I felt suddenly quite wildly happy.
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: At the movies
PYW Melbourne 2014 | Final [V.Williams vs Jankovic] | Vote Now!
PYW Australian Open
Welcome to Melbourne, Australia! Finally here is the first Grand Slam of the season, Australian Open. All the best players will play here. You could see how they started off the new season, they can still reach their best form at the Australian Open. Who will be the winner? Any outsider or a hot favourite? Only you decide who will lift the trophy. Vote now as the Australian Open gets underway with the main draw competition!
WTA Grand Slam (128, $8,166,324):
W - 2000
F - 1300
SF - 780
QF - 430
R16 - 240
R32 - 130
R64 - 70
R128 - 10
Qualifier - 40*
Q3 - 30
Q2 - 20
Q1 - 2
* If a qualifier loses in the first round, no first round points are awarded on top of the qualifying points.
How To Play
2005: Shinobu Asagoe JPN  beat Anastasia Myskina RUS  | 6-1 1-6 7-6
2006: ElenaDementieva RUS  beat Anastasia Myskina RUS  | 6-4 3-6 6-3
2007: Elena Dementieva RUS  beat Kim Clijsters BEL  | 5-7 7-6 8-6
2008: Elena Dementieva RUS  beat Daniela Hantuchova SVK  | 7-5 6-3
2009: Jelena Dokic AUS [WC] beat Venus Williams USA  | 4-6 6-3 6-3
2010: Daniela Hantuchova SVK  beat Jie Zheng CHN | 6-4 6-3
2011: Na Li CHN  beat Shuai Peng CHN | 6-4 6-4
2012: Nadia Petrova RUS  beat Na Li CHN  | 6-4 2-6 6-4
2013: Not Played
Playing PYW [Pick-Your-Winner] is simple, for each match proposed, just vote for the player you like best. Each vote will count as one game. You may only vote once, unless the "Vote again" is activated (after a minimum of 24 hours following the first vote)
As this tournament is a Grand Slam, there is no tie-break in the last set
The 8th seed and PYW World number 1 will take on unseeded and PYW world number 5 in the final of the first Grand Slam of the year. Both players came in with a perfect record in 2014. Jankovic, having won both Premier events in Brisbane & Sydney, is currently on a winning streak of 16 matches, while her opponent has won her tune-up event in Auckland and is currently on a winning streak of 11 matches. In addition to the pression of winning a Grand Slam title, the winner of this match will go back home with the PYW World Number 1 ranking.
Jankovic & Williams faced each other only once in this tournament, back in the inaugural event of 2005 when Venus Williams prevailed in the fourth round of the tournament. Since then, both players have shined down under, Venus finishing runner-up in 2009, while Jankovic scored two back-to-back semi-finals in 2007 and 2008.
Jankovic's road to the final was quite an easy one as she hasn't faced any seed in the tournament and has so far lost only 1 set, in her quarter final match against Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
Venus Williams's road was a bit harder as she faced 4 seeds so far, sarting the tournament by a complete destroy of 22nd Seed Makarova, then winning easily her next two round. She then had to battle in 3 sets for her last three matches against the 26, 28 and 30th seeds respectively.
Complete rules, roll of honour and complete rankings here
PYW Australian Open 2014 | Final | Vote Now!
Venus Williams USA vs Jelena Jankovic SRB  |
This can't last. This misery can't last. I must remember that and try to control myself. Nothing lasts really. Neither happiness nor despair. Not even life lasts very long. There'll come a time in the future when I shan't mind about this anymore, when I can look back and say quite peacefully and cheerfully how silly I was. No, no, I don't want that time to come ever. I want to remember every minute, always, always to the end of my days.
Last edited by ^bibi^; Jan 22nd, 2014 at 02:03 PM.