Friday, November 09, 2012

Backspin Puzzle Break! (Ms. Backspin '12 Edition)

On the eve of the crowning of "Ms. Backspin '12," the contenders face off... in 40 pieces:

But whichever woman's face gets pieced together first doesn't necessarily mean that SHE will win.


Blogger Diane said...

Oh, you went and did it again, and then I felt compelled to put it together :). Very nice.

I think I know who Ms. Backspin is. Can't wait to see if I'm right.

Fri Nov 09, 07:20:00 PM EST  
Blogger Todd.Spiker said...

Pune $125K update:

It'll be Kimiko Date-Krumm vs. Elina Svitolina in the final. Either way, some major or minor history will be made.

If the teenage (18 just this past September) Ukrainian wins, she'll be the youngest WTA titlist since Wozniacki (18 yrs. and just short of 2 months) won New Haven in 2008; while a Date-Krumm (at 42 and a little over a month) title will made her the oldest WTA singles champion ever.

Currently, the oldest champion is Billie Jean King, who won in Birmingham in 1983 at age 39 and 7 months. Date-Krumm is already the second-oldest winner, as she took the crown in Seoul (after returning from her decade-plus retirement) in 2009 just a day short of her 39th birthday.

39y,7m,23d - Billie Jean King (Birmingham '83)
38y,11m,30d - Kimiko Date-Krumm (Seoul '09)
37y,7m,2d - Martina Navratilova (Paris '94)

Sat Nov 10, 12:00:00 PM EST  

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