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Russian Watch: Aussie Open. Your ending thoughts.

In 2006 Sharapova showed her mettle by winning another Slam at the US Open. How will the Russians fare at this Australian Open?

The Qualifying Rd
18 Alla Kudryavtseva #135 OUT 2nd Rd. Main draw (#6 Hingis SUI)
22 Yaroslava Shvedova #139 OUT 3rd rd. Qualies (Kremer LUX)
Ludmila Skavronskaia #166 OUT 2nd rd. Qualies (#4 Barrois GER)
Ekaterina Ivanova #182 OUT 2nd rd. Qualies (#12 Lisjak CRO)
Evgeniya Rodina #218 OUT 2nd rd. Qualies (#13 Mattek USA)
WC Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova #376 OUT 3rd Rd. Qualies (#5 Vakulenko UKR)

Main draw
1 Maria Sharapova #2 ON TO FINALS
3 Svetlana Kuznetsova #4 Out 4TH rd. #16 Peer ISR
5 Nadia Petrova #6 OUT 3rd. Rd Williams USA #81.
7 Elena Dementieva #8 Out 4th rd. #10 Vaidisova CZE
9 Dinara Safina #10 Out 3rd rd. #19 Li CHN.
12 Anna Chakvetadze #13 Out Qtrs. #1 Sharapova RUS
22 Vera Zvonereva #24 OUT 4th Rd #1 Sharapova RUS.
26 Maria Kirilenko #29 OUT 3rd rd. #3 Kuznetsova RUS.

[/b]Olga Poutchkova #39 OUT 2ND RD. #2 Mauresmo FRA
Elena Vesnina #42 OUT 2ND RD. Cameron ITA #50
Elena Likhovsetva #44 OUT 1st Rd. Vakulenko UKR #118
Vasilisa Bardina #70 OUT 1st rd. #4 Clijsters BEL
Ekaterina Bychkova #78 OUT 1st Rd. #9 Safina RUS
Ana Rodionova #93 OUT 2ND RD. #6 Hingis SUI
Vera Dushevina #101 OUT 1st. Rd. #18 Bartoli FRA
Galina Voskoboeva #112 OUT 1st. Rd. Besenova CZE #63
WC Elena Bovina #1323 OUT 1st Rd. #19 Li CHN

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Re: Russian Watch: Aussie Open. 23 Russians in the draw!

Of course the most notable absence here is Ana Myskina. Hopefully she gets well for the clay season.

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Re: Russian Watch: Aussie Open. 23 Russians in the draw!

Bardina is moving up into the top 50 with her final. Unfortunately, she drew Kim in round 1.

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Re: Russian Watch: Aussie Open. 23 Russians in the draw!

Pavlyuchenkova & Shvedova() lost today
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Re: Russian Watch: Aussie Open. 23 Russians in the draw!

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Pavlyuchenkova & Shvedova() lost today
Yaroslava lost to an experienced veteran. Ana the Kid lost to an experienced 23 year old. I can't wait to see how she climbs the ranks.

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Re: Russian Watch: Aussie Open. 23 Russians in the draw!

23 Russians. Only one that matters.

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Re: Russian Watch: Aussie Open. 23 Russians in the draw!

BEST OF LUCK:

Nadia Petrova (until you meet Janković )
Elena Dementieva
Vera Zvonareva
Maria Kirilenko
Olga Poutchkova
ELENA VESNINA (This gal is something special)
Elena Bovina...

And others
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Re: Russian Watch: Aussie Open. 23 Russians in the draw!

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Yaroslava lost to an experienced veteran. Ana the Kid lost to an experienced 23 year old. I can't wait to see how she climbs the ranks.
There's no excuses. Yari is 19, and Nastya shouldn't be losing 1-6,1-6 in a qualie.

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23 Russians. Only one that matters.
Which one? Sharapova
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Which one? Sharapova
She is the only one with the strong shot at the semis.
In fact I will be surprised if any other Russian girl makes it to the quarterfinals.
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There's no excuses. Yari is 19, and Nastya shouldn't be losing 1-6,1-6 in a qualie.
Ana lost the last TWO SETS, but she was evenly matched in winners by her opponent. She just made some bad UFEs. Even if she hadn't she would have been pushed. Come on, this is a 15 year-old starting her first full year as a pro.

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Re: Russian Watch: Aussie Open. 23 Russians in the draw!

I was joking...and actually I didn't even talk about Sharapovas or Dementievas chances
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Re: Russian Watch: Aussie Open. 23 Russians in the draw!

He's talking about Dementieva. Look at his sig.

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Re: Russian Watch: Aussie Open. 23 Russians in the draw!

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Ana lost the last TWO SETS, but she was evenly matched in winners by her opponent. She just made some bad UFEs. Even if she hadn't she would have been pushed. Come on, this is a 15 year-old starting her first full year as a pro.
I still can't believe that she is 15

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