Article Predicting the Winner of the YEC
In ‘07 3 players were the last 1’s standing at all 4 grand slams, and with all the math that goes into determining who gets into the YEC, I think its time for a little review. 2 went to 1 and 1 to 6 and 1 to 8. 6 lost to 1 3 times and if you subtract the 1st number in the sentence by the 2nd and ad the 3rd you get 8 who lost to 3 3 times too. 3 did well but always fell 1 short to 4, and 5 might be the odd 1 out as she only won 3 games off of 4 in slam #2, 4 games off of 8 in 3, 3 off of 6 in 1, and 12 off of.. 31 in 4.Hence if you add 5’s total amount of games won in 1, 2, 3, and 4 and divide it by the rank of the surprise Wimbledon finalist and then divide that by the number of match points 1 had on 6 at the “5th” you get 1. Who can win the YEC= Only 1. So now let’s eliminate the variables.
1. Justine Henin- Henin did not play at the beginning of the year but ended it by winning 2/3 of the majors she played without dropping a set. She will be the favorite going in, but is certainly not a guarantee.
2. Serena Williams- She started the year out emphatically by ripping Sharapova to shreds in the Australian Open final and saving 2 match points against Henin to win Miami, but failed to make it past the quarter-finals of any of the other majors. The fact that she is playing 3 tournaments leading up to the YEC shows that she is determined to redeem herself.
3. Venus Williams- Venus missed the Australian and played poorly during the clay court season. She then won Wimbledon out of no where, where she managed to overcome some early round scares. With a semi-final showing at the Open, she re-established her consistency on the big stages.
Winner: Venus Williams
Dark horse- Kuznetsova
Other contenders: Serena Williams and Justine Henin
Last edited by supergrunt; Oct 16th, 2007 at 12:58 AM.