x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Serena vs Safina - who is the real No 1?

Serena has been firing verbal volleys in the direction of her arch enemy Dinara Safina for much of this year due to the Russian holding the coveted No 1 ranking for 26 weeks without endorsing that elite status with a grand slam title.

Serena has been firing verbal volleys in the direction of her arch enemy Dinara Safina for much of this year due to the Russian holding the coveted No 1 ranking for 26 weeks without endorsing that elite status with a grand slam title. Safina's achievements this year - winning three titles and reaching eight finals on the WTA Tour, her best campaign in a decade on the world circuit - pale in comparison to the younger Williams sister, who has collected two of this year's four grand slams and won 11 in total to the Russian's zero in the majors. Who deserves to be the No 1 ranked women's tennis player?