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post #1862 of (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Re: Estonian Tennis

Originally Posted by chingching View Post
It does matter for Eva, Erika and Tatjana IMO as they are the ones wanting to play pros soon. If Erika was 20th Alternate from QUALIFYING in 2 Madrid 10Ks at Number 8 in the National Rankings, then how is Tatja supposed to get into any 10Ks with her ranking now down at around 10-15
It would only make a (small) difference, if they would enter the same tournaments and even then it would be an internal Estonian thing.

Entered players without an approved singles computer ranking but with a 
current top 500 National Ranking will be drawn at the ITF Office at the Entry 
These players will be sorted into groups of the same nationalities and ranked 
within those groups. Ties between players within those groups will be 
randomly drawn. 
Each country represented will be allocated the same number of draw chips as 
the number of players from that country. Each time a chip is drawn the 
highest ranked player from the country represented by that chip shall be 
Thereafter, all remaining entered players who are unranked and have no 
National Ranking, shall be randomly drawn for a position on the 
Qualifying/Alternate List.
And most of the 10k qualifying draws are filled with byes, so everyone who seriously wants to play pro tournaments will find an opportunity.
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