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Brisbane 2016: Starting from the #22 and WINNING!



BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL

It's the start of the new season, so I thought we could try a new tradition and make tournament threads in attempt to bring Victoria's fans even closer together. Note that this is just a trial "run", so if we don't like the name change, we can still go back to the old system in the next tournament.

Victoria's first tournament of the season after a tough last season. She won her first WTA title here in 2009. Since then Brisbane was upgraded to a Premier Tournament.
Because of her low ranking, she will be unseeded at this tournament. Highest ranked players in the draw are Halep, Muguruza, Sharapova and Kerber.

Previous resuts:

2008 (Gold Coast)
R32 def. Ai Sugiyama (JPN) 62 63
R16 def. Yuliana Fedak (UKR) 64 62
QF def. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) 61 36 63
SF def. Shahar Peer (ISR) 64 62
F lost to Na Li (CHN) 64 36 46





2009
R32 def, Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) 60 62
R16 def. Jarmila Gajdosova (SVK) 76(4) 75
QF def. Lucie Safarova (CZE) 76(5) 64
SF def. Sara Errani (ITA) 63 61
F def. Marion Bartoli (FRA) 63 61





2010
did not play


2011
did not play


2012
did not play


2013
R32 bye
R16 def. Sabine Lisicki (GER) 63 63
QF def. Ksenia Pervak (KAZ) 61 60
SF lost to Serena Williams (USA) walkover





2014
R32 bye
R16 def. Casey Dellacqua (AUS) 63 61
QF def. Stefanie Voegele (SUI) 64 67(7) 61
SF def. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 16 63 64
F lost to Serena Williams (USA) 46 57





2015
R32 lost to Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 64 67(7) 46



GOOD LUCK IN 2016, VICHKA!
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Re: Brisbane 2016: Starting from the #22

Sounds like fun! So excited for Vika to kick off 2016 next week! Go get em!!!! 🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿





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Re: Brisbane 2016: Starting from the #22

let's see how it works out in 2016. the draw is like hell for a premier, but she has to beat all of the best anyway in order to get her rankings up properly.
as long as she doesn't has to face my serveborg again or delivers such a brainfart as last year, though...


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Re: Brisbane 2016: Starting from the #22

Draw is out...

(1)Halep vs Bye
Q vs Azarenka
Wickmayer vs Cibulkova
Jankovic vs (8)Vinci

thoughts?...
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Re: Brisbane 2016: Starting from the #22

Qualifier will already have three matches under their belt this season so that can be dangerous, but none of the players currently in the Qualifying draw are players you wouldn't expect an average Victoria to beat in straight sets.

Halep in the second round is of course tough and not ideal, but surely winnable if Victoria is playing well enough.
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Re: Brisbane 2016: Starting from the #22

Here's the whole main draw:


There seems be to lots of interesting players and matches in Brisbane. But we have to be patient, one match at a time.
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Re: Brisbane 2016: Starting from the #22

Come on Vika gurl!!! Don't disappoint us this year
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Re: Brisbane 2016: Starting from the #22

I wonder which Qualifier she'll play. The only two that could maybe give Vika a hard time if they play their best are Kanepi and Gasparyan imo.
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Re: Brisbane 2016: Starting from the #22

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Haha, aaah I've missed that heavenly sound.

Victoria Azarenka [2 AO]

Petra 'Czech Roulette' Kvitova [2 W] * Agnieszka Radwanska * Garbiñe Muguruza
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Re: Brisbane 2016: Starting from the #22

Can't agree with u more
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Re: Brisbane 2016: Starting from the #22

The Vika-bashing has already started. Halep suddenly has fans all over the place. Off-season is clearly over, the claws have been sharpened, TF is back in action.

I'm almost glad I'm...going to miss the Vika-Halep match. Won't be able to watch anything till saturday because I'm going on a citytrip.

Victoria Azarenka [2 AO]

Petra 'Czech Roulette' Kvitova [2 W] * Agnieszka Radwanska * Garbiñe Muguruza
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Re: Brisbane 2016: Starting from the #22

I'm so excited for this season. Good luck, Vika
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Re: Brisbane 2016: Starting from the #22

Could be better, could be worse. The bottom half is way weaker, so obviously it would have been better to be over there, but when you're unseeded in a stacked draw, a qualifier in the first round is not a bad deal. Plus, better Halep in R2 than Sharapova. Avenging the US Open loss immediately would be a nice way to start the year, but if she loses at least going into the AO with one win under her belt would be a step up from last year and she have practice playing a top player. And if she loses to the qualifier than her problem is not the draw.
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Re: Brisbane 2016: Starting from the #22

Have they decided the qualifier positions?
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