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With her victory over Justine Henin today. Serena has a total of 6006 points in only 13 tournaments and still counting. Congratulations on one awesome milestone and year as well. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
 

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congrats serena :)
 

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I dont mean to put a dampner on things, and this is a great achievement but imagine trying to defend them all next year :).

Congrats anyway!!
 

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Bezza said:
I dont mean to put a dampner on things, and this is a great achievement but imagine trying to defend them all next year :).

Congrats anyway!!
Defending is not an issue if you really look at it. A player is ranked by the points they amass in a rolling 52 week period. In order to be #1 you must play like it. Serena has proved she is number one for this year. Now she must go out and prove she is number one for next year. If she is truly #1, she will play like it therefore no problem. The only problem she will encounter however is bonus points. She will lose all those bonus points. :cool:
 

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GO SERENA AS LONG AS YOU KEEP BEATING VENUS YOU WILL ALWAYS BE NUMBER ONE TO ME!!!!!! (and since she is like Venus 2.0 she should always beat Vee )
 

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But when you consider that she reached 6000 points by playing only 13 tourneys, if she plays a couple more tourneys, she'll put an even bigger distance between herself and the rest of the players so that it won't matter next year if she doesn't defend all her points.
 

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Congratulations, Serena :)

does anyone know what was the highest points total Martina Hingis had while she was ranked No. 1?

I don't remember, is Serena scheduled to play all three: Zurich, Filderstadt and LA?
 

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Martina Hingis had 6264 points at the end of 1997. here's the top ten if anyone's interested:

1 (4) Martina Hingis 11-1-2 75-5 6264
2 (3) Jana Novotna 3-3-5 54-15 3753
3 (9) Lindsay Davenport 6-1-3 59-16 3696
4 (17) Amanda Coetzer 1-0-8 61-26 3360
5 (2) Monica Seles 3-4-1 45-13 2988
6 (7) Iva Majoli 3-0-4 45-23 2875
7 (20) Mary Pierce 1-3-1 45-15 2861
8 (11) Irina Spirlea 0-1-3 47-23 2577
9 (2) Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 0-2-3 47-24 2361
10 (14) Mary Joe Fernandez 1-0-4 40-18 2114

and the top ten money list of 1997:

1 Martina Hingis $3,400,196
2 Jana Novotna 1,685,115
3 Lindsay Davenport 1,533,101
4 Iva Majoli 1,227,332
5 Monica Seles 914,020
6 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 890,512
7 Mary Pierce 881,639
8 Mary Joe Fernandez 769,132
9 Natasha Zvereva 746,643
10 Irina Spirlea 720,758

*another interesting tidbit of informantion, if Serena wins tomorrow, she will become the first number one ranked player to win Liepzig since 1993 when Steffi Graf won it

now getting back to the topic, congrats and good luck tomorrow :)
 

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Congratulations, Serena :)

does anyone know what was the highest points total Martina Hingis had while she was ranked No. 1?

I don't remember, is Serena scheduled to play all three: Zurich, Filderstadt and LA?
She definitely will play Filderstadt, Zurich and La where she is defending Winner's points. I have also heard rumors she is also playing Linz. Can anyone else verify this? :cool:
 

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well, serena's almost guaranteed more points than martina had in 97 (unless she does something really weird in the final tomorrow and in the rest of the tournaments before LA that she plays). and she's almost got as much prize money :D :

1 SERENA WILLIAMS $3,039,731.00 $128,595.00 $0.00 $3,168,326.00

which doesnt include the money she'll get this week.

go serena :D :bounce: :bounce:
 

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way to go Serena!!!!!!! :bounce:
 

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And not that long ago many of us (me included) were saying that no one would dominate, all the big tournaments and slams would be split, and number one would be juggled around...

:eek:
 
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