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Apparently theyve sped up the court so that probably explains pironkova
That's one reason but it couldn't explain it all. Even if they played Wimbledon nobody would have predicted Pironkova as a winner or even close to that.


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Unfortunately, Mandy does not have the same potential as Pironkova.

There are indeed very good players in the qualis, that would be favourites against her.

I would have preferred to see Mandy get a top player in the first round, and play on the centre court as she did in other Grand Slams before, than losing against a good qualifier on an outside court.

In the second round - probably against Pavlyuchenkova - it would be a small court as well. In the hypothetical third round she would then play Radwanska.
Maybe Mandy just hasn't shown her full potential yet. Potential is to be meant relatively. Look at Halep, who thought one year ago she would have the potential for TOP 10?

To get a qualifier in first round always is dangerous because these players are mostly confident having 3 wins under their belt. Would be better to get a player between 50 and 100 but you have to accept it either way.

This is the list of players I predicted surviving quali:

WITTHOEFT
DIYAS
DUSHEVINA out
BENCIC
KONJUH
WATSON
HRADECKA
OZAKI out
KOVINIC out
DUVAL out
PITER
BRENGLE out

Players like Hradecka or Witthoeft she could force making errors. Against Bencic or Duval she had bad experiences last year and they are not matching up well for Mandy.

But however I would be glad if she could face Pavs in second round because I'm convinced she would have very good chances for an upset there.

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Look at this:

61 60 63 62 61 60 61 61 41(RT) 64 63 60 61 64 60

Lost no set!
4 bagels!
6 breadsticks!
Not even has to go to 7 games!

All within one week!

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MANDY MINELLA. PRISCILLA HON

CASEY DELLACQUA. JARMILA WOLFE. SAMANTHA STOSUR
QIANG WANG. SHILIN XU. AYUMI MORITA. NAO HIBINO
LESIA TSURENKO. ALIZÉ LIM. NAOMI OSAKA. JULIA GÖRGES.
OLIVIA TJANDRAMULIA. NAIKTHA BAINS. KIMBERLY BIRRELL.
KAROLINA PLISKOVA. KIMIKO DATE-KRUMM. DESTANEE AIAVA
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She drew Witthoeft. I reckon one of the best qualifiers she wouldve wished for. She can win, but shell probably lose

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LESIA TSURENKO. ALIZÉ LIM. NAOMI OSAKA. JULIA GÖRGES.
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Re: Allez Mandy Minella!

On paper it is a winnable match but I'm afraid Mandy will find a way to lose it.

Good luck Mandy!

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Not even sure im going on Tuesday or not. Irs gonna be 41°

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Not even sure im going on Tuesday or not. Irs gonna be 41°

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Previsions look like there will be an intense heatwave from Tuesday till Friday. Over 40 degrees for these 4 days.

http://www.weather.com.au/vic/melbourne

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Yeh...... and the weather is so stupid. Its in its 20s for the weekends, (this weekend and next weekend) while were not allowed to enter that next weekend with my 5 day ground pass. Ugh.

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LESIA TSURENKO. ALIZÉ LIM. NAOMI OSAKA. JULIA GÖRGES.
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LESIA TSURENKO. ALIZÉ LIM. NAOMI OSAKA. JULIA GÖRGES.
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Re: Allez Mandy Minella!

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I have to remember that y'all are on degrees Celsius...
I was like 41 degrees is a little to cold for Summer in Australia...
41 degress C is 105 degress F And players are still going to play??

--I hate that Mandy drew Carina, simply b/c I really like Carina, too. I hope Mandy wins it, though. It'll be a tough match, but I think Mandy has enough to pull out the win.

GL Mandy!!

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Carina is not an easy draw for Mandy. She has to try to move her then Carina is going to make some errors. Also not happy about this draw coz I like Carina too but we have to accept it either.

Mandy had a bad start into the singles season so she has to focus on what she is able to play. Many people already tend to underestimate her that's her chance!

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It couldve been Mandy v Alizé
How does Carina play?

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Chandy drew 15th seeds Hantuchova/Raymond in R1.
Tough draw, but I reckon they can pull an upset.

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Usually she plays aggressively with solid ground strokes but she gets problems if she has to move! I haven't seen her so often but what I was seeing that she plays very well but not that consistent.

In Melbourne she is yet not playing on her peak though she reached the main draw. For example against Rodionova she benefits from many errors of her opponent that's not her style normally so I think she is not in her best form but you never know. Look at the stats after match:



In Germany she belongs to the hopeful talents anyway.

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