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Moose
08-29-2004, 11:15 PM
This from today's Tennis X newsletter:
Do the math yourself, we've misplaced the calculator, but we figure that if Justine Henin-Hardenne doesn't reach the quarters at the US Open, Amelie Mauresmo will ascend to No. 1 for the first time if she has even a middling result -- check it. Something like that. The WTA staff on-site are pretty clueless, obviously since you haven't officially heard anything about it yet in the media. Either that, or we will have egg on the face. More to come.

www.tennis-x.com

I didn't realize Amelie was this close, guess my interest in ranking numbers has faded a bit with the lack of firepower at the top of the women's game over the past few months. With all the crap Kim got over getting to #1 without capturing a Slam, this should be getting a lot more attention than it has.

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3mlm
08-30-2004, 07:50 AM
They're right. Subtract everyone's points from last year's USO and these are the rankings:



RANKPLAYERPOINTS1 Amelie Mauresmo42742Anastasia Myskina 41093Justine Henin-Hardenne38764Lindsay Davenport36015Kim Clijsters28156Elena Dementieva27757Maria Sharapova24158Svetlana Kuznetsova20189Vera Zvonareva201010Serena Williams199511Venus Williams199112Jennifer Capriati199013Ai Sugiyama184814Patty Schnyder162515Nadia Petrova157816Paola Suarez152517Elena Bovina140718Karolina Sprem1369.7519Alicia Molik1311.520Chanda Rubin124921Silvia Farina Elia122522Magdalena Maleeva121323Francesca Schiavone120224Amy Frazier117925Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi1159



With Mauresmo winning today, Henin-Hardenne has to get 438 points just to catch Mauresmo.