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If I remember correctly, Hamburg was not played this year and Kim was the defending champ therefore she loses those points.

Venus and Kim both had Hamburg points to defend. Venus played warsaw this year to make up for the Hamburg. She didn't play Rome or Berlin this year or last year. Therefore Venus is about equal in points....Kim went on to the finals I think in Rome last year. Her finalist points have to come off also. Therefore kim has replaced her hamburg pts and now have to make the finals to be number two and seeded as such at RG. Also take into consideration that those Rome pts have to come off tomorrow ( monday). Kim has to make the quarters I think, to gain the #2 seed.

I know I created another thread about Kim getting her ass beaten, but this is not about hating on Kim, if she is in fact two this week, then congratulations and she worked for it and deserves it all.


It's about the calculations. I just don't understand when I did the math, it says venus is number two next week and only the next week 18th she could lose it depending on Kim's performance in Rome.

Please tell me what I'm doing wrong. Please.
 

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Probably becuase on the ranking system Hamburg is replaced by Warsaw?
 

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Kim was #2 in the rankings before Hamburg came off.

Kim's win in Hamburg is now replaced by her final in Berlin, as Kim didn't have any points from Berlin last year. Venus' final appearance in Hamburg was replaced by a finals appearance in Warsaw. Obviously Kim's finals appearance in Berlin, a Tier 1 event, is worth much more than Venus' finals points for Warsaw. Kim's finals appearance in Berlin is probably worth the same as her win in Hamburg because, again, Berlin is a Tier 1 event and thus worth more points than Hamburg/Warsaw.

That now gets Kim back to #2. That ranking includes Kim's points from her SF appearance in Rome last year, though, so Kim has to defend those points to stay ahead of Venus.

Make sense?
 

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Because she doesn't lose many points this week. Rome will come off next week, so she'll have to defend those successfully to stay #2, but she picked up a lot of points this week and Venus didn't, so she passes her.

Don't worry about Rome points coming off for the new rankings. That's where your problem is. Next week is when Kim will have to worry about Rome defense.
 

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Hurley said:
Because she doesn't lose many points this week. Rome will come off next week, so she'll have to defend those successfully to stay #2, but she picked up a lot of points this week and Venus didn't, so she passes her.

Don't worry about Rome points coming off for the new rankings. That's where your problem is. Next week is when Kim will have to worry about Rome defense.

Thanks, I was looking as Rome was played this week last year. Thanks -- you get a good rep for that....
 
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can anyone tell me how soon Juju has a chance of becoming #3?
 

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Justine probably doesn't have a chance at #3 till at least after Roland Garros, if not Wimbledon and the hard court season.
 

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Also, Warsaw is a tier II as was Hamburg. There are more points available in Berlin. That's what puts Kim ahead this week.

Next week she has to defend most of her points in Rome to stay there.
 

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Also, Warsaw is a tier II as was Hamburg. There are more points available in Berlin. That's what puts Kim ahead this week.

Next week she has to defend most of her points in Rome to stay there.

ok.
 
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