Caroline Wozniacki finishes the second straight year on top

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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)



  1. Although she is finishing year again like no.1, i can’t help but feeling this season was a disappointment. After strong finish in 2010, we all were expecting more, but that didn’t happen. This year her game didn’t improve, instead it got worse. Since clay season, she is scoring pretty bad results. Of her 6 titles, on 4 tournaments she was far ahead of her opponents and a clear favourite. And her GS results are just ridiculous. Since not so recently, she’s been loosing to any player who is attacker in a good mood. If she continues like this, next year she’ll drop this place very soon.

  2. agree with you Mirjana!
    i have a question..vika is also playing the doubles draw in the tournament with kirilenko?

  3. Brenda, they have not qualified. Peschke and Srebotnik, King and Shvedova, Dulko and Pennetta, Huber and Raymond – those are the doubles pairs。

  4. I have also a question. Why did WTA change the doubles teams from 8 to 4? Wasnt the 8 teams format more competitive?

  5. Omair, in the recent years it’s always been like that. Before there used to be 16 singles players as well.

  6. Impressive. No other active player has done that! And she is only 21, being the youngest player in Istanbul Championships.


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