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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 2003, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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If Kim wins on Saturday...

She becomes the worlds #1 ranked player about 4 weeks from now. She also becomes the youngest of the active Slam-holders, the first new Slam-winner in over 2 years, and only the fourth teenager to win a Slam since 1990. Oh yeah, and she will rule Belgium.

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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old Jun 5th, 2003, 10:31 PM
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Agh, now I'm torn. I like Justine a lot more and I want her to win, but I want Kim to knock Serena off the top too. Choices choices.
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How will she become world number one. She has not won Wimbledon yet, and to be honest I dont think she will (as much as I would like it though!)

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I dont know what I think of Kim becoming #1 all because she wins one Slam. Serena currently holds 4 Slams, will still be holding 3 after tomorrow. I know Slams aren't everything, but Serena's record holds up everywhere else, she has only lost what, 3 matches this year. Maybe I understand now how these rankings don't make much sense.
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How will she become world number one. She has not won Wimbledon yet, and to be honest I dont think she will (as much as I would like it though!)
She won't need to win Kimbledon. If she wins RG and Serena wins WB, then Kim will likely only need a Semifinal there to take over #1. Maybe less if she is still planning on playing that tuneup and wins it.

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I dont know what I think of Kim becoming #1 all because she wins one Slam. Serena currently holds 4 Slams, will still be holding 3 after tomorrow. I know Slams aren't everything, but Serena's record holds up everywhere else, she has only lost what, 3 matches this year. Maybe I understand now how these rankings don't make much sense.
They make perfect sense. Serena just chooses to not prioritize them. The system is not responsible for accommodating Serena's schedule.

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kim with Roland Garros, the tour championship and good results at MANY other tournaments seems legit to me as #1. serena is still the better player a lot of the time but not always and had Kim not gotten nervous and maybe had a slice backhand or some moonballs in that third set of Oz she could have won that 3rd set when Serena starting smacking the crap out of the ball. she needed to mix it up and but did not. but it still shows that she is not far from Serena at all.
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Yay! Though I don't have the heart to cheer too hard against Justine.
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Exclamation New Number One Not Likely This Year

I don't think Kim will reach number one this year if she wins on Saturday. Serena would have to lose at Wimbledon in an early round and Kim would probably have to appear in the final or win the whole thing. Considering her history on grass and the history of some of the other top players, she would probably have to beat two of them to win and I just don't see that happening since she only has a little more than a week to start getting used to playing on grass.

Don't look for her to do much during the summer North American hardcourt season if Serena, Venus, Jennifer, Chanda and Lindsay play well. Plus if you take out the USO championship points, Serena has less to defend than Kim.
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Kim doesn't need to win Wimbledon - I believe she would only need to go one or two rounds less well than Serena. Someone posted the exact figures somewhere else, I think. However, I agree it's far from a certainty that she will take over the #1.
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I don't think Kim will reach number one this year if she wins on Saturday. Serena would have to lose at Wimbledon in an early round and Kim would probably have to appear in the final or win the whole thing. Considering her history on grass and the history of some of the other top players, she would probably have to beat two of them to win and I just don't see that happening since she only has a little more than a week to start getting used to playing on grass.

Don't look for her to do much during the summer North American hardcourt season if Serena, Venus, Jennifer, Chanda and Lindsay play well. Plus if you take out the USO championship points, Serena has less to defend than Kim.
???

I don't understand. All your points are precisely backwards from the truth. It's Serena who has to do much better than Kim at Wimbledon to stay #1, and its Serena who has the big points to defend from now til September.

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I don't understand. All your points are precisely backwards from the truth. It's Serena who has to do much better than Kim at Wimbledon to stay #1, and its Serena who has the big points to defend from now til September.
Reread the post. What I was implying, without ACTUALLY coming out and saying it is that don't expect to see the Serena of today out on the court come Monday (the strt of the grass court season) because she is a much better grass and outdoor hardcourt player than Kim is. I was also trying to say is that Kim also has to worry about Venus, Jennifer, Chanda and Lindsay, moreso the first two than the latte two because she currently has losing records against them and I don't know of recent nubmer one player who has losing records agaisnt two people in the top five, much less another player in the top ten.
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If she wins the French, it's highly possible that Kim will overtake the #1 ranking by/after the U.S. Open. She has almost no points to defend, while Serena has major points to defend.

I am a huge Kim fan, too, but Kim doesn't deserve to be #1 if Serena is holding 3 majors at the time. The majors are still the biggest tournaments in tennis, and if one player holds 3 of them, they deserve to be #1.

If, however, Kim wins a major and Serena loses at either Wimbledon or the U.S. Open, then I say Kim is certainly deserving of the #1 spot.

Let's see how it all pans out

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