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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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Report nofx August 1, 2019 6:15 PM BST
I predict that @aaronh will win this thread
Report edy August 1, 2019 6:31 PM BST
Danilovic, Iga
Report edy August 1, 2019 6:32 PM BST
damn, dem bishes be older than I thought.
Report nofx August 1, 2019 6:33 PM BST
you need to book a board meeting before using Olga for anything monetary or fame anyway
Report nofx August 1, 2019 6:34 PM BST
https://i.imgur.com/R3LZZkK.gif
Report TGMTEL August 1, 2019 6:37 PM BST

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.

Report aaronh August 1, 2019 10:11 PM BST
Clara Tauson, Daria Lopatetska
Report nofx August 1, 2019 10:40 PM BST
Lopatetskaya, Daria

Kudermetova, Polina
Report TGMTEL August 1, 2019 10:45 PM BST
Daria already taken. So pick someone else, can be now or anytime before the new year.
Other pick is valid.
Report edy August 1, 2019 10:49 PM BST
Oh Tauson is a good one. I've been the one hyping her up more than anyone else Cry
Report TGMTEL August 1, 2019 10:58 PM BST
For clarification: "If your player wins a main draw tour title, you earn 1 pt." refers to WTA Internationals and above.
Report edy August 1, 2019 11:31 PM BST
Osuigwe

Kostyuk
Report Journeyman August 4, 2019 2:04 PM BST
M. Laki
L. A. Fernandez
Report TGMTEL September 4, 2019 7:18 PM BST
Linda Fruhvirtova
Report SamuelMertensBertens December 8, 2019 3:35 PM GMT
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.
Report SamuelMertensBertens December 21, 2019 6:17 PM GMT
Daria Snigur
Report edy January 4, 2020 1:55 AM GMT
Pick #1 2019

Joelle Lilly Sophie Steur
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 4, 2020 1:58 AM GMT
hey edy.
I have an important question for you.
Spoiler: Show
What year is it?
Report wisewords January 4, 2020 2:09 AM GMT
Pick #1 2020 Joelle Lilly Sophie Steur
Report edy January 4, 2020 12:16 PM GMT
oh no, ww stole my pick
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 4, 2020 12:20 PM GMT
she's yours if you want her. If you decline, pick will go to ww.
Report edy January 4, 2020 12:58 PM GMT
I'd please like her as my flag.
Report wisewords January 4, 2020 1:02 PM GMT
Plain
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 4, 2020 1:22 PM GMT
no problem
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 1, 2020 12:39 AM BST
Brenda Fruhvirtova
Report edy August 30, 2020 3:54 PM BST
pick #2 2020

Noma Nona Akugue
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 3, 2020 5:16 PM BST
pick 2 2020
Katrina Scott
Report edy February 9, 2021 7:01 PM GMT
Correction on pick #2 2020 Noma Noha Akugue

pick #1 2021 -> Alex Eala

pick #2 2021 -> Qinwen Zheng
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 9, 2021 8:48 PM GMT
Smart to pick a Chinese player. 1 guaranteed point (title win) with all the vulture events they put on.
Report SamuelMertensBertens February 14, 2021 7:10 AM GMT
pick #1 2021 Olivia Gadecki
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 7, 2021 4:14 PM GMT
We have a leaderboard!
1) arrong 1 pt (Clara Tauson 1 pt for winning WTA title)
2) everybody else 0 pts.
Report SamuelMertensBertens March 22, 2021 12:08 AM GMT
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.
Report SamuelMertensBertens July 2, 2021 9:47 AM BST
Pick #2 2021:
Emma Raducanu
Report n88uk July 17, 2021 12:36 PM BST
Ane Mintegi del Olmo
Report n88uk July 25, 2021 5:37 PM BST
Sara Bejlek
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 8, 2021 6:43 PM BST
What a breakthrough tournament for the flags!
Report edy September 9, 2021 4:04 AM BST
Will you trade me Raducanu if I give you Alex Eala, Osuigwe and Steur?
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 9, 2021 2:14 PM BST
No.
Report edy September 9, 2021 5:31 PM BST
Just to make it clear btw., my Osuigwe pick was Victoria Osuigwe, not Whitney Osuigwe like some might assume.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 10, 2021 12:45 AM BST
denied
Report edy September 10, 2021 1:29 AM BST
Plain
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 10, 2021 2:45 AM BST
Leylah Fernandez reaches a Grand Slam final and Journeyman takes the lead.
1) Journeyman 2,5 pts (Leylah Fernandez 1 pt for winning WTA title, 1,5 pts for reaching Slam final)
2) arrong 1 pt (Clara Tauson 1 pt for winning WTA title)
3) everybody else 0 pts.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 10, 2021 4:58 AM BST
yours truly joins the leaderboard thanks to England's Emma.
1) Journeyman 2,5 pts (Leylah Fernandez 1 pt for winning WTA title, 1,5 pts for reaching Slam final)
2) SamuelMertensBertens 1,5 pts (Emma Raducanu 1,5 pts for reaching Slam final)
3) arrong 1 pt (Clara Tauson 1 pt for winning WTA title)
4) everybody else 0 pts.

More points will be given out after the final.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 11, 2021 11:51 PM BST
First Grand Slam winner for a flag.
1) SamuelMertensBertens 3,5 pts (Emma Raducanu 2,5 pts for winning a Grand Slam and 1 pt for winning her first title)
2) Journeyman 2,5 pts (Leylah Fernandez 1 pt for winning WTA title, 1,5 pts for reaching Slam final)
3) arrong 1 pt (Clara Tauson 1 pt for winning WTA title)
4) everybody else 0 pts.

More points to expect soon from Emma and Leylah as they are closing in on top 20.
Report edy September 25, 2021 7:11 PM BST
SaMeBe, I swear I meant Victoria Osuigwe and not Whitney. You've known me for so long as a tennis forumite. Do you really think I'd pick someone who would go on a 17 match (and counting) losing streak across all levels (WTA main draws, qualies, ITF).
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 25, 2021 7:18 PM BST
according to https://www.itftennis.com/en/players/victoria-osuigwe/800636441/usa/jt/s/act... Victoria played her first ITF matches in March 2000, seven months after you made your Osuigwe pick. Your request has been denied. But feel free to pick her in 2022.
Report edy September 25, 2021 8:10 PM BST
Yeah, like I'm going to pick another Osuigwe.
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