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MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:55 AM
With just 2 short days until the release of the AO draw, what do you think will pan out when the 128 ladies names are placed into the Aussie Open draw sheet?

RenaSlam.
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:56 AM
Serena will have the toughest draw as usual.

Sharapova will most likely have Anna C, Kuznetsova, Petrova - all the Russians that she has a stranglehold on in her half.

The top half will consist of Henin, Williamsx2, Serbiansx2, and Davenport

Venus will be in Enna's quarter me thinks.

Brooks.
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:58 AM
Henin, Jankovic, Davenport, & Williams x2 on one side

Sharapova and the rest of the losers on the other

:yawn: same ole' same ole'

doni1212
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:01 AM
-Sharapova will get the easiest draw imaginable
-Venus and Serena will have the hardest draws
-Serena, Venus and Justine will be in the same half
-Lindsay will draw one of the Williams sisters
-Sharapova still won't win the AO with the easiest draw imaginable, again

Tennisstar86
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:01 AM
Serena will have the toughest draw as usual.

Sharapova will most likely have Anna C, Kuznetsova, Petrova - all the Russians that she has a stranglehold on in her half.

The top half will consist of Henin, Williamsx2, Serbiansx2, and Davenport

Venus will be in Enna's quarter me thinks.

i thought the draws arent being released until friday? at least thats what their website says.....

Anyways Sharapova will have to end up with 1 of the serbs.... thin it'll end up

Henin, Venus, Ivanovic on 1 half.... and Serena, Jankovic, and Kuznetsova or the other.... Or maybe Im just hoping for a fair draw.....:help:

LindsayRulz
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:04 AM
1R : Lindsay Davenport (USA) vs [1] Justine Henin (BEL).

heytennis
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:09 AM
Henin and Sharapova in the quarters.

RenaSlam.
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:09 AM
1R : Lindsay Davenport (USA) vs [1] Justine Henin (BEL).

:dead:

Tennisstar86
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:15 AM
1R : Lindsay Davenport (USA) vs [1] Justine Henin (BEL).

I hope not... I dont:

A) want to see Lindsay lose that early

B) see the post from mashabators or justards or reetards saying henin is over cause she couldnt even beat a mom......

Expat
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:27 AM
quarter lineup
top half
ree vs justine
vee vs jelena
bottom half
ana vs maria
kuzy vs anna
as usual kuzzy will get the easiest draw to maintain her no 2 ranking

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:44 AM
i thought the draws arent being released until friday? at least thats what their website says.....

:unsure: I hope not. The suspense is killing me :tape::lol:

I think Justine will get either Venus or Sharapova in the quarters.

Serena will be in the same 1/2 as Lindsay, and will probably meet her in no later than the QF.

Lindsay will have to take out a top 10 seed to reach the QF (Jankovic, Kuznetsova, Chakvetadze)

SF *dream*:
Justine v. Venus
Serena v. Lindsay

So Disrespectful
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:47 AM
Well now I think it's very unlikely for Dokic to be in the draw. Quite a shame really.

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:56 AM
:o :smash: She really should have gotten a WC :rolleyes:

SAEKeithSerena
Jan 7th, 2008, 06:11 AM
if Justine does draw Lindsay, Lindsay's winning. i guarantee you :)

doni1212
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:27 PM
if Justine does draw Lindsay, Lindsay's winning. i guarantee you :)

So true!! And I hope Lindsay draws her, :drool:

Highlandman
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:30 PM
QF (Top-8 seeds):

Henin vs Chakvetadze
Serena vs Jankovic

Venus vs Ivanovic
Sharapova vs Kuznetsova


Davenport? I think she will get a player between 17 and 32 in R1 or 2, not a top-star.

IceHock
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:38 PM
I'm just praying Daniela gets Chaky in her 4th round because if she doesn't she either gets sharapova, serena, or venus, and yeahhhhhh don't really want that.

Expat
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:39 PM
dani will most probably get maria

Serenidad.
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:42 PM
I don't think anyone will be satisfied with the draw. There are just too many big names playing. With only 8 spots for the quarter finals you have - Henin, Serena, Venus, Sharapova, Ivanovic, Jankovic, Davenport, Kuznetsova, etc.

When you factor in the off upsets that will happen every year and the fact that Mauresmo, Davenport, Golovin, Vaidisova, Bartoli, etc. could fuck someone's title run up along the way. This type of draw is the type of GS where you have a winner no one was mentioning or another surprise finalist. Just because of the fact that someone takes out someone that Person A normally couldn't beat and so forth.

The Sharapova conspiracy is impossible to continue for this AO. There is no way she is going to dodge all of her major competitors because this time she isn't the number 2 seed. She should be in Henin's semi at least. There is no way she can avoid both Serena and Venus in terms of top and bottom half either.

@Sweet Cleopatra
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:43 PM
Sharapova will be with Henin and Serena on the same group but she'll meet one of them on the semi final ,

the problem that Henin , Serena and Sharapova are the only players that can win AO ,

@Sweet Cleopatra
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:46 PM
and whatever happens Henin will win AO , and both Sharapova and Serena will lose their points ,

Slutiana
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:52 PM
Tbh, i can't see any of the big three drawing Lindseeeee really early but i can see someone like Ivanovic, who's game is quite similar, being taught a massive lesson remeniscent of the 6-0 6-0 thrashing over maria a couple of years ago.

Apart from that, the draw will be stacked even more in the top half almost identical to USO. The only differences will be obviously Davenport in the top half, Vaidisova in the top half and Pin will be in the top half and finally beat a top 20 player. Also, Keothavong will qualify and with a cakewalk draw will make it to the 3rd round like her countrywoman Baltacha did 3 years ago. :banana:

Slutiana
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:55 PM
I don't think anyone will be satisfied with the draw. There are just too many big names playing. With only 8 spots for the quarter finals you have - Henin, Serena, Venus, Sharapova, Ivanovic, Jankovic, Davenport, Kuznetsova, etc.

When you factor in the off upsets that will happen every year and the fact that Mauresmo, Davenport, Golovin, Vaidisova, Bartoli, etc. could fuck someone's title run up along the way. This type of draw is the type of GS where you have a winner no one was mentioning or another surprise finalist. Just because of the fact that someone takes out someone that Person A normally couldn't beat and so forth.

The Sharapova conspiracy is impossible to continue for this AO. There is no way she is going to dodge all of her major competitors because this time she isn't the number 2 seed. She should be in Henin's semi at least. There is no way she can avoid both Serena and Venus in terms of top and bottom half either.

100% Agreed. This AO definatly has to be the most competitive slam ever. So much depth. Even more so than the men.:)

serenus_2k8
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:06 PM
and whatever happens Henin will win AO , and both Sharapova and Serena will lose their points ,

Why double post 3 minutes after your original?? :fiery: And stop classing Serena and Sharapova together with your predictions. The only way Serena could not defend all her points is if Venus beats her in the Final :rolleyes:

The_roof
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:13 PM
QF:
Henin - Venus
Jankovic - Chakvetadze
Ivanovic - Serena
Kuznetsova - Sharapova

Ryan
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:17 PM
I definitely agree with montreaux's post about no one being satisfied. Although Justine is the clear favorite on paper, there are so many other big names out there just in the top 10 - Serena, Sharapova, Venus, Jankovic, Ivanovic, Kuznetsova - PLUS high-calibre players in the top 20 and below, like Golovin, Amelie, Dementieva, Vaidisova, Davenport, and maybe Dokic.

Like montreaux said, any of those players could cause big upsets and create trouble for the top players. I guarantee the top 8 seeds wont all make it to the QF's, in fact, I'd bet that depending on how the draw pans out only half of them will.

Henin and Svetlana are on opposite halves. I think Justine will get Jankovic, Sveta will get Ivanovic. From there, I think Henin will get Chakvetadze, Jankovic will get Serena, Maria will get Ana and Sveta will get Venus. Then when you add in all the other crazy big names, I feel confident saying that:

Jankovic will not make the Quarters. She's a question mark with her inury now, and I just see her getting outhit by someone like Lindsay or Dementieva in the 3rd or 4th round.

Chakvetadze will not make the Quarters. She might very well surprise us all and the draw will open up, but I'm pretty sure she wont make it past the 4th round. If she gets an in-form Golovin, Vaidisova, Mauresmo or even Bartoli I dont think she can handle it.

Kuznetsova will not make the Quarters. This is the one I'm most unsure about because Sveta is so unpredictable. I hope she gets a tough draw, so she can either make it to the SF's and prove that she can beat the BEST in a Slam, or that she flames out early and loses the #2 spot. I can see her losing to a Golovin, Peer, Schnyder, or Hantuchova.

Henin, Serena and Sharapova WILL make the Quarters. These are the three I have the most "faith" in to make it this far no matter the draw. Justine is clearly the best in the world right now and has no business losing before the QF's. Serena's fit, defending her title, and unless she runs up against Justine in the Quarters I dont see how she could lose before the Semis. Maria's loss to Radwanska was a fluke, and I think its obvious she's straightened her serve out for the most part. Unless she gets Justine in the Quarters she should win against all the other possibilities. But if she plays Mauresmo, Schnyder, Golovin or even Safarova early and she doesn't play well she COULD lose - I just dont think she will.

Venus and Ivanovic SHOULD make the QF's. Venus is playing well, unless Hong Kong is a total joke. She never does all that well in Oz, but I think this year she has no reason to lose before the Quarters unless she runs up against one of the aforementioned spoilers who has a great day. Ana doesn't seem to be playing well from her HK matches, but she should make the QF's anyway unless she has a really off-day.

My predictions:

QF:

Henin vs. Hantuchova
Serena vs. Vaidisova
Maria vs. Ana (possibly Mauresmo or Lindsay depending on the draw?)
Venus vs. Golovin

Then I'd like

Serena vs. Justine
Maria vs. Golovin

Then:

Maria def. Justine/Serena in a match that makes the 2007 YEC final look like poor quality. ;)

Serenidad.
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:23 PM
I agree with you for the most part. I mean obviously only 8 players can make the QFs while there is definately more than 8 players that have made the QFs here before.

Also, even the round of 16 is a blur. I think making it to the QF in 06 slams is like making the R16 at this years open. It will be tough for anyone to win because you will not see anyone with an easy path.

I was going along with you fully, until I saw Daniela in the QFs :tape: The rest is reasonable.

LUXXXAS
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Lindsay-Chaky first round! I feel it!

Ryan
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:44 PM
Hahaha, why is that so unreasonable? She played well at the end of 2007 and I guessed she'd be in Chakvetadze's r16. Since I dont think very highly of Anna's game or attitude, I dont think its that big a stretch to see Daniela beating her.

serenus_2k8
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:52 PM
Omg Golovin beat Venus in the QF :lol:

I love how Venus wins Hong Kong, doubles and singles, defeating a player like Maria and it 'could be a joke' whereas Ana I gets hammered and yet 'she should still make the QF' unless she has a bad day? :tape: Much weirder things have happened... I dont think Ana is the kind of player who can stroll to the quarters in half form...

Yes Vee isnt too great at AO as of late but her and Ana are in totally different situations going into AO and you're making out they are both in similair form? :confused:

sfselesfan
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:53 PM
1R : Lindsay Davenport (USA) vs [1] Justine Henin (BEL).

Puh-leeze let this happen!

SF

SharapovaFan16
Jan 7th, 2008, 06:42 PM
I hope Maria gets the "cake" of all draws, just so I can hear everyone take out all their anger on Maria as if it was her doing.

On the other hand I'd love to see her get the toughest draw, set em up, knock em down then people wouldn't have much to complain about (Williams fans). In fact I want both Williams' in Maria's half. Bring it on!

If neither of those two I want both Williams to have a "cake" draw because then we can put the shoe on the other foot. Except Williams fans will counter with it's about time my girl got an easy draw. Shit gets old.

serenus_2k8
Jan 7th, 2008, 06:46 PM
I hope Maria gets the "cake" of all draws, just so I can hear everyone take out all their anger on Maria as if it was her doing.

On the other hand I'd love to see her get the toughest draw, set em up, knock em down then people wouldn't have much to complain about (Williams fans). In fact I want both Williams' in Maria's half. Bring it on!

If neither of those two I want both Williams to have a "cake" draw because then we can put the shoe on the other foot. Except Williams fans will counter with it's about time my girl got an easy draw. Shit gets old.

:tape: Oh dear...

Dodoboy.
Jan 7th, 2008, 06:50 PM
100% Sure: Serena v Elena R16(sumthin inside is telling me)

Dodoboy.
Jan 7th, 2008, 06:51 PM
You can't be a Maria fan and wish that upon her . . . lol

I don't think Lindsay will get a big star up until the THIRD round...
Serena and Venus may meet in QF...heaven forbid!!!!!!!

Mikey B
Jan 7th, 2008, 07:35 PM
draws dont matter, serena, venus and justine proved that last year with really tough draws at the australian, us open and wimbledon.. if the player is good enough to win, then they're gona be good enough to beat anyone... bring on the draw!!

Expat
Jan 7th, 2008, 07:37 PM
heres my round of 16 draw as per seeds
justine
vs
tatiana
ree
vs
dementieva
venus
vs
vaidisova
jelena
vs
schynder
ana
vs
safina
maria
vs
petrova
anna
vs
bartoli
kuzzy
vs
daniela

qf lineup
ju
serena
vee
jelena
ana
maria
anna
kuzie as per seeds

Expat
Jan 7th, 2008, 07:38 PM
You can't be a Maria fan and wish that upon her . . . lol

I don't think Lindsay will get a big star up until the THIRD round...
Serena and Venus may meet in QF...heaven forbid!!!!!!!

vee and ree cant meet before semis

serenus_2k8
Jan 7th, 2008, 07:40 PM
You can't be a Maria fan and wish that upon her . . . lol

I don't think Lindsay will get a big star up until the THIRD round...
Serena and Venus may meet in QF...heaven forbid!!!!!!!

:lol: I agree.

I don't think Sharapova shares your outlook here...:p

danieln1
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:02 PM
QF: (1) Justine Henin vs (7) Serena Williams is more likeable to happen, judging the last three slams...
Davenport vs (4) Ivanovic

kadirelf
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:06 PM
Venus def Justine
Davenport def Sharapova
Serena def Bartoli
Hantuchova def Kuznetsova

vw.
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:07 PM
From 2005-2007 at the AO, the Top seed has drawn the 8th seed in the QF. Look for the trend to continue, as Justine will draw Venus in QF. :o
Serena and Jankovic will be the other Quarter final in this top half.

In the bottom, Chakvetadze will draw Ivanovic, and Sharapova will draw, yet again, an easy draw with Kuznetsova in the Quarters.

serenus_2k8
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:18 PM
From 2005-2007 at the AO, the Top seed has drawn the 8th seed in the QF. Look for the trend to continue, as Justine will draw Venus in QF. :o
Serena and Jankovic will be the other Quarter final in this top half.

In the bottom, Chakvetadze will draw Ivanovic, and Sharapova will draw, yet again, an easy draw with Kuznetsova in the Quarters.

Argh I hope not!!!

It would be much better for the competition if the 2 williams sisters were in opposite halves. Mashas luck has got to run out sooner ot later!!!

hablo
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:19 PM
Momo will draw Lindsay, in the first round, for an early exit. :rolleyes:

roelc
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:20 PM
more interesting is if there will be a 'real' final this time. because last year that wasn't the case.
imagine ...
R1 justine - davenport
R2 vs paszek
R3 vs li
R4 vs golovin/mauresmo
QF vs sharapova
SF vs serena
F vs venus

wouldn't that be great :D

imagine lindsay winning it :D

goldenlox
Jan 7th, 2008, 09:29 PM
I know how these Sharapova draws work.
Maria Sveta Anna C and Jelena in one half.
Justine Ana Venus Serena Lindsay in the other half.

goldenboi356
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:03 AM
i want justine vs pova quarters, vs. serena semi, vs lindsay final

Knizzle
Jan 8th, 2008, 02:32 AM
Top Half:

(1)Henin vs. (6)Chakvetadze
(7)Serena vs. (4)Ivanovic

Bottom Half:

(3)Jankovic vs. (5)Sharapova
(8)Venus vs. (2)Kuznetsova

I think Lindsay will end up in the top half near Henin early. Momo will end up in Serena's quarter. I'd rather Serena be in the opposite half of Henin and Venus, but I don't think it will happen.

-VSR-
Jan 8th, 2008, 04:17 AM
I hope it goes a little something like this.

[1] Henin vs. [6] Chakvetadze
[8] V. Williams vs. [4] Ivanovic/Davenport

[5] Sharapova vs. [3] Jankovic
[2] Kuznetsova vs. [7] S. Williams

chris whiteside
Jan 8th, 2008, 01:02 PM
Theoretically there is a 50% chance that Miss Sharapova will be in the same half as Justine Henin.

Now why do I think there's more chance of a snowball surviving in hell?

Ryan
Jan 8th, 2008, 01:33 PM
Omg Golovin beat Venus in the QF :lol:

I love how Venus wins Hong Kong, doubles and singles, defeating a player like Maria and it 'could be a joke' whereas Ana I gets hammered and yet 'she should still make the QF' unless she has a bad day? :tape: Much weirder things have happened... I dont think Ana is the kind of player who can stroll to the quarters in half form...

Yes Vee isnt too great at AO as of late but her and Ana are in totally different situations going into AO and you're making out they are both in similair form? :confused:


If you have a problem with my opinion, that's too bad. I dont think Venus will win the AO because she always underperforms there. I never said they were in the same form either, I just looked at the top 8 seeds and thought of who was most likely to get there in-my-opinion. Obviously I might be wrong, which is why its just an opinion. Get your head out of Venus and Serena's ass before you choke to death.

Ryan
Jan 8th, 2008, 01:34 PM
Argh I hope not!!!

It would be much better for the competition if the 2 williams sisters were in opposite halves. Mashas luck has got to run out sooner ot later!!!


Not for my competition. Yours, and other Williams fans, yes. But dont act like the competition will suffer if they have to meet before the finals. :o