i think its really horrible what they did to monica,lindsay should not have been the number 2 seed,and monica surely deserved it...im just saying it better not hurt monica's chances,or im gonna give the bank of west classic a phone call.
Lindsay has a "protected ranking", coming back from injury and all. Too bad for Monica, but at the same time, I think it is normal to protect a player who is coming back from injury.
I am not sure now, but I think Monica also benefitted from this "protected ranking system" when she came back after the stabbing ? At least I hope she did !
Sorry, but when Monica cameback from the stabbing, it was a whole different thing.
However whenever Monica got INJURED which is basically every year, she once even stayed out for 6 months, they never gave her special seedings they even seeded her after JULIE HALARD in one tournament. Even Mary Pierce didn't have any special seedings. And now Davenport is seeded no.2? Whatever.
Monica was co-ranked no.1 for a certain number of tournaments when she came back but it was done in such a way that the other top players got to keep their rankings.
I don't understand how injury protection brings Lindsay in at no.2 - when she got injured she was no.1 so surely she should be the no.1 seed ?
On principle I think it's unfair on Monica but if she ends up in the same half as Lindsay I don't think it much matters as they were going to have to meet in the semis anyway (assuming they both get there).
I cant stress what a big difference #2 and 3 seed is.......monica should speak up,and there is a big difference between a knee injury and a stabbing.....Monica has gone through a lot in her life and im purely disgusted,what they did with the seedings.
i am a lindsay fan so im not gonna say too much....but at the end of the day monica is a good player and a number doesnt determin whether or not she will beat someone on any particular day...either player could loose there first match so there wouldnt be much point as to who had the 2 or 3 slot. Shit happens...deal with it!