View Full Version : Seedings at the Aussie Open

Williams Rulez
Dec 23rd, 2001, 07:14 AM
How will the players be seeded? According to their rankings or according to their performance on hardcourts??

Dec 23rd, 2001, 07:18 AM
rank, i think



Dec 23rd, 2001, 07:19 AM
its a combination

performance in the tournament in the past years too

Dec 23rd, 2001, 07:54 AM
so what ae the chances of Monica being seeded in the first 8, if it is also based on previous performances? considering Dokic is not playing too... <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

Dec 23rd, 2001, 09:37 AM
No chance for that to happen, I think.<br />They will just follow the ranks.

I don't see who of the top should give their spot to Monica.

Dec 23rd, 2001, 09:44 AM
I also think that the ranking would be the one to go with. So if this happens, any of the top 8 except Lindsay & Venus would be threatened to be out in round of 16 because of Monica.

Dec 23rd, 2001, 09:47 AM
I hope its ranking or else Lina will miss out <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

she could still miss out if Conchita wins a match on the Gold Coast.

Dec 23rd, 2001, 09:52 AM
will Lindsay be seeded n.1?

Dec 23rd, 2001, 09:54 AM
Lindsay should be seeded number ONE.

Dec 23rd, 2001, 10:05 AM
If Lindsay isn't seeded Number One then I will be on a flight down under to have harsh words with those Aussie officials ..ok then I won't Im to much of a wimp but Im sure Our Lindsay will sort em out good style!!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Dec 23rd, 2001, 11:12 AM
If they use old resuts obviously Monica should be top 8 shes always got to the quarters and only lost 2 matches in the ausi open!

Dec 23rd, 2001, 11:23 AM
As queenlindsay says:

If Monica would be seeded 9, everybody in the top 8 ( except Lindsay& venus) would be endangered to be oust in the round of 16.

I really hope Monica would'nt be in Lindsay or venus bracket in the round of 16.

Dec 23rd, 2001, 01:19 PM
It's rather tough to go past the rankings without upsetting a few players.

Dec 23rd, 2001, 02:09 PM
TBE, Conchita is not playing in Gold Coast, she is playing in Auckland

Dec 23rd, 2001, 02:18 PM
TOT: she still only needs a win no matter where she plays.

Dec 23rd, 2001, 02:38 PM
Oh ok <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Williams Rulez
Dec 23rd, 2001, 02:45 PM
Is any one really sure of whether seeding is done based solely on rankings? Or is it also based on past performances??

Dec 23rd, 2001, 03:59 PM
it's kinda of scary no matter how the seedings are decided... cos there are players like Mary Pierce, Anna Kournikova, Monica, Patty Schnyder(?), Iva Majoli, Barbara Schett... all capable of causing major upsets to the top 8... it's going to be an exciting Oz open! <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

Dec 24th, 2001, 12:08 AM
Isn't Lina ranked 34th, and Dokic, Tauziat and Huber aren't playing...so wouldn't that make her 31st and Conchita already in a seed at 32nd?

Williams Rulez
Dec 24th, 2001, 01:48 AM
I thought Conchita is ranked 35 now??

Crazy Canuck
Dec 24th, 2001, 04:39 AM
Generally with hardourts, there isn't AS MUCH variation in players performances, as there are with grass vs clay.

however if Roland Garros doesn't seed by preformance, i'll be one unhappy camper.

Williams Rulez
Dec 24th, 2001, 04:42 AM
Poor Venus.... she'll be seeded like 128th or something at RG. She lost in the first round <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

Nan Cu
Dec 25th, 2001, 08:47 PM
Not necessarily.

I believe the slams will rank by surface performance plus WTA Rankings. When healthy Venus does well on clay, that combined with her ranking and past performances (2 Qtrs), she shouldn't be ranked outside the top 5.

With that above mentioned criteria, and the current top 10, I think it'd be an injustice to not seed her #2 (behind JenCap), were RG to begin tomorrow.

Dec 25th, 2001, 08:54 PM
Lina is 34th but goes to #31 but after next weeks tourns Lina will fall behind Elena L to #32 or lower if Conchita wins a rd.

so its gonna be close.

Dec 26th, 2001, 09:50 AM
The Oz open will just go by ranking.. they have never changed the seeding in the past.. so since there is 32 seeds now, they will not start to change it now..