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'Tennis Expert' Simon Reed believes Serena can be #1 at the end of the year..

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Eurosport's tennis expert Simon Reed believes one of the Williams sisters will top the world rankings at the end of the year, and she's not the Wimbledon champion.


What a final! I have to say I started to feel sorry for Venus at the beginning of the match, she was getting nothing short of butchered by her younger sister Serena.

Possibly the wind was a factor, but Venus started to get into things and snatched the first set. I was expecting Serena to pull back and set up a decider, but it didn't happen, and before we knew it Venus had a fifth Wimbledon title.

You'd have to call it an upset. Serena has been playing like the best player in the world, and looks every bit as motivated as she did when she first came on the scene.

I think Venus will be very happy to take this title, and see if she can't win another Grand Slam before Wimbledon comes around next year. But she's not concerned about being the highest ranked player in the world anymore, or winning every tournament.

Serena, however, appears to have seriously got back her hunger, and she'll use this as a springboard to have a cracking season. I strongly believe she'll be number one in the world, or very close to it, before the year is out.
I personally agree. She has a very nice schedule before the USO and very few points to defend, she is #2 with all the US Open series points taken off and she should be top 4 before USO. With a win there or even a final the #1 spot is very attainable.

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Re: 'Tennis Expert' Simon Reed believes Serena can be #1 at the end of the year..

Just posted this in Serenas forum

Yeh I absolutely agree. She can make points before US Open, at the US Open and then has some defending to do after, not much though, and if she plays well at the YEC, she could steal the number 1

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That seems do able

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Serena doesn't even have to win the US Open to be # 1. That's how inconsistent the top players have been. Serena has been very consistent (outside the slams). It's the reason why Mauresmo and Clijsters got to # 1 without slams. Serena could join that *elite* list!
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Whenever Serena has a good tournament, a few of the more unstable commentators make these sorts of comments. For them you're as good as your last match. Just like so many were saying two weeks ago that Ivanovic would win Wimbledon. Reed knows nothing. After the AO final of 2007 he was saying "Serena is the real No1. She will dominate now.." etc. etc. It didn't happen.
Serena had incredible luck this WImbledon not to meet a Top ten seed before the final

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I personally agree. She has a very nice schedule before the USO and very few points to defend, she is #2 with all the US Open series points taken off and she should be top 4 before USO. With a win there or even a final the #1 spot is very attainable.

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#2? No, 3rd. Jankovic is 2nd.
If she wants to be nr 1 this year she should get a better result than Ana at the US Open. Otherwise I won't see it happen.


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it's possible

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#2? No, 3rd. Jankovic is 2nd.
If she wants to be nr 1 this year she should get a better result than Ana at the US Open. Otherwise I won't see it happen.
Then let's just hope for a Ana v Serena semi.

I personally believe this is very doable.
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Whenever Serena has a good tournament, a few of the more unstable commentators make these sorts of comments. For them you're as good as your last match. Just like so many were saying two weeks ago that Ivanovic would win Wimbledon. Reed knows nothing. After the AO final of 2007 he was saying "Serena is the real No1. She will dominate now.." etc. etc. It didn't happen.
Serena had incredible luck this WImbledon not to meet a Top ten seed before the final
Serena has had 3 good tournaments this year and has finally backed it up with a solid slam.

I don't think this is coming out of nowhere.
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Re: 'Tennis Expert' Simon Reed believes Serena can be #1 at the end of the year..

hi pardon my ignorance but can i ask a question about the san diego rankings. what happens to the points gained at san diego last year? will they be totally removed since its not being played this year?

that means maria loses a huge chunk of points - 430 i think. serena really has nothing to defend till US Open (QF i think)
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hi pardon my ignorance but can i ask a question about the san diego rankings. what happens to the points gained at san diego last year? will they be totally removed since its not being played this year?

that means maria loses a huge chunk of points - 430 i think. serena really has nothing to defend till US Open (QF i think)
They will be removed like any normal tournament when the corresponding week in 2008 arrives. ( I think the first week in August ). All tournaments are done this way and then the new ones are added. In this case, there are no new ones.
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Re: 'Tennis Expert' Simon Reed believes Serena can be #1 at the end of the year..

She can do it... but this also depends on other player's performances too during the hardcourts season and in the Olympics.

And that means Ana, Maria and Jelena would have to be piss poor during that period while she keeps on winning...

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Re: 'Tennis Expert' Simon Reed believes Serena can be #1 at the end of the year..

I agree with it all except for the part about Simon Reed being a tennis expert. That's bullshit.

As long as she plays she could make it there. She only has points to defend from USO, Stuttgart, Moscow and YEC the rest of the year and considering the sizes of those tournaments she doesn't have that many points to defend. Sharapova has a good shot too. I think she only has points from San Diego and USO to defend.

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Re: 'Tennis Expert' Simon Reed believes Serena can be #1 at the end of the year..

'Tennis Expert' Matt01 () also thinks Serena can be #1 at the end of the year. The mission will not be easy, though.


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that means maria loses a huge chunk of points - 430 i think. serena really has nothing to defend till US Open (QF i think)

Sharpie will play Montréal this year to compensate her loss of points from San Diego.
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Re: 'Tennis Expert' Simon Reed believes Serena can be #1 at the end of the year..

How many points are for the olypmics btw?

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