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TGMTEL
01 Aug 19 17:03
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I've decided to come up with a little competition where we try to pick the future stars of tennis. This one is for WTA, there is also another thread for ATP. Despite the wall of text it's pretty straightforward.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS (selection process):
* You get two picks per year and you can make these whenever you like in 2019. At the beginning of 2020 (we will go by UKT), you get another two picks (you can make these picks whenever you like during the year), another two for 2021 etc. After a few years you will have hopefully built up quite the stable.
* You can pick any player born 2002 or later with the exception of Coco Gauff since everyone has already predicted her to be the next big thing.
* You can make your two picks at the same time or one at a time.
* If another contestant has already picked a player, no-one else can pick this player.
* You can not change picks.
* You can not save picks to the next year.
* Born 2002 or later will always apply so if there's some late bloomer born in 2002 that is developing in x amount of years from now, you can still choose them at the time regardless of age.
There's no deadline for this, you can join in whenever you like.


BUT HOW DO WE GET POINTS?
Here's how the scoring works. Points will be awarded for ranking success and title success.
Ranking: If your player go on to become a top 20 player, you earn 1 point. If your player becomes a top 10 player, you earn another 1 pt (so 2 pts), if your player becomes top 5 you earn another 1 pt (so 3 pts) and if your player goes on to become world number one you earn another 1 pt (so 4 pts).
Titles: If your player wins a main draw tour title, you earn 1 pt.
If your player reaches a Grand Slam final, you earn 1.5 pts. If your player wins a Grand Slam, you earn another 1 pt (so 2.5 pts). If your player wins three or more Grand Slams, you earn another 1,5 points (so 4 pts).
This means the total number of points won for a pick can be 9 points, 4 from ranking success and 5 from title success. You can not get points for things that have already happened. (So let's say you pick some late bloomer who just won his/her first main tour title, you will not get a point for that, but will get points for whatever achievements your player accomplishes later).


I will try to keep the thread updated with picks and scores so it's easy to know which players have already been picked. First contestant to 15 points wins the competition.
Good luck. You can make pick(s) for 2019 now if you want or you can scout and wait til later. Just do them before the year is over. Make the picks in this thread. If you have questions, just ask here.

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By:
nofx
When: 01 Aug 19 17:15
I predict that @aaronh will win this thread
By:
edy
When: 01 Aug 19 17:31
Danilovic, Iga
By:
edy
When: 01 Aug 19 17:32
damn, dem bishes be older than I thought.
By:
nofx
When: 01 Aug 19 17:33
you need to book a board meeting before using Olga for anything monetary or fame anyway
By:
nofx
When: 01 Aug 19 17:34
https://i.imgur.com/R3LZZkK.gif
By:
TGMTEL
When: 01 Aug 19 17:37

Aug 1, 2019 -- 12:32PM, edy wrote:


damn, dem bishes be older than I thought.


Yes. Both born in 2001 so not valid picks. But you can choose other players, they just need to be born 2002 or later and not be Coco Gauff.

By:
aaronh
When: 01 Aug 19 21:11
Clara Tauson, Daria Lopatetska
By:
nofx
When: 01 Aug 19 21:40
Lopatetskaya, Daria

Kudermetova, Polina
By:
TGMTEL
When: 01 Aug 19 21:45
Daria already taken. So pick someone else, can be now or anytime before the new year.
Other pick is valid.
By:
edy
When: 01 Aug 19 21:49
Oh Tauson is a good one. I've been the one hyping her up more than anyone else Cry
By:
TGMTEL
When: 01 Aug 19 21:58
For clarification: "If your player wins a main draw tour title, you earn 1 pt." refers to WTA Internationals and above.
By:
edy
When: 01 Aug 19 22:31
Osuigwe

Kostyuk
By:
Journeyman
When: 04 Aug 19 13:04
M. Laki
L. A. Fernandez
By:
TGMTEL
When: 04 Sep 19 18:18
Linda Fruhvirtova
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 08 Dec 19 14:35
Just a reminder for those of you who haven't made any or all of your picks for this year, you have until the year is over, so Dec 31, 23:59 UKT, to do so. From Jan 1, 0:00 UKT you can pick new player(s) for 2020.
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 21 Dec 19 17:17
Daria Snigur
By:
edy
When: 04 Jan 20 00:55
Pick #1 2019

Joelle Lilly Sophie Steur
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 04 Jan 20 00:58
hey edy.
I have an important question for you.
Spoiler: Show
What year is it?
By:
wisewords
When: 04 Jan 20 01:09
Pick #1 2020 Joelle Lilly Sophie Steur
By:
edy
When: 04 Jan 20 11:16
oh no, ww stole my pick
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 04 Jan 20 11:20
she's yours if you want her. If you decline, pick will go to ww.
By:
edy
When: 04 Jan 20 11:58
I'd please like her as my flag.
By:
wisewords
When: 04 Jan 20 12:02
Plain
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 04 Jan 20 12:22
no problem
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 31 Jul 20 23:39
Brenda Fruhvirtova
By:
edy
When: 30 Aug 20 14:54
pick #2 2020

Noma Nona Akugue
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 03 Sep 20 16:16
pick 2 2020
Katrina Scott
By:
edy
When: 09 Feb 21 18:01
Correction on pick #2 2020 Noma Noha Akugue

pick #1 2021 -> Alex Eala

pick #2 2021 -> Qinwen Zheng
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 09 Feb 21 19:48
Smart to pick a Chinese player. 1 guaranteed point (title win) with all the vulture events they put on.
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 14 Feb 21 06:10
pick #1 2021 Olivia Gadecki
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 07 Mar 21 15:14
We have a leaderboard!
1) arrong 1 pt (Clara Tauson 1 pt for winning WTA title)
2) everybody else 0 pts.
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 22 Mar 21 00:08
Leylah Fernandez wins Monterrey and we have another person on the leaderboard!
1) arrong 1 pt (Clara Tauson 1 pt for winning WTA title)
Journeyman 1 pt (Leylah Fernandez 1 pt for winning WTA title)
3) everybody else 0 pts.
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 02 Jul 21 08:47
Pick #2 2021:
Emma Raducanu
By:
n88uk
When: 17 Jul 21 11:36
Ane Mintegi del Olmo
By:
n88uk
When: 25 Jul 21 16:37
Sara Bejlek
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 08 Sep 21 17:43
What a breakthrough tournament for the flags!
By:
edy
When: 09 Sep 21 03:04
Will you trade me Raducanu if I give you Alex Eala, Osuigwe and Steur?
By:
SamuelMertensBertens
When: 09 Sep 21 13:14
No.
By:
edy
When: 09 Sep 21 16:31
Just to make it clear btw., my Osuigwe pick was Victoria Osuigwe, not Whitney Osuigwe like some might assume.
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