I have already shared it on Women’s Tennis Blog that Dinara Safina will remain No.1 in the WTA rankings whichever course of events at the US Open, but Safina’s top ranking will be short lived if Serena Williams reaches the US Open finals.
If the second-ranked Williams progresses all the way to the finals, she will take Safina’s place in the rankings just one week after the US Open, in the September 21 rankings.
Slamless Dinara Safina has been ranked No.1 since April 20, 2009, even though Serena Williams won three of the last four Grand Slams.
Will defending champion Serena Williams achieve the feat and hopefully end the tiring debate about the rankings?
Additional info: Safina was upset in the third round of the ongoing US Open, while Williams will play her quarterfinal match against Flavia Pennetta later today. (source: ESPN, photo by our reader Jacob)