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Dubai : The most ridiculous draw ever

QF line-up :

S.Williams v A.Ivanovic
E.Dementieva v V.Williams
E.Vesnina v K.Kanepi
V.Zvonareva v V.Razzano

The top half includes reigning US and Oz Opens champion, reigning Wimbledon and YEC champion, reigning Roland Garros champion and reigning Olympic champion who have won 18 GS titles, reached 13 GS finals, 12 semifinals and 26 quarterfinals and won two Olympic gold medals and 59 tier I/II titles combined. And only one of them will get to the final.
At the same time the bottom half consists of players who have never won a single tier II title and reached only one GS semifinal and two quarterfinals.

I don't think I have ever seen such unbalanced draw at any big tournament...
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Re: Dubai : The most ridiculous draw ever

That's tennis for ya.
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Re: Dubai : The most ridiculous draw ever

a little top heavy.
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Yea, its pretty sad. The winner will definitely come from the top half, named Williams..

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Re: Dubai : The most ridiculous draw ever

Aus open Draw was the same (though not all the seeds managed to reach the QF, but the base draw was almost the same) Only difference is, instead of the reigning RG champ, there was former US open champ in the WS-Lena half.
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Vera No wonder she's top 5

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Allez Kanepi!

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yep vera will reach another big final and lose.

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I soo hope Vera is going to make the final

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But seriously it's crazy that the reigning champions of all slams, YEC, Olympics, Miami and Indian Wells all are in the same half of the draw.
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It's so stupid to complain about the draws all the time. #1 goes on one side # 2 on the other , #3 and #4 on seperate halfs, if Venus was #2 then she would be seeded on the opposite side of Serena, Also in this particular tournament Jelena , Svetlana, and Dinara were all upset by lower ranked players.
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It's so stupid to complain about the draws all the time. #1 goes on one side # 2 on the other , #3 and #4 on seperate halfs, if Venus was #2 then she would be seeded on the opposite side of Serena, Also in this particular tournament Jelena , Svetlana, and Dinara were all upset by lower ranked players.
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Also in this particular tournament Jelena , Svetlana, and Dinara were all upset by lower ranked players.
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Not true. They beat themselves.
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Re: Dubai : The most ridiculous draw ever

It looks ridiculous now, but it didn't start this bad.
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Not true. They beat themselves.

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