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    Predictions: WTA Year-End Championships

    I'm putting this thread up early because predictions for next week will be due before the start of play TUESDAY, much earlier than usual.

    Here's how it works:

    We pick each round robin match, the semifinalists, finalists and winner. The players compete against each player in their group. The two players with the best record in each group are the semifinalists (so it helps to be familiar with tiebreak scenarios). All match predictions--all the way up to the final--must be made before the start of play Tuesday.

    Scoring for the YEC:

    2 points for each correct RR match
    4 points for each correct semifinalist
    6 points for eac correct finalist
    8 points for the winners (singles and doubles)

    The draw

    Yellow Group:

    Justine Henin
    Jelena Jankovic
    Serena Williams
    Anna Chakvetadze

    Red Group:

    Svetlana Kuznetsova
    Ana Ivanovic
    Maria Sharapova
    Daniela Hantuchova

    The doubles qualifiers are as follows:

    Cara Black/Liezel Huber
    Chia-Jung Chuang/Yung-Jan Chan
    Katarina Srebotnik/Ai Sugiyama
    Kveta Peschke/Rennae Stubbs

    For the doubles, we predict only the winning team.

    Below is a sample format for YEC predictions that was posted two years ago... Just so you can see what they look like.


    Green Group:

    Davenport def Sharapova
    Davenport def Schnyder
    Davenport def Petrova
    Sharapova def Schnyder
    Sharapova def Petrova
    Schnyder def Petrova

    Black Group:

    Clijsters def Mauresmo
    Clijsters def Pierce
    Clijsters def Dementieva
    Mauresmo def Pierce
    Mauresmo def Dementieva
    Dementieva def Pierce

    Sharapova def Clijsters
    Mauresmo def Davenport

    Sharapova def Mauresmo

    Doubles Winners

    Stubbs/Black

    Good luck, everyone! Any questions? Just shout.
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    Re: Predictions: WTA Year-End Championships

    1) open to all?

    2) what do you pick for doubles?

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    Re: Predictions: WTA Year-End Championships

    Quote Originally Posted by ptmcmahon View Post
    open to all?
    I'm afraid not, pt... But we're hoping to open the contest again beginning with Hopman Cup. If you're interested in joining, post a reply in the thread linked below. Be sure to read the opening post in that thread and then decide if it's a commitment you'd like to make.

    http://www.talkabouttennis.com/forum...?t=7946&page=2

    That being said, there's nothing stopping you from posting predictions for this and following along to see how you do. We just won't be able to score them.

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    Re: Predictions: WTA Year-End Championships

    I'll think about it - are you guys already at too many people though?

    I've got my predictions written down here, I'll score myself to compare just for fun...won't clutter up the thread for the real people

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    Re: Predictions: WTA Year-End Championships

    Quote Originally Posted by ptmcmahon View Post
    I'll think about it - are you guys already at too many people though?

    I've got my predictions written down here, I'll score myself to compare just for fun...won't clutter up the thread for the real people
    That's a hard question to answer. We're still trying to assess the amount of interest and what our capabilities are in terms of supporting the contest. But if, after you think about it more, you're still interested, just let us know in the thread I linked before. I'd only ask that you state your interest sooner rather than later.

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    Yellow Group:

    Henin d Jankovic
    Henin d Williams
    Henin d Chakvetadze
    Williams d Jankovic
    Williams d Chakvetadze
    Chakvetadze d Jankovic


    Red Group:

    Kuznetsova d Ivanovic
    Kuznetsova d Hantuchova
    Sharapova d Kuznetsova
    Sharapova d Hantuchova
    Hantuchova d Ivanovic
    Ivanovic d Sharapova

    Henin d Kuznetsova
    Williams d Sharapova

    Williams d Henin

    Hmm... that did not turn out how I expected

    Doubles: Cara Black/Liezel Huber

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    Yellow Group:
    Henin d. Jankovic
    Henin d. Williams
    Henin d. Chakvetadze
    Jankovic d. Chakvetadze
    Williams d. Chakvetadze
    hmmm.... Williams d. Jankovic

    Red Group:
    (subject to change if Maria pulls out)
    Kuznetsova d Hantuchova
    Ivanovic d. Hantuchova
    Ivanovic d. Sharapova
    Sharapova d. Hantuchova
    Ivanovic d. Kuznetsova
    Kuznetsova d. Sharapova

    Henin d. Kuznetsova
    Williams d. Ivanovic

    Henin d. Williams (5 in a row? I'll have to look at my picks again)

    Doubles champs:
    Black/Huber
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    Re: Predictions: WTA Year-End Championships

    Bump
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    Re: Predictions: WTA Year-End Championships

    Bump again...
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    Re: Predictions: WTA Year-End Championships

    I'll probably change my mind a couple times when the order of matches comes out.

    Yellow Group:
    Justine Henin d. Jelena Jankovic
    Justine Henin d Serena Williams
    Justine Henin d Anna Chakvetadze
    Serena Williams d. Anna Chakvetadze
    Anna Chakvetadze d. Jelena Jankovic
    Jelena Jankovic d. Serena Williams

    Red Group:
    Svetlana Kuznetsova d Ana Ivanovic
    Svetlana Kuznetsova d Maria Sharapova
    Daniela Hantuchova d Svetlana Kuznetsova
    Ana Ivanovic d Daniela Hantuchova
    Maria Sharapova d Ana Ivanovic
    Daniela Hantuchova d Maria Sharapova

    SEMIS:
    Justine Henin d. Daniela Hantuchova
    Svetlana Kuznetsova d. Serena Williams

    FINAL:
    Justine Henin d. Svetlana Kuznetsova


    Doubles:
    Cara Black/Liezel Huber


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    Yellow Group:
    Justine Henin d. Jelena Jankovic
    Justine Henin d. Anna Chakvetadze
    Justine Henin d. Serena Williams
    Jelena Jankovic d. Serena Williams
    Jelena Jankovic d. Anna Chakvetadze
    Serena Williams d. Anna Chakvetadze

    Red Group:
    Ana Ivanovic d. Svetlana Kuznetsova
    Ana Ivanovic d. Daniela Hantuchova
    Ana Ivanovic d. Maria Sharapova
    Maria Sharapova d. Svetlana Kuznetsova
    Maria Sharapova d. Daniela Hantuchova
    Svetlana Kuznetsova d. Daniela Hantuchova

    SEMIS:
    Justine Henin d. Maria Sharapova
    Ana Ivanovic d. Jelena Jankovic

    FINAL:
    Justine Henin d. Ana Ivanovic

    Doubles:
    Cara Black/Liezel Huber

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    Re: Predictions: WTA Year-End Championships

    Yellow Group:

    Henin d Jankovic
    Henin d Chakvedatze
    S. Williams d Henin
    S. Williams d Jankovic
    S. Williams d Chakvetadze
    Jankovic d Chakvetadze

    Red Group:

    Svetlana Kuznetsova
    Ana Ivanovic
    Maria Sharapova
    Daniela Hantuchova

    Kuznetsova d Sharapova
    Ivanovic d Kuznetsova
    Kuznetsova d Hantuchova
    Ivanovic d Sharapova
    Ivanovic d Hantuchova
    Sharapova d Hantuchova

    Semi finals:
    Ivanovic d S. Williams
    Henin d Kuznetsova

    Final:

    Henin d Ivanovic

    doubles

    Cara Black/Liezel Huber

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    Yellow Group:

    Henin def Williams
    Henin def Jankovic
    Henin def Chakvetadze
    Jankovic def Williams
    Williams def Chakvetadze
    Chakvetadze def Jankovic

    Red Group:

    Kuznetsova def Sharapova
    Ivanovic def Sharapova
    Sharapova def Hantuchova
    Ivanovic def Hantuchova
    Ivanovic def Kuznetsova
    Kuznetsova def Hantuchova

    SF

    Henin def Kuznetsova
    Ivanovic def Jankovic

    Final

    Henin def Ivanovic

    Doubles winner: Black/Huber
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    Re: Predictions: WTA Year-End Championships

    Yellow Group
    Henin d. Chakvetadze
    Henin d. S.Williams
    Henin d. Jankovic
    Jankovic d. Chakvetadze
    S.Williams d. Jankovic
    S.Williams d. Chakvetadze

    Red Group
    Hantuchova d. Kuznetsova
    Sharapova d. Kuznetsova
    Ivanovic d. Kuznetsova
    Ivanovic d. Sharapova
    Ivanovic d. Hantuchova
    Hantuchova d. Sharapova

    SEMIFINALS
    Henin d. Hantuchova
    S.Williams d. Ivanovic

    FINAL
    S.Williams d. Henin (what the hell...)

    DOUBLES
    CJ Chuang/Latisha Chan
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    Re: Predictions: WTA Year-End Championships

    Yellow Group
    Henin d. Chakvetadze
    Henin d. S.Williams
    Henin d. Jankovic
    Jankovic d. Chakvetadze
    S.Williams d. Jankovic
    S.Williams d. Chakvetadze

    Red Group
    Kuznetsova d Hantuchova
    Sharapova d. Kuznetsova
    Ivanovic d. Kuznetsova
    Ivanovic d. Sharapova
    Hantuchova d. Ivanovic
    Sharapova d. Hantuchova

    SEMIFINALS
    Henin d. Sharapova
    S.Williams d. Ivanovic

    FINAL
    S.Williams d. Henin (Henin go to lose some time right?!)

    DOUBLES
    CJ Chuang/Latisha Chan

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    I will have to look at my picks again
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