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Julian.
Mar 7th, 2011, 01:04 AM
Defending Champion: Jelena Jankovic

Main Draw:
(1)Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) v Bye
Qualifier v (wc)Sloane Stephens (USA)
Qualifier v Simona Halep (ROU)
(28)Maria Martinez Sanchez (ESP) v Bye

(22)Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) v Bye
Agnes Szavay (HUN) v (wc)Jill Craybas (USA)
Roberta Vinci (ITA) v Elena Baltacha (GBR)
(13)Flavia Pennetta (ITA) v Bye

(9)Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) v Bye
Varvara Lepchenko (USA) v Iveta Benesova (CZE)
Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) v Qualifier
(24)Maria Kirilenko (RUS) v Bye

(31)Klara Zakopalova (CZE) v Bye
Urszula Radwanska (POL) v Bojana Jovanovski (SRB)
Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) v Qualifier
(8)Victoria Azarenka (BLR) v Bye

(4)Samantha Stosur (AUS) v Bye
Angelique Kerber (GER) v Qualifier
Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) v Dinara Safina (RUS)
(26)Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) v Bye

(20)Aravane Rezai (FRA) v Bye
Ayumi Morita (JPN) v Qualifier
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP) v Qualifier
(16)Maria Sharapova (RUS) v Bye

(11)Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) v Bye
Akgul Amanmuradova (UZB) v (wc)Christina McHale (USA)
Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) v Jie Zheng (CHN)
(18)Nadia Petrova (RUS) v Bye

(27)Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) v Bye
Qualifier v Qualifier
Renata Voracova (CZE) v Shuai Peng (CHN)
(7)Na Li (CHN) v Bye

(5)Francesca Schiavone (ITA) v Bye
Zuzana Ondraskova (CZE) v (wc)Lauren Davis (USA)
Patty Schnyder (SUI) v Qualifier
(30)Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) v Bye

(17)Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) v Bye
Polona Hercog (SLO) v Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)
Vera Dushevina (RUS) v Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)
(10)Shahar Peer (ISR) v Bye

(14)Kaia Kanepi (EST) v Bye
(wc)Vania King (USA) v Gisela Dulko (ARG)
Melanie Oudin (USA) v Elena Vesnina (RUS)
(23)Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) v Bye

(25)Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) v Bye
Romina Oprandi (ITA) v (wc)Sania Mirza (IND)
Olga Govortsova (BLR) v Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
(3)Vera Zvonareva (RUS) v Bye

(6)Jelena Jankovic (SRB) v Bye
Edina Gallovits-Hall (ROU) v (wc)Coco Vandeweghe (USA)
Johanna Larsson (SWE) v Sybille Bammer (AUT)
(32)Julia Goerges (GER) v Bye

(19)Ana Ivanovic (SRB) v Bye
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) v Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)
(wc)Alison Riske (USA) v Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)
(12)Petra Kvitova (CZE) v Bye

(15)Marion Bartoli (FRA) v Bye
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) v Qualifier
Kristina Barrois (GER) v Lucie Safarova (CZE)
(21)Andrea Petkovic (GER) v Bye

(29)Jarmila Groth (AUS) v Bye
Sara Errani (ITA) v Greta Arn (GUN)
Qualifier v Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS)
(2)Kim Clijsters (BEL) v Bye

SwingVolley93
Mar 7th, 2011, 01:06 AM
When does the draw come out? :confused:

DaMamaJama87
Mar 7th, 2011, 01:07 AM
Go for the IW-Miami double Kim! :bounce: :lol:

Buitenzorg
Mar 7th, 2011, 01:09 AM
Kim :)

Meelis
Mar 7th, 2011, 01:09 AM
When does the draw come out? :confused:

Monday, after 1pm local time.

BlackPanther.
Mar 7th, 2011, 01:10 AM
Na :sobbing:

goat
Mar 7th, 2011, 01:11 AM
I vote Kim. But I wish Vera or Sam :(

homogenius
Mar 7th, 2011, 01:14 AM
no idea, it's quite open.Will Fran and Maria play for sure ?

DownInAHole
Mar 7th, 2011, 01:31 AM
Caroline made the final last year so I think she has a good shot at winning...as long as Zvonareva takes Clijsters out.

Sp!ffy
Mar 7th, 2011, 01:58 AM
no idea, it's quite open.Will Fran and Maria play for sure ?

Maria has been practicing for a week or so already, so I'd say yes.

Bonfire
Mar 7th, 2011, 01:59 AM
My heart says Caro but my head says Zakopalova :p

DownInAHole
Mar 7th, 2011, 02:02 AM
My heart says Caro but my head says Zakopalova :p

Someone needs their head examined.;)

Curtos07
Mar 7th, 2011, 02:02 AM
Kim or Caro.

My dream would be for my fave player (Ana Ivanovic) to win my favorite tournament (Indian Wells), but that ain't gonna happen. :sad:

Bonfire
Mar 7th, 2011, 02:05 AM
Someone needs their head examined.;)

Clearly:lol:

Craig.
Mar 7th, 2011, 02:14 AM
Kim or Caro.

My dream would be for my fave player (Ana Ivanovic) to win my favorite tournament (Indian Wells), but that ain't gonna happen. :sad:

She won it in 2008...

thegreendestiny
Mar 7th, 2011, 02:18 AM
Hantuchova will reclaim her home from an illegal settler named JJ.

SELVEN
Mar 7th, 2011, 02:22 AM
Hope it's Kim/Ana

goldenlox
Mar 7th, 2011, 02:24 AM
Caro & Kim have won everything since Wimbledon except some Tier 2's & mickey mouses.
I think Caro will win. She was sick in Doha, still played well. She won Montreal, Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, the last 3 Tier 1's & the last super tier 1.
Now rested and ready

Vikapower
Mar 7th, 2011, 02:25 AM
Vika. She has put her head and game back in place... she's ready to dismantle all contradicting pronostics...

SwissMiss19
Mar 7th, 2011, 02:26 AM
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strictennis
Mar 7th, 2011, 02:29 AM
Da da da daniela! Will win

Brooklyn90
Mar 7th, 2011, 02:29 AM
Kim easily :yawn:

hurricanejeanne
Mar 7th, 2011, 02:41 AM
Saint Kim. Easily.

KBlade
Mar 7th, 2011, 03:29 AM
Hantuchova will reclaim her home from an illegal settler named JJ.

This :lol:

Annie.
Mar 7th, 2011, 04:45 AM
Woz

pav
Mar 7th, 2011, 05:28 AM
Caro & Kim have won everything since Wimbledon except some Tier 2's & mickey mouses.
I think Caro will win. She was sick in Doha, still played well. She won Montreal, Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, the last 3 Tier 1's & the last super tier 1.
Now rested and ready
:tape:

MaBaker
Mar 7th, 2011, 07:02 AM
Defending champion.

Mistress of Evil
Mar 7th, 2011, 07:13 AM
Kimberly :cheer:

NA-GOAT
Mar 7th, 2011, 07:15 AM
so all the top players are play except Venus and Serena??? I bet there will be withdraws :shrug:

claypova
Mar 7th, 2011, 07:17 AM
JJ or Masha :cheer:

Woz will probably win though :[

tennisforadults
Mar 7th, 2011, 07:46 AM
Come on Sam! At least defend your SF :sobbing:

NA-GOAT
Mar 7th, 2011, 07:50 AM
why start the poll without the MD :help:

Lisickinator
Mar 7th, 2011, 07:54 AM
why start the poll without the MD :help:
this
and where is the pictures thread :confused:

So Disrespectful
Mar 7th, 2011, 07:59 AM
Daniela!

NA-GOAT
Mar 7th, 2011, 08:00 AM
this
and where is the pictures thread :confused:

was too busy to do the pictures thread :sobbing:

Lachy
Mar 7th, 2011, 08:16 AM
Masha will win, defeating JJ in the final 6-4 6-3.

John.
Mar 7th, 2011, 08:24 AM
Hopefully Kim

BepaMaria
Mar 7th, 2011, 08:43 AM
Vera Zvonareva for sure. But if she unexpectedly falters, I have the feeling that Jankovic will win it again.

Huntress55
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:24 AM
Hopefully Sam or Caro. :)

NA-GOAT
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:49 AM
are the seeds with this week rank or last week rank?

madmax
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:52 AM
Hopefully Maria is finally healthy and ready to display some kind of form here.
Other than that, probably Vera or Kim are the likeliest candidates to win

claypova
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:54 AM
are the seeds with this week rank or last week rank?

last week

Joelina
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:34 AM
Hantuchova will win :)

PushWoz
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:36 AM
Caroline :hearts:

HolgerDanske
Mar 7th, 2011, 11:00 AM
Caroline W all the way to the top :-) Go Caro go Caro

klever58
Mar 7th, 2011, 11:08 AM
IW Queen... Dani :-*

Mr.Sharapova
Mar 7th, 2011, 11:44 AM
IW Queen ... Sharapova :angel:

JJ Expres
Mar 7th, 2011, 11:46 AM
IW Queen ... JJ :p

Julian.
Mar 7th, 2011, 12:08 PM
are the seeds with this week rank or last week rank?

according to the official site player list, the seeds would be based on Mrach, 7 ranking which is this week.

JJ all the way
Mar 7th, 2011, 12:26 PM
Defending champion.

Defending champion will play with a vengeance at this MM tourny after losing the 6th GS final! :devil:

JJ all the way
Mar 7th, 2011, 12:27 PM
IW Queen ... JJ :p

Technically it is!! She is defending champ and she owns a house there - sorta?

Lucemferre
Mar 7th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Let's go Caro, make that slamless point gap bigger so we can have a matter to discuss :drive:

Setsuna.
Mar 7th, 2011, 01:38 PM
Vera "not the headcase queen anymore" Zvonareva.

Hian
Mar 7th, 2011, 01:43 PM
Stosur's and Radwanska's fans :spit:
Caroline I think :yeah:

Mistress of Evil
Mar 7th, 2011, 02:03 PM
Nobody voted for Francesco. :hug:

Yarden
Mar 7th, 2011, 02:04 PM
Kim or Vera.
Hope Sveta and Shahar can go far as well.

дalex
Mar 7th, 2011, 02:06 PM
IW Queen... Dani :-*

IW Queen ... Sharapova :angel:

IW Queen ... JJ :p

:haha:

Cp6uja
Mar 7th, 2011, 03:34 PM
IW past winners:

2010 - Janković and Ljubičić
2009 - Zvonareva and Nadal
2008 - Ivanović and Djoković
...

I guess someone with that strange "ć" letter at end of surname :shrug:

José Morgado
Mar 7th, 2011, 03:45 PM
2008 champion and 2009 finalist Ana Ivanovic!

Smitten
Mar 7th, 2011, 03:45 PM
Seeing as Stosur, Schiavone, Azarenka, Radwanska, and Jankovic pretty much have a 1% combined chance to win....

MB.
Mar 7th, 2011, 05:56 PM
Shouldn't we wait until the draw is released? Depends on how it's set up before I announce winner. Can't look past Kim or Caro to take it, unless a player is absolutely on fire these next 10 days.

goldenlox
Mar 7th, 2011, 07:46 PM
Draw is supposed to be 1 PM California time, Monday? That should be in a few minutes..

Ferg
Mar 7th, 2011, 07:50 PM
Godammit. I thought this would have the draw.

s_j
Mar 7th, 2011, 07:57 PM
Has anyone got access to the draw being made?

mariavikafan
Mar 7th, 2011, 08:18 PM
Sharapova not in the poll, thanks.

Richie's
Mar 7th, 2011, 08:18 PM
Daniela Hantuchova.

Njalle
Mar 7th, 2011, 08:25 PM
Has anyone got access to the draw being made?

No they wouldn't want to reveal to us how they make Wozzy get cakewalk draws every time :lol:

MK Ultra
Mar 7th, 2011, 08:29 PM
No they wouldn't want to reveal to us how they make Wozzy get cakewalk draws every time :lol:

You're wrong. She got Kiri last time...
Oh, never mind:o:lol:

Jane Lane
Mar 7th, 2011, 08:32 PM
It's 1:30 PM in CA...draw soon hopefully.

danieln1
Mar 7th, 2011, 08:46 PM
Ivanovic... :haha: :haha:

s_j
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:20 PM
Draw's up!

http://www.bnpparibasopen.com/Scores/Draws.aspx

doni1212
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:22 PM
And of course the Pusher has an easy draw to the Semis, :rolleyes:

backhandsmash
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:25 PM
Can't call THAT a bad draw for Woz. :)

Jane Lane
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:29 PM
If this was last year's MJMS, I'd say bad draw. What a difference a year makes. Can Woz stop getting easy draws?

backhandsmash
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:30 PM
Highest seeds in her quarter are Azarenka and Radwanska.

goldenlox
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:34 PM
The bottom half looks tougher with Kim, Vera and some former good players.
I think Kuznetsova and Sharapova both drew well.
It should be very interesting.

Njalle
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:36 PM
MJMS is a bad matchup for Caro, other than that I can only see Vika beat her before the semis.

Jane Lane
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:37 PM
Oh and :haha::haha: Bojana-Ula....AGAIN.

ivanban
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:46 PM
Caro's draw till final :rolleyes: Qualifiers, WCs, slupmers, chokers and journeywomen :spit:

Mynarco
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:47 PM
JJ is so out of top ten after Miami

Vee Williams
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:49 PM
Kim has the toughest quarter of the top seed.
Maria has another very easy draw to screw up.

goldenlox
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:50 PM
Some good early matches. Kvitova-Ivanovic, winner plays Jankovic, Li-Peng, Nastia-Peer

Brena
Mar 7th, 2011, 09:58 PM
Caro's draw till final :rolleyes: Qualifiers, WCs, slupmers, chokers and journeywomen :spit:

Who cares, JJ will thrash her in the final again. :yawn:

AcesHigh
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:00 PM
Um... #1 seeds are supposed to have an easy draw! :weirdo:

Lucemferre
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:03 PM
What a dull draw:yawn:

Lucemferre
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:05 PM
Um... #1 seeds are supposed to have an easy draw! :weirdo:

No they arent. If they really were supposed to get an easy draw based on ranking, they would play no.8 in qf, no.4 in sf etc.The lowest seeds but that rule doesn't exist in tennis.

goldenlox
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:19 PM
This is for 1000 points, and $700,000
Finalist gets 700 points, $350,000
SF gets 450 points

homogenius
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:19 PM
JJ is so out of top ten after Miami

Why ? Even with Indian Wells points off she is still #7 and I think Azarenka is the only one who can pass her this week.She has almost nothing to defend in Miami so...
Players like Aga or Venus are in real danger to be out of top10 after IndianW/Miami, Jelena not really (if she can at least win a couple of matches of course :unsure:).

On the draw : on paper the bottom half seems much tougher (JJ's quarter :help:)but a lot can happen.It should be a good tournament.

tsmile789
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:30 PM
How many byes are there???

The 2nd Law
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:37 PM
Tough draw for Ana, no doubt. It's a good thing at this stage, no chances to mug some wins. If she's gonna get through she'll have to play well :)

Meelis
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:43 PM
How many byes are there???

32

ivanban
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:51 PM
Um... #1 seeds are supposed to have an easy draw! :weirdo:

#2 seed should have it too then, but she doesn't :weirdo:

Linguae^
Mar 7th, 2011, 10:52 PM
I'm quite intimidated to see how Jelena plays it out. ;)

Smitten
Mar 7th, 2011, 11:05 PM
Highest seeds in her quarter are Azarenka and Radwanska.

Those two players suck.

Julian.
Mar 7th, 2011, 11:42 PM
Posted the main draw at the OP.

KBlade
Mar 7th, 2011, 11:47 PM
I really don't think Kim is a shoe in for the title just yet. Her quarter of the draw looks quite dangerous if she runs into an opponent playing well. Some-one like Jarmilla Groth or Petkovic could cause her some serious trouble if they play well. Ivanovic and Bartoli are also ever dangerous.

To me, it looks like Vera and Sam have the easiest sections of the Draw. Caroline could run into Kleybanova which could be potentially disastourous. She could also face Pennetta in the fourth round, another opponent she could lose to.

DaMamaJama87
Mar 7th, 2011, 11:52 PM
Kim has a tough draw but she is clearly the most talented player in the field.

goldenlox
Mar 7th, 2011, 11:57 PM
MJMS, Kleybanova, Azarenka is potentially a tough draw. Last year Kleybanova beat Clijsters here, and Caro has trouble with MJMS
Kim could play Groth, Safarova, Kvitova before the semis

Craig.
Mar 8th, 2011, 12:02 AM
Those two players suck.

:lol:

Craig.
Mar 8th, 2011, 12:03 AM
Best draw Maria could have asked for. Hope she can do something with it :o

Patrick345
Mar 8th, 2011, 12:29 AM
Poor Zvonareva that is one messed up draw.

AcesHigh
Mar 8th, 2011, 12:38 AM
#2 seed should have it too then, but she doesn't :weirdo:

:smash: #1 player is supposed to have the best draw. If #2 wants a better one than she should hope for better luck or just get a higher seeding.

Ziggy Starduck
Mar 8th, 2011, 12:46 AM
If Sveta can get past Bye then she's a sure favourite :shrug:

Potato
Mar 8th, 2011, 12:49 AM
:wavey: JJ's only title

Bonfire
Mar 8th, 2011, 12:53 AM
good draw for Caro! Hoping for a Kim/Woz final:bounce:

AnomyBC
Mar 8th, 2011, 01:04 AM
I voted Caro in the poll, but I'm rooting for Cibulkova or Sharapova :)

Julian.
Mar 8th, 2011, 01:06 AM
^ :inlove:

the jamierbelyea
Mar 8th, 2011, 01:11 AM
:smash: #1 player is supposed to have the best draw. If #2 wants a better one than she should hope for better luck or just get a higher seeding.

With the ways draws are made, the #1 and #2 player should have the same strength of draw. Swapping places would make zero changes. In the end it truly is just the luck of the draw.

Saying #1 should have a better draw then #2 is ridiculous.

SELVEN
Mar 8th, 2011, 01:37 AM
Renata Voracova (CZE) v Shuai Peng (CHN)
(7)Na Li (CHN) v Bye

who made this? love him/her :lol:

Ana fight!!:armed:

Payam
Mar 8th, 2011, 01:42 AM
Hantuchova will reclaim her home from an illegal settler named JJ.

That is what I would like to see too, but I think we must wait more and hope that she gets better and better for the next year.


Vika. She has put her head and game back in place... she's ready to dismantle all contradicting pronostics...

She has the hardest one imho, and if I she can go past that and win the tournament, she would be my favorite player.

IW past winners:

2010 - Janković and Ljubičić
2009 - Zvonareva and Nadal
2008 - Ivanović and Djoković
...

I guess someone with that strange "ć" letter at end of surname :shrug:

No, it happens only in the even years, so this year someone with an A at the end of her family name would win. ;)

I really don't think Kim is a shoe in for the title just yet. Her quarter of the draw looks quite dangerous if she runs into an opponent playing well. Some-one like Jarmilla Groth or Petkovic could cause her some serious trouble if they play well. Ivanovic and Bartoli are also ever dangerous.

That is what I would like to see too, but I think we must wait more and hope that she gets better and better for the next year.


Vika. She has put her head and game back in place... she's ready to dismantle all contradicting pronostics...

I totally agree with you. However, it seems you forgot Kvitova who defeated her in Paris recently.





I am surprised why no one has chosen Kvitova. She will defeat Ivanovic/Jankovic/Zvonareva/Clijsters and Woz in a row and her names ends in an A. ;)

SwingVolley93
Mar 8th, 2011, 02:02 AM
Omg Bojo vs Ula again?!?!?! Third tournament in a row! that has to be some sort of record?

tennisforadults
Mar 8th, 2011, 02:19 AM
To me, it looks like Vera and Sam have the easiest sections of the Draw.

With Sveta, Maria and Na, all able to beat anyone on a good day and lose to any scrub on a bad one.

Roookie
Mar 8th, 2011, 04:00 AM
:smash: #1 player is supposed to have the best draw. If #2 wants a better one than she should hope for better luck or just get a higher seeding.

But Wozniacki has gotten than kind of draw since she was like 13th ranked. :lol:

Sharapova has a very good draw here...Jelena OTOH :hysteric:

Mistress of Evil
Mar 8th, 2011, 04:08 AM
Karolina is so reaching the finals :inlove:

s2crux
Mar 8th, 2011, 04:35 AM
Maria :bounce:

peanuts
Mar 8th, 2011, 06:27 AM
I pick Kim. If not, maybe Vera or JJ. :shrug:

Go Kim! :cheer:

bandabou
Mar 8th, 2011, 06:53 AM
the no.1 player, no?! :shrug:

QuietPlease
Mar 8th, 2011, 07:53 AM
Caroline :bounce:

C. Drone
Mar 8th, 2011, 08:05 AM
Caro's draw till final :rolleyes: Qualifiers, WCs, slupmers, chokers and journeywomen :spit:

WTA should put this into the Rulebook, so nobody could say how lucky she is. :p

can't see Caroline not winning this MM. Possible w/o dropping a set. :dance:

Curtos07
Mar 8th, 2011, 08:06 AM
Ana's draw is brutal. :sobbing:

QuietPlease
Mar 8th, 2011, 08:25 AM
Caro's draw till final :rolleyes: Qualifiers, WCs, slupmers, chokers and journeywomen :spit:

Well, she's 0-3 lifetime against MJMS.
Other than that it is a good draw for Caroline. Of course she's expected to make the SF in this draw.

I'd be surprised if anybody but the top 3 takes the title!

Maria Croft
Mar 8th, 2011, 08:37 AM
I'm expecting one of the top 3 seeds to take the title.

ivanban
Mar 8th, 2011, 08:59 AM
With the ways draws are made, the #1 and #2 player should have the same strength of draw. Swapping places would make zero changes. In the end it truly is just the luck of the draw.

Saying #1 should have a better draw then #2 is ridiculous.

This. :yeah:

End of story :rolleyes:

C. W. Fields
Mar 8th, 2011, 08:59 AM
Caro should definitely make at least SF with this draw.
2R: Warm up
3R: Probably MJMS. Caro is 0-3 against her, but two of the losses were on clay and she was ill in the third match. If Caro's free from injury and sickness she should win comfortably.
R16: A match with Kleybanova would be a little unpredictable. They've never met on HC and AK beat Zvonareva in Dubai and took Clijsters to the brink in Sydney. But she'll probably lose in 3R against Pennetta whom Caro owns.
QF: Azarenka on a good day would be the toughest opponent, but she's 1-4 against top 30 players this year. Radwanska has been more stable lately but she doesn't have the power to really threaten Caro.
SF: Seeding says Li Na or Stosur. But Li Na is 0-2 since Melbourne, hard to know what to expect from her. Stosur hasn't really shown anything since winning her first two YEC matches. But both have beaten Caro in their recent matches and if one of them make it as far as SF she has likely played herself into shape and will be dangerous.

Kim's draw becomes pretty interesting after 3R.
R16: Bartoli/Petkovic/Safarova; all could play interesting matches but with Kim as favorite, naturally.
QF: Kvitova/Jankovic; both have beaten Kim before. Kvitova would probably be the most dangerous to Kim but one mustn't underestimate a resurging Jankovic, either. She's the defending champion after all.
SF: Zvonareva; in a non-GS HC this is close to a 50-50 match, especially with VZ just coming off a win in Doha.

Sp!ffy
Mar 8th, 2011, 10:13 AM
good draw for Caro! Hoping for a Kim/Woz final:bounce:

Oh dear god no.

backhandsmash
Mar 8th, 2011, 10:29 AM
Even if I hope it will be you-know-who, I voted for Zvonareva. She should at least reach the semis without TOO much hassle. And she will stand a decent to good chance against anybody in the semi (even Clijsters, if she makes it there). And in an eventual final, it will be very interesting to see if she really can keep her cool in a big final.

DownInAHole
Mar 8th, 2011, 11:51 AM
Even if I hope it will be you-know-who, I voted for Zvonareva. She should at least reach the semis without TOO much hassle. And she will stand a decent to good chance against anybody in the semi (even Clijsters, if she makes it there). And in an eventual final, it will be very interesting to see if she really can keep her cool in a big final.

Well, she did win here two years ago and she is playing better now than she was then. If she makes the final she should have a good deal of confidence.

goldenlox
Mar 8th, 2011, 12:34 PM
#1 seeds can get tough draws. Look at Henin's 2007 USO draw. The other half semi was Sveta-ACHAK.

backhandsmash
Mar 8th, 2011, 12:49 PM
Well, she did win here two years ago and she is playing better now than she was then. If she makes the final she should have a good deal of confidence.

Yeah, you're right, but I wrote that because of her less than stellar finals record in 2010. 1-5 was it? And that one win was Pattaya.

I'm just curious to see where she's at, regarding finals this year. If she takes this one, I will say it's a new Zvonareva. Providing it's against a top seed in that final, of course.

Singleniacki
Mar 8th, 2011, 12:52 PM
Kleybanova's gonna break out sooner or later :sobbing:

DeliriousPotato
Mar 8th, 2011, 12:54 PM
This is Hantuchova territory!

*battle cry*

Uranus
Mar 8th, 2011, 01:25 PM
No one to upset Kim early, when she's rusty. She'll win this :rocker2:.

young_gunner913
Mar 8th, 2011, 01:30 PM
Na? :shrug:

BlueTrees
Mar 8th, 2011, 02:01 PM
Wozniacki

Sean.
Mar 8th, 2011, 02:23 PM
It was apparently really windy today, if that keeps up Bepa's going to walk it!

doooma6816
Mar 8th, 2011, 02:24 PM
Kim, Caro, Danka or JJ...but JJ and Kim are in the same quater..;(

djb84xi
Mar 8th, 2011, 03:54 PM
Honestly,I have nothing against Kim & Caro. However, I'm hoping someone other than Kim and Caroline wins IW this year. I'm hoping maybe Zvonareva, and for a longshot pick, perhaps Azarenka or even Sharapova, if they can rediscover their game. I think someone different needs to win this, to kinda spice things up in the WTA a little bit more.

DS.Fan.
Mar 8th, 2011, 04:02 PM
Caro or Kim

HCGHolland
Mar 8th, 2011, 04:08 PM
Sharapova
The WTA need another champion then Wozzy or Clijsters.
It depends on Sharapova and other stars like Ivanovic, Jankovic, Safina and Venus, to safe the WTA and reload the competition like the 2004-2008 years..

Lucemferre
Mar 8th, 2011, 04:13 PM
:smash: #1 player is supposed to have the best draw. If #2 wants a better one than she should hope for better luck or just get a higher seeding.

You don't know anything.There is no difference between being no1 or 2 in terms of draw difficulty in tennis. They avoid each other till the final but that's it.There is no guarantee no1 seed won't get the tougher opponents. Even if no1 player had the easiest draw on paper -lowest seeds- it would still not make it definitely easy. No.8 could be on fire for example but on paper she would be easier than slumping no4.But there is no need to talk about this because like I said that rule doesn't exist in tennis. People always ask me 'then what's the point of being no1' whenever this draw discussion comes up.

TennisFan66
Mar 8th, 2011, 04:20 PM
Objectively speaking, Kim should be the fave and Caro 2nd fave. Would suit me just fine with a Caro Vs Kim final! :worship: Maybe Vera could surprise. At least I'll see her as 3rd fave. Outside those 3 winning the trophy *looks around* .. Neah, can't see any.

Direwolf
Mar 8th, 2011, 04:23 PM
Go dAniela!

backhandsmash
Mar 8th, 2011, 04:28 PM
I guess this tournament could be an indication of whether Kvitova will make top 6-8 or not this year. She is an up-and-comer (yeah, I know #14!), and this could be her first step.

HCGHolland
Mar 8th, 2011, 04:38 PM
The WTA need another champion then Wozzy or Clijsters.
It depends on Sharapova and other stars like Ivanovic, Jankovic, Safina and Venus, to safe the WTA and reload the competition like the 2004-2008 years..

What about my statement?

Richie's
Mar 8th, 2011, 07:20 PM
Daniela should repeat her dream title!

cn ireland
Mar 8th, 2011, 08:57 PM
I think Kim will win here!

bengt
Mar 8th, 2011, 09:55 PM
Daniela, of course, cause it's HER home!

toxina90
Mar 8th, 2011, 10:05 PM
Zheng trapped with the Russians :o

zhengjieforever
Mar 8th, 2011, 11:19 PM
Zheng trapped with the Russians :o

if she gets to face a russian i will be very happy (because that means she made out of the first round :o)

samsam4087
Mar 9th, 2011, 04:51 AM
Daniela Hantuchova

keithb1961
Mar 9th, 2011, 05:45 AM
It was apparently really windy today, if that keeps up Bepa's going to walk it!

I was there today, it was only a little bit breezy, nothing to worry about.....

mik loves dani
Mar 10th, 2011, 02:51 AM
I say that daniela will win. hey, she has more votes than schiavone, stosur and aga put together!!:eek::eek:

This post is very entertaining:hatoff: