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rk trs. pts. Name <br />01 (17) 4902 LINDSAY DAVENPORT <br />02 (17) 4892 JENNIFER CAPRIATI <br />03 (12) 4128 VENUS WILLIAMS <br />04 (18) 3944 MARTINA HINGIS <br />05 (22) 3265 KIM CLIJSTERS <br />06 (10) 3004 SERENA WILLIAMS <br />07 (22) 2989 JUSTINE HENIN <br />08 (26) 2780 JELENA DOKIC <br />09 (16) 2765 AMELIE MAURESMO <br />10 (14) 2306 MONICA SELES <br />11 (28) 2056 SANDRINE TESTUD <br />12 (26) 1833 MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY <br />13 (22) 1754 NATHALIE TAUZIAT <br />14 (28) 1738 SILVIA FARINA ELIA <br />15 (22) 1576 ELENA DEMENTIEVA <br />16 (25) 1571 MAGDALENA MALEEVA <br />17 (24) 1548 ARANTXA SANCHEZ-VICARIO <br />18 (20) 1495 ANKE HUBER <br />19 (22) 1474 AMANDA COETZER <br />20 (26) 1166 IRODA TULYAGANOVA

The average top 20 player plays 20.85 tournaments a year.<br />The average top 10 player palys 17.40 tournaments a year.

The difference is 3.55 tournaments a year. With travel, that's about a month.

If no Venus or Serena, the average top 10 player plays 19 tournaments a year.<br />But the top players still get a couple extra weeks off.

The avergae #11-#20 ranked played plays 24.3 tournaments a year. About 30% more tournaments.

Henin and Testud are both playing Aukland. Both have about 300 points to make up.<br />With Venus, Lindsay and Martina allonthe shelf, there's a chance that Kim, Serena or Justine could be one of the top four seeds at OZ.<br />With a fast start, Justine could jump right over Kim and Serena.
 

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Henin and Testud playing Auckland? Um, shouldn't that be Gold Coast? I have a hard time believing that they'd rather sign up for a Tier IV than a Tier III...especially Henin since she won Gold Coast last year.

I think Henin's going to lose more than she gains. Aren't the points on offer for Tier IIIs less than what they were last year? She would have to beat some high-ranked players on the way to make up for it. I don't see her surpassing Clijsters or Serena even with a fast start. Even IF she plays Sydney AND wins it, the points won't count towards seeding at the Australian Open.

Anyway, the numbers for tourneys played makes sense. ASV was signing up for all those indoors events (the surface that least suits her) to try to get to Munich. Testud and Shaughnessy normally play everything in sight. (Good for Sandrine but maybe Meghann should reconsider with all the injuries she sustained.)

I think what would be more interesting is too see how many tournaments a much lower-ranked player plays...you know, the ones who are really trying to eke out a living playing tennis.

Or perhaps to see a correlation between tournaments played and money made.

Thanks Volcana, for crunching the numbers. Interesting.

[ November 16, 2001: Message edited by: cynicole ]</p>
 

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Well if Monica can get the #8 seed for the ausi open whohoo! GO MONICA IN AUSI 2002!
 
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