Re: Sydney 1R: (6) Dementieva faces (Q) Ai Sugiyama
I hope, and predict, Elena will win, but it can honestly go either way. And what's with the heat thing and Elena? She had heat illness in the Australian Open once. Anyway. Ai has had much worse starts to the season than Elena has had in awhile. Elena is the better player and not past her prime (I hope). I love both players dearly, but I want Elena to make the semifinal.
I voted for Elena in three. Nothing better than to start the tour with one of her trademark three set victories.