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Andrew.
May 6th, 2004, 06:33 PM
1. Justine - She'll play, might be a little rusty, but should do well enough
2. Serena - Using her SSR
3. Lindsay - IMO will be ranked above Mauresmo by this time
4. Venus - Using extended SSR
5. Amelie - Ranked 4, but screwed by the SSRs
6. Myskina - Will stay put at #5 ranking
7. Petrova - Ranking will hold until RG
8. Jennifer - Possibly #9, not sure yet.

TheBoiledEgg
May 6th, 2004, 07:04 PM
there are no SSR's in Grand Slams
its upto the home association if they wanna change seeds to make allowances.

Aus Open got asked by the WTA.

and as Amelie is French, they wont demote her below #4 unless she is ranked #5.

Gus
May 8th, 2004, 01:18 PM
Amelie ranked 2, or I sue WTA TOUR... :)
1. Special rankings should not be used in GS
2. Players are penalized by others being sick. I mean Amelie could have missed a whole season with her injuries, but she did honour her engagements and play.
3. Amelie is French.
4. THIS IS CLAY, and the Williams sisters, as good as they are, should not be overseeded on clay.
5. Venus missed a huge occasion to be n1 again: eg Aussie Open. And she had thus plenty of time to be n 1: she does not deserve a special ranking.

Jarrett
May 9th, 2004, 06:20 AM
Yeah, I know what you mean. Its not like Venus has held up to her seed in the last three events... oh wait she went past her seeding.

Anyway, I am pretty sure Venus and Serena will get a special rank.

Gus
May 14th, 2004, 05:03 PM
I don't care about the last three events - she just fucked up at the Aussie.
Any way, she's supposed to be injured right now - SO NO SPECIAL SEEDING.

Jane
May 15th, 2004, 03:59 PM
I think they will go by the rankings. Same top 8 no matter how you shuffel them and I doubt the ranking within the top 8 will make that much difference in the end. When do they announce the seeds?

1. Justine
2. Amelie
3. Lindsay
4. Anastasia
5. Jennifer
6. Serena
7. Nadia
8. Venus

Gus
May 15th, 2004, 04:32 PM
I think they will go by the rankings. Same top 8 no matter how you shuffel them and I doubt the ranking within the top 8 will make that much difference in the end. When do they announce the seeds?

1. Justine
2. Amelie
3. Lindsay
4. Anastasia
5. Jennifer
6. Serena
7. Nadia
8. Venus



I hope so too ! And I hope Venus and Serena will meet in quarters !

Experimentee
May 15th, 2004, 05:43 PM
I hope so too ! And I hope Venus and Serena will meet in quarters !

Yeah they are so bad on clay you dont want your faves to meet them :lol:

alwayshingis
May 15th, 2004, 06:43 PM
They'll cave and go with the WTA's SSR's anyway.

1. justine
2. serena
3. amelie
4. venus
5. lindsay
6. myskina
7. capriati
8. petrova

Chunchun
May 16th, 2004, 02:25 AM
1. Justine
2. Serena
3. Amelie
4. Venus
5. Lindsay
6. Myskina
7. Jenni
8. Nadya

Knizzle
May 16th, 2004, 03:49 AM
I think

1. JHH
2. Mauresmo
3. S. Williams
4. V. Williams
5. Davenport
6. Myskina
7. Petrova
8. Capriati

Hurley
May 16th, 2004, 06:07 AM
I hope so too ! And I hope Venus and Serena will meet in quarters !

If they go by the rankings, since they'll be 6th and 8th seeds, they CAN'T meet in the quarters.

Anyway...I think Knizzle's prediction will come true. Justine will obviously be the top seed, and since Amelie would be the actual 2 seed, I doubt they'll resist that. But I think they will move Serena and Venus to 3 and 4.

Gus
May 16th, 2004, 09:46 AM
Yeah they are so bad on clay you dont want your faves to meet them :lol:


LOL ;)

switz
May 16th, 2004, 01:04 PM
if they go by the rankings the reality is that amelie could be far worse off. she is going to be a top 4 seed no matter what by virtue of clijsters not playing. if venus and/or serena are not seeded in the top four there is good chance amelie would face one of them in the quarters. why would the french want that? venus and serena being seeded in the top 4 means she can't face a williams until the semis, and that's a good thing.

i personally don't believe in special rankings unless the absence is caused by an extreme event eg seles being stabbed. i think when you're professional athlete and injuries are all part of the game, and it's just something you have to deal with.

Jan
May 18th, 2004, 08:01 AM
I think Lindsay will be seeded 4. I expect Justine will play and be seeded 1, quite rightly so of course. I then think they will go with Serena at 2 and Amelie at 3. If they seed Venus higher than Lindsay I will be annoyed (thats if she lays and it is doubtful I think).

I expect I am going to be disappointed over Lidnsayis seeding though.
:confused:

LucasArg
May 18th, 2004, 10:23 AM
1-Justine
2-Amelie
3-Serena
4-Venus
5-Lindsay

And I think they could seed Sandrine as well, but not in top 8 of course.

Freewoman33
May 18th, 2004, 11:21 AM
I really don't care where Venus and Serena are seeded. I just pray they're on opposite sides of the draw. That is my only concern.

Gus
May 18th, 2004, 02:30 PM
if they go by the rankings the reality is that amelie could be far worse off. she is going to be a top 4 seed no matter what by virtue of clijsters not playing. if venus and/or serena are not seeded in the top four there is good chance amelie would face one of them in the quarters. why would the french want that? venus and serena being seeded in the top 4 means she can't face a williams until the semis, and that's a good thing.

i personally don't believe in special rankings unless the absence is caused by an extreme event eg seles being stabbed. i think when you're professional athlete and injuries are all part of the game, and it's just something you have to deal with.


I TOTALLY AGREE - You convinced me for the sistahs ! :angel: