All of these players have reached #1 on the computer at one point, but were any of them really ever considered the best player in the World. It is multiple choice so vote for the ones you think were at some point considered the best. I will go through each: Sharapova- No I dont think there is ever a point she was considered the best player in the World. She was often one of the 3 best but never the best. In 2004 most though it was Henin when healthy, Davenport, or possibly Serena. In 2005 at the start some thought it was Serena after she returned to the slam winners circle by winning the Australian, but as the year went on it was clear it was either Davenport or Clijsters. Throughout 2006 either Mauresmo or Henin was considered the best player in the World, and at the start of 2007 it seemed to be Henin or Serena, but by the end of 2007 clearly Henin again. Even after winning the 08 Australian Open, Henin who had dominated most of the last year was still considered the best I think, then by the time Henin had retired Serena had continued beating Maria (and beaten Henin) and reasserted her superiority. Even while ranked #1 on the computer she was never viewed as a weak #1, but not quite the best player still. Jankovic- No. The only time she was close was at the end of 2008 but I think most considered Serena the best. Ivanovic- No. Moya- No. Safina- No. Kafelnikov- No. Nearly everyone considered Pete Sampras the best while he was ranked #1. Rios- No. He hadnt won a slam so Sampras was still considered the best then by most. Capriati- Won 3 slams in 13 months but I dont think she was ever considered the best. Venus was always considered better than her in 2002 and early 2003, then Serena took over. Ferrero- I would say no. He had been destroyed by Roddick in the U.S Open final soon before becoming #1, and apart from the U.S Open and a couple ATP Championships (none which he won) had made little impression outside of clay. Roddick and Federer were considered better overall. I wont count Wozniacki as she still has alot of potential future time at #1 and it is too soon to say if she will ever be considered the best player in the World or not (if in your mind she hasnt been yet).