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If Kim is no.1 by the Open will she get the no.1 seed?!

Will the seeding-committee go by the rankings or will they go by the way of the all-England club?! It would be odd seeing a player whos never reached the finals there ,seeded no.1 over the defending champion and three-time finalist!
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us open doesn't change seedings. I doubt they will suddenly change that because of serena and wimbledon didn't change the seedings either

I doubt serena would care anyway and I doubt the other players would fear her less

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LOL...no way the USTA would ever do Serena anything that they think would benefit Serena...LOL

P.S. Princess does not care what she is seeded (well only if means her and Vee on the same side of draw)
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I'm sure they won't. Serena is the defending champion and Kim has never won a slam etc + she only got to the 4th last year.
But you never know, if Kim was no1 they may give her the top seed position.
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i wonder why no one said anything about
Venus Tier I drought compared to Martina's
Slam drought?..Venus was ranked #1
back in RG and she never won any Tier I
back then after she had won US in 2001,
well, it was too short anyways
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i like tennis- what are you on about? slams and tier 1s are not equivilant- and how many tier 1's did venus play?? 1 is the answer and it's not like she was loosing in them-just her dumb shedule to avoid her sister in tournies that stopped her...
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Uhum, I think that Venuss decision of letting only Serena play the tier Is has hurt her chances of winning more tier Is...well she has a chance next week of winning her first one in years at Canada.
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i like tennis- what are you on about? slams and tier 1s are not equivilant- and how many tier 1's did venus play?? 1 is the answer and it's not like she was loosing in them-just her dumb shedule to avoid her sister in tournies that stopped her...
after US Open...there are exactly 10 Tier I+ for her to play
2 indoors, Tour Champ, AO, Tokyo, 2 Super Tiers, green clay,
2 red clays.......and how many did she play?..
and no one talked about it.. ...oh well,
it's funny that she has only been #11 for less than 3 months,
if she doesnt care the #1 ranking, then so be it,
for me though, #1 ranking means being the best player
throughout the yr....
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Maybe if they seed Kim #1 she'll get some of Serena's tough draws.
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They will seed the week before the US Open begins, and they do not change seedings. So if Kim is #1 by the week before the Open, she will get the #1 seed.

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Of course she will be seeded number one if she reaches number one before the seeds are announced.

It's never mattered where Venus and or Serena were seeded at the Open, but they always seem to play thier way into the second week. Oh yeah and the last player not named Williams to win the US Open was Lindsay in 98.

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I don't really understand why they'd bother switching 1 and 2 - I guess it's nice to be the #1 seed but it makes no practical difference - they still can't meet till the final. If Venus is ranked #5 or lower, then the switch I would think they'd be looking at (if any) would be to switch her up to avoid the possibility of a Serena or Kim v Venus quarter.
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Kim being seeded #1 means only one thing. More points to whomever beats her in the grandslam.

I wonder how Kim will react when she realizes that she is the #1 player in the world and the top seed? Maybe she'll step it up and finally win a grandslam or maybe she'll lose her head and not feel comfortable with her position.

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Maybe if they seed Kim #1 she'll get some of Serena's tough draws.
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Of course she will be seeded number one if she reaches number one before the seeds are announced.

It's never mattered where Venus and or Serena were seeded at the Open, but they always seem to play thier way into the second week. Oh yeah and the last player not named Williams to win the US Open was Lindsay in 98.

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