Re: Race to US Open 2011 Seeding
Predictions after Draw:
# 1 seed:
Caroline Wozniacki is through, will enter US Open 2011 as # 1 again.
# 2 seed:
Vera Zvonereva is the clear frontrunner Victoria Azarenka the contender, but she needs at least a final.
# 3 & 4 seeds:
Kim Clijsters is save either Vera Zvonereva or Victoria Azarenka more likely. If Vika don't go deep, Na Li, Petra Kvitová & Maria Sharapova have a slim chance.
# 5 – 8 seeds:
Na Li, Petra Kvitová & Maria Sharapova are through, Francesca Schiavone is way ahead of Marion Bartoli, who needs the championship and a helping hand of Fran.
# 9 – 12 seeds:
Marion Bartoli, Samantha Stosur, Andrea Petković are through, Jelena Janković needs a final to overtake Agnieszka Radwańska.
# 13 – 16 seeds:
Jelena Janković & Shuai Peng are save. Dominika Cibulková is a shoo-in. The last top tier seed spot should go either to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Ana Ivanović or Serena Williams (she needs to win the tournament).
# 17 – 24 seeds:
Three out of these four player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Ana Ivanović or Serena Williams and Roberta Vinci, Julia Goerges, Yanina Wickmayer, Sabine Lisicki & Daniela Hantuchová.
# 25 - 32 seeds:
Shahar Pe'er, Flavia Pennetta, Maria Kirilenko, Nadia Petrova & Lucie Šafářová are save; Jarmila Gajdošová & Anabel Medina Garrigues are shoo-in's. If María José Martínez Sánchez will sideline Ekaterina Makarova tomorrow, she will overtake Kaia Kanepi.
Independently as there might be withdrawals, alternates might secure a seeding spot.