2013 WTA Sudden Death League: Australian Open

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by JayChu, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. JayChu

    JayChu Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    4,380
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    Welcome to the first edition of the 2013 WTA Sudden Death League season: The Australian Open!

    Rules of the game:

    1. Every day of the tournament that day's matches will be posted. You pick one player who you think is going to win. It's a knock out-system: if the player you picked wins, you're through to the next round. If he loses, you're out.

    2. Till the Round of 16, you have to pick one player per day. In the R16, quarters, semis and finals you pick one player per round.

    3. During a tournament, you can pick a player only ONCE. Obviously it's important to make smart choices in order to get far. If you somehow have no players left to pick, you're out as well.

    4. You can't pick a player from a match that has started already.

    5a. If the player you picked retires during the match, you're out. If he retires before the match, you're allowed to change your pick.

    5b. If the opponent of the player you picked retires, it counts like a win. However, you can't pick a player whose opponent had already retired from the tournament.

    6. If you want to change you pick, make a new post quoting the old pick. Edited posts containing picks will not be taken into account.

    SCORE FOR THIS TOURNAMENT
    1 correct pick: 70
    2 correct picks: 140
    3 correct picks: 210
    4 correct picks: 280
    5 correct picks: 350
    6 correct picks: 420
    7 correct picks: 500
    8 correct picks: 900
    9 correct picks: 1400
    Winner: 2000

    2013 TOP 10 RANKINGS
    [​IMG]

    WTA League File (HTML)

    WTA SUDDEN DEATH LEAGUE STAFF
    JayChu | Ico | kishnabe
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2013
  2. JayChu

    JayChu Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    4,380
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    Welcome back everyone. Hope you've had a chance to enjoy your rest to get ready for all of the craziness of the WTA!

    Some announcements:
    • Ico is now one of the League Directors. Welcome!
    • For the 2013 season, this will be a full season. We will be running the following events: the 4 Grand Slams, 4 Premier Mandatory events (Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, Beijing), 3 Premier 5 events (Rome, Canada, Cincy), and the WTA Championships
    • We will have a WTA Race to the Championships where the Top 8 will compete for a classy prize to be used for the 2014 season
    • The WTA Championships event will be open to ALL players
    • Points you've earned at the Olympics last season will be dropped after the Canadian Masters event
    • Good luck to all and enjoy a great season
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2013
  3. TopDawg

    TopDawg Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Messages:
    9,273
    Location:
    Chesterfield, MO
    Why the heck not - I'm in.
     
  4. volleyandfun

    volleyandfun Professional

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Messages:
    1,070
    Hey Jay, I am in, can't refuse the fun
     
  5. Ico

    Ico Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    4,235
    Best of luck to everyone. We're all going to need it.
     
  6. 1477aces

    1477aces Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,598
    Okay. I think I'll go with my strategy from last year of picking the best player each round, the WTA is too unpredictable otherwise.
     
  7. FEDERERNADAL13

    FEDERERNADAL13 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Messages:
    3,411
    In for sure
     
  8. Vanhool

    Vanhool Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,791
    Location:
    Aloha State
    I can't do any worse than last year!
     
  9. Doublebounce

    Doublebounce Professional

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,329
    in in in in
     
  10. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    11,888
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    In for the sheilas, too!
     
  11. boredone3456

    boredone3456 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Messages:
    4,929
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    In and fully prepared to be trolled
     
  12. purespin

    purespin Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    757
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    in...........
     
  13. Tanya

    Tanya Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,483
    Location:
    Shangri-La
    Count me in
     
  14. wrxinsc

    wrxinsc Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,400
    Location:
    Cackalacky South
    I'll do it.
     
  15. jamesblakefan#1

    jamesblakefan#1 G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Messages:
    15,689
    Location:
    VA Beach
    in..........
     
  16. bezs

    bezs Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Messages:
    8,159
    Here's to Day 1 survival
     
  17. librarysteg

    librarysteg Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2012
    Messages:
    2,411
    Location:
    IL
    In. I've been telling myself I want to make a point to start following the women more so this will be a good excuse.
     
  18. JayChu

    JayChu Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    4,380
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    Folks, if you think you are going to have an issue with the time difference, please look below:

    First round begin on January 14, 2013 at 11:00AM Australian EDT.

    If you are located in:

    North America EST, then matches begin at 7:00PM on Sunday, January 13

    North America PST, then matches begin at 4:00PM on Sunday, January 13

    North America CST, then matches begin at 6:00PM on Sunday, January 13

    Europe CET, then matches begin at 1:00AM on Monday, January 14

    Europe EET, then matches begin at 2:00AM on Monday, January 14

    Europe GMT, then matches begin at 12:00AM on Monday, January 14

    Asia WIB, then matches begin at 7:00AM on Monday, January 14

    Asia CST, then matches begin at 8:00AM on Monday, January 14

    Asia IST, then matches begin at 5:30AM on Monday, January 14

    Asia JST and KST, then matches begin at 9:00AM on Monday, January 14

    Asia AST, then matches begin at 3:00AM on Monday, January 14
     
  19. PDJ

    PDJ Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2,183
    Please add me. Best
     
  20. Gonzo_style

    Gonzo_style Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2012
    Messages:
    3,911
    :) Mee too! IN
     
  21. Gonzo_style

    Gonzo_style Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2012
    Messages:
    3,911
    delete.....
     
  22. rainingaces

    rainingaces Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Messages:
    6,368
    Location:
    UK
    Day 1: Heather Watson
     
  23. Tan

    Tan New User

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2004
    Messages:
    61
    I'm interesyed ....IN
     
  24. boredone3456

    boredone3456 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Messages:
    4,929
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Day 1: Zheng
     
  25. JayChu

    JayChu Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    4,380
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    2013 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - ORDER OF PLAY - DAY 1
    1. O Puchkova (RUS) vs. [2] M Sharapova (RUS)
    2. [25] V Williams (USA) vs. G Voskoboeva (KAZ)
    3. [6] N Li (CHN) vs. S Karatantcheva (KAZ)
    4. [18] J Goerges (GER) vs. [Q] V Dushevina (RUS)
    5. Kr Pliskova (CZE) vs. [WC] S Jones (AUS)
    6. C Vandeweghe (USA) vs. [27] S Cristea (ROU)
    7. P Parmentier (FRA) vs. O Govortsova (BLR)
    8. R Oprandi (SUI) vs. T Pironkova (BUL)
    9. K-C Chang (TPE) vs. [9] S Stosur (AUS)
    10. [WC] B Bobusic (AUS) vs. [4] A Radwanska (POL)
    11. J Larsson (SWE) vs. [22] J Jankovic (SRB)
    12. [Q] M Joao Koehler (POR) vs. [Q] K Knapp (ITA)
    13. P Martic (CRO) vs. M Doi (JPN)
    14. I-C Begu (ROU) vs. A Rus (NED)
    15. A Cornet (FRA) vs. M Erakovic (NZL)
    16. C Scheepers (RSA) vs. [23] K Zakopalova (CZE)
    17. [19] E Makarova (RUS) vs. [Q] M Larcher De Brito (POR)
    18. K Flipkens (BEL) vs. N Bratchikova (RUS)
    19. [15] D Cibulkova (SVK) vs. [WC] A Barty (AUS)
    20. [5] A Kerber (GER) vs. E Svitolina (UKR)
    21. A Medina Garrigues (ESP) vs. [11] M Bartoli (FRA)
    22. C Giorgi (ITA) vs. S Foretz Gacon (FRA)
    23. [Q] V Dolonc (SRB) vs. [WC] O Rogowska (AUS)
    24. [WC] Y Zhang (CHN) vs. J Zheng (CHN)
    25. H Watson (GBR) vs. A Cadantu (ROU)
    26. S Voegele (SUI) vs. [30] T Paszek (AUT)
    27. L Hradecka (CZE) vs. K Bertens (NED)
    28. C Dellacqua (AUS) vs. [WC] M Keys (USA)
    29. M Minella (LUX) vs. [Q] V Savinykh (RUS)
    30. [32] M Bartel (GER) vs. K Pervak (KAZ)
    31. [Q] Y-J Chan (TPE) vs. D Hantuchova (SVK)
    32. [13] A Ivanovic (SRB) vs. M Czink (HUN)
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2013
  26. Vanhool

    Vanhool Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2012
    Messages:
    2,791
    Location:
    Aloha State
    Day 1: Madison Keys
     
  27. Ico

    Ico Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    4,235
    Day 1: Makarova
     
  28. TopDawg

    TopDawg Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Messages:
    9,273
    Location:
    Chesterfield, MO
    Day 1: J Zheng (CHN)
     
  29. JLyon

    JLyon Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,324
    Location:
    AR
    please let me in

    Day 1: J Zheng
     
  30. Gonzo_style

    Gonzo_style Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2012
    Messages:
    3,911
    Day 1: Ana Ivanovic
     
  31. Big_Dangerous

    Big_Dangerous Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    5,853
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Day 1 Pick: Ana Ivanovic
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2013
  32. Rock Strongo

    Rock Strongo Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    7,642
    Location:
    Sweden
    Ktime Kto Kchance, Karin Knapp Kplease!
     
  33. JadeC

    JadeC Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2012
    Messages:
    1,734
    Day 1: Makarova
     
  34. PDJ

    PDJ Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2,183
    Day 1: Ana Ivanovic
     
  35. Tammo

    Tammo Banned

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    3,875
    Day 1 Ivanovic
     
  36. TXdad

    TXdad New User

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Messages:
    37
    Day !: Cibulkova
     
  37. kishnabe

    kishnabe G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2008
    Messages:
    17,086
    Location:
    Toronto
    Day 1: Makarova
     
  38. Doublebounce

    Doublebounce Professional

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,329
    Day 1: Pironkova
     
  39. dcdoorknob

    dcdoorknob Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2010
    Messages:
    3,560
    Day 1: Ivanovic
     
  40. bezs

    bezs Legend

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Messages:
    8,159
    Day 1: Zheng Jie
     
  41. Tanya

    Tanya Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,483
    Location:
    Shangri-La
    Day 1: Venus Williams
     
  42. JayChu

    JayChu Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    4,380
    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    Day 1: Martic
     
  43. volleyandfun

    volleyandfun Professional

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Messages:
    1,070
    Day 1: Cibulkova
     
  44. PhotoBlue

    PhotoBlue Professional

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2011
    Messages:
    1,391
    Location:
    The tennis court
    Day 1: Hantuchova
     
  45. FedError

    FedError Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    701
    Location:
    A park in Melbourne
    Day 1 Goerges
     
  46. Tan

    Tan New User

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2004
    Messages:
    61
    Day 1: Madison Keys
     
  47. GhostDog

    GhostDog Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,623
    Location:
    Toronto
    Day 1: Hantuchova
     
  48. purespin

    purespin Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    757
    Location:
    Vancouver, Canada
    Day 1: J Zheng
     
  49. jamesblakefan#1

    jamesblakefan#1 G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2007
    Messages:
    15,689
    Location:
    VA Beach
    Day 1: Heather Watson

    Tough right off the bat!
     
  50. Beryl

    Beryl Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Messages:
    1,983
    Day 1: Zheng Jie
     

Share This Page