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Re: It's that time of the year again! That's right...it's Clay Time!

Here is Samambo's Charleston half
Lisicki v Bye
Falconi v Q
Q v Panova
King v Wickmayer

Petrova v Q
Tatishvili v Rus
Dubois v Vesnina
Bye v Bartoli

Jankovic v Bye
V Williams v Q
Rodionova v Erakovic
Q v Medina Garrigues

Scheepers v Q
Dokic v Voskoboeva
Hampton v Stephens
Bye v Stosur


If she's playing well, I think a freakishly in form Venus will be the only player in that half who can stop her. Could be a good chance to get some retribution for the travesty in Dubai against JJ.

Edit: Scheepers
Editx2: Bepa is on the other side of the draw

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Re: It's that time of the year again! That's right...it's Clay Time!

Stephens or Hamton are going to be tough in the second aswell. But not sure how they are on clay. Im feeling good about this tournemnt though.

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Re: It's that time of the year again! That's right...it's Clay Time!

Yeah its not a bad draw. I always fear seeing the draw for the first time but this wasnt too bad. Im not sure if thats a good thing or a bad thing yet

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Re: It's that time of the year again! That's right...it's Clay Time!

It will pretty much depend on Sam's form I think. Current Venus can't beat Sam playing well, neither can JJ, but both could test Sam if her level drops off. I think Sam can get past the likes of Hampton by hanging tough even if she's below par, and she won't be as kind to Scheepers if they meet againthis time. The biggest potential challenge in Sam's half is Nadia, but that would't be before the SF so probablt won't happen. I'm tipping a Serena-Sam final, with Sam the winner this time.
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Well Aga has now withdrawn, so Serena has moved to Sam's half of the draw.

Petrova now in the other half...


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^Yes, Sam now gets both Venus and Serena in her half. Not too worried about Venus, but Serena in the SF will be challenging. I still like Sam's chances though. Serena is unlikely to serve as well as she did in Miami, and even if her groundies are better this time, overall I don't expect a better performance from her. There's a good chance Sam will play better this time though, especially since it's on clay. Of course it's quite possible one or both will lose before then.
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One match at a time! Any improvement on last year's will be great!

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Well Aga has now withdrawn, so Serena has moved to Sam's half of the draw.

Petrova now in the other half...
What?!

Oh well. If she is going to have a good claycourt season Serena's the kind of player she needs to beat.

She's not playing doubles this week which makes me think she's intending to have a deep run here

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I fancy her chances against Serena over Venus.

Will be interesting to see how she performs. An upset or two would be most welcome, but my hopes aren't high.

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What?!

Oh well. If she is going to have a good claycourt season Serena's the kind of player she needs to beat.

She's not playing doubles this week which makes me think she's intending to have a deep run here
Not sure whether playing doubles lately has hurt her singles results, but it certainly doesn't seem to have helped. Concentrating on singles might help her to focus a bit better.
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Re: It's that time of the year again! That's right...it's Clay Time!

Hampton won her first round match. I was going for Sloane because she is an inch shorter

Anyone seen Hampton play before? She had a good run at either IW or Miami, so she seems in form.

Edit: They're up fourth on centre court tomorrow - 3pm Charleston time.. I don't think there will be any streams until Thursday though

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^Hampton had a great run at IW, beating Hercog, Jankovic and Jarka before retiring in the third set against Aga. Sam will need to be on her guard for sure. I can't remember ever seeing her play.

The match is on at an okay time for me as long as the first three matchs don't take too long.
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Hampton won her first round match. I was going for Sloane because she is an inch shorter

Anyone seen Hampton play before? She had a good run at either IW or Miami, so she seems in form.

Edit: They're up fourth on centre court tomorrow - 3pm Charleston time.. I don't think there will be any streams until Thursday though
I saw her play Aga in Indian Wells. The first set was pretty much all Aga. But in the second set, Jamie was destroying her! Unfortunately, in the beginning of the third set she got cramps, the trainer was called on court (which wasn't allowed) and she was defaulted a couple of games. So, all of a sudden, Aga found herself 3-0 up in the decider, Jamie still couldn't move and retired. Aga was very lucky.

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I really don't think hampton's game works well on clay. She doesn't have the power to hit through it, and she didn't appear to have a lot of top spin in her game. She plays what I thought was a pretty good mix of offense and defense, and has good smashes and some amazing drop-shots and angles, but I don't think we should get worried for sam cause I think her balls may land a little too short with the massive amount of spin sam has.

She looked like she was dominating aga, because anyone can look like they're dominating aga, and yet she still wins, so I wouldn't take too much from that performance.

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