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Tennis Observer
Jan 30th, 2012, 04:07 PM
Seeding at Premier Mandatory Event at Crandon Park 2012

Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 8,980
Maria Sharapova (RUS) 7,680
Petra Kvitová (CZE) 7,095
Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 6,270
Agnieszka Radwańska (POL) 5,850
Samantha Stosur (AUS) 5,825
Marion Bartoli (FRA) 5,160
Na Li (CHN) 4,390
Vera Zvonereva (RUS) 4,340
Andrea Petković (GER) 3,810 ("Comback at P700 Stuttgart would be a dream" (http://www.kicker.de/news/tennis/startseite/565545/artikel_petkovic_ich-habe-mich-selbst-ueberholt.html))
Serena Williams (USA) 3,580
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) 3,575
Sabine Lisicki (GER) 3,196
Jelena Janković (SRB) 2,950
Julia Görges (GER) 2,725
Ana Ivanović (SRB) 2,585
Dominika Cibulková (SVK) 2,545
Shuai Peng (CHN) 2,485
Angelique Kerber (GER) 2,465
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) 2,456
Daniela Hantuchová (SVK) 2,450
Roberta Vinci (ITA) 2,260
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) 2,180
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 2,135
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) 2,080
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) 2,045
Svetlana Kuznezova (RUS) 2,031
Lucie Šafářová (CZE) 1,980
Monica Niculescu (ROU) 1,960
Petra Cetkovská (CZE) 1,895
Sara Errani (ITA) 1,825
Kaia Kanepi (EST) 1,726
Nadia Petrova (RUS) 1,646
Jie Zheng (CHN) 1,635
Christina McHale (USA) 1,631
Kim Clijsters (BEL) 1,621
Mona Barthel (GER) 1,492
Polona Hercog (SLO) 1,390
María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) 1,384
Shahar Pe'er (ISR) 1,370
Ksenia Pervak (KAZ) 1,330
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) 1,327
Iveta Benešová (CZE) 1,310
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) 1,305
Marina Eraković (NZL) 1,278
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 1,266
Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 1,231
Sorana Cîrstea (ROU) 1,231
Tamira Paszek (AUT) 1,207

bold = 2011 Top 10 Player; italics = 2011 Top 20 Player
Results from PM Indian Wells 2011 until 220Ks Acapulco/Kuala Lumpur 2012

PM “Miami Masters” 2011 Seeding

Caroline Wozniaki (DEN) – R4
Kim Clijsters (BEL) – QF
Vera Zvonereva (RUS) - SF
Samantha Stosur (AUS) – R4
Francesca Schiavonne (ITA) – R4
Jelena Janković (SRB) – QF
Na Li (CHN) – R2 after bye
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) – Champion
Agnieszksa Radwańska (POL) – QF
Shahar Pe'er (ISR) – R2 after bye
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) – R3
Petra Kvitová (CZE) – R3
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) – R2 after bye
Kaia Kanepi (EST) – R2 after bye
Marion Bartoli (FRA) – R4
Maria Sharapova (RUS) – Runner Up
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) – R4
Nadia Petrova (RUS) – R2 after bye (retired due to vertigo)
Ana Ivanović (SRB) – R4
Aravane Rezaď (FRA) – R2 after bye
Andrea Petković (GER) – SF
Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) – R2 (didn’t compete since P5 Rome 2011 as diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma)
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) – R2 after bye
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) – R3
Dominika Cibulková (SVK) – R3
Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) – QF
María José Martínez Sánchez (ESP) – R3
Jarmila Gajdošová (AUS) – R3
Daniela Hantuchová (SVK) – R3
Lucie Šafářová (CZE) – R3
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) – R2 after bye
Klára Zakopalová – R3

Tennis Observer
Jan 30th, 2012, 04:08 PM
# 1 & 2:
[1]Victoria Azarenka & [2]Maria Sharapova.

# 3 & 4:
[3]Petra Kvitová & [4]Caroline Wozniacki.

# 5 - 8:
[5]Agnieszka Radwańska, [6]Samantha Stosur, [7]Marion Bartoli & [8]Na Li.

# 9 - 12:
[9]Vera Zvonareva, [10]Andrea Petković [didn't compete since 637K Sydney due to a stress fracture in her lower back (sacroiliac joint (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacroiliac_joint)); she interrupted her rehabilitation, regenerates (http://www.bild.de/sport/mehr-sport/andrea-petkovic/tennis-star-fluechtet-auf-die-maldediven-22713762.bild.html) last week in the Maldives and is scheduled for - maybe the last - medical check up in four weeks (http://www.tennisnet.com/deutschland/welttennis/damen/Fortschritte-bei-Andrea-Petkovic-Comeback-beim-Fed-Cup/3799211). Father Zoran wants her to return to WTA tour in 740K Stuttgart in end of April 2012], [11]Serena Williams & [12]Francesca Schiavone.

# 13-16:
[13]Sabine Lisicki, [14]Jelena Janković, [15]Julia Görges & [16]Ana Ivanović.

# 17-24:
[17]Dominika Cibulková, [18]Shuai Peng, [19]Angelique Kerber, [20]Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, [21]Daniela Hantuchová, [22]Roberta Vinci & [23]Maria Kirilenko & [24]Yanina Wickmayer.

# 25- 32:
[25]Flavia Pennetta, [26]Anabel Medina Garrigues, [27]Svetlana Kuznetsova, [28]Lucie Šafářová, [29]Monica Niculescu, [30]Petra Cetkovská, [31]Sara Errani and [32]Kaia Kanepi.

Please mind that all 32 seeds have a R1 bye. If a player loses her R2 match, she will be awarded with 5 points and shall receive $ 12,725 prize money for R2 departure.

Feb 16th, 2012, 06:28 PM
will they include points from IW 2012 :shrug:

Tennis Observer
Feb 16th, 2012, 07:32 PM
As seeding will be based on the WTA Rankings the week prior to the start of the Tournament in question (see WTA 2012 Rulebook, p 65) the answer is: No.

Feb 25th, 2012, 03:48 AM
Marion Bartoli is KL #2 :bigwave:

Tennis Observer
Feb 25th, 2012, 12:59 PM
Marion Bartoli is KL #2 :bigwave:
You are misinformed (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=21014373&postcount=1)!

Mar 2nd, 2012, 05:20 PM
Jie LOOMING :sobbing:

Mar 14th, 2012, 04:05 PM

Note: Rankings positions are shown as of February 8, the entry deadline for the tournament. (Tournament seedings are based on rankings as of March 19.)

Capriati Rules
Mar 14th, 2012, 05:16 PM
I feel like in the past the seeding has included Indian Wells because the tournament doesn't start on a Monday and they have time to seed for qualies and the main draw based on that Monday's rankings...I could be wrong though

Tennis Observer
Mar 15th, 2012, 01:12 AM
@ NA-MUG & Capriati Rules: Kevin Fischer, one of WTA’s Senior Manager Communications & Publications, confirms in one of his tweeds on February 23rd (https://twitter.com/#!/Kfish_WTA/status/172761988366221312) that ranking as of March 5th will be used for Sony Ericsson Open 2012. This goes in line with WTA’s Rulebook (see post # 4 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=20966278&postcount=4)) and is a prolongation of last years seeding.

Unfortunately, the information of Sony Ericsson Open's webpage (http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/Players/Player-Landing.aspx) is inaccurate as it was last year. Here is the relevant part of the discussion of last year’s discussion in the now archived WTA Ranks Update thread between March 12th and March 14th 2011:

Tennis Observer : As Miami's tournament seedings are based on rankings as of 3/21, these results might have some influence to the draw.

The Boiled Egg: I highly doubt they will use March 21 ranks for Miami as Maindraw starts on Tuesday. They used to take the same week's rank into account when the qualies and MD started later.

Tennis Observer: From link I posted above: Tournament seedings are based on rankings as of March 21

Kerbicz: This declaration is contrary to the official WTA Rules - see page 64 of the document, paragraph 6/a/ii.

Tennis Observer: Nothing new: See post # 659

Kerbicz: So you realize that Miami seeding based on the next week's rankings would infringe the rules, yet you still expect it will be established this way. Why? Well, I know that WTA with Ms Allaster in chair has become a bit messy, but I don't think their confusion over their own regulations will go as far as that.

Tennis Observer: I expect that people who are running a tournament as huge as Sony Ericsson Open are in the know of the impact if they explain their seeding procedere on players entry list: Note: Rankings positions are shown as of February 7, the entry deadline for the tournament. (Tournament seedings are based on rankings as of March 21.)

Mar 15th, 2012, 03:52 PM
So Aga will be seed with #4 or #5?

Mar 15th, 2012, 04:03 PM
thanks Tennis Observer ... the Miami organizers :facepalm:

Aga will be #5 :bigwave: