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Why do some tournies not use current rankings?

I was just looking at the entry list for the Italian Open -and the ranking is as of 4/3/06. Why don't they use more current ranking (like even the week or 2 weeks before), when they issue the seeds for the draw?

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Nation RankPlayer Name Seq Pref
ITALY
May 15, 2006
Doubles
Sng Qual
Singles
Main Draw
Director
ROME Tier I
$1,340,000
SERGIO PALMIERI
709 Draw
64
32
32
Qual
8
1
Byes
8
0
4
W C
4
4
3
Feed ups
0
0
0
Direct In Accept Rank Update Ranking
44 4/3/2006
28
24
Main Draw Withdrawal Deadline 4/10/2006
Qualifing Withdrawal Deadline 5/1/2006
In / Out O Ball
CLAY
5/15/2006
Surface
Main Draw Start Date
SR
FRAF 1Amelie MAURESMO1
BELF 2Kim CLIJSTERS2
RUSF 4Maria SHARAPOVA3
FRAF 6Mary PIERCE4
RUSF 7Nadia PETROVA5
RUSF 8Elena DEMENTIEVA6
SUIF 9Patty SCHNYDER7
RUSF 10Svetlana KUZNETSOVA8
USAF 11Venus WILLIAMS9
RUSF 12Anastasia MYSKINA10
ITAF 13Francesca SCHIAVONE11
CZEF 14Nicole VAIDISOVA12
SVKF 15Daniela HANTUCHOVA13
GERF 16 1Anna-lena GROENEFELD14
RUSF 17Elena LIKHOVTSEVA15
SCGF 18Ana IVANOVIC16
ITAF 19Flavia PENNETTA17
RUSF 20Dinara SAFINA18
FRAF 21Tatiana GOLOVIN19
JPNF 22Ai SUGIYAMA20
RUSF 23Maria KIRILENKO21
AUSF 23Alicia MOLIK22 SR
FRAF 24Nathalie DECHY23
SUIF 25Martina HINGIS24
ESPF 26Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES25
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Because they wanna know earlier who will be play, to prepare and advertise tournament. They made cut off six weeks before tournament,.
Week before when they doing Maid Draw use current rankings (or ranking from last week). That Entry List is usually updated once a week (or more if someone withdraw).
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Thanks for the clarity! Really hoping Martina can be seeded for the Italian Open!
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