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rnwerner
Jun 7th, 2010, 10:19 AM
I really think (and hope) that the russians will show a phenomenal comeback in London.

I don't think the winner will be a russian (unless there is a surprise or sharapova plays unbelievable tennis) but i think that there will be at least 7 russians in the 4th round.

Petrova (plays some really good tennis on each surface this year)
Sharapova (is in great form as we've seen)
Dementieva (if she plays)
Kleybanova (dark horse)
Pavlyuchenkova (dark horse)
Zvonareva (faster surface - better results)
Kulikova (was in r3 last year, was in great form in dubai)
Kirilenko (at leat r4 in the two slams of the year...)

and what about

Safina
Kuznetsova

(both have nothing to lose at the moment, both are outside the top 15 and ready to (re)play some good tennis...)

Chances for round 3 (ready for an upset)

Dushevina (played a three set tiebreaker against serena in madrid)
Kudryavtseva (defeated sharapova in 2008)
Vesnina (played great tennis the year before)

Chances for round 2

Pivovarova (played good tennis at the french)
Pervak (was not bad against sharapova at the french)
Lapuschchenkova (well, you never know)
Chakvetadze (well, you never know)

Mana
Jun 7th, 2010, 10:25 AM
Good thread.

Nadia has never lost first round at Wimbledon.

Sharpie4me
Jun 7th, 2010, 10:27 AM
I hope to see at least two russians in the QF.
But only Sharapova has real chance to go that far unless she doesn't run into Henin, Venus and Serena too early :tape:

claypova
Jun 7th, 2010, 11:09 AM
i see nadia and maria making the QFs, and maybe Lena if she's fit enough.

good luck to them :hearts:

Rix643
Jun 7th, 2010, 11:13 AM
There's something in this thread that just makes me.....




:rolls: :haha: :happy:

tvbsharapova
Jun 7th, 2010, 11:32 AM
maria sharapova come on

Ballbasher
Jun 7th, 2010, 12:05 PM
MariaK honestly sucks on grass. A win in Wimbledon would be outstanding. :inlove: Sveta has not much love left for Wimbledon either in some of those past years. :p Masha should do fine :D

flareon
Jun 7th, 2010, 12:09 PM
Dementieva has 1/2 final points to defend she does well at wimbledon :)

shirgan
Jun 7th, 2010, 12:14 PM
pathetic wishful thinking :rolleyes:

rockstar
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:02 PM
sharapova has potential to reach the semis, but everyone's forgetting she has GREAT potential to lose in round 2 as well. i think her game on grass is grossly overrated

The 2nd Law
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:21 PM
Maria needs to lead the way. I want to see her replicate the determination she showed vs. Henin at RG in every match she plays for the rest of the year - I'll bet she'd end the year top 5 if she can keep that up.

Chorophyll
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:24 PM
Kirilenko, and to a lesser extent, Zvonareva are hopeless on grass.

AnnaK_4ever
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:40 PM
Kirilenko, and to a lesser extent, Zvonareva are hopeless on grass.

To be fair, all of them are poor grasscourters but Petrova' serve and Dementieva's robotic hitting (if she's healthy) won't allow them lose early.
With others, it all depends on the draw.

Aaric
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:42 PM
There's something in this thread that just makes me.....




:rolls: :haha: :happy:

pathetic wishful thinking :rolleyes:

Those posts are so bumpable

shirgan
Jun 7th, 2010, 01:43 PM
Those posts are so bumpable
we shall see ... :)

Rix643
Jun 7th, 2010, 02:54 PM
Those posts are so bumpable

I just have one (1) special case in mind.....

Indeed, we shall see.......

rnwerner
Jun 19th, 2010, 01:41 PM
Part One:

Makarova wins Eastbourne.

SymphonyX
Jun 19th, 2010, 04:57 PM
Bah. Maria's taking on Serena in the fourth round. If she plays like she did against Li in the Birmingham finals, realistically, she'd be outgunned real bad. She'll need to play like she did pre-Birmingham finals to even make Serena sweat.

I was really hoping Maria would meet Caroline or Jelena in the fourth round. She really needs to be back in GS quarters and semis at least to gain confidence again. It's basically: Veteran elites (Williamses, Henin, Clijsters, etc. Players with very high win rates and is over 25 years of age) > Sharapova > Everyone else on the tour, particularly her fellow youngsters. Maria really needs to prep up to be part of the "Veteran elites" once she hits 25.

Rix643
Jun 19th, 2010, 05:09 PM
Well, we know now we can't expect anything of Safina anymore:

http://m.wimbledon.org/mobile/news/2010-06-19/201006191276964643174.html

Leo_DFP
Jun 19th, 2010, 05:31 PM
I don't think it will happen here, at least not in a big way.

Kuzzie still crap, Sharapova horrible draw, and Dementieva (the best Russian at Wimbledon in recent past) not here :sad:.

rnwerner
Jun 21st, 2010, 05:29 PM
Wimbledon, Round 1: Day 1

Wins for:

Kirilenko
Petrova
Zvonareva
Dushevina (against 5th seed Schiavone!)
Kulikova
Kleybanova
Kudryavtsevy

Out:
Lapuschchenkova

azmad_88
Jun 21st, 2010, 05:30 PM
GREAT DAY 1 indeed for russians

madmax
Jun 21st, 2010, 05:31 PM
Russia is back:banana:Fast courts bring the best in them

tonybotz
Jun 21st, 2010, 05:46 PM
id be surprised if we saw one russian standing in week 2. in the end it really doesn't matter - this is Williamsdon, after all

rnwerner
Jun 22nd, 2010, 07:21 PM
In Round 2 - 12 of the 15 russians:

Makarova
Kudryavtseva
Sharapova
Petrova
Kuznetsova
Chakvetadze
Pavlyuchenkova
Kleybanova
Dushevina
Kulikova
Kirilenko
Zvonareva

Out in round 1:

Vesnina
Pivovarova (against a russian player)
Lapushchenkova

Not here:

Dementieva
Safina

Rix643
Jun 22nd, 2010, 07:29 PM
...
Chances for round 3 (ready for an upset)

Dushevina (played a three set tiebreaker against serena in madrid)
Kudryavtseva (defeated sharapova in 2008)
Vesnina (played great tennis the year before)
....


There's something in this thread that just makes me.....




:rolls: :haha: :happy:

Those posts are so bumpable

I just have one (1) special case in mind.....

Indeed, we shall see.......

In Round 2 - 12 of the 15 russians:

Makarova
Kudryavtseva
Sharapova
Petrova
Kuznetsova
Chakvetadze
Pavlyuchenkova
Kleybanova
Dushevina
Kulikova
Kirilenko
Zvonareva

Out in round 1:

Vesnina
Pivovarova (against a russian player)
Lapushchenkova

Not here:

Dementieva
Safina

I wish it didn't, but it seems my premonition was right.... :sad:

govera
Jun 22nd, 2010, 09:02 PM
go russians

Shonami Slam
Jun 23rd, 2010, 06:21 AM
yeah, 12 of the last 64 isn't dominating at all.

Tennis Fool
Jun 23rd, 2010, 06:37 AM
The difference between here and the French is the draw. The Russians were cannibalizing each other early on, both in the qualies and main draws. Here they are more spread out, only 1/1 Russian match in the first round (NPiv vs Masha). In the second round, also just 1/1, Alisa vs. Alla.

Thus, at least one Russian will lose in the 2nd rd. and one will be in the 3rd.

Also, All-Russian semis is possible, but Pavlyuchenkova must win her section.

Tennis Fool
Jun 26th, 2010, 01:49 AM
The Russians seem to play their seeding before being predictably massacred.

Only 1 out of 5 Russians advanced to the Rd. 16, and it was Vera who made the upset.

Maria and Pavly remain in the top half.

BTW: Did you guys notice that we had three Belgian-Russian matches today?

COSAT
Jun 28th, 2010, 11:42 PM
...

tennisbum79
Jun 28th, 2010, 11:48 PM
The Williamsova and Zvonareva are still in the draw

Inger67
Jun 29th, 2010, 12:25 AM
All hail the comeback of the Russians :bowdown:

There are a lot of countries still represented.. Weird. 7 total! 2 Americans though :yeah:

rnwerner
Jun 29th, 2010, 07:09 PM
My predictions were wrong, but it was like a "mini-comeback" of eastern europe with 3 of the 4 semifinalists from Eastern Europe.

And with top 4 favourites for Wimbledon (williams, williams, clijsters, henin), this is really surprising.

IceSkaTennisFan
Jun 29th, 2010, 07:12 PM
My predictions were wrong, but it was like a "mini-comeback" of eastern europe with 3 of the 4 semifinalists from Eastern Europe.

And with top 4 favourites for Wimbledon (williams, williams, clijsters, henin), this is really surprising.
More like the slump of the top 10 :help:

KournikovaFan91
Jun 29th, 2010, 07:12 PM
Zvonareva is saving the Russians and the WTA :worship:

ClijstersGOAT
Jul 2nd, 2010, 10:26 AM
Kirilenko, and to a lesser extent, Zvonareva are hopeless on grass.

:lol::yippee: