May 9, 2010
Venus & Serena can leave Madrid ranked 1 and 2
It has been quite some time (mid-2002 to be exact when Venus was #1 and Serena #2) that the Williams Sisters have been ranked #1 and #2. Serena is currently ranked #1 and Venus is #4 (#3 as of tomorrow) but if they both do well this week, they could possibly leave Madrid ranked (once again) #1 and #2 in the world. Here's what Serena had to say:
"It would be amazing. We've worked really hard and Venus works harder than I do. We really, really fight and try to be the best we can. That's all we're here to do is just be the best we can be."
Current world #2, Caroline Wozniacki, has 6,255 points while Venus has 5,691. That's a 564 point difference. Being that the Madrid Open Finalist collects 700 points and the Winner nabs 1000, it is mathematically possible for Venus to grab the #2 ranking depending on her match results as well as Wozniacki's.
Keep in mind that Wozniacki is defending 700 points at this tournament, she was runner up last year to Dinara Safina. Venus is only defending 80 points being that she loss in the 2nd Round.