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VIKA?
Mar 23rd, 2009, 06:59 PM
http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/3/en/assets/pdfs/draws/09WTA_MDS1.pdf

Ellery
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:01 PM
Jie :help:

RR-87
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:02 PM
Nadia is in the draw :banana:

jamatthews
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:02 PM
Anne vs Lucie...:help:

sammy01
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:02 PM
could someone type it up, pdf's are not my friend :sad:

aezzei
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:03 PM
Oh!! Vika Nastya in R2

dokicz09
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:03 PM
Dokic .. if Jelena win her 1 round there will be waiting Caroline in second round -.- grrrr ;/ as always:rolleyes::mad:

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:03 PM
Nadia is in the draw :banana:

yaaaaay :bounce:

TomTennis
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:03 PM
ah, Venus and Serena in the same half :tape: :tape: Why can't Larry Scott enforce the rule that they MUST be on opposite sides of the draw.


I think this tournament will end up like Dubai. Venus/Serena play in a three set semi-final and the winner takes the title, whilst the bottom half will produce some embarrising tennis and have a nobody in the final, who'll be squashed in straight sets by Williams. :)

RR-87
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:03 PM
Dokic vs Gallovits :drool: chance for Jelly to earn some good points :)

doni1212
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:04 PM
I love the draw, :devil:
Dinara could lose early, and so could Jankovic...

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:04 PM
Good draw. Safina has to make the final and she's in the half with Lena and Ana

serenus_2k8
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
OMG hideous draw :(

jamatthews
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
could someone type it up, pdf's are not my friend :sad:

Chakevetadze :help:

But seriously.

2R vs Hantuchova/Oudin
3R possibly Azarenka (or Nastya P or Qualifier)

OsloErik
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
ah, Venus and Serena in the same half :tape: :tape: Why can't Larry Scott enforce the rule that they MUST be on opposite sides of the draw.

Because it isn't a rule? Maybe?

Ciarįn
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
Tough draws for my faves. Can't see Paszek :scratch:

Ellery
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:05 PM
could someone type it up, pdf's are not my friend :sad:

Chakvetadze:

1R - Bye
2R - Hantuchova or Oudin
3R - Azarenka or Pavlyuchenkova
4R - Ivanovic or Szavay

:wavey:

Ellery
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:06 PM
Tough draws for my faves. Can't see Paszek :scratch:

She is playing her first round quali match right now :p

tae04
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
Poor Dokic drawing Wozniacki again. Some interesting matches on the bttm half.

serenus_2k8
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
Anne v Lucie, Venus and Serena in same half :(

Ferg
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
Marion! :bounce: Finally a great draw! She can make the quarters here if Sveta continues badly!

Thank you baby jesus Vera isnt near her.

Sammm
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
Elena could make the final :) IF she doesn't play like shit :sad:

LindsayRulz
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:07 PM
http://i44.tinypic.com/e15ff9.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/2jf0hw9.jpg

sammy01
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:08 PM
Chakevetadze :help:

But seriously.

2R vs Hantuchova/Oudin
3R possibly Azarenka (or Nastya P or Qualifier)

thanks i think, i prefered not knowing having seen that :sad:

Ryan
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:08 PM
I really think this draw has great potential for some awesome matches. :cool: Fairly balanced too. You have Serena, Venus and Vera on the top, and Dinara, Elena, Vika and Ana on the bottom.

tae04
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
Venus vs Peer rnd 2 could be interesting

Iceland
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
Good draw for Marion :)

MrSerenaWilliams
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
:shrug: not a bad draw

Legend1
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:09 PM
thanks i think, i prefered not knowing having seen that :sad:

Good luck Sambo :lol:

What we betting this time??

joćo.
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:10 PM
Kirilenko vs Pennetta a possible R2 match :o :drool: :hearts:
You better beat Kata, Maria! :rolleyes:

SVK
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:10 PM
Soon:eek:

Good draw for Slovaks:bounce:

1st round:
Rybarikova vs. (WC)Rus, Hantuchova vs. (WC)Oudin

2nd round:
(16)Cibulkova vs. Erakovic / QLFR

sammy01
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:10 PM
Chakvetadze:

1R - Bye
2R - Hantuchova or Oudin
3R - Azarenka or Pavlyuchenkova
4R - Ivanovic or Szavay

:wavey:

you didn't need to go as far as the 4th round sadly :tape:

is dani the next to be seeded?

Cp6uja
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:11 PM
http://assets.espn.go.com/media/apphoto/1672644e-6404-4c6d-bbf4-c0a57098084d.jpg

Exciting!

joćo.
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:11 PM
Vaidisova also has an ok draw if she has any interest in playing tennis again this week. Beatable seeds.

Ellery
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:11 PM
you didn't need to go as far as the 4th round sadly :tape:

is dani the next to be seeded?

You gotta have faith :hug:

I was gonna do QF too, but then stopped :p

shap_half
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:12 PM
shitty draw for Vera and JJ.

court70
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:13 PM
ah, Venus and Serena in the same half :tape: :tape: Why can't Larry Scott enforce the rule that they MUST be on opposite sides of the draw.


I think this tournament will end up like Dubai. Venus/Serena play in a three set semi-final and the winner takes the title, whilst the bottom half will produce some embarrising tennis and have a nobody in the final, who'll be squashed in straight sets by Williams. :)

You must know that they are doing this to spite V&S.

aezzei
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:14 PM
Bad draw OMG...

joćo.
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:14 PM
Dokic also better beat Edina so she can meet Caro for the third time this year :drool:

serenus_2k8
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:15 PM
Hoping for WS SF, Ana in the other. Good show from Anne and Dinara losing to Mirza :devil: Or perhaps Flavia/Mauresmo can do the honours.

sammy01
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:15 PM
Good luck Sambo :lol:

What we betting this time??

go on same bet again then, whoever favorite goes futher chak or momo gets to decide on lunch with the other paying (though i will remind you i paid yesterday even though no one won, and i cooked pizza for you)!

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:15 PM
Elena got a doable draw and her rivals for the number 3 spot tough draws (Jankovic , Venus , Zvonareva)

Hope she is motivated this week. At last a good draw after months

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:18 PM
Nadia is in the draw :banana:
she was always in draw, she never did withdraw
how fit she is :confused:

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:19 PM
you didn't need to go as far as the 4th round sadly :tape:

is dani the next to be seeded?

hopefully Anna can beat bye :sobbing:

The Dawntreader
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:20 PM
Venus's draw is pretty innocuous until the QF's. Be interesting to see if Shahar is playing better, should she meet Vee.

olivero
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:20 PM
Why does Agnieszka always has to get WS in 4R or QF ? :rolleyes:

MarieC
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:20 PM
The draw looks a bit better balanced then some we have seen this year.

Ana's 1/8th could prove some interesting matches. Vika vs. Nystsia in the 2nd round :eek:
It's anyones game in Kuznetsova's and Jankovic's 1/8th
Vera got the unlucky spot of drawing Serena in her 1/4
Should be an easy march to the semi for Serena and Venus

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:22 PM
Jankovic has got a great chance to defend her place in top-3. Even in her current form she should make it to QF.

And congrats to Safina on getting to #1 after Charleston! :tape:

sammy01
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:22 PM
hopefully Anna can beat bye :sobbing:

:worship:

if dani is the next to be seeded and a seed pulls out before wednesday, it will look better a ll or wc 1st match.

Noctis
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:24 PM
(1)Serena Williams Vs Bye
GLATCH, Alexa Vs BACSINSZKY, Timea
PARMENTIER, Pauline Vs SANTANGELO, Mara
Bye Vs (32)S. PENG

J. ZHENG [17] Vs Bye
RAZZANO, Virginie Vs QUALIFIER
KNAPP, Karin Vs ZAHLAVOVA STRYCOVA, Barbora
BYE Vs A. CORNET [14]

N. PETROVA [9] Vs Bye
QUALIFIER Vs QUALIFIER
MAKAROVA, Ekaterina Vs CHAN, Yung-Jan
BYE Vs A. SUGIYAMA [23]

A. WOZNIAK [29] Vs Bye
QUALIFIER Vs NA Li
GARBIN, Tathiana Vs ZAKOPALOVA, Klara
Bye Vs V. ZVONAREVA [6]

-------------------------------------------

J. JANKOVIC [3] Vs Bye
DULKO, Gisela Vs DOMINGUEZ LINO, Lourdes
LISICKI, Sabine Vs KVITOVA, Petra
Bye Vs I. BENESOVA [26]

A. MEDINA GARRIGUES [19] Vs Bye
KUDRYAVTSEVA, Alla Vs QUALIFIER
ERAKOVIC, Marina Vs QUALIFIER
D. CIBULKOVA [16] Vs Bye

A. RADWANSKA [10] Vs Bye
TANASUGARN, Tamarine Vs DECHY, Nathalie
MARTINEZ SANCHEZ, Maria Jose Vs WICKMAYER, Yanina
Bye Vs K. KANEPI [21]

S. ERRANI [30] Vs Bye
QUALIFIER Vs GROENEFELD, Anna-Lena
HENDLER, Tamaryn Vs PEER, Shahar
Bye Vs V. WILLIAMS [5]

-------------------------------------------------

S. KUZNETSOVA [8] Vs Bye
NICULESCU, Monica Vs QUALIFIER
VAIDISOVA, Nicole Vs QUALIFIER
Bye Vs BONDARENKO, Alona [28]

A. KLEYBANOVA [24] Vs Bye
VOSKOBOEVA, Galina Vs DUSHEVINA, Vera
QUALIFIER Vs GOVORTSOVA, Olga
Bye Vs M. BARTOLI [12]

C. WOZNIACKI [13] Vs Bye
GALLOVITS, Edina Vs DOKIC, Jelena
SAFAROVA, Lucie Vs KEOTHAVONG, Anne
Bye Vs P. SCHNYDER [18]

C. SUAREZ NAVARRO [31] Vs Bye
VANDEWEGHE, Coco Vs LLAGOSTERA VIVES, Nuria
PIVOVAROVA, Anastasia Vs MATTEK-SANDS, Bethanie
BYE Vs E. DEMENTIEVA [4]

------------------------------------------------

A. IVANOVIC [7] Vs Bye
QUALIFIER Vs CIRSTEA, Sorana
SCHIAVONE, Francesca Vs PIRONKOVA, Tsvetana
Bye Vs A. SZAVAY [25]

A. CHAKVETADZE [22] Vs Bye
OUDIN, Melanie Vs HANTUCHOVA, Daniela
PAVLYUCHENKOVA, Anastasia Vs QUALIFIER
BYE Vs AZARENKA, Victoria [11]

F. PENNETTA [15] Vs Bye
BONDARENKO, Kateryna Vs KIRILENKO, Maria
RUS, Arantxa Vs RYBARIKOVA, Magdalena
A. MAURESMO [20] Vs Bye

S. BAMMER [27] Vs Bye
ARVIDSSON, Sofia Vs STOSUR, Samantha
JOHANSSON, Mathilde Vs MIRZA, Sania
Bye Vs D. SAFINA [2]

OsloErik
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:25 PM
The sections with Jankovic, Safina, Dementieva, and Ivanovic look the most likely for an upset. Kuznetsova is playing as bad as or worse than those four, but her section is pretty cushy. Haven't heard much from Bondarenko lately, and hard to say how Bartoli or Kleybanova are playing. I'd say it's likely between Kuznetsova and Bartoli, with Kleybanova the dark horse in that section.

Jankovic is the highest ranked in her section by quite a bit, but Cibulkova plays well on these kinds of courts. Ordinarily, you'd have to go with Jankovic (they play the same game, but Jankovic plays it better) but if Jankovic is that error-prone now, she's in a rough spot. And that's assuming one of the talented young big hitters (Lisicki and Kvitova) don't take her out already. Ivanovic faces an early test in Cirstea, and I haven't seen much of her, so it'll be a good sneak peak of the next five years. Good looking 2nd round, that's for sure. After that, Szavay is hit-or-miss, and Azarenka is probably the favorite to make the quarters. We'll see if Ivanovic has actually improved or just pretended for a few days. For Safina, I wouldn't be stunned if Mirza takes her out, and both Stosur and Bammer are dangerous. And then there's Mauresmo on the other side of that section. On paper, Dementieva should be all set to go through, but La Carla is due for a nice result, and Beth Mattek is certainly well rested. Plus, Wozniacki will be hungry for a big result since she lost so tamely at Indian Wells.

Serena could get tested, although not beaten, by Zheng in round 4. Zvonareva looks all set to get to the quarters. On Na Li or Li Na (I stopped caring about six months ago) could test her, but she hasn't been at all decent in ages. Venus could get a workout from Shahar Peer, who LOVES playing the top players, even if she doesn't win. Plus, Peer can run all day. But beyond that, it's all up to Venus in her section. If Radwanska REALLY goes for it, that could be a great match, but Radwanska hasn't really gone for it in a while.

My hope for the quarterfinals is:

Serena vs. Zvonareva (two angle-y baseliners)
Cibulkova vs. Venus (two good movers)
Kuznetsova vs. Wozniacki (no falsehood, I want Kuznetsova to win the whole she-bang)
Szavay vs. Mauresmo (although it's more likely Azarenka vs. Safina)

Dodoboy.
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:26 PM
Venus FTW! :rocker2:

I hope everyone but the WS, Elena and Ana lose VERY VERY early. Kinda sucky that the 3 winners of the biggest titles of the year are in one half! :lol:

Dinara and her draws :hug:

I am just glad Vee and Ree have avoided meeting in the Final. Lady Luck met the WTA in between. A final would have been IDEAL though!

Ree FTW :rocker:

aezzei
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:28 PM
The sections with Jankovic, Safina, Dementieva, and Ivanovic look the most likely for an upset. Kuznetsova is playing as bad as or worse than those four, but her section is pretty cushy. Haven't heard much from Bondarenko lately, and hard to say how Bartoli or Kleybanova are playing. I'd say it's likely between Kuznetsova and Bartoli, with Kleybanova the dark horse in that section.

Jankovic is the highest ranked in her section by quite a bit, but Cibulkova plays well on these kinds of courts. Ordinarily, you'd have to go with Jankovic (they play the same game, but Jankovic plays it better) but if Jankovic is that error-prone now, she's in a rough spot. And that's assuming one of the talented young big hitters (Lisicki and Kvitova) don't take her out already. Ivanovic faces an early test in Cirstea, and I haven't seen much of her, so it'll be a good sneak peak of the next five years. Good looking 2nd round, that's for sure. After that, Szavay is hit-or-miss, and Azarenka is probably the favorite to make the quarters. We'll see if Ivanovic has actually improved or just pretended for a few days. For Safina, I wouldn't be stunned if Mirza takes her out, and both Stosur and Bammer are dangerous. And then there's Mauresmo on the other side of that section. On paper, Dementieva should be all set to go through, but La Carla is due for a nice result, and Beth Mattek is certainly well rested. Plus, Wozniacki will be hungry for a big result since she lost so tamely at Indian Wells.

Serena could get tested, although not beaten, by Zheng in round 4. Zvonareva looks all set to get to the quarters. On Na Li or Li Na (I stopped caring about six months ago) could test her, but she hasn't been at all decent in ages. Venus could get a workout from Shahar Peer, who LOVES playing the top players, even if she doesn't win. Plus, Peer can run all day. But beyond that, it's all up to Venus in her section. If Radwanska REALLY goes for it, that could be a great match, but Radwanska hasn't really gone for it in a while.

My hope for the quarterfinals is:

Serena vs. Zvonareva (two angle-y baseliners)
Cibulkova vs. Venus (two good movers)
Kuznetsova vs. Wozniacki (no falsehood, I want Kuznetsova to win the whole she-bang)
Szavay vs. Mauresmo (although it's more likely Azarenka vs. Safina)

Hope so :)

Poova
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:28 PM
Marion definitely has a nice draw. She'll probably fuck it up somewhere though; I can see her losing to Kleybanova for sure. [/pessimist]

Sucks that Vika got probably the most dangerous unseeded player in the 2R. :help:

I like the draw though apart from that. Potential for some good matches which will hopefully happen.

joćo.
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:29 PM
Oh, and a possible R2 Nicole vs Alona again too ;o

Dodoboy.
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:30 PM
Please Mirza! Rise to the challenge! Good luck Caro and Anne!

Caro come on! Let's get that top 10 win against Elena! So close in the last match!

I just hope Sveta turns her swagger ON! And plays some good tennis!

Bayo
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:30 PM
Top half looks entertaining.

Bottom half looks like a Russian hot mess special with a side order of Ivanovic. No thanks.

serenus_2k8
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:31 PM
Dinara could make the QF without a racket :bigcry:

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:32 PM
printed and posted right beside my NCAA draw. :bounce:

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:32 PM
Top half looks entertaining.

Bottom half looks like a Russian hot mess special with a side order of Ivanovic. No thanks.

:spit:

Dinara could make the QF without a racket :bigcry:

:bounce: :haha:

vwfan
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:35 PM
Why does Agnieszka always has to get WS in 4R or QF ? :rolleyes:I'm fine with it. :o

RenaSlam.
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:43 PM
Go Williams.

The Daviator
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:44 PM
Hope to see Serena and Venus in the SFs :hearts: Tough draw for Ana, but I'm confident she will do better than last year :angel:

saniapower
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:45 PM
Another rigged draw :secret:

DeliriousPotato
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:46 PM
Yet another possible Williams vs Williams semi-final....
I wish the draws would allow them to play a final for once...

DeliriousPotato
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:46 PM
Yet another possible Williams vs Williams semi-final....
I wish the draws would allow them to play a final for once...

Meteor Shower
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:47 PM
Ugh, Venus at second round, and a local WC in first round is always scary.
If she wins the first round Shahar-Venus has to be broadcasted :mad:

2Black
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:49 PM
Venus needs to be ready from the jump. Serena really should waltz to the final unless she's uninterested

gmak
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:51 PM
omg Nadia is in the draw :woohoo: :rocker:

Vika vs Nastya 2R :mad:
Flavia vs Makiri 2R :(IF masha beats Bondarenko :rolleyes: )
Caro vs Dokic 2R :o :lol:

good draw for Lena :drool: hope she doesn't screw up again

good chance for Sveta and Nicole to win a few matches too

Just Do It
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:52 PM
C. WOZNIACKI [13] Vs Bye
GALLOVITS, Edina Vs DOKIC, Jelena
SAFAROVA, Lucie Vs KEOTHAVONG, Anne
Bye Vs P. SCHNYDER [18]

:rolleyes:

cn ireland
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:52 PM
Not a bad 1st round draw for Dokic:yeah:!

Hopefully she'll get the win:bounce:!

young_gunner913
Mar 23rd, 2009, 07:55 PM
Tough first round for Queen Bethanie :unsure:

hankqq
Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:11 PM
:shrug: mixed feelings about the draw. It's not bad though except a lot of my favorite higher and lower ranked players are set to meet in the opening rounds :rolleyes:

also, not happy about Venus/Peer and Wozniacki/Dokic potentially meeting in rd 2 :fiery:

charmedRic
Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:22 PM
How much is Hantuchova defending here?

tennisfan5
Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:23 PM
Venus's draw is pretty innocuous until the QF's. Be interesting to see if Shahar is playing better, should she meet Vee.

doesn't really matter, even at shahar's best, Venus is a terrible matchup for her

2moretogo
Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:33 PM
Nadia is in the draw :banana:

Awesome!!:bounce:

danieln1
Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:35 PM
Perfect draw for Nicole! Qualifier R1, Bondarenko round 2 (whom she crushed in Indian Wells) and major slumping Sveta (if she gets there) in Round three! This can be Nicole“s comeback tournament!
Didn“t like Dokic“s draw, and Ana“s draw is fine, can face Safina in the quarters, good that Ana stayed away from the Williams half!
Poor Jankovic, if she gets there, Venus in the quarters and Serena in the semis, finally she“s getting tough draws! :haha: :haha: :haha:

2moretogo
Mar 23rd, 2009, 08:35 PM
Not the FSN again!!! (sighs)

simonsaystennis
Mar 23rd, 2009, 09:23 PM
Coco, Alexa, and Bethanie all better win their first rounds....
Another crappy first round draw for Mel. :o Hopefully Hantuchova is in choke mode when they play.

Temperenka
Mar 23rd, 2009, 09:32 PM
GOATRENA will take this thing! :bounce:

Sylvester
Mar 23rd, 2009, 09:36 PM
Coco, Alexa, and Bethanie all better win their first rounds....
Another crappy first round draw for Mel. :o Hopefully Hantuchova is in choke mode when they play.

Coco will get trashed by Nuria.

G&R
Mar 23rd, 2009, 09:39 PM
nadia is in the draw!!

kiwifan
Mar 23rd, 2009, 09:42 PM
ah, Venus and Serena in the same half :tape: :tape: Why can't Larry Scott enforce the rule that they MUST be on opposite sides of the draw.


I think this tournament will end up like Dubai. Venus/Serena play in a three set semi-final and the winner takes the title, whilst the bottom half will produce some embarrising tennis and have a nobody in the final, who'll be squashed in straight sets by Williams. :)

I agree 100% with everything in this post factual. :cool:

I hope 100% that everything speculative in this post becomes factual. :p

Ballbasher
Mar 23rd, 2009, 09:45 PM
Shuai in the 16th of the top seed again :o
LDL vs Gisela :o
Kaia'sd raw is okay :)
Sveta with Q in R2 and then Nicole in R3 :help:
Jelena vs Gallovits :unsure: It can't get much easier! Hopefully she has found time to relaxed
CoCo gets Llagostera Vives who is in good form :scared:
Beth vs NastyaP :mad:
Tsveti's draw is interesting
Chaky most likely vs Dani in R2 :help:
MariaK's draw is alright ;)

Juanes
Mar 23rd, 2009, 09:47 PM
I AM PLEASED :p

goldenlox
Mar 23rd, 2009, 10:47 PM
It's a good looking draw for Dinara to get to #1 and Lena to get to #3
But so was IW

Zojirushi
Mar 23rd, 2009, 11:37 PM
Finally Lena got no Williams' in her part of the draw:devil:

But no luck for Shahar, probably meet Venus in Rnd 2..

Sir Stefwhit
Mar 23rd, 2009, 11:37 PM
I really think this draw has great potential for some awesome matches. :cool: Fairly balanced too. You have Serena, Venus and Vera on the top, and Dinara, Elena, Vika and Ana on the bottom.
yeah, it's pretty fair- especially when you compare it to some recent draws. Can't wait!!!

Golovinjured.
Mar 23rd, 2009, 11:53 PM
Elena PLEASE do AS WELL AS Jankovic. That's all. #3 plz.

Dokic vs Gallovits is good :yeah:



No Golovin? :confused:

jisung
Mar 24th, 2009, 02:37 AM
horrible draw :fiery:

1/4 is strong but 3/4 is so :help:

nicidle
Mar 24th, 2009, 04:04 AM
yes. lena has her chance when there is no WS..
dokic vs wozniacki again..:o


dokic vs dementieva would be :lick: the ballbashing..:p

Roookie
Mar 24th, 2009, 04:11 AM
yes. lena has her chance when there is no WS..
dokic vs wozniacki again..:o


dokic vs dementieva would be :lick: the ballbashing..:p

Like in IW?. :lol:.

JJ's draw is hell. But she's already had two cakewalks in previous tournaments and did not took advantage of it. Maybe this would motivate her to play better, i said maybe.

as1991
Mar 24th, 2009, 04:20 AM
omg mirza has a tough draw!
i wont b surprised if she loses her 1st rnd against mathilde!
neways even if she wins....safina is gonna crush her!

Inger67
Mar 24th, 2009, 04:56 AM
omg mirza has a tough draw!
i wont b surprised if she loses her 1st rnd against mathilde!
neways even if she wins....safina is gonna crush her!

Wow optimistic much? :rolleyes: I actually think Mirza has a shot against Dinara who isn't playing her best tennis this year..

But once again V&S meet before the final.. The WTA needs to realize that if they want to be taken seriously they need to put them on opposite sides. I realize it's done by random but still!

Anyway Here's My QF Line Up:

Serena Vs. Vera
Jelena Vs. Venus
Marion Vs. Caroline
Vika Vs. Flavia

I'm kind of going out on a limb with my bottom half, but the top 1/2 is solid.. Despite JJ who really has one of the easier draws to get to the 1/4's. It just depends if she wants it enough. She'll lose for sure in the QF but I think she'll get there.. Lets see if I'm right! :lick::rocker2:

Boomguy
Mar 24th, 2009, 05:21 AM
Grr Dokic vs Wozniacki 2nd round
LOL Vaidisova vs A.Bondarenko again i hope
Omg Maria K vs K.Bondarenko hard match

Stosur got easy first 2 rounds i hope she can beat safina

as1991
Mar 24th, 2009, 05:25 AM
Wow optimistic much? :rolleyes: I actually think Mirza has a shot against Dinara who isn't playing her best tennis this year..

But once again V&S meet before the final.. The WTA needs to realize that if they want to be taken seriously they need to put them on opposite sides. I realize it's done by random but still!

Anyway Here's My QF Line Up:

Serena Vs. Vera
Jelena Vs. Venus
Marion Vs. Caroline
Vika Vs. Flavia

I'm kind of going out on a limb with my bottom half, but the top 1/2 is solid.. Despite JJ who really has one of the easier draws to get to the 1/4's. It just depends if she wants it enough. She'll lose for sure in the QF but I think she'll get there.. Lets see if I'm right! :lick::rocker2:

i dont thnk mirza will beat safina........safina can lose to anyone but not mirza.........nowadays mirza is hopeless against top players!....she has lost to petrova,kanepi,pennetta,zvonreva all of whom she has beaten before!.....so i guess i wud be surprised if she wins against safina!

beatlessub
Mar 24th, 2009, 05:33 AM
NICOLE FOR THE WIN
lol

morningglory
Mar 24th, 2009, 05:38 AM
Sania! You must save the WTA!!!! :o :nerner:

tonybotz
Mar 24th, 2009, 05:39 AM
pfft at the person who thinks sania can beat safina... the girl hasn't done anything ever but she's a favorite against the world number 2... riiiiight.

as1991
Mar 24th, 2009, 05:46 AM
pfft at the person who thinks sania can beat safina... the girl hasn't done anything ever but she's a favorite against the world number 2... riiiiight.

sania leads 1-0 h2h against safina.....bt also i thnk she can NOT beat safina......


bt ya if she does bt safina...she wud save wta lol!

Bosco123
Mar 24th, 2009, 05:47 AM
Like in IW?. :lol:.

JJ's draw is hell. But she's already had two cakewalks in previous tournaments and did not took advantage of it. Maybe this would motivate her to play better, i said maybe.

but it's not up to her, there is only a thing or 2 she can do with her current weight, unless she has a killer diet, she is not gonna be her true self.

tiffanykatya.
Mar 24th, 2009, 05:47 AM
Nicole could win a few matches here:D
OMG a possible Benesova-Kvitova 2nd round again:help:

adner
Mar 24th, 2009, 05:58 AM
Poor Aga :( She was just getting her form better and bam! She gets Venus in 4th round. Why evul Venus couldn't finally get her ass up and play more tournaments so she'd be seeded higher and wouldn't draw poor 9-13 seeds? :rolleyes::fiery:

pollison
Mar 24th, 2009, 06:22 AM
ah, Venus and Serena in the same half :tape: :tape: Why can't Larry Scott enforce the rule that they MUST be on opposite sides of the draw.


I think this tournament will end up like Dubai. Venus/Serena play in a three set semi-final and the winner takes the title, whilst the bottom half will produce some embarrising tennis and have a nobody in the final, who'll be squashed in straight sets by Williams. :)

:worship:

Edinboro
Mar 24th, 2009, 07:44 AM
Dokic and Wozniacki??!! =O 3 times already. talk about lolz.

Dementievas draw <3

Inger67
Mar 24th, 2009, 11:29 AM
pfft at the person who thinks sania can beat safina... the girl hasn't done anything ever but she's a favorite against the world number 2... riiiiight.

Wow.. I never said she was the favorite.. What is your problem? I said she had a chance. And she actually leads Safina 1-0. So whatever.

Just Do It
Mar 24th, 2009, 12:25 PM
People keep on saying : Dokic vs Wozniacki R2 :rolleyes:
She has to win 1st round first :scared:

volta
Mar 24th, 2009, 01:57 PM
apart from WS in the semis :o i really like the draw, it's competitive and lots of possible good matches :bounce:

SAEKeithSerena
Mar 24th, 2009, 02:57 PM
absolutely LOVE this draw. pretty even if you ask me.

if serena/venus reach the semis, that winner will win this tournament, without a doubt.

one question. can venus get past peer? could be a VERY interesting match.

Sean.
Mar 24th, 2009, 03:02 PM
Awful draw for Alizé :o
Ana/Dina in same quarter :rolleyes:
Another cake draw for Lena :smash:
2nd & 4th Quarter really tough :ras:

Serena vs. Bepa QF :drool:

Kipling
Mar 24th, 2009, 03:14 PM
Which half of the draw plays first?

vwfan
Mar 24th, 2009, 03:54 PM
absolutely LOVE this draw. pretty even if you ask me.

if serena/venus reach the semis, that winner will win this tournament, without a doubt.

one question. can venus get past peer? could be a VERY interesting match.

Venus v. Peer
Venus 1-0
Memphis Final 2007
6-1, 6-1

you think?:o

Mynarco
Mar 24th, 2009, 03:57 PM
Venus v. Peer
Venus 1-0
Memphis Final 2007
6-1, 6-1

you think?:o

Well, it really depends on how venus play on court....no absolute victory, honestly.

vwfan
Mar 24th, 2009, 03:57 PM
Awful draw for Alizé :o
Ana/Dina in same quarter :rolleyes:
Another cake draw for Lena :smash:
2nd & 4th Quarter really tough :ras:

Serena vs. Bepa QF :drool:it's not clay and Vera will be tired!

vwfan
Mar 24th, 2009, 03:59 PM
Well, it really depends on how venus play on court....no absolute victory, honestly.well, of course.

BUT, can she get past Peer was the question. I think so. ;)

Can Peer get past her? HMMMM. . .doubtful.
In Memphis, Peer was playing some of the best tennis of her career and took Serena to three sets (8-6 in the third) at the Aus Open in 2007 and then she ran through the draw at Memphis. She was favored in the match against Venus, as Venus was ranked 50 something or the other at the time and it was her first tournament back after a long injury.

The match is on Venus' racket.

friendsita
Mar 24th, 2009, 03:59 PM
damn ws in the same half... as always

volta
Mar 24th, 2009, 05:28 PM
absolutely LOVE this draw. pretty even if you ask me.

if serena/venus reach the semis, that winner will win this tournament, without a doubt.

one question. can venus get past peer? could be a VERY interesting match.

i actually love this match up , for some reason it reminds me of Vee vs Smashnova :hearts:

if Vee is on Peer will probably get blown out of the court

Just Do It
Mar 24th, 2009, 05:32 PM
People hating how sisters are in the same half. It is a big question will they both reach SF.

Inger67
Mar 24th, 2009, 06:20 PM
People hating how sisters are in the same half. It is a big question will they both reach SF.

I think it's pretty safe to say that the WS will make it there. They are wiping the floor with the WTA with Venus' 11-1 record and two titles and Serena's 16-2 and her AO championship.. It's not like they play strenous schedules so they won't be tired. The WS will get to the SF and I'm hoping Vee will win again! :D

I can't wait for this tournament to start!

vwfan
Mar 24th, 2009, 06:29 PM
People hating how sisters are in the same half. It is a big question will they both reach SF.Really?? A big question?

Serena just won the Aus Open. Venus has won 4/5 of the last tournaments she's played.

JJ poses a problem for Venus, but she would have to raise her game to be competitive and Venus won their last match-up. And while exos don't count in h2hs, the Hong Kong exo showed that Venus can beat JJ convincingly.

Toughest match for Serena prior to SF is Vera, but Serena leads h2h 6-1. Vera will be tired and it's Serena's home turf. Advantage: Williams.

Is is possible that one or both could lose before the semis? sure. Is it likely based on play this year. No, not likely.

Just Do It
Mar 24th, 2009, 06:57 PM
Really?? A big question?

Serena just won the Aus Open. Venus has won 4/5 of the last tournaments she's played.

JJ poses a problem for Venus, but she would have to raise her game to be competitive and Venus won their last match-up. And while exos don't count in h2hs, the Hong Kong exo showed that Venus can beat JJ convincingly.

Toughest match for Serena prior to SF is Vera, but Serena leads h2h 6-1. Vera will be tired and it's Serena's home turf. Advantage: Williams.

Is is possible that one or both could lose before the semis? sure. Is it likely based on play this year. No, not likely.

Venus was a hot favourite to win AO, but she bowed out in the 2nd round. Everything is possible, always. So people should take it easy, round by round. As I said already, I hate how people already started talking about Dokic vs Wozniacki R2.

AcesHigh
Mar 24th, 2009, 07:10 PM
Unbalanced draw IMHO

Matt01
Mar 24th, 2009, 07:32 PM
They are wiping the floor with the WTA


Yeah :rolleyes:

Olórin
Mar 24th, 2009, 07:33 PM
Yeah :rolleyes:

:spit: You truly crack me up :lol:

Matt01
Mar 24th, 2009, 07:37 PM
:spit: You truly crack me up :lol:


:)

vwfan
Mar 24th, 2009, 08:03 PM
Venus was a hot favourite to win AO, but she bowed out in the 2nd round. Everything is possible, always. So people should take it easy, round by round. As I said already, I hate how people already started talking about Dokic vs Wozniacki R2.I agree. Round by round.

But the only thing that you can use to discuss or predict is based on past performance and Williams won the title 8 of last 11 times in Miami. They've won Wimbledon, U.S. Open, YEC, and Aus Open, and the only Premier event in Dubai on the calendar thus far outside of Indian Wells where neither competed.

They're favored (particularly Serena), not guaranteed. That's all.

vwfan
Mar 24th, 2009, 08:04 PM
:spit: You truly crack me up :lol:that is a polite way of saying loser without really saying it! Shame on you. :devil:

fouc
Mar 24th, 2009, 08:50 PM
any idea when the qualifiers will be placed?

Matt01
Mar 24th, 2009, 09:29 PM
that is a polite way of saying loser without really saying it! Shame on you. :devil:


Only a loser would seriously claim that the WS "are wiping the floor with the WTA" this year considering that the biggest WTA tourney this year was IW where the WS both got whopping zero points :lol: :tape:

Pops Maellard
Mar 25th, 2009, 10:43 AM
Terrible draw for poor Shahar Peer. She should make it past her first round, but then she runs into Venus! :D

Mynarco
Mar 25th, 2009, 11:06 AM
Shahar, please, give your 110% best...

Inger67
Mar 25th, 2009, 12:40 PM
Only a loser would seriously claim that the WS "are wiping the floor with the WTA" this year considering that the biggest WTA tourney this year was IW where the WS both got whopping zero points :lol: :tape:

...Are you serious? Don't be stupid. You know the WS haven't played that event for 8 years now. And considering that Venus usually doesn't play her best tennis till the latter stages of the season for the past 3 or so years, she is doing remarkably well with an 11-1 record, 2 top 10 wins, and 2 titles. You can not take away what the Williams Sisters are doing this year whether you try to or not. And maybe my statement that the Williams Sisters are "wiping the floor" with the WTA was a little much but I didn't think people would care so much about what I say, and they would be that affected by it. But the point is there, just place a WS against anyone else and you know who the winner will be 9/10 times. Yes anything can happen but for you to be blind to see that the WS are playing amazing tennis currently this year.. :confused::help:

vwfan
Mar 25th, 2009, 01:10 PM
...Are you serious? Don't be stupid. You know the WS haven't played that event for 8 years now. And considering that Venus usually doesn't play her best tennis till the latter stages of the season for the past 3 or so years, she is doing remarkably well with an 11-1 record, 2 top 10 wins, and 2 titles. You can not take away what the Williams Sisters are doing this year whether you try to or not. And maybe my statement that the Williams Sisters are "wiping the floor" with the WTA was a little much but I didn't think people would care so much about what I say, and they would be that affected by it. But the point is there, just place a WS against anyone else and you know who the winner will be 9/10 times. Yes anything can happen but for you to be blind to see that the WS are playing amazing tennis currently this year.. :confused::help:don't mind this poster. with all the banning going on, don't really know how s/he has escaped.

Anyway, go Venus. go Serena.

Shuji Shuriken
Mar 25th, 2009, 01:10 PM
Yeah :rolleyes:
Howdy Mattilda :wavey: :kiss: :hearts:.

Beat
Mar 25th, 2009, 01:17 PM
The WTA needs to realize that if they want to be taken seriously they need to put them on opposite sides.

yes, surely the WTA would be taken very seriously if they did just that: doing the draw randomly after having put the williams sisters on different sides.

some people ... :help:

Beat
Mar 25th, 2009, 01:19 PM
This can be Nicole“s comeback tournament!

wait, i heard this, errrrm ... two weeks ago!

Dandy_Warhol
Mar 25th, 2009, 01:51 PM
NICOLE FOR THE WIN
lol

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/2227/hingisshowtime.gif (http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=hingisshowtime.gif)

Matt01
Mar 25th, 2009, 02:03 PM
But the point is there, just place a WS against anyone else and you know who the winner will be 9/10 times.


Oh, so that was your point :rolleyes:
In that case you are more ridiculous than I had thought. Place Venus against Pennetta or slumping Jankovic and she loses 5/10 times :lol:

volta
Mar 25th, 2009, 02:04 PM
Oh, so that was your point :rolleyes:
In that case you are more ridiculous than I had thought. Place Venus against Pennetta or slumping Jankovic and she loses 5/10 times :lol:

just like the last time they played ...


anyway , i can't wait for this tournament to start :hearts:

Matt01
Mar 25th, 2009, 02:04 PM
don't mind this poster. with all the banning going on, don't really know how s/he has escaped.


Just to let you know, I have never gotten an infraction or a warning on this board and most people who fought with me here like reetard, il primo/Axarus, denise and Aaron are banned now :wavey:

The Dawntreader
Mar 25th, 2009, 02:06 PM
Oh Matt, you are wicked :haha:

I mean that in all senses:lol:

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 25th, 2009, 02:26 PM
Just to let you know, I have never gotten an infraction or a warning on this board and most people who fought with me here like reetard, il primo/Axarus, denise and Aaron are banned now :wavey:

denise isn't banned ;) denise is right here on the forum :bounce:

doujyr
Mar 25th, 2009, 02:43 PM
Some of the wildcards are quite baffling. What did Pivovarova do to deserve a wildcard?

Kenny
Mar 25th, 2009, 02:43 PM
Wow, that's just insane. I hate it.

Matt01
Mar 25th, 2009, 02:54 PM
denise isn't banned ;) denise is right here on the forum :bounce:


She was banned some time ago, though.

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 25th, 2009, 03:42 PM
She was banned some time ago, though.

but now she is back for you :p :lol:

Sean.
Mar 25th, 2009, 03:58 PM
Denise was banned? :speakles:


:sad:

Inger67
Mar 25th, 2009, 07:31 PM
Just to let you know, I have never gotten an infraction or a warning on this board and most people who fought with me here like reetard, il primo/Axarus, denise and Aaron are banned now :wavey:

That sounds like a threat... You are so full of it, as if you are God and mysteriously vanish people. & why do you have to comment so rudely on what other people say? Why can't you respect their opinions and get on with your day. Get over yourself. Oh and I just love how you pick one 1/2 sentence out of my response and quote that instead of the whole thing. You are a character.

vwfan
Mar 25th, 2009, 08:22 PM
Just to let you know, I have never gotten an infraction or a warning on this board and most people who fought with me here like reetard, il primo/Axarus, denise and Aaron are banned now :wavey:I knew I liked something about all those posters. :lol:

But thanks for the "warning, threat?!!!" Generally, I tend to ignore you altogether rather than give you the much needed attention that you crave. :help:

Go Venus. Go Serena.

Take this tournament, because it's your house! Eight out of 11 times at least anyway. Venus, Serena and Steffi are tied for longest match win streak (22) and Serena and Steffi are tied for # of wins at 5 each!:worship:

Br'er Rabbit
Mar 25th, 2009, 08:56 PM
What could Denise have done to get banned? She's one of the more intelligent posters on this board.

Ryan
Mar 26th, 2009, 12:05 AM
Denise is not banned.