Justine’s Henin’s new WTA ranking is the biggest mystery next to what the heck is going on with “Lost”. Unfortunately, unlike the tv show, tennis fans will have to wait until Henin plays her third WTA event before the computer officially cranks out the numbers. Henin and her coach Carlos Rodriguez have said that she might play Indian Wells in March but haven’t committed.
So to save time, I have tried to do some number crunching myself. Based on the WTA’s ranking breakdown which you can find here, Henin’s “ranking” goes like this.
For Henin’s Finalist run at the Brisbane International, Henin earned 200 points and for her Finalist run at the Australian Open, she earned 1400 points giving her a current total of 1600 points.
Based on the February 1st rankings that just came out, Henin would be “ranked” No. 38 tied with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova who also has 1600 points.
The new WTA rankings have Serena Williams and Dinara Safina still at No. 1 and No.2 respectively while Caroline Wozniacki climbs to a career high No. 3, Svetlana Kuznetsova falls to No. 4 and Venus Williams rounds up one to No. 5. Victoria Azarenka moves up one to No. 6, Elena Dementieva, after her “nightmare” draw at the AO falls to No.7 while Jelena Jankovic for some reason stays No. 8. Agnieska Radwanska is at No. 9 while Na Li becomes the first Chinese player, man or woman, to crack the top 10 at No. 10.
Other notable rankings include Maria Sharapova who slides to No. 16, Kim Clijsters slides down two spots to No. 17, Nadia Petrova stays put at No.19 while Jie Zheng, thanks to her semifinal run at the AO, leaps back into the top 20 again at No. 20.