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The last race to Istanbul!
Istanbul has been hosting the WTA's year end championship for the last 2 years, this will be the last year for Turkey's Capital.

What a host? An Awesome host. Filled to capacity arena, super crowds, gooood TV coverage...

Only a couple of months left before we finish the Canal Slams and wind the season down towards the US and Asia's hard courts.

Here is the race to Istanbul contenders as of today, I will update this list once every few weeks to see who is joining and who is leaving.

Here is the top 12 today:

Previous- Current Rank- Player- Country- Date of Birth- Points- Tournaments
[3]-- 1 Sharapova, Maria-- Russia-- 19 Apr 1987-- 3465-- 5
[1]-- 2 Azarenka, Victoria-- Belarus-- 31 Jul 1989-- 3350-- 6
[2]-- 3 Williams, Serena-- United States-- 26 Sep 1981-- 3060-- 7
[5]-- 4 Li, Na-- China-- 26 Feb 1982-- 2450-- 8
[4]-- 5 Radwanska, Agnieszka-- Poland-- 06 Mar 1989-- 2355-- 7
[6]-- 6 Errani, Sara-- Italy-- 29 Apr 1987-- 1831-- 10
[7]-- 7 Wozniacki, Caroline-- Denmark-- 11 Jul 1990-- 1668-- 10
[8]-- 8 Kvitova, Petra-- Czech Republic-- 08 Mar 1990-- 1626-- 10
[10]-- 9 Kerber, Angelique-- Germany-- 18 Jan 1988-- 1532-- 9
[9]-- 10 Stephens, Sloane-- United States-- 20 Mar 1993-- 1367-- 8
[12]-- 11 Jankovic, Jelena-- Serbia-- 28 Feb 1985-- 1336-- 8
[11]-- 12 Kirilenko, Maria-- Russia-- 25 Jan 1987-- 1281-- 7


Lets see who makes it.
29-Apr-2013 10:40 AM
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RE: The last race to Istanbul!
Wow! You're out early!!
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RE: The last race to Istanbul!
(29-Apr-2013 11:15 AM)SingleBackhand Wrote:  Wow! You're out early!!
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Maria just overtook Serena! And Vihka!!
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29-Apr-2013 12:33 PM
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RE: The last race to Istanbul!
Another 1000 point tourny is behind us.

The latest standings:

rank PLAYER COUNTRY POINTS TOURNAMENTS
1 SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUSSIA 4165--6
2 WILLIAMS, SERENA USA 4060--8
3 AZARENKA, VICTORIA BELARUS 3430--7
4 LI, NA CHINA 2455--9
5 RADWANSKA, AGNIESZKA POLAND 2435--8
6 ERRANI, SARA ITALY 2281--11
7 KERBER, ANGELIQUE GERMANY 1782--10
8 KVITOVA, PETRA CZECH 1706--11
9 WOZNIACKI, CAROLINE DENMARK 1673--11
10 KIRILENKO, MARIA RUSSIA 1421--8


Serena has played two more events than Masha but still behind by 105 points.
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RE: The last race to Istanbul!
(12-May-2013 07:19 PM)Kiu Wrote:  Another 1000 point tourny is behind us.

The latest standings:

rank PLAYER COUNTRY POINTS TOURNAMENTS
1 SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUSSIA 4165--6
2 WILLIAMS, SERENA USA 4060--8
3 AZARENKA, VICTORIA BELARUS 3430--7
4 LI, NA CHINA 2455--9
5 RADWANSKA, AGNIESZKA POLAND 2435--8
6 ERRANI, SARA ITALY 2281--11
7 KERBER, ANGELIQUE GERMANY 1782--10
8 KVITOVA, PETRA CZECH 1706--11
9 WOZNIACKI, CAROLINE DENMARK 1673--11
10 KIRILENKO, MARIA RUSSIA 1421--8


Serena has played two more events than Masha but still behind by 105 points.

They've planned the same amount of tournies this year, 6.

Serena - Brisbane, Aussie Open, Doha, Miami, Charleston, Madrid

Maria - Aussie Open, Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart, Madrid
12-May-2013 07:30 PM
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RE: The last race to Istanbul!
Except that Maria didn't plan to play Dubai, Serena did and pulled out.
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RE: The last race to Istanbul!
(12-May-2013 07:19 PM)Kiu Wrote:  Another 1000 point tourny is behind us.

The latest standings:

rank PLAYER COUNTRY POINTS TOURNAMENTS
1 SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUSSIA 4165--6
2 WILLIAMS, SERENA USA 4060--8
3 AZARENKA, VICTORIA BELARUS 3430--7
4 LI, NA CHINA 2455--9
5 RADWANSKA, AGNIESZKA POLAND 2435--8
6 ERRANI, SARA ITALY 2281--11
7 KERBER, ANGELIQUE GERMANY 1782--10
8 KVITOVA, PETRA CZECH 1706--11
9 WOZNIACKI, CAROLINE DENMARK 1673--11
10 KIRILENKO, MARIA RUSSIA 1421--8


Serena has played two more events than Masha but still behind by 105 points.

Those 2 events are Dubai and Indian Wells which she didn't even play. Taking into consideration that Serena skipped a premier mandatory and got injured at the biggest tournament so far this year (AO), its pretty amazing that she's only 105 points from first place!
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RE: The last race to Istanbul!
(12-May-2013 09:01 PM)Kiu Wrote:  Except that Maria didn't plan to play Dubai, Serena did and pulled out.

Serena didn't PLAY Dubai, she withdrew before her first match, which equated to zilch. Remember, Maria pulled out of Brisbane.
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RE: The last race to Istanbul!
Update after 900 point event in Rome:

[2] 1 WILLIAMS, SERENA UNITED STATES-- 4960 9
[1] 2 SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUSSIA-- 4390 7
[3] 3 AZARENKA, VICTORIA BELARUS-- 4050 8
[6] 4 ERRANI, SARA ITALY-- 2676 12
[4] 5 LI, NA CHINA-- 2580 10
[5] 6 RADWANSKA, AGNIESZKA-- 06 MAR 1989 2436 9
[8] 7 KVITOVA, PETRA-- 08 MAR 1990 1831 12
[7] 8 KERBER, ANGELIQUE GERMANY-- 1782 11
[9] 9 WOZNIACKI, CAROLINE DENMARK--- 1674 12
[12] 10 JANKOVIC, JELENA SERBIA-- 1566 10

next update after the big one in France.
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RE: The last race to Istanbul!
(12-May-2013 07:19 PM)Kiu Wrote:  Another 1000 point tourny is behind us.

The latest standings:

rank PLAYER COUNTRY POINTS TOURNAMENTS
1 SHARAPOVA, MARIA RUSSIA 4165--6
2 WILLIAMS, SERENA USA 4060--8
3 AZARENKA, VICTORIA BELARUS 3430--7
4 LI, NA CHINA 2455--9
5 RADWANSKA, AGNIESZKA POLAND 2435--8
6 ERRANI, SARA ITALY 2281--11
7 KERBER, ANGELIQUE GERMANY 1782--10
8 KVITOVA, PETRA CZECH 1706--11
9 WOZNIACKI, CAROLINE DENMARK 1673--11
10 KIRILENKO, MARIA RUSSIA 1421--8


Serena has played two more events than Masha but still behind by 105 points.
yes thats consolation for pova for now.....
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RE: The last race to Istanbul!
Why do some -- some -- Serena fans go after Sharapova so harshly? It strikes me as ridiculously over-the-top.

I would get it if it were a situation like Federer fans getting angry at Rafa, since Nadal has a 2-1 winning record over Roger. But Serena owns Maria. There's no other way to put it.

The amount of time and energy some fans put into tearing down Maria is the message board equivalent of killing a fly with a cannon ball.
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RE: The last race to Istanbul!
(20-May-2013 12:47 PM)tented Wrote:  Why do some -- some -- Serena fans go after Sharapova so harshly? It strikes me as ridiculously over-the-top.

I would get it if it were a situation like Federer fans getting angry at Rafa, since Nadal has a 2-1 winning record over Roger. But Serena owns Maria. There's no other way to put it.

The amount of time and energy some fans put into tearing down Maria is the message board equivalent of killing a fly with a cannon ball.
:Dbecause we can and are loving those beatdowns....how u doinSmile
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(20-May-2013 02:34 PM)tossip Wrote:  
(20-May-2013 12:47 PM)tented Wrote:  Why do some -- some -- Serena fans go after Sharapova so harshly? It strikes me as ridiculously over-the-top.

I would get it if it were a situation like Federer fans getting angry at Rafa, since Nadal has a 2-1 winning record over Roger. But Serena owns Maria. There's no other way to put it.

The amount of time and energy some fans put into tearing down Maria is the message board equivalent of killing a fly with a cannon ball.
:Dbecause we can and are loving those beatdowns....how u doinSmile

Do you even like tennis? Or are you just in it for the beat-downs?
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RE: The last race to Istanbul!
(20-May-2013 12:47 PM)tented Wrote:  Why do some -- some -- Serena fans go after Sharapova so harshly?

Bad judgement perhaps? I mean, if I was a Serena fan I would have nothing but praise for Sharapova, Azarenka and the rest of them. It will only make Serena look even better. But if you talk as though Maria and Vika are no good and Serena beats them, well, no big deal than is it? "Congrats, you're better than a couple of scrubs." Rolleyes
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RE: The last race to Istanbul!
(20-May-2013 02:57 PM)tented Wrote:  
(20-May-2013 02:34 PM)tossip Wrote:  
(20-May-2013 12:47 PM)tented Wrote:  Why do some -- some -- Serena fans go after Sharapova so harshly? It strikes me as ridiculously over-the-top.

I would get it if it were a situation like Federer fans getting angry at Rafa, since Nadal has a 2-1 winning record over Roger. But Serena owns Maria. There's no other way to put it.

The amount of time and energy some fans put into tearing down Maria is the message board equivalent of killing a fly with a cannon ball.
:Dbecause we can and are loving those beatdowns....how u doinSmile

Do you even like tennis? Or are you just in it for the beat-downs?
I love tennis very much but the hype surrounding pova makes her beatdowns so much fun ....my favorite amongst them all was the Olympics final and followed by Miami13..
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RE: The last race to Istanbul!
(20-May-2013 03:00 PM)jhar26 Wrote:  
(20-May-2013 12:47 PM)tented Wrote:  Why do some -- some -- Serena fans go after Sharapova so harshly?

Bad judgement perhaps? I mean, if I was a Serena fan I would have nothing but praise for Sharapova, Azarenka and the rest of them. It will only make Serena look even better. But if you talk as though Maria and Vika are no good and Serena beats them, well, no big deal than is it? "Congrats, you're better than a couple of scrubs." Rolleyes

I'm a fan of all three women. Serena the most. But I love Maria and Vika as well. BUT... the fact that Serena crushes them so easily makes me wonder if in fact they are scrubs. I would find it difficult to make a strong case for that. But, it has crossed my mind.
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RE: The last race to Istanbul!
Update right here!

[1] 1 Williams, Serena United States 6960 10
[2] 2 Sharapova, Maria Russia 5790 8
[3] 3 Azarenka, Victoria Belarus 4950 9
[4] 4 Errani, Sara Italy 3576 13
[6] 5 Radwanska, Agnieszka Poland 2936 10
[5] 6 Li, Na China 2680 11
[11] 7 Jankovic, Jelena Serbia 2066 11
[8] 8 Kerber, Angelique Germany 2062 12
[12] 9 Kirilenko, Maria Russia 2046 10
[7] 10 Kvitova, Petra Czech Republic 1991 13

looke, some new names and some old names are out!

JJ??!!
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RE: The last race to Istanbul!
1 Williams 6960
2 Sharapova 5790
3 Azarenka 4950
4 Errani 3576
5 Radwanska 2937
6 Li 2800
7 Jankovic 2196
8 Kirilenko 2166
9 Kerber 2122
10 Kvitova 2051
11 Wozniacki 1975
12 Stephens 1897
13 Vinci 1782
14 Kuznetsova 1657
15 Suarez Navarro 1631
16 Ivanovic 1568

The top 5 are as good as there unless they get injured. Around 4000 points will be required to qualify for Istanbul.
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1 Williams 7240
2 Sharapova 5890
3 Azarenka 5050
4 Radwanska 3837
5 Errani 3581
6 Li 3300
7 Kvitova 2551
8 Lisicki 2471 W=3071
9 Bartoli 2448 W=3048
10 Stephens 2397
11 Jankovic 2296
12 Flipkens 2253
13 Kerber 2222
14 Kirilenko 2171
15 Wozniacki 2075
16 Vinci 2062
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RE: The last race to Istanbul!
As of 15/07/2013:
1 Williams 7240
2 Sharapova 5890
3 Azarenka 5050
4 Radwanska 3837
5 Errani 3781
6 Li 3300
7 Bartoli 3048
8 Kvitova 2551
9 Lisicki 2471
10 Stephens 2397
11 Vinci 2342
12 Jankovic 2296
13 Flipkens 2253
14 Kerber 2222
15 Kirilenko 2171
16 Wozniacki 2075

Only Serena is playing next week.
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