...why Vera Zvonareva qualified for the WTA championships ahead of Venus Williams and Jennifer Capriati but finished behind those two in the year-end rankings? Isn't the WTA championships supposed to have the top 8 only? I know that Venus and Jennifer were trying to qualify for the 8th spot in Philly but both lost early while Vera made the finals. I thought that Vera had passed both of them in the rankings by virtue of that. I know Zvonareva didn't win any matches in LA but that shouldn't have affected her ranking since Venus and Jennifer weren't there to pass her with more ranking points. So why did they finish ahead of the Russian?