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Contenders still standing

I'm excited by the line-up of contenders left in this event. Between Sharapova, Stosur, Li, Azarenka, and Kvitova, I think we have big names in the draw who actually mean something. They'll be hard to beat and they appear in good form (perhaps minus Aza who will have to step it up vs. Cibs).

Based on actual chances to win, I'd personally rank as follows:
1. Sharapova
2. Stosur
3. Li
4. Azarenka
5. Kvitova
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Re: Contenders still standing

I agree with your list of contenders except I'd put Li slightly ahead of stosur as 2nd favorite behind Masha. I don't wanna get to excited because it's only the first week and there's still a lot of tennis to be played. Still, nice to see the excepted favorites living up to their billing so far.
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Yes I was thinking about it just now. It's great to have such a strong field of contenders way ahead of everyone else. Maria, Stosur, Victoria and Li Na. Since the Henin days the tournament has become a mess but the favorites are very very clear this year. (I omitted Petra on purpose, I don't see her going past either Li or Sharapova)
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I would switch Li with Stosur, but looking at how unpredictable RG can be I'm not betting my life on any of the five of them to take the crown
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Kuznetsova is now a contender with her amazing performance today... if she can keep it up then she is a serious favorite.

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I wouldn't be shocked if Vika, Stosur and Petra all lost in R4.
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Sharapova is NOT winning. Li or Sam will probably take it.
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Re: Contenders still standing

Kuznetsova displayed some serious clay skills today. Stosur will probably face Azarenka if she wants to get to the final, and Azarenka doesn't seem to be too scared of Stosur's serve. Of course, it is clay this time, and they seem to have changed the balls to more Stosur-friendly ones this year, but still ...

Kvitova and Li are yet to show their hand. I'm surprised how fast people have put Li back on the list of favourites. Did I miss something?
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Kuznetsova is now a contender with her amazing performance today... if she can keep it up then she is a serious favorite.
This.
And I want Sharapova to win RG so badly! I would be really dessapointed if she not win the trophy. :/

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Sharapova is NOT winning. Li or Sam will probably take it.
This, though. Li, Sam or even Extremely Injured will definitely take it.
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Sharapova is NOT winning. Li or Sam will probably take it.
Yeah...wouldn't be surprised if Schiavone or Sveta come out as the unexpected winner either

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Re: Contenders still standing

Top contender: Sharapova
Very possible: Stosur, Li, Azarenka, Kvitova
Possible, but not likely: Kuznetsova, Wozniacki, Schiavone
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Re: Contenders still standing

yes it would be nice if we had QF of Vika, Sam, Sveta, Flavia / Angie, Na, Petra, Caro ( ), Maria

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Re: Contenders still standing

Vika is slightly overrated.
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Top contender: Sharapova
Very possible: Stosur, Li, Azarenka, Kvitova
Possible, but not likely: Kuznetsova, Wozniacki, Schiavone
I would add Kerber to the Possible, but not likely list and it's perfect.
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