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CooCooCachoo
Jun 20th, 2005, 08:44 AM
PYW Wimbledon - The Championships

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Preview

Welcome to the grounds of Wimbledon! Loads of people will be queueing every day to catch a glimpse of the hotly contested matches in this PYW Grand Slam, with a great amount of allure.

What's at stake? Besides one of the greatest titles, a great load of points can be racked up. And no one is assured of their position on the PYW rankings. Let's take a look at what points can be earned:

W - 650
F - 456
SF - 292
QF - 162
R16 - 90
R32 - 56
R64 - 32
R128 - 5
Qualifier - 10 *
Q3 - 5
Q2 - 2
Q1 - 1

* If a qualifier loses in the first round, she gets no first round points as usual.
** Note that these points (R128, Qualifier, Q3, Q2 and Q1) are different from the official points, to make it fairer.


What an exciting tournament Wimbledon has been for PYW. Surely no one would have expected to see both British wild card Elena Baltacha and American Venus Williams [14] in the final of Wimbledon. Top favourites Elena Dementieva, Mary Pierce, Daniela Hantuchova and Maria Kirilenko were all upset in early stages; Kim Clijsters did not make it past the quarter finals.

Just like the Australian Open, which was won by Shinobu Asagoe of Japan, this Grand Slam will give us a surprise finalist. Will Baltacha take home her first ever title in front of her home crowd? Or will Venus win her second tournament, after Antwerp earlier this year?

Let's take a look at the players' road to the final:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40736000/jpg/_40736215_baltacha.jpg

Elena Baltacha GBR [WC]

R128: Séverine Beltrame FRA [Q] | 6-2 6-4
R64: Elena Dementieva RUS [6] | 6-2 6-4
R32: Mashona Washington | 6-2 4-6 6-4
R16: Anastasia Myskina RUS [9] | 6-2 6-4
QF: Silvia Farina Elia ITA [22] | 6-3 6-3
SF: Patty Schnyder SUI [10] | 6-4 6-4

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2004/writers/jon_wertheim/06/28/mailbag.0628/p1_VEnusWIM3_all.jpg

Venus Williams USA [14]

R128: Lindsay Lee-Waters USA [LL] | 6-2 6-4
R64: Ludmila Cervanova SVK | 6-4 6-2
R32: Daniela Hantuchova SVK [20] | 6-3 6-7 7-6
R16: Serena Williams USA [4] | 6-1 6-1
QF: Ana Ivanovic SCG [19] | 5-7 6-4 7-6
SF: Nadia Petrova RUS [8] | 7-5 6-2


This tournament is eager to be concluded today. Will it be Bally or Venus? Go ahead and vote for who you want to win PYW Wimbledon 2005.

Ready?

Play.


Final:

Elena Baltacha GBR [WC] v. Venus Williams USA [14]

CooCooCachoo
Jun 20th, 2005, 08:44 AM
Elena Baltacha GBR [WC]

mat87to
Jun 20th, 2005, 09:09 AM
Williams

Bartek
Jun 20th, 2005, 09:23 AM
Venus

Emiel Goelen
Jun 20th, 2005, 09:28 AM
Venus!

-Kieron-
Jun 20th, 2005, 09:41 AM
Venus Williams

Chunchun
Jun 20th, 2005, 09:51 AM
Venus :woohoo:

petey_pan
Jun 20th, 2005, 09:54 AM
Bally (sorry Venus)

xr6turbo
Jun 20th, 2005, 09:55 AM
Venus Williams

shirgan
Jun 20th, 2005, 09:55 AM
Venus Williams USA [14]

DoctorG
Jun 20th, 2005, 09:56 AM
Venus Williams

Chunchun
Jun 20th, 2005, 09:59 AM
Dear PYW runners:

since we still have 2 weeks for Wimbledon, why not play the doubles also?? :D

James
Jun 20th, 2005, 10:12 AM
Baltacha (tough choice).

Sadka
Jun 20th, 2005, 10:22 AM
:worship: BALTACHA !!

Kasumi
Jun 20th, 2005, 10:24 AM
venus

Geoffry
Jun 20th, 2005, 10:25 AM
Venus Williams USA [14]

LefandePatty
Jun 20th, 2005, 10:26 AM
Venus Williams USA [14]

Geoffry
Jun 20th, 2005, 10:29 AM
Live Scores

Elena Baltacha GBR [WC] vs Venus Williams USA [14] 2-6 2-5
3 Championship points

LafandeMary
Jun 20th, 2005, 10:34 AM
Venus!!

Shoulderpova
Jun 20th, 2005, 10:37 AM
Venus :D ;)

Ekkekko
Jun 20th, 2005, 10:39 AM
Venus

-Kieron-
Jun 20th, 2005, 10:40 AM
Well done Venus. :worship:

CooCooCachoo
Jun 20th, 2005, 10:41 AM
Dear PYW runners:

since we still have 2 weeks for Wimbledon, why not play the doubles also?? :D

You are allowed to start it :)

CooCooCachoo
Jun 20th, 2005, 10:41 AM
Congratulations to Venus :yeah: She will soar up the rankings now.

LefandePatty
Jun 20th, 2005, 11:10 AM
Venus!!

:cool:

LefandePatty
Jun 20th, 2005, 11:11 AM
nice win Venus :)

SilK
Jun 20th, 2005, 11:18 AM
Venus :yeah:

Congrats! Now do it FOR REAL as well! :D ;)

Chunchun
Jun 20th, 2005, 12:15 PM
You are allowed to start it :)

no problem! :cool:

Paneru
Jun 20th, 2005, 01:04 PM
Venus :yeah:

Congrats! Now do it FOR REAL as well! :D ;)

Venus! :worship:

A sign of what's to come! :yeah:

VeeDaQueen
Jun 21st, 2005, 04:37 AM
How freaking sad. You finished the tournament before the real thing even began?

twight6
Jun 22nd, 2005, 09:41 PM
How freaking sad. You finished the tournament before the real thing even began?

you are such an ass hole! get a life and stop ripping on other people's games! no one likes you so just crawl back to you little whole in the ground and die of your own stench.

Louis Cyphre
Jun 22nd, 2005, 09:53 PM
you are such an ass hole! get a life and stop ripping on other people's games! no one likes you so just crawl back to you little whole in the ground and die of your own stench.

In fact there is logic in his\her statement.I think (not obligate) that each round must start when the real round start.I try to vote before 2 days but all of my favs was kicked and the game was in 3 or 4 round :rolleyes: My point is that one group of people can vote for 3,4,QF,SF only for 3-4 hours :confused:

Pszczelny
Jun 23rd, 2005, 06:14 AM
Venus Williams USA [14] ;)

twight6
Jun 23rd, 2005, 04:08 PM
In fact there is logic in his\her statement.I think (not obligate) that each round must start when the real round start.I try to vote before 2 days but all of my favs was kicked and the game was in 3 or 4 round :rolleyes: My point is that one group of people can vote for 3,4,QF,SF only for 3-4 hours :confused:

I agree with you, but that is not what shauny r was saying! he was saying that it is pathetic that this game is already over and the real wimbledon isn't even started. He had no right to say that in that way, especially when he isn't even participating in the game. He should have asked if he could change the rules to make it last longer, not saying that this game was sad because it was done already. I agree with you with the extending thing, but i don't agree with people who barge into games they have nothing to do with and "diss" them.

VeeDaQueen
Jun 23rd, 2005, 04:58 PM
I was going to participate in the game, because I didn't think it would already be finished. I have participated in this game many times and I always try to vote!

CooCooCachoo
Jun 23rd, 2005, 05:01 PM
In fact there is logic in his\her statement.I think (not obligate) that each round must start when the real round start.I try to vote before 2 days but all of my favs was kicked and the game was in 3 or 4 round :rolleyes: My point is that one group of people can vote for 3,4,QF,SF only for 3-4 hours :confused:

The problem is that there is no telling how long a round takes to be completed. In the past, we have had events run the exact same way as they are being run now, and the PYW event hadn't even been completed when the actual tournament had been over for quite some time already.

So because we cannot determine the number of people voting and the number of votes needed beforehand, especially with qualifying events now also being held, I think this is still the best way to run it.

Also, threads are started at different times and many different people vote. We have people from a lot of different time zones in the group of PYW Administrators who can start new threads as well.

tucker1989
Jun 30th, 2005, 01:59 AM
OMG Venus!!!

416_Man
Jun 30th, 2005, 02:54 AM
Also, threads are started at different times and many different people vote. We have people from a lot of different time zones in the group of PYW Administrators who can start new threads as well.


That was my main problem at Wimbledon PYW this year. I found that (I live in Toronto - EST) when I left the board at 9-10 EST, and woke up at 6-7 AM EST, either half the matches were completed, or all were done. If maybe in the future, just try to really change the starting time for matches, because you have definitely brought lots of life to the game!

Paneru
Jul 8th, 2005, 05:19 PM
Venus :yeah:

Congrats! Now do it FOR REAL as well! :D ;)

And she obliged! :cool:

Pengwin
Jul 8th, 2005, 08:02 PM
Well Davenport in real life was considerably harder than Baltacha in PYW :p

Paneru
Jul 8th, 2005, 10:15 PM
Well Davenport in real life was considerably harder than Baltacha in PYW :p
And your point is? :p

CooCooCachoo
Jul 9th, 2005, 07:03 AM
And she obliged! :cool:

:lol:

CooCooCachoo
Jul 9th, 2005, 07:04 AM
Oh God, that previous post made me sound like that tennislover dude :eek:

VeeDaQueen
Jul 9th, 2005, 07:40 AM
Oh God, that previous post made me sound like that tennislover dude :eek:

no, it is more like:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I dislike that stupid Italian so much :fiery: