Originally Posted by njcbe
It doesn't matter that she's not top 10 anymore? That makes no sense. So this means that Halep could play in as many internationals as she wants even though she's number 5 now?
Yes that's how the rules work. That's why from a strictly rankings perspective it's a disadvantage to finish the year #10 over #11. Especially as internationals tend to offer a lot of easy point opportunities when by definition it's hard for them to have tough fields.