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MD list

1. Kvitova
2. Safarova
3. Suárez Navarro
4. Kerber
5. Makarova
6. Cornet
7. Begu
8. Kuznetsova
9. Pavlyuchenkova
10. Schmiedlova
11. Knapp
12. Giorgi
13. Tsurenko
14. Gavrilova
15. Mladenovic
16. Niculescu
17. Pironkova
18. Lepchenko
19. Cibulkova
20. Dulgheru (#52)
 

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Surprised no Pliskova. Surely she'll get a WC if necessary. The expected YEC bottom 8 contenders here.

Surprised not to see Timea [in LUX, less points], Garbine, or Bencic.
 

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Surprised no Pliskova. Surely she'll get a WC if necessary. The expected YEC bottom 8 contenders here.

Surprised not to see Timea [in LUX, less points], Garbine, or Bencic.
And should any of them reach the YEC, they'll pull out of here, same as in previous years. :eek:

Re the other 3: It's the same situation. The YEC will have actually started* before the official rankings are updated to include results from the previous week. It's the same as for any other tournament.

*And that's just the actual play: Never mind all the pre-event media frenzy. :rolleyes:
 

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Good list!
 

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Vesnina and Kulichkova will probably get WC
 

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And I hope the road to the Finals won't end before Kremlin Cup and maybe Wozniacki, Radwanska will take WC here:)
 

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LMAO if this event doesn't count for YEC that is its true nail in the coffin. What a FAIL scheduling by the WTA again :hysteric:.
 
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And should any of them reach the YEC, they'll pull out of here, same as in previous years. :eek:

Re the other 3: It's the same situation. The YEC will have actually started* before the official rankings are updated to include results from the previous week. It's the same as for any other tournament.

*And that's just the actual play: Never mind all the pre-event media frenzy. :rolleyes:
Huh? The rankings are reset when Moscow/Luxembourg are completed to reflect the Race. Garbine, Bencic, and Timea are not hampered because they did not qualify in 2014.

Entry into the YEC is based on the race, not ranking. The WTA then takes the YEC/Zhuhai off early in order to make the race equal the ranking.
 

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Huh? The rankings are reset when Moscow/Luxembourg are completed to reflect the Race. Garbine, Bencic, and Timea are not hampered because they did not qualify in 2014.

Entry into the YEC is based on the race, not ranking. The WTA then takes the YEC/Zhuhai off early in order to make the race equal the ranking.
Thank god. Still way too quick of a turnaround though if any YEC qualifiers go far here, they need to switch YEC and Zhuhai.
 

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Huh? The rankings are reset when Moscow/Luxembourg are completed to reflect the Race. Garbine, Bencic, and Timea are not hampered because they did not qualify in 2014.

Entry into the YEC is based on the race, not ranking. The WTA then takes the YEC/Zhuhai off early in order to make the race equal the ranking.
This I understand, but my point was that any tournaments the week before the YEC finals are just too late to count in qualifying for said finals. Some people - in various threads throughout the year - seem to think otherwise. It would be logistically very difficult to plain impossible, seeing as the YEC finalists are required to take part in a media session the day before the finals start. Never mind that any points won the previous week won't get credited to a player until after the finals have started.

Thank god. Still way too quick of a turnaround though if any YEC qualifiers go far here, they need to switch YEC and Zhuhai.
Any YEC qualifiers will almost certainly pull out. Ivanovic, Kvitova and Wozniacki all pulled out of Moscow last year.

YEC alternates will sometimes play the week before: Wonziacki played (and won) Luxembourg in 2013, but then she was probably desperate to win a title of any description at that point. Kerber and Makarova both entered Moscow last year. Kerber pulled out, but Mak didn't. It wouldn't have been the done thing to pull out of a home tournament I suppose. She did the next best thing, and lost her first match, to Begu.
 

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WTA wanted to have a Friday final, to make it easier for the players playing in Singapore, but the tournament (iirc) was against it and prevailed in the end.
 

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Why don't they just switch Singapore and Dalian though :weirdo:? The whole shortening the season goal clearly isn't working, it just leads to players being even more exhausted during it because everything is so rushed.
 
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In 2011, Radwanska and Bartoli competed in Kremlin Cup for the 8th place in the YEC. Radwanska lost in R2 (to Safarova), but Bartoli retired in QF (she should have win the tournament to enter), so Aga took the 8th place.
 

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Also in 2010, Azarenka entered YEC after she won Kremlin Cup (actually the QF points were enough), but only because Serena w/o.
 

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She's been listed in Moscow for the past three years. As soon as she qualified for the YEC after Beijing, she withdrew from Moscow.
I wouldn't expect anything different this year. She's now #4 in the race and needs very few points in WuHan/Beijing to seal her qualification. Then she'll pull out of Moscow.
 

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Surprised no Pliskova. Surely she'll get a WC if necessary. The expected YEC bottom 8 contenders here.

Surprised not to see Timea [in LUX, less points], Garbine, or Bencic.
Timea loves Luxembourg. She won her first career title there and lifted the doubles trophy with Barrois last year ;).
 
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