I'll do better for this major... it's really easy to win. Just follow your mind (realizing the Russian girls will do nothing), rather then your heart (hoping the Russinas reach their "potential").
Svetlana Kuznetsova - 3rd round
(Her good play at Gold Coast seems to show she's getting back in form... plus, her section is really weak. Cat, you think Sveta is going to beat Christine? Meep.)
Bepa Zvonareva - 3rd round
(I think Bepa will go down to Meghann again...
Elena Bovina - 1st round
(Lena's mind is scattered, she's lost too much weight, and Kleinova is another Cervanova. Sadly, I think Lena is going to plummet down the rankings when indoor season comes along. I'm her biggest fan... but I'm realistic.
Nadya Petrova - Quarterfinals
(Elena and Nastya may have the big titles... but I still think Nadya is going to be the best Russina in 2004.)
Alina Jidkova - 2nd round
(I'll give her the win over Qualifier.
Good to see Alinka getting a great chance at a GS MD win.
Elena Dementieva - 4th round
(Nadya will get revenge for her loss in Zurich. Asagoe could be trouble in R3... but I think she'll get by.)
Tatiana Panova - 1st round
(Ai's just playing too well... and little Tati doesn't have the type of game to trouble Ai at all.)
Lina Krasnoroutskaya - 1st round
(I'm predicting Lina to have another crappy match, much like she did at US Open.
I know K-Lina hasn't proved anything beyond little Tier III clay tournies... but Lina will find a way to lose this...)
Vera Douchevina - 2nd round
(I still don't know what Eggy sees in her... but I think she'll get by Zheng, for no reason really.)
Anastasia Myskina - 4th round
(She'll beat Masha in 3 sets... which will upset all her adoring fans.
Rubin or Schiavone will take her out then.)
Maria Sharapova - 3rd round
(First 2 matches are pathetic... then Nastya will squeak by her.)
Elena Likhovtseva - 2nd round
(Frannie will be too much...)
Dinara Safina - 3rd round
(Benefactor of a great draw... and a seed in Coetzer, who can easily EASILY be overpowered at this point in her career. IMO, doesn't deserve the Top 40 ranking she'll be getting... because she makes Bovina look nimble... but whatever.)