Re: Alexandra Dulgheru out for the rest of 2012 due to bilateral knee injury
Alex One of my favorite clay players
The Brainless Pusher
Ernests Gulbis, Marin Cilic, John Isner
Gilles Simon, Nicolas Almagro, Tommy Haas, Jack Sock
Kimiko Date Krumm, Tomas Berdych, Michail Youzhny, Daniel Brands
Elena Dementieva, Julia Cohen, Anna Chakvetadze
What is an SR??? I know SE is special exempt but was is SR???
I'm assuming the other poster meant PR. Basically, if a player is out for six months or more, she can apply for a PR (protected ranking) which on her return, will allow her to use her pre-injury ranking to gain entry to her first few events. So if Victoria Azarenka was to suffer a bad injury tomorrow, and returned in a year, she'd have a PR of #1, and would gain entry into every tournament she wants instead of having to play lower level events.