Wow! What a great draw! Pierce will play Serena in round two (if she passes Shaughnessy) which should be a real test for Serena, esp. on clay. Karolina will get some nice quality points aginst my girl Maleeva. Navvy will play Brandi, which she should win, but I don't think she'll get past Petrova. I don't see anyone in Justine's half troubling her.
(1/20/17) Just discovered this gem in my private messages from 2006:
Who is Rtael?
This guy Rtael ,brainless and ignorant, is one of the most obnoxious, arrogant and coward guys whos has been a pest in this forum for years now.Given the new anti-bully policy he'll probably be expelled soon. Observe how he tries to rally and gang others against you. Mean people like him shouldn't be allowed here. And all because he "doesn't like your attitude"!! **Everyone should consider themselves warned!**
sorry Serena but you will get your first defeat of the season here against Mary
Possibly! I think this will be another test for Serena, to beat a Grand Slam champion. Perhaps the first REAL test of the year. We thought Elena was going to test Serena, but she was mentally out of it. Pierce might be able to bully Serena around, but I think Serena can win this one if she gets rid of the rust altogether. I'm just sad that they had to meet so early on as Pierce is one of my favorites too. I'm pulling for Serena as I wanna see Serena/Martina and Serena/Justine.
Hmmm..VERY interesting draw..this draw will be far from a cake walk for serena this time..brandi vs nav..i am not sure of Brandis clay court prowis..and how about DOKIC and my girl Frazier... who knows whiuch Dokic will show up and Fraziers worst service is clay...but we shall see how that serve holds up..also good luck to MISSY IRVINE, SAMANTHA REEVES, LINDSAY LEE, LAURA GRANVILLE, ( pierce and shaougnesy two of my faves ) th wta fashion plate Miss Drakes cakes, TARA SNYDER!!! and jenny hopkins!!!!!!