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2012 Season Beginning | Petra's Quest for #1

In a week Petra will have her first match for Hopman cup against Pironkova and Bulgaria. Here is Petra's schedule for the Australian Swing.

Hopman Cup
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Australian Open

GO PETRA!!!

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Re: 2012 Season Beginning | Petra's Quest for #1

Nice, fitting title.

And nice picture of Vania (if that's her).
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Thank you and yes that is Vania
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Nice thread !
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Re: 2012 Season Beginning | Petra's Quest for #1

Nice,to-the-point thread title to get Petra's year started

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we have a new thread, finally
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Hopman Cup pales in comparison to Fed Cup in importance,but good luck to Petra anyway

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Re: 2012 Season Beginning | Petra's Quest for #1

Someone clarify the rankings points situation. Petra is not defending Brisbane, so she will drop points after that week, right? Or can she defend those points at Sidney (if the schedule changed from last year)?

"I really have friends on the tour, and I'm really happy for it. ...I remember when I was young and someone told my father that I'm too nice for tennis. So I'm just glad that I can be nice off the court and fighting on the court." — Petra Kvitova, May 8, 2005

P. Kvitova def. S. Williams 6-2, 6-3
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Someone clarify the rankings points situation. Petra is not defending Brisbane, so she will drop points after that week, right? Or can she defend those points at Sidney (if the schedule changed from last year)?
The points stuff throws me off sometimes,too,b/c I don't pay close attention go it,but I basically agree with what Rafa said to a reporter long ago...and it applies to Petra,too: If she wins enough,the points will eventually come

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Someone clarify the rankings points situation. Petra is not defending Brisbane, so she will drop points after that week, right? Or can she defend those points at Sidney (if the schedule changed from last year)?
Yes, she will lose those points from Brisbane. Sydney is a week later.

Petra can make those points up (and then some) at Sydney, and end up being number one, that following Monday. That's if she wins or makes the finals. But it won't affect her Australian Open seeding (which will be based off her #2 ranking with the 280 Brisbane points already dropped off).

So it's possible, she can be ranked #1 at the start of the Australian Open, but she'll still be the #2 seed in the tournament.

I hope that helps!
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She needs to do well at the Ao and she pretty much guarantees it
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Today's destination



Mon 2 Jan 2012 9:30 local time(2:30 CET) Pironkova
Wed 4 Jan 2012 17:00 local time (10:00 CET) Mattek-Sands
Fri 6 Jan 2012 13:00 local time (6:00 CET) Wozniacki

What are you afraid of ?
„Some kind of little animals.“ She wouldn´t take a snake in her hand, spiders are watched from distance. There was a bat in FIS hotel massage room when she was in the High Tatras. „First he was hanging but when he started to fly in a second I had my head under my towel. Brrr.“
Swimming not much popular
http://sport.idnes.cz/souperky-zavis...12137_tenis_ma
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Re: 2012 Season Beginning | Petra's Quest for #1

TBH, it would be probably better to rename the thread to Quest for the Aussie Open title, because Petra doesn't care much about the No.1, it will come anyway if she wins/goes deep at grandslams and improves her game.

Just a thought.
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Re: 2012 Season Beginning | Petra's Quest for #1

Also, the #2 ranking generally gives you just as good a draw as the #1.

"I really have friends on the tour, and I'm really happy for it. ...I remember when I was young and someone told my father that I'm too nice for tennis. So I'm just glad that I can be nice off the court and fighting on the court." — Petra Kvitova, May 8, 2005

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Also, the #2 ranking generally gives you just as good a draw as the #1.
true, with a bye at sydney and possible 4th round clash with serena, kim, jaja, sabine, domi or pavly at melbourne based on the current ranking
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