15-love, Number One!

After a few days at number two following Kim Clijsters’ final at last week’s Paris event, Caroline Wozniacki has moved back into the number one position by defeating Shahar Peer 6-2 6-4 to move into the semis of Dubai.
I have to say, I’m so baffled at so many people making such a big deal over this. Firstly the WTA, presenting Caro with another of those ‘1’ shaped nettle things for regaining her ranking after the week. OTT much? There’s a chance that the pair could go back-and-forth over the next few months. And then what, a new one every week? It’s pretty damn pointless.
And secondly, the reaction from all the fans and press. At the end of the day, the #1 ranking is just a digit on a piece of paper. The whole point of the ranking system is so that the best players are seeded accordingly at every tournament. Nothing more. So all these discussions over whether she is the “deserving” number one are completely pointless.