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Discussion Starter #26 (Edited)


1957




my initial list:




- the ranking list you see here is incomplete and includes a sample of ca. 60 promising tournaments at first
- because Head Knode, Hard, Bloomer were too tight together with that sample, I decided to add more tournaments containing these 3 players, what explaines the big points-gap between no.4 and no.5)
- this is primarily a work element to determine the grades of the early 1958 tournaments
- despite incomplete it shows a clear tendency ...


about making this initial list:

1. after taking over the data I assign all normal tournaments a lump of 500 points (assumingly picked only best competitions), the "Big 3" Grand Slams get 1,000 points, than a first ranking calculation
2. this ranking after the first calculation I use to assign individual points like I usually do it for every other tournament, yet another calculation, the ranking has changed.
3. to prevent problems with the number-of-results-issue, I took an average of the ranking points of the 2nd ranking - after this again the usual points-assigning-procedure and recalculating
4. this 3rd outcome is still without quality points, now I add these by using this quasi-year-end-ranking for all weeks of 1957 (pretending there is no change throughout the year)





from the sample of tournaments I picked for this initial list, the most weighty are (exceptionally in date order):



Normally I would use preceding weekly rankings to assign the values, but logically I can't have preceding rankings, so all these values above can only be provisional.
When I will work on the full 1950s some day I can assign the final values.



 

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Discussion Starter #27 (Edited)

1958



The ranking list below includes the most promising tournaments for ranking purposes (picked due to draw size).

Despite still incomplete it shows a clear tendency.
And it is very unlikely that the top4 positions will change after including all tournament results.

(It seems that I picked all tournaments with Bueno playing in. That wasn't my intention to do - sheer coincidence.)








year's overview at the top
(same comments for this as above)

date ........... player ............ advantage
1958-01-06 ..... Althea Gibson ......... 74
1958-01-13 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-01-20 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-01-27 ..... Shirley Bloomer ...... 242
1958-02-03 ..... Shirley Bloomer ...... 282
1958-02-10 ..... Shirley Bloomer ...... 282
1958-02-17 ..... Shirley Bloomer ...... 282
1958-02-24 ..... Shirley Bloomer ...... 171
1958-03-03 ..... Althea Gibson ........ 174
1958-03-10 ..... Althea Gibson ........ 418
1958-03-17 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-03-24 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-03-31 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-04-07 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-04-14 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-04-21 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-04-28 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-05-05 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-05-12 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-05-19 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-05-26 ..... Althea Gibson ....... 3288
1958-06-02 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-06-09 ..... Althea Gibson ....... 3126
1958-06-16 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-06-23 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-06-30 ..... Althea Gibson ....... 1926
1958-07-07 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-07-14 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-07-21 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-07-28 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-08-04 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-08-11 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-08-18 ..... Althea Gibson
1958-08-25 ..... Althea Gibson ....... 1441
1958-09-01 ..... Althea Gibson ....... 1311
1958-09-08 ..... Althea Gibson ........ 895
1958-09-15 ..... Althea Gibson ........ 600
1958-09-22 ..... Althea Gibson ......... 86
1958-09-29 ..... Maria Bueno .......... 230
1958-10-06 ..... Maria Bueno
1958-10-13 ..... Maria Bueno
1958-10-20 ..... Maria Bueno
1958-10-27 ..... Maria Bueno
1958-11-03 ..... Maria Bueno
1958-11-10 ..... Maria Bueno .......... 289
1958-11-17 ..... Maria Bueno .......... 377
1958-11-24 ..... Maria Bueno
1958-12-01 ..... Maria Bueno
1958-12-08 ..... Maria Bueno
1958-12-15 ..... Maria Bueno
1958-12-22 ..... Maria Bueno




the tournaments with the best competitions:

(still provisional values)



 

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1959



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changings after THE CHAMPIONSHIPS




- Darlene Hard makes an outstanding leap from no 18 into the top 10
- Mortimer loses her top spot to Truman because she coudn't defend her points from last year. For Truman it was enough to reach the same round to become a teenage #1






real tightness in the top region:








Sandra Reynolds new #1




Her steady rise comes to a happy ending. She collected a lot of points from mid-grade tournaments this summer, especially quality points - with 44% of her points-total she outclassed Mortimer and Truman with "only" 34% each on their own.
A rare example of qualtiy points beeing crucial over round points in the top region.






US National Championships:


>>> 1959-09-07









the full season:


This is the first list which is based on most results available from the yearly results thread at this point.



- after the revision of database Bueno is not #1 again, Reynolds still remains there for some weeks more
- Reynolds can be called a shooting star climbing from last years #23 to the top within months
- compatriot Schuurman is not far behind from beeing "only" #30 for 1958
- other South Africans also did well over the year: Cross, Gerson, Hammill




week by week at the top:

3 new #1s this year

date ............. #1 ................... pts. adv.

1959-01-05 ....... Maria Bueno
1959-01-12 ....... Maria Bueno
1959-01-19 ....... Maria Bueno
1959-01-26 ....... Maria Bueno ............ 25
1959-02-02 ....... Althea Gibson .......... 71
1959-02-09 ....... Althea Gibson
1959-02-16 ....... Althea Gibson
1959-02-23 ....... Althea Gibson ......... 204
1959-03-02 ....... Althea Gibson
1959-03-09 ....... Althea Gibson .......... 30
1959-03-16 ....... Maria Bueno ........... 271
1959-03-23 ....... Maria Bueno ........... 312
1959-03-30 ....... Maria Bueno ........... 132
1959-04-06 ....... Angela Mortimer ....... 340
1959-04-13 ....... Angela Mortimer
1959-04-20 ....... Angela Mortimer
1959-04-27 ....... Angela Mortimer ...... 1025
1959-05-04 ....... Angela Mortimer
1959-05-11 ....... Angela Mortimer
1959-05-18 ....... Angela Mortimer ....... 966
1959-05-25 ....... Angela Mortimer ....... 597
1959-06-01 ....... Angela Mortimer
1959-06-08 ....... Angela Mortimer
1959-06-15 ....... Angela Mortimer ....... 197
1959-06-22 ....... Angela Mortimer
1959-06-29 ....... Christine Truman ...... 337
1959-07-06 ....... Christine Truman
1959-07-13 ....... Christine Truman ...... 132
1959-07-20 ....... Christine Truman ........ 3
1959-07-27 ....... Christine Truman ........ 3
1959-08-03 ....... Sandra Reynolds ....... 174
1959-08-10 ....... Sandra Reynolds ....... 556
1959-08-17 ....... Sandra Reynolds
1959-08-24 ....... Sandra Reynolds
1959-08-31 ....... Sandra Reynolds
1959-09-07 ....... Sandra Reynolds ....... 986
1959-09-14 ....... Sandra Reynolds ....... 595
1959-09-21 ....... Sandra Reynolds ....... 911
1959-09-28 ....... Sandra Reynolds ....... 877
1959-10-05 ....... Sandra Reynolds
1959-10-12 ....... Sandra Reynolds
1959-10-19 ....... Sandra Reynolds
1959-10-26 ....... Sandra Reynolds
1959-11-02 ....... Sandra Reynolds
1959-11-09 ....... Sandra Reynolds
1959-11-16 ....... Sandra Reynolds
1959-11-23 ....... Sandra Reynolds
1959-11-30 ....... Sandra Reynolds
1959-12-07 ....... Sandra Reynolds ....... 299
1959-12-14 ....... Sandra Reynolds
1959-12-21 ....... Sandra Reynolds
1959-12-28 ....... Sandra Reynolds


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tournaments conclusion:





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1960


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notable changings after Australian Championships:
winner Margaret Smith: #112 up to #28, finalist Jan Lehane: #15 up to #11

March 21: Ann Haydon reaches new high at #3

April 18: Bernice Carr Vukovich jumps up from #94 to #39 after winning the title in Johannesburg

May 2: Bernice Carr Vukovich collects another title and moves up to #30 / Haydon new in runner-up position

May 9: younsters with notable success:
- Carol Caldwell #96 up to #65 after L.A. final
- and Lynne Hutchings up from #227 up to #98 after Hurlingham SF





Ann Haydon is the new #1 just before the French starts, she rises to the top by not playing but losing less points than the other players






after the French Champhionships:





- Betsy Abbas comes from nowhere into the top100 after reaching the QF under lucky circumstances, two injuries of her seeded opponents;
because the matches started I gave her the full round points, but quality points only for Kormocy not for the Hawton match
- first notice of Francoise Durr: the later #1 debuts at #148 after winning 2 matches here




thrilling road to Wimbledon:






June 13: Deidre Catt jumps up from #19 to #11 after her triumph at Bristol where she defeated Reynolds #3, Ramirez #7 and Schuurmann #8,
she earns 518 points with a 52 % quality ratio

June 20: 17yo Karen Hantze jumps from #20 to #13 with her final appearance at Queen's Club






after Wimbledon:




- 14 out of the top20 gained points compared to last year's week, but that doesn't change much in the upper part of the rankings.
- Haydon had a better result than last year and can consolidate her no1 ranking a little bit more above Bueno
- last year's winner Bueno only could defend or lose points what made it more difficult to be a contender for the #1 afterwards
- Hantze still in good form enters the top10
- loser of the week might be Sally Moore by falling down #19 to #27, as last year's SF surprise appearance lost now her first match






Aug 1: Bernice Carr Vukovich reaches the top 10, her performance since April is remarkable: 94-39--30-28--24--21--19-17-15-13--10
she is the 4th South African ranked top 10 since 1957 and the 3rd under the current top 10

Aug 15:
- Moffit's exceptional weeks: after SF at Haverford, victory at Philadelphia, SF in Orange the 16yo moves up 88 positions within 4 weeks: 122-89-51-34
- Richey's final appearance in Orange let her move up form #55 to #32

Aug 22: 16YO Kathy Chabot reaches the QF at Manchester with a win over current #6 Lehane and jumps up #58 to #44






after the US National Championships:





- Hard cannot change her ranking upwards with her 2nd Grand Slam victory this year
- last year's winner Bueno could't defend her points, but contenders Haydon and Truman also couldn't, so she can still reign at the top
- notable up-movers are Donna Floyd and Barbara Browning





Sept 26: Haydon's victory in L.A. let her take over the the #1 spot again with wins over than reighning #1 Bueno and #5 Hard (51 % quality points)

Oct 10:
- Bueno back on top slightly, after Haydon lost points form last year's Mexico success
- Paule Courteix jumps from #102 to #68 after her victory at the French closed Ch. with defeats over #20 Courtie and #54 Billaz (66 % quality)

Nov 21: after winning Brisbane and reaching the final of Sydney "NSW" Margaret Court is top20 for the first time

Dec 12: Kathy Chabot rises up from #39 to #32, she had won the title of La Jolla with defeats over #36 Caldwell and #8 Hantze (60% quality)






full season:


- this time Bueno is only the no2
- Bueno and Haydon, tight together since May, both gained points until November and also replaced each other several times,
but in the end it is Haydon who prevailed in collecting points.
- both set new records in total points within a 52 week period

there are big ups and downs within this season:
- impressive up-moves for 3 South Africans: Bernice Vukovich, Lynn Hutchings and Margaret Hunt
- on the other side former high-ranked players fell free like Rosie Reyes, Sally Moore, Mary Carter




(1st edition about this year: View attachment ranking 1960-12-26_details.pdf )


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I recommend the rankings made for newspapers that year: https://www.tennisforum.com/1551-yearly-results/447990-1960-results.html#post20438025
There are mysteries: why Dottie Knode top10? why Kormoczy top5?


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at the top week by week:

this year saw 8 changes between 2 players (last year saw 6 changes between 5 players)

date .............. #1 ............... pts. adv.

1960-01-04 ........ Maria Bueno ...... 251
1960-01-11 ........ Maria Bueno ...... 133
1960-01-18 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-01-25 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-02-01 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-02-08 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-02-15 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-02-22 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-02-29 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-03-07 ........ Maria Bueno ...... 303
1960-03-14 ........ Maria Bueno ...... 178
1960-03-21 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-03-28 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-04-04 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-04-11 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-04-18 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-04-25 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-05-02 ........ Maria Bueno ...... 607
1960-05-09 ........ Maria Bueno ....... 21
1960-05-16 ........ Ann Haydon ........ 65
1960-05-23 ........ Maria Bueno ....... 86
1960-05-30 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-06-06 ........ Maria Bueno ...... 137
1960-06-13 ........ Ann Haydon ....... 149
1960-06-20 ........ Ann Haydon ....... 190
1960-06-27 ........ Ann Haydon ....... 298
1960-07-04 ........ Ann Haydon
1960-07-11 ........ Ann Haydon ....... 152
1960-07-18 ........ Maria Bueno ....... 19
1960-07-25 ........ Maria Bueno ...... 420
1960-08-01 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-08-08 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-08-15 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-08-22 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-08-29 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-09-05 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-09-12 ........ Maria Bueno ...... 251
1960-09-19 ........ Maria Bueno
1960-09-26 ........ Ann Haydon ....... 171
1960-10-03 ........ Ann Haydon ....... 236
1960-10-10 ........ Maria Bueno ....... 55
1960-10-17 ........ Maria Bueno ...... 272
1960-10-24 ........ Ann Haydon ........ 39
1960-10-31 ........ Ann Haydon ....... 228
1960-11-07 ........ Ann Haydon
1960-11-14 ........ Ann Haydon
1960-11-21 ........ Ann Haydon
1960-11-28 ........ Ann Haydon
1960-12-05 ........ Ann Haydon
1960-12-12 ........ Ann Haydon
1960-12-19 ........ Ann Haydon
1960-12-26 ........ Ann Haydon


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tournaments conclusion:




- more % also means more points for the rankings at all: 90,382 points shared under the top100 alone (84,652 in 1959)
- obviously in the 1950s and early 1960s there are only few of them with many of the top players come together
- only 1 with more than half of the top50 listed (same last year)
- in comparison: in 1979 there are 17 tournaments with not less than 26 players ranked top50 listed (16 times in 1980)


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1961


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Jan 30: Aus. Nationals
- Lehane and Smith repeat last year's final at the Aus. Nationals but both go down the rankings
because the tournament value this year is much lower what means less ranking points
- 16yo Robin Ebbern jumps from #103 to #57 after her SF there

Feb 27:
Sally Moore's surprise victory in Jamaica let her jump up from #122 to #39 !!!
with defeats over Kormoczy #14, Yola Ramirez #7 and Haydon #1 brings her 278 quality points alone,
(the Truman retirement doesn't count for quality)

March 13: Bueno comes close to the reighning #1, is only 27 points behind after her success in Barranquilla

in March:
Helga Schultze started her successful campaign on the Mediterranean circuit ranked at the buttom at #1400
after 3 weeks she is already top100 (440-165-82); she will reach the top40 before the French

April 10:
- Carol Prosen jumps from #102 up to #64 after reaching the SF in St.Petersburg over #7 Ramirez

April 24: Rita Bentley is a new top10 player, she joins the 4 other Britains above her - what a domination that was, unthinkable today !!!

May 1:
- Bueno replaces Haydon at #1 again
- Edda Buding jumps into the top10 from #14, after reaching the SF in Bournemouth passing #1 Haydon enroute (60 % quality points)

May 8:
- unknown Karin Herich reaches the QF in Hurlingham with a defeat over top10 player Bentley and jumps from #189 to #84
- Liz Starkie is #20 now, it is step on her steady rise up the rankings from February on (105-94--73-56-45-39--28--25--23-20)


May 15: after Italian Ch's:
- player of the week is doubtless Lesley Turner with reaching the final against Bueno, defeating 3 top10 players enroute.
she earns more quality points than round points (52%) and even more total points than the winner Bueno - the prize is a jump from #26 to #15
- Margaret Smith reaches the top 10 with reaching the SF, a result based also on her success at the Mediterranean circuit since March
- 17yo Carol Rosser, the Guildford finalist, goes up 36 positions to #60 - last week she reached the top100 for the first time with her 3R-success at Hurlingham





after French Ch's:




- Haydon's Grand Slam triumph brings no change at the top, it reduces the gap again to Bueno to only 100 points
- surprise quarterfinalist Pilar Barril up from #132 to #50





June 12: Turner rises up short below the top10 (15-13-11)

June 19: Smith's victory in Beckenham brings her extraordinarily 700 points, 50% of them are quality points
(defeats #16 Bentley, #12 Hantze, #1 Haydon, #7 Truman)

June 26: on the eve of Wimbledon:
- the second big victory in a row for Smith at one of the biggest tournmants let her move up to #5 before Wimbledon
- Nancy Richey jumps from #27 to #15 after her final appearance losing against Smith,
she almost got the same quality points like Smith (defeats: #69 MacLennan, #42 Bricka, #36 Floyd, #11 Turner, #8 Truman)





Wimbledon:


>>> June 26



- without Bueno playing, Mortimer easily rises to #2 (without a chance for the #1)
- it's the second time after June 1959 that the #1 and #2 are Brits
- surprisingly there are no further movements inside the top10
- notable new heights for Margaret Hunt, Sue Butt, Honor Durose, Doris Schuster, Eva Duldig, Eleanor Dodge







Yola Ramirez knocks off Mortimer from the #2 position, a position Ramirez held already for a lone week back in Sept '59





after the US Championships:




- winner Hard goes up 2 positions, only because Bueno and Reynolds did not defend points
- Judy Alvarez #116 to #69




Oct 16: Bueno slides out of top10




a tight 4th quarter at the top:



Smith comes out on top at the last possible moment! by claiming the titles at the last bigger tournaments of the season





full season list:




1st edition: View attachment ranking 1961-12_detailed.pdf



on top week by week:

date ........... player ........... advantage

1961-01-02 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-01-09 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-01-16 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-01-23 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-01-30 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-02-06 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-02-13 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-02-20 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-02-27 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-03-06 ..... Ann Haydon ..........636
1961-03-13 ..... Ann Haydon ...........27
1961-03-20 ..... Maria Bueno ..........19
1961-03-27 ..... Ann Haydon ..........213
1961-04-03 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-04-10 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-04-17 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-04-24 ..... Ann Haydon ..........159
1961-05-01 ..... Maria Bueno .........223
1961-05-08 ..... Maria Bueno .........688
1961-05-15 ..... Maria Bueno ........1172
1961-05-22 ..... Maria Bueno .........109
1961-05-29 ..... Maria Bueno
1961-06-05 ..... Ann Haydon ..........133
1961-06-12 ..... Ann Haydon ..........355
1961-06-19 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-06-26 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-07-03 ..... Ann Haydon .........1324
1961-07-10 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-07-17 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-07-24 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-07-31 ..... Ann Haydon .........1677
1961-08-07 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-08-14 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-08-21 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-08-28 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-09-04 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-09-11 ..... Ann Haydon .........1482
1961-09-18 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-09-25 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-10-02 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-10-09 ..... Ann Haydon
1961-10-16 ..... Ann Haydon ..........836
1961-10-23 ..... Ann Haydon ..........124
1961-10-30 ..... Ann Haydon ...........23
1961-11-06 ..... Yola Ramirez ........147
1961-11-13 ..... Yola Ramirez ........110
1961-11-20 ..... Yola Ramirez
1961-11-27 ..... Yola Ramirez ........249
1961-12-04 ..... Yola Ramirez ........314
1961-12-11 ..... Yola Ramirez ........150
1961-12-18 ..... Margaret Smith ......200
1961-12-25 ..... Margaret Smith


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Jan 15: Judy Tegart jumps from #109 to #69

Jan 22: Anette van Zyl first time top100

March 19: German success
two Germans met in the final of Cannes, winner Almut Sturm makes a leap from #92 to #55, while Helga Niessen jumps from #286 into the top100

March 26: more German success
- Heide Schildknecht jumps from #136 to #75 with reachin the final of Menton (last week she moved up already 40 positions)
- now are 9 Germans ranked inside top100
- Bueno wins Caracas and gains ground a bit, moving up from #17 to #14

In my memory there were very rare occasions, that former German players from the past (before Graf) were mentioned by commentators today.
I can only remember one occasion with "the times of Helga Masthoff".
I learned here by working on this thread, that this was and is definitely disregard to all the Germans, who have had a lot of success in each decade.




April 2: Renee Schuurman makes a leap from #8 to #5 - it's a new high for her, she reached her former high at #6 far back in 1959

April 9:
- Edda Buding takes over the #5 position from Schuurman and also reaches a new high
- Helga Schultze is again successful on the Mediterranean circuit like last year, winning 2 tournaments back to back and rises #40-28-21





Ann Haydon takes over the #1 spot because she earned some points during the last weeks while Smith did not play,
but Smith returned to play the week thereafter and wins the big title in Rome, which is enough to reclaim the #1 spot immediately.





3 weeks including Rome and Roland Garros:

- two weeks in a row Renee Schuurman reaches a new career high, from #5 to #3 now


>>> some more



>>> some more



>>> more





June 11:
- after reaching the final in Manchester Judy Tegart jumps up 13 positions to #23
- Carole Caldwell's SF appearance is worth to jump up 14 positions to #36

June: 25:
- Darlene Hard moves up to #2, she profits from Haydon not defending her Queen's Club points this week, it is her new career high
- Rita Bentley, the winner at the Queen's Club, earns 511 points with defeats over #24 Blackman, #8 Truman, #22 Cawthorn,
but it's only enough to gain 3 ranking positions
- Caldwell reached the SF at the Queen's Club - with defeats over #14 Catt and #15 Susman she gains 9 positions and is now the #25 for the first time





after Wimbledon:



>>> top100

- there had been some roller coaster movements between Rome and Wimbledon:
Truman from #10 up to #6 and now falls off the top10, while Turner had gone down to #10 and now is #5 again
- Susman earns the biggest weekly points sum so far with 1349 since making the rankings and it triples her previous best result for this ranking period coming into the championships;
with this she makes a leap from #16 into the top10
- Moffitt's QF appearance defeating the reigning #1 enroute is worth for rising 10 positions to #26 now - like Susman she also almost tripled her previous best result
- despite losing her first match, Smith had enough points ahead of any contender to stay the #1
- former #1 Bueno re-enters the top10





July 23: Caldwell is new under top20 after reaching the final in River Forest

Aug 6: Judy Alvarez had some successive weeks, the young American climbed 45 positions to #36 now (81-71-70-63-65-52-51-43-36)

Aug 13: Mortimer is back under the top10 after her victory in Munich - the former #1 dropped to #16 few weeks ago





after the U.S. Nationals:




- no special changes in the top region
- player of the week is 17yo Vicki Palmer, who surprisingly reached the SF (routing #29 Moffitt, #9 Susman, #36 Roberts, #28 Thomas), she jumps up the rankings by 30 positions to #32
- 16yo Jani Albert jumps up almost 90 positions to #96 while Carol Hanks jumps up 56 positions to #78 with the same round result





Sept 24: Carol Caldwell wins L.A. and 512 points for the rankings with a 56% quality ratio (defeats: Bentley #13, Susman #10, Tegart #19, Hard #3),
but she only rises two spots to #15

Oct 1:
- Renee Schuurman's final appearance in Berkeley is enough to take over the runner-up position of the rankings, it is her career high.
- winner Darlene Hard however falls behind Schuurman because she had to defend her points from last year, so no new points this week to stay above

Oct 22:
- Turner's win at the Australian Hardcourts let her rise to #4 for the first time
- Carol Newman reached the SF there, what is worth a leap from #152 to #89; she has a 64% quality ratio from defeats over #27 Schacht and #18 Tegart; it's by far her best weekly result
- after a long time former top50 player Jacueline Rees-Lewis wins some matches, reaching the SF in Casablanca including the defeat of #14 Catt; with that she can jump up over 900 positions to #135

Nov 5: The last results notice from Norma Baylon is more than 12 months old.
Now she wins Buenos Aires and re-enters the rankings at #89! (her previous best ranking had been #202!).
Her 236 points include an exceptional quality-ratio of 61 % by defeats over #2 Schuurman and #18 Sukova.






how the full season looks like:



>>> top100

- loser of the year is Yola Ochoa, as last year's #2 falls down below the top20!
- winner of the year is Rene Schuurman who worked her way up from #14 to #2!

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again this year there are big differences to the polls and expert rankings from thence:
World rankings

Ned Potter of World Tennis
1 Smith
2 Bueno
3 Hard
4 Susman
5 Schuurman
6 Haydon
7 Sukova
8 Reynolds
9 Caldwell
10 Moffitt
Why Ned Potter ignored Lesley Turner for the top10? Is a Wimbledon QF of Moffitt (she had only one small title on her record) worth more
than 9 finals (incl. Roland Garros)? Consequently he had to rank Karen Susman at the top for winning Wimbledon - but he did not!?

Those expert-rankings can be black boxes ...


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on top week by week:


a lone week for Ann Haydon denied Smith a full year reign!

date ........... #1 player ......... advantage
1962-01-08 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 539
1962-01-15 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 835
1962-01-22 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-01-29 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-02-05 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-02-12 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-02-19 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-02-26 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 628
1962-03-05 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-03-12 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-03-19 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 633
1962-03-26 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-04-02 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-04-09 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 324
1962-04-16 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 113
1962-04-23 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 255
1962-04-30 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 162
1962-05-07 ..... Ann Haydon ........... 67
1962-05-14 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 168
1962-05-21 ..... Margaret Smith ..... 1311
1962-05-28 ..... Margaret Smith ..... 1836
1962-06-04 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-06-11 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-06-18 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-06-25 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 974
1962-07-02 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 334
1962-07-09 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-07-16 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-07-23 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 320
1962-07-30 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-08-06 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 900
1962-08-13 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-08-20 ..... Margaret Smith ..... 1142
1962-08-27 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-09-03 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-09-10 ..... Margaret Smith ..... 2126
1962-09-17 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-09-24 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-10-01 ..... Margaret Smith ..... 2360
1962-10-08 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-10-15 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-10-22 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-10-29 ..... Margaret Smith ..... 2724
1962-11-05 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-11-12 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-11-19 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-11-26 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-12-03 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-12-10 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-12-17 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-12-24 ..... Margaret Smith
1962-12-31 ..... Margaret Smith



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tournaments summary:


it is the first time I can assign a Grade B+ to a non-GS,
but in the end there are less tournaments with Grade B/B+ than in the previous years




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Smith was №1 all year on the best 16 list, she was №1 on all lists from May 21 on


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Jan 7:
- the year starts with Lesley Turner rising into the runner up position with her victory in Manly,
what means that two Australians certainly will occupy the top spots all year long!

Jan 14:
- Bueno is under the top 3 again after her success in South Africa, the former #1 fell as deep as #17 at a point last year
- 16yo Pat Walkden jumps up over 900 positions to #116 with a defeat of #3 Schuurman

Jan 21: Rita Bentley is top10 again at age of 31 - she rises #12 to #9, it is her career high which she had reached first in May 1961

Feb 4: Margaret Hunt jumps up 55 positions to #58 after her victory in Durban with a defeat of #4 Schuurman

Feb 11: Annette van Zyl jumps from #98 to #64 after reaching the semis at Johannesburg1 with includes a defeat of ... #4 Schuurman
(the early weeks of this year show that Schuurman, the South African top player, is not that lucky on home soil)

Feb 18: Annette van Zyl goes one better, defeats #3 Bueno enroute to her final in Bleomfontain - now up to #47



Feb 25: Lesley Turner starts to play the Caribean tour

This is an example of how the Carribean circuit can change the rankings, because these tournaments are often high rated.
She starts with 5804 points and until April she reached the final at all of them!
In the end she collects 2326 points without having to defend anything - and takes over the top spot from Smith by a respectable gap of 652 points.

On the other side it was Schuurman who profited from the curcuit last year and what helped her a lot rising to #2 - she lost much of it this year and is at #6 now.



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Turner/Smith in 1963: a good example against the averaged ranking system:

On Jan 28 Smith is #1 with 7475 points and Turner #2 with 5878.
After that and until April 29 I have 11 results from 13 weeks for Turner and no result of Smith.
Turner achieved the a new record for points with 9059 points with mostly good results from these weeks.

For the 52-week-period I have 35 results for Turner and 19 for Smith.
Turner's average is 258 points compared to Smith's 393.

Is this fair? Turner plays and wins week by week but never can take over the #1 by taking an average?

Even if Turner had won all Grand Slams in that period she would still stay ranked runner-up behind Smith!
(projected: Turner 10500/35=300, Smith 6800/19=360)

Not fair! Never a fair system to reflect the form and abilities of current players.

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April 8:
Janine Lieffrig achieves a new career high at #40 (up from #54) after reaching the final at Nice with a respectable defeat over #5 Jones

April 15:
- Janine Lieffrig strikes again, reaching the SF in Monte Carlo and and rises up another 8 positions.
- Rees-Lewis also is successful on the Mediterran circuit, moved upward #113-98-91-79-57-56-46 and now to #44;
with this she surpasses her former career high of #45 achieved far back in June 1959!
- Robin Lesh reaches the final in Hampstead by surprise and jumps up more than 1100 positions to #126

April 22:
- Noelene Turner enters the top100 for the first time (#129 to #93) with QF in Aix-en-Provence
- Baylon up #71 to #57 with Chingford final

April 29:
- Baylon up to #42 with Bournemouth final
- noteworthy success for former #1 Yola Ramirez: she reaches the final in Sao Paulo and moves up the rankings from #200 to #82
- Robin Lesh first time top100



Lesley Turner's achievement between 1962 and 1963 is outstanding.
It is clear that no one can play 36 tournaments in every season, and each with good results.
This causes she cannot defend most of these points the next months, probably falling quickly down the rankings in the same period next year.





before Roland Garros:



>>> some more



Roland Garros:



>>> more

- Turner is the first player to crack the 10,000 points mark!
- Vera Sukova achieves a late top10 ranking with age 31 (maybe she was top10 before 1957 but I don't know yet)
- Judy Alvarez passes Moffitt on her steady way up
- Norma Baylon and Dürr make top30 debuts, van Zyl almost
- Noelene Turner moves up again - from #78 to #62 after Roland Garros (a half year ago she was not ranked!)



>>> May 27 (list with last year's Roland Garros disappear)



June 3:
- Virginia Wade reached the semis at Surbiton and is now top50 for the first time

June 10:
- Jan Lehane wins Manchester and can rise up to #4 - a new career high
- Robin Ebbern new under the top10 - now 4 of the top10 and 3 of the top5 are Australians!

June 17:
- Liz Starkie reached the final at Bristol, what is enough to bring GB another top10 player - she is the 8th since 1957

June 24: with the victory at the Queen's Club Robyn Ebbern moves up 2 spots to #7




after Wimbledon:



>>> more of this week

- Jan Lehane slightly rises up to #3 and with this movement now the first three players are from Down Under!
- last year's surprise finalists fall down the rankings, especially Susman falls 19 positions
- in 1960 I had written a comment about Billie-Jean Moffat's break-through and I was expecting a rise into the top10 within months, like Margaret Smith did.
But that didn't happen for 3 years, she eventually stopped at #22 in 1961.
Now she reached the final of the biggest event and jumps to #12 - a big step again to get it





Aug 5:
- Baylon 5 up to #16 after Baden-Baden victory
- Richey 13 up to #30 after reaching Orange SF over #5 Bueno

Aug 12: Norma Baylon another 2 up to #14 after Hamburg SF

Aug 19:
- Jill Blackman slightly surpasses Moffitt short under the top 10
- van Zyl's Brummana victory is enough to enter the top 20 for the first time

Aug 26: Noelene Turner's final appearance in St. Moritz let her rise from #37 to #29 (first time top30)




after the US Nationals:



>>> more of this week





Sept 23: Moffitt cracks the top 10 finally after reaching the final at the Pacific SW. It took almost 5 years from her first result to this.

Sept 30:
- Andria Miller achieved her best result so far, a QF appearance at Berkeley let her jump from #146 up to #76
(it is 35 positions higher than her previous best ranking)
- 14yo Lynn Abbes also made the QF there, which is worth to jump 136 positions up to #164

Oct 21: Joan Gibson had an exceptionally week with winning the Glen Iris tournament with a defeat over #1 Turner enroute,
this achievement is worth 293 points and she jumps from #82 up to #48

Nov 18:
- Judy Tegart rises from #17 to #14 after reaching the final in Sydney - a new career high
- Joan Gibson ...
- 16yo Helen Gourlay jumps from #183 to #78 after her QF in Sydney, it's her first time top100




the full season list:



>>> more details

Margaret Hunt, Norma Baylon, Annette van Zyl are clear top10 candidates for 1964

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also this year it's recommended to compare the press rankings with mine: World rankings

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at the top week by week:

date ........... player ............. advantage
1963-01-07 ..... Margaret Smith ..... 1771
1963-01-14 ..... Margaret Smith
1963-01-21 ..... Margaret Smith
1963-01-28 ..... Margaret Smith ..... 1597
1963-02-04 ..... Margaret Smith
1963-02-11 ..... Margaret Smith
1963-02-18 ..... Margaret Smith
1963-02-25 ..... Margaret Smith ..... 1496
1963-03-04 ..... Margaret Smith ..... 1068
1963-03-11 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 633
1963-03-18 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 166
1963-03-25 ..... Lesley Turner ........ 57
1963-04-01 ..... Lesley Turner ....... 344
1963-04-08 ..... Lesley Turner ....... 651
1963-04-15 ..... Lesley Turner ...... 1128
1963-04-22 ..... Lesley Turner ...... 1377
1963-04-29 ..... Lesley Turner ...... 1584
1963-05-06 ..... Lesley Turner ...... 1858
1963-05-13 ..... Lesley Turner ...... 2168
1963-05-20 ..... Lesley Turner ...... 2986
1963-05-27 ..... Lesley Turner ...... 3036
1963-06-03 ..... Lesley Turner
1963-06-10 ..... Lesley Turner
1963-06-17 ..... Lesley Turner ...... 2514
1963-06-24 ..... Lesley Turner ...... 2329
1963-07-01 ..... Lesley Turner ....... 980
1963-07-08 ..... Lesley Turner
1963-07-15 ..... Lesley Turner ....... 504
1963-07-22 ..... Lesley Turner ....... 561
1963-07-29 ..... Lesley Turner ....... 633
1963-08-05 ..... Lesley Turner ....... 649
1963-08-12 ..... Lesley Turner
1963-08-19 ..... Lesley Turner ....... 761
1963-08-26 ..... Lesley Turner
1963-09-02 ..... Lesley Turner
1963-09-09 ..... Lesley Turner ....... 725
1963-09-16 ..... Lesley Turner
1963-09-23 ..... Lesley Turner ....... 519
1963-09-30 ..... Lesley Turner
1963-10-07 ..... Lesley Turner ....... 671
1963-10-14 ..... Lesley Turner ....... 526
1963-10-21 ..... Lesley Turner ........ 83
1963-10-28 ..... Lesley Turner ....... 348
1963-11-04 ..... Lesley Turner ....... 164
1963-11-11 ..... Lesley Turner ........ 31
1963-11-18 ..... Lesley Turner ........ 39
1963-11-25 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 210
1963-12-02 ..... Lesley Turner ......... 1
1963-12-09 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 162
1963-12-16 ..... Lesley Turner ....... 195
1963-12-23 ..... Lesley Turner





tournaments summary:





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At the start of the year is clear: Turner will lose more points week bye week than she will defend in the first months and Margaret Smith can occupy the №1 safely.


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Jan 6: Annette van Zyl jumps from #21 up to #13 because of her victory at Port Elizabeth. She earned 452 points with a 58%-quality-ratio which includes defeats over #10 Catt, #4 Bueno and #3 Hard!






>>> more

- Darlene Hard wins Johannesburg(2) and takes over the #2 from Turner. It's the 2nd time in her career to get into that position. She defeated #10 Catt, #13 van Zyl and #5 Jones enroute.
- This week ends the Aussie double crown in which Smith and Turner occupied the 1st two spots for 64 consecutive weeks!
(in the round-points-only column they had a reign of 71 weeks together)
Probably this remarkable record can only be broken in the 1980s when Navratilova acquires US citizenship (then together with Evert)




April 13:
- Nancy Richey rises up 5 positions to #15 after back to back victories at San Juan and St.Petersburg
- 18yo Nell Truman has top100 debut: she reached the SF in Hampstead and jumps from #130 to #91

April 20:
- Vlasta Kodesova wins Palermo and rises 30 positions to #49.
She earned 255 points with a 65% quality-ratio (defeats #7 Ebbern, #18 Sukova, #27 Schacht)
Only 3 weeks ago she had entered the top100 for the 1st time.





before Roland Garros:



>>> some more



>>> May 18 list




Roland Garros:



>>> more

- Margaret Smith is the 2nd player to surpass the 10,000 points mark
- Helga Schlutze reaches a new career high after her SF apperance in Roland Garros (with a good chance of reaching the final!)




>>> June 8 list:
Francoise Dürr wins in Casablanca and moves up to #23 (respectable defeats over #24 Alvarez, #21 Schacht and #7 Ebbern = 61% quality ratio)


>>> June 15 list

>>> June 22 list:
Monique Salfati jumps #50 up to #34 with reaching the semis at the Queen's Club, of course it's her highest ranking so far





after Wimbledon:



>>> more

Darlene Hard drops from #2 to #4, but it's very interesting that she could hold the #2 spot for so long after her retirement!





July 20: Norma Baylon's top10 debut

Aug 3: Sonja Pachta moves up #70 to #51 after her surprise final appearance in Hannover defeating #16 Schacht enroute but chanceless against the #1





the US Nationals:



>>> Sept 7 , Sep 14

there are two real surprises this year:
- Carole Greabner's dream run to the final includes notable defeats of #11 Baylon, #21 Susman, #9 Richey
- Carol Hanks Aucamp reaches the SF with more respectable defeats over #3 Turner, #23 Rees-Lewis and #5 Jones enroute.
She earned quality points of 251, more than double of the other semi-finalist, Nancy Richey, and even more than Graebner (237)!





Oct 19: Gail Sherriff moves up from #76 to #58 with her SF at Strathfield routing #6 Ebbern

Dec 14: Jill Blackman jumps up 22 positions to #39 after reaching the final in Melbourne





full season:



>>> more details

- two of the three top 10 candidates from last year made it real
- top 10 candidates for next year: Schultze, Schacht, Dürr



>>> older edition

>>> earliest work



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this year my rankings seem more different to the expert rankings from thence than in previous years.
>>> world rankings

...

Lance Tingay

1. M Smith -Australia
2. Maria Bueno-Brazil
3. L Turner Australia
4. C Graebner USA
5. H Schultze Germany
6. N Richey USA
7. BJ Moffitt USA
8. J Susman US
9. R Ebbern Australia
10.J Lehane -AUS

Ned Potter of World Tennis
1 Bueno
2 Smith
3 Turner
4 Richey
5 Moffitt
6 Graebner
7 Susman
8 Lehane
9 Hanks
10 Jones

Ulrich Kaiser based on an International panel.

1 Bueno
2 Smith
3 Turner
4 Moffitt
5 Ebbern
6 Richey
7 Graebner
8 Jones
9 Lehane
10 Susman
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11 Schultze
12 Baylon

Only 1 point separated Bueno and Smith but it is obvious that many correspondents regard Wimbledon and Forest Hills as sacrosanct.
Ebbern ahead of Richey interesting.
Susman #6, Graebner #4, Hanks #9!
One good Grand Slam result is not enough to be ranked top10! You should have good results all year round.

20 titles out of 23 tournaments for Smith compared to Bueno's 8 titles says all. Is there a WTA ranking system on which Bueno can be #1?

My rankings show Ebbern and Richey tight together with Richey slightly ahead, but in the round-points-only column Ebbern is ahead of Richey.
So it's not unreasonable for someone to rank Ebbern higher.



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at the top week by week:


date ........... #1 ................ advantage

1964-01-06 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 224
1964-01-13 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 468
1964-01-20 ..... Margaret Smith ....... 76
1964-01-27 ..... Lesley Turner ........ 91
1964-02-03 ..... Lesley Turner
1964-02-10 ..... Margaret Smith ...... 239
1964-02-17 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-02-24 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-03-02 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-03-09 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-03-16 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-03-23 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-03-30 ..... Margaret Smith ..... 2261
1964-04-06 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-04-13 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-04-20 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-04-27 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-05-04 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-05-11 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-05-18 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-05-25 ..... Margaret Smith ..... 3582
1964-06-01 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-06-08 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-06-15 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-06-22 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-06-29 ..... Margaret Smith ..... 3776
1964-07-06 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-07-13 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-07-20 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-07-27 ..... Margaret Smith ..... 3560
1964-08-03 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-08-10 ..... Margaret Smith ..... 3631
1964-08-17 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-08-24 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-08-31 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-09-07 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-09-14 ..... Margaret Smith ..... 3167
1964-09-21 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-09-28 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-10-05 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-10-12 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-10-19 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-10-26 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-11-02 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-11-09 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-11-16 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-11-23 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-11-30 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-12-07 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-12-14 ..... Margaret Smith
1964-12-21 ..... Margaret Smith





tournaments summary:





Hamburg: draw with all current top5 players (last time this happend was Wimbledon '63)



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- at all year-end lists: Smith is №1 and Bueno is №2, first time this happend
- Smith №1 all year on 4 of 5 lists


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Jan 4: Gail Sherriff jumps from #46 to #35 after her victory in Adelaide. She had beaten #7 Ebbern and #9 Moffit enroute. (61% quality ratio)

Jan 11:
- Francoise Dürr up from #16 to #13 after winning the title in East London
- Dürr's final opponent Ingrid Frohling jumps up 58 positions to #93 - by far her best ranking

Jan 25: Ingrid Frohling had success again, this time more with the title in Durban, what brings her up to #77 now




the Australian Nationals:



>>> more of this week

- an unusual early highlight for the years so far - only because Melbourne also hosted the Fed Cup the weeks before




Feb 8: Ebbern's top5 debut / Dürr's top10 debut

Feb 15: Richey's top5 debut

March 8: Raymonde Jones got her top100 debut at age of 45 after her SF im Miami! (of course my rankings start when she was already 37 old, but it's sill interesting)

>>> March 29 list

April 5:
- Monique Salfati reached the final in Mexico earned 316 points with a 57% quality ratio (defeats: #3 Turner, #9 Baylon) and moves #38 to #31
- Rosie Darmon's SF appearance there is worth a jump of 19 positons to #42


>>> April 12 list


>>> April 19 list:
- after winning in San Juan last week, Richey also wins St.Petersburg and let her rise up to #4 now;
last week she defeated #9 Baylon, #3 Turner and #1 Smith enroute (62% quality), this week #3 Turner and #1 Smith again (59% quality ratio),
- last week Helga Schultze had won Nice, this week she reached the final in Monaco. These back to back successes are enough to enter the top10 for the first time.
- Dürr also reaches a new height at #6 after her Monaco victory
- Winnie Shaw's final appearance in Sutton let her move up #82 to #65


>>> April 26 list:
noteworthy: Julie Heldman jumps from #51 to #39 / Jitka Volavkova #63 to #49 / Winnie Shaw again #65 to #51


May 3: Joyce Williams reached the QF at Hurlingham and moves #52 up to #40 (defeating two former top10s enroute)


>>> May 10 list:
- top 10 debut for Judy Tegart
- Julie Heldman's SF in in Rome = seven up to #32
- Pat Walkden's SF in Guildford = moving up #70 to #56
- former #1 player Shirley Brasher reached the QF in Guildford and she jumps up from #150 to #96





after Roland Garros:



>>> more of this week

- Jacqueline Ree-Lewis debuts in top20 at age of 29
- Edda Buding reached the 4R, what lets her jump up 60 positions to #69 - the former top5 player shows signs of her past form



>>> June 7 list:
Edda Buding jumps makes a leap again, now from #70 to #49 with reaching the final of Lugano beating #32 Heldman #4 Richey enroute (with good chances of beating #12 Baylon in the final)

>>> June 14 list:
Beckenham is by far the most competitive tournament this year (beside the Grand Slams)

>>> June 21 list:
biggest mover this week: Janie Albert leaps 14 positions to #41 after reaching the semis there, with respectable deafeats over #59 Truman #49 Mercelis #27 Salfati and #29 Fretz;






Wimbledon:



>>> more of this week

- it is a full year now of Smith as unconquerable #1 and Bueno as runner-up behind her
- Moffitt's top5 debut
- Janie Albert still in winning mood, reaching the QF and leaps another 16 positions up to #25, three weeks ago her best ranking was #52 (Aug. 1963), now surpassed that by 27 positions!
- Justina Bricka also reaches the QF and also a new height moving up slightly to #23 - she reached #25 three years ago in May '62
- Robin Lesh's 4R-success lets her move up #34 to #29, her first time top30 after 7 years of first result (I would like to know her age at that time)
- Joyce Williams also made it to the 4R and leaps from #47 to #34






July 12:
- Wade's final appearance at Edgbaston, defeating #3 Turner enroute, let her rise up from #21 to #18
- Wade's SF-opponent, Pat Walkden, jumps from #45 to #35 - defeating #6 Ann Jones enroute

July 19:
- Francoise Dürr wins Gstaad over #14 Baylon and #2 Bueno, in reward she rises up into the top5 for the first time
- 16yo Rosie Casals debuts in top50 - the youngest now in that region

July 26: Edda Buding is definitely back: she reached the final at Hilversum with defeats over #3 Turner and #14 Baylon enroute (61% quality-ratio) and rises #42 to #30

Aug 9: another final appearence for Buding and again beaten #3 Turner - a leap to #23 now

Aug 16: while Bueno only plays doubles Lesley Turner is able to taking over the #2 spot again





after US Nationals:



>>> more of this week

- Margaret Smith is sky high at the top after winning this Grand Slam:
it is the first time that a #1 has a points sum more than double of the runner-up (5292 points ahead of 5116) !!!
- top 100 debuts for 17yo Patsy Rippy (#135 to #90) and 16yo Peaches Bartkowicz





Sep 27: 17yo Paulette Verzin surprisingly reached the SF at the PSW in LA. She profits from Beuno's retirement in 3R but she can win another hard match thereafter.
With that she jumps from almost 200 positions to #112, short before her top100 debut



(nothing noteworthy for 7 weeks)



Nov 22:
- Nancy Richey first time #3 after her final in Sydney
- Gail Sherriff first time top10 after SF in Sydney
- fromer #3 Jan Lehane is upwards again, after QF in Syndey she moves up #92 to #68 - three month ago she was below #250





the full season:



>>> more details

comeback of the year: Edda Buding (#19 out of nowhere)



week by week at the top: finally Smith has a full year reign without any contender near her


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this time my outcome is not that different to the expert rankings from thence (with one exception: Graebner): world rankings

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tournaments summary:




- Roland Garros: best competition so far
- Australian Nationals: best competition so far... maybe this is the only year ever in which the Australian Grand Slam has a better competition than one of the other three
- first time that the 4 Grand Slams are the best 4 tournaments (only time until the 1980s?)


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Bueno has returned to the top on the average list in spring.
She was absent for some weeks what caused an increase of her points average over Smith who was playing during these weeks causing a points decrease.
I'm sure: if the official rankings would have exist at this early stage, Smith+Turner+Durr+Sherriff (all with at least 29 tournaments here) would not have played more than 15.


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This year starts the same way the last year ended, but this year Smith will not hold the top spot all year.
She stops playing in August, what opens the possibilities for other players to take the top spot.

It is not clear now, who will be the #1 at the end after the recalculation.
Will Annette van Zyl be confirmed? Or will Ann Jones surpass her?


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Australian Nationals:



>>> top100

- back on its normal competition level (but not bad at all)
- three top tenners reach new career highs




Feb 7: after the final in Auckland Melville rises 11 positions to #35 (same she did last week)

Feb 14: Rosie Casals moves up 11 positions to #42 after her SF in Salem, defeated #8 Moffit enroute

Feb 21: Elizabeth Fenton wins the New Souith Wales Hard Court Championships and moves up 31 positions to #79, it's also her top100 debut

Feb 28:
- Frances MacLennan reached the final in Paris and moves up 14 positions to #56
- Elena Subrats wins the title in Tampa and moves up 20 positions to #61

March 7: Els Spruyt jumps from #97 to #62 after her victory at the Dutch Covered Court Championships with wins over #18 Toyne and #13 Starkie

March 21: Galina Baksheeva jumps 31 positions up to #62 after winning the title in Alexandria with defeats over #33 Niessen and #14 Graebner

March 28:
- Sonja Pachta moves up from #122 to #94 because of her SF in Menton
- Christine Spinoza moves up 21 positions to #60 also reaching the SF in Menton

April 4: Sonja Pachta jumps #94 up to #55 after winning the title in Nice with defeats over #31 Rees-Lewis, #14 Blackman



a week with some bigger tournaments led by Johannesburg:


>>> more

- Player of the week for me is Helga Niessen, who wins the title in Monte Carlo. Her 351 points include 208 quality points (59%) because of defeats over #14 Blackman, #7 Dürr and #16 Bentley.
- Moffitt's title in Johannesburg is worth 453 points, incl. 227 for quality from defeats over #23 Schultze, #18 Buding and Smith #1




April 25: top20 debut for Winnie Shaw after her SF at Bournemouth with defeats over #13 Starkie and #17 Schacht





>>> some more

Francoise Durr moved from #8 to #3 in only 2 weeks! This is possible only because of all players on these positions have a similar points sum.
Anyway, it is her new best ranking.




>>> May 23 list:
- Moffitt first time №3 with the La Jolla title
- van Zyl short behind her with the Wiesbaden title
- Fay Urban moves up 31 positions to #66 after reaching the finals of Barcelona (quality ratio 67 %)
- 16yo Patti Hogan jumps from #225 to #87 as being runner-up in La Jolla, with defeats over #2 Richey and #35 Casals her quality ratio is 69%!





after Roland Garros:



>>> more

player of the week to me is Winnie Shaw with her Subiton victory, moving up to #14 and pulliing ahead of her compatriot Viginia Wade




>>> June 6 list


>>> June 13 list:
- Betty Stove triumps in Bristol! coming into the tournament as #38 she defeated 3 much higher ranked players (#12 Sherriff, #5 van Zyl, #7 Baylon) enroute; she moves up 12 spots to #26
- other noteworthy moves: Blake, Baksheeva, Emanuel, Krantzcke




before Wimbledon:



>>> more

- Francoise Durr wins the title at the Queen's Club and takes over the runner-up position
- many noteworthy moves this week: Eisel, Melville, Casals, Groenman, Krocke, Godwin




after Wimbledon:



>>> more

- Ann Jones moves into the runner-up postion, a position she was last ranked almost 4 years ago (September 1962)!
- beside this there's no further changing inside the top10, because of the points win/loss situation for these players
(for example: winner Moffitt earns 700 points more than last year, but the distance to the next higher ranked player was 658 before;
no one above her lost points, so therafter she stays the same)





July 11: Helga Schultze leaps 8 positions to #17 after her victory at Düsseldorf, while her final opponent Buding moves #18 to #15

July 25:
- Karen Krantzcke leaps 6 positions to #15 after her victory in Haverford, while her final opponent Peaches Bartkovicz moves leaps from #69 to #54 with (60% quality-ratio)
- Trudy Groenman reaches the final in Hilversum and leaps 7 positions to #19

Aug 1:
- Rosie Casals reaches the final of South Orange and moves up to #24;
her 309 points include a 58% quality-ratio. Donna Fales, the winner, had a quality-ratio of 35% and less combined points than Casals (281). Fales moves up #38 to #33

Aug 8: Evelyne Terras trimphs in Oostend with wins over #11 Blackman and #8 Tegart and moves up 27 positions to #59 (quality-ratio 66%!)

Aug 15:
- Anette van reaches her career high of #3 with her victory at Knokke
- Helga Niessen move up to #11 with her victory at Munich (defeats over #10 Sherriff #8 Bueno and compatriot Schultze #14)
- Vlasta Vopickova's SF appearance at Muich with a defeat over #1 Smith let her jump 14 positions to #38

Aug 22: Sue Behlmar is the mover of the week by 21 positions to #60 now, after she reached the QF in Manchester





after Forest Hills:



>>> more

- Bueno is top5 again
- Virginia Wade surpassed compatriot Winnie Shaw now on her way up
- Kerry Melville also moves nearer the top10 after making the SF





Sept 26:
- 17yo Val Ziegenfuss leaps 25 positions to #70 after reaching the QF in LA
- 16yo Patti Hogan leaps 19 positons to #49 with reaching the final

Oct 3: Bueno's back to back victories at LA and Berkeley let her take over the #3 again, she almost fell below the top10 in July

Oct 24: Virginia Wade breaks into the top10 after her victory at Stalybridge which includes a defeat of #2 Jones (59% quality)




an unspectacular change at the top this week, after 143 consecutive weeks the paused Margaret Smith opens the way by simply losing some of her old points



Nov 21: Kerry Melville enters the top10 after reaching the final in Sydney - she is only the 2nd new top10 player this year

Dec 5:
- Casals' victory in Melbourne let her rise from #17 to #12!
- Lorraine Robinson is back and into the top100. She reached the SF in Melbourne with defeats over #13 Sherriff, #6 Durr, #15 Krantzcke and gives her the 2nd-biggest points sum of the week (318 / 62% quality). For the former #4 (back in 1958) I noticed her last result before this week in June 1965.






full season list:



>>> more details

- two more Aussies joined the top20 this season: Melville and Krantzcke (7 in all - four more are top50)
- Casals and Niessen are also new there and also clear top10 candidates for 1967
- 15yo Evonne Goolagong had her first results which show her "only" at #168 for this season

Almost the full season is characterized by many players having good results, without being salient.
What is showed by the points sum of the no.1 after the all-dominating Margaret Smith takes a break from the circuit.
It is the lowest points sum since August 1959 when Christine Truman had her short reign.

The actual revised version shows that Annette van Zyl is not confirmed as the year-end-no1 (or even a no1 in any week),
but as you can see (like in the previous version) the gaps between the first four stays so small that additional results could change all once again!
For now it is Ann Jones reigning slightly ahead of all others.




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like last year my outcome is not that different to the experts/polls from thence (>>> world rankings),
if putting all top10 lists into one, I think it would be comparable to mine.
again with one exception: Carol Graebner!!!
How could Bruce Walkley choose her into that position??? Graebner had 7 minor results with a lonely final appearance - mind-blowing decision.

Bruce Walkley----Melbourne Herald Sun Australia.

1 Maria Bueno-Brazil
2 Nancy Richey-US
3 Margaret Smith-Aus.
4 Billie Jean King-US
5 AnnJones-GB
6 Annette van Zyl-S. Africa
7 Francoise Durr-France
8 Carole Graebner-US
9 Kerry Melville-Aus
10 Rosie Casals-US

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at the top week by week:

date ........... player at #1 ...... advantage of points
1966-01-03 ..... Margaret Smith
1966-01-10 ..... Margaret Smith
1966-01-17 ..... Margaret Smith
1966-01-24 ..... Margaret Smith
1966-01-31 ..... Margaret Smith ....... 4176
1966-02-07 ..... Margaret Smith
1966-02-14 ..... Margaret Smith
1966-02-21 ..... Margaret Smith
1966-02-28 ..... Margaret Smith
1966-03-07 ..... Margaret Smith
1966-03-14 ..... Margaret Smith
1966-03-21 ..... Margaret Smith
1966-03-28 ..... Margaret Smith
1966-04-04 ..... Margaret Smith ....... 3321
1966-04-11 ..... Margaret Smith ....... 3647
1966-04-18 ..... Margaret Smith ....... 3923
1966-04-25 ..... Margaret Smith
1966-05-02 ..... Margaret Smith ....... 3948
1966-05-09 ..... Margaret Smith ....... 4181
1966-05-16 ..... Margaret Smith
1966-05-23 ..... Margaret Smith ....... 3873
1966-05-30 ..... Margaret Smith ....... 3397
1966-06-06 ..... Margaret Smith ....... 2953
1966-06-13 ..... Margaret Smith ....... 2780
1966-06-20 ..... Margaret Smith ....... 2630
1966-06-27 ..... Margaret Smith ....... 1715
1966-07-04 ..... Margaret Smith
1966-07-11 ..... Margaret Smith
1966-07-18 ..... Margaret Smith
1966-07-25 ..... Margaret Smith
1966-08-01 ..... Margaret Smith ....... 1363
1966-08-08 ..... Margaret Smith ....... 1245
1966-08-15 ..... Margaret Smith ....... 1174
1966-08-22 ..... Margaret Smith ........ 963
1966-08-29 ..... Margaret Smith ........ 768
1966-09-05 ..... Margaret Smith
1966-09-12 ..... Margaret Smith ......... 37
1966-09-19 ..... Margaret Smith ......... 37
1966-09-26 ..... Margaret Smith ......... 37
1966-10-03 ..... Margaret Smith ......... 37
1966-10-10 ..... Margaret Smith ......... 37
1966-10-17 ..... Margaret Smith ........ 220
1966-10-24 ..... Margaret Smith ......... 42
1966-10-31 ..... Margaret Smith ........ 151
1966-11-07 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ....... 38
1966-11-14 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ....... 38
1966-11-21 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ....... 38
1966-11-28 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ....... 38
1966-12-05 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ....... 38
1966-12-12 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ....... 38
1966-12-19 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ....... 38
1966-12-26 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ....... 38

Margareth Smith was №1 for 213 weeks until now! What means: If the revised calculations for the 1970s stay mostly the same,
she will have more career weeks at №1 than Sfeffi Graf has officially.





the tournaments conclusion:

less big-points-generating tournaments than last year: B minus 3 / C+ minus 5





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- with winning the US Nationals Maria Bueno took over the №1 on the Average list - with the lowest no. of results inside the top30 (10)
- when Maria Bueno took over the №1 spot on November 14 on the Best 16 list Margaret Smith was on top in a series of 260 weeks - almost 5 years!


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1967



my former calculation of 2017 shows a battle between Ann Jones and Francoise Durr for the top position with Durr winning the battle for most of the year


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Bueno rises to #1 only because Ann Jones losing points - same happend with Jones some weeks ago.
Nevertheless her last time sitting on top was 5 1/2 years ago! It will be her last return to the top - had been a top player in a span of 10 years.


Jan 9: Laura Rossouw caught my attention for the first time by jumping from #57 to #41;
she reached the final at Port Elizabeth and her 57% quality-ratio include defeats of #11 Wade, #20 Groenman, #30 Emanuel





after the Australian Nationals:









because Bueno still not playing this year so far, Francoise Durr can climb to the top easily




another change at the top because of winning points



April 17:
- Virginia Wade rises #6 to #4, her first time top5
- also noteworthy is Jan O’Neill who reached the final of St.Petersburg with wins over #38 Subirats, #12 Niessen and #2 Durr.
She earned 351 points (59% quality-ratio) - almost as much as the winner's points (362) for Ann Jones. She rises only #29 to #25.
- Lesley Turner is back under the top10 after her Palermo victory


May 1: Pat Walkden leaps #17 to #12 after reaching Bournemouth SF

May 15: Lesley Turner leaps from #9 to #6 after her victory in Rome





after Roland Garros



>>> more

- the winner takes over the top spot, not a usual thing
- last year's finalist Nancy Richey drops from #6 below the top10 !
- Kerry Mellville jumps into the top10 after reaching the SF
- Galina Basheeva jumps #37 to #29 and reaches a new career high with her 4R success
- compatriot Anna Dmitrieva also reached the 4R and jumps #71 to #46
- Maylis Burel, another 4R competitor, jumps not less than 32 positions to #67






>>> more






before Wimbledon



>>> more

a strong field this year at the Queen's Club; in fact it is the strongest field (beside the Grand Slams) in 5 years and equals the best so far: Rome 1962




after Wimbledon



>>> more






July 31: Lynn Abbes moves up #53 to #41 after reaching the SF in Philadelphia with hard fought wins over #7 Melville and #30 Bartkowicz





another change at the top





Turner #2 again







after Forest Hills


that's no joke - look at this! I love statistics!


>>> more

- 18yo Val Ziegenfuss jumps 26 positions to #41
- 16yo Pam Teeguarden jumps into the top100 from #141






Nov 27: Margaret Court re-enters the list at #64 with 331 points earned by reaching the final at Sydney

Dec 4: Kathy Harter moves up to from #11 into the top10: she is the 4th American listed top10 this week (last week Australia had 4)






full season list



>>> more details




>>> 2017 edition




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>>> experts/polls lists from thence

there are some big differencies to mine:
Nancy Richey #4 and 5
Bueno #7

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at the top week by week:

date ........... player at #1 ...... advantage of points
1967-01-02 ..... Maria Bueno .......... 136
1967-01-09 ..... Maria Bueno
1967-01-16 ..... Maria Bueno .......... 408
1967-01-23 ..... Maria Bueno
1967-01-30 ..... Maria Bueno
1967-02-06 ..... Maria Bueno .......... 235
1967-02-13 ..... Maria Bueno ........... 19
1967-02-20 ..... Maria Bueno ........... 19
1967-02-27 ..... Francoise Durr ....... 192
1967-03-06 ..... Francoise Durr
1967-03-13 ..... Francoise Durr ....... 716
1967-03-20 ..... Francoise Durr ....... 444
1967-03-27 ..... Francoise Durr ....... 266
1967-04-03 ..... Francoise Durr ........ 31
1967-04-10 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ..... 154
1967-04-17 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ..... 460
1967-04-24 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ..... 242
1967-05-01 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ..... 483
1967-05-08 ..... Ann Haydon Jones
1967-05-15 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ..... 174
1967-05-22 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ..... 146
1967-05-29 ..... Francoise Durr ....... 943
1967-06-05 ..... Francoise Durr
1967-06-12 ..... Francoise Durr ....... 670
1967-06-19 ..... Francoise Durr ........ 42
1967-06-26 ..... Francoise Durr ....... 617
1967-07-03 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ...... 66
1967-07-10 ..... Ann Haydon Jones
1967-07-17 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ..... 105
1967-07-24 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ..... 449
1967-07-31 ..... Ann Haydon Jones
1967-08-07 ..... Francoise Durr ....... 160
1967-08-14 ..... Francoise Durr ....... 239
1967-08-21 ..... Francoise Durr ....... 446
1967-08-28 ..... Francoise Durr
1967-09-04 ..... Francoise Durr
1967-09-11 ..... Francoise Durr ......... 2
1967-09-18 ..... Francoise Durr ......... 2
1967-09-25 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ..... 104
1967-10-02 ..... Francoise Durr ....... 169
1967-10-09 ..... Francoise Durr ........ 73
1967-10-16 ..... Francoise Durr
1967-10-23 ..... Francoise Durr ....... 149
1967-10-30 ..... Francoise Durr
1967-11-06 ..... Francoise Durr ....... 218
1967-11-13 ..... Francoise Durr ........ 80
1967-11-20 ..... Francoise Durr ......... 6
1967-11-27 ..... Francoise Durr ......... 6
1967-12-04 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ...... 41
1967-12-11 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ....... 9
1967-12-18 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ..... 187
1967-12-25 ..... Ann Haydon Jones ..... 224

a neck-and-neck race throughout the year


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the tournaments conclusion





Wow! This year's French Championships were so close behind Wimbledon in the numbers!
(next time one can come that close to Wimbledon will be the US Open in 1972)


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1968


The first year with some "open" tournaments - the impact of prize money is modest at first for the rankings.
The money will not play an important role before 1971.


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after the Australian Nationals:




noteworthy movers: Astrid Suurbeek 45 spots up to #53 / Lesley Hunt 34 spots up to #64




March 11: Nancy Richey moves 3 pos. up to #12 - that's nothing special, but her quality-ratio (331 points = 58%) really is like at a Grand Slam!
she defeated #57 Lofdahl, #4 Tegart, #3 Turner Bowrey, #2 Jones enroute to her Barranquilla victory

March 18: Val Ziegenfuss moves 7 p. up to #31 - she defeated #22 Niessen and #3 Turner Bowrey enroute to the Caracas SF (60% quality-ratio)

March 25:
- Christina Sandberg jumps not less than 53 positions to #62 after reaching the SF in Curacao over #3 Turner Bowrey (66% quality-ratio)
- Richey back under top10 after her victory there
- Tegart 1st time #3

April 1: Tegart's final appearance at Madison Square Garden is worth to move into the runner-up position

May 6: 17yo Linda Tuero jumps 26 positions to #55 by reaching the final in Atlanta - with a win over #2 Tegart (69% quality-ratio!)






before Roland Garros



>>> more




after Roland Garros



>>> more






- Margaret Court needed more than 6 months to climb to the top 10 after her comeback (her 2nd comeback will be stunning compared to this)
- Vicky Rogers jumps #43 to #32 after reaching the SF at Manchester







before Wimbledon



>>> more

this year's Queen's Club tournament has set a new record for the best competition ever shown up at a tournament (beside Grand Slams)!
51 of the 59 players are ranked top100 coming to it! (sum of top10 = 8 / top20 = 16 / top50 = 33)





after Wimbledon



>>> more of this week





July 29: 17yo Denise Carter jumps 51 positions to #83 after her SF in Haverford






after Forest Hills






>>> Sept 9




(nothing noteworthy)









Nov 25: Virginia Wade is the new #3 in the world after the Dewar Cup "masters"







full season list



>>> more details




>>> 2017 edition


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>>> experts/polls from thence


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at the top week by week:

date ........... player at #1 ...... advantage of points
1968-01-01 ..... Ann Haydon Jones
1968-01-08 ..... Billie-Jean King ........... 69
1968-01-15 ..... Billie-Jean King .......... 504
1968-01-22 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-01-29 ..... Billie-Jean King ......... 1224
1968-02-05 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-02-12 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-02-19 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-02-26 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-03-04 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-03-11 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-03-18 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-03-25 ..... Billie-Jean King ......... 2233
1968-04-01 ..... Billie-Jean King ......... 2225
1968-04-08 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-04-15 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-04-22 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-04-29 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-05-06 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-05-13 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-05-20 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-05-27 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-06-03 ..... Billie-Jean King ......... 2969
1968-06-10 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-06-17 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-06-24 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-07-01 ..... Billie-Jean King ......... 2625
1968-07-08 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-07-15 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-07-22 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-07-29 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-08-05 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-08-12 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-08-19 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-08-26 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-09-02 ..... Billie-Jean King ......... 2818
1968-09-09 ..... Billie-Jean King ......... 1678
1968-09-16 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-09-23 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-09-30 ..... Billie-Jean King .......... 928
1968-10-07 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-10-14 ..... Billie-Jean King
1968-10-21 ..... Billie-Jean King .......... 674
1968-10-28 ..... Billie-Jean King .......... 396
1968-11-04 ..... Margaret Smith Court ...... 306
1968-11-11 ..... Margaret Smith Court ...... 620
1968-11-18 ..... Margaret Smith Court
1968-11-25 ..... Margaret Smith Court ...... 818
1968-12-02 ..... Margaret Smith Court ..... 1288
1968-12-09 ..... Margaret Smith Court
1968-12-16 ..... Margaret Smith Court
1968-12-23 ..... Margaret Smith Court
1968-12-30 ..... Margaret Smith Court



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tournaments conclusion




the Queen's Club tournament is 2nd behind Wimbledon this year in the competiton column!



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some statistics at the end of the amateur era:


most points earned from a single tournament since 1959:

1526 ...... BJ King ........... 1968 Wimbledon
1447 ...... Virginia Wade ..... 1968 Forest Hills
1404 ...... BJ King ........... 1966 Wimbledon
1348 ...... Karen Susman ...... 1962 Wimbledon
1242 ...... Maria Bueno ....... 1964 Wimbledon
1226 ...... Maria Bueno ....... 1960 Wimbledon
1143 ...... Francoise Durr .... 1967 Roland Garros
1140 ...... BJ King ........... 1967 Forest Hills
1122.76 ... Nancy Richey ...... 1968 Roland Garros
1121.56 ... Margaret Smith .... 1963 Wimbledon

1121.37 ... Margaret Smith .... 1965 Wimbledon
1048 ...... BJ King ........... 1967 Wimbledon
1044 ...... Angela Mortimer ... 1961 Wimbledon
1042 ...... Maria Bueno ....... 1959 Wimbledon
1029 ...... Ann Haydon ........ 1961 Roland Garros
1019 ...... Darlene Hard ...... 1961 Forest Hills
1011.42 ... Judy Tegart ....... 1968 Wimbledon
1011.37 ... Maria Bueno ....... 1963 Forest Hills
1006 ...... BJ Moffitt ........ 1963 Wimbledon


most quality points earned from a single tournament since 1959:

490* ....... Virginia Wade ..... 1968 Forest Hills
(* defeats: deFina 42.75 + Cody 4.74 + Casals 67.5 + Tegart-Dalton 120 + Jones 105 + King 150 = 489.99 points)

444 ....... BJ King ........... 1967 Forest Hills
437 ....... BJ King ........... 1966 Wimbledon
434 ....... BJ King ........... 1968 Wimbledon
381 ....... Darlene Hard ...... 1961 Forest Hills
379 ....... Maria Bueno ....... 1960 Wimbledon
378 ....... BJ Moffitt ........ 1963 Wimbledon
372 ....... Maria Bueno ....... 1964 Roland Garros
370 ....... Nancy Richey ...... 1968 Roland Garros
360 ....... Margaret Smith .... 1963 Rome

358 ....... Karen Susman ...... 1962 Wimbledon
353 ....... Margaret Smith .... 1961 Beckenham
341 ....... Nancy Richey ...... 1965 San Juan, Puerto Rico
339 ....... Francoise Durr .... 1967 Roland Garros
335.85 .... Darlene Hard ...... 1960 Roland Garros
335.85 .... Nancy Richey ...... 1966 Roland Garros
333 ....... Renee Schuurman ... 1962 Bournemouth
330.97 .... Maria Bueno ....... 1966 Wimbledon
330.78 .... Nancy Richey ...... 1968 Barranquilla
325.8 ..... Vera Sukova ....... 1962 Wimbledon

325,5 ..... Sandra Reynolds ... 1960 Hamburg
323.6 ..... Pat Walkden ....... 1967 Bristol
322.3 ..... Lesley Turner ..... 1961 Turin
322.2 ..... Lesley Turner ..... 1962 Roland Garros
321.7 ..... Yola Ramirez ...... 1961 Montego Bay
320 ....... Nancy Richey ...... 1967 Wimbledon



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1969


because of more big points tournaments in the first half this year I also inserted more lists


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>>> Jan 6 list

Jan 13: Patti Hogan jumps 28 positions to #44 after reaching the finals at Melbourne - defeating #15 Krantzcke, #21 Gourlay, #6 Tegart enroute

>>> Jan 20 list




after the Australian Nationals:








Feb 3:
- Karen Krantzcke jumps from #16 to #11 after reaching the finals of Auckland with a win over #2 King
- Jones is #2 again with her victory there


>>> March 3 list:
top10 debut for Julie Heldman after winning the title in Curacao, including wins over #1 Court and #5 Richey



>>> March 10 list


>>> March 17 list:
- Peaches Bartkovicz moves up #28 to #20 with reaching the finals in Barranquilla, defeating #11 Krantzcke, #5 Tegart and #1 Court enroute (300 quality points alone / 58 %)
- Lea Pericoli's victory in Cairo lets her jump 52 positions to #65


>>> March 24 list
>>> April 7 list
>>> April 14 list
>>> April 21 list
>>> April 28 list

>>> May 5 list :
- there are a lot of tournaments with better/best competitions this spring, but Bournemouth has the best competiton so far (7 top10 / 37 top100)
- Winnie Shaw is the finalist there and earned more quality points than the winner by defeating #6 Tegart, #11 Krantzcke, #4 Wade enroute and moves up from #16 to #11.
- 11.000 points mark cracked


>>> May 19 list:
top10 debut for Winnie Shaw finally - she had her top20 debut 3 years ago in April 1966 (!)






after Roland Garros



>>> more

12.000 points mark passed




June 9: Mary Ann Eisel makes her top10 debut with her victory in Manchester


>>> June 16 list
>>> June 23 list




after Wimbledon



>>> more








before Forest Hills



>>> Aug 25




after Forest Hills



>>> Sept 1 , Sept 8





(nothing noteworhty)






full season list



>>> more details



>>> 2017 edition


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the tournaments conclusion




a lot more tournaments with exceptional good competitions:
there were 22 tournaments with a value of 25% or more, compared to 11 in 1968



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Nancy Richey the number 2 on the Average list of course by only 11 results


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1970


Ann Jones now had her best year of her long career in terms of collecting points, in some weeks she had more than 8,500 points - unfortunately she never came close to the top with that!

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(nothing special)




the rankings after the first big event of the year: Johannesburg



>>> more

seven of the top 10 came here to compete, but it's only the beginning: between Johannesburg and Roland Garros there are a lot of tournaments with remarkable fields





>>> more





>>> more




>>> April 27





>>> more

- this year's Bournemouth tournament has the 2nd best field ever (beside the Grand Slams) behind 1968 Queen's Club: 9 of the current top 10 played here
- and Evonne Goolagong is the player of the week by reaching the SF here, she moves up #33 to #26











after Roland Garros



>>> more of this week

Helga Niessen returns to the top10 - she had been there for a short time 3 years ago






before Wimbledon



>>> more





after Wimbledon



>>> View attachment ranking 1970-06-29.pdf

Court exceeds the 14,000 points mark





Aug 17: Helga Hösl came to Hamburg beeing the no77, but after winning there she jumps 40 positions to #37!

Aug 24: Evonne Goolagong reaches the top 10 with with her final appearance in Kitzbühel

Aug 31: Patti Hogan is the player of the week. With reaching the finals at South Orange, she earns almost the same points (620) like the winner Kerry Melville (653).
Hogan earns 110 quality points more than Melville mostly from the defeat of #1 Court, but also from #18 Hunt, #13 Bartkowicz and #14 Durr. She moves up 4 places to #12.





Forest Hills:


>>> Sept 7


>>> View attachment ranking 1970-09-14.pdf





Sept 21: surprise finalist in Charlotte, 15yo Chris Evert, jumps 52 positions to #44, she earned more points (406) than the winner Richey (346) because of much more quality points - a very rare case!

Sept 28:
- despite not playing this week, Virginia Wade rises into the runner-up postion for the first time (BJK didn't defend her PSW points) - it will be her career high where she will return to for several times in the next years
- Sharon Walsh moves up from #40 to #31 after her victory at the PSW, her points have a 57% quality-ratio



Oct 19: another victory for Sharon Walsh in Edinburgh (53% quality-ratio), this time moving to #26 only



Nov 16: Francoise Durr returns to the top10 after her victory at the Dewar Cup Final in London (57% quality-ratio), she had not been top10 since July 1968!






full season list



>>> more details

- no doubt who the #1 for the year is: 7192 points (113 %) ahead of the #2 !
- but behind Smith there's no clear #2, the 4 players ranked behind her are so tight together that adding more data could change these positions.
- Goolagong is the shooting star this year, a rise to #7 from outside the top50 (Andrea Jaeger is faster in 1980), she had the most titles behind Court
- there are 34 results for Goolagong, but this is not the most this year: Corinne Molesworth had 35 and is ranked only #25 in comparison




>>> earliest work (first edition of the 1970 under my initial unmodified system)

>>> 2017 edition



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>>> experts/polls from thence
have some differences

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tournaments conclusion




- same no. of tournaments with a value of 25% or more like last year, also other statistics are nearly the same
- it is the first year with 4 times Grade B+ assigned (3 times a heightened value via prize money: Johannesburg, New York, Philadelphia)



top competitions so far (%) - without Grand Slams:

1968 Queen's Club .. 66
1970 Bournemouth ... 63
1967 Queen's Club .. 57.5
1962 Rome .......... 57.4
1969 Bournemouth ... 56.8
1970 Durban ........ 53
1970 Johannesburg .. 52
1964 Rome .......... 50.6
1964 Queen's Club .. 50.1
1970 Queen's Club .. 49.6
1969 Rome .......... 49
1969 Queen's Club .. 49




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1971


- the starting Virginia Slims circuit has massive influence on my rankings and it will turn out that the American tournaments will dominate until the early 1980s
- I decided not to downscale these tournaments artificially to a level they "should" have in a normal situation
- the tennis world lives through a change throughout this decade, where the "players" of the circuit has to find its place

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Kazuko Sawamatsu moves up 7 spots to #30 after she reached the SF in Melbourne











After 9 weeks and 7 VS tournaments King raises her points sum by 4281 (+ 67%), Casals by 3355 (+ 67%), Durr by 2145 (+ 52%).
That shows how big the influence of the VS circuit already is.




>>> March 15 (after AO)





King closes up to Court more and more





more >>> View attachment 1971-04-05.pdf



April 12: Chris Evert wins St. Petersburg and 700 points, she jumps 26 positions to #31
>>> list




more >>> View attachment 1971-04-19.pdf



>>> April 26



May 17: Nell Truman moves up #41 to #32 after reaching the QF at Hurlingham with a deafeat of #19 Walsh and #2 BJK
>>> list



>>> May 24





after Roland Garros



more >>> View attachment 1971-05-31.pdf

- with this title Goolagong is now the player with the most titles in the last 52 weeks = 18 (17 Court / 11 King),
but many of them won at minor tounaments, that's why she is only #5






before Wimbledon



>>> more

- BJK is only 5 points away from the top!
- Goolagong is 2800 points away from the next higher position, so she is not able to move up the rankings when winning Wimbledon




after Wimbledon



more >>> View attachment 1971-06-28.pdf







very likely the last change at the top for the next 19 months




>>> Aug 8 (after the biggest prize event in Houston)

Aug 16:
- Rosie Casals takes over the runner-up spot from Court, it's her career high
- Linda Tuero moves 7 up to #26 after reaching the final at the United States Clay Court Championships
- Laura DuPont jumps from #150 to #81 after reaching the 2R there with a bit of luck; it is also her highest position now in her 6th active season

Aug 23:
- Francoise Durr wins a big title in Chicago with defeats over the top two players in the world; almost 900 points are enough to displace Goolagong at #4
- BJK's points for her final appearance is enough to surpass the 14000 points mark as the second woman after Court
- Eliza Pande's victory in Haverford is worth to move 11 up #40, the highest rank now for the 18yo

Aug 30: Chris Evert's victory in Orange is good enough to jump 8 spots up to #21





after Forest Hills




- BJK first player with sum of 15000 points, but the collecting for her and Casals goes on ...
this year there are so many non-GS-tournaments with at least 5 top10 players, 24 until October!
Because of BJK and Casals attending many of them (and going far), their points sum increases in unforeseen heights.

- Laura DuPont jumps 22 positions to #50 after making the QF









(nothing noteworthy)




full season list



>>> more details

the count of 38 results for Francoise Durr looks like a record, but I should look through the years to confirm this



>>> 2017 edition

>>> my earliest work 1
>>> my earliest work 2



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>>> experts/polls from thence
have some differences to mine

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the tournaments conclusion




what a year that is/was!
- 35 non-GS tournaments have a competition value of 25 % or more (10 more than last year)
- 26 non-GS tournaments with at least 5 top10 players

as mentioned as a prelude, prize money is a big factor now
- the value of 47 of the best 100 tournaments was scaled up by it over the (often already higher) competition value, most of them in the USA
- the number of tournaments in each category is a little bit upside down: much more Grade B+, less Grade C or D
- on the other side there are less tournaments with at least Grade D this year: 161 in 1970 compared to 136 this year

conclusion: higher competition levels + increased pize money levels = more ranking points to distribute
- the top 10 have a sum of 82500 points together (last year 59200) / the top 50 have 145667 (last year 118000)



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first try of rankings with other systems:

( post121.html )




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