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Talk about a cakewalk draw!

Looks like all the serious opposition has melted away, and the Williamses have a cakewalk to the final.
Here's Serena's draw...
*Kanepi
*U Radwanska
*Mauresmo (29)
*Mattek
*A Radwanska
*Zheng
One seed faced (No 29)

Here's Venus's draw...
*Cavaday (GB)
*Keothavong (GB)
*Martinez-Sanchez
*Kleybanova
*Tanasugarn
*Dementieva (5)
One seed to be faced (No 5)

Only one top-ten player to be faced between the two players.
Is this a record?

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Re: Talk about a cakewalk draw!

But before the tournament everyone was saying how even the draw is

Is it their fault that the "top" players got ass whipped in straight sets? (except Kuzy who just had a monumental brain freeze )

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Re: Talk about a cakewalk draw!

Well, if they do face each other in the final it won't be a cakewalk draw anymore.
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Re: Talk about a cakewalk draw!

Venus had a tough draw when it first came out, it isn't their fault Maria, Ivanovic and Jankovic all LOST winning less than 6 games, it shows that they are consistent.


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Re: Talk about a cakewalk draw!

You forgot Aga is No.14 seed in Wimby.

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Re: Talk about a cakewalk draw!

Whoever wins the title, it'll be one of the easiest paths(ranking-wise) ever if that's what your point is.

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Re: Talk about a cakewalk draw!

I'm not sure when 32 seeds were introduced, but in 1997, Hingis faced only one top 16 player on her way to a Wimby title I believe. And at USO, it was 2 I think.

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But before the tournament everyone was saying how even the draw is

Is it their fault that the "top" players got ass whipped in straight sets?
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Re: Talk about a cakewalk draw!

No the draw wasn't a cake walk. The draw was difficult for both of them, when it was drawn. Upsets made it easier for them on paper, but their draw wasn't a cakewalk. A draw can only be made, it can't be made to fruition.
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Re: Talk about a cakewalk draw!

where you been? haters rollin in late this year... guess you took a vaca when sharpie tumbled out... Anyways... the draw fell apart wasnt a cakewalk If it were the players who barely got 6 games would still be around... but that arent... thanks for the hate though....

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Re: Talk about a cakewalk draw!

there is a reason why those players got through, they played better than their opposition

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Re: Talk about a cakewalk draw!

Draw seems equivalent to a Tier 3

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Re: Talk about a cakewalk draw!

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Draw seems equivalent to a Tier 3
but it started as aGrand Slam level, try not being bitter because the top 4 seeds(Maria) all lost and now the WS capitalize on that


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Re: Talk about a cakewalk draw!

Serena and Venus' draw became a cakewalk after the losses by several other top players.
This is different than previous renowned cakewalk draws, where it was a cakewalk from the get go.
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