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Zurich Quarter Final Predictions

Friday is Quarter Final day in Zurich where eight players are fighting it out to take the last Tier I title of 2004.

The first match on court is the match between this years Gold Coast winner and the runner up of the 2004 French and US Opens. Ai Sugiyama takes on Elena Dementieva. Elena Dementieva is on wonderful form at the moment having won the Hasslet title and came runner-up last week in Moscow, whereas Ai is rediscovering her form after a mild slump where she lost in the first round three times in a row. Head to heads are 2-2 with Elena winning the last match all the way back in Shanghai last year. I predict that Elena will be the one that comes off the court the winner.

Elena Dementieva beats Ai Sugiyama 6/3 6/3

Next on should be the match of the day when Venus Williams takes on Wimbledon 2004 Champion Maria Sharapova. Maria's is on fire at the moment winning two straight titles, Seoul and Tokyo Outdoors, albeit not having to face any Top30 player. Venus is struggling a bit with her form and is not playing like she used to and hasn't reached a semi-final since July (San Diego where she retired against Lindsay Davenport). Venus was pushed and was near defeat in Round 2 with new WTA star Ana Ivanovic so this does not bode well for this match. I would say that the Russian starlet would win this one in two straight sets as Venus will not cope with the form Maria is showing.

Maria Sharapova beats Venus Williams 6-4 6-4

Next, if Amelie Mauresmo hadn't withdrawn we would probably have seen her in this match but no Paola Suarez takes her part in the draw against home star Patty Schnyder. Head to heads favour Paola who has beaten Patty 5-2, however Patty can take comfort from the fact that she beat her on their last matchup in Melbourne this year. I think that with home support Patty will win through this match.

Patty Schnyder beats Paola Suarez 6-2 7-5

Finally its the match of Alicia Molik versus Nadia Petrova. Alicia has already beaten Vera Zvonareva to win through while Nadia has beaten Raymond and Dechy. Nadia thrashed Alicia last time they played in Miami [2 and 1] so this certainly favours her, but on this occasion I think that Alicia is on the right form to pull of a minor upset in three sets.

Alicia Molik beats Nadia Petrova 6-4 2-6 6-4
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Friday is Quarter Final day in Zurich where eight players are fighting it out to take the last Tier I title of 2004.

The first match on court is the match between this years Gold Coast winner and the runner up of the 2004 French and US Opens. Ai Sugiyama takes on Elena Dementieva. Elena Dementieva is on wonderful form at the moment having won the Hasslet title and came runner-up last week in Moscow, whereas Ai is rediscovering her form after a mild slump where she lost in the first round three times in a row. Head to heads are 2-2 with Elena winning the last match all the way back in Shanghai last year. I predict that Elena will be the one that comes off the court the winner.

Elena Dementieva beats Ai Sugiyama 6/3 6/3

Next on should be the match of the day when Venus Williams takes on Wimbledon 2004 Champion Maria Sharapova. Maria's is on fire at the moment winning two straight titles, Seoul and Tokyo Outdoors, albeit not having to face any Top30 player. Venus is struggling a bit with her form and is not playing like she used to and hasn't reached a semi-final since July (San Diego where she retired against Lindsay Davenport). Venus was pushed and was near defeat in Round 2 with new WTA star Ana Ivanovic so this does not bode well for this match. I would say that the Russian starlet would win this one in two straight sets as Venus will not cope with the form Maria is showing.

Maria Sharapova beats Venus Williams 6-4 6-4

Next, if Amelie Mauresmo hadn't withdrawn we would probably have seen her in this match but no Paola Suarez takes her part in the draw against home star Patty Schnyder. Head to heads favour Paola who has beaten Patty 5-2, however Patty can take comfort from the fact that she beat her on their last matchup in Melbourne this year. I think that with home support Patty will win through this match.

Patty Schnyder beats Paola Suarez 6-2 7-5

Finally its the match of Alicia Molik versus Nadia Petrova. Alicia has already beaten Vera Zvonareva to win through while Nadia has beaten Raymond and Dechy. Nadia thrashed Alicia last time they played in Miami [2 and 1] so this certainly favours her, but on this occasion I think that Alicia is on the right form to pull of a minor upset in three sets.

Alicia Molik beats Nadia Petrova 6-4 2-6 6-4

To be honest I think these are very good predictions and I agree with everything you said. Shows how brainy us British people are.
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Dementieva def Sugiyama 6-0 7-5
Sharapova def V Williams 6-4 7-5 6-2
Suarez def Schnyder 7-5 7-5
Molik def Petrova 6-4 7-6

3 of my faves in the QF's!!!

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jonny84 never picks Venus to win anything, he is full of shit.
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If you look at Sugiyama-Dementieva's Head-to-Head you might change you mind about how close it may be..... GO AI!!

Go Ai, Venus, Na, Tamarine!
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jonny84 never picks Venus to win anything, he is full of shit.
does she win anything?

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Friday is Quarter Final day in Zurich where eight players are fighting it out to take the last Tier I title of 2004.

The first match on court is the match between this years Gold Coast winner and the runner up of the 2004 French and US Opens. Ai Sugiyama takes on Elena Dementieva. Elena Dementieva is on wonderful form at the moment having won the Hasslet title and came runner-up last week in Moscow, whereas Ai is rediscovering her form after a mild slump where she lost in the first round three times in a row. Head to heads are 2-2 with Elena winning the last match all the way back in Shanghai last year. I predict that Elena will be the one that comes off the court the winner.

Elena Dementieva beats Ai Sugiyama 6/3 6/3

Next on should be the match of the day when Venus Williams takes on Wimbledon 2004 Champion Maria Sharapova. Maria's is on fire at the moment winning two straight titles, Seoul and Tokyo Outdoors, albeit not having to face any Top30 player. Venus is struggling a bit with her form and is not playing like she used to and hasn't reached a semi-final since July (San Diego where she retired against Lindsay Davenport). Venus was pushed and was near defeat in Round 2 with new WTA star Ana Ivanovic so this does not bode well for this match. I would say that the Russian starlet would win this one in two straight sets as Venus will not cope with the form Maria is showing.

Maria Sharapova beats Venus Williams 6-4 6-4

Next, if Amelie Mauresmo hadn't withdrawn we would probably have seen her in this match but no Paola Suarez takes her part in the draw against home star Patty Schnyder. Head to heads favour Paola who has beaten Patty 5-2, however Patty can take comfort from the fact that she beat her on their last matchup in Melbourne this year. I think that with home support Patty will win through this match.

Patty Schnyder beats Paola Suarez 6-2 7-5

Finally its the match of Alicia Molik versus Nadia Petrova. Alicia has already beaten Vera Zvonareva to win through while Nadia has beaten Raymond and Dechy. Nadia thrashed Alicia last time they played in Miami [2 and 1] so this certainly favours her, but on this occasion I think that Alicia is on the right form to pull of a minor upset in three sets.

Alicia Molik beats Nadia Petrova 6-4 2-6 6-4
Venus was NOT pused to near defeat, as she won the first set of her match. Since Wimbledon, Maria has yet to beat a Top 30 player, something Venus can at least say she did. This match is a toss-up, wchich means the winner will be the one who makes fewer errors and can hold serve more. Having said that, I see Venus winning this match. I think the semifinalists will be Elena vs. Venus and Patty vs. Nadia.
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does she win anything?
Seh won two titles this year, including a Tier I, something Dementieva hasn't done.
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Elena, Maria, Patty and Alicia to make the semis.
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Friday is Quarter Final day in Zurich where eight players are fighting it out to take the last Tier I title of 2004.

The first match on court is the match between this years Gold Coast winner and the runner up of the 2004 French and US Opens. Ai Sugiyama takes on Elena Dementieva. Elena Dementieva is on wonderful form at the moment having won the Hasslet title and came runner-up last week in Moscow, whereas Ai is rediscovering her form after a mild slump where she lost in the first round three times in a row. Head to heads are 2-2 with Elena winning the last match all the way back in Shanghai last year. I predict that Elena will be the one that comes off the court the winner.

Elena Dementieva beats Ai Sugiyama 6/3 6/3

Next on should be the match of the day when Venus Williams takes on Wimbledon 2004 Champion Maria Sharapova. Maria's is on fire at the moment winning two straight titles, Seoul and Tokyo Outdoors, albeit not having to face any Top30 player. Venus is struggling a bit with her form and is not playing like she used to and hasn't reached a semi-final since July (San Diego where she retired against Lindsay Davenport). Venus was pushed and was near defeat in Round 2 with new WTA star Ana Ivanovic so this does not bode well for this match. I would say that the Russian starlet would win this one in two straight sets as Venus will not cope with the form Maria is showing.

Maria Sharapova beats Venus Williams 6-4 6-4

Next, if Amelie Mauresmo hadn't withdrawn we would probably have seen her in this match but no Paola Suarez takes her part in the draw against home star Patty Schnyder. Head to heads favour Paola who has beaten Patty 5-2, however Patty can take comfort from the fact that she beat her on their last matchup in Melbourne this year. I think that with home support Patty will win through this match.

Patty Schnyder beats Paola Suarez 6-2 7-5

Finally its the match of Alicia Molik versus Nadia Petrova. Alicia has already beaten Vera Zvonareva to win through while Nadia has beaten Raymond and Dechy. Nadia thrashed Alicia last time they played in Miami [2 and 1] so this certainly favours her, but on this occasion I think that Alicia is on the right form to pull of a minor upset in three sets.

Alicia Molik beats Nadia Petrova 6-4 2-6 6-4
A very sound prediction!!!!!

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Venus was NOT pused to near defeat, as she won the first set of her match.
Beg to differ. 5 setpoints to save in the first set and 3 in the second set so despite having only gone to 2 sets, it could have gone either way...

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Venus was NOT pused to near defeat, as she won the first set of her match. Since Wimbledon, Maria has yet to beat a Top 30 player, something Venus can at least say she did. This match is a toss-up, wchich means the winner will be the one who makes fewer errors and can hold serve more. Having said that, I see Venus winning this match. I think the semifinalists will be Elena vs. Venus and Patty vs. Nadia.
Since Wimby??? Well the highest rank player Venus defeated is Sprem and Masha beated Daniela who is more accomplished player. Get your facts straight!!!!

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Venus was NOT pused to near defeat, as she won the first set of her match. Since Wimbledon, Maria has yet to beat a Top 30 player, something Venus can at least say she did. This match is a toss-up, wchich means the winner will be the one who makes fewer errors and can hold serve more. Having said that, I see Venus winning this match. I think the semifinalists will be Elena vs. Venus and Patty vs. Nadia.
Venus WAS close to defeat, as Ivanovic held set points in both sets. Had she won those points, she would have won the match. I think it was more the experience that Venus had that got her over the line. But make no mistake, she nearly lost the match. It teetered over a few points.

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Ai def. Dementieva 6-4, 7-6
Sharapova def. Williams 6-0,6-0
Schnyder def. Suarez 7-5, 6-1
Molik def. Petrova 6-3, 3-6, 6-1
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Seh won two titles this year, including a Tier I, something Dementieva hasn't done.
just wait 3 more days...

and btw, if you ask any player, they'd rather be in 2 GS finals this year than to win a Tier I. something V.Williams hasn't done.

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