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Mother_Marjorie
Oct 23rd, 2006, 01:38 PM
Who is more likely to be the Year End #1 Ranked WTA Player in 2006?


According to Justine's Website, here are the possible scenarios:

1. If Justine is a finalist at Madrid she will be number 1. (still possible)

2. If Justine is a semi-finalist in Madrid.(still possible)

a. Mauresmo must win Madrid and Zurich to remain number 1. (ruled out)

b. In order for Maria to become number 1 she must win Madrid and Zurich, and reach the semi-finals in Linz or win Madrid and Linz, but must reach the finals in Zurich. (still possible)

3. If Justine finishes third in her round robin group in Madrid. (still possible)

a. Mauresmo must win Madrid, and make the semi-finals in Zurich to remain number 1 or she must win Zurich and be a finalist in Madrid. (ruled out)

b. Sharapova must be a finalist in Madrid, win Zurich and be a finalist in Linz or she must win Madrid and have results that are better than the semi's in Zurich and Linz to become number 1. (still possible)

4. If Justine were to finish last in her round robin group in Madrid. Mauresmo, and Maria must be finalists in Sony Ericsson WTA Championships to earn enough points to become this year's number 1 player.(still possible)

5. If Justine doesn't participate in Madrid. Mauresmo and Maria will only need to make the semi-finals in Madrid to accumulate enough points to become number 1.(still possible)

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Marjorie Note:

Bottom line, if Justine shows up to play at Madrid, it may be difficult for Maria and Amelie to end the year at #1.

Mauresmo's only hope is if Justine doesn't show and Mauresmo makes it to the finals in Madrid, or Justine places last in her group and Mauresmo makes it to the finals. (highly unlikely)

Maria's chances are a little better than Mauresmo's, but not by much. Maria needs a semi-final or better showing in Linz, or it could severely diminshes her chances unless Justine doesn't show in Madrid

LDF
Oct 23rd, 2006, 01:43 PM
I'd back Justine - assuming she's fit and healthy she shouldn't have too much trouble progressing to the latter stages of the YECs, and of course that denies Sharapova and Mauresmo the top spot. Hopefully that'll be the case :)

MH0861
Oct 23rd, 2006, 01:45 PM
I think Justine will play... so she gets my vote. :yeah:

Dor Y
Oct 23rd, 2006, 01:47 PM
I Hope Momo!!

Serge007
Oct 23rd, 2006, 01:48 PM
I think Maria will be number 2. And this is great!

Ellery
Oct 23rd, 2006, 01:49 PM
Hopefully Juju!

Mother_Marjorie
Oct 23rd, 2006, 01:51 PM
Justine has the okay to train, but she has not committed to Madrid as of yet.

She's supposed to be giving daily "training" updates on her website of how she's progressing and make the decision of playing in Madrid or not.

shap_half
Oct 23rd, 2006, 01:56 PM
At this point of the year, nothing would make me happier than seeing Justine back on top, but I want to see her remain healthy and injury free so she can do well next season.

ZeroSOFInfinity
Oct 23rd, 2006, 02:01 PM
Wow... a very complicated senario there...

But I hope Justine plays... :(

skanky~skanketta
Oct 23rd, 2006, 02:06 PM
i doubt juju will make it, but it doesn't matter. whoever get's it definitely deserves it though, for winning a GS and being consistent all season long. it's too bad justine got injured at the most inopportune times. but still 4 GS finals in a year. many would think she'd make it.

as do i.

AnnaK_4ever
Oct 23rd, 2006, 02:06 PM
Possible scenarios (once again, I know but still...):

Mauresmo - No.1

Mauresmo wins YEC; Henin skips YEC / finishes 4th in round-robin play; Sharapova loses prior to SF in Linz and prior to Final at YEC.

Sharapova - No.1

1) Henin doesn't play YEC; Sharapova reaches Final in Linz and SF at YEC; Mauresmo fails to win YEC
2) Henin finishes 4th in round-robin play at YEC; Sharapova reaches SF in Linz and Final at YEC
3) Henin finishes 3rd in round-robin play at YEC; Sharapova makes it to the Finals in both Linz and Madrid
4) Henin reaches SF at YEC; Sharapova reaches SF in Linz and wins YEC.

Henin - No.1

in any other scenario.
To guarantee the top spot regardless of her rivalsí results Justine has to reach Final at YEC.

Mother_Marjorie
Oct 23rd, 2006, 02:30 PM
For tennis fans, this complicated scenario will indeed bring more interest to the YEC than in recent memory.

Three players (assuming Justine plays) vying for the YE #1 ranking.

GM will be a mess. That's the only guarantee.

Dexter
Oct 23rd, 2006, 03:01 PM
Justine please play YEC! :bowdown:

Martyś
Oct 23rd, 2006, 03:33 PM
1. Justine
1. Maria
3. Amelie

Please :p

Ok, Justine could be first ;)

Stavie
Oct 23rd, 2006, 03:38 PM
JUSTINE WILL END UP NO1!
end of story

Jay Leno
Oct 23rd, 2006, 03:45 PM
with the current form , mauresmo have no chance

the question is , is justine 100 % ready , if yes , she will end the year as number one

Mother_Marjorie
Oct 23rd, 2006, 04:26 PM
with the current form , mauresmo have no chance

the question is , is justine 100 % ready , if yes , she will end the year as number one

Well, Mauresmo hasn't really played well since Wimbledon in my opinion. But we shall see.

Uranus
Oct 23rd, 2006, 04:53 PM
If Maria wins both Linz & YEC and Justine reaches SF at YEC, Maria will be #1, won't she?

Mother_Marjorie
Oct 23rd, 2006, 04:55 PM
If Maria wins both Linz & YEC and Justine reaches SF at YEC, Maria will be #1, won't she?

Correct.

2. If Justine is a semi-finalist in Madrid.

b. In order for Maria to become number 1 she must win Madrid and Zurich, and reach the semi-finals in Linz or win Madrid and Linz, but must reach the finals in Zurich.

Natalicious
Oct 23rd, 2006, 05:12 PM
i hope momo..

but i think maria will make it :sad:

RenaSlam.
Oct 23rd, 2006, 05:24 PM
JuJu, for sure.

Poova
Oct 23rd, 2006, 05:25 PM
I think it's between Justine and Maria. Mauresmo will probably end up as #3.

Wayn77
Oct 23rd, 2006, 06:18 PM
Hopefully JuJu is fit, Amelie returns to form but I fear Ms Sharapova is destined to end the year No. 1.

The Daviator
Oct 23rd, 2006, 06:35 PM
Possible scenarios (once again, I know but still...):

Mauresmo - No.1

Mauresmo wins YEC; Henin skips YEC / finishes 4th in round-robin play; Sharapova loses prior to SF in Linz and prior to Final at YEC.

Sharapova - No.1

1) Henin doesn't play YEC; Sharapova reaches Final in Linz and SF at YEC; Mauresmo fails to win YEC
2) Henin finishes 4th in round-robin play at YEC; Sharapova reaches SF in Linz and Final at YEC
3) Henin finishes 3rd in round-robin play at YEC; Sharapova makes it to the Finals in both Linz and Madrid
4) Henin reaches SF at YEC; Sharapova reaches SF in Linz and wins YEC.

Henin - No.1

in any other scenario.
To guarantee the top spot regardless of her rivalsí results Justine has to reach Final at YEC.

Wow, that could easily happen, I didn't think Sharpie was in such a good position! I'm rooting for Justine to get it though :yeah:

Kart
Oct 23rd, 2006, 06:38 PM
Well it seems the end of year no.1 is mainly in Justine's hands.

le bon vivant
Oct 23rd, 2006, 06:48 PM
I hope Sharapova can make it.