Discussion

Don't be fooled, Jankovic earned the No. 1 ranking

Like it or not, Jelena Jankovic will stroll away from this season as the world's No. 1 player. Despite a glaring title oh-fer during the coveted Grand Slam campaign, rankings simply don't lie, writes Greg Garber.

Updated: October 30, 2008, 9:23 AM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Sounding like the commissioner of the National Football League, Larry Scott talked earlier this week about the startlingly level field that women's tennis has become, underlined by the ascension of Jelena Jankovic to the No. 1 ranking.

"We did have parity this season," said Scott, the chairman and CEO of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. "It's unusual to have that kind of balance. Jelena might not have won a major, but the great thing about the rankings is they don't lie. No ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE TENNIS HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM