Tennis 2011: Spain snatches the silverware and the Global Cup

Spain wins Davis Cup 2011
With an exciting victory over strong contestants Argentina, Spain wins both the 2011 Davis Cup, one of the oldest trophies in Tennis, and the GSN Tennis Global Cup.
The Davis Cup victory earned Spain 40 GSN points, just enough to keep Serbia at bay in the Global Cup ranking.
It’s a repeat performance for Spain after the 2010 Global Cup victory, a strong improvement over 3rd place in 2009. Also improved in the ranking are Serbia, up one position, and Federerland, up two.
Russia is the (relatively) unhappy one, losing 2 positions: not as bad as the USA (hear, hear), who finished 8th with a loss of four positions.
The gender results reflect the ATP rankings, though not necessarily in the same order: thus in the Men Tennis Global Cup, Spain (Nadal) is tops, followed by Serbia (Djokovic, who instead leads the current ATP ranking), by Switzerland and Great Britain (these two fit).
The Ladies: quite surprisingly, Spain is nowhere in the Global Cup ranking: here the top four are Russia, Czech Republic, China and Germany plus Italy (same points). Interesting to compare this with the current WTA ranking: Denmark (Wozniacki) first and ninth in the GSN ranking, Czech Republic (Kvitova) second, Belarus (Azarenka) third and Russia (Sharapova) fourth.
It’s clear that the GSN system gives a better indication of each country’s strength in depth, while the Professional rankings put the individual first.