View Full Version : Why don't Slams count towards the 8 events for the injury protected ranking?

Sep 4th, 2004, 01:36 PM
People have said that the Grand Slams don't count because they're not WTA events, but the slams count in rankings and they're on the WTA calendar, so shouldn't they count towards the first 8 tournies back?

Using this theory, Lindsay played only seven WTA events before the 2002 WTA Championships (Stanford, San Diego, Los Angeles, New Haven, Moscow, Filderstadt and Zurich), so she should have gotten the protected ranking at the tour champs. But it looks like the US Open WAS counted as one of the first 8 tournies back.

What's up with that?

Sep 4th, 2004, 01:54 PM
Technically, the Grand Slams are run by the ITF, not the ATP or the WTA. The ITF does have an arrangement with both tours so that points from the Slams count towards a player's ranking, but that still doesn't make them ATP/WTA events.

Sep 4th, 2004, 02:39 PM
Because the seeding given to a player who is entitled to an injury protected ranking has nothing to do with the injury protected ranking.
The GSs are different in that they can seed players wherever they want to regardless of their fuckin rankings.

Sep 4th, 2004, 03:11 PM
Because the WTA say so, today that is.

Sep 4th, 2004, 03:16 PM
The WTA Tour Champs do NOT count, you cannot play that using your Injury/Special rank either, therefore you dont get any Special seed for that event.