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Will we see Vika - Caro this time?
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Tbh, the rest of the draw is nice. I thought I saw URad, Vinci in there

I mean, lbr, she didn't get Venus R3. Pova's draw is WAY worse when you look at things evenly.

And the dish ran away with the spoon..
but Hawaii was the only state that would recognize the marriage as legal.
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Draw's a hot mess. There's no reason she can't make the semifinals. Serena's an impossible task though and that's saying something since this is Vika's best surface to beat her on.

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

R1: Niculescu
R2: Pliskova?
R3: ULA or maybe Arvidsson
r4: Vinci
QF: Caro, Kuzzy, or Pavs
SF: RENA
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Draw's a hot mess. There's no reason she can't make the semifinals. Serena's an impossible task though and that's saying something since this is Vika's best surface to beat her on.
Why such a negative mindset? People thought Vika would have no chance in the USO final as well, so I wouldn't call it an impossible task. But let's just wait and see.
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Couldn't have drawn up a better quarter if I made the draw myself

And the dish ran away with the spoon..
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I feel like she'll comfortably make the SF and still somehow fall short of beating Serena again. However, IF she somehow gets to the final then she would probably eat whoever is there for lunch. Beating Serena would give her such a boost...
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We try to stay positive. For first rankings Serena needs to be in final. Masha can`t fight against Serena. Vika has more chances to win SF against Serena and save her first place. And sure after that win the title.
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We try to stay positive. For first rankings Serena needs to be in final. Masha can`t fight against Serena. Vika has more chances to win SF against Serena and save her first place. And sure after that win the title.
Semifinal is enough for Serena to get to #1.
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So, Vika´s first match is against Monica Niculescu. Their most recent game was a Luxembourg final in 2011 (6-2, 6-2 for Vika). Niculescu´s this year´s matches are 5-2 after Shenzhen and Hobart.
http://tennis.matchstat.com/Player/Monica%20Niculescu

There are some interesting names on Vika´s half: Urszula Radwanska, Elena Vesnina (has played quite well in Auckland & Hobart), Anastasia Pavlychenkova (Brisbane finalist 2013), Sara Errani and of course Caroline Wozniacki/Sabine Lisicki.
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Why such a negative mindset? People thought Vika would have no chance in the USO final as well, so I wouldn't call it an impossible task. But let's just wait and see.
Because I've been watching this sport far too long and I've seen far too many great players collapse to Serena. And while Vika put up a hell of a fight in New York she collapsed when it mattered the most. If Serena's remotely on her game, Vika is going to have to find something really special to beat her. Match of her life special.

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Semifinal is enough for Serena to get to #1.
Why it so? Vika has 8450 and Serena has 9470 without AO points. If Vika win title she gets 10450 and Serena will have 10370. Serena needs win SF.
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Why it so? Vika has 8450 and Serena has 9470 without AO points. If Vika win title she gets 10450 and Serena will have 10370. Serena needs win SF.
I have to correct myself because apparently Vika loses the top spot as soon as Serena reaches the SF but Maria still has a chance to take it. If Serena reaches the final she'll surely be number one. I'm not good with the rankings though so here's a thread that might help: How many points closer is Serena to the No 1 ranking now?
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I have to correct myself because apparently Vika loses the top spot as soon as Serena reaches the SF but Maria still has a chance to take it. If Serena reaches the final she'll surely be number one. I'm not good with the rankings though so here's a thread that might help: How many points closer is Serena to the No 1 ranking now?
I think these calculations are reliable, but I am not an expert with rankings. Besides I woudn´t mind if for instance Venus Williams plays in semi-finals instead of Maria Sharapova......

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*Azarenka has 8330 points in case of R1 loss
One great thing about sports is all those matches have to play first, and who knows what happens before those semi-finals. In most of those matches Vika will be a big favourite, and sooner or later, Serena can be beaten too. We have no reason to be defeatists.
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