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W!MBLEDON
Nov 10th, 2009, 06:20 AM
Does anybody know which players will be using a protected ranking to get into the AO next year? Confirmed or speculated, whichever, I'm just curious as to how many people will be missing out on a main draw spot. ;) Is there any limit as to how many players can get into the MD on a PR?

Only one I can think of is Casey Dellacqua which is a given... has Meghann Shaughnessy exhausted all of her PR entries? Thanks in advance :wavey:

WhoAmI?
Nov 10th, 2009, 06:44 AM
Katarina Srebotnik?:shrug: I really don't know for how long they can use the protected rank.

W!MBLEDON
Nov 10th, 2009, 06:58 AM
b. Number of Tournaments and Timing
i. Number of Tournaments
A player will be granted eight (8) Tournaments in which to use
her Special Ranking.
ii. Timing
A player has one (1) year from the date she returns to competition
to use the Special Ranking Tournaments granted by the
WTA. The latest a player may use her singles and/or doubles
Special Ranking is at a Tournament scheduled the same calendar
week in which the Special Ranking expires.
“Return to Competition” is defined as a player playing any
event (singles or doubles) where ranking points are awarded
and using her actual ranking, her Special Ranking or a Wild
Card to gain entry into that Tournament. Playing in any tennis
event, even without ranking points being awarded, will count
as a player’s Return to Competition if such event takes place
during the player’s first six (6) months out of competition and
will thus render the player ineligible for a Special Ranking.
Doubles and Singles Return to Competition dates shall be
treated as the same date using the event that is played first
(either singles or doubles).
c. Procedures
i. Mandatory Out-of-competition Period
The six-month mandatory out-of-competition period is calculated
using:
(a) The last Tournament a player played, whether in singles or
in doubles.
The date for calculations will be either:
(i) The last day of that Tournament; or
(ii) The Monday following the last match played, if it is
during a multiple-week tournament.
(b) The first Tournament a player plays upon her return,
whether she uses her Special Ranking or actual ranking,
or receives a Wild Card. (See Player Responsibilities –
page 207).
The earliest a player may return to competition is in a match
scheduled during the same calendar week in which the sixmonth
period expires.
ii. Tournament Entry and Acceptance
All requests for use of a Special Ranking in WTA Tour
Tournaments or ITF Women’s Circuit events must be made
through Tour Operations by the respective WTA Tour entry
deadline or at least one (1) week prior to the entry deadline of
an ITF Women’s Circuit event. No requests after the entry
deadlines will be considered.
(a) WTA Tour Tournaments
A player may use her Special Ranking and actual ranking
interchangeably; however, once a player designates
which ranking she is using to enter a Tournament, she
may not change her designation after the entry deadline.
It should be noted that in instances where multiple players
with the same ranking enter the same Tournament, for
acceptance purposes, a player using the actual ranking
shall supersede a player using her Special Ranking.
(b) Grand Slams
A player may enter a maximum of one (1) Grand Slam
using her Special Ranking as part of her eight (8) Special
Ranking Tournaments.
Mixed Doubles at a Grand Slam will count towards a player’s
doubles allotment under the Special Ranking Rule. If
an eligible player uses her Doubles Special Ranking to
enter a Doubles Main Draw and/or Qualifying and the
Mixed Doubles at a Grand Slam, it will count as one (1)
Doubles Grand Slam Special Ranking.

Jorn
Nov 10th, 2009, 01:30 PM
Katarina Srebotnik?:shrug: I really don't know for how long they can use the protected rank.
Srebotnik won't play in AO. (From what said in the Tournament Forum)

hellas719
Nov 11th, 2009, 12:39 AM
I don't think Shaughnessy can use it :sad:

¤CharlDa¤
Nov 11th, 2009, 03:00 AM
Granville maybe? She is using one in Toronto next week, but I think she didn,t use many of them to get back to around 300.