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Re: Rogers Cup, Toronto

As a 7th seed, I don't think Petra could ask for an easier draw.
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Petra has quite a good draw, no early clashes with Clijsters/Serena/Venus which is good because I'm not sure she'll be in great form to put up a decent performance.

Ofcourse I don't want Petra to overplay, but if she plays some efficient matches against the ultimate harmless grinders Errani amd Garrigues in the first rounds she could easily get deep in this draw without doing to much.

And then see if she feels like going for another tilte

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We'll find out whether Petra is in good form soon.
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A very good draw (considering the alternatives); it would be nice if Petra made it at least to the QF. After all, she needs two good results at Premier 5 tournaments (and she has last three opportunities to obtain them: Toronto, Cincinnati and Tokyo).

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Is Petra in Toronto? Haven't read anything about her yet?
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i couldn't believe people are still talking about Masha's chance at Toronto, what a joke
The thought of Masha winning any future tournaments against anyone but Eskimos in Antarctica makes me spray my champagne like a fountain!!!! A one legged man in a shit kicking contest has a better chance!!!
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Petra is getting no respect. It's all about Serena, Sharpie, and Clijsters at the moment.

You do realize the No.1 song recorded by living in the past rejects is Yesterday by the Beatles, right? Most of these people are sports journalists. Petra is the future! At some point, all of these losers are going to have to acknowledge Petra's greatness and kiss her toes or crack (optional).
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The thought of Masha winning any future tournaments against anyone but Eskimos in Antarctica makes me spray my champagne like a fountain!!!! A one legged man in a shit kicking contest has a better chance!!!
Publicity, Marketing, Public Relations, Preferential Draw, Nostalgia, Wishful Thinking!

Those are the reasons!

But remember, she almost did it this year, if Petra and Ni La weren't there to stop her. Cause all the favorites in her half of the draw got knocked out, and the people that she faced were too intimidated by her (Sabine, Dominika, Vika) or in-experienced (Robson, Peng, Garcia), etc.

So some will always hope for another Monster Masha Lucky Breakthrough, of course!

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if you check their website now, Petra is only mentioned in the main draw, no twitter, no facebook, no news, nothing, kinda cool how they treat the Wimby Queen, as least one photo of her training?!
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it's raining big now, looks like no guarantee they can finish all 12 qualis
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I'm a Maria fan and I remember that Maria was the talk of the whole world for at least one month after she won Wimbledon in 2004. It isn't right that Petra hasn't got the same media coverages since her convincing win more than one month ago.

Petra needs to get a new agent to maximize her financial potential.
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I'm a Maria fan and I remember that Maria was the talk of the whole world for at least one month after she won Wimbledon in 2004. It isn't right that Petra hasn't got the same media coverages since her convincing win more than one month ago.

Petra needs to get a new agent to maximize her financial potential.
Part of it also is, Petra didn't play for 5 wks, she was laid up in the Tatra Mountains in Slovakia training, She didn't visit a major European City (with all due respect to the ones in the Czech Republic and Slovakia), she didn't visit NY, or another major American City, and she has a local Czech based agent. So all that has a lot to do with it, as well.

Let's just say Petra was trying to rest up, train, get fit, and win (though she did get the Net Jets deal in between). It appears she placed tennis and herself, over promotion and media accessibility. Not sure if you can blame her for that, after all the matches she played/won (though I certainly see your point as well).

Let's see the type of promotion she gets when in North America?

To be honest, not exactly sure promotion and endorsements equal dumb reporters, who don't follow Petra enough, talking about her-unless their colleagues are (it's a monkey see, monkey do business, as most tennis reporters are cowardly idiots)? She'd have to schedule interviews with them (Like the one she's doing with a non sports, CNN reporter now), and send them PR. It's obvious that wasn't something Petra was doing directly after Wimby.

Yes! Now that she's in North America, Petra will do some interviews, cause people will want to talk to her. What you're saying is, "will her people go out to promote herself, and get her name out there as champion and a contender, so we can stop reading dumb ass tennis predictions, excluding Petra?" Mmmmhhh. I get it. Lol.

We'll see? There's no better promotion than winning. Absolutely!

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^It's just a shame that Petra hasn't gathered more attentions with what she has done this year. She played Clijsters, Vika and Maria in the finals of Paris, Madrid and Wimbledon and beat all of them handily.

Petra is one the most gifted WTA player that I've ever seen. She has the height, speed and power. Few players can match her movement and power. She can potentilly win more slams than Serena if she stays healthy for the next
10 years.

For some reasons, Petra's talents are still the best kept secrets to a lot of people.
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^It's just a shame that Petra hasn't gathered more attentions with what she has done this year. She played Clijsters, Vika and Maria in the finals of Paris, Madrid and Wimbledon and beat all of them handily.

Petra is one the most gifted WTA player that I've ever seen. She has the height, speed and power. Few players can match her movement and power. She can potentilly win more slams than Serena if she stays healthy for the next
10 years.

For some reasons, Petra's talents are still the best kept secrets to a lot of people.
She could win a lot.

Her 4 biggest obstacles the next few years are Sharapova, Wozniacki, Serena and Azarenka. None of them seem to be capable of regularly beating Kvitova. All of the other younger players are a joke compared to Petra.

However, you never know in tennis. Sharapova was looking at a similar situation a few years ago. She then got injured and hasn't been the same since.

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