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Modiac.
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:07 PM
Maria Sharapova RUS (1) vs. Camille Pin FRA
Roberta Vinci ITA vs. Anastassia Rodionova RUS
QUALIFIER vs. Meghann Shaughnessy USA
Emmanuelle Gagliardi SUI vs. Tathiana Garbin ITA (30)

Vera Zvonareva RUS (22) vs. Tzipora Obziler ISR
QUALIFIER vs. Severine Bremond FRA
Varvara Lepchenko UZB vs. Agnieszka Radwanska POL
Vania King USA vs. Ana Ivanovic SRB (13)

Anna Chakvetadze RUS (12) vs. Sybille Bammer AUT
Yulia Beygelzimer UKR vs. Laura Granville USA
Sophie Ferguson AUS vs. Jelena Kostanic Tosic CRO
QUALIFIER vs. Samantha Stosur AUS (24)

Flavia Pennetta ITA (28) vs. Kaia Kanepi EST
Yung-Jan Chan TPE vs. Alicia Molik AUS
QUALIFIER vs. Shuai Peng CHN
Madison Brengle USA vs. Patty Schnyder SUI (8)

Kim Clijsters BEL (4) vs. Vasilisa Bardina RUS
Akiko Morigami JPN vs. Tsvetana Pironkova BUL
Nicole Pratt AUS vs. Virginie Razzano FRA
QUALIFIER vs. Alona Bondarenko UKR (29)

Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER (17) vs. QUALIFIER
Ashley Harkleroad USA vs. Meng Yuan CHN
Emilie Loit FRA vs. Aravane Rezai FRA
QUALIFIER vs. Daniela Hantuchova SVK (15)

Dinara Safina RUS (9) vs. Ekaterina Bychkova RUS
Youlia Fedossova FRA vs. Catalina Castano COL
QUALIFIER vs. Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP
Elena Bovina RUS vs. Na Li CHN (19)

Eleni Daniilidou GRE (32) vs. Aiko Nakamura JPN
Olga Savchuk UKR vs. Sania Mirza IND
QUALIFIER vs. Emma Laine FIN
Nathalie Dechy FRA vs. Martina Hingis SUI (6)

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Nadia Petrova RUS (5) vs. Tamarine Tanasugarn THA
Gisela Dulko ARG vs. Tiantian Sun CHN
Michaella Krajicek NED vs. QUALIFIER
Serena Williams USA vs. Mara Santangelo ITA (27)

Marion Bartoli FRA (18) vs. Vera Dushevina RUS
Victoria Azarenka BLR vs. Yuliana Fedak UKR
Melinda Czink HUN vs. Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP
Aleksandra Wozniak CAN vs. Jelena Jankovic SRB (11)

Shahar Peer ISR (16) vs. Romina Oprandi ITA
Edina Gallovits ROM vs. Meilen Tu USA
Zuzana Ondraskova CZE vs. Clarisa Fernandez ARG
Anna Smashnova ISR vs. Tatiana Golovin FRA (20)

Maria Kirilenko RUS (26) vs. Karolina Sprem CRO
QUALIFIER vs. Elena Likhovtseva RUS
Iroda Tulyaganova UZB vs. Monique Adamczak AUS
Jessica Moore AUS vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS (3)

Elena Dementieva RUS (7) vs. Stephanie Foretz FRA
Martina Muller GER vs. QUALIFIER
Maria Elena Camerin ITA vs. Kirsten Flipkens BEL
Elena Vesnina RUS vs. Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP (25)

Katarina Srebotnik SLO (21) vs. Casey Dellacqua AUS
Iveta Benesova CZE vs. Galina Voskoboeva RUS
Jarmila Gajdosova SVK vs. Milagros Sequera VEN
Jill Craybas USA vs. Nicole Vaidisova CZE (10)

Francesca Schiavone ITA (14) vs. Sandra Kloesel GER
Lucie Safarova CZE vs. Alberta Brianti ITA
Laura Pous Tio ESP vs. Anastasiya Yakimova BLR
Sofia Arvidsson SWE vs. Ai Sugiyama JPN (23)

Jie Zheng CHN (31) vs. Julia Schruff GER
Martina Sucha SVK vs. Eva Birnerova CZE
Marta Domachowska POL vs. Olga Poutchkova RUS
Shenay Perry USA vs. Amelie Mauresmo FRA (2)

supergrunt
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:11 PM
so serena pulled out? :rolleyes:

Wiggly
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:12 PM
so serena pulled out? :rolleyes:


She's playing Santangelo.

Aaron.
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:13 PM
so serena pulled out? :rolleyes:
Serena Williams USA vs. Mara Santangelo ITA (27)

Tenis Srbija
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:13 PM
Where is the second part :shrug:

Ana vs. Vania :rolleyes:

SelesFan70
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:14 PM
She's playing Santangelo.

And she's in Petrova's section. :lol: What luck for Serena!

Tenis Srbija
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:15 PM
There are only 74 players, or 37 pairs :shrug:
The reeeeeest...where is it :D

Hachiko
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:16 PM
Good luck Ana, Iveta, Maria, Alona and Daniela.

radwanska
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:16 PM
where is anastasia myskina in them draws????????????:

P_Fer
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:16 PM
Interesting draw

dekker
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:17 PM
Poor poor martina!!!!!!!!!!! bahhhhhhhhhh

it;s all up on ausopen.org

tenn_ace
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:17 PM
in general it is a well balanced draw IMO

SelesFan70
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:18 PM
Jill Craybas v. Nicole Vaidisova :eek:

Make her hit one extra ball, Jill! You can do it! :banana:

Derek.
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:18 PM
where is anastasia myskina in them draws????????????:


She withdrew a week or so ago.

*Jool*
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:18 PM
Srebotnik got Vaidisova 3rd round :sad: could have been better , I hoep she at least make it to round 3 as expected according to her seeding, and maybe better good luck Kata -

also good luck to Tati, Martina (Kim again :banghead: ) , Anabel , Iroda , Eleni etc

cs0803
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:18 PM
Some interesting first round matches. An interesting draw

alwayshingis
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:19 PM
the eternal question: do they have a convention as to which half plays first?

Vacant
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:19 PM
Amelie has a pretty good draw I think. :yeah:

Serena is not likely to make it past 3rd round. :( And Flavia please win at least one match. :ras:

ivpasqua88
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:20 PM
SANTANGELO CAN BEAT SERENA, EVEN IN TWO SETS!

forza italia!!!!!!

Martian Mel
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:20 PM
I don't really like Marti's draw :o Damn :(

Tenis Srbija
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:20 PM
where is anastasia myskina in them draws????????????:

She is kinda not playing :D

SilK
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:22 PM
Sharapova has the easiest draw to the semi's EVER :tape:

cartmancop
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:22 PM
Sharapova has an excellent draw to the SF.

Serena got about as good as an unseeded player can get I guess, it could have been much worse. I think she can make the 3R to Petrova at least...

Interesting 1Rs:
Hingis/Dechy: Dechy has done well here before but hasn't been so great lately
Bovina/Na Li
Vania King/Ivanovic

Wannabeknowitall
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:22 PM
And she's in Petrova's section. :lol: What luck for Serena!

What luck?
It could be a worse 1st round but Santangelo is not a player a person automatically gets use to when they're playing.
She has flat sidespin on a lot of her shots which is quite an interesting mix.

Even Justine commenting this year that for the first couple of games she played Santangelo, she wasn't even use to the spin.
This coming from a player who was at her peak.

Serena isn't and she's not recognizing patterns as quickly as she should.
She's not scouting as she should.

gocanadago
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:22 PM
Aga vs Ana in second round :mad:

Tenis Srbija
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:23 PM
WOW!!!

Jelena Janković has great draw!!! Go, Go, Go Janky!!! :bounce:

!<blocparty>!
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:23 PM
Yes, fantastic draw for Jankovic. :banana: Tina's draw is HORRIBLE.

Mauresmo and Sharapova have cakewalks - surprise surprise. :rolleyes:

Ugh this tournament is going to blow.

P_Fer
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:26 PM
I hope Dulko can make something of her draw

Martian Stacey
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:26 PM
the eternal question: do they have a convention as to which half plays first?
No. It varies each year. I guess we'll find out on Sunday.

I can't believe Martina and Kim are in the same quarter again :(

Alicia Rocks
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:26 PM
Good draw for Alicia! :D

Goai
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:27 PM
Schiavone vs. Sugiyama in third round :tape:

But then again, I'd be really satisfied if/when Ai reached/s the third round this year :D

SelesFan70
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:27 PM
What luck?
It could be a worse 1st round but Santangelo is not a player a person automatically gets use to when they're playing.
She has flat sidespin on a lot of her shots which is quite an interesting mix.

Even Justine commenting this year that for the first couple of games she played Santangelo, she wasn't even use to the spin.
This coming from a player who was at her peak.

Serena isn't and she's not recognizing patterns as quickly as she should.
She's not scouting as she should.

If Santangelo beats Serena, I will good rep you. ;)

The Daviator
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:28 PM
That's not a bad draw for Serena, I can see her beating Petrova...

Ryan
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:28 PM
I would think the bottom half would play first, since Amelie is defending champ? Whatever, I dont care. The bottom half is weaker than the top in my opinion, but both sides have some good potential matches. I hope they show Aleks vs. Jankovic in the first round. Hingis :rolleyes:

IceHock
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:28 PM
Terrible for Daniela, why does she always get Kim!!

Modiac.
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:29 PM
The top half is obviously more stronger.
oh,no!!!AnnaC vs Bammer in 1r.

Possibly Shuai vs Patty in 2r. ;)

*Jool*
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:29 PM
Martina 's draw indeed sucks
Dechy -Daniilidou-Safina-Li-Clijsters
she'll have to be at her best to reach QF ... and then well - some luck against Kim I suppose...

Ben.
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:29 PM
i'm glad kim got dani as a possible 4th round opponent :devil:

Dementinator
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:29 PM
Well as far as Lena is concerned ,I am more than happy with it ,sure , she will probably find a way to fuck it all up ,but if she loses before 4th round ,it aint because of a tough draw... and if Lena DID make a qf ,couldnt ask for a better top 5 player to face than Momo.... Vaidisova in 4th wont be easy ,but Lenas beaten her twice before ,once a few weeks ago... it can be done...

henree
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:30 PM
Yikes Jankovic is in Serena's section. She was the one player I wanted far away from Serena.But then again I said the same thing about Ivanovic and we all know what happened there.:devil:

supergrunt
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:30 PM
Serena should be able to win this whole tournament. I think her first round will be a good test to see how well she is playing if she wins it. Mara is a tough opponent.

Modiac.
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:30 PM
Wozniak vs Jankovic in 1r.
Poor Alekz! :sad:

G1Player2
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:32 PM
Serena should be able to win this whole tournament.

If it were a 100% fully fit and healthy Serena, then yes. She'd trounce her way to the finals, even over Jankovic. But remember, this isn't THAT Serena.

Ryan
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:33 PM
Serena should be able to win this whole tournament. I think her first round will be a good test to see how well she is playing if she winsit. Mara is a tough opponent.


:rolleyes:

Ryan
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:34 PM
I think the Amelie-Elena quarter is the weakest by far. Elena does nothing down under, and will most likely underperform at yet another slam. Amelie, if she gets her act together, should cruise to the Semis.

eugreene2
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:34 PM
All I'm gonna say is - THIS TOURNEY WILL BE VERY INTERESTING!!!

TomTennis
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:35 PM
Hopefully Serena can go far! :bounce:

*Sigh* If only Venus, Lindsay and Henin were in this draw, then it would be awesome! :sad:

Vacant
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:35 PM
I agree with Ryan.

If Amelie plays well, a semi-final spot is hers.

swissmisshingis
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:36 PM
:eek: at Martina's draw :(

tae04
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:36 PM
Serena's got the best she could have asked for. If she could really pull it together some how, she could make a run. I think she could beat Petrova, but doubt beating Jankovic right now.

Derek.
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:37 PM
Serena should be able to win this whole tournament.


:spit:

Dream on.

bellascarlett
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:37 PM
Yes, Top half > bottom half.

The only thing I hoped for was Maria and Kim on opposite sides of the draw...damnit! oh well...Mauresmo got the best draw. Martina the worst. Dementieva got a good draw so hopefully she lives up to her seeding. No first or second round exits. :scared:

The Daviator
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:38 PM
Hopefully Serena can go far! :bounce:

*Sigh* If only Venus, Lindsay and Henin were in this draw, then it would be awesome! :sad:

I know, the draw seems so empty :sad:

Derek.
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:38 PM
Well as far as Lena is concerned ,I am more than happy with it ,sure , she will probably find a way to fuck it all up ,but if she loses before 4th round ,it aint because of a tough draw... and if Lena DID make a qf ,couldnt ask for a better top 5 player to face than Momo.... Vaidisova in 4th wont be easy ,but Lenas beaten her twice before ,once a few weeks ago... it can be done...


Nicole's a million times better already than what she was in Hong Kong.

fOxYLiCiOuS
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:39 PM
Good luck Anna Chaky :kiss: :D

pcrtennis
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:39 PM
I like Ai's draw!

Justine Fan
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:42 PM
Serena should be able to win this whole tournament. I think her first round will be a good test to see how well she is playing if she wins it. Mara is a tough opponent.

:spit:

:haha: :haha:

Put that joint away! :haha:

Vincey!
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:43 PM
Omg Aleks:tape:...get a really bad draw...first round against Jankovic who perform really well :rolleyes:..hopefully Janka will be tired :devils:...anyway maybe it will show that match on tv :D

spencercarlos
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:44 PM
If it were a 100% fully fit and healthy Serena, then yes. She'd trounce her way to the finals, even over Jankovic. But remember, this isn't THAT Serena.
Ah ok now Jankovic is the best player in the world? :lol: :tape:

Nicolás89
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:45 PM
tough draw for martina, in the quarter of clijsters again and dechy li and safina, decent draw for nicole i mean mauresmo will be her real test, srebotnik is not that good and elena suck in AO, and once againg tough draw for krajicek at least she could pass the first round though

a possible fourth round between maria and ana should be interesting,
the patty shuai pennetta molik section its going to be interesting too, but what its going to be shocking is the petrova and kuznetsova section, with jankovic serena and co around

itzhak
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:45 PM
Very boring draw in the first 2 rounds. only then, things becoming interesting...

supergrunt
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:46 PM
All you people keep doubting Serena...she will prove you wrong :D !

aussy89
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:48 PM
comon sammy, got a great opportunity ere fingrs crossed u take it, ur on form atm so i dnt c a 4th round out of the question at all, its all ther for ya, jus gota run with it =) would be awsome to see to aussies in a 4th rnd show off to c which girl comes up trumps =) sammy an alicia battlying it out under the lights of rod laver is a dream for australia =p well a nice dream for me ahaha

eugreene2
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:49 PM
Here's Vaidosova's chance to prove something.

That Petrova, Svetlana, Jankovic, Williams bracket spells drama. Here is why - Petrova should see this as her chance. Jankovic is the favorite. Kutnetsova should see this as her chance as well to show she's not a 1 slam wonder & Williams is dying to show she's back & I bet she feels she can beat all these girls.

Yes, people TENNIS IS BACK!

Brett.
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:49 PM
A good first round for Sophie Ferguson vs Jelena Kostanic! She will kick her bum in straight sets! ;)

Another rematch for Soph in second if Sammy wins! :lol:

crazillo
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:51 PM
Well strange draw and not so great IMO... I am missing certain names, it looks as if something was missing for a GS. :(

LUXXXAS
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:52 PM
Martina :sad:
But we believe! :rocker2: :bowdown:

UDACHi
Jan 11th, 2007, 11:58 PM
FORZA robomara. :yeah:

lena has a nice draw. should NOT lose 1r again. :help:

masha/cami. :drool:

Ferosh
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:03 AM
:spit:

:haha: :haha:

Put that joint away! :haha:

You're back!!! :bounce:

Oh... :spit: at the comment you quoted!

Mark for Martina
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:04 AM
Martina in the same quarter as Safina and Kim (again)...

LindsayRulz
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:08 AM
Cakewalk draw for Sharapova...

Hingis :help:

Jankovic ;)

Stamp Paid
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:08 AM
FORZA robomara. :yeah:

lena has a nice draw. should NOT lose 1r again. :help:

masha/cami. :drool:

Wow. You want world #95 Serena to lose before your own fave to win. LOL

égalité
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:15 AM
Cakewalk draw for Sharapova...

Here we go again :rolleyes:

Amelie's draw is a million times easier.

LudwigDvorak
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:16 AM
Yes, Elena has a great draw. But, sadly, she'll likely lose in the first or second round again to a nobody. I have no faith.

Well, I say that, but when she loses, I'll still be devastated. Is there any way around that at all?

bellascarlett
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:20 AM
Here we go again :rolleyes:

Amelie's draw is a million times easier.

Not like it's a surprise right. :)

cellophane
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:20 AM
:lol: at Hingis vs. Kim

Justine Fan
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:25 AM
You're back!!! :bounce:

Oh... :spit: at the comment you quoted!

Hey, how ya doing? :kiss:

I hope Petrova nails her! :devil:

WIMBLY2004
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:31 AM
Here we go again :rolleyes:

Amelie's draw is a million times easier.

I bet even Maria drew Clijsters/Mauresmo in first round (I know it's impossible, but...) there would still be some people jumping up saying it's a catwalk draw.

G1Player2
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:32 AM
You're back!!! :bounce:

Oh... :spit: at the comment you quoted!

I bet people would be alot more surprised if Petrova won the tournament than Serena. :rolleyes: Or any of your faves for that matter.

PLP
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:35 AM
Martina is in Kim's 1/4 and Masha's 1/2 :sad:

:mad:

This draw sucks! Oh well, at least try and get to the 1/4's again Martina!

Serena got a pretty good draw!

Momo should be able to play herslef into this tournament.

The top half is definitely stronger! :eek:

star
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:37 AM
Hingis :mad:

This draw does seem weird without people like Justine and Venus playing.

LindsayRulz
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:37 AM
Here we go again :rolleyes:

Amelie's draw is a million times easier.

No. I don't think Sharapova has really an harder draw than Mauresmo seriously...until the semis at least.

Prizeidiot
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:40 AM
I'm pretty happy with the draw. To be honest, most of the top seeds' draws look fairly comfortable. It's just Hingis who happened to draw the short end of the stick

jas_aussie
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:43 AM
good draw for sammy!!

LindsayRulz
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:44 AM
I bet even Maria drew Clijsters/Mauresmo in first round (I know it's impossible, but...) there would still be some people jumping up saying it's a catwalk draw.

Seriously... compare all the top seed draw (maybe except Mauresmo's draw) with Sharapova's draw. If you have a brain, you'll understand that Maria has a really easy draw. however, no it's not a surprise.

Martian Stacey
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:46 AM
I bet people would be alot more surprised if Petrova won the tournament than Serena. :rolleyes: Or any of your faves for that matter.
No, i think i would be more surprised if Serena won :lol:

WIMBLY2004
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:58 AM
Seriously... compare all the top seed draw (maybe except Mauresmo's draw) with Sharapova's draw. If you have a brain, you'll understand that Maria has a really easy draw. however, no it's not a surprise.

Well, if you had a brain and understood the draw, you would know that Maria is No. 1 seed, the only other draw can be compared to the top seed draw is the second seed's draw, which is Mauresmo's, that's the point of seeding, you know...:wavey:

go hingis
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:58 AM
And again Marti and Kim in the same qtr. Martina forget about the friendship and respect and crush her. lol. without Kim in her qtr Martina still has the toughest draw. I hope it motivates her to kick ass and to get those tough matches she wanted.

Prizeidiot
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:11 AM
Well, if you had a brain and understood the draw, you would know that Maria is No. 1 seed, the only other draw can be compared to the top seed draw is the second seed's draw, which is Mauresmo's, that's the point of seeding, you know...:wavey:
It's a very easy draw for Maria, I don't think you can really argue against that. She has an unbelievable draw. Even if she is the 1st seed.

Although I think this is one of the softest overall draws for top seeds we've had for a long time. Not just Maria

Wannabeknowitall
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:15 AM
Serena has a tough draw to me.
She'll be lucky to make it to the third round against Petrova who will likely be licking her lips to get another win against Serena while she's not at her best.

Shenay Perry is on a slump but Mauresmo definately has a 1st round task on her hand if she feels she is unprepared to defend her title.

Sharapova has an easy draw to the quarters but I wouldn't be so sure about the quarters.
Chakvetadze or Schynder could give her a scare and even more if Sharapova is looking ahead.

Jankovic and Vaidisova have good draws to make it to the semis.

I don't see Hingis getting pass Safina or Na Li.
She will be a fan favorite so hopefully that might change the tide.

Wannabeknowitall
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:15 AM
Serena has a tough draw to me.
She'll be lucky to make it to the third round against Petrova who will likely be licking her lips to get another win against Serena while she's not at her best.

Shenay Perry is on a slump but Mauresmo definately has a 1st round task on her hand if she feels she is unprepared to defend her title.

Sharapova has an easy draw to the quarters but I wouldn't be so sure about the quarters.
Chakvetadze or Schynder could give her a scare and even more if Sharapova is looking ahead.

Jankovic and Vaidisova have good draws to make it to the semis.

I don't see Hingis getting pass Safina or Na Li.
She will be a fan favorite so hopefully that might change the tide.

LindsayRulz
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:19 AM
Well, if you had a brain and understood the draw, you would know that Maria is No. 1 seed, the only other draw can be compared to the top seed draw is the second seed's draw, which is Mauresmo's, that's the point of seeding, you know...:wavey:

Ok so we can always compare the no.1's and no.2 seeds draw?

Look at the 2005 Wimbledon draw

Lindsay Davenport no.1 Seed :

First round : def. Jidkova
Second Round: def. Jackson
third round def. Safina
Fourth Round Def. Clijsters
Quaters Def. Kuznetsova

Maria Sharapova no.2 Seed :

First round : def. Llagostera vives
Second Round def. Karatantcheva
Third Round def. Srebotnik
Fourth Round def. Dechy
Quaters def. Petrova

If you had a brain and understood the draw, you would know that we can't really compare these draw.

WIMBLY2004
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:20 AM
It's a very easy draw for Maria, I don't think you can really argue against that. She has an unbelievable draw. Even if she is the 1st seed.

Although I think this is one of the softest overall draws for top seeds we've had for a long time. Not just Maria

Maria's draw is not hard but I don't think it's as easy as Mauresmo's.

Tathiana Garbin/Vera Zvonareva/Ana Ivanovic/Anna Chakvetadze/Samantha Stosur(in Australia)/Flavia Pennetta/Patty Schnyder > Jie Zheng/Ai Sugiyama/Francesca Schiavone/Nicole Vaidisova/Katarina Srebotnik/Anabel Medina Garrigues/Elena Dementieva

Prizeidiot
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:30 AM
I'm assuming a lot of those players will take each other out. Surely Maria isn't playing all of them?

And why is Elena not really a threat? Or Srebotnik for that matter? Or Schiavone?

WIMBLY2004
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:33 AM
Ok so we can always compare the no.1's and no.2 seeds draw?

Look at the 2005 Wimbledon draw

Lindsay Davenport no.1 Seed :

First round : def. Jidkova
Second Round: def. Jackson
third round def. Safina
Fourth Round Def. Clijsters
Quaters Def. Kuznetsova

Maria Sharapova no.2 Seed :

First round : def. Llagostera vives
Second Round def. Karatantcheva
Third Round def. Srebotnik
Fourth Round def. Dechy
Quaters def. Petrova

If you had a brain and understood the draw, you would know that we can't really compare these draw.

How can Maria and Davenport's 2005 Wimbledon's route to Semi have anything to do with Maria's 2007 Australian Open draw:scratch:

If you are trying to make a point that No.1 seed may have a harder draw than No.2 seed, you could've saved your effort digging history data from 2005, as I posted above, this time, No.1 seed do have a harder draw than No.2 seed.

Ryan
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:37 AM
Seriously... compare all the top seed draw (maybe except Mauresmo's draw) with Sharapova's draw. If you have a brain, you'll understand that Maria has a really easy draw. however, no it's not a surprise.


Well as the #1 seed, what do you expect? I personally think that Schnyder is a more consistant threat at the AO than Dementieva, who has a horrendous record here and most likely will not reach the QF. Mauresmo has the easier draw, because her potential SF opponents are much 'easier' IMO. Kuznetsova/Petrova/Jankovic/Serena, all of whom will have to play each other in the 3rd, 4th, and QF for one to reach Mauresmo, is preferable to Clijsters/Hingis/Safina in my opinion. Not by much, but having Kim on your side makes Maria's draw harder than Amelie's.

40-0
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:44 AM
lols, Serenas not winning this. At least if she looked like the 05

WIMBLY2004
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:44 AM
And why is Elena not really a threat?

Because of her record here?

G1Player2
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:47 AM
lols, Serenas not winning this. At least if she looked like the 05


Huh?

Prizeidiot
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:50 AM
Because of her record here?
She's still the 8th best player in the world. I can't see how on Earth anyone would feel less threatened by her than Vera Zvonareva, who just got pounded in the 1st round of Sydney.

And I don't think Ana has a good record in Melbourne either

alfonsojose
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:53 AM
Hingis :tape: Time to handle Kim, if you can get revenge against Dinara first

Dexter
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:54 AM
Hate this draw.

AJZ.
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:55 AM
Good draw for Ai!

hingis-seles
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:55 AM
:lol: @ the bottom half.

LindsayRulz
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:58 AM
How can Maria and Davenport's 2005 Wimbledon's route to Semi have anything to do with Maria's 2007 Australian Open draw:scratch:

If you are trying to make a point that No.1 seed may have a harder draw than No.2 seed, you could've saved your effort digging history data from 2005, as I posted above, this time, No.1 seed do have a harder draw than No.2 seed.

No I think you understand absolutly nothing. I will do it simple cuz I think we could spend the night on this conversation. Davenport's 2005 Wimbly draw = hard draw. Sharapova's 2007 AO draw = cakewalk until the semis. She has always easy draw even if she's seeded no.1 ,2 or 5 seed. :wavey:

WIMBLY2004
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:02 AM
She's still the 8th best player in the world. I can't see how on Earth anyone would feel less threatened by her than Vera Zvonareva, who just got pounded in the 1st round of Sydney.

And I don't think Ana has a good record in Melbourne either

Zvonareva was in the final of Auckland a week ago, played a 3 set match with Jankovic who is considered by some as the hottest player at the moment.

Ivanovic is an up & coming player, she is supposed to be improving and have better record than previous years.

Prizeidiot
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:06 AM
Which is fine, I agree, they're good players.

But I can't see how you can justify them being threats like that and then say Elena won't do anything

WIMBLY2004
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:16 AM
No I think you understand absolutly nothing. I will do it simple cuz I think we could spend the night on this conversation. Davenport's 2005 Wimbly draw = hard draw. Sharapova's 2007 AO draw = cakewalk until the semis. She has always easy draw even if she's seeded no.1 ,2 or 5 seed. :wavey:

Did any one here say Maria has a hard draw? Maria's draw here is not hard but not cakewalk either compared to Mauresmo's.

Our conversation began because you said Maria had the easiest draw while to some of us, Mauresmo obviously has a easier one.

goldenlox
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:25 AM
Which is fine, I agree, they're good players.

But I can't see how you can justify them being threats like that and then say Elena won't do anythingIf Lena plays her average level, she'll go a long way with this draw. Besides Amelie, it's a soft quarter.

Tenis Srbija
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:25 AM
So...Serena against Mara :lol:

austennis
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:49 AM
Tough draws for Kirelenko, Golovin, Hingis, Williams.. but should be an awesome draw.. im going monday !!!

LindsayRulz
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:50 AM
Did any one here say Maria has a hard draw? Maria's draw here is not hard but not cakewalk either compared to Mauresmo's.

Our conversation began because you said Maria had the easiest draw while to some of us, Mauresmo obviously has a easier one.

Wow! I've never said that Sharapova has the easiest draw and I've never said that Sharapova has an easier draw than Mauresmo's. I just said that Sharapova hasn't a harder draw than Mauresmo until the semis. Please read before post.

bellascarlett
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:01 AM
Well, if you had a brain and understood the draw, you would know that Maria is No. 1 seed, the only other draw can be compared to the top seed draw is the second seed's draw, which is Mauresmo's, that's the point of seeding, you know...:wavey:

Exactly...my gosh...:rolleyes:

Nicky_608
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:03 AM
Tammy vs Nadia :o :o

P_Fer
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:07 AM
She has to get past Gise first

LoveFifteen
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:17 AM
Man, I am so tired of Kim and Martina in the same quarter. So frustrating!

Mightymirza
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:18 AM
Well I amhopring for mirza vs hingis 3rd Rnd..(Wished Sania could go further this time but this is much better than previous draws she got last yr :tape: )
Also wanna have Lena vs Momo QF(with lena winning:bounce: )Butletboth of them win 1stround first:tape: Bad draw for Ivanovic :sad: Hope shecan take Sharpy out!!:devil: No JUJU and Myskina :bigcry:

bellascarlett
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:21 AM
Which is fine, I agree, they're good players.

But I can't see how you can justify them being threats like that and then say Elena won't do anything

Coz SHE HASN'T DONE ANYTHING at the AO...that's fact. If she does something and lives up to her seeding, good for her. At this point, history proves that that scenario will be a surprise and an achievement. Someone not thinking much of Lena and her chances at the AO is thinking on the safe side and quite logically I might add as opposed to being unfair or hopeful.

Don't be too sensitive.

IMO, Lena can't be a threat in the way Zvonareva or Ivanovic could be because her seed indicates she SHOULD get far (i.e. Quarters). Nicole Vaidisova will be a threat to Lena. Gosh, I guess anybody given her record.

hablo
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:27 AM
Coz SHE HASN'T DONE ANYTHING at the AO...that's fact. If she does something and lives up to her seeding, good for her. At this point, history proves that that scenario will be a surprise and an achievement. Someone not thinking much of Lena and her chances at the AO is thinking on the safe side and quite logically I might add as opposed to being unfair or hopeful.

Don't be too sensitive.

IMO, Lena can't be a threat in the way Zvonareva or Ivanovic could be because her seed indicates she SHOULD get far (i.e. Quarters). Nicole Vaidisova will be a threat to Lena. Gosh, I guess anybody given her record.

Well, we all know that history can be rewritten, look how your fav shed the semipova label. ;)

I understand that poster's frustration. I do recall having to put up with posters saying momo would never win a slam and we all know what happened last season. :)

Hang in there, Prizeidiot ; we all know in sports anything can happen . . . :hug:

Myskina never did much at RG and that's where she won her lone slam despite what "history" might have suggested at the time (that is, prior to her win). :ras:

Il Primo!
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:46 AM
Serena should be able to win this whole tournament. I think her first round will be a good test to see how well she is playing if she wins it. Mara is a tough opponent.

:tape:

........................


Maria doesn't have such a easy draw. The fact is that she OWNS every player but Kim, Amélie and maybe Sveta

Vaidisova has an interesting draw..

Hingie
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:32 AM
Friggen Kim in Marti's part of the draw... again! :mad:

Although Marti will have to take out some quality players to get to that point. Dechy can be tricky.

Overall, interesting draw... there will be some great matches.

Pszczelny
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:44 AM
good draw for Aga ;)
worse for Marta :sad:

soccerjock
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:54 AM
Good luck to Ashley

1r: Meng Yuan thats a winable match!
2r: Groenefeld or Qualifier, another winable match
3r: Loit/Rezai/Qualifer/Hantuchova

-sugi-
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:58 AM
I quite like the draw. It should be interesting, although so far I admit, I only have had a quick study of it.

bellascarlett
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:08 AM
Well, we all know that history can be rewritten, look how your fav shed the semipova label. ;)

I understand that poster's frustration. I do recall having to put up with posters saying momo would never win a slam and we all know what happened last season. :)

Hang in there, Prizeidiot ; we all know in sports anything can happen . . . :hug:

Myskina never did much at RG and that's where she won her lone slam despite what "history" might have suggested at the time (that is, prior to her win). :ras:

First of all, did anyone seriously buy into the semipova label? :lol: :o I never did especially because it was "given" to her after her Wimbledon win. If anything Maria's consistent semifinal showings pre-US OPEN '06 just logically put her on the path to Multi-GS status. You'd have to be in denial to be of the opinion that she would never get past that especially with her being sooooo young. Do you see 17/18/19 year olds who consistently show up at GS semis??...No...at least not yet. Maria has always had the ability to win slams and "Semipova" proved that rather than tainted it believe it or not. ;) "Maria Semipova's" case is entirely different from Lena having never proved herself at the AO. There wasn't any history to be rewritten with Maria as it was just beginning with her. Lena has to rewrite hers at the AO. :)

You talk as if I indicated Lena would never do it. I never even touched that issue. I just said history indicates that a poster wouldn't be unfair to Lena if he/she thought less of Lena's chances at the AO. OTOH, I've even said that Lena has a good draw and if she comes into the AO with a different mentality and right approach, she has a good chance to live up to her seeding or better and do better than she has in the past. This is a great chance for her. We'll see though. :)

morningglory
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:21 AM
I think a very fair and balanced draw... so I guess the best player takes it then! Good luck to all, but esp to Masha, Makiri and Serena! WOOHOO! :woohoo:

Rub
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:24 AM
sharpy has a free ticket to the semis!

Polikarpov
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:26 AM
Martina's draw...:eek:

I saw Rezai's name in the draw...will she make it on Monday?

Is her van on land now?

Dexter
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:27 AM
:tape:

........................

my thoughts exactly.

stevos
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:31 AM
First of all, did anyone seriously buy into the semipova label? :lol: :o I never did especially because it was "given" to her after her Wimbledon win. If anything Maria's consistent semifinal showings pre-US OPEN '06 just logically put her on the path to Multi-GS status. You'd have to be in denial to be of the opinion that she would never get past that especially with her being sooooo young. Do you see 17/18/19 year olds who consistently show up at GS semis??...No...at least not yet. Maria has always had the ability to win slams and "Semipova" proved that rather than tainted it believe it or not. ;) "Maria Semipova's" case is entirely different from Lena having never proved herself at the AO. There wasn't any history to be rewritten with Maria as it was just beginning with her. Lena has to rewrite hers at the AO. :)

You talk as if I indicated Lena would never do it. I never even touched that issue. I just said history indicates that a poster wouldn't be unfair to Lena if he/she thought less of Lena's chances at the AO. OTOH, I've even said that Lena has a good draw and if she comes into the AO with a different mentality and right approach, she has a good chance to live up to her seeding or better and do better than she has in the past. This is a great chance for her. We'll see though. :)

Thank you, great post. I certainly never bought into the "semipova" label, but I'll take it if she keeps getting there and someone else's fave gets to the 4th or 3rd round when Maria beats her along the way.

And Elena has not been too stunning at the Grand Slams, decent, but not great. Her wimbledon and uso quarterfinals were good, but nothing that should lead anyone to think she's going to suddenly be a huge force to contend with.

Prizeidiot
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:20 AM
OK, back, and I have more to comment on.

Fine, Elena has done shit all at the AO, even I would have my money on Maria or Kim for the title. I'm not concerned or even sensitive about someone suggesting Elena's not going to threaten. If I had problems with that, I'm pretty sure I would have been around arguing with people before every slam for the last 3 years.

My issue is that someone implied that Maria's draw wasn't so easy because she had the likes of Vera and Ana in her quarter and Amelie had the likes of Elena. And that the argument of Elena's previous history in Melbourne somehow doesn't apply to Vera or Ana. That she's expected to do better is irrelevant, I just believe that most people would rather have their favourite play Vera than Elena. That's pretty much my whole argument.

And to the guy that said there's hope for Elena, although that has nothing to do with what I was talking about, thanks.

ViennaCalling
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:31 AM
Bad draw for Iri and Sybille :mad:

:inlove:
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:33 AM
I am absolutely in love with Serena's draw! :rocker: :hearts: :yeah:

Shimizu Amon
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:39 AM
Wow I like this draw. Especially for Maria. It's just too bad that's she already hits Kimmy in the Semis.

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:42 AM
Sofia Arvidsson SWE vs. Ai Sugiyama JPN (23)

Intresting Match Have Met once only

2006 = Miami Sugiyama In Three

goldenboi356
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:53 AM
this draw sucks momo and sharpie. i want kim to win it all, you can do it

Slumpsova
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:54 AM
OMG Ana will kick Maria out of R4 and end her #1 hope :woohoo:
pretty good draw for Nicole too :hearts: she can even make ths semis :D
oh and Serena :kiss:

one thing i hate about this draw is the top half is tough like hell :(

Viktymise
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:00 AM
lenaD got some nice opening rounds :), but then Vaidisova :o good luck anyway :yeah:, Tszveti drawing Kim R2 :o, goood luck Karolina plz win a few matches :scared:

Serge007
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:09 AM
OMG Ana will kick Maria out of R4 and end her #1 hope
i think Vera Z. will kick out Ana before R4 :-)

Mina Vagante
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:21 AM
serena has a decent draw, i mean she should beat santangelo and then get to the 3rd round. and i honestly think serena can beat petrova:bounce:

ewbangkok
Jan 12th, 2007, 08:10 AM
Maybe Tammarine can beat Petrova if she still injures???

lindsayno1
Jan 12th, 2007, 08:17 AM
wow what a surprise sharapova and momo have cakewalks... love jankos draw! They better beat pova!

hingisGOAT
Jan 12th, 2007, 08:18 AM
I don't think Hingis' draw is that bad. She'll face tough non-threats in the first three rounds -- dechy, laine, and daniilidou aren't exactly murderer's row. dechy in particular is very far from her best form.

her 4th round against na li or safina she should win, gold coast be damned. her qf against clijsters is tough, but clijsters is someone you must beat these days to win a slam...

RND
Jan 12th, 2007, 08:56 AM
Yung-Jan Chan TPE vs. Alicia Molik AUS again... :scared:
2006 Wimbledon R1 rematch...(where Molik prevails 76 61 :tape: )
I like both of them but I want to see Yung-Jan winning this.

ste86
Jan 12th, 2007, 08:57 AM
I don't think Mauresmo draw it's so easy!
In the 4 th round she can plays against Schiavone!

Craigy
Jan 12th, 2007, 09:01 AM
Tati vs Smashnova :haha: bitchy stuff please :drool:

Serena, she'll be out in the third round :sad:

RND
Jan 12th, 2007, 09:49 AM
What half will start first?The bottom one? :confused:

Slumpsova
Jan 12th, 2007, 10:18 AM
i think Vera Z. will kick out Ana before R4 :-)
Vera Z kicks out Ana? oh please, don't make me laugh :p

Just Do It
Jan 12th, 2007, 10:37 AM
Great draw for Jelena !!! Ana :help:

Vut
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:41 PM
:help: Tammy vs Petrova in 1st

Sexysova
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:06 PM
Go Nicole!!! Great Draw :) You Will Win Ao :)

spencercarlos
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:22 PM
I don't think Hingis' draw is that bad. She'll face tough non-threats in the first three rounds -- dechy, laine, and daniilidou aren't exactly murderer's row. dechy in particular is very far from her best form.

her 4th round against na li or safina she should win, gold coast be damned. her qf against clijsters is tough, but clijsters is someone you must beat these days to win a slam...
Dechy kind of gave Martina a tough match last year in Tokio, when Hingis was peaking, and Dechy beat Mauresmo last year and has had some good wins here and there, she is not that easy for the first round, in fact last year Dechy was ranked 12th at this point, and you have to consider the fact that Martina is not playing that well either.
Mirza in the third round which you did not seem to see in the draw, that one is another tough one, if Mirza´s on Martina could be beaten. At this point i see it very far from real to watch another Kim-Martina match up in the quarters.

DevilishAttitude
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:30 PM
I like Ai's draw!

You do know she will be bitch-slapped if Fran plays her.

What will be the H2H then? 7-0?

:D

Here we go again :rolleyes:

Amelie's draw is a million times easier.

Amelie has Schiavone in the 4th Round. Considering Fran has won big matches and Amelie's style matches up well to her, it wouldn't call it easy.

Bad draw for Iri and Sybille :mad:

Well, Iroda should win Adamzcak. Kuznetsova, that's the end, but 3 sets isn't impossible.

Tati vs Smashnova :haha: bitchy stuff please :drool:

Serena, she'll be out in the third round :sad:

Serena has a nasty 1st Round draw. Santangelo is very dangerous is she gets the ball in. She'll certainly get Serena on the run.

Mara chokes a lot though :sad:

jazar
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:23 PM
sharapova has a few easy rounds, ivanovic in the 4th and chekvetadze in the quarters could be dangerous
there could be a clash of the extremes, groenefeld vs hantuchova.
hingis might have her nemesis from last week, and then clijsters. no masha/kim final.
semis will win masha/kim and jj/nicole.
feel sorry for madison brengle, with schnyder in R1

gmak
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:50 PM
Maria and Kim in the same half :mad: :mad:
good draw for Lena, but wait for her to blow it as usual :rolleyes:

Lulu.
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:00 PM
Good draw for Serena

No.1Hingis
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:06 PM
why god? WHYYY?.... :lol: IMO is a tough draw..

Awww.... Im dissapointed :lol: I really am ;)

Marti, come on girl!!!.. is everything or nothing.. show us what kind of champ you're..

Note: I fogot, this is the few chances (just GS) to look at the girls playing on ESPN cause we havent any other way to, and my fav got one of toughest draw .. baah!!! damn it!!!

Wayn77
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:32 PM
And she's in Petrova's section. :lol: What luck for Serena!

Petrova v Jankovic = 4th round :eek: :cool: :drool:

Hingie
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:35 PM
Dechy kind of gave Martina a tough match last year in Tokio, when Hingis was peaking, and Dechy beat Mauresmo last year and has had some good wins here and there, she is not that easy for the first round, in fact last year Dechy was ranked 12th at this point, and you have to consider the fact that Martina is not playing that well either.
Mirza in the third round which you did not seem to see in the draw, that one is another tough one, if Mirza´s on Martina could be beaten. At this point i see it very far from real to watch another Kim-Martina match up in the quarters.

Exactly - Marti's draw is anything but easy! Dechy's pushed her and Safina and Mirza have scored wins over her now. And the way Na is playing these days... :unsure:

eugreene2
Jan 21st, 2007, 04:44 AM
Here's Vaidosova's chance to prove something.

That Petrova, Svetlana, Jankovic, Williams bracket spells drama. Here is why - Petrova should see this as her chance. Jankovic is the favorite. Kutnetsova should see this as her chance as well to show she's not a 1 slam wonder & Williams is dying to show she's back & I bet she feels she can beat all these girls.

Yes, people TENNIS IS BACK!

I think I called this. The drama happened today.

Unfortunately, I don't think Serena will win. I usually get that feeling & it's just not there. So Jankovic & Vaidosova - here's your chance for to really announce yourself on the scene.

If Serena loses, there will be no Grand Slam experience in that draw - TALK ABOUT DRAMA!!!