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1972


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Jan 24:
- Wendy Overton 10 up to #31
- Janet Newberry 12 up to #45
- 17yo Barbara Downs 32 up to #66


Jan 31: Overton yet another big step to #24

Feb 7:
- Chris Evert wins the biggest event so far in her home state and jumps from #20 to #13
she got 1000 points (617 rounds + 389 quality), what (if I'm not wrong) is the a new record so far outside a Grand Slam
- Overton with her best points result so far moves up another 3 places
- 14yo Jeanne Evert reached the 2R after qualifying and jumps over 100 positions to her top 100 debut


Feb 21: Betty Stöve's 3rd place achievement in Oklahoma is good enough to leap from #18 to #13

Feb 28:
- Nancy Ornstein, qualifyer at Bethesda, leaps 45 spots to #88
- Barbara Downs, QF at Bethesda, leaps 23 spots to #45


March 6: Corinne Molesworth moves up #50 to #41 as lucky loser in Rochester

March 13:
- the Dallas tournament has 2nd best competition of any non-GS in all these years (a 63.4 % value), when including the qualifying it is the best ever (67.4 % value) !
- Nancy Gunter is the 2nd player to earn over 1000 points from a non-GS by winning Dallas
- Nell Truman leaps 10 positions to #28 by reaching the QF as a qualifyer
- Mona Schallau, another qualifyer, moves 14 up to #54


March 27: Lany Kaligis leaps 20 positions to #62 making the QF in Richmond as a qualifyer

April 3: Ingrid Bentzer's victory in Monte Carlo make her leap 15 positions to #53
>>> more


April 10: >>> list
- despite Johannesburg has its biggest draw size, but its competition value is lower than last year ('71 = 33% / '72 = 24% incl. only 2 top10)
- with the victory there, Goolagong rises into the #3 spot for the first time
- Marie Neumannova's surprise title run in Jacksonville let her jump up 30 positions to #26, needless to say her best ranking
with defeats over #24 Truman, #3 Melville and #1 BJK she got 315 quality points (831 points in all)
- Lita Liem's SF run is worth to move 11 up to #31 (also best ranking)


April 17: Chris Evert enters the top 10 (while her sister jumps #101 to #75)

May 1: Olga Morozova moves 9 up to #30 after winning Rome

May 8:
- 18yo Pat Coleman move 15 up to #60 after her run to the final in Sutton
- Wendy Overton comes closer to the top10 with reaching the final in Indianapolis, now in at #12






after Roland Garros



more >>> View attachment 1972-05-29.pdf









before Wimbledon







after Wimbledon




with reaching the 4R Julie Anthony leaps 193 positions to #76





July 17: Kako Sawamatsu leaps 23 up to #47 after winning Gstaad

Aug 7: Margaret Court returns on the list at #65 with her Cincinnati victory

Aug 28:
- Margaret Court moves up from #41 to #23 after her victory in Newport; she is 3rd player to collect over 1000 points at a non-GS (630 rounds + 430 quality)
- qualifyer Raquel Giscafre moves up #87 to #65






after Forest Hills

this year's competition level is by far better than ever before = value 84% (best before it = 68%, 1964),
this fits exactly the average value of Wimbledon between '57 and '71



>>> more





Sept 18: Margaret Court is short before re-entering the top10 by reaching the final at Charlotte (5 up to #11)

Oct 16: after Boca Raton
- Chris Evert is the first player getting 1000+ points from a non-GS for the 2nd time, moving up to #6
- Jeanne Evert got almost 500 points by reaching the QF as a qualifyer, moving up from #65 to #47
- Laurie Fleming, another qualifyer, jumps 32 positions to #61






full season list



>>> more details



>>> 2017 edition


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>>> experts/polls from thence
Casals only #7 mostly!

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the tournaments conclusion




- the Virginia Slims circuit clearly dominated the rankings, in every department
- it's the first year a non-GS is graded A



the best competitions so far (%) - without Grand Slams:

- this is the first year in which American tournaments appear on the list below and straightaway with 13 !!!
- none of the European had 50 % or more this year
- last year the better prize money in the US wasn't the big lure for most players, but this year it shows all other tournaments in the world:
prestige alone doesn't work anymore, if you want a better field, offer more money!


1972 Dallas .......... 67,4
1968 Queen's Club .... 66

1971 Hurlingham ...... 63.3
1970 Bournemouth ..... 63.2
1972 Boca Raton, FL .. 61,9
1972 Newport, RI ..... 60,8

1972 Charlotte, NC ... 59,5
1972 Denver .......... 57,7
1967 Queen's Club .... 57.5
1962 Rome ............ 57.4
1969 Bournemouth ..... 56.8
1972 Fort Laudardale . 56,6

1972 San Francisco ... 54,5
1971 Queen's Club .... 54
1972 Bethesda, MD .... 53,5
1970 Durban .......... 53
1972 Phoenix ......... 52,9
1972 Columbus ........ 52,2
1970 Johannesburg .... 52
1972 Albany, CA ...... 51,8
1972 Long Beach, CA .. 51,6
1972 Oklahoma ........ 51,4
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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1973


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Jan 1: after AO
- while Court moves up to #4, Wade moves down to #8
- 16yo Diane Fromholtz jumps from #125 to #82 by reaching the QF






in Aug 1971 Casals took over the runner-up spot from Court and than held it until this week when Court takes over again;
the two Americans, King and Casals, held the top two spots for 75 weeks - a new nations record




Feb 5: a new career high for Janet Newberry, after her SF in Washington she jumps from #42 to #28

March 5: 16yo Martina Navratilova jumps 249 spots to #135 by reaching the QF at Ft. Lauderdale as a qualifyer

March 19: Janet Newberry marching on, moving up to #21 being runner-up in Richmond






Margaret Court returnes to where she belongs...

What if Court have played all her years without a longer break?
I'm sure she would have won some more Grand Slams, and of course would have been ranked many many more weeks at №1.
Today Serena Williams is called "Greatest of All Times" by many persons, but I cannot agree.




March 26: two qualifyers reach the SF in Akron, 17yo Redondo (25 spots up to #54) and 19yo Russian Kroshina (18 up to # 62)

April 2:
- Katja Ebbinghaus was runner-up in New York and moving up to #26, a new career high
- Kroshina made the SF again as qualifyer and is #41 now

April 23: Martina Navratilova enters the top100 after reaching the SF in St.Petersburg (losing to Evert)

May 7: Laurie Fleming moves 10 spots up to #43 after reaching the QF in Hilton Head as a qualifyer

May 21: Dianne Fromholtz wins Guildford and moves up to #53






after Roland Garros




- Margaret Court surpasses BJK's former record in most points during a 52-week-period
- Navratilova up from #81 to #59




June 11:
- another Czech enters the top100: Renata Tomanova by reaching the QF in Rome
- Kristen Kemmer also reached the QF in Rome with a defeat of #7 Wade and moves 7 spots up to #23

June 18:
- Chris Evert moves ahead of Goolagong and is the #4 for the first time
- Fromholtz moves up to #33 after winning Beckenham





before Wimbledon



>>> more

Olga Morozova wins Queen's, which had the 3rd best competition of the year behind Wimbleden and Forest Hills, and jumps to #14

She had not to defeat top ranked players eroute, but nevertheless with this triumph she counts as top player now.
I often hear in Wimbledon '74 reviews "surprise finalist Morozova", but at that time it couldn't be a surprise to anyone that she is able to reach such a big grass final (again).





after Wimbledon



more >>> View attachment 1973-07-02.PDF





July 30: Janice Metcalf jumps from #94 to #69 by reaching the SF in Cleveland

Aug 6: Evert first time #3

Aug 13: 17yo Ilana Kloss jumps 20 spots to #64 after SF in Cincinnati

Aug 20: Margaret Court surpasses the 20,000 points mark






after Forest Hills



>>> more



>>> Sept 10





Sept 24: 15yo Robin Tenney jumps 27 spots to #84 after her SF run in Houston as qualifyer




tightness between #2 and #5:









full season list



>>> more details



>>> 2017 edition


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>>> the experts/polls from thence
- like my rankings the experts are also undecided who is the real runner-up this year
- like last year Casals is underrated again

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the tournaments conclusion





  • Forest Hills is almost equal to Wimbledon in the competition this year
  • Roland Garros is not one of the best 5 in competition for the first time ever - now listed only 12th!
  • the majority of top100 players still touring across the USA


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Evert moved into the №1 spot for short on the avarage list in May, because of the system is rewarding "part-time" workers (Evert's divisor: 13, Moffit's: 20, Court's: 31)


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1974


I have made the decision to give all the tournaments of the VS circuit and the ILTF International GP the full tour status,
because it seems to me with these together it is the first year with a mostly consistent pro tennis world tour similar to today.
Between 1968 and 1973 there was always development, but it remained unconsistent in my view.



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Evert wins Ft Lauderdale + Court's old Miami points off = new №1




April 1: Casals moves slightly up to #3: now the top3 in the world are from USA - this will happen discontinuously in the upcoming weeks






Morozova wins her biggest title (so far) at Philadelphia, bigger than at Queen's Club last year. She is yet another player earning 1000+ points from a non-GS.
Her points include 385 for quality by defeats of #12 Masthoff, #11 Stove, #17 Gourlay, #4 Casals, #2 BJK.




May 13: Morozova becomes the first top 10 player from the Soviet Union




after Wimbledon



>>> more





Aug 26: 17yo Betsy Nagelson jumps 29 spots to #28 after reaching the final at Newport with defeats over #27 Walsh, #18 Sawamatsu, #8 Morozova, #6 Wade




after Forest Hills



>>> more




Sep 23: Martina Navratilova jumps from #17 to #11 after her victory in Orlando, she had won against #34 Schallau, #30 DuPont, #3 Casals, #10 Durr and #7 Heldman enroute




(nothing noteworthy)




full season list



>>> more details

1974 was a poor and boring year in terms of spectecular achievements and/or huge weekly movements;
a lot of newcomers made their way into the higher regions of the rankings, but mostly inconspicuous, some points here and few points there




>>> 2017 edition


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>>> experts/polls from thence


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the tournaments conclusion




- Roland Garros dropped again on the list: from 12th last year to 23rd, and even behind the Aussie Open !!!
- Eastbourne is the only normal non-US tournament on the best 25 list



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1975


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after Aussie Open:

- Morozova top 5 now
- Sue Barker 6 spots up to #21
- 16yo Natasha Chmyreva jumps 72 spots to #69



Feb 3 list: Martina Navratilova wins Fairfax - she earns 372 alone for quality with her defeats over #26 Kuykendall, #1 Evert, #3 Wade and #6 Melville

Feb 17: Margaret Court is part of the top10 again after her Chicago victory

March 10: Martina Navratilova jumps from #6 to #3 after her Boston victory

April 28 list (Hilton Head)

May 12: Martina Navratilova moves up to #2 for the 1st time

May 26:
- Renata Tomanova jumps 29 positions to #41 after her victory in Hamburg
- Iris Riedel jumps 54 positons to #81 with reaching the SF in Hamburg, her first time top 100

June 2: Mima Jausovec is first time top20 with her SF in Rome





after Roland Garros







June 16: 18yo Greer Stevens wins Beckenham and jumps 19 spots to #45





before Wimbledon




Glynis Coles leaps from #63 to #42 after reaching the QF in Eastbourne including a notable defeat over the current #2 Navratilova enroute




after Wimbledon



more >>> View attachment 1975-06-30.pdf





Aug 18: Marcie Louie leaps from #25 to #17 after her surprising Toronto triumph

Aug 25: Iris Riedel jumps 20 spots to #44 by reaching the QF at Medi Quik Classic - with notable defeats of #33 Ebbinhaus, #35 Holladay, #8 Heldman





after Forest Hills



>>> more





Sept 29:
- Terry Holladay moved up 13 spots within two weeks and is now #19 while Carrie Meyer moved up 25 spots within two weeks (QF Atlanta + F Denver) and equals her best position of #23 in May
- with reaching the SF in Denver Sue Barker earned enough points to move up from #14 to #10; it took 6 years for the Britains to have another new top 10 player

Oct 6: Cynthia Doerner reached the final in Palm Springs with defeats of #19 Holladay and #2 Navratilova enroute, her 590 points let her leap from #31 to #19

Oct 13: Nancy Gunter jumps from #17 to #11 after winning the title in Phoenix, something like that does not happen often within the top20






full season list

the first year-end list in direct comparison to the official WTA rankings



>>> more details



>>> 2017 edition


appropriate: awkward 10-year-summary of statistics posted earlier


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>>> experts/polls from thence

- the experts have different picks to be ranked top10: Stove, Sawamatsu and Casals are not even close to the top10 at my own list
- the official rankings show Kerry Melville at #10 with 8 more results ?!?


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the tournaments conclusion




- the US Open never been so close to Wimbledon in competiton column, practically even this year



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the first official list by the WTA (pic below) has discrepancies to all my lists *:
King WTA #4 / mine nowhere higher than 6
Kerry Reid #10 / mine between 14 and below 30
Barker #19 / mine around #10
Fromholtz #20 / mine also around #10

I expected that at least one of my lists is close to the official list, but it didn't happen.
I trust my own rankings more than the official, because I know how they are realized.
It is absolutely necessary to know the tournament values assigned by the WTA and also their points-per-round breakdown.




* Rollo pointed out that the real WTA year-end ranking list varies a bit from this Novemer list. Maybe I should better compare my own lists with the real WTA year-end.


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1976


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After Aussie Open:
- Renata Tomanova leaps to #15 after her final appearance there
- Heidi Eisterlehner (QF) moves 14 spots up to #54
- 17yo unknown SF-surprise Elizabeth Ekblom jumps from #485 to #103

Jan 19:
- BJK loses her '75 Sarasota points and thus falling below the top 10, a region she was ranked continuously since July 1967
- this is the chance for Janet Newberry to get her first top 10 ranking
- Regina Marsikova attracts my attention with moving 26 spots to #79 by winning the St Petersburg Futures tournament as a qualifyer, her first time top 100


Feb 2: Greer Stevens moves up 10 spots to #27 by winning the McAllen Futures

Feb 9: Iris Riedel moves up 7 spots to #26 by QF in Akron

Feb 16: Marita Redondo (peaked #24 in 1973) jumps 29 spots to #56 by winning the Midland Futures

Feb 23:
- Rosie Casals re-enters the top10 after making the final at Detroit, she fell below the top10 in March last year
- Terry Holladay rises to #11 by making the 3rd place in Detroit, only 25 points short of being top10

March 8:
- Terry Holladay made it, the SF in San Francisco is enough to rise into the top 10
- Marita Redondo also made the SF and jumps to #28


March 29: Evonne Goolagong returns to the runner-up positon by winning in Boston




VS Championships:






May 3: two qualifyers in Amelia Island with further success: Mary Struthers reached the SF and rises 17 spots to #39, while Ilana Kloss reached the QF and leaps 28 spots to #60


May 31:
- Regina Marsikova reached the SF in Rome, moved up to #41
- Florenta Mihai did the same and jumped 22 spots to #67




Roland Garros



more of this week >>> View attachment 1976-06-07.pdf

- 17yo Marise Kruger wins Chichester and jumps into the top100 for the first time, after that she continues with reaching the final at Beckenham, she jumped 78 spots in two weeks and is now #74





before Wimbledon



more of this week >>> View attachment 1976-06-21.pdf

Eastbourne sets a new record for best competition of a non-GS tournament when 65 of the 79 players were ranked top100 at the start;
this is worth a 71.5 % value and is 4 percentage points more than the previous record holder, Dallas 1972.




Wimbledon



more of this week >>> View attachment 1976-06-28.pdf





July 19: Wendy Turnbull rises 11 spots to #34 by winning Kitzbuhel


Aug 9: Mima Jausovec leaps from #15 to #10 by winning the European Amateur Championships

Aug 16:
- Kathy May, winner in Indianapolis, moves up 19 spots to #29
- Brigitte Cuypers, her final opponent, moves up 7 spots to #25

Aug 30: Beth Norton moves up from #65 to #51 by winning Westchester





Forest Hills

Can you believe this? This year it has the better competition than Wimbledon!
78 of the 96 players were ranked top100 the week before its start, what is worth a value of 92.4 %.
It is 6 percentage-points more than Wimbledon this year and only 1.4 %-points behind the best ever tournament: Wimbledon 1972.



more of this week >>> View attachment 1976-09-13.pdf





Sept 20:
- Betty Stove makes a leap from #19 to #9 by reaching the final in Atlanta
- Wendy Turnbull (SF) moves up 8 spots to #25
- Marise Kruger (QF) moves up 12 spots to #35



Palm Springs


>>> more of this week




Dec 13: Renee Richards wins the United Airlines of Kauai and enters the top100 at #91

Dec 20 : Karen Susman also wins an United Airlines tournament and also (re-)enters the top 100





full season list




>>> more of this week



older edition


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experts/polls from thence


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the tournaments conclusion

little change in the classification of VS circuit and Futures-tour: Futures revalued while VS devalued slightly



dark red = European / blue letters = other non-American

Forest Hills is leading!



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update: best competitions since 1959

non-GS:

1976 Eastbourne ........ 71.5
1976 Palm Springs, CA .. 67.8
1972 Dallas ............ 67.4
1968 Queen's Club ...... 65.5
1975 Amelia Island ..... 64.5

1973 Queen's Club ...... 63.8
1974 Hilton Head (FCC) . 63.5
1971 Hurlingham ........ 63.3
1970 Bournemouth ....... 63.2
1972 Boca Raton, FL .... 61.9

1972 Newport, RI ....... 60.8
1972 Charlotte, NC ..... 59.5
1973 Hilton Head ....... 59.8
1975 Philadelphia ...... 58.6
1976 San Francisco ..... 58.6

1974 Philadelphia ...... 58.5
1975 NY (Medi-Quick) ... 57.8
1972 Denver ............ 57.7
1973 Indianapolis ...... 57.6
1975 Eastbourne ........ 57.6

1975 Atlanta ........... 57.6
1967 Queen's Club ...... 57.5
1962 Rome .............. 57.4

I didn't think of there could still be an increase after 1972, but I was wrong.
Two tournaments this year left all the others behind them!


GS:

1972 Wimbledon ......... 93.8
1976 Forest Hills ...... 92.4
1968 Wimbledon ......... 91.6
1962 Wimbledon ......... 90
1973 Wimbledon ......... 89



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1977


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Jan 10: Wendy Turnbull closes up to the top10 with her SF in Washington, moving 4 spots up to #12

Jan 17: 17yo Stacy Margolin reached the final in Portland as a qualifyer and jumps from #183 to #94


Feb 28:
- Sue Barker's final appearance in Detroit is good enough to move up to #3 for the first time
- Yvonne Vermaak wins 3 matches in Detroit and moves up 15 spots to #44




Sue Barker wins Dallas and is now the #2 in the world



March 21:
- Betsy Nagelson wins the Futures Championships and moves up 5 spots to #17
- Florenta Mihai, her final opponent, reached top30 for the first time

March 28: BJK playes and wins the small San Antonio tournament and jumps 27 positions to #57, it's only ther 4th result in this period

April 4:
- BJK's final appearance at the much bigger Family Circle Cup let her jump to #35 now
- 14yo Tracy Austin's two match wins at the Family Circle Cup are worth moving up 19 spots to #59

April 11: Mary Carillo, winner in Tallahassee, jumps 20 positions up to #69



May 2: the short time for Sue Barker as world #2 is over

May 16: Laura DuPont wins Hamburg and moves up from #21 to #15

May 23: Marie Pinterova reached the SF in Rome after qualifying and jumps from 149 to #82




after Roland Garros









June 20: Julie Anthony reaches a new career best ranking (#33) at age 29 after her SF in Edinburgh






after Wimbledon



more of this week >>> View attachment 1977-06-27.pdf





July 18: Renata Tomanova moves up from #14 to #11 after winning Kitzbühel


Aug 22: Regina Marsikova moves up from #23 to #18 after winning Toronto

Aug 29: Regina Marsikova with another big move to #13 after her SF in Charlotte




after Forest Hills



more >>> View attachment 1977-09-12.pdf

14yo Tracy Austin's QF appearance causes a jump of 20 spots to #28





Sept 19: Michele Tyler reached the QF in Tokyo as a qualifyer and leaps 12 spots to #31



Oct 10: Ann Kiyomura reached the QF in Atlanta as a qualifyer and jumps from #101 to #64

Oct 17: Renee Richards reached the SF in Phoenix as a qualifyer and moves 10 spots to #29

Oct 24: BJ King returns to the top10 after her back-to-back victories in Phoenix and Sao Paulo



Nov 21: Evonne Goolagong jumps from #96 to #41 by winning Sydney




- Evert loses her '76 Johannesburg points here and Navratilova is closer to Evert than any other player since April '74
- Pam Whytcross can move up from #81 to #58 after reaching the QF in Melbourne as a qualifyer
- Goolagong's 2nd big title in a row let her jump another 19 spots to #22 now






full season list



>>> more details



>>> older edition


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tournaments conclusion





- Forest Hills is leading all again for the 2nd year in a row
- US tournaments still dominate the rankings


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Update: most quality points collected from a single tournament since 1959

490 ... Virginia Wade ..... 1968 Forest Hills
465 ... Evonne Goolagong .. 1971 Wimbledon
444 ... BJ King ........... 1967 Forest Hills
437 ... BJ King ........... 1966 Wimbledon
434 ... BJ King ........... 1968 Wimbledon
433 ... Virginia Wade ..... 1975 VS Philadelphia
430 ... Margaret Court .... 1972 Forest Hills
423 ... Evonne Goolagong .. 1976 VS Championships, LA
403 ... Virginia Wade ..... 1977 Wimbledon
393 ... Chris Evert ....... 1975 Forest Hills

389 ... Chris Evert ....... 1976 Wimbledon
388 ... Chris Evert ....... 1972 Fort Lauderdale
386 ... Chris Evert ....... 1976 Forest Hills
384 ... Olga Morozova ..... 1974 Philadelphia
383 ... Margaret Court .... 1973 Boston
381 ... Darlene Hard ...... 1961 Forest Hills
379 ... Maria Bueno ....... 1960 Wimbledon
378 ... BJ Moffitt ........ 1963 Wimbledon
378 ... Chris Evert ....... 1975 Amelia Island
375 ... BJ King ........... 1973 Wimbledon

375 ... Virginia Wade ..... 1976 London (Dewar Cup)
372 ... M. Navratilova .... 1975 Fairfax
372 ... Maria Bueno ....... 1964 Roland Garros
370 ... Nancy Richey ...... 1968 Roland Garros



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1978


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Jan 2: Goolagong with another big step toward the top10 after winning the Aussie Open again - 6 spots up to #12

Jan 16: 17yo Peanut Louie leaps 40 spots to #96 and is first time top100 after winning the San Carlos Futures

Jan 23: Yvonne Vermaak's QF in Houston let her move up to the top20 for the first time

Jan 30:
- Greer Stevens leaps 10 spots to #16 by reaching the SF in LA
- Marise Kruger, also SF in LA, leaps 8 spots to #20
- 15yo Pam Shriver winning the Columbus Futures as a qualifyer and earns her first top100 position, jumping 80 spots to #97





My rankings see a new №1 after a loooooong time: Martina Navratilova.
She had won Chicago while Evert didn't try to defend her old Seattle points.
Evert was №1 for 199 weeks in series - the longest span a player was on top so far, here or official.




Feb 20: 17yo Strachonova jumps 23 spots to #68 after winning the Montreal Futures





Evert's ongoing absence lets room for others in the top region:
Wade was #2 last week (last time there in April '75) and BJ King #2 this week (last time there in Jan '75)




March 13:
- Tracy Austin jumps from #25 to #14 by reaching the final at Dallas
- Renee Richards reaches a new career high of #21 by winning the Ft. Myers Futures
- two youngsters reaching the SF in Dallas: Pam Shriver leaps 39 spots to #50 while Anne Smith moves up 16 spots to #49

March 20: Goolagong top5 again by winning the title in Boston



April 17:
- new ranking highs for the semi-finalists at the Family Circle Cup: Austin #12 now and Joanne Russell up 6 spots to #18
- Jeanne Duvall jumps from #143 to #73 by reaching the QF after surviving the qualifying



May 22: 18yo Syliva Hanika enters the top100, leaps 50 spots to #77 by reaching the SF in Hamburg

May 29: young Brit Michele Tyler leaps 7 spots to #24 by her SF in Rome






after Roland Garros



>>> more of this week: View attachment 1978-06-05.pdf







before Wimbledon



>>> more of this week: View attachment 1978-06-26.pdf




after Wimbledon



>>> more of this week: View attachment 1978-07-03.pdf






July 31:
- Sylvia Hanika leaps 17 spots to #52 after reaching the final in Kitzbühel
- 16yo Hana Mandlikova enters the top100 (SF Kitzbühel)

Aug 14:
- Viviana Gonzalez jumps from #87 to #53 after reaching the final at the USCC Championships
- 18yo Dana Gilbert is the winner of the USCC Championships and jumps from #239 into the top100







after the US Open in Flushing Meadows



>>> more of this week: View attachment 1978-09-11.pdf





Sept 18: Stacy Margolin's title run in San Antonio is worth to jump 29 spots to #50



Oct 9:
- Goolagong moves up to #2 again, there she was ranked last time in Feb '77 - she profits from Evert and BJK losing good points
- Anne Smith moves up 14 spots to #40 by reaching the QF in Phoenix as a qualifyer
- Anna Maria Fernandez achieved the same and jumps from #149 to #85 - her 1st time top100

Oct 16:
- 16yo Barbara Potter reached the QF in Minneapolis as aqualifyer and jumps 22 spots to #53
- Evert barely regained the #2 spot by winning the title in Minneapolis

Oct 30: Tracy Austin, still 15yo, enters the top10 by winning Filderstadt

Nov 13:
- Anna Maria Fernandez jumps from #81 to #48 when reaching the final at the Florida Federal Open
- Renee Blount 1st time top100, leaps 37 spots to #79 after QF there



after the Colgate Series Championships:



Ruzici top5 !




Dec 11: Dianne Fromholtz 6 spots up to #13 after Sydney title







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the Aussie Open by end of '78 sets an inglorious record for lowest competition value of any Grand Slam so far: 6 % - includes only 1 current top20 player
(the former record holder was the Aussie in '61 with 7.6 %)



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On January 23rd has ended a 190-week-series with Evert reigning at all 5 lists parallel (starting June 3rd, 1974).
Margaret Court's best series was 95 weeks.


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1979


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movements after the Aussie Open



Jan 8: Ilana Kloss 17 spots up to #29 after SF in Washington

Jan 15: Kathy Jordan first time top100 after winning San Antonio Futures

Jan 22:
- Stacy Margolin up 10 spots to #37 after QF Houston
- Kathy Jordan, also QF Houston, another 36 spots up to #59

Feb 5:
- 15yo Bettina Bunge goes up 19 spots to #64 after final at Toronto Futures
- Greer Stevens up 12 spots to #28 after SF in Chicago

Feb 12:
- Jeanne Duvall leaps from #29 to #17 by reaching the SF in Seattle
- Renee Richards leaps from #35 to #23 by reaching the final in Seattle

Feb 19:
- Iva Budarova first time top100 by reaching the final at Columbus Futures
- Greer Stevens moves up 8 spots to #19 after another SF in LA
- Tracy Austin is top5 for the first time by making the 3rd place in LA

Feb 26: Sherry Acker jumps from #116 to #78 after winning the Atlanta Futures, her 1st time top100

March 5: 17yo Linda Siegel wins a match in Dallas and jumps into the top100 for the first time - most of her points are quality points from the defeat of #7 Kerry Reid



Evert's short return to the top:






March 12: former #2 in the world Sue Barker leaps from #27 to #14 by making the 3rd place in Philadelphia

March 19:
- Greer Stevens (QF Boston) leaps 8 spots to #14 and equals her best position reached one year ago
- Kathy May moves from #18 to #13

March 26:
- Navratilova ends Evert's brief return to the top by winning the Avon Championships
- Sue Barker (SF Avon Ch.) is short before reentering the top10 = one up to #11

April 2: Maria Fernandez first time top100 by reaching the SF in Carlsbad (up 44 spots)

April 16: Lele Forood moves up 15 spots to #57 with her QF appearance at the Family Circle Cup as a qualifyer


May 14:
- this year's Italian Open has an astounding qualifying field: 28 are ranked top100, under them are 10 top50, 2 top20;
as a standalone tournament it would be Grade C
- Tracy Austin moves up to #3 by winning Rome
- Sylvia Hanika leaps from #21 to #13 by reaching the SF in Rome
- Ivana Madruga leaps from #78 to #57 by reaching the QF in Rome as a qualifyer
- Iris Riedel also reached the QF in Rome as a qualifyer and jumps from #106 to #60 (best postion was #25 two years ago)

May 21:
- Ivana Madruga qualifies again in Vienna and moves up another 9 spots to #48
- Caroline Stoll made the final at Vienna with defeats over 3 seeds enroute only stopped by Evert, she earns 531 points and jumps from #21 to #13

May 28: Caroline Stoll wins the German Open, this time with defeats over 4 seeds enroute, she earns 836 points (including 350 for quality) but it didn't change her ranking




after Roland Garros



>>> more of this week: View attachment 1979-06-04 .pdf




June 18:
South African player Tanya Harford qualifyes for main draw in Chichester and then reached the SF there, she earned 443 points and jumps from #119 to #61;
last week she already reached the SF in Beckenham beeing the #152 (means 91 positions up in two weeks)





before Wimbledon

Again a high quality field in Eastbourne sets a new record for a non-GS: the value of 81% is unbelievable huge, more is quite unthinkable ...
(86% is the average of the best tournament from the last 20 years, the 2nd best of these years together averaged is 71%)
>>> list



after Wimbledon


>>> more of this week: View attachment 1979-07-02.pdf





Aug 20: Kathy Jordan moves up 6 spots to #15 with her final in Richmond

Aug 27: Ivana Madruga top30 after QF in Mahwah





after Forest Hills



>>> more of this week: View attachment 1979-09-10.pdf







Navratilova regains the top spot when Evert cannot defend her Atlanta title points, but the margin is small



Oct 8:
- Navratilova cannot defend her Phoenix points and loses her top spot by only 52 points
- Dianne Fromholtz reached a new career high of #4 after her final in Minneapolis
- Mary Carillo moves 14 spots up to #40 with her 2R result as a qualifyer

Oct 15:
- Kate Latham reached the SF in Phoenix and moves up 8 spots to #22, with that she equals her career high so far achieved 5 years ago
- the final in Phoenix also decided another №1 question: winner is Navratilova

Oct 29: Wendy White leaps from #90 to #68 with her 2R result as a qualifyer

Nov 5: Lena Sandin jumps from #134 to #76 after reaching the SF in Stockholm, it'a also her first time inside the top100

Nov 26:
- BJ King (SF Brighton) again ranked top10, she fell as low as #45 during the year
- Glynes Coles jumps from #112 to #70 by reaching the QF as a qualifyer

Dec 3:
- Hana Mandlikova' victory at the Toyota Classic in Melbourne is worth a 5 spot move up to #16
- Renee Blount reached the SF there as a qualifyer and leaps 20 spots to #46
- Ros Fairbank of South Africa is first time top100 with her 2R result as a qualifyer

Dec 10: Ros Fairbank qualifies again in Sydney and then reached the final, a jumps to #49 followed

Dec 17: another victory for Mandlikova - #13 now


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more details >>> 001-100, 101-200, 201-300, 301-400


>>> older edition


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at the top week by week:
from the spring on there is no clear doubtless №1


date ........... player at #1 ............ pts adv to #2

1979-01-08 ..... Martina Navratilova
1979-01-15 ..... Martina Navratilova ..... 3998
1979-01-22 ..... Martina Navratilova
1979-01-29 ..... Martina Navratilova
1979-02-05 ..... Martina Navratilova
1979-02-12 ..... Martina Navratilova ..... 1774
1979-02-19 ..... Martina Navratilova ..... 1398
1979-02-26 ..... Martina Navratilova ...... 777
1979-03-05 ..... Martina Navratilova ...... 176
1979-03-12 ..... Chris Evert ............... 11
1979-03-19 ..... Chris Evert ................ 7
1979-03-26 ..... Martina Navratilova ..... 1710
1979-04-02 ..... Martina Navratilova
1979-04-09 ..... Martina Navratilova
1979-04-16 ..... Martina Navratilova
1979-04-23 ..... Martina Navratilova
1979-04-30 ..... Martina Navratilova
1979-05-07 ..... Martina Navratilova
1979-05-14 ..... Martina Navratilova ..... 1062
1979-05-21 ..... Martina Navratilova
1979-05-28 ..... Martina Navratilova
1979-06-04 ..... Chris Evert .............. 159
1979-06-11 ..... Chris Evert
1979-06-18 ..... Chris Evert ............... 27
1979-06-25 ..... Chris Evert ............. 1171
1979-07-02 ..... Chris Evert ............. 1077
1979-07-09 ..... Chris Evert
1979-07-16 ..... Chris Evert
1979-07-23 ..... Chris Evert
1979-07-30 ..... Chris Evert
1979-08-06 ..... Chris Evert .............. 413
1979-08-13 ..... Chris Evert ............. 1117
1979-08-20 ..... Chris Evert .............. 298
1979-08-27 ..... Chris Evert ............. 1157
1979-09-03 ..... Chris Evert
1979-09-10 ..... Chris Evert .............. 761
1979-09-17 ..... Chris Evert
1979-09-24 ..... Chris Evert
1979-10-01 ..... Martina Navratilova ...... 286
1979-10-08 ..... Chris Evert ............... 51
1979-10-15 ..... Martina Navratilova ..... 1029
1979-10-22 ..... Martina Navratilova
1979-10-29 ..... Martina Navratilova ...... 903
1979-11-05 ..... Martina Navratilova
1979-11-12 ..... Martina Navratilova
1979-11-19 ..... Martina Navratilova
1979-11-26 ..... Martina Navratilova ..... 1140
1979-12-03 ..... Martina Navratilova
1979-12-10 ..... Martina Navratilova
1979-12-17 ..... Martina Navratilova
1979-12-24 ..... Martina Navratilova


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the tournaments conclusion




- I have comments about Eastbourne and Rome in the week's review


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decade concluding statistics
achievements 1957 - 1979


Code:
most points collected overall
(keep in mind: lower round points in the amateur years)

Margaret Smith Court 		125053
Billie-Jean Moffitt King 	113403
Chris Evert Lloyd 		99418
Virginia Wade 			93379
Evonne Goolagong 		74706

"Ann" Haydon Jones 		71818
Rosie Casals 			71547
Kerry Melville Reid 		68567
Martina Navratilova 		61760
Françoise Durr 			57622

Nancy Richey Gunter 		55127
Maria Bueno 			52920
Lesley Turner Bowrey 		44545
Betty Stove 			37459
Judy Tegart Dalton 		35408

Julie Heldman 			34242
Christine Truman Janes 		31264
Darlene Hard 			30078
Helga Niessen Masthoff 		28452
Dianne Fromholtz 		26436

Sue Barker 			24825
Olga Morozova 			24011
Lesley Hunt 			23577
"Jan" Lehane O'Neill 		23503
Wendy Turnbull 			23333
Karen Krantzcke 		23298

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most quality points collected overall

Margaret Smith Court   		44165
Billie-Jean Moffitt King 	37930
Virginia Wade 			31099
Chris Evert Lloyd 		29446
"Ann" Haydon Jones 		25268

Evonne Goolagong 		22398
Rosie Casals 			22045
Kerry Melville Reid 		21412
Nancy Richey Gunter 		19294
Maria Bueno 			18913

Françoise Durr 			18913
Martina Navratilova 		18297
Lesley Turner Bowrey 		15267
Darlene Hard 			11554
Betty Stove 			11286

Julie Heldman 			11280
Judy Tegart Dalton 		10853
Christine Truman Janes 		10550
Helga Niessen Masthoff 		9064
"Jan" Lehane O'Neill 		8500

Angela Mortimer Barrett 	7922
Anette van Zyl DuPlooy 		7870
Dianne Fromholtz 		7725
"Yola" Ramirez Ochoa 		7285
Sue Barker 			7229

Gail Sherriff Chanfreau 	7120
Olga Morozova 			7109
Karen Krantzcke 		7040

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most points during a 52-week-period (career high)
(keep in mind: lower round points in the amateur years)

				points 		achieved on

Margaret Smith Court 		21810 		1973-09-03
Billie-Jean Moffitt King 	18276 		1971-11-01
Chris Evert Lloyd 		17103 		1976-03-08
Martina Navratilova 		14963 		1979-11-12
Rosie Casals 			12250 		1971-12-13

Evonne Goolagong 		11715 		1976-04-19
Françoise Durr 			10486 		1972-01-31
Lesley Turner Bowrey 		10445 		1963-05-20
Sue Barker 			10247 		1977-03-28
Virginia Wade 			10191 		1975-09-22

Kerry Melville Reid 		9304 		1972-07-17
Ann Haydon Jones 		8593 		1970-02-23
Dianne Fromholtz 		8353 		1979-12-03
Wendy Turnbull 			8304 		1979-12-03
Olga Morozova 			7520 		1975-04-07

Maria Bueno 			7515 		1964-08-10
Nancy Richey Gunter 		7458 		1973-01-29
Virginia Ruzici 		7103 		1979-02-26
Betty Stove 			7030 		1978-02-13
Darlene Hard 			6808 		1964-03-30

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most weeks ranked top ten (out of 1150 weeks available)

"Ann" Haydon Jones 		692
Margaret Smith Court 		682
Virginia Wade 			681
Billie-Jean Moffitt King 	674
Kerry Melville Reid 		569

Rosie Casals 			511
Maria Bueno 			480
Nancy Richey Gunter 		437
Françoise Durr 			426
Evonne Goolagong 		420

Chris Evert Lloyd 		403
Lesley Turner Bowrey 		372
Christine Truman Janes 		296
Darlene Hard 			288
Angela Mortimer Barrett 	276

Martina Navratilova 		272
"Jan" Lehane O'Neill 		250
"Yola" Ramirez Ochoa 		240
Julie Heldman 			233
Judy Tegart Dalton 		231

Dianne Fromholtz 		204
Sandra Reynolds Price 		203

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most weeks ranked top100 (out of 1150 weeks available)

Billie-Jean Moffitt King 	1043
Nancy Richey Gunter 		1010
Françoise Durr 			935
Virginia Wade 			914
Margaret Smith Court 		913

Helga Niessen Masthoff 		888
Kerry Melville Reid 		832
Maria Bueno 			830
Rosie Casals 			818
Helen Gourlay Cawley 		772

Betty Stove 			756
"Ann" Haydon Jones 		749
Lea Pericoli 			695
Christine Truman Janes 		689
Gail Sherriff Chanfreau 	685

Lesley Turner Bowrey 		678
Helga Schultze Hösl 		676
Edda Buding Düchting 		665
Julie Heldman 			660
Val Ziegenfuss 			651

Judy Tegart Dalton 		650
Tory Fretz 			650

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shooting stars - fastest rise to top10
(first notice 1959+ only)

				span 	1st notice 	1st top10

Tracy Austin 			1y 9m 	1977-01-17 	1978-10-30
Martina Navratilova 		2y 7m 	1972-03-13 	1974-10-21
Chris Evert Lloyd 		3y 3m 	1969-01-27 	1972-04-17
Mima Jausovec 			3y 10m 	1972-10-02 	1976-08-09
Evonne Goolagong 		4y 0m 	1966-09-05 	1970-08-24

Dianne Fromholtz 		4y 0m 	1971-03-15 	1975-03-31
Robin Ebbern 			4y 1m 	1959-05-04 	1963-06-10
Kerry Melville Reid 		4y 1m 	1962-10-15 	1966-11-21
Liz Starkie Wagstaff 		4y 3m 	1959-03-30 	1963-06-17
Regina Marsikova 		4y 3m 	1974-06-10 	1978-09-11
Pat Walkden Pretorius 		4y 6m 	1962-12-31 	1967-06-19

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late top10 success
(first notice 1959+ only)

				span 		1st notice 	1st top10

Helen Gourlay Cawley 		11y 9m 		1960-04-25 	1972-01-31
Janet Newberry 			9y 8m 		1966-05-23 	1976-01-19
Julie Heldman 			9y 7m 		1959-07-27 	1969-03-03
Betty Stove 			9y 3m 		1963-06-24 	1972-09-11
Lesley Hunt 			9y 3m 		1963-12-16 	1973-03-05
Olga Morozova 			8y 11m 		1965-06-14 	1974-05-13

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longest rise to career high
(without claim of correctness)
			span 		1st notice 	peak date 	peaked at

Iva Budarova Kozeluhova 	22y 1m 		1957-12-23 	1979-12-24 	#49
Mary Struthers 			17y 8m 		1959-07-13 	1977-03-07 	#30
Carmen Perea Alcala 		17y 5m 		1957-12-23 	1975-05-05 	#89
Andrea Whitmore Buchanan 	17y 1m 		1962-12-17 	1979-12-24 	#98
Antonella Rosa 			16y 11m 	1960-06-27 	1977-05-23 	#110
Susan Stone 			14y 11m 	1959-09-28 	1974-08-19 	#147
Betty-Ann Grubb Hansen Stuart 	14y 4m 		1965-09-06 	1979-12-17 	#22

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workoholics - most results during a 52-week-period

coming soon ...



workoholics - most matches during a 52-week-period

sadly not possible, hopefully I can implement this some day ...

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movements after Aussie Open:





Jan 14: Lucia Romanov moves 19 spots up to #65 after winning the Bakersfield Futures

Jan 21:
two qualifyers at the Las Vegas Futures gone far in the main draw
- Mary Lou Piatek made the 3rd place and jumps from #107 to #66, its her top100 debut
- 14yo Andrea Jaeger also got her top100 debut after winning the title (up from #156 to #71)

Jan 28:
- top100 debut for Trey Lewis after reaching the final at the Ogden Futures (#106 to #79)

Feb 4:
- Andrea Jaeger reached the SF in Seattle over 2 seeds and jumps 22 spots to #44
- Roberta McCallum wins the Boise Futures and moves up 18 spots to #64



notable movements in the top region:





Feb 18: Tracy Austin moves up to #2 and ends a 65-week-dual-reign of Evert/Navratilova

Feb 25: Christiane Jolissaint made her top 100 debut after 3R success in Detroit (#101 to #79)

March 10: Kay McDaniel had won the Atlanta Futures as a Lucky Loser and leaps 18 spots to #52

March 17: former world #15 Joanne Russell leaps 32 spots to #55 by reaching the QF in Boston



April 14: after the Family Circle Cup
- Hana Mandlikova made the 3rd place what is worth for a move to #11
- Korean Duk-Hee Lee jumps from #167 to #110 after her 3R success as a qualifyer, best ranking so far for the 26yo






after Roland Garros









>>> before Wimbledon: View attachment 1980-06-23.pdf



after Wimbledon



>>> more of this week: View attachment 1980-06-30.pdf





July 28: Mary Piatek's final appearance in Richmond causes a jump from #65 to #44

Aug 11:
- Andrea Jaeger reached the final at the US CC and moves up to #12
- Ivana Madruga moves from #25 to #17 by reaching the SF there
- Ros Fairbank reached the 3R as a qualifyer and moves from #24 to #20

Aug 25:
- Candy Reynolds reached the 3R in Mahwah as a lucky loser and leaps from #93 to #78
- Trey Lewis reached the QF there as qualifyer and leaps from #87 to #69
- Jaeger only one spot away from the top10 after her Mahwah final





after the US Open



>>> more of this week





Sept 15: Leslie Allen reached the SF in Tokyo and leaps 18 spots to #39

Sept 29: Hana Mandlikova first time top5 after her Atlanta victory - 2 spots up to #4

Oct 13: Austin is only 581 points behind Navratilova - her smallest gap to the top spot this year

Oct 20: Dana Gilbert rises 17 spots to #63 after winning the title in Nagoya

Nov 3: 16yo Claudia Kohde moves up 13 spots to #71 after the SF in Stockholm as qualifyer

Nov 10: Isabelle Villiger jumps from #126 to #82 after reaching the QF in Filderstadt as a qualifyer, her top100 debut


Dec 1: Candy Reynolds leaps 14 spots to #39 after her QF at the Aussie Open

Dec 8: Pam Shriver has reached the top10 with her final in Sydney

Dec 22: Peanut Louie moves up 7 spots to #29 with her final in Tucson






full season list




>>> more details

Tracy Austin had some chances to get ahead of Navratilova but missed all



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the tournaments conclusion





Aftr the inglorious low last time, astonishingly this time the Aussie Open is back on the list (18th): 39 %-points more than last year!
It's the best since 1965 and the 2nd best since making this rating.


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Looking at the official WTA year-end rankings, it is not imaginable that Evert or Austin can be ranked ahead of Navratilova on my own list later. Both have the lowest no. of results within the top40.

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after the Colgate Series Ch.


Austin wins it, but had to defend her Cincinnati points from last year, while Navratilova had no points to defend she remains easily on top.


Jan 19:
- Claudia Kohde moves up 12 spots to #41 after winning the Toronto Futures
- Kate Latham leaps 14 spots to #35 after QF in Kansas (was #22 back in 1974)
- Sandy Collins up 12 spots to #59 (QF Kansas)

Jan 26:
- Mandlikova (SF Cincinnati) reaches a new high, moving up to #3
- Hanika moves up to #12 by reaching the final in Cincinnati
- Barbara Potter (QF Cincinnati) new in top20
- 15yo Kathy Horvath leaps 17 spots to #71 after winning the Montreal Futures

Feb 2:
- Wendy White 10 spots up to #39 by reaching the 3R in Chicago
- again success for Barbara Potter, this time reached the SF in Chicago and earned 476 points, but it didn't change her ranking

Feb 9:
- Mandlikova is the new #2 after her Detroit final (never reached the #2 on the WTA rankings), also profiting from Austin losing her LA points from last year
- the Detroit winner Leslie Allen moves from #30 to #23 with 775 points
- Barbara Potter (SF Detroit) up 4 spots to #16
- Marianne van der Torre claims the title at the Hershey Futures, she had to win 12 matches for it, with that she jumps 61 spots to #82

Feb 16: Beth Norton's SF in Oakland is worth to jump 16 spots to #52

Feb 23: Sue Leo moves up 16 spots to #55 after her Nashville Futures title

March 2: while Hanika, the winner in Seattle, moves up to #9, the finalist Barbara Potter moves up to #12



my rankings bring out an all-new number one
below you can look at Hana Mandlikova's path to the top week by week



While Navratilova lost 2,300 old points over 4 weeks, Mandlikova wins 1,500 new points within 5 weeks.
Evert and Austin inactive.




March 16:
- another top10 debut when Bettina Bunge reached the SF in Dallas, the 2nd German top10 within weeks
- by winning the Bakersfield Futures Pam Casale makes her top100 debut

April 13:
- top100 debut for Sue Rollinson when reaching the 3R at the FCC as a qualifyer (from #148 to #99)
- Pam Casale 24 spots to #76 after QF at the FCC
- Joyce Portman jumps 26 spots to #65 when also reaching the QF at the FCC





- Evert can barely take over the top spot after her title run in Amelia Island
- 17yo Bonnie Gadusek reached the 3R as a qualifyer and jumps 25 spots to #79 (top100 debut)
- 14yo Kathy Rinaldi achieved the same and jumps 63 spots to #103



May 11: after the Italian Open
- Joyce Portman (SF) 18 spots up to #45
- Lucia Romanov (QF) 13 up to #49
- Sandy Collins (SF) 11 up to #40





after Roland Garros



>>> more details: View attachment 1981-06-01.pdf

- Mandlikova is able to defeat the defending champion Evert and wins the title therafter. With this she also returns to the top.
- the margins in the top region narrowing more
- Kathy Rinaldi's top 100 debut with a remarkable jump to #66




June 15:
- Betsy Nagelson's victory in Surbition with defeating 2nd seed Navratilova enroute let her rise up back into the top20
- Barbara Hallquist moves up 10 spots after reching the Surbiton final

June 22: Pam Casale jumps 22 spots to #51 with her QF apearance in Eastbourne





after Wimbledon



>>> more details: View attachment 1981-06-29.pdf

- Mandlikova's run to the final secures her the top spot (best points plus with 900)
- Anne Hobbs jumps 32 positions to #43 by reaching the 4R
- Claudia Pasquale, also 4R, jumps 56 positions to #83 (top100 debut)




July 20: Claudia Kohde moves up from #18 to #14 by winning the title in Kitzbühel over the top2 seeds

July 27: Hanika moves up to the top5 with her Monaco title

Aug 3: Kathy Horvath up from #30 to #24 with Orange victory

Aug 10: Sue Mascarin moves up 13 spots to #36 after reaching the QF at the USCC

Aug 17: Mary Lou Piatek wins in Richmond and moves up 8 spots to #22



Canadian Open:
:speakles: New record for non-GS-tournaments: all my current top tenners and 8 more from the top20 competing!
It's the 2nd best competition value so far (behind Eastbourne '79): 79.8%, with qualifying included it's even the best so far: 82.8%. :speakles:
It seems to be the biggest upvaluation of a long-running tournament from the amateur years to now, because the average value between 1962 and 1969 was only 1%!
I'm anxious to know which non-GS will have included all top20 or even all top30 players first.


- Ros Fairbank (QF) jumps 28 spots to #38
- Korean Duk-Hee Lee (3R) up 14 spots to #55
- Debbie Jevans (3R + Q) up 23 spots to #68




Aug 31: Pam Casale jumps 10 spots to #22 with her final apearance in Mahwah





after the US Open



>>> more details: View attachment 1981-09-14.pdf

- new record for competition value: 94.2 % (former record: 93.8 % Wimbledon 1972)
- gainer of the week clearly is 17yo Barbara Gerken, who came through qualifying and then won 4 more matches to reach the QF,
she earned almost 600 points and jumps from #332 to #85!





Sept 21: Kiyomura's Tokyo victory is worth almost 600 points and a jump from #47 to #28


Oct 12:
- Piatek's SF in Tampa is worth to move up to #16
- Kathy Rinaldi reached the QF there and moves up to #32


Nov 9: Sabina Simmonds leaps 24 spots to #72 with her Hongkong final appearance


Nov 30: Jane Preyer's 3rd round success in Sydney as a qualifyer and her QF success in Perth the week before is worth to move 25 spots in two weeks and is #51 now


after AO:


- Jo Durie (3R) from #42 to #33
- Goolagong (QF) re-enters the top100
- 16yo Helena Sukova (Q + 3R) from #195 to #106






full season list


- very enthralling it was for me until the US Open
- as mentioned in my foreword Navratilova is on top again after finding a better form in autumn, while Mandlikova in opposite loses form and a lot of points, plunges from #1 to #5
- my rankings show some more results per player compared to the official, but Evert and Austin still have the lowest numbers within the top30
- official or not official the top four players are Americans
- the first year after 1959 that no Australian is ranked top10 at the end, Turnbull at #11 is the only inside the top40!


>>> more details



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the tournaments conclusion





- the year in which the Aussie Open became a "real" Grand Slam
- the US Open leading for a 3rd time
- outstanding field in Toronto
- US tournaments still dominate my rankings


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update: most quality points collected from a single tournament since 1959

490 ... Virginia Wade ..... 1968 Forest Hills
465 ... Evonne Goolagong .. 1971 Wimbledon
461 ... Chris Evert ....... 1979 Eastbourne
444 ... BJ King ........... 1967 Forest Hills
444 ... Evonne Goolagong .. 1980 Wimbledon
437 ... BJ King ........... 1966 Wimbledon
434 ... BJ King ........... 1968 Wimbledon
433 ... Virginia Wade ..... 1975 VS Philadelphia
430 ... Margaret Court .... 1972 Forest Hills
423 ... Evonne Goolagong .. 1976 VS Championships, LA

420 ... Tracy Austin ...... 1979 USO
414 ... Tracy Austin ...... 1981 Colgate Series Ch's
406 ... Chris Evert ....... 1978 Philadelphia
403 ... Virginia Wade ..... 1977 Wimbledon
398 ... Tracy Austin ...... 1979 Filderstadt
393 ... Chris Evert ....... 1975 Forest Hills
393 ... M. Navratilova .... 1979 Wimbledon
391 ... Chris Evert ....... 1978 Palm Springs
389 ... Chris Evert ....... 1976 Wimbledon
388 ... Chris Evert ....... 1972 Fort Lauderdale

386 ... Chris Evert ....... 1976 Forest Hills
386 ... Evonne Goolagong .. 1979 Minneapolis
384 ... Tracy Austin ...... 1980 Avon Championships, NY
384 ... Olga Morozova ..... 1974 Philadelphia
383 ... Margaret Court .... 1973 Boston
381 ... Darlene Hard ...... 1961 Forest Hills
381 ... Chris Evert ....... 1979 LA
381 ... Tracy Austin ...... 1981 Toronto

Wade's record still stands ...


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1982


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March 15: Mima Jausovec reached the final in Dallas and also a new career high at #6, her former high at #7 she got 5 1/2 years ago!



April 12: Zina Garrison jumps from #232 to #105 after reaching QF in Hilton Head as a qualifyer



May 10: 16yo Lisa Bonder jumps 30 spots to #57 by reaching the SF at the Italian Open

May 17: 16yo Andrea Temesvari moves up 21 spots to #45 by reaching the final in Lugano

May 24:
- Kathy Rinaldi moves up 4 spots to #15 by reaching the final in Berlin
- Bonnie Gadusek up 7 spots to #23 by SF Berlin




after Roland Garros



>>> more

- Hana Mandlikova, been the №1 eight months ago, leaves the top 10
- Zina Garrison jumps from #96 to #54 with her QF appearance
- Lucia Romanov jumps from #87 to #50 with also reaching the QF






after Wimbledon



more of this week >>> View attachment 1982_06_28_Big.pdf






Aug 2: Corinne Vanier leaps from #70 to #51 after reaching the SF in Sand Diego

Aug 23: Helena Sukova moves up 10 spots to #25 by QF in Montreal

Aug 30:
- Leigh-Anne Thompson's surprise victory in Mahwah is worth 800 points and she jumps 20 spots to #21
- qualifyer Jennifer Mundel reached the QF and jumps 23 spots to #56




after the US Open



>>> more

- surprise of the tournament is Gretchen Rush by reaching the QF, she makes a huge leap from #194 to #78





Sept 16: Sandy Collins fights through qualifying and reached the SF in Tokyo - she moves up 14 spots to #42


Oct 18:
- Tampa, another tournament where a qualifyer reached the SF: Beth Herr jumps from #87 to #65
- 16yo Camille Benjamin qualifyed and wasn't stopped before the QF, moves up from #77 to #63


Nov 22:
- Alycia Moulton fought her way to the SF in Brisbane with wins over #22 Sukova, #7 Potter and #9 Mandlikova; she earned more quality points than the victor Turnbull and jumps 28 positions to #51
- 15yo Manuela Maleeva (QF) moves up 14 positons to #59

Nov 29: top20 debut for Zina Garrison (SF Sydney)




after Australian Open:










full season list



more details >>> 001-100, 101-200, 201-300


week by week at the top:
Martina is on top all year with points-advantages between 24 % and 74 % above the runner-up, which was Chris Evert all year.


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the tournaments conclusion




I think the clear dominance by US tournaments of the circuit and my rankings is over.



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Navratilova occupies the №1 on all rankings after Roland Garros



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1983


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Jan 10: Top100 debut for 15yo Carling Basset

Jan 17: Zina Garrison from #19 to #14 by QF Houston

Jan 31: 15yo Michele Torres moves up from #86 to #58 after reaching the SF in Marco Id.

Feb 14:
- new career high for Yvonne Vermaak when moving from #17 to #14 (SF Indianapolis)
- Anne Hobbs wins Indianapolis as a qualifyer and moves from #100 to #73

Feb 21: Basset 15 spots up to #67 after winning in Hershey

Feb 28: top20 debut for 16yo Andrea Temesvari (SF Oakland)

March 7:
- Yvonne Vermaak from #15 to #12 by winning Palm Springs
- her final opponent Carling Bassett 14 spots up to #52 with almost the same points (includes more quality)

March 14:
- 16yo Ginny Purdy wins Pittsburgh as a Lucky Loser (!) and jumps from #160 to #118
- Jo Durie (QF Dallas) from #28 to #21

April 11:
- 16yo Manuela Maleeva jumps 14 spots to #36 (QF Hilton Head)
- Tina Mochizuki reached the 3rd round in Hilton Head as a qualifyer and jumps from #156 to #115, it's the highest rank so far for the now 30 years old.

April 18:
- Carling Basset reached the final at Amelia Island and jumps from #39 to #23
- Raffaela Reggi got her top100 debut by qualifying and reaching the QF at Amelia Island (up 36 positions)
- Michelle Torres (also QF) moves up from #53 to #40

May 9: Andrea Temesvari jumps from #19 to #13 by winning the Italian Open

May 23: Kathy Horvath reached the final in Berlin and jumps 21 positions to #32; she earned more total points than the winner Evert (606 to 536) because of much more quality points by defeating 4 seeds enroute




Roland Garros


It's again the best French Grand Slam so far in terms of ranked players in draw. A record competition value of 89 % (9 % more than last year's record).



more of this week >>> View attachment 1983_05_30_Big.pdf




June 20: Beth Herr jumps 22 positions to #53 (QF Eastbourne)





after Wimbledon


This year's competition value is 85 %, that is lower than at Roland Garros, the first year this happend!



more of this week >>> View attachment 1983_06_27_Big.pdf





July 18: Alycia Moulton moves 7 spots up to #21 by her victory in Newport


Aug 8: Andrea Temesvari enters the top10 by her victory at the US Clay Courts






after the US Open



more of this week >>> View attachment 1983_09_12_Big.pdf

- Jo Durie enters the top10 by reaching the SF here and winning Mahwah before; she's the first British top10 entry since 1975!




Sept 19:
- Lisa Bonder moves up from #33 to #23 by the title in Tokyo
- Alycia Moulton moves up from #22 to #16 (SF Tokyo)

Oct 3: Kim Jones-Shaefer jumps from #59 to #38 by winning the title in Hartford

Oct 10:
- Kathy Jordan from #17 to #12
- Ruzici form #25 to #17

Nov 28: Liz Sayers jumps from #99 to #60 because of her 3rd place in Sydney



Aussie Open:








full season list


more details >>> 001-100, 101-200, 201-300



week by week at the top:
Navratilova runs uninterupted for a second year in a row, with advantages between 8 % and 63 % above the runner-up (who was again Chris Evert all year).
Chris Evert came close until the French Open, but she couldn't go better thereafter.



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tournaments conclusion





  • Roland Garros leads the list this year for the first time by a hair's breadth and Wimbledon ist only the 3rd for the first time!
  • in contrast to my earlier predition American tournaments still dominate


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Navratilova occupies the №1 on all rankings all year long. (a series of 83 weeks now, but still far away from Evert's 190-week-series)
As commented for my main rankings, Evert was nearly breaking that series on all systems at Roland Garros.



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1984


from now on: an alteration of the tournament's value calculation

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Jan 9: Jenny Klitch, winner in Nashville, moves 18 spots up to #68

Jan 16: when Mandlikova defeats the #1 Navratilova for the Oakland title she earned the best quality points sum (421) since Tracy Austin back in November 1981

Jan 30: Bonnie Gadusek moves up from #27 to #19 after her victory in Marco Island


Feb 27:
- Gadusek another 3 spots up to #15 (QF US Indoors)
- Manuela Maleeva 7 spots up to #22 (SF US Indoors)



after VS Tour Championships:







April 2:
- Helena Sukova enters the top 10 after reaching the final in Boston -- is it the first time, that a daughter follows her mother to top 10 success?
- Mandlikova rises to #3 with her Boston victory, a position she was not listed at since November 1981

April 16: Sabrina Goles moves up from #89 to #57 by reaching the QF in Hilton Head as qualifyer

April 23: Manuela Maleeva moves up 6 spots to #18 after her SF in Amelia Island

April 30: Laura Arraya, surprise finalist in Orlando, jumps 8 spots to #27

May 7:
- Annabelle Croft reached the QF in Johannesburg as qualifyer and jumps from #100 to #76
- Rene Uys, the winner of the tight last Croft match, moves up from #108 to #82

May 21: Steffi Graf jumps 22 positions to #67 (QF Berlin)

May 28:
- Maleeva triumphs at the Italian Open over Evert and moves up from #15 to #11
- Zina Garrison's top5-debut
- Carling Bassett's top10-debut





after Roland Garros



more of this week >>> View attachment 1984_06_11_Big.pdf

- some exceptional good results of younger players: Camille Benjamin, Melissa Brown, Michelle Torres, Petra Keppeler ...








before Wimbledon









after Wimbledon



more of this week >>> View attachment 1984_07_09_Big.pdf

surprise of the event is surely Carina Karlsson with her dream-run from qualifying to the QF which is worth to jump 70 positions to #56, also her top100 debut






Aug 6: Gigi Fernandez could reach the final in Newport as a lucky loser and jumps from #82 to #53

Aug 13:
- Terry Phelps 7 spots up to #27 (QF US Clay Courts)
- Jenny Klitch 17 up to #57 (3R US Clay Courts)
- decent result for 14yo Gabriela Sabatini with 3R at US Clay Courts, moving up from #242 to #158

Aug 20:
- Maleeva's top5-debut, only two months after her top10-debut
- Catarina Lindquist (3R Mahwah) moves up 18 spots to #65

Aug 27:
- Jo Durie: after her best position at #5 in March she falls below the top10
- Alycia Moulton's final appearance in Toronto is worth to move up 13 positions to #27
- Catarina Lindquist with even bigger success than last week (SF Toronto) and jumps another 25 positions to #40 now
- 16yo Grace Kim (QF Toronto) from #69 to #49





after the US Open


new record for best competition here with a value of 94.7 % (just 0.5 %-points over the former record holder - 1981 US Open)


more of this week >>> View attachment 1984_09_10_Big.pdf






Sept 24: Michelle Torres from #47 to #32 (final Fort Lauderdale)

Oct 15: Michelle Torres wins the Eckerd Open and moves up to #23 now

Oct 23:
- Catarina Lindqvist wins in Filderstadt and moves up from #33 to #24
- Steffi Graf, finalist in Filderstadt, moves up from #44 to #33

Oct 30: Pascale Paradis came through qualifying and reached the SF in Brighton, she jumps from #60 to #44

Nov 19: Elizabeth Smylie reached the finla in Brisbane and is top100 for the first time, jumping from #200

Nov 26: Ann Henricksson reached the finla in Sydney and moves up from #68 to #46



after AO:



Sophie Amiach reched the QF as an alternate in qualifying and moves up 28 positions to #56
(how often happened such a success?)





full season list



more details >>> 001-100, 101-200



  • two Swedes had enormous success this year: Catarina Lindqvist and Karina Karsson
  • youngest under top100: Gabriela Sabatini at #94

Navratilova is now №1 for 3 years uninterrupted, while Chris Evert is her runner-up for 3 years



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mid-decade career statistics
(achievements 1957/59 - 1984)



Code:
most points during a 52-week-period (career high)								
								
Smith Court	 	Margaret	21811		03.Sep'73			
Moffitt King 		Billie-Jean	18277		01.Nov'71			
Evert Lloyd 		Chris		17104		08.Mrz'76			
Navratilova		Martina		16438		23.Aug'82			
Austin			Tracy		14308		05.Mai'80			

Mandlikova		Hana		12862		27.Jul'81			
Casals			Rosie		12251		13.Dez'71			
Goolagong Cawley 	Evonne		11715		19.Apr'76			
Durr 			Francoise 	10486		31.Jan'72			
Turner Bowrey 		Lesley 		10445		20.Mai'63			

Jaeger			Andrea		10334		10.Aug'81			
Barker			Sue		10248		28.Mrz'77			
Wade			Virginia 	10191		22.Sep'75			
Melville Reid 		Kerry		9304		17.Jul'72			
Haydon Jones 		"Ann" 		8593		23.Feb'70			

Turnbull		Wendy 		8371		11.Feb'80			
Fromholtz		Dianne 		8353		03.Dez'79			
Hanika			Sylvia		7743		19.Okt'81			
Morozova		Olga		7520		07.Apr'75			
Bueno			Maria 		7515		10.Aug'64			

Richey Gunter 		Nancy 		7458		29.Jan'73			
Ruzici			Virginia	7441		18.Mai'81			
Stove 			Betty 		7030		13.Feb'78			
Hard			Darlene 	6808		30.Mrz'64			
Shriver			Pam 		6609		13.Feb'84			

Heldman			Julie		6560		09.Feb'70			
Ramirez Ochoa  		"Yola" 		6462		15.Jan'62			
Jausovec 		Mima		6445		15.Mrz'82			
Tegart Dalton 		Judy 		6428		02.Sep'68			
Bunge			Bettina		6348		20.Sep'82
								
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most points collected overall								
								
Evert Lloyd 		Chris		151023					
Navratilova		Martina		130261					
Smith Court 		Margaret	125054					
Moffitt King 		Billie-Jean	124553					
Wade			Virginia 	100366					

Goolagong Cawley 	Evonne		82364					
Casals			Rosie		74498					
Haydon Jones 		"Ann" 		71819					
Melville Reid 		Kerry		68666					
Durr 			Francoise 	57625					

Richey Gunter 		Nancy 		55128					
Bueno			Maria 		52920					
Turnbull		Wendy 		49299					
Austin			Tracy		46730					
Turner Bowrey 		Lesley 		44545					

Stove 			Betty 		40490					
Ruzici			Virginia	36516					
Mandlikova		Hana		36398					
Tegart Dalton 		Judy 		35459					
Heldman			Julie		34243					

Fromholtz		Dianne 		33815					
Jaeger			Andrea		32314					
Barker			Sue		31642					
Truman Janes 		Christine 	31265					
Jausovec 		Mima		30591					

Hard			Darlene 	30078					
Shriver			Pam 		29716					
Niessen Masthoff 	Helga		28752					
Hanika			Sylvia		25798					
Morozova		Olga		24024					

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most quality points collected overall								
								
Evert Lloyd 		Chris		44610					
Smith Court 		Margaret	44166					
Moffitt King 		Billie-Jean	41475					
Navratilova		Martina		38593					
Wade			Virginia 	32976					

Haydon Jones 		"Ann" 		25269					
Goolagong Cawley 	Evonne		24698					
Casals			Rosie		22822					
Melville Reid 		Kerry		21443					
Richey Gunter 		Nancy 		19294					

Bueno			Maria 		18914					
Durr			Francoise 	18913					
Turner Bowrey 		Lesley 		15268					
Turnbull		Wendy 		14651					
Austin			Tracy		14596					

Stove 			Betty 		12184					
Hard			Darlene 	11554					
Heldman			Julie		11280					
Tegart Dalton 		Judy 		10853					
Truman Janes 		Christine 	10550					

Mandlikova		Hana		10193					
Ruzici			Virginia	9854					
Fromholtz		Dianne 		9766					
Jaeger			Andrea		9390					
Niessen Masthoff 	Helga		9134					

Barker			Sue		9086					
Shriver			Pam 		8642					
Lehane O'Neill 		"Jan" 		8500					
Jausovec 		Mima		8174					
Mortimer Barrett 	Angela 		7923					
								
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most weeks ranked top ten (out of 1411 weeks available)								
								
Moffitt King 		Billie-Jean	732w					
Wade			Virginia 	715w					
Haydon Jones 		"Ann"		692w					
Smith Court 		Margaret	682w					
Evert 			Chris		664w					

Melville Reid 		Kerry		574w					
Navratilova		Martina		533w					
Casals			Rosie		511w					
Goolagong Cawley 	Evonne		481w					
Bueno			Maria 		480w					

Richey Gunter 		Nancy 		437w					
Durr 			Francoise 	426w					
Turner Bowrey 		Lesley 		372w					
Turnbull		Wendy 		351w					
Truman Janes 		Christine 	296w					

Hard			Darlene 	288w					
Mortimer Barrett 	Angela		276w					
Austin			Tracy		264w					
Fromholtz		Dianne 		252w					
Lehane O'Neill 		"Jan" 		250w					

Ramirez Ochoa  		"Yola" 		240w					
Heldman			Julie		233w					
Tegart Dalton 		Judy 		231w					
Mandlikova		Hana		228w					
Ruzici			Virginia	213w					

Shriver			Pam 		208w					
Reynolds Price 		Sandra		203w					
Jaeger			Andrea		197w					
Schuurman Haygarth 	Renee		181w					
Barker			Sue		168w					
								
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most weeks ranked top100 (out of 1411 weeks available)								
								
Moffitt King 		Billie-Jean	1261w					
Wade			Virginia 	1169w					
Richey Gunter 		Nancy 		1010w					
Casals			Rosie 		998w					
Dürr			Francoise 	935w					

Smith Court 		Margaret	913w					
Stove 			Betty 		911w					
Niessen Masthoff 	Helga		888w					
Melville Reid 		Kerry		872w					
Bueno			Maria 		830w					

Goolagong 		Evonne		794w					
Teeguarden		Pam 		790w					
Evert 			Chris		774w					
Gourlay Cawley		Helen		772w					
Walsh Pete 		Sharon 		757w					

Haydon Jones 		"Ann"		749w					
Pericoli 		Lea		695w					
Truman Janes 		Christine 	689w					
Sherriff Chanfreau  	Gail		685w					
Turner Bowrey 		Lesley 		678w					

Schultze Hösl		Helga		676w					
Buding Düchting 	Edda		665w					
Turnbull		Wendy 		660w					
Heldman			Julie		660w					
Ziegenfuss Bradshaw 	Val 		651w					

Tegart Dalton 		Judy 		650w					
Fretz			Tory 		650w					
Bentley Lauder 		Rita 		643w					
Hunt			Lesley		627w					
van Zyl DuPlooy 	Anette		621w					
								
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shooting stars - fastest rise to top ten								
(first notice 1959+ only)								
								
Jaeger			Andrea		1y 01m 					
Austin			Tracy		1y 09m 					
Temesvari		Andrea		2y 04m 					
Navratilova		Martina		2y 07m 					

Shriver			Pam 		2y 11m 					
Mandlikova		Hana		3y 00m 					
Bunge			Bettina		3y 00m 					
Evert 			Chris		3y 03m 					
Jaušovec		Mima		3y 10m 					
								
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longest rise to career high								
(first notice 1959+ only)					first		Peak		highest	
(without claim of correctness)					notice		date		rank	
								
Watanabe Mochizuki	Tina		 22y 02m 		05.Feb'62	26.Mrz'84	62	
Rossi			Barbara		 21y 08m 		27.Jun'60	25.Jan'82	70	
Whitmore Buchanan	Andrea		 18y 11m 		17.Dez'62	02.Nov'81	87	
Struthers		Mary		 17y 08m 		13.Jul'59	07.Mrz'77	30	
Rosa			Antonella	 16y 11m 		27.Jun'60	23.Mai'77	110	

Grubb Hansen Stuart 	Betty-Ann	 14y 04m 		06.Sep'65	17.Dez'79	22	
Stove 			Betty 		 13y 09m 		24.Jun'63	28.Mrz'77	5	
Hunt			Lesley		 12y 09m 		16.Dez'63	06.Sep'76	9	
McLean			Mary		 12y 08m 		02.Dez'63	19.Jul'76	114	
Anthony			Julie		 12y 03m 		10.Mai'65	08.Aug'77	30	

Stevens			Greer		 12y 03m 		15.Apr'68	30.Jun'80	11	
Blake Thornbrough Bryan Kathy		 12y 03m 		12.Dez'60	26.Feb'73	36	
Gourlay Cawley		Helen		 12y 01m 		25.Apr'60	15.Mai'72	9	

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1985


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Jan 7:
- Maleeva rises up to #3 when Mandlikova's points from last year's Washington win fell off
- Lindquist can rise up to #16 by winning the Ginny Championships

Jan 28: Peanut Louie (former #25 in 1981) jumped almost 30 positions to #35 in two weeks after winning Denver and reaching the SF in Key Biscane

Feb 4: Katerina Maleeva (15) enters the top100 (3R Marco Island)




the new Lipton Players Championships:

- it is not surprising that this tournament sets a new record for the best-filled draw beside the Grand Slams
- 19 of the current top20 compete there, which is converted into a value of 92.9 % (the 6th best value so far, Grand Slams included)



more details >>> View attachment 1985_02_18_Big.pdf

- Evert at #2 has now an advantage of 112 % above the #3
- Carling Basset 1st time top5
- Steffi Graf enters top20
- Gabriella Sabatini (4R) moves up 19 positions to #51
- Lilian Dresher (4R) jumps 31 positions up to #68
- Mary Joe Fernandez (4R) jumps from #399 to #132


best-filled draws since 1957:
94.7 % ... US Open '84
94.2 % ... US Open '81
93.8 % ... Wimbledon '72
93.8 % ... Wimbledon '84
92.9 % ... Wimbledon '82
92.9 % ... Lipton
92.4 % ... US Open '76


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March 4: Robin White, the Hershey winner, jumps from #76 to #52

March 18: Myriam Schropp jumps from #95 to #69 after reaching the QF in Dallas as Lucky Loser



VS Championships:



Catarina Lindqvist becomes the 1st Swedish top tenner




April 15:
- Gabriela Sabatini from #44 to #29 after reaching her 1st big final in Hilton Head, whereby she earned 578 points (277 quality), winner Evert = 476 (78 quality)
- Katarina Maleeva, #92 two weeks ago, moves up to #59 after the title in Seabrook and 3R in Hilton Head
- Petra Huber from #71 to #44 (QF Hilton Head)

April 29: Katarina Maleeva makes another step upwards when reaching the final in Orlando, much better than her older sister's result; she jumps 23 spots to #38

May 13:
- Dianne Balestrat re-enters the top100 by reaching the final in Sydney (up from #165)
- Helena Sukova rises to #3





after Roland Garros




more details >>> View attachment 1985_06_10_Big.pdf








after Wimbledon




more details >>> View attachment 1985_07_08_Big.pdf





July 29:
- Zina Garrison rises to a new career high #4
- Sabatini gets slightly ahead of Graf (!), #12 now

Aug 12: Kohde-Kilsch reaches a new career high at #5 with back-to-back final appearances in LA and Toronto

Aug 26: Helen Kelesi jumps from #94 to #62 after reaching the final in Monticello as a qualifyer






after the US Open

2nd new record this year: 49 out of the my current top50 compete in main draw, 92 out of the top100!




more details >>> View attachment 1985_09_09_Big.pdf

Mandlikova moved down to #10 after Wimbledon, but can rise here to #4 again sensationally


best-filled draws since 1957:
97.2 % ... US Open '85
94.7 % ... US Open '84
94.2 % ... US Open '81
93.8 % ... Wimbledon '72
93.8 % ... Wimbledon '84
92.9 % ... Wimbledon '82
92.9 % ... Lipton
92.4 % ... US Open '76

Code:
update: [B]most quality points [/B]collected from a single tournament since 1959

after 14 years Mandlikova replaces Goolagong at 2nd place,
but how long will Wade remain on top!?

points					achieved at

490 		Virginia Wade 		1968 Forest Hills
473		Hana Mandlikova		1985 US Open
465 		Evonne Goolagong 	1971 Wimbledon
461 		Chris Evert 		1979 Eastbourne
444 		BJ King 		1967 Forest Hills

444 		Evonne Goolagong 	1980 Wimbledon
437 		BJ King 		1966 Wimbledon
434 		BJ King 		1968 Wimbledon
433 		Virginia Wade 		1975 VS Philadelphia
430 		Margaret Court 		1972 Forest Hills
	
423 		Evonne Goolagong 	1976 VS Championships, LA
420 		Tracy Austin 		1979 US Open
420		Hana Mandlikova		1984 Oakland
414 		Tracy Austin 		1981 Colgate Series Ch's
406 		Chris Evert 		1978 Philadelphia

403 		Virginia Wade 		1977 Wimbledon
398 		Tracy Austin 		1979 Filderstadt
394 		M. Navratilova 		1985 Wimbledon
393 		Chris Evert 		1975 Forest Hills
393 		M. Navratilova 		1979 Wimbledon
	
391 		Chris Evert 		1978 Palm Springs
389 		Chris Evert 		1976 Wimbledon
388 		Chris Evert 		1972 Fort Lauderdale

Navratilova got only 394 at her best, surely because she was the current #1 and couldn't defeat herself to collect more points

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most points collected from a single tournament since 1959

1672		Evonne Goolagong 	1980 Wimbledon
1647		Tracy Austin 		1979 US Open
1626		Evonne Goolagong 	1971 Wimbledon
1623		Hana Mandlikova		1985 US Open
1620		M. Navratilova 		1979 Wimbledon

1603		Tracy Austin 		1981 US Open
1562		Chris Evert 		1976 US Open
1547		Chris Evert 		1981 Wimbledon
1546		Chris Evert 		1976 Wimbledon
1544		M. Navratilova 		1978 Wimbledon

1541		Virginia Wade 		1977 Wimbledon
1526		BJ King 		1968 Wimbledon
1522		Evonne Goolagong 	1975 Wimbledon
1521 		Chris Evert 		1983 French Open
1521 		Chris Evert 		1983 US Open

1515		Chris Evert 		1982 US Open
1514		M. Navratilova 		1985 Wimbledon
1510		BJ King 		1972 Wimbledon
1505		Margaret Court 		1973 US Open

Goolagong got the most for 8 years, than shortly after being displaced the Australian leads again

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Oct 28: Annabelle Croft moves up 19 spots to #40 after reaching the SF in Brighton

Nov 11:
- Katarina Maleeva breaks into the top20 by winning in Hilversum
- Stephanie Rehe moves up 20 spots to #41 by winning in Tampa








full season list




more details >>> 001-100, 101-200


- Navratilova with Evert in tow ruling together for the 4th straight year with no end in sight
- honestly I had no idea at the start of working on this year how Evert could take over the no1 spot ... and it never happened



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>>> more tournaments



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first try of rankings with other systems:

( post121.html )



in opposition to the official WTA rankings Navratilova was on top all year everywhere

Best16 100
Average 100
Diminish 100


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1986


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>>> Jan 20 list

Jan 27: Wendy White jumps from #96 to #64 winning the VS of Kansas




Lipton International



more details >>> View attachment 1986_02_24_big__n.pdf

- one year after the record-breaking inaugural tournament, the field is significantly lighter: lacking 3 of the top five (= value 74%), but it still is the 4th best non-GS since 1957
- Claudia Kohde-Kilsch rises to a new career high of #3 because of Mandlikova losing last year's Oakland points and drops to #5
- Kate Gompert moves up 16 spots to #36
- Anna Ivan leaps 32 spots to #65
- Penny Barg enters the top100 at #81



March 17: the VS of Dallas had a better-filled draw than the Lipton (9 out of top ten)
>>> list

>>> VS Championships list


April 14: Stephanie Rehe moves up 8 spots to #19 (SF Hilton Head)

April 21: Angeliki Kanellopoulou reached 3R in Amelia Island and moves 20 spots to #66

May 5: Mercedes Paz (SF Indianapolis) jumps from #97 to #72




(>>> May 5 list)


since October 1981 nobody was closer to Navratilova than Evert this week (only 3 % behind) - in the last two weeks Evert had the most round points, but the quality points not in her favor




May 26: player of the week: Raffaella Reggi, winner in Lugano, moves up from #37 to #23





Roland Garros




more details >>> View attachment 1986_06_09_big_n.pdf







Wimbledon




more details >>> View attachment 166235






Aug 11: Marianne Werdel moves up from #135 to #86 (qualifying + QF Montreal)

Aug 25:
- Molly van Nostrand, surprise finalist in Mahwah, jumps 47 spots to #80
- Elna Reinach (SF) jumps 38 spots to #60





US Open




more details >>> View attachment 1986_09_08_big_new.pdf





(nothing really noteworthy)






full season list

this is the last full processed ranking for the moment!


more details >>> 001-100, 101-200, 201-300



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tournaments conclusion




>>> more tournaments



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first try of rankings with other systems:

( post121.html )



The only change at the top of my different rankings happened on the Diminishing list, when Evert replaced Navratilova after Roland Garros for short.
(>>> list June 9)

seperate lists:
001-100, 101-200 Best16
001-100, 101-200 Average
001-100, 101-200 Diminishing



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1987


Please note:
from this year till 2018 I will process only WTA tournaments first;
the skipped ITF tournaments will be part of the eventual updating process (>>> project step 8 | post3)

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Jan 12: Etsuko Inoue jumps 27 positions to #64 (QF Sydney)



Australian Open



>>> some more








Evert drops to #5 when the Lipton points drop off from last year.
This week marks the end of the 273-week-tandem of Navratilova and Evert holding the top two spots!!
It feels a little bit like the end of an era.





Lipton International



>>> View attachment 1987_03_09_big_new.pdf







May 4: Beverly Bowes leaps 40 positions to #75 (SF Tampa)

May 11: two top100 debuts after Rome - Judith Wiesner #144 to #99 and Arantxa Sanchez #126 to #96 (both QF)

May 18: top100 debut for Nicole Provis (#122 to #87) and Patricia Tarabini (#121 to #83)




Roland Garros



>>> View attachment 1987_06_08_big_new.pdf










Wimbledon



>>> View attachment 1987_07_06_big_new.pdf





Aug 3: Elly Hakami jumps 43 positions to #69 (winner Aptos)



Los Angeles: 2nd-best WTA field of the year (behind the Lipton)

finally a change at the top: after a 307-week-series for Navratilova - coincidentally it's the same week the official rankings changed


>>> more






the US Open:
best field of the year (again)


>>> Sep 7 list


>>> View attachment 1987_09_14_big_new.pdf


  • Navratilova re-captures the top spot!
  • Anne Hobbs moves up from #72 to #50 and is the best-ranked British player now -she relieved the long-time British #1 and former world #5 Jo Durie!
  • further noteworthy: Julie Halard wins 3 matches after qualifying and jumps from #218 to #130




Sep 28:
- Graf replaces Navratilova at #1 again by winning Hamburg
- Graf's final opponent Isabel Cueto moves up from #56 to #44


Nov 9: Sabatini first time top5 (SF Worcester)

Nov 16:
- Leila Meskhi leaps from #97 to #68 (QF Chicago)
- Natasha Zvereva moves up 14 spots to #26 (finalist Chicago)



VS Tour Championships








full season list



more details >>> 001-100, 101-200




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tournaments conclusion



>>> more



  • the Lipton is in front of Wimbledon and Roland Garros, and not even with a small lead!
  • US Open with the best field for the 4th consecutive year

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first try of rankings with other systems:

( post121.html )




seperate lists:
Best16
Average
Diminishing




the week-by-week-view shows that Graf wasn't that clear at the top after the first take-over, the advantage stood small until the VS Tour Championships


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1988


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Jan 11:
- Patty Fendick 20 positions up to #55 (SF Sydney)
- Brenda Schultz 36 positions up to #103 (QF Sydney)





Australian Open



>>> more





Feb 22:
- Larisa Savchenko moves up 13 spots to #25 after she reached the final in Oakland
- Hu Na leaps 16 spots to #51 (QF Oakland)

Feb 29:
- Washington is a rare tournament where all seeds and than the higher seeds prevail
- Brenda Schultz 37 positions to #60 (final Oklahoma)





Lipton International



>>> more




April 11: Raffaella Reggi becomes my 1st Italian top10 player





- Navratilova grabs the top spot here for a week when Sabatini defeats Graf again
- Patty Fendick up from #40 to #27




May 9: Navratilova again grabs the top spot - while she and Graf didn't play, Graf had lost more old points this week

May 16: Radka Zrubakova from #61 to #47 (QF Berlin)

May 23: Barbara Paulus wins Geneva and 48 ranking positions (#122 to #74)





Roland Garros



more >>> View attachment 1988_06_06_big.pdf




June 20:
- Natalia Zvereva becomes my 2nd Soviet top10 by reaching the final in Eastbourne
- Mary-Joe Fernandez up from #20 to #13
- Anne Minter reaches her best postion now at #15 (up from #21)





Wimbledon



more >>> View attachment 1988_07_04_big.pdf






Aug 15:
- 16yo Conchita Martinez from #86 to #68 by winning Sofia
- 15yo Amy Frazier from #153 to #98 (QF in LA)





the US Open



more >>> View attachment 1988_09_12_big.pdf









full season list



more details >>> 001-100, 101-200



I look forward to your rankings Peter!

While some years are "easy" (For example-Steffi Graf in 1988) others are tough.

...
My project confirmes Graf as №1 for the seasen, but not in the numbers I would have expected by winning the 6 biggest events of the year.




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tournaments conclusion



>>> more




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first try of rankings with other systems:

( post121.html )



- Graf №1 all year on all accessory lists, despite in April/May with small margins to Navratilova
- the top 9 are almost even on every list

seperate lists:
Best16
Average
Diminishing



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1989


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Australian Open



>>> more






Feb 20: Monica Seles jumps 50 positions to #68 (SF Washington)

March 6:
- Katrina Adams moves up 14 spots to #48 (SF San Antonio)
- Manon Bollegraf jumps from #98 to #66 (winner in Oklahoma)

March 13: Jenny Byrne moves up from #53 to #33 by reaching the final in Indian Wells


April 3: Raffaela Reggi moves up from #22 to #14 (QF Key Biscane)

April 10: top100 debut for Amanda Coetzer (3R Hilton Head)

April 17: Aranxa Sanchez moves up to #12 (SF Amelia Id)

April 24:
- Conchita Martinez moves up from to #46 to #33 (winner in Tampa)
- top100 debut for Petra Langrova (QF Tampa), up from #141 to #96


May 1: Monica Seles jumps 30 positions to #51 (winner in Houston)

May 8: Jan Novotna moves up from #21 to #14 (finalist in Hamburg)

May 15:
- Natalie Tauziat moves up from to #18 to #12 (SF Rome)
- Bettina Fulco moves up from to #27 to #18 (SF Rome)

May 22: Regina Rajchrtova jumps 28 positions to #66 (QF Berlin)





Roland Garros


>>> June 5 list


more details >>> View attachment 1989_06_12_big.pdf

- Arantxa Sanchez becomes my 1st Spanish top10
- Monica Seles jumps 21 spots to #23





June 19: Jana Novotna 1st time top10 (when Natasha Zvereva loses her old Eastbourne points)

June 26: Ros Fairbank (28) jumps 13 positions to #19 by reaching the SF in Eastbourne





Wimbledon


>>> July 3 list


more details >>> View attachment 1989_07_10_big.pdf





Aug 28: top100 debut for Nana Miyagi, she jumps 44 positions to #84 after reaching the QF in Toronto as a qualifyer




the US Open



more details >>> View attachment 1989_09_11_big.pdf




Oct 16:
- top10-debut for Mary-Joe Fernandez, when reaching the final in Filderstadt
- Gretchen Rush jumps from #22 to #15 by winning the title in Moscow

Oct 30: Monica Seles, still 15yo, enters the top10 with her final appearance in Brighton





Chris Evert moves out of the top10 - she was ranked top10 uninterupted since April 1972!






full season list



more details >>> 001-100, 101-200

- newcomer of the year: Monica Seles
- comeback of the year: Laura Gildemeister



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tournaments conclusion



>>> more

the US Open lead for the 6th year in a row



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decade concluding statistics

Code:
[B]green[/B] = still active players or still counting numbers

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[I]points collected in total
[/I]
				points		last notice

Chris Evert			185,355		1989 Sep 11		
[B]Martina Navratilova		179,678		1989 Nov 20	[/B]	
Margaret Smith Court 		125,054		1977 Feb 28		
Billie-Jean Moffitt King	124,553		1984 Jul 30		
Virginia Wade			100,847		1985 Dec 09		
Evonne Goolagong		82,366		1985 May 13		
[B]Rosie Casals			74,606		1989 Aug 07	[/B]	
"Ann" Haydon Jones		71,819		1982 Jun 07		
Kerry Melville Reid		68,702		1985 Apr 15		
Francoise Durr			57,625		1981 Jul 27		
[B]
Hana Mandlikova			55,937		1989 Nov 20		[/B]
Nancy Richey Gunter 		55,128		1978 Sep 11		
[B]Wendy Turnbull			54,507		1989 Jul 10		[/B]
Maria Bueno			52,920		1977 Oct 24		
[B]Pam Shriver			51,007		1989 Nov 13		[/B]
Tracy Austin			46,733		1989 Apr 24		
Lesley Turner Bowrey 		44,545		1978 Jul 03		
[B]"Steffi" Graf			43,551		1989 Nov 20		[/B]
Betty Stove			40,490		1983 Jun 20		
[B]Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat	38,277		1989 Jul 10	[/B]	

Virginia Ruzici			37,901		1987 Nov 02		
Judy Tegart Dalton 		35,459		1981 Aug 24		
Julie Heldman			34,243		1975 Sep 08		
[B]Helena Sukova			34,103		1989 Nov 20		
Sylvia Hanika			33,663		1989 Oct 30		[/B]
Andrea Jaeger			32,652		1987 Apr 27		
Sue Barker			31,642		1984 Dec 10		
Mima Jausovec			31,316		1988 Aug 08		
Christine Truman Janes 		31,265		1975 May 19		
Darlene Hard			30,078		1973 Sep 03		
[B]Zina Garrison			29,998		1989 Nov 20		[/B]

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[I]quality points collected[/I]

				points		last notice

Chris Evert			55,051		1989 Sep 11		
[B]Martina Navratilova		54,670		1989 Nov 20	[/B]	
Margaret Smith Court 		44,166		1977 Feb 28		
Billie-Jean Moffitt King	41,475		1984 Jul 30		
Virginia Wade			33,089		1985 Dec 09		
"Ann" Haydon Jones		25,269		1982 Jun 07		
Evonne Goolagong		24,698		1985 May 13		
[B]Rosie Casals			22,828		1989 Aug 07	[/B]	
Kerry Melville Reid		21,447		1985 Apr 15		
Nancy Richey Gunter 		19,294		1978 Sep 11		

Maria Bueno			18,914		1977 Oct 24		
Francoise Durr			18,913		1981 Jul 27		
[B]Hana Mandlikova			16,320		1989 Nov 20		
Wendy Turnbull			16,147		1989 Jul 10		
Pam Shriver			15,645		1989 Nov 13	[/B]	
Lesley Turner Bowrey 		15,268		1978 Jul 03		
Tracy Austin			14,596		1989 Apr 24		
[B]"Steffi" Graf			13,199		1989 Nov 20[/B]		
Betty Stove			12,184		1983 Jun 20		
Darlene Hard			11,554		1973 Sep 03		

Julie Heldman			11,280		1975 Sep 08		
[B]Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat	11,215		1989 Jul 10		[/B]
Judy Tegart Dalton 		10,853		1981 Aug 24		
Christine Truman Janes 		10,550		1975 May 19		
Virginia Ruzici			10,221		1987 Nov 02		
[B]Helena Sukova			10,145		1989 Nov 20		
Sylvia Hanika			10,109		1989 Oct 30[/B]		
Andrea Jaeger			9,464		1987 Apr 27		
Helga Niessen Masthoff		9,134		1980 Aug 11		
Sue Barker			9,086		1984 Dec 10		

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[I]most points during a 52-week-period (career best only)[/I]

				points		achieved on

Margaret Smith Court	 	21,811		1973 Sep 03		
Billie-Jean Moffitt King	18,277		1971 Nov 01		
Chris Evert			17,104		1976 Mar 08		
[B]Martina Navratilova		16,438		1982 Aug 23	[/B]	
Tracy Austin			14,308		1980 May 05		
[B]Hana Mandlikova			12,862		1981 Jul 27		
Rosie Casals			12,251		1971 Dec 13	[/B]	
Evonne Goolagong		11,715		1976 Apr 19		
[B]"Steffi" Graf			11,271		1988 Jan 25	[/B]	
Francoise Durr			10,486		1972 Jan 31		

Lesley Turner Bowrey 		10,445		1963 May 20		
Andrea Jaeger			10,334		1981 Aug 10		
Sue Barker			10,248		1977 Mar 28		
Virginia Wade			10,191		1975 Sep 22		
Kerry Melville Reid		9,304		1972 Jul 17		
"Ann" Haydon Jones		8,593		1970 Feb 23		
[B]Wendy Turnbull			8,371		1980 Feb 11		
Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat	8,353		1979 Dec 03		
Gabriela Sabatini		8,014		1988 Oct 03		
Sylvia Hanika			7,743		1981 Oct 19	[/B]	

Olga Morozova			7,520		1975 Apr 07		
Maria Bueno			7,515		1964 Aug 10		
Nancy Richey Gunter 		7,458		1973 Jan 29		
Virginia Ruzici			7,441		1981 May 18		
[B]Helena Sukova			7,389		1986 Nov 24		[/B]
Betty Stove			7,030		1978 Feb 13		
Darlene Hard			6,808		1964 Mar 30		
[B]Pam Shriver			6,636		1988 Mar 14		[/B]
Julie Heldman			6,560		1970 Feb 09		
"Yola" Ramirez Ochoa		6,462		1962 Jan 15		

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[I]weeks ranked top 10[/I]

[B]Chris Evert			918
Martina Navratilova		793[/B]
Billie-Jean Moffitt King	732
Virginia Wade			715
"Ann" Haydon Jones		692
Margaret Smith Court 		682
Kerry Melville Reid		574
[B]Rosie Casals			511[/B]
Evonne Goolagong		481
Maria Bueno			480
[B]
Pam Shriver			450[/B]
Nancy Richey Gunter 		437
Francoise Durr			426
[B]Hana Mandlikova			398
Wendy Turnbull			385[/B]
Lesley Turner Bowrey 		372
Christine Truman Janes 		296
Darlene Hard			288
[B]Zina Garrison			285
Helena Sukova			285[/B]

Angela Mortimer Barrett		276
[B]Manuela Maleeva Fragniere	273[/B]
Tracy Austin			264
[B]Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat	252[/B]
"Jan" Lehane O'Neill		250
"Yola" Ramirez Ochoa		240
Julie Heldman			233
Judy Tegart Dalton 		231
[B]"Steffi" Graf			225[/B]
Virginia Ruzici			213
Sandra Reynolds Price		203

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[I]weeks ranked top 100[/I]

Billie-Jean Moffitt King	1261
Virginia Wade			1225
[B]Chris Evert			1034[/B]
Nancy Richey Gunter 		1010
[B]Rosie Casals			998[/B]
Francoise Durr			935
Margaret Smith Court 		913
Betty Stove			911
Helga Niessen Masthoff		888
Kerry Melville Reid		872

[B]Martina Navratilova		871
Wendy Turnbull			852[/B]
Sharon Walsh Pete		841
Maria Bueno			830
Evonne Goolagong		794
[B]Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat	792[/B]
Pam Teeguarden			790
"Betsy" Nagelsen		779
Helen Gourlay Cawley		772
"Ann" Haydon Jones		749

Lea Pericoli			695
Christine Truman Janes 		689
Gail Sherriff Chanfreau Lovera	685
Lesley Turner Bowrey 		678
Helga Schultze Hösl		676
Edda Buding Düchting		665
Julie Heldman			660
Val Ziegenfuss Bradshaw		651
Tory Fretz			650
Judy Tegart Dalton 		650

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first try of rankings with other systems:

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Graf on top all year on every list

seperate lists:
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1990


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Jan 8: two top100 debuts with Kimiko Date and Rachel McQuillian

Jan 15:
- Natasha Zvereva moves up 11 spots to #12 in two weeks with winning Brisbane and Sydney back-to-back
- Julie Halard jumps from #91 to #68 (QF Sydney)





Australian Open



more >>> View attachment 1990_01_29_big.pdf

- a lot of movements here, much more than in previous years
- a pity that Zvereva couldn't continue her series and achieve more here




Feb 19:
- Linda Harvey-Wild moves up 74 positions to #113 (QF Chicago as qualifyer)
- Natalie Tauziat moves up from #19 to #15
- Ros Fairbank, now 29yo, moves up to #12, her best ranking so far
- Seles and Man. Maleeva switched positions: Maleeva 10 to 6, Seles 6 to 10

Feb 26: Amy Frazier wins the title in Oklahoma and moves up 8 spots to #30

March 5: Amy Frazier reaches the SF stage in Indian Wells and moves up another 6 spots to #24

March 12:
- 13yo Jennifer Capriati debuts on the rankings at #95 with 443 points (final Boca Raton)
- Amanda Coetzer moves up 14 spots to #40 (QF)
- Laura Gildemeister (SF) equals her former highest positon at #19, reached back in 1984

March 26:
- the Lipton this year had the lowest competition since its inaugural edition, lacking 3 top-five players
- Conchita Martinez moves up 8 spots to #13 (SF)
- Natalie Tauziat moves up to #12 (also SF)
- Julie Halard is up 14 spots to #41 (4th round)

April 2: Katarina Maleeva moves from #22 to #14 after winning in Houston; she has a 55 % quality-ratio because of defeating the #2 Navratilova enroute

April 9: Capriati jumps from #77 to #33 by reaching her second final within weeks

April 16: when Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario defeats Sabatini in Amelia Island she takes over the #3-spot for the 1st time

April 30: Katarina Maleeva joins her sister Manuela under the top10

May 21: Monica Seles moves up to #3 after winning Rome and Berlin back-to-back





Roland Garros



more >>> View attachment 1990_06_11_big.pdf

- Maggie Maleeva enters the top100








Wimbledon



more >>> View attachment 1990_07_09_big.pdf

- Graf's advantage to Navratilova shrunk to only 4 %





Aug 6: top100-debut for Naoko Sawamatsu (QF Montreal, up #124 to #87)





the US Open



more >>> View attachment 1990_09_10_big.pdf

- despite Sabatini's biggest career tournament victory it doesn't improve her ranking, because it wasn't a good year so far ...
- Linda Ferrando jumps from #100 to #52 with her 4R result and the famous victory over current #3 Monica Seles





Oct 1: 15yo Anke Huber jumps from #81 to #55 (finalist Bayonne)


Nov 5: Meredith Mcgrath jumps 30 spots to #58 (SF Oakland)






- Monica Seles moves into the runner-up position for the first time
- Navratilova, after Wimbledon almost the №1 again, falls here to #4 (she wasn't ranked below the top3 since January 1977 = 721 weeks)





full season list



more details >>> 001-100, 101-200

- Capriati just scrapes past a top10 position after only 8 months on tour - exceptional
- Katarina Maleeva ended the year above her older sister for the 1st time




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tournaments conclusion



>>> more




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first try of rankings with other systems:

( post121.html )



- Graf on top all year on every list
- Navratilova is runner-up on every list until the week before the SEC, then Monika Seles took over this spot

seperate lists:
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1991


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Jan 7: Linda Harvey-Wild jumps 26 posisitons to #45 by reaching the SF in Brisbane




Australian Open



more details >>> View attachment 1991_01_28_big.pdf

- Seles almost captured the top spot with her victory here
- Novotna top five
- 16yo Anke Huber jumps almost 30 spots to #32
- while Japanese Naoko Sawamatsu moves up to #55, compatriot Kimiko Date falls down to #123
(now 5 other Japanese are ranked better than Date - there's still no indication that she could be a standout player)




Feb 4:
- Seles takes over the top spot when Graf couldn't defend her Tokyo points
- Sabatini wins the Tokyo title with a 56% quality-ratio (defeats: #9 Fernandez, #1 Graf, #4 Navratilova)
- Andrea Strnadova leaps from #122 to #91 (top100 debut)


March 4:
- Patricia Hy jumps 29 positions to #63 (QF Palm Beach), it's a new carreer high (formerly she was #65 back in 1987)




Key Biscayne




- Clare Wood moves up from #83 to #59
- Ginger Helgeson jumps from #139 to #79 (top100 debut)
- top100 debut for Barbara Rittner, too
- 16yo Mary Pierce moves up from #152 to #109
- Capriati is locked at #11 and waiting for the top10 for 23 weeks now, this is curious after her fast(est) rise up the rankings last year




3 players with 8000+ points (last time happened in 1983)



April 22: Yayuk Basuki's title run in Pattaya is worth to jump 80 spots to #147

May 6: Graf's hard-fought victory over Seles in Hamburg secures her another week at the top





- Sabatini can grab the №2 spot again (last time Aug '89) by winning the title in Rome and the defeat of Seles
- Bettina Fulco, formerly ranked #18, reached the QF after qualifying and jumps 43 spots to #63
- Navratilova had lost a lot of points again and falls below the top5, it's the first time since March 1975 (look below)






May 20: >>> list
- this year's Berlin edition has an extraordinary high competition level, in fact it's by far the best tournament held in Berlin since making these ratings
- Ginger Helgeson jumps 23 spots to #37 (QF)





Roland Garros



more details >>> View attachment 1991_06_10_big.pdf


  • surprise, surprise: for the 2nd time in this year my project has an all-new №1 - it is the 1st time since 1961 with two all-new №1s
  • Sabatini is the only player of the tight top3 with a points increase and rightly takes over the top-spot; in the first 5 months 3280 points more than she had to defend




Wimbledon



more details >>> View attachment 1991_07_08_big.pdf





July 15: Mary Pierce moves up 17 spots to #76 by winning the Palermo title


Aug 5:
- Capriati finally earned a place under the top10 by winning the title in San Diego, her 487 points consisting of 56 % quality
- top100 debut for Debbie Graham after reaching the QF in San Diego as a qualifyer
- Sabatini is only 11 points behind Graf this week




- is this year's Canandian Open the first tournament with a player had to meet 2 of her sisters? (Kat. Maleeva def Maggie and Manuela)



Aug 19:
- Kimiko Date achieved a dream-run from qualifying to the final in LA, earned 453 points and jumps from #104 to #46
- Conchita Martinez becomes the 2nd top10 player from Spain





the US Open



more details >>> View attachment 1991_09_09_big.pdf

- not a surprise that Seles recaptures the top-spot, but by a relatively small advantage to Sabatini
- Gigi Fernandez first time top20 with age 27 (QF)
- Jo Durie, age 31, soars to the top50 again (4R)




Sep 23: Ines Gorrochategui reached the final in Paris just with her 2nd WTA tournament after her 1R-defeat of the 2nd seed Cecchini (up from #363 to #172)

Oct 21: Anke Huber wins the Filderstadt title, her 600 points let her move up only 3 spots to #15, nevertheless the best ranking so far

Nov 4: Chanda Rubin, sitll 15, cracks the top100 by reaching the final in Phoenix as a qualifyer (up from #137 to #95)

Nov 11:
- in Nashville 5 seeds defeated in 1st round including the top two seeds, that's quite unusual
- Natalie Tauziat becomes my 2nd top10 player from France, 15 years after Francoise Durr had been ranked top10 for the very last time






full season list



more details >>> 001-100, 101-200

- Oh what a exciting year it was to work on, because of the high possibilities of changes at the top - and at the end I got 6.
- Graf comes in at #3 for the season behind Sabatini, because Sabatini collected 500 more quality points (!). Maybe it will be Sabatini's best season.





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tournaments conclusion



>>> more

- another rare year with Roland Garros is above Wimbledon
- US Open again the best

- the AO gains prestige more and more,
from 56% in 1987, than 61%, 64%, 66%, to 77% now

the prize money level in the same years seem to resonate with that development
from 37% in 1987, than 32%, 45%, 59%, to 70% now (compared to the "Big 3"),

To me the prize money wasn't the factor for this, because more earlier numbers do not confirm this:
for 1978 I have a little bit higher money-value than in 1988, but it have had the worst competition in the Open Era
There were other measures that causes this advancement and fortunately it worked - I would miss the AO as it is now, since I followed it first.

year ..... competition % ... prize %
1976 .......... 12 ........... 66
1977a ......... 10 ........... 41
1977b ......... 12 ........... 61
1978 ........... 6 ........... 33
1979 ........... 8 ........... 39
1980 .......... 46 ........... 97
1981 .......... 71 .......... 106
1982 .......... 64 ........... 81
1983 .......... 57 ........... 90
1984 .......... 64 ........... 84
1985 .......... 66 ........... 51
1987 .......... 55 ........... 37
1988 .......... 60 ........... 32
1989 .......... 63 ........... 45
1990 .......... 66 ........... 59
1991 .......... 77 ........... 70
1992 .......... 79* .......... 60

* without Graf's withdrawel the value would've been 85



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first try of rankings with other systems:

( post121.html )



During the year Sabatini was №1 on 3 lists. Remarkable is that she was №1 on the Diminishing list just before the US Open when her 1990 US Open title had the lowest influence on that achievement.
Further I had her at №2 on the Average list.


seperate top100:
Best16
Average
Diminishing



weekly overview:




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