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Re: US Hardcourt Season

I have nothing meaningful to add.....just thought that our Marion deserved more than one page for her hard-court thread

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Such a pity shes not a top 4 seed. I hope, hope, hope, hope that she does not draw Bepa or Radwanska in the quarters. It would be a disaster.

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Such a pity shes not a top 4 seed. I hope, hope, hope, hope that she does not draw Bepa or Radwanska in the quarters. It would be a disaster.
Not necessarily.....She won that crown by beating Venus practically on her home court...and Venus is superior to either of the other two you named.....Marion also broke thru for her 2nd win vs. Li'l Bepa last year...though I'll concede that both Bepas have given her trouble

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Venus doesnt totally own Maron in their H2H though...

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Venus doesnt totally own Maron in their H2H though...
Only Aga meets that description with her 5-0 H2H....Still,it'd be ridiculous,IMO,to choose to play Venus instead of Aga on grass if you had it in your power to determine your fate.If Marion can just break through ONCE vs. Aga...then other victories will follow in the H2H

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The problem is that Marion always plays Radwanska when Radwanska is playing really well

I'm quite sure Marion would be able to beat the Radwanska I saw lose to Cirstea in LA last year.

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The problem is that Marion always plays Radwanska when Radwanska is playing really well

I'm quite sure Marion would be able to beat the Radwanska I saw lose to Cirstea in LA last year.
Got a question for you...maybe you know the amswer,or maybe not......When deciding whether or not to grant a WC to a borderline player(that is,a player who doesn't indisputably deserve one),do tournament chiefs weigh whether or not it's someone who will appreciate that WC by making an honest effort on court??....As opposed to someone who has a reputation for rolling over and tanking after her serve is first broken......Or does such a consideration never enter the tourney guys' minds??

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Id still take Stosur or Dementieva over those 2 though!

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Just looked at the current entry list for Stanford...and it's not much of a great gift that Ivanovic got a WC there....Can't figure out why she even needed it unless she petitioned for a spot after the preferred deadline...even with her sorry,ITF-caliber of play,she's still seeded higher than Y-C Chan,Kudryavtseva,Scheepers and Harkleroad...so why did SHE need a WC while THEY didn't??Unless it's for the deadline reason I just mentioned......Anyhow,there are some real stiffs in the MD for Marion,so she should manage to avoid an opening-round upset...even the 2nd Round shouldn't be tremendously threatening

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I hope Marion doesnt get Azarenka early either


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I hope Marion doesnt get Azarenka early either
REALLY??Normally,I might agree,but Vika has been a punching bag for most of this year...she lost EASILY to Ana in Rome.Unless she shows a clear return to form,I'd be happy to see Vika set herself up for a KO by Marion

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Eastbourne?

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Eastbourne?
Well,you can try to use isolated examples to prove a point,but I prefer the larger picture: Eastbourne has been Vika's ONLY good tournament since mid-February...that's more than a slight trend...and Marion hardly got her ass kicked with the score 6-3,7-5...the closest of their three encounters yet....Vika is mentally fragile;you can fear her if you want,but I'd rather see Marion break the schneid.That's my competitive mindset...unless I'm overmatched and have no honest expectation of winning...e.g.,Mexico facing the U.S. in basketball....I'd rather BEAT my opponent than run from him

.....While you're here,would you be willing to go to the WTA webpage for me?My PC is fucking up and won't display the captions for the photos.There's a woman with a familiar face in #11 of the 'All-american Photo Gallery',yet I can't remember who she is.Would you click on that photo and tell me what her name is??I'd appreciate it

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I wasnt trying to use it to prove shs having a good year, she clearly isnt, just saying she is a threat with her H2H over Marion.

And the women in #11 are Kathy Jordan and Kathy Rinaldi!

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I wasnt trying to use it to prove shs having a good year, she clearly isnt, just saying she is a threat with her H2H over Marion.

And the women in #11 are Kathy Jordan and Kathy Rinaldi!
WEll,I'll definitely agree with you on THAT one....This year has bothered me a bit with Fran winning RG....It makes me yearn harder for Marion to win her Slam.I think that Venus might retire soon....and that Serena might get a bit lonely with her big sis gone,too....Heck,the BEST guarantee would be if they both met some decent guys and fell in love...while their biological clocks started pounding....It could really open up Wimby for Marion

....Thanks for the info,too.....I couldn't tell 100% if the gal on the right had aged badly...or if they were different women.Jordan really isn't ugly per se...but Rinaldi was a doll.My most vivid memory of her was when she took on a teenaged Steffi Graf at the 1984 L.A. Olympics(it was an exho sport at the time)...and she got angry afterwards b/c the American fans had cheered for the scrappy,unknown youngster named Steffi

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