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I think she may appear in Stuttgart . But playing Dubai would've made no sense.

IDK about Fed Cup - I have a soft spot for it so I'd like to see her play, plus it's generally a good way for her to get match practice against fairly easy opponents with low pressure. Still, it would be a busy schedule for her so I guess we'll just have to see .
I think there has to be some sense of realism here though. In order for Belarus to go anywhere Vika has to play singles and doubles. That's 8 matches in 5 days. This is not good preparation to defending Doha when you consider it's on a different continent and is indoors.

I hope she doesn't play tbh.
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She is playing
The news is out
Probable becos of pressure
Already critized last year
That's why no Dubai too
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She is playing
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Probable becos of pressure
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That's why no Dubai too
Doesn't mean she will play. She has to show some kind of commitment for the Olympics, doesn't mean she has to actually play though.

No Dubai is probably because she stands to get a 4x fine if she withdrew from it again, and she can't guarantee her participation. If she wants to play she can get a late wildcard anyway.

I think it's smart scheduling anyway, no need to be overplaying.
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

Am I the only one worried about the AO draw. I'm not worried so much about if she'll get Na, Petra, or Pova, but what random floater she'll get. I'm petrified she'll get fucking Pironkova. Or Venus. I guess the courts are playing a lot faster this year.

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Am I the only one worried about the AO draw. I'm not worried so much about if she'll get Na, Petra, or Pova, but what random floater she'll get. I'm petrified she'll get fucking Pironkova. Or Venus. I guess the courts are playing a lot faster this year.
Not long to wait now. I am looking forward to it.
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

Vika has Sharapova in her half, Radwanska in her quarter, Stephens in her 1/16th, Hampton in her 1/32nd. She opens against Johanna Larsson.
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Am I the only one worried about the AO draw. I'm not worried so much about if she'll get Na, Petra, or Pova, but what random floater she'll get. I'm petrified she'll get fucking Pironkova. Or Venus. I guess the courts are playing a lot faster this year.
I'm fairly sure the tournament director has said there has been no change in the speed of the courts.

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Vika has Sharapova in her half, Radwanska in her quarter, Stephens in her 1/16th, Hampton in her 1/32nd. She opens against Johanna Larsson.
That's not too bad.
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

Yeah, the draw's not too bad. Although I still have nightmares about that Hampton match. Vs Stephens again...would be quite the match for the media.
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

I'm a bit worried about the random Sveta floating around in there.

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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

Not Vika related, but Serena v. Barty. The media are going to hype this up to high heaven.

Vika related, at the very least she shouldn't have too much trouble with anyone in the first 2 rounds, and then it's not guaranteed that Hampton will perform as she did last year if they meet again.
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Yeah, the draw's not too bad. Although I still have nightmares about that Hampton match. Vs Stephens again...would be quite the match for the media.
It´s a nice draw. First two rounds look pretty straight forward. 3rd and 4th round potentially tough with Hampton and Stephens/Kuznetsova, but also a chance that this falls apart due to the injury problems of Hampton/Stephens and the general unpredictability of Kuznetsova. Radwanska/Wozniacki is a good quarterfinal draw as long as Vika is close to her top form. I also prefer Maria over Na Li at the moment. The depth in women´s tennis is improving, so nothing will be easy from the 3rd round on, but it looks fair enough on paper.

- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a reigning world #1.
- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a top 5 player at a major.
- Caroline Wozniacki has not beaten a top 3 player en route to any of her 23 titles.
- Caroline Wozniacki has beaten two top 5 players en route to her 23 titles (#4 Zvonareva and #5 Schiavone)

-Her fans think she had very bad luck with her Grand Slam and Regular Tour draws.
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

I like the draw. Also nice that she plays a swede. Then i might actually see it on the news here for once.
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

The draw definitely could have been worse. If Vika's playing decently, then she should be fine until the quarters.

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