There was no time where the Top 4 of womens rankings looked like that.
__________________ Titel [FITD]: Winner of Sydney 2012, Memphis 2013, French Open 2013, s'Hertogenbosch 2014, Metz 2014 & Auckland 2015
[Suicide T.]: Winner of WTF Masters London 2013, Shanghai 2012, Montpellier 2013 & Barcelona 2014
[TT Singles]: Challenger Rennes 2014
Federer, Nadal and Djokovic pander to plutocrats and charge huge appearance fees. The "trickle down effect" means that tournaments like the Heineken Open now have to pay appearance money for racketeers that many of us have never heard of. It's close to extortion.
At the end of Federer's first round match at the Australian Open a fawning interviewer asked about his kids and if he had bought coach Stefan Edberg a birthday present - no, by the way, the privilege of knocking up with 'King Roger' was enough of a present apparently.