Lena in Melbourne...
Elena Bovina RUS (21) vs. Sandra Kleinova (CZE)
Tatiana Perebiynis (UKR) vs. Claudine Schaul (LUX)
Alicia Molik (AUS) vs. Qualifier
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) (15) vs. Adriana Serra-Zanetti (ITA)
Decent draw for Lena... nice to draw the worst player in the 9-16 seed range, but nothing else is easy.
1st Round - Sandra Kleinova (CZE) - Not the easiest 1st round opponent. Although ranked in the 80s, she had a good end to 2003 reaching QF in Leipzig... and having quite a few wins over higher ranked players. She's plays kind of like Cervanova also... not a real weapon, but will keep everything in.
Honestly... I think Kleinova is going to beat Lena.
Lena's head isn't all there now, and she is going to feel pressure because this match is going to be very much like Cervanova at US Open... and a loss here buries Lena in the rankings, and throws away the great indoor season she had. If Lena isn't firing at her best, Kleinova will just let Lena make stupid error after stupid error.
If Lena wins...
2nd round - Claudine Schaul (LUX) or Tatiana Perebiynis (UKR) - The winner of this match is up to Tatiana... she'll be the aggressor. If Lena plays well against Kleinova... she should beat either of these players.
3rd round - ??? - Molik would be the pick of this section, but I don't know how her injury is. It would be nice to face a Serra-Zanetti in the 3rd round of a Slam.
4th round - (4) Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) - If Lena somehow manages to get this far... this will be the end. Unfortunately, Lena wasn't fortunate enough to be in the section of Kim Clijsters (ankle) or Venus Williams (withdrawn at the last moment).
That is all.