Something I noticed…

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Just a curiosity… a peculiarity in this week’s WTA rankings. Not a flaw, though, because I think the current system is fair and works. And until someone comes up with something better, I’ll keep supporting it.


But thing is, Samantha Stosur failed – to defend her Charleston title. This means she hasn’t won a title in the past 52 weeks – or 12 months, or a year, as you please. So, I was looking at the WTA rankings and noticed that five top-15 players haven’t won a singles title in the past year or so, and two of them are inside the top-10.


As I said before, this is no big deal. Just a curiosity, an useless fact. The top-15 players and the titles they hold right now.


Caroline Wozniacki – 8 – Copenhagen, Montreal, New Haven, Beijing, Tokyo, Dubai, Indian Wells and Charleston


Kim Clijsters – 4 – Cincinnati, US Open, Masters, Australian Open


Vera Zvonareva – 1 – Doha


Francesca Schiavone – 2 – Barcelona and Roland Garros


Victoria Azarenka – 4 – Stanford, Moscow, Miami, Marbella


Samantha Stosur – None


Li Na – 2 – Birmingham, Sydney


Maria Sharapova – 1 – Strasbourg


Serena Williams – 1 – Wimbledon


Shahar Peer – Null – Last title: Guangzhou ‘09


Marion Bartoli – Zero – Last title: Monterrey ‘09


Svetlana Kuznetsova – 1 – San Diego


Agnieszka Radwanska – Love – Last title: Pattaya ‘08


Venus Williams – The same amount of games you win when you get bageled – Last: Acapulco ‘10



A comparison? Ok. Tomas Berdych, who last lifted a trophy in Munich ’09, is the only ATP top-15 without a title in the last 15 weeks. When it comes to the top-20, Tsonga is the only other player that blanked in 2010.


In the WTA top-20, Andrea Petkovic (no.19) and Flavia Penetta (no.20) also won’t have to defend a title this year.


About Pete S. Liguori
Pete was born in São Paulo, Brasil. Loves sports - pigskin fanatic, tennis lover. One of his most famous quotes is "I'm no Tolstoi, but I love the Dallas Cowboys" His favorite quote of all time is "I'll keep playing", unknown author.

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