Tennis Magazine (France) made a survey of opinion among 72 male players and 68 female players to rank the most important tennis competitions in 2009 in their minds. Each player granted 1 point for his (her) most important event, 2 points for the second one, 3 points for the third one and so on. Here are the results of that poll : Men's ranking 1 Wimbledon 201.5 points 2 Roland Garros 219.5 3 U.S. Open 236.5 4 Australian Open 240.5 5 Davis Cup 429.5 6 Masters Cup 631 7 Miami 644 8 Monte Carlo 649.5 9 Indian Wells 671 10 Paris Bercy 705 11 Rome 720 12 Madrid 770.5 13 Canadian Open 804 14 Cincinatti 819.5 15 Shanghai 898 Tennis Magazine (France) circa 1982-1983 had made the same sort of poll and already the French Open was ranked ahead of the US Open in the players' opinion which was then surprising and once again it is confirmed today. Other point : though many top players tended to dismiss the Davis Cup in the previous years this event is ranked ahead of the Masters Cup. Perhaps the fact that from now on ATP points are granted players have changed their opinion. Miami is still the most important Masters 1000 event and though it is not compulsory to enter the Monte Carlo event anymore (to get ATP points) this tourney is just behind Miami. Women’s ranking 1 Australian Open 190 2 Roland Garros 220 3 U.S. Open 247.5 4 Wimbledon 271 5 Miami 503 6 Indian Wells 520 7 Fed Cup 524 8 Rome 580 9 Dubaï 611.5 10 Masters 661 11 Madrid 713.5 12 Toronto 753.5 13 Tokyo 773.5 14 Pékin (Beijing) 774 15 Cincinatti 817.5 The most surprising news is that the women had switched Wimby’s and the Australian’s men’s positions : Wimbledon only 4th and the Australian, supposed to be the least prestigious Slam tourney, at the 1st place. The Wightman Cup created in 1923 (held until 1989) was for the ladies the equivalent of the original Davis Cup competition : a team event between the two strongest nations at the time, the USA and the British Isles. But gradually the Davis Cup became a world event while the Wightman Cup remained faithful to its original format. So in 1963 was created the Federation Cup (which became in 1996 the Fed Cup) the so-called equivalent of the Davis Cup but the Fed Cup never succeeded in truly seducing the players and it still stands nowadays behind the Miami and Indian Wells tourneys. Last point : apparently the women's Masters is not a very important event (only 10th in their ranking).