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~SunFlower~
Jan 16th, 2004, 01:08 AM
Russian prediction contest: DEADLINE SUNDAY, JAN 18 at 5pm EST (New York time)

Now, the AUS Open draw has been released. Feel free anytime until the deadline to post and change your predictions for Russian girls (just be realistic with what you expect from our girls :angel: ). REMEMBER: if you have QF, SF, F, or W in your predictions and you get it right, your points would be doubled! I will post the names for winner, finalist, etc. who have the points from the highest to lowest after Russian girls are no longer in the draw. I will post my predictions (in order based on the draw) after the qualifers are placed in the main draw.

Roll up your sleeves and focus! Enjoy the fun, the fans! :bounce:

AUS Open 2004 2nd Contest

1st QTR
KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (30)- 3RD
ZVONAREVA, Vera (11) - 4RD

2nd QTR
BOVINA, Elena (21) - 4RD
PETROVA, Nadia (10) - 3RD
JIDKOVA, Alina - 2ND
DEMENTIEVA, Elena (7) - QF

3rd QTR
PANOVA, Tatiana - 1ST :fiery:
KRASNOROUTSKAYA, Lina (23) - 3RD
DOUCHEVINA, Vera - 2ND

4th QTR
MYSKINA, Anastasia (6) - 3RD
SHARAPOVA, Maria (28) - SF
LIKHOVTSEVA, Elena - 3RD
SAFINA, Dinara RUS - 3RD

Please note that there are no Russian qualifiers in the main draw. :crying2:


US Open 2003 1st Contest - Final Standings

1. Sharky - 6568
2. tenn_ace - 6374
3. Gowza - 6194
4. dava_russianrule - 5918
5. the cat - 5746 pts
6. ys - 5586
7. TheBoiledEgg - 5560
8. King Aaron - 5358
9. sartrista7 - 5202
10. LeonHart - 5106
11. Mikey Baker - 5064
12. mmcdonald - 4352
13. fresh2flash - 4298

the cat
Jan 16th, 2004, 03:33 AM
Hi Sharky Sue! :wavey: :hearts: :kiss:

1st Quarter:

Kuznetsova - 4th round
Zvonareva - QF - Vera has a nice draw.

2nd Quarter:

Bovina - QF - Lena could go a long way if she's playing well.
Petrova - 4th round
Jidkova - 2nd round
Dementieva - SF - Anything less than a semifinal would be dissapointing.

3rd Quarter:

Panova - 2nd round
Krasnoroutskaya- 1st round - Sprem is prepared and match tough.
Douchevina - 1st round

4th Quarter:

Myskina - 3rd round - Will feel the power of Maria Sharapova her bigger, stronger and younger Russina rival in the third round. And the nerves will get to Nastya, too.
Sharapova - SF - Kim Clijsters likely withdrawal opens up Maria's quarter of the draw.
Likhovsteva - 2nd round
Safina - 2nd

kodeRED
Jan 16th, 2004, 06:28 PM
the cat u do not make any sense ... u place both petrova and bovina in the quarters in the 2nd quarter of the draw .... but if they are there than how can dementieva be in the semifinal.... because the winner of those 2 (bovina-petrova) quarter will be in the semi... and are u forgetting that mauresmo is in that quarter.... and again u put petrova in the quarter and dementieva in the semi, when those two would potentially meet in the 4th round... i think u just didn't look at the draw yet... anyway i always thought u were smart and was always destraught to here ur demeaning comments about my elena(dementieva) but now i see that ur knowledge of tennis is almost nil and i can reject any statement that u have ever made ... thank you for the peace of mind that ur commments r meaningless!
this might be too harsh, but i find u rude to dementieva and i hate that :fiery:

goldenlox
Jan 16th, 2004, 06:57 PM
I'm sure the cat is not trying to be mean about Elena. He wants Elena to do well.

KV
Jan 16th, 2004, 08:29 PM
Kuznetsova - 3th round
Zvonareva - 4th round

2nd Quarter:

Bovina - 4th round.
Petrova - QF
Jidkova - 2nd round
Dementieva - 4th round

3rd Quarter:

Panova - 2nd round
Krasnoroutskaya- 3rd round
Douchevina - 2t round

4th Quarter:

Myskina - QF
Sharapova - 3rd round
Likhovsteva - 2nd round
Safina - 2nd round
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AnDyDog621
Jan 16th, 2004, 09:11 PM
1st QTR
KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (30)- 3rd round
ZVONAREVA, Vera (11) - 4th round

2nd QTR
BOVINA, Elena (21) - 3rd round
PETROVA, Nadia (10) - 3rd round
JIDKOVA, Alina - 1st round
DEMENTIEVA, Elena (7) - QF

3rd QTR
PANOVA, Tatiana - 1st round
KRASNOROUTSKAYA, Lina (23) - 1st round
DOUCHEVINA, Vera - 1st round

4th QTR
MYSKINA, Anastasia (6) - QF
SHARAPOVA, Maria (28) - 3rd round
LIKHOVTSEVA, Elena - 2nd round
SAFINA, Dinara RUS - QF

the cat
Jan 16th, 2004, 11:42 PM
Thank you, GL. :kiss: I do want Elena to do well. I feel she has the ability to win a grand slam singles title in her career. And I very badly want Elena to won a grand slam singles title. :D

kodeRED, your harsh comments about me make me feel blue. :sad: It was late at night when I posted my predictions. And I was half asleep. I saw my friend Sharky's Russian Roulette 2004 Australian Open predictions contest thread with no replies and I replied to the thread because I knew I wouldn't be able to post again until friday night and I didn't want Sharky's thread to go unanswered so I replied when late thursday night when I should have waited until tonight, friday night.

kodeRED, I had no idea you felt this way about me. :( I've been an Elena Dementieva fan since she was a junior. :) And she's still tied for being my favorite tennis player along with Maria Sharapova. I know I'm sometimes critical of Elena. But that's because she has a lot of potential and I think she can be a better tennis player than she is. I've been critical of Anna Kournikova, too. And she's a long time favorite of mine. If the time comes for me to be critical of Maria Sharapova I will be. But being critical of these tennis players doesn't mean I don't like them as much as I always have, because I do. Being critical of Elena for example where her coaching situation is concerned, is not being rude to her. I would like you to tell me how I've been rude to Elena who I like so much. I nicknamed lovely Elena "The Darling One" a couple of years ago for a very good reason. :angel:

kodeRED
Jan 17th, 2004, 12:44 AM
hello cat, i'm sorry that i made u blue but i was very upset that u said that anything less than a semifinal would be a dissappointment... elena is a wonderful player who i agree has more potential than her ranking and serve (hehe) would suggest and i also think that her lack of a real coach is a wrong move ... but i truly feel that positive encouragement would be better tempered to this situation ... the problem was that when i think of u i think of all the sorta unpleasant comments u make about elena and not the many good ones u do(and the bad ones i know are just because u want a lot for her) so i overreacted... i didn't know that she was ur favorite player(tied with maria that is)... well i guess that settles it. Keep up the encouragement for our girl... can hardly wait to see her win her first major! ciao

~SunFlower~
Jan 17th, 2004, 01:10 AM
No catfights between the cat and kodeRED :mad:

This is supposed to be fun. I hope you have your respect for anyone's predictions.

Updated on my predictions. If Davenport and/or Clijsters withdraws before the matches start, I will change my predictions.

the cat
Jan 17th, 2004, 02:18 AM
Thanks for understanding, kodeRED. :) Sometimes I forget that I sound negative. I want Elena to do so well that I become frustrated by her play. I know I shouldn't react like that but I think Elena has a tremendous physique and the God given ability to be a top 5 player and I want her to become a top 5 player. I hold Elena to a very high standard. But maybe I shouldn't do that. Then I wouldn't get my hopes up. Maybe I should just be happy Elena is a top ten player who is having a fine career. But I think she can do even better than she has. If Elena makes the semifinals of Oz it will be a great achievement. :D But I think she can do it. I want her to atleast make a grand slam semifinal this year. And the 2004 Australian Open is a golden opportunity for Elena to do well. All the withdrawals has opened things up for players like Elena. Udachi Elena! :bounce:

Sharky, you and I have both Maria Sharapova making the semifinals. :cool: :D :bounce:

~SunFlower~
Jan 17th, 2004, 03:52 AM
HI Cat! :wavey:

Yes, I realize that but it wasn't because of your picks for Maria Sharapova. It's because I have so much confidence booster for Maria. She took everyone by a big surprise when she made into the junior AO finals. I was shocked but was full of joy! I hope she can do that again in the big one unlike last year but two years ago!! :) I am a risky player like I am with stock market! ;)

Keith17
Jan 17th, 2004, 04:43 AM
I'll do better for this major... it's really easy to win. Just follow your mind (realizing the Russian girls will do nothing), rather then your heart (hoping the Russinas reach their "potential").

1st Quarter:
Svetlana Kuznetsova - 3rd round
(Her good play at Gold Coast seems to show she's getting back in form... plus, her section is really weak. Cat, you think Sveta is going to beat Christine? Meep.)

Bepa Zvonareva - 3rd round
(I think Bepa will go down to Meghann again... :()

2nd Quarter:

Elena Bovina - 1st round
(Lena's mind is scattered, she's lost too much weight, and Kleinova is another Cervanova. Sadly, I think Lena is going to plummet down the rankings when indoor season comes along. I'm her biggest fan... but I'm realistic. :()

Nadya Petrova - Quarterfinals
(Elena and Nastya may have the big titles... but I still think Nadya is going to be the best Russina in 2004.)

Alina Jidkova - 2nd round
(I'll give her the win over Qualifier. :) Good to see Alinka getting a great chance at a GS MD win. :))

Elena Dementieva - 4th round
(Nadya will get revenge for her loss in Zurich. Asagoe could be trouble in R3... but I think she'll get by.)

3rd Quarter:

Tatiana Panova - 1st round
(Ai's just playing too well... and little Tati doesn't have the type of game to trouble Ai at all.)

Lina Krasnoroutskaya - 1st round
(I'm predicting Lina to have another crappy match, much like she did at US Open. :( I know K-Lina hasn't proved anything beyond little Tier III clay tournies... but Lina will find a way to lose this...)

Vera Douchevina - 2nd round
(I still don't know what Eggy sees in her... but I think she'll get by Zheng, for no reason really.)

4th Quarter:

Anastasia Myskina - 4th round
(She'll beat Masha in 3 sets... which will upset all her adoring fans. :( Rubin or Schiavone will take her out then.)

Maria Sharapova - 3rd round
(First 2 matches are pathetic... then Nastya will squeak by her.)

Elena Likhovtseva - 2nd round
(Frannie will be too much...)

Dinara Safina - 3rd round
(Benefactor of a great draw... and a seed in Coetzer, who can easily EASILY be overpowered at this point in her career. IMO, doesn't deserve the Top 40 ranking she'll be getting... because she makes Bovina look nimble... but whatever.)

the cat
Jan 17th, 2004, 01:39 PM
Hi Sharky Sue! :wavey: I think Maria really likes Australia and is comfortable there. But she has a very tough draw. I think making it to the second week would be a fine achievement for Maria. :) And I expect her to do so.

Keith, what are you talking about? Christine who? Sveta is playing Shenay Perry in the first round. There isn't even a Christine in her quarter of the draw.

But you make a pertinent point about hoe fans of the Russina's tend to go with their hearts instead of their minds when it comes to judging the Russina's. Many of us have been guilty of that.

goldenlox
Jan 17th, 2004, 02:28 PM
Elena Bovina - 1st round
(Lena's mind is scattered, she's lost too much weight, and Kleinova is another Cervanova. Sadly, I think Lena is going to plummet down the rankings when indoor season comes along. I'm her biggest fan... but I'm realistic.

But do you think Lena can beat Mauresmo? They played once, it went to a third set tiebreak.
Udachi Lena!

saab95
Jan 17th, 2004, 05:53 PM
Hi Sharky! I like your game and I'll try for the first time. ;)

1st QTR
KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (30)- 3RD
ZVONAREVA, Vera (11) - 4RD :)

2nd QTR
BOVINA, Elena (21) - 2RD
PETROVA, Nadia (10) - 4RD
JIDKOVA, Alina - 2ND :confused:
DEMENTIEVA, Elena (7) - QF :kiss:

3rd QTR
PANOVA, Tatiana - 1ST r
KRASNOROUTSKAYA, Lina (23) - 4RD :angel:
DOUCHEVINA, Vera - 1st r

4th QTR
MYSKINA, Anastasia (6) - 3RD :sad:
SHARAPOVA, Maria (28) - SF ;)
LIKHOVTSEVA, Elena - 2RD
SAFINA, Dinara RUS - 3RD :tape:

gg
Jan 17th, 2004, 06:21 PM
1st QTR
KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (30)- 3R
ZVONAREVA, Vera (11) – 4R

2nd QTR
BOVINA, Elena (21) – 4R
PETROVA, Nadia (10) – 4R
JIDKOVA, Alina – 2R
DEMENTIEVA, Elena (7) - QF

3rd QTR
PANOVA, Tatiana - 1R
KRASNOROUTSKAYA, Lina (23) – 3R
DOUCHEVINA, Vera – 2R

4th QTR
MYSKINA, Anastasia (6) – 3R
SHARAPOVA, Maria (28) - SF
LIKHOVTSEVA, Elena – 3R
SAFINA, Dinara RUS – 2R

ZAK
Jan 17th, 2004, 06:25 PM
Kuznetsova- 3rd Round
Zvonareva- 4th Round
Bovina- 4th Round
Petrova- 4th Round
Jidkova- 2nd Round
Dementieva- Quater-final
Panova- 1st Round
Krasnoroutskaya- 1st Round
Vera Douchevina- 2nd Round
Anastasia Myskina- 3rd Round
Maria Sharapova- Semi-final
Elena Likhovtseva- 2nd Round
Dinara Safina- 3rd Round

fresh2flash
Jan 18th, 2004, 08:48 AM
My predictions:
1st quarter:
Sveta Kuznetzova - 3d round;
Vera Zvonareva - QF;

2nd quarter:
Elena Bovina - 1st;
Nadia Petrova - 4th round;
Alina Jidkova - 2nd;
Elena Dementieva - QF;

3d quarter:
Tanya Panova - 1st round;
Lina Krasnoroutskaya - 3d;
Vera Douchevina - 2nd;

4th quarter:
Nastya Myskina - QF;
Masha Sharapova - 2nd;
Elena Likhovtzeva - 2nd;
Dinara Safina - 3d.

Sydneyguy
Jan 18th, 2004, 10:25 AM
AUS Open 2004 2nd Contest

1st QTR
KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (30)- 2ND
ZVONAREVA, Vera (11) - 2ND

2nd QTR
BOVINA, Elena (21) - 4RD
PETROVA, Nadia (10) - 2ND
JIDKOVA, Alina - 1ST
DEMENTIEVA, Elena (7) - 4TH

3rd QTR
PANOVA, Tatiana - 2ND
KRASNOROUTSKAYA, Lina (23) - QF
DOUCHEVINA, Vera - 1ST

4th QTR
MYSKINA, Anastasia (6) - SF
SHARAPOVA, Maria (28) - QF
LIKHOVTSEVA, Elena - 3RD
SAFINA, Dinara RUS - 3RD

bubble
Jan 18th, 2004, 01:00 PM
I shall try this contest for the first time too :)

Here's my predictions. :angel:


1st QTR
KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (30)- 3RD
ZVONAREVA, Vera (11) - QF

2nd QTR
BOVINA, Elena (21) - 4th
PETROVA, Nadia (10) - 4th ;)
JIDKOVA, Alina - 2ND
DEMENTIEVA, Elena (7) - QF :kiss:

3rd QTR
PANOVA, Tatiana - 1ST
KRASNOROUTSKAYA, Lina (23) - 4th
DOUCHEVINA, Vera - 2ND

4th QTR
MYSKINA, Anastasia (6) - 3RD
SHARAPOVA, Maria (28) - SF :lick:
LIKHOVTSEVA, Elena - 2nd
SAFINA, Dinara RUS - QF ;)


Good luck to all :angel:

petrova-fan
Jan 18th, 2004, 02:02 PM
1st QTR
KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (30) - 2nd
ZVONAREVA, Vera (11)- 4th

2nd QTR
BOVINA, Elena (21) - 3rd
PETROVA, Nadia (10) - SF
JIDKOVA, Alina - 1st
DEMENTIEVA, Elena (7) - 4th

3rd QTR
PANOVA, Tatiana - 2nd
KRASNOROUTSKAYA, Lina (23) - 4th
DOUCHEVINA, Vera - 1st

4th QTR
MYSKINA, Anastasia (6) - QF
SHARAPOVA, Maria (28) - 3rd
LIKHOVTSEVA, Elena - 1st
SAFINA, Dinara RUS - 4th

For sure I wish all: "Good Luck!"

ys
Jan 18th, 2004, 02:27 PM
1st QTR
KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (30) - 3nd
ZVONAREVA, Vera (11)- Champion

2nd QTR
BOVINA, Elena (21) - 4th
PETROVA, Nadia (10) - QF
JIDKOVA, Alina - 1st
DEMENTIEVA, Elena (7) - 4th

3rd QTR
PANOVA, Tatiana - 1st
KRASNOROUTSKAYA, Lina (23) - 3rd
DOUCHEVINA, Vera - 2nd

4th QTR
MYSKINA, Anastasia (6) - QF
SHARAPOVA, Maria (28) - 3rd
LIKHOVTSEVA, Elena - 2ndt
SAFINA, Dinara RUS - 3rd

to be corrected...

King Aaron
Jan 18th, 2004, 05:01 PM
1st QTR
KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (30)- 3RD
ZVONAREVA, Vera (11) - QF

2nd QTR
BOVINA, Elena (21) - 4TH
PETROVA, Nadia (10) - QF
JIDKOVA, Alina - 1ST
DEMENTIEVA, Elena (7) - 4TH

3rd QTR
PANOVA, Tatiana - 1ST
KRASNOROUTSKAYA, Lina (23) - 1ST
DOUCHEVINA, Vera - 2ND

4th QTR
MYSKINA, Anastasia (6) - QF
SHARAPOVA, Maria (28) - 3RD
LIKHOVTSEVA, Elena - 2RD
SAFINA, Dinara RUS - 3RD

~SunFlower~
Jan 18th, 2004, 05:39 PM
Hope I got your picks right! The contest will be closed in almost 3 hours!! It's now 2pm New York EST.


Kuznetsova Zvonareva Bovina Petrova Jidkova Dementieva Panova Krasnoroutskaya Douchevina Myskina Sharapova Likhovtseva Safina
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Sharky 3RD 4TH 4TH 3RD 2ND QF 1ST 3RD 2ND 3RD SF 3RD 3RD
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the cat 4TH QF QF 4TH 2ND SF 2ND 1ST 1ST 3RD SF 2ND 2ND
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KV 3RD 4TH 4TH QF 2ND 4TH 2ND 3RD 2ND QF 3RD 2ND 2ND
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AnDyDog621 3RD 4TH 3RD 3RD 1ST QF 1ST 1ST 1ST QF 3RD 2ND QF
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Keith17 3RD 3RD 1ST QF 2ND 4TH 1ST 1ST 2ND 4TH 3RD 2ND 3RD
------------------------------------------------------------------------
saab95 3RD 4TH 2ND 4TH 2ND QF 1ST 4TH 1ST 3RD SF 2ND 3RD
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gg 3RD 4TH 4TH 4TH 2ND QF 1ST 3RD 2ND 3RD SF 3RD 2RD
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ZAK 3RD 4TH 4TH 4TH 2ND QF 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD SF 2ND 3RD
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fresh2flash 3RD QF 1ST 4TH 2ND QF 1ST 3RD 2ND QF 2ND 2ND 3RD
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Sydneyguy 2ND 2ND 4TH 2ND 1ST 4TH 2ND QF 1ST SF QF 3RD 3RD
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bubble 3RD QF 4TH 4TH 2ND QF 1ST 4TH 2ND 3RD SF 2ND QF
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petrova-fan 2ND 4TH 3RD SF 1ST 4TH 2ND 4TH 1ST QF 3RD 1ST 4TH
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ys 3RD W 4TH QF 1ST 4TH 1ST 3RD 2ND QF 3RD 2ND 3RD
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King Aaron 3RD QF 4TH QF 1ST 4TH 1ST 1ST 2ND QF 3RD 2ND 3RD
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Keith17
Jan 18th, 2004, 05:54 PM
Elena Bovina - 1st round
(Lena's mind is scattered, she's lost too much weight, and Kleinova is another Cervanova. Sadly, I think Lena is going to plummet down the rankings when indoor season comes along. I'm her biggest fan... but I'm realistic.

But do you think Lena can beat Mauresmo? They played once, it went to a third set tiebreak.
Udachi Lena!

That was when Lena was playing the best tennis of her career, at the end of 2002. Amelie just came off her win in Montreal... but Amelie's probably playing even better now. If Lena somehow manages to get to the 4th round (which I'm 90% sure she won't... she better hope Kleinova and Molik/Hantuchova play terribly)... Amelie will wipe her in 2 sets.

tenn_ace
Jan 18th, 2004, 05:54 PM
1st QTR
KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (30)- 2RD
ZVONAREVA, Vera (11) - QF

2nd QTR
BOVINA, Elena (21) - 2nd
PETROVA, Nadia (10) - 4th
JIDKOVA, Alina - 2nd
DEMENTIEVA, Elena (7) - QF

3rd QTR
PANOVA, Tatiana - 1ST
KRASNOROUTSKAYA, Lina (23) - 2nd
DOUCHEVINA, Vera - 1st

4th QTR
MYSKINA, Anastasia (6) - QF
SHARAPOVA, Maria (28) - 3RD
LIKHOVTSEVA, Elena - 3RD
SAFINA, Dinara RUS - QF

goldenlox
Jan 18th, 2004, 05:58 PM
I saw Casanova give Mauresmo all she wanted in New Haven.
Lena can pound Amelie off the court. She has to be healthy. But Lena's draw is great.

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 18th, 2004, 06:02 PM
I'll do my picks reluctantly, i dont like playing games :(
good luck girls :)

1st QTR
KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (30)- 3rd
ZVONAREVA, Vera (11) - 4th

2nd QTR
BOVINA, Elena (21) - 3rd
PETROVA, Nadia (10) - 4th
JIDKOVA, Alina - 1st :sad:
DEMENTIEVA, Elena (7) - QF

3rd QTR
PANOVA, Tatiana - 1ST
KRASNOROUTSKAYA, Lina (23) - 3rd :angel: pls :)
DOUCHEVINA, Vera - 1st :sad: :crying2:

4th QTR
MYSKINA, Anastasia (6) - QF
SHARAPOVA, Maria (28) - 3RD
LIKHOVTSEVA, Elena - 2nd
SAFINA, Dinara RUS - 3rd

Keith17
Jan 18th, 2004, 06:11 PM
I saw Casanova give Mauresmo all she wanted in New Haven.
Lena can pound Amelie off the court. She has to be healthy. But Lena's draw is great.

Yes, but Myriam couldn't control enough points... and Amelie made a bunch of errors, she had poor timing that day.

goldenlox
Jan 18th, 2004, 06:16 PM
If Lena gets to the Mauresmo match, the winner plays Elena or Nadia in the quarters.
Tell me that's not the greatest draw Lena can have.
The semis are on her racket. It's hers if she can be consistent.

Keith17
Jan 18th, 2004, 06:19 PM
GL, stop being so optimistic. Lena is struggling now.

The better draw would be being in Kim or Venus quarter... since there's a decent chance that they could withdraw.

The Guilty
Jan 18th, 2004, 06:20 PM
1st QTR
KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (30) - 3rd
ZVONAREVA, Vera (11) - QF

2nd QTR
BOVINA, Elena (21) - 4th
PETROVA, Nadia (10) - 3rd
JIDKOVA, Alina - 2nd
DEMENTIEVA, Elena (7) - QF

3rd QTR
PANOVA, Tatiana - 1st :sad: :(
KRASNOROUTSKAYA, Lina (23) - 1st :(
DOUCHEVINA, Vera - 2nd

4th QTR
MYSKINA, Anastasia (6) - SF
SHARAPOVA, Maria (28) - 3rd
LIKHOVTSEVA, Elena - 2nd
SAFINA, Dinara RUS - 4th

~SunFlower~
Jan 18th, 2004, 08:44 PM
tennis_ace, TheBoiledEgg, and The Guilty, I have added your picks to my spreadsheet!

The contest will be closed right before the matches start at 10am. So about 1 hour and 15mins left!

Good luck, Russian girls!! I am excited! The time here is perfect for me since I don't have to go to bed until 10 hours from now. :) The worst time to follow the matches is in UK...:( Poor Eggy!

sartrista7
Jan 18th, 2004, 09:37 PM
1st QTR
KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (30) - 3R
ZVONAREVA, Vera (11) - 4R

2nd QTR
BOVINA, Elena (21) - 4R
PETROVA, Nadia (10) - 4R
JIDKOVA, Alina - 1R
DEMENTIEVA, Elena (7) - QF

3rd QTR
PANOVA, Tatiana - 1R
KRASNOROUTSKAYA, Lina (23) - 1R :sad:
DOUCHEVINA, Vera - 1R :sad:

4th QTR
MYSKINA, Anastasia (6) - 3R :(
SHARAPOVA, Maria (28) - QF
LIKHOVTSEVA, Elena - 2R
SAFINA, Dinara RUS - 3R

~SunFlower~
Jan 18th, 2004, 10:05 PM
The contest is CLOSED! :)

ys
Jan 18th, 2004, 11:32 PM
LOL @ at my predictions, Nadya and Alyona.. Bang! Bang! My babies shot me down..

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 18th, 2004, 11:32 PM
This game should be banned
I'm not playing again :( :fiery:

goldenlox
Jan 18th, 2004, 11:38 PM
Can I enter now?

ys
Jan 28th, 2004, 07:20 AM
And the winner is...


Sue, who is the winner?

ys
Feb 9th, 2004, 11:16 PM
Sue, where are the results?

~SunFlower~
Feb 9th, 2004, 11:25 PM
This game should be banned
I'm not playing again :( :fiery:

Sue, where are the results?

Eggy hit my head with a red brick big time :sad: and decided not to bother with the results. I think no one wants to play this kind of contest again unless if everyone wants to have a vote that they want to play again for the next RG contest. If that's the case, I would post the final results of AO contest. No offense, Eggy made me sad because I thought it was a lot of fun and entertaining. We had no problems with the US Open contest. Too bad.

goldenlox
Feb 9th, 2004, 11:28 PM
He was making a joke.

ys
Feb 9th, 2004, 11:28 PM
Eggy hit my head with a red brick big time :sad: and decided not to bother with the results. I think no one wants to play this kind of contest again unless if everyone wants to have a vote that they want to play again for the next RG contest. If that's the case, I would post the final results of AO contest. No offense, Eggy made me sad because I thought it was a lot of fun and entertaining. We had no problems with the US Open contest. Too bad.
Take it easy, Sue. It was all emotions from Eggy.. There is no sign that we are jinxing our girls. They are not performing any better or any worse depending on whether we play or not. The game is fun.

goldenlox
Feb 9th, 2004, 11:36 PM
He said that January 18th.

Keith17
Feb 9th, 2004, 11:54 PM
I knew I should have picked every Russian to lose in the 1st round, I probably would have won. :sad:

goldenlox
Feb 10th, 2004, 12:07 AM
You will never know if you won or not.
And Sharky started a Nastya bashing thread in GM a short while ago.

goldenlox
Feb 10th, 2004, 01:57 AM
If you start a contest, you should finish it.
And not blame TBE for something. He did nothing, btw.

Keith17
Feb 10th, 2004, 02:00 AM
When will posters learn that Eggy is not the know-it-all, end-all-be-all of this board?

The majority of the time he's talking straight out of the poop chute.

goldenlox
Feb 10th, 2004, 02:12 AM
See, now Sharky turned this into a TBE bashing thread.

Keith17
Feb 10th, 2004, 02:15 AM
No, I did.

Remember, all bad things in the world are started by me.

goldenlox
Feb 10th, 2004, 02:18 AM
You're just easily influenced. Sharky started it.

~SunFlower~
Feb 10th, 2004, 02:20 AM
Take it easy, Sue. It was all emotions from Eggy.. There is no sign that we are jinxing our girls. They are not performing any better or any worse depending on whether we play or not. The game is fun.

I understood that it was all emotions from Eggy. It was all emotions from me as well when Eggy said that this contest should be banned. I was shocked and taking it personally. Eggy is a nice friend to me as it's always been. This contest had nothing to do with jinxing our Russian girls. Eggy felt it that way. :sad: YS, I agree with your statment.

I will post the final results soon after I finished the calculations if that makes some of you happy. :) Thank you for your patience.

Keith17
Feb 10th, 2004, 02:26 AM
Take it easy, Sue. It was all emotions from Eggy.. There is no sign that we are jinxing our girls. They are not performing any better or any worse depending on whether we play or not. The game is fun.
You're giving Elena D. another excuse to use...

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 10th, 2004, 03:39 AM
Sue, i was pretty mad after seeing Elena D and Nadya lose in 1st rd :fiery: (sorry :kiss: ) keep the game going next time :)

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 10th, 2004, 03:40 AM
When will posters learn that Eggy is not the know-it-all, end-all-be-all of this board?

The majority of the time he's talking straight out of the poop chute. you do that all the time, so you cant talk :lol:

Keith17
Feb 10th, 2004, 03:45 AM
A few differences:

1) Tennis is my form of employment. Don't ask what that is.

2) I don't "brag" to fellow posters about how I knew all my life, worked with, coached, slept with, <insert Russian player>.

I've proven time after time that I am the epitome of tennis knowledge on this board. Don't question it with your silliness.

Go post more bad english in Non-Tennis with the usual morons.

goldenlox
Feb 10th, 2004, 03:48 AM
You see what Sharky started? Now it's all escalating.

the cat
Feb 10th, 2004, 03:52 PM
Keep the contests coming, Sue. You are the best! :D :kiss: :worship: I like playing them. Maybe you should start contests for Tier 1 tournaments, too.

Sue, I think some people are just upset that the Russina's did so poorly in Oz. :( But don't let that effect your decision to start these contests in the future. I did badly with the Oz contest but I want to play again. You are the creator and originator of this game, Sue. Thus the decision is up to you.

bubble
Feb 10th, 2004, 04:23 PM
Sharky... keep it going... everyone is in it for the fun :)

You are keeping all of us in suspense for the results... I am curious to know how bad I scored against my predictions :o