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wtn_amanda
Jan 28th, 2003, 05:34 PM
Think you know your tennis? Can you pick the unlikely winners against the overbacked also-rans? Do you clearly know more about tennis then anyone on our team? Then you should take on our pool of "experts" in a virtual betting contest for a chance to win fantastically cool WTAstarz.com prizes and goodies.

Each day we'll price up a selection of matches and give you the chance to invest a virtual $15 ($5 minimum and maximum bet per match) on the outcome.

Just post your selections in the thread provided and then follow the action on WTAworld to see if you're selections came off. Once the results are in, we'll compute the results, process your virtual winnings and post the winners (and losers) of the day.

You will be scored on net-profit and not the total return. So you gain nothing from sitting on the fence and abstaining! :)

It's that easy. If you're ready to play, post your selections from Wednesday's featured matches at the Pan Pacific Open in this thread.

Remember - you can only bet in a maximum of THREE MATCHES each day with your virtual $15. Your total stake will be $5 in each match. The prices displayed are in decimals. Examples: you'll win $5 at 2.00; $2.50 at 1.50; $1.25 at 1.25

Today's available matches and prices:
Angelique Widjaja 1.38 to beat Mi-Ra Jeon 2.55
Paola Suarez 2.05 to beat Lisa Raymond 1.60
Elena Bovina 1.36 to beat Anna Pistolesi 2.60
Monica Seles 1.18 to beat Ai Sugiyama 3.75
Alexandra Stevenson 1.45 to beat Iva Majoli 2.35
Chanda Rubin 1.22 to beat Katarina Srebotnik 3.35

We will be posting our selections shortly. :) Good luck.

Today's market will close at: 02:00 GMT.

Steveg
Jan 28th, 2003, 05:55 PM
Just wanna bet on one "unlikely" winner : I expect Mi-Ra to win against Angelique :) (sorry for Indonesian fans).

I would love Ai to win her match but I am afraid she is a bit tired after her R1 match. The trend is besides in Monica favour (8-0 since 1996 :rolleyes: ). So I'll stick to Monica Seles :sad: .

I'll take 3rd one : Chanda Rubin to beat Katarina Srebotnik

To summarise :

Mi-Ra Jeon to beat Angelique Widjaja :)
Monica Seles to beat Ai Sugiyama :sad:
Chanda Rubin to beat Katarina Srebotnik

Is it alright like this (and btw Amanda, you never reply to PMs :confused: ).

One thing I am not certain about : whatever the daily results, each participant gets $15 / day for the bettings. Am I correct?

wtn_amanda
Jan 28th, 2003, 06:04 PM
Yes that's exactly right. You get $15 each day regardless of your losses because the winners are calculated on profit made, not balance remaining.

My PM box is a bit of a mess. If I've missed anything important I'm very sorry. Message me again and I promise to reply this time. :)

Steveg
Jan 28th, 2003, 06:14 PM
Thanks Amanda :) .

S-T-E-V-E
Jan 28th, 2003, 06:15 PM
Mhmm...My english is very bad so maybe I understood that wrong. I must say how will win and then I get prizes for it?

S-T-E-V-E
Jan 28th, 2003, 06:28 PM
Ok now I understand. My votes:

Chanda Rubin beat Katarina Srebotnik
Monica Seles beat Ai Sugiyama
Alexandra Stevenson to beat Iva Majoli

wtn_amanda
Jan 28th, 2003, 07:00 PM
First you have to beat us to even stand a chance of winning, okay that's probably not difficult, but then the other participants on WTAworld could pose a problem.

The winner(s) will receive a selection of very cool prizes that will surely make them the envy of all their friends. :bounce:

Good luck. :)

wtn_amanda
Jan 28th, 2003, 07:22 PM
The WTAworld selections for Wednesday are as follows:

Monica Seles to beat Ai Sugiyama
Anna Pistolesi to beat Elena Bovina
Iva Majoli to beat Alexandra Stevenson

Interested in how "we" arrived at our selections?:
http://stevenson.wtastarz.com/html/stevenson/News/1089

bluepastures
Jan 28th, 2003, 07:24 PM
Alexandra Stevenson TO BEAT Iva Majoli,
Angelique Widjaja TO BEAT Mi-Ra Jeon,
Lisa Raymond TO BEAT Paula Suarez

Buitenzorg
Jan 28th, 2003, 08:02 PM
* Iva MAJOLI def Alexandra STEVENSON

* Lisa RAYMOND def Paola SUAREZ

* Elena BOVINA def Anna PISTOLESI

Elisse
Jan 28th, 2003, 08:47 PM
Mi-Ra Jeon to beat Angelique Widjaja
Paola Suarez to beat Lisa Raymond
Elena Bovina to beat Anna Pistolesi

Jeff
Jan 28th, 2003, 09:21 PM
:D Suarez def. Raymond
:D Stevenson def. Majoli
:D Widjaja def. Mi-Ra Jeon

Mitch01
Jan 28th, 2003, 09:23 PM
Paola Suarez to beat Lisa Raymond
Mi-Ra Jeon to beat Angelique Widjaja
Alexandra Stevenson to beat Iva Majoli

WTA Handicapper
Jan 28th, 2003, 10:52 PM
Good Idea Amanda
BOVINA @ 1.36
RAYMOND @ 1.60
WIDJAJA @ 1,38
Good Luck All
WTA Handicapper

Martian Martin
Jan 28th, 2003, 11:44 PM
Paola Suarez to beat Lisa Raymond
Anna Pistolesi to beat Elena Bovina
Alexandra Stevenson to beat Iva Majoli

wtn_amanda
Jan 29th, 2003, 01:00 AM
All bets have been taken. The market is now closed. Good luck with your selections everybody.