Tuesday, August 23, 2011

No need to worry about Serena Williams' seeding at the U.S. Open


Can you believe that Serena Williams is seeded 28th for the U.S. Open? That's outrageous!

I'm just kidding folks; it's not outrageous at all. It's funny to see, though, that there are some complaints about it, arguing that if other Slams seed players based on past performances then the USTA should follow suit.

The USTA tried that back in the late '90s and it was a very unpopular move: The top Spanish male players at one point thought about boycotting because of it.

The USTA did the right thing here by not bumping Serena up, or even granting a seed to big sis Venus. Unless that's the procedure from now on, then you shouldn't just make the adjustment for one year. The fact that Serena even got herself to a seeded position is one of the most remarkable feats in the women's game this year.

And at this point, does anyone out there really think Serena needs any help from anyone in regard to having an easy draw?

(Photo: Getty Images)

3 comments:

PokeyLokey said...

true...it doesn't matter what her seed is...the only folks bothered are the higher seeds who have to play her earlier rather than later

Erik G. said...

Hey Van,

I agree that the news of Serena's seeding wasn't really news except for those who wanted to make it news. The fact is Serena proved over the summer it doesn't matter where she's seeded to be the favorite.

Are you making it out to the Open this year?

Erik

Tennis Geek said...

"And at this point, does anyone out there really think Serena needs any help from anyone in regard to having an easy draw?"

Nope.