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post #1 of 179 (permalink) Old May 21st, 2004, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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French Open

Womens Singles 1st round
Alicia Molik vs Anastasia Myskina RUS
Nicole Pratt vs Tina Pisnik SLO
Samantha Stosur vs Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER
Christina Wheller vs Marta Marrero ESP


Mens Singles 1st round
Lleyton Hewitt AUS vs Arnaud Di Pasquale FRA
Tood Reid vs Qualifier
Wayne Arthurs AUS vs Nicolas Escude FRA
Mark Phillipoussis vs Luis Horna PER

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Alicia Molik~Nicole Pratt~Samantha Stosur~Christina Wheeler

Nicole Kriz~Monique Adamczak~Isabella Holland~Jessica Moore

Emily Hewson~Trudi Musgrave~Sophie Ferguson~Casey Dellacqua
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Well in the womens, except for poor Alicia (although she has a win over Mystina and is in good form) i can see the other 3 winning there matches. Sam's and Christina wil have to fight for there but i reckon they will just scrape home

In the Mens besides Mark, who could be in some trouble i can see the other 3 going through aswell. Lucky for Todd who has a dream 1st round

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Alicia Molik~Nicole Pratt~Samantha Stosur~Christina Wheeler

Nicole Kriz~Monique Adamczak~Isabella Holland~Jessica Moore

Emily Hewson~Trudi Musgrave~Sophie Ferguson~Casey Dellacqua
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Marta Marrero will eat Christina for lunch...she is in great form. Poor Chrissy Oh well, at least a good pay day.

Sam and Nicole are in with a realistic shot of winning their first rounds, whilst Alicia obviously has a tough ask but she has nothing to lose and confidence is high at the moment!!!
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I don't have any expectations that any of our females will win the first round. None of them are fabulous on clay and none have an easy draw. So if any of them do win it will be a bonus.
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Predictions:

Alicia Molik def. Anastasia Myskina RUS 7-5, 7-6
Tina Pisnik def Pratty 6-4, 6-4
Samantha Stosur def Groenefeld 6-3, 6-2
Marta Marrero def Wheeler 6-2, 6-0

Lleyton Hewitt AUS def Arnaud Di Pasquale 7-5, 6-2, 6-3
Tood Reid def Qualifier 4-6, 0-6, 7-5, 6-1, 14-12
Nicolas Escude def Arthurs 6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3
Mark Phillipoussis def Horna 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2
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Azza sexy predixtions

Alicia Molik Def Anastasia Myskina 6-4 6-2
Nicole Pratt Def Tina Pisnik 2-6 6-3 6-3
Anna-Leena Groenefeld Def Stosur 6-3 4-6 6-2
Marta Marrero Def Christina Wheeler 4-6 6-2 6-1

Hewitt Def Di Pasqual 6-3 6-2 6-4
Qualifier Def Reid 5-7 6-3 7-6(6) 6-2
Arthurs Def Escude 7-6(7) 5-7 7-5 6-3
Flip Def Horna 3-6 7-5 6-3 6-4


i hope they all win it would be a dream if everyone of them won on to the 2nd round!
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Hewitt has the easiest draw!!!

Nicole Pratt has the most winnable match. Scud should win. The rest Im not hopeful about.
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After today's Vienna final, I'm 100% sure Molik will lose to Myskina
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They Will be all good matches

most very close 3 setters but i reckon still 6/8 aussies will be in 2nd round

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Alicia Molik~Nicole Pratt~Samantha Stosur~Christina Wheeler

Nicole Kriz~Monique Adamczak~Isabella Holland~Jessica Moore

Emily Hewson~Trudi Musgrave~Sophie Ferguson~Casey Dellacqua
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From what it looks like, Aussie girls might not last for more than 2 days
Hopefully Sam will blow Anna-Lena with her serve, but Anna-Lena is more familiar with clay, but that's the one I foresee to be the closest, the rest of the matches pitting Aussies against clay courters dont look good, good luck to all
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My Predictions

Alicia Molik DEF (6) Anastasia Myskina 64 63
Tina Pisnik DEF Nicole Pratt 62 62
Samantha Stosur DEF Ana-Lena Groenefeld 76(3) 63
Marta Marrero DEF Christina Wheeler 61 63

MARIA SHARAPOVA

Olivia ROGOWSKA Arantxa RUS Anett KONTAVEIT Dasha GAVRILOVA
Heather WATSON Olivia TJANDRAMULIA Eugenie BOUCHARD
Nicole GIBBS Jarmila WOLFE Taylor TOWNSEND Naomi BROADY
Madison KEYS Sam STOSUR Priscilla HON
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I'm surprised that so many are picking Molik for a win over Myskina. To me, it appears she has a difficult battle. Myskina is ranked #6 for a reason, that is she wins consistently. Alicia has found a bit of form this past week but don't think she defeated anyone inside the top 30. Also clay is not her best surface is it? She may have beaten Myskina recently in Fed Cup but that was a dead rubber so has less significance to me. What top 10 players has Alicia beaten in normal match play?
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actually molik beat myskina in a LIVE rubber in the fed cup.....a very impressive win!!!!!! but i can see your point. It will be a very tough match for alicia to win........especially with this being on clay and in a grand slam!
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Alicia has the game to push the top people but needs to be more consistant. . .

Guess we shall have to wait and see how she goes, Great ranking points if she can win

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Alicia Molik~Nicole Pratt~Samantha Stosur~Christina Wheeler

Nicole Kriz~Monique Adamczak~Isabella Holland~Jessica Moore

Emily Hewson~Trudi Musgrave~Sophie Ferguson~Casey Dellacqua
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I'm surprised that so many are picking Molik for a win over Myskina. To me, it appears she has a difficult battle. Myskina is ranked #6 for a reason, that is she wins consistently. Alicia has found a bit of form this past week but don't think she defeated anyone inside the top 30. Also clay is not her best surface is it? She may have beaten Myskina recently in Fed Cup but that was a dead rubber so has less significance to me. What top 10 players has Alicia beaten in normal match play?
Well it wasn't a dead rubber. I think the only top 10 player she bt in actual WTA play was Hantuchova last year, so yeah, it will be tough.
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