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best match memories:
(no specific order):
Miami: Wozniacki d Serena (stunning upset, if Woz would play like this every day... :bolt:)
Cincinnati: Kerber d Serena
FO: Razzano d Serena + Sharapova d Zakopalova + Errani d Ivanovic!, Kerber, Stosur
USO: Robson d Clijsters + Kerber d Venus + final
 

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Discussion Starter #82 (Edited)

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best match memory:
(sadly from 3 Grand Slams only, no more WTA free on TV screen):
AO: Stephens d Serena
 

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The splitting of the ITF circuit (transition tour) is complicated for me, the way I should handle it.
It sounds like the ITF-tour is not really "open" anymore, what also will affect the WTA-tour later.

But let's see if I ever will arrive here with this project... :wink2:

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update:

I wasn't satisfied with my selfmade Grade-maker program for quite a while.
I needed some days to revise and modify it,
and in the end the proportion of points has changed in favor of the Grand Slams.
Maybe too much, but I will work with it for a while and see what happens...

The 1958 and 1959 rankings are recalculated and replaced.

Now I will work on with data transfer from 1960 thread into my database.
Let's see how many curiosities I will find within this thread.;)
 

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I can't wait Peter!

What an incredible amount of work you have put into this. I can already see myself using your lists to fill in gaps in our encyclopedia.

Your #1 rankings for Annette Van Zyl and Francoise Durr in 1966 and early were surprising to me, but both were quality players.

Martina Navratilova would love your rankings. Do you have her as #1 for 1981?

and in the end the proportion of points has changed in favor of the Grand Slams.
Maybe too much, but I will work with it for a while and see what happens...
It's incredible what even the smallest change can produce. If I tweak my system some years it changes nothing, other years can totally rearrange rankings!
 

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I can't wait Peter!

What an incredible amount of work you have put into this.
Thank you!:grin2:
believe me: to calculate only 1 week needs at least half an hour!
I can already see myself using your lists to fill in gaps in our encyclopedia.
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Your #1 rankings for Annette Van Zyl and Francoise Durr in 1966 and early were surprising to me, but both were quality players.
Do you mean by quality points? van Zyl certainly is.

Martina Navratilova would love your rankings. Do you have her as #1 for 1981?
I don't know. I want to finish first the early years of Smith Court and Moffit King before I continue there.
My published no.1 list and also my database really ends December '80.

It's incredible what even the smallest change can produce. If I tweak my system some years it changes nothing, other years can totally rearrange rankings!
As I wrote in the update notice: I wasn't satisfied with the system for a longer time, but when Reynolds became no1 and Bueno with Grand Slam victories not - I was worried much more than ever before. But even with reduced points (ca 25%) for non-Grandslams Reynolds remains the top player at that time (with that system).
 

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1960 is finished for now
 

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Hi Peter.

I like how you include the total number of events. No wonder Ann Haydon comes put at top-31 events in one year:eek:

With over 300 women ranked (347 to be exact) I can only say :worship:
That's a ton of work!

The aspect I love most about the early 1960s is how diverse and "international" the top women were.

Bueno (Brazil) was winning majors
Darlene Hard (US) the French
The Aussies were coming on strong
South Africans (Reynolds and Schurrman) in the top ten.
Yola Ramirez and Rosie Reyes of Mexico were in the mix-and by all accounts both women were sweethearts.
The British still had contenders.
Even communist nations like Hungary were represented with Suzy Kormozcy.

Finally, my eyes caught Maori player Ruia Morrison ranked as high as #30 in your rankings.

It's a lovely mixture of styles and geography.
 

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With over 300 women ranked (347 to be exact) I can only say :worship:
Thank you again.
There are more persons ranked, the PDF is still an excerpt - 3 pages out of 10.

I like how you include the total number of events. No wonder Ann Haydon comes put at top-31 events in one year
It's not the no. of tournaments it's the no. of titles (15) combined with the high ranked players she defeated enroute, by far the most quality points.

The aspect I love most about the early 1960s is how diverse and "international" the top women were.
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It's a lovely mixture of styles and geography.
Totally agree, noticed that too.
I noticed also that the women in the 50s and early 60s are widely diversified in their selection of tournaments.
There is not even a handful of tounaments per year where most top players come together, Grand Slams included.
In some weeks more than 30 draws have to be filled parallel!!!
 

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Yesterday my databae of names surpasses the mark of 10.000 rows, 1.300 rows are cross references because of marriages and variant forms of spelling. The data of only 21 years.

There are raising doubts how many rows my computer can handle...
 

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added year-end rankings for the Open Era years
(for all these again pay attention to post #3)
 

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The years 1961 and 1962 are finished for now.

I recommend the polls and expert rankings for comparison

world rankings
 

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Discussion Starter #100 (Edited)
project step4: 1959 to 1964

- finished yet
- database for names/results increased to 11426 rows
- added some further details for these years
- meanwhile changed some comments on page 1

If you find mistakes - let me know.
If you have suggestions for the representation of my ranking results - let me know.
 
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