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Julian.
Jun 19th, 2011, 02:50 AM
Serena is just outside the Top 500 after taking last year Wimbledon points off. :sobbing: She has merely 60 points from this year's Eastbourne.

She needs to reach the semifinals of Wimbledon to stay inside the Top 100 after Wimbledon, reach the final to stay inside the Top 50, or defend her title to stay inside the Top 30.

Her sister, Venus is at #40 with last year's points off.

18majors
Jun 19th, 2011, 02:52 AM
Time to work.

In The Zone
Jun 19th, 2011, 02:52 AM
She would only have an Eastbourne 2R if Wimbledon was taken off. This isn't surprising. She missed 49 weeks due to injury. She will be fine.

RenaSlam.
Jun 19th, 2011, 02:53 AM
Step.

eck
Jun 19th, 2011, 02:54 AM
Would she be taken off the ranking?

I thought you needed to play at least 3 tournaments to be ranked.

In The Zone
Jun 19th, 2011, 02:54 AM
Would she be taken off the ranking?

I thought you needed to play at least 3 tournaments to be ranked.

No longer. As long as you earn more than 10 points, you can have a ranking - regardless of the number of events. Plus, Serena would have "0's" in her ranking due to missing mandatories. Those are counted as tournaments played but we've never had this situation so not sure if the WTA would acknowledge those if push came to shove.

eck
Jun 19th, 2011, 03:05 AM
No longer. As long as you earn more than 10 points, you can have a ranking - regardless of the number of events. Plus, Serena would have "0's" in her ranking due to missing mandatories. Those are counted as tournaments played but we've never had this situation so not sure if the WTA would acknowledge those if push came to shove.

Interesting. What about entry to USOpen? When is the cutoff date?
Assuming the entry list is after Wimbledon, and assuming she loses before SF or whatever and she's ranked out of the #100, would she need a WC :o

In The Zone
Jun 19th, 2011, 03:24 AM
Supposedly Serena will receive a protected ranking. I haven't read or seen anything published about that yet. You can use a PR for one slam. Hopefully Serena is in the top 108 before OZ. I don't think we have to worry about that. ;)

eck
Jun 19th, 2011, 03:29 AM
Oh. That's good then. :angel:

duhcity
Jun 19th, 2011, 03:39 AM
Not an issue. She'll get a SR.
Plus, you'd think she'd enjoy it. She'll get to play any tournament she wants with a WC, and won't have any tournament or media commitments ;)

croat123
Jun 19th, 2011, 04:05 AM
as a slam champ, she can get unlimited WCs so, assuming no tournament is stupid enough to turn her down, she won't even need an SR

AYUMI-GOAT
Jun 19th, 2011, 04:10 AM
Thats what happened to Delpo :o

Papi
Jun 19th, 2011, 04:21 AM
It's all about the climb, the comeback. We've seen her fall. Now it's time to rise and regain momentum. That's the beauty of her game.

In The Zone
Jun 19th, 2011, 04:28 AM
as a slam champ, she can get unlimited WCs so, assuming no tournament is stupid enough to turn her down, she won't even need an SR

Of course but those WCs should be used for other players.

KBlade
Jun 19th, 2011, 04:39 AM
As if it would take her long to get back up into the Top 50 anyway. Every tournament after Wimbledon for the next year will be a positive addition to her ranking.

In The Zone
Jun 19th, 2011, 04:40 AM
Yes^^ but remember, entry lists are created 6 weeks prior to an event's start. There will be a lag.

KBlade
Jun 19th, 2011, 04:42 AM
Of course but those WCs should be used for other players.

Probably true, but as previously stated, all tournaments will be fighting for Serena's appearance. Just look at what the crowd presence in Eastbourne was like this week as opposed to other tournaments this year of similiar size. The WS draw the crowds, tickets and the money, and the fact that Serena would be a possible wild-card would only make things more exciting.

In The Zone
Jun 19th, 2011, 05:38 AM
Of course but if Serena were a direct entrant and NOT a WC, a WC would be saved for a local player or someone else who needs it.

duhcity
Jun 19th, 2011, 05:52 AM
Of course but if Serena were a direct entrant and NOT a WC, a WC would be saved for a local player or someone else who needs it.

Serena is a direct entrant into Stanford now. And even healthy, she likely would not have played Stanford, Cincinnati, and the Canada Masters. Meaning if she doesn't get a SR, it's still only 1 WC. I doubt she'll be outside the cutoff for Flushing Meadows.

The Witch-king
Jun 19th, 2011, 07:25 AM
That statement she made about playing like a top 500 player can finally hold true now.

sluggahjells
Jun 19th, 2011, 07:30 AM
Response to this thread with a cliche' favorite quote: "No s(explextive) Sherlock." :)