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I was just answering a question about how Hingis ascent to the number one position in 1997, which happened to be the first year after they changed the average points system with the 17 or 18 (not sure) events acumulative points.

The fact is that WTA has seen this system is been such a shame, ranking players based on quantity over quality.

Graf lost the number one ranking to Martina Hingis in Miami 1997 (March). While Hingis held the Australian Open win at the time, Steffi was the winner of the other 3 grand slam events and the Masters, all of the counting on her ranking and still lost the number one position.

Hard to believe but true a holder of 3 grand slam events + masters lost the number one ranking. Thanks to this ranking system which sucks.

Its incredible the many bad precedents this system has had ever since it was instated and nothing has been done to change it.

Hingis 2000 number one for the most part of the year with 0 slam wins. Followed by Hingis helding that spot for the most part of 2001 with 0 slams as well (lets remmember Hingis lost it only because she was injured and had to skip the last 2 months of the season), and now 2003 with Kim ranked at the top of the sport but with no slam wins to her credit.

I hope something is done so this does not continues to happen. :rolleyes:
 

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If they think it would serve the WTA then it will change. Kim getting to number one doesn't really give the WTA a black eye.
 

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bump :p
 
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