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Leena
Mar 15th, 2003, 10:47 PM
These are Lena's Top 17 tournaments... which are used for determining the WTA rankings.
For a further explanation on the rankings go to the RANKINGS THREAD (http://wtaworld.com/showthread.php?threadid=48528).

Date Tournament Pts. Result Tier

02-08-26 U.S. Open 330 QF GS
03-01-13 Australian Open 200 4TH GS
02-09-16 Quebec City 144 WON III
02-05-06 Warsaw 116 WON IV
02-09-30 Moscow 112 QF I
02-08-19 New Haven 77.75 2ND II
02-12-30 Gold Coast 77 SF III
03-01-27 Tokyo 73 2ND I
03-01-06 Sydney 60 2ND II
03-03-03 Indian Wells 57 4TH I
02-04-08 Estoril 57 SF IV
02-10-21 Luxembourg 55 QF III
02-06-24 Wimbledon 52 2ND GS
02-06-17 síHertogenbosch 48 QF III
02-06-10 Birmingham 28 3RD III
02-08-05 Los Angeles 24 2ND II
02-10-14 Zurich 19.5 2ND I

18th Tournies and below... these don't count towards rankings.

02-08-12 Montreal 15.25 Qual. I
02-05-27 Roland Garros 2 1ST GS
2003-02-24 Scottsdale 1 1ST II
2002-04-29 Bol 1 1ST III
2002-04-15 Budapest 1 1ST V
2002-03-18 Miami 1 1ST I

Elleke
Mar 16th, 2003, 11:10 AM
she can gain a lot of points in Roland garros and Wimbledon :D good luck Elena! I want to see her in the top 10 at least by the end of the year

Leena
Mar 16th, 2003, 03:31 PM
It's gonna be tougher for Lena to get in the Top 10 than I thought before.

She will need to reach around 2200 points to reach Top 10... and she's at 1530 now.

Consistent results won't get her there now. She had a good tourney at Indian Wells... but she only gained 41.75 points out of that. (57 -15.25 of dropping Montreal out of Top 17.) The good thing about this, however, is that if Lena loses 1st round, it doesn't hurt her any.

Lena will have to get a few wins over higher ranked players, win a Tier II, or have a couple of Aussie Open performances (she won't be lucky enough to get what she got in US Open) in the GS's to reach Top 10.

And if Lena will reach the Top 10 this year, she better do it before US Open. She could get to the SF, and still not defend those 330 points. Lena probably won't be fortunate to receive such easy bonus points. It's unlikely that she'll face another #4 ranked player (Dokic) who won't even put up a match... or facing a Top 35 like Clarisa who can't win on Hardcourts. Plus, she's got Quebec right after that.

RG and Wimbledon are big for Lena, though... I wanna see at least 1 QF there... then she has a chance at Top 10. :)

Doc
Mar 17th, 2003, 02:26 PM
Interesting information.

In a way Elena is in her tough year now, following the breakthrough. She has a lot of points to defend, and everyone is wary of her.

Elena's real test will come in September.

However, if she can improve her serve and maintain consistency with the rest of her game, prospects are good.

Leena
Mar 17th, 2003, 02:44 PM
I just wanted to say I love your Lena site! :)

It's the only one I've seen of her so far... good work. :)

Doc
Mar 21st, 2003, 03:17 PM
Thanks for the compliment, Leena.

I started on it before the WTAStarz site opened up since I couldn't find anything much on the net about Elena. I might not have done it at all if WTAStarz had launched earlier. But I'm enjoying doing the site now, and its good to have more about Lena on the net.

PS. I like your work on the Starz site!