2021 WTA Sudden Death League: Gippsland & Yarra Valley tournies


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Welcome to the 2nd & 3rd events of the 2021 WTA Sudden Death League season: Gippsland Trophy & Yarra Valley Classic

Play starts on Sunday 31st 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.

We will be picking 6 pick's for each of these tournaments. 1 pick per round


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


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.

League admins for 2021 - Boozyuzi & boredone3456
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Usual rules, 2 seperate tournies.. if your out of 1 then plz continue to play the other.

We will give the quarantine tournie a miss.

18x20 ftw

I was just about to post a question on this - both draws look to have some power players!

Yarra Valley - Barty, Kenin, Plish, Kvitova, Serena, Mugu,
Gippsland - Halep, Osaka, Svitolina, Sabalenka, Swiatek

Thanks for organizing the league!
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Glad to see you back! This means the Bug hasn't caught up with you, I hope.
In, please.

GIP R 1 Ostapenko, BU Trevisan
YAR R 1 Podoroska, BU Bouzkova
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I was just about to post a question on this - both draws look to have some power players!

Grippsland - Barty, Kenin, Plish, Kvitova, Serena, Mugu,
Yarra Valley - Halep, Osaka, Svitolina, Sabalenka, Swiatek

Thanks for organizing the league!
The other way around
Halep is in Gypsy
Barty is in Yarra


For the Americans on here, these tourneys begin Saturday, the 30th, at 6:30 pm Eastern.

Gippsland R1: Ostapenko
BU: Pera

Yarra R1: Flipkens
BU: Collins


R1: Gauff
Bu: Siegemund

Yarra Valley
R1: Giorgi
Bu: Pavlyuchenkova
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Six R2 matches in both tourneys today for those interested.

Gippsland R2: Muchova
BU: Svitolina

Yarra R2: Martic
BU: Ka. Pliskova


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Gipp R1: Siegemund BU: Coco Gauff

R2: Q Wang BU: Muchova

YV Classic R1: Kr Pliskova BU: Hsieh

R2: P Martic BU: Pegula
GIP R 2: Sasnovich, BU: Muchova
Don't know yet if I'm eligible to pick YAR R2, depends on Podoroska v. Jones result, R2 pick may follow later.