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Goerges out of RG but qualifies to Olympics thanks to Bartoli's absence

(5)Serena Williams vs Virginie Razzano
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(25)Julia Goerges vs Lucie Hradecka

Currently her virtual ranking is 26 and has 1790 points. If she gets to R3 (her draw pasted above) she will face most probably Serena who is out of her reach. Getting to R3 she will get another 155 points (she will have 1945 points). That means she will have as many points as 25th Petrova and 24th Cetkovska now have and can be either 24, 25 or 26. German requirement is that you have to be in top24 during the cut-off which is after RG. Would that be the most ridiculous situation in WTA history?

P.s. of course Cetkovska would have to lose to Johansson and Petrova lose to Scheepers in R2.
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Re: Goerges might lack 1 WTA ranking point to an Olympic spot if she gets to R3 of RG

She will go, They will have all 4 players in no matter what...

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Re: Goerges might lack 1 WTA ranking point to an Olympic spot if she gets to R3 of RG

You don't understand. Germans have additional qualifying requirements. Player has to be in top24 or make GS QF/Premier Mandatory SF in the past year.
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Re: Goerges might lack 1 WTA ranking point to an Olympic spot if she gets to R3 of RG

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You don't understand. Germans have additional qualifying requirements. Player has to be in top24 or make GS QF/Premier Mandatory SF in the past year.
Why do they have that additional requirement. Don't they want more athletes at the olympics???

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Re: Goerges might lack 1 WTA ranking point to an Olympic spot if she gets to R3 of RG

What's the distinction between top 24 and 25? :S

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Re: Goerges might lack 1 WTA ranking point to an Olympic spot if she gets to R3 of RG

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Why do they have that additional requirement. Don't they want more athletes at the olympics???
The policy in Germany is that only competitive athletes are send to the Olympic games. That means athletes who are able to get into the top8 of a competition (typical final round of a swimming or track discipline) or the QF of a knock-out tournament.
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Re: Goerges might lack 1 WTA ranking point to an Olympic spot if she gets to R3 of RG

She still has to get to R3.

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Re: Goerges might lack 1 WTA ranking point to an Olympic spot if she gets to R3 of RG

success is more important for them.
Anyway, if she gave a competitive match to Serena in R3 I think they would give her an exempt.
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The policy in Germany is that only competitive athletes are send to the Olympic games. That means athletes who are able to get into the top8 of a competition (typical final round of a swimming or track discipline) or the QF of a knock-out tournament.
And our NOC is smart enough to know that non-Top-24 players never have a chance to reach the QF. OK we even had two unseeded Germans in a Grandslam-SF last year but that's a completely different story.

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Re: Goerges might lack 1 WTA ranking point to an Olympic spot if she gets to R3 of RG

German rules seem quite draconian, you'd think with the biggest economy in Europe they'd be able to afford send 4 players to Olympic Games if they qualify according to international rules.
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Re: Goerges might lack 1 WTA ranking point to an Olympic spot if she gets to R3 of RG

I remember that situation with Marlene Weingartner
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Maybe Ana could borrow her VIP point.

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You don't understand. Germans have additional qualifying requirements. Player has to be in top24 or make GS QF/Premier Mandatory SF in the past year.
Belgium has exactly the same criteria
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Re: Goerges might lack 1 WTA ranking point to an Olympic spot if she gets to R3 of RG

Sweden as well.
Poor Yanina and Sofia then.
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Re: Goerges might lack 1 WTA ranking point to an Olympic spot if she gets to R3 of RG

Why assume she won't beat Serena? She'll be the underdog so can just go for her shots, and she has a very good game on clay. If Serena is below her best she would definitely have a chance IMO.
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