2021 WTA Sudden Death League: Abu Dhabi

Boozyuzi

Hall of Fame
Happy New Year and welcome to the 1st event of the 2021 WTA Sudden Death League season: Abu Dhabi

Play starts on Wednesday 6th January

2021 WTA SDL sheet - LEAGUE FILE

Rules of the game:

1. It's a knock out-system: if the player you picked wins, you're through to the next round. If she loses, you're out.

2. You can pick a player only ONCE. Obviously it's important to make smart choices in order to get far. If you have no picks remaining, you're eliminated from the competition.

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

4. You cannot advance to the next round via a walkover since it is hard to know exactly when someone announced they were pulling out HOWEVER this rule does not apply once you reach the semifinals

5. As you cannot win a match by a walkover it is highly advised that you make a back-up pick to your main pick.
Your pick and back up cannot be from the same match. If so, your back up will be invalidated.
If your main pick is invalid (ie late, unreadable or unspecific) then your back up will become your pick.

6. If the player you picked retires during the match, you're out. If she retires before the match, your back-up pick will be used unless you change your pick before your back up match begins.

7. NEVER edit your pick. If you want to change your pick, please quote your old pick and choose a new player. Edited posts will not be taken into consideration.

8. New rule for 2021: For late picks, we will use whichever timestamp Flashscore.com shows for the match. Your post must be made before the time Flashscore gives. Keep in mind, Flashscore might round the start time (ie if a match begins at 12:07, Flashscore might show 12:05 or 12:10.). Ties will not be counted.

League admins for 2021 - @Boozyuzi & @boredone3456

We will be picking 6 pick's for this tournament. 1 pick per round


POINTS FOR THIS TOURNAMENT -

1 correct pick - 30 points
2 correct picks: 70
3 correct picks: 120
4 correct picks: 180
5 correct picks: 300
6 correct picks: 500

SAVE PICKS FOR 2021

@PDJ
has 2 save picks

@Boozyuzi @jwardb @Aussie Darcy have 1 save pick

1. You can use your save pick to advance if your player loses or retires during their match.

2. Save picks must be used before the last 16 of the Grand Slams or before the last 8 of any other tournament and must be used before the WTA Finals.

3. Please nominate a winning player to replace your losing player.

4. Your next pick must be correct to gain additional points.

Good luck to everyone, the more the merrier.. It's all good fun.. :)

Please sign up here if you fancy having a go.
 
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Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
What day are they playing ?? how do i know when to tune into TV if i don't know what day they are starting and when the final will be ?
 

James P

Legend
The season will kick off at the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open, a WTA 500 level event, from January 5-13 at Zayed Sports City International Tennis Centre. H.E Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said, “We are delighted to welcome to Abu Dhabi WTA’s 2021 kick-off event, the Abu Dhabi WTA Women’s Tennis Open. Abu Dhabi is a global capital of world sport and the presence of top tennis players from around the world at this time only strengthens that position and reinforces our esteemed reputation.”
Source: https://www.wtatennis.com/news/1943551/wta-announces-start-of-2021-tour-season
 

James P

Legend
Here's the draw as of now:

Abu Dhabi , UAE WTA 500
Date: 1/6/2021 Original Cut Off: 74 Ranking Date: 12/21/2020
Draw Size: 64 Direct Acceptances: 51 Wild Cards: 0 Qualifiers: 8 Special Exempts: 0

Main Draw Singles
4 Kenin , Sofia (USA)
5 Svitolina, Elina (UKR)
6 Pliskova, Karolina (CZE)
10 Sabalenka, Aryna (BLR)
12 Bencic, Belinda (SUI)
15 Muguruza, Garbiñe (ESP)
19 Rybakina, Elena (KAZ)
20 Mertens, Elise (BEL)
21 Vondrousova, Marketa (CZE)
22 Sakkari, Maria (GRE)
23 Kontaveit, Anett (EST)
24 Brady, Jennifer (USA)
27 Muchova, Karolina (CZE)
28 Putintseva, Yulia (KAZ)
30 Anisimova, Amanda (USA)
31 Jabeur, Ons (TUN)
32 Vekic, Female (CRO)
33 Alexandrova, Ekaterina (RUS)
34 Wang, Qiang (CHN)
36 Kuznetsova, Svetlana (RUS)
38 Pavlyuchenkova, Anastasia (RUS)
42 Ferro, Fiona (FRA)
44 Ostapenko, Jelena (LAT)
46 Kudermetova, Veronika (RUS)
47 Podoroska, Nadia (ARG)
47 Shvedova , Yaroslava (KAZ) SR
48 Gauff, Cori (USA)
49 Hercog, Polona (SLO)
50 Mladenovic, Kristina (FRA)
51 Siegemund, Laura (GER)
53 Cornet, Alizé (FRA)
54 Sevastova, Anastasija (LAT)
56 Tig, Patricia Maria (ROU)
58 Watson, Heather (GBR)
61 Blinkova, Anna (RUS)
62 Pera, Bernarda (USA)
63 Pegula, Jessica (USA)
64 Van Uytvanck, Alison (BEL )
65 Krejcikova, Barbora (CZE)
66 Sorribes Tormo, Sara (ESP)
67 Hsieh, Su-Wei (TPE)
68 Tomljanovic, Ajla (AUS)
70 Badosa, Paula (ESP)
71 Cirstea, Sorana (ROU)
72 Kasatkina, Daria (RUS)
74 Rus, Arantxa (NED)
74 Zhu, Lin (CHN) SR


Alternates
77 Kovinic, Danka (MNE)
80 Diyas, Zarina (KAZ)
85 Trevisan, Martina (ITA)
86 Flipkens , Kirsten (BEL)
87 Zidansek, Tamara (SLO)
88 Fernandez, Leylah Annie (CAN)
90 Sasnovich, Aliaksandra (BLR)
95 Wang, Yafan (CHN)
96 Paolini, Jasmine (ITA)

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99 Kostyuk, Marta (UKR)
101 Potapova, Anastasia (RUS)
103 Bolsova, Aliona (ESP)


Abu Dhabi Q , UAE WTA 500
Date: 1/5/2021 Original Cut Off: 223 Ranking Date: 12/21/2020
Draw Size: 32 Direct Acceptances: 28 Wild Cards: 0

Qualifying Draw Singles
99 Kostyuk, Marta (UKR)
101 Potapova, Anastasia (RUS)
104 Juvan, Kaja (SLO)
107 Dodin, Oceane (FRA)
114 Kalinskaya, Anna (RUS)
123 Wang, Xiyu (CHN)
125 Gasparyan, Margarita (RUS)
164 Zvonareva, Vera (RUS)
223 Bains, Naiktha (GBR) SR


Alternates
228 Barthel, Mona (GER)
255 Loeb, Jamie (USA)
256 Lansere, Sofya (RUS)
259 Eikeri, Ulrikke (NOR)
260 Lukas, Tena (CRO)
262 Burrage, Jodie (GBR)
266 Marcinkevica, Diana (LAT)
269 Grammatikopoulou, Valentini (GRE)
272 Lazaro Garcia, Andrea (ESP)
275 Bondar, Anna (HUN)
278 Papamichail, Despina (GRE)
279 Harrison, Catherine (USA)
281 Danilina, Anna (KAZ)
284 Bondarenko, Kateryna (UKR)
287 Hesse, Amandine (FRA)
290 Gasanova, Anastasia (RUS)
292 Pieri, Jessica (ITA)
295 Zhao, Carol (CAN) SR
300 Maleckova, Jesika (CZE)
308 Fetecau, Irina (ROU)
310 Halbauer, Elizabeth (USA)
313 Bjorklund, Mirjam (SWE)
317 Turati, Bianca (ITA)

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Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
WHAT ?? where is the US open champion Canadian girl ?????????? she said in her twitter she's in dubai eating stakes.... she is playing right ?
 
WHAT ?? where is the US open champion Canadian girl ?????????? she said in her twitter she's in dubai eating stakes.... she is playing right ?
Bianca's hanging out in the Middle East training franchise of Patrick Mouratoglu's academy. She said (as of 28 Dec.) she'd play AO. Amanda Anisimova has withdrawn from Abu Dhabi.
 
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