Luck of the draw.
Many posters here complained that I was a "broken record" when I pointed out the Sharapove had a sweet draw.
I guess a great draw doesn't always allow one to proceed. Worked in the AO even with Kim in the way.
The champion IS in the top half.... five contenders remaining.
The draw among seeds SHOULD be like basketball. 1-2, 3-4. 5-6, 7-8 etc. Some concessions like Wimbledon has referencing history at the event should also be considered.
Does anyone here want to bet that ANYONE in the bottom half will win the title??? Hmmm.... Maybe Svetlana.