Re: Simona Halep (Romānia)
After this USO the difference will be even smaller (12. Kerber - 2697, 13. Lisicki - 2692, 14. Wozniacki - 2658, 15. Halep - 2645), but there are a bunch of ladies currently ranked lower than Simona who will whore up every possible tournament from now on & will end up having a better ranking than her in the end.
Qualifying for the YEC would be great obviously, but I don't see this happening for her yet. My guess: Jankovic will be the last to qualify this year with Vinci & Sloane snatching those two alternates spots.
SF Tokyo, QF Beijing, Won Moscova mean 3745 points for Simona - more than enough for top 10