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What must Clijsters do to take the #4 seed at the US Open?

I know it is possible for her to achieve it. Does anyone want to calculate exactly what she would have to do to get there? If so, it would be appreciated.
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Do the mathematics yourself. Or if you can't handle the mathematics, then figure it out logically.

If Kim has to jump from No. 8 to No. 4, then she has to overtake No. 4 Kuznetsova, No. 5 Justine, No. 6 Dementieva, No. 7 Serena.

All except Justine are left in the Toronto tournament. So logically, Kim has to gain as many points as possible, so probably make the finals or win the title to get to No. 4.

Justine is defending points from the Olympics. However, she may gain some points by winning the title beating Mauresmo and Kim on the way, so she will probably need to lose a bit earlier for Kim to have a chance for No. 4.
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Answer:

Here is what must happen:
1. She must win the title.
2. She must beat someone other than Vaidisova in the finals.

3A. If no walkovers then these opponents will give her enough points:
Pennetta - Dulko - Mauresmo
Pennetta - Myskina - (Mauresmo, JHH, Petrova)

3B. If there is a walkover, there is only one option to get enough points:
Pennetta (walkover) - Myskina - Mauresmo
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Kim Will probly win this Tournament ..but if she would of played Ana i dont think she would ... Kim Got Lucky

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It would ne nice to see Kim as 4th seed at USO. Otherwise top seeds could face not only JHH but also Kim in the USO QFs. I don't think either Maria or Lindsay look forward to that opportunity.
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Kim Will probly win this Tournament ..but if she would of played Ana i dont think she would ... Kim Got Lucky
Well, had she played Ana, she would get 23 additional points Then conditions 1. and 2. would still be valid while 3A. would be much simpler: any 3 opponents other than Vaidisova.
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she has to win the title to get it though, and if she faces justine in the final i'm not sure if she's gonna get it. justine can be very pursuasive in finals

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Well, if it is Pennetta - Dulko - JHH (not an unlikely scenario) then, as far as 4th seed is concerned, it wouldn't matter whether Kim wins or loses the final. Either way she won't get enough points. If she wins she will end up 9 points shy of her target.
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Well, if it is Pennetta - Dulko - JHH (not an unlikely scenario) then, as far as 4th seed is concerned, it wouldn't matter whether Kim wins or loses the final. Either way she won't get enough points. If she wins she will end up 9 points shy of her target.
yeah for kim a lot depends on the dulko-myskinamatch, cause i have the feeling she will face justine in the final. the first belgianfinal since ao, that would really be a great final. everyone pray!

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Venus is playing so I guess, there nothing she can do.

Venus will be fresh and ready this time, and riding high from her Wimby victory.
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Venus is playing so I guess, there nothing she can do.

Venus will be fresh and ready this time, and riding high from her Wimby victory.
my god, can't you stick your ego elsewhere. this is about clijsters getting the 4th seed, make one of those stupid 'who wins the usopen?' threads if you want to brag about venus

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Kim Will probly win this Tournament ..but if she would of played Ana i dont think she would ... Kim Got Lucky
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i didn't know it was posssible... kim must win this then...

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my god, can't you stick your ego elsewhere. this is about clijsters getting the 4th seed, make one of those stupid 'who wins the usopen?' threads if you want to brag about venus
Sorry, I deleted my posts. Sincerely, I did not realize the premise of the original post. Thank you for reminding me.

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She has to win the title and beat JHH on the way
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