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    20 Answers - 2009 Australian Open

    20 Questions - 2009 Australian Open!
    1. How many double faults will Venus Williams hit during the tournament in singles matches? (Closest guess gets 2 points) Seven
    2. Will Kateryna Bondarenko hit more aces or double faults? Double Faults
    3. What will be the sum of the seeds of the sixteen quarterfinalists? (Unseeded counts for zero) (Closest guess gets 3 points) 86
    4. Name a chair umpire who will officiate a singles final. Kerrilyn Cramer, Pascal Maria
    5. How many of the six doubles semifinals will be held in Rod Laver Arena? Two
    6. Name a player who will win fewer games than there are letters in his/her last name. Kudryavtseva, Meusberger, Rybarikova, Kudryavtseva, Koryttseva, Keothavong (and she won a set!), Duque Marino, Sprem, Domachowska, Kirilenko, Kutuzova, Zahlavova Strycova, Wickmayer, Schruff, De Los Rios, Bammer, Rehnquist, Petzschner, Nieminen, Ouahab, Pavel, Ebelthite, Nishikori, Mannarino, C. Rochus, Vassallo Arguello, Gimeno-Traver, Andujar
    7. What is the latest round in a singles draw in which two players from the same country will meet? Semifinal (Safina-Zvonareva)
    8. How many of the 254 singles matches will feature a player who comes back from match point down to win? At Least 5 (Johansson def. Craybas, Garbin def. Pavlyuchenkova, Suarez Navarro def. V. Williams, Gonzalez def. Gasquet, Safina def. Cornet)
    9. How many games will be in the longest fifth/third set (singles or doubles). Thirty
    10. Which is the furthest an Australian will make it into a singles draw? Quarterfinal
    11. Which wild card will win the most singles matches? Jelena Dokic
    12. Who will advance further, the winningest wild card or the winningest qualifier? Wild Card
    13. Will the women's champion have previously won a grand slam? Yes
    14. Will the men's champion have previously won a hard court grand slam? No
    15. How many doubles matches (mixed and men's) will the Bryan brothers win? (Their matches together count as one) Six
    16. Which French player will win the most matches? Marion Bartoli, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon
    17. Which Russian player will win the most matches? Dinara Safina
    18. Which Serbian player will win the most matches? Novak Djokovic
    19. Which Czech/Slovak player will win the most matches? Tomas Berdych, Dominika Cibulkova
    20. How many of the twelve doubles finalists will have been entered in the main draw of singles? Six
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    Re: 20 Answers - 2009 Australian Open

    Hope that was the longest set as I picked exactly 30

    Think I saw someone pick 31...would that beat 16-15 with someone retiring?

    Lots of Isner fans disappointed he won't be the top WC
    Last edited by ptmcmahon; 01-19-2009 at 11:55 AM.
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    AH! I was so close last night in that Lopez/Muller match. Lopez just had to not suck for one more game and then fail in the next and I would have been exactly right. But c'est la vie. xD I still have a fortnight to be right.
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    Re: 20 Answers - 2009 Australian Open

    My answer for furthest a wild card will go looks good - Jessica Moore won her first match Any other WC winners yet?

    And question 1...will be at least 2 Don't think anyone guessed anywheres near that low. Mwoods went one lower than me for the low guess of 10 (if I'd seen I woulda changed my guess to 9!)
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    Re: 20 Answers - 2009 Australian Open

    Quote Originally Posted by ptmcmahon View Post
    My answer for furthest a wild card will go looks good - Jessica Moore won her first match Any other WC winners yet?

    And question 1...will be at least 2 Don't think anyone guessed anywheres near that low. Mwoods went one lower than me for the low guess of 10 (if I'd seen I woulda changed my guess to 9!)
    Dokic won. As did Tomic, Istomin, and Klein.

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    Re: 20 Answers - 2009 Australian Open

    There's another answer for 8: Garbin d. Pavlyuchenkova. Match pt. for Pavly at 5-4, 40-30, final set.

    Had Gajdosova pulled her match out over Razzano, there'd have been 3.
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    Re: 20 Answers - 2009 Australian Open

    For number 12, there are 12 Qualifiers vs. 5 Wild Cards still alive. I'm assuming LL don't count as qualifiers. There are no second round matchups involving a QF vs. QF or WC.
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    Re: 20 Answers - 2009 Australian Open

    Crap! For #15, neither Bryan brother is entered in the Mixed Doubles draw. So it can't be more than 6 wins, total.

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    Re: 20 Answers - 2009 Australian Open

    That's the problem with mixed doubles - the draws come out after the 20 Q deadline! Someone get that problem fixed up!
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    K. Bondarenko had 3 aces and 1 DF so that evens it up at 5 and 5. Since she continues to win I guess we'll have to wait another round on this one.

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    Re: 20 Answers - 2009 Australian Open

    Anyone pick even for that question?
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    Re: 20 Answers - 2009 Australian Open

    Quote Originally Posted by ptmcmahon View Post
    Anyone pick even for that question?
    I actually wanted to but for some reason I thought I only was allowed to pick one way or the other.

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    Re: 20 Answers - 2009 Australian Open

    Dokic is the answer to number 11 since she is the only wild card to win two matches.

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    Re: 20 Answers - 2009 Australian Open

    Quote Originally Posted by waylandboy-tw View Post
    Dokic is the answer to number 11 since she is the only wild card to win two matches.
    Yay!

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    Add Carla Suarez Navarro to the list where she saved match point to win against Venus Williams
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