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Danii's Law
Jan 22nd, 2011, 01:34 AM
Can anyone explain to me why Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has been given such a big push at the Australian Open this year?

She played her first 2 matches on show courts and now her 3rd round is on Hisense, the second biggest court.

This isn't a hate thread but she isn't a big name yet, especially not here in Australia.

Can anyone help explain why she has been given superstar status this year, your average Australian Open patron has no idea who she is.

A-Bond
Jan 22nd, 2011, 01:50 AM
I was also surprised, but pleased too since I'm a Nastya-fan :D I don't know... I mean I think this match vs. Benesova is more attractive than Radwanska-Halep for example and I don't know which match should replace this one.

stangtennis
Jan 22nd, 2011, 01:56 AM
Maybe because she won the AO junior title two years in a row?
In 2006 defeating Caroline Wozniacki in the final.
In 2007 defeating Madison Brengle in the final.

Rafito.
Jan 22nd, 2011, 01:57 AM
The organizers are trying to get her popular here before her breakthrough :cheer:

Danii's Law
Jan 22nd, 2011, 01:59 AM
Yeah but using that logic Vika and Barbora should be given big billing.

goldenlox
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:05 AM
She's stinking up the court now. Terrible. If she wants a big show court, win this match.

Pops Maellard
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:17 AM
Her 10 burning questions video has given her cult favourite status. :worship:

young_gunner913
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:18 AM
Her 10 burning questions video has given her cult favourite status. :worship:

Bandwagoning some more?

MH0861
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:20 AM
Maybe they didn't realize Kirilenko lost :lol:

Pops Maellard
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:21 AM
Bandwagoning some more?

What are you talking about?

Slutati
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:22 AM
Please. They're only there cuz of Iveta :hearts: Now that girl is fire!

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:28 AM
if Safarova vs Kvitova a slam 2r match can be on Margaret Court Arena this yr........ then this is a 3rd rd match when there's only 8 womens matches played.

how did Kookie vs Safarova get on MCA ?
that would never make any TV court anywhere else especially for a 2r match.

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:29 AM
Please. They're only there cuz of Iveta :hearts: Now that girl is fire!

:worship: :bowdown: :worship: :bowdown: :worship: :bowdown: :worship: :bowdown: :worship: :bowdown:

Pops Maellard
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:35 AM
Not so fiery now...:unsure:

Shvedbarilescu
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:38 AM
Not so fiery now...:unsure:

Iveta's just taking a breather. Wait till the start of the 3rd set. ;)

Roookie
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:38 AM
The draw is falling apart. That's why.

goldenlox
Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:41 AM
Bottom half is 3 matches. Tonight's Sam/Petra. That winner vs Vera, that winner vs Kim

Ciarán
Jan 22nd, 2011, 03:03 AM
I'm not complaining of course. She's proving her worth.

TS
Jan 22nd, 2011, 03:09 AM
Well the only way to promote the new faces in the game is to put them on showcourts where people can see them. The AO tennis crowd appreciates good tennis, so if they can put on a good show then the crowd will lap it up. She's 16th seed as well, and it's probably a more attractive match up than some of the other matches on today.

theFutureisNow
Jan 22nd, 2011, 05:39 AM
The draw is falling apart. That's why.

The draw is not falling apart.

The 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 seeds are all still in.

It's pretty likely that that is a below average number of upsets.