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Na Li will beat Maria....

...and other wacky predictions from ESPN site

Updated: Aug. 23, 2006, 8:35 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone
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Women's draw, top half
Despite a recent rotten streak (winless in her last five matches dating to a first-round loss at the French Open), I see fifth-seeded Russian Nadia Petrova working her way through her half of the bracket, though she'll have a surprise quarterfinal opponent -- the inspired Li Na of China, fresh off an upset of third seed Maria Sharapova in the round of 16.

The other side is a bit harder to call despite the presence of Mauresmo. The French star will most likely have to play Serena Williams and eighth seed Martina Hingis on her way to the semis. Williams has a 9-1 lifetime record over Mauresmo, though that probably means little given the unseeded Williams' truncated season. Mauresmo has prevailed over Hingis in the two matches they've played since Hingis' return to the WTA circuit, but the Swiss Miss has improved steadily all year and comes into this tournament in the top 10 for the first time in 2006.

Williams will probably take on U.S. Open Series winner Ana Ivanovic of Serbia in the third round, and Ivanovic will have the small extra motivation of a $1 million bonus if she wins her first Slam.


Women's draw, bottom half
Adrenaline and heart might be enough to take Davenport to the quarterfinals against second-seeded Henin-Hardenne. Davenport would have to beat the enigmatic Patty Schnyder to get there -- but it's hard to see her getting around the feisty Belgian at that point.

Svetlana Kuznetsova's fourth seed is somewhat misleading. She hasn't played well this summer, and I'm picking ninth-seeded Czech teen Nicole Vaidisova to oust her in the round of 16.

Meanwhile, Russia's Elena Dementieva will knock off Venus Williams in the third round and swat her way to a semifinal collision with Henin-Hardenne.

Men's Final Four
Federer over Murray, Ljubicic over Robredo
Winner: Federer

Women's Final Four
Hingis over Petrova, Henin-Hardenne over Dementieva
Winner: Henin-Hardenne
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post #2 of 63 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2006, 11:58 AM
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Hope the prediction come true!

but I'm worried about Na's fitness!

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Sveta doesn't have the fourth seed.

These predictions are bizarre. I don't see Petrova and Hingis coming out of that half at all - I think it's more likely to be Ivanovic and Maria. Hingis has a shot but Nadia is in horrible form.
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dont think so maria always beat na! lol

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Maria will beat her if they meet

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post #7 of 63 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2006, 12:49 PM
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I hope although it's hard to happen.But now what l most care is Na's injury.
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post #8 of 63 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2006, 12:51 PM
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Svetlana Kuznetsova's fourth seed is somewhat misleading.
I can see why. That 4 is shaped like a 6!

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Only want Na is healthy and can play the USO. Then we will see. Of course she can beat Maria. Na was leading 4-1 over Maria an the choked. Also had some chances in Birminghan.

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i think you got no idea to be honest i cant see petrova making it past the 3rd round shes not with it right now since her injury also i dont think na will beat sharapova and i donno if henin will even make the semis but we will see
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it‘s hard to guess。。。
but i hope Na can beat Maria
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post #12 of 63 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 2006, 01:01 PM
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Petrova into the Semis that's a good one
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The writer must be one of these WTA World posters who start their threads: "Today I saw in my dreams EXACTLY how the draw will play out. Na Li is going to WIN!!!"
Petrova in the semis was completely off the wall. Wackos.
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I doubt Na Li can get to the 4th round
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