Originally Posted by C. W. Fields
Can someone calculate: if Stosur doesn't get to play in Istanbul and her 530 points from YEC 11 come off, can Caro then pass her in the rankings if she wins Sofia?
The difference between being #9 instead of #10 is not immediately important, but then you'd only need one withdrawal for Caro to be QF seed at AO.
No, Caro can't pass Stosur in the rankings if she wins Sofia. Even if Caro wins Sofia while going undefeated in round robin play she'd still be 235 points behind in the rankings.
Caro has to make it the final of Sofia undefeated in round robin play or win Sofia (regardless of win-loss record in round robin play) in order to finish the season at #10. That's assuming that Bartoli doesn't play at the YEC.