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Hurley
Jun 17th, 2009, 09:25 PM
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/arti....5239075031.html

"By nominating Safina in first place Wimbledon have followed the ranking list in almost every position except one, where former champion Maria Sharapova is placed 24th meaning everyone below her moves down one. Sharaprova, who was champion in 2004 at the age of 19, will appreciate a seeding after missing most of the previous year with injury and falling to 59 in the rankings. Alona Bondarensko suffers the most with a drop to 33rd which means no seeding place."

I count three typographical and/or informational errors in this one paragraph. See if you can find them! And maybe you can find more.

Great job, official tournament website! :D

(Note: I am not counting Wimbledon's ignorance of its own rule involving seedings as an error.)

Miss Amor
Jun 17th, 2009, 09:28 PM
"By nominating Safina in first place Wimbledon have followed the ranking list in almost every position except one, where former champion Maria Sharapova is placed 24th meaning everyone below her moves down one. Sharaprova, who was champion in 2004 at the age of 19, will appreciate a seeding after missing most of the previous year with injury and falling to 59 in the rankings. Alona Bondarensko suffers the most with a drop to 33rd which means no seeding place."

gumoll
Jun 17th, 2009, 09:30 PM
wasn't she 17 when she won Wimbledon?

Dav.
Jun 17th, 2009, 09:32 PM
The first sentence should also have a 'the' in front of 'first place.'

:inlove:
Jun 17th, 2009, 09:32 PM
She fell a lot further than #59

Vaidisova Ruled
Jun 17th, 2009, 09:32 PM
Off topic but , is it true that there won't be livestreaming this year for several courts?

Hurley
Jun 17th, 2009, 09:33 PM
wasn't she 17 when she won Wimbledon?

Yes. Apparently the author of this article is the only person in the WORLD to have not heard about this amazing, unprecedented* feat nine zillion times in the last five years.

(Note: winning Wimbledon at 17 is neither amazing nor unprecedented, although it's treated as such when you're tall and blond.)

CloudAtlas
Jun 17th, 2009, 09:45 PM
Hang on...I'm confused , why is everyone moving down one place if Bondarenko has been replaced?

iPatty
Jun 17th, 2009, 09:48 PM
Bondarenko and Sharapova are spelled wrongly, of course.

Rocketta
Jun 17th, 2009, 09:49 PM
Hang on...I'm confused , why is everyone moving down one place if Bondarenko has been replaced?

she wasn't replaced, she got bumped from the seeds... Maria was inserted into the 24th spot moving everyone else down one seed... and moving bondarenko out of the seeds from 32 to 33

Uranium
Jun 17th, 2009, 09:51 PM
Yes. Apparently the author of this article is the only person in the WORLD to have not heard about this amazing, unprecedented* feat nine zillion times in the last five years.

(Note: winning Wimbledon at 17 is neither amazing nor unprecedented, although it's treated as such when you're tall and blond.)

:lol:, Martina Hingis won Wimbledon at 16:hearts:

joćo.
Jun 17th, 2009, 09:52 PM
Sharaprova & Bondarensko :spit:

joćo.
Jun 17th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Yes. Apparently the author of this article is the only person in the WORLD to have not heard about this amazing, unprecedented* feat nine zillion times in the last five years.

(Note: winning Wimbledon at 17 is neither amazing nor unprecedented, although it's treated as such when you're tall and blond.)

And I love how you make it sound like it's the easiest thing to do. :lol: :kiss:

Salve
Jun 17th, 2009, 10:10 PM
Grammatically it's a hot mess. :o

CloudAtlas
Jun 17th, 2009, 10:30 PM
she wasn't replaced, she got bumped from the seeds... Maria was inserted into the 24th spot moving everyone else down one seed... and moving bondarenko out of the seeds from 32 to 33



Okay....sorry for being an idiot but if Bondarenko was bumped to 33 then how does that affect anyone ranked higher than that? Surely Maria just took Bondarenko's place and everyone else would just stay where they are?

Marilyn Monheaux
Jun 17th, 2009, 10:39 PM
Okay....sorry for being an idiot but if Bondarenko was bumped to 33 then how does that affect anyone ranked higher than that? Surely Maria just took Bondarenko's place and everyone else would just stay where they are?

Maria takes the 24th spot in the seedings, so everyone who would have been seeded 24-32 is now seeded 25-32 and Bondarenko is unseeded.

zxcVbnm88
Jun 17th, 2009, 10:41 PM
Okay....sorry for being an idiot but if Bondarenko was bumped to 33 then how does that affect anyone ranked higher than that? Surely Maria just took Bondarenko's place and everyone else would just stay where they are?

IF that were the case, Maria should be seeded 32 but she's seeded 24 so everyone from 24-31 will have to move down 1 spot to 25-32. Not only Alona becomes unseeded, KANEPI will be affected as well because she'll meet a top 8 player in R3 when she moves down 1 spot and becomes #25.

Rocketta
Jun 17th, 2009, 10:42 PM
Okay....sorry for being an idiot but if Bondarenko was bumped to 33 then how does that affect anyone ranked higher than that? Surely Maria just took Bondarenko's place and everyone else would just stay where they are?

because now they are seeded one spot lower than their ranking. Also, it bumped the 24th seed from the spot that prevented them from meeting higher seeds a round earlier? :confused:

Why do people feel it would be disrespectful to change the seed of #1 for someone ranked close to her but not disrespectful to change the seed of players for someone not even ranked right now? :confused:

The real problem is the reason some of us feel it was done. Not for a balanced draw, not to spare their top rank players from tough round early matches but to save one player the possibility of an early exit... or should I say another early exit. :shrug: It's actions that are suspect compared to how they treat other past champions, it's actions that are suspect compared to how they treat players with good results in the last couple of years. It's just a fishy, fowl move and I wonder did they take a minute to think about the fall out compared to what they were trying to achieve? :confused:

Joana
Jun 17th, 2009, 10:47 PM
Okay....sorry for being an idiot but if Bondarenko was bumped to 33 then how does that affect anyone ranked higher than that? Surely Maria just took Bondarenko's place and everyone else would just stay where they are?

Because Maria isn't ranked in top 32. She was bumped into 24th seed. Which means that original seed #24 went down to #25 who in turn became #26 and so forth until seed #31 becomes seed #32, thus Bondarenko, who originally was seed #32 drops down to #33 which means she's not seeded.
Jeez.

spencercarlos
Jun 17th, 2009, 10:52 PM
:lol:, Martina Hingis won Wimbledon at 16:hearts:
And in doubles at 15 :p

CloudAtlas
Jun 17th, 2009, 11:04 PM
IF that were the case, Maria should be seeded 32 but she's seeded 24 so everyone from 24-31 will have to move down 1 spot to 25-32. Not only Alona becomes unseeded, KANEPI will be affected as well because she'll meet a top 8 player in R3 when she moves down 1 spot and becomes #25.

Maria takes the 24th spot in the seedings, so everyone who would have been seeded 24-32 is now seeded 25-32 and Bondarenko is unseeded.

because now they are seeded one spot lower than their ranking. Also, it bumped the 24th seed from the spot that prevented them from meeting higher seeds a round earlier? :confused:

Why do people feel it would be disrespectful to change the seed of #1 for someone ranked close to her but not disrespectful to change the seed of players for someone not even ranked right now? :confused:

The real problem is the reason some of us feel it was done. Not for a balanced draw, not to spare their top rank players from tough round early matches but to save one player the possibility of an early exit... or should I say another early exit. :shrug: It's actions that are suspect compared to how they treat other past champions, it's actions that are suspect compared to how they treat players with good results in the last couple of years. It's just a fishy, fowl move and I wonder did they take a minute to think about the fall out compared to what they were trying to achieve? :confused:

Because Maria isn't ranked in top 32. She was bumped into 24th seed. Which means that original seed #24 went down to #25 who in turn became #26 and so forth until seed #31 becomes seed #32, thus Bondarenko, who originally was seed #32 drops down to #33 which means she's not seeded.
Jeez.


Oh right thanks , that's simple. I thought that Bondarenko was the #24 seed, which is what confused me.

Why are some Hantuchova fans complaining then?

Craig.
Jun 17th, 2009, 11:09 PM
Okay....sorry for being an idiot but if Bondarenko was bumped to 33 then how does that affect anyone ranked higher than that? Surely Maria just took Bondarenko's place and everyone else would just stay where they are?

Maria's seeded 24th. Which means whoever was supposed to be seeded 24th (Kanepi, I think) is now seeded 25. The original 25th seed is now 26th. And so on and so on.

Hurley
Jun 17th, 2009, 11:10 PM
Oh right thanks , that's simple. I thought that Bondarenko was the #24 seed, which is what confused me.

Why are some Hantuchova fans comlaining then?

1. Because they're a particularly annoying fanbase, and

2. Because if a seed had withdrawn, she would have been seeded. Now TWO seeds have to withdraw, or

2b. Because they thought she would have been seeded, because they weren't paying attention.

Slammer7
Jun 17th, 2009, 11:15 PM
Oh right thanks , that's simple. I thought that Bondarenko was the #24 seed, which is what confused me.

Why are some Hantuchova fans comlaining then?

Because she is the 33rd ranked player and if any one player pulled out she would be seeded, now that can't happen.

edificio
Jun 18th, 2009, 12:39 AM
And BBC online used a picture of Kuznetsova for Dinara Safina. Doing this stuff right shouldn't be that difficult. (They've fixed it now, though.)

SelesFan70
Jun 18th, 2009, 03:02 AM
1. Because they're a particularly annoying fanbase, and

2. Because if a seed had withdrawn, she would have been seeded. Now TWO seeds have to withdraw, or

2b. Because they thought she would have been seeded, because they weren't paying attention.

:lol::tape::help::tape::lol::devil:

Dave.
Jun 18th, 2009, 03:07 AM
And in doubles at 15 :p

and juniors at 13 :worship:

InsideOut.
Jun 18th, 2009, 05:18 AM
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/arti....5239075031.html

"By nominating Safina in first place Wimbledon have followed the ranking list in almost every position except one, where former champion Maria Sharapova is placed 24th meaning everyone below her moves down one. Sharaprova, who was champion in 2004 at the age of 19, will appreciate a seeding after missing most of the previous year with injury and falling to 59 in the rankings. Alona Bondarensko suffers the most with a drop to 33rd which means no seeding place."

I count three typographical and/or informational errors in this one paragraph. See if you can find them! And maybe you can find more.

Great job, official tournament website! :D

(Note: I am not counting Wimbledon's ignorance of its own rule involving seedings as an error.)

1. 'Almost every position except one' is redundant. 'Every position except one' invariably implies 'almost every position'.
2. '..where former champion Maria Sharapova is placed 24th' - where is where? Given that it's a relative clause, 'where' must be pointing to something in the first clause. What?
3. '...moves down one.' One what? It is obvious, but it is grammatically necessary to point it out.
4. Sharaprova :tape:
5. 19-year-old? :confused:
6. Bondarensko :help:
7. '...which means no seeding place' What? There is no object.

FAIL.

Roookie
Jun 18th, 2009, 05:24 AM
Wait...Maria won Wimbledon at 17?...GOAT!. :lol:

Slammer7
Jun 18th, 2009, 05:30 AM
http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/arti....5239075031.html

"By nominating Safina in first place Wimbledon have followed the ranking list in almost every position except one, where former champion Maria Sharapova is placed 24th meaning everyone below her moves down one. Sharaprova, who was champion in 2004 at the age of 19, will appreciate a seeding after missing most of the previous year with injury and falling to 59 in the rankings. Alona Bondarensko suffers the most with a drop to 33rd which means no seeding place."

I count three typographical and/or informational errors in this one paragraph. See if you can find them! And maybe you can find more.

Great job, official tournament website! :D

(Note: I am not counting Wimbledon's ignorance of its own rule involving seedings as an error.)

WOW! Ted Robinson is going to kill this writer for getting that wrong. I bet Ted got a chill down his spine the moment that wrong line was posted. :lol: