Re: GMT Magazine - September 2009 Edition
We are just one tournament away from the Year-ending Championships in Doha,Qatar and Bali,Indonesia, and there have been some remarkable turnarounds since the last time we checked the Race. After the US Open, three players have already qualified for YEC, Doha, while the race is still on for the five remaining spots.
Leading the race is reetard; who didn't play on the tour till the clay season started, and has leaped from 10th place in the race to the top spot with his recent titles at the USO series and US Open Championships .
Following him is Poiree; who has been injured since the clay series began and Droolv. who has been quite consistent throughout the season; infact he is the only player in the top 8 to have played a full schedule. Heart, who once looked poised to take the number one ranking, has dropped down a couple of ranking places, but still looks like a safe bet for YEC, Doha.
Following these are; the Wimbledon Champion Renalicious, and the Roland Garros Champion Stadia, who along with their sucess in singles, have also had an amazing partnership in Doubles. Pika_liloo and Ksenia who have had an injury-plagued season bring up the rear-end of the top 8.
As far as the Race to Bali goes, its anyone's game with Mr and Mrs. Consistent Kaidina and the Clay Series Champion Yana (who has yet to play a tournament after he sucess in the red dirt) in the mix along with Wimbledon runner-up ArturoAce. , USO series runner-up InsideOut. and clay series runner-up Kiristea (who hasn't really played a lot on the singles tour).
Stiles and Zvonarevarulz, who have played 7 tournaments each, are looking to make it to Bali comfortably, where as the William, Cora and Terass need a very strong showing at the next tournament ( the indoor season) to make it through.
Sean, who was doubtful to even make the cut for Bali, has leapfrogged over a bunch of people over the last couple of weeks and is now comfortably resting in his duvet (with popkorn and coke) in the 9th spot.
The last tournament before the YEC is about to start and the final places for participating in Doha and Bali are up for grabs. Will Yana and Sean make it through to Bali and Doha? Will Poiree actually show up at the YEC? Will Medina find some new inspiration? Will Droolv. be able to....nevermind; just stay tuned to GMT!
The full top 20 List for the Race to Doha and Bali is attached below -
1) reetard - 2990
2) poiree - 2850
3) droolv. - 2560
4) heart - 2180
5) renalicious - 1930
6) pikaliloo - 1830
7) Niya - 1720
8) stadia - 1710
9) Sean - 1580
10) Kai - 1460
11) Arturoace -
12) Medina - 1300
13) stiles - 1150
14) Zvonarevarulz - 1060
15)InsideOut. - 1040
16) William - 1020
17) Yana - 1000
18) Kiristea - 950
19) Terass - 820
20) Cora - 790
Vera Zvonareva * Ana Ivanović * Li Na * Laura Robson ......
Last edited by Sean.; Sep 20th, 2009 at 11:59 AM.