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frenchie
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:00 PM
I definitely think so:worship:

she's got a big lead in the race to the YEC
She's going to play a light schedule but if she choses her tournies smartly, she has a chance to win a lot of them;)

Marshmallow
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:10 PM
Absolutely. Nothing to defend till the USO no? Then nothing after?

If she stays healthy, i think she will.

Craigy
Mar 31st, 2007, 08:12 PM
Absolutely. Nothing to defend till the USO no? Then nothing after?

If she stays healthy, i think she will.

She has to defend her Cincy semi-final points and L.A Semi-final points. But thats it :hearts:

Thkmra
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:09 PM
Without a doubt!!!

The Daviator
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:19 PM
She has so few points to defend, I mean she'll easily improve upon the US Open 4R, I just hope she plays a lot and not just around the Slams...

auntie janie
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:22 PM
Serena's got the game to be Y-E #1, but will she play enough tournaments to get the necessary points? That's always the question.

Also depends on how the next few players in line perform in coming months; they have some say in it, too.

GoDominique
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:23 PM
:rolleyes: People, how many points Serena has to defend is completely pointless. :rolleyes:

Year-end ranking = Race ranking. Look at the race and you will see that Serena is at the top.
So if she maintains her lead until the end of the season, she will be #1.

Not that difficult. :)

trufanjay
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:26 PM
Yes. Anyone who thinks she can't is crazy. If she does well in the slams and picks up a few events here and there then she will regain that #1 ranking.

Mina Vagante
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:26 PM
her cincy points will be easy to defend. i'm looking forward til after the US open

LindsayRulz
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:30 PM
No points to defend at Roland Garros + Wimbledon... It's sure she can!

In The Zone
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:37 PM
If she can win all four grand slams - duh.
I think she needs to win another slam, maybe even three in order to keep a lead over others like Justine and Maria who play a full schedule compared to Serena's light [ only 10 or so ] tournaments. Remember Clijsters was # 1 with no slams while Serena held 3? [ 2003 American Summer ]. With Miami under her belt, winning Charleston, Berlin, or Rome will help her cause. It will depend on her outer-slam performances -- not her slams. She'll be #1 again but Year Ending? I don't know.

GoDominique
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:50 PM
No points to defend at Roland Garros + Wimbledon... It's sure she can!
:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Demska
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:54 PM
Hmm, you gotta bear in mind she is far behind in ranking points, and Justine, Sharapova and Mauresmo will win titles ect to increase theres.

But, not many points to defend, i think she'll be top 5 and maybe no. 1.

She's certainly playing like a no.1 beating the current no.1 and no.2 in the world!

Lulu.
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:54 PM
She has to defend her Cincy semi-final points and L.A Semi-final points. But thats it :hearts:

I dont see her playing in Cincy this year

bandabou
Mar 31st, 2007, 10:01 PM
if she plays enough..but she's looking good again.

GoDominique
Mar 31st, 2007, 10:05 PM
Hmm, you gotta bear in mind she is far behind in ranking points, and Justine, Sharapova and Mauresmo will win titles ect to increase theres.

But, not many points to defend, i think she'll be top 5 and maybe no. 1.

She's certainly playing like a no.1 beating the current no.1 and no.2 in the world!
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Dawn Marie
Mar 31st, 2007, 10:07 PM
Yes IF she stays HEALTHY!!!

frontier
Mar 31st, 2007, 10:26 PM
this is a golden year for serena,she will win everything and leave a lot of people dumfounded.pova is gonna decline to probably no.8.venus is going to struggle a little but will pick up later its not surprising that venus might win the usa open.momo is not going to win a slam this year,neither is pova.this is probably the beginning of her troubles
serena is the star of 2007!!!.

Kunal
Mar 31st, 2007, 10:33 PM
it'll be tough cuz justine and maria will keep winning tournies as well

Stamp Paid
Mar 31st, 2007, 10:34 PM
if she decides to play enough, then I believe she can.
But as long as she takes home 2+ slams, I dont care what her ranking is. :cool:

Brooklyn90
Mar 31st, 2007, 10:36 PM
She's moved up 70 spots in two tournaments :lol: Im sure she can :yeah:

stevos
Mar 31st, 2007, 10:37 PM
Yeah, she can of course, I think she will. When Serena says she wants something, It's hard not to believe she'll get it. That finger she's been holding up is comforting.

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 31st, 2007, 10:42 PM
yes she can....it helps that she's only gaining points with hardly anything to defend:) the others have no choice but to keep winning to defend their accumulations last year

winone23
Mar 31st, 2007, 11:28 PM
yes

Josh.
Mar 31st, 2007, 11:34 PM
whats her ranking now?

Ben.
Mar 31st, 2007, 11:50 PM
serena has got nothing to loose now & if she keeps on being consistent with her game along with having a good enough schedule then she can do it for sure. plus this is the beginning of seeing serena at her best maybe.

felipe2004
Mar 31st, 2007, 11:53 PM
she's the favorite, as she has a big lead in the Race (almost 500 ponits more than Justine), but after the clay season (where Justine has the best chance to earn more points than Serena) is over, we'll have to take a look agian and see where they both stand. Also, it will depend on weather Serena will play a full schedule, but it looks like she will, (she'll play the three Tier I on clay, while Justine only one)

Wannabeknowitall
Mar 31st, 2007, 11:56 PM
Can she? Yes.
Will she? Probably, she's the odds on favorite.

volta
Mar 31st, 2007, 11:59 PM
whats her ranking now?

it will be #11

Il Primo!
Apr 1st, 2007, 12:04 AM
She leads the race so she's the most likely to finish the year as the number one!
It's just a matter of injuries. If she's not during the whole season, she'll be on the top at the end of the year :)

DavidEllul
Apr 1st, 2007, 12:12 AM
Probably.
Yeah she is leading the race, 480 points more than justine.
But considering ju didn't play the AO and serena earned 1000 pts from it, i would say they have the equal chance to finish this year as No.1 with attending enough tournaments.
What's almost for sure is we'll get several matchups of them this year, which's the most exiting thing, especially after we see how much justine's improved on fast surfaces:)

fammmmedspin
Apr 1st, 2007, 01:37 AM
The rankings have gone Serena's way. Playing a little but playing big tournaments with big cheques and ranking points will get her to the top with another couple of good GS and a Tier 1 or two. Doing very little playing may keep injuries at bay. The top isn't very high in terms of points. Maria can't beat her at the moment. Justine is not quite as good and isn't playing much more. The older playerss are all playing below their best or dreaming of retirement and none of the youngsters is making the leap into consistency. Somewhat embarassing for the tour actually - if Serena retires you half expect Graf or Navratilova or Capriati or Davenport to come back and be number 1.

MatchpointPRT
Apr 1st, 2007, 01:40 AM
I think Serena is playing so well, because she isnīt playing too many tournaments and so she is really focused on the few tournaments she plays. I donīt think she would keep this level if she played more tournaments, but if she keeps playing just a few tournaments plus the grand slams and still can be focused and win or get into finals of those tournaments she has chances...

Lefty.
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:49 AM
I don't see why she can't even with the light schedule as she's been playing really well in the few event's she's been in. :)

dangerjenny
Apr 1st, 2007, 02:58 AM
i think she can for sure

In The Zone
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:20 AM
The rankings have gone Serena's way. Playing a little but playing big tournaments with big cheques and ranking points will get her to the top with another couple of good GS and a Tier 1 or two. Doing very little playing may keep injuries at bay. The top isn't very high in terms of points. Maria can't beat her at the moment. Justine is not quite as good and isn't playing much more. The older playerss are all playing below their best or dreaming of retirement and none of the youngsters is making the leap into consistency. Somewhat embarassing for the tour actually - if Serena retires you half expect Graf or Navratilova or Capriati or Davenport to come back and be number 1.

Exactly. If Serena plays the 4 slams + 5 Tier I's ( Miami, Charleston, Rome, Berlin, Toronto ) + Los Angeles + 1 Fall Tournament + YEC = Year Ending # 1.
( Although I do expect a Rome or Berlin withdrawal ).

She doesn't have to play a full schedule. Winning a 2nd Slam and another Tier One is a must, however. And based on her form, do we expect anything less? Nope.

What will make her # 1 is this -- she's the only top player playing the whole year! Sharapova has missed huge points with this recent slump [ although she can do some damage on clay but I doubt it ]. Henin missed Australia and Mauresmo has missed this American mini-tour. Serena just has to keep healthy and it is hers.

-VSR-
Apr 1st, 2007, 04:46 AM
If she keeps winning the big tournaments, she will.

MrSerenaWilliams
Apr 1st, 2007, 06:08 AM
I think she can. She's got SF points at a tier III and a tier II, then 4rd points @ USO. I think she'll probably win LA if she plays, and I don't see her losing @ the USO either....to be honest, the way she's been playing/competing since Hobart, I don't see her losing much at all this year :yeah:

ewbangkok
Apr 1st, 2007, 06:09 AM
I think Serena will end up in top 5...but maybe as the world number 1 if no injuries

formulaferrari
Apr 1st, 2007, 06:31 AM
It's possible if she wins all the slams and then the YEC and some tier 1's in between lol. I wonder if that's ever been done before? She's on track so far.