Friday, October 17, 2008

Top Ten Rankings

Jelena Jankovic
Jelena Jankovic is the top ranked woman in the world. The fact that she still hasn’t won a Slam Major, has only nine titles and a losing record against most of the top players is a major source of embarrassment for the tour. She has won the last three titles to give herself some sort of credibility but really she’s only at the top because she overplays. Her record against the other top players is not good.

Of the current top ten only Serena, Maria, Venus, Ana and Dinara (in that order) have winning records against the rest of the top ten. Jelena Jankovic is just a pretender, her record against the current top ten is 27-31 which means four more losses then wins against the current top ten. If we ranked the current top ten by winning records against each other then they would look like this:

Serena Williams (Usa) 38 18 20
Maria Sharapova (Rus) 34 23 11
Venus Williams (Usa) 34 25 9
Ana Ivanovic (Ser) 22 17 5
Dinara Safina (Rus) 25 24 1
Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) 34 35 -1
Jelena Jankovic (Ser) 27 31 -4
Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) 6 14 -8
Elena Dementieva (Rus) 25 37 -12
Vera Zvonareva (Rus) 19 40 -21

And Jankovic would be seventh not first. Which sounds about right to me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Get a life :)


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