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If Venus wins Antwerp she is 100% #1

Because the following week Jennifer will lose points from Oklahoma so Venus will start the week FOUR POINTS ABOVE Jennifer, so a first round loss at Dubai would still put her at #1.

I'm a huge Jennifer fan but I will congratulate Venus on reaching #1 - thoroughly deserved.

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This is exciting! But I HOPE it doesn't mean that Venus will withdraw from Dubai!

Well done, Vee!
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So if Venus wins Antwerp she is the new #1.. I am just making sure before I get my hopes up.. I hope so..
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So Venus is actually playing THREE tournaments in a row??? WHY?? I don't get it. She should be leery of injuries. I know she filled in for Serena in Belgium and she's probably getting a lot of money for playing Dubai but it's not worth risking an injury.

I hope she plans to rest a bit after Dubai.
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I guess what I should be saying is - its about damn time

Congrats to her when she finally gets there "officially"
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Jen is my absolute favorite but I think it is very cool that Venus will become number 1 with a win tomorrow. I really like Venus and think it is great for the game that she is playing a full schedule. Even better is a tight race for number 1 with Jen. It makes women's tennis incredibly exciting. Let's hope Lindsay can comeback soon and join the race.
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Well... she is probably deserve a rest..

Hopefully she won't start missing tournaments again as soon as she has reached her goal to be #1... the next goal of her should be maintaining that #1 spot.
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WHOOO!!!

GO VENUS, ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old Feb 17th, 2002, 02:07 AM
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Three tournaments in a row is not unusual. Venus has had a bye every week, and got a walkover. If she makes the Dubai Final, that's 11 matches in 3 weeks. Not a big deal as far as injury risk.
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Congrats Venus!

You can do it!!!

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Mary : Monica : Svetlana : Sania : Jennifer : Amelie
Roddick : Grosjean : David : Djokovic
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Plus she will take over 1 month off after this tournament.

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Essielewis,

After Dubai, V. doesn't play until the Ericcson in mid March since she & Serena did not enter Indian Wells this Year.
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Are you sure of this, Mark? By my calculations, Capriati has:

4825 points now;
defending 141 from Week 8 (OK City) last year

New total:

4681.

Venus had 4481 points at the start of the week;
was defending 113 from Week 7 (Nice) last year;
gets 195 round points for winning Antwerp;
4 Quality Points for defeating #89 Kournikova;
35 Quality Points for defeating #13 Farina Elia;
43 Quality Points for defeating #10 Mauresmo;
43 Quality Points for defeating #9 Henin.

New total:

4481 - 113 + 195 + 4 + 35 + 43 + 43 = 4688.

So it's actually SEVEN points.

Sorry to be nitpicky, but I was using faulty numbers that were off by eight points in Capriati's favor, so I was originally going to post a message saying that Capriati would be #1 by one point.

Of course, Capriati should end up at #1 following IW, if she can reach the final in Scottsdale.

Having said that, Venus is probably going to have to start worrying more about *Hingis* in the race for #1. Hingis does seem to have upped her play, and doesn't exactly have good results from the rest of the year after Dubai. Of course, after Scottsdale, Hingis will still be ~1000 points behind Venus.

Good for Venus and the Tour for her to be playing a reasonably full schedule! (I must admit, however, that I'd prefer to see *Dementieva* #1, with my preferences following that being Rubin, the Belgian girls, and Bedanova and Hantuchova. So I'm really rooting for Henin tomorrow. )
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No... I did some calculations of my own. It is indeed 4 points that Venus will have over Capriati

You can see the calculations in the Williams Tennis Association thread in the players forum if you want to see my calculations

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Lindsay Jelena Maria

Mary : Monica : Svetlana : Sania : Jennifer : Amelie
Roddick : Grosjean : David : Djokovic
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