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RFS
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:52 AM
Pick Thread Rules & Participants
Welcome to the JJ Forum Pick Thread!
Looking to keep it going for some (all?) of JJ's tourneys in 2008

Pick Thread Rules
Very simple - For any tourney we run the pick for, take the draw and pick the winner, by how many sets
And then hopefully we get to pick JJ's progress through to a successful final...
Respond with your picks in this thread and we'll update as we go...:bounce:

Points
10 for guessing the final number of tournaments that JJ participates in, during 2008 (including The Olympics)
Picks open from end of YEC to end of Calendar Year

5 for correctly guessing how far JJ will progress in a tourney
Submit Round Number, QF, SF, F (i.e. she gets there but loses) or TITLE
Picks open from the date the draw is announced and closed the day before tourney starts

3 for the winning player
+2 for the exact (winning) scoreline (sets only)
0 if your pick loses!!
Picks open from when the OOP comes out and closes based on time zones before the start of play

IF JJ goes out in the earlier rounds/upto Semi Final - we can run the pick for the Semi's and eventual winner (like we did at YEC)... same rules will apply!

PICK CLOSED for ROME: JJ’s PROGRESS
PICK CLOSED for ROME QF: JANKOVIC vs WILLIAMS
http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/323/romeqfpredictions160508dr0.jpg

Check Timezones Here (http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingtime.html?day=16&month=5&year=2008&pa=136&pa=35&pa=215&pa=224&pa=263)

BERLIN Summary
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/8614/berlinsummary110508xk9.jpg

Tourney Leaderboard
http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/5944/leaderboard110508nq1.jpg

Final result from YEC 2007 Pick
> Total: 49 JustDoIt
> Total: 41 Juju4Ever
> Total: 41 redsonja
> Total: 39 Bruno
> Total: 36 RFS
> Total: 36 Cilla
> Total: 34 dalex
> Total: 34 Cat123
> Total: 16 Ajde Ana
> Total: 15 Ian Aberdon
> Total: 5 ninanina19

RFS
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:52 AM
Round Robin Day 1: - Ros's Pick!
Justine HENIN vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: HENIN
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Maria SHARAPOVA vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 1-2

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Ana IVANOVIC
Predicted Winner: KUZNETSOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

RFS
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:53 AM
Round Robin Day 1: - Bruno's Picks!
Justine HENIN vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: HENIN
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Maria SHARAPOVA vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: SHARAPOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Ana IVANOVIC
Predicted Winner: IVANOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 1-2

I'm most unsure about Kuzzy-Ivanovic. History tells me that Ana plays her best after a break, so I'm going with her, but this could just as easily go the other way. Both of those gals will likely make the semis imo.

Juju4ever
Nov 6th, 2007, 12:22 PM
Justine HENIN vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: HENIN
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Maria SHARAPOVA vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: SHARAPOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Ana IVANOVIC
Predicted Winner: IVANOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 0-2

дalex
Nov 6th, 2007, 12:57 PM
Justine HENIN vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: HENIN
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Maria SHARAPOVA vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 1-2

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Ana IVANOVIC
Predicted Winner: IVANOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 1-2

Just Do It
Nov 6th, 2007, 01:22 PM
Justine HENIN vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: HENIN
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Maria SHARAPOVA vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: Sharapova
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Ana IVANOVIC
Predicted Winner: IVANOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

redsonja
Nov 6th, 2007, 01:57 PM
Justine HENIN vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: HENIN
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Maria SHARAPOVA vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 1-2

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Ana IVANOVIC
Predicted Winner: KUZNETSOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

ninanina19
Nov 6th, 2007, 02:05 PM
Justine HENIN vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: HENIN
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Maria SHARAPOVA vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 1-2

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Ana IVANOVIC
Predicted Winner: KUZNETSOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Cilla
Nov 6th, 2007, 02:12 PM
Justine HENIN vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: HENIN
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Maria SHARAPOVA vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Ana IVANOVIC
Predicted Winner: IVANOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Cat123
Nov 6th, 2007, 04:33 PM
Justine HENIN vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: HENIN
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Maria SHARAPOVA vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: SHARAPOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Ana IVANOVIC
Predicted Winner: KUZNETSOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

RFS
Nov 6th, 2007, 05:09 PM
DRAW CLOSED FOR RR D1 MATCH 1: HENIN vs CHAKVETADZE

Predictions
0 > Total: 0 RFS: - Henin: 2-0
0 > Total: 0 Bruno - Henin: 2-0
0 > Total: 0 Juju4Ever - Henin: 2-0
0 > Total: 0 dalex - Henin: 2-0
0 > Total: 0 JustDoIt - Henin: 2-0
0 > Total: 0 redsonja - Henin: 2-0
0 > Total: 0 ninanina19 - Henin: 2-0
0 > Total: 0 Cilla - Henin: 2-0
0 > Total: 0 Cat123 - Henin: 2-0

Entries for SHARAPOVA/HANTUCHOVA & KUZNETSOVA/IVANOVIC open until 20:00 CET/19:00 GMT

Just Do It
Nov 6th, 2007, 05:14 PM
RFS: - Henin: 2-0
Bruno - Henin: 2-0
Juju4Ever - Henin: 2-0
dalex - Henin: 2-0
JustDoIt - Henin: 2-0
redsonja - Henin: 2-0
ninanina19 - Henin: 2-0
Cilla - Henin: 2-0
Cat123 - Henin: 2-0

:sobbing: Poor Anna :awww:

redsonja
Nov 6th, 2007, 05:21 PM
Geez. I guess our collective opinion of Anna's chances is not so hot. :lol:

ETA: Yay! We're all winners! :dance: Well, except Anna, I guess.

RFS
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:51 PM
RR D1 Match 1 - Result: Henin d Chakvetadze 2-0 (61 76(4))

Scores on the Doors! (5 for Winner + Correct Score; 3 for Winner only)

5 > Total: 5 RFS - Henin: 2-0
5 > Total: 5 Bruno - Henin: 2-0
5 > Total: 5 Juju4Ever - Henin: 2-0
5 > Total: 5 dalex - Henin: 2-0
5 > Total: 5 JustDoIt - Henin: 2-0
5 > Total: 5 redsonja - Henin: 2-0
5 > Total: 5 ninanina19 - Henin: 2-0
5 > Total: 5 Cilla - Henin: 2-0
5 > Total: 5 Cat123 - Henin: 2-0

Well after a spirited comeback - Anna gave us all top marks in the pick... next up Maria Sharapova & Daniela Hantuchova...

Just Do It
Nov 6th, 2007, 06:56 PM
Oh 4 points for winner only , huh ?

RFS
Nov 6th, 2007, 07:05 PM
DRAW CLOSED FOR RR D1 MATCHES 2 & 3:

SHARAPOVA vs HANTUCHOVA - Predictions
5 > Total: 5 RFS - Hantuchova: 1-2
5 > Total: 5 Bruno - Sharapova: 2-1
5 > Total: 5 Juju4Ever - Sharapova: 2-1
5 > Total: 5 dalex - Hantuchova: 1-2
5 > Total: 5 JustDoIt - Sharapova: 2-1
5 > Total: 5 redsonja - Hantuchova: 1-2
5 > Total: 5 ninanina19 - Hantuchova: 1-2
5 > Total: 5 Cilla - Hantuchova: 1-2
5 > Total: 5 Cat123 - Sharapova: 2-0

KUZNETSOVA vs IVANOVIC - Predictions
RFS - Kuznetsova: 2-1
Bruno - Ivanovic: 1-2
Juju4Ever - Ivanovic: 0-2
dalex - Ivanovic: 1-2
JustDoIt - Ivanovic: 0-2
redsonja - Kuznetsova: 2-1
ninanina19 - Kuznetsova: 2-0
Cilla - Ivanovic: 0-2
Cat123 - Kuznetsova: 2-1

RFS
Nov 6th, 2007, 07:08 PM
Oh 4 points for winner only , huh ?

Yeah - I just put 3/2/1 points while I was bored on a conference call - can change it to be 5 for winner and score and just 3 for winner if that makes more sense... will only come into play now with this match as we have a MUCH more varied spread of scores...

OK - Fixed! 3 for Winner, 2 extra points for exact score, zilch if your pick tanks!...

дalex
Nov 6th, 2007, 07:40 PM
Geez. I guess our collective opinion of Anna's chances is not so hot. :lol:

ETA: Yay! We're all winners! :dance: Well, except Anna, I guess.

:rolls::lol:

Just Do It
Nov 6th, 2007, 07:45 PM
OK - Fixed! 3 for Winner, 2 extra points for exact score, zilch if your pick tanks!...

That is better :yeah:

RFS
Nov 6th, 2007, 07:48 PM
Geez. I guess our collective opinion of Anna's chances is not so hot. :lol:

ETA: Yay! We're all winners! :dance: Well, except Anna, I guess.

:haha:
Cruel but v v funny!

Cat123
Nov 6th, 2007, 07:58 PM
1st set Maria! *dances a little* :D

I'm rather interested to see whethere our heads or our hearts will win overe when predicting Jelena's matches...

Cilla
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:07 PM
1st set Maria! *dances a little* :D

I went for the same as you at first, then I changed it, and now I with I'd kept it :rolleyes: :p

дalex
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:12 PM
Fight Dani, fight goddammit...
I'm going to be so bad at this game:shrug:

redsonja
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:15 PM
Me too. Dammit, Daniela. Hmmmmmmmph.

Cat123
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:15 PM
I went for the same as you at first, then I changed it, and now I with I'd kept it :rolleyes: :p


Mwaha! I have faith in Maria.

Bruno71
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:19 PM
Pick be damned, I'm rooting for Dani!

дalex
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:22 PM
Pick be damned, I'm rooting for Dani!

noooooo, picks are important:cool:

Cat123
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:26 PM
And MaSha has a break :D And my pick was not just head, was heart as well! I love Maria!

дalex
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:34 PM
I might do a Sweet Cleopatra later :silly:. I'll have to think about it...

Just Do It
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:41 PM
Out form Maria is way better than In form Daniela. :cool:

дalex
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:44 PM
Yeah but her outfit is retarded...

RFS
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:47 PM
Oh come ON Dani - BREAK!

дalex
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:49 PM
bring me those 5pts Dani :yippee:

Cat123
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:51 PM
Oh, Maria! :( C'mon...

ETA: Break baby! :D Woop!

дalex
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:53 PM
OMG :scratch:
Is this a jj-jh match?

Cat123
Nov 6th, 2007, 08:58 PM
Match point... *crosses fingers* Don't go to TB, they make em nervous. And I want to watch Spooks in peace...

:D Yay! And I'm in the lead ;) I'll enjoy it while it lasts, because it won't.

дalex
Nov 6th, 2007, 09:10 PM
Finally Ana said "I'm excited", not "I'm exciting"
Now I'm excited :)

Just Do It
Nov 6th, 2007, 09:11 PM
Maria :drive:

8 points for me in from 2 matches, not bad :lol:

RFS
Nov 6th, 2007, 09:14 PM
RR D1 Match 2: Sharapova d Hantuchova 2-0 (64 75)


SHARAPOVA vs HANTUCHOVA - Scores
5 > Total: 10 Cat123 - Sharapova: 2-0

3 > Total: 8 Bruno - Sharapova: 2-1
3 > Total: 8 Juju4Ever - Sharapova: 2-1
3 > Total: 8 JustDoIt - Sharapova: 2-1

0 > Total: 5 RFS - Hantuchova: 1-2
0 > Total: 5 dalex - Hantuchova: 1-2
0 > Total: 5 redsonja - Hantuchova: 1-2
0 > Total: 5 ninanina19 - Hantuchova: 1-2
0 > Total: 5 Cilla - Hantuchova: 1-2

Just Do It
Nov 6th, 2007, 09:20 PM
cat123 :bolt:

RFS
Nov 6th, 2007, 09:23 PM
Draw open for DAY 2 Round Robin
Jelena JANKOVIC vs Justine HENIN
Predicted Winner:
Predicted Score (Sets):

Serena WILLIAMS vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner:
Predicted Score (Sets):

Ana IVANOVIC vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner:
Predicted Score (Sets):

Predictions for JANKOVIC/HENIN closes at 6pm CET/5pm GMT and for WILLIAMS/CHAKVETADZE & IVANOVIC/HANTUCHOVA at 8pm CET/7pm GMT

RFS
Nov 6th, 2007, 09:35 PM
What gives, Kuzy???
I have points riding on this... put some welly in!

redsonja
Nov 6th, 2007, 09:42 PM
Seriously. Right now I hate everyone. :fiery:

RFS
Nov 6th, 2007, 09:46 PM
oh christ on a bike - this is not fun... wish I'd never made up this game now... sulk!

But seriously... what's up with Sveta? She's just looking like she wants to be anywhere but there!

redsonja
Nov 6th, 2007, 09:54 PM
It's a good thing there's only points and not actual money riding on this, otherwise I would not be able to afford to leave work early and go shopping to cheer myself up. [pout] :lol:

RFS
Nov 6th, 2007, 09:56 PM
I wonder if anyone has actually been bagled in a YEC?

If Sveta continues to (non-)play like this - and JJ has a good-ish run - could she overtake Sveta in the rankings? 'Cos I have to say - this is not World #2 play we're seeing just now!

redsonja
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:04 PM
Someone worked out what has to happen here for JJ to overtake Sveta in the rankings, but I can't remember what it was. :o

Cat123
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:05 PM
cat123 :bolt:

Teehee!

Except I predicted Sveta to win and she's playing like crap...:help:

Tomorrows predictions:

Jelena JANKOVIC vs Justine HENIN
Predicted Winner: JELENA!!!!! (Yes, heart rules head.)
Predicted Score (Sets):2-1

Serena WILLIAMS vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: WILLIAMS
Predicted Score (Sets):2-0

Ana IVANOVIC vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: IVANOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets):2-1

Princeza
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:11 PM
:wavey:
Wednesday

Jankovic-Henin
Winner Henin 2-1 :awww:

S.Williams-Chakvetadze
Winner SW 2-0

Hantuchova-Ivanovic
Winner Ivanovic 2-0

RFS
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:13 PM
Rozzie's Picks...
Jelena JANKOVIC vs Justine HENIN
Predicted Winner: Henin (sorry JJ me darlin' - but I think you'll get a set off her!)
Predicted Score (Sets):1-2

Serena WILLIAMS vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: WILLIAMS
Predicted Score (Sets):2-0

Ana IVANOVIC vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: IVANOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets):2-1

Cilla
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:17 PM
Jelena JANKOVIC vs Justine HENIN
Predicted Winner: HENIN :rolleyes:
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

Serena WILLIAMS vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: WILLIAMS
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

Ana IVANOVIC vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: IVANOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

redsonja
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:32 PM
Jelena JANKOVIC vs Justine HENIN
Predicted Winner: HENIN
Predicted Score (Sets): 1-2

Serena WILLIAMS vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: WILLIAMS
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

Ana IVANOVIC vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: IVANOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Cat123
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:43 PM
C'mon Sveta!! Now would be the time to break back...

дalex
Nov 6th, 2007, 10:48 PM
C'mon Sveta!! Now would be the time to break back...

Enough woman! I want some points too :kiss:
Edit: OMG ana broken, cat123...

Cat123
Nov 6th, 2007, 11:09 PM
I would laugh so much if my prediction came true! I doubted myself bigtime after the 1st set breadstick...

RFS
Nov 6th, 2007, 11:12 PM
I would laugh so much if my prediction came true! I doubted myself bigtime after the 1st set breadstick...

Jeez me too - and I had her down as a potential bagel in the 2nd!

Cat123
Nov 6th, 2007, 11:31 PM
The last game went on for years!! Good to see Sveta holding on to Ana's serve!

Edit: 3 MP. Crap. My predictions were going so well!!!

дalex
Nov 6th, 2007, 11:36 PM
Kuzzie is bad under pressure... Close match

Bruno71
Nov 6th, 2007, 11:39 PM
Jelena JANKOVIC vs Justine HENIN
Predicted Winner: HENIN
Predicted Score (Sets): 0-2 (:sad:)

Serena WILLIAMS vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: WILLIAMS
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Ana IVANOVIC vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: IVANOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

I must be doing pretty well...I think the only thing I got wrong today was Maria won in 2 not 3.

дalex
Nov 6th, 2007, 11:39 PM
My picks for Wed. I had to go with jj

Jelena JANKOVIC vs Justine HENIN
Predicted Winner: JANKOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1 :kiss:

Serena WILLIAMS vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: WILLIAMS
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Ana IVANOVIC vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: IVANOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

RFS
Nov 6th, 2007, 11:48 PM
RR D1 Match 3 - Kuznetsova lt Ivanovic 1-2 (16 64 57)

5 > Total: 13 Bruno - Ivanovic: 1-2

3 > Total: 11 Juju4Ever - Ivanovic: 0-2
3 > Total: 11 JustDoIt - Ivanovic: 0-2

0 > Total: 10 Cat123 - Kuznetsova: 2-1
5 > Total: 10 dalex - Ivanovic: 1-2

3 > Total: 8 Cilla - Ivanovic: 0-2

0 > Total: 5 RFS - Kuznetsova: 2-1
0 > Total: 5 redsonja - Kuznetsova: 2-1
0 > Total: 5 ninanina19 - Kuznetsova: 2-0

RFS
Nov 6th, 2007, 11:55 PM
Round Robin Day 2 - Picks open until 6pm CET (5pm GMT) for MATCH 1 and until 8pm CET (7pm GMT) for Matches 2 & 3

RR D2 MATCH 1: JANKOVIC vs HENIN

Previous Scores + Predictions:
> Total: 13 Bruno - Henin: 0-2
> Total: 11 Juju4Ever - Henin: 0-2
> Total: 11 JustDoIt - Henin: 1-2
> Total: 10 Cat123 - Jankovic 2-1
> Total: 10 dalex - Jankovic 2-1
> Total: 8 Cilla - Henin 1-2
> Total: 5 RFS - Henin 1-2
> Total: 5 redsonja - Henin 1-2
> Total: 5 ninanina19 -
> Total: 0 Ajde Ana - Henin 1-2


RR D2 MATCH 2: WILLIAMS vs CHAKVETADZE

Previous Scores + Predictions:
> Total: 18 Bruno - Williams: 2-0
> Total: 16 Juju4Ever - Williams: 2-1
> Total: 14 JustDoIt - Williams: 2-0
> Total: 11 Cilla - Williams: 2-1
> Total: 10 Cat123 - Williams: 2-0
> Total: 10 dalex - Williams: 2-0
> Total: 8 RFS - Williams: 2-0
> Total: 8 redsonja - Williams: 2-1
> Total: 5 ninanina19 -
> Total: 3 Ajde Ana - Williams: 2-0


RR D2 MATCH 3: IVANOVIC vs HANTUCHOVA

Previous Scores + Predictions:
> Total: 18 Bruno - Ivanovic: 2-1

> Total: 16 Juju4Ever - Ivanovic: 2-0
> Total: 14 JustDoIt - Ivanovic: 2-0
> Total: 11 Cilla - Ivanovic: 2-0
> Total: 10 Cat123 - Ivanovic: 2-1
> Total: 10 dalex - Ivanovic: 2-0
> Total: 8 RFS - Ivanovic: 2-1
> Total: 8 redsonja - Ivanovic: 2-0
> Total: 5 ninanina19 -
> Total: 3 Ajde Ana - Ivanovic: 2-0

redsonja
Nov 7th, 2007, 12:59 AM
Man, I suck. But I did get a really great pair of boots. :p

Juju4ever
Nov 7th, 2007, 05:38 AM
Jelena JANKOVIC vs Justine HENIN
Predicted Winner: HENIN
Predicted Score (Sets):0-2

Serena WILLIAMS vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: WILLIAMS
Predicted Score (Sets):2-1

Ana IVANOVIC vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: IVANOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets):2-0

Just Do It
Nov 7th, 2007, 12:20 PM
Jelena JANKOVIC vs Justine HENIN
Predicted Winner: HENIN
Predicted Score (Sets):1-2

Serena WILLIAMS vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: WILLIAMS
Predicted Score (Sets):2-0

Ana IVANOVIC vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: IVANOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets):2-0

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 12:54 PM
Ladles and Jellyspoons...
As I face a BORING afternoon of conference calls - just a quick roundup of where we are with the picks for today!
The runners and riders are largely unchanged - we've gained Ajde Ana (welcome) and lost ninanina at the moment - but obviously there's still time before the start of the coverage to send in a pick so we may have 10 people up for points-grabbing!

All but 2 of us are going with Justine :help: and I think most of us would love to get a big zero if it meant JJ scoring her first win over Justine!

Meanwhile... we all have Williams and Ivanovic to win - with the majority of the opinions being a right royal thumping for the opposition.

Will Bruno stay top of the heap today or are a lot of us going to pick up easy points in the last 2 matches....

Eyes down in a little over 4 hours...

Toodle pip!

Just Do It
Nov 7th, 2007, 12:59 PM
Ladles and Jellyspoons...
As I face a BORING afternoon of conference calls - just a quick roundup of where we are with the picks for today!
The runners and riders are largely unchanged - we've gained Adje Ana (welcome) and lost ninanina at the moment - but obviously there's still time before the start of the coverage to send in a pick so we may have 10 people up for points-grabbing!

All but 2 of us are going with Justine and I think most of us would love to get a big zero if it meant JJ scoring her first win over Justine!

Meanwhile... we all have Williams and Ivanovic to win - with the majority of the opinions being a right royal thumping for the opposition.

Will Bruno stay top of the heap today or are a lot of us going to pick up easy points in the last 2 matches....

Eyes down in a little over 4 hours...

Toodle pip!

It's Ajde Ana :lol:

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 01:00 PM
It's Ajde Ana :lol:

GAH my spelling is no good without caffeine!

Thx!

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 01:44 PM
Bruno is going down :boxing:
I'm ready for big points today and it seems cat123 and I are the only believers, shame on you :unsure:

redsonja
Nov 7th, 2007, 03:32 PM
dalex, I can say with all my heart that I sincerely hope you and Cat kick my ass today. :)

(Not like yesterday. I'm still peeved about that one. :fiery: )

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 03:39 PM
dalex, I can say with all my heart that I sincerely hope you and Cat kick my ass today. :)

(Not like yesterday. I'm still peeved about that one. :fiery: )

AMEN to that!!!

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 03:56 PM
dalex, I can say with all my heart that I sincerely hope you and Cat kick my ass today. :)

(Not like yesterday. I'm still peeved about that one. :fiery: )

:haha: OMG I'm in such a good mood, must be a sign :smoke:

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 05:10 PM
OK folks - RR D2 Match 1 Picks has closed...

Here we go!

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 06:47 PM
:haha: OMG I'm in such a good mood, must be a sign :smoke:

OK that's a bad call, but the mood didn't abandon me and I'm quoting myself now...

Cat123
Nov 7th, 2007, 06:48 PM
*sigh* we may be behind in points now but at least we had faith!!!! *tuts to the rest of you*

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 06:50 PM
yeah good for us cat123!!!:aparty:

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 06:50 PM
RR D2 MATCH 1: JANKOVIC lt HENIN 0-2 (26 26

NOTE: It gives me no pleasure to stack this game up... sigh... oh JJ...
Scores
5 > Total: 18 Bruno - Henin: 0-2

5 > Total: 16 Juju4Ever - Henin: 0-2

3 > Total: 14 JustDoIt - Henin: 1-2

3 > Total: 11 Cilla - Henin 1-2

0 > Total: 10 Cat123 - Jankovic 2-1
0 > Total: 10 dalex - Jankovic 2-1

3 > Total: 8 RFS - Henin 1-2
3 > Total: 8 redsonja - Henin 1-2

0 > Total: 5 ninanina19 -

3 > Total: 3 Ajde Ana - Henin 1-2

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 06:53 PM
hehe Cat123 we still have a lead over Ros and redsonja :yippee:

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 07:06 PM
Hee! Alex... there's a reall comptetitive edge to you isn't there, cherub! :angel:

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 07:13 PM
What can I say in my defence? How can I show you I'm better than that :devil:

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 07:17 PM
Pick less well?
Give me and sonja a chance to catch up?
Tell us WTF was wrong with our girl?
All is good for me babe! :lol:

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 07:23 PM
You know what I already started picking wrong.
About Jelena I'm not that worried, she is working with sanchez who was smiling couple of times during a match, I think they make a very good team and they'll show it next year.

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 07:41 PM
Now Serena is loosin', goddammit.
I just can't help myself...

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 07:43 PM
You know what I already started picking wrong.
About Jelena I'm not that worried, she is working with sanchez who was smiling couple of times during a match, I think they make a very good team and they'll show it next year.

Yeah (about Ricardo) - I just raised it on the Cheering thread. All we can do is wait and see which JJ comes out to play!

and WTF is going on with Serena?
We will all get it wrong if this one goes down!

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 07:48 PM
Have you seen her legs, that's what's wrong with Ree... She looks like Frankenstein

redsonja
Nov 7th, 2007, 07:50 PM
I know I picked her to win, but quite honestly Serena is my least favourite player on the WTA (... and possibly in all of tennis), so if she loses, no skin off my nose. :lol:

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 07:52 PM
I know I picked her to win, but quite honestly Serena is my least favourite player on the WTA (... and possibly in all of tennis), so if she loses, no skin off my nose. :lol:

then we would have to watch Fartoli which is worse so go Frankenstein

Bruno71
Nov 7th, 2007, 07:54 PM
Bruno is going down :boxing:
I'm ready for big points today and it seems cat123 and I are the only believers, shame on you :unsure:

Unlike you, I came to win :armed:

:lol: Just kidding. You can't imagine how happy I'd have been if JJ even had taken a set today.

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 07:57 PM
Win for all I care Bruno :worship:, that would just mean that Ros will like me more

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 07:57 PM
I think Serena is going to fold at the end of this set.

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 08:00 PM
So no jj-ree this year, here comes Fartoli

redsonja
Nov 7th, 2007, 08:00 PM
then we would have to watch Fartoli which is worse so go Frankenstein

I don't think they'd throw in an alternate after the tournament's already started. That would be totally weird. :confused:

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 08:01 PM
i think they must so everyone has the same amount of matches

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 08:07 PM
I think they have to have the alternate come in - but they can't qualify for the next stage - so it's basically match practice/exhibition

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 08:10 PM
No I think Fartoli could qualify if she wins against JJ and JH

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 08:12 PM
RR D2 MATCH 2: WILLIAMS lt 0-1 ret (46) CHAKVETADZE

Scores:
0 > Total: 18 Bruno - Williams: 2-0


0 > Total: 16 Juju4Ever - Williams: 2-1

0 > Total: 14 JustDoIt - Williams: 2-0

0 > Total: 11 Cilla - Williams: 2-1

0 > Total: 10 Cat123 - Williams: 2-0
0 > Total: 10 dalex - Williams: 2-0

0 > Total: 8 RFS - Williams: 2-0
0 > Total: 8 redsonja - Williams: 2-1
0 > Total: 5 ninanina19 -

0 > Total: 3 Ajde Ana - Williams: 2-0

redsonja
Nov 7th, 2007, 08:13 PM
Well, this could be interesting. I've always thought that if Justine got another shot at Marion, she might actually kill her. :lol:

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 08:14 PM
Win for all I care Bruno :worship:, that would just mean that Ros will like me more

:haha: oh you kill me Alex, you really do...

Well if Fatoli comes in and beats JJ I think I will just chew my feet off!!!

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 08:15 PM
Well, this could be interesting. I've always thought that if Justine got another shot at Marion, she might actually kill her. :lol:

Fine by me, then bring on Elena so jj could trash her :D

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 08:17 PM
Well, this could be interesting. I've always thought that if Justine got another shot at Marion, she might actually kill her. :lol:

which would be perfect because the next spot would have to go to JJ!

The commentators (well pundits of Dominique someone, Jana Novotna and Annabel Croft) were actually saying about Marion that post-Zurich she was told by doctors that her injury was career ending - turns out her knee had slipped and with some physio she was right as rain.
BUT - IF she counts in the field... then JJ will have to pretty much kill her too... and both JJ and Justine want some revenge!

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 08:19 PM
:haha: oh you kill me Alex, you really do...

Well if Fatoli comes in and beats JJ I think I will just chew my feet off!!!

That's what I'm all about on a good day :wavey:

Yeah about Marion someone should like really break her leg so Dementieva could play, but these days everyone plays better than jj

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 08:21 PM
which would be perfect because the next spot would have to go to JJ!

The commentators (well pundits of Dominique someone, Jana Novotna and Annabel Croft) were actually saying about Marion that post-Zurich she was told by doctors that her injury was career ending - turns out her knee had slipped and with some physio she was right as rain.
BUT - IF she counts in the field... then JJ will have to pretty much kill her too... and both JJ and Justine want some revenge!

That's what I'm all about on a good day :wavey:

Yeah about Marion someone should like really break her leg so Dementieva could play, but these days everyone plays better than jj

I found my calling guys - fortune teller:lol:

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 08:44 PM
Draw open for DAY 3 Round Robin
Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner:
Predicted Score (Sets):

Justine HENIN vs Serena WILLIAMS or Marion BARTOLI (Alternate)
Predicted Winner:
Predicted Score (Sets):

Jelena JANKOVIC vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner:
Predicted Score (Sets):

Predictions for KUZNETSOVA/SHARAPOVA closes at 6pm CET/5pm GMT and for HENIN/WILLIAMS or BARTOLI & JANKOVIC/CHAKVETADZE at 8pm CET/7pm GMT

Just Do It
Nov 7th, 2007, 08:46 PM
Bruno :lol: :yeah:

Just Do It
Nov 7th, 2007, 08:47 PM
Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: Sharapova
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

Justine HENIN vs Serena WILLIAMS or Marion BARTOLI (Alternate)
Predicted Winner: Henin ( if she plays agains Bartoli )
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Jelena JANKOVIC vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: Jankovic
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 09:03 PM
Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: Sharapova
Predicted Score (Sets): 1-2

Justine HENIN vs Serena WILLIAMS or Marion BARTOLI (Alternate)
Predicted Winner: Henin (against either!)
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Jelena JANKOVIC vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: Jankovic
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 09:08 PM
Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: Sharapova
Predicted Score (Sets): 0-2

Justine HENIN vs Serena WILLIAMS or Marion BARTOLI (Alternate)
Predicted Winner: Henin
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Jelena JANKOVIC vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: Jankovic
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

Bruno71
Nov 7th, 2007, 09:25 PM
Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: KUZNETSOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Justine HENIN vs Serena WILLIAMS or Marion BARTOLI (Alternate)
Predicted Winner: HENIN
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0 (I can't imagine Serena would really want to play Justine injured again, especially if it's not in a slam, but who knows)

Jelena JANKOVIC vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: JANKOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1 (C'mon JJ, wake up! You need this one.)

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 09:28 PM
Guys ans gals - unless stated (as per JustDoIt) - where the winner has been put has Henin - I'm gonna assume you think she's gonna thump WHOEVER it is she meets over the net!!!

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 09:37 PM
Ana is sooooo booooring, but Jelena could learn to be as determined on court like her. Atleast I'm in for new 5pts I guess

Cat123
Nov 7th, 2007, 09:43 PM
Oh, I should have bet against Serena!!! My heart was hoping she'd get a right royal thrashing!! :devil:

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: SHARAPOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 0-2 (Tempting fate maybe, but whatever!)

Justine HENIN vs Serena WILLIAMS or Marion BARTOLI (Alternate)
Predicted Winner: HENIN
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0 (She'll be wanting some revenge!)

Jelena JANKOVIC vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: JANKOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1 (I'm always going to go with Jelena, even if common sense is telling me otherwise. I'd jsut feel too guilty betting against her!! :hug: Damn my sense of loyalty :help: :lol: )

Just Do It
Nov 7th, 2007, 09:47 PM
I wonder will anyone pick Anna over Jelena ? :lol:

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 10:00 PM
Hee! Only if people start defecting over here from GM probably...

Princeza
Nov 7th, 2007, 10:09 PM
Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: Sharapova
Predicted Score (Sets): 0-2

Justine HENIN vs Serena WILLIAMS or Marion BARTOLI (Alternate)
Predicted Winner: Henin
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Jelena JANKOVIC vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: Jankovic
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

дalex
Nov 7th, 2007, 10:11 PM
Damn my sense of loyalty :help: :lol: )

Same here. Damn!
Now I'm gonna lose my 5pts because of Dani...

redsonja
Nov 7th, 2007, 10:11 PM
:bigcry: I don't like this game anymore! It's depressing. I hate picking against her. Okay, I don't mind so much against Justine, but ohmigod, so help me, if I have to pick Anna over her, I am going to feel like a horrible person. :tears:

I may have to get a little toasted before I do my picks for tomorrow. :help:

[FINIS redsonja drama fit :lol:]

Cat123
Nov 7th, 2007, 10:25 PM
Pick Jelena. Everyone pick Jelena!!!! Who gives a sh*t about some random points standing that doesn't mean anything? I certainly don't!! I'd gladly come last from picking Jelena evwery time, just so I didn't feel horrible about not picking her.

I'm watching the BBC interview now. She's just so cute, how can anyone *not* pick her?!

(*whispers* Did that guilt trip work on anyone?!)

redsonja
Nov 7th, 2007, 10:29 PM
Shut up, I'm not done with my vodka yet.

:p

Maybe after I watch the interview I'll be better able to pick against my own self-interest, unfortunately, I'm at work and they frown on that kind of thing here. :lol:

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 10:33 PM
Awww now redsonja - don't say that - I was chatting to someone from Andy Murray's webby and we were talking scoring as they have a Forecast The Match.
Not that disimilar from my rules... - and dalex and I were bantering about a Tourney comp for JJ next year.

They have a fairly comprehensive set of rules - so I'll have to have a look and simplify...
but might be fun to do next year - especially if she competes less all over the goddamned place and focuses on the Top Tier and majors...

What do people think?

Cilla
Nov 7th, 2007, 10:40 PM
Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: SHARAPOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 1-2

Justine HENIN vs Serena WILLIAMS or Marion BARTOLI (Alternate)
Predicted Winner: HENIN
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Jelena JANKOVIC vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: JANKOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 10:57 PM
RR D2 MATCH 3: IVANOVIC d HANTUCHOVA 2-0 (62 76(9))

Scores
3 > Total: 21 Bruno - Ivanovic: 2-1
5 > Total: 21 Juju4Ever - Ivanovic: 2-0

5 > Total: 19 JustDoIt - Ivanovic: 2-0

5 > Total: 16 Cilla - Ivanovic: 2-0

5 > Total: 15 dalex - Ivanovic: 2-0

3 > Total: 13 Cat123 - Ivanovic: 2-1
5 > Total: 13 redsonja - Ivanovic: 2-0

3 > Total: 11 RFS - Ivanovic: 2-1

5 > Total: 8 Ajde Ana - Ivanovic: 2-0

0 > Total: 5 ninanina19 -

RFS
Nov 7th, 2007, 10:58 PM
Latest news - Williams is at the hospital undergoing scans on her knee(s)... they still haven't confirmed if she will be playing tomorrow yet.

Juju4ever
Nov 7th, 2007, 11:02 PM
Bruno, you've been owned! :devil:

Cat123
Nov 8th, 2007, 12:13 AM
Aww :rolleyes: Well, I was leading after Maria thrashed Dani!!

dulkogii
Nov 8th, 2007, 01:07 AM
Coome onn Jelena!

Bruno71
Nov 8th, 2007, 01:24 AM
Bruno, you've been owned! :devil:

You're not even leading yet!

Just like your fave Justine, always coming from behind.:fiery:

redsonja
Nov 8th, 2007, 03:07 AM
Hey... what's wrong with coming from behind? :lol:

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 08:10 AM
Round Robin Day 3 - Scores & Predictions
Picks for Match 1 close at 6pm CET (5pm GMT) and for Matches 2 & 3 at 8pm CET (7pm GMT)

MATCH 1: KUZNETSOVA vs SHARAPOVA
> Total: 21 Bruno - Kuznetsova 2-0
> Total: 21 Juju4Ever - Kuznetsova 2-1
> Total: 19 JustDoIt - Sharapova 1-2
> Total: 16 Cilla - Sharapova 1-2
> Total: 15 dalex - Sharapova 0-2
> Total: 13 Cat123 - Sharapova 0-2
> Total: 13 redsonja - Sharapova 1-2
> Total: 11 RFS - Sharapova 1-2
> Total: 8 Ajde Ana - Sharapova 0-2
> Total: 5 ninanina19 -

MATCH 2: HENIN vs BARTOLI
> Total: 21 Bruno - Henin 2-0
> Total: 21 Juju4Ever - Henin 2-0
> Total: 19 JustDoIt - Henin 2-0
> Total: 16 Cilla - Henin 2-0
> Total: 15 dalex - Henin 2-0
> Total: 13 Cat123 - Henin 2-0
> Total: 13 redsonja - Henin 2-0
> Total: 11 RFS - Henin 2-0
> Total: 8 Ajde Ana - Henin 2-0
> Total: 5 ninanina19 -

MATCH 3: JANKOVIC vs CHAKVETADZE
> Total: 21 Bruno - Jankovic 2-1
> Total: 21 Juju4Ever - Jankovic 2-0
> Total: 19 JustDoIt - Jankovic 2-1
> Total: 16 Cilla - Jankovic 2-1
> Total: 15 dalex - Jankovic 2-1
> Total: 13 Cat123 - Jankovic 2-1
> Total: 13 redsonja - Jankovic 2-1
> Total: 11 RFS - Jankovic 2-1
> Total: 8 Ajde Ana - Jankovic 2-0
> Total: 5 ninanina19 -

Juju4ever
Nov 8th, 2007, 08:10 AM
You're not even leading yet!

Just like your fave Justine, always coming from behind.:fiery:

Yeah, but not like my fave Justine, I have no problem to close a match, or a game in this case. :devil:
I'll bring my A game this time, you're going down! :armed:

Juju4ever
Nov 8th, 2007, 08:16 AM
Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: KUZNETSOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

Justine HENIN vs Serena WILLIAMS or Marion BARTOLI (Alternate)
Predicted Winner: HENIN
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Jelena JANKOVIC vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: JANKOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0 (go Jelena, win in straights so I can be the one and only leader :) ).

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 08:18 AM
Yeah, but not like my fave Justine, I have no problem to close a match, or a game in this case. :devil:
I'll bring my A game this time, you're going down! :armed:

Hee!
With you guys and dalex, this is just so much fun - even though I am intensely competitive and more than a little riled that I am doing so badly at my own frickin' game!!!

I have a dull dull call with my muppet Project Manager - so I will actually go through and work out a proper countback for those people who are tied...
Highest number of 5s then 3s to determine placing (although to be honest I might leave that to the last match to do that...!)

Bruno71
Nov 8th, 2007, 10:23 AM
Yeah, but not like my fave Justine, I have no problem to close a match, or a game in this case. :devil:
I'll bring my A game this time, you're going down! :armed:

I'll be like Jelena...go down big, come back, take the first set, then lose the match :(

I'll actually get to "watch" JJ tomorrow on the internet stream. I can't see the ball 90% of the time.

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 10:24 AM
Don't worry Bruno...seemingly neither could JJ yesterday!

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 10:59 AM
You're not even leading yet!

Just like your fave Justine, always coming from behind.:fiery:

Bruno...JuJu4E... you guys are actually completely tied, countback and all!!!

So let's see what happens today - although - to be honest it's only the scores you have different today - same winners... hee! so you still may end up neck and neck (or should that be wringing neck??)...

redsonja
Nov 8th, 2007, 12:24 PM
Don't worry Bruno...seemingly neither could JJ yesterday!

I don't think it was the ball she was having trouble seeing. I think it was the net. And maybe the lines...

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: SHARAPOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 1-2

Justine HENIN vs Serena WILLIAMS or Marion BARTOLI (Alternate)
Predicted Winner: HENIN
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0 (Bartoli is officially in now, right? My prediction would be the same against Serena anyway :p)

Jelena JANKOVIC vs Anna CHAKVETADZE
Predicted Winner: JANKOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1
JJ's reward for not decking the BBC guy when he basically asked her how she, personally, planned on rectifying Serbia's international image is that I feel too bad to pick Anna against her despite the record, their playing, and all conceivable reason. :lol: Go get 'em, JJ. :armed:

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 01:16 PM
I don't think it was the ball she was having trouble seeing. I think it was the net. And maybe the lines...

:lol:

JJ's reward for not decking the BBC guy when he basically asked her how she, personally, planned on rectifying Serbia's international image is that I feel too bad to pick Anna against her despite the record, their playing, and all conceivable reason. :lol: Go get 'em, JJ. :armed:
See... sometimes it pays to vote with your heart - now.. don't you feel better for that, joining everyone else who is longing for a JJ win?
Even though we all get clobbered points wise if she loses?

Just Do It
Nov 8th, 2007, 01:34 PM
I have a feeling Bartoli will repeat her shiny Wimbledon performance and defeat Henin :unsure:

Is is possible to change my picks ? :unsure:

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 01:46 PM
I have a feeling Bartoli will repeat her shiny performance from Wimbledon and will defeat Henin :unsure:

Is is possible to change my picks ? :unsure:

Hmm.. I don't want the pick to become too rule-heavy as it's just a bit of fun... but then again - I don't have as much time as the games approach to keep checking back.

I guess... if people have no objections - then you have until the start of play for the days matches (i.e. 6pm CET/5pm GMT) to put in a new post with the new scores in.
That way I'll get a new post notification in MSN and I should be able to see it even if I can't get to WTAWorld (which can happen as the match-start gets closer).
If you edit your original - chances are I won't see it...

Participating folks - if you absolutely hate this idea... then post away and I'll disregard JDIs new post and go with the majority.
We have 9 partipants today so we'll see what folks say

Sound fair?

redsonja
Nov 8th, 2007, 01:49 PM
I don't have any problem with that at all.

See... sometimes it pays to vote with your heart - now.. don't you feel better for that, joining everyone else who is longing for a JJ win?
Even though we all get clobbered points wise if she loses?

Um. Not really, because I'm super-competitive and losing is pretty much my least favourite thing in life. There was a time in mini-RedSonja's life when her parents refused to take her on mini-golf or bowling outings because she was such a terrible, terrible loser. :lol: Grownup RedSonja has complete control over the temper, but still gets really, really angry at losing. :p

But I won't be mad at her if I lose points, I'll be mad at myself for making emotional picks instead of smart ones. :lol:

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 01:52 PM
Um. Not really, because I'm super-competitive and losing is pretty much my least favourite thing in life. There was a time in mini-RedSonja's life when her parents refused to take her on mini-golf or bowling outings because she was such a terrible, terrible loser. :lol: Grownup RedSonja has complete control over the temper, but still gets really, really angry at losing. :p

But I won't be mad at her if I lose points, I'll be mad at myself for making emotional picks instead of smart ones. :lol:

Oh that is too funny!
I'm the same and even though I try and convince my friends that now I no longer compete, the competitive edge has gone, they all just look at each other and then edge away... very strange...

And you just KNOW I'm thinking up a way of changing the rules so that the least successful person comes out on top... oh no... wait... that would be someone else ahead of me too... GAH!

Juju4ever
Nov 8th, 2007, 03:18 PM
I'll be like Jelena...go down big, come back, take the first set, then lose the match :(

I'll actually get to "watch" JJ tomorrow on the internet stream. I can't see the ball 90% of the time.

Yeah the internet stream is not great, but I hope you will be able to catch some of the points, hopefully the ones JJ is winning. :)


Bruno...JuJu4E... you guys are actually completely tied, countback and all!!!

So let's see what happens today - although - to be honest it's only the scores you have different today - same winners... hee! so you still may end up neck and neck (or should that be wringing neck??)...

Thanks for letting us know. You're doing a great job btw, always updating minutes after the matches are over, it's really fun. :worship:

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 04:11 PM
Thanks for letting us know. You're doing a great job btw, always updating minutes after the matches are over, it's really fun. :worship:

Awww :hug:
Thank you for playing!

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 04:43 PM
Round Robin Day 3 - Picks open until 6pm CET (5pm GMT) for MATCH 1 and until 8pm CET (7pm GMT) for Matches 2 & 3

RR D3 MATCH 1: KUZNETSOVA vs SHARAPOVA

Previous Scores + Predictions:
> Total: 21 Bruno - Kuznetsova 2-0
> Total: 21 Juju4Ever - Kuznetsova 2-1
> Total: 19 JustDoIt - Sharapova 1-2
> Total: 16 Cilla - Sharapova 1-2
> Total: 15 dalex - Sharapova 0-2
> Total: 13 Cat123 - Sharapova 0-2
> Total: 13 redsonja - Sharapova 1-2
> Total: 11 RFS - Sharapova 1-2
> Total: 8 Ajde Ana - Sharapova 0-2
> Total: 5 ninanina19 -


RR D3 MATCH 2: HENIN vs BARTOLI

Previous Scores + Predictions:
> Total: 21 Bruno - Henin 2-0
> Total: 21 Juju4Ever - Henin 2-0
> Total: 19 JustDoIt - Henin 2-0
> Total: 16 Cilla - Henin 2-0
> Total: 15 dalex - Henin 2-0
> Total: 13 Cat123 - Henin 2-0
> Total: 13 redsonja - Henin 2-0
> Total: 11 RFS - Henin 2-0
> Total: 8 Ajde Ana - Henin 2-0
> Total: 5 ninanina19 -


RR D3 MATCH 3: JANKOVIC vs CHAKVETADZE

Previous Scores + Predictions:
> Total: 21 Bruno - Jankovic 2-1
> Total: 21 Juju4Ever - Jankovic 2-0
> Total: 19 JustDoIt - Jankovic 2-1
> Total: 16 Cilla - Jankovic 2-1
> Total: 15 dalex - Jankovic 2-1
> Total: 13 Cat123 - Jankovic 2-1
> Total: 13 redsonja - Jankovic 2-1
> Total: 11 RFS - Jankovic 2-1
> Total: 8 Ajde Ana - Jankovic 2-0
> Total: 5 ninanina19 -

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 04:50 PM
OK - Ladies and gentlemen
The runners and riders for today are the same as for yesterday - we have two complete ties and before anyone quibbles - the order you are in the predictions is the order you came in to the game!

Eyes down and get set for the first two matches before... THE MAIN EVENT - JJ dishing out some much required thumpage to Anna C, so she can get herself back in contention for the next stages...

GAME ON!

дalex
Nov 8th, 2007, 05:00 PM
:armed: I'm ready

redsonja
Nov 8th, 2007, 05:04 PM
This schedule is killing me. :mad: JJ is playing when I'd normally go to the gym, so obviously I'll go earlier, but the only match I don't really care about (Kuznetsova/Sharapova) is being played during the lunch rush. Doesn't anyone in Madrid care about my workout timing?? :tears:

Oh, if only my gym got Versus. :p

дalex
Nov 8th, 2007, 05:11 PM
This schedule is killing me. :mad: JJ is playing when I'd normally go to the gym, so obviously I'll go earlier, but the only match I don't really care about (Kuznetsova/Sharapova) is being played during the lunch rush. Doesn't anyone in Madrid care about my workout timing?? :tears:

Oh, if only my gym got Versus. :p

Damn that time zones thingy is :rolleyes:.
No worries I'll think about it one of these days :lol:

Gooooooo Pova, I want 5pts

дalex
Nov 8th, 2007, 05:40 PM
Wow have you seen that backhand from Kuzy. She jumped and smacked that ball from the air, what a winner :worship:

Just Do It
Nov 8th, 2007, 05:40 PM
Davai Maria :aparty:

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 05:41 PM
Man this is gonna be a huge slug-fest...

Cat123
Nov 8th, 2007, 05:46 PM
Damn livescore won't open! Come on Maria!!! I wish I could watch... :(

дalex
Nov 8th, 2007, 05:54 PM
I didn't expect this kind of form from Maria. When I saw her match agaist Dani I had to pick her to win against Kuzy.

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 06:01 PM
Chuckle - we got treated to sveta shopping because Eurosport have lost their pictures ... quote of the day... "I'm so into feminine right now" (talking about her fashion preferences.. well I think that's what she was talking about!

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 06:05 PM
Oh dalex... there go your 5 points my friend... 3 max if MaSha can turn this around!

redsonja
Nov 8th, 2007, 06:05 PM
Chuckle - we got treated to sveta shopping because Eurosport have lost their pictures ... quote of the day... "I'm so into feminine right now" (talking about her fashion preferences.. well I think that's what she was talking about!

:lol:

Now I'm going to have to absolutely demand coverage of Justine's makeup lessons.

дalex
Nov 8th, 2007, 06:09 PM
Oh dalex... there go your 5 points my friend... 3 max if MaSha can turn this around!

Can't believe Pova lost that set. I think it's prob. 0 for me, I've never got 3pts...

Cat123
Nov 8th, 2007, 06:15 PM
Dammit Sveta, I need point!!
:awww: c'mon girl

1-1! I want 3 points please Maria! You can do it...

дalex
Nov 8th, 2007, 07:18 PM
well you have to feel sorry for Sveta, she is No.2 in the world...
I guess she deserves this for taking Jelena's ranking spot :devil:

Just Do It
Nov 8th, 2007, 07:22 PM
Maria won 2-1 - 5 points for me :woohoo:

дalex
Nov 8th, 2007, 07:24 PM
Maria won 2-1 - 5 points for me :woohoo:

:fiery:

Guys do you think Jelena already started drinking coffee? I hope Justine finishes her match quickly...

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 07:45 PM
RR D3 MATCH 1: KUZNETSOVA lt SHARAPOVA 1-2 (57 62 62)

5 > Total: 24 JustDoIt - Sharapova 1-2
0 > Total: 21 Bruno - Kuznetsova 2-0
0 > Total: 21 Juju4Ever - Kuznetsova 2-1
5 > Total: 21 Cilla - Sharapova 1-2
3 > Total: 18 dalex - Sharapova 0-2
5 > Total: 18 redsonja - Sharapova 1-2
5 > Total: 16 RFS - Sharapova 1-2
3 > Total: 16 Cat123 - Sharapova 0-2
3 > Total: 11 Ajde Ana - Sharapova 0-2
0 > Total: 5 ninanina19 -

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 07:46 PM
All change at the top....

And seriously - Bartoli - needs to have someone else designing/styling her - that outfit really does her no favours!

and that hair - oh good lord... even Justine has had some styling assistance!

Yasmine
Nov 8th, 2007, 07:51 PM
Damn it I was so busy I missed this competition :sad: :o

Cat123
Nov 8th, 2007, 07:53 PM
How am I looooooooooooooooooosing?! Grr...

Cat123
Nov 8th, 2007, 07:59 PM
Double post. Ooops.

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 08:01 PM
Hey Yasmine - not too late to join - you can come in on the RR for Day 4, and then the 2 semis and the Final if you like.

I'm actually toying with the idea of a Pick thread for JJs 2008 schedule... similar rules... probably extra points for guessing how far JJ will actually go...

Anyhoo - feel free to join in when I put the draw up for Day 4 once JJs match gets underway...

дalex
Nov 8th, 2007, 08:01 PM
Really Sharapova should have won in 2 sets...:armed:

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 08:07 PM
Really Sharapova should have won in 2 sets...:armed:

Now now... just because I'm beginning to catch up - don't you begrudge me a 5-pointer...!!!

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 08:08 PM
Woah - a bagel...!
At least JJ saved herself that (just!)

дalex
Nov 8th, 2007, 08:09 PM
Oh and I want to express some of my feelings......................
Serbian commentators ARE retarded, seriously these people have problems with words, just talking is mission impossible...
I want my British ES back, atleast they are making some funny remarks
:fiery::fiery::fiery::fiery:

Bruno71
Nov 8th, 2007, 08:10 PM
Damn livescore won't open! Come on Maria!!! I wish I could watch... :(

You can't watch the livestream listed on www.channelsurfing.net (http://www.channelsurfing.net)? Not that you can really see the ball or anything.

Justine really put the hurt on Bartoli in that first set. That happened at Wimbledon of course, but I don't think we'll see a repeat.

дalex
Nov 8th, 2007, 08:12 PM
Now now... just because I'm beginning to catch up - don't you begrudge me a 5-pointer...!!!

Rozzie Rozzie enjoy your 5pts while they last, some things are just not forever, ask Bruno...:lol:

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 08:19 PM
you know what Alex sweetie - we have the same picks for the rest of today - so where your points go, so do mine... but your day is comin darlin'.... you goin' DOWN boy!!!!
:lol:

Oh the commentators tonight on British ES are being a little... pointed about Marion!

But yes - I agree with Bruno - I don't think we're gonna see the same dismantling.
Obviously Marion (like JJ) is a workhorse on the tour - but I agree with Chris Bradnam and Jo Durie - she had the wins of her life at Wimbles... don't see her repeating that tonight!

дalex
Nov 8th, 2007, 08:24 PM
Marion plz stop hopping around......
She must be thinking 'where's Pierce Brosnan when you need him?'
Just stop Marion, stop everything you are doing...

Cat123
Nov 8th, 2007, 08:28 PM
You can't watch the livestream listed on www.channelsurfing.net (http://www.channelsurfing.net)? Not that you can really see the ball or anything.

Justine really put the hurt on Bartoli in that first set. That happened at Wimbledon of course, but I don't think we'll see a repeat.

What channel is it?! how far down the page? Can't be bothered to read it all...

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 08:32 PM
the only thing that worries me is that Papa Bartoli is gonna put such a sting up her behind after this that she's gonna come out all guns blazing and hair flailing against JJ ...

Anyway - 5 points all guys - YAY!

дalex
Nov 8th, 2007, 08:32 PM
Justine is unreal :drink:

Bruno71
Nov 8th, 2007, 08:37 PM
What channel is it?! how far down the page? Can't be bothered to read it all...

:lol: are you serious? It's not that long a page! Just search the page for the word "WTA"

Wow Justine looked absolutely dominant today...are we sure JJ didn't lose so badly because of that? :confused:

дalex
Nov 8th, 2007, 08:39 PM
Is jj in green dress?

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 08:40 PM
MATCH 2: HENIN d BARTOLI 2-0 (60 60)
5 > Total: 29 JustDoIt - Henin 2-0
5> Total: 26 Bruno - Henin 2-0
5 > Total: 26 Juju4Ever - Henin 2-0
5> Total: 26 Cilla - Henin 2-0
5> Total: 23 dalex - Henin 2-0
5> Total: 23 redsonja - Henin 2-0
5> Total: 21 RFS - Henin 2-0
5> Total: 21 Cat123 - Henin 2-0
5> Total: 16 Ajde Ana - Henin 2-0
5> Total: 5 ninanina19 -

Princeza
Nov 8th, 2007, 09:01 PM
S.Williams-Jankovic * Bartoli replaces Williams
Winner Jankovic 2-0

Kuznetsova-Hantuchova
Winner Kuznesova 2-1

SHarapova-Ivanovic
Winner Ivanovic 2-1

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 09:07 PM
Draw open for DAY 4 Round Robin
Jelena JANKOVIC vs Marion BARTOLI
Predicted Winner:
Predicted Score (Sets):

Ana IVANOVIC vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner:
Predicted Score (Sets):

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner:
Predicted Score (Sets):

Predictions for JANKOVIC/BARTOLI closes at 6pm CET/5pm GMT and for IVANOVIC/SHARPOVA & KUZNETSOVA/HANTUCHOVA at 8pm CET/7pm GMT

Cat123
Nov 8th, 2007, 09:10 PM
Won't work :(

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 09:24 PM
Jelena JANKOVIC vs Marion BARTOLI
Predicted Winner: Jankovic
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Ana IVANOVIC vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: IVANOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: KUZNETSOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 10:28 PM
MATCH 3: JANKOVIC lt CHAKVETADZE 1-2 (46 60 36)
0 > Total: 29 JustDoIt - Jankovic 2-1
0 > Total: 26 Bruno - Jankovic 2-1
0 > Total: 26 Juju4Ever - Jankovic 2-0
0 > Total: 26 Cilla - Jankovic 2-1
0 > Total: 23 dalex - Jankovic 2-1
0 > Total: 23 redsonja - Jankovic 2-1
0 > Total: 21 RFS - Jankovic 2-1
0 > Total: 21 Cat123 - Jankovic 2-1
0 > Total: 16 Ajde Ana - Jankovic 2-0
0 > Total: 5 ninanina19 -

RFS
Nov 8th, 2007, 10:30 PM
Oh well - pick open for tomorrow. I'm off to bed - it will be interesting to read her blog... I hope she can just drag herself up to smack Bartoli around the court.

Cat123
Nov 8th, 2007, 10:31 PM
:awww: I'm actually too distressed to speak. And I don't want to play anymore!

дalex
Nov 8th, 2007, 10:41 PM
Plz don't lose tomorrow Jelena baby :rain:

Jelena JANKOVIC vs Marion BARTOLI
Predicted Winner: Jankovic
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Ana IVANOVIC vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: IVANOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 1-2

Bruno71
Nov 8th, 2007, 10:47 PM
Jelena JANKOVIC vs Marion BARTOLI
Predicted Winner: JANKOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1 (OK I'm in a bad mood...and scared)

Ana IVANOVIC vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: IVANOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: KUZNETSOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

Just Do It
Nov 8th, 2007, 10:55 PM
Jelena JANKOVIC vs Marion BARTOLI
Predicted Winner: Jankovic
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Ana IVANOVIC vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: Sharapova
Predicted Score (Sets): 0-2

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: Kuznetsova
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Cat123
Nov 9th, 2007, 12:24 AM
Alright, I lied. I will play. But only because I have nothing better to do.

Jelena JANKOVIC vs Marion BARTOLI
Predicted Winner: Jankovic
Predicted Score (Sets): 2 f*cking-0 I don't even care anymore!!! Just hoping she'll win at least this one.

Ana IVANOVIC vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: SHARAPOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 1-2 (Always my second choice after Jelena. But I've learnt my lesson after today not to expect her to win without losing a set!)

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: KUZNETSOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1 (Don't care very much. But Sveta.)

Juju4ever
Nov 9th, 2007, 08:28 AM
Jelena JANKOVIC vs Marion BARTOLI
Predicted Winner: JANKOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Ana IVANOVIC vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: IVANOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 0-2

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 08:31 AM
I went to bed thinking that the Pick would have died a crumbling, grumbling, exhausted and blowey-nosey little death... much like JJ's resolve in the end of that 3rd set... but hey ho! We're all back and we may as well take it all the way to the end.

Start picking your faves for the SFs and Fs folks... we have yet more rivalry to stir up!

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 11:07 AM
Round Robin Day 4 - Scores & Predictions
Picks for Match 1 close at 6pm CET (5pm GMT) and for Matches 2 & 3 at 8pm CET (7pm GMT)

MATCH 1: JANKOVIC vs BARTOLI
> Total: 29 JustDoIt - Jankovic 2-0
> Total: 26 Bruno - Jankovic 2-1
> Total: 26 Juju4Ever - Jankovic 2-0
> Total: 26 Cilla - Jankovic 2-1
> Total: 23 dalex - Jankovic 2-0
> Total: 23 redsonja - Jankovic 2-1
> Total: 21 RFS - Jankovic 2-0
> Total: 21 Cat123 - Jankovic 2-0
> Total: 16 Ajde Ana - Jankovic 2-0
> Total: 5 ninanina19 -

MATCH 2: IVANOVIC vs SHARAPOVA
> Total: 29 JustDoIt - Sharapova 0-2
> Total: 26 Bruno - Ivanovic 2-1
> Total: 26 Juju4Ever - Ivanovic 2-1
> Total: 26 Cilla - Ivanovic 2-1
> Total: 23 dalex - Ivanovic 2-0
> Total: 23 redsonja - Ivanovic 2-1
> Total: 21 RFS - Ivanovic 2-1
> Total: 21 Cat123 - Sharapova 1-2
> Total: 16 Ajde Ana – Ivanovic 2-1
> Total: 5 ninanina19 -


MATCH 3: KUZNETSOVA vs HANTUCHOVA
> Total: 29 JustDoIt - Kuznetsova 2-0
> Total: 26 Bruno - Kuznetsova 2-1
> Total: 26 Juju4Ever - Hantuchova 0-2
> Total: 26 Cilla - Kuznetsova 2-1
> Total: 23 dalex - Hantuchova 1-2
> Total: 23 redsonja - Hantuchova 1-2
> Total: 21 RFS - Kuznetsova 2-1
> Total: 21 Cat123 - Kuznetsova 2-1
> Total: 16 Ajde Ana – Kuznetsova 2-1
> Total: 5 ninanina19 -

Cilla
Nov 9th, 2007, 11:32 AM
Jelena JANKOVIC vs Marion BARTOLI
Predicted Winner: JANKOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

Ana IVANOVIC vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: IVANOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: KUZNETSOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 01:58 PM
Morning redsonja (when you see this)... you pickin' today?

redsonja
Nov 9th, 2007, 03:31 PM
Jelena JANKOVIC vs Marion BARTOLI
Predicted Winner: JANKOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

Ana IVANOVIC vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: IVANOVIC
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-1

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Winner: HANTUCHOVA
Predicted Score (Sets): 1-2

I think the only one of those I actually believe is Ivanovic, but what the hell. :lol:

дalex
Nov 9th, 2007, 04:41 PM
I've done some bold picking for today, so lets go JJ win it in 2 baby!
Let the games begin :armed:

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 05:09 PM
OK ladies and gents - here we go ... the final chance for JJ to finish on a high (and for us to retain our sanity)... and then we get to the meat of the thing - which of the hapless screechers will meet Henin...

Given the ranking debate in the Cheering thread - I can't wait to see how we fall in the picking stakes.

For tonight though - JJ needs to remember that even with heavy legs she can yank Bartoli all around the place...
Go GET HER!

дalex
Nov 9th, 2007, 05:13 PM
OK ladies and gents - here we go ... the final chance for JJ to finish on a high (and for us to retain our sanity)...
Go GET HER!

What sanity? :lol:

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 05:43 PM
for the love of god - she needs to retire already

WHY is Ricardo telling her to play...

дalex
Nov 9th, 2007, 05:56 PM
for the love of god - she needs to retire already

WHY is Ricardo telling her to play...

I was thinking the same, he was giving her tactical advice instead of making sure she was feeling well enough to play :confused:

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 06:07 PM
well - I am almost relieved to give us all zeros in that she retired.
Her confidence had really gone and it's not like her to be sharp with the interviewers and she was even quite short with Pam Shriver.

Heartbreaking actually...

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 06:15 PM
MATCH 1: JANKOVIC lt BARTOLI (16 01 ret)
0 > Total: 29 JustDoIt - Jankovic 2-0
0 > Total: 26 Bruno - Jankovic 2-1
0 > Total: 26 Juju4Ever - Jankovic 2-0
0 > Total: 26 Cilla - Jankovic 2-1
0 > Total: 23 dalex - Jankovic 2-0
0 > Total: 23 redsonja - jankovic 2-1
0 > Total: 21 RFS - Jankovic 2-0
0 > Total: 21 Cat123 - Jankovic 2-0
0 > Total: 16 Ajde Ana - Jankovic 2-0
0 > Total: 5 ninanina19 -

дalex
Nov 9th, 2007, 06:18 PM
Well I feel exhausted now and I can't stare into monitor right now...
So I'll be back later to check the standings and maybe brag :nerner: a little bit if my picks go well :baby:

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 06:47 PM
dalex... you ... brag??? NEVER!

Just Do It
Nov 9th, 2007, 06:54 PM
I really should have pick Bartoli, I wanted to but I just had to believe in Jelena.

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 07:28 PM
I think we all wanted to believe in her...

Still - we could be in for a further upset - a chunk of us had Puppy Ivanovic to win... Shriekapova is giving her a bit of a schooling just now

Geez she's got the yips with that serve...

Bruno71
Nov 9th, 2007, 07:31 PM
I really should have pick Bartoli, I wanted to but I just had to believe in Jelena.

I had originally picked Bartoli too...but changed my mind. Well, I don't think I could've predicted JJ show up sick like that, despite what she'd written in her blog.

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 07:47 PM
I think next year if I do the pick - I'm gonna be stranded in clog land by the looks of it (Holland) probably with fairly hefty restrictions on world wide interweb access - so I'll have to give some thought as to how to do the pick for the 2008 tourneys to allow changes... means people being honest injuns as well though... no editing after play!!!

дalex
Nov 9th, 2007, 08:28 PM
:woohoo: Pova won, I lost...:hysteric:
Big fat zero..........

Bruno71
Nov 9th, 2007, 08:31 PM
Well I picked wrong on Ivanovic, but I'm happy that there's a good chance now that JJ will remain #3 to finish the year. She would deserve it, despite the way the year ended.

On another note, if I were to say I disliked any player, it's Maria. So I'm not too pleased about that, but given the year she's had, I guess I can deal with her finally having some success. She looked great out there today...completely overpowered Ana.

Sad day for me...dishing out a couple of bad-reps to GM idiots doesn't seem to help much :(

дalex
Nov 9th, 2007, 08:38 PM
Sad day for me...dishing out a couple of bad-reps to GM idiots doesn't seem to help much :(

Cheer up! Go make fun of someone, that helps me when I'm down :lol: (but I do that to my friends - don't piss someone off!)

Goooooooo Hantu....

Bruno71
Nov 9th, 2007, 08:43 PM
Cheer up! Go make fun of someone, that helps me when I'm down :lol: (but I do that to my friends - don't piss someone off!)

Goooooooo Hantu....

Making fun of your enemies could be good too. Though I put them all on ignore so I wouldn't get to see their reactions :(.

дalex
Nov 9th, 2007, 08:45 PM
You have enemies? I need to sit down.......well I'm already sitting so.....
you know what I mean

Bruno71
Nov 9th, 2007, 08:49 PM
You have enemies? I need to sit down.......well I'm already sitting so.....
you know what I mean

RenaSlam588 hates me. You couldn't know how upset I am about that on a moment-to-moment basis.

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 08:50 PM
MATCH 2: IVANOVIC vs SHARAPOVA
5 > Total: 34 JustDoIt - Sharapova 0-2
0 > Total: 26 Bruno - Ivanovic 2-1
0 > Total: 26 Juju4Ever - Ivanovic 2-1
0 > Total: 26 Cilla - Ivanovic 2-1
3 > Total: 24 Cat123 - Sharapova 1-2
0 > Total: 23 dalex - Ivanovic 2-0
0 > Total: 23 redsonja - Ivanovic 2-1
0 > Total: 21 RFS - Ivanovic 2-1
0 > Total: 16 Ajde Ana Ivanovic 2-1
0 > Total: 5 ninanina19 -

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 08:50 PM
No real change at the top - but Cat, my friend - you just leapfrogged over dalex!

Ian Aberdon
Nov 9th, 2007, 08:52 PM
WOW!!!
'Pova whupped Ana's wotsit!! Who'da thunk it!

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 08:56 PM
Hey Richard - how come we didn't entice you over here to dalex's descent into picky hell - oh and he started so promisingly... dalex, darlin'... I only hang around with successes so you need to get some points en vitesse mon ami!

Not too late to join us - we have the semis tomorrow....

дalex
Nov 9th, 2007, 08:59 PM
No real change at the top - but Cat, my friend - you just leapfrogged over dalex!

It seems I'll end up with no pts today :eek: :lol:
But what about JustDoIt - amazing :worship:
Has he secured victory?

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 09:01 PM
Draw open for YEC SEMI FINALS
Anna CHAKVETADZE vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner:
Predicted Score (Sets):

Justine HENIN vs Ana IVANOVIC
Predicted Winner:
Predicted Score (Sets):

Predictions for CHAKVETADZE/SHARPOVA closes at 2pm CET/1pm GMT and for IVANOVIC/SHARPOVA & KUZNETSOVA/HANTUCHOVA at 4pm CET/3pm GMT

дalex
Nov 9th, 2007, 09:03 PM
Hey Richard - how come we didn't entice you over here to dalex's descent into picky hell - oh and he started so promisingly... dalex, darlin'... I only hang around with successes so you need to get some points en vitesse mon ami!

Not too late to join us - we have the semis tomorrow....

Oh really...... en vitesse...... are you sure about this :lol: ?
You're not that successful either hon' :tape:

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 09:04 PM
JDI can probably still be caught by Bruno/JuJu4E if he gets all his next ones wrong and they get the next ones right

I think it's wide open at the top with 4 matches still to play... (inc. Dani and Kuzy)

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 09:05 PM
Oh really...... en vitesse...... are you sure about this :lol: ?
You're not that successful either hon' :tape:

Oh yeah - I was hoping you wouldn't notice that bit!

:lol:

Ian Aberdon
Nov 9th, 2007, 09:08 PM
Chakky v Pova
Winner POVA
0-2

Henin v Ana
Winner JuJu
2-0

There - that all I need to do, mon amie?

дalex
Nov 9th, 2007, 09:08 PM
As you know Rozzie, I'm good at pointing out the obvious :angel:
More than that is what I have troubles with :lol:

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 09:14 PM
Chakky v Pova
Winner POVA
0-2

Henin v Ana
Winner JuJu
2-0

There - that all I need to do, mon amie?

Certainly is honey-bun and welcome to the madness!

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 09:14 PM
As you know Rozzie, I'm good at pointing out the obvious :angel:
More than that is what I have troubles with :lol:

ARF ARF!
Oh we should have done this Picky lark AGES ago!!!

Ian Aberdon
Nov 9th, 2007, 09:15 PM
Merci buckets! :kiss:

дalex
Nov 9th, 2007, 09:17 PM
You mean I should have come ages ago... Yeah I know :lol:

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 09:18 PM
Anna CHAKVETADZE vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: Sharapova (Cold it might be but I doubt that hell will freeze over!)
Predicted Score (Sets): 0-2

Justine HENIN vs Ana IVANOVIC
Predicted Winner: Henin (ALLEZ - Beat that puppy dog down!)
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

дalex
Nov 9th, 2007, 09:22 PM
Anna CHAKVETADZE vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: Sharapova
Predicted Score (Sets): 1-2

Justine HENIN vs Ana IVANOVIC
Predicted Winner: Henin (I'll hate them both even more if Ju doesn't win)
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 09:22 PM
OMG can you believe we've got over 200 posts already - just in the space of a week!!! Bloody hell - how many will we get through if we do her tourneys over the whole year!!!

дalex
Nov 9th, 2007, 09:26 PM
OMG can you believe we've got over 200 posts already - just in the space of a week!!! Bloody hell - how many will we get through if we do her tourneys over the whole year!!!

Well I guess you are success Rozzie...
Plz don't do this for all! tourneys, do it for slams and YEC, we won't have time do do them all...

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 09:32 PM
Well I guess you are success Rozzie...
Plz don't do this for all! tourneys, do it for slams and YEC, we won't have time do do them all...

Yeah - possibly.
I've been spoiled this last year working largely in one place with no problems of access etc.
Although - most tourneys only last a week and if she cuts them down it might be do-able.

I'll know more when I get back from hols - if I'm ever going to have time to visit the forum during the week, even!

But deffo we'll have an AO Pick... most like additional points - How far is JJ going to go (no Richard NOT how far she'll go with Jamie... although........)
So 5 for guessing where she ends up in the tourney
3 for winning
2 for scoreline
Maybe if she gets from QF upwards you get the same number of ranking points... sort of like a "Race with JJ" deal... I dunno... maybe that's just the beer talking now!

Ian Aberdon
Nov 9th, 2007, 09:36 PM
I think we should have a Jamie sweepstake each tourney, or each major:

* How many times JJ gets asked about Jimmy
* How many times JJ mentions him

and so on...

(JOKING!! :lol: - I'm not that obsessed! OK YES I AM!! :D )

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 09:49 PM
LOL! I can see I've bred a monster!

Mind you - USO did see a few quessies and coy smiles/giggles...

дalex
Nov 9th, 2007, 10:13 PM
3pts, Hantu won :p

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 10:18 PM
MATCH 3: KUZNETSOVA lt HANTUCHOVA 0-2 (57 06)
0 > Total: 34 JustDoIt - Kuznetsova 2-0
5 > Total: 31 Juju4Ever - Hantuchova 0-2
0 > Total: 26 Bruno - Kuznetsova 2-1
3 > Total: 26 dalex - Hantuchova 1-2
3 > Total: 26 redsonja - Hantuchova 1-2
0 > Total: 26 Cilla - Kuznetsova 2-1
0 > Total: 24 Cat123 - Kuznetsova 2-1
0 > Total: 21 RFS - Kuznetsova 2-1
0 > Total: 16 Ajde Ana Kuznetsova 2-1
0 > Total: 5 ninanina19 -

RFS
Nov 9th, 2007, 10:19 PM
JuJu4Ever lifts above Bruno with the semis and the final to go... dalex and sonja also get a jump up... and for the rest of us.. oh well... never mind eh!

Right - well I have PS3 games to buy tomorrow, packing pixies to terrorise (they never come and help... them and the ironing elves - need to be fired!)...

I'm off to bed - Draw is open for semi final action - which is earlier than usual - so get 'em in and I'll see y'all tomoz

toodle pip

R.
x

redsonja
Nov 9th, 2007, 10:26 PM
Maaaaaaan... if I'd just picked against JJ yesterday and today like I knew I should have, I'd be winning. :mad:

Erm, I told y'all my reaction would not be pretty. :lol:

Cilla
Nov 9th, 2007, 11:06 PM
Maaaaaaan... if I'd just picked against JJ yesterday and today like I knew I should have, I'd be winning. :mad:

Ditto :tape: :lol:

Anna CHAKVETADZE vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: Sharapova
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Justine HENIN vs Ana IVANOVIC
Predicted Winner: Henin
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Cat123
Nov 9th, 2007, 11:14 PM
Anna CHAKVETADZE vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: MARIA baby!!!! :D
Predicted Score (Sets): 0-2

Justine HENIN vs Ana IVANOVIC
Predicted Winner: Erm, who d'ya think?! (Justine!)
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Bruno71
Nov 10th, 2007, 03:05 AM
Ditto

Anna CHAKVETADZE vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: Sharapova
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Justine HENIN vs Ana IVANOVIC
Predicted Winner: Henin
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Just a simple copy & paste works wonders :lol: I do wonder if Ana won't give Justine a little more trouble than last time though...who knows. Maria seems a dead-on lock to straight-set Chokey.

redsonja
Nov 10th, 2007, 03:33 AM
Um... me too...

Anna CHAKVETADZE vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: Sharapova
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Justine HENIN vs Ana IVANOVIC
Predicted Winner: Henin
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

Juju4ever
Nov 10th, 2007, 07:25 AM
Anna CHAKVETADZE vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: Sharapova
Predicted Score (Sets): 0-2

Justine HENIN vs Ana IVANOVIC
Predicted Winner: Henin
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

That's right, I'm crazy, but you'll see I'll get this right! :angel:

RFS
Nov 10th, 2007, 07:57 AM
Well so far... we're all the same for the Henin match (quelle surprise! Allez indeed!) and only dalex is predicting a Chakky turnaround somewhere in the match... bold move!!!

Just Do It
Nov 10th, 2007, 10:59 AM
Anna CHAKVETADZE vs Maria SHARAPOVA
Predicted Winner: Sharapova
Predicted Score (Sets): 0-2

Justine HENIN vs Ana IVANOVIC
Predicted Winner: Henin
Predicted Score (Sets): 2-0

RFS
Nov 10th, 2007, 11:24 AM
Semi Finals - Scores & Predictions
Picks for Match 1 close at 2pm CET (1pm GMT) and for Matches 2 & 3 at 4pm CET (3pm GMT)

MATCH 1: CHAKVETADZE vs SHARAPOVA
> Total: 34 JustDoIt - Sharapova 0-2
> Total: 31 Juju4Ever - Sharapova 0-2
> Total: 26 Bruno - Sharapova 0-2
> Total: 26 Cilla - Sharapova 0-2
> Total: 26 dalex - Sharapova 1-2
> Total: 26 redsonja - Sharapova 0-2
> Total: 24 Cat123 - Sharapova 0-2
> Total: 21 RFS - Sharapova 0-2
> Total: 16 Ajde Ana -
> Total: 5 ninanina19 -
> Total: 0 Ian Aberdon - Sharapova 0-2

MATCH 2: HENIN vs IVANOVIC
> Total: 39 JustDoIt - Henin 2-0
> Total: 36 Juju4Ever - Henin 2-0
> Total: 31 Bruno - Henin 2-0
> Total: 31 redsonja - Henin 2-0
> Total: 31 Cilla - Henin 2-0
> Total: 29 dalex - Henin 2-0
> Total: 29 Cat123 - Henin 2-0
> Total: 26 RFS - Henin 2-0
> Total: 16 Ajde Ana -
> Total: 5 ninanina19 -
> Total: 5 Ian Aberdon - Henin 2-0

So as we head into the semi's - we gain Richard (Ian Aberdon) and we lost ninanina after the first day :(
Also Ajde Ana - if you're around - u wanna pick today?

Game on!