Join Date: Oct 2001
Will the Novembe-ranked top9-16 players be disappointed about the LA format change ?
So far, the top8 players of the current rankings form the 8 players that would play in LA :
Amelie in one group
Chanda in one group
In my opinion, with Vera at 1.300 points and Amelie at 1.600, not much will change either due to the US Open or the indoor season.
Now, given the fact that Daniela is in a slump, we had the solid comeback of Sugiyama and Martinez as top16 players, the exploding Russian armada of Zvonareva and Petrova.
Given the fact that we have 5 American girls against 2 Belgians and 1 French, I think we see the best of the best there. But it makes me wonder if the mentioned players of Zvonareva or Petrova (who is hot indoors) who will miss the Chase due to the change of the format would not deserve the spotlight at the season end.
Interestingly enough I think that everybody would have thought of Monica instead of Chanda, at the beginning of the season, instead of Jennifer who everybody shouted at after the Australian. Now we see that the season heads to its final GS climax and the race -apart from injuries in the final stage of the season- is over !