments

  1    1   Martina Navratilova             USA      19.114      86      17
  2    2   Chris Evert                     USA      17.757      78      14
  3    3   Andrea Jaeger                   USA      12.879      82      21
  4    4   Tracy Austin                    USA      11.394      50      12
  5    6   Pam Shriver                     USA       9.717      56      17
  6    8   Hana Mandlikova                 TCH       9.286      68      20
  7    5   Wendy Turnbull                  AUS       9.209      63      20
  8    7   Sylvia Hanika                   GER       9.068      58      19
  9   11   Virginia Ruzici                 ROM       8.029      58      20
 10    9   Bettina Bunge                   GER       7.991      56      20
 11   10   Barbara Potter                  USA       7.769      58      22
 12   12   Mima Jausovec                   YUG       7.409      57      23
 13   13   Zina Garrison                   USA       7.102      48      17
 14   15   Kathy Rinaldi Stunkel           USA       6.870      45      17
 15   14   Billie Jean King                USA       6.667      39      18
 16   16   Rosalyn Nideffer (Fairbank)     RSA       6.616      49      19
 17   19   Bonnie Gadusek                  USA       6.435      57      21
 18   17   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch            GER       6.092      55      22
 19   21   Kathy Jordan                    USA       5.963      38      17
 20   18   Anne Smith                      USA       5.899      40      16

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Re: Project: WTA weekly rankings since 1983

I've managed to find one missing player, Ann Minter. She has a profile on ITF as Anne Minter, but her WTA profile uses the name Anne Harris. She's listed with rankings at WTA, so one down...
I've edited the posts above accordingly.

WTA Rankings 14 February 1983 - according to players' rankings history at wtatennis.com

Rank Prior rank Player Country

1 1 Martina Navratilova (USA)
2 2 Chris Evert (USA)
3 3 Andrea Jaeger (USA)
4 4 Tracy Austin (USA)
5 5 Pam Shriver (USA)
6 6 Hana Mandlikova (TCH)
7 7 Wendy Turnbull (AUS)
8 8 Sylvia Hanika (GER)
9 10 Bettina Bunge (GER)
10 9 Virginia Ruzici (ROM)
11 11 Barbara Potter (USA)
12 13 Zina Garrison (USA)
13 12 Mima Jausovec (YUG)
14 15 Billie Jean King (USA)
15 14 Kathy Rinaldi Stunkel (USA)
16 17 Bonnie Gadusek (USA)
17 16 Rosalyn Nideffer (Fairbank) (RSA)
18 18 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (GER)
19 21 Andrea Leand (USA)
20 19 Kathy Jordan (USA)
21 22 Leslie Allen (USA)
22 20 Anne Smith (USA)
23 23 Joanne Russell-Longdon (USA)
24 27 Andrea Temesvari (HUN)
25 26 Yvonne Vermaak (RSA)
26 24 Jo Durie (GBR)
27 25 Catherine Tanvier (FRA)
28 28 Helena Sukova (TCH)
29 29 Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)
30 33 Eva Pfaff (GER)
31 32 Sabina Simmonds (ITA)
32 31 Ann Kiyomura (USA)
33 36 Wendy Prausa (White) (USA)
34 30 Dianne Fromholtz (Balestrat) (RSA)
35 35 Leigh Thompson (USA)
36 37 Ivanna Madruga-Osses (ARG)
37 38 Marcella Mesker (NED)
38 40 Lisa Bonder-Kreiss (USA)
39 34 Mary Lou Daniels (Piatek) (USA)
40 44 Beth Herr (USA)
41 41 Susan Mascarin (USA)
42 39 Michelle Casati (Torres) (USA)
43 43 Alycia Moulton (USA)
44 52 Anne White (USA)
45 53 Iva Budarova (TCH)
46 45 Pam Casale-Telford (USA)
47 42 Kathleen Horvath (USA)
48 46 Kate Latham (USA)
49 49 Lucia Romanov (ROM)
50 47 Duk Hee Lee (KOR)
51 55 Candy Reynolds (USA)
52 64 Betsy Nagelsen (USA)
53 54 Sue Barker (GBR)
54 48 Betty Stove (NED)
55 50 Dana Gilbert (USA)
56 59 Sandy Collins (USA)
57 57 Camille Benjamin-Schermerhorn (USA)
58 61 Barbara Hallquist (USA)
59 89 Anne Hobbs (GBR)
60 58 Elise Burgin (USA)
61 56 Peanut Harper (Louie) (USA)
62 62 Vicki Nelson-Dunbar (USA)
63 60 Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (BUL)
64 65 Nancy Yeargin (USA)
65 51 Pat Medrado (BRA)
66 80 Terry Phelps (USA)
67 63 Virginia Wade (GBR)
68 66 Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold (RSA)
69 70 Sharon Walsh (USA)
...
72 67 Laura Arraya (PER)
73 69 Louise Allen (USA)
78 75 Carling Bassett-Seguso (CAN)
79 103 Christiane Jolissaint (SUI)
84 81 Anne Harris (Minter) (AUS)
85 79 Barbara Jordan (USA)
87 92 Paula Smith (USA)
89 86 Ann Henricksson (USA)
90 78 Lea Antonoplis-Inoye (USA)
94 82 Pam Teeguarden (USA)
97 96 Kim Steinmetz (USA)
101 95 Heather Ludloff (USA)
102 101 Csilla Bartos (HUN) Rosie (Rosemary) Casals (USA)

Update 2019-02-24: Nancy Yeargin is #64 based on Nashville seeds Feb 28. Susan Rollinson is ranked somewhere from 70-83. Susan Leo is #95 or 96 (based on Nashville Q-seeds). Amy Holton and Shelley Solomon are ranked better than #89 (Holton before Solomon).

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WTA Rankings 28 February 1983 - according to players' rankings history at wtatennis.com

Rank Prior rank Player Country

1 1 Martina Navratilova (USA)
2 2 Chris Evert (USA)
3 3 Andrea Jaeger (USA)
4 4 Tracy Austin (USA)
5 5 Pam Shriver (USA)
6 7 Wendy Turnbull (AUS)
7 8 Sylvia Hanika (GER)
8 6 Hana Mandlikova (TCH)
9 9 Bettina Bunge (GER)
10 10 Virginia Ruzici (ROM)
11 14 Billie Jean King (USA)
12 12 Zina Garrison (USA)
13 11 Barbara Potter (USA)
14 15 Kathy Rinaldi Stunkel (USA)
15 13 Mima Jausovec (YUG)
16 17 Rosalyn Nideffer (Fairbank) (RSA)
17 16 Bonnie Gadusek (USA)
18 24 Andrea Temesvari (HUN)
19 18 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (GER)
20 22 Anne Smith (USA)
21 20 Kathy Jordan (USA)
22 23 Joanne Russell-Longdon (USA)
23 19 Andrea Leand (USA)
24 26 Jo Durie (GBR)
25 25 Yvonne Vermaak (RSA)
26 28 Helena Sukova (TCH)
27 21 Leslie Allen (USA)
28 27 Catherine Tanvier (FRA)
29 30 Eva Pfaff (GER)
30 29 Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)
31 31 Sabina Simmonds (ITA)
32 37 Marcella Mesker (NED)
33 32 Ann Kiyomura (USA)
34 35 Leigh Thompson (USA)
35 36 Ivanna Madruga-Osses (ARG)
36 33 Wendy Prausa (White) (USA)
37 41 Susan Mascarin (USA)
38 56 Sandy Collins (USA)
39 38 Lisa Bonder-Kreiss (USA)
40 40 Beth Herr (USA)
41 43 Alycia Moulton (USA)
42 42 Michelle Casati (Torres) (USA)
43 39 Mary Lou Daniels (Piatek) (USA)
44 34 Dianne Fromholtz (Balestrat) (RSA)
45 45 Iva Budarova (TCH)
46 47 Kathleen Horvath (USA)
47 46 Pam Casale-Telford (USA)
48 44 Anne White (USA)
49 50 Duk Hee Lee (KOR)
50 55 Dana Gilbert (USA)
51 54 Betty Stove (NED)
52 51 Candy Reynolds (USA)
53 53 Sue Barker (GBR)
54 49 Lucia Romanov (ROM)
55 48 Kate Latham (USA)
56 52 Betsy Nagelsen (USA)
57 61 Peanut Harper (Louie) (USA)
58 60 Elise Burgin (USA)
59 57 Camille Benjamin-Schermerhorn (USA)
60 63 Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (BUL)
61 64 Nancy Yeargin (USA)
62 65 Pat Medrado (BRA)
63 62 Vicki Nelson-Dunbar (USA)
64 58 Barbara Hallquist (USA)
65 78 Carling Bassett-Seguso (CAN)
66 69 Sharon Walsh (USA)
67 66 Terry Phelps (USA)
68 68 Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold (RSA)
69 67 Virginia Wade (GBR)
70 - Corinne Vanier (FRA)
71 59 Anne Hobbs (GBR)
72 72 Laura Arraya (PER)
73 - Petra Jauch Delhees (SUI)
74 73 Louise Allen (USA)
75 - Susan Rollinson (RSA)
76 - Anna Maria Fernandez (USA)
77 - Beth Norton (USA)
78 90 Lea Antonoplis-Inoye (USA)
79 - Jenny Klitch (USA)
80 - Katerina Bohmova (Skronska) (TCH)
81 79 Christiane Jolissaint (SUI)
82 - Catrin Jexell (SWE)
83 - Kim Shaefer (Jones) (USA)
84 - Amy Holton (USA)
85 - Beverly Mould (RSA)
86 85 Barbara Jordan (USA)
87 87 Paula Smith (USA)
88 - Susan Leo (AUS)
89 - Chris O'Neil (AUS)
90 - Anne Harris (Minter) (AUS)
91 - Renata Tomanova (-Roth) (TCH)
92 - Claudia Pasquale (SUI)
93 - Sherry Acker (USA)
94 - Jill Davis (USA)
95 - Claudia Monteiro (BRA)
96 - Shelley Solomon (USA)
97 - Julie Harrington (USA)
98 106 Lena Sandin (SWE)
99 94 Pam Teeguarden (USA)
100 101 Heather Ludloff (USA)
101 - Patty Fendick (USA)

Update 2019-02-24: This weeks rankings has been updated to the full top 100 (only 78 players listed at wtatennis).

Top 20 with points

Code:
Rank  Prv. Player			   Nat.     Points   Matches Tournaments

  1    1   Martina Navratilova             USA      19.420                
  2    2   Chris Evert                     USA      18.480                
  3    3   Andrea Jaeger                   USA      12.670                
  4    4   Tracy Austin                    USA      11.351                
  5    5   Pam Shriver                     USA      10.209                
  6    7   Wendy Turnbull                  AUS       9.699                
  7    8   Sylvia Hanika                   GER       9.349                
  8    6   Hana Mandlikova                 TCH       9.252                
  9    9   Bettina Bunge                   GER       8.749                
 10   10   Virginia Ruzici                 ROM       7.930                
 11   14   Billie Jean King                USA       7.611                
 12   12   Zina Garrison                   USA       7.438                
 13   11   Barbara Potter                  USA       7.327                
 14   15   Kathy Rinaldi Stunkel           USA       7.173                
 15   13   Mima Jausovec                   YUG       6.611                
 16   17   Rosalyn Nideffer (Fairbank)     RSA       6.600                
 17   16   Bonnie Gadusek                  USA       6.382                
 18   24   Andrea Temesvari                HUN       6.331                
 19   18   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch            GER       6.319                
 20   22   Anne Smith                      USA       6.065

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WTA Rankings 14 March 1983 - according to players' rankings history at wtatennis.com

Rank Prior rank Player Country

1 1 Martina Navratilova (USA)
2 2 Chris Evert (USA)
3 3 Andrea Jaeger (USA)
4 4 Tracy Austin (USA)
5 5 Pam Shriver (USA)
6 6 Wendy Turnbull (AUS)
7 9 Bettina Bunge (GER)
8 7 Sylvia Hanika (GER)
9 8 Hana Mandlikova (TCH)
10 10 Virginia Ruzici (ROM)
11 12 Zina Garrison (USA)
12 11 Billie Jean King (USA)
13 13 Barbara Potter (USA)
14 14 Kathy Rinaldi Stunkel (USA)
15 17 Bonnie Gadusek (USA)
16 21 Kathy Jordan (USA)
17 20 Anne Smith (USA)
18 19 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (GER)
19 16 Rosalyn Nideffer (Fairbank) (RSA)
20 18 Andrea Temesvari (HUN)
21 24 Jo Durie (GBR)
22 26 Helena Sukova (TCH)
23 25 Yvonne Vermaak (RSA)
24 23 Andrea Leand (USA)
25 22 Joanne Russell-Longdon (USA)
26 30 Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)
27 15 Mima Jausovec (YUG)
28 29 Eva Pfaff (GER)
29 28 Catherine Tanvier (FRA)
30 34 Leigh Thompson (USA)
31 32 Marcella Mesker (NED)
32 33 Ann Kiyomura (USA)
33 35 Ivanna Madruga-Osses (ARG)
34 42 Michelle Casati (Torres) (USA)
35 36 Wendy Prausa (White) (USA)
36 40 Beth Herr (USA)
37 39 Lisa Bonder-Kreiss (USA)
38 31 Sabina Simmonds (ITA)
39 27 Leslie Allen (USA)
40 37 Susan Mascarin (USA)
41 45 Iva Budarova (TCH)
42 65 Carling Bassett-Seguso (CAN)
43 38 Sandy Collins (USA)
44 46 Kathleen Horvath (USA)
45 41 Alycia Moulton (USA)
46 48 Anne White (USA)
47 47 Pam Casale-Telford (USA)
48 56 Betsy Nagelsen (USA)
49 50 Dana Gilbert (USA)
50 44 Dianne Fromholtz (Balestrat) (RSA)
51 51 Betty Stove (NED)
52 49 Duk Hee Lee (KOR)
53 52 Candy Reynolds (USA)
54 54 Lucia Romanov (ROM)
55 58 Elise Burgin (USA)
56 43 Mary Lou Daniels (Piatek) (USA)
57 53 Sue Barker (GBR)
58 59 Camille Benjamin-Schermerhorn (USA)
59 61 Nancy Yeargin (USA)
60 57 Peanut Harper (Louie) (USA)
61 60 Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (BUL)
62 69 Virginia Wade (GBR)
63 62 Pat Medrado (BRA)
64 64 Barbara Hallquist (USA)
65 67 Terry Phelps (USA)
66 66 Sharon Walsh (USA)
67 71 Anne Hobbs (GBR)
68 63 Vicki Nelson-Dunbar (USA)
69 72 Laura Arraya (PER)
70 68 Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold (RSA)
71 74 Louise Allen (USA)
72 84 Amy Holton (USA)
73 55 Kate Latham (USA)
74 73 Petra Jauch Delhees (SUI)
75 70 Corinne Vanier (FRA)
76 - Ginny Purdy (USA)
77 76 Anna Maria Fernandez (USA)
78 93 Sherry Acker (USA)
79 83 Kim Shaefer (Jones) (USA)
80 79 Jenny Klitch (USA)
81 95 Claudia Monteiro (BRA)
82 80 Katerina Bohmova (Skronska) (TCH)
83 85 Beverly Mould (RSA)
84 81 Christiane Jolissaint (SUI)
85 91 Renata Tomanova (-Roth) (TCH)
86 78 Lea Antonoplis-Inoye (USA)
87 77 Beth Norton (USA)
88 82 Catrin Jexell (SWE)
89 87 Paula Smith (USA)
90 88 Susan Leo (AUS)
91 92 Claudia Pasquale (SUI)
92 90 Anne Harris (Minter) (AUS)
93 97 Julie Harrington (USA)
94 75 Susan Rollinson (RSA)
95 101 Patty Fendick (USA)
96 86 Barbara Jordan (USA)
97 89 Chris O'Neil (AUS)
98 100 Heather Ludloff (USA)
99 99 Pam Teeguarden (USA)
100 96 Shelley Solomon (USA)
101 98 Lena Sandin (SWE)
102 - Michaela Pazderova (TCH)
103 105 Csilla Bartos (HUN) Rosie (Rosemary) Casals (USA)

Update 2019-02-24: This weeks rankings now has the full top 100 (only 78 players listed at wtatennis).

Top 20 with points

Code:
Rank  Prv. Player			   Nat.     Points   Matches Tournaments

  1    1   Martina Navratilova             USA      19.497              17
  2    2   Chris Evert                     USA      18.265              15
  3    3   Andrea Jaeger                   USA      13.031              19
  4    4   Tracy Austin                    USA      11.291              14
  5    5   Pam Shriver                     USA      10.181              18
  6    6   Wendy Turnbull                  AUS       9.465              20
  7    9   Bettina Bunge                   GER       9.450              19
  8    7   Sylvia Hanika                   GER       9.061              20
  9    8   Hana Mandlikova                 TCH       9.060              24
 10   10   Virginia Ruzici                 ROM       7.872              18
 11   12   Zina Garrison                   USA       7.596              16
 12   11   Billie Jean King                USA       7.465              13
 13   13   Barbara Potter                  USA       7.228              20
 14   14   Kathy Rinaldi Stunkel           USA       6.906              17
 15   17   Bonnie Gadusek                  USA       6.663              19
 16   21   Kathy Jordan                    USA       6.375              18
 17   20   Anne Smith                      USA       6.335              15
 18   19   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch            GER       6.312              21
 19   16   Rosalyn Nideffer (Fairbank)     RSA       6.303              20
 20   18   Andrea Temesvari                HUN       5.913              18

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WTA Rankings 28 March 1983 - according to players' rankings history at wtatennis.com

Rank Prior rank Player Country

1 1 Martina Navratilova (USA)
2 2 Chris Evert (USA)
3 3 Andrea Jaeger (USA)
4 4 Tracy Austin (USA)
5 5 Pam Shriver (USA)
6 7 Bettina Bunge (GER)
7 6 Wendy Turnbull (AUS)
8 9 Hana Mandlikova (TCH)
9 8 Sylvia Hanika (GER)
10 12 Billie Jean King (USA)
11 13 Barbara Potter (USA)
12 10 Virginia Ruzici (ROM)
13 11 Zina Garrison (USA)
14 14 Kathy Rinaldi Stunkel (USA)
15 15 Bonnie Gadusek (USA)
16 20 Andrea Temesvari (HUN)
17 19 Rosalyn Nideffer (Fairbank) (RSA)
18 18 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (GER)
19 17 Anne Smith (USA)
20 23 Yvonne Vermaak (RSA)
21 22 Helena Sukova (TCH)
22 21 Jo Durie (GBR)
23 24 Andrea Leand (USA)
24 25 Joanne Russell-Longdon (USA)
25 28 Eva Pfaff (GER)
26 26 Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)
27 16 Kathy Jordan (USA)
28 27 Mima Jausovec (YUG)
29 33 Ivanna Madruga-Osses (ARG)
30 29 Catherine Tanvier (FRA)
31 30 Leigh Thompson (USA)
32 35 Wendy Prausa (White) (USA)
33 31 Marcella Mesker (NED)
34 34 Michelle Casati (Torres) (USA)
35 32 Ann Kiyomura (USA)
36 36 Beth Herr (USA)
37 37 Lisa Bonder-Kreiss (USA)
38 39 Leslie Allen (USA)
39 41 Iva Budarova (TCH)
40 40 Susan Mascarin (USA)
41 44 Kathleen Horvath (USA)
42 43 Sandy Collins (USA)
43 48 Betsy Nagelsen (USA)
44 45 Alycia Moulton (USA)
45 42 Carling Bassett-Seguso (CAN)
46 46 Anne White (USA)
47 47 Pam Casale-Telford (USA)
48 38 Sabina Simmonds (ITA)
49 49 Dana Gilbert (USA)
50 51 Betty Stove (NED)
51 53 Candy Reynolds (USA)
52 50 Dianne Fromholtz (Balestrat) (RSA)
53 55 Elise Burgin (USA)
54 59 Nancy Yeargin (USA)
55 54 Lucia Romanov (ROM)
56 52 Duk Hee Lee (KOR)
57 61 Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (BUL)
58 60 Peanut Harper (Louie) (USA)
59 57 Sue Barker (GBR)
60 58 Camille Benjamin-Schermerhorn (USA)
61 56 Mary Lou Daniels (Piatek) (USA)
62 64 Barbara Hallquist (USA)
63 63 Pat Medrado (BRA)
64 65 Terry Phelps (USA)
65 66 Sharon Walsh (USA)
66 68 Vicki Nelson-Dunbar (USA)
67 69 Laura Arraya (PER)
68 62 Virginia Wade (GBR)
69 75 Corinne Vanier (FRA)
70 67 Anne Hobbs (GBR)
71 76 Ginny Purdy (USA)
72 70 Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold (RSA)
73 73 Kate Latham (USA)
74 71 Louise Allen (USA)
75 74 Petra Jauch Delhees (SUI)
76 77 Anna Maria Fernandez (USA)
77 72 Amy Holton (USA)
78 79 Kim Shaefer (Jones) (USA)
79 78 Sherry Acker (USA)
80 87 Beth Norton (USA)
81 82 Katerina Bohmova (Skronska) (TCH)
82 80 Jenny Klitch (USA)
83 81 Claudia Monteiro (BRA)
84 86 Lea Antonoplis-Inoye (USA)
85 83 Beverly Mould (RSA)
86 84 Christiane Jolissaint (SUI)
87 85 Renata Tomanova (-Roth) (TCH)
88 88 Catrin Jexell (SWE)
89 93 Julie Harrington (USA)
90 89 Paula Smith (USA)
91 90 Susan Leo (AUS)
92 91 Claudia Pasquale (SUI)
93 92 Anne Harris (Minter) (AUS)
94 104 Marcela Skuherska (TCH)
95 94 Susan Rollinson (RSA)
96 95 Patty Fendick (USA)
97 102 Michaela Pazderova (TCH)
98 97 Chris O'Neil (AUS)
99 98 Heather Ludloff (USA)
100 100 Shelley Solomon (USA)
101 101 Lena Sandin (SWE)

Update 2019-02-24: This week's rankings now has the full top 100 (only 77 players listed at wtatennis).
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WTA Rankings 11 April 1983 - according to players' rankings history at wtatennis.com

Rank Prior rank Player Country

1 1 Martina Navratilova (USA)
2 2 Chris Evert (USA)
3 3 Andrea Jaeger (USA)
4 4 Tracy Austin (USA)
5 5 Pam Shriver (USA)
6 6 Bettina Bunge (GER)
7 7 Wendy Turnbull (AUS)
8 9 Sylvia Hanika (GER)
9 8 Hana Mandlikova (TCH)
10 10 Billie Jean King (USA)
11 12 Virginia Ruzici (ROM)
12 11 Barbara Potter (USA)
13 13 Zina Garrison (USA)
14 14 Kathy Rinaldi Stunkel (USA)
15 16 Andrea Temesvari (HUN)
16 15 Bonnie Gadusek (USA)
17 17 Rosalyn Nideffer (Fairbank) (RSA)
18 18 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (GER)
19 19 Anne Smith (USA)
20 20 Yvonne Vermaak (RSA)
21 21 Helena Sukova (TCH)
22 22 Jo Durie (GBR)
23 24 Joanne Russell-Longdon (USA)
24 27 Kathy Jordan (USA)
25 25 Eva Pfaff (GER)
26 23 Andrea Leand (USA)
27 29 Ivanna Madruga-Osses (ARG)
28 26 Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)
29 30 Catherine Tanvier (FRA)
30 34 Michelle Casati (Torres) (USA)
31 32 Wendy Prausa (White) (USA)
32 31 Leigh Thompson (USA)
33 37 Lisa Bonder-Kreiss (USA)
34 45 Carling Bassett-Seguso (CAN)
35 33 Marcella Mesker (NED)
36 38 Leslie Allen (USA)
37 35 Ann Kiyomura (USA)
38 28 Mima Jausovec (YUG)
39 36 Beth Herr (USA)
40 44 Alycia Moulton (USA)
41 57 Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (BUL)
42 40 Susan Mascarin (USA)
43 46 Anne White (USA)
44 39 Iva Budarova (TCH)
45 42 Sandy Collins (USA)
46 48 Sabina Simmonds (ITA)
47 50 Betty Stove (NED)
48 43 Betsy Nagelsen (USA)
49 41 Kathleen Horvath (USA)
50 52 Dianne Fromholtz (Balestrat) (RSA)
51 53 Elise Burgin (USA)
52 55 Lucia Romanov (ROM)
53 49 Dana Gilbert (USA)
54 54 Nancy Yeargin (USA)
55 47 Pam Casale-Telford (USA)
56 67 Laura Arraya (PER)
57 60 Camille Benjamin-Schermerhorn (USA)
58 58 Peanut Harper (Louie) (USA)
59 51 Candy Reynolds (USA)
60 62 Barbara Hallquist (USA)
61 63 Pat Medrado (BRA)
62 61 Mary Lou Daniels (Piatek) (USA)
63 59 Sue Barker (GBR)
64 64 Terry Phelps (USA)
65 68 Virginia Wade (GBR)
66 70 Anne Hobbs (GBR)
67 66 Vicki Nelson-Dunbar (USA)
68 65 Sharon Walsh (USA)
69 69 Corinne Vanier (FRA)
70 75 Petra Jauch Delhees (SUI)
71 56 Duk Hee Lee (KOR)
...
73 73 Kate Latham (USA)
74 72 Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold (RSA)
75 74 Louise Allen (USA)
86 84 Lea Antonoplis-Inoye (USA)
89 86 Christiane Jolissaint (SUI)
96 99 Heather Ludloff (USA)
96 117 Raffaella Reggi (ITA)
97 93 Anne Harris (Minter) (AUS)
98 101 Lena Sandin (SWE)
99 96 Patty Fendick (USA)
101 103 Csilla Bartos (HUN) Rosie (Rosemary) Casals (USA)
102 90 Paula Smith (USA)

Update 2019-02-24: Ludloff and Reggi are both ranked #96. At least one's ranking is wrong.

Now 81 of the top 100 players are listed; before the update it was 78. We also know that Tina Mochizuki is in the top 100 (reached QF at Hilton) although we don't have her position yet except she' ranked before Ludloff.

Top 20 with points

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Rank  Prv. Player			   Nat.     Points   Matches Tournaments

  1    1   Martina Navratilova             USA      19.919              17
  2    2   Chris Evert                     USA      18.193              15
  3    3   Andrea Jaeger                   USA      12.233              20
  4    4   Tracy Austin                    USA      11.225              17
  5    5   Pam Shriver                     USA      10.408              17
  6    6   Bettina Bunge                   GER      10.150              19
  7    7   Wendy Turnbull                  AUS       9.824              19
  8    9   Sylvia Hanika                   GER       8.940              22
  9    8   Hana Mandlikova                 TCH       8.858              24
 10   10   Billie Jean King                USA       8.381              13
 11   12   Virginia Ruzici                 ROM       7.890              19
 12   11   Barbara Potter                  USA       7.796              21
 13   13   Zina Garrison                   USA       7.204              17
 14   14   Kathy Rinaldi Stunkel           USA       6.473              18
 15   16   Andrea Temesvari                HUN       6.444              18
 16   15   Bonnie Gadusek                  USA       6.270              20
 17   17   Rosalyn Nideffer (Fairbank)     RSA       5.934              22
 18   18   Claudia Kohde-Kilsch            GER       5.761              21
 19   19   Anne Smith                      USA       5.675              14
 20   20   Yvonne Vermaak                  RSA       5.269              28
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One error, for instance, is that Goolagong is listed as no. 1 in September 1983 after being #17 the previous week and #18 the following week. We know that Navratilova was in fact #1 that week which is also what we see when we look at her ranking history. I want to present the raw data as it is, but I also consider it a part of this project to discuss such errors and hopefully be able to correct them.
Thank you for this wonderful project!
I was wondering where you found a link that listed Evonne as no. 1 in 1983? That’s so outrageous and strange given that she was long gone by that point. Was the French her very last singles - fittingly against Evert?
I would love to have the link...because, well, one can always dream!
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Thank you for this wonderful project!
I was wondering where you found a link that listed Evonne as no. 1 in 1983? That’s so outrageous and strange given that she was long gone by that point. Was the French her very last singles - fittingly against Evert?
I would love to have the link...because, well, one can always dream!
It's her official profile on WTA:

Evonne Goolagong Cawley | WTA Tennis

The #1 rank at the top of the page with date 1976/4/26 is correct (retroactively acknowledged in 2007). But if you scroll down to "Top rank by year" you see her listed as no. 1 in 1983.

Then choose 1983 in the drop down menu "Week by week" and you'll see that the #1 'happened' 12 September 1983. It's obviously wrong (someone should have entered a two-digit number but only hit one key before pressing enter) .

All data in this project is taken from those WTA "Week by week" listings, only trying to avoid the worst mistakes and errors (and hopefully fill out some gaps for players without a ranking history).
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Thank you for the info and link angliru. I checked out Evonne’s profile page. What a joke. I am sure Martina would have a good laugh knowing that retired Evonne actually took the number one ranking from her during her nearly flawless season of ‘83!
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I'm going to experiment a bit with the formatting of the lists and text colours. I'm not too happy with the code box I've used previously although it will work fine for multiple columns with points etc. I'm just trying how it works and will choose the best method (and edit all posts to fit the same pattern). Let me know what works best for you too.

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... Indicates the first broken sequence in the rankings (only the first)

WTA Rankings 25 April 1983 - according to players' rankings history at wtatennis.com


Rank Prior rank Player Country

1 1 Martina Navratilova (USA)
2 2 Chris Evert (USA)
3 3 Andrea Jaeger (USA)
4 4 Tracy Austin (USA)
5 5 Pam Shriver (USA)
6 6 Bettina Bunge (GER)
7 7 Wendy Turnbull (AUS)
8 9 Hana Mandlikova (TCH)
9 8 Sylvia Hanika (GER)
10 10 Billie Jean King (USA)
11 12 Barbara Potter (USA)
12 11 Virginia Ruzici (ROM)
13 13 Zina Garrison (USA)
14 14 Kathy Rinaldi Stunkel (USA)
15 15 Andrea Temesvari (HUN)
16 16 Bonnie Gadusek (USA)
17 19 Anne Smith (USA)
18 18 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (GER)
19 17 Rosalyn Nideffer (Fairbank) (RSA)
20 20 Yvonne Vermaak (RSA)
21 30 Michelle Casati (Torres) (USA)
22 34 Carling Bassett-Seguso (CAN)
23 22 Jo Durie (GBR)
24 21 Helena Sukova (TCH)
25 23 Joanne Russell-Longdon (USA)
26 28 Evonne Goolagong Cawley (AUS)
27 25 Eva Pfaff (GER)
28 24 Kathy Jordan (USA)
29 31 Wendy Prausa (White) (USA)
30 26 Andrea Leand (USA)
31 32 Leigh Thompson (USA)
32 41 Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere (BUL)
33 38 Mima Jausovec (YUG)
34 33 Lisa Bonder-Kreiss (USA)
35 37 Ann Kiyomura (USA)
36 39 Beth Herr (USA)
37 36 Leslie Allen (USA)
38 29 Catherine Tanvier (FRA)
39 35 Marcella Mesker (NED)
40 40 Alycia Moulton (USA)
41 27 Ivanna Madruga-Osses (ARG)
42 43 Anne White (USA)
43 44 Iva Budarova (TCH)
44 42 Susan Mascarin (USA)
45 47 Betty Stove (NED)
46 45 Sandy Collins (USA)
47 48 Betsy Nagelsen (USA)
48 46 Sabina Simmonds (ITA)
49 50 Dianne Fromholtz (Balestrat) (RSA)
50 51 Elise Burgin (USA)
51 52 Lucia Romanov (ROM)
52 57 Camille Benjamin-Schermerhorn (USA)
53 59 Candy Reynolds (USA)
...
55 55 Pam Casale-Telford (USA)
56 63 Sue Barker (GBR)
57 56 Laura Arraya (PER)
58 53 Dana Gilbert (USA)
59 62 Mary Lou Daniels (Piatek) (USA)
60 65 Virginia Wade (GBR)
61 61 Pat Medrado (BRA)
62 60 Barbara Hallquist (USA)
63 96 Raffaella Reggi (ITA) Prior rank may be wrong
64 49 Kathleen Horvath (USA)
65 64 Terry Phelps (USA)
66 58 Peanut Harper (Louie) (USA)
67 68 Sharon Walsh (USA)
68 71 Duk Hee Lee (KOR)
69 67 Vicki Nelson-Dunbar (USA)
72 66 Anne Hobbs (GBR)
73 74 Jennifer Mundel-Reinbold (RSA)
76 73 Kate Latham (USA)
77 75 Louise Allen (USA)
86 89 Christiane Jolissaint (SUI)
87 86 Lea Antonoplis-Inoye (USA)
91 99 Patty Fendick (USA)
95 98 Lena Sandin (SWE)
97 96 Heather Ludloff (USA) Prior rank may be wrong
100 101 Csilla Bartos (HUN) Rosie (Rosemary) Casals (USA)
101 97 Anne Harris (Minter) (AUS)
165 64 Terry Phelps

Terry Phelps is ranked 165 this week according to WTA. She was ranked 64 last time and will move up to #52 in two weeks. So 165 probably should have been 65 (#65 is an available spot in the rankings, so this seems very likely).

Update 2019-04-14: Rosie Casals added at pos. 100.
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Last edited by angliru; Apr 14th, 2019 at 06:59 AM.
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