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For the first time in her career, Julia will participate in US Open Series Bonus Challenge. Her four results* will determine if she will be a top tier (cluster 9 to 16) or low tier (cluster 17 to 24) seed at US Open 2011:

Julia accumulated 2,560 points and managed to hold # 16 the week before Wimbledon 2011 (her career-high are 2,715 points after Wimbledon 2011). Stripping 550 points from her account for her two tournament wins (220K Bad Gastein 2010 & 100K Biarritz 2010) and her SF in 220K Palermo 2010 and adding 130 points from one QF (220K Linz 2010) and two R2 (220K Bogota & Acapulco) will bring her total down to 2,295 points (was good for # 21 the week before Wimbledon 2011). If there are no further pull outs, these transactions will make her a low tier seed at 721K Carlsbad (= no R1 bye) and put pressure on her result at Stanford (currently # 6 seed) in order to grab a seeding spot at Rogers Cup in Toronto. From this perspective, Julia’s failure in Bad Gastein might also have an impact on the lack of her seeding in the other P5 tournament in Cincinnati.

To illustrate, how tricky the road to a top tier seed at US Open 2011 will be (= gaining approximately 265 points), here is one (of many) paths:
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Tournament Tier Seed Result points net points
Stanford    P    6     QF     130     100 
Carlsbad    P   10     R3      60      30
Toronto     P5   ?     R3     125      55
Cinncinati  P5   ?     QF     225     105
*) Independently that 220K Texas Tennis Open is neither part of US Open Series nor relevant for US Open 2011 seeding, this International Event is not included in her official tournament calendar (I know, that Julia is part of the entry list).
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Do well, Julia.
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Julia needs to regroup and re-deliver. She had such a momrntum going into French Open but lost most of it in the last 2 months.
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She twittered yesterday, that she still suffers from her bad tooth and gets some more treatment.
Also Julia said, she will leave to the States on Friday. ( a little late ? )
Seems not to be the best preparation for Stanford, but let`s see, what surprise bag Julia has got to offer there.
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Julia is definitely late in her Stanford preparation but we'll see how it goes.
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Julia will be seeded #6 in Stanford, that's good but Serena's ranking is so low I really fear that she bounces with Julia early - hopefully that doesn't happen.

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Good luck in Stanford! hoping for a good draw...
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Julia will be seeded #6 in Stanford, that's good but Serena's ranking is so low I really fear that she bounces with Julia early - hopefully that doesn't happen.
Possible second round meeting.
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^^ This is the worst draw ever... WTH did I have to say that !?? Well hopefully Julia does her best but doesn't look promising at all.

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its already on facebook...
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^^ This is the worst draw ever... WTH did I have to say that !?? Well hopefully Julia does her best but doesn't look promising at all.
Short stay at Stanford. If she gets past Kiri and Serena (a big IF), Daniela(def. Q)/Maria will be waiting.
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Could you post the link please Nadeshiko.

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/Julia-...3140722?ref=ts

Well if Aleksandrea Wozniak and Marion Bartoli can come out of nowhere to win this title, i'm sure Julia will be fine. Plus, this isn't a GS so i don't think Serena will exactly be trying 100%.
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Short stay at Stanford. If she gets past Kiri and Serena (a big IF), Daniela(def. Q)/Maria will be waiting.
I think Kiri is in her range if Julia plays good but after she'll have to really play at Stuttgart's level and maybe even better to get passed either Serena or Maria IMO. For me one win would already be alright seeing how things are.

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/Julia-...3140722?ref=ts

Well if Aleksandrea Wozniak and Marion Bartoli can come out of nowhere to win this title, i'm sure Julia will be fine. Plus, this isn't a GS so i don't think Serena will exactly be trying 100%.
There is no draw !? Anyways, Serena needs match play to not only ameliorate her ranking but get back her level pre-injury... Serena will be taking this thing very seriously I think.

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