How is this considered an easy draw for Sharapova?
I'm not even a Sharapova fan, so I'm not just trying to defend her here, but why is it that everytime the draw comes out, everyone says she has it so easy?
Kraijeck= Ok, she will obviously beat her, but what do you expect from a first round match?
Likhovtseva= Decent opponent, and it's the #32 seed...
Pierce/Li= Two time Grandslam champion, Runner up here last year in the 3rd round? Yeah, real easy... Rising Chinese star who has posted good results this year? Whatever...
Myskina= Anyone who seriously thinks Petrova is going to make it to the quarters is foolish.. Myskina will be here vs. Sharapova. How is this easy? Former Grandslam champion who is finding their form back this year?
These people are decent opponents. I think everyone wants Sharpie to draw the toughest opponents in the first round all the way through, but it's not possible because of how the draw is done. Facing the #32 seed, #13 or #24 seed, and then the #11 or #5 seed is not easy. It's a random draw, based on numbers, and this is what came out.
Just because she might hand it to these opponents, it's not her fault. By saying that she has a cakewalk draw is saying that she is virtually unbeatable in other words.