2013 WTA Sudden Death League: Australian Open

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    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
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    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
     
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    Best of luck to everyone. We're all going to need it.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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)
     
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