You're right guys. But I prefer not so tough rivals for Mary in early rounds coz if she'll lose she won't improve her ranking. Look at it, if you're seeded You have a 1st round free, then not the best rival and You are in QF. It seems easy! LOL But now for Mary is so difficult to be even in QF, the phase she wasn't happy before in she lost in QF. Why not with Myskina? But we have to believe in Mary! Go girl!
Well you have to make do with what you have Mary will have to play tough and at least she knows whats coming at her she can try and have revenge on Amelie. Good luck Mary do your best with this tough draw
I agree with you all.
The draw is good for Mary.
If she wins against the strong opponent,her condfidence is up,very helpful for the French Open.
If not,at least the loss does not take away her cvonfidence,since she loses to top players just like Amelie. And she can adapt the top level again~
Double's draw is open. Mary will play with Mikaelian and will face Navratilova G./Dhenin. It will be a pleasant match for our team : Navratilova arrived in final in Canberra and in Semi at the AO this year and Dhenin is a good double player (even if she'd never won a double tournament).
All I know on Mikaelian : last year she'd play just for fed cup in double and had lost all her match. Let's see...
Mikaelian is ranking 105. She's pro since 2001. She'd won only 1 tournament. In double, the most interessant, on her 9 match played, she'd won just one.
We could say the her level is about that of Foretz...