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JTContinental
05-27-2018, 09:50 AM
Welcome one and all to the Women's French Open Suicide Pool--2018 edition. Tuesday Morning Quarterback has returned to be your tour guide through the grounds of Roland Garros, happy to inform each and every one of you why your suicide pool pick was so terrible. Look for some glib, but not mean-spirited, commentary to wrap up each day.


In the meantime, here are your picks. Remember, when you're red, you're dead!

JTContinental
05-27-2018, 10:42 AM
12345 - Martic - Babos
161stAndChilla - Martic - Sakkari - Kerber - Kontaveit - Mertens - Stephens- Rybarikova
1eejayem - Ostapenko
3mlm - Makarova - Safarova - Stosur - Siniakova - Goerges - Stephens - Mertens
acampl - Cornet - Bencic - Bertens - Keys - Gavrilova - Kasatkina - Kerber
adicecream - Strycova - Bencic - Witthoeft
aidsasis - Makarova - Safarova - Townsend - Keys- Goerges - Kasatkina - Rybarikova
ajay-gov - Kontaveit - Safarova - Pavlyuchenkova - Kontaveit - No Pick
alias47 - Brady - No Pick
alvinlimtc - Martic - Hsieh
Amac40 - Strycova - No Pick
amb617 - Martic - Safarova - Larsson
andre8735 - Konta
Anthony-Chen - Martic - Sakkari - Van Uytvanck - Buzarnescu - Mertens - Wozniacki - Garcia
aroque - Strycova - Sevastova
atlpam - Schiavone
Auburn84 - Konta
azarenkas - Strycova - Buzarnescu - Barty - Keys - Mertens - Wozniacki - Garcia
BankerB4 - V. Williams
barbarapotterfan - Strycova - Bencic - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Mertens - Kasatkina - Garcia
blaker414 - Kontaveit - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Wozniacki - Kerber - Kasatkina - Garcia
blomgren - Cornet - Keys - Barty - Kontaveit - Zhang
bluereggie - Makarova - Buzarnescu - Townsend - Kontaveit - Gavrilova - Kasatkina - Rybarikova
Bmoney316 - Parmentier - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Stephens - Mertens - Kasatkina - S. Williams
borenore2 - Parmentier - Vandeweghe - Bertens - Cornet
BouchardBoiledEggs - Ostapenko
Cainim - V. Williams
calvin_hobbes29 - Brady - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Mertens - Kasatkina - Rybarikova
CaribeJoel - Martic - Hsieh
Casperpod - Parmentier - Buzarnescu - Barty - Osaka - Goerges - Stephens - Mertens
CatMan - V. Williams
cdavid99 - Martic - Sakkari - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Mertens - Wozniacki - Garcia
Chad1 - Martic - Sakkari - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Kerber - Wozniacki - Garcia
chaitu341 - Martic - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Kerber - Wozniacki - Rybarikova
Charlie02123 - Brady - Safarova - Van Uytvanck - Stephens - Kerber - Wozniacki - Garcia
christinestiara - Strycova - Suarez Navarro - Barty - Kvitová - Petkovic - Wozniacki - Mertens
ckelsall22 - Diyas - Safarova - Stosur - Buzarnescu - Gavrilova - Q. Wang
CM4RN - Stephens - Giorgi - Van Uytvanck - Kasatkina - No Pick
Cookie-Monster - Kontaveit - Safarova - Zhang - Cornet
Correspondent-Kiu - Stephens - Osaka - Bertens - Giorgi - Garcia - Kasatkina - Kerber
Creamcheese - Konta
csgnyc - Kontaveit - Giorgi - Van Uytvanck - Osaka - Mertens - Stephens - Garcia
CyborgShoes - Parmentier - Buzarnescu - Witthoeft
dave-g - Kontaveit - Buzarnescu - Larsson
deelighted2 - Konta
derosa132000 - Martic - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Siniakova - Kerber - Wozniacki - Mertens
dollymix - V. Williams
dolphins343 - Parmentier - Giorgi - Pavlyuchenkova - Buzarnescu - Pera
douglow - Parmentier - Mladenovic
Drop-shot - Strycova - Buzarnescu - Kerber - Osaka - Bertens - Wozniacki - Garcia
dryrunguy - Martic - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Kerber - Wozniacki - Rybarikova
DU-Pioneers - Strycova - Rybarikova - Vondrousova
duckylynt - V. Williams
Eaxz_101 - Kontaveit - Osaka - Barty - Cornet
Edmond-Dant�s - Parmentier - Safarova - Van Uytvanck - Cornet
Elchie - Makarova - Safarova - Witthoeft
Equipped - Strycova - Suarez Navarro - Kerber - Stephens - Mertens - Kasatkina - Garcia
Ernesto_Gulbisvara - Parmentier - Safarova - No Pick
eskimo_53 - Martic - No Pick
eyoung23 - Martic - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Wozniacki - Kerber - Stephens - Garcia
fastbacks - Brady - Osaka - Bertens - Stephens - Muguruza - Wozniacki - No Pick
FEBravo - Cornet - Sevastova
Federer70 - Makarova - No Pick
Federex - Kontaveit - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Kasatkina - Bertens - Wozniacki - Mertens
Ferdinand - Martic - No Pick
flowerchild39 - Kontaveit - Mertens - Barty - Siniakova - Goerges - Keys - Garcia
frost - Brady - Vekic - Van Uytvanck - Buzarnescu - Rybarikova - Q. Wang
g2gaynor - Kontaveit - Safarova - Van Uytvanck - Buzarnescu - Wozniacki - Rybarikova
gacritter - Martic - Sevastova
gff0 - Brady - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Cornet
GJMJG - V. Williams
glarange - Schiavone
GlennHarman - Cornet - Buzarnescu - Larsson
gooblegobble - Strycova - Rybarikova - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Kerber - Kvitová
gracie - Strycova - Buzarnescu - Pavlyuchenkova - Kontaveit - Gavrilova - Kasatkina - Rybarikova
GreenGourd - Parmentier - Safarova - Van Uytvanck - Buzarnescu - Mertens - Wozniacki - Rybarikova
greenhopper - Parmentier - Sakkari - Larsson
gunner - Martic - Safarova - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Bertens - Wozniacki - Mertens
hawkgirl98 - Makarova - Vesnina
hotchocolate - Cornet - Sevastova
Hummingbird - Parmentier - Mladenovic

JTContinental
05-27-2018, 10:58 AM
icor927 - Konta
illiniwez85 - Martic - Giorgi - Zhang - Buzarnescu - Gavrilova - Kasatkina - Rybarikova
improbabledream - Strycova - Suarez Navarro - Pavlyuchenkova - Kvitová - S. Williams - Svitolina
Irena2 - Martic - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Bertens - Kasatkina - Rybarikova
IronMike - Brady - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Garcia - Wozniacki - Mertens
jaimetennis - Strycova - Giorgi - Bertens - Suarez Navarro
James7 - Konta
Jason11E - Parmentier - Giorgi - Van Uytvanck - Buzarnescu - Gavrilova - Wozniacki - Mertens
jatagen- V. Williams
Jaytee53 - Martic - Sevastova
JazzNU - Parmentier -Safarova - Van Uytvanck - Stephens - Kerber - Siniakova
jazzyg - Kontaveit - Mertens - Van Uytvanck - Buzarnescu - Kerber - Wozniacki - Garcia
JBK-50 - Makarova - Vesnina
Jeff-in-TX - Parmentier - Sakkari - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Goerges - Wozniacki - Mertens
jenninlaca- Martic - Vesnina - Van Uytvanck - No Pick
JieOllily0001 - Martic - Mertens - Barty - Kontaveit - Sharapova - Strycova - Garcia
Jimmyzee51 - Brady - Bencic - Townsend - Buzarnescu -Gavrilova - Strycova - Rybarikova
jlhct - Strycova - Safarova - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Goerges - Putintseva - Rybarikova
jmhohnj - Kontaveit - Bencic - Bertens - Keys - Goerges - Kasatkina - Garcia
joanjettson - Strycova - Sakkari - Garcia - Kontaveit - Mertens - Wozniacki - Rybarikova
johndfisher - Brady - Safarova - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - No Pick
Jon D'oh - Kontaveit - Ka. Pliskova - Van Uytvanck - Cornet
JTContinental - Parmentier - Dolehide - Townsend - Cornet
jwcardinal11 - Makarova - Safarova - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Bertens - Strycova - No Pick
Khethux - Diyas - Rybarikova - Zhang - Giorgi - Gavrilova - Wozniacki - Garcia
kirby077 - Konta
kknudsen - Strycova - Sharapova - Zhang - Giorgi - Gavrilova - Kasatkina - Rybarikova
krishna - Makarova - Giorgi - Larsson
ktothem1 - Schiavone
laurjo - V. Williams
lbk77 - Brady - Safarova - Witthoeft
leaker - Kontaveit - Keys - Zhang - Stephens - No Pick
led14pa2 - Kontaveit - Suarez Navarro - Van Uytvanck - Osaka - Goerges - Kasatkina - Garcia
Lemnos2 - Kontaveit - Sakkari - Larsson
lemons - Stephens - Mladenovic
leosash - Makarova - Sakkari - Van Uytvanck - Buzarnescu - Goerges - Q. Wang
Leslie - Martic - Ka. Pliskova - Barty - Kontaveit - Gavrilova - Wozniacki - Rybarikova
liam_valid - Diyas - Mladenovic
likembrave - Makarova - Bencic - Barty - Stephens - Sharapova - Kasatkina - Garcia
Lizling - Parmentier - Safarova - Van Uytvanck - Cornet
lukeorion - Martic - Safarova - Bertens - Buzarnescu - Mertens - Kasatkina - Rybarikova
Lwoods713 - V. Williams
Lynn - Brady - Safarova - Stosur - Kontaveit - Gavrilova - Kvitová
Madame - Martic - Osaka - Zhang- Kontaveit - Kerber - Strycova - Rybarikova
Manila-Smash - Martic - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Kasatkina - Muguruza - Wozniacki - Mertens
Martini4me - Martic - Dolehide - Larsson
matt2370 - Kontaveit - No Pick
MayorGhouliani - Parmentier - Vesnina
mcbride10s - Brady - Safarova - Van Uytvanck - Stephens - Bertens - Kasatkina - Mertens
Mcrswan - V. Williams
michaels123456 - Kontaveit - Sakkari - Barty - Keys - Goerges - Wozniacki - No Pick
michelle78 - Kontaveit - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Cornet
mikeprice4 - Kontaveit - Safarova - Barty - Cornet
Miles - Martic - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - No Pick
Mitch - Stephens - Bencic - Witthoeft
mmmm8 - Stephens - Vandeweghe - Van Uytvanck - Cornet
mocam57 - Konta
Moose - Parmentier - Vesnina
motobass - Brady - Safarova - Townsend - Suarez Navarro
mr_socko - Kontaveit - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Keys - Mertens - Wozniacki - Garcia
mu_royals - Brady - Giorgi - Van Uytvanck - Kasatkina - Bertens - Keys - Mertens
munchin - V. Williams
mwoods255 - Cornet - Mertens - Bertens - No Pick
mysterX - Kontaveit - Buzarmescu - Van Uytvanck - Cornet
nad55 - Parmentier - Vekic - Pavlyuchenkova - Buzarnescu - Vandeweghe
NatLee - Martic - Suarez Navarro - Pavlyuchenkova - Giorgi - Mertens - Kasatkina - Garcia
naughtyboiosu - Parmentier - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Sharapova - Q. Wang
nelslus - Martic - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Mertens - Wozniacki - Rybarikova
networthy - Martic - Sakkari - Van Uytvanck - Buzarnescu - Kerber - Wozniacki - Garcia
New-England-Nitemare - Kontaveit - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Stephens - Mertens - Wozniacki - Rybarikova
noedee - Brady - Sevastova
nycguy2662 - Parmentier - Giorgi - Van Uytvanck - Stephens - Mertens - Wozniacki - Rybarikova
nyjaney - Makarova - Bencic - Barty - Keys - Gavrilova - Kasatkina - Garcia
oliver0001 - V. Williams
Omegadoom - Kontaveit - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Stephens - Mertens - Wozniacki - Garcia
omess - Brady - Safarova - Van Uytvanck - Buzarnescu - Gavrilova - Kasatkina - Garcia
oploskoffie - Parmentier - Sakkari - Stosur - Osaka - Mertens - Kasatkina - Garcia
orangeboy19 - Kontaveit - Rybarikova - Barty - Buzarnescu - Zhang
patmanmo - Makarova - Sakkari - Witthoeft
patrick - Martic - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Stephens - Kerber - Q. Wang
Pattyfan - Makarova - No Pick
PeteFan - Kontaveit - Giorgi - Van Uytvanck - Buzarnescu - Sharapova - Kasatkina - Garcia
PeterSkan - Konta
pglive21 - Stephens - Keys - Barty - Kontaveit - Sharapova - Kasatkina - Garcia
phatsdawg - Makarova - Bencic - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Kerber - Kasatkina - Garcia
Philly10 - Kontaveit - Osaka - Zhang - Buzarnescu - Goerges - Kasatkina - Mertens
pinckleman - Strycova - Bencic - Begu - Giorgi - Mertens - Q. Wang
pingponger - Parmentier - Giorgi - Witthoeft
Pione-Sisto - Martic - Safarova - Townsend - Siniakova - Mertens - Stephens - Rybarikova
ponchi101 - Kontaveit - Buzarnescu - Barty - Giorgi - Gavrilova - Kasatkina - Rybarikova
pressedham - Kontaveit - Mertens - Van Uytvanck - Cornet
ptmcmahon - Parmentier - Mertens - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Gavrilova - Wozniacki - Garcia
pudding - Strycova - Babos

JTContinental
05-27-2018, 11:04 AM
rashmi - Brady - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Cornet
redclay - Martic - Sevastova
RedWard - Makarova - Giorgi - Van Uytvanck - Putintseva - Petkovic - Strycova - Rybarikova
Ribbons - Zheng
rickym63 - Martic - Sakkari - Pavlyuchenkova - Kontaveit - Kerber - Wozniacki - Mertens
riley371 - Schiavone
rj7dogz - Konta
rktct2b - Konta
ron-tennisreporters - Schiavone
rph506 - Stephens - Giorgi - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Bertens - Kasatkina - Mertens
sblanc - Strycova - No Pick
scineram - Makarova - Sharapova - Zhang - Cornet
shmrck14 - Strycova - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Mertens - Kasatkina - Garcia
shtexas - Martic - Bencic - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Gavrilova - Wozniacki - Garcia
slamdog - Cornet - Bencic - Kerber - Suarez Navarro
slc2466 - Martic - Bencic - Bertens - Keys - Gavrilova - Stephens - Kerber
sluggo-13 - Martic - Dodin
Snoo-Foo - Brady - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Bertens - Kasatkina - Mertens
sokoll - V. Williams
soraethewitch - V. Williams
SoulCandy93 - Kontaveit - Giorgi - Zhang - Suarez Navarro
Spencer - Martic - Sakkari - Stosur - Keys - Kerber - Q. Wang
Sportsfan - Parmentier - Giorgi - Townsend - Kontaveit - Sharapova - Kasatkina - Mertens
srinathkng - McHale
StevenNishikoriCoric - Stephens - Safarova - Bertens - Keys - Mertens - Wozniacki - S. Williams
stracciatella - Makarova - Safarova - Gavrilova - Kontaveit - Goerges - Q. Wang
suliso - V. Williams
SW195AE - Brady - Buzarnescu - Zhang - Martic
SwissBliss -V. Williams
tenedab - Martic - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Kerber - Wozniacki - Mertens
TennisAnyone74 - Diyas - Vesnina
tennisbrp - Dulgheru - Bencic - S. Williams - Suarez Navarro
Tennisuncnsrd - Kontaveit - Safarova - Townsend - Cornet
texasniteowl - Brady - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Siniakova - Gavrilova - Wozniacki - Rybarikova
the-Moz - Parmentier - Giorgi - Pavlyuchenkova - Cornet
thekaoboy - Brady - Safarova - Zhang - Kontaveit - Gavrilova - Kasatkina - Garcia
Theresa - Cornet - Mladenovic
Tigress - Kontaveit - Bencic - Van Uytvanck - Keys - Bertens - Wozniacki - Garcia
Togtdyalttai - V. Williams
tolulops - Parmentier - Vekic - Pavlyuchenkova - Cornet
ubermitch - Brady - Giorgi - Van Uytvanck - Kontaveit - Bertens - Wozniacki - Mertens
udaneri - Kontaveit - Vandeweghe - Kerber - Keys - Mertens - Kasatkina - Garcia
Verbalvolleys - Makarova - Sevastova
vexchaps - Linette
waylandboy-tw - Kontaveit - Buzarnescu - Van Uytvanck - Stephens - Mertens - Wozniacki - Garcia
weefunk - Kontaveit - Hsieh
wjbeauch - Kontaveit - No Pick
Wolfie0890 - Brady - Giorgi - No Pick
Woody - Makarova - Safarova - Gavrilova - Putintseva - Ka. Pliskova - Kvitová
yoort - Kontaveit - Mertens - Garcia - Wozniacki - Kerber - Stephens - Halep
zephyrstorm03 - Parmentier - Safarova - Bertens - Suarez Navarro
zotit - Stephens - Babos

JTContinental
05-27-2018, 11:16 AM
Day 1 numbers--We start out this years journey with 225 contestants (sorry to the 2 late pickers)

Petra Martic 39
Anna Kontaveit 36
Pauline Parmentier 28
Jennifer Brady 23
Ekaterina Makarova 20
Barbora Strycova 20
Venus Williams 17
Johanna Konta 11
Sloane Stephens 9
Alize Cornet 8
Francesca Schiavone 5
Zarina Diyas 4
Jelena Ostapenko 2
Christina McHale 1
Alexandra Dulgheru 1
Saisai Zheng 1
Magda Linette 1

suliso
05-27-2018, 11:18 AM
I took perhaps the last opportunity to lose with Venus Williams at RG... :mad:

liam_valid
05-27-2018, 11:26 AM
Surprised at the Konta pickers, she has never won a match here. I had a few quid on Putintseva and it was easy pickings

Ribbons
05-27-2018, 11:45 AM
Surprised at the Konta pickers, she has never won a match here. I had a few quid on Putintseva and it was easy pickings

She'd arguably had a better clay season than Putintseva, and beaten Hsieh, whom YP had lost to. Reasoning seemed sound to me.

Of course, that was similar to my reasoning for picking Zheng over Makarova, which got me nowhere. Mais je ne regrette rien, because this draw was going to dump me into nowhere regardless -- which day on the first week was the only question -- and now I can sip my lattes for the rest of the fortnight without looking up H2Hs. :cool:

networthy
05-27-2018, 12:21 PM
Day 1 numbers--We start out this years journey with 225 contestants (sorry to the 2 late pickers)

Petra Martic 39
Anna Kontaveit 36
Pauline Parmentier 28
Jennifer Brady 23
Ekaterina Makarova 20
Barbora Strycova 20
Venus Williams 17
Johanna Konta 11
Sloane Stephens 9
Alize Cornet 8
Francesca Schiavone 5
Zarina Diyas 4
Jelena Ostapenko 2
Christina McHale 1
Alexandra Dulgheru 1
Saisai Zheng 1
Magda Linette 1


I've summed them twice, and your numbers add up to 226, no...?

JTContinental
05-27-2018, 01:06 PM
I've summed them twice, and your numbers add up to 226, no...?

It's possible. I had dropped one of the one-picks the first time through, so I probably just didn't edit the total number of players after that.

JTContinental
05-27-2018, 01:07 PM
Parmienter, McHale, Dulgheru pickers...please make a Day 2 pick in case your Day 1 choice advances, and I will adjust according to the results.

JTContinental
05-27-2018, 01:14 PM
Day 1 is in the books! Loser, please remain on tenterhooks for the moment, and tune in later tonight (I'm on Pacific Time) to find out what went wrong with your awful, awful pick.

JTContinental
05-27-2018, 05:36 PM
Welcome all to Tuesday Morning Quarterback: French Open 2018 version. To be honest, I can't hang with these stupid Sunday starts, so much of today's matchplay slipped by unnoticed while I celebrated the long weekend by sleeping in, so most of what happened I've cobbled together from articles and video clips. However, while TMQ phoned it in today, the women of the WTA sure didn't. Indeed, they didn't even wait to wipe the disappointed streams of post-loss sweat off their brows, before they grabbed their phones to DM me exactly:


Where It Went Wrong For You, the Loser


Venus Williams (17 victims): I know that you were thinking you'd pick an early ringer that was likely to go out early, but if you don't respect the queen, she's gonna make you eat dirt, so taste that terra batu. Seriously, I was even lazier than TMQ on a holiday Sunday during the clay court season, choosing to wait roughly 2 years between Miami and...whatever tournament I played. Will I play doubles? Well, I do have a bunch of these dresses that I can't wear at Wimbledon. Let's see how Serena does.


Johanna Konta (11 victims): I'm very sorry your power suddenly went out while you were in the middle of typing "KONTAVEIT" as your Day 1 pick, and wound up with me as your ticket to Quickdeath. Meanwhile, I've got my ticket punched back to Mediocrity, and I'm already halfway there.

Francesca Schiavone (5 victims) As alluring of bait as my 0-8 start to 2018 must be, it's probably best to put days of betting on me behind you. Now, let's go f*** in the car.

Saisai Zheng (1 victim) A tempting pick, given my stellar record in ITFs and 125ks this year, against an out-of-shape Makarova, but I'm still no match for big league power.

Magda Linette (1 victim) I'm sorry, where am I? I think my Uber dropped me off at a tennis court by mistake.


30 partygoers, yours truly included, are still awaiting the outcome of their Day 1 match to see if their agonizing over a Day 2 pick was even worth it. See you tomorrow!

JazzNU
05-27-2018, 07:39 PM
Johanna Konta (11 victims): I'm very sorry your power suddenly went out while you were in the middle of typing "KONTAVEIT" as your Day 1 pick, and wound up with me as your ticket to Quickdeath. Meanwhile, I've got my ticket punched back to Mediocrity, and I'm already halfway there.

:hyst:

improbabledream
05-27-2018, 11:58 PM
Ok schiavone. I can do that

JTContinental
05-28-2018, 08:18 AM
Day 2 numbers...after a whopping 9 no picks and 1 McHale picker from yesterday, we are down to 179 by my count


Mihaela Buzarnescu 37
Lucie Safarova 32
Camila Giorgi 18
Belinda Bencic 15
Maria Sakkari 15
Anastasija Sevastova 8
Elise Mertens 7
Elena Vesnina 6
Kristina Mladenovic 5
Carla Suarez Navarro 5
Naomi Osaka 5
Magdalena Rybarikova 4
Coco Vandeweghe 3
Timea Babos 3
Madison Keys 3
Donna Vekic 3
Su-Wei Hsieh 3
Karolina Pliskova 2
Caroline Dolehide 2
Maria Sharapova 2
Oceane Dodin 1

JazzNU
05-28-2018, 08:45 AM
5 out with Kiki. But they were living on the edge with that pick anyway. Petkovic might be a shadow of her former self, but so is Kiki for the majority of the last year and she's never beaten Petkovic before.

Correspondent Kiu
05-28-2018, 09:22 AM
Johanna Konta (11 victims): I'm very sorry your power suddenly went out while you were in the middle of typing "KONTAVEIT" as your Day 1 pick, and wound up with me as your ticket to Quickdeath. ..



This is hilarious JT.
HAHAHAHAHA

JTContinental
05-28-2018, 12:51 PM
Sharapova and Mertens pickers, please make a Day 3 selection in case your choice advances.

JTContinental
05-29-2018, 01:31 AM
Welcome to Day 2 to TMQ: FO2018! It's a late night here at TMQ HQ, and ladies have been waiting by their phones all night long waiting to chat with me. But it's not what you are thinking, dirty-minded loser. It's today's losers lining up to let you know the score with your bogus pick. They've been waiting a long time, so most of them have spent the day staring at their WTA page profile pics.

Where It Went Wrong For You, the Loser


Anastasija Sevastova (8 victims) I look like a scared rabbit in my profille photo, and played like one for the last two sets on court today! TMQ has opined ad nauseum on why I'm a firm "never pick," but if you don't choose to read his highly entertaining daily recaps, that's not my problem. Your failure to appreciate good writing means your short dip in to the suicide pool is Sevast-ova.


Elena Vesnina (6 victims) My WTA profile photo looks like it was taken at a Glamour Shots in a 1990's mall, that's how old I am! And I've almost never won a match at the French Open, so why start now?

Kristina Mladenovic (5 victims) In retrospect, it was a mistake to take my profile photo in Melania's Christmas White House Hall, but the shadows serve to mask my despair and rage as I slide down the rankings. Don't think I'm not dragging you with me, loser.

Timea Babos (3 victims) My WTA pic resembles one of those Pamplemousse LaCroix memes, and like a Pamplemousse LaCroix, I started out my Round 1 match fresh and bubbly for about 10 minutes before turning flat, unappealing, and yet another reminder of just how much of the work day is still left.

Su-Wei Hsieh (3 victims) Really, 3 of you picked me? I look like that club pro who always manages to cut into the first 10 minutes of your court time while she packs her bags, adjusts her headband, and drinks flavored water, but I didn't have any problems getting off the court today! Hsieh you at Wimbledon, and here's some advice--bet against me!

Christina McHale (1 victim) I've never met a suicide pool match that I can't drag to the very agonizing limit only to fall just short. Perhaps that's why I look so tired in my profile pic. Catch me next at 7-5 in the third set at Wimby!


Oceane Dodin My WTA photo is as nondescript as my career, and yet I keep getting wild cards here. No one ever picks me to win, though, so thanks, I guess.


That's it for today. Tune in tomorrow for more adventures!

JTContinental
05-29-2018, 03:11 AM
Day 3 numbers--we've got 2 no picks and 3 zombies today, so we're left with 152 by my often inaccurate count.

By the way, I've heard that the sound of a pin popping out from in between a wheel and an axle, sending an overloaded bandwagon careening into a ravine, sounds an awful lot like "VAN UYTVANCK."


Alison Van Uytvanck 67
Ashleigh Barty 15
Kiki Bertens 11
Shuai Zhang 11
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 9
Taylor Townsend 8
Johanna Larsson 7
Carina Witthoeft 7
Samantha Stosur 5
Angelique Kerber 5
Daria Gavrilova 2
Caroline Garcia 2
Irina-Camila Begu 1
Serena Williams 1
Marketa Vondrousova 1

networthy
05-29-2018, 10:19 AM
Welcome to Day 2 to TMQ: FO2018! It's a late night here at TMQ HQ, and ladies have been waiting by their phones all night long waiting to chat with me. But it's not what you are thinking, dirty-minded loser. It's today's losers lining up to let you know the score with your bogus pick. They've been waiting a long time, so most of them have spent the day staring at their WTA page profile pics.

JTC: Your daily round-ups are hilarious. Truly the very best part of the Suicide Pool. Look forward to it every day. Please keep it up!!!

ponchi101
05-29-2018, 11:11 AM
We only lost the Witthoeft pickers?
Pray for tomorrow. It will not be REGRESSION TO THE MEAN. It will be A MEAN REGRESSION when we all pick...ah, Tati and the three Bondarenkos and look like dusty clochards by the end of the day.
Count on it.

Correspondent Kiu
05-29-2018, 11:46 AM
You lost your jinxing powers long ago....where is suliso?

:cool:

suliso
05-29-2018, 11:49 AM
Suliso is keeping his powder dry for deeper in the tournament. :)

ptmcmahon
05-29-2018, 11:50 AM
Can Suliso self-jinx?

JTContinental
05-29-2018, 05:27 PM
JTC: Your daily round-ups are hilarious. Truly the very best part of the Suicide Pool. Look forward to it every day. Please keep it up!!!

Aw, thanks! I enjoy writing them, so will definitely keep it up. I'll have another late night edition later tonight--hot off the presses for Europeans and night owls.

JTContinental
05-29-2018, 05:29 PM
We only lost the Witthoeft pickers?
Pray for tomorrow. It will not be REGRESSION TO THE MEAN. It will be A MEAN REGRESSION when we all pick...ah, Tati and the three Bondarenkos and look like dusty clochards by the end of the day.
Count on it.

Also 7 Larssons and a Vondrousova

leaker
05-29-2018, 05:43 PM
I can't remember who I picked yesterday.... where is the list with the names to see if I am still in it? Many thanks,

ptmcmahon
05-29-2018, 06:04 PM
I can't remember who I picked yesterday.... where is the list with the names to see if I am still in it? Many thanks,

Page 1 of this thread.

leaker - Kontaveit - Keys - Zhang

JTContinental
05-30-2018, 01:36 AM
It's Day 3 of TMQ: FO2018, and it turns out, those "VAN UYTVANCKs" I was hearing were not coming from the wheels of the bandwagon after all, but were actually the terrified squawks of three very blonde ducks stuck in the tracks as the cart came hurtling toward them. Through the miracle of the Internet, we were able to capture the final thoughts of each of these ducks before those fully functional wheels passed over their slender necks. These thoughts have been transcribed below, and may help you discover

Where It Went Wrong For You, the Loser

Johanna Larsson (7 victims): BMS? More like BJK, she's so old, plus you know, that whole kneecap slipped up into her thigh less than a year ago thing. I won a title the week before the start of a slam, which is always a great sign for a mid-level player, right? This is like money in the ba--VAN UYTVANCK!!!

Carina Witthoeft (7 victims) I went 0-5 in the clay court season, losing to legendary dirtballers the caliber of Zarina Diyas (twice) and Bibiane Schoofs, so I couldn't be more excited to draw a wildcard as a warm up ma--VAN UYTVANCK!!!


Marketa Vondrousova (1 victim) I won't be bogged down by Bogdan. I'm the next big thing in tennis--I'll be ranked in the top 5 and maybe already have won a slam by the time I'm 18. Oh wait--I already am 1--VAN UYTVANCK!!!


So sad...that only 15 of you earned the title of loser today. My reddening finger is itching (once again, that's not dirty).

JTContinental
05-30-2018, 02:58 AM
Day 4 dawns, and 3 no picks got us like 134

The breakdown

Anett Kontaveit 39
Mihaela Buzarnescu 18
Alize Cornet 18
Sloane Stephens 13
Madison Keys 12
Camila Giorgi 6
Carla Suarez Navarro 6
Katerina Siniakova 5
Naomi Osaka 5
Daria Kasatkina 4
Caroline Wozniacki 3
Yulia Putintseva 2
Petra Kvitová 2
Petra Martic 1

ponchi101
05-30-2018, 03:47 AM
It's Day 3 of TMQ: FO2018, a... Through the miracle of the Internet, we were able to capture the final thoughts of each of these ducks before those fully functional wheels passed over their slender necks. These thoughts have been transcribed below, and may help you discover...

...

Time to find a shrink, JT
(That was awfuk!!! Just kidding. Loved it ;) )

Correspondent Kiu
05-30-2018, 11:06 AM
I can't remember who I picked yesterday.... where is the list with the names to see if I am still in it? Many thanks,

I do that too, for solution...I click on my own name, it shows last few posts.

Also, look in the first page to see if your name is red.

JazzNU
05-30-2018, 11:53 AM
Even with the remaining matches, we're gonna have 100+ going into Day 5? WOW! Feels like it's been awhile. Nicely done.

On the other hand, I haven't seen the matchups so not sure of the likelihood, but I know JT must be chomping at the bit for some mass carnage.

JTContinental
05-31-2018, 01:31 AM
Day 4 dawned like an ill-advised sequel to yesterday, with more boring matches and SP results. The only thing of note is that TMQ was eliminated by Alize Cornet, the only pick that had any drama at all. Still, these ladies who lose managed to fight off the ennui long enough to let you know

Where It Went Wrong For You, the Loser

Alize Cornet (18 victims) I didn't watch my match, because I didn't want to see my epic meltdown, but I imagine that I was in full mascara-down-the-cheeks tears by the end. At 4-4 in the second set, I just decided to close my eyes and pretend I was on a beach on the Riviera, which may explain why every game for the rest of the match suddenly went to a million-point deuce that Parmentier eventually won.

Carla Suarez Navarro (6 victims) I didn't watch my match because there were a bunch of better ones happening at the same time that held more interest to me, but I imagine I lost because I'm an aging player who relies on speed playing against a young gun on the rise who was in the zone.

Petra Martic (1 victim) I didn't watch my match because it was over before I got the plastic off my racquet, but Wang has taken out victims in both rounds so far.


Let's liven this tourney up a little bit tomorrow, shall we?

JTContinental
05-31-2018, 02:33 AM
4 more have left us courtesy of the dreaded no pick, and we also have 1 zombie, leaving 105

Elise Mertens 27
Daria Gavrilova 19
Angelique Kerber 18
Julia Goerges 11
Kiki Bertens 11
Maria Sharapova 6
Garbine Muguruza 2
Andrea Petkovic 2
Shuai Zhang 2
Caroline Garcia 2
Karolina Pliskova 1
Coco Vandeweghe 1
Magdalena Rybarikova 1
Serena Williams 1
Bernarda Pera 1

Anthony Chen
05-31-2018, 03:55 AM
annnnd Gavrilova is gone


....nope not yet. I spoke too soon.


Biggest choke of the tournament?

oploskoffie
05-31-2018, 04:09 AM
Pera just served a big slice of crumble....

Edit: but starts the 3rd just fine.

JazzNU
05-31-2018, 05:50 AM
That lone Pera picker almost looked like a genius as they took out 19 victims. But alas, it wasn't meant to be. But brave pick nonetheless.

JTContinental
05-31-2018, 01:04 PM
4 people? I hate this tournament

Woody
05-31-2018, 01:15 PM
Well, my psuedo-rhyming strategy has paid off thus far, I better not quit now!

Makarova - Safarova - Gavrilova - Putintseva - Pliskova - Kvitova

Alas, I'm going to run out of va's

JazzNU
05-31-2018, 05:30 PM
4 people? I hate this tournament

LOL! I think you might hate it tomorrow too. Saturday seems like it has more possibility for carnage.


Edit - I retract this statement. There may be all kinds of carnage tomorrow after taking a closer look.

ponchi101
06-01-2018, 01:28 AM
It will be a blood bath. We are so overdue.... :freekingout:

yoort
06-01-2018, 01:43 AM
It will be a blood bath. We are so overdue.... :freekingout:

Let's hope! The two massive bandwagons in both pools freaked me out, so I went with riskier choices to avoid angering the gods :rolleyes: This is also historically the strategy that eliminated me...

JieOllily0001
06-01-2018, 01:59 AM
Strycova

JTContinental
06-01-2018, 02:39 AM
Day 6 begins with TMQ: FO2018 asking the question: how can I miss you when you won't go away? Three days is a pleasant visit; six is getting into Randy Quaid in Christmas Vacation territory.

A measly 4 of you courteously said your goodbyes, and so while these losers are feeling a little lackluster today, they have all done the polite thing and gathered to see you off, however halfheartedly, and school you as to

Where It Went Wrong For You, the (Rare and Elusive) Loser

Shuai Zhang (2 victims) I've played (poorly) for 6 weeks in a row, and like TMQ, I'm tired. Gimme my $80,000.

Coco Vandeweghe (1 victim) I wonder if anyone keeps stats on how many third set meltdown bagels I've eaten in my career? All those carbs might be why I lumber on the clay like a drunken foosball table.

Bernarda Pera (1 victim) What the hell? I've played like 5 tour-level tournaments; let me ease into this before you have me upsetting top 25 players.


DIE! DIE! DIE! Did I say that out loud? If not, DIE! DIE! DIE! already. Not all of you--just a lot

JTContinental
06-01-2018, 03:05 AM
Day 6 numbers - we start with 101

Caroline Wozniacki 39
Daria Kasatkina 33
Qiang Wang 8
Sloane Stephens 8
Petra Kvitová 4
Barbora Strycova 4
Madison Keys 2
Elina Svitolina 1
Yulia Putintseva 1
Katerina Siniakova 1

ponchi101
06-01-2018, 03:08 AM
BTW: I have zero confidence in my Kasatkina pick. Two Daria's in two days is truly asking to be killed.
But otherwise I would be out of the pool pretty soon. Picks have to start losing or.... blocked out. Which would be a first and not so dishonorable.

fastbackss
06-01-2018, 05:23 AM
All those carbs might be why I lumber on the clay like a drunken foosball table.


This was an amazing line. I audibly chortled in the office, which is always a recipe for people looking at me, which I don't want to have them see me forum-surfing. To be fair I was on a conference call at the time haha.

nyjaney
06-01-2018, 06:09 AM
Bonjour! Not sure how you want to address this, but I didn't pick Wozniacki for today; I picked Kasatkina. It's completely up to you if you want to make the change, or just leave it. I'm fine either way. Thanks!!!

JazzNU
06-01-2018, 06:16 AM
Day 6 begins with TMQ: FO2018 asking the question: how can I miss you when you won't go away? Three days is a pleasant visit; six is getting into Randy Quaid in Christmas Vacation territory.

DIE! DIE! DIE! Did I say that out loud? If not, DIE! DIE! DIE! already. Not all of you--just a lot

Well, I'm dead so I did my part. Don't say I never do anything for you JT. Though honestly, I didn't want to wander further into that Randy Quaid in Christmas Vacation territory, that's a scary place to be.

ptmcmahon
06-01-2018, 07:23 AM
Our #2 bandwagon is through, and our #1 bandwagon is a game away from a double bagel. It's one sided enough I'm not worried about jinxing it!

Woody
06-01-2018, 07:31 AM
Our #2 bandwagon is through, and our #1 bandwagon is a game away from a double bagel. It's one sided enough I'm not worried about jinxing it!

Damn it PT! I almost had a double bagel for my Skan Team! Curses!!!

ptmcmahon
06-01-2018, 08:25 AM
Oops...I still jinxed something!

JTContinental
06-01-2018, 10:53 AM
Bonjour! Not sure how you want to address this, but I didn't pick Wozniacki for today; I picked Kasatkina. It's completely up to you if you want to make the change, or just leave it. I'm fine either way. Thanks!!!

Sorry, my mistake! I will fix it.

improbabledream
06-01-2018, 11:26 AM
Yikes. Be gentle J.T

jwcardinal11
06-01-2018, 09:04 PM
Hi! Dunno who i should notify, but i picked Strycova for day 6 (not Kvitova). Thanks!

JTContinental
06-01-2018, 09:15 PM
Hi! Dunno who i should notify, but i picked Strycova for day 6 (not Kvitova). Thanks!

Fixed, sorry!

Also, I recommend not putting all your previous picks in your response--we use a semi-automated system now to help sort out the picks, and it can spit out some interesting results if there are a bunch of last names all in one place.

JTContinental
06-02-2018, 12:59 AM
Once again, we've had very little action at TMQ: FO2018--about 10% took my subtle hints and shuffled off (with some Sloane and Petra pickers still waiting out the rain), but we still have 90 people a week into this thing. And for those leaving us, some lovely parting gifts

Where It Went Wrong For You, the Loser

Qiang Wang (8 victims): For those of you not scoreboard watching, I was up 6-1, 4-0 at one point in this match, so you almost won! I welcome each of you to slide into my DMs and thank me personally!


Elina Svitolina (1 victim): TMQ and I both thought you picked me too early because I was going to win this thing--everyone involved got a little surprise! Like me on Instagram.

Katerina Siniakova (1 victim) I'm not exactly sure what you were thinking choosing me over the seeded clay court stalwart Strycova, but I've had Snapchat stories longer than my match today! @katie_sinz10s


Tune in tomorrow and see if anything different happens!

JTContinental
06-02-2018, 02:27 AM
In addition to those who checked out yesterday, we had 3 no picks sneak out the back door without paying, taking us down to 88 (12 provisional depending Stephens and Kvitová advancing)

Caroline Garcia 36
Magdalena Rybarikova 26
Elise Mertens 20
Angelique Kerber 3
Serena Williams 2
Simona Halep 1

jwcardinal11
06-02-2018, 03:04 AM
Fixed, sorry!

Also, I recommend not putting all your previous picks in your response--we use a semi-automated system now to help sort out the picks, and it can spit out some interesting results if there are a bunch of last names all in one place.

Ok thanks. I ended up forgetting to put in my day 7 picks anyway. Whomp whomp.

suliso
06-02-2018, 03:15 AM
Kabooommm goes Rybarikova... Stephens and Kvitova down a set as well.

ptmcmahon
06-02-2018, 04:30 AM
I originally thought to take Rybarikova as well, but then when I checked odds I saw she was actually the underdog on the betting sites.

Woody
06-02-2018, 05:10 AM
Been a long time since I've lost twice in the same pool in one day, but Kvitova and Rybarikova both took me out!

joanjettson
06-02-2018, 10:00 AM
I'm very good at getting to Friday of the first week. Is there a medal for that? :hammerhead:
Thanks for all the fun and good luck to all the tortured souls still in the hunt!

JTContinental
06-03-2018, 01:55 AM
This party has moved; didn't anyone tell you?

http://http://www.talkabouttennis.com/forum/threads/26186-FOSP-2018-UPDATED-Women-s-Picks-amp-Results-Thread