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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2006, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Wimbledon Women's Seeding Controversy

Okay the French Open is almost over. However, there is going to be a big public relations battle for the WTA and the Wimbledon seeding committee if certain players do not get bumped up in the seedings. The Wimbledon seeding committee will see Roddick and Henman higher than their rankings because of prior results on grass. However for the WTA the Wimbledon seeding committee continues to be sexist and they refuse to give the women a higher seeding based on prior grass court results. Lindsay Davenport a two time finalist and one time champion is currently ranked no.7 and Venus is no.13 yet she is the reigning three time Wimbledon champion. And Maria Sharapova is the 2004 Wimbledon champion. I firmly believe all three should get top four seeding. However, I bet those old farts at Wimbledon will just go by rankings. And its just not fair. Venus and Lindsay deserve a top 4 seeding if they can do it for Henman and Roddick they can do it for Lindsay and Venus. And also I want an all American final.


Wimbledon seedings top 4

1. Maria Sharapova
2. Venus Williams
3. Lindsay Davenport
4. Amelie Mauresmo
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post #2 of 58 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2006, 03:41 PM
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Personally I disagree. I don't think they should do special seeding for the men either.

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There is no controversy, and there won't be a controversy, because they're going to seed by the rankings.

The only controversy is whether the zillion useless threads started by freaks on this board about this topic will get people banned as they should be.

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To be honest, Im not to boethered where Venus is seeded. So long as she plays great then as far as her fans are concerncered she could be unseeded lol.

But it will be interesting to see what happens. Im not too sure about what is going to happen though. Im betting if Roddick wins queens again then he will be bumped up, but not too sure if Henman (now ranked sumthin like 70!) will get moved up.
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And get your facts straight. Henman won't be seeded, he can't be seeded, shut up.

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I think it's fair the way it is.

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Maria the #1 seed I would be pissed if that happened. But it doesn't matter, Venus won as the 14th seed, and Maria won as the 13th seed
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not worried about Venus at all.

it's the other players that should be worried. Venus will be ready to defend after having a very solid clay court season. and if she takes out the big guns earlier, well. . .an easier final for her!
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The only seeding I consider fair is a seeding based on the rankings.

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There will be only seeding correction that will be done against the seeding. Venus will be bumped up to #8 seed.. Which is fair. And nothing else.

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Just ranking!! Other could be unfair.. if men disagree with this.. well they have the ATP commite to protest about it..

I think is pretty better.. sexist or not.. is fair to not skip ranking.. If I was a player of ATP I surely complain about it.. but.. not special considerations talks good about sportmanship on Women side!!
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I think it should be as follows:

1-2 - Amelie (Good results there last few years)
1-2 - Kim (Depending on if she gets to the Final at the French)
3 - Maria (Obvious good results in past years)
4 - Justine (It's Justine)

5 - Petrova
6 - Venus (Top 4 is a stretch, given most results post-last Wimbledon)
7 - Lindsay (Last 3,4 years results has to mean something)
8 - Hingis (Improving form and ranking, past champ, and will fair better on Grass)

9 - Kuznetsova
10 - Myskina
11 - Dementieva
12 - Vaidisova

13 - Schnyder (She and the other 3 can be in any order here 13-16)
14 - Schiavone
15 - Groenefeld
16 - Hantuchova

Iffy between 8 and 9 for me.
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There is no controversy, and there won't be a controversy, because they're going to seed by the rankings.

The only controversy is whether the zillion useless threads started by freaks on this board about this topic will get people banned as they should be.


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post #14 of 58 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2006, 04:18 PM
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Seeding really doesn't matter. As long as your fave player wins
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post #15 of 58 (permalink) Old Jun 8th, 2006, 04:18 PM
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I wouldn't be against moving Venus to No. 8, even if it has to come at the expense of Lena D, Patty, or Nadia. This would prevent a Big Masha/Lindsay encounter with Venus in the Round of 16. But apart from this suggestions, I wouldn't change anything else.

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