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Old Apr 4th, 2003, 11:40 AM   #1
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Why is Belgium only seeded fourth ?

It seems as if the WTA used more than 2 players for the ranking of the seeds (strange because 2 players can play all the matches).

Kim and Justine are number 3 and 4 on the ranking, so only the USA are better placed to claim the first place as seeds.

In reality Spain and Russia are ranked higher than Belgium for the Fed Cup.

It seems that Belgium will face the USA in the semi finals. This should have been the final.

BTW : Austria doesn't stand a chance against Belgium (on clay).
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Old Apr 4th, 2003, 12:03 PM   #2
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The ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking will be used as one of the primary criteria for seeding at all levels of the Fed Cup competition. The ITF ’s Fed Cup Committee will also use the following criteria when making their seeding decision: the ranking of players likely to participate;experience on different surfaces; experience in doubles and any other pertinent criteria. All nations competing in Fed Cup from the elite World Group through to Zonal Groups I and II will be ranked.

Rank Nation Points Played Rank Nation Points Played
1 SLOVAK REPUBLIC 22125 11
2 SPAIN 21000 13
3 BELGIUM 16625 11
4 U.S.A.12500 7
5 RUSSIA 12250 13
6 FRANCE 9000 10
7 I TALY 8 6 25 1 0
8 AUSTRIA 7625 9
9 ARGENTINA 6725 20
10 GERMANY 5625 10
11 AUSTRALIA 3875 15
12SLOVENIA 2975 21
13 CZECH REPUBLIC 2875 10
14 COLOMBIA 2789 18
15 CROATIA 2750 8
16 SWEDEN 2700 14
17 ISRAEL 2075 20
18 CANADA 2000 18
19 INDONESIA 1970 20
20 CHINA,P.R.1950 21
21 NETHERLANDS 1750 19
22 CHINESE TAIPEI 1490 22
23 HUNGARY 1350 13
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25 KOREA, REP. 1260 19
26 UKRAINE 1150 16
27 VENEZUELA 1137 19
28 MEXICO 1067 16
29 LUXEMBOURG 1037 16
30 BULGARIA 10121 5
31 SWITZERLAND 1000 7
32 BELARUS 900 15
32 YUGOSLAVIA 900 15
34 URUGUAY 8521 8
35 ROMANIA 850 18
36 ESTONIA 825 16
37 THAILAND 820 17
38 UZBEKISTAN 820 18
39 SOUTH AFRICA 800 16
40 BRAZIL 780 15
41 GREAT BRITAIN 750 15
42INDIA 750 16
43 CUBA 740 19
44 BOLIVIA 7321 8
45 NEW ZEALAND 730 17
46 IRELAND 724 16
47 DENMARK 7121 5
48 PARAGUAY 710 15
49 BAHAMAS 696 16
50 GREECE 687 13
51 MALAYSIA 685 16
52GEORGIA 657 14
53 HONG KONG, CHINA 640 17
54 LITHUANIA 575 17
55 COSTA RICA 571 17
56 EL SALVADOR 560 17
57 BOSNIA/HERZEGOVINA 535 16
58 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 520 17
59 POLAND 475 13
60 KAZAKHSTAN 470 15
61 FINLAND 468 15
62PHILIPPINES 450 16
62PUERTO RICO 450 16
64 GUATEMALA 445 18
65 JAMAICA 435 17
66 EGYPT 430 17
67 PORTUGAL 417 14
68 TURKEY 400 14
69 CHILE 397 17
70 MOLDOVA 385 13
71 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 377 16
72LA TVIA 369 14
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74 ALGERIA 324 17
75 SINGAPORE 3121 6
76 MALTA 249 14
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78 ARMENIA 215 13
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93 FIJI 60 12
94 MAURITIUS 50 4
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96 BOTSWANA 40 17
97 ANTIGUA & BARBUDA 30 11
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I still think the Belgians should have bee seede 2nd or at least 3rd
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Old Apr 7th, 2003, 10:09 AM   #4
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Rank Nation Points Played Rank Nation Points Played
1 SLOVAK REPUBLIC 22125 11
2 SPAIN 21000 13
3 BELGIUM 16625 11
4 U.S.A.12500 7
5 RUSSIA 12250 13
6 FRANCE 9000 10
7 I TALY 8 6 25 1 0
8 AUSTRIA 7625 9

????

What's this ? Is this the ranking ?

The Slovak Republic and Spain played the final last year.

Is this the reason why they are ranked 1 and 2 ?

But how is it possible that Belgium is ranked higher than the USA ?

Belgium will meet the Slovak Republic in the quarter final and will meet the USA in the semi final. This is not possible if the above mentioned ranking is used for the draw (number 3 versus number 1 in the quarter finals ????).
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Old Apr 7th, 2003, 11:09 AM   #5
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Why are the Americans only ranked 4th?
Well they LOST to Austria last year!
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