Originally Posted by bellascarlett
Hmmm but thing is, let's say Maria does well in her next two tournies, wouldn't Momo need this week to keep up with Maria just because Amelie has more points to defend in the indoor season (gez it also depends on how many more events she plays)? Sorry don't really know how to calculate points myself. Although I know Momo lost early much last indoor season before winning b4 the YEC.
Here's how the Race stands now:
Cur Name/Country Rank Pts Tours
1 HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE BEL
2 MAURESMO, AMELIE FRA
3 SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS
4 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS
My thought is that Ame doesn't want to come into the two Tier I's tired when Pova comes in fresh. Ame has a small lead on Pova and wants to go for the same number of points, not gain a few points at a lower level event.
JHH will only play the YEC, according to her website. If Pova or Ame win both the tier I's and the YEC they will be #1. This is most important to Ame. She really wants the record book to show her at #1 for the 2006.
Winning the tournaments is the most important thing to Pova - she wants to win, especially the Moscow event! If she is as sharp as at the USO, it is going to be difficult to stop her but it's Ame's only chance. Moscow could be the most vicious tournament of the year.
Getting through the YEC without further damage is the most important thing to JHH so she can be ready for 2007.