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View Poll Results: Who will get upset in the 3R?
[1]Wozniacki vs [29]Cibulkova 35 26.72%
[2]Zvonareva vs [31]Safarova 16 12.21%
[3]Clijsters vs Cornet 7 5.34%
[4]Williams vs [30]Petkovic 77 58.78%
[5]Stosur vs [25]Kvitova 53 40.46%
[6]Schiavone vs Niculescu 14 10.69%
[8]Azarenka vs Scheepers 5 3.82%
[14]Sharapova vs Goerges 38 29.01%
[16]Pavlyuchenkova vs Benesova 23 17.56%
Other? Li..Peer..Henin..Petrova..Radwanska? 23 17.56%
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AO 3R: Pick Your Upset

Of the top seeds in the 2R, only Jankovic was upset. Which is exactly what most people thought would happen in the earlier poll.

So, onto the 3R, where's the greatest potential for upset?

[1]Wozniacki vs [29]Cibulkova - Wozniacki has looked sharped in Melbourne. She's even been hitting some winners! Cibulkova beat her in the preAO warm-up. Can she repeat the upset?

[2]Zvonareva vs [31]Safarova - Zvonareva fought off Jovanovski and Safarova squeeked by Zakopalova in the last round.

[3]Clijsters vs Cornet - Clijsters has very easily dismissed all opponents so far. Cornet was a pleasant surprise in the last round dispatching Martinez Sanchez.

[4]Williams vs [30]Petkovic - How severe is Williams groin pull from the last round? Petkovic has played like a contender in some sets during the last few weeks. Key point being 'some' sets. Can she finally go deep in a slam?

[5]Stosur vs [25]Kvitova - Stosur has been unchallenged and Kvitova appears to be living up to the hype that began years ago.

[6]Schiavone vs Niculescu - Schiavone's form has been off yet she has managed to pull out hard fought and long matches the last two rounds. Niculescu has made the most of a weak portion of the draw.

[8]Azarenka vs Scheepers - A bit of a dream draw for Azarenka the last two rounds, yet she still was not convincing in the last round. Scheepers has come through two three setters to make her first 3R in Melbourne.

[14]Sharapova vs Goerges - Sharapova kept her double faults in check in the last round. Goerges has eeked out three set wins to advance to the third round. Based on pre-AO form, a Goerges win might not be an upset.

[16]Pavlyuchenkova vs Benesova - Pavlyuchenkova has yet to make her mark in a slam though she definitely has the talent to do so. Benesova has shown excellent form in the last two rounds, easily dispatching Kirilenko yesterday.
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Re: AO 3R: Pick Your Upset

If Venus is injured, this could be the upset.
Nadia is always risky. So is post op Sharapova

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I could imagine a Stosur-Upset.
Kvitova is playing very well these days and Sam will feel pressure to get into the second week of her home-slam.
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Re: AO 3R: Pick Your Upset

My votes are for a Williams and Sharapova upset. But I also think Petkovic and Goerges could easily psyche themselves out of the wins!!
I think Schiavone could easily be in danger against a stronger opponent than Niculescu. We'll see...she must be tired!!
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I could imagine a Stosur-Upset.
Kvitova is playing very well these days and Sam will feel pressure to get into the second week of her home-slam.
I left this one out. If Petra is on she has a great chance. But playing against the crowd could be pressure for her. Sveta has a chance too.

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I think Zvonareva, Venus, and Stosur are the most vurnerable to possible "upsets" in this round at the moment.
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Everyone besides Clijsters and Azarenka
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I hope Sheep will upset Vika but don't thinks she has any real chance

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I think Schiavone could easily be in danger against a stronger opponent than Niculescu. We'll see...she must be tired!!
My thoughts exactly, I reckon Fran is the most vulnerable top seed, but I just don't see Monica producing the kind of tennis to take her out

Out of the others, Venus is a candidate, especially if the injury she picked up will bother her. Sharapova is always a big question mark these days and even Justine might exit against an inspired Kuznetsova, should the Belgian have an off day. I also hope Simona continues her run, upsetting Aga

IMO, sure bets for R4 are Kimberly and Vika, no way in hell do I see them going out in the next match. Caro, Na, Nastia and Vera should all get safely through as well.




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Re: AO 3R: Pick Your Upset

Venus. Sharapova has a good chance too, Goerges has a big serve and forehand that will trouble Maria.


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Re: AO 3R: Pick Your Upset

Sharapova and Venus could be in trouble. Tricky matches for them.

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Re: AO 3R: Pick Your Upset

Venus without a doubt with Sharapova a close second
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Don't think Georges will handle Maria. Not this time.

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Venus and possibly caroline
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Re: AO 3R: Pick Your Upset

please petko upset vinas!!

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