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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2006, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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first thoughts

the bottom is much stronger, amelie has a great shot at the semis
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2006, 10:55 AM
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with venus in her quater?
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2006, 10:58 AM
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Vee's draw is as good as possible reallybut we saw last yr even if vee has a favourable draw she gets a tad complacent but i dn think she will do that this time, has a great shot at final, plus btm halfis really interesting lots of potential match ups like hingis - lenaD and henin - petrova poor lena has such a tough draw but she is well capable me thinks

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clijsters will have to fight to advance, and diana has a great chance, maybe for the final
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2006, 11:01 AM
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Strong bottom, yes...

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the bottom half is loaded
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2006, 01:14 PM
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Martina is gonna have to play with a lot of confidence and take more risks to get through her draw, should be interesting.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2006, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by gurl_tennis
the bottom half is loaded

Agree. Amelie and Sveta has really easy draw.

Martina, Kim, Jelena D no
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2006, 01:23 PM
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My opinions:

Amelie should have no problems getting to the quarter final; although Meghann might be stubborn in 1R, as will Nicole in 4R (should she get through)
Venus should sail through to the QF and will probably meet Patty, who she will beat again, like in Rome.

I think if Venus makes it through (which is more than likely) - she will beat Amelie in the QFs.

I am thinking there will be a major upset as Dinara takes out Sharapova in the Round of 16; that's if Safarova doesnt beat her before hand. It's hard to see Kuznetsova not coming through to meet a potential Safina in the QF - the result will probably be Kuznetsova making the SF, but Dinara did beat her in Rome.

Really interesting. The two best claycourt players of the tour right now should meet in the QFs. Nadia should make it easily as should Justine. I am hoping Nadia has the courage and strength to make it to the SF.

Kim's potential route to the QF is tricky as there are claycourt specialists in her way. She is not really on form on clay, so she may not make it. But hopefully she can get it together to meet Martina in the QF (I think Martina will take out Dementieva sadly). Then I can see Martina making it over Kim as her claycourt form is better at the moment.

So I think Venus, Kuznetsova, Nadia and Martina will be the SFs!
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Nadia or Justine is knocked out in the quarters, which should be good for Sharapova's ranking.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2006, 01:26 PM
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Mauresmo's draw is too easy.
The bottom half and especially the 3rd quarter are way too crowded
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old May 26th, 2006, 01:29 PM
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THe bottom half has

Justine 2 time champion
Myskina 2004 champion
Hingis 2 time runner up
Kim 2 time runner up
LenaD 2004 runner up
Nadia Petrova - 2006 winner of 3 clay titles

top half.
VENUS - finalist
mauresmo - qfs in RG
sharapova qfs in RG
Kuznetsova - 4th rounds in RG

Serena Williams
Vera Zvonareva
Ana Ivanovic

Petra Kvitova - Svetlana Kuznetsova - Li Na - Sloane Stephens - Madison Keys

Will Always Love Kim Clijsters and Elena Dementieva
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