On the front page of Maria's official site, it goes sth like this:
Maria has ended the year No.4. This is Maria's highest year end ranking since 2006. Highlights of Maria's year includes winning Rome and Cincinnati, reaching the final at Wimbledon and Miami and the semis at Roland Garros and Miami.
Here are Maria's previous year end rankings: 2010: 18 2009: 14 2008: 9 2007: 5 2006: 2 2005: 4 2004: 4 2003: 32 2002: 186
It's so sad that Maria can't end the year with World No. 2! It's so close!
Another sad thing is that there will not be any WTA matches until this year ends.
For Maria's next tournament, is it going to be Hong Kong Classic? Can't wait to see her !
P.S. Recently there are some users sent me emails, wrongly think that I'm Maria, just want everyone know that I'M NOT MARIA! I'm just a fan of Maria from HK.
Posted on November 14, 2011
Maria started the year ranked No.18 and climbed 14 spot to finish the year No.4. In between, Maria got as high as No.2 in September.Here is a look at the climb:JanuaryMaria starts the year No.18AprilMaria reaches the final in Miami and re-enters the top 10 at No.9 for the first time in two yearsJulyAt No.5 after reaching the final at Wimbledon, Maria is back in the top 5 in nearly three yearsSeptemberMaria gets up to No.2. This is Maria's highest ranking since July 2008.OctoberEnds 2011 at No.4. This is Maria's highest year-end ranking since 2006.
And when was Maria number 1?
I think she was number 1 for few weeks.
Three times. Per WTA:
2005 - Another Top 5 season; on August 22, became 16th player (first Russian) to rise to No.1 (spent a total of seven weeks at No.1, one initially before Davenport regained it then six more from September 12 to October 23...
2006 - could have had No.1 at year's end (in first three-way race for year-end No.1 at WTA Championships, w/Henin and Mauresmo)
2007 - spent first three weeks of season at No.2 and rose to No.1 after Australian Open (spending seven weeks at No.1 to bring her career total to 14 weeks; lost it to Henin on March 19).
2008 - returned to No.1 on May 19, the week after Henin retired and took name off rankings (held it for three weeks, bringing career tally to 17 weeks)