The Reuters global sports blog
Worthy number one or just a sad reflection of the way women’s tennis has evolved into a game of low-risk baseline slugging?
That is the question being asked after Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki was confirmed as the new world number one.
Is she worthy? Well, the WTA rankings system would suggest that she is — just as Jelena Jankovic and Dinara Safina were when they rose to the top without winning the game’s top prizes.
Over the course of the year the 20-year-old has proved the most consistent performer on Tour and the best-placed to benefit from the injury which has sidelined 13-times grand slam singles champion Serena Williams since she won Wimbledon.