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US Open 2004 Wooden-Spoon List

A wooden-spoon list is a way of ranking the players in a tournament, based purely on who beats whom.

Wooden-spoon theory formalises the intuition that it's better to lose to a player who goes on to do well in the tournament than to lose to a player who gets beaten in the next round.

A rigorous explanation of the theory can be found at my website (see sig. for URL). Here's the wooden-spoon list for the women's singles at the US Open 2004:

1. SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA (9)
2. ELENA DEMENTIEVA (6)
3. LINDSAY DAVENPORT (5)
4. JENNIFER CAPRIATI (8)
5. NADIA PETROVA (14)
6. AMELIE MAURESMO (2)
7. Shinobu Asagoe
8. SERENA WILLIAMS (3)
9. MARY PIERCE (27)
10. VERA ZVONAREVA (10)
11. VENUS WILLIAMS (11)
12. AI SUGIYAMA (12)
13. JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE (1)
14. FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE (16)
15. ELENI DANIILIDOU (29)
16. PATTY SCHNYDER (15)
17. AMY FRAZIER (21)
18. NATHALIE DECHY (28)
19. ELENA BOVINA (26)
20. Vera Douchevina
21. SILVIA FARINA ELIA (19)
22. MARIA VENTO-KABCHI (31)
23. PAOLA SUAREZ (13)
24. TATIANA GOLOVIN (30)
25. MARIA SHARAPOVA (7)
26. FABIOLA ZULUAGA (23)
27. CHANDA RUBIN (20)
28. Jelena Kostanic
29. Lisa Raymond
30. Angela Haynes (WC)
31. Anna Chakvetadze (Q)
32. Daniela Hantuchova
33. Nicole Pratt
34. Severine Beltrame (Q)
35. Arantxa Parra Santonja
36. Magui Serna
37. Samantha Stosur
38. Julia Vakulenko
39. Jill Craybas
40. Lindsay Lee-Waters
41. Virginia Ruano Pascual
42. Els Callens
43. Shikha Uberoi (Q)
44. Gisela Dulko
45. Tzipora Obziler (Q)
46. Stephanie Foretz (Q)
47. Anabel Medina Garrigues
48. Iveta Benesova
49. Kristina Brandi
50. Cara Black
51. Maria Elena Camerin
52. Marion Bartoli
53. Katarina Srebotnik
54. Julia Schruff (Q)
55. Dally Randriantefy
56. Akiko Morigami
57. Jelena Jankovic
58. Tathiana Garbin
59. Antonella Serra Zanetti (Q)
60. Eugenia Linetskaya (Q)
61. Maria Kirilenko
62. MAGDALENA MALEEVA (22)
63. ANASTASIA MYSKINA (4)
64. ALICIA MOLIK (17)
65. Sesil Karatancheva (Q)
66. Dinara Safina
67. Lubomira Kurhajcova
68. Denisa Chladkova
69. Jie Zheng
70. Marissa Irvin
71. ANNA SMASHNOVA-PISTOLESI (24)
72. Sandra Kleinova
73. Emilie Loit
74. Henrieta Nagyova
75. Petra Mandula
76. Teryn Ashley
77. Nicole Vaidisova (Q)
78. Klara Koukalova
79. Silvija Talaja
80. Roberta Vinci (Q)
81. Kelly McCain (WC)
82. Jelena Dokic
83. Marta Marrero
84. Aniko Kapros
85. Abigail Spears (Q)
86. Conchita Martinez
87. Nan-Nan Liu (Q)
88. Anca Barna
89. Laura Granville
90. Myriam Casanova
91. Maria Sanchez Lorenzo
92. KAROLINA SPREM (18)
93. Alina Jidkova
94. Tatiana Perebiynis
95. Barbara Schett
96. Camille Pin (LL)
97. Catalina Castano
98. Martina Sucha
99. Marlene Weingartner
100. Maureen Drake (Q)
101. Virginie Razzano
102. Amber Liu (WC)
103. Tina Pisnik
104. Claudine Schaul
105. Alexandra Stevenson (WC)
106. Anna-Lena Groenefeld (Q)
107. Saori Obata
108. Tamarine Tanasugarn
109. Angelique Widjaja (Q)
110. Shenay Perry
111. Barbora Strycova
112. Bethanie Mattek (WC)
113. Milagros Sequera
114. Jamea Jackson (WC)
115. Melinda Czink
116. MEGHANN SHAUGHNESSY (32)
117. Tatiana Panova
118. Jennifer Hopkins (WC)
119. Jessica Kirkland (WC)
120. Emmanuelle Gagliardi
121. Nuria Llagostera Vives (LL)
122. Mara Santangelo
123. Mashona Washington
124. Rita Grande
125. ELENA LIKHOVTSEVA (25)
126. Flavia Pennetta
127. Ludmila Cervanova
128. Stephanie Cohen-Aloro

So Stephanie Cohen-Aloro has the dubious honour of being the wooden-spoonist of the US Open 2004 - she's at the end of the longest losing chain.

Hall of Shame

* Australian Open 2000: Anna Smashnova
* French Open 2000: Barbara Schwartz
* Wimbledon 2000: Rita Kuti Kis
* US Open 2000: Kristen Schlukebir

* Australian Open 2001: Adriana Gersi
* French Open 2001: Lisa Raymond
* Wimbledon 2001: Anne Keothavong
* US Open 2001: Tamarine Tanasugarn

* Australian Open 2002: Mary Pierce
* French Open 2002: Stephanie Foretz
* Wimbledon 2002: Anna Smashnova (again!)
* US Open 2002: Shinobu Asagoe

* Australian Open 2003: Libuse Prusová
* French Open 2003: Bahia Mouhtassine
* Wimbledon 2003: Virginia Ruano Pascual
* US Open 2003: Eleni Daniilidou

* Australian Open 2004: Arantxa Parra
* French Open 2004: Mara Santangelo
* Wimbledon 2004: Gala León García
* US Open 2004: Stephanie Cohen-Aloro

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http://groups.yahoo.com/group/woodenspoon/

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* US Open 2004: Stephanie Cohen-Aloro
Congrats!


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lol! it's amazing how many good players are in there...
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Smashnova needs to pull it together!!


Mary Pierce in 2002 AO??????NOOOOOOOO
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 2004, 12:43 AM
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Another boring winner.

Men's is much better.
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