Emmanuelle Gagliardi (Sz) - Jelena Dokic (Jug/22) again??
Myriam Casanova (Sz) - Eleni Daniilidou (Gr/25)
the draws are ok i guess.
if patty doesn't turn up i doubt she'll win, because from memory bielik serves and volleys or at least has a big serve so patty has to at least play to 30% of her ability (that no offense to bielik, it's just that's the level that she usually plays at. she has so much ability).
MGM has been playing much since a good showing in san diego (was it). weingartner is streaking, so who knows? it really depends which players rock up
manu has lost so many times to dokic, but it could happen that jelena has a lot some more confidence from that drubbing davenport gave her. i'd still think it's an uphill battle for manu, but as with all the swiss girl it depends on whether indian wells semi-finalist manu can re-surface.
i think daniilidou is a great draw for myri. you have to say that besides perhaps stevenson there isn't a seed is much worse form. myriam played great in new haven. i wouldn't be surprised if this a routine victory for myriam, although again you can never pick daniilidou either
basing on actual players's form,i think myriam has lots of chances to beat danilidou.patty and MGM shouldnt have problems vs their opponents.
manu will have the hardest job...dokic isnt the the same player of 2 years ago,but she's still tough for manu.i predict a 3/1 w-l after first round.