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Players with Room to Rise through US Open

I was looking at Schiavone's activity from last season, and I noticed she only has around 1000 points to defend until after the US Open. Shocking though it may be, she has a good chance to IMPROVE her ranking.

It got me wondering, who else at career-high rankings has room to rise in the rankings through the US Open?

Schiavone (~1000 points to defend), meaning she's striking-distance from the top 5 (top 4 as well, which matters for slam seeding)
Stosur (~1050 points to defend), meaning she's ALSO striking-distance from those spots in the ranking
Peer (~530 points to defend), meaning she's got a good shot at reaching the outer-reaches of the top 10 with a solid showing during the US Open series
Rezai (under 200 points to defend)

I'd appreciate a few player-specific fans filling us in on the players in the 30-50 range, like Dulgheru, Shvedova, Govortsova, etc. There are quite a few players who could conceivably reach the seeding cutoff for the US Open with solid showings in the next two months. For rankings geeks, the current 32nd seed threshold is roughly 1750 points, and there are almost 20 players within 500 points of that mark. The US Open series has a lot at stake for the the 24-50 ranked crowd.
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Re: Players with Room to Rise through US Open

some of the mentioned players are not good on the American hardcourts and hate playing in America and only come NEAR the time the Open starts.
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I was looking at Schiavone's activity from last season, and I noticed she only has around 1000 points to defend until after the US Open. Shocking though it may be, she has a good chance to IMPROVE her ranking.
Schiavone has a QF at Wimbledon to defend. This alone is a HUGE challenge for her. And it's not like she excels on US hardcourts either.
If somebody's gonna replace Dementieva in the top-5 in the coming weeks it will be Stosur.
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Idk why everyone is suddenly pretending like schiavone is gunna get all these amazing results. She has been around for a long time, played a good tournament and was really fortuante with her draw. I'm not taking anything away from her victory, congrats to her, but ppl aren't being realistic. I guess only time will tell. After all, she might prove me wrong.

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Bartoli has 630 point to defend till after it... 470 came from Stanford. Hard is her best surface, so heres hoping she can do some improvement.

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Take away Franny's FO win and that leaves around 3000 points.

1000 of that is quite a lot... she'll have easier draws as a higher seed, but it'll still be a hard job to get a significantly higher haul of points this time round.
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Cibulkova missed the US Open last year, only has 300 pts to defend from now until October.

Shvedova probably is on the seeding bubble with approx 600 points to defend.

Lisicki has the opposite problem, with 700 pts to defend, and unlikely to do so.

Can Oudin do enough to get the 32 seed in 2 weeks? If not, she has about 1000 pts coming off this summer.

Last, if you thought the clay season hurt her, Safina has 2000 to defend BEFORE the US Open. It is conceivable that she won't be seeded there with a Wimbledon semi and a Cinci final to defend.
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Sharapova can really improve her performances during this summer and at Wimbledon + US Open so a good run on those and she is a top 8 again
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Schiavone has a QF at Wimbledon to defend. This alone is a HUGE challenge for her. And it's not like she excels on US hardcourts either.
If somebody's gonna replace Dementieva in the top-5 in the coming weeks it will be Stosur.
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Idk why everyone is suddenly pretending like schiavone is gunna get all these amazing results. She has been around for a long time, played a good tournament and was really fortuante with her draw. I'm not taking anything away from her victory, congrats to her, but ppl aren't being realistic. I guess only time will tell. After all, she might prove me wrong.
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Take away Franny's FO win and that leaves around 3000 points.

1000 of that is quite a lot... she'll have easier draws as a higher seed, but it'll still be a hard job to get a significantly higher haul of points this time round.
The big point about her having "only" 1000 points to defend: the players above her (particularly Dementieva and Wozniacki, who haven't looked good since 2009) have well over 2000 points to defend through the US Open. She doesn't HAVE to do anything to rise in the rankings if they don't perform well, and I wouldn't put money on them performing well at this point. Basically, I think Schiavone will have a better summer than those two, and she doesn't even need a better summer to pass them in the rankings.

I think we're ignoring that Schiavone had a pretty solid 2010 even before her win. 4th Round at the Aussie is a good result, her title in Barcelona was a good result. Her end of 2009 was also very good. She's been in better-than-usual form for 12 months now. if anything, the stretch between the Aussie and Barcelona was a mini-slump for her, recently.

I certainly don't see her winning a slam again (this was a fairytale run fo a reason), but I also don't see her collapsing in like a supernova. She is too much of a veteran for that to happen. And considering she'd never been in the top 10 before this week, it's pretty remarkable that she's got a pretty good shot of making the top 5 or higher.
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Schiavone has a QF at Wimbledon to defend. This alone is a HUGE challenge for her. And it's not like she excels on US hardcourts either.
If somebody's gonna replace Dementieva in the top-5 in the coming weeks it will be Stosur.
Someone will handle Stosur hopefully.
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Victoria was must have very few to defend. I remember being unhappy last summer.
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Victoria was must have very few to defend. I remember being unhappy last summer.
Yeah I don't know her point count but she had some crappy draws last summer (getting comeback Maria and Kim early in tournaments) and she lost to Fran at the USO. She could move up again with a good summer after Wimbledon, where she's defending a quartefinal.

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jelena doesn't really have much to defend until after the USO ))

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Re: Players with Room to Rise through US Open

Justine could push for the top 10 and Kim could get close to the top 5 with a good run at Wimbledon.

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jelena doesn't really have much to defend until after the USO ))
neither do Venus and Serena, at this rate there might not any significant changes in the top 5. Venua might actually win Stanford. she has been a finalist there for so many years- lost the final ti linday, kim and Bartoli. she will lose there to just about anyone.

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