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Caroline Wozniacki vs. Gisela Dulko 68 43.59%
Yanina Wickmayer vs. Jarmila Groth 89 57.05%
Maria Sharapova vs. Tamarine Tanasugarn 29 18.59%
Kimiko Date vs. Agnieszka Radwanska 59 37.82%
Ekaterina Makarova vs. Ana Ivanovic 27 17.31%
Dinara Safina vs. Kim Clijsters 97 62.18%
Olga Govortsova vs. Anna Chakvetadze 8 5.13%
Sorana Cirstea vs. Mirjana Lucic 19 12.18%
Alison Riske vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova 14 8.97%
other 16 10.26%
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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 2011, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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What are the most interesting 1R encounters?

what r the most promising encounters for the first two days in Australia?
You can chose more than 1 in the poll.

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Re: What's the most interesting 1R encounter?

For me it's Groth - Wickmayer. Two quality players, I really have no idea who will prevail. The only chance for Wickmayer is Groth being tired or nervous in front of her home crowd on such a big court, because otherwise she will steamroll Yanina.

But in terms of Names it's obviously Clijsters-Safina. I hope Dinara gets some games

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Re: What's the most interesting 1R encounter?

Kimiko vs Aga
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Re: What's the most interesting 1R encounter?

There's a bunch of great first rounders actually.

Kim-Safina just for name recognition - last time we had this big a first round (accomplishment-wise) was it Henin-Martinez at RG?

Groth-Wickmayer. Both could be darkhorse Quarterfinalists really, and both did well in the leadup events; but one of them will flame out early.

Caro-Dulko. Probably wont be as interesting as most people think, but Dulko's beaten some big names in Slams and Woz has looked shaky early on this year.
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I can't see Jarmila steamrolling top 30 players on regular basics. She shares sth of Petrova's attitude - both are too perfectionist, easily get upset at themselves, only Jarmila is more of a brat. She won't keep her cool long enough to make it an easy match.
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Re: What are the most interesting 1R encounters?

Voted Yanina - Jarmilla they are both in form right now. Shame one has to lose in R1

Clijsters - Safina could be good, but more likely it's going to be a demolishion job.



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Caro-Dulko. Probably wont be as interesting as most people think, but Dulko's beaten some big names in Slams and Woz has looked shaky early on this year.
Exactly what I thought.

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Stosur vs. Davis, get the first double bagel of your career!!

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Re: What are the most interesting 1R encounters?

Yanina vs Groth should be a corker!

Kim vs Dina
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I'm excited about Sharapova, Clijsters, Radwanska, Schiavone, Wozniacki matches.

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Re: What are the most interesting 1R encounters?

Dinara Safina vs. Kim Clijsters
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OMG Safina-Klijsters is winning... Come on, it's going to be 6-0 6-0 for Klijjsters!

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Caro v Gise is what I pick. Gise has a habit of beating top players, and then go lose to some nobody in next match

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Re: What are the most interesting 1R encounters?

How the hell has Wozniacki vs Dulko have so many votes? LMFAO Dulko has no game and Wozniacki will give her no pace or mistakes, so it wont even be competitive. Wozniacki will maul her.


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How the hell has Wozniacki vs Dulko have so many votes? LMFAO Dulko has no game and Wozniacki will give her no pace or mistakes, so it wont even be competitive. Wozniacki will maul her.
cause Wozniacki plays shit recently and many people expect the upset?

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