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morct
08-30-2007, 01:27 PM
Hello and welcome to Day 5 of the 2007 US Open Womens Suicide Pool. Today starts the third round of the tournament

Once you use a player, you can never use them again. Be sure to check the “picks and results thread” so you can check the choices you have already made. This is now very important as the number of matches to chose from gets smaller, and you very likely have used some of the remaining players.

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT YOU FOLLOW THE POSTED SCHEDULE OF PLAY BELOW TODAY, AND EVERY DAY. We will be opening a daily thread for you to place your selection as soon as play is announced for the next day, if not sooner. You must choose a match for those listed for the day - if there are scheduling issues due to rain, it will be announced in the daily thread.

Post your Day 5 pick by replying IN THIS THREAD. Your pick must be in before the start of play for the day in New York, that is, Friday, August 31, 2007 at 11:00 AM New York time (east coast), 8:00 AM on the west coast. For those in Europe, London is five (5) hours later than the east coast. Don’t be late as we hate making those hard decisions, but we will.

Best of luck and thanks for joining us.

Friday’s schedule of play consists of these 8 matches from the top half of the Womens draw:



Justine Henin BEL (1) vs. Ekaterina Makarova RUS
Ahsha Rolle USA vs. Dinara Safina RUS (15)
Marion Bartoli FRA (10) vs. Lucie Safarova CZE (20)
Vera Zvonareva RUS (27) vs. Serena Williams USA (8)
Jelena Jankovic SRB (3) vs. Alize Cornet FRA
Sybille Bammer AUT (19) vs. Elena Dementieva RUS (14)
Venus Williams USA (12) vs. Alona Bondarenko UKR (21)
Vera Dushevina RUS vs. Ana Ivanovic SRB (5)

morct
08-30-2007, 01:30 PM
Safina for me please.

Moose
08-30-2007, 01:31 PM
Jon D'oh emailed in Dinara Safina

Moose
08-30-2007, 01:32 PM
Sluggo 13 emails in Ana Ivanovic

sbtang
08-30-2007, 01:34 PM
Dinara Safina

munchin
08-30-2007, 01:36 PM
Arrgh, another frustrating day. The only good pick for me is Dinara Safina. But still, I'd love for Ahsha Rolle to keep going. I guess some people say that's win-win, but I see it as lose-lose.

marsny
08-30-2007, 01:37 PM
Dinara Safina

Moose
08-30-2007, 01:39 PM
I might change this, but my thinking is that she wins today, but can't beat two Serbs in a row.

VENUS WILLIAMS

hawkgirl98
08-30-2007, 01:45 PM
Not horribly confident in this pick, but I'll take Dementieva.

oploskoffie
08-30-2007, 01:52 PM
Dinara Safina

and she'd better not pull a Gasquet on us...

shtexas
08-30-2007, 01:55 PM
Has to be Dinara Safina. :lipsrsealed:

oohsalmon
08-30-2007, 01:56 PM
Elena Dementieva for me.

Kirkus
08-30-2007, 02:00 PM
Marion Bartoli, please.

wfwalsh
08-30-2007, 02:11 PM
Safina.

manolo
08-30-2007, 02:30 PM
Safina for me, please.

mrjiggyfly2
08-30-2007, 02:38 PM
Dementieva

pbutler50
08-30-2007, 02:40 PM
I'll have to go with the obvious -- Dinara Safina.

dani
08-30-2007, 02:49 PM
Safina

rockdj12
08-30-2007, 03:03 PM
Safina

ponchi101
08-30-2007, 03:04 PM
If she wins, she is probably running into Henin, and that means the end of this USO for her.
So my pick is Dinara Safina too (wow! how original!)

Herodotus
08-30-2007, 03:11 PM
Day 5: Dinara Safina

I'll be gone tomorrow, so if I survive my next pick is

Day 6: Maria Kirilenko

csgnyc
08-30-2007, 03:22 PM
Safina too, though outside of the pool I'd like to see Rolle win.

udaneri
08-30-2007, 03:22 PM
ok, one more with Dinara Safina

snapcracklepop1988
08-30-2007, 03:31 PM
Dinara Safina for me please.

Spencer
08-30-2007, 03:51 PM
D. Safina

patrick
08-30-2007, 03:57 PM
Dinara Safina

kknudsen
08-30-2007, 04:03 PM
Safina please

joshman_can
08-30-2007, 04:11 PM
Dementieva

tennismaster8
08-30-2007, 04:18 PM
Day 5: Dinara Safina

thotchkin
08-30-2007, 04:21 PM
I didn't think I'd be playing her this early, but my Day 5 pick in the Women's Draw is...

Ivanovic!

lilly potter
08-30-2007, 04:28 PM
You Safina pickers, forgot about Wimby, day 4?

toneeg78
08-30-2007, 04:28 PM
i hate to be on the bandwagon, but this half of the draw is too heavy to pick anyone else this early.

I pick Safina.

At least we all move on together or die together.

networthy
08-30-2007, 04:32 PM
Dinara Safina, please.

Fiercehart
08-30-2007, 04:37 PM
Dinara Safina for me please.

tinamarie
08-30-2007, 04:39 PM
I have never heard of Asha Rolle before, but I dont feel very good about relying on a member of the Safin family, either....
So I guess I'll follow Moose's reasoning and go with Venus Williams.

MeganFernandez
08-30-2007, 04:47 PM
Ivanovic

monteith
08-30-2007, 04:52 PM
Dinara Safina RUS (15) - Monteith - women's Day 5

jjnow
08-30-2007, 05:00 PM
Dinara Safina

ATL_tennis_dude
08-30-2007, 05:10 PM
Bartoli

Jtdrum10
08-30-2007, 05:16 PM
E. Dementieva please

*sighs* I'm very nervous.

Jason11E
08-30-2007, 05:22 PM
Safina

chocomm
08-30-2007, 05:23 PM
Marion Bartoli, please.

doubledogbrewer
08-30-2007, 05:42 PM
Well, the guts for Azarenka worked out. Now I'll keep alive my trend of picking a woman from a different country each day. This half of the draw looks like it might work out ...

Day 5: Elena Dementieva
Day 4: Victoria Azarenka
Day 3: Lucie Safarova
Day 2: Sania Mirza
Day 1: Ai Sugiyama

aedra1119
08-30-2007, 05:53 PM
I don't think I've ever picked one of the Safin siblings before, but there's always a first. Sign me up for the three-ring circus, too.

Dinara Safina, please!

bluereggie
08-30-2007, 05:53 PM
Safina for me please

Beckham
08-30-2007, 05:57 PM
Safina.

Beckham TW

krishna
08-30-2007, 05:57 PM
Dinara Safina, please and thank you.

Federer70
08-30-2007, 06:05 PM
Has to be Safina.

Thanks.

rktct2b
08-30-2007, 06:09 PM
My Day 5 Women's pick is Dinara Safina.

mhess79
08-30-2007, 06:16 PM
Dinara Safina

Scotty
08-30-2007, 06:29 PM
Dinara Safina, please

4: Mirza
3: Safarova
2: Medina Garrigues
1: Sugiyama

Drop-shot
08-30-2007, 06:32 PM
Safina
If she falters the SP loser's lounge is gonna look like Safingrad Stalingrad.

Stinger
08-30-2007, 06:36 PM
Since I've already used up Safina and Bartoli its time to go with the heavyweights........for day 5......

Ana Ivanovic

dolphins343
08-30-2007, 06:38 PM
safina please, thank you

debbmo_nyc
08-30-2007, 07:05 PM
i'll take dinara safina

nelslus
08-30-2007, 07:07 PM
Nelslus chooses Safina

Moose
08-30-2007, 07:17 PM
what says we fill this Safina bandwagon with hay and celebrate Halloween early?

This could be, percentage wise, the biggest one player bandwagon in SP history.

Sebastien447
08-30-2007, 07:19 PM
Ivanovic

aceoftennis87
08-30-2007, 07:41 PM
Safina

calvin_hobbes29
08-30-2007, 07:41 PM
Dinara Safina

rockytop
08-30-2007, 07:46 PM
My Pick: Ivanovic

Good Luck Everyone

jeffro21
08-30-2007, 07:47 PM
Dinara Safina please

SmallSlice
08-30-2007, 07:52 PM
Oh, I hate to jump on, but Safina it is.

MariaFan
08-30-2007, 07:55 PM
Ivanovic, please

ColinUWS
08-30-2007, 08:06 PM
I just can't bring myself to pick anyone other than Safina.

Spotty_Dog
08-30-2007, 08:10 PM
Ivanovic, please.

alvinlimtc
08-30-2007, 08:18 PM
Elena Dementieva

oohsalmon
08-30-2007, 08:18 PM
what says we fill this Safina bandwagon with hay and celebrate Halloween early?

This could be, percentage wise, the biggest one player bandwagon in SP history.

And I hope it flips over ;)

I think Roddick got an enormous percentage in his QF v Gasquet at Wimbledon, not sure how the percentages compare.

He lost. Will she?

lemons
08-30-2007, 08:19 PM
Dinara Safina

Tennisdan
08-30-2007, 08:22 PM
Elena Dementieva please...

deelighted2
08-30-2007, 08:24 PM
Dinara Safina

luvs10s
08-30-2007, 08:26 PM
Elena Dementieva for me please (I think)

This is furtherest I've ever got in an SP - I'm not sure I like it - too hard to choose.

fedpras
08-30-2007, 08:27 PM
Safina

riley371
08-30-2007, 08:41 PM
A.IVANOVIC

pkorne
08-30-2007, 08:57 PM
Still licking my wounds from Richard Gasquet, I will pick the following player for the women:

Dinara Safina , please! (and please stay healthy!!)

Vuhruhto
08-30-2007, 09:04 PM
I'll take Dinara Safina. Thanks!

Marathongirl
08-30-2007, 09:18 PM
Bartoli

Last_Neuron
08-30-2007, 09:36 PM
Ana Ivanovic

(I know, I've been squandering the seeds since the beginning, I don't know what I'm going to do next week)

flowerchild39
08-30-2007, 09:38 PM
I don't feel comfortable in crowds. My pick is Venus Williams

Jay
08-30-2007, 09:45 PM
Ana Ivanovic

e11even
08-30-2007, 09:52 PM
I wanna get into the second week of both pools for the first time, and I hope joining the bandwagon will sail me thru..

My Day 5 pick is Dinara Safina (RUS) [15]! :thumbsup:

juandixonformvp
08-30-2007, 09:53 PM
I'm going to go out on a limb and pick Lucie Safarova.

I think she is focused this tourney and her opponent is a little overrated.

cdavid99
08-30-2007, 09:55 PM
Safina.

oohsalmon
08-30-2007, 09:56 PM
I'm going to go out on a limb and pick Lucie Safarova.

I think she is focused this tourney and her opponent is a little overrated.

I was going to pick Safarova, but like Marion too much.

Charlie02123
08-30-2007, 10:01 PM
Safina!

one_shot07
08-30-2007, 10:01 PM
Uhhhh... Dementieva :undecided:

pingponger
08-30-2007, 10:04 PM
I've tried everything to talk myself out of this pick, and I agree with you flowerchild


I don't feel comfortable in crowds.

And I know her best win all summer is Nathalie Dechy, AND she lost to the YOUNGER Bondarenko earlier this month

Yet, this is the smartest pick...sooo..... Dinara Safina :undecided:

Am I the only one with a really bad feeling about this?

oohsalmon
08-30-2007, 10:07 PM
I've tried everything to talk myself out of this pick, and I agree with you flowerchild



And I know her best win all summer is Nathalie Dechy, AND she lost to the YOUNGER Bondarenko earlier this month

Yet, this is the smartest pick...sooo..... Dinara Safina :undecided:

Am I the only one with a really bad feeling about this?

I have a really bad feeling about it as well...

...so I didn't pick her :)

mysterX
08-30-2007, 10:18 PM
The wisdom of crowds....Dinara Safina is my pick.

Usually, I don't look at the other picks before I enter mine. In this case though, once I saw the matches, I had to look because I thought there was a small chance it would be unanimous. I guess some people must have used Dinara in earlier rounds, because this is about as much a no-brainer as I've ever seen.

Oh yeah, tomorrow's Upset Special: Rolle over Safina. - Hope this goes as well as my last Upset Special, and my pick of Kiefer over Davydenko :)

Elchie
08-30-2007, 10:29 PM
Hopping on the Dinara train...

winston
08-30-2007, 10:49 PM
Safina

jadesa
08-31-2007, 12:36 AM
Ivanovic :undecided:

TigerTim
08-31-2007, 01:53 AM
If she loses, it could take out half the field, but I'm still going to go for...Dinara Safina.

Madame
08-31-2007, 01:56 AM
Have to follow .... Safina

That way, at least, we will be fixed early ...

lizchao
08-31-2007, 02:51 AM
venus williams please

thesupernova
08-31-2007, 04:25 AM
Dinara Safina for me please:)

JBK-50
08-31-2007, 04:45 AM
Dinara Safina

oploskoffie
08-31-2007, 04:52 AM
And I hope it flips over ;)

I think Roddick got an enormous percentage in his QF v Gasquet at Wimbledon, not sure how the percentages compare.

He lost. Will she?

Roddick was a holdover pick who took out 32 of 48 remaining SP'ers. That's 66% of the field. Ouch? :p

patamf
08-31-2007, 05:01 AM
Dinara Safina

bartman2099
08-31-2007, 05:11 AM
safina

backhand
08-31-2007, 05:31 AM
V. Williams

JieOllily0001
08-31-2007, 05:35 AM
Safina, please

michelle28
08-31-2007, 05:38 AM
Dinara Safina, please

Lone-star
08-31-2007, 05:38 AM
Jankovic

Takao
08-31-2007, 05:54 AM
Dinara Safina

leosash
08-31-2007, 05:57 AM
Dinara Safina:)

slicentice
08-31-2007, 05:59 AM
dinara safina is definitely the smart pick here

Shadow
08-31-2007, 06:01 AM
Elena Dementieva please

cpouncey@tcco.com
08-31-2007, 06:12 AM
ivanovic

mu_royals
08-31-2007, 06:16 AM
Dinara Safina (15)

Auburn84
08-31-2007, 06:32 AM
Venus Williams, please

lilly potter
08-31-2007, 07:10 AM
Ana Ivanovic
lilly potter TW

kabouter
08-31-2007, 07:13 AM
I'll take Venus today.

evil_juju
08-31-2007, 07:17 AM
Safina please.

morct
08-31-2007, 07:21 AM
Approx 67 (including myself) have picked Safina - no pressure there Dinara!!

About 40 minutes left to the start of play.........

Vlad
08-31-2007, 07:22 AM
Ana Ivanovic

shtexas
08-31-2007, 07:36 AM
25 minutes

mrfish
08-31-2007, 07:44 AM
safina, please.

thanks.

Bismarck
08-31-2007, 07:46 AM
safina or dementieva?

i take DEMENTIEVA, ELENA. (TW)

shtexas
08-31-2007, 07:47 AM
Spounder e-mailed in Dinara Safina for day 5.

kevinknudson
08-31-2007, 07:51 AM
at 10:51 EDT: i pick Safina

morct
08-31-2007, 08:03 AM
Play is starting so this thread is closed.

Good luck everyone!