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Good day, ladies and gentleman,

I hope most of you will know the rules already, but here they are just to make sure:

Pick a player each day. If your player wins, you advance to the next day and get to pick again. At the end, glory and lots of forum cred awaits the ultimate winner. If your player loses, you are out and eternal shame shall fall upon on. Each player can only be chosen once, so maybe don't pick your favoured finalists on the first two days. If the first set was completed and your player retires, it counts as a loss. If your pick withdraws or retires before the first set is completed, you can pick from another match that hasn't been started yet.

If matches are rescheduled due to rain, you are not allowed to pick it on the new day (e.g if Lorenzi-Nakashima is originally scheduled for day 1, but it rains and doesn't start on day 1, starts on day 2 instead...you are not allowed to pick it for day 2. You are however of course allowed to use it as your day 1 pick). If it comes to such a scenario, I will try to point out which matches you are not allowed to pick on the day.

Picks don't have to be made before all play starts for the day, but it naturally should be made before the match with your pick has started.

I hope that covers everything. If there are any additional questions, feel free to ask.
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Report edy August 29, 2020 12:15 PM BST
The defending champion for this one is milla446.
Report SamuelMertensBertens August 30, 2020 6:08 PM BST
the only WTA woman that ever talked to me on Twitter, Shelby Rogers.
Report bobweenit August 31, 2020 9:24 AM BST
Mladenovic
Report Angoose August 31, 2020 11:30 AM BST
Marketa Vondrousova
Report edy August 31, 2020 12:19 PM BST

Aug 31, 2020 -- 10:24AM, bobweenit wrote:


Mladenovic


That looks like a super smart pick before she's sent into quarantine!

Report edy August 31, 2020 12:42 PM BST
Juvan
Report wisewords August 31, 2020 2:34 PM BST
Shelby Rogers
Report n88uk August 31, 2020 3:17 PM BST
Shelby Rogers for me too.
Report Angoose August 31, 2020 3:23 PM BST
Was she named after a car ?
Report Hank Hill August 31, 2020 3:38 PM BST
Martic

Cheers
Report anubis7 August 31, 2020 5:10 PM BST
Magda Linette
Report milla446 August 31, 2020 10:21 PM BST
Poots
Report edy August 31, 2020 11:02 PM BST
Our second defending champion made it too! Excited Good to have you, milla! I was getting worried.
Report wisewords August 31, 2020 11:50 PM BST
aw, bless you edy! always getting worried about stuff
Report edy September 1, 2020 11:09 AM BST
After day 1

Still in - everyone Excited
Angoose - Vondrousova
anubis7 - Linette
bobweenit - Mladenovic
edy - Juvan
Hank Hill - Martic
milla446 - Putintseva
n88uk - Rogers
SaMeBe - Rogers
wisewords - Rogers
Report Angoose September 1, 2020 11:44 AM BST
Day 2 : Amanda Anisimova to batter Tomova Viktoriya
Report edy September 1, 2020 11:52 AM BST
To batter? So I shall count anything closer than 6-2,6-2 as a loss?
Report Angoose September 1, 2020 12:07 PM BST
Batter comes from the French battre which means to beat Tongue Out
It is also the only method by which haddock should be cooked Happy
Report edy September 1, 2020 12:32 PM BST
haddock needs to be beaten up up humiliated?
Report n88uk September 1, 2020 1:48 PM BST
Jil (Belen) Teichmann
Report anubis7 September 1, 2020 2:02 PM BST
Ons Jabeur
Report edy September 1, 2020 2:07 PM BST
Samsonova
Report milla446 September 1, 2020 2:56 PM BST
Might regret this next week, but Kenin.
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 1, 2020 3:27 PM BST
Samsonova
Report wisewords September 1, 2020 3:31 PM BST
Jil Belén Teichmann
Report Hank Hill September 1, 2020 4:10 PM BST
Jabeur

Cheers
Report bobweenit September 1, 2020 7:58 PM BST
Just 1 cornetto!
Report edy September 2, 2020 8:25 AM BST
After day 2

Angoose - Vondrousova, Anisimova
anubis7 - Linette, Jabeur
bobweenit - Mladenovic, Cornet
Hank Hill - Martic, Jabeur
milla446 - Putintseva, Kenin

out
edy - Juvan, Samsonova
n88uk - Rogers, Teichmann
SaMeBe - Rogers, Samsonova
wisewords - Rogers, Teichmann
Report milla446 September 2, 2020 10:47 AM BST
Yastremska
Report Angoose September 2, 2020 11:24 AM BST
Petra Martic
Report bobweenit September 2, 2020 11:38 AM BST
A toss between Pugula and Putts and because Pugula is longer odds i will go for her. No point winning putting 10s on pokes in every round Laugh
Report bobweenit September 2, 2020 11:39 AM BST
No names mentioned of course !
Report anubis7 September 2, 2020 2:00 PM BST
I'm glad I avoided the day 2 carnage.

Yulia Putintseva
Report milla446 September 2, 2020 2:14 PM BST
Forgot you got bonus points for value in this competition. I'll just go back to polishing my trophy now.
Report bobweenit September 2, 2020 3:32 PM BST
Laugh
Report Hank Hill September 2, 2020 3:52 PM BST
Kontaveit

Cheers
Report edy September 3, 2020 8:50 AM BST
After day 3

Angoose - Vondrousova, Anisimova, Martic
anubis7 - Linette, Jabeur, Putintseva
bobweenit - Mladenovic, Cornet, Pegula
Hank Hill - Martic, Jabeur, Kontaveit

and in a massive upset our defending champion is defeated by Madison Brengle!
milla446 - Putintseva, Kenin, Yastremska
Report bobweenit September 3, 2020 8:52 AM BST
You will be pleased to know he was polishing the tdophy yesterday Ed. So it should arrive back in tip top condition.
Report bobweenit September 3, 2020 9:01 AM BST
Vekic.
Report milla446 September 3, 2020 9:21 AM BST

Sep 3, 2020 -- 9:52AM, bobweenit wrote:


You will be pleased to know he was polishing the tdophy yesterday Ed. So it should arrive back in tip top condition.


Laugh

Report Angoose September 3, 2020 12:31 PM BST
Garbine Muguruza
Report anubis7 September 3, 2020 2:44 PM BST
Amanda Anisimova
Report Hank Hill September 3, 2020 4:09 PM BST
Anisimova

Cheers
Report Hank Hill September 3, 2020 4:11 PM BST
not sure I was in time - if not can I have Konta?

Cheers
Report Angoose September 3, 2020 5:37 PM BST
Start time of the Anisimova match is shown as 16:10 on flash score
Report wisewords September 3, 2020 5:58 PM BST
Flashscore isn't always accurate. we need accuracy!
Report edy September 3, 2020 6:19 PM BST
I researched it real hard and determined it had not started yet, the Anisimova pick stands.
Report anubis7 September 3, 2020 6:20 PM BST
I looked at this thread at 4.17 and the match was shown as 8 minutes gone. I'm happy for Hank's pick to be Anisimova. She lost the first game to 15 so there was no advantage gained.
Report Angoose September 3, 2020 7:18 PM BST
All's well that end's well Love
Report Angoose September 3, 2020 7:19 PM BST
What didn't end well, however, was my Day 4 selection.
The clue was in the name, Muguruza Cry
Report edy September 4, 2020 9:27 AM BST
After day 4

anubis7 - Linette, Jabeur, Putintseva, Anisimova
bobweenit - Mladenovic, Cornet, Pegula, Vekic
Hank Hill - Martic, Jabeur, Kontaveit, Anisimova

mugged:
Angoose - Vondrousova, Anisimova, Martic, Muguruza
Report anubis7 September 4, 2020 3:41 PM BST
Angelique Kerber
Report Hank Hill September 4, 2020 5:14 PM BST
Rogers

Cheers
Report bobweenit September 4, 2020 7:38 PM BST
Estonias finest!
Report Hank Hill September 5, 2020 3:59 AM BST
Mertens

Cheers
Report edy September 5, 2020 10:41 AM BST
After day 5

anubis7 - Linette, Jabeur, Putintseva, Anisimova, Kerber
bobweenit - Mladenovic, Cornet, Pegula, Vekic, Kontaveit
Hank Hill - Martic, Jabeur, Kontaveit, Anisimova, Rogers
Report bobweenit September 5, 2020 12:01 PM BST
Muchova
Report anubis7 September 5, 2020 3:25 PM BST
I'm going to risk the deadly Pironkova trap:

Donna Vekic
Report edy September 5, 2020 10:46 PM BST
After day 6 we have our too finalists as anubis7 is kicked out by Pironkova keeping her comeback run to the title alive. We would've almost had our champion too, but Muchova remembered that bob had trusted her with his life and she casually came back from a big final set deficit and three points to reward bob for his trust.

bobweenit - Mladenovic, Cornet, Pegula, Vekic, Kontaveit, Muchova
Hank Hill - Martic, Jabeur, Kontaveit, Anisimova, Rogers, Mertens
Report Hank Hill September 6, 2020 6:26 AM BST
Kvitova

Cheers
Report anubis7 September 6, 2020 11:12 AM BST
That was a stupid decision from me to pick Donna Vekic. Sad
Report bobweenit September 6, 2020 12:18 PM BST
Hank you may as well step down. nobody will bt the weenit i am wta's no 1 wonga maker. save yourself the pain.
Report bobweenit September 6, 2020 12:24 PM BST
I even had a pm of Edy aaking how my surname was spelt for the engraving process.
Report edy September 6, 2020 2:06 PM BST
You weren't Pironkova's first victim in this competition, anubis. Out of an original 9 participants, she's claimed the scalp of 4 of us.
Report bobweenit September 6, 2020 4:43 PM BST
I will try to lose by backing Petra Martic! I will try hard to give Spank the win.
Report bobweenit September 6, 2020 4:44 PM BST
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM HOPE YOU BOYS LISTENED KAYMER IS A CHOKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKER
Report edy September 6, 2020 4:46 PM BST
Please don't spam this thread with talk about some Kaymer guy.
Report bobweenit September 6, 2020 4:47 PM BST
oh sorry Edward !
Report milla446 September 6, 2020 4:52 PM BST

Sep 6, 2020 -- 3:06PM, edy wrote:


You weren't Pironkova's first victim in this competition, anubis. Out of an original 9 participants, she's claimed the scalp of 4 of us.


Still less embarrassing than being Brengled.

Report bobweenit September 6, 2020 8:03 PM BST
Well done Hank.
Report bobweenit September 6, 2020 8:09 PM BST
I was slow today would of chose Brady but missed the time. I rode my luck with Muchova so it was time to bow out. The attention and kudos that came with winning would have been to overwhelming  for me.
Report Hank Hill September 6, 2020 8:18 PM BST
I haven't won yet! you going to be on the golf? remember it's a Monday finish
Report bobweenit September 6, 2020 8:20 PM BST
Yeah good olde Labour day finish.
Report bobweenit September 6, 2020 11:03 PM BST
trophy shared or you wanna go on to find ze winner
Report milla446 September 6, 2020 11:11 PM BST
You both lose. Trophy remains at Milla Towers surely? Mischief

In all seriousness, unlucky lads.
Report Hank Hill September 6, 2020 11:13 PM BST
4 mps Cry
Report bobweenit September 6, 2020 11:26 PM BST

Sep 7, 2020 -- 12:11AM, milla446 wrote:


You both lose. Trophy remains at Milla Towers surely? In all seriousness, unlucky lads.


Grin

Report edy September 7, 2020 10:38 AM BST
We have to have a winner, right? Instead of reviving you two, I'd suggest a tiebreaker. Can't decide on one retroactively (like average ranking of the picks up to this point), that'd be unfair (maybe I'll include it in the rules for RG), so it'd have to be a tiebreaker for a future event/match.

What better way to decide than let you pick the winner of Pironkova's match? Since you can be tied there too, also write down number of sets won, number of games lost, and lastly to really break it up if necessary...total points won by the winner.

Weighted in importance in that order.
Report bobweenit September 7, 2020 12:11 PM BST
Pironkova for me Edy. If Hank chooses Cornetto i will not need to  engage the grey matter on the other points.
Thanks Edy your input into these forums is appreciated.
Report edy September 7, 2020 2:35 PM BST
I hope Hank sees it on such short notice. Otherwise we'll have to go with another match further in the future.
Report edy September 7, 2020 6:54 PM BST
Cry
Report Angoose September 7, 2020 6:58 PM BST
Perhaps they could both post pictures of their current haircuts and teh forum can vote on a winner Grin
Report bobweenit September 7, 2020 7:37 PM BST
haha Hank would win hands down.
Report edy September 7, 2020 7:38 PM BST
They'd just end up submitting pictures of Timothée Chalamet, Chris Pine or Matt Bomer.

We'll just do what I outlined at 10:38 with the final, whoever may be in it, instead of with the Pironkova-Cornet match. Whoever doesn't submit his tiebreaking tip for that match will lose, and be banned from my competitions forever and ever after.
Report edy September 8, 2020 4:27 PM BST
bobweenit • September 8, 2020 4:25 PM BST
Edy I won that sucide comp. Hank pm me saying he couldnt go another round with me and threw the toewll in.
My Pironkova winner deserved the title!!


As you can see, I got word that Hank wants bob to be the winner. I think that's too bad, but I will have to accept it.

Congratulations bob! You made many great pick. I hope to see you at RG.
Report Angoose September 8, 2020 4:35 PM BST
Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova described her return to tennis as "unreal" after she reached the US Open quarter-finals for the first time following a three-year hiatus from the sport.

Pironkova, who last played at Wimbledon in 2017, beat Alize Cornet 6-4 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 to set up a last-eight tie with Serena Williams.

The 32-year-old considered not returning to the tour following the birth of her son in March 2018.

"It's absolutely unreal," she said, "so many of the self proclaimed experts on the Betfair forum doubted me, what do they know".

"I really can't believe it. I was so exhausted by the end of the match I really didn't believe I had it in me. I kept fighting and it obviously paid off."
Report Hank Hill September 8, 2020 7:01 PM BST
sorry, I was on the golf - I shall be back for RG - cheers for running it edy
Report Hank Hill September 8, 2020 7:14 PM BST
Oh, I just re-read it - you want us to do picks for the final?
Report edy September 8, 2020 9:55 PM BST
Yes, as a tiebreaker. We need a winner, right?

So whenever the final has been determined, post who you think will win, in how many sets the person will win, how many games she will lose and total points.
Report edy September 8, 2020 9:55 PM BST
and then hope Naomi Osaka doesn't withdraw from the final.
Report edy September 12, 2020 12:40 PM BST
*bump*
Report SamuelMertensBertens September 12, 2020 12:52 PM BST
Azarenka, 3, 14, 174
Report bobweenit September 12, 2020 3:31 PM BST
gosh you think Osaka gets another go if she doesnt show up 4 the final ? But as you seem to have a soft spot for Hank i will go with Osaka in 2 sets and dropping 7 games
Report bobweenit September 12, 2020 3:36 PM BST
total points won by osaka 70.
Report edy September 12, 2020 8:55 PM BST
You didn't make the final two, SaMeBe...
Report Hank Hill September 12, 2020 9:59 PM BST
sorry edy I totally forgot!
Report wisewords September 12, 2020 10:07 PM BST
Sad
Report edy September 13, 2020 12:25 AM BST
No need to be sorry towards me. It's you who missed out on the golden opportunity to put your name in the history books and earn lots of forum cred.

It's not the final we envisoned. Today we crown our new champion after a walkover. This however does not take away from his achievements at the tournament. From a tough field, our bob navigated to the final elegantly and without breaking a sweat. He is the deserved champion.
Report bobweenit September 13, 2020 9:02 AM BST
Report anubis7 September 13, 2020 5:47 PM BST
Congrats Bob and thanks to edy for hosting.
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