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The WTA Ranking Method

In every game that is being done, all the players are being ranked following specific rules in which they should all comply to. A system serves as the framework of every game. The Women’s Tennis Association has devised its very own ranking method which governs all the players and the whole association itself. The ranking method can serve as a basis by which players can gauge where they are heading now or how many wins they should have to have the rank that they always have desired.

The Women’s Tennis Association has devised their own ranking system. This is based on a 52-week cumulative game. The ranking of a player is definitely determined by all her game results with a maximum of 16 tournaments for singles and 11 tournaments for doubles. As a matter of fact, those tournaments that are counted toward a player’s ranking are those yielding her the highest ranking points during the 52-week duration. So what are included here? Players must include points from the Grand Slams, Premier Mandatory tournaments and the Women’s Tennis Association Championships. Also for the top 20 players, their best two results at Premier 5 tournaments which take place at Doha, Rome, Cincinnati, Montréal or Toronto, and Tokyo will absolutely be counted.

In order to appear on the WTA rankings, players must earn ranking points in at least 3 tournaments, or a minimum of 10 singles ranking points or 10 doubles ranking points in one or more tournaments.

Let me give you the top 10 WTA Ranking for Singles:

  1. Serena Williams
  2. Victoria Azarenka
  3. Na Li
  4. Maria Sharapova
  5. Agnieszka Radwanska
  6. Petra Kvitova
  7. Sara Errani
  8. Jelena Jankovic
  9. Angelique Kerber
  10. Caroline Wozniacki

Below is how they do the point system:





The WTA has a council or committee who do the ranking and releases the result thereafter. It is also inevitable that there will be people who may do not want to have or follow the specific rules set by the council. But at the end of the day, it is still the Association who decides on the rankings. They are the body who has always been looked up to because they have the power to secure the tennis world as it is.

The Women’s Tennis Association is a very renowned organization and has yield several awards and achievements because of their hardwork in the world of tennis. There may be some factors that may contribute to some flaws of the association; however, as a part of reality, the association will encounter problems. But the best of thing is that they are able to come up with systematic rules to accommodate and regulate the whole game of tennis in the world. As the regulating body, a huge responsibility is laid on their hands, and they have not disappointed anybody because of how they do their work, how they love the sport, and how they take care of their players.

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