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TennisArt
May 18th, 2012, 01:00 AM
What would Venus' ranking need to be to avoid this? Could she ask for wildcard into another tournament before the French to up her ranking?

Maria could possibly request Serena gets Venus early at the French when she i-phones in her draw request this week.

In The Zone
May 18th, 2012, 01:13 AM
She needs to be #32 to avoid this. Of course it's a possibility. Venus would need to win Rome in order to be seeded for RG. And no, Rome is the last tournament before RG that determines seeding.

Buitenzorg
May 18th, 2012, 01:14 AM
it's possible considering Venus is UNseeded player, unless she claimed back UP to TOP 32 in the ranking which also possible BUT Venus need to win Rome title, and therefore her next (new) ranking pts after Rome will be around 1,850pts which is inside TOP 30 :)

nfl46
May 18th, 2012, 01:27 AM
Basically, win 3 more matches at Rome and she can avoid this. Go Venus.

TennisArt
May 18th, 2012, 01:29 AM
Thats asking a lot....

Marcus1979
May 18th, 2012, 04:47 AM
she has won Rome before so not impossible ;)

gmokb
May 18th, 2012, 05:01 AM
This Better Not Happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:fiery::fiery:

Direwolf
May 18th, 2012, 05:10 AM
Maria(QF) and Serena(F) has won both Rome before as well...
So hopefully... she could pass by them

tennisphilia
May 18th, 2012, 05:15 AM
I doubt she'll be seeded for the French - but she gained outright entry into the Olympics draw just by reaching the quarterfinals. :-) The chances of Serena vs Venus happening? 1 in 64. Which means it can still happen.

JRena
May 18th, 2012, 05:17 AM
It won't happen because I will snipe Li Na (or whoever is drawing the names) before they can name Venus and Serena in the same match.

jrollaneres25
May 18th, 2012, 06:21 AM
Please Roland Garros gods don't let it happen! Or God Jehovah!:awww:

Dodoboy.
May 18th, 2012, 06:43 AM
I couldn't sleep last night thinking about this, no lie! So odd there's a thread when I wake up :sobbing:

jrollaneres25
May 18th, 2012, 06:46 AM
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le bon vivant
May 18th, 2012, 07:22 AM
It won't happen because I will snipe Li Na (or whoever is drawing the names) before they can name Venus and Serena in the same match.Cut it out :lol:

Marcus1979
May 18th, 2012, 07:24 AM
this is hypothetical if Venus and Serena met in the Final at Rome would serena tank the final if it meant Venus could be seeded for the French?

BH both wings
May 18th, 2012, 07:30 AM
Well, the probability of a Williams-Williams first round is ~1.3%. I don't think that is enough for S. Williams to tank against her sister.

Reptilia
May 18th, 2012, 07:38 AM
Hope so :cheer: