The BNL Italian international is the last tournament for Srebotnik before Roland Garros.This week, she might well get a new force working, on Monday, she will be in the top 20, all though she's not in top form.With all the new Slovenian generations coming, 3 players being in top 20 she might even reconsider playing Fed Cup.All that is new this week.The draw for Internazionali BNL d'Italia was out Saturday; really don't know what to think.For sure, I think Srebotnik is a pretty more quality player than Muller, who's a good tier III player, even played many challengers last year...but Tu is also a good tier III player, but defeated Srebotnik.Srebotnik isn't the nervous type of player-doesn't rush, and it will be very important, cause Muller plays a lot of moony balls.Another plus for Srebotnik, from what I can see, she doesn't lose 3 matches in a row many times, after losing 2 matches, she wants it even more.And lastly, her form isn't that bad.Had a bad week last week, but everybody has bad weeks.And Muller doesn't have Tu's experiences & power I think.The only thing that has mistaken me about Srebotnik were all the bagels.Well, we'll see on Tuesday.
1R Alicia Molik 62 60
2R Ekaterina Bychkova 3663 62
2R Jelena Jankovic 67 (7) 16
LOL @ Triple bagel
Hopefully they can only go up
Benesova/Voskoboeva beat the sixth seeds, so their draw opened up even more...
Their second round opponents will be Garbin/Vinci, on Wednesday (Ai has to play two matches on Wednesday... So I hope she's fit enough to win both!!)
Hantuchova/Sugiyama def. (1) Black/Huber 6-7(0) 6-3 7-6(10) saving SEVEN match points, down 2-5 in the third, and down 2-6 in the third set tiebreak in three hours
Ai Sugiyama. Jie Zheng. Zi Yan. Tamira Paszek.
Yaroslava Shvedova. Nuria&MariaJose. Yung-Jan Chan. Elena Vesnina. Flavia Pennetta.