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    Re: Ladies' Wimbledon SP Picks & Results Thread

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    Mmmm8, I saw that you switched and hoped it wouldn't put the curse on Pennetta. I wonder if I had then switched to Na Li, would they have both lost today? At least Azarenka softened the misery with some company.
    Sorry, joanjettson! I actually considered switching back (not because I had any thought of Pennetta losing, just for strategy), but decided two switches were below me.


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    Re: Ladies' Wimbledon SP Picks & Results Thread

    We started day 6 with 89 and lost the following:

    Azarenka (12)
    Pennetta (8)
    No Pick (3)

    We go into the second week with 66. Wow.
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    Re: Ladies' Wimbledon SP Picks & Results Thread

    I totally forgot to post this this morning!

    Day 7 Beau's Breakdown

    It's the best day of tennis all year, with all 16 men's and women's round of 16 matches to be played today. And we already have a winner! Miss No Pick has advanced the one person who picked her. Well done!

    Here are today's matchups:

    Miss Serena Williams (0) vs. Miss Maria Sharapova (0)

    Serena.

    Miss Na Li (7) vs. Miss Agnieszka Radwanska (2)

    I feel like this is Li's to win (or lose). Radwanska certainly won't make many errors, and we all know how prone Li is to fits of them. If she can keep the UE count down, she'll win. She's my pick to lose to Serena in the QF.

    Miss Caroline Wozniacki (11) vs. Miss Petra Kvitova

    Caroline should win this one, though Kvitova has a big game; we'll see if it stays solid. The only downside with choosing Wozniacki might be her very likely semifinal birth and running out of picks.

    Mrs Klara Zakopalova vs. Miss Kaia Kanepi (11)

    Good for the Estonian! Here's hoping she makes her second Grand Slam QF today. (She should.)

    Miss Kim Clijsters (0) vs. Miss Justine Henin (0)

    Why did no one pick from this match? LOL.

    Miss Vera Zvonareva (1) vs. Miss Jelena Jankovic (10)

    This could be a tough match for Jelena. Vera's been playing very solidly this tournament (yay!) and could trouble the #4 seed.

    Miss Tsvetana Pironkova (0) vs. Miss Marion Bartoli (23)

    Fighting for the honor of being smacked by Venus in the quarters. I didn't realize anyone actually had Bartoli left after the last round, so color me shocked. Both players have been very solid this tournament and though the Maid comes in the heavy favorite, there's no doubt that Pironkova will not come out intimidated at all. Could be a fun one.

    Mrs Jarmila Groth (0) vs. Miss Venus Williams (0)

    Venus.


    Good luck all!
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    35 out through 4 WTA matches today so far.
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    Ladies' Wimbledon SP Picks & Results Thread

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    35 out through 4 WTA matches today so far.
    And woz in trouble.

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    Re: Ladies' Wimbledon SP Picks & Results Thread

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    And woz in trouble.
    We could easily be below 20 at the end of the day with the way things are playing out.
    With Lucas Pouille at Indian Wells (2018)

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    and I go down with Bartoli.. never never never bet against an unknown like Pironkova..that's what I learned today! I would have been much better off with Na Li..

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    Re: Ladies' Wimbledon SP Picks & Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ashok View Post
    and I go down with Bartoli.. never never never bet against an unknown like Pironkova..that's what I learned today! I would have been much better off with Na Li..
    Lesson number two is "always pick against an unknown". And once you can figure out how the two reconcile, then you will win the SP.

    This does remind me of an experiment I wanted to try... And still can, actually. Let me throw something together and I'll report my mysterious findings after these pools complete!
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    Re: Ladies' Wimbledon SP Picks & Results Thread

    Well, well, well.

    We started the day with 66 and lost:

    Bartoli (23)
    Wozniacki (11)
    Jankovic (10)
    Radwanska (2)
    No Pick (1)

    This leaves us with nearly 19 left to make three picks. Good luuuuuuuuuck!
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    Well, well, well.

    We started the day with 66 and lost:

    Bartoli (23)
    Wozniacki (11)
    Jankovic (10)
    Radwanska (2)
    No Pick (1)

    This leaves us with nearly 19 left to make three picks. Good luuuuuuuuuck!
    So how close to 19 are we?

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    All I can say is, I truly cannot believe that, with as brain fried as I am and have been (i.e., more brain fried than I usually am ), that I'm still in this freakin' thing.
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    Re: Ladies' Wimbledon SP Picks & Results Thread

    [QUOTE=James7;582106]Lesson number two is "always pick against an unknown". And once you can figure out how the two reconcile, then you will win the SP.QUOTE]

    I'll never win the SP. I can never figure out how hot the unknown truly is. I almost picked Pironkova, too, but backed out because I ddin't have the guts to do so.

    Lesson No. 3: No guts; no glory.

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    Re: Ladies' Wimbledon SP Picks & Results Thread

    Alright, I ran my little experiment:

    500 "virtual" players all made women's suicide pool picks completely at random until eliminated with the only logic being no double picks.

    I lost 256 on day one picks. 112 on day two. 70 to day three. 34 on day four. 16 to day five. 3 to day six. and 6 to today.

    I have 3 players left. Only the middle one looks in pretty excellent shape, First would be better if they hadn't blown Serena, but here are their picks in round order:

    BARROIS, Kristina GER
    WILLIAMS, Serena USA [1]
    ARN, Greta HUN (Q)
    ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA, Barbora CZE
    BARTOLI, Marion FRA [11]
    RADWANSKA, Agnieszka POL [7]
    LI, Na CHN [9]

    CHAN, Yung-Jan TPE
    ERRANI, Sara ITA [32]
    KERBER, Angelique GER
    LI, Na CHN [9]
    JANKOVIC, Jelena SRB [4]
    ZAKOPALOVA, Klara CZE
    PIRONKOVA, Tsvetana BUL

    KULIKOVA, Regina RUS
    AZARENKA, Victoria BLR [14]
    GROTH, Jarmila AUS
    RODIONOVA, Anastasia AUS
    CLIJSTERS, Kim BEL [8]
    WILLIAMS, Serena USA [1]
    WILLIAMS, Venus USA [2]

    I was just curious about how far no logic at all would get you and how that compares to TAT results. The random nature didn't lend itself particularly to bandwagons, but there were some interesting/funny mini-ones (Rezai on day 4 had a randomly high 8 picks whereas Sveta and Hantuchova had only one each, or the eleven "players" who picked against Venus in her first match).

    I also wonder about how random pick players would do if I, for example, biased it to not pick in high seed matches in round one for example.

    Yeah, I know... but I thought it was an interesting little experiment to run.
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    Re: Ladies' Wimbledon SP Picks & Results Thread

    This thread is officially closed!

    To see the UPDATED thread, click HERE.
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