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gmokb
Sep 10th, 2007, 04:25 PM
Did the Williams qualify for this event? I don't know the rules thus reason for question.

eck
Sep 10th, 2007, 04:26 PM
Not yet.
Only 3 have qualified.

GracefulVenus
Sep 10th, 2007, 04:32 PM
lots more tennis to be played!

DownTheLine21
Sep 10th, 2007, 05:09 PM
No. There are a lot of points eligible throughout the fall season.

ThreeDT
Sep 10th, 2007, 09:04 PM
Basically, the rules are that once a player has scored enough ranking points to ensure there’s no possibility of finishing the year outside the top 8, then they qualify. So far 3 Women have done this:
#1 Justine Henin
#2 Jelena Jankovic
#3 Svetlana Kuznetsova
Ever heard the phrase “Race to the Sony Ericsson Championships”? because it works from the Race Rankings...
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/rankings/race/singles.asp

LeChuck
Sep 10th, 2007, 09:12 PM
I personally wish that the system was altered, to ensure that any player who wins a grand slam title during the course of a season automatically qualifies for the YEC there and then.

I really hope that we get the following YEC line-up this year (in no particular order): Justine, Serena, Venus, Ana, Jelena, Sveta, Maria, Anna C, and that injuries don't strike.

-Sonic-
Sep 10th, 2007, 11:03 PM
I hope the top 8 in the race as of today are the top 8 that make the championships.

1 HENIN, JUSTINE (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/playerbio.asp?PlayerID=80350) BEL 4675.00 11 2 JANKOVIC, JELENA (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/playerbio.asp?PlayerID=100153) SRB 3725.00 22 3 KUZNETSOVA, SVETLANA (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/playerbio.asp?PlayerID=110552) RUS 3246.00 15 4 IVANOVIC, ANA (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/playerbio.asp?PlayerID=311710) SRB 2847.00 16 5 CHAKVETADZE, ANNA (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/playerbio.asp?PlayerID=310623) RUS 2556.00 17 6 SHARAPOVA, MARIA (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/playerbio.asp?PlayerID=310137) RUS 2430.00 11 7 WILLIAMS, SERENA (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/playerbio.asp?PlayerID=230234) USA 2391.00 8 8 WILLIAMS, VENUS (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/playerbio.asp?PlayerID=230220) USA 2190.00 10
Compare those names to..............

9 BARTOLI, MARION (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/playerbio.asp?PlayerID=20631) FRA 1802.00 24 10 PETROVA, NADIA (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/playerbio.asp?PlayerID=160379) RUS 1788.00 17 11 HANTUCHOVA, DANIELA (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/playerbio.asp?PlayerID=80394) SVK 1686.00 20 12 SAFINA, DINARA (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/playerbio.asp?PlayerID=190950) RUS 1667.00 19 13 PEER, SHAHAR (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/playerbio.asp?PlayerID=311168) ISR 1588.00 18 14 SCHNYDER, PATTY (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/playerbio.asp?PlayerID=190519) SUI 1535.00 20 15 VAIDISOVA, NICOLE (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/playerbio.asp?PlayerID=311911) CZE 1511.00 10 16 DEMENTIEVA, ELENA (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/2/players/playerprofiles/playerbio.asp?PlayerID=40289) RUS 1447.00 16

If any of the 9 and below players reach it, i'll be disappointed.

Callystarr
Sep 10th, 2007, 11:12 PM
It depends on if they compete. I know that Venus did enter one carpet event but it is only tier III. They seldomly compete during the fall but it would be nice. I do think Venus will compete, Serena doubtful. Venus needs to finish the season on a good note, and have some confidence coming into the Australian open so she can have a good showing.

DimaDinosaur
Sep 10th, 2007, 11:14 PM
serena and venus are so far ahead. no way could nadia, bartoli, and hant do it, Hant would need 700 points to do it. Bartoli needs 600.