Re: Will Elena Dementieva win Open Gaz de France?
Were any of the top four seeds to win, I would not be surprised. I have a tough time separating any of them and identifying any one as a favorite:
Hantuchova's game has been the best (by a little) of the four over the past six months, but she's not entirely healthy and her draw is tough (Srebotnik, Szavay and Dementieva are the projected opps). Bartoli has the best draw of the four but she's probably the weakest player (again, by a little) of the four. Chakvetadze's draw was not all the generous and there still remain questions about whether she is still in top 8 form here in the new year. I suppose Dementieva has as good of a chance as any of them, but I do not see how one could argue that she is clearly ahead of the rest of the pack, either. Should the seeds hold, we should see some really and fun semifinal and final matches.