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Stat geek that I am a few years ago I came up with my own ranking system.
While it is near perfection in my eyes (just kidding, sort of!) I realize it may not be everyone's cup of tea.

So just for fun, I'll start laying out my "rankings" at least one year a month.

Along the way I'll add statistics that we can add to our yearly threads.
 

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Rollo's ranking system in a nutshell

My rankings reflect the importance of grand slams. They also heavily reward winning events, as opposed to losing in earlier rounds.

My ranking takes a player's top 10 results over a calendar year.

2019 Points per event


6000 points for grand slams
3000 points for the YEC (WTA Finals)
1800 points for Mandatory 4 events (Miami, I. Wells, Madrid, and Beijing)
1200 points for Premier 5 events (Doha, Rome, Cincy, Canada, and Wuhan)
1000 points for Premier big money events (Dubai only example)

0900 points for Premier events such as Brisbane or Sydney; Zhuhai, and Fed Cup are also in this category.
0600 points for an International big money events (Shenzen, Moscow and Tianjin the only examples)
0400 points for International events such as Nottingham
0300 points for WTA 125 series events
0200 points for 100K and 80K ITFs
0100 for all lower level ITF events

Points percentage by round

100 % for winning an event
045 % for finalists
030 % for semifinalists
015 % for quarterfinalists
half that number for every following round.
1st Round losers get 1 point.
Qualifiers get half points for 1R loses because they won to get there.


Grand Slam points as an example

6000 points--Winner
2700 points--Finalist
1800 points--Semifinalist
0900 points--Quarterfinalist
0450 points-Round of 16
0225 points-Round of 32
0112 points-Round of 64
0056 points-Round of 128 who came through qualifying
0001 point--Round of 128 losers
 

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2019 Top 20 Rankings (2 more new winners! Keys captures Charleston and Muguruza in Mexico. Who, if anyone, can win a 2nd tour event this year on this crazy chaotic tour?

FC=Fed Cup results but still in Cup (semis later in the year)

Singles

001. 06473 points Naomi Osaka (Japan)----------------------[6000-270-135-67-001]
002. 04545 points Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)-------------[2700-900-540-270-135-001]
003. 04085 points Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)---------[1800-900-810-270-180-135]
004. 03240 points Ashleigh Barty (Australia)------------------[1800-900-405-135-FC]
005. 02714 points Bianca Andreescu (Canada)---------------[1800-300-180-135-120-112-067]
006. 02285 points Belinda Bencic (Switzerland)--------------[1200-540-225-135-120-67-001-001]
007. 02170 points Danielle Collins (United States)------------[1800-135-067-067-067-033-001]
008. 02072 points Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)-------------------[900-540-360-270-001-001]
009. 01942 points Angelique Kerber (Germany)---------------[810-450-270-135-120-090-067]
010. 01618 points Kiki Bertens (Netherlands)-----------------[900-270-135-135-112-067-001]

011. 01672 points Simona Halep (Romania)-------------------[540-450-405-180-135-067-FC]
012. 01532 points Elise Mertens (Belgium)--------------------[900-225-135-135-067-067-001-001-001]
013. 01487 points Madison Keys (United States)--------------[900-450-135-001-001]
014. 01338 points Garbine Muguruza (Spain)-----------------[450-400-270-090-067-060-001]
015. 01289 points Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus)-----------------[600-270-225-135-090-067-001-001-FC]
016. 01143 points Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia)-------[900-135-060-045-001-001-001]
017. 01136 points Su-Wei Hsieh (Taiwan)-------------------- [360-270-250-120-067-067-001-001]
018. 01044 points Serena Williams (United States)------------[900-067-67]
 

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2018 Top 20 Rankings

Singles

01. Simona Halep (Romania)---------------12975 points [6000-2700-1200-600-540-540-360-270-225]
02. Angelique Kerber (Germany)----------11430 points [6000-1800-900-900-450-300-270-270-270-270]
03. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)--------1590 points [6000-1800-900-450-450-360-180-180-135-135]
04. Naomi Osaka (Japan)-------------------10365 points [6000-1800-540-450-450-405-225-225-150-120]
05. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)-----------------8485 points [3000-1200-1000-900-900-450-360-270-225-180]
06. Sloane Stephens (United States)-----7940 points [2700-1800-1300-900-540-270-135-135-90-90]
07. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)--------6730 points [1800-1200-900-900-450-400-360-270-225-225]
08. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)---6300 points [900-900-900-900-900-540-450-270-270-270]
09. Kiki Bertens (Netherlands)-------------5965 points [1200-900-900-900-810-400-225-225-225-180]
10. Serena Williams (United States)------5964 points [2700-2700-450-67-45-1-1-0-0-0]

11. Madison Keys (United States)-------5602 points [1800-1800-900-270-225-180-135-13590-67]
12. Daria Kasatkina (Russia)-------------4882 points [900-900-900-810-450-270-270-135-135-112]
13. Elise Mertens (Belgium)--------------4755 points [1800-450-450-400-400-400-270-225-180-180]
14. Julia Goerges (Germany)------------4590 points [1800-405-400-400-270-270-270-270-225-180]
15. Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia)-----4450 points [1800-810-400-270-270-270-180-180-135-135]
16. Aryna Sabalenka (Belarus)---------4125 points [1200-900-450-405-360-270-180-135-135-90]
17. Garbine Muguruza (Spain)----------4007 points [1800-540-400-300-270-180-135-135-135-112]
18. Jelena Ostapenko (Lithuania)------3787 points [1800-810-225-225-180-135-135-135-75-67]
19. Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain)------3314 points [900-900-405-270-270-225-112-90-75-67]
20. Caroline Garcia (France)------------3225 points [600-540-450--450-270-225-180-180-180-150]

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Notable retirements:

Francesca Schiavone, Casey Dellacqua

Controversy

1. Serena Williams loses a controversial US Open final when she verbally spars with the the umpire.

http://www.wtatennis.com/news/lack-consistency-new-normal-navratilova-reflects-fascinating-wta-season
 

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2017 Top 20 Rankings

Singles (Best 10 results)

01. Garbine Muguruza (Spain)---------------10449 points
02. Venus Williams (United States)----------10180 points
03. Jelena Ostapenko (Lithuania)------------9625 points
04. Simona Halep (Romania)-----------------8640 points * (Halep placed higher due to 1-0 record vs Pliskova)
05. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)--------8640 points
06. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)------------8220 points
07. Sloane Stephens (United States)---------7196 points
08. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)------------------6920 points
09. Coco Vandeweghe (United States)-------6744 points
10. Johanna Konta (Great Britain)------------6307 points

11. Caroline Garcia (France)-----------------6120 points
12. Serena Williams (United States)----------6300 points
13. Kristina Mladenovic (France)-------------4342 points
14. Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia)------------3870 points
15. Madison Keys (United States)------------3803 points
16. Julia Goerges (Germany)-----------------3345 points
17. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia)-------3315 points
18. Anastasija Sevastova (Latvia)------------3302 points
19. Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia)---------3252 points
20. Elena Vesnina (Russia)-------------------3104 points

Analysis and Summary:

The slams are divided 4 ways and no one dominates the tour week to week.

Wihout a dominant female the top ranking is up for grabs almost to the end. Muguruza led the rankings coming into the YEC in Singapore, but only by a sliver, as 4 other women had a chance to finish #1 with the title: Venus Williams, Ostapenko, Pliskova, or Halep. Every woman fell early before the semifinals except for Venus, who lost to Wozniacki for the first time ever in 9 meetings on a slow indoor court. Thus Muguruza becomes #1 by virtual default.


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Notable retirements:

Daniela Hantuchova, Kimiko Date.
 

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2016 Top 20 Rankings

Singles (Best 10 results)

01. Angelique Kerber (Germany)--------20145 points
02. Serena Williams (United States)----15570 points
03. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland)------8790 points
04. Garbine Muguruza (Spain)-----------8205 points
05. Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia)-------7670 points
06. Simona Halep (Romania)------------7450 points
07. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)---6885 points
08. Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)---------5634 points
09. Madison Keys (United States)-------5570 points
10. Johanna Konta (Great Britain)-------5430 points

11. Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia)------5420 points
12. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)-----5057 points
13. Monica Puig (Puerto Rico)----------4680 points
14. Carlo Suarrez Navarro (Spain)------4530 points
15. Venus Williams (United States)-----4064 points
16. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)------3781 points
17. Elena Svitolina (Ukraine)-----------3565 points
18. Samantha Stosur (Australia)-------3463 points
19. Kiki Bertens (Netherlands)---------3309 points
20. Elena Vesnina (Russia)------------3261 points

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Top Ten Sketches


01. Angelique Kerber

Won 3 of 22 events. (Won Australian Open, Stuttgart, and the US Open)
Match record 63-16, 2 defaults (.777%)
13-7 vs top 10: (1-1 vs S. Williams, 0-1 Radwanska, 1-1 vs Cibulkova, 4-1 vs Halep, 1-1 vs Pliskova, 3-0 vs Keys, 1-2 vs Azarenka, 2-0 vs Konta

Clearly the player of the year with 2 slams and RU at Wimbledon and the Rio Olympics. Her key matches came early at the Australian Open. Angelique almost lost in the opening round. She survived a match point vs Misaki Doi, went on to reach the final, and in what was arguably the match of the year topped Serena Williams 6-4 3-6 6-4. Kerber bombed out in the 1R in Paris, but rebounded to make the finals at Wimbledon, where she pushed Serena Williams. Angie missed the gold medal at the Rio Olympics, having to settle for a silver medal.

The US was clearly going to settle who was #1. Kerber was on a collision course to meet Serena in the final. Karolina Pliskova threw a spammer into matters by shocking Serena in the semis. The hard hitting Czech almost upended Kerber as well. Angelique won 6-3 4-6 6-4, securing her #1 ranking.

Kerber is the first German #1 since Steffi Graf.

02. Serena Williams

Won 2 of 08 events. (Won Wimbledon and Rome)
Match record 38-6 (.863%)
5-4 vs Top 10: 1-1 vs Kerber, 2-0 vs Radwanska, 0-1 vs Muguruza, 2-0 vs Halep, 0-1 vs Pliskova, 0-1 vs Azarenka)

While Serena was the most consistent player in the grand slams, by her exalted standards 1 major a year falls short. No other woman reached the semis of all 4 majors. Williams fell to Kerber in the Aussie final as the German held her nerve in a tense 3rd set. At the French she was once again outhit off the ground by Muguruza. The grass of Wimbledon suits Rena's serve, keeping her in the hunt for year end #1.

The expected showdown vs Kerber at tne US open never materialized, as in the semis Serena was blasted off the court by an in-form Karolina Pliskova.

As is often the case in recent years Serena did not play after the US Open.

03. Agneiszka Radwanska

Won 3 of 21 events.
Match record 53-18, 1 default (.746%)

6-6 vs top 10: (0-2 vs S. Williams, 1-0 vs Muguruza, 1-3 vs Cibulkova, 0-1 vs Halep, 2-0 vs Pliskova, 2-0 vs Konta

Aga's overall consistency trumps Garbine's French Open title.


04. Garbine Muguruza

Won 1 of 20 events.
Match record 36-20, 2 retirements. (.642%)
2-5 vs the top 10: (1-0 vs S. Williams, 0-1 vs Radwanska, 1-0 vs Cibulkova, 0-2 vs Pliskova, 0-1 vs Azarenka, 0-1 vs Keys)


While she won only 1 event, it was a biggie. Garbine won Roland Garros is style but failed to follow it up with a 2nd title.

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Notable retirements:

Ana Ivanovic, Nicole Vaidisova, Shahar Peer.

Notable absences:


Maria Sharapova, banned from the tour early in the year after testing positive for meldonium.
 

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2015 Top 20 Rankings

Singles (Best 10 results)


01. Serena Williams (United States)----------24330 points
02. Maria Sharapova (Russia)-----------------9550 points
03. Simona Halep (Romania)------------------8730 points
04. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland)------------8235 points
05. Garbine Muguruza (Spain)----------------8032 points
06. Flavia Pennetta (Italy)-------------------9882 points *retired
07. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)-----------7582 points
08. Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic)----------5940 points
09. Venus Williams (United States)------------5500 points
10. Angelique Kerber (Germany)---------------5400 points

11. Timea Bacsinzsky (Switzerland)-----------5342 points
12. Madison Keys (United States)-------------4251 points
13. Roberta Vinci (Italy)----------------------4197 points
14. Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic)---------4022 points
15. Belinda Bencic (Switzerland)---------------3832 points
16. Ana Ivanovic (Serbia)---------------------3644 points
17. Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)----------------3442 points
18. Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain)--------------3240 points
19. Andrea Petkovic (Germany)----------------3195 points
20. Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)-------------------3175 points

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Notable retirements:

Flavia Pennetta, Jie Zheng
 

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2014 Top 20 Rankings

Singles (Best 10 results)


01. Serena Williams (United States)----------16110 points
02. Maria Sharapova (Russia)----------------12800 points
03. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)-----------11565 points
04. Simona Halep (Romania)------------------9195 points
05. Na Li (China)----------------------------8716 points *retired
06. Eugenie Bouchard (Canada)--------------5850 points
07. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland)------------6855 points
08. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)-------------6415 points
09. Ana Ivanovic (Serbia----------------------5995 points
10. Andrea Petkovic (Germany)----------------5327 points

11. Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia)--------------4945 points
12. Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic)-----------4636 points
13. Angelique Kerber (Germany)----------------4455 points
14. Ekaterina Makarova (Russia)---------------3895 points
15. Flavia Pennetta (Italy)-------------------- 3795 points
16. Shuai Peng (China)------------------------3268 points
17. Jelena Jankovic (Serbia)-------------------3240 points
18. Sara Errani (Italy)-------------------------3090 points
19. Garbine Muguruza (Spain)------------------2950 points
20. Venus Williams (United States)-------------2867 points

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Notable retirements:

Na Li, Nadia Petrova. Maria Kirilenko
 

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2013 Top 20 Rankings

Singles (Best 10 results)


01. Serena Williams (United States)----------24600 points
02. Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)--------------14845 points
03. Maria Sharapova (Russia)----------------9473 points
04. Na Li (China)----------------------------9015 points
05. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland)-----------7485 points
06. Marion Bartoli (France)------------------7252 points *retired
07. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)---------- 5935 points
08. Sara Errani (Italy)-----------------------5485 points
09. Jelena Jankovic (Serbia)-----------------5170 points
10. Simona Halep (Romania)-----------------5002 points

11. Roberta Vinci (Italy)--------------------4475 points
12. Sloane Stephens (United States)--------4395 points
13. Sabine Lisicki (Germany)----------------4112 points
14. Angelique Kerber (Germany)-------------4090 points
15. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)-----------3445 points
16. Samantha Stosur (Australia)------------3340 points
17. Maria Kirilenko (Russia)-----------------3310 points
18. Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium)---------------3226 points
19. Ana Ivanovic (Serbia)-----------------3015 points
20. Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain)----------2955 points

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Notable retirements:

Marion Bartoli
 

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2012 Top 20 Rankings

Singles (Best 10 results)


01. Serena Williams (United States)----------22680 points
02. Maria Sharapova (Russia)----------------17730 points
02. Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)--------------17550 points
04. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland)-----------10100 points
05. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)------------8782 points
06. Sara Errani (Italy)------------------------7990 points
07. Angelique Kerber (Germany)---------------6835 points
08. Samantha Stosur (Australia)--------------5175 points
09. Na Li (China)-----------------------------5115 points
10. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)-------------4590 points

11. Nadia Petrova (Russia)-------------------4165 points
12. Marion Bartoli (France)-------------------4050 points
13. Ana Ivanovic (Serbia)--------------------2520 points
14. Maria Kirilenko (Russia)-------------------3410 points
15. Kim Clijsters (Belgium)--------------------3269 points *retired
16. Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia)-------------3060 points
17. Kaia Kanepi (Estonia)--------------------2959 points
18. Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic)----------2860 points
19. Roberta Vinci (Italy)---------------------2845 points
20 Jelena Jankovic (Serbia)------------------2475 points

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Notable retirements:

Kim Clijsters, Anna Chakvetadze, Agnes Szavay, Gisela Dulko

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Interesting Statisitc:

Every member of the top ten represents a different nation. They also represent 4 continents.
 

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2011 Top 20 Rankings

Singles (Best 10 results)


01. Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)----------15155 points
02. Na Li (China)---------------------------11512 points
03. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)-----------10605 points
04. Maria Sharapova (Russia)----------------9405 points
05. Samantha Stosur (Australia)-------------9330 points
06. Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)--------------8630 points
07. Kim Clijsters (Belgium)-------------------7403 points
08. Vera Zvonareva (Russia)----------------7195 points
09. Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland)----------6780 points
10. Marion Bartoli (France)------------------5990 points

11. Andrea Petkovic (Germany)------------5485 points
12. Francesca Schiavone (Italy)-----------5400 points
13. Serena Williams (United States)--------5362 points
14. Sabine Lisicki (Germany)---------------4039 points
15. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia)-----3557 points
16. Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia)----------3450 points
17. Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia)----------3285 points
18. Flavia Pennetta (Italy)----------------3067 points
19. Shuai Peng (China)-------------------2970 points
20. Jelena Jankovic (Serbia)--------------2900 points

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Notable retirements:

Justine Henin, Dinara Safina, Alona Bondarenko (returned in 2017), Sybille Bammer, Alicia Molik
 

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2010 Top 20 Rankings

Singles (Best 10 results)


01. Kim Clijsters (Belgium)-------------------13907 points
02. Serena Williams (United States)----------13800 points
03. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark)------------10860 points
04. Francesca Schiavone (Italy)--------------9797 points
05. Vera Zvonareva (Russia)------------------9265 points
06. Samantha Stosur (Australia)-------------7605 points
07. Venus Williams (United States)-----------7450 points
08. Jelena Jankovic (Serbia)-----------------6030 points
09. Elena Dementieva (Russia)---------------6030 points *retired
10. Justine Henin (Belgium)------------------3829 points

11. Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)---------------5310 points
12. Na Li (China)----------------------------4855 points
13. Aravane Rezai (France)------------------3421 points
14. Nadia Petrova (Russia)-------------------3405 points
15. Shahar Peer (Israel)---------------------3285 points
16. Flavia Pennetta (Italy)------------------3280 points
17. Kaia Kanepi (Estonia)-------------------3211 points
18. Ana Ivanovic (Serbia)------------------3209 points
19. Jie Zheng (China)-----------------------3185 points
20. Maria Sharapova (Russia)------------------3184 points

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Notable retirements:

Lindsay Davenport, Elena Dementieva, Virginia Ruano-Pascual
 
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