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Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci 10 32.26%
Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 12 38.71%
Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond 3 9.68%
Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova 5 16.13%
Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears 0 0%
Alternate Team 1 3.23%
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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2012, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Who wins Istanbul?

Doubles will take the court on Saturday with the draw to be determined later this week. Liezel Huber, who adopted a child after United States Open, and Lisa Raymond took the title last year with intentions on defending it. Huber and Raymond has won 5 titles in 2012.
Sara Errani, who is also playing singles, and Roberta Vinci has been the best doubles team with 8 titles which includes the French Open and United States Open.
Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka has won 4 titles. However, in my opinion, their best results came during the grass season where they lost in the finals at Wimbledon and Olympics to Serena and Venus Williams and United States Open where they lost to Errani and Vinci in the final.
Maria Kirilenko, who has been slowed by injuries, and Nadia Petrova won the final spot defeating Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears, who won 4 titles where 3 of them came during the Asian swing at Seoul, Tokyo and Osaka, in the semifinals at Moscow last week. Kirilenko and Petrova won Miami and was a finalist at the French Open losing to Errani and Vinci.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2012, 01:21 PM
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I think Hlavackova/Hradecka have a good chance. The last time they failed to make the final of a tournament was back at the French Open in June and I think the surface should suit their games. I think you can put forward a solid case for every team though.

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Re: Who wins Istanbul?

Think everyone's got a good shot, but hoping Errani/Vinci will finish their brilliant year with the win here
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So, we have the draw now! It is Vinci/Errani vs Petrova/Kirilenko in the upper semifinal and Huber/Raymond vs Hradecka/Hlavackova in the other one.

Team Errinci leads 4-1 Petrolenko this year while team HuRay is tied with HracKova 1-1.

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So, we have the draw now! It is Vinci/Errani vs Petrova/Kirilenko in the upper semifinal and Huber/Raymond vs Hradecka/Hlavackova in the other one.

Team Errinci leads 4-1 Petrolenko this year while team HuRay is tied with HracKova 1-1.
What's funny?


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What's funny?
I just tried to make up names of the teams, but they just ridiculous. Especially the last one in Bulgarian.

Pironkova.Kostova.Petrova.Kerber.Schnyder. Stosur.Jankovic.Kuznetsova.
Pavlyuchenkova.Niculescu.Radwanska.Date-Krumm.Kvitova.Vinci.Muguruza.

Vesnina.Falconi.Paszek.Shvedova.Bacsinszky.Van Uytvanck.Voegele
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long season, it comes down who wants it more

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Hope for a Russian vs Czech final.
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Italy vs Russia and United States vs Czech Republic on Saturday

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Hopefully the WTA promotional poster will become true


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^^ yeah, hopefully

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Good luck to the cze and italian teams


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C'mon Czech ladies!

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I think Italians will take it.

Sorry Andi and Lucie
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 2012, 12:35 AM
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Errani/Vinci def. Kirilenko/Petrova 6-3 4-6 [10-6]
Hlavackova/Hradecka def. Huber/Raymond 7-5 6-3

Errani/Vinci def. Hlavackova/Hradecka 5-7 6-4 [10-4]


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