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post #1 of 75 (permalink) Old Feb 3rd, 2008, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Will Elena Dementieva win Open Gaz de France?

Hi. Just got back from a little break from the computer and I'm already tired of Fed Cup talk.

Against every player in this draw...

v. Dechy: 9-2
v. Hantuchova: 9-3
v. Srebotnik: 6-1
v. Bartoli: 4-2
v. Loit: 3-1
v. Medina Garrigues: 2-1
v. Garbin: 2-1
v. Daniilidou: 2-1
v. Chakvetadze: 2-1
v. A. Bondarenko: 2-0
v. Azarenka: 1-0
v. Pin: 1-0
v. Razzano: 1-0

v. Tu: 1-1

v. Peng: 0-1
v. Petrova: 3-4
v. Mauresmo: 6-8

Overall: 54-27


She's never played Knapp, Szavay, Govortsova, Cibulkova, Cornet, or K. Bondarenko.

Dementieva's personal history in this event isn't great. She made the semifinals in 2003 and the quarterfinals in '02, '04, and '06. Dechy (#20) and Hantuchova (#5) are her best wins at the event. When she made the semifinal, she was double bageled by Mauresmo. Apparently she was injured? I don't know that whole story.

Will Elena Dementieva win the Open Gaz de France? Or will she find a way to lose it? You can use this thread to predict who you think will win the title in general, as well.

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Re: Will Elena Dementieva win Open Gaz de France?

I think she has a pretty good shot off winning Paris She is one of the contenders for the title!

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Re: Will Elena Dementieva win Open Gaz de France?

Hopefully. She should really get to the final at least.

R2: Medina Garrigues - She would need to play pretty bad to lose to AMG indoors.

QF: Petrova - Petrova is in crap form so far in 08 but Lena never really plays well against her.

SF: Hantuchova/Szavay - Lena owns her but 2 of Hantuchova's wins over Lena came indoors, albeit during Lena's worst period and Hantuchova's best. Hantuchova is playing well too. It would be a good match if it happened. Svay hasn't played well so far in 08, so i doubt she'll get there, but its a possiblity.

F: Chakvetadze/Mauresmo/Azarenka/Bartoli - Lena would love revenge over Chaky for Moscow 06 if they both made the finals. Mauresmo's only a danger because of her past. I really cant see her making the final though. She would be a tough opponent for Lena in the final on a low bouncing indoor court if she was in form. Vika's played well this year so far and could cause some upsets in the top half but sucks in finals. Bartoli is a maybe, and it would be an interesting final if it happened and she's good indoors but she's only won 1 match so far this year.

LOL, not getting too ahead of myself though.

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Re: Will Elena Dementieva win Open Gaz de France?

no.

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Re: Will Elena Dementieva win Open Gaz de France?

It's Lena, so there's no predicting.

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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.
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Re: Will Elena Dementieva win Open Gaz de France?

I'd love to see her winning all the tornaments this year
but her AO performance was not very convincing. Elena needs to be focused and use all her experience to do well this year.
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Re: Will Elena Dementieva win Open Gaz de France?

She have a good draw go Lena!

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Re: Will Elena Dementieva win Open Gaz de France?

I think Daniela will win the tournament. Elena will get to the semis, but I dont think she will get to the final.
I think Azarenka will be a surprise finalist from the top half of the draw.
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Re: Will Elena Dementieva win Open Gaz de France?

I am almost never correct in polls about Elena, and I want her to win this time , so I voted for NO And I hope this time Im also incorrect

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Re: Will Elena Dementieva win Open Gaz de France?

I just hope she will

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Re: Will Elena Dementieva win Open Gaz de France?

hantuchova v dementieva semi final would be
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Re: Will Elena Dementieva win Open Gaz de France?

Szavay to find her form and take the title

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Re: Will Elena Dementieva win Open Gaz de France?

If she gets past Hantuchova/Szavay, she's in good shape. I really hope she or Szavay win this title.
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Re: Will Elena Dementieva win Open Gaz de France?

i hope so, but i just can't see it happen
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