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View Poll Results: Which Match Would You Like To See?
Gold Coast Showdown - Maria Sharapova 23 24.73%
Gold Coast Swiss Showdown - Patty Schnyder 10 10.75%
Hong Kong - Lindsay Davenport 11 11.83%
Hong Kong - Kim Clijsters 4 4.30%
Hong Kong - Venus Williams 9 9.68%
Hong Kong - Serena Williams 4 4.30%
Hong Kong Revenge Match for Moscow 2002 - Elena Dementieva 9 9.68%
Hong Kong - Nicole Vaidisova 5 5.38%
Hong Kong - Sania Mirza 7 7.53%
Gold Coast - Na Li 11 11.83%
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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old Dec 3rd, 2005, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Which Player Would You Like To See Hingis Confront In Her First Match Back in January

Hingis is either coming back in Gold Coast (Tier III with no byes - so first round against top seeds is possible) or Hong Kong exhibition (currently eight players but perhaps one with withdrawal with injury or the organizers will somehow change the format to nine players so Hingis can play).
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old Dec 3rd, 2005, 06:51 PM
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I vote for Dementieva revenge. But it wasn't Moscow, it was Filderstadt where Dementieva won in Martina's last match.
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It wouldnt be good fr her to face a really good player straight off, she should build up to playing the higher ranked players. I chose Na Li because she is the lowest ranked on that list i think and would be a better person for martina to play.
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Dementieva

she handles variety well and i can see her demolishing martina's serve

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It wouldnt be good fr her to face a really good player straight off, she should build up to playing the higher ranked players. I chose Na Li because she is the lowest ranked on that list i think and would be a better person for martina to play.
Actually Sania Mirza is probably easier for Martina to beat than Na Li. She hits so many errors, her forehand is prone to go way off and her fitness is

Na Li won't give anything away and is sure to be tough for Martina
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Dementieva

she handles variety well and i can see her demolishing martina's serve
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I would love to see her kick the asses of hyped up Mirza and show her how tio play real tennis, not just pound the ball with no thought and 389484633 errors
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I hope she starts at the Gold Coast and not at Hong Kong.

I think it's too much of wishful thinking to want to play Hong Kong straight away. I think she needs to play against some lower ranked players to get some match practice in before tackling the higher players.
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I hope she starts at the Gold Coast and not at Hong Kong.

I think it's too much of wishful thinking to want to play Hong Kong straight away. I think she needs to play against some lower ranked players to get some match practice in before tackling the higher players.
Me too. She needs to start against lower ranked players. Kind of ala Agassi did in 1997.

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Sharapova. brilliant contrast of styles. plus we havent seen that matchup before
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Actually Sania Mirza is probably easier for Martina to beat than Na Li. She hits so many errors, her forehand is prone to go way off and her fitness is

Na Li won't give anything away and is sure to be tough for Martina
If that is so true, why is Na Li ranked lower than Mirza? huh? huh?
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Since it's first round, it could be anyone. I thought not a top seed.... and thought it might be fun to see how she does against the young Vaidisova.
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If that is so true, why is Na Li ranked lower than Mirza? huh? huh?
because Na Li was restricted in the number of tournaments she could play in 2005. In their only meeting, Na beat Sania in the Asian Championship Final
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I think that Martina vs Na (or Sania) could be very interesting.
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