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Sydney '03 seeds

Sydney '03 (Guesswork)

The outcome of L.A. should determine the seeding for Sydney '03.
Venus rarely plays Sydney, and Jelena is avoiding the whole continent, so I'll work with the idea they won't be there.

5663 01 S.Williams
3587 02 Capriati - Unless she loses in the 1st round in L.A.
3218 03 Henin - She's got seperation. One more win and she's #3 seed at Sydney

Now it gets interesting. 108 points seperate the next 3, and Amelie isn't playing this week. The #4 seed at Sydney is a nice prize.

3068 04 Amelie Mauresmo
2963 05 Kim Clijsters
2952 06 Monica Seles

The 'H' girls are pretty solidly locked in to top 8 seeds

2668 07 Daniela Hantuchova
2348 08 Martina Hingis

And here are seeds #9 - #16. There could be some minor jumbling of the order, but none of these players can catch Martina.

1908 09 Anastasia Myskina
1795 10 Lindsay Davenport
1752 11 Chanda Rubin
1644 12 Patty Schnyder
1617 13 Anna Smashnova
1604 14 Magdalena Maleeva
1596 15 Silvia Farina Elia
1444 16 Alexandra Stevenson

Waiting in case someone else doesn't play ...

1426 17 Elena Dementieva
1295 18 Nathalie Dechy

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"3218 03 Henin - She's got seperation. One more win and she's #3 seed at Sydney"

...but she needs to beat Kim to get that win
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Only 8 seeds in Sydney..

What make you think Serena is a certain starter in Sydney?? Since she is playing the Hopman Cup, she will get 4 matches (atleast 3), I think it is doubtful that she would want to play another 5 matches in Sydney before a GS.

If Venus doesn't play the first week of the year, I can see her playing this event this time, not Serena..

It's only guess work at this stage, until commitments come out though..
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I think you are vastly overestimating the Sydney field.

You have to answer for Santino, Carlo.
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I didn't realize that Hingis was going to play sydney...
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RAA, you could be wrong, Maritna have just hinted that she would return there!

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Disposable Hero:

Have you seen the Sydney field the past few years? It's been one of the strongest events outside the Slams, Key Biscayne, and the Tour Championships.

In 2002, the #8 seed was Shaughnessy, ranked around #13. In 2001, it was Capriati, who was ranked around #14. (She was the #12 seed at the AO, but I believe one or two higher-ranked players didn't play that year.) In 2000, the #8 seed was Kournikova, who was seeded #11 for the AO. One of the first-round matches in 1999 was between Dominique van Roost and Irina Spirlea, who would be seeded #11 and #13 respectively in the Australian Open the next week.

Now, I don't think eight of the top ten will be at Sydney. But six is quite likely, with seven a good possibility.
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Henin will need more than 1 win to pass Capriati! She's still 300 pts behind!

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Henin isn't going to pass Capriati. But both Williams sisters won't be at Sydney, so Jenn will be seeded #2.

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Top 8 seeds will be...

1. Serena... She is taking Oz seriously this year and venus is playing Hong Kong the week before...
2. Jennifer
3. Justine... will def play
4. Clijsters... Will def play
5. Mauresmo... Always plays Sydney
6. Seles.... Has already committed
7. Hantuchova... Has already committed
8. Either Hingis is she chooses to play or Myskina... which leaves Davenport unseeded at 12....
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why don't we just wait until January, and then there will be no figuring it out
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we are figuring it out because we are interested in it...Anyway deadline for player entries for Oz season and Tokyo is Nov 11th....

I am guessing from top 20....

GOLD COAST - Henin, Myskina, Schnyder, Stevenson, Dechy,

AUCKLAND - Rubin, Smashnova, Kournikova,

SYDNEY - Serena, Capriati, Henin, Clijsters, Mauresmo, Seles, Hantuchova, Hingis, Myskina, Davenport, Maleeva, Schnyder, Rubin, Farina-Elia, Stevenson, Dementieva, Coetzer, Kournikova,

CANBERRA - Smashnova, Dechy,

HOBART - (Suarez, Fernandez, Schett)

TOKYO - Venus, Clijsters, Seles, Dokic, Hingis, Myskina, Davenport, Maleeva, Farina-Elia, Smashnova, Stevenson, Dementieva, Coetzer, Kournikova,

PARIS INDOORS - Serena, Henin, Mauresmo, Hantuchova, Dokic, Myskina, Maleeva, Schnyder, Farina-Elia, Smashnova, Dementieva, Dechy,

HYDERABAD - (Raymond - as friend of Bhuapati who is running event)

ANTWERP - Venus, Henin, Clijsters, Mauresmo, Hantuchova, Dokic, Myskina, Maleeva, Schnyder, Farina-Elia, Smashnova, Dementieva,

DOHA - (Will get cancelled because of new Gulf War)

DUBAI - (Will get cancelled because of new Gulf War)

MEMPHIS - Rubin, Stevenson, Dechy, Coetzer, Kournikova,

BOGOTA - (Suarez, Fernandez, Strebotnik)

SCOTTSDALE - Serena, Capriati, Clijsters, Seles, Davenport, Myskina, Rubin, Farina-Elia, Stevenson, Dechy, Kournikova,

MEXICO CITY - Schnyder, Smashnova, Dementieva, Coetzer,

I would like to plan the entire year for the WTA if I had my way....:-)
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Uh, when did Monica commit to Sydney?

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Monica said so in an interview posted on here about a month ago - I think it was a pre-LA interview...
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