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Composition of Gold Exempt List
The 2003 Gold Exempt Player List consists of 20 players composed as follows:

a. The Top 16 ranked players as of the computer ranks produced immediately following the 2003 US Open.
b. Plus 4 wild card Players to be chosen solely by the Worldwide Tournament Directors.

NOTE: A Player must be ranked in the Top 50 singles of the singles rankings immediately following the previous years US Open in order to be considered for Gold Exempt status the following year.

Projected 2004 Gold Exempt List

1 Clijsters 6099=>QF
2 Henin-Hardenne 5399=>QF
3 S Williams 4955
4 Davenport 3401=>QF
5 Capriati 2649=>QF
6 V Williams 2508
7 Mauresmo 2331=>QF
8 Myskina 1908
9 Dementieva 1881
10 Rubin 1866
11 Maleeva 1685
12 Sugiyama 1667
13 Hantuchova 1622
14 Martinez 1625
15 Petrova 1576

Fifteen of the Sixteen direct spots are already taken. Zvonareva needs Suarez to lose to Davenport, otherwise Paola will take the 16th spot. This leads us to our next question, who will the 4 Wildcards go to? Only the following girls can be nominated:

Interestingly enough, Harkleroad needs Pierce to lose to Myskina to be considered. If this happens my picks would be: Seles, Harkleroad, Coetzer, and maybe Dokic.

16 Zvonereva 1563
17 Shaughnessy 1499
18 Coezter 1496
19 Suarez 1414=>QF
20 Pistolesi 1394
21 Dokic 1331
22 Farina Elia 1312
23 Schnyder 1299
24 Dechy 1242
25 Danillidou 1239
26 Serna 1220
27 Krasnouroskaya 1174
28 Raymond 1114
29 Kuznetsova 1086
30 Bovina 1082
31 Schiavone 1049
32 Tanasugarn 1007
33 Stevenson 981
34 Likhotseva 942
35 Mikaelian 928
36 Srebotnik 875
37 Seles 874
38 Molik 853
39 Matevic 850
40 Zuluaga 838
41 Loit 804
42 Asagoe 788
43 Pisnik 786
44 Black 781
45 Granville 779
46 Mandula 777
47 Chladkova 757
48 Pratt 749
49 Sanchez-Lorenzo 735
50 Harkleroad 728
51 Pierce 727
 

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Thanks Brian :)
 

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If that happened and Vera needed a wildcard I'd put money on her, Seles will definately get one. Don't see why Harkleroad or Dokic should get one :eek: But that is just my opinion.

Thanks for the info :)
 

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I made this post because I was curious as to which of the Top 3 players (Clijsters, Henin-Hardenne, Serena) would play the Tier I Tokyo event after the Australian Open. Because its a Tier I the Tour is obligated so send at least one of the Top 3.

I feel that Harkleroad might get a WC for the same reason that Stevenson has been a Gold Exempt since her Wimbledon run.
 

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I made this post because I was curious as to which of the Top 3 players (Clijsters, Henin-Hardenne, Serena) would play the Tier I Tokyo event after the Australian Open. Because its a Tier I the Tour is obligated so send at least one of the Top 3.

I feel that Harkleroad might get a WC for the same reason that Stevenson has been a Gold Exempt since her Wimbledon run.
What was the reason Stevenson got one? She made wimbledon semis, harkleroad has come nowhere near that yet
 

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Oh I just realized I forgot to say she was American ;) Stevenson was a 2003 Gold Exempt player despite the fact that her Wimbledon run was how long ago? Eeeep I had to look it up since its been so long, 1999 :eek:
 

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The 4 wildcards are given based on how the tournament directors feel they will do to market the events. Seles will certainly get one, Pierce is sure to get one aswell if she can beat Myskina. That would leave two more, I would say Dokic, and either Coetzer or one of the Russian girls.
 

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Oh I just realized I forgot to say she was American ;) Stevenson was a 2003 Gold Exempt player despite the fact that her Wimbledon run was how long ago? Eeeep I had to look it up since its been so long, 1999 :eek:
that's easy, where are most of the tournaments held?....that's right:)
so i'm certain if Ashley is in TOP 50 after US Open, she'll surely get one
so my 4 WC's
1. Seles
2. Dokic
3. Kuznetsova
4. Harkleroad/Pierce

ps: i understand the projected ranking is from a thread i made,
but it's subjected to some miscalculations, so you might want to check it again
just in case;).....good luck Pierce:D
 

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Pierce needs the win over Myskina in order to fulfill the requirements of the Gold Exempt WC. I hope she doesn't know that, it'll just make her more nervous for her Round of 16 match.

Eeeek just checked and she's one set and one break down already.
 

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Tennisace said:
Oh I just realized I forgot to say she was American ;) Stevenson was a 2003 Gold Exempt player despite the fact that her Wimbledon run was how long ago? Eeeep I had to look it up since its been so long, 1999 :eek:

:scratch: :scratch: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Get Stevenson off the fucking list! 4 Years for one SF. She has done so well since then. Such a deserving player with great skill.
With all of her titles she should be number 1 on the list :smash:
Stevenson-I :spit: on you
 

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NOTE: A Player must be ranked in the Top 50 singles of the singles rankings immediately following the previous years US Open in order to be considered for Gold Exempt status the following year.
Actually to be considered for one of the 4 WC's the following is required:
(the 4 WC's are chosen solely by the Worldwide Tournment Directors)

A Player must be ranked in the Top 50 singles of the singles rankings immediately following the previous years US Open, or must be ranked in the top 10 WTA Singles Ranking in prior year end rankings or must have won a Singles Grand Slam Tournament to be considered for Gold Exempt Status for the following year

Source: http://www.wtatour.com/assets/story_pdf/Official_2003_WTA_Tour_Rules.pdf (page 15)

Now that we all know the rules: the 4 players will be IMO
1. Anna Kournikova
2. Monica Seles
3. Jelena Dokic
4. Mary pierce/ Lina Krasnouroskaya (since she was on the list 2 years ago but was injured most of the year)

Note: Mary doesn't have to be on the list to recieve unlimited WC's (All former GS winner have unlimited WC's, of course depends on the Tournament directors, but they are eligible to recieve them), same goes for Monica but Monica will be on it anyway.
 

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What was the reason Stevenson got one? She made wimbledon semis, harkleroad has come nowhere near that yet
very simple reason - she is fucking hot! the wta needs marketable players, especially in the usa. harkleroad has everything going for her (ie looks and game) and the wta should know it if they are an astute corporation.
 

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Actually to be considered for one of the 4 WC's the following is required:
(the 4 WC's are chosen solely by the Worldwide Tournment Directors)

A Player must be ranked in the Top 50 singles of the singles rankings immediately following the previous years US Open, or must be ranked in the top 10 WTA Singles Ranking in prior year end rankings or must have won a Singles Grand Slam Tournament to be considered for Gold Exempt Status for the following year

Source: http://www.wtatour.com/assets/story_pdf/Official_2003_WTA_Tour_Rules.pdf (page 15)

Now that we all know the rules: the 4 players will be IMO
1. Anna Kournikova
2. Monica Seles
3. Jelena Dokic
4. Mary pierce/ Lina Krasnouroskaya (since she was on the list 2 years ago but was injured most of the year)

Note: Mary doesn't have to be on the list to recieve unlimited WC's (All former GS winner have unlimited WC's, of course depends on the Tournament directors, but they are eligible to recieve them), same goes for Monica but Monica will be on it anyway.
Monica will get on the list no doubt. How do you figure Anna will get on it? She doesn't fullfill any of the "requirements" that you listed unless I am reading them wrong.

1. Anna won't be ranked in the top 50 after this US Open.
2. Wasn't ranking in the top 10 since what.. 2000?
3. Hasn't won a slam... or even a tournament ever.
 

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Monica will get on the list no doubt. How do you figure Anna will get on it? She doesn't fullfill any of the "requirements" that you listed unless I am reading them wrong.

1. Anna won't be ranked in the top 50 after this US Open.
2. Wasn't ranking in the top 10 since what.. 2000?
3. Hasn't won a slam... or even a tournament ever.
Prior year end rankings. Umm as you stated she ended the year 2000 in the top 10, that in my book meets the "requirements" I don't think that is to hard to understand. I mean prior year end rankings, means any of the previous years on the tour.
 

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Monica will get on the list no doubt. How do you figure Anna will get on it? She doesn't fullfill any of the "requirements" that you listed unless I am reading them wrong.

1. Anna won't be ranked in the top 50 after this US Open.
2. Wasn't ranking in the top 10 since what.. 2000?
3. Hasn't won a slam... or even a tournament ever.
If not, then Anna will solely represent The Diamond Exempt List.
 

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i think Pierce as a 2 time GS winner should have one, and former solid top fiver

Definately Seles,

no to Dokic and Harkleroad, Dokic has had always a huge schedule and no time out to exuse her ranking and her performances
 
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