the draw is out this thursday
Serena Williams USA (4) v Kateryna Bondarenko UKR
Elena Vesnina RUS v Julia Vakulenko UKR
Olga Govortsova BLR v Qualifier
Andreja Klepac SLO v Ai Sugiyama JPN (30)
Nicole Vaidisova CZE (20)v Petra Cetkovska CZE
Severine Bremond FRA v Julia Goerges GER
Maret Ani EST v Tathiana Garbin ITA
Gail Brodsky USA v Agnes Szavay HUN (13)
Last edited by #kArLoS#; Aug 21st, 2008 at 08:49 PM.
The draw looks favorable, but i have my doubts given Nikki`s recent form. Still if she can rediscover her good form that she showed at Wimbledon, then i can see her reaching the 4th round. I really hope that Nikki can go on a nice run at Flushing Meadows.
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I feel that this part of the draw is wide open, with Szavay slight favourite to come through to the 4th rnd, but everyone, including Nicole, has a chance to play Serena. If Nicole plays well she can beat all of them and even give Serena some problems, but given her form at this point I'm just hoping she plays decently enough to win some rounds. I'm not sure about Cetkovska, she's actually quite tough, good volleys and moves pretty well. I remember her playing Ivanovic I think in Wimbledon. I mean, everyone's tough for Nicole right now. But none of these girls except Szavay can stay close to Nicole if she plays her tennis.