Williams needs to win Open to be No. 1
Here's one indication of how complicated the WTA's computer ranking system is: The WTA itself has a tough time figuring everything out.
A day after saying that Serena Williams could move past No. 1 Dinara Safina in the Sept. 21 rankings by reaching the U.S. Open final, the tour reversed itself Tuesday.
Instead, the tour clarified, Williams could rise from No. 2 a week after the tournament ends "if [and only if]" she were to win the U.S. Open.
There has been discussion and debate ...
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2009 U.S. Open
Women's singles: Kim Clijsters, Belgium
Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina
Men's doubles: Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic and Leander Paes, India
Women's doubles: Serena and Venus Williams, United States
Mixed doubles: Carly Gullickson and Travis Parrott, United States
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