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beaujarkko
06-22-2009, 04:52 AM
Welcome to the Picks and Results thread. First and foremost, we here at TaT encourage you to check this thread before making your daily picks to help ensure you don't duplicate one of your previous choices. It is also the best method by which to check that we haven't been in error with your selections. Both of these things happen.

Below are the record-setting 361 entrants (we, sadly, lost two already to invalid options from the top half of the draw whose names are not listed below) who hope to beat the draw.

And as always, once you're red, you'll be... blue

3mlm: U. Radwanska - K. Bondarenko - Kleybanova

AceHole : Zheng - Li - Bartoli - Stosur - Dementieva - Jankovic

adicecream : Pavlyuchenkova - Szavay

aedra1119 : Tanasugarn

agassifan : Petrova - A. Bondarenko

ajay.gov : Kleybanova - Garbin - Pavlyuchenkova

Aleksei : U. Radwanska - Mauresmo - Azarenka - Li - Dementieva - Jankovic

alvinlimtc : Rezai - Keothavong

amenssen : Tanasugarn

angryduck71 : Razzano - Szavay

anilsaboo : Tanasugarn

AnneP : Tanasugarn

Aquarianbabe65 : Dulko - Dokic

aroque : Sprem

atlpam : Tanasugarn

Auburn84 : Tanasugarn

Aurora : Tanasugarn

awkw4rd nub : Tanasugarn

balon11 : Hantuchova - Ivanovic - Razzano - Stosur - Zvonareva

bartman2099 : Safarova

beaujarkko : Rybarikova

beths : Safarova

bfish : Kleybanova - No Day 2 Pick

BHar11 : Pavlyuchenkova - Szavay

blaker414 : Safarova

blomgren : Hantuchova - Ivanovic - Sharapova

bluereggie : Tanasugarn

Bobby : Dulko - K. Bondarenko - Pavlyuchenkova

BoliDijaspora : Hantuchova - Benesova - Kleybanova

Bonneau : Hantuchova - A. Bondarenko

borenore2 : Cirstea - Bammer

borrego04 : Larcher de Brito - Dokic

bricks23 : Hantuchova - No Day 2 Pick

cader : U. Radwanska - K. Bondarenko - Kleybanova

calvin_hobbes29 : Rybarikova

Capitals32 : U. Radwanska - A. Bondarenko

carlitos2006 : Dulko - Garbin - Razzano - Stosur - Azarenka - Wozniacki - Dementieva

Carmen : Rybarikova

categ : Tanasugarn

cdavid99 : Tanasugarn

Charlie02123 : Zvonareva - Vaidisova

chodanjmf : Kleybanova - Kanepi

Christopher : Cirstea - Szavay

CM4RN : Petrova - A. Bondarenko

cneblett : Azarenka - Jankovic - Cibulkova - Li - Dementieva - Safina - A. Radwanska

Codge : Larcher de Brito - Stosur - No Day 3 Pick

Cookie Monster : Groenefeld

craighickman : Hantuchova - Safina - No Day 3 Pick

csgnyc : U. Radwanska - Ivanovic - Kleybanova

dani : Kleybanova - Vaidisova

Danielle : U. Radwanska - K. Bondarenko - Pavlyuchenkova

danutz : Dulko - K. Bondarenko - Razzano - Li - Hantuchova - Wozniacki - A. Radwanska

debbmo_nyc : U. Radwanska - Bammer

Deuce : Dechy

djoker : Safarova

Doc_P : Dulko - Benesova - Pavlyuchenkova

dollymix : Dechy

dolphins343 : Kleybanova - Ivanovic - Sugiyama - Stosur - Petrova - Jankovic

doubledogbrewer : Bartoli - Pennetta - Cibulkova - Mauresmo - Petrova - Jankovic

dowser55 : Tanasugarn

beaujarkko
06-22-2009, 04:52 AM
Drop-shot : Tanasugarn

dryrunguy : Tanasugarn

e11even : Rybarikova

Earth-dragon : Cibulkova - Ivanovic - Sugiyama - Mauresmo - Petrova - Wozniacki - Azarenka

Elchie : Rezai - Bammer

elenas : Sharapova - Li - Kleybanova

elisat : Zheng - Vaidisova

Elliot : Kleybanova - K. Bondarenko - Azarenka - Flipkens - Cibulkova

ElljayB : Tanasugarn

enzobp : Peer - Jankovic - Dementieva - Wozniacki - Bartoli

epetersen27 : Zvonareva - Vaidisova

Equipped : Petrova - Ivanovic - Sugiyama - Lisicki - Hantuchova - Jankovic

EricTW : Petrova - Benesova - Razzano - Pennetta - Hantuchova - Wozniacki - A. Radwanska

ernie_pantusso : Dulko - K. Bondarenko - Petrova - Pennetta - Dementieva - Jankovic

eskimo_53 : Bacsinszky - Garbin - Kleybanova

Eugene : Pavlyuchenkova - Li - Kleybanova

evil_juju : Hantuchova - Benesova - Sugiyama - Stosur - Petrova - Safina - Razzano

facey007 : Safarova

fafie33 : Wozniak

fantasma007 : Tanasugarn

fatboy : Tanasugarn

FEBravo : Safarova

Federer70 : Safarova

federerfan : Zheng - Benesova - Petrova - Wozniacki - Dementieva - Jankovic

Federex : Kleybanova - Li - Pavlyuchenkova

fedpras : Hantuchova - K. Bondarenko - Pavlyuchenkova

Fiercehart : Pavlyuchenkova - Li - Razzano - Pennetta - Petrova - Jankovic

Flatlander : Pavlyuchenkova - Szavay

flowerchild39 : Safarova

flyingswan : Petrova - Dokic

fountainhead : Pavlyuchenkova - Dokic

FourTeller : Rezai - Vaidisova

Foxykhat : U. Radwanska - Keothavong

Frizzlette : Tanasugarn

frost : Peer - A. Bondarenko

Fun Blame Monster : Tanasugarn

gacorey1 : Bacsinszky - Szavay

garp6 : Pavlyuchenkova - A. Bondarenko

gauloises : Sharapova - K. Bondarenko - Sugiyama - Pennetta - Hantuchova - Wozniacki - Azarenka

gavbruss : Peer - Szavay

GC-20 : Hantuchova - Ivanovic - Kleybanova

gerrywag : Zheng - Medina Garrigues - Pavlyuchenkova

gff0 : Zvonareva - Vaidisova

gibbermiata : Wozniak

gijsje : Pavlyuchenkova - K. Bondarenko - Kleybanova

glarange : Hantuchova - Chakvetadze

gobows : Petrova - K. Bondarenko - Azarenka - Li - Dementieva - Ivanovic - Wozniacki

gofabrice : Safarova

grabern : Larcher de Brito - No Day 2 Pick

gracie : Dementieva - Ivanovic - Petrova - Jankovic - Azarenka - Safina - Razzano

GreenGourd : U. Radwanska - Benesova - Kleybanova

greenhopper : U. Radwanska - Benesova - Pavlyuchenkova

GVGirl : Tanasugarn

hans82 : Dulko - Szavay

hawkgirl98 : Mirza - Glatch

Herodotus : Pavlyuchenkova - K. Bondarenko - Kleybanova

hmanzg : U. Radwanska - K. Bondarenko - Pavlyuchenkova

hotchocolate : Wozniak

hsl33 : Bartoli - Vaidisova

hurricanejeanne : Wozniak

beaujarkko
06-22-2009, 04:52 AM
iamco_CO_nut : Cirstea - No Day 2 Pick

igorwright : Hantuchova - A. Radwanska - Kleybanova

iloveagaradwanska : Safarova

improbabledream : Tanasugarn

IntnstyAngle : Safarova

Irena2 : Tanasugarn

izidane : Dulko - A. Bondarenko

Jacko (Private Detective) : U. Radwanska - Govortsova - Sugiyama - Lisicki - Hantuchova - A. Radwanska - Razzano

jadesa : Rybarikova

jaimetennis : Wozniak

Jason11E : U. Radwanska - K. Bondarenko - Kleybanova

jazzyg : Tanasugarn

JBK-50 : Safarova

JBs10is : U. Radwanska - Benesova - Razzano - Pennetta - Dulko

JelenaFan : Sprem

Jenni : Tanasugarn

jenninlaca : Hantuchova - Benesova - Pavlyuchenkova

Jessie181 : Bacsinszky - A. Bondarenko

jesswrig : Groenefeld

JieOllily0001 : Safarova

Jillybean : Hantuchova - Dokic

jjnow : Bacsinszky - Benesova - Razzano - Pennetta - Petrova - Jankovic

jkfriedman : Petrova - Benesova - Pavlyuchenkova

jlhct : Sprem

jmcd0213 : Bartoli - No Day 2 Pick

jmcguire : Wozniak

jmhohnj : Zheng - Li - Razzano - Mauresmo - Azarenka - Jankovic

jnaber15 : Pavlyuchenkova - Bammer

joanjettson : Hantuchova - Safina - Kleybanova

joanna : Sprem

johnnw45 : U. Radwanska - Li - Razzano - A. Radwanska - Dementieva - Wozniacki - Azarenka

Jon D'oh : Tanasugarn

joshman_can : Hantuchova - Pennetta - Pavlyuchenkova

jsmauger : Johansson - K. Bondarenko - Pavlyuchenkova

JTContinental : Hantuchova - Benesova - Kleybanova

Jtdrum10 : Sprem

juandixonformvp : Dulko - Makarova - Pavlyuchenkova

jwcardinal11 : Rezai - Vaidisova

kabouter : U. Radwanska - A. Bondarenko

kayce : Safarova

kcgregg : Tanasugarn

Kiki D : Peer - Benesova - Pavlyuchenkova

kikimoreau : Sprem

kirby077 : Petrova - Li - Azarenka - Stosur - Cibulkova

Kirkus : Kleybanova - Chakvetadze

kknudsen : Tanasugarn

kmart93 : Hantuchova - Bammer

kmf71683 : Tanasugarn

knifey : Tanasugarn

knitcole : Wickmayer

korjik : Petrova - A. Bondarenko

kornaglen : Safarova

krishna : Bacsinszky - Garbin - Sugiyama - Pennetta - Petrova - Wozniacki - A. Radwanska

ktothem1 : Hantuchova - Benesova - Sharapova

kzt123 : Hantuchova - No Day 2 Pick

lbk77 : U. Radwanska - K. Bondarenko - Pavlyuchenkova

led14pa2 : Hantuchova - Pennetta - Pavlyuchenkova

leemur : Rezai - Mauresmo - Razzano - Stosur - Hantuchova - A. Radwanska - V. Williams

Lemnos2 : Hantuchova - Benesova - Kleybanova

lemons : Hantuchova - Stosur - Razzano - Pennetta - Azarenka - Wozniacki - A. Radwanska

beaujarkko
06-22-2009, 04:52 AM
leosash : Tanasugarn

lilly potter : Tanasugarn

linz610 : Safarova

lknobel : Sprem

lokoryan : Safarova

LoveThirty : Tanasugarn

lukeorion : U. Radwanska - Keothavong

lululala : Zheng - Li - Sugiyama - Pennetta - Petrova - Kuznetsova

luvs10s : Dulko - Errani - Kleybanova

Lynn : Zheng - Li - Kleybanova

Madame : Zheng - A. Bondarenko

Madoun : U. Radwanska - Keothavong

manolo : Rezai - Vaidisova

MariaFan : Zheng - Li - Sugiyama - Mauresmo - Azarenka - Jankovic

marieJ : Hantuchova - Ivanovic - Pavlyuchenkova

MarkB24 : Dechy

marsny : Hantuchova - K. Bondarenko - Sugiyama - Stosur - Dementieva - Wozniacki - Razzano

Martini4me : Tanasugarn

maryt : Dechy

mataeo1983 : Azarenka - Kvitova

matt2370 : Safarova

max555 : Hantuchova - K. Bondarenko - Kleybanova

maxim : Hantuchova - K. Bondarenko - Razzano - Li - Petrova - Jankovic

MayorGhouliani : Hantuchova - Benesova - Kleybanova

MeganFernandez : Zvonareva - Dokic

Meowy : Wozniak

merdon : Safarova

michelle78 : Tanasugarn

mick1303 : Safarova

microserfing : Sugiyama - Benesova - Pavlyuchenkova

Mikel : U. Radwanska - Keothavong

Miles : Rezai - A. Bondarenko

milesbma1 : Craybas - Kirilenko - Bartoli - Pennetta - Zvonareva

missinandre : Safarova

Mister X : Safarova

mjschaefer : Petrova - Ivanovic - No Day 3 Pick

mmmm8 : Tanasugarn

mocam57 : Peer - Medina Garrigues - Kleybanova

moonbeam : Rezai - Kirilenko - Kleybanova

Moose : Hantuchova - Peng - Zvonareva - Mauresmo - Petrova - V. Williams - Razzano

morct : U. Radwanska - Pennetta - Razzano - Stosur - Cibulkova

motobass : Safarova

mr_socko : Cibulkova - Jankovic - Azarenka - Mauresmo - Dementieva - Wozniacki - A. Radwanska

mrjiggyfly2 : Tanasugarn

mu_royals : Hantuchova - A. Bondarenko

muffin : Razzano - Benesova - Pavlyuchenkova

munchin : Tanasugarn

musababid : Tanasugarn

mwoods : Zheng - A. Bondarenko

myihuiwu : Safarova

mysterX : Razzano - K. Bondarenko - Pavlyuchenkova

Nancy : U. Radwanska - Keothavong

naneld : Craybas - No Day 2 Pick

natkl : Tanasugarn

Naughty T : Zheng - Li - Kleybanova

nbala : Hantuchova - Vaidisova

nectar : Hantuchova - Dokic

nelslus : Safarova

netplay225 : Rybarikova

nguyen : Tanasugarn

beaujarkko
06-22-2009, 04:52 AM
nigel : U. Radwanska - Vaidisova

njdesantis : Zheng - Li - Bartoli - Stosur - Petrova - Jankovic

nyjaney : Dechy

oakpark : Craybas - King - Peer

oliver0001 : Hantuchova - Vaidisova

Omegadoom : Tanasugarn

omess : Peer - K. Bondarenko - Pavlyuchenkova

oohsalmon : Rybarikova

oploskoffie : U. Radwanska - Li - Razzano - Mauresmo - Azarenka - Wozniacki - A. Radwanska

orangegirl : Hantuchova - K. Bondarenko - Pavlyuchenkova

oski1000 : Dulko - Vaidisova

OSoliman : Wozniak

owendonovan : Safarova

patamf : Pavlyuchenkova - Szavay

patmanmo : Hantuchova - Szavay

patrick : Tanasugarn

Pattyfan : Tanasugarn

peaches : Hantuchova - A. Bondarenko

peppercornstuff : Safarova

PERRYinRO : Tanasugarn

PeteFan : Tanasugarn

PeterSkan : Hantuchova - Li - Pavlyuchenkova

pfj1976 : Tanasugarn

Phantomas : Safarova

phatsdawg96 : Tanasugarn

Philly10 : Cirstea - Vaidisova

photo12 : Cornet

pinckleman : Dulko - No Day 2 Pick

pingponger : U. Radwanska - Keothavong

pkultgen : Safarova

ponchi101 : Petrova - Li - Kleybanova

prince49 : Tanasugarn

protennisfan : Vesnina - Bammer

psquared : Razzano - Bammer

ptmcmahon : Zvonareva - Ivanovic - Kleybanova

rashmi : Safarova

redscalp : Hantuchova - A. Bondarenko

ReneeRichards : Peer - Ivanovic - Bartoli - No Day 4 Pick

repoman : Kleybanova - Li - Pavlyuchenkova

rickym63 : Zheng - Keothavong

riley371 : Zheng - Mauresmo - Kleybanova

riversurge24 : Hantuchova - Li - Sugiyama - Mauresmo - Bartoli

RJ0528 : Cirstea - K. Bondarenko - Kleybanova

rktct2b : Tanasugarn

rockdj12 : Tanasugarn

roeeorland : Hantuchova - Peng - Petrova - Flipkens - Zvonareva

rph506 : Kleybanova - Dokic

safingirll : Pavlyuchenkova - Li - Kleybanova

sasamka : Kleybanova - Chakvetadze

sblanc : Bacsinszky - Chakvetadze

scineram : Peer - Jankovic - Sharapova

scorpioko : Petrova - Mauresmo - No Day 3 Pick

Scott : Hantuchova - Benesova - Sugiyama - Pennetta - Petrova - Jankovic

Scotty : Tanasugarn

seaweed : Safarova

servevolley : Tanasugarn

shaurya : Rezai - No Day 2 Pick

shmintz : Hantuchova - Vaidisova

shrubflower : Dechy

shtexas : Pavlyuchenkova - Szavay

beaujarkko
06-22-2009, 04:52 AM
slamdog : Pavlyuchenkova - Jankovic - Azarenka - Mauresmo - Dementieva - Safina - A. Radwanska

slc2466 : Tanasugarn

sluggo-13 : Manasieva

SmallSlice : Pavlyuchenkova - Medina Garrigues - Razzano - Li - Azarenka - Jankovic

snapcracklepop1988 : Hantuchova - Ivanovic - Pavlyuchenkova

Snidely : Safarova

Snoo Foo : Hantuchova - Govortsova - Razzano - Pennetta - Petrova - Wozniacki - A. Radwanska

SoraOblivion62 : Safarova

Spencer : Cirstea - Govortsova - Sugiyama - Shvedova

Spotty_Dog : Peer - Pennetta - Sharapova

spounder : Pavlyuchenkova - A. Bondarenko

Spridel : Cirstea - No Day 2 Pick

spt : Hantuchova - A. Bondarenko

srberg : Cornet

Stephan Jaeger : Peer - Chakvetadze

stephen1 : Hantuchova - A. Bondarenko

Stinger : Hantuchova - Pennetta - Pavlyuchenkova

suliso : Dechy

Swiss Viking : Cirstea - No Day 2 Pick

t0atiam : Wozniak

Takao : Hantuchova - Ivanovic - Bartoli - Medina Garrigues - Cibulkova

Tartlet : Hantuchova - Safina - Sugiyama - Flipkens - Dementieva - Wozniacki - A. Radwanska

Tennis Fan : Pavlyuchenkova - Safina - Razzano - Li - Hantuchova - Jankovic

tennisaaa : Cornet

TennisAnyone74 : Peer - A. Bondarenko

TennisBen21 : Bacsinszky - Keothavong

tennisbrp : Safarova

tennismaster8 : Zheng - Stosur - Cirstea - Mauresmo - Dementieva - Kuznetsova

tenor777 : Rybarikova

thefish : Vesnina - A. Bondarenko

thekaoboy : Dechy

thesupernova : Bacsinszky - K. Bondarenko - Kleybanova

thisiscmt : Kleybanova - A. Bondarenko

thotchkin : Vesnina - K. Bondarenko - Sugiyama - Li - Petrova - Wozniacki - A. Radwanska

thumm : Tanasugarn

TigerTim : Hantuchova - K. Bondarenko - Sugiyama - Li - Petrova - Jankovic

tinamarie : U. Radwanska - Szavay

TiriS : Tanasugarn

tobiasfunke : Petrova - Szavay

Togtdyalttai : Zvonareva - Li - Kleybanova

toonie : Mirza - Pennetta - No Day 3 Pick

tour90 : Hantuchova - Benesova - Bartoli - Stosur - Dementieva - Wozniacki - A. Radwanska

Tscott415 : Pavlyuchenkova - Ivanovic - Kleybanova

twtennisfever : Hantuchova - Vaidisova

TXCommodore : Dulko - Chakvetadze

udaneri : Sharapova - A. Bondarenko

unixram : Safarova

Verbalvolleys : Bacsinszky - Vaidisova

vexchaps : Zheng - Garbin - Pavlyuchenkova

Vlad : Safarova

Vuhruhto : Safarova

waylandboy-tw : Rezai - Govortsova - Kleybanova

wfwalsh : Tanasugarn

white line fever : Tanasugarn

wilfred : Zvonareva - Li - Pavlyuchenkova

wingedguardian : Dechy

winston : Hantuchova - Li - Sugiyama - Lisicki - Dementieva - Jankovic

wycombe7 : Hantuchova - Keothavong

yoshi333 : Pavlyuchenkova - Szavay

zephblabs : Pavlyuchenkova - Stosur - No Day 3 Pick

zephyrstorm03 : Tanasugarn

beaujarkko
06-22-2009, 04:53 AM
Yes, well, we had quite the turnout this tournament, didn’t we? Why not. It is The Championships, after all. It should by all accounts be the most well-attended of the slams. This time around we are 361 strong. Right then, on with the breakdown, and may your pick not make you have one.

Leading the charge, quite rightly, is:

Miss Tamarine Tanasugarn (58) – Yes, yes. Good choice. One just hopes that winning the title last week in s’Htanasugarnwonbosch didn’t take too much out of her.

Following closely behind in support is the leggy

Miss Daniela Hantuchova (53) – Be silenced you all. Laura Robson will prevail, bestowing glory onto fair Britannia!

And, in turn, the others:

Miss Lucie Safarova (37) – Groth née Gajdosova may prove to be more difficult than Lucie (or the masses who have chosen her) would like.

Miss Urszula Radwanska (26) – Radwanska the Lesser may have drawn a virtual unknown, but one can’t be too appreciative of her winning of just two games on grass last week.

Miss Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (20) – The draw gods have not favored the Russian, though she has caught a little break in the first round against an opponent whose best slam was the French last year.

Miss Zheng Jie (16) – Last year’s semifinalist has been relegated to being casually thrown away at the word go. This is likely due to a draw that may consist of Hantuchova, Tanasugarn, and Serena Williams just beyond round one. Too bad.

Miss Gisela Dulko (13) – Her most significant Wimbledon result was getting Bremonded back in 2006, and though she’s drawn the rarest of species, a bespectacled player in Stephanie Foretz, Miss Dulko often finds a way to make those who considered her worthy lament ever believing.

Miss Nadia Petrova (13) – She has drawn “compatriot” Sharapova in the early rounds again. I agree with this decision. Has drawn a wooly Himalayan beast of burden in round one.

Miss Alisa Kleybanova (12) – There is an awful lot of support for someone who has not done well as of late and faces brainless Kazakh(?) Karatantcheva who will be attempting, no doubt, to “kick her ass off”. Good luck keeping your buttocks intact, Alisa.

Miss Shahar Pe’er (11) – Last year I rather thought she wouldn’t achieve much, only to be proven wrong with a fourth round showing here. Though I daresay it will be difficult for her to achieve at the same level fresh off injury.

Miss Aravane Rezai (10) – Yes, she had a nice run at the French, but never underestimate Japanese opponents, who seem to love the grass so very much.

Miss Timea Bacsinszky (9) – The raccoon-owl has been off the radar for a bit and drawn a qualifier. Might be a difficult opening round match. Contrarian to the Manasieva pick.

Miss Nathalie Dechy (9) – Stupid let cord.

Miss Alexandra Wozniak (9) – This is the quarter of the draw where the surprises could happen. Could achieve more than is expected of her. Or, I guess, less.

Miss Sorana Cirstea (8) – Fellow countrywoman Gallovits probably has had the same amount of grass court success as her young opponent.

Miss Magdalena Rybarikova (8) – You would have thought this would be a good pick, I know, her having won Birmingham and all, but since I selected her and have failed as of yet to get out of Day 1 at these wretched things this year, we will surely all perish.

Miss Karolina Sprem (7) – We don’t know a lot about her qualifier opponent Kulikova, but we do know about Sprem’s grass court success. Should be enough, right?

Miss Vera Zvonareva (7) – Lots of questions about her ability coming back from injury.

Miss Virginie Razzano (4) – Fourth round finish at the French Open followed by a final at the Eastbourne warmup grass court tournament makes Razzano a serious threat in a potential weak section of the draw.

Miss Marion Bartoli (4) – She retired against Razzano in the semifinals just four days ago. Bartoli in the final it is!

Miss Alizé Cornet (3) – She’ll be Dushevinaed, for sure.

Grandma Jill Craybas (3) – Has about 40 years on young Pironkova, so she’ll be drawing on all that experience to get her through. Go Jill!

Miss Michelle Larcher de Brito (3) – What? WHAT?? NEVER MIND.

Miss Maria Sharapova (3) – Sure, she wins this one, but do we really think she’s not a threat to go deep into the draw?

Miss Elena Vesnina (3) – Might have some difficulties against Wickmayer, who has had some nice grass court victories leading up to Wimbledon.

Miss Victoria Azarenka (2) – Can her recent success on the hardcourts translate to the grass. Very likely, for a couple of rounds at least.

Miss Dominika Cibulkova (2) – Can’t see Julie Coin troubling her much.

Miss Anna-Lena Groenefeld (2) – Plays Mirza.

Miss Sania Mirza (2) – Plays Groenefeld.

And the singletons:

Miss Elena Dementieva – Was last year’s semifinal the exception or the rule?

Miss Mathilde Johansson – Knocked me out of the French this year. Go away, Mathilde.

Miss Vesna Manasieva – I’ll admit I know nothing about her. Contrarian to the Bacsinszkys.

Miss Ai Sugiyama – Ai had the distinction of being one of the very best Day 1 picks, with quite a remarkable success rate, but that has calmed down now. Though against Schnyder- who is rotten on the grass- Sugi may have been a nice pick.

Miss Yanina Wickmayer – How far can she go on her favorite surface?

patrick
06-22-2009, 05:06 AM
Laura Robson is up a set on Court 2 so the 53 are sweating already and we are only one hour into Wimbledon

aedra1119
06-22-2009, 05:37 AM
OMG, Beau, I love the avatar and sig! Thanks for the breakdown!

morct
06-22-2009, 05:41 AM
I can't believe I picked URad. I also can't quite believe 25 other people did too.:rolleyes:

Moose
06-22-2009, 05:41 AM
OMG, Beau, I love the avatar and sig! Thanks for the breakdown!

Dang yes, Miss Aedra. How awesome is that!

beaujarkko
06-22-2009, 05:50 AM
I can't believe I picked URad. I also can't quite believe 25 other people did too.:rolleyes:


:cheesy:

Of course, since I questioned how well she'd fare, she'll win 0 and 1 in 27 minutes.

beaujarkko
06-22-2009, 05:55 AM
OMG, Beau, I love the avatar and sig! Thanks for the breakdown!


Dang yes, Miss Aedra. How awesome is that!

Thanks :)


Pavlyuchenkova, Dulko, Cirstea, Kleybanova through. 53 safely onto day 2.


Slightly off-topic: Kutuzova is friggin' annoying.

beaujarkko
06-22-2009, 06:03 AM
We have our first casualties: two Groenefelds off to the Losers' Lounge.

oploskoffie
06-22-2009, 06:23 AM
:cheesy:

Of course, since I questioned how well she'd fare, she'll win 0 and 1 in 27 minutes.

She's already improved 200% on last week. As long as she wins, I ain't complainin'... :rolleyes:

oohsalmon
06-22-2009, 06:34 AM
Sprem on the ropes...

ptmcmahon
06-22-2009, 06:37 AM
Miss Ai Sugiyama – Ai had the distinction of being one of the very best Day 1 picks, with quite a remarkable success rate, but that has calmed down now.

Yup...I think for a couple years I always used her in round 1 or 2 and she never disappointed...ahh the good ol days.

beaujarkko
06-22-2009, 07:01 AM
We lost 7 to Sprem, the Zhengs got through in two tiebreaks, and the large numbers of Safarovas are, as predicted, struggling against a big-hitting opponent.

beaujarkko
06-22-2009, 07:05 AM
Urszulas are through. Two names aren't better than one, I guess.

Oh, and the Hantuchovas survived. Drat.

mmmm8
06-22-2009, 07:32 AM
. Has drawn a wooly Himalayan beast of burden in round one.


Nice

korjik
06-22-2009, 11:15 AM
I was shocked to find out that Karatancheva, fresh of her doping suspension, was picked up by Kazakhstan, but here it is in the Bulgarian news:

One of the young hopes of Bulgarian tennis, 19-year-old Sesil Karatancheva, will compete in international tennis events for Kazakhstan not Bulgaria, private national broadcaster bTV said on January 9 2009.

The reason for the change of countries, according to Karatancheva's father and manager Radoslav Karatanchev, was purely financial. She will get $65 000 this year for playing for the Central Asian country, as well as additional bonuses when winning.

"It's about providing Sesil with security and good-enough conditions for preparation," he told bTV. The news about Karatancheva taking the Kazakh citizenship first appeared in the summer of 2008 but back then she claimed she was just thinking on the offer. Now she has agreed on it.

munchin
06-22-2009, 11:22 AM
Jeez, Safarova takes out more than a tenth of the pool. I was so close to picking her...

beaujarkko
06-22-2009, 11:31 AM
Nice

Thanks ;)

doubledogbrewer
06-22-2009, 01:02 PM
Tanasugarn out ... with 50+ SP players.

can anyone say "2009 FO SP carnage repeats itself?"

is my count right ... 113 out so far, with Cornet and Zvonareva not out of the woods?

patrick
06-22-2009, 01:08 PM
NO break points against a clay courter in a WTA match when your best surface is grass is unacceptable.

manolo
06-22-2009, 01:10 PM
Wow, more than a third of the pool out after the first day... and for once, I'm still in!

suliso
06-22-2009, 01:10 PM
Is she really a clay courter?

dryrunguy
06-22-2009, 01:11 PM
Is she really a clay courter?

Not really. She's actually a scrub. I don't think scrubs are allowed to have favorite surfaces.

kknudsen
06-22-2009, 06:07 PM
Leading the charge, quite rightly, is:

Miss Tamarine Tanasugarn (58) – Yes, yes. Good choice. One just hopes that winning the title last week in s’Htanasugarnwonbosch didn’t take too much out of her.


You cursed us :hammerhead:

e11even
06-22-2009, 06:58 PM
Miss Magdalena Rybarikova (8) – You would have thought this would be a good pick, I know, her having won Birmingham and all, but since I selected her and have failed as of yet to get out of Day 1 at these wretched things this year, we will surely all perish.


I've always enjoyed your summaries, beau! But why do you have to be so right again this time?! :wall:

patrick
06-22-2009, 07:04 PM
I've always enjoyed your summaries, beau! But why do you have to be so right again this time?! :wall:

At least your pick probably had a break point unlike my supposed grass expert against a dirt baller :mad:

e11even
06-22-2009, 07:19 PM
At least your pick probably had a break point unlike my supposed grass expert against a dirt baller :mad:

I could still totally relate as your pick is part of my GA team! :mad:

dryrunguy
06-22-2009, 07:20 PM
At least your pick probably had a break point unlike my supposed grass expert against a dirt baller :mad:

Patrick, this is as bitter as I've ever seen you be...

It's a beautiful sight.

I take it you've never been married?

patrick
06-22-2009, 07:35 PM
I could still totally relate as your pick is part of my GA team! :mad:

The pick did not give me a chance for a medal in SP and probably no chance for a TAT Fantasy medal along with Wickmayer.


Patrick, this is as bitter as I've ever seen you be...



Eliminated is one thing but no break points against a dirt baller on a surface where you excel is another.

beaujarkko
06-23-2009, 04:13 AM
Yes, yes. Well, we lost 132 yesterday to myriad "competitors", most notably Tammy T and Crazeh Eyes Safarova, leaving us with 229 going into today.

And clearly, the pressure is already getting to some of them. Peruse the picks below to find out who's given up.

The bandwagon of the day (and yes, it shocked me, too) is...


Miss Kateryna Bondarenko (26) - She isn't really known for her consistency, nor is she known to safely and easily bring her supporters into the next round. Plus, you have all tempted fate further by picking against a qualifier. Hmm.

AND

Miss Alona Bondarenko (23) - Her opponent, Baltacha, has had her best successes on the grass at Wimbledon and would have surely been a more household name were it not for injuries. What’s that sound I hear?

Miss Na Li (22) - I have heard tales of the talent of Voskoboeva, but I haven’t seen it myself to know if she’ll trouble the Chinese girl who should perform well on the lawn.

Miss Iveta Benesova (20) - A curious decision. I rather feel as though one person must have chosen her early on and nineteen others didn’t really want to make a decision for themselves, so they just went with what someone else had put down. Yes, that sounds about right. She plays a qualifier. Advance Brittania fair!

Miss Nicole Vaidisova (17) - What? Oh, very sorry, I must have dozed.

Miss Ana Ivanovic (15) - Now we’ve taken to choosing her in the first round.

Miss Agnes Szavay (14) - Can the Venuslayer beat Flipkens on grass? Goodness I should think so.

Miss No Pick (11) – With these choices, can’t blame them.

Miss Anne Keothavong (10) - Will try to do one better than poor, dear Laura Robson yesterday. Mayr shouldn’t pose her much of a problem.

Miss Jelena Dokic (8) - Has she healed? And I don’t just mean physically.

Miss Sybille Bammer (7) - Was sinking deliciously in the rankings until good showings here and at the US Open last year, enough to keep her under the heading of “inexplicably seeded at a Grand Slam yet again”. I like her opponent’s, Melanie Oudin, chances.

Miss Flavia Pennetta (7) - After a dismal French Open and subsequent not-to-speak-of grass court “season”, she must be ripe for a win, no? Well, maybe not, no.

Miss Anna Chakvetadze (6) - Her opponent Lisicki was supposed to have a good chance for some quality wins at the French before flaming out in the first round. Who will win this battle of not-achieving?

Miss Tathiana Garbin (6) - Hit. Wait for it. Wait for it. Grunt. There we go.

Miss Amelie Mauresmo (6) - Sadly for her, six people have decided to pick her in the very first round, and likely none of them are ultra-confident about it. Quite sad.

Miss Jelena Jankovic (5) - Might as well use her while you can. Since she isn’t Srebotnik, Goerges won’t win.

Miss Olga Govortsova (4) - Govortsova/Perebiynis must be on first on Center Court, yes?

Miss Dinara Safina (4) - #1 seed getting some love.

Miss Samantha Stosur (4) - Just advanced to the semis of the French Open on definitely not her favorite surface. Do we really dislike her chances for advancing deep that much?

Miss Anabel Medina Garrigues (3) - As long as no one from TaT is in the stands, she’ll win.

Miss Shaui Peng (2) - Well, we’ve gone and picked a Chinese player, so strike one. We’ve also gone and chosen against Alexa Glatch who is awesome, strike seven. I also don’t care if that doesn’t add to seven, I will be seven times over hoping against this result.

Miss Maria Kirilenko (2) - Her excellent grass-court pedigree should get her through this match. Oh my, that was worth a good guffaw.

Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band:

Miss Agnieszka Radwanska - Foul. She’ll do a few better than R1, to be sure.

Miss Sara Errani - The grass is by far not her best surface.

Miss Alexa Glatch - How very nice.

Miss Kaia Kanepi - She’s seeded? Apparently that first round loss at the French didn’t hurt her enough.

Miss Vania King - How fascinating.

Miss Petra Kvitova - No doubt hoping to capitalize on Kirilenko’s abysmal grass record.

Miss Ekaterina Makarova - She’s always good for an interesting result, though I think against Zahlavovavovova Strycova, nothing will be interesting.

ptmcmahon
06-23-2009, 04:19 AM
Are you kidding? The Bondarenkos are #1 and #2 today?

:hyst:

Let the carnage begin!

patrick
06-23-2009, 04:21 AM
Interesting to see the choices evenly spreaded and that Miss No Pick is going to be a choice for a while. Maybe, the losers will have at least one break chance unlike Tamarine yesterday.

tinamarie
06-23-2009, 04:27 AM
Brilliant summary as usual, Beau. Thanks:)




Miss Tathiana Garbin (6) - Hit. Wait for it. Wait for it. Grunt. There we go.



LOL!!!

beaujarkko
06-23-2009, 04:51 AM
Are you kidding? The Bondarenkos are #1 and #2 today?

:hyst:

Let the carnage begin!

My sentiments exactly.


Interesting to see the choices evenly spreaded and that Miss No Pick is going to be a choice for a while. Maybe, the losers will have at least one break chance unlike Tamarine yesterday.

Yes, with as many participants still left as there are, I would have thought that a couple of players would have had much higher totals. However, that doesn't take into account the fact that there wasn't a single good pick in the whole half.


Brilliant summary as usual, Beau. Thanks:)

LOL!!!

Thanks! :)

Madoun
06-23-2009, 07:52 AM
Miss Anne Keothavong (10) - Will try to do one better than poor, dear Laura Robson yesterday. Mayr shouldn’t pose her much of a problem.



Would that be what I like to call a big fat jinx ?

SoraOblivion62
06-23-2009, 08:03 AM
Zahlavovavovova

:hyst:

omess
06-23-2009, 09:06 AM
Are you kidding? The Bondarenkos are #1 and #2 today?

:hyst:

Let the carnage begin!
K Bondarenko plays Venus next round maybe that's why

beaujarkko
06-23-2009, 12:20 PM
Cornet was, indeed, Dushevinaed, and so we actually lost 135 on Day 1.

Doc_P
06-23-2009, 12:24 PM
Day 1: Dulko
Day 2: Benesova
Day 3: Pavlyuchenkova

this draw has become a mess

kmart93
06-23-2009, 12:25 PM
Ugh. I remembered to pick in the women's draw this time... only to lose on day 2 :(

Doc_P
06-23-2009, 12:25 PM
sorry
wrong place

Moose
06-23-2009, 01:05 PM
at least another 75 knocked out today, with Alona threatened to take the number over 100. I'm trying to think if we ever had back to back knockouts in excess of 100 players, and I don't htink we have, though I'm wondering about the French. Have to go check.


EDIT: Nope, we only lost 80 on Day 1 of the French. SO if Alona goes down, we could set another record.

AceHole
06-23-2009, 01:40 PM
at least another 75 knocked out today, with Alona threatened to take the number over 100. I'm trying to think if we ever had back to back knockouts in excess of 100 players, and I don't htink we have, though I'm wondering about the French. Have to go check.


EDIT: Nope, we only lost 80 on Day 1 of the French. SO if Alona goes down, we could set another record.

I only did a quick count - it was 99 casualties for the day. I'm sooo hoping I missed one.... the thought of back-to-back 100+ fantasy deaths is so exciting!

Moose
06-23-2009, 01:48 PM
Have we ever needed an Updated P&R Thread after 2 days before?

TiriS
06-23-2009, 05:57 PM
I was out Day 1. I decided to play on my own for Day 2, and I'm out again.

At least, I'm consistent.

munchin
06-23-2009, 06:36 PM
I was out Day 1. I decided to play on my own for Day 2, and I'm out again.

At least, I'm consistent.

:cheesy:

mwoods
06-23-2009, 08:43 PM
Miss Jelena Jankovic (5) - Might as well use her while you can. Since she isn’t Srebotnik, Goerges won’t win.


I hate you and I love you for making me remember that. ;)

beaujarkko
06-24-2009, 05:22 AM
Sorry this is a little truncated!

Kleybanova 32 - I've never heard of her opponent before this tournament, but time and time again I've learned that that doesn't mean a darn thing.

Pavlyuchenkova 29 - I wouldn't think Vinci should trouble her. Of course, I hadn't picked her to win her first match, so...

Razzano 17 - Virginie was impressive in her first round (though the Paszeks were injured). Can she depose the matriarch of the WTA?

Sugiyama 17 - Defeated a lousy grass court player in Schnyder and now gets Parra Santonja. Should be just as easy. Don't tell Tammy T that, though.

Azarenka 6 - Okay.

Bartoli 6 - Is 12-0 in games this tournament. That means she'll retire in this match.

No Pick 6 - An excellent decision given the current draw.

Petrova 4 - Already up on Peer

Sharapova 4 - Already down to Dulko. For now.

Cibulkova 2 - She's ahead, though she's let Radwanska the Lesser back in.

Cirstea 1 - How well will Mirza keep playing?

Dementieva 1 - Tough opponent in Rezai, who did just as well as Elena at Roland Garros.

Peer 1 - Almost done.

Zvonareva 1 - A 6-4 in the third win against Georgie Stoop doesn't instill a whole lot of confidence.

morct
06-24-2009, 06:38 AM
The Cibulkova and Petrova pickers are through, which means the lone Peer picker is out...

ptmcmahon
06-24-2009, 08:00 AM
4 Sharapovas down!

Togtdyalttai
06-24-2009, 09:21 AM
Pavlyuchenkova down a set, 5-4 in the 2nd, on serve.

Togtdyalttai
06-24-2009, 09:49 AM
And the 2nd largest bandwagon of the day goes down! Kleybanova up a set, 1-2 on serve.

Moose
06-24-2009, 09:52 AM
Best case scenario is about 85 people remaining alive going in to Day 4 in the womens game. That means we've lost over 75% of the players in only 3 days.

doubledogbrewer
06-24-2009, 10:02 AM
Best case scenario is about 85 people remaining alive going in to Day 4 in the womens game. That means we've lost over 75% of the players in only 3 days.

just like the French, eh? is this getting to be a pattern?

Tscott415
06-24-2009, 10:19 AM
Kleybanova into a third set :(

Togtdyalttai
06-24-2009, 10:19 AM
Kleybanova loses the 2nd set after winning the 1st 6-0.

Togtdyalttai
06-24-2009, 11:11 AM
And Kleybanova goes down, taking 32 with her, including me. :(

Jason11E
06-24-2009, 11:13 AM
And Kleybanova goes down, taking 32 with her, including me. :(

Seriously!!!! How on earth did she lose to a qualifier after winning the first set 6-0?

doubledogbrewer
06-24-2009, 11:13 AM
And Kleybanova goes down, taking 32 with her, including me. :(

sorry for you ... and wow! down to a max of 55 or so after Day 3. Happy to report I'm still in, but amazed at how quickly the pool has shrunk.

Togtdyalttai
06-24-2009, 11:15 AM
That makes 48 left, with 6 Bartolis and 1 Dementieva still waiting.

Moose
06-24-2009, 11:15 AM
sorry for you ... and wow! down to a max of 55 or so after Day 3. Happy to report I'm still in, but amazed at how quickly the pool has shrunk.

We've lost 300+ people, and we're only halfway through the 2nd round. I thought the '09 French was going down as legendary, but it looks like Wimbeldon will rival it as a gorefest.

max555
06-24-2009, 11:17 AM
Kulikova - killer of a "giant killer". ouch!
first lost in my first ever SP.... it hurts.

JTContinental
06-24-2009, 11:21 AM
And Kleybanova goes down, taking 32 with her, including me. :(

Oops, me too. But since this is the first time I've ever made it to the second round of the SP on the women's side, this is actually an improvement for me.

dryrunguy
06-24-2009, 11:24 AM
Oops, me too. But since this is the first time I've ever made it to the second round of the SP on the women's side, this is actually an improvement for me.

11 more suicide pools and you'll be able to beat the draw!

luvs10s
06-24-2009, 11:25 AM
11 more suicide pools and you'll be able to beat the draw!

Stop, teasing.

lukeorion
06-24-2009, 11:37 AM
Sad thing is Kleybanova took out a huge number of people at the French. I think she is making herself known as one of those not to pick for.

Doc_P
06-24-2009, 11:40 AM
I feel like such a fool
I agonized (and I don't know why) over Pavyluchenko vs Klebyanove vs Sugiyama.
I discarded Ai first, because even though she does well on grass, she has done horribly this year and only Craybas is older. So I figured a 1st round win for her was it. And her opponent had beaten a good grass court player.
Then I discarded Kleb because she was playing a young (by year) player who had nothing to lose and might just take her.
I wasn't thrilled with Pavy but I thought she might have the best chance.
It will be hard to look favorably on Pavy again. That was Vinci you lost to, girl!

oohsalmon
06-24-2009, 11:52 AM
This is my kind of pool :D.

craighickman
06-24-2009, 12:37 PM
UGH. I can't believe I forget to make a pick for today.

Togtdyalttai
06-24-2009, 12:45 PM
So a total of 55 make it through to the 4th day. Absolute carnage!

doubledogbrewer
06-24-2009, 12:57 PM
This is my kind of pool :D.

didn't you go out the first day? and that's your kind of pool? :)

igorwright
06-24-2009, 03:02 PM
Sad thing is Kleybanova took out a huge number of people at the French. I think she is making herself known as one of those not to pick for.

Kleybanova... never ever again!! :mad:
What a mess!

mmmm8
06-24-2009, 05:24 PM
All this carnage makes me feel so much better for losing on Day 1.

BTW, we saw Pavlyuchenkova practice this morning and agreed she was hitting the ball well. But I may have been distracted by aiming weapons at Tammy T and Vliegen, who were passing by.

Kleybanova's loss was a hoot because, well, she doesn't hold back unkind words towards herself

knifey
06-24-2009, 05:37 PM
No Pick 6 - An excellent decision given the current draw.


LMAO

TiriS
06-24-2009, 06:22 PM
For three straight days, I have yet to pick a winner.

Maybe I can be a winner and make it 4 in a row!

Moose
06-24-2009, 06:30 PM
For three straight days, I have yet to pick a winner.

Maybe I can be a winner and make it 4 in a row!

LOL!

Maybe we could create a hybrid of the Suicide Pool and YCWJ, and guarantee you your first TAT Medal, TiriS!

munchin
06-24-2009, 06:45 PM
LOL!

Maybe we could create a hybrid of the Suicide Pool and YCWJ, and guarantee you your first TAT Medal, TiriS!

I tried to do a reverse suicide pool by myself last US Open on the women's side for fun and I didn't even make day 6 before I accidentally picked a winner. :rolleyes:

wilfred
06-24-2009, 08:42 PM
Pavlyuchenkova - I'm never ever picking on how cool I think a name is ever again....

max555
06-24-2009, 09:30 PM
I tried to do a reverse suicide pool by myself last US Open on the women's side for fun and I didn't even make day 6 before I accidentally picked a winner. :rolleyes:

sounds like fun, you don't have to worry about picking someone again, cuz she is all gone and no problems of cornering yourself.

oohsalmon
06-24-2009, 10:13 PM
didn't you go out the first day? and that's your kind of pool? :)

Well I love carnage in pools. So in or out, I like them to shrink fast.

I've been in enough pools to not worry about my personal results, and just to enjoy the beauty of the struggle. At least that's what the nice men in the white coats told me to think :).

munchin
06-24-2009, 10:52 PM
Well I love carnage in pools. So in or out, I like them to shrink fast.

I've been in enough pools to not worry about my personal results, and just to enjoy the beauty of the struggle. At least that's what the nice men in the white coats told me to think :).

You conveniently forgot to mention your haul of French Open suicide pool medals. That probably also helps take the sting out of it. :cheesy:

beaujarkko
06-25-2009, 04:27 AM
It was a bad day to be on a bandwagon yesterday as the two largest both went careening off a cliff (and one of them won the first set at love!) and the 72-person pileup left just 55 to make a pick today. Here is the breakdown (which those who had to make a pick today certainly did):

Miss Flavia Pennetta (12) - Lost the first set in her first round match before going on a tear and we like her chances to get through to the third round.

Miss Samantha Stosur (11) - Still think we might be using her too early.

Miss Amelie Mauresmo (10) - Her opponent is very lucky loser Kucova and Amelie could do her fans proud by making the third round.

Miss Na Li (9) - We know she's streaky, and these nine are violating the "never pick for or against a Chinese girl" rule, and she faces a strong hitter in Belarussian Govortsova.

Miss Kristen Flipkens (3) - If Flippy (not a real nickname) has ever gotten three votes on one day of a suicide pool before, you can call me Sparky. This pick also violates the "never pick for or against a wild card" rule, and I think Baltacha always gets underrated here (with some reason, yes). *Crash*

Miss Sabine Lisicki (3) - Nice upset in the first round leads her to this matchup against Mayr who has some inexplicable wins (read: any wins at all!) in Grand Slams this year.

Miss Caroline Wozniacki (2) - Still too early. I don't care if she had trouble with 72 year old Date in the last round. She was still finding her footing, I say.

And the cheese stands alone:

Miss Agnieszka Radwanska - Too early. Boo.

Miss Jelena Jankovic - She has a nice section of the draw if she doesn't screw it the hell up.

Miss Anabel Medina Garrigues - Plays Garbin, so this one should be rivet-zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Miss No Thank You - Cracked under the pressure.

Miss Yaroslava Shvedova - A pick against Oudin is a pick for Communism! Or something like that... Go Melanie!

patrick
06-25-2009, 05:10 AM
Agree that picking Caroline is too early but then again, when my player loses a match without getting a break point against a clay courter, what do I know?

aedra1119
06-25-2009, 05:14 AM
Agree that picking Caroline is too early but then again, when my player loses a match without getting a break point against a clay courter, what do I know?
I think it's time to let it go, patrick. ;)

thumm
06-25-2009, 05:49 AM
Miss Caroline Wozniacki (2) - Still too early. I don't care if she had trouble with 72 year old Date in the last round. She was still finding her footing, I say.


:lol:
First made me wondering who's Caroline's 72 yo date and if she indeed has one :D

patrick
06-25-2009, 05:56 AM
I think it's time to let it go, patrick. ;)

Just wanted to say it one more time. :cheesy:

oohsalmon
06-25-2009, 06:57 AM
You conveniently forgot to mention your haul of French Open suicide pool medals. That probably also helps take the sting out of it. :cheesy:

LOL, well now that someone was kind enough to point out that no one has more SP medals than I (I think), I shall acknowledge that yes, sometimes the glimmering of my precious medals blinds me to the hardships of the common SPer :cheesy:.

Aleksei
06-25-2009, 07:57 AM
Could it be that after all those days of carnage not a single pick would lose on the women's side?

joanjettson
06-25-2009, 11:21 AM
A possible rule of thumb: if you repeatedly cannot remember the name of your pick (Kleybawha?), even moments after you've picked them, and all through the day of play when you're trying to look up results and hoping it was actually Cibulkova that you picked, it is probably not a good pick.

doubledogbrewer
06-25-2009, 12:08 PM
Could it be that after all those days of carnage not a single pick would lose on the women's side?

The Shvedova picker may be cursing you at this moment, as Oudin just went up 4-0 in the second set.

And if Stepanek and/or Troicki don't step it up, the bandwagon curse may be hitting the men's side today (which it could use: 230 players left in is too many).

seaweed
06-25-2009, 12:22 PM
true 200+ is too many... but i'm sourgraping. i lost both pools on the 1st day.

TiriS
06-25-2009, 02:54 PM
LOL!

Maybe we could create a hybrid of the Suicide Pool and YCWJ, and guarantee you your first TAT Medal, TiriS!

LOL! That's why I didn't play the women's French Open suicide pool. Now I know that the game within the game is whether I can make to the second week! I'll take a certificate of appreciation in place of a medal!

Moose
06-26-2009, 06:49 AM
We started day 5 with 54 players, having only lost our 1 Shvedova picker on Day 4. We're allready down 3 however, with Vera Z. generating the walkover result.

morct
06-26-2009, 06:59 AM
We started day 5 with 54 players, having only lost our 1 Shvedova picker on Day 4. We're allready down 3 however, with Vera Z. generating the walkover result.

And the Petrova pickers are down a set to Dulko...

Moose
06-26-2009, 07:07 AM
And the Petrova pickers are down a set to Dulko...

Along with some Cibulkova pickers down a set. This could be another mighty ugly day in the womens game, Morct!

morct
06-26-2009, 07:10 AM
Along with some Cibulkova pickers down a set. This could be another mighty ugly day in the womens game, Morct!

I'm one of the ones depending on Cibulkova. :(

Fiercehart
06-26-2009, 08:18 AM
The 15 (unofficial count) Petrova pickers (of which I am one) are safely through and breathing a HUGE sigh of relief!

doubledogbrewer
06-26-2009, 08:33 AM
someone must have changed a pick, cuz I end up with 55 choices:

15 Petrova (through)
14 Dementieva (through)
7 Hantuchova (through)
7 Azarenka (playing)
6 Cibulkova (out)
3 Zvonareva (out)
2 Bartoli (playing)
1 Dulko (out)

more of a whittling than a carnage any more ...

Moose
06-26-2009, 10:24 AM
someone must have changed a pick, cuz I end up with 55 choices:

15 Petrova (through)
14 Dementieva (through)
7 Hantuchova (through)
7 Azarenka (playing)
6 Cibulkova (out)
3 Zvonareva (out)
2 Bartoli (playing)
1 Dulko (out)

more of a whittling than a carnage any more ...

55 included orangegirl, probably, who made a choice, but had been knocked out allready.

But when I was "redding", I only counted 4 Cibulkovas, along with two people who later changed their pick.

Knocking out those four Cibulkova's, we are officially below 50 (we're at 47), with a couple of people waiting on Maid Marion's result.

Moose
06-26-2009, 10:58 AM
say goodbye to 2 Bartolis. That leaves us with 45.

doubledogbrewer
06-26-2009, 11:01 AM
15 Petrova (through)
14 Dementieva (through)
7 Hantuchova (through)
7 Azarenka (playing)
6 Cibulkova (out)
3 Zvonareva (out)
2 Bartoli (playing)
1 Dulko (out)


interesting ... the herd mentality preserved today: the top four vote-getters move on, the bottom four are out. reverse psychology? avoid the bandwagon early, jump on the bandwagon later?

SmallSlice
06-26-2009, 12:47 PM
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this question, but I've checked through other likely-looking threads and have seen no mention. Does anyone know when the draws 'come together'? Today we will pick from the top half, and on Sunday (I assume) the bottom half. Will it be one more round of top half/bottom half, then they come together (I guess that would be picking Wednesday for Thursday)?

And by asking this, I assume I've jinxed myself in to losing my next pick, so that it won't matter.

patrick
06-26-2009, 12:55 PM
Monday is the day when the draws come together for the rest of the fortnight. Also, Sunday is a day off.

ptmcmahon
06-26-2009, 01:03 PM
Monday is the day when the draws come together for the rest of the fortnight. Also, Sunday is a day off.

Wrong thread...I know...but just the women? Or men too?

Moose
06-26-2009, 01:07 PM
Wrong thread...I know...but just the women? Or men too?

Both - and everyone plays on Monday.

SmallSlice
06-26-2009, 01:40 PM
Thanks for the info, Patrick and Moose. I now see the thread for "Ask Questions Here". As always, I remain a moron.

doubledogbrewer
06-27-2009, 06:30 AM
I only have a count of 43 picks so I might have missed something:

18 Jankovic (out)
15 Wozniacki (through)
4 Safina (up a set)
2 Kuznetsova (out)
2 Radwanska (through)
1 Ivanovic (through)
1 V Williams (through)

uh oh ... first time I've been on the biggest bandwagon. and it killed me; 23 max left at the end of week 1

beaujarkko
06-27-2009, 06:37 AM
I only have a count of 43 picks so I might have missed something:

18 Jankovic (third set)
15 Wozniacki (through)
4 Safina (up last on Court 2)
2 Kuznetsova (up third on Court 1)
2 Radwanska (gutsy pick, I say)
1 Ivanovic (through)
1 V Williams (mid-second set)

uh oh ... first time I've been on the biggest bandwagon. Go JJ! Avoid the MO loss!

That is correct. We have 43 left in the women's draw and 43 picks accounted for.

jjnow
06-27-2009, 07:49 AM
Happy for Melanie, but now more convinced than ever that I'll never win one of these. :rolleyes:

beaujarkko
06-27-2009, 07:55 AM
Happy for Melanie, but now more convinced than ever that I'll never win one of these. :rolleyes:

Sorry, jj :(

But I can't say I'm disappointed at all that Melanie won :)

jjnow
06-27-2009, 08:06 AM
But I can't say I'm disappointed at all that Melanie won :)
Nah, neither am I. Young American success has been a long time coming.

ptmcmahon
06-27-2009, 11:13 PM
After that week...have the 23 left earned an updated thread? :)

beaujarkko
06-28-2009, 06:31 AM
After that week...have the 23 left earned an updated thread? :)

It's possible. We'll be discussing it this week. We like to do the men's and women's at the same time, but with 746 million left in the men's game...

kknudsen
06-28-2009, 05:01 PM
After that week...have the 23 left earned an updated thread? :)

Congrats to the 23 who are left ... you truly are stars :overhead_clap:

(but of course I hate you all since I was out on day 1)

doubledogbrewer
06-29-2009, 09:03 AM
here's my count (unofficial, of course):

12 Radwanska (through)
5 Razzano (out)
3 Azarenka (through)
1 V Williams (through)
1 Dementieva (through)
1 Wozniacki (out)

the carnage continues: another 25 percent of the pool gone today. wow

beaujarkko
06-30-2009, 03:16 AM
This thread is now closed.

Go to the UPDATED thread to continue commentary and check your picks!

Congratulations!