Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: What's it to ya, bub?
Is there a conspiracy against the Russians?
I've noticed that the Russian players have had the most horrible "luck" of the draw so far this year. In almost every tournament I can think of so far, I've seen quite a number of them bunched up in the draw, not to mention the 3 or 4 times two of them have met in the first round. This tournament is probably the worst I've observed this year. Krasnoroutskaya will face Petrova first round and the winner will most likely take on Bovina in the second round. ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE DRAW you have Dementieva and Panova possibly squaring off in the second round (although I think Elena will lose to Meghann). If you account for the byes that Seles and Rubin have, there are 5 Russians among the 14 players in the top half of the draw (35.71%).
Don't get me wrong, I'm not a Russian backer whining of unfair treatment but I think these young players have talent and I'd like to see them last longer in the draws without them picking each other off. I guess it's just unfortunate but it's happened enough already to make you wonder.
The WTAworld Quote Hall of Fame (recent entries):
"All this year Kim has been have catwalk
draws ..." - leslie, on Kim Clijsters' easy draws in 2003
"I wanna see Anna, I bet I could tape
that ass" - SerenaSlam, on fan perception of Anna K.
"n I am more of a retard, yes." - gogomaggie
"she has a face of a cereal
killer" - Naldo, on Serena Williams
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