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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old Jun 9th, 2003, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow The Seedings of Wimbledon 2003????

I am not 100% sure.....

But from what I remember, Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam where the seedings arrangement is based on the players' past performance instead of their current rankings....

If that's the case??? Will Venus be seeded #2 instead of Kim?? Given that Venus was last year's finalist and Kim was being knocked out in the 2nd round....

If not.... Are we gonna see both Williams on the same half? & the two Belgians on the other half?

We are gonna find that out in less than 2 weeks time......
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You'll probably find out by next Friday.
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I think we'll probably find out on next Monday about the seedings as they are always sorted out then. The draw always takes place really early, usually Tuesday or Wednesday.
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The new Wimbeldon site says the seeds will be announced on 17 June 2003.
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If I remember correctly from the past years, that is true for men, but not for the WTA tournament, actually. They pretty much stick to the ranking for the girls, so We'll probably have Serena-Kim-Justine-Venus as the top four seeds. Just as in Paris Serena and Venus could end up on the same half of the draw as well as have a chance to meet in the final only.
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go Venue-Serena semi...and hopefully they are both beaten in the quarters at the latest!!
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... which is pathetic, since Amelie-melo is certainly better than Kim on grass...
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At the 1999 Wimbledon, Lindsay Davenport was #2 behind Martina Hingis.
But Steffi Graf got the #2 seed because she had a better grass record than Davenport.

Based on that, It's fair to assume that Venus, who was in the last 3 Wimbledon Finals, will be seeded #2 in front of Kim.
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Steffi, at that point, was also ranked 3rd, not 4th, and had just won the French Open 2 weeks prior.
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Hurley your point is well taken, but neither Kim nor Justine have any sort of grass record to rival Venus'.

If Venus is not seeded #2, then I think it will be a mistake and we may be left with another boring 6-0, 6-4 final...
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and also the fact that none (as in Justine or Kim) has shown any hope against Venus on the grass. Matter of fact Kim hasn't even faced Venus, and Justine took that 1 set off Venus. And that was back in 2001. Justine was supposed to be so much better player as she claimed before their match last year, and i believe she won only 5 games, and was very close to going down 6-3 6-1 even worse than the 6-3 6-2. Venus deserve number 2. She dominates the Grass. Id say even more than Serena cuz serena only been to the final once. I think they will seed Venus number 2. She is more deserving of them to do it, than them to not do it at all.

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If I remember correctly from the past years, that is true for men, but not for the WTA tournament, actually. They pretty much stick to the ranking for the girls, so We'll probably have Serena-Kim-Justine-Venus as the top four seeds. Just as in Paris Serena and Venus could end up on the same half of the draw as well as have a chance to meet in the final only.
got that right brother....
there was also another change in the past yrs,
and that's Lisa Raymond............
but as good as Venus is on grass,
i dont see her being seeded 2nd,
tell me what kinda seeding formula
will give Venus extra 1200 points
to seed her in front Kim..........
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None.

Venus will not be seeded 2 from a ranking of 4, over the actual #2 and the Roland Garros champion.
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Question

Why not? Wasn't Pete Sampras ranked number 33 or 34 last year, but received a number 16 seeding?

I don't think it would be a problem if Venus, who is currently ranked nubmer four and the winner of two Wimbeldons, be seeded number two. Except for Kim, Justine and their fans.
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