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thadeuss Feb 12th, 2012 08:04 AM

The race to London
 
The race to London has already started, the girls started the season in full force trying to earn as much points as possible. The top 56 in the world on 11 June 2012 will qualify for the Olympics, however, entry is limited to four players from a country. This means the girls must be in Top56 in the world AND a Top4 Romanian to be 100% sure they are going to London. There are 17 weeks until the deadline but lots of points to defend...

Week 1
1. Monica Niculescu - 32 WTA
- points to defend: 357

2. Irina Begu - 45 WTA
- points to defend: 594

3. Sorana Cirstea - 54 WTA
- points to defend: 462

4. Simona Halep - 60 WTA
- points to defend: 366

5. Alexandra Dulgheru - 61 WTA
- points to defend: 693

I think only Moni's place is secure, she's well ranked and has very few points to defend. All the others have to fight hard for the remaining 3 spots...

Curcubeu Feb 12th, 2012 10:37 AM

Re: The race to London
 
Although Simona is the one who has least points to defend I guess she will be the unlucky one in the end, but it will be a very close decision!

I hope Irina does make it, although her scheduling is a mess, but the Begu/Niculescu double is becoming quite a force at the moment!

Meelis Feb 13th, 2012 11:01 AM

Re: The race to London
 
"Olympic race" (points that count for the OG cut-off)

21. Niculescu 1469
46. Cirstea 905
56. Begu 700

--------

73. Halep 542
78. Cadantu 516
... Dulgheru 497

Meelis Feb 13th, 2012 11:08 AM

Re: The race to London
 
~ 1100 points are required after FO. Niculescu is safe and Cirstea is close. Others have work to do. Dulgheru seems to be finally on the right track and hopefully Begu/Halep can do enough to take the 4th spot.

thadeuss Feb 13th, 2012 11:41 AM

Re: The race to London
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Meelis (Post 20948274)
"Olympic race" (points that count for the OG cut-off)

The OG cut-off is not based on WTA ranking?

Curcubeu Feb 13th, 2012 11:49 AM

Re: The race to London
 
I guess it is indirectly because the cut off will be made on the 11th June and on that date Olympic Race and world rankings are identical.

Meelis Feb 13th, 2012 01:35 PM

Re: The race to London
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Curcubeu (Post 20948387)
I guess it is indirectly because the cut off will be made on the 11th June and on that date Olympic Race and world rankings are identical.

Correct.

hellas719 Feb 20th, 2012 02:27 AM

Re: The race to London
 
I think Begu might miss it :sad:
She isn't playing well and still has points to defend from Marbella and RG. Then again, Dulgheru has points from Miami and Brussels and Halep from Fes...

Curcubeu Feb 21st, 2012 06:00 PM

Re: The race to London
 
Dulgheru just said good bye to the Olympics. :bigwave:

But Dancing with the Stars is searching for a new contender!

hellas719 Feb 22nd, 2012 03:21 AM

Re: The race to London
 
^She still has the clay season to whore up points :p

thadeuss Apr 5th, 2012 07:27 AM

Re: The race to London
 
The ranking as off April 3rd

1. (21) Monica Niculescu 1,685 pts.
2. (49) Sorana CÓrstea 941
3. (52) Simona Halep 902
4. (55) Irina-Camelia Begu 885
5. Alexandra Cadanțu 711

hellas719 Apr 6th, 2012 04:42 AM

Re: The race to London
 
2 months left...

thadeuss Apr 6th, 2012 08:32 AM

Re: The race to London
 
...and Dulgheru is nowhere near the cut-off

Curcubeu Apr 6th, 2012 03:31 PM

Re: The race to London
 
She's out anyway for the rest of the year.

It's hard to play tennis with injured knees, taking that into account, she actually wasn't that bad at the beginning of the year.

thadeuss May 24th, 2012 11:42 AM

Re: The race to London
 
Today's ranking. Irina is out, she needs to start winning some matches to qualify for London

1. [26] Monica Niculescu - 1730 pts.
2. [42] Soraqna Cirstea - 1206
3. [43] Simona Halep - 1195
4. [alt. 2] Irina Camelia Begu - 930
5. [alt. 8] Alexandra Cadantu - 781


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