dementieva got in the top 20 the year she got to the semi's of the us open in 2000.
on the sanex site is says dokic ended 2000 ranked #26 but she may have gone in and out of the top 20 before the end of the year but i don't think she did. i'm pretty sure dokic got in the top 20 in 2001 for the first time.
Nov 12th, 2002, 11:04 PM
It is very nice that Serena finished above 6000 pts and Venus above 5000. :cool:
Nov 12th, 2002, 11:13 PM
Kim debuted in the top 20 in 2000.
Nov 12th, 2002, 11:23 PM
Exactly TSequoia01 .. Imagine Venus's point total is higher than when she won 2 slams last year---- then again she played more tournaments and won one extra tournament...
Nov 13th, 2002, 05:33 AM
Barring injury, I think that settles the top four seeds at OZ. Justine Henin has finalist points coming off from Gold Coast before OZ seeds are made. She can't possibly catch Kim.
Nov 13th, 2002, 05:38 AM
If kimmie wants it the number three seeding can be hers for the aussie! she just has to play the warm ups and do well!
Nov 13th, 2002, 05:45 AM
Serena finished 1998 at #20
And Kournikova debuted in 1998 i am pretty sure.
In 1997, there were no under 21 debutants.
Nov 13th, 2002, 05:45 AM
Out of Kim, Justine, and Jelena, Jelena was the LAST to enter the top 20, not the first.
Nov 13th, 2002, 05:49 AM
There are really only one issue going on before OZ seeds are made. There's only one week of tournaments before that happens, so people who want to move HAVE to move. At issue? The #16 seed.
1644 15 Patty Schnyder
1617 16 Anna Smashnova
1596 17 Silvia Farina Elia
1444 18 Alexandra Stevenson
1426 19 Elena Dementieva
You can get 200 points winning Gold Coast, if you're lucky. Patty Schnyder WILL be seeded #16 or better. Smashnova, Farina Elia, Stevenson and Dementieva, would all have to to earn enough points that week to pass Patty. There aren't enough points for that. And let's be realistic. Farina Elia has a 150 point advantage right now. So all the important issues for OZ seeds are probably set.
01-01 Serena Williams
02-02 Venus Williams
03-04 Jennifer Capriati
03-04 Kim Clijsters
Stevenson and Dementieva are waiting in the wings for health issues.
The match that SHOULD have happened.
Hantuchova vs Dokic for #8.
2668 08 Daniela Hantuchova
2506 09 Jelena Dokic
2348 10 Martina Hingis
But Dokic won't set foot in OZ, and Hingis is just too far back.
Nov 13th, 2002, 05:50 AM
I am not sure if you mean top 10 or 20?? but either way Kournikova debut in both in 1998
Nov 13th, 2002, 05:56 AM
PhoenixStorm - There's one week of tournaments before OZ seeds are made. Sydney doesn't matter, and even if it did, Jenn lost early to Alexandra last year. Venus got 198 points for winning Gold Coast last year. That's about as much as Kim can add. Jenn has a 239 point lead. Kim can make it close, but she can't catch Jenn with the results of a single Tier III tournament to work with.
Nov 13th, 2002, 05:59 AM
Kim is playing hopman cup, so she aren't gainning any pts before the seeds are done..