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Lindsay at the Australian Open

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Draw's out and it sucks big time.

Lindsay has to play C. Martinez first round.

Anyone who gets through the top half deserves to win the tournament.

Almost all the Russians are playing qualifiers!

The only person who has a hard match like Lindsay is Amelie (she faces Sam Stosur in the first round).

Potential matchups for Lindsay are:

4th Round - Sprem
QF - V. Williams
SF - Myskina

The top also has Molik and Dementieva in their half of the draw.

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I actually don't think it's too bad. Lindsay beat Conchita 1 and 2 or something the last time they played on hardcourt, even though Lindsay has had problems with her. Sprem can't win a match lately; if Venus gets to the 4th round, she'll lose to Molik (I'd rather Lindsay play Venus than Alicia); and if Myskina gets there (I think Dementieva will beat her), well we'll see...she hasn't been in top shape lately.

I like some of the other match ups like Amelie/Stosur in round 1, Kuzentsova/Sharapova QF, Amelie/Serena QF...

If Lindsay is healthy, she should do very well here

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Hmmm I liked Lindsay's draw. She easily beat Conchita last time they palyed, and Conchi is slumping more now than she was then. It's a pretty good draw. I'd guess she'd play Likhovtseva in the 4r. Sprem has been slumping badly. I think she'll play Molik, not Venus, in the QF. Either is fine with me. Venus' form has been very meh in Hong Kong. Myskina or Dementieva in the SF is nice.

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Hmmm I liked Lindsay's draw. She easily beat Conchita last time they palyed, and Conchi is slumping more now than she was then. It's a pretty good draw. I'd guess she'd play Likhovtseva in the 4r. Sprem has been slumping badly. I think she'll play Molik, not Venus, in the QF. Either is fine with me. Venus' form has been very meh in Hong Kong. Myskina or Dementieva in the SF is nice.
I think we were typing our responses to the draw at the same time, and it seems we think VERY alike lol

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The top half of the draw is indeed interesting.. IMO i think Davenport(if she even plays; hopefully) and Venus will get to the QF EASILY. Venus' form wasnt good in Hong Kong, but she managed 2 wins against top 10 players, thats all that matters. I dont know, i think Venus may surprise us this year. I think Myskina will get to the SF, but will loss to either Davenport/Williams...

The Bottom half isnt as tough. Two matches that i think will pan out in the QF round; Sharapova vs. Kuznetsova and Williams vs. Mauresmo. Whoever wins the Williams/Mauresmo will get to the final.

All of these predictions WILL change.. I have to see how they play there first matches.. But given the fact that some have tough first matches, some UPSETS are likely.
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The top half of the draw is indeed interesting.. IMO i think Davenport(if she even plays; hopefully) and Venus will get to the QF EASILY. Venus' form wasnt good in Hong Kong, but she managed 2 wins against top 10 players, thats all that matters. I dont know, i think Venus may surprise us this year. I think Myskina will get to the SF, but will loss to either Davenport/Williams...

The Bottom half isnt as tough. Two matches that i think will pan out in the QF round; Sharapova vs. Kuznetsova and Williams vs. Mauresmo. Whoever wins the Williams/Mauresmo will get to the final.

All of these predictions WILL change.. I have to see how they play there first matches.. But given the fact that some have tough first matches, some UPSETS are likely.
Venus defeated one top 10 players in Hong Kong, and it was one who is slumping very badly.

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Sharapova's carrying an injury so she might not even get to the QF *g*

Heck half the field is carrying an injury or cold - so it is going to probably be the last player standing

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well looking at their recent record, Conchita should be a piece of cake for Lindsay. sprem is playing horrible lately, and i don't even think she'll get to the 4th round, but Lindsay can beat any of the potential 4th round opponents. for the qtrs she can beat Venus or Alica. if venus is playing well then i see her beating alica. I think Lindsay would beat Venus though because shes way too consistent and it seems as though Venus plays great one match and then the next has a million forehand errors. if she plays alicia i think Lindsay will be able to handle her. I'd rather have Lindsay play dementieva in the semis because i think she is intimidated by Lindsay. if myskina makes it that far(which is questionable) she definitely could be a problem for Lindsay.
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yeah i agree its not bad at all...lindsay better take full advantage here!!

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I like the draw too for Lindsay. I agree Myskina could now be a problem for Lindsay, if Myskina gets that far. Also if Lindsay plays we don't know how fit she is going to be but lets stay positive, she can do this

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i know lindsays ill, but im sure its more a precaution than major illness. someone can sound like shit and be coughing, but not feel 'under the weather'. i mean look at teh photos on getty images. shes laughing and what not and doesnt look like shit like she did in moscow! Im not saying shes making it up, but im know lindsay would rather feel 100% playing a GS, rather than 60% bcos she played a shitty tier 2!

but woo for her draw. i hope she gets lena in the semis cos she'll flaw her!

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I really hope she's okay bc apparently she was sounding very very sick; she said she got tired after a 3 shot rally during the warm-up and was feeling only 30% energy-wise. But I'm sure she's resting up and taking the best medicines!

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oh guys, here's a prediction of mine that I'm only posting here so the Venus fans don't jump on me; if Venus and Shuai Peng meet in round 2, Venus will lose. I just saw Peng against Molik and she is really good, Venus better watch out!

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Peng is playing very well at the moment. Molik made a few unforced errors tonight that crept into her game - one thing that was impressive with that match against Peng was her serving and also when broken she immediately broke back.

But as you said Peng if she gets through to the 2nd round she could knock of Venus, if Venus isn't prepared.

I'll say it again but the way Molik is playing on form she is the one to beat in Lindsay's Quarter. Tonight's win was her 30th in 34 matches and she hasn't dropped a set this year so far.

One thing's for sure, if both Lindsay and Alicia both progress through to the 4th Round, Lindsay will have to be on top of her game.

lindsayno1, you can put a certain amount on - but her voice last night was almost completely gone - I think she wanted to make sure her bronchitis didn't turn into laryngitis.

Still not 100% sure if she's still here in Sydney or has already flown to Melbourne - all I know is she isn't participating in the Tennis Day (forum) on Sunday.

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