w/ mauresmo as defending champion and sandrine only a mere 100 points behind her, sandrine has an excellent chance of returning to the top 10 in its final spot. amelie is losing 483 pts., sandrine is losing 61 and losing 59 in her 18th tournament, for a total of 120. if sandrine loses in round 2 (her first match), amelie must make it to the semifinals or better in order to keep her ranking. if sandrine wins her second round match, amelie must make it to the finals. if sandrine reaches the QFs, she is guaranteed a spot in the top 10. interesting things are happening in the top 10 right now, this is only one of those.
Lindsay Davenport - Anna Smashnova - Lisa Raymond - Sandrine Testud - Paola Suarez - Amelie Mauresmo - Virginia Ruano-Pascual - Nadia Petrova - Chanda Rubin - Cara Black - Tathiana Garbin - Anne Kremer - Monica Seles - Fabiola Zuluaga - Maria Sanchez-Lorenzo - Amanda Coetzer - Rita Grande - Meghann Shaughnessy - Magui Serna - Nathalie Dechy - Kim Clijsters - Elena Tatarkova - Maria Sharapova - Alicia Molik - Julia Vakulenko - Elena Likhovtseva - Anastasia Myskina - Emilie Loit