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Maria Sharapova needs a SF in IW to keep #1 ranking!!!

With Justine's titles in Dubai and Doha, she will have 3791 points in next weeks ranking, and Sharapova 3824. That's 33 points of difference. Sharapova is defending the title in Indian Wells (325) and Justine a semifinal (146). So taking out Indian Wells, we'll have:
1. Justine Henin 3791 - 146 = 3645
2. Maria Sharapova 3824 - 325 = 3499

That's a 146 points difference. Therefore, Sharapova will need a SF in IW (210 points) to keep her #1 position. Otherwise, Justine will get it.

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Re: Maria Sharapova needs a SF in IW to keep #1 ranking!!!

Unfortunately I think Sharapova will keep it. If she's fit I don't see who should beat her before the semis. It's such a weak field
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Re: Maria Sharapova needs a SF in IW to keep #1 ranking!!!

I hope Maria draws Camille Pin in the 2nd round, and Camille finishes unfinished job!

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Re: Maria Sharapova needs a SF in IW to keep #1 ranking!!!

She'll keep it unless she gets injured.
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Re: Maria Sharapova needs a SF in IW to keep #1 ranking!!!

I really don't see anyone stopping MS from repeating her title there. All the players that could stop her aren't playing next week.
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Re: Maria Sharapova needs a SF in IW to keep #1 ranking!!!

maybe justine can get it at miami since she has very few points to defend there whereas maria was a finalist
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yes maria should win IW
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Re: Maria Sharapova needs a SF in IW to keep #1 ranking!!!

If she is still serving like crap then she just may not make it. But if she plays well then she should win the whole thing.

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Re: Maria Sharapova needs a SF in IW to keep #1 ranking!!!

justine will get it soon clayseason coming up! she has no points to defend in miami and clay warmups where she can gain a lot of points untill RG

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Re: Maria Sharapova needs a SF in IW to keep #1 ranking!!!

Justine will surely get it in Miami, with no points to defend and Sharpie defending a final...

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Re: Maria Sharapova needs a SF in IW to keep #1 ranking!!!

With Sharapova not playing for a month, I don't know how she will come back.

If she's playing like late 06', she should win because of the weak field, but she could get a tough first few rounds and drop out early.
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IW is for Pova
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Re: Maria Sharapova needs a SF in IW to keep #1 ranking!!!

maria is still a reluctant #1. maria needs to get her game back, and make being #1 her mission. she seems to be content being top 5 and winning a slam here and there. justine seems to wear #1 a little better.
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Re: Maria Sharapova needs a SF in IW to keep #1 ranking!!!

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Justine will surely get it in Miami, with no points to defend and Sharpie defending a final...
and maria has very few points to defend inthe clay court season.
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and maria has very few points to defend inthe clay court season.
yeah but justine can definetly improve that semi in charleston and final in berlin

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