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Statistical impossibility

Every singles player that has defeated Sharapova this year is in the top half of the draw...The odds against that happening are astronomical...How can anyone believe this draw was random....Someone sat down and examined how to best assure Sharapova a spot in the Finals....
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Statistical impossibility? No

Statistically impracticable? Yes

Fixed? No. What part of "the draw is done in the open, with cameras, people, crowds, players, and the names are pulled out of a trophy" do you not understand?

That's just the way the cookie crumbled.

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This is just ridiculous. I'm not a fan of Sharapova, never have--but the conspiracy theories people make about her draws, results, supposed gamesmanship, it's just remarkable the BS that can be made.

If anything, it's a testament how Sharapova is so good that she's hardly lost to anyone in an entire half of a draw. Even if you put Ivanovic, Venus, Dementieva, and Jankovic in her half I'd still think she'd beat all of them too.

Get a grip, people.
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Statistical impossibility? No

Statistically impracticable? Yes

Fixed? No. What part of "the draw is done in the open, with cameras, people, crowds, players, and the names are pulled out of a trophy" do you not understand?

That's just the way the cookie crumbled.

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Re: Statistical impossibility

How exactly is the draw done? These pics on USOpen.org show people picking names out of a trophy.








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it is a very easy half she has! i think it wasnt fixed but she is one very lucky girl! all sharapova fans no she has a cake walk thats why they have kept quiet! its not her fault but it is annoying if your not a fan!

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This should be interesting...I want to hear the theories of how this is done...especially when you think that all of those people watching are reporters...and there are players present.

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another boring sharapova thread! leave the girl alone!!! no other player gets so many negative and pointless threads made about them, so stop making them about maria!
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Every singles player that has defeated Sharapova this year is in the top half of the draw...The odds against that happening are astronomical...How can anyone believe this draw was random....Someone sat down and examined how to best assure Sharapova a spot in the Finals....
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another boring sharapova thread! leave the girl alone!!! no other player gets so many negative and pointless threads made about them, so stop making them about maria!
nope...


Serena Venus and Masha all have the same amount of useless threads made about them

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Re: Statistical impossibility

I have a feeling Mudbone should keep his conversations away from semi-scholarly subjects like math and statistics.
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