Q-BALL
Guess who the qualifiers are and who they beat in the final round of qualifying (through analysing the draw)

Points are awarded for: (Grand Slam points)

10- for guessing each correct qualifier and the player they beat to qualify
8 - for guessing each qualifier (but not the beaten finalist)
7 - for guessing both players in each final qualifying match
(but not the correct winner)
3 - for guessing one correct player in the final qualifying match

Please ensure that you submitt your picks before the start of the qualifying tournament; any picks posted after will not be counted.

Scores will be posted at the completion of the event

Enjoy the game and Good Luck everyone.

Q-BALL FORUM :
http://www.tennisforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1225

QUALIFYING DRAW
PLEASE PICK POSTS BY 4:00PM GMT - PLAY STARTS IN NEW YORK 11:00AM LOCAL TIME. GOOD LUCK!!!
Meng Yuan [1] vs Hana Sromova
Ye-Ra Lee vs Christina Wheeler
Elena Bovina vs Monique Adamczak
Alexandra Panova vs Julia Schruff [18]

Mathilde Johansson [2] vs Racquel Kops-Jones
Kristina Kucova vs Naomi Cavaday
Oxana Lyubtsova vs Anne Schaefer
Anastasia Pivovarova vs Ayumi Morita [28]

Julie Ditty [3] vs Rika Fujiwara
Soeldad Esperon vs Sunitha Rao
Polona Hercog vs Sandra Zahlavova
Junri Namigata vs Kirsten Flipkens [20]

Anna Lapshchenkova [4] vs Yuliana Fedak
Jarmila Gajdosova vs Maria Kondratieva
Yevgnia Savranska vs Kristie Haerim Ahn
Akiko Yonemura vs Jelena Pandzic [31]

Stephanie Dubois (5) vs Eva Hrdinova
Shuai Zhang vs Jorgelina Cravero
Melissa Torres Sandoval vs Youlia Fedossova
Alberta Brianti vs Melanie South [27]

Su-Wei Hsieh [6] vs Silvia Soler Espinosa ESP
Madison Brengle vs Ana Jovanovic
Alina Jidkova vs Audra Cohen
Arina Rodionova vs Kristina Barrois [26]

Melinda Czink [7] vs Sloane Stephens
Greta Arn vs Stefanie Vogele
Lauren Albanese vs Kimberly Couts
Ekaternina Ivanova vs Lucie Hradecka [21]

Stephanie Foretz [8] vs Kumiko Iijima
Irena Pavlovic vs Erika Takao
Regina Kulikova vs Tetiana Luzhanska
Kathrin Woerle vs Anna-Lena Groenfield [30]

Anastasiya Yakimova [9] vs Neuza Silva
Xinyun Han vs Ana Vrljic
Roberta Vinci vs Estrella Cabeza Candela
Masa Zec Peskiric vs Urszula Radwanska [23]

Rosanna De Los Rios [10] vs Liana Ungur
Eva Birnerova vs Zuzana Ondraskova
Tomoko Yonemura vs Zuzana Kucova
Ekaterina Dzehalevich vs Catalina Castano [32]

Yaroslava Shevedova [11] vs Corinna Dentoni
Alexandra Stevenson vs Chin-Wei Chan
Johanna Larsson vs Veronika Chvojkova
Chanelle Scheepers vs Vesna Manasieva [19]

Tzipora Obziler [12] vs Jingjing Lu
Angelique Kerber vs Shenay Perry
Margalita Chakhnashvili vs Varvara Lepchenko
Christina McHale vs Olga Savchuk [17]

Olga Puchkova [13] vs Sesil Karatantcheva
Amanda McDowell vs Julie Coin
Margit Ruutel vs Carly Gullickson
Anna Korzeniak vs Elena Baltacha [25]

Renata Voracova [14] vs Tatiana Poutchek
Julia Boserup vs Nina Bratchikova
Betina Jozami vs Alexa Glatch
Petra Martic vs Katie O'Brien [29]

Iona Raluca Olaru [15] vs Sandra Martinovic
Nika Ozegovic vs Marie-Eve Pelletier
Abigail Spears vs Karolina Sprem
Angela Haynes vs Michelle Larcher De Brito [22]

Mariana Duque Marino [16] vs Kira Nagy
Sanda Mamic vs Sophie Ferguson
Anna Tatishvili vs Lilia Osterloh
Ksenia Palkina vs Maria Elena Camerin [24]

Rosanna De Los Rios [10] def. Catalina Castano [32]

Yaroslava Shevedova [11] def. Chanelle Scheepers

Tzipora Obziler [12] def. Olga Savchuk [17]

Elena Baltacha [25] def. Sesil Karatantcheva

Katie O'Brien [29] def. Renata Voracova [14]

Michelle Larcher De Brito [22] def. Sandra Martinovic

Lilia Osterloh def. Sanda Mamic

ganymedeyu

Aug 19th, 2008, 01:54 AM

Meng Yuan [1] over Elena Bovina
Ayumi Morita [28] over Mathilde Johansson [2]
Julie Ditty [3] over Kirsten Flipkens [20]
Anna Lapshchenkova [4] over Jelena Pandzic
Stephanie Dubois (5) over Melanie South [27]
Su-Wei Hsieh [6] over Arina Rodionova
Melinda Czink [7] over Lauren Albanese
Anna-Lena Groenfield [30] over Stephanie Foretz [8]
Urszula Radwanska [23] over Anastasiya Yakimova [9]
Rosanna De Los Rios [10] over Catalina Castano [32]
Yaroslava Shvedova [11] over Veronika Chvojkova
Olga Savchuk [17] over Angelique Kerber
Sesil Karatantcheva over Elena Baltacha [25]
Katie O'Brien [29] over Tatiana Poutchek
Michelle Larcher De Brito [22] over Iona Raluca Olaru [15]
Maria Elena Camerin [24] over Sanda Mamic

Meng Yuan [1] d Elena Bovina
Mathilde Johansson [2] d Ayumi Morita [28]
Kirsten Flipkens [20] d Rika Fujiwara
Anna Lapshchenkova [4] d Jelena Pandzic [31]
Stephanie Dubois (5) d Youlia Fedossova
Su-Wei Hsieh [6] d Kristina Barrois [26]
Melinda Czink [7] d Lucie Hradecka [21]
Anna-Lena Groenefeld [30] d Stephanie Foretz [8]
Urszula Radwanska [23] d Anastasiya Yakimova [9]
Rosanna De Los Rios [10] d Ekaterina Dzehalevich
Yaroslava Shevedova [11] d Chanelle Scheepers
Olga Savchuk [17] d Shenay Perry
Carly Gullickson d Julie Coin
Tatiana Poutchek d Alexa Glatch
Iona Raluca Olaru [15] d Michelle Larcher De Brito [22]
Mariana Duque Marino [16] d Maria Elena Camerin [24]

Meelis

Aug 19th, 2008, 04:48 AM

Bovina d. Yuan
Johansson d. Morita
Ditty d. Hercog
Lapshchenkova d. Pandzic
Dubois d. Brianti
Hsieh d. Barrois
Czink d. Albanese
Groenfield d. Foretz
Radwanska d. Silva
De Los Rios d. Castano
Shvedova d. Scheepers
Obziler d. Savchuk
Karatantcheva d. Baltacha
Poutchek d. Martic
Larcher De Brito d. Olaru
Tatishvili d. Duque Marino

Bovina over Yuan
Pivovarova over Johansson
Ditty over Flipkens
Lapushchenkova over Pandzic
Dubois over South
Brengle over Jidkova
Czink over Hradecka
Groenefeld over Foretz
Yakimova over Radwanska
Castano over De Los Rios
Shvedova over Manasieva
Kerber over Chaknashvili
Puchkova over Baltacha
Voracova over O'Brien
Larcher de Brito over Olaru
Duque Mario over Osterloh

Petkorazzi

Aug 19th, 2008, 08:10 AM

Meng Yuan [1] d. Elena Bovina

Mathilde Johansson [2] vs Racquel Kops-Jones d. Ayumi Morita [28]

[3] Polona Hercog d. Julie Ditty

Jelena Pandzic [31] d.Anna Lapshchenkova [4]

Stephanie Dubois (5) d. Melanie South [27]

Su-Wei Hsieh [6] d. Kristina Barrois [26]

Lucie Hradecka [21] d. Melinda Czink [7]

Anna-Lena Groenfield [30] d. Stephanie Foretz [8]

Urszula Radwanska [23] d. Neuza Silva

Liana Ungur d. Ekaterina Dzehalevich

Yaroslava Shevedova [11] vs Corinna Dentoni
Alexandra Stevenson vs Chin-Wei Chan
Johanna Larsson vs Veronika Chvojkova
Chanelle Scheepers vs Vesna Manasieva [19]

Tzipora Obziler [12] d. Olga Savchuk [17]

Elena Baltacha [25] d. Sesil Karatantcheva

Katie O'Brien [29] d. Renata Voracova [14]

Michelle Larcher De Brito [22] d. Iona Raluca Olaru [15]

Bovina over Yuan
Pivovarova over Johansson
Flipkens over Fujiwara
Lapushchenkova over Pandzic
South over Hrdinova
Barrois over Brengle
Czink over Ivanova
Groenefeld over Foretz
Radwanska over Yakimova
De Los Rios over Castano
Shvedova def. Scheepers
Kerber over Savcuk
Karatantcheva over Baltacha
O'Brien over Voracova
Larcher de Brito over Olaru
Camerin over Duque Marino

Julia Schruff [18] def. Ye-Ra Lee
Mathilde Johansson [2] def. Ayumi Morita [28]
Kirsten Flipkens [20] def. Soledad Esperon
Jelena Pandzic def. Anna Lapshchenkova [4]
Melissa Torres Sandoval def. Stephanie Dubois (5)
Su-Wei Hsieh [6] def. Kristina Barrois [26]
Greta Arn def. Lucie Hradecka [21]
Anna-Lena Groenfield [30] def. Stephanie Foretz [8]
Neuza Silva def. Roberta Vinci
Rosanna De Los Rios [10] def. Catalina Castano [32]
Johanna Larsson def. Alexandra Stevenson
Margalita Chakhnashvili def. Tzipora Obziler [12]
Olga Puchkova [13] def. Margit Ruutel
Katie O'Brien [29] def. Tatiana Poutchek
Michelle Larcher De Brito [22] def. Iona Raluca Olaru [15]
Kira Nagy def. Ksenia Palkina

FORZA SARITA

Aug 19th, 2008, 01:53 PM

Bovina d Yuan
Pivovarova d Johansson
Hercog d Fujiwara
Pandzic d Lapushenkova
Dubois d Brianti
Brengle d Barrois
Voegele d Ivanova
Groenefeld d Foretz
Vrljic d Vinci
Kucova d Ondraskova
Dentoni d Scheepers
Obziler d Savchuk
Ruutel d Coin
Martic d Poutchek
De Brito d Olaru

Elena Bovina d. Meng Yuan [1]
Naomi Cavaday d. Oxana Lyubtsova
Sandra Zahlavova d. Sunitha Rao
Anna Lapshchenkova [4] d. Jelena Pandzic [31]

Stephanie Dubois (5) d. Melanie South [27]
Su-Wei Hsieh [6] d. Kristina Barrois [26]
Melinda Czink [7] d. Lucie Hradecka [21]
Regina Kulikova d. Stephanie Foretz [8]

Xinyun Han d. Roberta Vinci
Rosanna De Los Rios [10] d. Catalina Castano [32]
Yaroslava Shevedova [11] d. Chanelle Scheepers
Angelique Kerber d. Olga Savchuk [17]

Elena Baltacha [25] d. Sesil Karatantcheva
Katie O'Brien [29] d. Renata Voracova [14]
Michelle Larcher De Brito [22] d. Iona Raluca Olaru [15]
Maria Elena Camerin [24] d. Sanda Mamic

kolan

Aug 19th, 2008, 08:16 PM

Monique Adamcak over Meng Yuan [1]

Mathilde Johansson [2] over Anne Schaefer

Kirsten Flipkens [20] over Julie Ditty [3]

Jarmila Gajdosova over Jelena Pandzic [31]

Stephanie Dubois (5) over Melanie South [27]

Arina Rodionova over Su-Wei Hsieh [6]

Melinda Czink [7] over Ekaternina Ivanova

Anna-Lena Groenfield [30] over Stephanie Foretz [8]

Urszula Radwanska [23] over Neuza Silva

Rosanna De Los Rios [10] over Catalina Castano [32]

Yaroslava Shevedova [11] over Veronika Chvojkova

Angelique Kerber over Olga Savchuk [17]

Sesil Karatantcheva over Elena Baltacha [25]

Tatiana Poutchek over Katie O'Brien [29]

Michelle Larcher De Brito [22] over Iona Raluca Olaru [15]

Sophie Ferguson over Maria Elena Camerin [24]

jonny84

Aug 21st, 2008, 07:08 PM

Thanks everyone for playing! Scores will go up at completion of the qualifying tournament!

DeliriousPotato

Aug 22nd, 2008, 11:06 AM

Drats, I can't believe I missed this Q-Ball... It's the second straight event I missed...

RND

Aug 22nd, 2008, 01:16 PM

The qualifying round looks like this.
down to the final round!
ROUND 3
Hana Sromova CZE v Julia Schruff GER (18)
Mathilde Johansson FRA (2) v Anastasia Pivovarova RUS
Rika Fujiwara JPN v Sandra Zahlavova CZE
Anna Lapushchenkova RUS (4) v Kristie Haerim Ahn USA v

Shuai Zhang CHN v Melanie South GBR (27)
Su-Wei Hsieh TPE (6) v Kristina Barrois GER (26)
Stefanie Vogele SUI v Lucie Hradecka CZE (21)
Stephanie Foretz FRA (8) v Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER (30)

Neuza Silva POR v Roberta Vinci ITA
Rossana De Los Rios PAR (10) v Ekaterina Dzehalevich BLR
Yaroslava Shvedova RUS (11) v Johanna Larsson SWE
Shenay Perry USA v Olga Savchuk UKR (17)

Julie Coin FRA v Elena Baltacha GBR (25)
Nina Bratchikova RUS v Alexa Glatch USA
Ioana Raluca Olaru ROU (15) v Michelle Larcher De Brito POR (22)
Mariana Duque Marino COL (16) v Maria Elena Camerin ITA (24)
Yet another awful one for me. :o

Elena Bovina d. Meng Yuan [1]
Naomi Cavaday d. Oxana Lyubtsova
Sandra Zahlavova d. Sunitha Rao
Anna Lapshchenkova [4] d. Jelena Pandzic [31]

Stephanie Dubois (5) d. Melanie South [27]
Su-Wei Hsieh [6] d. Kristina Barrois [26]
Melinda Czink [7] d. Lucie Hradecka [21]
Regina Kulikova d. Stephanie Foretz [8]

Xinyun Han d. Roberta Vinci
Rosanna De Los Rios [10] d. Catalina Castano [32]
Yaroslava Shevedova [11] d. Chanelle Scheepers
Angelique Kerber d. Olga Savchuk [17]

Elena Baltacha [25] d. Sesil Karatantcheva
Katie O'Brien [29] d. Renata Voracova [14]
Michelle Larcher De Brito [22] d. Iona Raluca Olaru [15]
Maria Elena Camerin [24] d. Sanda Mamic

jonny84

Aug 22nd, 2008, 03:56 PM

The qualifying round looks like this.

Yet another awful one for me. :o

Elena Bovina d. Meng Yuan [1]
Naomi Cavaday d. Oxana Lyubtsova
Sandra Zahlavova d. Sunitha Rao
Anna Lapshchenkova [4] d. Jelena Pandzic [31]

Stephanie Dubois (5) d. Melanie South [27]
Su-Wei Hsieh [6] d. Kristina Barrois [26]
Melinda Czink [7] d. Lucie Hradecka [21]
Regina Kulikova d. Stephanie Foretz [8]

Xinyun Han d. Roberta Vinci
Rosanna De Los Rios [10] d. Catalina Castano [32]
Yaroslava Shevedova [11] d. Chanelle Scheepers
Angelique Kerber d. Olga Savchuk [17]

Elena Baltacha [25] d. Sesil Karatantcheva
Katie O'Brien [29] d. Renata Voracova [14]
Michelle Larcher De Brito [22] d. Iona Raluca Olaru [15]
Maria Elena Camerin [24] d. Sanda Mamic

Lol. I think most people are in the same situation! Anyway scores will go up later tonight. Everyone who entered will be scored apart from Kolan who picked five hours a bit too late :hug:

jonny84

Aug 22nd, 2008, 11:54 PM

Here are what your picks should have looked like ;)

Sromova beats Schruff
Pivovarova beats Johansson
Zahlavova beats Fujiwara
Ahn beats Lapushchenkova
Zhang beats South
Hsieh beat Barrois
Vogele beats Hradecka
Groenfeld beats Foretz
Vinci beats Silva
De Los Rios beats Dzehalevich
Shevdova beats Larsson
Perry beats Savchuk
Coin beats Baltacha
Glatch beats Bratchikova
Olaru beats Larcher De Brito
Camerin beats Duque Marino

So its a big congratulations to JujulCactus who wins the Q-Ball US Open 2008 and extends their lead at the number one spot.

Congratulations must also go to -sugi- who was runner up and climbs back up the rankings to #2!

There has been some significant movement in this week's rankings! Fire_Fox who was absent from the US Open moves down to number nine, while those in the lower part of the Top10 moves up one space. Slavicpower and TatiNovic move up and are knocking on the door of the Top10!

Ganymedeyu and James climb into the Top20, while Karat0589, wimbledonwinner and Bart move up ever closer to the Top20! Bart came third at the US Open and climbed up 11!

New Haven winner tennisfan_77 also impressivley jumped from 54 to 36 and ----SVK---- simiarly jumped from 49 to 38.

Thanks all for playing. Enjoy the US Open and dont forget to play Q-Ball in a fortnight!

We welcome six new players to the rankings: Highlandman, Dexter, Feliciano, kilne, Kevin. and Kristoffer!

RND

Aug 23rd, 2008, 03:23 AM

JujulCactus is so good at this. :lol:

And I'm at number 4 !? :eek: That's better than I thought. :)

.Andrew.

Aug 23rd, 2008, 03:56 AM

JujulCactus is so good at this. :lol:

And I'm at number 4 !? :eek: That's better than I thought. :)

Yes, you shouldn't be complaining. :p :lol: :yeah: Well done! :yeah:
Also congrats to JujulCactus! :worship:
Inching closer to the Top 20! :bounce:
Also thanks to Jonny84 for the scores! :D

Hele.

Aug 23rd, 2008, 06:41 AM

congrats to JujulCactus, well done. i'm also 4th and very happy because of this. i really didn't expect 4th place. and thanks Jonny84 for all competition.

Highlandman

Aug 23rd, 2008, 09:57 AM

Congrats JujulCactus.

#27 :o How bad that was :help:

Bart #3 :yeah: Well done :D

JujulCactus

Aug 23rd, 2008, 10:38 AM

:eek:
I'm surprise !
It makes me happy :D
Thanks a lot to everybody who said "congratulations !! ;)
Also congrats to Sugi , second with just one point of difference ...