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CoryAnnAvants#1
Jul 14th, 2009, 04:40 AM
It was announced last week :cool: Right now Robert Kendrick and Abigail Spears (NY Sportimes) are the leading team, followed by James Auckland and Raquel Kops Jones (Boston Lobsters). The wild card is determined by percentage of games won throughout the season and the top 4 teams currently are below.

Kendrick/Spears (NY Sportimes)--55.8%
Auckland/Kops Jones (Boston Lobsters)-49.3%
Lika Deikmeijere/Tripp Phillips (St. Louis Aces)--49.2%
Dusan Vemic/Kveta Peschke (Kansas City Explorers)--48.9% (Obviously Vemic/Peschke wouldn't need the wild card though if they were to become the top team for the season).

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jXU-PgYHjqDUJordE2lC4UzjeFjQD99ACB000

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jul 14th, 2009, 04:50 AM
Wow cool idea

young_gunner913
Jul 14th, 2009, 08:16 AM
i like this idea :) good luck to Racquel and James!! :D

stefi62
Jul 14th, 2009, 09:30 AM
Go Abi and Robert! That'd be great for them!

ArturoAce.
Jul 14th, 2009, 09:42 AM
wait i dont get it :lol:

aren't they all capable of directly entering already? :shrug:

eck
Jul 14th, 2009, 10:47 AM
Damn, was hoping Serena or Venus would be one of the top.

stefi62
Jul 14th, 2009, 12:07 PM
Abi and Raquel could enter mixed doubles draw in Wimbledon but I doubt they can in the other slams as I think the draw is bigger in Wimbledon, with a few byes.

Shvedbarilescu
Jul 14th, 2009, 12:23 PM
It was announced last week :cool: Right now Robert Kendrick and Abigail Spears (NY Sportimes) are the leading team, followed by James Auckland and Raquel Kops Jones (Boston Lobsters). The wild card is determined by percentage of games won throughout the season and the top 4 teams currently are below.

Kendrick/Spears (NY Sportimes)--55.8%
Auckland/Kops Jones (Boston Lobsters)-49.3%
Lika Deikmeijere/Tripp Phillips (St. Louis Aces)--49.2%
Dusan Vemic/Kveta Peschke (Kansas City Explorers)--48.9% (Obviously Vemic/Peschke wouldn't need the wild card though if they were to become the top team for the season).

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jXU-PgYHjqDUJordE2lC4UzjeFjQD99ACB000

Yeah, sounds like a fun idea. But one thing perplexes me. How is it that only one single team has won more than 50% of their games. Surely that can't be right. :shrug:

pwayne
Jul 14th, 2009, 12:46 PM
Good idea for a W/C to be granted to the top WTT mixed doubles team.

Dave.
Jul 14th, 2009, 02:15 PM
Raquel vs Abi :shrug: :devil:

Surely Kveta doesn't need it but I hope she wins a few more WTT matches at least, glad to have her back :bounce:

Uranium
Jul 14th, 2009, 02:18 PM
I really like this idea:yeah:
Damn, was hoping Serena or Venus would be one of the top.

I agree about Venus, Serena wouldn't play she has already won it and hasn't played mixed since like 1999, with the exception of Hopman Cup. Venus needs the USO Mixed win:lol:

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jul 14th, 2009, 03:17 PM
Yeah, sounds like a fun idea. But one thing perplexes me. How is it that only one single team has won more than 50% of their games. Surely that can't be right. :shrug:
They do a lot of mixing and matching of doubles teams at WTT. It's not as though as one team plays together the whole year. You also need to play a certain number of games in order to qualify for the wild card. Technically, Stubbs/Paes are the top team of the season, but Rennae hasn't played enough games in mixed doubles to qualify for the WTT standings.

And Arturo, Raquel and Abigail are probably on the edge of whether they could get into the US Open mixed directly with their ranking, but their partners aren't even close. They would need the wildcard to play with them.

Shvedbarilescu
Jul 14th, 2009, 06:19 PM
They do a lot of mixing and matching of doubles teams at WTT. It's not as though as one team plays together the whole year. You also need to play a certain number of games in order to qualify for the wild card. Technically, Stubbs/Paes are the top team of the season, but Rennae hasn't played enough games in mixed doubles to qualify for the WTT standings.

And Arturo, Raquel and Abigail are probably on the edge of whether they could get into the US Open mixed directly with their ranking, but their partners aren't even close. They would need the wildcard to play with them.

Okay. That makes sense. I figured it had to be something like that. It still a nice little incentive for the teams involved. :)

ArturoAce.
Jul 14th, 2009, 08:23 PM
ohh ohkayy. :yeah:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 14th, 2009, 11:47 PM
I'm luvin this idea :bounce:. It looks like it may come down to doubles partners Abi and Rocky :hearts:

KournikovaFan91
Jul 15th, 2009, 01:52 AM
OMG Kournikova better start playing Mixed Doubles WTT. She might get back in a GS.

mckyle.
Jul 15th, 2009, 08:34 AM
OMG Kournikova better start playing Mixed Doubles WTT. She might get back in a GS.

Anna's not playing WTT this year. I think it's a wrist injury.

KournikovaFan91
Jul 15th, 2009, 07:52 PM
Yes from a bar fight. :rolleyes:

But Next year, I assume this is an ongoing thing????

Golovinjured.
Jul 20th, 2009, 09:56 AM
They're all shit teams anyway.

Harvs
Jul 20th, 2009, 12:29 PM
lol how shit, the teams are crap..

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jul 21st, 2009, 03:31 PM
With two matches to go, plus the conference championships, here are the standings for the wild card playoff. Looks like it's coming down to Spears/Kendrick and Scheepers/Damn

1) Rennae Stubbs/Leander Paes (Washington Kastles)-63.1%--they obviously will not need a wild card though ;)
2) Abigail Spears/Robert Kendrick (New York Sportimes)-54.5%
3) Chanelle Scheepers/Martin Damn (Springfield Lasers)-54.3%
4) Raquel Kops-Jones/James Auckland (Boston Lobsters)--49.6%

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 21st, 2009, 04:07 PM
Cmmooon Abi and Rob :bounce:

ArturoAce.
Jul 21st, 2009, 08:08 PM
wow. it s really close. I would be happy with any team :rocker2:

stefi62
Jul 21st, 2009, 09:19 PM
With two matches to go, plus the conference championships, here are the standings for the wild card playoff. Looks like it's coming down to Spears/Kendrick and Scheepers/Damn

1) Rennae Stubbs/Leander Paes (Washington Kastles)-63.1%--they obviously will not need a wild card though ;)
2) Abigail Spears/Robert Kendrick (New York Sportimes)-54.5%
3) Chanelle Scheepers/Martin Damn (Springfield Lasers)-54.3%
4) Raquel Kops-Jones/James Auckland (Boston Lobsters)--49.6%

Plus I highly doubt they would play together there, because Leander and Cara said they'd play together the full year (and Cara's husband is working with Leander, he is his fitness coach)

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 28th, 2009, 02:07 PM
Does anyone know who got the WC ?? :):bounce:

the jamierbelyea
Jul 29th, 2009, 02:50 AM
Stubbs/Paes were the top ranked team this season. If they decline it, I wonder if they'll give it to Spears/Kendrick who were the second best team.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 29th, 2009, 09:10 PM
Stubbs/Paes were the top ranked team this season. If they decline it, I wonder if they'll give it to Spears/Kendrick who were the second best team.

Thanks :bounce:. I would think Stubby and Paes could get into the draw together based on their rankings :confused: Hopefully Abi and Rob will be offered the WC :bounce:

CooCooCachoo
Jul 29th, 2009, 10:07 PM
Kendrick/Spears is a hilarious combination, as Robert is far from known for his doubles expertise; the results in WTT don't really mean much.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 29th, 2009, 10:30 PM
Kendrick/Spears is a hilarious combination, as Robert is far from known for his doubles expertise; the results in WTT don't really mean much.

Abi can carry the team to the USO crown :hearts::lol:

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jul 29th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Kendrick/Spears is a hilarious combination, as Robert is far from known for his doubles expertise; the results in WTT don't really mean much.
That being said though, Kendrick and Sloane Stephens beat the #1 seeds in mixed at the US Open last year. He may not be a doubles expert, but he can definitely play.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 30th, 2009, 10:32 PM
That being said though, Kendrick and Sloane Stephens beat the #1 seeds in mixed at the US Open last year. He may not be a doubles expert, but he can definitely play.

Oooh yeah, i almost forgot about that:bounce: