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This AO might have more contenders than we think

Mauresmo and Ivanovic seem be playing well again. Sharapova is a coin-toss. And of course Venus and Serena and Jankovic and Safina and Dementieva.
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Re: This AO might have more contenders than we think

Ivanovic nearly lost to Vinci. I wouldn't say that's playing well.
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Re: This AO might have more contenders than we think

Sure

Mauresmo : winning 76 76 against world 180 Dokic and saving MP against monstruous player Julie Coin is a good sign for Amélie

Ivanovic : saving MP against Vinci is a very convincing win for Ana

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Re: This AO might have more contenders than we think

I think it's a hard one to call and maybe it will be the WTA's equivalent of when Thomas Johansson won it a few years ago.
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Oh God I hope not .
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Re: This AO might have more contenders than we think

Bookmakers in UK give these odds

Serena 3/1
Venus 5/1
Jelena 5/1
Ana 6/1
Maria 7/1
Dinara 8/1
Elena 18/1
Vera 25/1
Caroline 25/1
Svetlana 28/1
Agnieska 40/1
Victoria 40/1
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I think it's a hard one to call and maybe it will be the WTA's equivalent of when Thomas Johansson won it a few years ago.
It is strange that the AO normally throws up more suprises on the mens side than the womens
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Mauresmo : winning 76 76 against world 180 Dokic and saving MP against monstruous player Julie Coin is a good sign for Amélie

Ivanovic : saving MP against Vinci is a very convincing win for Ana
Dokic was not playing like she was 180 in the world though.


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Dokic was not playing like she was 180 in the world though.
That's right
She was playing top 10 tennis to me

Her serve was ranked 180 though

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That's right
She was playing top 10 tennis to me

Her serve was ranked 180 though
It has been the past few years, in 2006 Auckland it was a horror show


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Ivanovic and Mauresmo are not playing well.

I think Jelena Jankovic is the only safe bet to make it to the second week. Everyone else is way too unpredictable.

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Bookmakers in UK give these odds

Serena 3/1
Venus 5/1
Jelena 5/1
Ana 6/1
Maria 7/1
Dinara 8/1
Elena 18/1
Vera 25/1
Caroline 25/1
Svetlana 28/1
Agnieska 40/1
Victoria 40/1
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I think Safina will win it.

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Re: This AO might have more contenders than we think

I thought you were going to talk about other people like Caroline, not relative veterans who we know have a chance at any GS....

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Re: This AO might have more contenders than we think

I think people were surprised how many of the big names didn't play well here a year ago.
A lot depends on who is in form and who is like last year

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