Originally Posted by Spidergirl
Jelena Dokic (11) v. Elena Baltacha
Emmanuelle Gagliardi v. Stephanie Cohen Aloro
Maria Sharapova v. Ashley Harkleroad
Saori Obata v. Elena Bovina (21)
A tough draw, indeed...
Obata just beat Dokic 6-3 6-1 in Eastbourne...
Sharapova reached the SF's of Birmingham...
It's funny how the 2 seeds in this section could arguably be the worst players currently.
Considering Lena just lost to Anne Keothavong, a Brit... (A BRIT
... WTF ARE YOU DOING, LENA???
)... I doubt she'll have any confidence that she'll even win a match here...
Really, though, this is a great section to be in! Who wouldn't want to be in Jelena's section these days; it's like hitting the jackpot! I hope Elena is ready to throw off her slump and get through this bit of the draw, at least. She has to be excited at her great luck to be thrown in with JD. Though, I believe she usually throws off her slumps somewhere less visible, in Eastern Europe maybe!
As for Maria, well, first she has to get by Ashley. If she wins that, Maria can beat Slumping Elena, but not Other Elena, the Elena who broke the back of The Russian Titleless Curse.
But, which Elena, SE or OE, will play at Wimbledon???