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S6 - 4: Australian Open, Melbourne (GS)



Australian Open, Melbourne




Week 4 * Plexi Grand Slam * Draw Size 16


S1 Winner - Nathalie Dechy
S2 Winner - Tamarine Tanasugarn
S3 Winner - Alicia Molik
S4 Winner - Lindsay Davenport
S5 Winner - Britney Spears


Melbourne, AUS - Welcome to Melbourne, and the first Grand Slam event of season six on the ATC, Kirilenko and Myskina have shared the spoils so far on plexi, but who will claim the coveted Grand Slam title? We'll soon find out, good luck to all!


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Cibulkova - 1
Dementieva - 0
Groth - 2
Hantuchova - 2
Henin - 2
Ivanovic - 1
Kirilenko - 4
Molik - 4
Myskina - 3
Oudin - 0
Sharapova - 1
Shvedova - 1
Spears - 4
Tanasugarn - 0
Watson - 2
V. Williams - 2
Zvonareva - 3

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Anastasia Myskina(1) v Venus Williams
Daniela Hantuchova v Britney Spears(6)

Dominika Cibulkova(8) v Melanie Oudin
Elena Dementieva v Alicia Molik(4)

Maria Sharapova(3) v Ana Ivanovic
Yaroslava Shvedova v Vera Zvonareva(5)

Tamarine Tanasugarn(7) v Justine Henin
Heather Watson v Maria Kirilenko(2)

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1000 -

Spears

700 -

Zvonareva

450 -

Myskina

250 -

Molik

140 -

Sharapova
Kirilenko
Tanasugarn
Hantuchova

90 -

Dementieva
Cibulkova

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Vera Zvonareva


Bepa is POTW this time for her runner-up finish in Sydney last week, and she now has 3 aces to use at the Aussie Open

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For the first time, perhaps ever, the top two players in the game are also the top two favourites for the Slam. Kirilenko and Myskina have been extremely impressive so far on plexi, Myskina has won a major, whilst MK is still searching for that elusive breakthrough, it would be an epic final should they meet, but there are many other players in with a chance, like Zvonareva, who seems poised to act as a spoiler should MK/Nastya fail. She's a former finalist here and is in great form, this trio will certainly be very tough to stop in the early stages.


Solid Bets




Despite failing to impress so far on plexi, Molik can never be counted out. The ATC legend has 4 aces, and whilst her usual gameplan isn't as successful as it once was, she has the potential to beat anyone, she's been a finalist here 4 times, and a 5th appearance should not be dismissed. Britney is the reigning Queen of the Australian Open, and like Molik, has yet to show her true class on this surface, but she has only played one match against someone other than Henin, so she's an unknown quantity and could be very dangerous, which brings us finally to the Belgian 'newbie', Henin has shown she can be a nuisance to the top players, and if they fail to take their chances, she looks primed to sneak in and steal the spotlight.


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Please don't be a curse/


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And again Vera will defeat Yarka

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vs. Myskina, who just won in Sydney? OMG
At least I did beat her the only time we played. Good luck Myskina!
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What a fucked up draw, Dav. Talk about rigged.


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Venus Ready for Australian Open
Williams set to face #1 Anastasia Myskina in the opening round

Venus Williams gives a press conference before the Australian Open begins.
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MELBOURNE -- World's #13 Venus Williams has arrived in Melbourne for the Australian Open. It will be Williams' first Grand Slam event on the ATC tour.
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Williams started the year off strongly, reaching the finals in Auckland. She was blitzed in the final by Maria Kirilenko and then lost in the opening rounds in her next two events.
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"It's been a rather shaky start to the year," Venus said of her three match losing streak. "It was weird to win three matches in a row, first event, and then to lose the last three. It can be frustrating because I'm always putting in 100%."
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Her 100% will have to come into effect early at the Australian Open, if she wants to do well. She opens against Sydney champion and world's #1 Anastasia Myskina. "It's not the best draw I could have asked for," Williams admitted. "But since I am unseeded, I would have been facing a seed no matter what. I guess it's better to start at the top."
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Williams can take note that she did beat Myskina in the Auckland semi finals earlier this year. "I guess it helps, but really Anastasia just won in Sydney, so she's another player than she was in Auckland. The top players always know how to step it up in these big events. That's why they're the top players. I just hope to play my game. If I do, the result will be obvious. But Myskina will be tough, she's not #1 for anything."
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What a fucked up draw, Dav. Talk about rigged.
Take out your frustrations here http://www.random.org/

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NO MELANIE!!!!

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