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Jankovic not playing Birmingham!!!!!!!

the main draw is out and she isn't on it. i thought she was gonna definetly play. She's not playing Ordina either so i guess she is playing Eastbourne. I really thought she was gonna defend her Birmingham title and she probaly would have. GRRRR!!

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This was reported yesterday. She's actually made a correct decision for once.

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the main draw is out and she isn't on it. i thought she was gonna definetly play. She's not playing Ordina either so i guess she is playing Eastbourne. I really thought she was gonna defend her Birmingham title and she probaly would have. GRRRR!!

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Re: Jankovic not playing Birmingham!!!!!!!

Despite not defending her title, she should move up to No. 2, correct?

Also, this looks like a great tournament for several slumping players to find some form.

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Despite not defending her title, she should move up to No. 2, correct?
Correct, if only for a week.

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Despite not defending her title, she should move up to No. 2, correct?
I don't know now because she beat sharapova in the final and she would have more points to defend than sharapova since she won. Will she still be number 2???? plus she has her Ordina points that she is not dfending as well. She would have to do really well at Eastbourne to be #2 for Wimbledon i think.

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Despite not defending her title, she should move up to No. 2, correct?
Which is really stupid cause Maria also isn't playing and has less points to defend. Nevertheless, she'll move down to #3 thanks to Jelena's 2007 schedule and the 18th tournament crap.

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I don't know now because she beat sharapova in the final and she would have more points to defend than sharapova since she won. Will she still be number 2???? plus she has her Ordina points that she is not dfending as well. She would have to do really well at Eastbourne to be #2 for Wimbledon i think.
JJ will replace her Birmingham points with her 18th best (S'Hertogenbosch last year), so she only loses a net of 40 points. Maria loses 100. JJ will only be 9 points ahead of Maria in the rankings, and if she doesn't play anywhere the week before Wimbledon, those Holland points will be replaced with her new 18th best, whatever it is.

Wimbledon seedings will be based on the rankings after Birmingham, however, the seeding committee may choose to move Maria ahead of JJ based on past performances.

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JJ will replace her Birmingham points with her 18th best (S'Hertogenbosch last year), so she only loses a net of 40 points. Maria loses 100. JJ will only be 9 points ahead of Maria in the rankings, and if she doesn't play anywhere the week before Wimbledon, those Holland points will be replaced with her new 18th best, whatever it is.

Wimbledon seedings will be based on the rankings after Birmingham, however, the seeding committee may choose to move Maria ahead of JJ based on past performances.
Yes. They may choose to do this, but I don't see the point. I could see the need if she was ranked No. 5 and they moved her into the Top 4, but, since Maria is already in the Top 4, it makes little sense to me.

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jelena was really hurting during the last week of RG so she should get some rest and get fit for wimbledon, regardless of the ranking and seeding. i'm sure she wouldnt like to become no2 just based on computer counting. no sportsman\woman would like to earn something like that without their own effort...
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Smart decision from Jelena.

I am glad to see she IS actually cutting out some of the sillier small tournaments -one pre-Wimbledon event has to suffice if you went deep at the French and want to go deep at Wimbledon.
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good decision. she can earn her points back by playing semis in Eastbourne...and if she makes it deep at wimby which is unlikely with that horror serve...she could pump up to no.1 if ana and maria fall down before her. Strangest things happened...so who knows? it would be hilarious if she won the title. I think Justine would comitt suicide!

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Re: Jankovic not playing Birmingham!!!!!!!

Isn't JJ playing Rosmalen? I didn't think she was due to play Eastbourne.
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Isn't JJ playing Rosmalen? I didn't think she was due to play Eastbourne.
She's not technically allowed to play there as it's a Tier III that conflicts with a Tier II. As of now, she's not signed up for anywhere that week that I know of.

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