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The race to the 3rd and 4th Roland Garros seeds may be largely influenced by...

The rankings after Hamburg. These will determine the seedings for Rome, where Monica, Kim, Martina, and Serena are all committed.
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Don't forget Berlin (TierI) where Hingis and Serena are commited to play (Hingis has SFists points to defend there but Serena has no points to defend, just adding)!!!!!!!!!!!
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My point is that their schedules are all relatively close, but the seedings for Rome could be a big issue.
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Kim is also scheduled to play Berlin

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I don't see how the seedings for Rome will play a big part...

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Honestly I think that sometimes too much emphasis is put on the Grand-Slam-seedings.

As far as I remember, Monica played so much before last year's US Open to get the 8th seeding. But what's the benefit of being high-seeded if you lose in the 4th round because you are too tired of the events before ?

To win a GS, you have to be able to beat anyone. Serena has just shown that the seeding doesn't matter that much.
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I don't think there is much difference between 3-4 seed and a 5-6 seed. They all have tough QF matches.
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Good post Go Dominique-I find myself caught up in that trap too, but when I think about you are correct

Ps-I still hope Monica gets her 4th seeding trhough
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I think seeds 1-4 are equal, 5-8 are equal and 9-16 are equal.

I wouldn't care too much if I was 2nd seed or 4th seed, but that would depend on who would be in my half

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Trust me. Seedings do matter quite a bit in the Grand Slams. Take the Aussie Open. Do you think a person would rather have JenCap in the 4th rd. or would rather have a chance of getting her in the qtrs.? Again, I would imagine a player would rather be seeded in the top 4 rather than have a chance of playing Venus in the qtrs. at Wimbledon.

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Of course seedings count! How many players do you think are able to beat the #3, #2 and #1 in a row????? Not a lot! So if your chances of doing it are slim you better have a good seed! Otherwise there's a big chance you'll have those 3 in your way and probably a big chance that you won't make it as far as you'd like!!!!!


Being seeded 1/2 or 3/4 is definitely not the same! There are advantages of being seeded 1/2 over 3/4....#2 will meet #1 only in the finals while 3/4 will meet #1 or #2 in the SF!!! The same goes with 5-8 who will meet , no matter what, the top4 seeds in the QF (provided that everybody reaches that level!)

On the other hand there is no real advantage of being #1 over #2 (besides maybe having an extra day to rest!), or being #3 over #4, or again being #5 over 6/7/8.....
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I think (when I see that Kim & Seles are playing a lot of tournaments) the seeding will look something like that

#1 J. Capriati
#2 V. Williams
#3 K. Clijsters / M. Seles
#4 K. Clijsters / M. Seles
#5 S. Williams
#6 M. Hingis
#7 J. Hénin
#8 J. Dokic
#9 A. Mauresmo
#10 S. Testud

Assuming that Lindsay won't play beacause of her injury

The battle for the #3 seed will take place between Seles and Clijsters, that's for sure

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