1R: def Iveta Benesova 6-2 6-2
2R: def Maria Kirilenko 4-6 6-2 6-4
3R: def Silvija Talaja 6-0 6-4
4R: def Shinobu Asagoe 6-3 6-1
QF: lost to Jennifer Capriati 3-6 6-2 3-6
May 21st, 2004, 04:27 PM
Quite a tricky draw. Rounds 1-3 should be quite straightfoward, but the opponents are of a standard higher than you would expect in those rounds. 4R will be tough. Cappy beat her in Rome, so let's hope Serena feels hungry enough to thrash her (sounds like the situation with Mauresmo last year). SF will be a heartbreaker. I would expect Amelie to be waiting in the F, which should be quite "winnable" if Amelie carries on her trend in finals.
May 21st, 2004, 10:10 PM
looking at one match @ a time, R1 is potentially tricky
Serena played Benesova in Fed Cup and her mix of spins and angles meant she held her own for a set or so.
GO BABY GIRL! :bounce: win another slam plz. thx
May 21st, 2004, 10:26 PM
Thank you Silverwhite.
May 22nd, 2004, 01:20 AM
Thank you Silverwhite.
You're welcome. It's not much really. :)
May 22nd, 2004, 01:32 AM
i think Serena's biggest test will be in the semis if she gets there aganist her sister Venus, but when Serena is determined and ready to fight, nothing is impossible for her, and she can very well win the 2nd slam of 2004
May 22nd, 2004, 01:43 AM
It's funny cuz sometimes after looking at the draws I get a feelin' like a certain player might be a little tricky. That's what happened at Rome when I saw Jen I got that same feeling. I'm getting a feelin' again, but this time it's a different feeling, it's a feeling like she's going to the finals... I wouldn't put much stock into my "feelings" and i definitely don't want to get too far ahead of myself, but if Serena is in good form and taking care of her serve (and all that "other" good stuff) then I can't imagine her not making the finals. I think her toughest match might come from a determined finalist...
May 22nd, 2004, 02:20 AM
Capriati and Serena seem to always draw each other in Grand Slams.
Roland Garros 2001
Roland Garros 2002
and all of these were QF.
May 22nd, 2004, 02:23 PM
RG 2002 was a SF.
May 22nd, 2004, 04:10 PM
Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm....just as always the last player to beat Serena ends up in Serena´s draw again. Draw could be tricky, but this is Serena we´re talking about here. If someone is gonna beat her, they´re gonna have to earn it!! Hopefully she´ll give us plenty of quality matches and whatever happens, happens.
May 25th, 2004, 02:43 AM
Well "we" officially kick things off tomorrow with Iveta Benesova as obstacle number one (of seven). Don't know to much about her or her H2H with Serena, but I'm expecting a routine win for Rena...
Best of luck!!!!!
May 26th, 2004, 01:36 AM
Congrats to Serena, nice win. Did Maria Kirilinko make it through to face Serena in the second round? Things wont really get interesting until the fourth round.
May 29th, 2004, 01:14 PM
Good job Serena! But 9 DFs... :o Asagoe is next up!
May 29th, 2004, 08:51 PM
Serena!! Woohoooo! Get ready for Boo-Boo!!
May 30th, 2004, 05:18 PM
Through to the QFs!
Jun 1st, 2004, 04:09 PM
Serena. :sad: Her serve let her down in the 3rd set.
Jun 2nd, 2004, 02:41 AM
How much more longer till the pains subsides??
Jun 2nd, 2004, 09:49 PM
Pain will never subdue....till she gets her revenge that is!!