Congratulations to JJ, who begins her reign at #1 today. JJ becomes the 18th #1 in WTA history and the second woman from Serbia to hold that ranking. I know I've given JJ a lot of crap over the past few weeks about this, but in all seriousness, this is a great accomplishment. Regardless of how this goes down in the record books, she should be extremely proud of the 52 weeks she has been able to put together.
All that being said, I hope she printed out this ranking sheet because it's unlikely she'll be sitting on top for more than a week. Next week, on August 18, points earned from last year's Toronto tournament drop off. JJ made the final there last year (300 points) and Ana lost in the first round (1 point).
JJ currently has a 112 point advantage over Ana. So in order to stay ahead she has to gain at least 188 points at the Olympics.
Here's the point breakdown for the Olympics:
Gold Medal - 353
Silver Medal - 245
Bronze Medal - 175
Loser 3rd/4th - 135
Quarterfinals - 90
Round of 16 - 48
Round of 32 - 28
1st Round - 1
What does it all mean? It means JJ has to play in the final in order to stay #1. Given her form and her draw, I highly doubt that's going to happen. So come August 18th, Ana will get back her #1 ranking and go into the US Open as the top seed. Coincidentally, August 18th is also when Rafa will become the new #1 on the men's side.
They are SO MFEO.
Notably, Kuzzie had a shot at the #1 ranking too but she lost today. If Serena wins the gold (which I would put money on) she will become the new #2 and less than 5 points behind Ana. That would be nice as it would guarantee that ReRe and Ana would be in opposite draws for the Open.
Phew. Too much math. C Note tired now.