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Rollo
Dec 29th, 2001, 07:25 AM
2002 starts now-please enter "the Race" and prove yourself the best at picking the winners on the WTA tour!

<br />RULES:

1. Pick 2 players for each event.<br />One can be seeded #1 to #8.<br />One MUST be unseeded, or lower than 8.

2. You can submit votes BEFORE any event, even <br />weeks in advance if you like. If you do this, <br />send me a private message please.

3. Cut off is the first day of the tournament. <br />No votes counted once the first ball is hit<br />on day 2.

4. You can change votes until the cutoff.

This weeks events:

Auckland(2 points for win, 1 for RU)<br />Hopman Cup(2 points for win, 1 for RU)<br />Thalgo(2 points win, 1 RU)

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Rollo
Dec 29th, 2001, 07:30 AM
Aussie website:http://www.tennisaustralia.com.au/

AUCKLAND MAINDRAW:

1) Angeles Montolio (Spa)- Alina Jidkova (Rus) <br />Anna Smashnova (Isr)-Rachel McQuillan (Aust) <br />Annabel Medina Garrigues- Miho Saeki (Jap) <br />Selmina Sfar (Tun) -(6) Meilen Tu (USA) <br />(4) Conchita Martinez (Spa) -Kristina Brandi <br />Janette Husarova (Slov) -Emmanuelle Gagliardi <br />Anna Kournikova (Rus) -Cara Black (Zim) <br />Martina Sucha (Slov) -7) Amy Frazier (USA) <br />5) Tatiana Panova (Rus) -Qualifier <br />Milagros Sequera (Ven) -Jennifer Hopkins (USA) <br />Qualifier -(WC) Shelley Stephens (NZ) <br />(WC) Pavlina Nola (NZ) -(3) Anne Kremer (Lux) <br />8) Mariana Diaz-Oliva (Arg) -Qualifier <br />Maja Matevzic (Slov) -Adriana Serra-Zanetti (Ita) <br />Tatiana Poutchek (Bul) -Qualifier <br />Kveta Hrdlickova (Cze)-(2)Henrieta Nagyova (Svk)

<br />HYUNDAI HOPMAN CUP XIV TEAMS <br />Main Draw (with seeds in brackets) <br />(1) USA Monica Seles & Jan Michael Gambill <br />(2) Australia Alicia Molik & Lleyton Hewitt <br />(3) Spain Arantxa Sanchez Vicario & Tommy Robredo <br />(4) Belgium Kim Clijsters & Xavier Malisse <br />Argentina Paola Suarez & Mariano Zabaleta <br />France Virginie Razzano & Arnaud Clement <br />Switzerland Miroslava Vavrinec & Roger Federer<br />

Play-off <br />Italy Francesca Schiavone & Davide Sanguinetti <br />Greece Eleni Daniilidou & Vasilis Mazarakis.

<br />Thalgo players entered-please post the draw if you have it!

1. Venus Williams (wildcard) No.3 USA <br />2. Justine Henin No.7 BEL <br />3. Sandrine Testud No.11 FRA <br />4. Meghann Shaughnessy No.12 USA <br />5. Silvia Farina Elia No.14 ITA <br />6.Rita Grande No.24 ITA <br />7. Ai Sugiyama No.30 CZE <br />8. Cristina Torrens Valero No.32 ESP <br />9.Elena Likhovtseva No.36 RUS <br />10. Patty Schnyder No.37 SUI <br />11. Daniela Hantuchova No.38 SVK <br />12. Nadia Petrova No.39 RUS <br />13. Iva Majoli No.42 CRO <br />14. Marlene Weingartner No.43 GER <br />15. Joannette Kruger No.46 RSA <br />16. Nicole Pratt No.51 AUS <br />17. Lilia Osterloh No.55 USA <br />18. Anastasia Myskina No. 59 RUS <br />19. Alexandra Stevenson<br />20. Bianka Lamade No.20<br /> <br />Wildcards<br />21. Christina Wheeler<br />22.Samantha Stosur No. 170

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Tennisace
Dec 29th, 2001, 07:34 AM
GOLDCOAST<br />(1) Venus Williams<br />Joanette Kruger

AUCKLAND<br />(2) Henrieta Nagyova<br />Anna Kournikova

HOPMAN CUP<br />(4) Belgium<br />France

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Rollo
Dec 29th, 2001, 07:58 AM
My picks:

Hopman Cup<br />Belgium(#4 seed) and Argentina

Thalgo: Venus(#1 seed) and Majoli

<br />Auckland: Martinez(#4) and Cara Black

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Randy H
Dec 29th, 2001, 08:51 AM
My Picks

Hopman Cup:

(4)Belgium, France

Gold Coast:

(1)Venus Williams, Daniela Hantuchova

Auckland:

(3)Anne Kremer, Anna Kournikova

Blessings And Aloha
Dec 29th, 2001, 08:57 AM
Hopman: Belguim, France<br />Auckland: Martinez, Kournikova<br />Gold Coast: Venus, Hantuchova

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matthias
Dec 29th, 2001, 09:20 AM
Auckland<br />Henrieta Nagyova (2)<br />Anna Kournikova

Goldcoast<br />Venus (1)<br />Hantuchova

Hopman.cup<br />Belgium<br />France

Williams Rulez
Dec 29th, 2001, 10:13 AM
Goldcoast<br />Venus Williams<br />Iva Majoli

Auckland<br />Conchita<br />Kournikova

Hopman Cup<br />USA<br />Switzerland

saki
Dec 29th, 2001, 10:56 AM
Auckland

Nagyova, Kournikova

Hop Cup

Belguim, Switzerland

Gold Coast

Williams, Schnyder

Verve
Dec 29th, 2001, 11:38 AM
Auckland:

Henrieta Nagyova (2)<br />Anna Kournikova

Gold Coast:

Venus Williams<br />Patty Schnyder

Hopman Cup:

Belgium (4)<br />France

Verve
Dec 29th, 2001, 11:41 AM
BTW, this is the Gold Coast maindraw:

V. Williams (1) v BYE<br />Qualifier v P. Schnyder<br />A. Myskina v S. Stosur (WC)<br />M. Weingartner v A. Sugiyama (8)

M. Shaughnessy (4) v Qualifier<br />N. Petrova v C. Torres-Valerno<br />I. Selyutina v Qualifier<br />E. Loit v S. Farina-Elia (5)

<br />D. Bedanova (7) v C. Wheeler (WC)<br />J. Kruger v I. Majoli<br />E. Likhovtiseva v A. Stevenson<br />T. Pisnik v S. Testud (3)

R. Grande (6) v Qualifier<br />N. Pratt v L. Osterloh<br />B. Lamade v D. Hantuchova<br />BYE v J. Henin (2)

Verve
Dec 29th, 2001, 11:43 AM
hmmm, by taking a closer look at the Goldcoast maindraw, I change my Gold Coast votes into:

Venus Williams (1)<br />Daniela Hantuchova

turt
Dec 29th, 2001, 11:46 AM
How can you all pick Belgium AND France at the Hopamn Cup as they are in the same group (with USA)? This is nonsense <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Sam L
Dec 29th, 2001, 01:04 PM
Auckland: Nagyova, Kournikova

Hopman Cup: Belgium, Switzerland

Gold Coast: Henin, Schnyder

Brian Stewart
Dec 29th, 2001, 01:13 PM
Just to be different:

Gold Coast:<br />Henin (2)<br />Majoli

Auckland:<br />Tu(6)<br />Kournikova

Hopman Cup:<br />USA (1)<br />Argentina<br />(Didn't check who's in what group.)

Becool
Dec 29th, 2001, 06:12 PM
Hopman Cup:<br />(1)USA<br />Argentina

Gold Coast:<br />(1)Venus Williams<br />Alexandra Stevenson

Auckland:<br />(2)Henrieta Nagyova<br />Anna Kournikova

spencercarlos
Dec 29th, 2001, 07:54 PM
GOLDCOAST<br />(1) Venus Williams<br />Elena Likotseva<br />AUCKLAND<br />(2) Conchita Martinez<br />Anna Kournikova

HOPMAN CUP<br />(2)Australia<br />Switzerland

GoConchi
Dec 30th, 2001, 01:02 AM
Auckland.<br />Conchita Martinez<br />Rachel McQuillan

Gold Coast.<br />Venus Williams<br />Iva Majoli

Hopman Cup.<br />Belguim<br />Argentina

joao
Dec 30th, 2001, 01:54 AM
here's the draw for thalgo open

V. Williams (1) v BYE<br />Qualifier v P. Schnyder<br />A. Myskina v S. Stosur (WC)<br />M. Weingartner v A. Sugiyama (8)<br />M. Shaughnessy (4) v Qualifier<br />N. Petrova v C. Torres-Valerno<br />I. Selyutina v Qualifier<br />E. Loit v S. Farina-Elia (5)<br />D. Bedanova (7) v C. Wheeler (WC)<br />J. Kruger v I. Majoli<br />E. Likhovtiseva v A. Stevenson<br />T. Pisnik v S. Testud (3)

R. Grande (6) v Qualifier<br />N. Pratt v L. Osterloh<br />B. Lamade v D. Hantuchova<br />BYE v J. Henin (2)

<br />and here are my picks

Auckland<br />Conchita(4) and Matevzic

Hopman<br />USA(1) and France

Thalgo<br />Venus(1) and Hantuchova

joao
Dec 30th, 2001, 02:02 AM
can someone post the groups for the hopman cup please? I can't find them!

Eza
Dec 30th, 2001, 03:45 AM
Auckland:<br />(3) Anne Kremer<br /> Anna Kournikova

Hopman Cup:<br />(1) USA<br /> France

Goldcoast:<br />(1) Venus Williams<br /> Alexandra Stevenson

thefreedesigner
Dec 30th, 2001, 10:56 AM
Auckland

Tatian Panova (5), Cara Black (-)

Hopman Cup

United States (1), Argentina (-)

Thalgo

Venus Williams (1), Anastasia Myskina (-)

Uh, just looking at the draw I'd like to SWAP Daniela Hantuchova with Myskina.

Sorry Ana.

Thanks so much, Rollo. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

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arn
Dec 30th, 2001, 10:56 AM
Kremer<br />Kournikova

Henin<br />Hantuchova

Belgium<br />France

Rollo
Dec 30th, 2001, 01:36 PM
Big thank you's to all who have entered, and especially to verve and joao for posting the Thalgo draws <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

The Hopman Cup groups are:

(1) USA Seles-Gambill<br />(4) Belgium Clijsters-Malisse<br /> France-Razzano-Clement<br /> Greece-Daniiloudou-Mazarakis

Group B

(2) Australia Molik-Hewitt<br />(3) Spain- Sanchez-Robredo<br /> Argentina-Suarez-Zabeleta<br /> Switzerland-Vavrinec-Federer

I'll take votes until first ball is hit on the second day of the Hopman Cup. Someone let me know about what time that is! <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

JCAPfan
Dec 30th, 2001, 02:45 PM
Auckland:<br />Nagyova<br />Kournikova

Hopman Cup:<br />Spain<br />France

Gold Coast:<br />V. Williams<br />Petrova

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veryborednow
Dec 30th, 2001, 03:17 PM
I dunno if this is too late....

HOPMAN CUP<br />USA (1)<br />France

AUCKLAND<br />Henrieta Nagyova (2)<br />Anna Kounikova

GOLD COAST<br />Venus Williams (1)<br />Daniela Hantuchova

alexxx
Dec 31st, 2001, 06:27 AM
Goldcoast:<br />Williams<br />Hantuchova

Auckland:<br />Martínez<br />Kournikova

Hopman Cup:<br />Spain <br />France

ASV
Dec 31st, 2001, 06:33 AM
Auckland:<br />(4) Martinez<br />Frazier

Hopman:<br />(1)USA<br />France

Thalgo:<br />(1)Venus (THERE IS NO NEED FOR A SECOND CHOICE BECAUSE THE ONLY OTHER POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE JUSTINE OR SANDRINE)<br />Schnyder

Rollo
Dec 31st, 2001, 08:31 AM
Thanks for the response ladies and gents! <br />Now sit back and enjoy the show, I'll be back around Friday to start week two.

Good luck to your pics! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> (and better luck to mine <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

way
Dec 31st, 2001, 02:07 PM
It's not too late, is it?<br /> <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

If my votes count, give mine to:

Auckland: Hrdlikova, Kournikova<br />GoldCoast: V.Williams, Shaughnessy

Oh, and happy new year everybody<br /> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

manuelanmaggielover
Dec 31st, 2001, 11:20 PM
if i am too late i understand<br />hopman<br />belguim and france

goldcoast<br />vwilliams and hantuchova

auckland<br />kremer and black

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polishprodigy
Jan 1st, 2002, 12:17 AM
OK:

My picks:

AUCKLAND:<br />(2) Nagyova<br />(3) Kremer

GOLD COAST:<br />(1) Venus Williams<br />(2) Justine Henin

HOPMAN CUP:<br />(1) USA<br />(2) AUSTRALIA