Join Date: Sep 2001
The Williams-Davenport QF has an air of inevitability to it, given that they're playing Qualifiers. Williams has the better clay court record, but this would be, if it occurs, a matchup of the green clay winners from last year.03 RUS Myskina
Any of these four players could wind up in the semis. I'd hope Myskina could get her ass on straight, but I've read rumors of an injury. Petrova is the athletically gifted of the four. So why do I think Jankovic makes the semis?06 RUS Zvonareva
Any of these four players could wind up in the semis. (Where have I heard that before?) Likhovtseva should beat 96 Tears. Who knows what's happening with Sugiyama? Take Razzano and the points.08 SUI Schnyder
Clay gives Pierce a chance to load up those slow backswing, big follow-through groundstrokes. She can still go power for power with anyone on tour, if she has time to set up. It's hard to imagine Williams losing, but mothers might want to turn off the sound if impressionable children are in the room.
Schnyder SHOULD beat Farina Elia. But her inability to play to 'should' is why Schnyder isn't a top ten player. Schnyder has beaten Williams on this surface. In 2002, during Serena's run.
And we all know that qualifiers are just draw fillers, only slightly above Bye.
R32 '04 Linz, #21 Zulaga 6-1 6-7 6-4
R16 '04 Spot, #20 Smashnova-Pistolesi 7-6 6-1