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kwilliams Jan 20th, 2010 01:01 PM

Ranking Watch
 
Where's my old ranking thread gone?

Anyway, with Dementieva's loss today Venus is a shoe in to get back into the top 5.

Here are the current ranking points with each player's performance at last year's AO and the points they won.

Serena 9,195 (W/2000)
Safina 7,600 (F/1400) 6,480
Kuznetsova 6,081 (QF/500) 5,801
Wozniacki 5,875 (3RD/160) 5,995
Dementieva: 5,505 (SF/900) 4,705
Venus: 5,126 (2nd/100)
Azarenka: 4,740 (4th/280)
Jankovic: 3,965 (4th/280)
Zvonareva: 3,560 (SF/900)
Radwanska: 3,450 (1st/5)
Bartoli: 3,325 (QF/500)

Of course most of the players behind Venus could only take her spot by going extremely deep (with Venus losing early) and some need to win the whole thing and it's unlikely that some would win the AO...but you never know. Zvonareva can't overtake Venus even with a win down under.

So, Dementieva is down 800 points because GS results are mandatory. Venus will pass her in the rankings and it'll take a big effort from one of the players behind Venus to get into the top 5 ahead of her. Let's hope Venus can go deep in Melbourne.

As for doubles Venus and Serena have 2,000 points to defend and Bluber only have 500 points to defend. So Venus and Serena can't catch them here and will have to work hard to keep the gap at 1,200 points.

Direwolf Jan 20th, 2010 05:30 PM

Re: Ranking Watch
 
Dementieva could actully go down to number 9...
!!!

Venus to take the 2nd Rank after AO!!!

The Witch-king Jan 20th, 2010 06:13 PM

Re: Ranking Watch
 
God i remember those cursed "Venus has a chance to be number X" threads popping up every week last year, and then she would lose immediately ...

dynamoRockstarr Jan 20th, 2010 06:30 PM

Re: Ranking Watch
 
Good thing this one is titled Ranking Watch.

Direwolf Jan 20th, 2010 07:09 PM

Re: Ranking Watch
 
but i saw a thread in GM

"Serena and Venus could be number 1 and 2 after AO"

i saw it somewhere...
and it has a similar title...

dynamoRockstarr Jan 20th, 2010 07:25 PM

Re: Ranking Watch
 
well we cant go around the forums talkin about superstitions lol. Lets stop it completely. it makes us sound incredibly old. i can picutr us all walking around hunched over heads down with arms folded and once were hear or see the words Venus and yellow, we lose our wits. lol.

olympus28 Jan 20th, 2010 07:38 PM

Re: Ranking Watch
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SheepInDaBigCITY (Post 17144099)
God i remember those cursed "Venus has a chance to be number X" threads popping up every week last year, and then she would lose immediately ...

So true.

vwfan Jan 20th, 2010 09:58 PM

Re: Ranking Watch
 
win the Australian Open beating Serena and Kim/Justine in the process and who cares if she is 9999!:lol:

Midnight_Robber Jan 21st, 2010 12:57 AM

Re: Ranking Watch
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SheepInDaBigCITY (Post 17144099)
God i remember those cursed "Venus has a chance to be number X" threads popping up every week last year, and then she would lose immediately ...

Yeah. I used to call them jinx threads and I hated how they relished and relied on other players falling short and slipping down the rankings rather than Venus doing well and actually winning. Karma, and all that stuff...

(I don't buy into the yellow jinx, but I strongly suspect that the ESPN jinx is real... :o)

kwilliams Jan 21st, 2010 07:23 PM

Re: Ranking Watch
 
Well, there was a ranking thread for quite a while and it never did her any harm. I think it was still around during her 2008 successes.

kwilliams Jan 22nd, 2010 01:00 AM

Re: Ranking Watch
 
JJ's out now. Things are looking good.

Uranium Jan 22nd, 2010 01:09 AM

Re: Ranking Watch
 
Well she's #5 for after Melbourne, unless Vika does something big and Venus loses early, they have a 500 point gap.

kwilliams Jan 23rd, 2010 03:28 PM

Re: Ranking Watch
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vwfan (Post 17145197)
win the Australian Open beating Serena and Kim/Justine in the process and who cares if she is 9999!:lol:

I'd love the same but if she doesn't win, I'd be at least a little consoled by a rise in the rankings.

VishaalMaria Jan 23rd, 2010 03:54 PM

Re: Ranking Watch
 
Well I'll be somewhat happy if Venus rises up the rankings because she's earning points as opposed to someone above her not being able to defend points.

vwfan Jan 23rd, 2010 04:11 PM

Re: Ranking Watch
 
needs to get to final or win probably to overtake kuzzie and caro, assuming they both lose in the QF.


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