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Should Lindsay be seeded #4 at the USOpen?

What if she wins one of the Caifornia tournaments?

What if she wins Toronto?

If Lindsay shows quickly that her form is just as good as when she got hurt, should the USOpen show that sort of respect to a former champ, who got hurt as world #1?

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Well... her injury protected ranking is 1... but they don't seed using the injury ranking I think... I don't know, she deserves. But whether that will happen, that's another matter.

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I thought only Wimbledon could change seedings?
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I think she should get an injuryranking and seeding just like Steffi had in 98 since Lindsay was longer out a 6 months and number 1 when she got injured!

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Lindsay doesn't usually do the Canadian Open.

I'm a fan;but I think they should just go with the rankings
as is. Why bumped the others who worked their butts
off the whole year??

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Wink Should Lindsay be seeded #4 at the U.S. Open?

Vol, I'm sure the powers to be will put her in the right spot and certainly if she wins a tournament before the U.S. Open she deserves to be there but I don't think she has committed to play in Montreal this year..and because she's playing two team tennis at the moment I believe she is taking it easy and not going to rush into the frey at the moment!! Knowing how long she was away from tennis she wisely doesn't want to push herself too hard coming out of the gate!!


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That would bump Monica out of the #4 spot. Monica has a great chance of winning US Open. WHy would you bump her out of #4?
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I think she should get an injuryranking and seeding just like Steffi had in 98 since Lindsay was longer out a 6 months and number 1 when she got injured!
That was what I was thinking... but I'm not sure if it is in the rules.

We'll have to consult TBE on this...

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just read this
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4294

She can have a rank like Steffi's but whether she will is another matter.

Steffi had dropped of the ranks completely when she came back so it was rather a problem.

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Being a Monica fan I obviously have to say no. The US Open normally don't change the seeding list, they use the rankings. I'm not sure how high Lindz will get in the ranking system if she wins all these tournaments. Still if she does, there is no need to put her ahead of others since she already beat most of the higher ranked players in these preparation tournaments...

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Even if she wins a coupel of tournaments.. If you'd want to bump her in seedings, replacing whom? Capriati, who won more Slams than any other players during last two seasons? Seles, who won USO twice? Instead of Venus, who won it two last years? Perhaps, only instead of Serena, who is so out of form right now..

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no one changes the seeding for the women. the US Open & Wimbledon changes seeding for the men.

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Ms. Lively - Monica's chances of winning the US Open won't change if she's seeded #4 vs #5.

The rules allow them to rank Lindsay #1 if they want. I doubt they will because Venus is defending champ and playing. Serena is current #1 and RG and WB champ. More to the point, that's where the U.S sponsors want them. Below that, there's more discretion.

Lindsay was 99 champ, and was #1 when she got hurt. The rules allow them to seed her according to her Special Ranking, but don't require it. They can do it, no question.

They can always put Monica #3 if they think she has more of a chance than Jenn. Jenn will have something to say, of course, but if Lindsay has a better summer, it won't matter.

As of the change to 32 seeds, all the Slams reserve the right to rank away formt he seedings.

Me personally, I'd seed Lindsay #3, say '#1', 'ex-champ' and 'injury ranking' to anyone who protested, and give #4 to whoever had the bets summer between Monica, Jenn, Justine and Jelena.

However, since it's the 'US' Open, I'd expect the top four seeds to be US players, and maybe the top 5, if they move Lindsay there as a meaningless prop. Now if Linday beat Serena this summer, they may move her into the top four seeds.

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Changing seeding is stupid. That's why I was so glad Xavier won against "grass-specialist" Rusedski at Wimby

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Volcana, all this if player x wins against player y in the summer, she should get that seeding, .... is so subjective. Go with the rankings, it's the easiest and fairest thing to do (note that a win over Serena for instance in summer would also have a (major) impact on the rankings).

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