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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2004, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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Rome Quarterfinal Predictions

Here are my picks for the Quarterfinal Round of the Telecom Italia Masters Tournament in Rome, Italy




Match #1: SERENA WILLIAMS (1) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (9)
Svetlana’s third set heroics prevented this match from being a repeat of Roland Garros’ Fourth Round matchup between Ree Ree and Ai (Serena won convincingly 7-5 6-3). Svetlana’s taken two out of her three matches the whole distance, coming close to losing in both. Serena’s had a much easier time winning her two matches, and although she had a couple match points at 5-2, and had some trouble closing out her match, the rust is gradually and quite visibly off, or in the process of coming off. Svetlana’s been learning to play powerball, and she got a good schooling from Big Sis…it’s time for second period! Class is in session!
Prediction: Serena in straights

Match #2: Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (16) vs. Jennifer Capriati (5)
Jennifer’s turning her slup around….FINALLY! All the American fans have been waiting to see Jenny return to form, and this is as good as it gets for her. She mauled Suarez, a clay courter, and proved she’s a contender for Roland Garros once more. Anna has a real problem against motivated top players (most recently Venus…man what a disappointment). Jenny should get through easily here, but her next round match looks like it’ll be CLASSIC!
Prediction: Jennifer in straights

Match #3: Vera Zvonareva (8) vs. Francesa Schiavone (14)
As in the Lakers’ series against San Antonio, we can truly see that home court advantage is PRICELESS! Although she’s yet to play someone ranked higher than her, Vera’s mental toughness has really been weakened since she dropped four straight sets to Venus after upsetting her in Paris last year. I think that if Francesa play’s cleanly, the match is hers. It won’t be easy, but it’ll be hers.
Prediction: Franchesca in 3

Match #4: Silvia Farina Elia (10) vs. Amèlie Mauresmo (2)
The long and the short of it: there’s no one on this side of the draw that can prevent Amèie from getting to the final if she doesn’t choke, crack, or bring her "C" game…or if she doesn’t get injured. Winning will be a COMPLETELY different story, but let’s take it one win at a time.
Prediction: Amèlie in straights

My Predictions for the Rome Semifinals are:


SERENA WILLIAMS (1) vs. Jennifer Capriati (5)

and

Francesca Schiavone (14) vs. Amèlie Mauresmo




Good Luck to SERENA, Jennifer, Francesca, and Amèlie




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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2004, 11:19 PM
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Agreed. Rena will need to be ON her game, Sveta has ALL the weapons to give her alot of trouble, if Serena's playing well, she still wins in straights.
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Short and sweet:

Williams bts Kuznetsova 3-6 7-5 6-4

Capriati bts Smashnova-Pistolesi 7-5 6-2

Schiavone bts Zvonareva 3-6 6-2 6-0

Mauresmo bts Farina Elia 7-6 (7-4) 6-3
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My predicted winners are:
Kuznetsova
Capriati
Schiavone
Mauresmo
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Kuznetsova d. Williams 6-3, 6-4 (The cold weather...stiff knee, ya know? )

Mauresmo d. Farina-Elia 6-2, 6-1 (Too much pressure on F-E)

Capriati d. Pistolesi 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 (Too much fire power from Jennifer)

Zvonereva d. Schiavone 7-5, 7-5 (Schiavone crumbles after leading both sets)

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Yeah, FRANKIE will win

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The semifinalists will be:

Serena
Jennifer
Francesca
Amelie

THe only two I can see being upset are Serena and Amelie if they are not on their game but I think they will be.
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Kuznetsova
Capriati
Zvonareva
Mauresmo

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[Maja Matezvic] [Karolina Sprem] [Eleni Daniilidou] [Maria Kirilenko] [Jelena Jankovic]
[Tathiana Garbin] [Timea Bacsinszky] [Kaia Kanepi] [Na Li] [Vera Douchevina]

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I see the top seeds all coming through. I think Serena's match might be the toughest of all the Qtrs.
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Go Vera!!

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Go Vera!!
now me can't cheer vera...
if vera wins..vera may take lena's #3 russian..

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now me can't cheer vera...
if vera wins..vera may take lena's #3 russian..
really??
if Vera wins, Sveta lose : Vera=#4 , Sveta=#5
if Vera lose, Sveta wins : Vera=#5 , Sveta=#4

So don't worry

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really??
if Vera wins, Sveta lose : Vera=#4 , Sveta=#5
if Vera lose, Sveta wins : Vera=#5 , Sveta=#4

So don't worry
me meant..if vera keeps winning and does good in RG...and so does sveta...
and if lena plays bad..what could happen then?!....

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Semifinals:

Serena vs. Jen
Vera vs. Amelie
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