Originally Posted by ma re
Really wonderful to follow this year's junior event, congrats Ana!
I'm sure this'll do her a lot of good in the experience department in the year of her gradual transfer onto the pro circuit. Her frequent ups and downs do show she shouldn't rush with the pro events, cause those are typical signs of players still in the "junior mode", but she has plenty of time and can take it all at her own pace.
Her ranking points are getting a nice boost this week as well; her 80 pts from Wimbledon will now be replaced with 120 from here therefore increasing her singles points from 880 to 920. Add to it that one of her 30 pt batches in doubles will be replaced with 120, and we have nice points (from 380/4 to 470/4). In other words,
She is safely past the 1000 pts mark
In case of a win in both singles and doubles she'd have 1300+(710/4)=1477,5 points. Her eventual ranking will of course depend on how Siniakova does as well, cause she is not defending any major points either (although she has some small points from doubles dropping off). They're both still in the race here in Melbourne, which makes things all that much more exciting, but Ana seems to be in a better position cause she is still in the doubles tournament, while Siniakova lost in R2. Townsend will lose a ton of points for not defending her titles here, so she might easily land around #4 or even 5 after AO.
No, they have a new points distribution for Grand Slams. Singles semi-final is no longer 120 points but 120+60 so it's 180 points. And in doubles it's no longer 120/4 for the runner up but 165/4... So if Ana lose all the matches that she have to play she will be on Monday at 1108.75