R4: Potential upsets? - TennisForum.com
View Poll Results: Your upset pick:
Tatishvili over Azarenka 2 1.56%
Robson over Stosur 74 57.81%
Petrova over Sharapova 21 16.41%
Bartoli over Kvitova 20 15.63%
Pironkova over Ivanovic 64 50.00%
Hlavackova over Williams 3 2.34%
Errani over Kerber 20 15.63%
Vinci over Radwanska 68 53.13%
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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
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Red face R4: Potential upsets?

(1)Azarenka vs Tatishvili

Azarenka is playing great tennis here while Tatishvili used week section to get to R4. Definitely not an upset material. Tatishvili should be happy to win more than 3-4 games.

(7)Stosur vs Robson

Confident young Brit is coming to R4 having beaten former Grand Slams champions - Belgian Kim Clijsters and first ever Asian to win a Major Na Li. Can she challenge defending champion Samantha Stosur? For sure she has the game but will she be consistent enough? Will she be mentally able to beat three top players in row?

(3)Sharapova vs (19)Petrova

Sharapova hasn't played any tournament between Olympics and US Open but is cruising through the draw. Petrova should be her first tough opponent in Flushing Meadows. Former world number 3 used to beat top seeds in the biggest tournaments despite the lack of expectations (e.g. famous Clijsters beatdown in Melbourne). Here in N.Y.C. she hasn't dropped a set yet, still she had some struggle against lower ranked players. Definitely can trouble the Bradenton resident but the upset is highly unlikely.

(5)Kvitova vs (11)Bartoli

Intriguing duel. Both players have abilities to hit their opponents off the court. In my opinion, the one who will survive physically the difficult weather conditions will make it through to quarterfinal. Bartoli hasn't been looking good through the last few months while Kvitova seems to be having a revival here in North America. The Czech won a lot of matches, already struggled in her first matches here. The fact this match is the last in Grandstand might help her. For me it's 55/45 for the French.

(12)Ivanovic vs Pironkova

Pironkova again comes as a dark horse in a Major - but first time in the U.S. Great serving Bulgarian will face the former number one who seems to be having lots of problem with her serve toss. If the Serb cannot reduce the number of unforced errors, she will have problem to make it through. However my bet is for her. She just needs a patience.

(4)Williams vs Hlavackova

The Czech has beaten already two seeded players here - fellow Zakopalova and Kirilenko. Her Russian opponent however didn't seem to be her usual self. She will be a total underdog during the 4th round match against Serena. I can't see her being any kind of opposition for the American unless the favourite bombs out mentally or gets herself very injured.

(6)Kerber vs (10)Errani

The match between two queens of defence. While Italian seems to have more variety in her shots, the German of Polish origin produces more pace and has more ability to produce winners. As both won't make lots of unforced errors, the one who will go to the net and make some good attack, should win this match-up. In my opinion, it will be Kerber who has been much more convincing here so far.

(2)Radwanska vs (20)Vinci

Another exciting match which could be either very equal marathon or a very short, dominative match. It will depend on who will dominate whom in very first points. If Agnieszka wants to win quickly, she needs to start her match confidently, cannot allow herself for a slow start. The Pole has a problem handling top spins, kick serves which should be used by the veteran from Italy. The match can go either way.

My bets:

MOST PROBABLE UPSETS

Robson over Stosur
Bartoli over Kvitova

POSSIBLE

Vinci over Radwanska
Petrova over Sharapova
Errani over Kerber
Pironkova over Ivanović

UPSETS TOTALLY UNLIKELY

Hlavackova over Williams
Tatishvili over Azarenka
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Re: R4: Potential upsets?

Robson
Petrova
Bartoli
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Re: R4: Potential upsets?

Bartoli has no chance on Petra

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Re: R4: Potential upsets?

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(4)Williams vs Hlavackova

The Czech has beaten already two seeded players here - fellow Zakopalova and Kirilenko. Her Russian opponent however didn't seem to be her usual self. She will be a total underdog during the 4th round match against Serena. I can't see her being any kind of opposition for the American unless the favourite bombs out mentally or gets herself very injured.
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Re: R4: Potential upsets?

The Robson/Stosur match seems most likely upset, laura is riding high on confidence with nothing to lose and she will have crowd support. Stosur will be feeling the pressure as defending champion.

Matches that cold go either way I don't call them upsets though:
Ivanovic vs Pironkova
Radwanska vs Vinci

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Re: R4: Potential upsets?

Pironkova
Vinci
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Robson and Vinci
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Re: R4: Potential upsets?

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Robson
Petrova
Bartoli
Vinci
These.

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Re: R4: Potential upsets?

Robson
Pironkova
Vinci

Are the 3 I could see happening. Robson and Pironkova being the most likely to happen out of them.

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Re: R4: Potential upsets?

I have the worst feeling Nadia's going to come out playing like a GOAT tomorrow
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Re: R4: Potential upsets?

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I have the worst feeling Nadia's going to come out playing like a GOAT tomorrow
Nadia's a potentially tricky opponent of course but i think Maria will win. Aga may lose, not really good today and Vinci in good form.
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Re: R4: Potential upsets?

Tvse over Anna, not so much an upset, really. similar style and "level" ,whichever better form will contiune.

don't see any of the others happening
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Re: R4: Potential upsets?

Pironkova, Vinci and Robson
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Re: R4: Potential upsets?

Tatishvili over Azarenka- No.

Robson over Stosur- A chance obviously.

Petrova over Sharapova- No.

Bartoli over Kvitova- Highly unlikely, but Petra can always throw in a shit match out of nowhere, especialy on U.S hard courts, so an outside chance, but would require a really weak performance by Petra.

Pironkova over Ivanovic- Yes I think a fair chance of one here, although I still think Ana will win.

Hlavackova over Williams- No.

Errani over Kerber- I really dont think so. This isnt clay.

Vinci over Radwanska- A small chance only since Radwanska is coming off a bad summer hard court season, but looks alot better here.
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