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if Clijsters were to win this tournament, how close is she to the #1 spot?

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She starts at 5796. Serena is at 6060. Kim's 17th is 122, her 18th is 107. If Kim wins, she'll get *roughly* 350-400. Add 375 (the middle) and subtract 122 = 253. Add to her base of 5796 and you get: 6049.

She can do it this week - but I'd say she'd have to beat in order: Pascual, Shaughnessy, Sugyiama, Davenport, and Justine in the process.
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It's just barely possible. It Has to be Justine in the Final, nobody else can give her that kind of points. Chanda might be able to substitute for Lindsay, as that is only a 7 point difference. Ai's points are also irreplacable.

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Now that Serena is not playing, Clijsters needs 387 points this week to claim the #1.

In fact, her absolute lag behind Serena is just 264 points; see updated details at http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=79527. However, since she played 22 tourneys in the past 52 weeks, she constantly has to replace or overtake the points of her 17th tr. Currently, the 17th carries 122 points; therefore, she needs 122+ 264+ 1= 387 points to be #1.

Given that this is a Tier-1, more likely than not, a Win will do it.

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As far as I know this tournament does not give Tier I points until next year. However, it does give the higher-end Tier II points, 220 for the winner.

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Now that Serena is not playing, Clijsters needs 387 points this week to claim the #1.

In fact, her absolute lag behind Serena is just 264 points; see updated details at http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=79527. However, since she played 22 tourneys in the past 52 weeks, she constantly has to replace or overtake the points of her 17th tr. Currently, the 17th carries 122 points; therefore, she needs 122+ 264+ 1= 387 points to be #1.

Given that this is a Tier-1, more likely than not, a Win will do it.
Yeah Acura becomes tier 1 next year.
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Serena sits at 6060 points.

Kim now has 5796 points. She needs to gain more than 122 points to add points this week. She pushes that 122-point result (US Open '02) if she does that.

Therefore she needs 387 points this week to pass Serena's 6060 points:

5796 + 387 - 122 = 6061

Points possible:
Title win: 220
Ruano Pascual: 8
Shaughnessy: 23
Sugiyama: 35
Davenport: 50
Henin: 66

220+8+23+35+50+66 = 402

A 16-point deviation in quality points will stop her from doing it. And obviously, if she doesn't win the title, she won't.

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She can survive:

1. Martinez instead of Sugiyama, OR
2. Rubin or Dokic instead of Davenport

But, this must be stressed: She MUST beat Justine in the final. Otherwise, it will not come to pass.

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Since the prize money is $1,000,000 I thought automatically this tourney would be Tier-1. Does that mean they gonna have to raise the prize money to $1,262,000 or so, next year, in order to make it Tier-1?

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Wow!! I just thought about something. Kim can go over 6000 points without winning a slam. This has to be a record. Her current point total is also probably a record. Does anyone know about these things??
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lol i bet there's a lot of Kim fans out there wanting Justine's hard court game to improve this week and reach the final
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Wow!! I just thought about something. Kim can go over 6000 points without winning a slam. This has to be a record. Her current point total is also probably a record. Does anyone know about these things??

No it's not, Hingis had 62?? points after AO '01
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No it's not, Hingis had 62?? points after AO '01
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