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NOTE: This thread rests on the assumption that Pierce and Kournikova return to their top ten form.

How many top ten players are there? You can define that as you like. Perhaps the question should be 'How many players are as good as top ten players?'

You'll note I didn't give a choice of 10.

I'm counting the current top ten

Lindsay Davenport <br />Jennifer Capriati<br />Venus Williams<br />Martina Hingis<br />Kim Clijsters<br />Serena Williams<br />Justine Henin<br />Jelena Dokic<br />Amelie Mauresmo<br />Monica Seles

Top ten when injured.

Mary Pierce<br />Anna Kournikova

IMHO, players who I think would be top ten if they had been this age, and played at this level, five years ago.

Sandrine Testud<br />Meghann Shaughnessy<br />Silvia Farina Elia<br />Elena Dementieva

Which means, in a Tier I with 16 seeds, these players might not even get seeded.

Magdalena Maleeva<br />Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario<br />Amanda Coetzer<br />Iroda Tulyaganova

Which is slightly incredible.

De tour, she ees deeeeep ....

· Banned
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The Tour is gonna get stronger and stronger with more and more depth to it.

Right now i'd say around 15 or so but give another 2-3 years & it will be closer to 25.

· Team WTAworld, Senior Member
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What a weird question, I was gonna say 10, but there is not such option! <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

But I think the tour has more depth now, so I think there'll be more players of top 10 calibre appearing soon. But right now, I'd say around 13-14.

· Keeper of Venus & Serena,
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Barring injury, these players are set in the top 8:

Jennifer<br />Lindsay<br />Venus<br />Martina<br />Kim<br />Serena<br />Justine<br />Monica

Slots 9 and 10 are easily fluctuated back and forth between the likes of:

Dokic<br />Testud<br />Mauresmo<br />Pierce<br />Kournikova<br />Dementieva<br />Aranxta<br />Coetzer<br />Tulyaganova

So, I would say 17. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Good thread, Volcana! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

· Chionophile
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I think the tour becoming more and more stronger and having more depth etc.. are a bit exaggerated. I also think that players outside the top ten in the calibre of the top ten are exaggerated. I may be wrong, but this is just my opinion.

I believe we will still see the day when a player or two will have it all their way on the tour.
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