View Full Version : Who will go through to the QF from the first section?

Vlad Tepes
Mar 19th, 2007, 07:44 PM
Who is going to reach the QF from this star-studded field?

Vlad Tepes
Mar 19th, 2007, 08:07 PM
My guess is Serena, if she shows the AO form that got her the title. Nevertheless, Venus and Maria when on are formidable opponents, so it could well be any of these 3 ladies.

Mar 19th, 2007, 08:07 PM
bammer LMAO

Mar 19th, 2007, 08:11 PM
haha bammer.... no i think venus will

Mar 19th, 2007, 08:14 PM
I believe Venus will because she is able to withstand Serena´s game and I believe she´s moving better than Serena at the moment. The serve and movement will be key in that match.

Maria is a bit too vulnerable right now to beat V & S. Even if she was in good form I would still favor V & S in good form to beat her.

Mar 19th, 2007, 08:16 PM
I vote Serena.

If she has the mentality she did in Australia, then I think she will be tough to stop

Mar 19th, 2007, 08:19 PM
V Da Queen...:unsure:

Mar 19th, 2007, 08:20 PM
Serena, please :awww:

Helen Lawson
Mar 19th, 2007, 08:21 PM
Little Masha will finally hit her stride and beat Venus, Big Masha, and Serena back to back!

Mar 19th, 2007, 08:22 PM
Hopefully Serena of course. :unsure:
But I think Venus to be honest. And that wouldn't totally suck. :angel:

Mar 19th, 2007, 08:24 PM
Maria, Venus and Serena better play well.

Mar 19th, 2007, 08:27 PM
I think Venus.

Maria will have to play so much better than she did last week and I just can't see her making that improvement that quickly. The scarey thing about last week is that it wasn't just the serve that fell apart but the groundstrokes too. She actually looked at times like she had forgotten how to play tennis.

Serena showed at the Australian Open that she is still capable of reaching the heights but she was certainly vunerable in the early rounds at the Aussie Open as well as in Hobart. It clearly takes Serena a while to get her game going. I suspect this is largely because I don't think she practices much when she isn't playing. The one danger for her is that having won the Australian Open will only have served to reinforce the belief that she can get away with only playing and practicing when she feels like it and build up her match fitness as a tournament progresses. With such a tough draw I'm not so sure she can this time.

However should Serena get through all the pitfalls near her and meet Venus in the 4th round I would still expect Venus to win. Venus has won all 4 matches the 2 of them have played earlier than the semifinals. Also if you take away that 1 and a half year stretch where Serena was unbeatable and defeated Venus 6 straight times the rest of their career Venus has won a large majority of their matches. 6 out of 7 infact, including the last two in 2005. Also Venus has played more recently than Serena and I rather think Venus takes staying in practice a little more seriously than does Serena.

No Name Face
Mar 19th, 2007, 08:27 PM
Serena please :scared:
But I'd be thrilled with Vee too :)

Mar 19th, 2007, 08:30 PM

Mar 19th, 2007, 08:31 PM
one of Williams, maybe Lucka! :)

Mar 19th, 2007, 08:35 PM
I think Lucie has a chance. She likes quality opponents. Remember Paris? - Vaidisova, Kuznetsova, Henin - all in a row. And she knows she can play with Serena too ;)

Mar 19th, 2007, 08:43 PM
Serena will fight her way through this

Mar 19th, 2007, 08:45 PM
Its really a tough section...
Serena-Venus-Sybille-Lucie all in good form...
even for Sharapova at the moment... she's still good enought to beat the top 20 players..

But I still think that Venus might come out of this section
if she meets up with Serena...
remember before/during AO...
she keeps saying that Venus has been destroying her in practice...
and I think that she has that in her mind once again...
that her biggest obstacle is non other than..
Venus Williams

Mina Vagante
Mar 19th, 2007, 08:45 PM

Just Do It
Mar 19th, 2007, 08:47 PM
I really think Bammer will !

Mar 19th, 2007, 08:47 PM

Mar 19th, 2007, 08:48 PM
Sybille Bammer or Lucie Safarova! :devil:

Mar 19th, 2007, 10:01 PM
miami is difficult for most players because of the weather,it could be raining,hot humid windy.i think experienced players will prevail.

Mar 19th, 2007, 10:12 PM
I think the name will be Williams, Serena.

Mar 19th, 2007, 10:15 PM
The winner of Bammer/Safarova will go on to reach the QF.

Mar 19th, 2007, 10:19 PM
I wish safarova or bammer but it might be Vee...

Mar 19th, 2007, 10:21 PM
V. Williams

Mar 19th, 2007, 10:36 PM

Vlad Tepes
Mar 19th, 2007, 11:46 PM
Wow, only 10% of the voters believe the #1 seed and last year's runner-up can make it to the QF! Even given her recent slump in form, I think it's a little harsh on Masha.

Mar 19th, 2007, 11:55 PM
Bammer!!!! :worship: :drool:

Mar 20th, 2007, 12:37 AM
Sharapova or Bammer:)

Mar 20th, 2007, 12:41 AM
Wow, only 10% of the voters believe the #1 seed and last year's runner-up can make it to the QF! Even given her recent slump in form, I think it's a little harsh on Masha.
Not really. The last time we all saw Venus and Serena on court they were playing better than Maria has lately.

Mar 20th, 2007, 12:41 AM
Venus :)