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SamuelMertensBertens
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While most eyes will be on the Novak Djokovic saga there is actually some tennis being played this week, with ATP and WTA tournaments in both Sydney and Adelaide.

There is also qualifying for Australian Open, and speaking of that, we're doing a little comp for that for those of you that want a break from the swirling chaos:
https://community.betfair.com/tennis/go/thread/view/94186/31741435/ao-qualifying-tennis-hipster-challenge#flvWelcomeHeader
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Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 7:36 AM GMT

Jan 15, 2022 -- 1:35AM, wisewords wrote:


re-stole?


edy's calling Donna a thief.

Report wisewords January 15, 2022 7:46 AM GMT
are you edy?
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 7:47 AM GMT
he says I am you.
Report edy January 15, 2022 7:47 AM GMT
Guess it shouldn't actually be called re-stealing if you are just taking back what's yours.
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 7:49 AM GMT
I agree, like Sloane did Blush
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 7:49 AM GMT
edy missed his chance to own me
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 7:50 AM GMT
Tennis coaches are not property.
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 7:50 AM GMT
yeah ffs edy. tennis coaches are real people too
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 7:52 AM GMT
When will we have on-court coaching back? Sad
Report edy January 15, 2022 7:53 AM GMT

Jan 15, 2022 -- 1:50AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Tennis coaches are not property.


lol, right

Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 7:57 AM GMT
BK 4/4 on BP's today.
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 7:57 AM GMT

Jan 15, 2022 -- 1:22AM, edy wrote:


I have a fantastic trivia for after the Badosa match.


about to ap

Report wisewords January 15, 2022 7:57 AM GMT
tap
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 7:57 AM GMT
you can't miss Aslan vs Andy Cry
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 8:00 AM GMT
Paul McNamee @PaulFMcNamee
I (perhaps thankfully) have commitments the next few hours. This case will turn on whether Djokovic may increase anti-vaxx sentiment given his high profile. There’s a strong perception he’s an anti-vaxxer but, problem is, he is not. I trust the court to view it dispassionately


former player and Aussie Open TD.
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:01 AM GMT
how about Djokovic agrees to get vaxxed on court during the final ceremony if they let him stay?
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:02 AM GMT
is POJD shouter going to do it again?
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:03 AM GMT
that random POJD at the camera last night showed signs of crazy
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:06 AM GMT
GO ON HEADPOINTER
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 8:07 AM GMT
Ben Rothenberg
@BenRothenberg
All this is to say, I’m very ready for this to be over, you guys.


LaughLaugh
Ben loves this.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 8:10 AM GMT

Jan 15, 2022 -- 2:02AM, wisewords wrote:


is POJD shouter going to do it again?


I think so.

Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:10 AM GMT
hit her with the......
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:11 AM GMT
no! HEADPOINTER can stop her
Report edy January 15, 2022 8:12 AM GMT
There’s a strong perception he’s an anti-vaxxer but, problem is, he is not. I trust the court to view it dispassionately

Laugh
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:13 AM GMT
Badosa's got that cocky about her, like she knows the mind games too
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:16 AM GMT
but BK has that very annoying inner self talk steely thing
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:16 AM GMT
edy call the winner
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:17 AM GMT
but Badosa has the strong fistpump game!
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:18 AM GMT
both 6 away
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:19 AM GMT
LMAO OWNAGE!
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:19 AM GMT
VAMOS PAULA HEADPOINTER
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:19 AM GMT
BAMOS SERGIO RAMOS!
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:20 AM GMT
Paula seems to have the antidote for BK's annoying
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 8:20 AM GMT
I'm very close to proclaiming Paula as elite, but will need to watch her against the part timers first.
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:23 AM GMT
Nosaka and Ashleigh Barty?
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 8:23 AM GMT
Paula seething even if she won the point.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 8:23 AM GMT
yeah
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:24 AM GMT
what about Silly Serena, Broken Bianca and So Cool Sonya?
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 8:25 AM GMT
Serena old and finnish
Bianca non-factor for now
S.O.N.Y.A LaughLaugh
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:26 AM GMT
got a bad feeling BK is going to be shouting POJD at you today instead
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 8:27 AM GMT
it's that or a headpoint Plain
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:27 AM GMT
COME ON PAULA HEADPOINTER
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:28 AM GMT
why you laughing at Sonya?
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:29 AM GMT
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This year has been a very bumpy road for me.. I’m finally back to training and doing what I love! I’m happy to have my dad in my life who has always been there for me through thick and thin
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:29 AM GMT
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This year has been a very bumpy road for me.. I’m finally back to training and doing what I love! I’m happy to have my dad in my life who has always been there for me through thick and thin (emoji)
Excited that he’s part of my team and I’m super excited to get back on court competing again next year
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:34 AM GMT
and here we are again
Report Journeyman January 15, 2022 8:36 AM GMT
I don't think I'll ever agree that a match like this should end with a tie break.
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:38 AM GMT
ADVANTAGE HEADPOINTR
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:39 AM GMT
FINISH HER!!!!!!!!!!
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:40 AM GMT
why does this annoying BK apologise when she wrongfoots her?
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:41 AM GMT
VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!1
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:42 AM GMT
DON'T LET HER BACK IN FFS. FINISH HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:43 AM GMT
lol BK trying to control the moment even after she lost
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 8:44 AM GMT
No headpoint! Excited
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 8:44 AM GMT
she did some funky dance instead.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 8:44 AM GMT
And the longest hug I've ever seen in tennis.
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 8:46 AM GMT
yeah BK wouldn't let go
Report edy January 15, 2022 8:46 AM GMT
Maybe she secretly has covid and wanted Badosa out of the AO.
Report edy January 15, 2022 8:47 AM GMT
Rinderknech and Kokkinakis have both lost just three points on their first serves at 7-6,1-1.

Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooring.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 8:48 AM GMT
My favorite kind of tennis Love
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 8:49 AM GMT
woah, BK wants Paula to flop badly in Week 2.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 8:50 AM GMT
BK loves to talk.
Report edy January 15, 2022 8:51 AM GMT
Darja Semenistaja had won 18% of her first serve points after one game into the second set by comparison.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 8:51 AM GMT
Give me Camila "It was a great tournament. Thank you very much" Giorgi.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 8:52 AM GMT
Every match is against a friend for you, Paula.
Report edy January 15, 2022 8:52 AM GMT
I guess you would have not been a fan of Mldanovic' runner-up speech at the Seoul WTA125.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 8:53 AM GMT
Scared
Report edy January 15, 2022 8:55 AM GMT
Mladenovic
Report edy January 15, 2022 8:56 AM GMT
Riiiiiiiiiiight, trivia time!
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 8:57 AM GMT

Jan 15, 2022 -- 2:56AM, edy wrote:


Riiiiiiiiiiight, trivia time!


*How long was Mladenovic's speech in Seoul?

Report edy January 15, 2022 8:58 AM GMT
Which 10 active female players (i.e not retired) that have played at least ten first rounds at a major in singles have the best opening round winning percentage?
Report edy January 15, 2022 9:02 AM GMT

Jan 15, 2022 -- 2:57AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


Jan 15, 2022 --  8:56AM, edy wrote:Riiiiiiiiiiight, trivia time!*How long was Mladenovic's speech in Seoul?


About four minutes between the interviewer approaching her for the first question until the end of the interview.

Report edy January 15, 2022 9:02 AM GMT
https://youtu.be/5nYfKrmpDtk?t=6594

Mladenovic
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 9:07 AM GMT
that was very n88ish of you.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 9:16 AM GMT
woah tennis on BBC with Robbie Koenig on commentary!
Report edy January 15, 2022 9:23 AM GMT
Badosa has won ten consecutive tiebreaks now from what I can see
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 9:25 AM GMT
the new BZS!
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 9:26 AM GMT
Scottish fans in the stands playing bagpipes. Amazing scenes!
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 9:43 AM GMT

Jan 15, 2022 -- 3:16AM, SamuelMertensBertens wrote:


woah tennis on BBC with Robbie Koenig on commentary!


you will not believe this, but Robbie just name dropped Stone Cold Steve Austin!!!

Report edy January 15, 2022 9:47 AM GMT
I find that hard to believe.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 9:51 AM GMT
Murray getting schooled so far.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 9:52 AM GMT

Jan 15, 2022 -- 3:47AM, edy wrote:


I find that hard to believe.


between 7&8th game, 1st point of game 8.

Report edy January 15, 2022 9:54 AM GMT
Sloane still posting marriage stuff on January 15th.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 9:56 AM GMT
does she manage the account or is it done by some savvy social media manager knowing that's the content her fans want?
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 9:57 AM GMT
Thanasi 4 holds away from the Adelaide title.
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 15, 2022 10:00 AM GMT
3
Report Giuseppe January 15, 2022 4:28 PM GMT
"What did the Chinese pig dealer say when he was being robbed by Ned Kelly? "

is this an example of German humour
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 5:17 PM GMT

Jan 15, 2022 -- 2:58AM, edy wrote:


Which 10 active female players (i.e not retired) that have played at least ten first rounds at a major in singles have the best opening round winning percentage?


Serena
Muguruza
N Osaka
Krejcikova?
Venus
Kerber
Svitolina?
Ka Plis?
Sakkari?
Barty

Report Giuseppe January 15, 2022 5:22 PM GMT
for a long time i thought Muguruza wasn't her real name, and you lot just called her that because she was a mugg
Report wisewords January 15, 2022 5:29 PM GMT

Jan 15, 2022 -- 3:02AM, edy wrote:


https://youtu.be/5nYfKrmpDtk?t=6594Mladenovic


I didn't realise there was tennis over Christmas!

Report wisewords January 15, 2022 5:29 PM GMT
wow somehow totally missed out this tournament existing in 2021
Report edy January 16, 2022 6:29 AM GMT
http://www.protennislive.com/posting/2022/9452/qs.pdf

The qualies draw for next week's Concepcion challenger Plain
Report SamuelMertensBertens January 16, 2022 6:38 AM GMT
LaughLaughLaugh
Report edy January 16, 2022 6:42 AM GMT

Jan 15, 2022 -- 11:17AM, wisewords wrote:


Jan 15, 2022 --  8:58AM, edy wrote:Which 10 active female players (i.e not retired) that have played at least ten first rounds at a major in singles have the best opening round winning percentage?SerenaMuguruzaN OsakaKrejcikova?VenusKerberSvitolina?Ka Plis?Sakkari?Barty


#1 Serena (77-2, 97.5%)
#4 Osaka (18-2, 90%)
#7 Muguruza (29-6, 82.9%)
#8 Svitolina (29-6, 82.9%)
#9 Venus (74-16, 82,2%)

Krejcikova has won six straight first rounds at slams, but has only played seven in total
Kerber is 36-19, 65.5%
KaPlis is 30-7, 81.1% (#10 has won 81.8% of her slam first rounds, so KaPlis might well be #11, but not sure.)
Sakkari is 17-6, 73.9%
Barty is 17-9, 60.7%

Report edy January 16, 2022 6:47 AM GMT
Correction

#1 Serena (77-2, 97.5%)
#2
#3
#4 Osaka (18-2, 90%)
#5
#6
#7 Muguruza (29-6, 82.9%)
#7 Svitolina (29-6, 82.9%)
#9 Venus (74-16, 82,2%)
#10

With Muguruza and Svitolina having the exact same record they should share the #7 spot, with there being no #8.
Report wisewords January 16, 2022 3:49 PM GMT
ok here's 5 more guesses

Kvitova
Kuznetsova
Pavlyuchenkova
Keys
Kontaveit
Report wisewords January 16, 2022 3:50 PM GMT
and Halep for luck
Report edy January 16, 2022 5:14 PM GMT
Keys is amongst them. I also added the first round win-loss stats for the as yet missing players

#1 Serena (77-2, 97.5%)
#2 33-3
#3 10-1
#4 Osaka (18-2, 90%)
#5 Keys (30-5, 85.7%)
#6 16-3
#7 Muguruza (29-6, 82.9%)
#7 Svitolina (29-6, 82.9%)
#9 Venus (74-16, 82,2%)
#10 45-10

Lemme also add some fun facts from the official WTA media guide

#2....didn't even make the 2022 media guide, but I swear she ain't retired
#3 Won 2020 WTA Fan Favorite Award, as voted on by fans
#6 Finished 2018 with 46 main draw match wins – only Ka.Pliskova (49) and Kvitova (47) registered more.
#10 Began 2012 with 26-match win streak – best start since Hingis went 37-0 in 1997.
Report wisewords January 16, 2022 5:26 PM GMT
#2 Clijsters?
#3 Iga
#6 Mertens?
#10 Vika
Report edy January 16, 2022 5:51 PM GMT
All correct Happy
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