Osaka F: Kops-Jones/Spears d. Date-Krumm/Watson 6-1 6-4
What a fall season for them
They will now be around 160 points behind Kirilenko/Petrova going into Moscow, so I think this how the final race for the 4th spot looks.
-If Kirilenko/Petrova reach the finals or win Moscow, they will automatically go to Istanbul
-Kops-Jones/Spears MUST reach at least the semifinals in Moscow to go to Istanbul. They will qualify if they win Moscow and Kirilenko/Petrova lose in the semifinals or earlier, OR they reach the semifinals and Maria/Nadia lose 1st round.
They are actually only 32 points behind Nadia/Maria. The Americans have to go one round further in Moscow.
I could be wrong, but I thought that Abi/Raquel's worst result from their top 11 tournaments this year was 130 points. So when you knock that off and add 280 points from Osaka, wouldn't they only close the gap by 150?
Plus, the Moscow draw came out. Abi/Rocky and Nadia/Maria are in the same half, so we could have a blockbuster semi between them! Nadia/Maria got a MUCH kinder quarter of the draw though...