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frenchie
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:38 PM
Bartoli/Azarenka

Both are pretty sure to stay top 20/25 this year and the winner of this International event will qualify for the YEC bis.
1% being injury or HUGE slump:help:

Dementieva can also qualify today by winning Auckland;)

CloudAtlas
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:40 PM
Dementieva will probably qualify for Doha though. Hope Azarenka wins tomorrow.

Ferg
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:42 PM
Marion ftw.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:43 PM
i think i like the bali yec. it provides more incentive to winning these small tournaments. :D

frenchie
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:43 PM
Dementieva will probably qualify for Doha though. Hope Azarenka wins tomorrow.

Yeah probably;)

Carsten
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:48 PM
Well I think Azarenka will qualify for the "real" YEC this year :)

Demska
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:49 PM
Oh god, please win Vika. :tape:

Wiggly
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:49 PM
How many spots are available for Bali? 11 + WC?

frenchie
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:51 PM
How many spots are available for Bali? 11 + WC?

Isn't it 10 + 2WC?

CloudAtlas
Jan 9th, 2009, 10:58 PM
So does only the winner of each group in Bali go through?

frenchie
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:02 PM
So does only the winner of each group in Bali go through?

4 groups of 3 players
1st of each group go to the SF

Sound exciting for me. I hope ES shows it like the Doha YEC

Ferosh
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:03 PM
International tournament wins don't count towards the YEC in Doha, right?

Meelis
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:07 PM
International tournament wins don't count towards the YEC in Doha, right?

This year 16 best results count for YEC.

frenchie
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:07 PM
International tournament wins don't count towards the YEC in Doha, right?

Race to Doha YEC takes any tournament into account
First 8 qualify (+ 2 alternates)

Then the 12 better ranked players who HAVE WON an international event will go to Bali YEC

CloudAtlas
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:08 PM
4 groups of 3 players
1st of each group go to the SF

Sound exciting for me. I hope ES shows it like the Doha YEC




I hope so too. Hopefully without Annabel Croft as the main presenter this time :p

Ferosh
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:09 PM
Race to Doha YEC takes any tournament into account
First 8 qualify (+ 2 alternates)

Then the 12 better ranked players who HAVE WON an international event will go to Bali YEC

This year 16 best results count for YEC.

Thanks for clearing that up. I'm still kind of confused with they way things will be working in 2009.

Meelis
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:10 PM
Qualifying to YEC

The top seven (7) players using the best of 16 ranking system,
starting with the beginning of the Tour Year, shall qualify for the
Sony Ericsson Championships. The qualification method will
count the 51 weeks of events, dropping off the ranking points
earned in the previous Sony Ericsson Championships the week
prior to the current Sony Ericsson Championships.
At its sole discretion and taking into account extraordinary circumstances,
the WTA may select the 8th player for participation in the
singles draw. If the WTA does not exercise its option to select the
8th player, the 8th spot in the draw will be awarded to the player
who is in the 8th position using the method described above.

Qualifying to International Tournament of Champions

The Tournament shall consist of a singles draw of 12 players
(including two (2) wild card spots) in a round robin format to be
determined by the WTA.
The top ten (10) ranked players as of the Monday before the
Tournament, who have won an International Tournament singles
event during the current Tour Year and have not qualified for entry
into the Sony Ericsson Championships singles draw shall qualify
for the International Tournament of Champions. The final two (2)
Alternates in the Sony Ericsson Championships are eligible to play
the International Tournament of Champions, even if they participate
in matches in the Sony Ericsson Championships. In the event any
of the top ten (10) ranked players do not compete in the
International Tournament of Champions, the open spots shall be
filled by the next player who would have been accepted in accordance
with the above requirements.

The Tournament shall be permitted to nominate as Wild Cards, two
(2) WTA Tour players who played at least one (1) International
Tournament singles event during the current Tour Year and did not
qualify for entry into the Sony Ericsson Championships singles
draw. The Tournament must inform the WTA in writing of the Wild
Cards one (1) week before the start of the Tournament. Before
advising the WTA of the singles Wild Cards, the Tournament shall
have confirmed with each player that such player will accept the
Wild Card. If the Tournament does not exercise its option to nominate
two (2) Wild Cards, the 11th and 12th spots in the draw shall
be awarded to the next two (2) players who would have been
accepted in accordance with the above requirements.

Babolatpro880
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:53 PM
Basically saying, if someone like Azarenka is ranked like 12th at the end of the year but still hasn't won a title, she'd be the one that gets in as opposed to picking the twelve highest and having like the 25th ranked player play when the 12th ranked player doesn't.

It might be pretty interesting to see which ten players end up qualifying at the end of the year automatically. It probably won't end up just being the players ranked 9-18, since not all of them will necessarily have won an International tournament. It would suck if a player won several Premier tournaments during the year, ends up being ranked around 11th, but doesn't win an International title and doesn't qualify directly for the Bali YEC. Then again, that sort of player would be one of the two given wildcards anyway.