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Jaffas85
Jul 8th, 2006, 06:22 AM
Who do you all think will be the #1 player in the world by the time the U.S. Open begins?

I think its obvious that only Amelie Mauresmo, Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin Hardenne will be in contention for the #1 ranking between Wimbledon and the beginning of the U.S. Open though who do you see in the strongest position to do so?

Should Mauresmo win Wimbledon her ranking points will go up to 3692 while Clijsters will sit at 3377 and Henin Hardenne at 3093. Should Henin-Hardenne win Wimbledon Mauresmo will remain at at #1 with 3484 points, Clijsters clinging to #2 with 3377 and Henin-Hardenne would remain at #3 though her ranking points would move up to 3301.


Should Henin-Hardenne win I think it will be more than likely that she will perform quite well in the lead in tournaments to the U.S. Open and overtake the #1 ranking though if Mauresmo wins it will be much more difficult to leapfrog her to the top.

Therefore, I think the winner of Wimbledon 2006 will designate who the #1 seed going into the U.S. Open will be *I very much doubt Clijsters will make it to #1*.


Your thoughts?

Tennisation
Jul 8th, 2006, 06:27 AM
It's Justin, Kim will fall like a fly because she has too many points too defend leading up to and including the US Open, especially if she continues to run into Justin

Marcus1979
Jul 8th, 2006, 06:42 AM
Clijsters can't be #1 by US Open

i.e

Clijsters:
Stanford - Won (195)
San Diego - QF (75)
Los Angeles - Won (195)
Toronto - Won (300)

Mauresmo
Toronto - SF (135)
New Haven - F (137)

Henin Hardenne
Toronto - F (210)

basically they have these amounts to defend before US Open
Clijsters: 765
Mauresmo: 272
Henin Hardenne: 210

Pasta-Na
Jul 8th, 2006, 07:32 AM
henin or still momo :angel:

Pasta-Na
Jul 8th, 2006, 07:34 AM
more likely, henin... i expect she will go to her another F in USO :angel: unless Kim really wants to defend her title :yawn:

fufuqifuqishahah
Jul 8th, 2006, 07:35 AM
Na Li

UncleZeke
Jul 8th, 2006, 08:10 AM
I believe that tomorrow's Wimbledon champion carry that momentum into the Summer hardcourts and will be ranked #1 at the USO.

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 8th, 2006, 08:13 AM
Probably Justine

Brooklyn90
Jul 8th, 2006, 08:15 AM
momo

SAEKeithSerena
Jul 8th, 2006, 08:22 AM
amelie.

Billy Moonshine
Jul 8th, 2006, 08:33 AM
Momo

LostGlory
Jul 8th, 2006, 08:53 AM
Well I think Amelie and Justine are the two serious contenders and the players with the least points to defend , it all depends on the final today and who can keep fit, to me Amelie at 27 is the fittest top player on tour at the moment, Elena Dementieva is as fit but not in good form....Amelie has always a better chance if a match goes to a 3 sets.....

LH2HBH
Jul 8th, 2006, 09:58 AM
Maria has very few points to defend this hardcourt season and she says she plans to play 3 US Open series events. There is a strong possibility she could gain some ground, especially if Kim fails to defend.

AaronJoyB
Jul 8th, 2006, 10:22 AM
Amelie or Nadia

Mana
Jul 8th, 2006, 10:29 AM
Leanne Baker

Elenarulez
Jul 8th, 2006, 10:30 AM
Dementieva

Mightymirza
Jul 8th, 2006, 11:39 AM
Well I think momo as Juju aint gonna play much I have a feeling in american summer..Its not no 1 position she wants its just slams!!!!!!!!!!

^bibi^
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:28 PM
I'd say the one who will win this final :)

Pasta-Na
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:54 PM
Na Li

i wish :lol:

Pasta-Na
Jul 8th, 2006, 12:55 PM
i will be happy if she is in top 15 after USO, na li :kiss:

tennisIlove09
Jul 8th, 2006, 01:02 PM
Capriati

Callystarr
Jul 8th, 2006, 03:44 PM
Its all unpredictable, I think Henin has the best chance.

Kim is NOT going to be #1. Venus/Justine/Serena did not play much at all during the US Open series, or get many points in that matter....add Martina to the mix...all these top ranked players are going to be seeing some deadly players in the early rounds.


Justine has the best chance.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jul 8th, 2006, 03:48 PM
i will be happy if she is in top 15 after USO, na li :kiss:

i'm 83-100% sure she'll be near the top 10 by the end of the USO.

LilMashaFan
Jul 8th, 2006, 04:25 PM
Sharapova didnt play much last summer either.

Jack
Jul 8th, 2006, 06:46 PM
Unless the schedules for the top players change, Mauresmo will be the #1 seed for the US Open (barring injury).

Current rank/points:
1. Mauresmo - 3692
2. Clijsters - 3377
3. Henin - Hardenne - 3093
4. Sharapova - 2400

US Open seeds will be based off of the 8/21 rankings, so New Haven points are still on. So their "safe" points for the week of 8/21 would be:
1. Mauresmo - 3558
2. Henin-Hardenne - 2883
3. Clijsters - 2654
4. Sharapova - 2351

Henin is entered in San Diego & Canadian. If she wins both, that's 3483 points. Clijsters is entered in Stanford, San Diego & Canadian, so winning all 3 gets her to 3449 points. Sharapova is entered in San Diego, LA & Canadian, so winning all 3 gets her to 3146 points.

The rankings for the start of the US Open (for 8/28, with New Haven having dropped off), Mauresmo's points drop to 3421. So she could drop to #2 the week of the Open, but she will still be the top seed. Mauresmo is entered to play the Canadian and New Haven, so any points earned at those events would have to be factored in as well.

50Sense
Jul 8th, 2006, 07:32 PM
Its all unpredictable, I think Henin has the best chance.

Kim is NOT going to be #1. Venus/Justine/Serena did not play much at all during the US Open series, or get many points in that matter....add Martina to the mix...all these top ranked players are going to be seeing some deadly players in the early rounds.


Justine has the best chance.

Maybe I'm stretching here.....but something deep down in me says that Serena won't be ranked #1 by the US Open. :lol: :lol:

squig2k
Jul 8th, 2006, 07:46 PM
i think momo will keep no1, she has a 600+ point advantage and shd keep top rank. clijsters will fall to 3, henin up to 2

star
Jul 8th, 2006, 09:00 PM
Mauresmo

tennisvulture
Jul 8th, 2006, 09:28 PM
Momo

alfonsojose
Jul 8th, 2006, 09:41 PM
Castaņo :D

IceHock
Jul 8th, 2006, 09:47 PM
Easily Mauresmo,she's shown she can beat the best,and she will easily hold onto her #1,i expect her to take at least 1 summer title.

SelesFan70
Jul 8th, 2006, 09:48 PM
Maria has very few points to defend this hardcourt season and she says she plans to play 3 US Open series events. There is a strong possibility she could gain some ground, especially if Kim fails to defend.

I agree...the top 4 are the only ones who really have any chance...now AFTER the US OPEN is another story... :hehehe:

SAEKeithSerena
Jul 8th, 2006, 10:29 PM
amelie without a doubt.

Aaron.
Jul 9th, 2006, 12:22 AM
Venus Williams

Drake1980
Jul 9th, 2006, 12:45 AM
I think Mauresmo, she should win Montreal!!

Scotso
Jul 9th, 2006, 12:59 AM
Amelie

kabuki
Jul 9th, 2006, 01:01 AM
Momo!!!

mauresmofan
Jul 9th, 2006, 02:45 AM
I think Mauresmo, she should win Montreal!!

Oh yeah that's right she loves Montreal and always performs well there and then the tournament is swapped to Toronto every second year and she doesn't play well there.