The women's draw is a complete mess, but there are still two great viable, "this is what the tour needs" winners left.
This happened, and what's great is they both made the final.
The men's draw is also a complete mess, the likes of which they haven't seen in a long time, and in their case, there's one ideal winner, a couple likable breakthroughs, one perfectly acceptable, and one (very unlikely) big WOW moment left.
Stef was the ideal winner, but to be honest, there's really no shame in losing your first two slam finals to Novak Djokovic. He now joins the ranks of Nadal, Federer, and Murray in having lost multiple majors to Novak, not everybody can say that!
Novak was 'perfectly acceptable' in that he is one of the greatest to ever play, whether people like it or not, and he clearly has no intention of stopping. If people want his slam total stopped below 25, you better start cheering for the likes of Stef and Alcaraz to make big strides quickly.
She'd still be behind Pegula even with Wimbledon points.
Pegula's not the problem with those rankings; she's so consistent, has a 1000 title to her name, and rarely loses before her seeding, a lot of times losing to the eventual champion.
It's the fact that Rybakina is behind the likes of Sakkari, Kasatkina, and Blehncic, which is just ridiculous.