Liudmila Samsonova, a Russian WTA player, suggests that despite Aryna Sabalenka officially holding the number one rank, Iga Swiatek is the true number one player. While this might initially sound unusual, it primarily reflects her personal perspective. Swiatek undeniably demonstrated exceptional performance throughout the year, often showcasing the skills of a top-tier player.\r\n\r\nHowever, the official ranking system determines the position based on a calculated formula, primarily reflecting consistency. It's not uncommon for certain players to hold the top rank, even if the general consensus is that another player is currently performing better.\r\n\r\nREAD: \u201cGirona vs Almeria: Explosive Showdown Predictions & Betting Tips for October 22nd, 2023!\u201d\r\n\r\nSabalenka managed to surpass Swiatek due to her remarkably steady performance and impressive displays throughout the year. Swiatek's inconsistency cost her the rank, although for Samsonova, she remains the player to look up to.\r\nSamsonova\r\n"Iga, 100%. I feel she's the real No. 1," Samsonova stated. "We spoke during the final in Beijing. She approached me with genuine kindness during the ceremony. It was like she understood the challenges. As I got to know her better, I sensed something special."\r\n\r\nMany of Swiatek's peers would likely echo Samsonova's sentiments, considering that Swiatek held the top spot for more than a year. She exemplified the consistent performance that Sabalenka has demonstrated this year, and there remains a possibility for her to reclaim her former position.\r\n\r\nUndoubtedly, Swiatek is determined to regain her position, and the upcoming WTA Finals will serve as a significant gauge. In some respects, some may perceive the winner of that event as the current best player, as perspectives vary. Samsonova's admiration for Swiatek remains steadfast, solidifying her choice.