View Full Version : Wimby Rd 1: (WC)Navratilova V. Castano

Jun 17th, 2004, 11:01 AM
Who's gonna take this one? On grass you'd have to think Martina N. could be a favorite to win at least one round at Wimby this year!

Jun 17th, 2004, 11:04 AM
Difficult: Castano is a clay courter, Martina hasn`t played that much singles, Martina beat Smashnova-Pistolesi easily, beat Santangelo as well, lost to Likhovtseva who is a great grass player. Wimbledon will give Martina a boost and I think, Castano just enjoys to be part of Martina`s return, so Martina in 2. :)

Jun 17th, 2004, 11:06 AM
GermanBoy = nice analysis :yeah:

I also think MARTINA will win in 2 :D

Jun 17th, 2004, 11:09 AM
Martina in two ;)

I might have said Castano before she was double-bagelled by Molik :eek:

Jun 17th, 2004, 11:11 AM
GermanBoy = nice analysis :yeah:
Do I get rep. points? ;) :p

Jun 17th, 2004, 11:12 AM
I picked Navratilova in 3 sets. She will definently win the first set.
Castano is not confident on grass as it is. let alone having to play one of the best grass courters ever.
Nav will be at the net... Castano will be frozen with nerves for a while... probably hit some nice passing shots.. but in the end Nav has the diversity and 'aura' to overwhelm Catalina.
Would not be surpsied if it is a win for Nav in straights either.
Castano will probably make an 'unusual' amount of unforced errors under all the pressure in this match - she will not be as smooth as Dulko was at RG.

~ The Leopard ~
Jun 17th, 2004, 11:13 AM
Go, Martinasaurus! Hail the dinosaurs of tennis! Win at least one round for us. :worship:

Jun 17th, 2004, 11:47 AM
Navratilova, 6-2 6-4

The results at the Eastbourne Cup speak for itself

Navratilova def Smashnova
Bryanne Stewart def Castano :o

Jun 17th, 2004, 12:05 PM
did bryanne stewart play castanno who else played in the exhinition

Jun 17th, 2004, 12:07 PM
Didn't Castano just receive the Royal beatdown by Alicia Molik?:)

Navratilova 6-2 6-3

Jun 17th, 2004, 12:08 PM
Castano will be lucky to win about 20-30 pts

Jun 17th, 2004, 12:09 PM
Martina in 2 two easy sets. :)

Jun 17th, 2004, 12:10 PM
Martina couldn't have asked for an easier first round, so she better win this one!

Jun 17th, 2004, 12:10 PM
did bryanne stewart play castanno who else played in the exhinition
A few results I can remember :p

Safina def Callens
Keothavong def Stosur
Navratilova def Smashnova-Pistolesi
Stewart def Castano

Farina Elia also played, she is the top seed :) :)

Jun 17th, 2004, 12:13 PM
if M Navra win this , she will be v possible to face Dulko !!! :haha:

Jun 17th, 2004, 12:21 PM
Lol, Castano might even withdraw if she sees this draw... Better give that 1st round prize money to someone else, than going there and facing a humiliation by a 47y old :)

So, if this 1st round winner is such an obvious choice, let's talk about 2nd round! ;)
Dulko or Dokic? What do you think of their form lately? Will Nav's wimbledon journey end in 2nd round or does she have a chance to beat them?

Jun 17th, 2004, 12:26 PM
Bry beat Castano Alicia doubel baggeled her theres no hope for Castano to win :haha:

Jun 17th, 2004, 12:26 PM
I think she'll beat castano in 2, then Dulko in 2 :haha:

Jun 17th, 2004, 12:28 PM
Castaon lost 0 and 0 to Molik in Eastbourne :eek: , so Martina has a chance.

Jun 17th, 2004, 02:36 PM
Do I get rep. points? ;) :p
Sure, when I'll be able to give you!!!! :p :bounce: :kiss: :lick:

Jun 17th, 2004, 02:39 PM
Martina in 2.

Jun 17th, 2004, 08:18 PM
i think martina will win against catalina on grass definitely.

Jun 17th, 2004, 11:27 PM
Martina 6-0 6-0 for sure!

Catalina is a clay court player

Martina will have trouble in second round

Jun 17th, 2004, 11:32 PM
Martina :drive:

Jun 18th, 2004, 03:08 AM
I want Martina to win....

Because I need big point for my PAW games :)

Jun 18th, 2004, 11:00 PM
I'll go for Martina in 3, but i really dont understand why she's suddenly decided to play singles again :confused:

Jun 19th, 2004, 12:50 AM
Well, It depends

IF CATALINA can take 1st or 2nd set, I think she can win in 3 sets as I doubt Martina has a very great fitness level (sorry no offense, can't you imagine for 40+ person playing long match?) even though Martina is Grasscourt player

Therefore martina has to win in straight sets otherwise she wouldn't be able to win?

My Prediction

Navratilova 6-4 6-3
Castano 6-3 2-6 6-0