There are 4 major champions in the top half; 3 in the bottom.
There are 3 former/current #1s in the top half; 3 in the bottom.
There's 1 player who's reached at least 1 major final (yet to win any) in the top half; 2 in the bottom.
There are 3 players who have reached a major semifinal (but not advanced to a final) in the top half; 3 in the bottom.
This looks like one of the most balanced draws I've seen in a LONG time
got a fairly easy road to the semis, but Cibulkova could be a spoiler, as could Szavay. Nicole could find her game at any time and prove to be dangerous too. And even though Anna is the "joke" of the top 8 seeds, she still could make some noise (not LIKELY, but anything's possible
has the toughest quarter with Marion, Amelie, The Radwanskas, Cornet, Bondarenko, Sveta and Craybas
in her quarter, but if anyone thrives on competition, it's the 2 time Wimbledon Champ.
has to get through (potentially) Petrova/Azarenka, and Safina/Elena/Lindsay to get to the semis, which doesn't seem like too tall a task, but as in Ana's quarter...anything's possible.
also has a tough road to the last 4 with Pennetta, Mirza, Zvonareva, Hantuchova, Srebotnik, Wozniacki, and Jankovic in her section. But with the weave back (
), and being on grass (the surface she OWNS), we should see the REAL Venus out there.
But it seems like this is one of the most balanced draws we've seen in a while. Agree?