At her introductory news conference, the new CEO of the WTA Tour defended the controversial rankings system. No. 1 Dinara Safina (with no career major championships) is ranked ahead of Serena Williams, who currently holds three of the Grand Slam trophies. "It's a 52-week ruling average and it's a combination of the Grand Slams and tour events," Allaster said. "Without question, based on the ranking system, with consistent performance at the Slams and at the tours, Dinara Safina is the No. 1 player."
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