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post #106 of 166 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 2012, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Off Season News + 2012 - Australia.

I like her overall position (ie. stosur/kvitova quarter)... but not the draw itself, dangerous waters.

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Marion practicing here on court 3 : HERE

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post #108 of 166 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2012, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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I can't even watch this match it's painful Marion just looks like shes going to lose.

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Oh thankgod. That was ugly.

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Re: Off Season News + 2012 - Australia.

Stosur is out, so her draw to the QF is moderate. She will have to pass a few tests to get there.
Next up: Dokic, most likely the night match on RLA for thursday

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Job done. Some rallies on http://www.eurosport.fr.
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Re: Off Season News + 2012 - Australia.

Good. She just lost 5 games overall so that's a pretty good start.
A rematch against Dokic could be a little bit trickier. On a good day she can be a major threat. Marion will need to keep serving well.
I start to be very afraid of Zheng looming in her quarter. I still have in memory this R3 exit when she could have easily reached the semies.

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Oh well a win is a win. If she was playing as badly as everyone says, she probbaly would have lost this match a few years ago. Id rather her play badly now anyway and still win. Plus she didnt play that well at the start of Wimbledon either.

I agree with Iceland about Zheng, shes the biggest threat in this quarter... I was never worried whatsoever about Stosur but Zheng is tricky...

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Re: Off Season News + 2012 - Australia.

I hope Vinci can pull through. Strangely I'm very worried bout R2 and R3 but not R4 :/

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Good win to kick off her campaign.

I'm worried about Dokic. From what I saw of the Sydney highlights, Jelena was overpowering a passive Marion in the second set when she had it together, and the crowd could be a big factor in this match.

Marion needs to be aggressive and, of course, serve well.

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Serve can be her huge advantage. Jelena Dokic is famous for her weak serve when she isn't playing quite well, and even when she plays good. So if Marion serves well, it should be good.
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As expected : Marion vs Jelena Night session 1st position on Rod Laver Arena
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Marion will have to play well.

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Just listen to her and you will be more confident : I worked so hard during off season
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