A basketball coach named Pat Riley made that observation. His point being that in professional basketball, where home court advantage is greater than in almost any other sport, no matter what's actually happening, it doesn't matter unless the team at home loses. If that doesn't happening, the home team always, always
wins the series.
Which brings us to OZ.
This tournament is nothing, but entertainment until one of four players lose.
I could add in Safina, Ivanovic or Kuznetsova but it doesn't change the fundamental equation.
Jelena Jankovic HAS to make the semis, if her ranking means anything. She's FAR better than anyone she'll face until the final, but we have to factor in that the Safin(a) genetics allow for a ridiculously increased in level of play.
On the other side, Venus, Serena, Dementiva have one the last two slams, the Olympics, the YEC and the last two tournaments between them.
So, until one of those four players lose, this thing is an exo.