Re: Offical ranking Points for the Olympics HERE!!
Olympic ranking sytem sucks.
They should award the same number points as a GS event.
353 points is very low for a major event which takes place every 4 years.
Ivo "Grass/Indoor King" Karlovic
# Brenda Schultz McCarthy # Elena Dementieva # Olga Govortsova # Marion Bartoli # Jelena Jankovic # Vera Zvonareva # Flavia Pennetta # Alla Kudryavtseva # Alisa Kleybanova
you can't make the points that much, because if you win it, you can't defend it next year and would then lose a lot of points because of the 4 year rule.
Sure, but you can look at it differently: winning Olympics is a one time boost to the winner's ranking.
So I don't think this is particularly relevant.
Perhaps the fact that Olympics points are not available to all players which contradicts the spirit of open competitions, is more important.
This is due to the fact that participation in the Olympics is ruled by the principle of representing a particular country, so, for example, some very good Russian players would not be able to compete because they didn't qualify for the national Olympics team.