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Cool Ladies and Gentlemen, the Race to the Wooden YEC!

These are the girls who won the prestigious Wooden Spoon awards so far this year. The 8 worst ranked will compete at the Wooden YEC, to be played on December 25th and 31st. The Awards Ceremony will be on April 1st 2012.

Brisbane: Alisa Kleybanova
Auckland: Romina Oprandi
Sydney: Caroline Wozniacki
Hobart: Sofia Arvidsson
Australian Open: Jamie Hampton
Paris: Vera Dushevina
Pattaya City: Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
Memphis: Olga Govortsova
Dubai: Elena Vesnina
Santa Fe de Bogotá: Olivia Sánchez
Doha: Francesca Schiavone
Acapulco: Romina Oprandi
Kuala Lumpur: Kai-Chen Chang
Monterrey: Aravane Rezaï
Indian Wells: Johanna Larsson
Key Biscayne: Yanina Wickmayer
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Congrats Garbiñe on your first Slam !!!
Paula Badosa & SaiSai Zheng & Garbiñe Muguruza & Kimiko Date & Varvara Lepchenko
Qristina Wang & Genie Bouchard & Carol Zhao & Nettu Kontaveit & Naomi Osaka
Jamie Hampton & Sam Crawford
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Race to the Wooden YEC!

Wozniacki's defense of her Sydney wooden spoon was just amazing. I think she deserves automatic qualification into the Wooden YEC.
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Wozniacki's defense of her Sydney wooden spoon was just amazing.

Congrats Garbiñe on your first Slam !!!
Paula Badosa & SaiSai Zheng & Garbiñe Muguruza & Kimiko Date & Varvara Lepchenko
Qristina Wang & Genie Bouchard & Carol Zhao & Nettu Kontaveit & Naomi Osaka
Jamie Hampton & Sam Crawford
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Race to the Wooden YEC!

the 8 highest ranked players would make a far more interesting list than the 8 lowest ranked players

"It’s always been, ‘I wonder what she’s got, Sharapova?’, because I don’t see that she’s got something that special… Or do you know? Can you tell? What’s so exceptional about her?”

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the 8 highest ranked players would make a far more interesting list than the 8 lowest ranked players
I was just trying to joke about the wooden spoon thing...

Anyway, it may be cool to have a list of the WS winners of the year!

Congrats Garbiñe on your first Slam !!!
Paula Badosa & SaiSai Zheng & Garbiñe Muguruza & Kimiko Date & Varvara Lepchenko
Qristina Wang & Genie Bouchard & Carol Zhao & Nettu Kontaveit & Naomi Osaka
Jamie Hampton & Sam Crawford
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Race to the Wooden YEC!

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These are the girls who won the prestigious Wooden Spoon awards so far this year. The 8 worst ranked will compete at the Wooden YEC, to be played on December 25th and 31st. The Awards Ceremony will be on April 1st 2012.

Brisbane: Alisa Kleybanova
Auckland: Romina Oprandi
Sydney: Caroline Wozniacki
Hobart: Sofia Arvidsson
Australian Open: Jamie Hampton
Paris: Vera Dushevina
Pattaya City: Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
Memphis: Olga Govortsova
Dubai: Elena Vesnina
Santa Fe de Bogotá: Olivia Sánchez
Doha: Francesca Schiavone
Acapulco: Romina Oprandi
Kuala Lumpur: Kai-Chen Chang
Monterrey: Aravane Rezaï
Indian Wells: Johanna Larsson
Key Biscayne:
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This list is bogus. You dont win a wooden spoon if you have a bye in first round.
The special thing with the wooden spoon is that may not nessessary exist in all
tournaments.
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Race to the Wooden YEC!

My favorite bit is how Wozniacki won Wooden Spoons on 3 different surfaces in 2010 - Sydney, Stuttgart, Eastbourne (as defending champion )
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Updated for Key Biscayne, WS award for a certain Belgian!

Congrats Garbiñe on your first Slam !!!
Paula Badosa & SaiSai Zheng & Garbiñe Muguruza & Kimiko Date & Varvara Lepchenko
Qristina Wang & Genie Bouchard & Carol Zhao & Nettu Kontaveit & Naomi Osaka
Jamie Hampton & Sam Crawford
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Race to the Wooden YEC!

Wozniacki deserves a direct entry to the Wooden YEC.
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Race to the Wooden YEC!

What is a wooden spoon and why is Wozniacki listed here with all these clown players?
Why are Schiavone and Rezai in here too with all these players?

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI

SLAMS: 2 finals, 3 semi-finals, 2 quarter-finals...
PREMIER 5+: 5 WINS, 3 finals, 7 semi-finals, 13 quarter-finals...
WTC: 1 final, 2 semi-finals...
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What is a wooden spoon and why is Wozniacki listed here with all these clown players?
Why are Schiavone and Rezai in here too with all these players?
A simple forum search would have answered your question . Anyway, a wooden spoon is awarded to the person at the bottom of the string of losers starting from the final worked out backwards. For example, if we considered Miami, the wooden spoon goes to Wickmayer because : Azarenka bt Sharapova bt Petkovic bt Jankovic bt Garrigues bt Vesnina bt Wickmayer.
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Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Race to the Wooden YEC!

Big rep points for the OP For some reason, I love the wooden spoon winners lists!

I believe there remains a wooden spoon winner for every tournament, even in the instances of byes - In any list ever compiled in this forum, they have always counted, to my knowledgde.

The only thing that DOESN'T count is fleshing it out through qualifying, if the wooden spooner was a Q, although for the odd chance when it happens, it would perhaps make for an interesting separate list.
In any event, YAY!!!!
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A simple forum search would have answered your question . Anyway, a wooden spoon is awarded to the person at the bottom of the string of losers starting from the final worked out backwards. For example, if we considered Miami, the wooden spoon goes to Wickmayer because : Azarenka bt Sharapova bt Petkovic bt Jankovic bt Garrigues bt Vesnina bt Wickmayer.
I see.

Well, Wozniacki is definitely the best player to receive a wooden spoon.

CAROLINE WOZNIACKI

SLAMS: 2 finals, 3 semi-finals, 2 quarter-finals...
PREMIER 5+: 5 WINS, 3 finals, 7 semi-finals, 13 quarter-finals...
WTC: 1 final, 2 semi-finals...
CAREER PRIZE MONEY: $20,196,301 (11th of all time)
MATCH WIN/LOSS: 467-185...
TITLES: 23 and counting...
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