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Question Should USO Give Serena A Top 8 SEED? (Added Chris Chase Article)

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OK with Serena's "loss" today to Sam, she is going to enter USO ranked around #29 and therefore in the #25-32 SEEDS ... that means she will be drawn to face one of the top 8 SEEDS in R3 ... so potential Serena v Karolina, Maria, Na, Petra etc. as an early match

if I were the USTA, I would adjust Serena's SEED and move her to #8 ... then we have Caro, Vera, Kim, Vika, Na, Maria, Petra and Serena as the top 8 ... these 8 have proven that they are the favorites for Grand Slam titles

and also I would move Venus to #32 instead of LOOMING


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Re: Should USO Give Serena A Top 8 SEED?

It's not like the USTA is going to bend the rules just because of one player just for this US Open...it is what it is.


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Her seed will be her rank.

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Re: Should USO Give Serena A Top 8 SEED?

Wimby can do it, can the USO?
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I hope not.


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Wimby can do it, can the USO?
Because Wimbledon is on grass not hard
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Re: Should USO Give Serena A Top 8 SEED?

I surely hope not. But I dont think they will. I feel bad for whoever gets her in R3
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I surely hope not. But I dont think they will. I feel bad for whoever gets her in R3
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I hope its Petra.


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Serena has a protected ranking JUST LIKE MONICA SELES and the US Open bumped Monica Seles to a seeding of two.

They can bump if they want.

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Re: Should USO Give Serena A Top 8 SEED?

They should, but they won't. Only reason she isn't top 8 is because she has only played for 2-3 months. She's won two big hardcourt titles in that time. She is clearly at a top 8 level regardless of ranking. Think

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It's not like the USTA is going to bend the rules just because of one player just for this US Open...it is what it is.
They wouldn't be bending any rules if they did give Serena a top-eight seed. The four majors are not obligated to seed according to ranking.

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Wimby can do it, can the USO?
Yes. The slams are ITF events, not WTA events. They can seed however they like. And if Serena was defending champ, they might well raise her seed. But she isn't and they won't.

Let's be blunt. Raising Serena's seed is about protecting the top eight seeded players FROM Serena. SHE doesn't need to have her seed altered.

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I don't care if they seed her not who ever is unlucky to get her in round so be it.

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Re: Should USO Give Serena A Top 8 SEED?

No amount of seeding will protect the top 8 anyway, look what happened to Woz today! Loot t wimby the seeds fell so hard and so quickly. Right now seeding isn't helping anyone. Serena could draw Venus or woz for rd 2/3 respectively and who can bet against them losing in thos ealy rounds anyway. It is more respectable to lose early to serena!

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