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

Of course Vika got the tougher half
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The draw definitely could have been worse. If Vika's playing decently, then she should be fine until the quarters.
Isn't there a possibility of Sloane in R4? Kinda scary tbh but I do believe she'll have a good road until the Quarters

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Vika should have no problem with stephens. Behind all the controversy the actual match last year was a thrashing until vika got her rib problem.

Hampton is a good player but not in the form of last year when she had been on fire leading into and during the tournament.

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Vika should have no problem with stephens. Behind all the controversy the actual match last year was a thrashing until vika got her rib problem.

Hampton is a good player but not in the form of last year when she had been on fire leading into and during the tournament.
Withdrew with an injury before the Auckland semi. Road there was a bit rough, but it is hard to crap her form, when she is 3-0 for the year.

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-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 this draw also. Not particularly worried about anything in it. I agree with Patrick's assessment.

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

No I don't like the draw, specifically on the 3rd and 4th round. Both girls will be eager to have another shot at vika. Vika can absolutely not have a bad day in office. You can just imagine all the US media whispering and hoping...... Eeerrrrr. So much pressure.
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

Hampton, Sexlana, and Scone - it's quite similar to last year so maybe that's a good sign . Overall not too bad, though tougher than the US Open . I think Kanepi could be dangerous if she could get to the quarters as that would mean she's on one of her hot streaks. Also potential Empress/Ma$ha semi definitely wouldn't be easy. She can hopefully just take it one match at a time though and hopefully would be well prepared for those last year opponents the second time around. I'd also love to see her dominate Scone once and for all .

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

I hope with Ma$ha back and Reehanna's hunt for number eighteen Vika can fly a little bit more under the radar this time than she did at the US Open where everyone was just waiting for that matchup in the final. Won't be easy as defending champion though. Ma$ha in the first round against an American BMS though could seriously be a potential upset and will have the US media excited regardless so that will at least help.

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

I definitely think Vika will be flying under the radar, even though she's the two time defending champion (I need to say that before the tournament starts ). The question mark is both how her form is as well as that of her opponents. The latter are certainly dangerous, but Vika is, and should remain, the superior player.

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

I like the draw and confidant about her reaching semis

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

Tennis.com all had Serena as their AO winner. I think that's a fair representation of where the attention will be drawn to. I don't think Vika has that much to lose, she's already proved enough for now, and so she can get on to trying to get back into AO2012 form.

I do also think that there's a higher likelihood Serena will go out before the final than Vika.
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

i just rewatached some of the highlights of brisbane final. actually vika didn't play too badly, only a few lapses, a lot of good rallies, serves was alternating between good and bad but serena played extremely well and focused. as long as vika cleans up her game in the early rounds at AO, she should be fine.
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Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.

Vika will start Tuesday. Other way around would've worked better for me to watch but no real difference .

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

Just watched the first episode of Season 4 of Justified and they name-dropped Vika. LMAO.

One criminal calls another to which he says: The only reason you could call me at this ungodly time is to discuss Azarenka´s last match. So fucking random.

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- 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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