Re: What are the tie rules?
You're probably all confused why Venus went to the SF and not Elena. Here's how it works!
1) First you look at number of wins. Serena had 3 wins. She moves to SF. Kuz, Demen, and Venus all had 1 win, so there is a 3 person tie.
2) To break this tie, you look at who played the most matches. All three played three matches, so they're still tied. (This rule is mostly so that alternates don't move to the SF with only 1 win).
3) Since the 3 still tied, you have to look at the percentage of sets that the players won. Kuz won 3 out of 7 sets (43%). Elena won 2 out of 7 sets (29%). Venus won 4 out of 9 sets (44%).
Venus through to the semis.
Just FYI, if let's say Serena won all 3 matches and moved to the SF, and Kuz and Elena both beat Venus, both of them would have 2-1 records, so whoever won the match between Kuz and Elena would have moved to the SF.
Last edited by iismepeter; Oct 31st, 2009 at 07:04 PM.