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RonnieB33
Feb 27th, 2006, 09:03 PM
We spend a lot of time (or at least I have) wondering if Maria K's ranking is going to move up or down or stay the same, so it's probably useful for all of us to have a thread started on this subject.

As of February 27, 2006, her ranking stands at #23.

The rankings around her are as follows:

20 (18) PENNETTA, FLAVIA ITA 868.00
21 (21) JANKOVIC, JELENA SCG 832.00
22 (22) GROENEFELD, ANNA-LENA GER 815.00
23 (23) KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 788.75
24 (24) GOLOVIN, TATIANA FRA 758.00
25 (25) MEDINA GARRIGUES, ANABEL ESP 755.00

Has anyone tried to calculate the 788.75 points that the WTA Tour has posted? I've tried it and I think I know all the rules about the Grand Slams + NASDAQ 100 counting + the Top 17 counting, but I can only come up with a total of 783.5 for Maria. What am I missing? I have the S'Hertogenbosch result as her 17th best result.

RonnieB33
Feb 27th, 2006, 09:05 PM
Last year, she played the Dubai event where she gained 4 points after losing in the second round of the quallies. These points are less than her 17th-best event over the past 52 weeks which is S'Hertogenbosch. There, she got 16 points for a round of 16 result at a Tier III $170K event. Therefore, she can only gain points at Doha.

A win over #200 Ting Li will get her 25 points, replacing the 16 from S'Hertogenbosch.

A win over either #53 Zheng or #15 Kuznetsova will give her 49 points.

If she makes it to the quarterfinals, her point total will (should) be 821.75.

#20 Pennetta and #22 Groenefeld are the top two seeds at a Tier III in Mexico City. Should they do decently there, they should stay ahead of Maria. Although Pennetta won this event last year, those point were already removed since it was played a week prior to last year. This is why Pennetta went down from #18 to #20. Neither Pennetta nor Groenefeld have any points to defend going into Acapulco.

However, #21 Jankovic played in Dubai last year and made the finals. (NOTE: Doha and Dubai switched dates this year, so although Dubai has already been played this year, the points from last year's Dubai tournament still count now). She has 137 points to defend from that tournament. Even if she makes the semis at Doha, she'll lose points and just enough to fall behind Maria K.

Therefore, Maria should move up to #22 barring anything bizarre happenning, like someone beneath her doing really well this week. But Maria has some sizable distance between her and anyone ranked out of the Top 25, so there's no reason for concern here.

QUESTION: Am I spending too much time thinking about this?

dan.
Feb 28th, 2006, 06:26 AM
great job !!! :) what will it be after she wins doha? :p

RonnieB33
Feb 28th, 2006, 06:08 PM
great job !!! :) what will it be after she wins doha? :p

Thanks, Dan!

Well, if she wins Doha, she'll be #1 for the day! ;)

But, most likely with the extra 186 points, she'll be #17 ahead of Ivanovic, assuming all others stay put. That is, of course, if I'm figuring this system out correctly, which is still a big IF.

Vassili
Mar 6th, 2006, 03:56 PM
As of march 06, 2006, her ranking stands at 22# !!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship:
:bounce: :bounce:

Derek.
Mar 7th, 2006, 02:29 AM
It's amazing that a litle bit over a year ago she was around #100.

Keraj
Mar 7th, 2006, 04:32 PM
Has anyone tried to calculate the 788.75 points that the WTA Tour has posted? I've tried it and I think I know all the rules about the Grand Slams + NASDAQ 100 counting + the Top 17 counting, but I can only come up with a total of 783.5 for Maria. What am I missing? I have the S'Hertogenbosch result as her 17th best result.


Sorry for late reply , didn`t have time last week for this...

I tried to calculate the 799.75 points from this week ranking and... I can`t :lol: but I`m not exactly sure how many points she earned last year in Miami, Wimbledon and US Open, so if you (or anyone else) know that, then maybe we will solve the mystery ;)

Keraj
Mar 7th, 2006, 04:39 PM
All tournaments from the last 52 weeks (from best to worst;)):



1. Beijing - 195 Pts.

2. Tokyo`06 [Pan Pacific] - 75

3. Australian Open`06 - 62

4. Indian Wells - 56

5. Tokyo [Japan Open] - 55

6. Dubai`06 - 55

7. Wimbledon - 38(?)

8. US Open - 38(?)

9. Warsaw - 36.75

10. Guangzhou - 30

11. Berlin - 25

12. New Haven - 25

13. Sydney`06 - 25

14. Doha`06 - 25

15. Auckland`06 - 24

16. Miami - 16(?)

17. s'Hertogenbosch - 16

18. Los Angeles - 14

19. Birmingham - 9

20. Roland Garros - 2

21. Rome - 1

22. San Diego - 1

23. Toronto - 1

24. Moscow - 1


[I`m not 100 % sure about Wimbledon, US Open and Miami points]

TeaMMashA
Mar 7th, 2006, 04:48 PM
Miami - 3
Wimbledon - 42
US Open - 46

Keraj
Mar 7th, 2006, 05:05 PM
Miami - 3
Wimbledon - 42
US Open - 46

Thanks for the reply TeaMashA :) but quality points are excluded from the ranking now. So it can`t be 42 and 46.

TeaMMashA
Mar 7th, 2006, 05:10 PM
Thanks for the reply TeaMashA :) but quality points are excluded from the ranking now. So it can`t be 42 and 46.

i got them from the official WTA website

Keraj
Mar 7th, 2006, 05:17 PM
Yeah I know ;) but how I said, the quality points don`t count now, and that 42 and 46 was including quality points.

RonnieB33
Mar 7th, 2006, 07:21 PM
All tournaments from the last 52 weeks (from best to worst;)):

7. Wimbledon - 38(?)
8. US Open - 38(?)
16. Miami - 16(?)

[I`m not 100 % sure about Wimbledon, US Open and Miami points]

Keraj, I also had 38 for both Wimbledon and US Open, but have 19 for Miami since it's a Tier I $3,000,000 tournament.

You're correct about the quality points. Though they are still posted on the WTA website, they were taken away at the start of the year. Otherwise, Maria would have well over 1,000 points right now.

Thanks for listing these, Keraj!

RonnieB33
Mar 7th, 2006, 07:50 PM
Rankings have been posted in other places in Kirilenko's Orchestra, but I'd thought I'd keep the Top 32 here since the name of the thread seems to require it.

I'll try to post these on a weekly basis, so that one would always know where to find the WTA Tour rankings. Sure, you can always goto the official WTA Tour rankings here (http://www.wtatour.com/rankings/singles_numeric.asp), but those don't have Maria highlighted in magenta, no?

The big movers were #17 Pennetta and #18 Groenfeld, and of course #32 Hingis, who in my opinion, is already Top 15 material. #26 Jankovic was the big loser this week after last year's semfinal appearance in Dubai got wiped out by a first-round loss this year in Doha.

1 (1) CLIJSTERS, KIM BEL 3566.00
2 (2) MAURESMO, AMELIE FRA 3538.00
3 (4) HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE BEL 2798.00
4 (3) DAVENPORT, LINDSAY USA 2707.00
5 (5) SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS 2574.00
6 (6) PIERCE, MARY FRA 2517.00
7 (8) PETROVA, NADIA RUS 2160.00
8 (7) DEMENTIEVA, ELENA RUS 2043.00
9 (9) SCHNYDER, PATTY SUI 1900.00
10 (10) WILLIAMS, VENUS USA 1492.00
11 (11) SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA ITA 1282.00
12 (12) MYSKINA, ANASTASIA RUS 1209.00
13 (14) KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS 1194.00
14 (13) VAIDISOVA, NICOLE CZE 1182.00
15 (15) HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA SVK 1002.00
16 (16) LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA RUS 986.00
17 (20) PENNETTA, FLAVIA ITA 951.00
18 (22) GROENEFELD, ANNA-LENA GER 919.00
19 (17) IVANOVIC, ANA SCG 912.00
20 (18) DECHY, NATHALIE FRA 881.00
21 (19) SAFINA, DINARA RUS 873.00
22 (23) KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 799.75
23 (24) GOLOVIN, TATIANA FRA 758.00
24 (25) MEDINA GARRIGUES, ANABEL ESP 755.00
25 (26) SUGIYAMA, AI JPN 739.50
26 (21) JANKOVIC, JELENA SCG 696.00
27 (28) KOUKALOVA, KLARA CZE 636.75
28 (27) SREBOTNIK, KATARINA SLO 623.00
29 (29) DULKO, GISELA ARG 613.00
30 (30) SAFAROVA, LUCIE CZE 594.50
31 (32) ARVIDSSON, SOFIA SWE 584.50
32 (44) HINGIS, MARTINA SUI 583.00

Keraj
Mar 8th, 2006, 11:01 AM
Keraj, I also had 38 for both Wimbledon and US Open, but have 19 for Miami since it's a Tier I $3,000,000 tournament.


Of course ! And that makes a perfect 799.75 points from her 17 best tournaments.

But then what about this rule:

"The ranking points earned by any player who competes in the Main Draw of a Grand Slam Tournament must count on a player’s ranking as one of her best 17 Tournament results."

So what about her 2 points from Roland Garros ?

Now I think, I`m spending too much time thinking about this ;) :lol:

RonnieB33
Mar 8th, 2006, 05:32 PM
Of course ! And that makes a perfect 799.75 points from her 17 best tournaments.

But then what about this rule:

"The ranking points earned by any player who competes in the Main Draw of a Grand Slam Tournament must count on a player’s ranking as one of her best 17 Tournament results."

So what about her 2 points from Roland Garros ?

Now I think, I`m spending too much time thinking about this ;) :lol:

Yes, this is the rule that stumped me, too. I can only guess is that this rule does not apply to past grand slam performances since that wouldn't be fair to those who opted not to play in a Grand Slam without knowing they'd be penalized for it at the time. OK, this makes sense now.

Thanks for helping me clear this up! Now I'll stop thinking about this too much. :D

Keraj
Mar 8th, 2006, 06:39 PM
OK Everything is clear now, so here is the list with corrected points for Miami (Thanks Ronnie):



1. Beijing - 195 Pts.

2. Tokyo`06 [Pan Pacific] - 75

3. Australian Open`06 - 62

4. Indian Wells - 56 <--------------- NEXT OFF

5. Tokyo [Japan Open] - 55

6. Dubai`06 - 55

7. Wimbledon - 38

8. US Open - 38

9. Warsaw - 36.75

10. Guangzhou - 30

11. Berlin - 25

12. New Haven - 25

13. Sydney`06 - 25

14. Doha`06 - 25 <----------------- POINTS ADDED

15. Auckland`06 - 24

16. Miami - 19

17. s'Hertogenbosch - 16

--------------------------------------------------------------------

18. Los Angeles - 14

19. Birmingham - 9

20. Roland Garros - 2

21. Rome - 1

22. San Diego - 1

23. Toronto - 1

24. Moscow - 1

RonnieB33
Mar 9th, 2006, 07:00 PM
Pacific Life Open
Indian Wells, CA, USA
March 8-19, 2006
Tier I
Prize Money: $2,100,000
Draw: 96M/48Q/32D

Points Given:
325 Points for winning
228 points for reaching finals
146 points for reaching semifinals
81 points for reaching quarterfinals
45 points for reaching round of 16
28 points for reaching third round
16 points for reaching second round
1 point for reaching first round

Maria’s Current Ranking:
#22

Maria’s Current Point Total:
799.75

Maria’s Previous Result:
Round of 16 (with 2 qualifying wins)

Points to be defended:
56 (45 main draw points + 11 qualifying points)

Wow, 11th seed!! This is a combination of how thin the player list is and the rapid improvement of Maria. She’ll need to reach the quarterfinals to avoid losing points. She has an excellent chance of doing this considering that she’s facing the lowest seed possible (#8 Ivanovic) in the round of 16, whom she had beaten a couple of weeks ago. Still, there are still two more matches till she has that opportunity.

The only player ranked closely above her who has significant points to defend is #20 Natalie Dechy, who reached the quarterfinals in Indian Wells last year and has 81 points to defend. She is precisely 81.25 points ahead of Maria coming into the tournament, and has only won one match this year with three losses. Maria will still have to reach the quarters in order to have a chance to pass her.

#19 Ana Ivanovic did not play Indian Wells last year and has no points to defend. She is 112.25 points ahead of Maria.

#21 Danira Safina reached the third round at Indian Wells last year and has 28 points to defend. She is 73.25 points ahead of Maria.

#23 Tatiana Golovin is 41.75 behind Maria, but has a round of 16 appearance to defend, so it’ll be difficult for Gollovin to pass Maria.

Forecast:
I see Maria reaching the Round of 16, and hopefully she can pull off the upset against Ivanovic. Ana could also lose early which would open up the door to the QFs. This tournament is like two tournaments where the first four rounds are like a Tier III event where Maria is the second seed. If she wins this first “tournament”, the next three rounds is a tier I event where only top players are in her way.

In terms of rankings, she is in an island by herself and will need big results (at least QF) at these events to move up. She should remain at #22 heading into Miami where she’ll have only 19 points to defend. This tournament is where Maria can really move up.

RonnieB33
Mar 14th, 2006, 06:13 PM
Surprising loss for Maria, but only experience can come out of such a loss. At least it wasn't to someone ranked out of the Top 50. Unfortunately, she loses 28 points from last year which brings her total to 771.75. #23 Golovin and #24 Medina-Garrigues lost already so they cannot overtake her. #25 Sugiyama is closing in on Maria since Sugiyama had no points to defend and has reached the round of 16. I doubt she'll beat JHH today, so it depends on what Sugiyama's #17 tournament was worth. Also, if Martina Hingis reaches the finals, she'll leapfrog over Maria as well. To me, it's inevitable that Hingis will reach the Top 20 by the end of this month, so we might as well make Maria #23 right now anyway.

Only a 2nd round result to defend in Miami, so cheer up Makiri fans! As long as we don't hear any news about a tweaked knee.... :tape: :unsure: :scared:

KirilenkoRulz
Mar 28th, 2006, 07:42 PM
Only a 2nd round result to defend in Miami, so cheer up Makiri fans! As long as we don't hear any news about a tweaked knee.... :tape: :unsure: :scared:RonnieB-awesome thread! The knee held up, she was moving around nicely yesterday against Big Masha. And a 4th round point achievement will more than cover the 16 points from last year's second round. But #24 Golovin has made the quarters and may make the semis while #23 Sugiyama just lost today in the quarters. As there were only 30 points between Makiri and #24 Golovin wonder how many points they had to defend. And Hingis was only 40 points behind at #26 and as we know she has zero points to defend... all year. But it seems Makiri will stay ahead of Martina at least for another week.

RonnieB33
Apr 7th, 2006, 11:30 PM
I guess my promise to post the rankings every week went by the wayside. My excuse was that my wife just gave birth to my newborn son, so you can say I've been a bit side-tracked. I was able to catch Little Masha battle valiantly against Big Masha, but that’s been the limit of my Makiri-watching over the past few weeks. And now with no WTA tournaments until May, I can see how this thread can be ignored for awhile.

But there will always be ranking news and discussion to be had, so let’s start by posting the rankings as of Monday:

1 (1) MAURESMO, AMELIE FRA 3511.00
2 (2) CLIJSTERS, KIM BEL 2941.00
3 (3) HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE BEL 2858.00
4 (4) SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS 2753.00
5 (5) DAVENPORT, LINDSAY USA 2524.00
6 (6) PIERCE, MARY FRA 2436.00
7 (7) PETROVA, NADIA RUS 2198.00
8 (8) DEMENTIEVA, ELENA RUS 2086.00
9 (9) SCHNYDER, PATTY SUI 1906.00
10 (14) KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS 1416.00
11 (10) WILLIAMS, VENUS USA 1335.00
12 (12) MYSKINA, ANASTASIA RUS 1292.00
13 (11) SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA ITA 1252.00
14 (13) VAIDISOVA, NICOLE CZE 1124.00
15 (15) HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA SVK 1005.00
16 (18) GROENEFELD, ANNA-LENA GER 996.00
17 (17) LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA RUS 969.00
18 (16) IVANOVIC, ANA SCG 954.00
19 (19) PENNETTA, FLAVIA ITA 923.00
20 (20) SAFINA, DINARA RUS 902.00
21 (24) GOLOVIN, TATIANA FRA 850.00
22 (23) SUGIYAMA, AI JPN 824.50
23 (22) KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 800.75 :worship:
24 (21) DECHY, NATHALIE FRA 795.00
25 (26) HINGIS, MARTINA SUI 760.00

Yes, Makiri dropped one slot to #23. This is in spite of gaining 29 points from Miami. This is because #21 Golovin and #22 Sugiyama had even better showings in Miami and thus was able to leapfrog Makiri. However, considering that Golovin is out for a month and Sugiyama is not playing in Amelia Island or Family Circle, Makiri will surpass them in two weeks. This is because Sugiyama had a couple of Round of 16 appearances to defend while Golovin had a Tier I final appearance to defend. I did not see #25 Hingis on the player list for any of these events yet, so Makiri should stay ahead of her until the beginning of May. In conclusion, Makiri is #21 in my book.

As we know, Makiri’s official website has announced her playing the same schedule as last year leading up to Roland Garros: Warsaw, Berlin, and Rome. Last year, she gained 36.75, 25.00, and 1.00 points, respectively. If she follows her recent form, and wins 2 matches before losing (assuming 1st round bye in Warsaw), then she we will gain 49, 42, and 42 points, respectively, and gain 55.25 points overall (the S’Hertogenbosch result will finally be dropped). This will give her 856.00 points which according to the current rankings would put her at #21. It would also remove the dreaded qualifying points from her 12-month resume making life easier for ranking point crunchers like myself.

In order for her to reach the coveted Top 16 before Roland Garros (and ensure a favorable draw up to the Round of 16), Makiri would have to reach the finals in either Berlin or Rome or reach two semis in any of the three events leading up to the French Open. A tall order, of course, but necessary for her to improve her standing.

Either way, Makiri is playing Top 20 tennis regardless of what the rankings say (and judging from the recent influx of Makiri pics, she is looking more like Top 3! :hearts: ). The loss to Anna C was a glitch in the matrix as far as I’m concerned. I’ll be happy as long as she improves her point total by the French Open. And then, she should enjoy another ranking boost if she can garner a couple of victories there.

RonnieB33
Apr 13th, 2006, 08:01 PM
I could post these earlier in the week, but slacked off again. I’ll try to do better next time, but fortunately, there were few changes. Here’s the Top 30:

1 (1) MAURESMO, AMELIE FRA 3511.00
2 (2) CLIJSTERS, KIM BEL 2941.00
3 (3) HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE BEL 2858.00
4 (4) SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS 2753.00
5 (6) PIERCE, MARY FRA 2411.00
6 (5) DAVENPORT, LINDSAY USA 2329.00
7 (7) PETROVA, NADIA RUS 2305.00
8 (8) DEMENTIEVA, ELENA RUS 2086.00
9 (9) SCHNYDER, PATTY SUI 1906.00
10 (10) KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS 1503.00
11 (13) SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA ITA 1365.00
12 (11) WILLIAMS, VENUS USA 1286.00
13 (12) MYSKINA, ANASTASIA RUS 1268.00
14 (14) VAIDISOVA, NICOLE CZE 1148.00
15 (16) GROENEFELD, ANNA-LENA GER 1026.00
16 (15) HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA SVK 1005.00
17 (18) IVANOVIC, ANA SCG 954.00
18 (17) LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA RUS 945.00
19 (19) PENNETTA, FLAVIA ITA 923.00
20 (20) SAFINA, DINARA RUS 902.00
21 (21) GOLOVIN, TATIANA FRA 850.00
22 (22) SUGIYAMA, AI JPN 815.50
23 (23) KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 800.75
24 (24) DECHY, NATHALIE FRA 795.00
25 (25) HINGIS, MARTINA SUI 760.00
26 (26) MEDINA GARRIGUES, ANABEL ESP 732.00
27 (34) SAFAROVA, LUCIE CZE 684.50
28 (27) JANKOVIC, JELENA SCG 672.00
29 (29) SREBOTNIK, KATARINA SLO 666.00
30 (28) KOUKALOVA, KLARA CZE 662.00

Makiri is still at #23 but moved a tad closer to #22 Sugiyama. She should pass both her and #21 Golovin since neither defended last year’s Family Circle points. However, #24 Dechy will pass Makiri since she already reached the round of 16 at Family Circle with no points to defend. Therefore, so long as #26 Medina Garrigues does not have reach the semis, meaning she has to beat Groenefeld and most likely, Kuznetsova, Makiri should be #22 heading into Fed Cup play and Warsaw.

A post from another forum has Makiri on the player list for the Tier III $175K event in Strasbourg on May 22. If she plays, she will play every week leading up to the French Open. When I hear about this, I think of two things: (1) the knee brace that she wore after playing so many tournaments in a row in Indian Wells, and (2) more points to help the ranking. She should be a #2 seed in the event behind #14 Vaidisova who lost in her first match at the Family Circle. Should she win the event (cross fingers), she’ll pick up 120 points (and 95 net after removing her 17th best event over the past year, assuming, she wins one match in Rome the week prior). If she does well in Rome, perhaps she’ll skip Strasbourg because that’s a lot of tennis she’ll be playing. As a #2 seed, she will have a bye, meaning she needs to win just one match to at least gain points.

Sorry, this news of her playing Strasbourg has put me in my over-analytical mode concerning her ranking, so I better stop here since this tournament is still a whole month away.

KirilenkoRulz
Apr 24th, 2006, 04:01 PM
Maria moved up to #22 in singles the week of April 17, 2006 as Dechy went ahead of her but Sugiyama and Golovin fell under her. Poor Tatiana has now fallen to #27 and may go lower until her ankle heals up. With the Fed Cup held last week, everything stays the same for Maria the week of April 24, 2006 - #22 in singles, #27 in doubles. She started the year at #25 so will be up 3 positions through through the first four months of 2006.

1 (1) MAURESMO, AMELIE FRA 3511.00
2 (2) CLIJSTERS, KIM BEL 2941.00
3 (3) SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS 2753.00
4 (4) HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE BEL 2693.00
5 (5) PETROVA, NADIA RUS 2530.00
6 (6) PIERCE, MARY FRA 2386.00
7 (7) DAVENPORT, LINDSAY USA 2254.00
8 (8) SCHNYDER, PATTY SUI 1981.00
9 (9) DEMENTIEVA, ELENA RUS 1877.00
10 (10) KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS 1577.0
11 (11) SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA ITA 1365.00
12 (12) MYSKINA, ANASTASIA RUS 1268.00
13 (13) WILLIAMS, VENUS USA 1244.00
14 (14) GROENEFELD, ANNA-LENA GER 1136.0
15 (15) VAIDISOVA, NICOLE CZE 1074.00
16 (16) HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA SVK 1005.00
17 (17) IVANOVIC, ANA SCG 954.00
18 (18) SAFINA, DINARA RUS 952.00
19 (19) LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA RUS 945.00
20 (20) PENNETTA, FLAVIA ITA 923.00
21 (21) DECHY, NATHALIE FRA 845.00
22 (22) KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 800.75
23 (23) SUGIYAMA, AI JPN 789.50
24 (24) MEDINA GARRIGUES, ANABEL ESP 762.00
25 (25) HINGIS, MARTINA SUI 760.00
26 (26) SAFAROVA, LUCIE CZE 725.50
27 (27) GOLOVIN, TATIANA FRA 716.00
28 (28) BARTOLI, MARION FRA 676.00
29 (29) JANKOVIC, JELENA SCG 672.00
30 (30) DULKO, GISELA ARG 650.00
31 (31) ARVIDSSON, SOFIA SWE 633.50
32 (32) SREBOTNIK, KATARINA SLO 633.00

RonnieB33
May 3rd, 2006, 10:42 PM
A quick look at the rankings shows that for some reason, they already replaced the 36.75 points from last year's Warsaw tournament with the 14.00 points from Los Angeles in August 2005 despite the current Warsaw tournament not being done yet. So, right now, Makiri is #23 behind Sugiyama, but #25 Hingis already gained 25 points for beating Makiri which will enable her to leapfrog past Makiri. So, assuming everything else stays relatively the same, Makiri should be down to #24 going into Berlin.

Official rankings will be posted here Monday! (I hope)

RonnieB33
May 8th, 2006, 04:30 PM
Maria drops a couple of spots to #24 after failing to defend her round of 16 plus qualifying points from Warsaw last year. #22 Sugiyama and #23 Hingis leapfrogged her.

1 (1) MAURESMO, AMELIE FRA 3437.00
2 (2) CLIJSTERS, KIM BEL 3048.00
3 (3) SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS 2678.00
4 (4) PETROVA, NADIA RUS 2369.00
5 (6) PIERCE, MARY FRA 2344.00
6 (7) DAVENPORT, LINDSAY USA 2254.00
7 (5) HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE BEL 2198.00
8 (9) DEMENTIEVA, ELENA RUS 1964.00
9 (8) SCHNYDER, PATTY SUI 1888.00
10 (10) KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS 1503.00
11 (11) SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA ITA 1389.00
12 (13) WILLIAMS, VENUS USA 1293.00
13 (12) MYSKINA, ANASTASIA RUS 1268.00
14 (14) GROENEFELD, ANNA-LENA GER 1130.00
15 (15) VAIDISOVA, NICOLE CZE 1074.00
16 (16) HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA SVK 1005.00
17 (17) LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA RUS 945.00
18 (19) PENNETTA, FLAVIA ITA 941.00
19 (18) SAFINA, DINARA RUS 934.00
20 (20) IVANOVIC, ANA SCG 914.00
21 (21) DECHY, NATHALIE FRA 821.00
22 (22) SUGIYAMA, AI JPN 789.50
23 (25) HINGIS, MARTINA SUI 785.00
24 (23) KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 762.00
25 (24) MEDINA GARRIGUES, ANABEL ESP 749.00
26 (26) GOLOVIN, TATIANA FRA 716.00
27 (34) CHAKVETADZE, ANNA RUS 681.75
28 (27) BARTOLI, MARION FRA 676.00
29 (29) ARVIDSSON, SOFIA SWE 633.50
30 (30) SREBOTNIK, KATARINA SLO 633.00
31 (31) SAFAROVA, LUCIE CZE 626.00
32 (32) KOUKALOVA, KLARA CZE 625.75

On to Berlin!

RonnieB33
May 8th, 2006, 04:39 PM
Qatar Telecom German Open
Berlin, Germany
May 8-14, 2006
Tier I
Prize Money: $1,340,000
Draw: 56M/32Q/28D
Surface: Red Clay/Outdoors

Points Given:
300 Points for winning
210 points for reaching finals
135 points for reaching semifinals
75 points for reaching quarterfinals
42 points for reaching round of 16
25 points for reaching second round
1 point for reaching first round

Maria’s Current Ranking:
#24

Maria’s Current Point Total:
762.00
[Note: Last year's Berlin tournament points are not included]

Maria’s Previous Berlin Result:
Round of 16

Points to be defended:
25.00

As of this post, Maria, playing as the #15 seed, has already won her first round match against Vinci, ensuring that she will defend her 25 points from last year’s Berlin tournament and that her point total will go up. Currently, she has 778.00 points. If she beats Danilidou/Koukalova, she will gain an additional 17 points, and her point total will go up to 795.00. #23 Hingis, #22 Sugiyama, #21 Dechy, and #20 Ivanovic do not have more than 1 point to defend. #25 Medina-Garrigues is the #16 seed of the Berlin tournament and has a 2nd Round showing to defend from last year. #26 Golovin is still sidelined with an injury. #27 Chakvetzade, #29 Arvidsson, and #30 Srebotnik are also playing in Berlin but need semifinal appearances to pass Maria. #28 Bartoli and #31 Safarova are playing the Tier IV Prague tournament as the top two seeds, but even if either win the tournament, they won’t garner enough points to overtake Makiri.

Forecast:
Makiri must get lucky and get past Henin-Hardenne in the Round of 16 to move anywhere in the rankings. At the very least, she shouldn’t concede any ranking spots and should remain at #24. We’ll look for a bigger push up the rankings in Rome!

KirilenkoRulz
May 9th, 2006, 03:27 PM
Thanks, RonnieB! Martina was going to go past Maria one of these weeks. The combination of having no points to defend all year and going deep into nearly every draw will put Martina in or around the top 10 by year's end. And Sugiyama was already ahead of Maria going into the May 8th rankings. Good news so far in Berlin, with Maria matching her drop off points and potentially picking up an additional 17 with a second round win tomorrow and with Dechy and Sugiyama both losing in the first round, Maria will at least close the game on them even if she loses to Justine in the third round. Medina, however, also won in the first round but as I recall has a tough third round match as well.

Also, for the record, Maria moved up one slot to #27 in doubles on the strength of the semi's achievement with Ana in Warsaw.

RonnieB33
May 10th, 2006, 09:03 PM
Quick ranking update:

Maria had to defend a 2nd round showing (25 points) from last year which she did, and then some. She has already gained an additional 17 points this year which is enough to put her past Sugiyama to #23, but no one else should she lose to Henin-Hardenne. If she beats Henin-Hardenne, she will move past Dechy to goto #22. If also Hingis loses to Dementieva tomorrow, then Maria will be #21! From there, it'll be a bit of a jump to #20 Ivanovic.

Yes, she has no points to defend in Rome while #20 Ivanovic has to defend a 3rd round showing. It will be tough for her to do damage since she will not be seeded and will depend on the luck of the draw. Here's hoping that she'll have a draw similar to the one she had in Indian Wells, but this time, she capitalizes on it!

KirilenkoRulz
May 22nd, 2006, 02:19 PM
May 22, 2006 Rankings are out, Maria moves UP to #22 in singles. Actually it is not so much that Maria moved up but that Dechy moved down and by standing still last week, Maria leapfrogged her. Maria maintains the #16 position in the 2006 Race and holds at #33 in doubles. Biggest news of the week is Martina H moving up to #14 (up 7 positions). Safina also moved up 3 positions to #16. Just a few weeks ago there were 5 players all in a narrow range of points, that group of 5 exists no longer as Hingis and Safina have broken out of the pack. One last item, Ana I falls to #21, one of the many players who slide back a position to make room for Martina H's rise.

RonnieB33
May 22nd, 2006, 06:56 PM
Here is the official Top 32 as of Monday:

1 (1) Mauresmo, Amelie Fra 3272.00
2 (2) Clijsters, Kim Bel 3048.00
3 (3) Petrova, Nadia Rus 2620.00
4 (4) Sharapova, Maria Rus 2543.00
5 (5) Henin-hardenne, Justine Bel 2408.00
6 (6) Pierce, Mary Fra 2302.00
7 (7) Davenport, Lindsay Usa 2254.00
8 (8) Dementieva, Elena Rus 1990.00
9 (9) Schnyder, Patty Sui 1753.00
10 (10) Kuznetsova, Svetlana Rus 1711.00
11 (11) Schiavone, Francesca Ita 1356.00
12 (13) Myskina, Anastasia Rus 1309.00
13 (12) Williams, Venus Usa 1308.00
14 (21) Hingis, Martina Sui 1160.00
15 (14) Groenefeld, Anna-lena Ger 1133.00
16 (19) Safina, Dinara Rus 1099.00
17 (16) Hantuchova, Daniela Svk 1018.00
18 (15) Vaidisova, Nicole Cze 1014.00
19 (18) Pennetta, Flavia Ita 991.00
20 (17) Likhovtseva, Elena Rus 945.00
21 (20) Ivanovic, Ana Scg 873.00
22 (23) Kirilenko, Maria Rus 795.00
23 (22) Dechy, Nathalie Fra 767.00
24 (24) Sugiyama, Ai Jpn 749.50
25 (26) Golovin, Tatiana Fra 716.00
26 (29) Srebotnik, Katarina Slo 692.25
27 (28) Bartoli, Marion Fra 676.00
28 (25) Medina Garrigues, Anabel Esp 671.00
29 (27) Chakvetadze, Anna Rus 669.75
30 (31) Safarova, Lucie Cze 650.00
31 (30) Arvidsson, Sofia Swe 630.50
32 (33) Koukalova, Klara Cze 607.75

As KirilenkoRulz noted, our little Makiri actually moved up a slot to #22, sliding past Dechy. This surprised me since Dechy was not defending any points from last year's Italian Open. The only logical conclusion for Dechy moving down is that Dechy's 2005 Strasbourg semifinal result has already been dropped off her points total. This is justice anyway, since Dechy has only won 3 of 14 matches this year.

With two Tier III's for this week, #23 Dechy is the only player who can leapfrog past Makiri in the rankings before Roland Garros. To do this, Dechy will have to win at least two matches in Strasbourg. She will face #79 Zi Yan who beat Dechy in the Australian this year. If she gets by Yan, she will most likely face #39 Na Li who has posted excellent results the last two weeks. Dechy is 0-3 vs. Chinese players this year (like that has anything do with anything).

Looking ahead to RG (which is dangerous to do, but I'll do it anyway), Makiri has no points to defend since she lost unceremoniously to then-#135 Eva Birnerova who is currently playing ITF tournaments. The two players just ahead of her in the rankings, by contrast, have plenty of points to defend. #20 Likhovtseva reached the semifinals here last year and #21 Ivanovic reached the quarterfinals. They both have 314 and 174 points to defend, respectively, which is a tall order, especially for Likhovtseva, who has won only 7 of 18 matches this year. There is a decent chance that Makiri could be #20 :drool: after this event! (Oops, have I said too much?) Personally, I would be pleased if Makiri can win her first two matches which will be against lower-ranked players.

Looking forward to the RG 2006 draw! Anyone know when that would come out, so that fans like me can over-analyze it? :)

KirilenkoRulz
May 23rd, 2006, 01:37 PM
Thanks, RonnieB! Wow, approximately one third of Likhovtseva's points are from this one tournament (albeit a Grand Slam). If she does not go several rounds deep she will move down quite a bit.

KirilenkoRulz
May 23rd, 2006, 01:45 PM
Looking forward to the RG 2006 draw! Anyone know when that would come out, so that fans like me can over-analyze it? :)All the Roland Garros website is saying right now is the seeds will be announced Qualifying Week (qualifying matches have started, thus, this week). My guess is they will announce the draws over the weekend. Bottom line is we don't have to worry about the draw announcement until we see the seeds announced. If they seed according to the May 22nd rankings, Maria will be at least #21 seed as Lindsay has already said she will not be able to play in the French Open. Anyone aware of any other players ahead of Maria withdrawing from the French Open?

Keraj
May 29th, 2006, 09:45 AM
There is a decent chance that Makiri could be #20 :drool: after this event! (Oops, have I said too much?) Personally, I would be pleased if Makiri can win her first two matches which will be against lower-ranked players.

Great analysis Ronnie !

Unless something strange happens (like Maria not reaching 3rd Round) she will be #20 in the world in two weeks time :woohoo:

Sugiyama, Dechy & Ivanovic would need to reach QF to pass Maria and looking at the draw this is highly unlikely, so two wins for Maria and she is a TOP 20 player for the first time :D

The_Pov
May 29th, 2006, 11:59 AM
Great analysis Ronnie !

Unless something strange happens (like Maria not reaching 3rd Round) she will be #20 in the world in two weeks time :woohoo:

Sugiyama, Dechy & Ivanovic would need to reach QF to pass Maria and looking at the draw this is highly unlikely, so two wins for Maria and she is a TOP 20 player for the first time :D

Oooh, I'm getting so excited, Maria is on the way up, cos she's got so few points to defend:dance::woohoo:

And Likhovtseva has just been knocked out meaning she'll lose 1/3 of her points so she's dropped behind Maria:woohoo:

RonnieB33
Jun 2nd, 2006, 01:46 AM
Yay! Makiri has held form and made it to the 3rd round! This is where she is supposed to be based on her ranking. Let's hope she can set her best ever appearance in a Grand Slam by winning her next match against either Jamea Jackson or AL Groenfeld.

First, here's the tardy post of this week's rankings.

1 MAURESMO, AMELIE 3272.00
2 CLIJSTERS, KIM 3048.00
3 PETROVA, NADIA 2620.00
4 SHARAPOVA, MARIA 2543.00
5 HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE 2408.00
6 PIERCE, MARY 2302.00
7 DAVENPORT, LINDSAY 2254.00
8 DEMENTIEVA, ELENA 1990.00
9 SCHNYDER, PATTY 1753.00
10 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA 1711.00
11 MYSKINA, ANASTASIA 1393.00
12 SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA 1356.00
13 WILLIAMS, VENUS 1308.00
14 GROENEFELD, ANNA-LENA 1172.00
15 HINGIS, MARTINA 1160.00
16 VAIDISOVA, NICOLE 1133.00
17 SAFINA, DINARA 1099.00
18 HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA 1018.00
19 PENNETTA, FLAVIA 991.00
20 LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA 945.00
21 IVANOVIC, ANA 873.00
22 KIRILENKO, MARIA 795.00
23 DECHY, NATHALIE 782.00
24 SUGIYAMA, AI 749.50
25 GOLOVIN, TATIANA 716.00
26 PEER, SHAHAR 714.75
27 MEDINA GARRIGUES, ANABEL 714.00
28 SREBOTNIK, KATARINA 692.25
29 BARTOLI, MARION 685.00
30 CHAKVETADZE, ANNA 669.75
31 SAFAROVA, LUCIE 650.00
32 JANKOVIC, JELENA 642.00

With #20 Likhotvseva losing in the first round, Makiri has assured herself of passing at least one player above her.

If Makiri loses her next match, she can reach the Top 20 if

- #21 Ivanovic loses either of her next two matches, which would be against #12 Myskina and probably #5 Henin-Hardenne, a tall order indeed for the six-footer Ivanovic.

- Also, neither #23 Dechy nor #28 Srebotnik can post a surprise quarterfinal appearance and leapfrog over Makiri.

If Makiri wins her third-round match, this would all but guarantee #20, since Ivanovic, Dechy, and Srebotnik must reach the semifinals to overtake her.

If Makiri makes it to the quarters, which she has a chance of doing (thank you, Nadia), what could her ranking be? It would be no higher than #20 since she is behind #19 Pennetta by quite a few points. Also, everyone ranked #16-#19 has made it to the 3rd round, so nobody else will be falling back behind Makiri.

To sum up, Makiri has a strong chance of being #20 in the world after Roland Garros. I'd call it a stone cold lock, actually. Nice for us Makiri fans, huh? She'll have more chances to improve that point total through the U.S. Open. And from there, it will be about defending good results starting with Beijing. This is where her ranking could plateau and perhaps fall. She'll really need to get some quarterfinal appearances on her resume to keep that ranking up. In the mean time, bonne chance, Makiri!

Keraj
Jun 5th, 2006, 02:03 PM
OK. Peer is OUT so Masha will be officially #20 in the world on Monday.

densuprun
Jun 5th, 2006, 02:08 PM
That's it. With the Peer's loss to Hingis, the only players left playing are those that are above MK in rankings. So, Masha is guaranteed to enter top 20 for the first time in her career.
Congratulations!
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Rankings after RG:

1 Amelie Mauresmo 3306
2 Kim Clijsters 3126*
3 Maria Sharapova 2345
4 Nadia Petrova 2308
5 Lindsay Davenport 2080
6 Elena Dementieva 1956
7 Justine Henin-Hardenne 1882*
8 Mary Pierce 1810
9 Svetlana Kuznetsova 1789*
10 Patty Schnyder 1753
11 Anastasia Myskina 1487
12 Venus Williams 1420*
13 Francesca Schiavone 1356
14 Martina Hingis 1334*
15 Anna-Lena Groenefeld 1284*
16 Nicole Vaidisova 1261*
17 Dinara Safina 1248*
18 Daniela Hantuchova 1052
19 Flavia Pennetta 991
20 Maria Kirilenko 843

* still playing

furrykitten
Jun 5th, 2006, 04:26 PM
This is excellent news, well done Maria!! :)

RonnieB33
Jun 26th, 2006, 05:37 PM
Here are the current WTA Top 50:

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/includes/TrackIt.asp?file=/global/Pdfs/rankings/2006/singles_Numeric.pdf

[Rank, Previous Rank, Name, Country, Points, # Tournaments, Points Added, Next Off, 18th Tournament]

1 (1) MAURESMO, AMELIE FRA 3306.00 19 1.00 314.00 1.00
2 (2) CLIJSTERS, KIM BEL 3159.00 18 88.00 96.00 42.00
3 (3) HENIN-HARDENNE, JUSTINE BEL 2603.00 13 195.00 2.00 .00
4 (4) SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS 2400.00 13 .00 314.00 .00
5 (5) PETROVA, NADIA RUS 2308.00 24 .00 174.00 49.00
6 (7) KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS 2107.00 19 88.00 174.00 1.00
7 (6) DAVENPORT, LINDSAY USA 2080.00 13 .00 492.00 .00
8 (8) DEMENTIEVA, ELENA RUS 1962.00 22 55.00 96.00 49.00
9 (9) PIERCE, MARY FRA 1810.00 9 .00 174.00 .00
10 (10) SCHNYDER, PATTY SUI 1753.00 26 .00 2.00 42.00
11 (11) MYSKINA, ANASTASIA RUS 1575.00 19 137.00 174.00 1.00
12 (12) WILLIAMS, VENUS USA 1420.00 9 .00 700.00 .00
13 (13) VAIDISOVA, NICOLE CZE 1401.00 17 .00 62.00 .00
14 (14) SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA ITA 1376.00 25 49.00 2.00 30.00
15 (15) HINGIS, MARTINA SUI 1334.00 12 .00 .00 .00
16 (16) GROENEFELD, ANNA-LENA GER 1314.00 27 49.00 2.00 19.00
17 (17) SAFINA, DINARA RUS 1303.00 22 85.00 62.00 25.00
18 (18) HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA SVK 1052.00 25 1.00 62.00 29.00
19 (19) PENNETTA, FLAVIA ITA 991.00 26 1.00 96.00 25.00
20 (20) KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 841.00 23 1.00 38.00 1.00
21 (21) SUGIYAMA, AI JPN 794.50 25 25.00 2.00 16.00
22 (22) IVANOVIC, ANA SCG 791.00 16 30.00 62.00 .00
23 (25) DECHY, NATHALIE FRA 782.00 24 49.00 96.00 1.00
24 (23) PEER, SHAHAR ISR 748.75 23 1.00 38.00 1.00
25 (24) SREBOTNIK, KATARINA SLO 742.50 23 1.00 62.00 5.75
26 (28) LIKHOVTSEVA, ELENA RUS 710.00 23 49.00 96.00 1.00
27 (26) MEDINA GARRIGUES, ANABEL ESP 710.00 27 1.00 2.00 5.75
28 (27) BARTOLI, MARION FRA 688.00 31 1.00 38.00 16.00
29 (29) JANKOVIC, JELENA SCG 662.00 29 30.00 62.00 1.00
30 (30) LI, NA CHN 619.75 20 1.00 .00 1.00
31 (34) DULKO, GISELA ARG 609.00 24 16.00 38.00 1.00
32 (31) ARVIDSSON, SOFIA SWE 606.25 23 1.00 76.00 1.00
33 (32) GOLOVIN, TATIANA FRA 602.00 18 .00 2.00 1.00
34 (33) CHAKVETADZE, ANNA RUS 596.00 22 1.00 2.00 1.00
35 (35) SANTANGELO, MARA ITA 581.50 26 1.00 69.00 8.50
36 (36) CASTANO, CATALINA COL 562.00 25 1.00 2.00 5.00
37 (37) ZHENG, JIE CHN 561.50 20 1.00 .00 1.00
38 (38) MIRZA, SANIA IND 537.50 23 1.00 38.00 1.00
39 (55) KRAJICEK, MICHAELLA NED 533.75 13 120.00 .00 .00
40 (39) SAFAROVA, LUCIE CZE 489.00 22 .00 2.00 1.00
41 (44) PESCHKE, KVETA CZE 480.00 26 25.00 96.00 1.00
42 (40) SMASHNOVA, ANNA ISR 480.00 19 .00 2.00 1.00
43 (45) CRAYBAS, JILL USA 475.50 29 25.00 96.00 4.00
44 (47) ZVONAREVA, VERA RUS 470.00 24 25.00 38.00 1.00
45 (46) KOUKALOVA, KLARA CZE 467.75 25 16.00 2.00 2.00
46 (41) PENG, SHUAI CHN 466.75 18 .00 .00 1.00
47 (42) BAMMER, SYBILLE AUT 458.25 26 .00 55.50 8.50
48 (43) DOMINGUEZ LINO, LOURDES ESP 457.25 26 .00 .00 5.50
49 (48) BENESOVA, IVETA CZE 457.00 27 16.00 2.00 2.00
50 (50) STOSUR, SAMANTHA AUS 443.25 23 6.75 2.00 1.00

As opposed to previous ranking postings, I was able to add additional fields such as Points Added, Next Off, and 18th Tournament. This will help us determine how many points each player is defending on a given week and will help us predict next weeks rankings based on certain outcomes. Sorry for the messy formatting, but I don't know how to use HTML magic to make this NOT look like a series of random numbers. Any suggestions?

Makiri is currently 46.50 points ahead of #21 Sugiyama. If Sugiyama finishes one round ahead of Makiri, then Sugiyama will pass Makiri. Sugiyama will face 17-year-old British wild card Naomi Cavaday in the first round.

Anyone else who is #22 and below would have to finish at least two round better than Makiri to pass her, mainly since many of those just below Makiri have Wilmbledon points to defend. So, there's a good chance that Makiri will stay in the Top 21.

In order for Makiri to pass #19 Pennetta, she'll have to have her best slam, meaning make at least the Round of 16. Even then, Pennetta would have to lose in the first round as well. All of this is because Pennetta is a hefty 150 points ahead of Maria currently. In fact, Makiri has to reach the quarters to get passed Pennetta.

Makiri could still climb a spot in the rankings if defending champion #12 Venus Williams fails to reach the quarters. It seems like recently that Makiri's ranking has been moving up as others have slid down like Ivanovic and Likhotvseva after Roland Garros. So, what else is new? Makiri's time to defend points will come after the U.S. Open.

I hope Makiri can hold her seeding and make it to the third round. Grass is not her best surface and she has experienced grass court players in her first two rounds. Last year, she lost to veteran Magdalena Maleeva pretty handily. Still, she has gained so much in the past 9 months that she is very capable of getting to the thrid round and maybe having another crack at Groenefeld, who hasn't even won a match at the Big W.

RonnieB33
Jun 27th, 2006, 08:09 PM
Makiri's loss will put her at 805 points for the past 52 weeks (841 - 38 + 2).

Ai Sugiyama won today and it's hard right now to figure what her current point total is. She is at 794.50 right now and her 1st-round result from last year did not count towards her rankings. She'll earn 38 from today's win, but her 17th best tourney will have to be dropped. This point total is at least 16 points since from the rankings, it says that her 18th best tourney was 16 points. So, if you do the math, Sugiyama will have no higher than 816.50 points at the moment. If Sugiyama's 17th tourney was greater than 27 points, then Makiri will still be ahead. I doubt this is the case, so as it stands, Makiri's ranking is below Sugiyama's.

Rankings. Shmankings. She's not playing well right now and isn't worth being in the Top 32. She'll have a long layoff to get her bearings straight, which is probably exactly what she needs right now. Good riddance to the grass and clay. Back to the hard courts for a good 8 months!!

KirilenkoRulz
Jul 31st, 2006, 02:29 PM
July 31, 2006 Rankings are out and Masha MOVES UP one position, reclaiming #21 with Srebotnik falling behind Masha to #22. As anticipated Masha has 805 ranking points going into San Diego this week where she was eliminated in the first round last year (no points to defend). And for the second week in a row, there were no changes in front of Masha, the top 20 stay the same.

In the 2006 Tour Race (which only uses points won since the start of 2006), Masha falls back one more position to #26. This week Golovin went past her, and Tatiana missed a lot of time with her ankle injury this year. Guess who is right behind Masha in the 2006 Race, well #27 is San Diego first round opponent Jankovic.

In doubles, Masha holds steady at #27. Gisela, however, moves up three positions to #21. To find Ana I need to go all the way down to #94, no change from last week.

RonnieB33
May 11th, 2007, 09:28 PM
#38 Makiri did not defend her 3rd round showing at Berlin last year, and so she drops 41 points for a total of 541.00.

This would put her at #46, if everything else stayed the same.

However, #41 Jie Zheng and #42 Emili Loit also lost in the 1st round at Berlin and did not defend their points either keeping them below Makiri.

#45 Nicole Pratt did not play and lost 11.75. Neither did #46 Agnieszka Radwanska who loses 5.5 points (is she injured?).

On the flip side, #53 Julia Vakulenko has reached the semis in Berlin and will catapult to the Top 35.

So, if I did this right, it looks Makiri will enter the Italian Open ranked #43.

You can pretty much kiss a seed at Roland Garros goodbye, right?

MK hamster
May 11th, 2007, 11:15 PM
Let's just hope that she gets a kind draw - it would just be Maria's luck at the moment to draw someone like Henin in the early stages :(

MK hamster
May 11th, 2007, 11:28 PM
If her slump continues at this pace, she won't even be seede for tier III and IV events :eek:

RonnieB33
May 21st, 2007, 06:41 PM
Here is a partial view of the WTA Tour Rankings (as of May 21, 2007)

35 (35) BREMOND, SEVERINE FRA 619.25 0.00 28
36 (37) MULLER, MARTINA GER 606.00 0.00 32
37 (39) KRAJICEK, MICHAELLA NED 604.00 0.00 24
38 (38) POUTCHKOVA, OLGA RUS 601.00 0.00 26
39 (36) MYSKINA, ANASTASIA RUS 566.00 0.00 13
40 (45) TU, MEILEN USA 565.25 0.00 25
41 (41) DANIILIDOU, ELENI GRE 544.50 0.00 29
42 (42) KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 541.00 0.00 27
43 (46) RADWANSKA, AGNIESZKA POL 536.75 0.00 17
44 (47) PRATT, NICOLE AUS 530.75 0.00 22
45 (50) DECHY, NATHALIE FRA 526.00 0.00 26
46 (57) BONDARENKO, KATERYNA UKR 517.50 0.00 22
47 (44) LOIT, EMILIE FRA 514.50 0.00 17
48 (40) GROENEFELD, ANNA-LENA GER 510.00 0.00 26
49 (48) ZHENG, JIE CHN 509.75 0.00 18
50 (49) AZARENKA, VICTORIA BLR 508.50 0.00 15

So, Makiri keeps her ranking at #42. #40 Melien Tu leapfrogged ahead of her whil #48 Anna-Lena Groenfeld leapfrogged behind her.

There should be very little movement eading up to Roland Garros next week where Makiri will have a 3rd-round showing to defend. A first-round exit would most probably mean a demotion out of the Top 50 and a return to qualifying tournaments in the future. I shudder at the thought.

Spiritof42
May 21st, 2007, 08:01 PM
There should be very little movement eading up to Roland Garros next week where Makiri will have a 3rd-round showing to defend. A first-round exit would most probably mean a demotion out of the Top 50 and a return to qualifying tournaments in the future. I shudder at the thought.
:scared:
Let's hope she gets a favorable draw at the FO. Although that hasn't made a whole lot of difference lately.

Derek.
May 22nd, 2007, 03:04 AM
:help:

soul
May 22nd, 2007, 02:14 PM
WHAT A PITY that makiri is loosing her rankings and deeping down.Why she doesnt get a coach I really dont understand As I habe telling from the very beginnig if she doesnt have a coach her rankings will more down probably worse than previous years

RonnieB33
May 23rd, 2007, 10:35 PM
#42 Makiri is idle this week as we all know.

Meanwhile, #39 Anastasia Myskina will lose 85 points from last year's Istanbul final appearance and will fall below Makiri. #43 Agnieszka Radwanska has reached the quarterfinals at Istanbul and will move ahead of Makiri. #47 Emilie Loit (who?) has reached the quarterfinals at Strasbourg and will also move ahead of Makiri.

The result of these results is that Makiri will be #43 heading into Roland Garros, barring an unlikely final appearance by either #59 Aravane Rezai, #66 Meghann Shaughnessy, #67 Elena Vesnina, or #72 Maria Elena Camerin, who are all in the quarterfinals of their respective tournaments and need a couple of wins to get up to Makiri's 541 points.

Our Makiri is not the only one who has slipped in the rankings after being in the Top 20.

#45 Natalie Dechy (who has a 3rd round Roland Garros result to defend)
#48 Anna-Lena Groenfeld (who has a quarterfinal Roland Garros result to defend)
#56 Elena Likhovtseva (who list in the 1st round last year at Roland Garros)
#64 Flavia Pennetta (who has a 3rd round Roland Garros result to defend)

OK, that's enough reviewing of second-class WTA players in one day.

Meanwhile Ana I will be the #7 seed at RG and Jelena J will be the #4 seed. If Jankovic can be #4 now after losing 10 in a row at this point last year, there's no reason Makiri cannot do the same!

RonnieB33
May 25th, 2007, 08:57 PM
The result of these results is that Makiri will be #43 heading into Roland Garros, barring an unlikely final appearance by either #59 Aravane Rezai, #66 Meghann Shaughnessy, #67 Elena Vesnina, or #72 Maria Elena Camerin, who are all in the quarterfinals of their respective tournaments and need a couple of wins to get up to Makiri's 541 points.


Aravane Rezai (FRA) d. (1/WC) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 62 64

Looks like Rezai will move past Makiri by half a point according to my projections. So Makiri will move down another spot to #44 heading to Roland Garros. We'll see Monday if I'm right.

RonnieB33
May 30th, 2007, 11:02 PM
Well, it wasn't a first-round setback, but it could've been so much more. A break point to go up 5-2 in the third. I was already looking forward to Vaidisova v Kirilenko and the possibilities of seeing our girl on TV for a change. But not to be.

The second round showing is now worth 60 points. Since she got 62 points for last year's 3rd round effort, she only loses 2 points, for a total of 539.00. That alone keeps her at the #44 spot.

Now how about the rest of the field. Those above her who would fall down would be:


#43 Aravane Rezai, who got dumped in the first round by 18th seed Marion Bartoli quite handily. Rezai had a Round of 16 appearance last year.
#41 Emilie Loit, who lost in the first round to Big Masha. She had a 2nd round result to defend.

Those below her who would leapfrog Makiri would be:

#45 Nicole Pratt, who is in the second round so far.
#47 Katerynka Bondarenko, who is in the second round so far.
#50 Sania Mirza, who is in the second round so far.
Therefore, Makiri will move down at least one more spot to #45. There are still several others who could go past her if they win one or two more matches. I doubt she'll get out of the Top 50, but I'll keep checking as the tournament progresses. Frankly, there's not much else to do except follow doubles now that she lost in singles. Damn, Vaidisova v Kirilenko would've been nice to watch!

At least she's not Myskina who will be kicked out of the Top 70 or Groenfeld who will be out of the Top 100 (!!!) when the rankings are recalculated.

aime
May 31st, 2007, 05:34 AM
Well, it wasn't a first-round setback, but it could've been so much more. A break point to go up 5-2 in the third. I was already looking forward to Vaidisova v Kirilenko and the possibilities of seeing our girl on TV for a change. But not to be.

The second round showing is now worth 60 points. Since she got 62 points for last year's 3rd round effort, she only loses 2 points, for a total of 539.00. That alone keeps her at the #44 spot.

Now how about the rest of the field. Those above her who would fall down would be:


#43 Aravane Rezai, who got dumped in the first round by 18th seed Marion Bartoli quite handily. Rezai had a Round of 16 appearance last year.
#41 Emilie Loit, who lost in the first round to Big Masha. She had a 2nd round result to defend.

Those below her who would leapfrog Makiri would be:

#45 Nicole Pratt, who is in the second round so far.
#47 Katerynka Bondarenko, who is in the second round so far.
#50 Sania Mirza, who is in the second round so far.
Therefore, Makiri will move down at least one more spot to #45. There are still several others who could go past her if they win one or two more matches. I doubt she'll get out of the Top 50, but I'll keep checking as the tournament progresses. Frankly, there's not much else to do except follow doubles now that she lost in singles. Damn, Vaidisova v Kirilenko would've been nice to watch!

At least she's not Myskina who will be kicked out of the Top 70 or Groenfeld who will be out of the Top 100 (!!!) when the rankings are recalculated.


Thanks for the ranking maths! But ...poor Masha! still being in top 100 is not realy something to be proud with (I mean for her! not for other players)...looking back at that 20th ranking she had :sad: ...those were the days!

MK hamster
Jun 2nd, 2007, 12:25 AM
Come on everybody, let's be more positive !
1st round defeats in 's Hertogenbosch, and Wimbledon last year mean that even a modest month on grass for her would still probably represent an upward move in her ranking. :)
And just think when Maria finally gets her game sorted out; look at all those points she can get in the 2008 clay season ! :)
The future for Maria is hopefully much brighter than it looks at the present moment !

RonnieB33
Jun 15th, 2007, 04:43 PM
Yay! #44 Makiri picked up some points this week! Well, she could've gotten a few more (plus a HUGE boost of confidence) had she taken down Jankovic. But, still she collected 20 points for her Round of 16 showing in Birmingham. She now has a total of 558.00.

#42 Sania Mirza lost in the 2R and will drop below Makiri.
#43 Eleni Danilidou will drop below Makiri if she loses her 3R round match with Hantuchova.
#47 Elena Likhovtseva is in the quarterfinals at Birmingham and will go past Makiri if she reaches the finals.
#49 Meghann Shaughnessy is in the semifinals in Barcelona. She is currently down a break in the third against Pennetta. If she comes back in that match she will get enough points to go past Makiri.
#55 Tamira Paszek is in the 3R at Birmingham and must win the tournament to go past Makiri. She will be facing Sharapova after the rain delay.

So, Makiri will at best be #42 and at worst will be #46. She has no points to defend next week when she plays in Eastbourne. However, she has a chance of drawing a top seed in Round 1 as she will not be seeded this time. (Correct me if I'm wrong here.)

RonnieB33
Jun 15th, 2007, 04:57 PM
The following is a list of Makiri's best 17 tournaments over the past calendar year in order of date. There are 11 other tournaments that she played that were all 1st-rounders. I chose pnly to list the most recent of these 1st rounders among the Top 17. From this list, you can see that Makiri won't have anything substantial to defend until August, so she has the potential to make a jump in the rankings if she keeps collecting wins. If you want to play along, remember that no matter what the result (even if it's a no-show), the points for the grand slams and Miami must be part of the Top 17.

DATE TOURNAMENT POINTS
06/26/06 WIMBLEDON 2.00
08/14/06 TORONTO 25.00
08/28/06 US OPEN 62.00
09/18/06 BEIJING 25.00
10/16/06 ZURICH 75.00
01/01/07 GOLD COAST 20.00
01/15/07 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 90.00
01/29/07 TOKYO 60.00
02/19/07 DUBAI 40.00
02/26/07 DOHA 35.00
03/05/07 INDIAN WELLS 40.00
03/19/07 MIAMI 1.00
04/30/07 ESTORIL 1.00
05/07/07 BERLIN 1.00
05/14/07 ROME 1.00
05/28/07 ROLAND GARROS 60.00
06/11/07 BIRMINGHAM 20.00
TOTAL 558.00

RonnieB33
Jun 20th, 2007, 08:47 PM
#44 Makiri will move up one spot to #43 in spite of her first round loss. She had no points to defend whereas #33 Michaela Krajicek had a tournament victory to defend and she lost in the second round.

That's the second consecutive week Makiri will have moved up one spot in her ranking. Yay?

Natash.
Jun 24th, 2007, 01:59 PM
According to TBE's ranking chart, Makiri will be #35 with the Wimbledon points dropping off! We might see her back in the top 40. :yeah:

eye2eye
Jun 24th, 2007, 04:15 PM
According to TBE's ranking chart, Makiri will be #35 with the Wimbledon points dropping off! We might see her back in the top 40. :yeah:

yeah but it is nothing sure because players could defend their points while other player may get some jump, Maria will be at best in 3rd round so she won't pick much points

Natash.
Jun 24th, 2007, 09:40 PM
yeah but it is nothing sure because players could defend their points while other player may get some jump, Maria will be at best in 3rd round so she won't pick much points

I think third round would be great for Masha as she only made the first round last year. :p

eye2eye
Jun 27th, 2007, 06:15 PM
Right now she won't move up in rankings she is losing 1st rounds almost every time :sad:

RonnieB33
Jun 27th, 2007, 06:56 PM
Since Makiri's singles run is over, there's nothing left to do than to speculate on her ranking and wait for her doubles tournament with Elena Vesnina to start. Of course, I'd be doing this anyway even if she were still playing.

At the beginning of the tournament if you subtracted everyone's previous Wimbledon points from their total ranking points, Makiri would be #35 in the world. After Day 3's results (assuming this rain delay suspends play for the rest of the day), Makiri is now #41 when you add the points accumulated by each player so far. This ranking will can only go lower as those below her accumulate more points.

Roberta Vinci v (15) Patty Schnyder
Nicole Pratt v (14) Nicole Vaidisova
Victoria Azarenka v (21) Tathiana Garbin
Tamira Paszek v (17) Tatiana Golovin

Makiri's ranking will go down a point for each player on the left that wins their second round match.

Others can go pass Makiri, too, if they reach the Round of 16:

Milagros Sequera (already in 3rd round)
Aravane Rezai
Elena Likhovtseva

Had Makiri beaten the lucky loser, she would have faced Ai Sugiyama, and the odds of her beating Sugiyama, a seasoned veteran with grass court success would've been slim, at best. Also, had she won, she would've been at the #33 position, pending the results of others. She could've finished at #32 in a position for a seed if she could've beaten Sugiyama (and most likely lose to Big Masha in the 3rd round).

Hypotheticals are nice to think about, aren't they?

sharapovarulz1
Jun 27th, 2007, 08:32 PM
Such a shame :sad: I hate looking at the what ifs!

RonnieB33
Jun 28th, 2007, 05:22 PM
Vika and Tamira Paszek pulled off their upsets today, so Makiri falls two spots now to #43. If #56 Milagros Sequera upsets seventh seed Serena Williams, or #60 Aravane Rezai upsets sixth seed Ana Ivanovic in the 3rd round, Makiri will slip further.

RonnieB33
Jul 2nd, 2007, 08:30 PM
With the loss of #77 Laura Granville to Michaela Krajicek, Makiri's new ranking has been established. Her ranking will go down one spot to#43 as soon as Wimbledon dries up and is completed. Her total points is 558.0. Again, she only has one winning match to defend up to the U.S. Open, so her ranking should only go up so long as she wins a few matches. However, in order for her to get a seed at the U.S. Open, she's really going to need a couple of QF appearances and maybe even a SF appearance somewhere during the summer hardcourt season. She is currently 228 points behind the #32 Michaela Krajicek. However, she is only 78 points behind #33 Martina Muller and she can get a seed at that position if someone from the Top 32 pulls out of the US Open.

RonnieB33
Jul 18th, 2007, 05:28 PM
There are few points to defend for those ranked just above Maria, so her ranking will not improve from the #43 slot this week. In order for her to slip behind, someone like #53 Agnes Szavay or #58 Elena Vesnina would have to make the finals in their respective tournaments. Quite a few lower seeds lost in the first round this week. Most likely, Maria will stay at #43 this week.

By the way, I watched that US-Russia FedCup doubles match, and Vesnina was awesome in spite of her nerves. Makes me wonder who the rock is in Team Vesnilenko because I always assumed it was Maria due to her doubles experience.

And was Maria there sitting on the Russia bench during that tie? I thought I saw her, but the camera never focused on the bench too much, and I just caught glimpses.

JimM
Jul 18th, 2007, 07:39 PM
She has already been left behind in the rankings (Chakvetadze and Aga etc ) Maria has had a bit more time with Van Harpen before her next tournie, so hopefully we will see an improvement in her game. Anything positive would be a bonus.

RonnieB33
Jul 24th, 2007, 05:24 PM
A couple of players jumped ahead of Maria to push her back a couple of slots to #45.

The rankings as of July 23, 2007:

1 (1) HENIN, JUSTINE BEL 4457.00 0.00 13
2 (2) SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS 3678.00 0.00 15
3 (3) JANKOVIC, JELENA SRB 3241.00 0.00 29
4 (4) KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS 2978.00 0.00 21
5 (5) IVANOVIC, ANA SRB 2898.00 0.00 21
6 (6) MAURESMO, AMELIE FRA 2424.00 0.00 18
7 (8) CHAKVETADZE, ANNA RUS 2326.00 0.00 22
8 (7) WILLIAMS, SERENA USA 2325.00 0.00 9
9 (9) PETROVA, NADIA RUS 2002.00 0.00 24
10 (10) VAIDISOVA, NICOLE CZE 1973.00 0.00 17
11 (11) BARTOLI, MARION FRA 1875.00 0.00 31
12 (12) HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA SVK 1857.00 0.00 26
13 (13) HINGIS, MARTINA SUI 1845.00 0.00 18
14 (14) SAFINA, DINARA RUS 1742.00 0.00 21
15 (15) DEMENTIEVA, ELENA RUS 1699.00 0.00 21
16 (17) WILLIAMS, VENUS USA 1655.00 0.00 11
17 (16) SCHNYDER, PATTY SUI 1651.00 0.00 25
18 (18) PEER, SHAHAR ISR 1529.00 0.00 22
19 (19) GOLOVIN, TATIANA FRA 1410.00 0.00 18
20 (20) LI, NA CHN 1159.00 0.00 21
21 (22) BONDARENKO, ALONA UKR 1059.00 0.00 24
22 (24) BAMMER, SYBILLE AUT 1056.00 0.00 28
23 (25) SAFAROVA, LUCIE CZE 1011.00 0.00 20
24 (21) ZVONAREVA, VERA RUS 993.00 0.00 18
25 (23) SREBOTNIK, KATARINA SLO 972.00 0.00 25
26 (26) GARBIN, TATHIANA ITA 948.25 0.00 21
27 (27) SANTANGELO, MARA ITA 918.00 0.00 28
28 (29) STOSUR, SAMANTHA AUS 877.00 0.00 25
29 (30) SUGIYAMA, AI JPN 868.00 0.00 24
30 (28) MEDINA GARRIGUES, ANABEL ESP 818.00 0.00 23
31 (31) SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA ITA 804.00 0.00 24
32 (32) KRAJICEK, MICHAELLA NED 775.00 0.00 24
33 (34) MULLER, MARTINA GER 700.00 0.00 32
34 (33) RADWANSKA, AGNIESZKA POL 698.50 0.00 22
35 (38) MIRZA, SANIA IND 633.00 0.00 23
36 (37) LOIT, EMILIE FRA 628.50 0.00 20
37 (53) SZAVAY, AGNES HUN 613.25 0.00 20
38 (35) POUTCHKOVA, OLGA RUS 612.50 0.00 24
39 (36) PASZEK, TAMIRA AUT 611.75 0.00 14
40 (39) SHAUGHNESSY, MEGHANN USA 589.00 0.00 27
41 (40) DANIILIDOU, ELENI GRE 571.50 0.00 27
42 (41) TU, MEILEN USA 570.50 0.00 26
43 (42) AZARENKA, VICTORIA BLR 568.50 0.00 16
44 (61) MORIGAMI, AKIKO JPN 560.75 0.00 23
45 (43) KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 558.00 0.00 28
46 (45) KANEPI, KAIA EST 543.75 0.00 28
47 (46) VAKULENKO, JULIA UKR 543.00 0.00 14
48 (47) PRATT, NICOLE AUS 540.00 0.00 22
49 (48) BONDARENKO, KATERYNA UKR 537.75 0.00 26
50 (49) SEQUERA, MILAGROS VEN 537.00 0.00 20

RonnieB33
Jul 24th, 2007, 05:34 PM
Bank of the West Classic
Tier 2, $600,000
Hardcourt

Winner $88,265 275 pts
Finalist $47,125 190 pts
Semi-Finalist $25,240 125 pts
Quarter-Finalist $13,500 70 pts
2nd Round $7,230 35 pts
1st Round $3,855 1 pt

Maria has no points to defend. A first-round victory over Vika would put her around #40. A second-round upset over #25 Srebotnik would put her around #35. I'm already getting ahead of myself, so I will not even think about her beating #7 Anna C in the quarters. I concur with Walt in that she will be the underdog in all of these matches.

By the way, if she wins the whole thing, she would have a chance of re-cracking the Top 30. Just sayin'!

Please win, Maria!

~lollipop_girl~
Jul 24th, 2007, 05:44 PM
Its good that the few just in front of her are so close in ranking points, but the match against Vika will make a make difference no matter what the outcome :scared:

JimM
Jul 24th, 2007, 11:55 PM
What a win for Masha!!! 3-6 7-5 6-4. I was worried about this one, as she has not played for 3 weeks. But she really fought like a terrier as always. But this time she closed it out.

Must be one of the longest Ladies singles ever over 3 hours.

Just hope she has enough left for the next match. But she beat a higher ranked player, and closed out a match that 3 weeks ago she would have lost.

Way to go Masha

RonnieB33
Jul 26th, 2007, 12:56 AM
With today's tough loss, Maria will finish no higher than #42, 3 spots above from where she started this week.

Of those who could pass her:

Eleni Daniilidou: must beat top seed Anna C
Kaia Kanepi: must beat two unseeded players in Austria to get the semifinal points needed

Everyone else lower ranked than her that is still in a tournament needs to win that tournament to pass Maria. Probably won't happen.

I project that Kanepi will make it to the semis to leave Maria at #43.

RonnieB33
Jul 30th, 2007, 05:59 PM
If only I could be there this week. I live an hour and a half from the tournament, but it's just not easy for a guy like me to just up and watch a tennis tournament. I just bought a new little camera, too, and would've liked to contribute real photos instead of stealing from others.

Well, all I can do is obsessively calculate ranking points and follow Maria's match through Live Scoring windows. Maria just needs to win more so she can be on TV.

Here are the official rankings as of July 30, 2007:

RANK, PRIOR RANK, NAME, NAT, RANKING POINTS, # TRN, POINTS ADDED, NEXT OFF, 18TH TOURN

1 (1) HENIN, JUSTINE BEL 4457.00 13 .00 .00 .00
2 (2) SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS 3678.00 15 .00 300.00 .00
3 (3) JANKOVIC, JELENA SRB 3241.00 28 .00 42.00 88.00
4 (4) KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS 2978.00 21 .00 .00 75.00
5 (5) IVANOVIC, ANA SRB 2898.00 21 .00 42.00 35.00
6 (7) CHAKVETADZE, ANNA RUS 2541.00 23 275.00 75.00 60.00
7 (6) MAURESMO, AMELIE FRA 2424.00 18 .00 .00 1.00
8 (8) WILLIAMS, SERENA USA 2325.00 9 .00 .00 .00
9 (9) PETROVA, NADIA RUS 2002.00 24 .00 1.00 35.00
10 (12) HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA SVK 1957.00 26 125.00 42.00 25.00
11 (10) VAIDISOVA, NICOLE CZE 1885.00 16 .00 135.00 .00
12 (11) BARTOLI, MARION FRA 1875.00 31 1.00 1.00 30.00
13 (13) HINGIS, MARTINA SUI 1845.00 18 .00 75.00 1.00
14 (14) SAFINA, DINARA RUS 1742.00 21 .00 1.00 29.00
15 (15) DEMENTIEVA, ELENA RUS 1699.00 21 .00 75.00 35.00
16 (16) WILLIAMS, VENUS USA 1655.00 11 .00 .00 .00
17 (17) SCHNYDER, PATTY SUI 1584.00 25 70.00 135.00 35.00
18 (18) PEER, SHAHAR ISR 1539.00 22 35.00 1.00 25.00
19 (19) GOLOVIN, TATIANA FRA 1357.00 18 35.00 1.00 1.00
20 (20) LI, NA CHN 1159.00 21 .00 .00 1.00
21 (22) BAMMER, SYBILLE AUT 1156.00 28 125.00 25.00 16.00
22 (21) BONDARENKO, ALONA UKR 1059.00 23 .00 25.00 11.75
23 (25) SREBOTNIK, KATARINA SLO 1041.00 25 70.00 25.00 1.00
24 (23) SAFAROVA, LUCIE CZE 1011.00 20 .00 1.00 1.00
25 (26) GARBIN, TATHIANA ITA 948.25 21 .00 .00 4.00
26 (24) ZVONAREVA, VERA RUS 945.00 17 .00 42.00 .00
27 (31) SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA ITA 929.00 25 140.00 .00 15.00
28 (27) SANTANGELO, MARA ITA 918.00 28 .00 1.00 25.00
29 (28) STOSUR, SAMANTHA AUS 853.00 24 .00 25.00 25.00
30 (29) SUGIYAMA, AI JPN 844.00 24 1.00 1.00 1.00
31 (35) MIRZA, SANIA IND 822.00 23 190.00 42.00 1.00
32 (30) MEDINA GARRIGUES, ANABEL ESP 818.00 23 .00 .00 1.00
33 (32) KRAJICEK, MICHAELLA NED 733.00 23 .00 .00 1.00
34 (33) MULLER, MARTINA GER 702.00 32 45.00 45.00 16.00
35 (34) RADWANSKA, AGNIESZKA POL 698.50 21 .00 .00 3.50
36 (37) SZAVAY, AGNES HUN 645.75 20 35.00 .00 2.50
37 (36) LOIT, EMILIE FRA 628.50 21 1.00 .00 1.00
38 (38) POUTCHKOVA, OLGA RUS 612.50 24 1.00 .00 1.00
39 (39) PASZEK, TAMIRA AUT 611.75 14 .00 .00 .00
40 (46) KANEPI, KAIA EST 596.75 28 65.00 .00 5.00
41 (42) TU, MEILEN USA 595.00 26 35.00 35.50 10.50
42 (45) KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 592.00 29 35.00 1.00 1.00
43 (40) SHAUGHNESSY, MEGHANN USA 589.00 28 1.00 1.00 1.00
44 (41) DANIILIDOU, ELENI GRE 586.50 27 35.00 .00 20.00
45 (43) AZARENKA, VICTORIA BLR 569.50 17 1.00 .00 .00
46 (58) KNAPP, KARIN ITA 544.75 30 65.00 25.00 5.50
47 (47) VAKULENKO, JULIA UKR 544.00 15 1.00 .00 .00
48 (48) PRATT, NICOLE AUS 540.00 22 .00 24.50 1.00
49 (49) BONDARENKO, KATERYNA UKR 537.75 25 .00 35.50 3.75
50 (50) SEQUERA, MILAGROS VEN 537.00 20 .00 14.50 1.00

The San Diego tournament is Tier I, so competition is stiff. Fortunately, Maria got as good a draw as you can expect for an unseeded player. She drew a qualifier for the first round, and the seed she'd face in the second round is the 16th seed Safarova, who is no slouch, but better than, Jankovic. Oh, Maria's due to face her in the 3rd round if we get that far.

The points for San Diego are as follows:

Winner $196,900 430 pts
Finalists $100,000 300 pts
Semi-Finalists $51,000 195 pts
Quarter Finalists $26,050 110 pts
3rd Round $13,285 60 pts
2nd Round $6,775 35 pts
1st Round $3,455 1 pts

35 points seems to be the standard this time of the year for a 1st round win. Since #41 Meilen Tu will lose about 35 points this week, you can consider Maria ahead of her in the ranking, so Maria has already jumped up a spot to #41 as play begins! Yay!

A first round victory over the qualifier Smorova would put Maria at 627 points which is currently #38 in the world. A second round victory over either Safarova or Tu, would give her 652 points, which is good for #36 in the world. A grace from God known as a third-round victory would give her 702 points and put her at a tie for #34. And we'll stop dreaming right about......now. Of course, these projections are only the best possible result since no one else's results around her have been considered.

One match at a time, Maria. Serve your fans well, and good luck!

only_one_maria
Jul 31st, 2007, 11:11 AM
Don't forget if she can beat Jankovic in the 3rd round (assuming neither player slips up) the quarter-final would be against an easier opponent. Assuming, that is, that Makiri is not too tired.

RonnieB33
Aug 1st, 2007, 05:32 PM
Don't forget if she can beat Jankovic in the 3rd round (assuming neither player slips up) the quarter-final would be against an easier opponent. Assuming, that is, that Makiri is not too tired.Now, now. We can't get tooooo far ahead of ourselves. Remember, our mantra should be one match at a time, until she proves she can consistently win the early round matches, which she may be doing so right now. But we don't know yet. Proceed with caution. :cool:

RonnieB33
Aug 1st, 2007, 11:55 PM
Maria is now up to #37 in the rankings having leapfrogged Agnes Szavay, who is not playing this week. The only player below her who could catch her this week would be Tanasugarn who will do so if she wins the whole tournament. I'll go out on a limb and say that is not going to happen, so Maria's ranking can only improve this week. She's already up 5 places from #42. Assuming Big Masha takes out Tanasugarn, Maria will be the lowest ranked player left in the Acura Classic. Good job!

Since she's winning, it's fun to project. A win against JJ would mean an additional 50 points for a total of 701.00. I have felt that a goal of Maria was to get to 700 by the US Open, and she is one match away from doing that. This point total would put her one spot up to #36 in the world even if Loit wins in Stockholm, since Loit would only gain 20 more points for that victory.

If she wins, Maria would taken the winner of Bartoli v Dementieva in the quarterfinals. A possible TV appearance for the latest Stella McCartney line in over a year. A win here *gasp* would be an additional 85 points for reaching the semis, and would put her at #33 just past Michaela Krajicek. Doesn't seem like much of a gain for one match, but as she climbs the rankings, it gets harder to move up unless she gets some serious results. Recall that she moved up something like 18 ranking spots for winning a Tier II in 2005. Maria will need another tournament like this to even think about getting in the Top 30.

Just for fun, if she were to win the whole thing, she would have a total of 1021.00 points putting her at #24 at the most. It's nice to dream. Keep at it, Maria!

only_one_maria
Aug 2nd, 2007, 10:36 AM
It is not inconceivable that she could have another tournament like this before the US Open. Obviously a last 32 match against a seed is never going to be easy, but you can catch a player on a bad day or the draw can sometimes go in your favour. I hope Maria will be back inside the top 20 by the end of the year - which is where she should be. And then of course, you get the seedings.

Also, I was wondering how the rannking points work for Grand Slams. Is it double or what? This is one area where Makiri has yet to really challenge, from memor I don't think she has gone beyond the 3rd round.

RonnieB33
Aug 2nd, 2007, 05:23 PM
It is not inconceivable that she could have another tournament like this before the US Open. Obviously a last 32 match against a seed is never going to be easy, but you can catch a player on a bad day or the draw can sometimes go in your favour. I hope Maria will be back inside the top 20 by the end of the year - which is where she should be. And then of course, you get the seedings.

Also, I was wondering how the rannking points work for Grand Slams. Is it double or what? This is one area where Makiri has yet to really challenge, from memor I don't think she has gone beyond the 3rd round.

She hasn't gone past the 3rd round in a grand slam, but at least she won matches. Winning in grand slams is a premium to keeping your ranking up. If you win two matches in a grand slam, it's worth 90 points. If you win two matches in a Tier I like the Acura Classic, it's worth only 60 points. Over the past year, Maria has won 5 grand slam matches which has produced around 214 points which currently is one-third of her ranking. If she lost any one of those matches, her ranking would slip anywhere from 3 to 6 slots a match, roughly speaking.

It is unrealistic to expect Maria to be back in the Top 20 by the end of the year. To do that, she will probably have to win a tournament or reach a couple of finals and semifinals. She hasn't done that since that memorable 2005 run. Right now, she is over 500 points from the Top 20. Well, there's still three months of play left, so it's possible, but not likely.

only_one_maria
Aug 3rd, 2007, 10:54 AM
Now, now. We can't get tooooo far ahead of ourselves. Remember, our mantra should be one match at a time, until she proves she can consistently win the early round matches, which she may be doing so right now. But we don't know yet. Proceed with caution. :cool:

Ok, I'm feeling smug about my prediction that Makiri could get to the quarters when no-one else believed in her. She nearly beat Jankovic on grass don't forget!

Elena will be another tough one, but a semi-final would be a real boost in ranking points - though no-one can say with the draw she's had that she didn't deserve it.

RonnieB33
Aug 3rd, 2007, 02:40 PM
Ok, I'm feeling smug about my prediction that Makiri could get to the quarters when no-one else believed in her. She nearly beat Jankovic on grass don't forget!

Elena will be another tough one, but a semi-final would be a real boost in ranking points - though no-one can say with the draw she's had that she didn't deserve it.
Believe me, we're happy that you can be smug about this because it means Maria did it!! Kudos to you for believing in her 100%. I know I tempered my enthusiasm because frankly, it was a longshot for her to win, but she defied the odds! Yay!

RonnieB33
Aug 15th, 2007, 07:04 PM
This preview comes after Maria won her first match point. Yay! She's defended last year's result! So her point total is already up. Here's ths skinny on the tournament:

Rogers Cup presented by American Express

Toronto, Canada
August 13-19, 2007
Tier I
Prize Money: $1,340,000
Draw: 56M/48Q/28D
Surface: Hardcourt/Outdoors

W: 430
F: 300
SF: 195
QF: 110
3rd: 60
2nd: 35
1st: 1

Maria had 25 points to defend from last year, but her win has given her 35 points, so now she's gained 10 points. She needs more to get the seed at the US Open!

RonnieB33
Aug 15th, 2007, 07:05 PM
As predicted, Maria is currently ranked #35.

After her first round win over #36 Martina Muller and the first round losses of #32 Anabel Medina Garrigues, #34 Michaella Krajicek, and #38 Emilie Loit, these are the up-to-date point totals:

#31 Stosur 853.00
#32 Radwanska 808.50
#33 Medina Garrigues 808.00
#34 Krajicek 801.00
#35 Kirilenko 780.00
#36 Muller 673.00

Notice the huge difference between #35 and #36, which 107 points, which is by far the largest difference between two spots outside of the Top 20. For comparison's sake, a quarterfinal appearance in Toronto, a Tier I event, is 110 points. This means that Maria has a nice cushion that will keep her in the Top 35 for some time.

Of course, she's aiming much higher, like at least the Top 32 to ensure a seed at Grand Slams.

If she beats Bartoli again, she will gain 25 more points and move past Krajicek for the #34 spot. If she goes on to beat Safina, she will gain 50 more points and be at #1 past Stosur! The US Open seed is there for thet taking, but she'll have to really earn it by beating two Top 20 players in a row.

I really would like her to face Ana Ivanovic again. Hope her blister has healed! Any news on that?

Crank
Aug 15th, 2007, 07:08 PM
Nice :banana: :speakles:

RonnieB33
Aug 30th, 2007, 05:35 PM
Maria is entering the US Open as the #36 player in the world. She is 1 point behind #35 Samantha Stosurt and 33.50 points ahead of #37 Virginie Razzano, who missed out on passing Maria by losing in the finals at Forest Hills to Maria's old doubles partner, #42 Gisela Dulko.

Maria is defending 62 points from last year's 3rd round finish. Her first-round victory over #40 Martina Muller has given her 60 points right off the bat, so she is essentially defended last year's points.

As of this report, she is still #36 in the world, 3 points behind Stosur, who lost in the first round.

The up-to-the-minute rankings are as follows:

33 SANTANGELO, MARA 829.00 (lost in 1st round)
34 RADWANSKA, AGNIESZKA 824.50
35 STOSUR, SAMANTHA 781.00 (lost in 1st round)
36 KIRILENKO, MARIA 778.00
37 DANIILIDOU, ELENI 758.50 (lost in 2nd round)
38 RAZZANO, VIRGINIE 711.50
39 AZARENKA, VICTORIA 670.50
40 PASZEK, TAMIRA 664.25

If Maria defeats the 27th seed Srebotnik, she will regain the #35 spot from Stosur after gaining an additional 30 points. In the third round, she would face an unseeded player and have a good shot of winning again. Should she do so, she will gain an additional 50 points, and move at least past Santangelo, whose tournament is over. At best she would be #32 should this result happen.

Anybody ranked below her would have to win 3 more rounds to reach Maria (except Razzano, who needs to win 2 more rounds). So, it's a good bet that Maria's ranking will not go down.

Just for kicks, a QF appearance (probably meaning a win over Petrova) would put her in the Top 30 for sure, maybe at #27.

One match at a time.

only_one_maria
Sep 7th, 2007, 07:34 PM
I think she must have very few points to defend between now and the year's end. Last year she only had one or two wins after the US Open. If she can continue her good form.............

Also i have a question. I can't help noticing that Maria's ranking points are 788, exactly what they were when this thread was started in Feb 2006. Yet back then she was ranked 23 (2 places behind Jankovic) and now she is 36! Any explanation?

This thread should be revived as everyone loves to talk about rankings, a good run now before the season ends could get her up to the mid-twenties by the new year.

RonnieB33
Sep 7th, 2007, 07:39 PM
I found about Maria's loss to Vakulenko the day after as I had no access to the US Open for a couple of days. Very disappointing and I'm a bitter fan now because of it. A win would not have given her a huge boost in the rankings, but the opportunity to make it to the QF was wasted in my opinion and I'm sure the opinion of all of Maria's fans. (Speaking of which, how would Maria look in Szavay's outfit? :shock: ) From reports, it seems that Maria was not playing well but still had her chances to get back into it. We're left with mixed feelings from the US Open, happy that she made it to the third round, but knowing it could be so much better.

Maria will still be ranked #35 (Szavay meanwhile has jumped up to #23!), gaining the spot formerly vacated by Samantha Stosur.

The ranking slots #30-39 will go as follows:

30 RADWANSKA AGNIESZKA 904.5
31 SUGIYAMA AI 879
32 MEDINA ANABEL 872
33 KRAJICEK MICHAELLA 859
34 SANTANGELO MARA 829
35 KIRILENKO MARIA 808
36 STOSUR SAMANTHA 781
37 DANIILIDOU ELENI 758.5
38 AZARENKA VICTORIA 750.5
39 PASZEK TAMIRA 744.25

So, what does the rest of the year hold in store for Maria. She has 100 points to defend from one Tier II win (Beijing) and two Tier I wins (Zurich). For perspective, during the hardcourt summer season, Maria gained 250 points over four tournaments and eight wins. She is still 64 points behind #32 Anabel Medina Garrigues for the #32 spot and an automatic seed in the Aussie Open in January.

RonnieB33
Sep 7th, 2007, 08:05 PM
I think she must have very few points to defend between now and the year's end. Last year she only had one or two wins after the US Open. If she can continue her good form.............

Also i have a question. I can't help noticing that Maria's ranking points are 788, exactly what they were when this thread was started in Feb 2006. Yet back then she was ranked 23 (2 places behind Jankovic) and now she is 36! Any explanation?

This thread should be revived as everyone loves to talk about rankings, a good run now before the season ends could get her up to the mid-twenties by the new year.Maria has 100 points to defend from 3 wins over the next couple of months. I believe she'll defend those points handily given her good form in spite of the disappointing Vakulenko match.

The 2007 ranking points are inflated from last year. For example, last year's 3rd round US Open showing was worth 62 points last year, but this year's 3rd round was worth 90 points. This explains it!

Maria will need to throw in some semifinal and final appearances to even think about getting back to the Top 20. At least for now, she's developed some consistency. Her 18th best tournament is still a first-round loss which gives her no protection from a first round loss in the future. However, her 17th best tournament is worth 20 points (Gold Coast and Birmingham). This means that if she has a good end of the year (at least 3 tournaments where she wins a match), she'll have enough protection from her 18th and 19th best tournaments that will help her in case she loses in the first round, and therefore, her point total won't drop too much. She plays a high number of tournaments, so you'd think she'd have this protection already, but all those first round losses earlier in the year wiped that protection away.

Here is a summary of her results over the past 12 months:

Grand Slams + Miami (must count towards your point total no matter what the result)
(1) Australian Open: R32 90pt
(2) Roland Garros: R64 60pt
(3) Wimbledon: R128 2pt
(4) US Open: R32 90pt
(5) Miami: R128 1pt

Other countable tournaments
(6) 07/30/07 San Diego Tier I QF 110pt
(7) 10/16/06 Zurich Tier I QF 75pt
(8) 08/06/07 Los Angeles Tier II QF 70pt
(9) 01/29/07 Tokyo Tier I R16 60pt
(10) 02/19/07 Dubai Tier II R16 40pt
(11) 03/05/07 Indian Wells Tier I R32 40pt
(12) 02/26/07 Doha Tier II R16 35pt
(13) 07/23/07 Stanford Tier II R16 35pt
(14) 08/13/07 Toronto Tier I R32 35pt
(15) 09/18/06 Beijing Tier II R16 25pt
(16) 01/01/07 Gold Coast Tier III R16 20pt
(17) 06/11/07 Birmingham Tier III R16 20pt
TOTAL POINTS: 808

Non-countable tournaments
(18) 09/25/06 Seoul Tier IV R32 1pt
(19) 10/02/06 Tokyo Tier III R32 1pt
(20) 10/09/06 Moscow Tier I R32 1pt
(21) 10/23/06 Linz Tier III R32 1pt
(22) 01/08/07 Hobart Tier IV R32 1pt
(23) 02/05/07 Pattaya City Tier IV R32 1pt
(24) 04/23/07 Budapest Tier III R32 1pt
(25) 04/30/07 Estoril Tier IV R32 1pt
(26) 05/07/07 Berlin Tier I R64 1pt
(27) 05/14/07 Rome Tier I R64 1pt
(28) 06/18/07 Eastbourne Tier II R32 1pt

only_one_maria
Sep 11th, 2007, 11:24 AM
What are the ranking points available for the next tournament? It's a Tier III, right? I just want to engage in a bit of wishful thinking.

RonnieB33
Sep 11th, 2007, 07:43 PM
What are the ranking points available for the next tournament? It's a Tier III, right? I just want to engage in a bit of wishful thinking.

For the Tier III Sunfeast tournament in Kolkata, the points go as follows:

W 140pt
F 100pt
SF 65pt
QF 35pt
2R 20pt
1R 1pt

Keep in mind that she will be dropping 25 points from her 2nd round result at Beijing last year, so her point total will start at 808 - 25 = 783 points. Therefore, if she wins the tournament, she'll be at 923pt, which would currently have put her at #30.

Looks like she'll be the fourth seed in that tournament. However, Sania Mirza is having wrist problems and may pull out. Regardless, Maria is due to reach the semis in this event. Good luck to her!

only_one_maria
Sep 12th, 2007, 11:41 AM
Strange that she would play here when she has such good memories of Beijing. Maybe a new strategy by her coach. Do we know who will be the top player here? I have high hopes for her in this one.

RonnieB33
Sep 12th, 2007, 05:51 PM
Strange that she would play here when she has such good memories of Beijing. Maybe a new strategy by her coach. Do we know who will be the top player here? I have high hopes for her in this one.

The website shows the top four players are Hantuchova, Bartoli, Mirza and Kirilenko. Mirza may not play due to a wrist injury. She was the player I most feared among the top 4. Maria has an excellent chance here in Kolkata. Can't wait to see the draw.

JimM
Sep 12th, 2007, 11:54 PM
I hope Maria can win this. She has a far better chance than in Beijing, If she holds her form. Dani H blows hot and cold. As Ronnie says Mirza may not play. Even so on her new form, I think Maria would take her.

Marion is the big threat.

All the WC's have been awarded to Indian players.

only_one_maria
Sep 17th, 2007, 05:35 PM
Maria really does have a great chance to gain points before Zurich. If the schedule on the other thread is correct she seems to be targeting lesser tournaments. Seems easy, but it's a lot of work for a few points. I really think if she continues her good summer form, she can get into the middle 20's by Zurich, then she'll start having to defend points again.

Tim_Danielafan6
Sep 22nd, 2007, 04:13 AM
well kiri's really boosted up alot already, she was a former top 20 player so its no impossible at all, she deserves to be up there right now, shes still young, plenty of time, a force to reckoned with for sure, and a big threat in tournaments...not to mention in the looks department aswell

Warrior
Sep 23rd, 2007, 03:07 PM
What is her new ranking?

only_one_maria
Sep 24th, 2007, 01:01 PM
29, I believe. And Safarova (23) is just 100 points ahead of her. Past her and there is quite a big jump to the next player. Just a shame she is committed to tier III and IV events in the next few weeks. Will be a lot of work for a few points.

However she does get seeded and can be sure of avoiding a big name like Venus in the opening rounds.

Looking back over the last few pages it's worth remembering that she was at no.45 just 2 months ago.

Michael_21
Sep 24th, 2007, 03:18 PM
well done maria good to see her moving up the rankings:D

RonnieB33
Sep 24th, 2007, 10:27 PM
Hansol Korea Open
Seoul-KOR
September 24-30, 2007
$145,000 Tier IV

Maria's Current Ranking: 29
Maria's Current Point Total: 923
Maria's Result Last Year: 1st round

Win 115 pt
Finals 80 pt
Semis 50 pt
Quarters 30 pt
2nd round 15 pt
1st round 1 pt

Current ranking (20-29):

20 SZAVAY 1360.5
21 BAMMER 1298
22 BONDARENKO 1221
23 SAFAROVA 1128
24 SREBOTNIK 1104
25 SCHIAVONE 1017
26 LI 968
27 ZVONAREVA 960
28 MIRZA 933
29 KIRILENKO 923

Maria is now back in the Top 30 with her win in Kolkata. She is currently ranked 29th, but as the tournament begins, she is actually ranked 27th once you subtract last year's results from everyone else.

Rank(w/ Next Off), Name, Points (minus Next Off), Current Tournament
20 SZAVAY 1342 Seoul
21 BAMMER 1298 Luxembourg
22 SAFAROVA 1128 Luxembourg
23 SREBOTNIK 1104 OFF
24 BONDARENKO 1041 Luxembourg
25 LI 938 OFF
26 ZVONAREVA 936 Luxembourg
27 KIRILENKO 923 Seoul
28 MIRZA 910 OFF
29 SCHIAVONE 895 Luxembourg

#28 Mirza will not play this week and will lose the 24 points from her QF showing in Seoul last year. #25 Schiavone is playing at Luxembourg where she is defending a finals appearance and the 137 points that came with it. Maria is now ahead of both of these players.

Calculating Maria's projected ranking and points is a little bit more complicated now that she is getting more results. This is because the ranking points is determined by your Top 17 results. These Top 17 results must include the Grand Slam and Miami points regardless of the outcome. Right now, Maria's 17th best event is her 2nd round showing at Gold Coast the beginning of the year, which was worth 20 points. Her 18th best result was a first round loss, worth 1 point. Maria is not defending any points this week (she lost in the first round last year at this event, 7-5 in the third set to Dusehvina). Therefore, if she loses in the 1st round, she won't lose any points, but if she only makes it in the second round, she won't gain any points, because the 15 points she would gain is lower than her 17th best result.

So, if she gets past the second round, the points she will gain for the week will be whatever she gets from Seoul minus the 20 points from Gold Coast.

Here's Maria's projected point total based on the result in Seoul:

1st Round Loss: 923
2nd Round Loss: 923
QF Loss: 933
SF Loss: 953
F Loss: 983
WIN!!!: 1018

Therefore, the highest ranking Maria can achieve would be #25 if she wins Seoul. She'll need to reach at least the semifinals to have a chance to move higher than #27.

Of those ranked below her, only #25 Schiavone, #38 Azarenka, #31 Medinal Garrigues, #41 Vakulenko and #39 Paszek can leapfrog over Maria. But all but Schivaone must reach at least the finals to do so.

Tournament preview: Maria has an excellent draw to get to the semis. She really has had a run of good luck with the draws which wasn't the case last year. The 6th-seeded and #50 Martina Muller is the only Top 100 player in her quarter and Maria has dominated her the last two times they've played.

Maria could meet in the semifinals an equally rising star in #20 Agnes Szavay which would be a VERY interesting match, even more intriguing than her match with Daniela. Agnes got the US Open QF result that we Kirilenko fans thought should've been Maria's. Just think what would've happened had it been Maria making the quarters if she had beaten Vakulenko and then Agnes at the US Open. Maria would've been #24 already and Agnes would've been at #22.

Should Maria make it to the finals, she will most likely face #9 Venus Williams who has owned Maria giving up only 10 games in 2 matches. But it's a different Maria this time around, and who's to say Venus won't pull a Bartoli and lose in the first round. Actually, Venus rarely has bad losses in the early rounds of tournaments and as I write this post, ALL the seeds on her half of the draw have already lost. Venus is a shoe-in to make the finals.

My prediction: Maria will make it to the semis but fall in a tough match to a determined Szavay (BOOOO!!!!!). Her ranking points will increase to 953. Schivaone will lose in the quarters to the 2nd-seed Ivanovic at Luxembourg. Zvonareva will lose in the second round to the 7th seed Peer. And Maria will move past the idle Na Li to settle at #26, continuing her climb back to the Top 25.

Natash.
Sep 24th, 2007, 11:43 PM
Bondarenko is defending a tournament win in Luxembourg so Masha can move up another spot. :yeah:

RonnieB33
Sep 25th, 2007, 12:39 AM
Bondarenko is defending a tournament win in Luxembourg so Masha can move up another spot. :yeah:

Actually, no, and I'll go through this with you.

Before the tournament began, here's the status of the two players:

#21 Bondarenko 1221pts
#29 Kirilenko 923pts

Now Kirilenko has no points to defend whereas Bondarenko has 180pts to defend.

Remove Bondareko's points as with other's who are defending points, and you have the following:

#24 Bondarenko 1041pts
#27 Kirilenko 923pts

If Bondarenko were to lose in the first round, she would use her 18th tournament (where she got 15 points) to replace last year's result. If Kirilenko wins at Seoul, she would pick up 115 points, but that would replace her 17th best result (where she got 20 points).

And so, the final totals would be this:

(??) Bondarenko 1056pts
(??) Kirilenko 1018pts

Therefore, no matter what Alona or Maria do, Alona will stay ahead of Maria. Now, tune in next week, and the situation may be different!

Natash.
Sep 25th, 2007, 03:46 AM
Actually, no, and I'll go through this with you.

Before the tournament began, here's the status of the two players:

#21 Bondarenko 1221pts
#29 Kirilenko 923pts

Now Kirilenko has no points to defend whereas Bondarenko has 180pts to defend.

Remove Bondareko's points as with other's who are defending points, and you have the following:

#24 Bondarenko 1041pts
#27 Kirilenko 923pts

If Bondarenko were to lose in the first round, she would use her 18th tournament (where she got 15 points) to replace last year's result. If Kirilenko wins at Seoul, she would pick up 115 points, but that would replace her 17th best result (where she got 20 points).

And so, the final totals would be this:

(??) Bondarenko 1056pts
(??) Kirilenko 1018pts

Therefore, no matter what Alona or Maria do, Alona will stay ahead of Maria. Now, tune in next week, and the situation may be different!

How complicated. :lol: Thankfully, your here to figure this out. :D :worship:

JimM
Sep 26th, 2007, 11:57 AM
I think NASA could use you Ronnie, given they cant keep track of their spaceprobes!

RonnieB33
Sep 26th, 2007, 06:16 PM
I think NASA could use you Ronnie, given they cant keep track of their spaceprobes!
My job is to work with numbers and data every day which can get pretty mundane, but trying to figure out the rankings has been kind of a mental refresher for me, and it's been a pleasure to do my analysis. I tell myself I do this to help me work on dictating my analysis on work projects but it's really just an excuse to not work. =)

I know I can never get the ranking projections exactly right for everybody without knowing everybody's 17th best tournament. Specifically, I cannot calculate for certainty those who's Dropped Off Points total is equal to or lower than their 18th best tournament. Should they gain more points than their 18th best tournament, to calculate their projected points, you need to first subtract the Dropped Off Points, then add the points gained from that tournament, and then subtract the 17th best tournament which is being replaced by the points added. But this last figure is not given.

Maria's 18th best tournament right now was a first round loss. And her 17th best tournament was at Gold Coast which gained her 20 points. I only know that because I keep track religiously. However, if I have to find out for anyone else, I have to look at all of the tournaments over the past calendar year and figure out the 17th best tournament. This I will not do. So, alas, I give imperfect projections. Maybe if this was a full-time job....

Obviously, I need to spend more time at work. Maria wins her first round! Yay! :bounce:

only_one_maria
Sep 27th, 2007, 12:38 PM
It's a lot of work for a few points this week. Not very points efficient!

Hope she isn't knackered by the time of the Tier I in Moscow.

only_one_maria
Sep 28th, 2007, 12:13 PM
Is she guaranteed to be Top 25 now? If she can get seeded for the big tournaments in October, that would be a massive boost.

Sharapower8
Sep 28th, 2007, 02:36 PM
Congrats Maria you deserve it :drool:

Vikapower
Oct 2nd, 2007, 12:05 AM
Maria just keeps playing good, definitivly her new coach does her a lot good ! It looks like she's on absolute fire. I'm in love with Maria and her so talented game. She's the kind of polyvalent player that can overpower almost everybody and also be an excellent net player ! I just hope that next year will be the good time for her to crank up the top 10 and keep it up to all the actual top 10 yougnsters ! If Maria starts confirming in grand Slams she will definitivly be one the most dangerous players on tour and my love for her will just keep growing !
Love you all my Maria's !

only_one_maria
Oct 2nd, 2007, 11:35 AM
Well, I said on 2nd August that I wanted her to be back in the Top 20 by the end of the year and that now looks unrealistic. I think 22-23 seems a more likely target. Given she only started to find form in July, that's a good effort.

When you consider the very small number of points to defend in the first half of next season, the picture looks good.

RonnieB33
Oct 2nd, 2007, 09:52 PM
Maria is now #26 in the world with 983 points. Her first round loss today is a downer in that she had the potential to get up to #23 with another win. She had a reasonable draw, but this was easily going to be her toughest draw of the three tournaments. She did not draw any wild cards or qualifiers, but players who are or were in the Top 100. The rest will probably do her very good since she needs to do well in the Tier I's coming up in Moscow and Zurich. A huge jump in the rankings can happen there.

The good news is that she is not defending any points. #29 Mirza is the only one with a reasonable shot at overtaking Maria. She'll need to reach the Finals in Tokyo to do so. Others would have to get to the finals in Stuttgart where most of the Top 15 are playing. Good luck to them.

Maria will either be #26 ot #27 depending on Sania's result. Let's hope she gets a good draw in Moscow!

RonnieB33
Jan 22nd, 2008, 06:31 PM
Based on my calculation, Maria is back to #25 in the world after her 4th round performance in Australia. Had she beaten Daniela, she would've been #23 with a chance to get to #21 by beating Radwanska.

21 RADWANSKA 1152
22 BONDARENKO 1141
23 SCHIAVONE 1131
24 AZARENKA 1026
25 KIRILENKO 1023
26 ZVONAREVA 1008
27 RAZZANO 984
28 SREBOTNIK 971

Labamba
Jan 22nd, 2008, 08:02 PM
Top 20 isn't far away :yeah: especially as she hasn't got many points to defend in the next months

RonnieB33
Jan 22nd, 2008, 08:33 PM
Top 20 isn't far away :yeah: especially as she hasn't got many points to defend in the next months

Yeah, but man, it would've been huge to get those extra 110 points if she had beaten Daniela. Especially considering that in most other tournaments you have to win several times just to get 110 points. Just shows how big it is to do well in the Slams because those tournaments shape your ranking more than anything.

kirilenko_ishot
Jan 22nd, 2008, 08:43 PM
Top 20 isn't far away :yeah: especially as she hasn't got many points to defend in the next months
yeah, hopefully she can make it into the top 2o

Labamba
Jan 22nd, 2008, 08:49 PM
Yeah, but man, it would've been huge to get those extra 110 points if she had beaten Daniela. Especially considering that in most other tournaments you have to win several times just to get 110 points. Just shows how big it is to do well in the Slams because those tournaments shape your ranking more than anything.

It's true, the Slams are crucial, this just means that her rise to the top will take a bit longer than if she would have made the QF or SF. But she's still young with plenty of time. :)

And I think she can still improve her optional points a lot? I guess you know her ranking points breakdown better than me :D

saniapower
Jan 23rd, 2008, 12:08 AM
Top 20 isn't far away :yeah: especially as she hasn't got many points to defend in the next months
But to remain there she needs to be mentally tough

RonnieB33
Jan 23rd, 2008, 12:28 AM
It's true, the Slams are crucial, this just means that her rise to the top will take a bit longer than if she would have made the QF or SF. But she's still young with plenty of time. :)

And I think she can still improve her optional points a lot? I guess you know her ranking points breakdown better than me :D

In February and March 2008, Maria has to defend points from four tournaments:

Tokyo (Pan Pacific) Tier I 3rd round: 60 pts
Dubai Tier II 2nd Round: 40 pts
Doha Tier II 2nd Round: 35 pts
Indian Wells Tier I 2nd Round: 40 pts

The Tokyo tournament got moved this year to October (I believe) and I don't see Maria replacing that tournament with another, so it looks like she'll lose those points. However, those points will be replaced by her result in Birmingham where she gained 20 points for two wins, so she'll only 40 points altogether. I see her playing in Dubai, Doha and Indian Wells, and she'll have to win more than 3 matches in those tournaments combined to improve her point total for that stretch.

Then from April until the French Open, about a two-month span, she has nothing to defend, so that's where she could make her move up the rankings.

Maria really needs to consistently win more than one match a tournament to show any improvement in her ranking. So far in 2008, she's played two tournaments and won 5 matches. Keep that up, and she'll easily be a Top 20 player.

Anybody know her schedule for the next couple of months???

RonnieB33
Jan 30th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Maria is #25 right now but she'll go back down to #27 next week when she loses the 60 points from Tokyo last year. This will be replaced by the 20 points she got in Birmingham which will bring her points total under the 1000 mark at 983. Vera Zvonareva and Virginie Razzano will push past Maria up the rankings, who have 1008 and 984, respectively.

Krzysiu.
Jan 31st, 2008, 06:35 PM
what tournaments will Makiri participate in february?

Vikapower
Feb 19th, 2008, 03:05 PM
what tournaments will Makiri participate in february?
Personally I have no idea !Maria really needs to consistently win more than one match a tournament to show any improvement in her ranking. So far in 2008, she's played two tournaments and won 5 matches. Keep that up, and she'll easily be a Top 20 player.

One thing I think that's really important to note is that Makiri has done for one of the first time a quite good progress because she allways had that big problem of not beeing able to pass the 3rd round in a grang slam, that's an encouraging sign, anyway she did it in the aos 2008 even if, she could have largely win that match against Hantuchova, she led 6-1 first set ! Anyway, you have reason, she really has to start winning some important matches and consistantly... personally I'm tired of seeing Makiri hanging around the 20-30th places because she worths longtime better than what she actually shows.
She has allready been 20th in June 2006 but she has to pass that other stage to enter in the top 20 and to me also that stage is winning important matches ! That 4th round Aos 2008 Hantuchova was one of those ! It's those crucial matches that a player like Ivanovic can win most of the times that will make her rise to the stars !
When I see the Ivanovic, Jankovic or other chackvetadze (that I all love) cranking up the rankings with all the talent that she has it's the time and maybe this year we will talk about makiri in a different way as a top ten player !

:hearts:Maria Kirilenko I love for ever !:hearts:
:hearts::worship:Maria Sharapova our Princess and 2008 Aos Champion !:worship::hearts:

Krzysiu.
Feb 28th, 2008, 06:55 PM
Race to the Sony Ericsson Championships Singles Standings

25
Srebotnik, Katarina Slo
226.00 5
26
Bammer, Sybille Aut
212.00 5
27
Kirilenko, Maria Rus
210.00 3
28
Arvidsson, Sofia Swe
195.00 4
28
Szavay, Agnes Hun
195.00 5

***

WTA Tour Doubles Rankings

48 (49)
GRANVILLE, LAURA USA
880.00 14
49 (50)
RODIONOVA, ANASTASIA RUS
870.00 26
50 (51)
KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS
867.00 19
51 (52)
PETROVA, NADIA RUS
857.00 12
52 (56)
KUDRYAVTSEVA, ALLA RUS
825.00 20

***

WTA Tour Singles Rankings

25 (24)
AZARENKA, VICTORIA BLR
1026.00 20
26 (25)
RAZZANO, VIRGINIE FRA
1024.00 24
27 (26)
KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS
983.00 26
28 (28)
SREBOTNIK, KATARINA SLO
971.00 23
29 (22)
MAURESMO, AMELIE FRA
948.00 16

Krzysiu.
Mar 24th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Maria goes 5 positions down in one month. It's aftermath of poor performance in Dubai, Bangalore and Indian Wells. :(

WTA Standing 2008
Player Points Change
1 Justine Henin 6330 stay
2 Ana Ivanovic 4296 stay
3 Jelena Jankovic 3790 up
4 Svetlana Kuznetsova 3750 down
5 Maria Sharapova 3671 stay
6 Anna Chakvetadze 2845 stay
7 Venus Williams 2771 stay
8 Serena Williams 2297 up
9 Daniela Hantuchova 2267 down
10 Marion Bartoli 2198 stay
---
30 Anabel Medina Garrigues 933 up
31 Sania Mirza 917 up
32 Maria Kirilenko 910 down
33 Lindsay Davenport 860 up
34 Michaella Krajicek 806 up


WTA Race 2008
Player Points
1 Maria Sharapova 1675
2 Ana Ivanovic 1430
3 Jelena Jankovic 1055
4 Svetlana Kuznetsova 885
5 Justine Henin 875
6 Daniela Hantuchova 740
7 Agnieszka Radwanska 706
8 Vera Zvonareva 622
9 Elena Dementieva 566
10 Na Li 565
---
36 Anabel Medina Garrigues 222
37 Kaia Kanepi 214
38 Eleni Daniilidou 213
39 Maria Kirilenko 213
40 Mariya Koryttseva 208
41 Alisa Kleybanova 200

Krzysiu.
Apr 7th, 2008, 11:38 PM
+ WTA Standings 7 April:

1 (1) Henin, Justine Bel 6105.00 15
2 (2) Ivanovic, Ana Srb 4216.00 18
3 (3) Jankovic, Jelena Srb 4095.00 26
4 (4) Kuznetsova, Svetlana Rus 3905.00 18
5 (5) Sharapova, Maria Rus 3601.00 13
30 (33) Davenport, Lindsay Usa 930.00 11
31 (31) Mirza, Sania Ind 917.00 21
32 (32) Kirilenko, Maria Rus 910.00 27
33 (29) Li, Na Chn 820.00 12
34 (38) Cibulkova, Dominika Svk 765.00 25
35 (37) Daniilidou, Eleni Gre 760.00 29
36 (34) Krajicek, Michaella Ned 758.00 22

Lindsay above Maria already :(

+ WTA Race 2008:

1 SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS 1675.00 3
2 IVANOVIC, ANA SRB 1475.00 6
3 JANKOVIC, JELENA SRB 1405.00 7
4 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS 1110.00 6
5 WILLIAMS, SERENA USA 1025.00 3
41 MEDINA GARRIGUES, ANABEL ESP 223.00 8
42 VESNINA, ELENA RUS 222.00 7
43 KORYTTSEVA, MARIYA UKR 218.00 7
44 LISICKI, SABINE GER 217.00 6
45 DANIILIDOU, ELENI GRE 214.00 8
45 KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 214.00 7
47 DOMACHOWSKA, MARTA POL 209.00 5
48 GALLOVITS, EDINA ROU 207.00 6
49 YAN, ZI CHN 198.00 6
49 CORNET, ALIZE FRA 198.00 6

+ Doubles Standings:

1 (1) BLACK, CARA ZIM 4885.00 23
1 (1) HUBER, LIEZEL USA 4885.00 23
3 (3) SUGIYAMA, AI JPN 4100.00 22
4 (4) SREBOTNIK, KATARINA SLO 3965.00 20
5 (7) STUBBS, RENNAE AUS 3365.00 21
75 (74) JANS, KLAUDIA POL 620.00 25
76 (76) DOMINGUEZ LINO, LOURDES ESP 614.00 17
77 (78) KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 593.00 19
78 (83) MARTINEZ SANCHEZ, MARIA JOSE ESP 590.00 15
79 (80) KUSTOVA, DARYA BLR 590.00 22
80 (81) CHAKVETADZE, ANNA RUS 589.00 9

in order: pos, prev, name, nat, points, nr of tours

Krzysiu.
Apr 14th, 2008, 07:34 PM
+ WTA Standings 14th April:

1 (1) HENIN, JUSTINE BEL 6105.00 15
2 (2) IVANOVIC, ANA SRB 4157.00 17
3 (4) KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS 3905.00 18
4 (5) SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS 3876.00 14
5 (3) JANKOVIC, JELENA SRB 3770.00 25
30 (31) MIRZA, SANIA IND 917.00 21
31 (26) SREBOTNIK, KATARINA SLO 916.00 23
32 (32) KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 910.00 27
33 (29) MEDINA GARRIGUES, ANABEL ESP 858.00 24
34 (33) LI, NA CHN 760.00 11
35 (35) DANIILIDOU, ELENI GRE 745.00 28

+ WTA Race 2008:

1 SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS 1950.00 4
2 IVANOVIC, ANA SRB 1475.00 6
3 JANKOVIC, JELENA SRB 1405.00 7
4 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS 1110.00 6
5 WILLIAMS, SERENA USA 1025.00 3
43 DOMACHOWSKA, MARTA POL 229.00 6
44 GARBIN, TATHIANA ITA 227.00 8
45 MIRZA, SANIA IND 226.00 5
46 LISICKI, SABINE GER 222.00 7
47 KORYTTSEVA, MARIYA UKR 218.00 7
48 DANIILIDOU, ELENI GRE 214.00 8
48 KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 214.00 7
50 GALLOVITS, EDINA ROU 208.00 7

Marta hurdles Makiri :(

+ Doubles Standings:

1 (1) BLACK, CARA ZIM 4885.00 23
1 (1) HUBER, LIEZEL USA 4885.00 23
3 (3) SUGIYAMA, AI JPN 4100.00 22
4 (4) SREBOTNIK, KATARINA SLO 3965.00 19
5 (6) PESCHKE, KVETA CZE 3365.00 22
75 (75) JANS, KLAUDIA POL 620.00 26
76 (78) MARTINEZ SANCHEZ, MARIA JOSE ESP 604.00 16
77 (77) KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 593.00 19
78 (79) KUSTOVA, DARYA BLR 590.00 23
79 (80) CHAKVETADZE, ANNA RUS 589.00 9
80 (81) LLAGOSTERA VIVES, NURIA ESP 587.00 15

Droolv
Apr 22nd, 2008, 01:55 AM
Maria's up to 27 with the Estoril win :eek:

Keep rising Maria :worship:

only_one_maria
Apr 22nd, 2008, 10:51 AM
She has a real opportunity now. If she really has improved as a clay player there is a real opportunity to rise in the rankings. She has just 1 win to defend in the next 2 slams and if she isn't AT LEAST in the top 20 by the time of the US Hardcourt season, that is disappointing. She'll have to start defending a lot more points then.

Krzysiu.
Apr 22nd, 2008, 01:27 PM
Yep, droolv3. First promotion after Aussie this year.

+ WTA Standings 21st April

1 (1) HENIN, JUSTINE BEL 6105.00 15
2 (2) IVANOVIC, ANA SRB 4157.00 17
3 (4) SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS 3986.00 15
25 (25) DAVENPORT, LINDSAY USA 1055.00 12
26 (28) AZARENKA, VICTORIA BLR 1044.00 19
27 (32) KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 1024.00 28
28 (26) RAZZANO, VIRGINIE FRA 1015.00 23
29 (27) PENNETTA, FLAVIA ITA 999.00 28
30 (31) SREBOTNIK, KATARINA SLO 975.00 24

+ WTA Race 2008

1 SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS 2060.00 5
2 JANKOVIC, JELENA SRB 1515.00 8
3 IVANOVIC, ANA SRB 1475.00 6
28 VAIDISOVA, NICOLE CZE 342.00 6
29 KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 329.00 8
30 AZARENKA, VICTORIA BLR 317.00 7

+ Doubles standings

1 (1) BLACK, CARA ZIM 4885.00 24
1 (1) HUBER, LIEZEL USA 4885.00 24
3 (3) SUGIYAMA, AI JPN 4340.00 23
62 (63) DANIILIDOU, ELENI GRE 712.00 26
63 (63) WOEHR, JASMIN GER 712.00 27
64 (62) KUDRYAVTSEVA, ALLA RUS 711.00 19
65 (77) KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 707.00 20
66 (65) ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA, BARBORA CZE 699.00 21
67 (73) PARRA SANTONJA, ARANTXA ESP 699.00 23

only_one_maria
May 12th, 2008, 10:41 AM
Maria is up 1 place to 26. It would have been nice to see her climb slightly higher but other players like Azarenka had a good week too. What is encouraging is that she is only 106pts behind Azarenka at 19. They're all bunched close together.

She won't lose many points in the coming months and I think she should aim to be top 20 AT LEAST after Wimbledon.

Also, I don't know how they do the seedings for RG, but my guess is she wants to be in the top 24. Might this mean she would avoid a top 8 seed in the third round?

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 12th, 2008, 12:36 PM
Also, I don't know how they do the seedings for RG, but my guess is she wants to be in the top 24. Might this mean she would avoid a top 8 seed in the third round?

Top 8 plays against 25-32, so yes it would be nice. Otherwise she will draw Jelena again :fiery:


http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc203/IvanovicFan/MariaKirilenko.jpg

That's rank 24. But she will lose it if Nadia beats here.
I know it's a touhg match but Maria just really has to win!

:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Warrior
May 14th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Will she move up again after today's wins?

Krzysiu.
May 14th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Will she move up again after today's wins?

One position for sure after Justine retire...

amfiq
May 14th, 2008, 07:12 PM
If Cibulkova or Cornet dont win Rome Makiri will move to at least 23rd I think.
And I'm not so sure that Justine will be removed from the rank right away.

Labamba
May 14th, 2008, 08:58 PM
things look good for the RG seedings :dance:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
May 14th, 2008, 11:13 PM
After today


http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc203/IvanovicFan/14May2008.jpg

You should not expect that Cornet or Wozniacki will overtake Maria.
Maria now at rank 23. If she wins against Jelena it will be 21. And if Henin won't be ranked next week, Maria will be top 20 again!

myse7en
May 22nd, 2008, 10:37 AM
maria is 23rd now. cornet leaped from 34th to 20th after rome.

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jun 14th, 2008, 05:42 PM
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc203/IvanovicFan/14June2008.jpg

cindy
Jun 14th, 2008, 06:26 PM
congrats makiri! it was a good idea to play barcelone! (I don't like sharapova's ranking btw...)

watchdogfish
Jun 14th, 2008, 06:32 PM
Welcome back to the Top 20, Maria :yeah:

Just hope she can improve her Wimbledon record. With nothing to defend she could consolidate her position with a decent run which would be important for the summer hardcourt season!

Droolv
Jun 15th, 2008, 12:24 AM
:woohoo:

Welcome to the top 20 Maria :bowdown:

:bounce:

Jess_mk.tg
Jun 15th, 2008, 01:48 AM
Greatttt :D :woohoo:
Welcomee Back Makirii :rolls:
:bounce:

Sharapower8
Jun 15th, 2008, 10:32 AM
Great... Next stop is the TOP 10 :hehehe:

Nikkiri
Jun 15th, 2008, 10:39 AM
Top 15 is her goal first ;)

Keep it up Masha :banana:

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jun 15th, 2008, 04:03 PM
4th title and 2nd this year.

Also...........



NEW
HIGHEST
RANKING

:worship::worship::worship:



http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc203/IvanovicFan/15June2008.jpg

VIKA?
Jun 15th, 2008, 09:01 PM
go Makirii

Krzysiu.
Jun 16th, 2008, 11:16 AM
Ivanovic fan already posted singles ranking. Here are doubles and champions race.

+ Doubles 16th June

1 (1) BLACK, CARA ZIM 5040.00 24
1 (1) HUBER, LIEZEL USA 5040.00 24
3 (3) SUGIYAMA, AI JPN 3830.00 21
39 (37) PENNETTA, FLAVIA ITA 1055.00 21
40 (40) KORYTTSEVA, MARIYA UKR 980.00 21
41 (41) LLAGOSTERA VIVES, NURIA ESP 932.00 14
42 (42) KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 899.00 19
43 (43) HSIEH, SU-WEI TPE 896.00 15
44 (44) RODIONOVA, ANASTASIA RUS 890.00 29
45 (45) VORACOVA, RENATA CZE 890.00 28

+ Champions Race 16th June

1 IVANOVIC, ANA SRB 2671.00 9
2 JANKOVIC, JELENA SRB 2505.00 11
3 SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS 2395.00 7
20 MEDINA GARRIGUES, ANABEL ESP 639.00 15
21 WOZNIACKI, CAROLINE DEN 630.00 9
22 DAVENPORT, LINDSAY USA 625.00 6
23 KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 624.00 12
24 KANEPI, KAIA EST 614.00 12
25 LI, NA CHN 565.00 4

Zumoq
Jun 16th, 2008, 06:30 PM
:D Ahh, how nice it is to see Maria in the top 20! :worship:

I must admit, going into the clay court season, even I was only moderately optimistic. :p With the painful slump this spring :o (northern hemisphere time...) and a rather unimpressive track record on clay from previous years, it felt more like going into a dark tunnel. :help:

But then Maria comes out the other end with not one, but two more titles under her belt, and a new highest ranking at that! :worship:

Now, it will be interesting to see if her improved performance on clay can translate into a better game on other surfaces as well. Hopefully she can get some much needed practice and/or match time this week to adjust to grass. Then maybe she can churn out a couple of uncharacteristic ;) wins at Wimbledon, too. That would certainly be helpful if she is to maintain a ranking inside the top 20, and it is probably necessary if she is to reach her goal of top 15.

Also, I am very pleased that Maria managed to decide many close, 3-set matches in her favor during the clay court season. :) (With a notable exception at RG :sad:, but accidents sometimes happen.) She showed that she is capable of fighting. Many opponents were quite difficult, too. Not exactly formidable, but nonetheless difficult opponents. I hope she has acquired more confidence now. And she will need it, for there are many tough battles ahead if she wants to get into the top 15 or even further.

But I think she is capable of doing it. And I think the best part of Maria is yet to come. :)
So, c'mon Maria! Show us what you really can do! :bounce:
:hug: Big Z.

Warrior
Jul 4th, 2008, 04:09 AM
Next week she'll move up another spot to #18. That matches A. Stevenson's best ranking LOL

only_one_maria
Jul 4th, 2008, 10:15 AM
I was thinking of reviving this thread this morning. See it's already been done. I can't say after the defeat to Dushivena that I expected this.

I'm trying to remember the points that Masha has to defend between now and the season's end. From memory there is a Tier I QF, a Tier II QF and a 3rd round at the US Open from the summer Hardcourt season and of course the Tier III win from Kolkata. Those should be the big ones I think. Worth reminding ourselves that this time last year - when I first began following Masha - she was ranked around 45!

DAVAJ MKirilenko
Jul 4th, 2008, 06:32 PM
She reaches her best ranking but lost in 1st Round of Wimbledon.
Such a missed chance to get even higher.
18th is nice, but she's 30th in the RACE. That actually worries me.
She really needs a good hardcourt season to stay even Top 20.
We better can't talk about getting to the 15th rank then.

only_one_maria
Jul 4th, 2008, 06:40 PM
The race position is not great, but she should be getting easier draws this year than she was last. I still feel she is most comfortable on Hard Courts. This kind of ranking means she's likely to get seeded in the Tier I events. That's a massive bonus and if she can maintain her current ranking until the European Indoor tournies at the end of the year,she's done well. She won't have anything to defend in the final few weeks.

Krzysiu.
Jul 8th, 2008, 06:03 PM
+ WTA Standings (Maria's best ever position)

1 (1) IVANOVIC, ANA SRB 3828.00 17
2 (3) JANKOVIC, JELENA SRB 3685.00 22
3 (2) SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS 3626.00 14
4 (4) KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA RUS 3455.00 18
5 (6) WILLIAMS, SERENA USA 3126.00 13
15 (10) BARTOLI, MARION FRA 1420.00 29
16 (16) AZARENKA, VICTORIA BLR 1386.00 20
17 (18) PETROVA, NADIA RUS 1321.00 19
18 (19) KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 1208.00 26
19 (20) SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA ITA 1201.00 20
20 (17) CORNET, ALIZE FRA 1190.00 20

+ Race to the champs

1 IVANOVIC, ANA SRB 2761.00 10
2 JANKOVIC, JELENA SRB 2645.00 12
3 WILLIAMS, SERENA USA 2465.00 8
4 SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUS 2455.00 8
5 DEMENTIEVA, ELENA RUS 2051.00 11
28 VAIDISOVA, NICOLE CZE 632.00 12
29 BARTOLI, MARION FRA 630.00 16
30 KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 627.00 14
31 KANEPI, KAIA EST 626.00 14
32 SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA ITA 608.00 12

+ Doubles Standings

1 (1) BLACK, CARA ZIM 4490.00 24
1 (1) HUBER, LIEZEL USA 4490.00 24
3 (5) PESCHKE, KVETA CZE 3305.00 23
4 (3) SUGIYAMA, AI JPN 3270.00 20
5 (6) STUBBS, RENNAE AUS 3255.00 22
61 (58) HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA SVK 761.00 7
62 (59) TANASUGARN, TAMARINE THA 750.00 17
63 (56) KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 749.00 19
64 (62) MULLER, MARTINA GER 720.00 29
65 (66) NICULESCU, MONICA ROU 717.00 25

Krzysiu.
Nov 12th, 2008, 06:05 PM
3rd Nov 2008

26 (26) BAMMER, SYBILLE AUT 1042 25
27 (27) KANEPI, KAIA EST 1037 21
28 (28) SZAVAY, AGNES HUN 1030 25
29 (29) KIRILENKO, MARIA RUS 965 26
30 (30) SCHIAVONE, FRANCESCA ITA 939 22
31 (31) SUGIYAMA, AI JPN 936 24

aleksr
Jan 5th, 2009, 01:05 AM
Sony Ericsson
WTA Tour Singles
Rankings
(as of Jan 5, 2009)
31(29)KIRILENKO,MARIA RUS 1820 24

Sony Ericsson
WTA Tour Doubles
Rankings
(as of Jan 5, 2009)
24(24)KIRILENKO,MARIA RUS 2898 19

Nikkiri
Mar 22nd, 2010, 01:53 PM
Back in the top 30 :cheer: :D

http://i39.tinypic.com/2uo2hpl.png

WeekendeR
Mar 23rd, 2010, 02:02 PM
Back in the top 30 :cheer: :D

http://i39.tinypic.com/2uo2hpl.png

Yeah!!!!!:bounce:
Hope she will more up soon :lick:
Top 20 waiting for us, we are coming:lol:

Nikkiri
Oct 25th, 2010, 10:18 AM
Now back in the top 20 :D

http://i54.tinypic.com/2ilzfvb.jpg

watchdogfish
Oct 25th, 2010, 11:38 AM
She could move up as Rezai and Bartoli have Bali points to defend :)

jimmy_the_greek
Oct 25th, 2010, 12:29 PM
yay makiri!! deserved a top 20 spot!!

leo830301
Oct 25th, 2010, 03:53 PM
Wonderful, Makiri!

Rovegun
Oct 25th, 2010, 03:58 PM
it´s amazing to see Maria where she belongs!!!

Break My Rapture
Oct 25th, 2010, 04:54 PM
:bigclap: A top 16 seeding would really come in handy to defend most of her AO points. :tears:

Kirilenko-Fan
Oct 25th, 2010, 08:24 PM
She could move up as Rezai and Bartoli have Bali points to defend :)

It would be great if she could improve her career-high in Bali or at the beginning of the upcoming season :)
In 2009 that seemed to be impossible...

Protoss
Oct 25th, 2010, 09:17 PM
Congratulations on returning to the top 20 Maria!!! :)

Nena_xxx
Oct 26th, 2010, 02:13 PM
Congarts to Maria! :cheer:

Protoss
Oct 26th, 2010, 02:27 PM
She could move up as Rezai and Bartoli have Bali points to defend :)
The rankings have already dropped the points for Bali. :shrug:

Tennis Fool
Oct 29th, 2010, 03:51 AM
Maria is POTW on the RW for her Kremlin Cup final, and also has regained Watch Queen status! :D

Kirilenko-Fan
Oct 30th, 2010, 10:00 AM
Elena's sad news take her a step further to her personal best.