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PLP
Sep 12th, 2007, 02:30 AM
Sorry, I am just a little confused as to why Lindsay wasn't given a higher ranking when she came back. She hasn't missed that much time, it just seems like a poor decision by the WTA but it could be just me.

Martian Stacey
Sep 12th, 2007, 02:36 AM
I don't think the WTA does that anymore :unsure:

CoryAnnAvants#1
Sep 12th, 2007, 02:39 AM
They don't do special ranks, but they do protected rankings. Special rankings don't allow you to be seeded anymore though and merely just allow you entry into an event. They changed the rule after Sandrine Testud came back with a protected rank inside the top 10, got high seedings for Tier I and II events and then barely won a match, allowing players to collect the bonus points for top players that were then offered.

Either way though, it doesn't really matter what Lindsay is ranked. Once her protected ranking events run out, she'll get as many wild cards as she wants.

PLP
Sep 12th, 2007, 02:42 AM
They don't do special ranks, but they do protected rankings. Special rankings don't allow you to be seeded anymore though and merely just allow you entry into an event. They changed the rule after Sandrine Testud came back with a protected rank inside the top 10, got high seedings for Tier I and II events and then barely won a match, allowing players to collect the bonus points for top players that were then offered.

Either way though, it doesn't really matter what Lindsay is ranked. Once her protected ranking events run out, she'll get as many wild cards as she wants.

Thx!

I was just wondering as she had been gone less than 1 year.

Happy Guy
Sep 12th, 2007, 02:50 AM
I don't understand how protected ranking is decided, but is Lindsay already given a protected ranking? I just checked the WTA Tour homepage and found Lindsay now ranked in the 200s, with 7 tours. But she should only have Bali and Beijing from last year, which are insufficient for obtaining a ranking.

austennis
Sep 12th, 2007, 03:08 AM
I was under the impression that these prtoected ranking was only availiable to a player if they were injured or recovering from an injury.. therefore Lindsay being pregnant probably wouldnt qualify.. even though she was away for long time