View Full Version : How does Davenport have 8 events???

Nov 6th, 2007, 10:27 PM
On the ranks its says # of events 8 for Lindsay....what constitutes # of events,because i thought it was the last 52 weeks,but she has def. NOT played 8 events since last Nov!!

Nov 6th, 2007, 10:29 PM
Beijing, Bali, Quebec + Australian Open, Miami, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open. Lindsay was ranked within the Top 100 most of the year so she was automatically put on the list for these tournaments. Even though she didn't play them, they counted as zero points on her total.

The Daviator
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:29 PM
The 4 Slams and Miami are all mandatory, so she has them on her record but 0 points from them :p

Nov 6th, 2007, 10:33 PM
Wow when did they start that??That makes no sense though!

Nov 6th, 2007, 10:39 PM
They started it this year didnt they? If you dont play a mandatory event, you get a ZERO. The ATP have been doing that for awhile now.

Nov 6th, 2007, 10:58 PM
Thats what they do to put Slams and Miami points more valuable in the ranking.

This is to prevent some players who plays 30+ tournaments and losing first round of slams and still making it top of the WTA rankings.

This is also to help top players who plays seldom to get higher ranking even if they only play mostly SLAMS and Tier 1.

Nov 7th, 2007, 05:49 PM
Same happened to Conchita Martinez last year till she had announced her retirement.

Nov 7th, 2007, 05:53 PM
It's also why Justine Henin has 15 events on her ranking. Big fat 0 from the Australian !