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Safe to say we have our top 8 for 2009 YEC?

The only question is how serious Vera's injury. If she has to take another month or two off, then probably one spot is available for grabs.

It is probably the earliest I could remember we had such certainty

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Re: Safe to say we have our top 8 for 2009 YEC?

Not safe at all.
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Re: Safe to say we have our top 8 for 2009 YEC?

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Not safe at all.
lol not the answer the thread starter was looking for

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Re: Safe to say we have our top 8 for 2009 YEC?

who do you think will do so much better than the current top 7 or 8 (depending on Vera's state) to take a spot? Care to share?

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Re: Safe to say we have our top 8 for 2009 YEC?

Not safe at all.

Waiting for Ana Ivanovic to just retire already .
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Re: Safe to say we have our top 8 for 2009 YEC?

Safina and Jankovic have tons of points to defend this year, including a USO semi and a USO final, respectively.
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Not safe at all.
I'm literally laughing out loud lol, I'm quite enjoying the sheer lack of compliance...no disrespect to the thread starter.

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Safina and Jankovic have tons of points to defend this year, including a USO semi and a USO final, respectively.
Surely Safina is safe!??

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Safina and Jankovic have tons of points to defend this year, including a USO semi and a USO final, respectively.

which has nothing to do with the race to YEC...

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I'm literally laughing out loud lol, I'm quite enjoying the sheer lack of compliance...no disrespect to the thread starter.
who said there should be? there was a question - not a statement in the name of the thread.

now if you please forgive it is my turn to laugh outloud. literally.

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Re: Safe to say we have our top 8 for 2009 YEC?

hmm i think only a few are safe

serena
safina
kuzzy?

note - defending points has nothing to do with the race

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who said there should be? there was a question - not a statement in the name of the thread.

now if you please forgive it is my turn to laugh outloud. literally.
Certainly laugh lol, the world would be a better place if we all laughed. I knew it was a question, but still, 2 people saying the same thing tickled me!

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Re: Safe to say we have our top 8 for 2009 YEC?

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After about 2/3 of 2009 season it seems that we already know all 8 YEC 2009 players... but that is not the case here! According to new rules for YEC now works same "BEST OF 16" rules like for regular WTA rankings so Caroline Wozniacki with already played 15 events is not so sure at all and also Zvonareva has big injury problems in last two months and that still continue. All that give chances to players like Ivanovic, Jankovic or Sharapova (Radwanska?, Mauresmo?, Stosur?, Cibulkova?...) to play in YEC-Doha if find better shape and reach good august-october results.


Current YEC2009 RACE:
6601 (11) - Dinara Safina
5957 (10) - Serena Williams
4262 (11) - Svetlana Kuznetsova
3975 (13) - Elena Dementieva
3840 (10) - Victoria Azarenka
3605 ( 9) - Venus Williams
3500 (15) - Caroline Wozniacki
2681 ( 8) - Vera Zvonareva
---------------current TOP8----------
2067 (14) - Virginie Razzano
1962 (16) - Marion Bartoli
1891 (12) - Jelena Jankovic
1881 ( 9) - Ana Ivanovic
1862 (13) - Agnieszka Radwanska
1776 (10) - Amelie Mauresmo
1753 (12) - Samantha Stosur
1728 (11) - Dominika Cibulkova
1492 (12) - Na Li
1452 (15) - Anabel Medina Garrigue
1422 (15) - Carla Suarez Navarro
1421 (11) - Sabine Lisicki
1406 (15) - Daniela Hantuchova
1378 (15) - Elena Vesnina
1301 (11) - Nadia Petrova
1236 (14) - Jie Zheng
1221 (14) - Flavia Pennetta
...
850 ( 7) - Maria Sharapova

and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)
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Re: Safe to say we have our top 8 for 2009 YEC?

Serena , Safina , Dementieva are pretty much safe , although expect Serena to pull out with a knee injury in her second match in Round Robin at the latest.
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Re: Safe to say we have our top 8 for 2009 YEC?

The current race to the YEC is (including wimbledon points):
1-Safina- 6601
2-Serena- 5957
3-Kuznetsova- 4262
4- Demetieva- 3975
5- Azarenka- 3840
6- Venus- 3605
7- Wozniacki- 3500
8-Zvonareva- 2681
9-Razzano- 2067
10- Bartoli- 1962
11- Jankovic-1891
12- Ivanovic- 1881
13- Radwanska- 1862
14- Mauresmo- 1776
15- Stosur- 1753

The top 7 in the race are looking good to make it. That #8 could be up for grabs depending on the seriousness of Vera's ankle. I don't think Razzano, Bartoli, or Jankovic are going to be a threat to make it. A strong end to the season by Ivanovic or Radwanska might get them in there.
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