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· Team WTAworld, Senior Member
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Lindsay ought to be in the 5-8 range by the time Wimbledon rolls along. I think she has a reasonable chance of being in the top 4 at that time anyway. So I think this will not have to be done :)
 

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First, WB rarely ever deviates from ranking when seeding the women.

They won't drop an ex-champ from #4 to #5, even for another ex-champ.

I think it depends on who would drop from #4 to #5. Jenn, Venus, Martina are 1, 2, 3 now. Martina is an ex-champ, Venus is defending champ, Jenn amde the semis last year and is defending OZ champ. None of them are getting seeded below their ranking.

Monica - Still one of the biggest names in the sport. If she up to #4, (I admit this is unlikely) they won't drop her back.

Serena - Decision of the marketing department. Probably safe because moving her to #5 makes the possibility of Serena vs Venus in the QF. Hypewise, you want that match later. But if an uninspired Wild Thing is going to show up vs Venus, then switching Lindsay for Serena is a good idea.

Justine made the final last year. If she's #4, they'l leave her.

Anyone else might get smacked, especially if Lindsay wins a grass tuneup.
 

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Don't think so.By wimbledon she'll be around 5 so if she palys what the point in moving her plus then it would be a quarter final not 4th round!
 

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Wimbledon no longer seeds subjectively, remember? They now use a system that raises players based on their past 5 years Grasscourt results. Expect this system to make Venus the #1 seed, unless she is far back in points, which is unlikely. The other players who are likely to see their seedings go higher are Lindsay and Justine.
 

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Interesting point about the Wimby seeding system. You learn something new everyday.
 

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DH, are you certain that they are using that seeding formula for women? I thought it was for men? :confused:
 

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it's for the women too i think
 

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i guess its because hardcourt is kind of TOO common
so they dont do it for the hard court slams
 

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It was rebound ace not hardcourt.

And so what if it is common? To ensure fairness, they should still implement it.
 
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