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iGOAT
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:28 AM
Title asks my question? How many more matches?

pepaw
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:29 AM
:o

pepaw
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:34 AM
to answer your edited title, she needs a final

fufuqifuqishahah
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:39 AM
what did it say before xD

pepaw
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:40 AM
iSzavay was just being a troll, as per usual:rolleyes:

iGOAT
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:44 AM
So Safina needs the final.....its almost for sure then IMO. Wow. Better than when JJ got it I guess, but still says something about the current state of the WTA...

doni1212
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:46 AM
Vika is playing well already! I can finally see a match on my TV, :rolls:

pica_pica
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:51 AM
Stop double-faulting and beating herself then she can be #1

Inger67
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:54 AM
To not hit so many UE's :shrug: This match is awful right now. 10 UE and only 2 Winners from Safina before the end of the 3rd game...

I really think Azarenka will win this.

doni1212
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:55 AM
^
Me too, :yeah:

doni1212
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:57 AM
It's also crazy that Vika is dictating every single point out there, :eek:

Cp6uja
Mar 19th, 2009, 05:00 AM
If Safina beat Azarenka, she will overtake Serena for at least 3 weeks after Charleston even if Serena wins Miami and Charleston (b/c Charleston 2008 title worth 860 pts and this year will worth just 470).

For more informations read WTA TOP6 Rankings after both US March TwoWeekers (BONUS: Serena and Safina April) (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=372474) thread.

Inger67
Mar 19th, 2009, 05:00 AM
It's also crazy that Vika is dictating every single point out there, :eek:

I know but I kind of like it :hearts::drool:

AnomyBC
Mar 19th, 2009, 05:48 AM
Safina actually managed to win the first set. So if she wins one more set she'll be #1 after Charleston :eek:

doni1212
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:14 AM
Last set to decide it all, :scared:

Svetlana.
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:26 AM
Safina is destined to be #1 next week

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:31 AM
:scared: who is this azarenka chick anyway?

zhangxian22
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:36 AM
win a GS.

Sally Todd
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:42 AM
construct points the way vika is right now. ;)

and be as nonstop committed to shotmaking improvement and mental soundness as vika has been the last few months.

dinara still has a lot of untapped potential. her game is weird.

goldenlox
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:43 AM
The way Azarenka is playing now in set 3 is impressive.
She's definately a top 5 player down the road

Svetlana.
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:44 AM
looks like Vika might win this match

tennisbum79
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:46 AM
The way Azarenka is playing now in set 3 is impressive.
She's definately a top 5 player down the road
She is outplaying Safina right now.
Even emotionaly, Azarenka has the edge at the moment.

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:46 AM
wow. i stayed up for this nonsense? :rolleyes:

tennisbum79
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:48 AM
light about to go out on Safina

Svetlana.
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:49 AM
Vika won... looks like it was a very ugly match on Dinara's side

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:49 AM
it's over :sobbing:

Sally Todd
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:50 AM
The way Azarenka is playing now in set 3 is impressive.
She's definately a top 5 player down the road

sooner than later if she coninues to build. brava vika!

saniapower
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:57 AM
Safina is destined to be #1 next week
No no no! U R Wrong
I was absolutely right when i predicted that Safina wud never become No1 :yeah:

faboozadoo15
Mar 19th, 2009, 07:01 AM
No no no! U R Wrong
I was absolutely right when i predicted that Safina wud never become No1 :yeah:

:shrug: Seems inevitable...

tennisbum79
Mar 19th, 2009, 07:02 AM
Safina is destined to be #1 next week

What possible scenario would make her #1 next week?

I take it this was just a peptalk statement before the end of the match.
Not one based on fact or probability.

Svetlana.
Mar 19th, 2009, 07:14 AM
What possible scenario would make her #1 next week?

I take it this was just a peptalk statement before the end of the match.
Not one based on fact or probability.

only if she would have won

she was leading :sobbing: in the third when I wrote that... maybe I jinxed her :tape:

jimbo mack
Mar 19th, 2009, 07:26 AM
so whats the scenario now? safina reached quarters miami last year, and serena won.

faboozadoo15
Mar 19th, 2009, 07:37 AM
What possible scenario would make her #1 next week?

I take it this was just a peptalk statement before the end of the match.
Not one based on fact or probability.

There are likely multiple scenarios that would get Safina to #1. Serena is defending winner's points, and Safina is only defending QF points.

I don't see any reason why Safina wouldn't get to the QF again (I'd EASILY say it's more likely for Safina to make QF or better than for Serena to win). Also Safina isn't playing badly. Azarenka is just the hot player on tour right now.

tennisbum79
Mar 19th, 2009, 07:44 AM
There are likely multiple scenarios that would get Safina to #1. Serena is defending winner's points, and Safina is only defending QF points.

I don't see any reason why Safina wouldn't get to the QF again (I'd EASILY say it's more likely for Safina to make QF or better than for Serena to win). Also Safina isn't playing badly. Azarenka is just the hot player on tour right now.
What point Senera is defending at IW, because that is what we are talking about.

The background was that Safina would become #1 if she wins IW.
Next week refer to this coming Monday, when the new rankings come out after IW result are tabulated.

iGOAT
Mar 19th, 2009, 07:50 AM
What point Senera is defending at IW, because that is what we are talking about.

The background was that Safina would become #1 if she wins IW.
Next week refer to this coming Monday, when the new rankings come out after IW result are tabulated.
She only had to make the final...

So looking at the rankings, Safina has 9021 points and Serena has 9432.

Safina made the Indian Wells third round last year, which is 80 points, and the quarterfinals this year, which is 250 points. The net gain is 170 points, which would put Dina up to 9191 and keep Serena at 9432.

Whatever happens in Miami, Serena will not gain points.

Safina has 140 points from last year, so I think if she made the semifinals (450 points, net gain 310 points), she would be up to 9501, passing Serena. If Serena were to lose early, Dinara probably could too.

To the stats people: Am I correct here?

goldlion
Mar 19th, 2009, 08:03 AM
Dinara is just not the No.1 material right now. She still choked in major situations even though she has been playing great. She was just lucky getting into the final. Her serve was awkful after the off-season and it is obvious that it's far less effective than her pervious one. The ball toss ....

iGOAT
Mar 20th, 2009, 01:11 AM
She only had to make the final...

So looking at the rankings, Safina has 9021 points and Serena has 9432.

Safina made the Indian Wells third round last year, which is 80 points, and the quarterfinals this year, which is 250 points. The net gain is 170 points, which would put Dina up to 9191 and keep Serena at 9432.

Whatever happens in Miami, Serena will not gain points.

Safina has 140 points from last year, so I think if she made the semifinals (450 points, net gain 310 points), she would be up to 9501, passing Serena. If Serena were to lose early, Dinara probably could too.

To the stats people: Am I correct here?
Is this right?

goldenlox
Mar 20th, 2009, 01:17 AM
Dinara needs a QF and F if Serena wins Miami.
She has the QF this week, so she'll need a final.
If Serena loses in the semis, Dinara just needs a R32 result.

So Dinara is ahead in safe points going in, and then Serena has Charleston points coming off after Miami

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 20th, 2009, 01:37 AM
Safina needs QF at Miami to overtake Serena after Charleston regardless of Serena's results at both events.
But even if Safina loses early at Miami Serena will have to win Miami and reach final at Charleston to save the top spot from Dinara.

lonestr19
Mar 20th, 2009, 05:10 AM
Safina needs to win in miami and go deep in the next tournament.