Safina will officially become #1 on April 13. She becomes only the 2nd Russian Woman to earn #1. Her and Marat are the only brother and sister to be #1. While I'm happy for this, I'm a bit concerned. She had numerous chances late last year and early this year to win it outright and failed every time (USO, AO, Dubai, Indian Wells, Miami). This time she got two fortunate gifts: Serena's injury (cost her in Marbella) and Azarenka winning Miami (knocked 300 pts off Serena). Given her spotty play, I have to wonder if Safina is going to live up to the ranking. Her predecessors Ivanovic and Jankovic couldn't handle it and Serena seems to hold it for just a few weeks at a time. Even with all of her faults, I'm sure she'll try her best to prove her critics she's a worthy #1. Congrats Safina!