The WTA computer can sometimes be the source of much contention. There have been instances of players being ranked #1 while most players viewed somebody else as truly the best. Such could be the case if Victoria Azarenka doesn’t defeat Serena Williams in the Wimbledon 2012 semifinals. If Vika and Agnieszka Radwanska both lose their semifinal matches (Aga plays Angelique Kerber), Azarenka will ascend to the world #1 ranking. However, that would also be yet another loss for Vika to Serena. If she loses that match but becomes #1, it would be hollow. The same is true for Aga. If Serena beats Vika, but Aga advances to the final then Radwanska will become #1. However, the possibility would also exist that Aga could lose to Serena in the final. Once again, the #1 ranking would not necessarily represent who is the best at the moment. If Vika defeats Serena…a tall order considering how tough it’s been to break Serena’s serve…then I would consider her the true #1 even if she were to go on to lose the final. Of course, with all the possibilities surrounding Vika, Aga and Serena, Angelique Kerber just keeps on winning, adding to her tour leading match win total. Could this be her Major breakthrough?
Singles – Quarterfinals
(2) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) d. Tamira Paszek (AUT) 63 76(4)
(3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (17) Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 75 46 75
(6) Serena Williams (USA) d. (4) Petra Kvitova (CZE) 63 75
(8) Angelique Kerber (GER) d. (15) Sabine Lisicki (GER) 63 67(7) 75