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andrewbroad
Jul 4th, 2005, 10:24 PM
A wooden-spoon list is a way of ranking the players in a tournament, based purely on who beats whom.

Wooden-spoon theory formalises the intuition that it's better to lose to a player who goes on to do well in the tournament than to lose to a player who gets beaten in the next round.

A rigorous explanation of the theory can be found at my website (http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/wooden_spoon/). Here's the wooden-spoon list for the women's singles at Wimbledon 2005:

1. VENUS WILLIAMS (14)
2. LINDSAY DAVENPORT (1)
3. MARIA SHARAPOVA (2)
4. AMELIE MAURESMO (3)
5. MARY PIERCE (12)
6. SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA (5)
7. NADIA PETROVA (8)
8. ANASTASIA MYSKINA (9)
9. Jill Craybas
10. KIM CLIJSTERS (15)
11. NATHALIE DECHY (16)
12. ELENA LIKHOVTSEVA (13)
13. FLAVIA PENNETTA (26)
14. Magdalena Maleeva
15. Kveta Peschke
16. ELENA DEMENTIEVA (6)
17. DANIELA HANTUCHOVA (20)
18. DINARA SAFINA (30)
19. Katarina Srebotnik
20. Shenay Perry
21. ANA IVANOVIC (19)
22. NICOLE VAIDISOVA (27)
23. Cara Black (WC)
24. JELENA JANKOVIC (17)
25. SERENA WILLIAMS (4)
26. Roberta Vinci
27. Alyona Bondarenko
28. SILVIA FARINA ELIA (22)
29. Eleni Daniilidou
30. Antonella Serra Zanetti
31. Conchita Martinez
32. Mashona Washington
33. Nicole Pratt
34. Jamea Jackson (Q)
35. Sesil Karatancheva
36. Maria Sanchez Lorenzo
37. Julia Vakulenko (Q)
38. Sania Mirza
39. Severine Beltrame (LL)
40. Aiko Nakamura
41. MARION BARTOLI (29)
42. Marissa Irvin
43. Jane O'Donoghue (WC)
44. Meghann Shaughnessy
45. Gisela Dulko
46. Maria Kirilenko
47. VERA ZVONAREVA (11)
48. Sabina Klaschka (Q)
49. Shahar Peer
50. Barbora Strycova
51. Yoon Jeong Cho
52. Tamarine Tanasugarn
53. Stephanie Foretz
54. Michaela Pastikova
55. VIRGINIE RAZZANO (32)
56. Mariana Diaz-Oliva
57. Mara Santangelo (Q)
58. Anne Kremer
59. Tatiana Panova
60. Maria Vento-Kabchi
61. Laura Granville
62. Sofia Arvidsson (Q)
63. Kristina Brandi
64. Selima Sfar
65. Eva Birnerova (LL)
66. Alina Jidkova
67. Nuria Llagostera Vives
68. Melina Czink (LL)
69. Lucie Safarova
70. Rebecca Llewellyn (WC)
71. Virginia Ruano Pascual
72. Katerina Bohmova (Q)
73. Ashley Harkleroad (Q)
74. Katie O'Brien (WC)
75. Maria Elena Camerin
76. Anna Smashnova
77. Emmanuelle Gagliardi
78. SHINOBU ASAGOE (24)
79. Dally Randriantefy
80. Iveta Benesova
81. Evgenia Linetskaya
82. Sanda Mamic
83. ANABEL MEDINA GARRIGUES (31)
84. Sarah Borwell (WC)
85. Vera Douchevina
86. Jelena Kostanic
87. Zuzana Ondraskova
88. Anna Chakvetadze
89. Angela Haynes
90. AI SUGIYAMA (23)
91. TATIANA GOLOVIN (18)
92. Martina Sucha
93. JUSTINE HENIN-HARDENNE (7)
94. PATTY SCHNYDER (10)
95. Katerina Bondarenko (Q)
96. AMY FRAZIER (28)
97. Ludmila Cervanova
98. Marta Marrero
99. Amanda Janes (WC)
100. Marta Domachowska
101. Tathiana Garbin
102. Akiko Morigami
103. Claudine Schaul
104. Evie Dominikovic
105. Rika Fujiwara
106. Saori Obata (Q)
107. Anna-Lena Groenefeld
108. Julia Schruff
109. Juliana Fedak
110. Els Callens (Q)
111. Marlene Weingartner
112. Elena Baltacha (WC)
113. Meilen Tu (Q)
114. Lilia Osterloh
115. Arantxa Parra Santonja
116. KAROLINA SPREM (25)
117. Denisa Chladkova
118. Samantha Stosur
119. Catalina Castano
120. Anne Keothavong (WC)
121. Tatiana Poutchek (Q)
122. Abigail Spears
123. Lisa Raymond
124. Milagros Sequera
125. Klara Koukalova
126. Tatiana Perebiynis
127. FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE (21)
128. Emilie Loit

So Emilie Loit has the dubious honour of being the wooden-spoonist of Wimbledon 2005 - she's at the end of the longest losing chain.

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Hall of Shame
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* Australian Open 2000: Anna Smashnova
* French Open 2000: Barbara Schwartz
* Wimbledon 2000: Rita Kuti Kis
* US Open 2000: Kristen Schlukebir

* Australian Open 2001: Adriana Gersi
* French Open 2001: Lisa Raymond
* Wimbledon 2001: Anne Keothavong
* US Open 2001: Tamarine Tanasugarn

* Australian Open 2002: Mary Pierce
* French Open 2002: Stephanie Foretz
* Wimbledon 2002: Anna Smashnova (again!)
* US Open 2002: Shinobu Asagoe

* Australian Open 2003: Libuse Prušová
* French Open 2003: Bahia Mouhtassine
* Wimbledon 2003: Virginia Ruano Pascual
* US Open 2003: Eleni Daniilidou

* Australian Open 2004: Arantxa Parra
* French Open 2004: Mara Santangelo
* Wimbledon 2004: Gala León García
* US Open 2004: Stephanie Cohen-Aloro

* Australian Open 2005: Tiffany Welford
* French Open 2005: Meghann Shaughnessy
* Wimbledon 2005: Emilie Loit

Join the Wooden Spoon Yahoo! Group to receive future wooden-spoon lists by email as they are published, and for photos of all the wooden-spoonists:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/woodenspoon/

--
Dr. Andrew Broad
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/
http://www.geocities.com/andrewbroad/tennis/wooden_spoon/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/woodenspoon/

xan
Jul 4th, 2005, 10:29 PM
A very interesting list.

matthias
Jul 4th, 2005, 11:37 PM
thanks god it isn´t ALG

SpikeyAidanm
Jul 5th, 2005, 01:16 AM
aww Loit was up 5-0 FS first round vs Sfar :o