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saarsngg
Jan 13th, 2011, 07:50 AM
Update: Congrats Caro! Truly an exceptional #1 :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Original post:
Tomorrow, #1 Caro and #2 Vera will battle for the prestigious Sydney Wooden Spoon (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=349151).

Scenarios:
If Kim wins the final, Vera wins the Wooden Spoon (Kim def. Na def. Jovanovski def. Pennetta def. Vera)
If Na wins the final, Caro wins the Wooden Spoon (Na def. Kim def. Kleybanova def. Cibulkova def. Caro)

Is this a first for the WTA? Another possible first: A #1 player successfully defending her Wooden Spoon title. Caro won in 2010 too (Lena D. def. Serena def. Rezai def. Pennetta def. Na def. Caro).

Such amazing times for the WTA :worship:

RenaSlam.
Jan 13th, 2011, 07:51 AM
:tape: :tape: :tape:

Noctis
Jan 13th, 2011, 07:53 AM
They both deserved it

The 2nd Law
Jan 13th, 2011, 07:55 AM
Who cares, the Sydney title doesn't hold a candle to baby Anci's Wimbledon spoon :hearts:

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 13th, 2011, 07:58 AM
:tape::ignore:

Sp!ffy
Jan 13th, 2011, 08:01 AM
I dont think this is the first for the WTA. I think Ana won one before. :cheer:

saarsngg
Jan 13th, 2011, 08:20 AM
I dont think this is the first for the WTA. I think Ana won one before. :cheer:

Oh, but it wasn't a case of a successful defense of a Wooden Spoon title, or the top 2 players in the world competing for it :)

claypova
Jan 13th, 2011, 08:21 AM
:haha::haha::haha:

The 2nd Law
Jan 13th, 2011, 08:32 AM
I dont think this is the first for the WTA. I think Ana won one before. :cheer:

Oh, but it wasn't a case of a successful defense of a Wooden Spoon title, or the top 2 players in the world competing for it :)

Not to mention that Ana's spoon win was WIMBLEDON :hearts:





:lol:

InsideOut.
Jan 14th, 2011, 11:05 AM
And Caro successfully defends her Wooden Spoon from last year :tape: GOAT :worship:

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 14th, 2011, 11:06 AM
Congrats Push Push. :cheer:

Potato
Jan 14th, 2011, 11:07 AM
Congratulations to the world #1 Wozniacki defending her wooden spoon :worship:

M.P
Jan 14th, 2011, 11:07 AM
amusing :spit: congratulation :haha:

Mikey.
Jan 14th, 2011, 11:24 AM
And Caro successfully defends her Wooden Spoon from last year :tape: GOAT :worship:

:lol:

DownInAHole
Jan 14th, 2011, 11:58 AM
I think I get it but could someone fully explain the whole wooden spoon thing to me. Please speak clearly and slowly, I'm Canadian.:confused:

Mightymirza
Jan 14th, 2011, 12:03 PM
Caro won :bounce:

InsideOut.
Jan 14th, 2011, 12:04 PM
I think I get it but could someone fully explain the whole wooden spoon thing to me. Please speak clearly and slowly, I'm Canadian.:confused:

Quite literally it means that you're the worst player of the tournament. You lose your first match, your conqueror loses in the next round, the conqueror of your conqueror loses in the round after that, and so on. For example, Paris Indoors last year:

This was the draw: http://www.wtatour.com/SEWTATour-Archive/posting/2010/604/MDS.pdf

Dementieva beat Safarova in the final
Safarova beat Pennetta in the semifinal
Pennetta beat Garbin in the quarterfinal
Garbin beat Vesnina in the second round
Vesnina beat Dulgheru in the first round

Thus, Dulgheru won the Wooden Spoon.

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 14th, 2011, 12:08 PM
Even the other GOATS can't do it!! STEP TO THISSSSS!!!!!111

Mightymirza
Jan 14th, 2011, 12:08 PM
I think I get it but could someone fully explain the whole wooden spoon thing to me. Please speak clearly and slowly, I'm Canadian.:confused:

:spit: :lol: was that really necessary to add? :lol:

Ellery
Jan 14th, 2011, 12:18 PM
Congrats Caro :cheer:

thegreendestiny
Jan 14th, 2011, 12:19 PM
Nothing beats Anci's Wimbledon Wooden Spoon. :worship:

DownInAHole
Jan 14th, 2011, 12:26 PM
:spit: :lol: was that really necessary to add? :lol:

I felt stupid for not fully comprehending the wooden spoon so I thought I'd try to add some humour. Us unfortunate Canadians are kind of dopey but we're super nice so it all balances out.:p

As a Wozniacki fan as soon as Cibulkova lost to Kleybanova I had a face palm moment.

The 2nd Law
Jan 14th, 2011, 12:39 PM
Nothing beats Anci's Wimbledon Wooden Spoon. :worship:

:cheer:


Caro could never

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 14th, 2011, 10:08 PM
http://s014.radikal.ru/i327/1101/71/662dce4d7803.jpg

Caro's putting her wooden spoon to good use already. :lol:

Spring Pools
Jan 14th, 2011, 10:29 PM
What is the wooden spoon?

goldenlox
Jan 14th, 2011, 10:32 PM
I thought you had to lose in round 1, like Kirilenko. Caro didn't play until round 2.

Juju Nostalgique
Jan 14th, 2011, 10:38 PM
The Pusher breaks another record... :tape:

Juju Nostalgique
Jan 14th, 2011, 10:40 PM
What is the wooden spoon?

For quick easy answers I usually try one of these well hidden web sites:

www.google.cat
www.wikipedia.com

:tape:

Root
Jan 14th, 2011, 10:43 PM
What is the wooden spoon?

Quite literally it means that you're the worst player of the tournament. You lose your first match, your conqueror loses in the next round, the conqueror of your conqueror loses in the round after that, and so on. For example, Paris Indoors last year:

This was the draw: http://www.wtatour.com/SEWTATour-Archive/posting/2010/604/MDS.pdf

Dementieva beat Safarova in the final
Safarova beat Pennetta in the semifinal
Pennetta beat Garbin in the quarterfinal
Garbin beat Vesnina in the second round
Vesnina beat Dulgheru in the first round

Thus, Dulgheru won the Wooden Spoon.

This.

saarsngg
Jan 14th, 2011, 10:45 PM
I thought you had to lose in round 1, like Kirilenko. Caro didn't play until round 2.

Hmm...some of the other Wooden Spoon winners in the main Wooden Spoon thread had first round byes too though :shrug:

saarsngg
Jan 14th, 2011, 10:51 PM
http://s014.radikal.ru/i327/1101/71/662dce4d7803.jpg

Caro's putting her wooden spoon to good use already. :lol:
:lol:

I see her Stuttgart and Eastbourne Wooden Spoons in the picture too :hearts::hearts::hearts:

TheAllan
Jan 14th, 2011, 11:15 PM
Quite literally it means that you're the worst player of the tournament. You lose your first match, your conqueror loses in the next round, the conqueror of your conqueror loses in the round after that, and so on. For example, Paris Indoors last year:

This was the draw: http://www.wtatour.com/SEWTATour-Archive/posting/2010/604/MDS.pdf

Dementieva beat Safarova in the final
Safarova beat Pennetta in the semifinal
Pennetta beat Garbin in the quarterfinal
Garbin beat Vesnina in the second round
Vesnina beat Dulgheru in the first round

Thus, Dulgheru won the Wooden Spoon.
From a logical point of view, there is no basis to the notion that Dulgheru was the worst player in Paris. She can easily claim that she was the sixth-best player in the tournament, but was let down by the worst draw possible. In fact, she can go even further than that by saying she was the second-best player in the tournament, but unfortunately had the misfortune of drawing the only player capable of beating her in the first round: Vesnina. Yes, she may be optimistic at best or delusional at worst, but no one can refute her claim.

Morning Morgan
Jan 15th, 2011, 02:32 AM
From a logical point of view, there is no basis to the notion that Dulgheru was the worst player in Paris. She can easily claim that she was the sixth-best player in the tournament, but was let down by the worst draw possible. In fact, she can go even further than that by saying she was the second-best player in the tournament, but unfortunately had the misfortune of drawing the only player capable of beating her in the first round: Vesnina. Yes, she may be optimistic at best or delusional at worst, but no one can refute her claim.

Of course, the main premise of the Wooden Spoon is the transitivity property: If Player A beats Player B, and Player B beats Player C => Player A beats Player C. But we know this premise is nonsensical in tennis circles. But the wooden spoon is just a bit of fun.

In The Zone
Jan 15th, 2011, 03:17 AM
:worship: World #1!

Noctis
Jan 15th, 2011, 03:42 AM
Shes winning Spoons instead of Slams
She's really special

n1_and_uh_noone
Jan 15th, 2011, 04:15 AM
Might I remind everyone that "15-0, no.1" made history by winning wooden spoons on 3 different surfaces in a calendar year in 2010, all at Premier level :worship: : Sydney, Stuttgart, Eastbourne.

Oh dear, I just CAN'T... nos. 1 & 2 Caro and Vera fighting it out for the wooden spoon :happy: