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Old Nov 10th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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2013 AO MD Seeding Speculations

Took some time to compile them, let me know if there are errors. We don't know which tournament each player is formally committing to yet so there will be some major changes when we know.

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Red indicates seeding position confirmed.
Italicized indicates seeding position may alter draw position.
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Round 32 vs. if no upsets

 1- 8       vs. 25-32

V.Azarenka        
M.Sharapova
S.Williams
A.Radwanska
A.Kerber
S.Errani
Li Na
P.Kvitova

 9-16       vs. 17-24

S.Stosur        L.Safarova
C.Wozniacki     J.Goerges
M.Bartoli       E.Makarova
N.Petrova
A.Ivanovic
M.Kirilenko
D.Cibulkova
R.Vinci
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Round 16 vs. if no upsets

 1- 4       vs. 13-16

V.Azarenka      A.Ivanovic
M.Sharapova     M.Kirilenko
S.Williams      D.Cibulkova
A.Radwanska     R.Vinci

 5- 8       vs.  9-12

A.Kerber        S.Stosur 
S.Errani        C.Wozniacki
Li Na           M.Bartoli
P.Kvitova       N.Petrova
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Confirmed Seeds unless injured and withdraw

Player                Pts  Seed    Tournament

Victoria Azarenka   10595  01      Brisbane
Maria Sharapova     10045  02      Brisbane

Serena Williams      9280  03      Brisbane
Agnieszka Radwanska  7425  04      Auckland

Angelique Kerber     5550  05      Brisbane
Sara Errani          5100  06-08   Brisbane   5100  5100  5100  5170  5290  5440
Li Na                5095  06-08   Shenzhen   5095  5095  5095  5105  5175  5255
Petra Kvitova        5085  06-08   Brisbane   5085  5085  5085  5085  5205  5355

Samantha Stosur      4135  09      Brisbane
Caroline Wozniacki   3765  10-11   Brisbane   3765  3765  3765  3765  3885  4035
Marion Bartoli       3740  10-11   Shenzhen   3740  3740  3740  3750  3820  3900  
Nadia Petrova        3040  12

Ana Ivanovic         2840  13-15   Hopman Cup
Maria Kirilenko      2540  13-15   
Dominika Cibulkova   2495  13-16   Brisbane   2495  2495  2495  2575  2695  2845
Roberta Vinci        2475  14-16   Brisbane   2475  2475  2475  2545  2665  2815

Lucie Safarova       2125  17-19   Brisbane   2125  2125  2125  2205  2325  2475
Julia Goerges        1965  17-22   Auckland   1965  1965  1965  2000  2070  2150
Ekaterina Makarova   1841  17-24   
Varvara Lepchenko    1835  17-26   Brisbane   1835  1875  1935  2015  2135  2285
Jelena Jankovic      1751  19-29   Shenzhen   1751  1751  1751  1761  1831  1911
Yanina Wickmayer     1680  19-32   Auckland   1680  1680  1710  1770  1840  1920
Venus Williams       1650  23-32   Hopman Cup
Hsieh Su-Wei         1636  19-32   Shenzhen   1636  1636  1676  1736  1806  1886
Code:
Seeding unconfirmed due to too many uncertainties for the rest of Top 32

Player                Pts  Seed    Tournament

Sorana Cirstea*      1565  21-NS   Auckland   1565  1565  1565  1625  1695  1775
Klara Zakopalova     1535  21-NS   Shenzhen   1535  1535  1575  1635  1705  1785
Yaroslava Shvedova   1526  21-NS   Auckland   1526  1555  1595  1655  1725  1805
Tamira Paszek        1523  18-NS   Brisbane   1523  1582  1642  1722  1842  1992
Urszula Radwanska    1490  19-NS   Brisbane   1490  1490  1500  1580  1700  1850
Daniela Hantuchova   1470  19-NS   Brisbane   1470  1470  1520  1600  1720  1870
Christina McHale     1451  22-NS   Auckland   1451  1480  1520  1580  1650  1730
Carla Suarez Navarro 1450  19-NS   Brisbane   1450  1480  1540  1620  1740  1890

* S.Cirstea will be confirm seeded if no additional players confirm playing in week 1.
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Seeding contenders

Player                             Tournament

Sloane Stephens                    Brisbane   1418  1477  1537  1617  1737  1877
Mona Barthel                       Auckland   1416  1416  1416  1476  1546  1626
Peng Shuai                         Shenzhen   1380  1380  1390  1450  1520  1600
Sofia Arvidsson                    Brisbane   1380  1380  1430  1510  1630  1780
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova           Brisbane   1371  1430  1490  1570  1690  1840
Sabine Lisicki                     Brisbane   1424  1424  1474  1554  1674  1824
Alize Cornet                       Brisbane   1320  1325  1385  1465  1585  1735
Zheng Jie                          Auckland   1306  1335  1375  1435  1505  1585
Lucie Hradecka                     Brisbane   1224  1224  1274  1354  1474  1624
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Out of seeding competition
- Not yet identified with a tournament or no participation

Kaia Kanepi                        Heel injury - out till end of Jan 2013
Aleksandra Wozniak 
Tsvetana Pironkova
Francesca Schiavone                Hopman Cup
Simona Halep                       Auckland
Lourdes Dominguez-Lino
Heather Watson                     Auckland
Anabel Medina Garrigues            Hopman Cup
Anna Tatishvili
Irina-Camelia Begu
Laura Robson                       Shenzhen
Kirsten Flipkens                   Auckland
Petra Cetkovska                    Auckland
Bojana Jovanovski                  Shenzhen
Olga Govortsova
Flavia Pennetta
Monica Niculescu                   Shenzhen
Petra Martic                       Shenzhen
Romina Oprandi                     Auckland
Magdalena Rybarikova               Auckland
Kiki Bertens                       Auckland
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Old Nov 10th, 2012, 06:30 PM   #2
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Re: 2013 AO MD Seeding Speculations

I hope Ana will, somehow, be 12th seed, so that she don't face Azarenka, Sharapova or Serena in 4th round already. Please Ana, play in Sydney.
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I hope Ana will, somehow, be 12th seed, so that she don't face Azarenka, Sharapova or Serena in 4th round already. Please Ana, play in Sydney.
Unfortunately Sydney results don't have any effect on the AO seedings. Ana chose to play in Hopman Cup so unless someone withdraws from top12 Ana won't be seeded higher than 13.
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Unfortunately Sydney results don't have any effect on the AO seedings. Ana chose to play in Hopman Cup so unless someone withdraws from top12 Ana won't be seeded higher than 13.
Then let's hope her opponent in 4th round will be Aga Radwanska. But who knows, maybe Ana will surprise and defeat Sharapova or Azarenka or... who knows.
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Hsieh seeded
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How is Jelena Jankovic still in the top 30? Is she omnipotent?
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Then let's hope her opponent in 4th round will be Aga Radwanska. But who knows, maybe Ana will surprise and defeat Sharapova or Azarenka or... who knows.
Even with Aga she won't win if she plays like this year
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U-Rad seeded Disaster...
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Hopman Cup updated.
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So, based on these predictions, who would Venus be facing in R1,R2,R3,R4 if she decided to compete in the AO?
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So, based on these predictions, who would Venus be facing in R1,R2,R3,R4 if she decided to compete in the AO?
It depends if she stays ranked at 17-24 or gets bumped to 25-32 bracket
if 17-24:
R1 and R2 she can play any unseeded player
R3 she can play any seed 9-16
R4 she can play any seed 1-8

if 25-32:
R1 and R2 she can play any unseeded player
R3 she can play any seed 1-8

Big difference
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It depends if she stays ranked at 17-24 or gets bumped to 25-32 bracket
if 17-24:
R1 and R2 she can play any unseeded player
R3 she can play any seed 9-16
R4 she can play any seed 1-8

if 25-32:
R1 and R2 she can play any unseeded player
R3 she can play any seed 1-8

Big difference
Yikes... I can't imagine her struggling (if she's in 'full form') with Errani and Kerber. Li Na struggled to beat her when she was injured earlier this year. The rest... I'm not sure. I LOVED the match against Radwanska because they both have such great net play, and they were both using the court so well, despite the results.

Ugh. I just want Venus to do well.
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Would love it if Serena, Venus, Christina, and Sloane all somehow got seeded, but that might be too much to hope for.
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