Sunday, 12 April 2009

A Statistical Query

There are approximately 6.8 billion people living on earth. In Europe and North America combined, there are around 1.07 billion people.

Throughout history, people from many ethnic groups have moved around the world, either looking for work and an improved lifestyle, or fleeing oppression. This has resulted in many multi-cultural societies, particularly in the developed world.

Sport is played throughout the world. Certain sports, including tennis and golf, have higher take-up costs than, say, soccer. Therefore, the players at the top of these sports tend to come from the world's wealthier countries and communities. Despite this, the WTA Rankings top 100 includes women from 37 countries.

So if, hypothetically, there were to be a WTA tour final in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA between protagonists from Odense, Denmark and Montreal, Canada, what are the statistical odds of the following match-up :

Wozniak v Wozniacki. ?