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USO Qualies: The New Upcoming Wonder Players

It was actually a rather bland draw this year dominated by the usual bunch of old players trying to come back (Ruano Pascual, Kuti Kis, Kleinnova, Panova, etc) and the new ones off the juniors.
Among the latter there two truly outstanding players :Fifteen year old from Taipei, Yun Jan Chan who crushed her three opponents. She has amzing srokes, passing shots and sense of court. Ranked 216 presently, she'll be top 100's soon/ She also showed a very tough mental attitude. But the story might end up here unfortunately:she drew Serena as her first round opponent!
What a bad luck!
2-Victoriya Kutuzuva from Russia. Amazing player ! She combines excellent strategy with powerful shots. A Marina Hingis with power.Mentally touigh as a nail. Unfortunately she has to face another rising Russian star Ana Chakvedtaze in the very first round, who happens to be very hot right now.
Among the "comebackers". Maria Emilia Salerni, excelled by far among the others. She had an unbelievably tight match with Lilia Osterloh that she won in two consecutive tie-breakers filled with passing shots, aces at the rigjht moment and even a couple of dramatic, out of nowhere drop shots. She seems ready to return to the top 100's where she belongs.
The Uberoi sisters were disappointing and their future in tennis as top players look very doubtful.
Ashley Harkleroad received a WC to the MD, but not her husband Alex Bogomolov who qualified winning three nail biters, where Ashley performed good wife duties cheerleading him all the time. Nice wifey. Lucky guy. However, she is a little wary about having to face high caliber Fabiola Zuluaga in the very first round. But Fabiola seems very distracted these days after getting married just a few months ago, So theer's a chance but I don't know about her next opponent :some unknown Belgian called Clijsters.
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Viktoriya Kutuzova (watch the spelling) is from the Ukraine, not from Russia. Such mistakes take away credibility from the rest of your post, even if what you state is correct most of the times (except from the spelling of Eastern European names ).

You did leave out Su-Wei Hsieh, which I find really weird, cause her comeback is far more remarkable than Salerni's.

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Ashley Harkleroad received a WC to the MD, but not her husband
so why at wimbledon they were saying miss Harkleroad?

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At WImby they call everyone Miss if they havent changed their name

Hsieh is a good comeback player, but still pretty young at 19.
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At WImby they call everyone Miss if they havent changed their name

Hsieh is a good comeback player, but still pretty young at 19.
Wait, I'm not so sure about that. I remember after Chris Evert married Andy Mill, she didn't change her name, so the Wimbledon umpires ended up calling her "Mrs. Evert." Bud Collins pointed it out, and it was both funny and odd.
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At WImby they call everyone Miss if they havent changed their name

Hsieh is a good comeback player, but still pretty young at 19.
In a recent interview Ashley said she has officially changed her name to Harkleroad-Bogomolov and submitted the name change to WTA. However she said she may continue using the old "Harkleroad" in competition because the new name would be too long for the score board.
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At WImby they call everyone Miss if they havent changed their name
No. How about Mrs. Davenport?
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Watch out for the players from Taiwan... Chan and Hsieh

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The Uberoi sisters were disappointing and their future in tennis as top players look very doubtful.
Ahhh Shucks!! I thought Shikha would have at least made it
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This was not a spelling mistake but a typo, you self-righteous prick. Only a super-moron would solemnly declare that typos "take away crdebility from the rest' Go and join the Vatican where you belong.
You so much think you are the Pope that without showing proof or cause tell us "ex-cathedra" :Sieh's come back (look I don't know how to spell!, make fun of it, take advantage!) is FAR MORE remarkable than Salerni's"
You are an insuferable sanctimoneous asshole.Stay away!!!!
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LOL

That just saved me a lot of lines.
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Hey Nice report. So, did Salerni actually play without an unbelievable amount of unforced errors? If so, then she's definitely ready to come back to the top 100. She's an amazing player when she's on.
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This was not a spelling mistake but a typo, you self-righteous prick. Only a super-moron would solemnly declare that typos "take away crdebility from the rest' Go and join the Vatican where you belong.
You so much think you are the Pope that without showing proof or cause tell us "ex-cathedra" :Sieh's come back (look I don't know how to spell!, make fun of it, take advantage!) is FAR MORE remarkable than Salerni's"
You are an insuferable sanctimoneous asshole.Stay away!!!!
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This was not a spelling mistake but a typo, you self-righteous prick. Only a super-moron would solemnly declare that typos "take away crdebility from the rest' Go and join the Vatican where you belong.
You so much think you are the Pope that without showing proof or cause tell us "ex-cathedra" :Sieh's come back (look I don't know how to spell!, make fun of it, take advantage!) is FAR MORE remarkable than Salerni's"
You are an insuferable sanctimoneous asshole.Stay away!!!!
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This was not a spelling mistake but a typo, you self-righteous prick. Only a super-moron would solemnly declare that typos "take away crdebility from the rest' Go and join the Vatican where you belong.
You so much think you are the Pope that without showing proof or cause tell us "ex-cathedra" :Sieh's come back (look I don't know how to spell!, make fun of it, take advantage!) is FAR MORE remarkable than Salerni's"
You are an insuferable sanctimoneous asshole.Stay away!!!!
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Staring in June, Su-Wei Hsieh won four $25K challengers in a row, including one in which she had to qualify, before losing in the quarters of $25K Vancouver to Ansley Cargill, ending her winning streak at 24. Her ranking at the beginning of the year was 426, and she dropped as low as 529 before going on her run, which has now gotten her up to 204, and she will enter the top 200 after qualifying at the Open.

Her singles record is 31-6 after winning her three qualifying rounds, including 27-1 in her last five events. What has Salerni done that is impressive?
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This was not a spelling mistake but a typo, you self-righteous prick. Only a super-moron would solemnly declare that typos "take away crdebility from the rest' Go and join the Vatican where you belong.
You so much think you are the Pope that without showing proof or cause tell us "ex-cathedra" :Sieh's come back (look I don't know how to spell!, make fun of it, take advantage!) is FAR MORE remarkable than Salerni's"
You are an insuferable sanctimoneous asshole.Stay away!!!!
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How can you type "Russia" and proclaim this to be a typo, because you clearly meant "Ukraine" instead? And later, when you said "Fellow Russian", you just made another typo?

I think you are overacting here. I wasn't making fun of your spelling at all and the point I was making was solely that getting a pretty well-known player's nationality completely wrong could make you lose credibility. It did, for me anyway.

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