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Top 10 Power Rankings heading into the US Open

According to ESPN

1. SERENA WILLIAMS
2. MARIA SHARAPOVA
3. ANDREA PETKOVIC
4. PETRA KVITOVA
5. VICTORIA AZARENKA
6. LI NA
7. AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA
8. SAM STOSUR
9. VERA ZVONAREVA
10. CAROLINE WOZNIACKI

ESPN really doesn't have a clue. Petkovic at 3???
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Totally stupid.

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Petkovic @ 3
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Did they say what they are basing this on?
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Did they say what they are basing this on?
(1) Players people have heard of who aren't retired or dead;
(2) Names of people who played last week and are possibly Eastern European;
(3) Magic.

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(1) Players people have heard of who aren't retired or dead;
(2) Names of people who played last week and are possibly Eastern European;
(3) Magic.

Hlavackova, Strycova, Venus, Serena, Schiavone, Hradecka, Safarova, Cetkovska, Pliskova, Kasatkina, Putintseva, Ostapenko, Gasparyan

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Did they say what they are basing this on?
I think that guy Ravi Ubha put this list together. I only see his name in the article. It has the men too and I'm assuming it's based on hard court play leading up to the Open given that Mardy Fish is the 2nd rated man. But we all know Mardy AINT beating Nadal or Murray at the US Open. COME ON SON!!!
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Petko, Aza injured. Kvitova, Stosur, Na, Radwan slumping.
i'd say the top 2 are right, but put Vera at 3.
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ESPN power rankings are [usually] based on the entire year with added emphasis on recent play.

I think this is why Petkovic is so high because she has done so well all year while ahead of Kvitova since she has beaten her twice in the past month.
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(1) Players people have heard of who aren't retired or dead;
(2) Names of people who played last week and are possibly Eastern European;
(3) Magic.

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Why Aga is #7 behind Li Na who has been completely irrelevant since RG? Same with Kvoitova and Wimbledon...retarded
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Totally stupid.
Because you don't agree with it?

It's a good list. Petko is an odd choice but the rest are pretty accurate reflecting their form on hard courts.

Serena and Maria deserve top 2 mentions and we all know why Caro is at the bottom. Na, Sam and Aga all had pretty good lead-up tournaments. Just because they didn't win titles doesn't mean they are "slumping". All they need are a couple of solid performances and wins.

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Re: Top 10 Power Rankings heading into the US Open

Petkovic at No. 3
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Because you don't agree with it?
Because it's not based on objective criteria.

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3. ANDREA PETKOVIC

she's been pretty consistent all year round. But I don't really appreciate her game.
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