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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 2012, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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2 WTA and 8 ITF tournaments this week and no top seed reached the final

And only one top seed (Florencia Molinero in Riviera do San Laurenço) did reach the semifinals

WTA Paris (QF)
WTA Pattaya City (QF)

ITF Cali (2R)
ITF Midland (QF)
ITF Lauceston (QF)
ITF Rancho Mirage (QF)
ITF Riviera do San Laurenço (SF)
ITF Antalya-Kaya Belek (QF)
ITF Sharm El Sheikh (QF)
ITF Vale do Lobo (2R)

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Re: 2 WTA and 8 ITF tournaments this week and no top seed reached the final

But 2nd seeds did a great job this week.

Daniela, Marion, Magda, Alex

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Re: 2 WTA and 8 ITF tournaments this week and no top seed reached the final

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But 2nd seed did a great job this week.
Daniela, Marion, Magda, Alex
Great job?
Average at best. Once the top seed don't reach the final it is not that great that #2 seed only win 2 of the 10 tournaments being played. And one of them saving match points in the semis

BTW, Dani was not the #2 seed in Pattaya. That was Cibulkova who lost in first round

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Re: 2 WTA and 8 ITF tournaments this week and no top seed reached the final

Hardly unusual results. Especially at ITF level. ITF seeding is very different from the seeding at a big WTA event. At a big WTA event the top seeds are players who have had a lot more success over the previous 12 months than those who are not seeded.

That simply isn't really the case in the vast majority of ITF events. In most of these events the difference in the level of the top 10 or so players entered is fairly negligible and it would be very odd if the top seed regularly one such events. As it happened 8 out of the 10 top seeds got as far as the quarters and to be honest that is about all I would expect of a top seed in an ITF event.

Surely you know all this yourself, Spiceboy. You don't really expect that a player ranked 138 is always going to be expected to beat a player ranked 157, do you? Because that is what it usually comes down to at ITF level.

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