First let's look to the points ....
First of all Kim will lose her 122 US-Open points this week because this will be her 18th tournament when she gains more points here
So we have
That's a gap of 386 pts
What has she to do to have more than 386 points
She has to win the tournament that's for sure but how about who she has to play to gain enough bonuspoints?
1. 220 pts
by winning the tournament
2. 8 pts
by beating Ruano Pascual
in the 2ND Round
3. 23 pts
by beating Shaughnessy
in the 3RD Round *1
4. 35 pts
by beating Sugiyama
in the Quarterfinal (VERY LIKELY !!!)
5. 43 pts (+7pts)
by beating Rubin
in the Semifinal (VERY LIKELY !!!)
6. 66 pts
by beating Henin-Hardenne
in the Final
Total : 395 pts
(+7 If it's Davenport)
When Bartoli wins against Shaughnessy, Kim has to beat Davenport for the extra 7 points
When Shaughnessy wins, even when Dokic reach the semifinal, her 35 BP will do the trick
We could say that points 2 till 5 will be not the problem
So if Kim wins the tournament, she has to win that tournament after beating Henin-Hardenne in the final....
There are just 2 words for this: GOOOOOOOOO BELGIUM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S.: I'm not saying Kim is going to win this Tournament for sure or she will be the number one next week but I only wanted to show it's possible