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Roland Garros-Analysing the Main Draw

I almost didn't find this in the Roland Garros thread, so I'll analyse it here.


1-Jennifer Capriati (U.S.) v Marissa Irvin (U.S.)
Amy Frazier (U.S.) v Meilen Tu (U.S.)
Angelique Widjaja (Indonesia) v Jill Craybas (U.S.)
Evie Dominikovic (Australia) v 28-Alexandra Stevenson (U.S.)
20-Patty Schnyder (Switzerland) v Qualifier
Tathiana Garbin (Italy) v Silvija Talaja (Croatia)
Anna Kournikova (Russia) v Christina Wheeler (Australia)
Eva Dyrberg (Denmark) v 14-Iroda Tulyaganova (Uzbekistan)

Jen has the easiest draw EVER. Should be a shoe-in for the quarters. A third round match between Patty and Anna looks good though.

12-Meghann Shaughnessy (U.S.) v Qualifier
Katarina Srebotnik (Slovenia) v Gala Leon Garcia (Spain)
Emilie Loit (France) v Alicia Molik (Australia)
Qualifier v 19-Anastasia Myskina (Russia)
30-Amanda Coetzer (South Africa) v Martina Mueller (Germany)
Fabiola Zuluaga (Colombia) v Elena Likhovtseva (Russia)
Conchita Martinez (Spain) v Maria Elena Camerin (Italy)
Emmanuelle Gagliardi (Switzerland) v 7-Jelena Dokic (Yugoslavia)

These are the players Dokic struggles against. I expect her to make the 3rd round, but thats about it. Myskina(great recently) should make it through.


3-Serena Williams (U.S.) v Martina Sucha (Slovakia)
Miriam Oremans (Netherlands) v Qualifier
Janette Husarova (Slovakia) v Alexandra Fusai (France)
Marion Bartoli (France) v 26-Ai Sugiyama (Japan)
21-Anna Smashnova (Israel) v Francesca Schiavone (Italy)
Qualifier v Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian (Switzerland)
Maja Matevzic (Slovenia) v Qualifier
Marta Marrero (Spain) v 15-Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario (Spain)

Serena has an easy draw too. No one here to threaten her. At all.

9-Silvia Farina Elia (Italy) v Elena Bovina (Russia)
Tina Pisnik (Slovenia) v Kveta Hrdlickova (Czech Republic)
Laurence Andretto (France) v Jana Kandarr (Germany)
Denisa Chladkova (Czech Republic) v 17-Tamarine Tanasugarn (Thailand)
32-Cristina Torrens Valero (Spain) v Magdalena Grzybowska (Poland)
Mary Pierce (France) v Irina Selyutina (Kazakhstan)
Henrieta Nagyova (Slovakia) v Virginie Razzano (France)
Qualifier v 5-Justine Henin (Belgium)

Juju should definately make it through, but Silvia or Mary could test her.


8-Sandrine Testud (France) v Paola Suarez (Argentina)
Qualifier v Barbara Schwartz (Austria)
Jennifer Hopkins (U.S.) v Qualifier
Qualifier v 27-Nathalie Dechy (France)
24-Lisa Raymond (U.S.) v Eva Bes (Spain)
Virginia Ruano Pascual (Spain) v Stephanie Foretz (France)
Nicole Pratt (Australia) v Magui Serna (Spain)
Camille Pin (France) v 10-Amelie Mauresmo (France)

I'm hoping for a 4th round match between Sandrine and Amelie, but one of the two will most likely lose early. Dechy, Testud, or Amelie should make it to the quarters.

13-Elena Dementieva (Russia) v Adriana Gersi (Czech Republic)
Selima Sfar (Tunisia) v Asa Svensson (Sweden)
Rossana Neffa-De Los Rios (Paraguay) v Greta Arn (Germany)
Anne-Gaelle Sidot (France) v 22-Magdalena Maleeva (Bulgaria)
25-Daja Bedanova (Czech Republic) v Jelena Kostanic (Croatia)
Qualifier v Clarisa Fernandez (Argentina)
Eleni Daniilidou (Greece) v Celine Beigbeder (France)
Tatiana Poutchek (Belarus) v 4-Kim Clijsters (Belgium)

Kim has an interesting draw. Good enough players to push her, but I dont expect her to lose to them.


6-Monica Seles (U.S.) v Angeles Montolio (Spain)
Barbara Rittner (Germany) v Petra Mandula (Hungary)
Lilia Osterloh (U.S.) v Ludmila Cervanova (Slovakia)
Kristina Brandi (U.S.) v 29-Iva Majoli (Croatia)
18-Tatiana Panova (Russia) v Seda Noorlander (Netherlands)
Qualifier v Stephanie Cohen Aloro (France)
Jana Nejedly (Canada) v Adriana Serra Zanetti (Italy)
Cara Black (Zimbabwe) v 11-Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia)

Jana Nejedly will get through. I'm allowed to hope, but Seles or Daniela should make it through.

16-Barbara Schett (Austria) v Marlene Weingartner (Germany)
Cho Yoon-jeong (South Korea) v Chanda Rubin (U.S.)
Samantha Reeves (U.S.) v Zsofia Gubacsi (Hungary)
Janet Lee (Taiwan) v 23-Anne Kremer (Luxembourg)
31-Rita Grande (Italy) v Mariana Diaz-Oliva (Argentina)
Saori Obata (Japan) v Alina Jidkova (Russia)
Wynne Prakusya (Indonesia) v Anca Barna (Germany)
Bianka Lamade (Germany) v 2-Venus Williams (U.S.)

Venus has one of the toughest draws of the top players. Babsi(if she makes it) could push Venus, but don't expect another upset.

QF Predictions

Jennifer vs. Myskina

Serena vs. Justine

Sandrine vs. Kim

Venus vs. Seles
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