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S4 Week 23, US Open, USA, Grand Slam!

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Welcome to Flushing Meadows, New York, for the season's final Grand Slam. 14 of the 15 Slams played so far on OWTT have had different winners - will we have another new Grand Slam winner here in New York? With not long to go until the Year End Championships, this tournament will be crucial in players' campaigns for the season-ending Top 8. Let's check out the big guns here in New York....


The Favourites




#4 Lindsay Davenport – Davenport has just won the title in New Haven so is in great form coming in. She definitely has the game to go all the way here in New York and would love to add to her Australian Open title from last season.


#7 Na Li - she has had a great few weeks on tour, having an awesome hard court swing, finishing #1 in the USO Series thanks to winning Montreal, a SF in Stanford and a QF in Los Angeles.


#8 Michelle Larcher de Brito – good few weeks for the young Portuguese player, reaching back to back finals in Stanford and Los Angeles, wrapping up the #2 spot in the USO Series.


#10 Yanina Wickmayer - finished up at #3 in the USO Series Race. Won the title in Los Angeles and had a QF run in New Haven. She is playing with huge confidence right now.



The Contenders





#1 Victoria Azarenka - She has had a phenomenal season so far, although her hard court swing has been a little disappointing by her standards, with just a SF result in Montreal. However, the #1 has all the weapons to take the title here.

#16 Patty Schnyder - RU finish in Montreal, as well as a QF in Stanford. She won a couple of titles earlier in the season and could cause an upset here.


#17 Lucie Safarova – SF in New Haven and QF finishes in Los Angeles and Montreal. She will be looking to peak here at Flushing Meadows.



The Dark Horses





#3 Alicia Molik – Molik had QF finishes in Stanford and New Haven, but seems to be lacking in confidence a little right now. If can regain her confidence she has the game to go all the way here.


#5 Maria Sharapova – Sharapova is defending champion so will be fired up on her return to Flushing Meadows. She reached QF in her last 2 events and will be hoping to peak here.


#11 Agnes Szavay – Szavay has had an impressive season and is coming off a final in New Haven. She has the potential but will need to keep a cool head to avoid meltdown.


#20 Nicole Vaidisova – Vaidisova reached SF in Montreal and QF in Stanford. She has won a Slam before so she knows what it takes. She needs to be mentally tougher though when it gets deep into a third set as that often lets her down.


#29 Anna Chakvetadze- she won Stanford but then seemed to fade away a little. If she can find her Stanford form she could be one to watch here.






S1 – Zvonareva def. (Q) Cornet 6-4 5-7 6-0
S2 – (1) S.Williams def. (4) Cornet 6-0 0-6 6-4
S3 – Sharapova def. Jankovic 6-0 0-6 6-4



Points to Defend

Zvonareva – 2
Szavay – 2
Wozniacki – 2
Cibulkova – 2
Azarenka – 25
Bartoli – 25
Vaidisova – 25
Schnyder – 25
Craybas – 25
Pavlyuchenkova – 25
Chakvetadze – 25
Dulko – 25
V.Williams – 25
Safarova – 25
Safina – 25
Malek – 25
Kournikova – 25
Cirstea – 50
Na Li – 60
Salerni – 60
Davenport – 60
Ivanovic – 60
Tulyaganova – 60
Benesova – 60
Golovin – 60
Petrova – 60
Pennetta – 140
Hantuchova – 140
Cornet – 140
Larcher de Brito – 140
Molik – 438
Jankovic – 450
Sharapova – 700



Draw

(1) Azarenka Vs. Bye
Zvonareva Vs. Chakvetadze
S.Williams Vs. Gallovits
Bye Vs. (10) Wickmayer
(9) Ivanovic Vs. Bye
Bartoli Vs. Jie Zheng
Safina Vs. Cibulkova
Bye Vs. (8) Larcher de Brito

(6) V.Williams Vs. Bye
Robson Vs. Pennetta
Kirilenko Vs. Kvitova
Bye Vs. (11) Szavay
(16) Schnyder Vs. Bye
Kuznetsova Vs. (PC) Keothavong
Tulyaganova Vs. Pavlyuchenkova
Bye Vs. (4) Davenport

(3) Molik Vs. Bye
Salerni Vs. Safarova
Benesova Vs. Sprem
Bye Vs. (12) Jankovic
(14) Petrova Vs. Bye
Mattek Vs. Paszek
(PC) Sugiyama Vs. Dulko
Bye Vs. (7) Na Li

(5) Sharapova Vs. Bye
Wozniacki Vs. Vaidisova
Cornet Vs. Malek
Bye Vs. (13) Hantuchova
(15) Kournikova Vs. Bye
Golovin Vs. Dokic
Craybas Vs. (PC) Dementieva
Bye Vs. (2) Cirstea



POINTS DUE TUESDAY 12PM

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Rankings w/USO off

1. (1) Victoria Azarenka – 2915
2. (2) Sorana Cirstea – 2500
3. (4) Lindsay Davenport – 2230
4. (6) Venus Williams – 2022
5. (3) Alicia Molik – 2000
6. (7) Na Li – 1885
7. (10) Yanina Wickmayer – 1835
8. (9) Ana Ivanovic – 1777
9. (8) Michelle Larcher de Brito – 1740
10. (11) Agnes Szavay – 1688
11. (14) Nadia Petrova – 1421
12. (5) Maria Sharapova – 1420
13. (15) Anna Kournikova – 1415
14. (13) Daniela Hantuchova – 1385
15. (16) Patty Schnyder – 1229
16. (17) Lucie Safarova – 1216
17. (18) Jill Craybas – 1197
18. (19) Marion Bartoli – 1132
19. (20) Nicole Vaidisova – 1116
20. (12) Jelena Jankovic – 1100
21. (21) Dominika Cibulkova – 1090
22. (22) Jie Zheng – 1080
23. (23) Maria Kirilenko – 1069
24. (25) Vera Zvonareva – 930
25. (26) Caroline Wozniacki – 893
26. (28) Tatjana Malek – 857
27. (24) Alize Cornet – 856
28. (29) Anna Chakvetadze – 849
29. (27) Tatiana Golovin – 827
30. (30) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova – 719
31. (33) Dinara Safina – 669
32. (31) Iroda Tulyaganova – 653
33. (32) Flavia Pennetta – 569
34. (35) Serena Williams – 574
35. (34) Iveta Benesova – 542
36. (38) Jelena Dokic – 344
37. (37) Gisela Dulko – 342
38. (36) Maria Emilia Salerni – 332
39. (39) Karolina Sprem – 315
40. (40) Svetlana Kuznetsova – 174
41. (41) Bethanie Mattek – 153
42. (42) Petrova Kvitova – 135
43. (43) Tamira Paszek – 95
44. (44) Laura Robson – 63
45. (45) Elena Dementieva (PC) – 62
46. (46) Anne Keothavong (PC) – 43
47. (47) Ai Sugiyama (PC) – 34
48. (48) Amélie Mauresmo (PC) – 26
49. (49) Agnieszka Radwanska – 21
50. (50) Edina Gallovits – 4
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I'm a favourite
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Venus is ready bitches

of course in Davenport quarter ohh champ88
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of course in Davenport quarter ohh champ88
you said that in the previous tournament too
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I think an OK part of the draw for Patty.
I think she may do some damage.

Thank God she is away from Li and Benesova.

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I think an OK part of the draw for Patty.
I think she may do some damage.

Thank God she is away from Li and Benesova.
wake up she is in Venus quarter
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