re: Tennis Discussion Thread
Azarenka isn't a phony #1. She's nowhere near as good as Serena right now obviously but the rankings aren't based on who's playing best right now. Serena would be #1 if she played more events but she's in the position where she only needs to play the events she wants to play unlike the others. Azarenka's had a good year, you can't deny that. Serena fucked up at Aus and French Opens. Since then though she's been unstoppable. Sharapova is actually #1 in the race this year so she's technically had a better year than Azarenka. The rankings are as fair as they can be without being unfair to players who play and win a lot of events but they clearly don't tell the full story by having Radwanska #2 and Serena only #4. There's a reason for it though and not just poorly constructed rankings. Not like Azarenka is some Wozniacki who isn't really very good and has only got their on winning minor events. She's done well in the majors this year and won her first 26 matches this season I think.