Despite losing her last match at the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships, by virtue of Maria Sharapova’s withdrawal, Caroline Wozniacki secured the year-end No.1 ranking already during the round-robin phase of the tournament. Except for a brief No.2 position for a week, when Kim Clijsters overtook her ranking, Wozniacki has been the world No.1 women’s tennis player during the entire year. Additionally, last year she also finished No.1, which makes her only the eighth woman in history to achieve the feat in two successive years.
The 21-year-old Wozniacki joins legends such as Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Lindsay Davenport, Justine Henin and Martina Hingis. You can’t ask for more than that!
Highlights of Wozniacki’s 2011 season are six WTA titles, five of which are from Premier events (Dubai, Indian Wells, Charleston, Brussels and New Haven), two finals (Doha and Stuttgart) and two Grand Slam semifinals (Australian Open and US Open).
Finally, only ten WTA players can pride themselves on finishing the year on top of the rankings: Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Serena Williams, Justine Henin, Jelena Jankovic and Caroline Wozniacki. (photo: sr_cranks)