Venus' Draw - About as good as could be hoped
She's not in top eight. I guess with Davenport out, she IS in the eight seeds.
She does better against hard hitters then variety-types, historically.
2r KLEYBANOVA vs RAZZANO winner
3r Peer (2.CHakvetadze 3.Sprem)
4r Myskina or Pennatta
SF Clijsters or Dementieva
FR Mauresmo 0r Henin-Hardenne
4r - Myskina on a hard court isn't the threat that Myskina is on clay.
QF - Well, Petrova would have been ideal, but a flat-hitting baseliner is safe enough, given the available opponents. Even a hardcore Venus fan like me, in a dispassionate moment, has to admit Sharapova should be favored here. This isn't grass, Sharapova just won a hardcourt tournament, and Venus is coming back from an injury.
SF, FR - All tough, given Venus hasn't been playing.
All in all, a pretty good draw.
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Last edited by Volcana; Mar 21st, 2006 at 04:07 AM.