Rome Draw Challenge Champ Named
Published May 19, 2014 12:12
User Craigpross has been named the Event Champion for Rome, the fourth event in the inaugural WTA Draw Challenge.
Craigpross correctly picked 43 out of a possible 55 matches. He was consistent throughout, starting with 20 out of 24 first round matches, including Camila Giorgi's upset of World No.10 Dominika Cibulkova and Francesca Schiavone's defeat of World No.19 Eugenie Bouchard.
Craigpross was accurate on 12 of 16 second round matches, including once again a surprise victory for Schiavone over Garbiñe Muguruza. He got five of eight third round matches right, including all four on the bottom half of the draw. He picked three of the four quarterfinal matches correctly, most notably Sara Errani's career-best win over World No.2 Li Na. He was accurate the rest of the way, picking Serena Williams and Errani to win their semifinals and Williams to be victorious in the final.
Coming in second place with 42 points was Elfmangel77.
The previous WTA Draw Challenge events were won by Luke Anderson in Indian Wells, Adriano in Miami and Rjgib101670 in Madrid.
The race to be Season Champion remains extremely close, with Paola in first place with 208 points, Adriano in second with 207 and Derevko in third with 206.
The remaining WTA Draw Challenge events for the year will be held in Montréal, Cincinnati, Wuhan, Beijing and at the BNP Paribas WTA Championships Singapore presented by SC Global.