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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.

1r BYE
2r KLEYBANOVA vs RAZZANO winner
3r Peer (2.CHakvetadze 3.Sprem)
4r Myskina or Pennatta
QF Sharapova
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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If Venus can win her 3 first matches and get to the Sharapova match, she'll probably win it.

Its getting there that'll be the hard part. Not because of the players, but herself.
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I hope for a Nastya vs. Venus 4th round!
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If Venus can win her 3 first matches and get to the Sharapova match, she'll probably win it.

Its getting there that'll be the hard part. Not because of the players, but herself.



Agreed.

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I hope for a Nastya vs. Venus 4th round!
I hope Venus doesn't lose to Kleybanova.

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I hope Venus doesn't lose to Kleybanova.
I saw Kleybanova in person last year in Miami qualies and she was very inconsistant. If Venus plays B- tennis, she'll get by comfortably.
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If Venus gets deep in the tournament, I don't care who she plays, Venus will be tough as hell to beat. That's just how it is with her (and Serena)...you'll have a better chance to beat her in the early rounds while she's still warming up.

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I hope Venus doesn't lose to Kleybanova.
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venus will only get to the quaters she is lacking match practice and fitness and surley at the moment will be no match for the ever improving sharapova. she should make it to the quaters though.
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She is lucky in that she didn't sraw Hingis or some other tougher play semi-early, so her draw is not horrible. Its not a cakewalk though.

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Lets just hope her form is better than AO, because if she has practiced and prepared then she is sure to get deep into the tournament.

I just hope she is healthy and ready to go. The tour has been so boring without her!
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I am hoping she can play free of injuries. I want to see her go deep in the draw.

Best of luck Venus!!!

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i doubt she'd be playing if she wasn't ready. i expect her to make the quarters and i hope she gets to the semis
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venus will only get to the quaters she is lacking match practice and fitness and surley at the moment will be no match for the ever improving sharapova. she should make it to the quaters though.


Fitness has never been a issue for Vee. And if she wins her first three matches she should work her way into form and she will have no problem beating Sharapova. keep praying though.

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If she is healthy and if she really wants it, she'll get to the end!

Remember the Wimbledon last year. She has beaten those "favored" players. Don't see a reasson why she wouldn't do it again!

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