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vwfan
Oct 24th, 2009, 09:54 PM
Doha is set, though is missing Kim (U.S. Open Champion) and Maria (a multi-slam Slam and YEC champion). What matches will make the most intriguing match-ups.

Serena v. Sveta: Serena took Sveta out in route to Aus Open; Sveta took Serena out in route to the French Open.

Venus v. Jelena: always, always, DRAMA!

Elena v. Serena: Elena has given Serena the hardest time all year; ran the Wimbie Champ all around the court so much so that she went looking for her serve and forehand which both "went on vacation."

Vika v. Caro: who's best of the next generation?

Dinara v. Sveta: battled it out during clay court season and Sveta got the better edge in the end. Will Dinara want revenged.

Venus v. Serena: snooze or the best two of their generation fighting it out, again for the big prize.

AnomyBC
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:02 PM
I'm actually most curious about Caro vs. Serena. I have very high hopes for Caro, but I'm not sure if she can compete at Serena's level. This match will help establish whether she can or not. Hopefully it will at least be close :)

young_gunner913
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:04 PM
Venus vs. Elena in the finals :D

nevetssllim
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:05 PM
Definitely Serena v. Sveta - to be quite frank I can't really get too excited about this tournament due to the current form of some of the players and my personal dislike of a few others but this is one of the matches I really hope we will get :)

The Dawntreader
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:09 PM
Venus vs Kuznetsova is the most fascinating match-up for me. Their matches haven't been stellar, but the potential is there for a good match. The standard of hitting both can produce is incredible.

is1531
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:11 PM
Serena vs The Kuz is my choice. Go Kuz! I hope I get to see Jankovic yelling at the umpire. Shake em up Janko!

ce
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:12 PM
i wont be suprised to the fact that there wont be good matches :yawn:

Marionated
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:24 PM
Azarenka vs Wozniacki. Jelena vs either Williams.

Vikapower
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:53 PM
Vika/Serena, Caro/Serena and/or Serena/Dementieva. Eventually a Caro/Vika could be interesting but definitively not the best math up I'ld be looking for in terms of drama !

Njay16
Oct 24th, 2009, 11:33 PM
I think there is a lot of potential for great match ups. Most everybdoy took a break and haven't played in a few weeks so I'm hoping everybody is rested, healthy, and ready to go.

Serena/Dinara- Who is the real number one? Question of the year on the WTA tour. Some may nt agree thinking Serena will roll over Dinara but two things make this interesting.

A) This isn't a Grand Slam so you don't know what you'll get with Serena. However I think she knows this is just almost as big as a major and we will see some of the play she produces in the Slams and Miami.

B)Dinara has no pressure here. Should have no pressure that is. She didn't win any matches last year so defending points shouldn't be an issue. They haven't played each other since Serena's comments about Dinara being number one, so one has to wonder if Dinara will be motivated to put Serena in her place.

Venus/Kuznetsova- These two have never played a match where both were playing well IMO. If both play to their potential this has potential to be match of the tournament. Venus has to master they controlled aggression and consistency she did last year at the YEC. Kuznetsova played extremely well in Beijing. But remeber what happened after the FO? She went on a three month funk. You have to wonder if she can stay focused and keep up her tremendous level of play.

Caro/Wiliams Sisters- Caro is classified as a pusher which I don't tink is accuarte but that's not what this thread is for. With them she knows that her counter punching won't cut it. She will have to step up to the plate and go for it. I understand why people don't like her, as she isn't as aggressive as she could be. That being said, she is extremely consistent and Venus/Serena will have to earn their win agains her.

Dementieva/JJ- Always fun and entertaining. I just want Lena to improve her record against JJ. :sad:

Azarenka/Serena- I just love the drama in their matches. You just feel the tension.

Azarenka/Caro- Who is the youngster to be reckoned with?

JJ/Williams Sisters- Always high drama. If they all bring their best tennis should produce some of the most exciting matches we've seen this year.

Bring on the YEC!! :bounce:

Caralenko
Oct 24th, 2009, 11:52 PM
Serena/JJ :spit: High drama :armed:

MechWarrior2k
Oct 25th, 2009, 12:04 AM
Does anyone know if the Round Robin groups have been set?

santhuruu
Oct 25th, 2009, 12:14 AM
I would love to see Venus vs Azarenka really much, Azarenka has grown soo much, should be an entertaining match. Second match is the match between Venus and Svetlana

santhuruu
Oct 25th, 2009, 12:17 AM
Does anyone know if the Round Robin groups have been set?

Sunday, 8 o'clock PM Doha Time!

Roookie
Oct 25th, 2009, 01:09 AM
JJ vs. Williams Sisters H2H: 8-8. :drool:

Bring it girls. :armed:

V's a star
Oct 25th, 2009, 01:38 AM
Venus vs Kuznetsova its been so long

Yorker
Oct 25th, 2009, 02:04 AM
my groups for best matches would be

group a

serena williams
elena dementieva
victoria azarenka
svetlana kuznetsova

group b

venus williams
jelena jankovic
caroline wozniacki
dinara safina

I think these would get some interesting matches, i wanted to put jj in the first group but i thought it would be a little off balanced.

Roookie
Oct 25th, 2009, 02:08 AM
Safina vs Kuznetsova - who will choke first, and who will choke the match away?
Jelena vs Serena - who will win the oscar for best drama performance?
Venus vs Serena - will venus choke it away as usual? Or will she win this time?

:lol:

Jane Lane
Oct 25th, 2009, 02:44 AM
Vika actually winning a match and not being a mental midget.
I love her :hug: yet she makes me so angry sometimes.

Miss Amor
Oct 25th, 2009, 02:51 AM
anything but Caro vs JJ, pushfest at its best :yawn:

dsanders06
Oct 25th, 2009, 03:16 AM
I've honestly got no expectations whatsoever for this tournament. This year has been such a mess, and the wheels have fallen off especially from the US Open onwards. I find it hard to believe that all the women are suddenly going to start playing great tennis now, especially when it's always ridiculously windy in Doha and when the women will already be thinking of next season. I'll honestly be pleasantly surprised if we get a single really good match.

mr_burns
Oct 25th, 2009, 03:57 AM
It's a shame JJ won't be in Venus' group

So I hope for JJ vs Serena
Dementieva vs JJ
Demetieva vs Serena

дalex
Oct 25th, 2009, 10:55 AM
Well if you leave venus stats out, it's far more positive for Serena :rolls:

:shrug:

Serena leads Jelena 4-3
Jelena leads Venus 5-4

Hopefully they can all bring their good tennis, but I doubt it. :o

gc-spurs
Oct 25th, 2009, 11:27 AM
Safina vs Kuznetsova - who will choke first, and who will choke the match away?
Jelena vs Serena - who will win the oscar for best drama performance?
Venus vs Serena - will venus choke it away as usual? Or will she win this time?

Haha :lol:

Caro vs Serena or Venus, given their good versions show up

Acinolbaj
Oct 25th, 2009, 11:30 AM
Dementieva vs Serena
Serena vs Venus

Matt01
Oct 25th, 2009, 11:44 AM
Well if you leave venus stats out, it's far more positive for Serena :rolls:


No, it isn't :rolleyes:


i wont be suprised to the fact that there wont be good matches :yawn:


Same here. I'm hoping for the best but am expecting the worst.

volta
Oct 25th, 2009, 11:47 AM
Venus vs Kuznetsova is the most fascinating match-up for me. Their matches haven't been stellar, but the potential is there for a good match. The standard of hitting both can produce is incredible.

that would be a NIGHTMARE for me. im always afraid of this match-up :lol:

Brena
Oct 25th, 2009, 01:04 PM
A match between any two players who are able to play at least decently ATM. If there are such two players...:sad:

My remains of logic say: Sveta vs. Serena
My long dead brain says: JJ vs. Serena/Venus and, of course, JJ vs. Demented just because they're insane and I love them.

VishaalMaria
Oct 25th, 2009, 01:09 PM
Vee v Jelena. :D

Beaky
Oct 25th, 2009, 02:45 PM
Head to heads of the 8 Doha qualifiers:

_______________________2009______overall
Serena vs. Venus....................2-1..............11-10
Serena vs. Jankovic.................0-0..............4-3
Serena vs. Wozniacki..............1-0..............1-0
Serena vs. Kuznetsova...........1-1..............5-2
Serena vs. Dementieva...........2-2..............6-4
Serena vs. Safina....................1-0..............6-1
Serena vs. Azarenka...............2-1..............3-1
Venus vs. Jankovic...................0-0..............4-5
Venus vs. Wozniacki................0-0..............4-0
Venus vs. Kuznetsova.............0-0..............3-4
Venus vs. Dementieva.............2-0..............9-2
Venus vs. Safina......................1-0..............3-1
Venus vs. Azarenka.................0-0..............1-0
Jankovic vs. Wozniacki.............0-0..............2-0
Jankovic vs. Kuznetsova..........0-1..............4-5
Jankovic vs. Dementieva..........1-0..............7-3
Jankovic vs. Safina...................1-0..............3-3
Jankovic vs. Azarenka..............1-0..............3-1
Wozniacki vs. Kuznetsova........1-1..............2-2
Wozniacki vs. Dementieva........2-1..............2-3
Wozniacki vs. Safina.................0-1..............0-1
Wozniacki vs. Azarenka............0-2..............1-2
Kuznetsova vs. Dementieva.....1-0..............6-4
Kuznetsova vs. Safina..............2-1..............6-8
Kuznetsova vs. Azarenka.........1-1..............4-1
Dementieva vs. Safina..............1-0..............5-5
Dementieva vs. Azarenka.........0-0..............2-1
Safina vs. Azarenka..................1-1..............4-1


Everyone's record against the rest of the field:

_______________________2009______overall
Jankovic vs. the field:...............3-1..............28-20
Venus vs. the field:..................4-2..............34-23
Serena vs. the field:.................9-5..............36-21
Kuznetsova vs. the field:..........7-4..............29-27
Azarenka vs. the field:..............5-5...............7-18
Dementieva vs. the field:..........4-8..............23-36
Wozniacki vs. the field:.............3-6...............5-15
Safina vs. the field:...................3-7..............23-24

mateusz2904
Oct 25th, 2009, 02:52 PM
Safina 3-7:lol: GL in Doha for her, in my view, she will lose all her matches, as last year

youizahoe
Oct 25th, 2009, 02:54 PM
Probably, she'll lose all matches, she has the N1 weight on her shoulder again, this is becoming a genius plot made up by the WTA :rolls:

sweetpeas
Oct 25th, 2009, 02:57 PM
I just want to see ,some good tennis.Thats all!

mateusz2904
Oct 25th, 2009, 03:02 PM
I just want to see ,some good tennis.Thats all!

exactly... that's YEC, tit should be good tennis, but usually it isn't:(

Matt01
Oct 25th, 2009, 07:55 PM
Everyone's record against the rest of the field:

_______________________2009______overall
Jankovic vs. the field:...............3-1..............28-20
Venus vs. the field:..................4-2..............34-23
Serena vs. the field:.................9-5..............36-21
Kuznetsova vs. the field:..........7-4..............29-27
Azarenka vs. the field:..............5-5...............7-18
Dementieva vs. the field:..........4-8..............23-36
Wozniacki vs. the field:.............3-6...............5-15
Safina vs. the field:...................3-7..............23-24


Wow, Safina's record overall isn't that bad. Jankovic is impressive here. :worship: Venus, too :p

Marionated
Oct 25th, 2009, 08:09 PM
If Jelena plays well, I think she has a good chance.