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A Weighted Ranking of the Greatest by Majors

The "GOAT" (Greatest of all Time) in women's tennis has been a debate bandied about since the sport began.

Most rankings are purely subjective in nature. Early debates centered on invincibility. Under this rubric Suzanne Lenglen got the nod most often-for she only lost once from 1919 to 1926! Helen Wills Moody usually came next. Helen did not lose a set from 1927 to 1933.

Most All-Time rankings before 1970 made Maureen "Mo" Connolly 3rd. Little Mo was such a dynamo that she went undefeated in winning 9 slams from 1951 to 1954. Though her career was cut short in horse riding accident, Maureen was the first woman to win the Grand Slam of tennis by capturing all 4 major in one calendar year. Connolly was the last of the invincible or near invincible players. Greater depth has probably meant their likes will never be seen again.

From the 1960s several players have nominated by the press as GOAT based on numbers plus the though that modern players are surely superior to those of earlier eras.

Thus Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, and Steffi Graf have all been promoted as GOAT. As of 2018 Serena Williams is the current media GOAT of choice. Doubts persist however, as they always will in these debates.

Lately the pure number of slams looms large. This favors adherents of Serena Williams (23) and Steffi Graf (22), but leaves a problem in that both are still behind Margaret Court at 24.

Those aware of tennis history are aware that the 4 majors only became equal in 1988. What my weighted ranking system does is take this into account. I do not propose my rankings as an end to any debate. The intention is to promote discussion about players and the tournaments that matter(ed) most to them.


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re: A Weighted Ranking of the Greatest by Majors

How my weighted rankings works

1. Each player has her best 10 performances counted.
2. If a players wins 11 or more major events those are added to the total. Serena Williams (29 major events) is a perfect example.
3. An attempt is made to make all years equal. 27,000 points per year is the standard.
4. Some years have extra points values. From 1988 forward the Olympics has a been a coveted event.

An example of points for a 6000 point event

Winner---6000 points
Finals----2700 points
Semis----1800 points
Quarters--900 points
R16-------450 points
R32-------225 points
R64-------112 points
R128------001 point (a qualifier who lose in the 1R gets 56 points)

Ranking points by Year

2018--6000 (Aussie)-6000 (French)-6000 (Wimbledon)-6000 (US)-3000 (WTA)---------------=27,000
2017--6000 (Aussie)-6000 (French)-6000 (Wimbledon)-6000 (US)-3000(WTA)---------------=27,000
2016--6000 (Aussie)-6000 (French)-6000 (Wimbledon)-3000(Olympics)-6000 (US)-300(WTA)=30,000
2015--6000 (Aussie)-6000 (French)-6000 (Wimbledon)-6000 (US)-3000(WTA)---------------=27,000
2014--6000 (Aussie)-6000 (French)-6000 (Wimbledon)-6000 (US)-3000(WTA)---------------=27,000
2013--6000 (Aussie)-6000 (French)-6000 (Wimbledon)-6000 (US)-3000(WTA)---------------=27,000


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All-time majors Rankings among top performers in 2017-2019 (working on 2016-did Aussie and French)

001. 156000 points Serena Williams (United States)--[6000x 23 slams, 3000x 5 WTA titles, and 1 Olympic title]
002. 050700 points Venus Williams (United States)--[6000-6000-6000-6000-6000-6000-6000-3000-3000-2700]
003. 044400 points Maria Sharapova (Russia)--[6000-6000-6000-6000-6000-3000-2700-2700-2700-2700]
004. 029700 points Angelique Kerber (Germany)--[6000-6000-6000-2700-1800-1800-1800-1350-1350-900]
005. 026350 points Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)--[6000-6000-3000-2700-1800-1800-1800-1350-1000-900]
006. 002650 points Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)--[6000-6000-2700-2700-1800-1800-1800-1350-1000-900]
007. 023805 points Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark) --[6000-3000-2700-2700-1800-1800-1800-1800-1350-900]
008. 023700 points Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia)--[6000-6000-2700-2700-1800-900-900-900-900-900]
009. 223000 points Garbine Muguruza (Spain)--[6000-6000-2700-1800-900-900-900-900-450-450]
010. 021750 points Simona Halep (Romania)--[6000-2700-2700-2700-1800-1800-1350-900-900-900]

011. 018140 points Samantha Stosur (Australia)--[6000-2700-1800-1800-1800-900-900-900-900-450]
012. 015600 points Agnieska Radwanska (Poland)--[3000-2700-1800-1800-1800-900-900-900-900-900]
013. 015450 points Sloane Stephens (United States)--[6000-2700-1800-1350-900-900-450-450-450-450]
014. 014250 points Naomi Osaka (Japan)--[6000-6000-450-450-225-225-225-225-225]
015. 013350 points Dominika Cibulkova [3000-2700-1800-900-900-900-900-900-900-450]
016. 012150 points Madison Keys (United States)--[2700-1800-1880-1800-900-900-450-450-450-450-450]
017. 012150 points Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)--[2700-1800-1800-900-900-900-900-900-900-450]
018. 010274 points Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia)---6000-1800-900-450-225-225-225-225-112-112]
019. 009350 points Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)--[3000-900-900-900-900--450-450-450-450-450]
020. 007650 points Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain)--[900-900-900-900-900-900-900-450-450-450]

021. 006750 points Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland)--[1800-1800-900-900-225-225-225-225-225-225]
022. 000655 points Kaia Kenepi (Estonia)--[900-900-900-900-900-900-450-225-225-225]
023. 006523 points Coco Vandeweghe (United States)--[1800-1800-900-900-450-225-112-112-112-112]
024. 006298 points Johanna Konta (Great Britain)--[1800-1800-900-450-450-450-112-112-112-112]
025. 005600 points Anastasia Paylyuchenkova (Russia)--[900-900-900-900-900-450--225-225-225-225]
026. 005286 points Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia)--[1800-900-900-450-450-225-225-112-112-112]
027. 005277 points Mirjana Lucic (Croatia)--[1800-1800-450-225-225-225-225-225-112]
028. 005174 points Kiki Bertens (Netherlands)--[1800-900-900-450-225-225-225-225-112-112]
029. 005173 points Tsvetana Pironkova (Bulgaria)--[1800-900-900-450-450-225-112-112-112-112]
030. 004950 points Julia Goerges (Germany)--[1800-450-450-450-450-450-225-225-225-225]

031. 004275 points Caroline Garcia (France)--[900-900-450-450-450-225-225-225-225-225]
032. 003927 points Daria Kasatkina (Russia)--[900-900-450-450-225-225-225-225-225-112]
033. 003711 points Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia)--[1800-450-225-225-225-225-225-112-112-112]
034. 003487 points Kristina Mladenovic (France)--[900-900-225-225-225-225-225-225-225-112]
035. 003433 points Elise Mertens (Belgium)--[1800-450-450-225-225-225-056-001-001-000]
















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RANKINGS BY NATION

Australia

001. 018140 points Samantha Stosur

Belarus

001. 002650 points Victoria Azarenka
002. 001797 points Aliaksandra Sasnovich [450-225-225-225-112-112-112-112-112-112]

Belgium

001. 003206 points Elise Mertens

Brazil

001. 000505 Beatriz Haddad Maia [112-112-112-112-56-01-0-0-0-0]


China


001. 002360 Shuai Zhang [900-225-225-225-225-112-112-112-112-112]


Colombia

001. 001290 Mariana Duque Marino [225-225-112-112-112-112-112-112-112-056]


Croatia


001. 005277 points Mirjana Lucic
002. 002811 points Petra Martic (Croatia) [450-450-450-450-225-225-225-112-112-112]
003. 001684 points Donna Vekic (Croatia) [450-225-225-112-112-112-112-112-112-112]

Czech Republic

001. 026350 points Petra Kvitova
002. 012150 points Karolina Pliskova

Denmark

001. 023805 points Caroline Wozniacki

Estonia

001. 000655 points Kaia Kenepi
002. 0019882 points Anett Kontaveit [450-450-450-225-225-112-112-056-001-001]


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Germany

001. 029700 points Angelique Kerber
002. 004950 points Julia Goerges

Great Britain

001. 006298 points Johanna Konta

Greece

001. 001518 points Maria Sakkari [225-225-225-225-225-112-112-112-056-001]

Hungary

001. 001233 Timea Babos [225-112-112-112-112-112-112-112-112-112 ]


Italy

001. 003262 points Camila Giorgi [900-450-450-225-225-225-225-225-225-112]


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Japan

001. 014250 points Naomi Osaka


Kazakhstan

001. 002922 points Yulia Putintseva [900-900-225-225-112-112-112-112-112-112]


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