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Roland Garros - How Will The Girls Go?

Qualifying starts tonight, both Sam and Rachel are up against seeded players. To be honest they can both either come away with wins or both lose. Sam has the toughest match against Prakusya. I dont know what Prakusya is like on clay but she's tough on any surface really and is clearly the favorite. Sam has not played any red clay lead ups so that says it all really...I think she is obviously focusing on Wimbledon. Rachel has Kleinova, Im not sure if they've played, but bothe being veterans Im sure they are familiar with eachothers games. Im confident Rachel can beat her, but she will certainly not start as favorite. She did OK against Salerni (took her to a TB) last week in Sweden, but clay not being Rache;'s surface, I don't see her getting through this. Hope Im wrong!

Anyway, here's hoping to a good night, but it could be a short stay for both

More comments to come once main draw is released, for both singles and doubles
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Sam's in trouble....I wonder why she didn't get the maindraw WC over Wheeler??
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Players have WC restrictions (3 a year). Sam has had Gold Coast, Australian Open and obviously Wimbledon coming up.
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Aussies have reasonable draws in Qualifying.

Both Stosur and McQuillan have very winnable matches but its anyones guess whether they will bring their game or not!


Kleinova vs McQuillan

Kleinova is actually more of a claycourter. She's never played Rachel surprisingly. Kleinova sure can whack the ball, she likes to take it early and dictate the play, she tends to win a match or lose a match, usually on her own doing. Rachel has a great chance if she can withstand the onslaught of aggressive groundies and stay in the rallies until Sandra hopefully misses. Im hoping Rachel can pull through this, even though she has had poor preparation.


Prakusya vs Stosur

Interesting match up. Prakusya doesnt have the ability to generate much pace herself and generally relies on her opponents to feed her pace which she then counterpunches back. She likes to have the ball hit hard and flat at her. Stosur could cause her a lot of problems if she can feed her a lot of topspin forehands. I cant see why Stosur cant win this. She's got the game and the ability to thump Wynne off the court, whether it happens is another story
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I think it is only fair that Wheeler got the WC into FO. I don't want to see TA spoon feeding one player to the detriment of the rest of the girls.

Not holding my breath for a good outcome for either Sam or Rachel, though think Rachel must have a half decent game on clay because didn't she make the quarters here a couple of years ago?
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I think she made the 4th round over a decade ago (cant be sure) can anyone verify? I think she lost to Pierce?

Also, reached the 3rd round 2 years ago...but I think she has said openly that she dislikes clay which is why I assume is her least preferred surface.
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Ok this might be a totally idiotic statement, so feel free to jump down my throat, but if someone like Stosur really has no game on clay why does she bother wasting her time at the qualifying for FO? Why not play some qualifiers somewhere for the next couple of weeks which might give her a few extra points which may mean the difference between direct entry to the US Open or missing out? There is no rule saying that the best way to the top 100 is via the GS.
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I just checked and Rachel reached the 4th round in 1991...losing to Sabatini in straight.
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Ok this might be a totally idiotic statement, so feel free to jump down my throat, but if someone like Stosur really has no game on clay why does she bother wasting her time at the qualifying for FO? Why not play some qualifiers somewhere for the next couple of weeks which might give her a few extra points which may mean the difference between direct entry to the US Open or missing out? There is no rule saying that the best way to the top 100 is via the GS.
Who knows she might have been practising in some dark secluded corner day in day out and is ready to surprise us all! lol.

Maybe the prizemoney is bigger in slam qualies? Or just the experience of playing her first slam outside of AUS? I also believe she is in the doubles MD, is that correct anyone? (I dont really follow doubles much )
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Was it only 3rd round 2 years ago? I thought it was much better than that? I can remember that I was in Copenhagen the weekend she was playing and wanting to watch the match but my husband wanted to go out and look around. For some reason I thought it was a lot better.

Would be nice if Sam had been secretly practicing and was able to pull an upset on the clay. TS, I'm a bit like you, don't really know what is going on with the doubles, actually half the time I don't know exactly what is going on with anything.
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Quite a shame Sam just lost 6-3 6-3

thats such a shame and rachel is currently down a set which she lost 6-4

COME ON AUSSIE!!!!!

GO THE AUSSIE GIRLS


Alicia Molik~Nicole Pratt~Samantha Stosur~Christina Wheeler

Nicole Kriz~Monique Adamczak~Isabella Holland~Jessica Moore

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Oh well, sadly what I felt could happen is

Bad luck to Sam...not experienced enough on this surface to beat Wynne. I'm sure soon enough she will be Time to focus on the grass now.

Hopefully Rachel can pull this out. She had her chances, having break points on the Kleinova serve at 4-5.

How disappointing that we only have two girls here in qualies
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Unbelievable!! Rachel got set point in the second set but failed!!


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well sam and rachel are gone...

who's next? can an aussie win a round 1 match?

i believe wheeler, molik, pratt and dominikovic are in...

hopefully pratt can get out of her post Oz-Open slump, Molik can recover from her first round loss and dominikovic can win a match....good lcuk to wheeler too
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i really hope molik can win some matches she's really got me scared and worried after that first round loss. i thought she would be taken out by serna in the quarters otherwise reach the final.

Go the aussies! stosur!!!
and good luck russians: dementieva, safina, kirilenko, sharapova, kuznetsova, bovina, zvonareva, dushevina.

also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.
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