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Josh
Jan 13th, 2002, 05:03 PM
WITHDRAWAL OF A SEED

Main Draw

Prior to the Release of the Schedule of Play

In the Main Draw (singles or doubles), in case of withdrawal of a seed prior to the release of the schedule of play, the day preceding the start of play in that event, the procedure below applies with the exception that if more than one of the top four (4) seeds withdraws prior to the release of the schedule of play, the day prior to the start of play, the draw must be re-made:

i. 16/28/30/32 Draw

a) If seed number one (1) or two (2) withdraws the third (3rd) seed will take that spot and the fifth (5th) seed takes the open third seeded position and the next player to be seeded takes the open fifth (5th) seed position. The next eligible player into the raw takes the position created by this move. In the case of a 16 draw, the next to be seeded takes the third (3rd) seeded spot and the next eligible player into the draw takes the position
created by this move.

b) If seed number three (3) or four (4) withdraws the fifth (5th) seed takes the open seeded position and the next player to be seeded takes the open fifth (5th) seed position. The next eligible player into the draw takes the position created by this move.

c) If the withdrawal is among seeds five (5) through eight (8), the next player eligible to be seeded takes the open seed position and the next eligible player into the draw takes the position created by this move.

ii. 48/56, 64 Main Draws (16 seeds)

a) If seed number one (1) or two (2) withdraws the third (3rd) seed will take that spot and the fifth (5th) seed takes the open third seeded position. The ninth (9th) seed takes the fifth (5th) seeded position, and the thirteenth (13th) seed takes the ninth (9th) seeded position. The next player to be seeded will take the open thirteenth (13th) seed position. The next eligible player into the draw takes the remaining position created by this move.

b) If seed number three (3) or four (4) withdraws, the fifth (5th) seed will take that spot and the ninth (9th) seed takes the fifth (5th) seeded position. The thirteenth (13th) seed takes the ninth (9th) seeded position and the next player to be seeded takes the open thirteenth (13th) seeded position. The next eligible player into the draw takes the remaining position.

c) If the withdrawal is among seeds five (5) through eight (8), the ninth (9th) seed fills the open seed position, and the thirteenth (13th) seed takes the ninth (9th) seeded position. The next player
eligible to be seeded takes the open thirteenth (13th) seed position. The next eligible player into the draw takes the remaining position.

d) If the withdrawal is among seeds nine (9) through twelve (12), then the thirteenth (13th) seed fills the open seed position. The next player eligible to be seeded takes the thirteenth (13th) seed position. The next eligible player into the draw takes the spot created by her move.

e) If the withdrawal is among seeds thirteen (13) through sixteen (16), then the next eligible player to be seeded takes the open seed position. The next eligible player into the draw takes the spot created by her move.

iii. 96 and 128 Main draws (32 Seeds)

a) If seed number one (1) or two (2) withdraws the third (3rd) seed will take that spot and the fifth (5th) seed takes the open third (3rd) seeded position. The ninth (9th) seed takes the fifth (5th) seeded position, and the thirteenth (13th) seed takes the
ninth (9th) seeded position. The seventeenth (17th) seed takes the thirteenth (13th) seeded position, and the twenty-fifth (25th) seed takes the seventeenth (17th) seeded position. The next
player to be seeded will take the open twenty-fifth (25th) seeded position. The next eligible player into the draw takes the remaining position created by this move.

b) If seed number three (3) or four (4) withdraws, the fifth (5th) seed will take that spot and the ninth (9th) seed takes the fifth (5th) seeded position. The thirteenth (13th) seed takes the ninth (9th) seeded position. The seventeenth (17th) seed takes the thirteenth (13th) seeded position, and the twenty-fifth (25th) seed takes the seventeenth (17th) seeded position. The next player to be seeded will take the open twenty-fifth (25th) seeded position. The next eligible player into the draw takes the remaining position created by this move.

c) If the withdrawal is among seeds five (5) through eight (8), the ninth (9th) seed fills the open seed position, and the thirteenth (13th) seed takes the ninth (9th) seeded position. The seventeenth (17th) seed takes the thirteenth (13th) seeded
position, and the twenty-fifth (25th) seed takes the seventeenth (17th) seeded position. The next player to be seeded will take the open twenty-fifth (25th) seeded position. The next eligible player into the draw takes the remaining position created
by this move.

d) If the withdrawal is among seeds nine (9) through twelve (12), then the thirteenth (13th) seed fills the open seed position and the seventeenth (17th) seeds takes the thirteenth (13th) seeded position. The twenty-fifth (25th) seed takes the seventeenth (17th) seeded position and the next player to be seeded will take the open twenty-fifth (25th) seeded position. The next eligible player into the draw takes the remaining position created by this
move.

e) If the withdrawal is among seeds thirteen (13) through sixteen (16), then the seventeenth (17th) seed fills the open seed position and the twentyfifth (25th) seed takes the seventeenth (17th) seeded position. The next player to be seeded will take the open twenty-fifth (25th) seeded position. The next eligible player into the draw takes the remaining position created by this
move.

f) If the withdrawal is among seeds seventeen (17) through twenty-four (24), then the twenty-fifth (25th) seed fills the open seed position and the next player to be seeded will take the open twenty-fifth (25th) seeded position. The next eligible player into the draw takes the remaining position created by this move.

g) If the withdrawal is among seeds twenty-five (25) through thirty-two (32), the next player to be seeded fills the open seed position and the next eligible player into the draw takes the remaining position created by this move.

Qualifying

Prior to the Release of the Schedule of Play

In the Qualifying (singles or doubles), in case of withdrawal of a seed prior to the release of the schedule of play, the day preceding the start of play in that event, the following procedure applies:

i. 16/32 Draw (8 Seeds: 4 Qualifiers)
If the withdrawal is among seeds one (1) through four (4), the fifth (5th) seed will take that open spot, the next player eligible to be seeded will take the open fifth (5th) seeded position and the next eligible Alternate into the draw takes the spot created by her move.

ii. 32 Draw (16 Seeds: 8 Qualifiers)
If the withdrawal is among seeds one (1) through eight (8), the ninth (9th) seed will take that open spot, the next player eligible to be seeded will take the open ninth (9th) seeded position and the next eligible Alternate into the draw takes the spot created by her move.

iii. 48 Draw (12 Seeds: 6 Qualifiers)
If the withdrawal is among seeds one (1) through six (6), the seventh (7th) seed will take that open spot, the next player eligible to be seeded will take the open seventh (7th) seeded position and the next eligible Alternate into the draw takes the spot created by her move.

iv. 48 Draw (24 Seeds: 12 Qualifiers)
If the withdrawal is among seeds one (1) through twelve (12), the thirteenth (13th) seed will take that open spot, the next player eligible to be seeded will take the open thirteenth (13th) seeded position and the next eligible Alternate into the draw takes the spot created by her move.

Main Draw and Qualifying

After the Release of the Schedule of Play

If a seed withdraws from the Main Draw or Qualifying after the release of the schedule of play, the day preceding the start of the event (singles or doubles), up until the commencement of the first match of the event involved, the next eligible seed takes the open spot and a Qualifier/Lucky Loser (or an Alternate Wild Card if the withdrawal was from a Wild Card) takes the spot created by her move. Once play has commenced, an Alternate in Qualifying or a Qualifier/ Lucky Loser in Main Draw fills the open spot vacated by the seed.

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Josh
Dec 13th, 2002, 05:09 PM
Updated!