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Fantastic
Sep 18th, 2004, 03:09 PM
In the tradition of the mother of all talent contests, Pop Idol, I bring to you...

WTA WORLD IDOL!!!

As with Pop Idol, we have whittled our contestants down to 30 and drawn them into 3 groups of 10 players. From each of these groups, we will vote on the players we idolize, love, worship and would have a love child with, to determine our Top 12. The top 3 players from each group will advance to the final where a daily theme will help us determine the ultimate "WTA WORLD IDOL". There will also be a special Wildcard round (no judges choice!). :)

The Top 30 and Group 1 will be announced within 24 hours at which time the game will commence. Players will include a cross-section of current stars and former stars. It will be good.

Player names will be randomly drawn from a box. Votes will be conducted via Private Messaging.

Until then, feel free to ask questions and discuss the game with each other. If you think this game is a good idea and you would be interested in playing, leave a message in this thread.

Fantastic
Sep 18th, 2004, 03:11 PM
I repeat, the game has not started yet. I am just trying to see if there is any interest in this game. :)

mosbite
Sep 18th, 2004, 03:30 PM
I'd be interested!

Sam L
Sep 18th, 2004, 03:32 PM
I'm interested. :)

*Karen*
Sep 18th, 2004, 03:33 PM
me 2

beauty_is_pink
Sep 18th, 2004, 03:39 PM
Daniela's not in here?! hmph!

*Karen*
Sep 18th, 2004, 03:42 PM
I think it's just slam winners. Be nice if Danka was there.

*Karen*
Sep 18th, 2004, 03:43 PM
I just noticed Anna. I suppose technically she's a slam winner.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Sep 18th, 2004, 03:43 PM
Im interested

*Karen*
Sep 18th, 2004, 03:44 PM
And Momo and Clijsters. Maybe it isn't slams afterall.

Sid-Newc
Sep 18th, 2004, 03:45 PM
Top 3: Sampras, Agassi and Sharapova!

udachi Elena
Sep 18th, 2004, 03:45 PM
Where's Lena?!:(

beauty_is_pink
Sep 18th, 2004, 03:47 PM
and Tati?! :(

Harju.
Sep 18th, 2004, 03:48 PM
I think you should do WTA Idol instead of Tennis Idol. Afterall it's a woman tennis forum.

Get rid of the guys and bring the rest of the girls in. :drool:

Nicoleke
Sep 18th, 2004, 03:48 PM
Interresting game :) !!!!

Nicoleke
Sep 18th, 2004, 03:49 PM
and Tati?! :(
But Tati deserves to be in this game. Why don' t you chose players who are still playing?

udachi Elena
Sep 18th, 2004, 03:57 PM
I think you should do WTA Idol instead of Tennis Idol. Afterall it's a woman tennis forum.

Get rid of the guys and bring the rest of the girls in. :drool:
agreed!!

Fantastic
Sep 18th, 2004, 04:04 PM
Okay, to answer some of the comments and questions.

I've chosen to include ATP players as well because I wanted to expand the game over to the Men's Tennis Forum as well to get a broader perspective. Just like in the Pop Idol series, the boys and girls are all mixed into the same competition. I was trying to pay homage to that.

I only wanted to keep it to 30 players, so some players had to miss out. If your favourite player isn't in the Top 30 there, you should vote for your next favourite. I included players who seemed to have a big following on this messageboard and other tennis messageboards. There was nothing personal in the decisions. Kournikova is popular with a lot of people everywhere, hence why she is in there. The same with Momo and Kim.

Although some of the players on that list are retired, it doesn't mean that we as fans suddenly stop idolizing them, so I included the more popular retired players.

Players like Conchita Martinez, Jelena Dokic, Elena Dementieva and Daniela Hantuchova just missed out. In the end, I decided that I couldn't part with the players already in there. I tried to get a cross-section of current champions and retired players and veteran players and stars. It was hard to narrow it down. Sorry again if your faves didn't make it. Executive decision. Lol.

Btw, the "Wildcard" event will be determined by players who did not make it but finished with the highest number of votes outside the Top 3.

I will announce Group 1 tomorrow, and let me tell you, some of these groups are going to be close, which should make it all the more interesting! :)

Fantastic
Sep 18th, 2004, 04:14 PM
Okay, I've changed my mind. I'm going to do a WTAWorld Idol, with female players only. The boys over on the men's tennis forum can have their own idol comp. The Top 30 and Group 1 will be announced within 24 hours. See ya then. :)

KoOlMaNsEaN
Sep 18th, 2004, 07:25 PM
id be interested :D

Chrissie-fan
Sep 18th, 2004, 08:02 PM
Ok,I'm interested :)

udachi Elena
Sep 18th, 2004, 08:05 PM
I VOTE FOR LENA!!!! x100000

Sid-Newc
Sep 18th, 2004, 08:09 PM
Maria Sharapova wins hands down, there's no competition!

Farina Elia Fan
Sep 18th, 2004, 08:39 PM
interested :)

SpikeyAidanm
Sep 19th, 2004, 05:34 AM
:)

Hardiansf
Sep 19th, 2004, 06:08 AM
I'm interested too

Bamafan717
Sep 19th, 2004, 06:10 AM
I'm interested :bounce: :wavey:

ace4lleykim
Sep 19th, 2004, 06:13 AM
i'm interested but still a lil confused :scratch:

Vut
Sep 19th, 2004, 06:28 AM
:) :) :)

TomTennis
Sep 19th, 2004, 07:19 AM
Im interested, Go Venus!

Mariangelina
Sep 19th, 2004, 11:12 AM
I'm VERY interested! :bounce:

Fantastic
Sep 19th, 2004, 03:58 PM
i'm interested but still a lil confused :scratch:

LOL. What are you confused about? :)

Fantastic
Sep 19th, 2004, 04:01 PM
Thank for your show of interest. Hopefully, we'll get some others to join in the voting process. I'll be starting a thread shortly, entitled "The Official WTA World Idol Semi-Final Thread." Look out for it soon. More details about how to vote in that thread and the announcement of what the themes will be in the Finals. See you soon. :)