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Corswandt
Aug 22nd, 2011, 10:49 PM
Who I predict will qualify

Voskoboeva
Erakovic
Dubois
The Dropshot Dame Oprandi on account of her awesomeness. Bertens and Nara are dark horses here though.
Glatch
Going with a surprise qualifier: Scholl, even though Hlavackova would be the obvious pick here.
Foretz, not because she's the top seed but on account of recent good results and overall weakness of this section.
Also going with a surprise here: Kolar
Koryttseva or Czink
Fichman?
APS
Diatchenko or Domachowska
Rodionova the Lesser
Shvedova
Absolutely anyone can qualify from this section. Micaela Carolina is coming back from serious injury, so I'm going with Knapp, assuming her body will hold up.
Wozniak

- if I mention more than one player, the first is the one that should be considered for prediction contest purposes (i.e. Koryttseva and not Czink)

- I'll revise these picks tomorrow and post new ones sometime before play begins.

Who I wish would qualify

Don't care - at all. Beygelzimer if I had to pick someone as I like her hair.
Don't care. Maybe Rogowska as I remember her tweeting something funny once.
Tadde
The Dropshot Dame
GOATmila
Panova as the poor woman has been playing GS qualies for ages and has never qualified. Failing that, Savchuk.
That slut Broady. :drool:
One of the young players, Kolar, Linette or Savinykh, don't really care which one.
Gibbs
Kris. Pliskova
So many players I like in this section. Robson, but failing that I'm fine with Evtimova or screamer Cadantu.
Ditto. Dentoni, but I'd be fine with Thundah, Domachowska or Diatchenko.
The Only Caroline That Matters. Failing that, Kulikova.
Minella. Failing that, Kar. Pliskova or Bukkake.
I'm fine with just about anyone on this section qualifying - big lefty basher Bogdan, Micaela Carolina, Knapp, Tsurenko, cutie Lim.
Vögele - can't help still liking her.

Assorted notes

USO qualies are devilishly difficult to predict. 128 player draw and relatively few upper tier challengers in the ITF calendar from Wimbledon until the USO means we're unable to properly gauge the form of the #100-250 players who will contest qualies. Far too often in previous years I just ended up going with the top seed.

The Dubois section is piss weak, the Gallovits one LOLOLOL weak, but the next three (Kuryanovich/Bremond, which is also very balanced, Hlavackova and Foretz) are all very interesting, as are the Chan, Minella and Voracova sections further down the draw, the latter being IMO the most balanced in the draw.

@little levity
Aug 22nd, 2011, 11:00 PM
Who I wish would qualify

Laura Robson and any Chinese tennis player. I have a thing for Chinese tennis players.

Galang
Aug 22nd, 2011, 11:09 PM
plz Rodionova

juki
Aug 22nd, 2011, 11:12 PM
Prediction:
Voskoboeva
Erakovic
Dubois or Brengle
Back in form Nara with the upset
Glatch or Giorgi
Hlavackova
I actually think Babos :scared:
Ula or Kolar
Czink
Z. Kucova
Robson
Birnerova or Domachowska
Garcia
Luzhanska
Knapp
Wozniak

Want:
Don't care
Yurika! She would have a chance in other sections :sad:
Dubois
Nara or Oprandi
GOATmila
Chi Chi
Timea or Kai-Chen
Nastja
Don't care
Eri! Might have a small chance if she is in hardcore grinder mode
Laura
Junri
Carolne or Zarina
Sachie
Bogdan, Lim, or Krunic would be cool
Barty!

TimeyWimey
Aug 22nd, 2011, 11:12 PM
I wish:
Mandy Minella, if not Karo Pliskova

madmax
Aug 22nd, 2011, 11:16 PM
GOATMila, Broady and MLDB please:hearts:

SVK
Aug 22nd, 2011, 11:21 PM
Predictions:

Voskoboeva
Erakovic
Dubois
Oprandi
Glatch
Hlavackova
Foretz
U. Radwanska
Czink
Z. Kucova
Parra Santonja
Diatchenko
Garcia
Shvedova
Krunic
Wozniak

I can´t believe I picked just 3 unseeded players and 2 of them are in a horrible slump right now...this is not going to happen:silly:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 22nd, 2011, 11:28 PM
Predictions
Voskoboeva
Erakovic
Dubois
Oprandi
Glatch
Hlavacova
Foretz-G
Radwanska
Czink
Z Kucova
Parra
Diatchenko
Garcia
Shvedova
Knapp
Wozniak


Hope
Voskoboeva
Erakovic
Tadde
Gallovits .......Gavrilova (well i hope she wins 1 match :o)
Giorgi
Panova
Broady
Savinykh
Camerin
Kris Pliskova
Heidi ........ or Laura
Vitalia failing that Marta
Regina Kulikova
Shvedova..........Minella
Tsurenko
Ajla

Ryan
Aug 22nd, 2011, 11:31 PM
This draw is all kinds of fucked up. I'll do my best:

Voskoboeva
Woerle
Dubois
Gavrilova ;)
Glatch
Hlavackova
Chang
Radwanska
Koryttseva
Vidagany
APS
Diatchenko
Chan
Shvedova
Voracova
Wozaniak

njnetswill
Aug 22nd, 2011, 11:43 PM
I have a feeling a QWC is going to qualify again.

Corswandt
Aug 22nd, 2011, 11:48 PM
I have a feeling a QWC is going to qualify again.

The USO is the only Slam where that has happened - more than once - over the last few years.

Hurley
Aug 23rd, 2011, 12:00 AM
Think | Hope

Voskoboeva | Beygelzimer
Erakovic | Albanese
Malek | Dubois
Oprandi | Oprandi
Glatch | Glatch
Scholl | Jeukeng-Nkamgouo I WANT THIS GIRL IN THE MAIN DRAW SO BAD :sobbing:
Foretz Gacon | Anderson (I'm stanning)
U. Radwanska | Linette
Czink | Czink
Fichman | Kr. Pliskova
Parra Santonja | Zhang
Diatchenko | Karatantcheva
Chan | Kulikova
Shvedova | Shvedova
Tsurenko | Tsurenko
Wozniak | Tomljanovic

USO qualies are devilishly difficult to predict.

It's true...at this level, rankings mean very little, and with so many qualifying sections, there are bound to be quite a few with duds for seeds, allowing for some serious insanity. Every year there are 2 or 3 WTF results - one of which tends to make perfect sense a full year later (cf. Falconi '10).

Inger67
Aug 23rd, 2011, 12:12 AM
I just want Radwanska, and some Americans :) And Robson too.

For real predictions though:

Voskoboeva
Erakovic
Dubois
Pegula
Glatch
Hlavackova
Foretz Gacon
U.Radwanska
Mladenovic
Weinhold
Robson
Domachowska
Garcia
Shvedova
Larcher de Brito :hearts: but really probably Knapp
Wozniak

Setsuna.
Aug 23rd, 2011, 12:13 AM
How is Minella doing this year? Is she in good form at the moment?

misty1
Aug 23rd, 2011, 12:35 AM
Voskoboeva
erakovic
dubois
gavrilova
glatch
savchuck
foretz gacon
kolar
czink
pliskova
parra santonja
diatchenko
kulikova
minella
voracova
meusburger

i'd like to see the youngsters all have breakthroughs and qualify

i might be nuts but i think that, with the exception of lertcheewakarn and karolina pliskova they all have the draws to get it done too

Viktymise
Aug 23rd, 2011, 12:37 AM
Want:

(1)Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ)
Nobody
Nobody
(17)Romina Oprandi (ITA)
Nobody
(6)Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)
Timea Babos (HUN)
Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
Kristyna Pliskova (CZE)
Dia Evtimova (BUL)
Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ)
(23)Caroline Garcia (FRA)
(14)Mandy Minella (LUX)
Michelle Larcher de Brito (POR)
Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO)

Think:

(1)Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ)
(2)Marina Erakovic (NZL)
(3)Stephanie Dubois (CAN)
Kurumi Nara (JPN)
(27)Alexa Glatch (USA)
(6)Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)
(wc)Robin Anderson (USA)
(8)Urszula Radwanska (POL)
Melinda Czink (HUN)
(10)Zuzana Kucova (SVK) - Literally unpredictable
(11)Arantxa Parra Santonja
Marta Domachowska (POL) - Literally unpredictable
(13)Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)
(30)Tetiana Luzhanska (UKR)
(15)Renata Voracova (CZE)
(18)Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN)


There are 3 or 4 ridiculous sections.

fouc
Aug 23rd, 2011, 12:43 AM
The thread :hearts: It would be useful to have the draw in the 1st post.

I really have no idea about this one...

I think:

(1)Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ)

(2)Marina Erakovic (NZL)

(25)Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP)

(4)Edina Gallovits-Hall

(27)Alexa Glatch (USA)

(32)Olga Savchuk (UKR)

(wc)Robin Anderson (USA)

(8)Urszula Radwanska (POL)

Melinda Czink

(10)Zuzana Kucova (SVK)

Laura Robson (GBR)

Marta Domachowska (POL)

(23)Caroline Garcia (FRA)

Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)

Aleksandra Krunic (SRB)

(18)Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN)


I want:

(1)Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ)

Rogowska, Rampre or Buzarnescu is fine with me

let's say Brodsky

Pegula or Berens

Jones or Giorgi

Krista Hardeback

Robin Anderson

Magda Linette

Melinda Czink

no one, let's say Lertcheewakarn

Laura Robson

Domachowska or Birnerova

Zarina Diyas

Buyukakcay or Garcia

Lesia Tsurenko

no one, let's say Wozniak

fouc
Aug 23rd, 2011, 12:52 AM
Voskoboeva getting 100% so far :hearts:

fede33
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:15 AM
I hope:

Voskoboeva
Erakovic
Dubois
Gavrilova :hug::hug:
Giorgi :hug::hug:
Kremer
Molinero :rolleyes::angel:
Ula Radwanska or Kolar :angel::angel:
Krajicek
Lertcheewakarn
Robson :hug:
Domachowska/Karantantcheva
Garcia :angel:
Ka. Pliskova
Larcher De Brito
Wozniak

:bounce:

hellas719
Aug 23rd, 2011, 02:42 AM
I think:
Voskoboeva
Erakovic/Rogowska
Dubois
Gallovits-Hall
Glatch
Hlavackova
Babos
U.Radwanska
Koryttseva
Kr.Pliskova
Parra-Santonja
Domachowska
Garcia
Ka.Pliskova
Krunic
Wozniak

I want:
Flipkens
Don't care-Albanese, Rogowska, Buzarnescu???
Boserup/Kostova/Brengle
Gallovits-Hall
Glatch/Chakhnashvili
Don't care-Jeukeng, Hardebeck, Kremer???
Don't care-Babos???
GEORGATOU
Krajicek/Marosi/Koryttseva
Don't care-Weinhold/Lertcheewakarn/Kr.Pliskova???
Don't care-Townsend/Parra-Santonja/Robson???
Don't care-Diatchenko/Domachowska???
Don't care-Garcia???
Don't care-Bychkova/Shvedova/Ka.Pliskova/Minella???
Don't care-Krunic/Larcher de Brito/E.Bogdan/Knapp???
Don't care-Wozniak/Tomljanovic/Barty???

Tennis Observer
Aug 23rd, 2011, 04:35 AM
[b]Crosswandt[b], you ask us to predict the winner of three consecutive matches and pick 16 out of 128 players: definitely not an easy task! However, here are my predictions:


[1]Galina Voskoboeva (# 87): P5 Toronto QF under her belt (W against Masha in straight sets), six USO played
[2]Marina Erakovic (# 90): 721K Carlsbad R2 (as [Q] under her belt(W against Elena Vesnina in straight sets). Nevertheless I would see [19]Kathrin Woerle (# 135) to advance into USO-MD for the first time in her more than a decade long career.
[3]Stephanie Dubois (# 95)
[17]Romina Oprandi (# 132): QF 50K Bronx & practices in NYC
[27]Alexa Glatch (# 144): Played four events of USO Series
[6] Andrea Hlaváčková (# 111): 50K Bronx Champion & practices in NYC
[7]Stéphanie Foretz Gacon (# 115)
[8] Urszula Radwańska (# 116): R2 721K Carlsbad & QF 100K Vancouver
Kristina Mladenovic (# 188): Played 50K Brox & practices in NYC
Sharon Fishman (# 177): Decent results in US Open Series
[11] Arantxa Parra Santonja (# 122)
[24]Vitalia Diatchenko (# 141). Nevertheless I would like to see journeywoman [12]Eva Birnerova (# 123) after a five years’ absence to advance in MD.
[13]Yung-Jan Chan (# 126): I give her credit for R3 at USO 2010.
Yaroslava Shvedova (# 211): R2 50K Bronx & practices in NYC
[15]Renata Voráčová (# 129)
[18]Aleksandra Wozniak (#134): 100K Vancouver Champion & R2 P5 Toronto

FERLKE
Aug 23rd, 2011, 05:05 AM
THINK/WANT

Flipkens/M.F. Alvarez
Erakovic/Erakovic
Malek/Soler Espinosa
Oprandi/ Oprandi

Giorgi/Glatch
Hlavackova/Savchuk
Babos/Molinero
Kolar/Kolar

Czink/Mladenovic
Kr. Pliskova/Lertcheewakarn
Robson/Evtimova
Diatchenko/Karatantcheva

Garcia/YJ Chan
Shvedova/Shvedova
Knapp/Knapp
Wozniak/Wozniak

the jamierbelyea
Aug 23rd, 2011, 06:26 AM
Picks

(1)Vosokoboeva
(2)Erakovic
Kotosova
(17)Oprandi
(27)Glatch
(6)Hlavackova
Anderson
Fujiwara
Czink
Fichman
Zhang
(24)Diatchenko
Kulikova
(14)Minella
(20)Tsurenko
(18)Wozniak

Fantasy Hero
Aug 23rd, 2011, 06:55 AM
GOATmila and Alex Woz :rocker2:

nevetssllim
Aug 23rd, 2011, 08:21 AM
Predictions
-Voskoboeva
-Erakovic
-Dubois
-Nara
-Glatch
-Hlavackova
-Foretz :shrug:
-U. Radwanska
-Czink
-Pliskova
-Parra
-Diatchenko
-Rodionova
-Shvedova :unsure:
-Tsurenko
-Wozniak

I've generally gone with the top seeds because they are the safe option but I doubt half of them will make the MD.

Preferences
-Voskoboeva
-Woerle
-Peers, if pushed
-Oprandi
-'GOATmila'
-Hlavackova (failing that, Panova)
-Kucova
-Fujiwara
-Koryttseva
-Ungur
-Robson
-Diatchenko or Dentoni
-Rodionova
-Shvedova
-Tsurenko
-Meusburger or Tomljanovic

Wert.
Aug 23rd, 2011, 08:22 AM
I want to see qualified:

Georgatou
Krajicek

Mistress of Evil
Aug 23rd, 2011, 08:31 AM
Voskoboeva
Erakovic
Kostova
Oprandi
Glatch
Hlavackova
Babos
Radwanska
Czink
Pliskova
Parra Santonja
Karatantcheva
Kulikova
Shvedova
Larcher De Brito
Wozniak

Iceland
Aug 23rd, 2011, 09:16 AM
Picks

(1)Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ)
(2)Marina Erakovic (NZL)
Elitsa Kostova (BUL)
(4)Edina Gallovits-Hall (ROU)
(27)Alexa Glatch (USA)
(6)Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)
(7)Stephanie Foretz-Gacon (FRA)
Magda Linette (POL)
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
(10)Zuzana Kucova (SVK)
(11)Arantxa Parra Santonja
(24)Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS)
(23)Caroline Garcia (FRA)
Madalina Gojnea (ROU)
(20)Lesia Tsurenko (UKR)
(18)Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN)

Very boring list in my opinion and I'm really not sure about Linette, Mladenovic & Garcia's chances to qualify.

C. Drone
Aug 23rd, 2011, 09:21 AM
lottery is easier.

(1)Galina Voskoboeva
(2)Marina Erakovic
(3)Stephanie Dubois
Kurumi Nara
(27)Alexa Glatch
(32)Olga Savchuk
Timea Babos
(8)Urszula Radwanska
Melinda Czink
(10)Zuzana Kucova
Parra Santonja
Marta Domachowska
(23)Caroline Garcia
Yaroslava Shvedova
Karin Knapp
(18)Aleksandra Wozniak

Break My Rapture
Aug 23rd, 2011, 11:57 AM
Please qualify KFC.

Nicolas
Aug 23rd, 2011, 11:59 AM
Fujiwara :hearts::hearts:

Curcubeu
Aug 23rd, 2011, 12:23 PM
Predictions:

(1)Galina Voskoboeva
(2)Marina Erakovic
(3)Stephanie Dubois
(4)Edina Gallovits-Hall
(27)Alexa Glatch
(6)Andrea Hlavackova
(7)Stephanie Foretz-Gacon
(8)Urszula Radwanska
(26)Mariya Koryttseva
Ashley Weinhold
Laura Robson
(24)Vitalia Diatchenko
(13)Yung-Jan Chan
Madalina Gojnea
(20)Lesia Tsurenko
(18)Aleksandra Wozniak

Preferences:

Voskoboeva
Buzarnescu
Dubois
Gallovits-Hall
Giorgi
Hlavackova
Foretz-Gacon
Kolar
Czink
Ungur
Cadantu
Karatantcheva
Chan
Gojnea
Bogdan
Wozniak

BlueTrees
Aug 23rd, 2011, 12:35 PM
Hope

Galina Vosokoboeva
Olivia RoGOATska
Stephanie Dubois
Isabella Holland
GOATmila Giorgi
Andrea Hlavackova
Laura Thorpe
Nastja Kolar
Kristina Mladenovic
Liana Ungur
Heidi El Tabakh
Corinna Dentoni
Caroline Garcia
Mandy Minella
Alize Lim
Alja Tomljanovic

Lachrymarum
Aug 23rd, 2011, 12:37 PM
Predict / Wish
Voskoboeva / Bratchikova
Erakovic / Rampre
Soler-Espinosa / Dubois
Gallovits-Hall / Gallovits-Hall
Bremond / Giorgi
Hlavackova / Hlavackova
Chang / Babos
Radwanska / Fujiwara
Czink / Camerin
Kucova / Lertcheewakarn
Cadantu / El Tabakh
Diatchenko / Domachowska
Chan / Ivanova
Pliskova / Shvedova
Tsurenko / Tsurenko
Wozniak / Wozniak

Randy H
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:18 PM
Predictions:

Galina Voskoboeva
Marina Erakovic
Stephanie Dubois
Kiki Bertens
Alexa Glatch
Chichi Scholl
Stephanie Foretz Gacon
Urszula Radwanska
Mariya Koryttseva
Zuzana Kucova
Arantxa Parra Santonja
Vitalia Diatchenko
Caroline Garcia
Karolina Pliskova
Lesya Tsurenko
Aleksandra Wozniak


Preferences:

Galina Voskoboeva
Kathrin Woerle
Stephanie Dubois
Edina Gallovits-Hall
Iryna Bremond
Anne Kremer
Stephanie Foretz Gacon
Rika Fujiwara
Katalin Marosi
Sharon Fichman
Heidi El Tabakh
Eva Birnerova
Anais Laurendon
Mandy Minella
Anna Floris
Aleksandra Wozniak

Shvedbarilescu
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:04 PM
Not much time so thought I'd just do this quickly without much in the way of comments.
First who I think, then who I want.

Voskoboeva/ Voskoboeva
Erakovic/ Woerle
Dubois/ Kostova
Gallovits-Hall/ Oprandi
Glatch/ Giorgi
Hlavackova/ Hlavackova
Foretz Gacon/ Babos
Radwanska/ Linette
Czink/ Not bothered
Kucova/ Kucova
Parra Santonja/ El Tabakh
Diatchenko/ Ah the babelicious section. Hard to pick. Wish CD, SK, VD and MD could all qualify, especially CD and SK.
Garcia/ Jurikova
Shvedova/ Shvedova - I'm not 100% confident in this given Slava's form but I still hope and pray.
Bogdan/ Krunic - Easiest section of the draw.
Wozniak/ Voegele

MB.
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:51 PM
Ula Radwanska and Aleks Krunic getting through would be awesome.

Corswandt
Aug 27th, 2011, 11:36 AM
Who I predict will qualify

Voskoboeva
Erakovic
Dubois
The Dropshot Dame Oprandi on account of her awesomeness. Bertens and Nara are dark horses here though.
Glatch
Going with a surprise qualifier: Scholl, even though Hlavackova would be the obvious pick here.
Foretz, not because she's the top seed but on account of recent good results and overall weakness of this section.
Also going with a surprise here: Kolar
Koryttseva or Czink
Fichman?
APS
Diatchenko or Domachowska
Rodionova the Lesser
Shvedova
Absolutely anyone can qualify from this section. Micaela Carolina is coming back from serious injury, so I'm going with Knapp, assuming her body will hold up.
Wozniak


7/16.

Re: preferences, I'm genuinely happy that Panova finally made it. Also good that Robson qualified after having to play two matches in the same day, including a win in a 3rd set TB. Maybe Miss Prude is becoming a better competitor?

Tennis Observer
Aug 27th, 2011, 03:36 PM
My predictions (http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=20105925&postcount=21) hold in half ([1]Galina Voskoboeva, [2]Marina Erakovic, [17]Romina Oprandi,[7]Stéphanie Foretz Gacon, [8] Urszula Radwańska,[24]Vitalia Diatchenko, [13]Yung-Jan Chan & [18]Aleksandra Wozniak).

the jamierbelyea
Aug 29th, 2011, 05:23 AM
(1)Vosokoboeva
(2)Erakovic
Kotosova lst 2R, to eventual Q
(17)Oprandi
(27)Glatch :tape::tape:
(6)Hlavackova :tape::tape:
Anderson :o:o
Fujiwara , lst FQR :sad:
Czink , lst FQR :(
Fichman
Zhang , lst FQR :sad:
(24)Diatchenko
Kulikova
(14)Minella, lst FQR
(20)Tsurenko
(18)Wozniak

Only got 5 correct :(

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:52 AM
I got 8 right :)

Hurley
Aug 29th, 2011, 12:01 PM
8/16 :yeah:

BlueTrees
Aug 29th, 2011, 01:56 PM
Hope

Galina Vosokoboeva
Olivia RoGOATska
Stephanie Dubois
Isabella Holland
GOATmila Giorgi
Andrea Hlavackova
Laura Thorpe
Nastja Kolar
Kristina Mladenovic
Liana Ungur
Heidi El Tabakh
Corinna Dentoni
Caroline Garcia
Mandy Minella
Alize Lim
Alja Tomljanovic

Only 1/16 of my preferences made it through. Of course :o