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Can Venus wildcard into YEC?

Was wondering if Venus doesn't make it into the top 8 by November. Can a grand slam win, push that player into the the YEC tournament?
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I've heard that the 8th player can be chosen by the WTA, but I'm not sure if that is true.
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Venus is #5 in the Race to the Championship and the year is only half way over. No reason for her not to make it.
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Although she should make it b/c she is in a good spot heading into her best part of the year, I think someone said that the WTA has the right to choose the 8th player if they want to.... If it was Venus of course I'd want them to of course, but I don't think they will b/c then they'd have to hear about how they cheated somebody who had earned their spot, which is true b/c how would we feel if our fave got looked over although they earned the spot.. Hopefully Venus will make it w/o the need of a wc
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She's in a good position right now and as long as Venus can
stay healthy and play she won't need a wild card into anything.

I've heard about that rule as well and seeing
as Venus has a Slam I don't see why not.

She most certainly would've been a better
replacement last year instead of Zvonareva
that's for sure.

She won't need one.
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Although she should make it b/c she is in a good spot heading into her best part of the year, I think someone said that the WTA has the right to choose the 8th player if they want to....
I believe this to be the case, though I can't find the rule on wtachamps websites. I think this is mostly to cover cases like somebody winning two slams then being injured for four months.
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If it was Venus of course I'd want them to of course, but I don't think they will b/c then they'd have to hear about how they cheated somebody who had earned their spot...
Don't agree with you there. The players all know only the top seven are guaranteed spots. So there is no need for #8 to feel cheated. As for Venus, she's kind of in the 'golden seat', as far as being #8 goes. If #8 is also the WImbledon champ, it's kinda hard to skip them for somebody else.

What's tough is if #9 is a GS champ, #8 is a GS champ, and #7 is Petrova.

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It'll be an interesting conundrum for the WTA if Venus were to play like her late 2004/early 2005 self for the rest of the year. Because she would probably not be in the top 8 if that were to happen. If the 8th player is a slam champ like Kuznetsova, for example, it would be extremely difficult to kick her out in favor of Venus.
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Moot Point. Venus will get in on results.
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It'll be an interesting conundrum for the WTA if Venus were to play like her late 2004/early 2005 self for the rest of the year. Because she would probably not be in the top 8 if that were to happen. If the 8th player is a slam champ like Kuznetsova, for example, it would be extremely difficult to kick her out in favor of Venus.
by the end of this year I highly doubt that Kuzzy will be holding a slam.

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she wouldn't make it only if she tanks the rest of the way but it's highly improbably given her recent form
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The 8th player can be a Grand Slam winner not in the top 8, but they must be in the top 20...atleast thats what the men do.

She'l make it...it should be a competitive YEC's!
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by the end of this year I highly doubt that Kuzzy will be holding a slam.
Umm, she won last year, she'll always be a "grand slam champ."
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Umm, she won last year, she'll always be a "grand slam champ."
She said "holding"
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I doubt that it'll be an issue. Venus will almost certainly make it anyway.

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I'm really new to tennis. How do you get into the YEC?

Is it the WTA rankings? Or the Porsche Race Top 10? I was under the impression that it was the Porsche Race ...

Here's the Porsche Race Top 10:

1 L. DAVENPORT
2 M. SHARAPOVA
3 J. HENIN-HARDENNE
4 A. MAURESMO
5 V. WILLIAMS
6 K. CLIJSTERS
7 N. PETROVA
8 P. SCHNYDER
9 S. WILLIAMS
10 M. PIERCE
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