Caroline Wozniacki clinched her second-straight year-end No. 1 ranking on Wednesday, becoming the first woman to go back-to-back at the top spot since Justine Henin in 2007 and tying tennis luminaries like Monica Seles and Serena Williams on the career list. For her efforts she received a lovely piece of crystal from the WTA, which she can add to the other celebratory bowls, numerous floral arrangements and pieces of cake that she's been awarded for various No. 1 milestones over the past 55 weeks.
Busted Racquet collected photos from each of Caro's milestones for a gallery we're calling "the WTA sure likes to give Caroline Wozniacki a lot of stuff for being No. 1."
Ranked No. 1 for 52 weeks, Oct. 7, 2011:
Regains No. 1, Feb. 18, 2011:
This one is my favorite, by far. The WTA was congratulating Wozniacki for regaining the No. 1 ranking that she had lost for exactly four days. Kim Clijsters took over at No. 1 after winning the Australian Open and going to the finals in Paris but was idle in Dubai, which enabled Wozniacki to regain the top spot after a run to the semifinals.
Clinches year-end No. 1, Oct. 29, 2010:
At least they changed the trophy from 2010 to 2011.
Ascends to No. 1, Oct. 7, 2010:
All kidding aside, the WTA should be celebrating No. 1. Aside from winning a major, its the greatest achievement in tennis. And for as much as we talk about how important it is to get a Slam, being a former No. 1 is actually a far more exclusive club and not a bad way to lead off your career obituary.