The deadline to enter a French Open was Monday.
And with everybody in a tip 100 strictly sealed on, a doubt was where a first, initial ranking cutoff would strike on a women’s side.
There are 108 players directly certified into a French Open pull on a basement of their rankings, or stable rankings.
And in a initial list, there are 5 players who entered with that stable ranking:
Serena Williams (No. 1)
Victoria Azarenka (No. 6)
Saisai Zheng (No. 88)
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (No. 90)
Vania King (No. 103)
And so, a a final actor true in is King, during No. 103.
But … Azarenka also would get in on a basement of her stream WTA Tour ranking, that stands during No. 95.
So there is no need for her to use a stable ranking. It can't be used for seeding purposes, so there is no benefit.
That would meant a subsequent actor in is China’s Ying-Ying Duan.
Playing a watchful game
Everyone ranked No. 104 and reduce contingency now lay and wait, to see who withdraws from a strange list before a start of subordinate May 21.
There always are injuries that cocktail adult in a interim. And, with stable rankings, there are some players who finish adult not creation a date simply given they aren’t nonetheless prepared to play as they lapse from injury.
With a increases in esteem income for first-round losers, many players try even with a increasing commitment on non-professional players who uncover adult only to take a esteem income and run.
Zheng, who had been out given a US Open, returned to play a few weeks ago in ITF tournaments in Asia.
King returned to play singles in February, after scarcely a year away. Her genuine ranking now stands during No. 1271.
Will Azarenka get to Paris?
As for Azarenka, there is still no denote she will even be means to play a French Open – or Rome and Madrid, that she has also entered.
The decider in her California control box gave her accede to move her son to Indian Wells, given it was in-state. And her son’s father went along to Miami, with his family carrying a condo in a area.
But Europe is a opposite story. No doubt Azarenka would have desired to have donned a Belarus colours in Minsk this weekend, for a Group we Fed Cup playoff tie opposite Slovakia. But she’s not on a team.
Azarenka final played a French Open in 2016, when she late down 0-4 in a third set to Italy’s Karen Knapp. She would have been about dual months’ profound during a time, as son Leo was innate Dec. 20, 2016.