Who will be the AO semifinalist from this quarter of the draw? While there are some mild favorites, the favorites aren't in the top of form so all of the 8
have a strong opportunity to make it to the semifinals.
3rd Round Draw
Dinara is the slight favorite to come through the draw but she can be vulnerable at times, losing the first set to Makarova today but playing excellently the next two sets.
Kaia has a big power game but hasn't proven herself in the later stages of a grand slam yet.
Daniela Hantuchova made it to the Semis last year, also beating Alize Cornet in that run (her 3rd round opponent), but she hasn't had very good results recently, and is going to need to up her form.
Alize is the rising french teenager who may surely break the top 10 at some point, but is she mentally tough enough to beat out some of these veteran players, especially on a hard court?
Caroline is sniffing the top 10 and while her game has become very consistent with no weaknesses, she may need to develop some bigger weapons to consistently get deep into grand slams.
Jelena Dokic played terrific tennis against Anna Chakvetadze for a set and a half... then she got a little tentative after a call didn't go her way, losing the big points. Though she regrouped, if she wants to go deep, she may need to re-learn how to close out matches the first time she has the opportunity.
Alisa... I don't know anything about her, and is probably the least well known player out of the rest of these 8 by fans and by the other seven players, which can be dangerous for her opponents. She is a rising one youngster and good that she has beaten her performance last year.
Ana Ivanovic... obviously, a champion, but she has been no doubt playing like she's a regular top 20 player especially with no coach and what not. Can she get it together and get another shot an AO final?