I like sori yeah, but lets be honest. this is how bad the wta is.....
It has to be said.
Even though the top of the women's game seems much more reliable this season consolidating good results throughout the year, it can't be denied that there is basically no depth further down the rankings. Being consistent is anything you need these days to get yourself a decent ranking.
If Goerges can be ranked #21 (What has she done this year?) and Lepchenko #22, Sorana can be ranked up there as well.
Sorana is ranked #27 this week, so she is coming close to Dulgheru and Niculescu who were ranked #26 at their best.
She has nothing to defend in Miami and a really great draw to reach R3 and get at least 80 ranking points.
In view of the coming weeks she will play Charleston where she has nothing to defend, and even more interesting the MM in Casablanca where she is very likely to be Top seed. So her chances to get into a very good position for the big claycourt tournaments are huge.
Still we have to keep in mind the 130 points from Barcelona where she won't play this year as the tournament got canceled.
Sorana is comfortably ranked in the Top 30 in the Race, though, so no direct pressure on her in the next couple of weeks.
Yeah, I'm aware of that, but I'm pretty sure that it was only for one week (after the US Open) When her points for winning Tashkent came off the following week, she was out of Top 30 again.
Things look different this time, because she isn't the player anymore who only had a ranking based on two or three runs a year, so if she can get close Top 20 in the coming weeks, she will stay there for quite some time.