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Volcana
Jan 30th, 2007, 07:48 PM
Usually, there's not reason to look at the Chase race this early. It's very distorted. This year though, it actually mirrors ranking points rather closely. IN the top twenty places in Chase points, only three players are more than tenplaces from their actual ranking position; Serena, Lucie Safarova, and Kuzzy. Nadia Petrova's Chase position is purely the result of having run into the eventual OZ champ early.
Which leaves me wondering, do Vaidisova, Peer, Chakvetadze and Jankovic have good chances of making the Championships? They're all of to good starts, all ranked in the top 15 anyway, but none of those four has even made a GS final, and there are a LOT of players who made GS finals or won GS tournaments behind them in the Chase right now.
What do you think?
01 [14] 1030.00 SERENA
02 [04] _725.00 CLIJSTERS
03 [01] _700.00 SHARAPOVA
04 [09] _575.00 VAIDISOVA
05 [10] _445.00 JANKOVIC
06 [15] _385.00 PEER
07 [13] _365.00 CHAKVETADZE
08 [06] _351.00 HINGIS
09 [17] _285.00 LI, NA
10 [31] _265.00 SAFAROVA
11 [12] _231.00 SAFINA
12 [21] _221.00 ZVONAREVA
13 [03] _210.00 MAURESMO
14 [16] _195.00 IVANOVIC
15 [22] _180.00 SREBOTNIK
16 [08] _175.00 DEMENTIEVA
16 [11] _175.00 SCHNYDER
18 [18] _156.00 HANTUCHOVA
19 [28] _155.00 GARBIN
20 [05] _141.00 KUZNETSOVA
-- ---- ------- ------------
23 [99] _120.00 MOLIK
26 [48] _110.00 MIRZA
39 [07] __91.00 PETROVA
57 [20] __62.00 GROENEFELD
-- [02] 0000.00 HENIN-HARDENNE
-- [50] 0000.00 VENUS