Join Date: Jan 2005
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Kuznetsova's bid at #1 in 2007
Kuznetsova is back to her career high, mostly playing solid tennis and reaching the latter stages on more consistent basis.
this week in Zurich she'll be adding up more to her tally, edging within less than a 1000 points from henin and 2300 from mauresmo. her compatriot is also still in it and within 600 points from her reach.
but Kuznetsova doesn't have much to lose this year, and next years first quarter, relativly of course.
it will all clear up exactly how much she'll need to do after the year-end championships, but for the first time in her career kuznetsova will have a chance at the top rank just after the australian-open and until april (miami). from there on she's defending alot of points almost every week it seems, so unless she puts on an amazing clay season - she will probably lose the chance untill the weeks leading up to the USopen.
as for the April standings, by then -
she will be losing 332 points.
sharapova will be losing 1289 points
henin will lose 1053 points and momo loses a massive 2281
to add in petrova - she'll be losing 1082 points
so on safe points:
mauresmo 3741-2281 = 1460
Henin 3473-1053 = 2420
sharapova 3037-1289 = 1748
kuznetsova 2408-332 = 2076
petrova 2286-1082 = 1204
so henin is still the safest bid on #1, and she'll probably do good at the YEC as well, confirming her spot at the top, but add the fact that the point changes can boost Svetlana up at the aussie open, and you have her slight crack at #1, or at least a new career high at #2.
it's going to be a very intresting year-end tourny. should she reach the SF, she'll possibly be the newest mmber of the top3 club, the 4th russian consecutivly in it to my memory (myskina #2 , sharapova #1, petrova #3).
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