Re: First Round Upsets
Oudin beating Paszek is the safest bet.
Makarova won´t like Kuznetsova´s heavy ball much, so if Kuznetsova can keep it in the court she should win.
Robson is not such a bad draw for Wozniacki. Wozniacki will go into the match as the underdog and Robson is more than capable of beating herself.
Venus should be able to beat Ula Radwanska. She struggles with good consistent players.
If Kanepi arrives late and tired (looks like she will) Zakopalova´s flat-hitting could cause her huge problems.
Na Li has no good experience with AMG. It looks like the courts will be slow and heavy, so there is definite potential for an upset.
Barthel. Good luck predicting that one. Given Barthel´s lack of a claycourt season, poor form and abysmal Grand Slam record Kerber should win this. The match-up itself clearly seems to favour Barthel.
Halep/CSN is a total pick´em to me. Shame for both really. With a kinder draw they´d both be R16 players easily.
EDIT: Forgot Bartoli. Impossible to predict her either. Sure Govortsova could take this to at least wasting seven matchpoints before losing 8-10 in the 3rd set.
I am not a fan of the direction a lot of Maria threads have taken over the last 12 months.
The undertone is very disappointing, aggressive and the comments are sometimes rude to a player just trying to earn a living, playing her hardest and having a good amount of success given her god given, natural talents.
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