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Within the span of 20 minutes, Kim's draw just got a lot easier

Both Jankovic and Kleybanova out. Either one could have been a test for her in the QF: Kleybanova because she's pushed Kim to two 3rd set tiebreaks in the past year winning once, and Jankovic, not because of form, but because she is a tough match-up for Kim given that she makes her play a lot of balls and complicates her ballbasher mode.

You could say Nadia is a potential test in the 4R, but I don't think anyone believes 2010 can be repeated.

Kim's basically in semis and there's a good chance she'll have to step it up in a big way against Zvonareva on that day.
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Re: Within the span of 20 minutes, Kim's draw just got a lot easier

Kim could still beat herself before the semis.
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Re: Within the span of 20 minutes, Kim's draw just got a lot easier

Cakewalk draw.

In the top half we have :
Wozniacki
Henin
Kuznetsova
Venus
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Sharapova
Azarenka
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Schiavone

20 slams combined to 3 slams from the bottom half. How disgusting.

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Both Jankovic and Kleybanova out. Either one could have been a test for her in the QF: Kleybanova because she's pushed Kim to two 3rd set tiebreaks in the past year winning once, and Jankovic, not because of form, but because she is a tough match-up for Kim given that she makes her play a lot of balls and complicates her ballbasher mode.

You could say Nadia is a potential test in the 4R, but I don't think anyone believes 2010 can be repeated.

Kim's basically in semis and there's a good chance she'll have to step it up in a big way against Zvonareva on that day.
Yeah pretty much. And I would be surprised if Zvonareva can beat her in a big slam match outside of possibly grass too, but I suppose crazier things have happened.
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Cakewalk draw.

In the top half we have :
Wozniacki
Henin
Kuznetsova
Venus
inform Petkovic
Sharapova
Azarenka
Li
Schiavone

20 slams combined to 3 slams from the bottom half. How disgusting.
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Both Jankovic and Kleybanova out. Either one could have been a test for her in the QF: Kleybanova because she's pushed Kim to two 3rd set tiebreaks in the past year winning once, and Jankovic, not because of form, but because she is a tough match-up for Kim given that she makes her play a lot of balls and complicates her ballbasher mode.

You could say Nadia is a potential test in the 4R, but I don't think anyone believes 2010 can be repeated.

Kim's basically in semis and there's a good chance she'll have to step it up in a big way against Zvonareva on that day.
stosur has been serving well so i think she'll be in the semis. but, kim has had easier draws and screwed it up. in fact, she was tested throughout the slams she did win. last year at the usopen she had tough back to back matches and peaked in the final. in 09 she had to play 3 sets against an in form bartoli and squeaked out a win against venus which prepared her for serena. kim does better when tested early.
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Cakewalk draw.

In the top half we have :
Wozniacki
Henin
Kuznetsova
Venus
inform Petkovic
Sharapova
Azarenka
Li
Schiavone

20 slams combined to 3 slams from the bottom half. How disgusting.
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Yeah pretty much. And I would be surprised if Zvonareva can beat her in a big slam match outside of possibly grass too, but I suppose crazier things have happened.
zvonareva beating kim on grass was shocking so u never know. this is entirely up to kim unless she beats herself. which is entirely possible.
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Re: Within the span of 20 minutes, Kim's draw just got a lot easier

her draw is nice, but she still needs to win the matches.

i think it will be stosur vs kim in the semis. think stosur will take out vera in the qtr.

tbh which ever top 4 seed drew jj was going to have an easier draw as she looked prime for an upset very early.

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I really hope Kim will win, but being 5:0 up, doesnt seem to be any confidence, so basically she can be defeated by everybody.

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Re: Within the span of 20 minutes, Kim's draw just got a lot easier

What do you guys think of Kvitova's chances?
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her draw is nice, but she still needs to win the matches.

i think it will be stosur vs kim in the semis. think stosur will take out vera in the qtr.

tbh which ever top 4 seed drew jj was going to have an easier draw as she looked prime for an upset very early.
this is what i predict as well. stosur has a relatively good draw as well. and at their best, stosur would have an easier time with zvonareva than kim would. i wonder how kim would deal with the crowd. the aussie crowd loves kim but they will definitely be on stosur's side. especially since her grandpa's death is getting coverage and she is getting sympathy.
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Re: Within the span of 20 minutes, Kim's draw just got a lot easier

Surprised no one has yet mentioned Peng beat Kim in straights and ended her hardcourt win streak in 05 and Kim tipped Peng to be a top 3 player. Peng can do it again, don't count her out.

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