If special seeding is awarded to both Williams sisters, Monica Seles should get one! - TennisForum.com
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If special seeding is awarded to both Williams sisters, Monica Seles should get one!

i think the average ranking Monica receives should be somewhere around 10,
so u guys think she will get that special ranking
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if she does, it would be 18 because that was what it was after she played the french open.

of course i would like to see her get one... but i'm a fan of hers and quite biased. i know it's cliche, but tennis owes her a good year. also, i think she would deserve it just like any other player who gets one. she's been out for so long and was still ranked pretty highly while playing a few events injured.

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I haven't heard 100% if the WTA will do... but surely common sense says they will. And it should be 18.
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I haven't heard 100% if the WTA will do... but surely common sense says they will. And it should be 18.
Her ranking would be 18, but her protected seeding will probably be higher.
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who is contesting that Seles shouldn't get a special seeding?

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I really don't think they should give Seles a special seeding. IR yes, SS no.
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I can't even talk about Monica anymore. It makes me sick the way she is treated. Like at AO, when they were talking about dominant players. Court, King, Evert, Navratilova, Graf, Hingis, Serena Williams. Those were all the names they mentioned. I'm not going to comment further on the matter because I am a bit depressed about other things tonight and would sound shockingly violent if I commented further on how the tennis world treats Monica. I can't believe for years now her legacy has been glossed over. It's like the fucking commentators (most of whom had to PLAY her in the early 90's) CAN'T FUCKING REMEMBER HOW IT USED TO BE.

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i think the average ranking Monica receives should be somewhere around 10, so u guys think she will get that special ranking
If you look at all the good it did Venus, do you REALLY want her to get one?

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If you look at all the good it did Venus, do you REALLY want her to get one?
Venus couldnt care less, but for Monica, she needs it, she is not some gal in still in her prime, she needs those byes to cut down her match #'s, if WTA should award any, or give recommendations, Monica should be the one.
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I can't even talk about Monica anymore. It makes me sick the way she is treated. Like at AO, when they were talking about dominant players. Court, King, Evert, Navratilova, Graf, Hingis, Serena Williams. Those were all the names they mentioned. I'm not going to comment further on the matter because I am a bit depressed about other things tonight and would sound shockingly violent if I commented further on how the tennis world treats Monica. I can't believe for years now her legacy has been glossed over. It's like the fucking commentators (most of whom had to PLAY her in the early 90's) CAN'T FUCKING REMEMBER HOW IT USED TO BE.
i agree. mal really snubbed her. he talked about women who have held 3 grand slams at one time-- nav, chrissy, steffi, serena, henin... and he added venus and didn't mention monica... but o well. i moved on. i just thought it was ridiculous that he forgot someone who held 3 slams TWO YEARS IN A ROW. but we all know that he's just jealous and well a moron!

what's the point of giving her a special ranking without giving her a special seeding??? she's gold exempt, so she can get into any event she wants to for a while without any ranking whatsoever.
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i agree. mal really snubbed her. he talked about women who have held 3 grand slams at one time-- nav, chrissy, steffi, serena, henin... and he added venus and didn't mention monica... but o well. i moved on. i just thought it was ridiculous that he forgot someone who held 3 slams TWO YEARS IN A ROW. but we all know that he's just jealous and well a moron!

what's the point of giving her a special ranking without giving her a special seeding??? she's gold exempt, so she can get into any event she wants to for a while without any ranking whatsoever.
Well... the purpose would be entry. I'm not sure being a gold exempt covers you for entry if your ranking sails out of the top 100. Kournikova would've been a gold exempt, but without a WC she wouldn't be able to play tour events this year, not with her ranking. Am I wrong?
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Anyway, I'm a firm believer that players should return with an IR for entry, but no selective seeding. If they are truly back where they were when they left, they'll do fine. If not, they won't, but at least they won't leave a massive hole in the draw ala Venus in Oz.
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One question.

Has the ATP ever granted a special seeding? If so, when was the last time?

I'm not talking about Wimbledon selective seedings, btw.
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post #14 of 39 (permalink) Old Feb 6th, 2004, 01:35 PM
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Wasn't there an article a few moths ago where Monica said she would be back and the tour was giving her a special seeding? I remember that because it said that her real ranking would be out of the top 200 and I strarted crying....

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i think at her next granslam back, she should be seeded 16

that seems fair and square
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