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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 2006, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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The draw is done Eleni has drawn yet another seed This time it's Patty Schnyder. how many slams in a row is this now?!

Her Quarter is as follows:

(7) P.Schnyder vs. E.Daniilidou
S.Peer vs. S.Asagoe
(WC) A.Cornet vs. A.Nakamura
M.Ani vs. (31) G.Dulko
(19) D.Safina vs. T.Garbin
M.Vento-Kabchi vs. S.Arvidsson
J.Jackson vs. (Q)
Y.Fedak vs. (12) A.Myskina

(16) N.Vaidisova vs. (Q)
A.Chakvetadze vs. J.Zheng
M.Sucha vs. A.Smashnova
(Q) vs. Pennetta
S.Mirza vs. (Q)
M.Krajicek vs. K.Brandi
E.Loit vs. V.Kutuzova
T.T.Sun vs. (2) A.Mauresmo

I am hoping that Eleni can really get inspired and bring her best. Patty is a great player, but sometimes quite vulnerable & volitile. Hopefully Eleni can capitalize on this. I hope to be seeing a good result. It might also be on TV....let's see.

What are your thoughts on the draw. I know we don't want to read too much into it but if she can get past Patty, then her chance of reaching the third or fourth round are feesable. The one advantage of meeting a seeded player in the first round means that you have a good run up until 3rd or 4th round if you beat them.

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old Jan 13th, 2006, 06:19 AM
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4 out of the last five GS to be exact- it's getting very frustrating cuz she ain't winning. That serve is what kills her- Df's, slow 2nd serves crushed for easy winners- these are easy points for other opponents. I am praying she will do well here, especially with the Greek fans supporting her.
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Well, it could have been worse...My compatriot Marta Domachowska faces Justine Henin....I hope Eleni can beat Patty and I do hope we'll be able to see it on TV. Come on baby!
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I think I had heard that the bottom half of the draw are playing on Tuesday due to the fact that Kim Clijsters requested this because of her injury. Since the bottom half of the draw is so week in comparison to the top, it is more likely that Patty vs Eleni will be shown on TV.

Eleni has beaten higher ranked players before, so it's not unusual but it is annoying that she doesn't receive a good break. Having said that, Eleni often plays better against the best. Not sure why, but she does. The end of last year, Eleni was losing to players that she normally wouldn't.

I'm still having faith and expecting she's still to have a resurgence soon!

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Undortunatley we still don't know how serious Eleni's right shoulder injury is. Let's hope it's nothing bad and she'll be at least 80% fit
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Undortunatley we still don't know how serious Eleni's right shoulder injury is. Let's hope it's nothing bad and she'll be at least 80% fit
That's, that is true. The fact that it's her shoulder is severly worrying. I haven't heard whether it is her serving arm shoulder or the other. If it's her left one, it might not me so bad givene the fact that she has a single handed backhand, so she would only need her left arm for balance through shot. I have a feeling that it may be her "playing" arm due to her withdrawal from that match in Canberra.

I guess we'll know soon enough.

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On wtatour.com they wrote Eleni and Anabel withdrew from doubles 1/4 final due to Lena's RIGHT shoulder injury so I'm afraid it's not her left side
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According to a Greek newspaper Lena will be on intensive physical therapy for 3 or 4 days and then she will be ready for the AO. I hope this won't influence her confidence cause I am sure she can win Patty.
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Go Eleni....Kick patty's butt....I have a good feeling about this AO....

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Go Eleni....Kick patty's butt....I have a good feeling about this AO....
Yes, me too. Like I said, if she passes Patty (which if fully fit, she can) then the next few opponants I hope wouldn't be too much trouble. She just needs that first big win because she seems to go on a roll once a big win is under her belt.

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Things don't look too good for Leni but still I wish her best of luck Pame!!!!

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i didn't realize that Eleni has a right shoulder injury. Oh boy, i have the feeling that we will be seeing a lot of Df's in her match with patty. Let's hope she catches a break and wins (we all know she is capable of beating anyone, but talk is cheap- she's got the skills, and experience, but rarely is able to put the 2 together)
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Well, looks like the bottom half of the draw play tomorrow. I look forward to seeing the schedule once todays matches are almost complete. Hopefully she's got a good match slot and perhaps Eurosport will show it. As long as her match doesn't coinside with other "bigger" matches, it should be on TV. if not, then I'll just have to watch the scoreboards

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