WTA players’ ranking points to soar on Monday morning

The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour has introduced huge changes to the ranking system. Points have doubled in value, which will cause a significant increase to the numbers accumulated by players in 2008.

The new ranking system will go into effective on Monday, January 5. So, don’t be surprised if your favorite player has two times more points tomorrow.

The new system will count 16 of a player’s best tournaments, compared to the 17 counted in 2008.

New Top Ten Rankings for 2009

1. Jelena Jankovic
Old Ranking Points: 4710
January 5 Ranking Points: 9200

2. Serena Williams
Old Ranking Points: 3866
January 5 Ranking Points: 7732

3. Dinara Safina
Old Ranking Points: 3817
January 5 Ranking Points: 7554

4. Elena Dementieva
Old Ranking Points: 3663
January 5 Ranking Points: 7196

5. Ana Ivanovic
Old Ranking Points: 3457
January 5 Ranking Points: 6912

6. Venus Williams
Old Ranking Points: 3272
January 5 Ranking Points: 6544

7. Vera Zvonareva
Old Ranking Points: 2952
January 5 Ranking Points: 5754

8. Svetlana Kuznetsova
Old Ranking Points: 2726
January 5 Ranking Points: 5450

9. Maria Sharapova
Old Ranking Points: 2515
January 5 Ranking Points: 5030

10. Agnieszka Radwanska
Old Ranking Points: 2286
January 5 Ranking Points: 4472

(source: On the Baseline)

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