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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Welcome to the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix!​

As the first tournament on the WTFT, we'll see how each player plays, who has the stuff - and who does not. A future number one is playing in this tournament, but who? Stay tuned to find out.

Important Information​


Points are due by October 5 at 5:00 pm EST!

Prize Money


Singles

Winner $96,000
Finalist $51,000
Semifinalists $27,000
Quarterfinalists $14,250
First Round Loss $7500

Doubles

Winner $38,000
Finalist $22,000
Semifinalists $16,000​

Tournament Schedule

Saturday, October 4 - 5:00 pm EST - Points Due
Sunday, October 5, 2003 - Singles First Round
Monday, October 6, 2003 - Singles Quarterfinals
Tuesday, October 7, 2003 - Singles Quarterfinals
Wednesday, October 8, 2003 - Singles/Doubles Semifinals
Thursday, October 9, 2003 - Singles/Doubles Semifinals
Friday, October 10, 2003 - Doubles Final
Saturday, October 11, 2003 - Singles Final
 

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This is the first tournament on the WTFT, and most of the players on the tour have signed up. We don't really know how everyone plays, but we'll make predictions, even though we have absolutely no idea.

Silvia Farina Elia vs. Mary Pierce

Again, we don't know how they play, so we'll guess. The key to winning will be concentration. If Silvia can keep under control, she will win. If not it's Mary.

My pick: Farina Elia in three sets

Picks for the rest of the tournament...

Quarterfinals
Farina Elia d. (1) Clijsters
(3) Baltacha d. Suarez
(4) Matevzic d. Williams
Kutuzova d. (2) Davenport
Semifinals:
(3) Baltacha d. Farina Elia
(4) Matevzic d. Kutuzova
Winner:
(4) Matevzic

I have received everyones points for singles and doubles! :D
 

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Some more notes...​


If you receive a first round bye, and lose in the next round, you only receive credit for losing in the first round.

The ranking points for this tournament are as follows:

Winner: 195
Finalist: 137
Semifinalist: 88
Quarterfinalist: 49
First Round Loss: 25

Quality/Race to the Championships points remain the same.

Also, no bonus points for beating seeds or high-ranked players are given this week, because no one is really ranked. ;)
 

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Do we have a doubles draw too? If so, do we make teams in this thread?
 

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Hey guys! Make doubles teams now! Just say you need a partner or who you want to play with!
 

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Lindsay Davenport,
Do you want to play doubles with Viktoriya Kutuzova? Kutuzova/Davenport?
 

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Why doesn't Viktoriya Kutuzova have a picture? Can I post one?
 

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Viktoriya Kutuzova needs a doubles partner.
 

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Farina Elia/Matevzic confirmed!
 

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Great! We now have two doubles teams, which means that there will definately be a doubles tournament!
 

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Yeah!
 

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Davenport, would you like to send points?
 

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How do we send points, Henenport? Does Davenport divide 200 points into three sets or does she combine our points (200+200) and send 400?
 

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Getting To Know… Viktoriya Kutuzova


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Two weeks ago she was unranked. Last week, having played the third pro event of her career, she debuted on the WTA Rankings at No.451. On Monday, she leapt 183 spots to No.268. Something seems to say that 14-year-old Ukrainian Viktoriya Kutuzova is a player to watch in the coming years!

Runner-up at the Australian Open juniors in January, Kutuzova made her senior debut playing three ITF Women’s Circuit events in recent months. In each event, she went one round better—second round in Jackson, Mississippi, quarterfinals in Dothan, Alabama and the semifinals at Evansville, Indiana.

Despite the rapid improvement, nothing could have prepared Viktoriya, who turns 15 next Tuesday, for her WTA Tour debut at last week’s JPMorgan Chase Open in Los Angeles.

Stepping up from a $75,000 challenger to a $635,000 Tier II Tour event is a rather big jump, but that didn’t seem to faze Viktoriya one bit.

Taking a wildcard into the main draw, she took on and beat world No.41 Lina Krasnoroutskaya 64 64 in the first round. The five-foot-six Viktoriya, who is coached by her father Valeriy Kutuzov and trains at the Evert Academy in Florida, had never previously played someone in the Top 100.

In the second round she led Alexandra Stevenson by a set before the American retired with a right shoulder strain, setting up a third round showdown with Japan’s Ai Sugiyama. That’s where her impressive run came to an end, but rest assured this won’t be the last time you hear of this rising star!

Viktoriya Kutuzova! The fourteen year old!
 

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Silvia Preparing For The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix




The stunning Sliva Farina Elia is hoping to get the WTFT season of to a good start here in Germany, she is also confidetn she can do well in the doubles with partner Matevzic, 'I think we will do well, because we have trained hard' I WANT TO WIN!!!!!
 
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