Originally Posted by Come-on-kim
Kim is not playing in doubles!!
What does she needs to do to be sure to be number 1 now that she lost in San Diego!
Why is Kim not playing doubles
She is defending champ
But on the ranks
Serena loses 65 points for a QF last year so goes to 5995
Kim has 5911 points, so she is 84 points behind, but cause her 17th total is 170 points from Scottsdale she is going to have to earn 255
points (170+85), so she virtually has to win the event, because she won't get much in bonus as there aren't many top tenners there.
So to look at the draw this is what has to happen:
R2 Loit (46 = 10 ) Cho (48 = 10 ) so doesn't matter either
R3 Petrova (23 = 23)
QF Dokic (15 = 35)
SF Rubin (8 = 43)
F Davenport(4 = 55)
in brackets means (rank = bonus points)
So total bonus available = 166 + (points for winning tournament) 195 = 361
So if she makes final beating these players = 111 (bonus points) + 137 = 248 not enough
Okay I think Sharapova will beat Petrova and Dokic making the Qf is well it could be said doubtful but I think she will get past the players in her draw, but substituting Sharapova for Petrova, and still assuming Kim wins the tournament, she would still heav enough to get to 1.
So hope this ansers your question - basically she has to win the title, would have been much easier had she won San Diego