New WTA Tour chairwoman and CEO Stacey Allaster touched the hot topic of women's world rankings right after being appointed on Monday.
"It's a 52-week ruling average and it's a combination of the Grand Slams and Tour events. Without question, based on the ranking system, with consistent performance at the Slams and at the Tours, Dinara Safina is the number one player," Allaster said.
"Every fan has their own (ranking) measure, what we know is that we have a system… (Safina) has had a great season and she will win a Grand Slam I have no doubt in my mind."
Allaster came to the Tour on January 1, 2006 in the newly-created role of President, and has now succeeded Larry Scott, who was Chairman and CEO of the Tour for six years. (source: Reuters, photo via: Sony Ericsson WTA Tour)