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Good chances to have a surprise AO finalist from the bottom half...

looking at the draw, if Mauresmo and Kuznetsova are in rusty form, it's a near certainty that a player who has not previously been a Grand Slam finalist will come through the bottom half.

The most likely candidates for a suprise finalist are Peer/Golovin (same section), Vaidisova, and Petrova, who all have good draws in the early rounds. As does Dementieva, but she has a poor history in Australia. Jankovic could also be in the mix but i doubt she'll get past Petrova, due to having over-played. Williams is also in that section and has to be considered a threat, IF she can get out of the 1st round against seeded Santangelo.

In the top half, Hingis got a terrible draw having to face the winner of Safina/Li in R16, followed by Clisters in the QF. Sharapova has an easy ride into R16, where she'll face her first test against the Ivanovic/Vera Z winner.
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Re: Good chances to have a surprise AO finalist from the bottom half...

jankovic will beat petrova !
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Re: Good chances to have a surprise AO finalist from the bottom half...

It's gonna be Nicole probably.

Ana Ivanović.
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Re: Good chances to have a surprise AO finalist from the bottom half...

I definitely think Jankovic can make it happen...Great draw and she's on a great run lately. Idk if she's ready to win the whole thing, but a final is attainable IMO.
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Re: Good chances to have a surprise AO finalist from the bottom half...

Tati and Shahar over Janković?

She is sooo getting to the final with this draw
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Re: Good chances to have a surprise AO finalist from the bottom half...

yeah i think the winner of the petrova/jankovic match (if all goes according to plan) has a good chance of making the final...
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Tati and Shahar over Janković?

She is sooo getting to the final with this draw

No chance. Jankovic will be out of gas. If Bartoli doesn't get her in 3R, Petrova will get her in R16, and if Petrova somehow doesn't get her, Kuznetsova or Golovin will get her in the quarters.

You Jankovic partisans can only hope she'll be smarter about scheduling by the time the FO rolls around.
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Re: Good chances to have a surprise AO finalist from the bottom half...

Jankovic has a really good chance of getting through to the final. Not an easy path, but with the way she has been playing...she can definitely make it happen.

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No chance. Jankovic will be out of gas. If Bartoli doesn't get her in 3R, Petrova will get her in R16, and if Petrova somehow doesn't get her, Kuznetsova or Golovin will get her in the quarters.

You Jankovic partisans can only hope she'll be smarter about scheduling by the time the FO rolls around.
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You are ill... You have "I hate Janković cuz she is playing great - virus"...
Well you gotta live with it

But Bartoli OMG

Golovin also with that oversize racquet only way that she can "get" Janković is to smash it in hers head

So, Janković is going to the final, and there is nothing you can do it about it
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So, Janković is going to the final, and there is nothing you can do it about it

if Jankovic wasn't so greedy to play stupid Tier 4 Auckland tournament, then yes, with this draw, she would have a great chance to go to the final. But now, with TEN matches already in the tank, it's not going to happen
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Re: Good chances to have a surprise AO finalist from the bottom half...

Yes...it's gonna happen

Don't resist it, enjoy it man!
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if Jankovic wasn't so greedy to play stupid Tier 4 Auckland tournament, then yes, with this draw, she would have a great chance to go to the final. But now, with TEN matches already in the tank, it's not going to happen


sure she played a lot, but why are you wishing her to run out of gas?

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Yes...it's gonna happen

Don't resist it, enjoy it man!

we'll have a nice talk once Janky is booted out of the tournie around next Friday or Saturday. Next time you see her at a party, tell her to lay off the Tier 4's.
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You are funny

Next time I see her, she will be holding three trophy's!!! Auckland, Sydney, AO!

Take that up yours ass
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Re: Good chances to have a surprise AO finalist from the bottom half...

P.S. I don't see her on party's She rarely attends them in Belgrade

Oh I just love how much you hate her
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