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Question Did Doha Live Up to Expectations?

Coming it to this week from Antwerp which seemed to underwhelm the majority of people, and looking at the field Doha had to offer and the draw. I am sure we hyped this tournament in our minds!
Did we get the matches we wanted and the quality we expected?

I mean Yes we didn't get a Maria v Venus (semi) Ana v Venus (Quarters)
Hell!...we didn't even get Jelena v Sveta!

But did the tournament entertain and live up to the expectations we had after Antwerp?
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Re: Did Doha Live Up to Expectations?

Didnt live up to expectations, but still was a good tournament.
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Re: Did Doha Live Up to Expectations?

Well I wish I'd seen Maria vs Venus or Maria vs Ana

Still I'm happy my fave won and I'm glad she got her revenge on Radwanska.

This tourney must be tough on the directors though because so many seeds were upset.
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Re: Did Doha Live Up to Expectations?

The seeding did suggest stronger quarter-finals, but we lost Ana, Anna, Venus and Svetlana too early. Hope Ana recovers soon and will be okay for Dubai.
But, it wasnt the tournament's fault that Venus, Svetlana and Anna lost early. Just better competetion from deserved players.
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Re: Did Doha Live Up to Expectations?

no...Venus didnt lift the trophy...lol....no it wasnt amazing but lightyears ahead of antwerp in terms of quality! plus Zvonareva has established herself again so im happy!
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Re: Did Doha Live Up to Expectations?

It sucked.

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Re: Did Doha Live Up to Expectations?

Well the winner was the strongest bet for winner from the start!...but the rest of the matches did have the quality at the best of times but i still would have liked to see the star power that the seedings did foretold!
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Re: Did Doha Live Up to Expectations?

It was a good tournament
with some nice ''upsets''

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Re: Did Doha Live Up to Expectations?

Good tourney
But Venus let me down and Ana going was also a blow

All in all it was a good tournament for the players that were there

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Re: Did Doha Live Up to Expectations?

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Re: Did Doha Live Up to Expectations?

It was like Antwerp. The semis had 1 threat to win a major, and 3 players happy to be there.

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Re: Did Doha Live Up to Expectations?

It lived up to my expectations...I wasn't taking anything less than a Sharapova title win.

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Re: Did Doha Live Up to Expectations?

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Coming it to this week from Antwerp which seemed to underwhelm the majority of people, and looking at the field Doha had to offer and the draw. I am sure we hyped this tournament in our minds!
Did we get the matches we wanted and the quality we expected?

I mean Yes we didn't get a Maria v Venus (semi) Ana v Venus (Quarters)
Hell!...we didn't even get Jelena v Sveta!

But did the tournament entertain and live up to the expectations we had after Antwerp?

yep I bet that the match between Radwanska and Dominika was much much much better than a potential Jelena v Sveta match considering the way they both play right now ...

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Re: Did Doha Live Up to Expectations?

it was great! the big names didnt all make it, but the biggest name won the title... compared to antwerp this was grand slam worthy! lol!
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Re: Did Doha Live Up to Expectations?

Well, the weather played its part.

But it was a great week for Cibulkova and Zvonareva

And obviously Masha, too

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