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WTA Wimbledon 2011 Bracket Challenge
« on: June 18, 2011, 03:21:27 PM »
The Game

Pretty simple game format, most of you have filled out brackets before. This is just a one time thing, you fill out, and submit your picks now and just watch the tournament and see how you are doing by the end. The Pick 'em game on the other hand is more up-to-date and exciting. Nonetheless this is a great game to see what each of us feels before the start of the tournament.

Picks are due before play begins on Monday

How To Play:
1.  Pick your 8 QFists true to the draw and rank them C,F,SF,SF,QF,QF,QF,QF

2. Format: to simplify my work, follow this format--last name only; no comments*, emoticons,
puncuation and do not indicate their rank--it's understood they are in order (see 1 above).
*place all comments at the bottom of your list. Follow this format.

Roddick
Federer
Hewitt
Grosjean
Agassi
Ljubicic
Nalbandian
Hrbaty

3. Regardless of a player's actual result, he's only credited with points according to your pick.
For example, assume you pick Roddick to reach the QF, but he actually advances to the F. In this example, Roddick will only be credited for reaching the QF, or 50 pts. Similarly, assume you pick Federer to win the title (C), but he only reaches 2R. Fed's score, then, is 7 pts (see scoring below).

Scoring
Grand Slam scoring system will be employed.
C - 200 pts
F - 140 max pts
SF - 90 max pts
QF - 50 max pts
4R - 30 max pts
3R - 15 max pts
2R - 7 max pts
Main Entry - 1 pt

Example (based on actual 2005 US Open results):         
………………..   Picks……….           Pts
Champion… Roddick…………...     1
Finalist……   Federer……………     140
SF………….   Hewitt……………..      90
SF………….   Grosjean………….      15
QF………….   Agassi…………….      50
QF………….   Ljubicic……………      15
QF………….   Nalbandian……….     50
QF………….   Hrbaty……………..     30
   Total Points……….      391

Notice, Federer is limited to 140 pts, even though he won;
similarly, Agassi is limitted to 50 pts , even though he reached the final;     
So, had Federer been picked to win, he would have received 200 pts;
had Agassi been picked to reach the F, he would have received 140 pts ;
Roddick lost 1R, so even though he was picked as champion, recieved only 1 pt.

How To Win
The person with the most Total Points wins.

Tie-breaker
Pick 3 additional players and rank them 1-3. If your #1 advances further than his/her #1, you win; similarly for #2 and #3.

This is to avoid an outcome like 2007 USO, where the game ended in a tie for 1st because identical picks were submitted and we didn't have a tie-breaker in place.


link to Women's draw

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/ws/wsdraw.pdf


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Re: WTA Wimbledon 2011 Bracket Challenge
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2011, 03:52:49 PM »
Serena
Venus
Sharapova
Azarenka
Wozniaki
Li
Petkovic
Kvitova

Zvonareva
Bartoli
Stosur

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Re: WTA Wimbledon 2011 Bracket Challenge
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2011, 04:07:53 PM »
Pavlyuchenkova
Sharapova
Kvitova
Serena
Venus
Schiavone
Cibulkova
Li


TBs
Wozniacki
Azarenka
Goerges
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Re: WTA Wimbledon 2011 Bracket Challenge
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2011, 04:24:23 AM »
OK, here goes nothing (I think I ended up with minus numbers in the last one  :rofl_2: )

Serena
Hantuchova
Venus
Georges
Stosur
Li
Schiavone
Kuznetsova

Zvonareva
Wozniacki

Good luck!!
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Re: WTA Wimbledon 2011 Bracket Challenge
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2011, 06:42:38 AM »
Sharapova
Zvonareva
Hantuchova
Serena
Wozniaki
Ivanovic
Schiavone
Wickmayer

Petkovic
Jankovic
Venus
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Re: WTA Wimbledon 2011 Bracket Challenge
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2011, 03:34:40 PM »
Sharapova
Azarenka
S.Williams
Kvitova
Wozniacki
Lisicki
Petkovic
V.Williams

Li
Pavlyuchenkova
Makarova
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Re: WTA Wimbledon 2011 Bracket Challenge
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2011, 07:00:11 PM »
Li
Zvonareva
Wozniacki
Petkovic
Bartoli
Sharapova
Azarenka
Kvitova

TBs
Georges
S. Williams
V. Williams
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Re: WTA Wimbledon 2011 Bracket Challenge
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2011, 12:50:54 AM »
Sharapova
Azarenka
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Wozniacki
Li
Petkovic
Kvitova

Martinez
Sanchez-Vicario
Ruano
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Re: WTA Wimbledon 2011 Bracket Challenge
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2011, 01:40:06 PM »
* 7 entries
* 20 players picked -- good indication of how wide open it is with just 7 of us picking 20 players

* Most Frequently picked
Serena   6
Sharapova   6
Kvitova   5
Li        5
Venus   5
Wozniacki   5


* Champions picked
Sharapova  3
Serena  2
Li          1
Pavlyuchenkova  1  (Babblelot - only pick to reach QF)

* Longest Shots
C Pavlyuchenkova  (Babblelot)
C Li   (garion)
SF  Goeges  (sdede)




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Re: WTA Wimbledon 2011 Bracket Challenge
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2011, 02:03:30 PM »
I think after your Pavlyuchenkova to win the title Bab the next longest shot is my Lisicki as a wildcard to reach the quarters and on the way to knock the number 3 seed and RG Champion Li Na out.
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Re: WTA Wimbledon 2011 Bracket Challenge
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2011, 02:09:39 PM »
I think after your Pavlyuchenkova to win the title Bab the next longest shot is my Lisicki as a wildcard to reach the quarters and on the way to knock the number 3 seed and RG Champion Li Na out.

When I saw your Lisicki pick I was, like, "How'd I miss that?" I'm not high on Li at all, and that's the place I think Sabine will come through, too. But it really doesn't matter as far as this game is concerned since I'll only go as far as Pavy carries me.
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Re: WTA Wimbledon 2011 Bracket Challenge
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2011, 02:37:35 PM »
I think after your Pavlyuchenkova to win the title Bab the next longest shot is my Lisicki as a wildcard to reach the quarters and on the way to knock the number 3 seed and RG Champion Li Na out.

When I saw your Lisicki pick I was, like, "How'd I miss that?" I'm not high on Li at all, and that's the place I think Sabine will come through, too. But it really doesn't matter as far as this game is concerned since I'll only go as far as Pavy carries me.

Yeah I really rate Sabine when she's injury free and back 2-3 years ago I said she was 1 of the young guns who would win a Slam, I'm still holding onto that for Sabine and like you I'm not big on Li, although grass she's a big danger on, but having said that if Sabine can get into the tournament and then play Li and serve well I see her taking her out. Yeah that's exactly it for you, you've put on your eggs in Pavy's basket. I couldn't believe you picked her to beat Maria in the Final though, Maria ain'tletting no Russian beat her in the Wimbledon Final :)~ :rofl_2:
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Re: WTA Wimbledon 2011 Bracket Challenge
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2011, 04:10:37 PM »
First out:

Stosur  1R
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Re: WTA Wimbledon 2011 Bracket Challenge
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2011, 08:27:46 AM »
Epic

FAIL

Bab I couldn't see your Pav pick working for you at all and today one of your girls made sure of that in straight sets!
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Re: WTA Wimbledon 2011 Bracket Challenge
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2011, 12:56:23 PM »
Epic

FAIL

Bab I couldn't see your Pav pick working for you at all and today one of your girls made sure of that in straight sets!

lol  These have to be the first two matches Nadia has won all year.
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Re: WTA Wimbledon 2011 Bracket Challenge
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2011, 01:54:45 PM »
Epic

BRILLIANCE

SABINE, SABINE, SABINE :yahoo: :grind dance: :applause: As I've said in the WTA thread firstly I'm soooooo happy for Sabine to have got such a HUGE win on the biggest stage of all and not to mention as Bab in particular knows I really like Sabine and as he also knows I'll defend her with anything on the court :rofl_2: but also she proved me right BIGTIME in picking her for the upset of the RG Champion  :cool:
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Re: WTA Wimbledon 2011 Bracket Challenge
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2011, 04:22:40 PM »
Sabine was on her way to my next generation list. Then she didn't play for a year. Then she played the fool and acted like a crybaby. She's got to stay healthy and stop the crybaby B.S. If she can do that, she'll be back in good with me.
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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2011, 04:33:04 PM »
Next out:

Pavlyuchenkova   2R

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Re: WTA Wimbledon 2011 Bracket Challenge
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2011, 04:35:13 PM »
Sabine was on her way to my next generation list. Then she didn't play for a year. Then she played the fool and acted like a crybaby. She's got to stay healthy and stop the crybaby B.S. If she can do that, she'll be back in good with me.

Yeah I definitely thought 2-3 years ago she was 1 of the young guns who would win a Slam(s) then the injuries have hurt her badly but she's fighting back now and Sabine is all good in my book and I hopeshe goes a long way :) as longas she doesn't knock Maria out though!!
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Re: WTA Wimbledon 2011 Bracket Challenge
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2011, 12:53:05 PM »
Thanks to Li and Zvonareva I think I'll be in last place.  :mad1: :(  Bloody wankers!!!