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pierce0415
Jul 13th, 2005, 06:52 PM
Finally updated: http://www.acuraclassic.com/Players/index.html

Lindsay Davenport 1 USA
Maria Sharapova 2 Russia
Serena Williams 4 USA
Elena Dementieva 5 Russia
Svetlana Kuznetsova 6 Russia
Justine Henin-Hardene 7 Belgium
Nadia Petrova 8 Russia
Patty Schnyder 11 Switzerland
Vera Zvonareva 12 Russia
Kim Clijsters 13 Belgium
Mary Pierce 14 France
Elena Bovina 15 Russia
Elena Likhovtseva 17 Russia
Nathalie Dechy 18 France
Jelena Jankovic 19 Serbia and Montanegro
Tatiana Golovin 20 France
Francesca Schiavone 23 Italy
Shinobu Asagoe 24 Japan
Ai Sugiyama 25 Japan
Marion Bartoli 27 France
Gisela Dulko 29 Argentina
Chanda Rubin 29 USA
Amy Frazier 30 USA
Karolina Sprem 31 Croatia
Dinara Safina 32 Russia
Flavia Pennetta 34 Italy
Anna Chakvetadze 39 Russia
Evgenia Linetskaya 40 Russia
Klara Koukalova 41 Czech Republic
Anna-lena Groenefeld 42 Germany
Fabiola Zuluaga 45 Columbia
Lisa Raymond 46 USA
Shuai Peng 47 China
Dally Randriantefy 48 Madagascar
Marta Domachowska 49 Poland
Conchita Martinez 50 Spain
Samantha Stosur 51 Australia
Sesil Karatantcheva 52 Bulgaria
Mashona Washington 53 USA
Iveta Benesova 54 Czech Republic
Maria Kirilenko 55 Russia
Maria Vento-Kabchi 56 Venezuela
Paola Suarez 58 Argentina
Kveta Peschke 62 Czech Republic

pierce0415
Jul 13th, 2005, 06:54 PM
WTF Na Li not on list :mad: That means she won't play Stanford either :fiery:

VeeDaQueen
Jul 13th, 2005, 06:57 PM
Na Li is playing Toronto. Probably the clay events as well, I'm assuming. She doesn't need hardcourt practice. She knows how to play on it :)

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 13th, 2005, 07:00 PM
no Nastya :eek: :fiery:

pierce0415
Jul 13th, 2005, 07:02 PM
Kim ranked in front of Mary :o Not yet :tape:

goldenlox
Jul 13th, 2005, 07:04 PM
no Nastya :eek: :fiery:Nastya is playing Sweden, so is Venus.

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 13th, 2005, 07:05 PM
Nastya is playing Sweden, so is Venus.

forgot about that, didnt realise that was same week.

edit: its the week after...... so just two weeks in N America before US Open :o

DemWilliamsGulls
Jul 13th, 2005, 07:07 PM
I wonder if Serena is going to be there..according to Venus, she said she doesn't think Serena is going to play anymore this year.

416_Man
Jul 13th, 2005, 07:16 PM
Battle of the Summer Hard Court Tier Is

Note: Late withdrawals, and last minute wild cards can affect these lists.

What San Diego has that Toronto does not:

Lindsay Davenport 1 USA
Elena Dementieva 5 Russia
Patty Schnyder 11 Switzerland
Amy Frazier 30 USA
Flavia Pennetta 34 Italy
Klara Koukalova 41 Czech Republic
Lisa Raymond 46 USA
Dally Randriantefy 48 Madagascar

* Toronto's commitments do not go past Top 50*
Conchita Martinez 50 Spain
Samantha Stosur 51 Australia
Mashona Washington 53 USA
Iveta Benesova 54 Czech Republic
Maria Kirilenko 55 Russia
Maria Vento-Kabchi 56 Venezuela
Paola Suarez 58 Argentina

What Toronto has that San Diego does not:

Amelie Mauresmo No. 3/France
Venus Williams No. 8/United States
Anastasia Myskina No. 10/Russia
Alicia Molik No. 11/Australia
Ana Ivanovic No. 20/Serbia
Nicole Vaidisova No. 28/Czech Republic
Anabel Medina Garrigues No. 33/Spain
Magdelena Maleeva No. 37/Bulgaria
Virginie Razzano No. 38/France
Nuria Llagostera Vives No. 39/Spain

K-Dog
Jul 13th, 2005, 07:23 PM
Are the only two US Open series events that Venus is playing are Stanford and Canada? I have a feeling that Venus just might fore-go Swedon and play in San Diego. That's kind of stupid on Myskina's part not to defend her San Diego points.

V-MAC
Jul 13th, 2005, 07:30 PM
Yay!!, Chanda commited to playing here. Hope she turns up ;)

bmxbandit
Jul 13th, 2005, 07:36 PM
No 2002 finalist :(

Rising Sun
Jul 13th, 2005, 07:47 PM
You would think Team China would be getting straight back to tour after skipping the grass season, but no. :rolleyes: :mad:

They won't be playing in October either due to the National Games. :rolleyes:

goldenlox
Jul 13th, 2005, 07:52 PM
Acura event draws many of top names

By Jerry Magee
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
July 13, 2005

Defending champion Lindsay Davenport joins Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Elena Dementieva and Mary Pierce in the field for the Acura Classic, the tournament announced yesterday.

The $1.3 million Tier I event on the WTA Tour is to be contested at the La Costa Resort and Spa from July 30 to Aug. 7. Main-draw matches begin Aug. 1.

Giving the tournament an additional dimension is that it is one of five women's competitions that are part of the U.S. Open Series. Players can accumulate points in this series, with the men's and women's winners positioned to double their earnings at the Open, scheduled Aug. 29-Sept. 11 in New York.

A player winning both the series and the Open would realize $2.2 million.

Raquel Giscafre, an officer of Promotion Sports, which offers the Acura event, said it is too early to determine what sort of bearing the series will have on the fields for the series' events.

"We've always had a good field," Giscafre said, "but I think the series will be influential because the U.S. Tennis Association is making a great effort to market it."

The first event in the series, the RCA Championships for men beginning Monday in Indianapolis, has attracted Andy Roddick and Andre Agassi, but otherwise the field is not particularly distinguished.

"It takes time for players to realize there is a lot of money involved," Giscafre said. At Wimbledon, which she attended, she said players were beginning to talk about the series.

While Serena Williams is entered at La Costa, Wimbledon champion Venus Williams is not. Giscafre said Venus also will not be playing in the JPMorgan Chase Open at Carson the week after Acura, having chosen to compete instead in a Tier IV tournament in Stockholm.

"Maybe she likes to travel," Giscafre said.

The young contingent of the women's tour is to be well-represented at La Costa. In the field in addition to the 18-year-old Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon titlist, are 17-year-old Tatiana Golovin of France; Marat Safin's 19-year-old sister, Dinara; and two promising 18-year-old Russians, Anna Chakvetadze and Evgenia Linetskaya.

Others down to play include Jelena Jankovic of Serbia, who defeated Serena Williams at Dubai this year, plus Karolina Sprem of Croatia, Patty Schnyder of Switzerland, Nathalie Dechy of France and three other Russians often ranked in the top 20, Nadia Petrova, Vera Zvonareva and Elena Likhovtseva.

Wannabeknowitall
Jul 13th, 2005, 07:57 PM
OK. This committment list is great. Now where is the Stanford entry or comittment list?
They have about 10 days or so but isn't it a little late like the entry list for Eastbourne?

martirogi
Jul 13th, 2005, 07:58 PM
Are the only two US Open series events that Venus is playing are Stanford and Canada? I have a feeling that Venus just might fore-go Swedon and play in San Diego. That's kind of stupid on Myskina's part not to defend her San Diego points.

venus and myskina and getting a load of money to play stockholm, neither of them will be switching.

Anna F'd Enrique
Jul 13th, 2005, 08:10 PM
what annoys me is that Myskina and Venus are my top 2 favs and I attend Acura Classic every year. Ugh i was annoyed when those 2 decided to not play

Jeff
Jul 13th, 2005, 08:13 PM
Yeah, seriously, it must be the case that Sweden is paying out a lot of dough. Why else would Venus skip Acura again, which she won three times in a row...and Myskina not defend her points as a finalist...for a TIER I and instead play a tier IV.

K-Dog
Jul 13th, 2005, 08:21 PM
venus and myskina and getting a load of money to play stockholm, neither of them will be switching.

Didn't know that. Well, that's a good reason. At least we are pretty much guarenteed a Venus-Myskina final (revenge for Venus).

RenaSlam.
Jul 13th, 2005, 08:32 PM
Serena's back, bitches!

Paneru
Jul 13th, 2005, 08:43 PM
Yeah, seriously, it must be the case that Sweden is paying out a lot of dough. Why else would Venus skip Acura again, which she won three times in a row...and Myskina not defend her points as a finalist...for a TIER I and instead play a tier IV.

Because she got bored.

If you read her interview she said she has had
the same summer hardcourt events since she
turned pro and wanted a change.

Besides, Venus loves to visit and learn about
places new to her, she's never been to Stockholm
and like Istanbul, I'm sure she's gonna live it up! :cool:

Venus/Anastasia final would be great!

They always have good matches.

shap_half
Jul 13th, 2005, 08:50 PM
JHH is not mentioned anywhere in that article. :shrug:

Diesel
Jul 13th, 2005, 09:03 PM
I wonder if Serena is going to be there..according to Venus, she said she doesn't think Serena is going to play anymore this year.

Serena e-mailed or text messaged Venus stating they would be in the US Open final together. Serena's motivated and will play.

forever_rafter
Jul 13th, 2005, 09:05 PM
Is Eleni Daniilidou playing in San Diego? Please :sad:

Lemonskin.
Jul 13th, 2005, 09:07 PM
:sad: No Alicia...

cartmancop
Jul 13th, 2005, 09:07 PM
Surely Myskina cannot gain points from Stockholm??? Even if she wins... what is the points difference in winning a Tier IV & Runner-up & a Tier I,

But like someone said Sweden is probably paying Venus & Anastasia very well for coming:) & when there careers are over a few lost ranking points will be outweighed by their money in the bank :D

SJW
Jul 13th, 2005, 09:23 PM
I wonder if Serena is going to be there..according to Venus, she said she doesn't think Serena is going to play anymore this year.
why do you keep saying that? :confused: she meant shes done for the year at wimbledon ONLY.

go Serena :banana:

Paneru
Jul 13th, 2005, 09:29 PM
Surely Myskina cannot gain points from Stockholm??? Even if she wins... what is the points difference in winning a Tier IV & Runner-up & a Tier I,

But like someone said Sweden is probably paying Venus & Anastasia very well for coming:) & when there careers are over a few lost ranking points will be outweighed by their money in the bank :D

No, Anastasia won't gain anything even if she does
win and would still end up losing pts.

Venus on the other hand, if she wins she can gain
pts. because she had to retire in the SF's of LA
last year.


Despite what anyone thinks both
are doing what's right for them.

jamatthews
Jul 13th, 2005, 10:36 PM
Yeah, seriously, it must be the case that Sweden is paying out a lot of dough. Why else would Venus skip Acura again, which she won three times in a row...and Myskina not defend her points as a finalist...for a TIER I and instead play a tier IV.

Maybe neither of them expected to get out of their slumps at Wimbledon and wanted easier tournaments to get some confidence...Venus also played a Tier III the week before Roland Garros

tennisIlove09
Jul 13th, 2005, 10:38 PM
Maybe the three time champion Venus decided to give someone us a turn to win? :shrug:

And I think Myskina probably made her schedule when she was still in her slump :)

416_Man
Jul 13th, 2005, 10:45 PM
San Diego isn't the week of Stockholm- L.A. is. Sopot was scheduled for the same week as San Diego, but it was cancelled, so why are people bringing up the Scandinavian tournament? :confused:

Paneru
Jul 13th, 2005, 10:54 PM
Maybe the three time champion Venus decided to give someone us a turn to win? :shrug:

And I think Myskina probably made her schedule when she was still in her slump :)

:lol:

Venus hasn't played since 02' and with nothing to
defend, why not take the time to go to a new place.

I think that's one of the great things about pro tennis,
being able to visit new and different places.

I doubt Anastasia deicided to committ because
she wasn't playing as well as a year ago.

crazillo
Jul 14th, 2005, 01:11 PM
Oh Maggie, you should play more than only TWO events leading up to a GS, but OK..... You will fall in the ranks even more then.

Nice to see so many top players in SD and toronto, although I think San Diego usuallay was stronger than this year....

NicoMary
Jul 14th, 2005, 01:24 PM
PFFFFFFIOUUUU What a great Field:eek: ...Mary will have to kick lots of top 10 asses:rolleyes:

CooCooCachoo
Jul 14th, 2005, 01:26 PM
Well, the first ALT will get in as Chanda withdraws. :(

tennnisfannn
Jul 14th, 2005, 01:27 PM
If only the top 8 are seeded, kim could just draw lindsay in rd two or any of the the others. That will suck!

MAURO
Jul 14th, 2005, 01:49 PM
i think Paola Suarez not play

Ryan
Jul 14th, 2005, 01:57 PM
lol, Myskina still IS in her slump. Sure, she won 4 great, close battles at Wimbledon and beat Venus in Fed Cup, but I still think Nastya has a bit left to go before she's back on track. Hopefully I'm wrong though. ;)

goldenlox
Jul 14th, 2005, 02:51 PM
lol, Myskina still IS in her slump. Sure, she won 4 great, close battles at Wimbledon and beat Venus in Fed Cup, but I still think Nastya has a bit left to go before she's back on track. Hopefully I'm wrong though. ;)Anastasia has won 6 of her last 7 matches, including wins over Lena D., Venus, and Jankovic.
If that's a slump, I hope she keeps slumping.

Fantastic
Jul 14th, 2005, 03:05 PM
San Diego points drop off the week of Stanford this year. Tournaments were held a week earlier last year to accommodate the Olympic Games scheduling.

I'm assuming that Venus is skipping the week of San Diego because she wants to properly prepare (acclimitize) for Stockholm and make the most of her time there (ie, WIN the tournament!) rather than just show up and risk playing sloppy tennis (which could result in losing to anybody).

I'm also assuming that Myskina is playing in Europe because she intends to spend more time with her mother. I assume she wants to play nearby for as long as she can before heading over to North America. She will lose points from San Diego no doubt, but I don't think she values ranking points ahead of time spent with her ill mother.