View Full Version : Will Pierce be seeded in Melbourne?

Dec 30th, 2001, 08:30 PM
I know Mary got a wild card into the Australian Open but I was wondering if she will be seeded there also because of her ranking protection?


Dec 30th, 2001, 08:52 PM
I don't think so.

Dec 30th, 2001, 08:54 PM
I hope not.

Dec 31st, 2001, 02:57 AM
She can't be seeded

Williams Rulez
Dec 31st, 2001, 04:13 AM
I hope so. She is too dangerous if she is underseeded.

Dec 31st, 2001, 04:18 AM
I don't believe she received any kind of injury ranking or anything. Even if she did though, she wouldn't be seeded, because of her actual ranking of 129. However, they might do what they did at Wimbledon in 1998.. Graf had fallen to 91st in the world, but they gave her the fourth seed. However, I don't think they will seed her. <img src="graemlins/sad.gif" border="0" alt="[Sad]" />

Dec 31st, 2001, 07:22 AM
I don't think Mary will be seeded. I read somewhere that the organisers were a little peeved as she had a choice of wildcards, ie one that goes to the French player on the basis the French Open gives one to an Australian at the French Open or just a wildcard. She opted for the latter and they would have preferred her to take the other that way they could have given another one to another Aussie player. I can't see how they could seed her if they did anyway.

Dec 31st, 2001, 09:18 AM
<a href="http://www.wtaworld.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=46&t=000011" target="_blank">http://www.wtaworld.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=46&t=000011</a>

<br />This will help <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Jan 1st, 2002, 10:04 AM
Ok another question then. If Mary is being injury protection, why could she not be seeded if others like Monica and Steffi have in the past?

Wasn't Mary a top-15 player before she stopped playing?

Jan 1st, 2002, 10:11 AM
Monica and Steffi were Gold Exempt Status when they returned.

Mary is not

Jan 1st, 2002, 10:15 AM
Hi TheBoiledEgg, for us tennis dummies why don't you elaborate that for us.......after all mary is a former Aussie champ......so what does this gold exempt status mean?

Jan 1st, 2002, 10:21 AM
look in statistics forum, you'll see a full explanation there <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> plus other rulings i've dug up.

Mary is a former slam champ but she isn't listed as one of the 20 Gold Exempt players for 2002.