Saturday, September 25, 2010

Serena pulls out of China, still likely to qualify for Year End Championships.

Serena Williams may have only played in six tournaments this year but she still looks good to qualify for Doha, even after now pulling out of the China Open.

These are the following senarios that could see six playaers qualify after Tokyo;
Caroline Wozniacki
- needs to reach quarterfinals OR Azarenka does not win title
Vera Zvonareva
- needs to reach semifinals OR Azarenka does not reach final and neither Dementieva, Li, Peer, Radwanska nor Petrova (if reaches Seoul final) wins title
Samantha Stosur
- needs to win title
Serena Williams
- Azarenka does not reach final AND neither Li nor Dementieva wins title
Kim Clijsters
- Azarenka does not reach final AND neither Li, Dementieva nor Petrova (if wins Seoul title) wins title
Venus Williams
- will qualify unless one of following three things happens:
i) Azarenka reaches semifinals
ii) Li or Dementieva reaches final
iii) Radwanska, Peer, Sharapova, Rezai or Petrova wins title.

How ever, According to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, in Serena’s absence from both Asian events, Caroline Wozniacki and Vera Zvonareva both have a mathematical chance of seizing the No.1 spot, but not until the week of the Beijing tournament (4-10 October). The 19-year-old Dane, runner-up at the US Open last year, will have three opportunities to become the first Dane to be ranked No.1 in the world: if she wins Beijing (regardless of her result in Tokyo), if she reaches the semi-finals or better in Tokyo and the final in Beijing, or, if she wins Tokyo and makes the quarter-finals or better in Beijing.

In the event that Wozniacki does not achieve either of the three scenarios, should Zvonareva win both titles, or reach the final in Tokyo and win the Beijing tournament, she will overtake Serena as the world No.1.

If Serena were to retain top spot and qualify for Doha, I think it shows how Dominate she is, even in playing just six tournaments.


Carlos said...

"Captain" you lost me at Vera Z. :P One thing for sure a lot of players are rooting against Azareka. Lets hope nothing mysterious happens to her haha. "The Big Stuffed Bunny", Vera, Stosur, tend to choke, so I'm thinking Serena will be at number one by the YEC.

I think IF Serena plays again this year will be at the YEC, not any other tournament before that.

Emily or as Carlos likes to call me "Captain" said...

Hahaha sorry about that! Yeah alot of players don't want her to get to the final! Yes they do have a tendancy to choke, and for Vera and "The Bunny" to get top spot the basicly need to win both titles, which I don't think they can do this late in the year. You would probably be right to think Serena will be number 1 at YEC's.

Well, I think she might possible accept a wild card into the Krelmin Cup and only if she hasn't yet qualifyd and is desperate too, which I can't see her being that.

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