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JarkaFish
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:30 AM
(1)Victoria Azarenka (BLR) v BYE
Sabine Lisicki (GER) v Lucie Safarova (CZE)
Urszula Radwanska (POL) v Tamira Paszek (AUT)
Q v (8)Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)

(3)Serena Williams (USA) v Varvara Lepchenko (USA)
Alize Cornet (FRA) v Q
Sloane Stephens (USA) v Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
Sofia Arvidsson (SWE) v (7)Samantha Stosur (AUS)

(6)Petra Kvitova (CZE) v Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
Lucie Hradecka (CZE) v Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
(wc)Olivia Rogowska (AUS) v Q
Anna Tatishvili (GEO) v (4)Angelique Kerber (GER)

(5)Sara Errani (ITA) v Q
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) v Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP)
Roberta Vinci (ITA) v (wc)Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)
BYE v (2)Maria Sharapova (RUS)

Cosmic Voices
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:31 AM
Cakewalk draw for Masha to at least the SF/F but you can't take draws so flippantly at the start of a new season :oh:
but hopefully we'll see Vika vs Caro, Pasek :tape:

MashaAzarenka
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:32 AM
Maria and Serena definitely have good draws. They SHOULD get to the semis without any real trouble. Then again, idk how they'll fair after their recent injuries. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. I'm gonna go with Vika on this one. Her draw is kinda tough but I feel safer picking her lol

JarkaFish
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:32 AM
Maria's quarter is almost too easy. :o

Kvitova/Kerber could cause a good amount of trouble in the SF though.

saul1333
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:33 AM
Good luck!!

Cosmic Voices
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:33 AM
Maria's quarter is almost too easy. :o

Kvitova/Kerber could cause a good amount of trouble in the SF though.

that's what happens when Errani reaches the top 10

Kuzzy24
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:34 AM
Hopefully we'll get to see Serena vs Sloane. Really excited to see ihow kvitova will start the year

moodin0931
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:34 AM
Lets go Woz :oh:

JarkaFish
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:37 AM
Vika will have no match practice before facing Lisicki/Safarova? That could get messy. :o

Jimmie48
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:37 AM
The top half SF will be the final in disguise I think, whoever wins that will be the favorite against Sharapova or (less likely) Kvitova.

Mr.Sharapova
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:37 AM
Wozniacki's draw :sobbing::oh:.

MashaAzarenka
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:39 AM
I'm really hoping for Azarenka vs Wozniacki!

sweetadri06
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:47 AM
Vika will have no match practice before facing Lisicki/Safarova? That could get messy. :o

She's playing Li Na in exhibition. lol

dsanders06
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:05 AM
YES, we may FINALLY get to see Azarenka-Wozniacki :hysteric:

Although there's a slight chance of Safarova upsetting a rusty Vika before that, I guess.

Even though I'm Team KvittyGOAT and everything, I actually kinda hope we get a Sharapova-Kerber SF. Despite their Beijing match, I think it actually has potential to be an interesting match-up.

SVK
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:11 AM
Oh noes, expected draw rigging as usual, Stosur drew herself to the same quarter as Serena. Disgusting cheaters these organizers and Stosur, not even trying to hide it:(

SilverPersian
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:13 AM
Oh noes, expected draw rigging as usual, Stosur drew herself to the same quarter as Serena. Disgusting cheaters these organizers and Stosur, not even trying to hide it:(

...uh...yeah, I'm sure Sam was desperately hoping to be in the same quarter as Serena...=/

Lucyxx
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:13 AM
Vika had to retire three games into the match against Caro in their last match (IW 2011).

I think she really wants to prove herself against Wozniacki.

What a star studded field!

Serena/Sam could be the match of the tournament. That and the final.

Jeffery
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:16 AM
If Serena withdraw Maria will take this.

JeMa
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:39 AM
Serena had toe surgery? I thought if you broke a toe you just leave it to heal on it's own.

Barktra
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:42 AM
I think Azarenka will win

Petra could make the final or lose to CSN, so should be interesting :lol:

ZeroSumGame
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:58 AM
I'm sure all or two of the top three could pull out citing nagging injuries, the stakes are higher in Melbourne ...wait for viral infections, neck & toe injury excuses :p

Maria is playing for the 1st time, Serena has 2nd round pts to defend, well Vika needs to win (too many pts to defend during the AO swing) ...so don't get surprised if/when Serena or Maria pull out!

I hope Daniela will win it this time :)

Kairi
Dec 29th, 2012, 03:18 AM
I'm sure all or two of the top three could pull out citing nagging injuries, the stakes are higher in Melbourne ...wait for viral infections, neck & toe injury excuses :p

Maria is playing for the 1st time, Serena has 2nd round pts to defend, well Vika needs to win (too many pts to defend during the AO swing) ...so don't get surprised if/when Serena or Maria pull out!

I hope Daniela will win it this time :)
Ha you wish.
Serena hit on PR Arena today,
http://s9.postimage.org/tnregqxcf/Screen_Shot_2012_12_28_at_6_49_47_PM.png
Maria arrived earlier, and that scarecrow aint winning shit. Keep on dreaming.

Keadz
Dec 29th, 2012, 03:25 AM
Apparently Sam had foot surgery 5 weeks ago and only started training properly 10-14 days ago :unsure:

Good way to take the pressure off anyway.

Patrick345
Dec 29th, 2012, 03:30 AM
Draw observations:

Q1
We might finally get to see Vikfoo vs. Wozzilroy, although it´s not a given. Tough section.
Q2
Serena starts against a leftie. If she is not interested. :tape::tape:
Stosur will probably lose to Arvidsson or the Stephens/Pome winner.
Q3
Looks like a comfortable first two rounds for Kerber.
More if Kvitova screws up early and the draw seems well enough for her to do that.
Q4
Here you find cakewalk, a special line of the Sugarpovas with a distinct Italian flavour.

Sloejelly
Dec 29th, 2012, 03:55 AM
Brisbane's always difficult to predict - there's been some unexpected winners in the past (the last four winners - Kanepi, Kvitova, Clisters, Azarenka - none of those were really expected at the time).

IMHO, Serena will lose or withdraw early on citing the need to rest her toes after surgery (:lol: having fulfilled her commitment :lol:), Sammie :hearts: never plays well at home and has ankle issues, Masha has collarbone issues, the humidity is tough for Petra with her asthma (and it's really hot and humid this year), Lisicki barely shuffled her feet in practice yesterday. Dunno about Azza, Woz is sliding ever faster. I pick Angie Kerber or Sara Errani, or in keeping with the unexpected winners theme over the past few years, I'll go with Lepchenko. Serena never moves well at the best of times. With sore toes she'll probably grow roots.

ZeroSumGame
Dec 29th, 2012, 04:31 AM
Ha you wish.
Serena hit on PR Arena today,
http://s9.postimage.org/tnregqxcf/Screen_Shot_2012_12_28_at_6_49_47_PM.png
Maria arrived earlier, and that scarecrow aint winning shit. Keep on dreaming.

:lol::lol: be kind!

Maddy-88
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:08 AM
Go Borz :oh:

Comebacksova
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:53 AM
What a tough field. :eek:
This should be considered as Brisbane Slam.

MashaAzarenka
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:55 AM
Go Borz :oh:

Who is "Borz"? Is it Wozniacki?

caros defender
Dec 29th, 2012, 06:23 AM
Wozniacki shall destroy all those who oppose her.

taloki
Dec 29th, 2012, 06:25 AM
Who is "Borz"? Is it Wozniacki?

Yep it's Caroline.

Smitten gave her the nickname "La Borz". :angel:

Letigre
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:25 AM
Sharapova´s draw until semis is ridiculously easy, and Errani´s too (as ever).

debby
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:32 AM
Maria has such a cakewalk draw :inlove: but let's be careful to Kerber and Kvitova. Starting the year is never easy. For some reasons, I think Serena might play a few matches and withdraw or something. :oh: it's either that or she wins the title.

Tough one for Vika :sad: oh well.

Joelina
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:34 AM
of course Maria :drool:

doomsday
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:16 AM
Sharapova´s draw until semis is ridiculously easy, and Errani´s too (as ever).

No Serena and her draw is always easy :lol:

JoPova
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:20 AM
I like the draw. We have some interesting match-ups: Caro-Tamira, Lucie-Vika, Vika-Caro, Serena-Sam, Petra-Angie, Petra-Maria.. Can't wait! :cheer:

Anyway, if the top 3 cares enough, Serena, Vika or Maria will win and Serena's obviously the favorite. If not, I can totally see a Kerber-Wozniacki final, with Kerber taking the title.

Sombrerero loco
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:38 AM
what a cakewalk for sharapova :facepalm:

aselto
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:56 AM
Cakewalk draw for Masha

I don't think anyone expected anything different.

VIKANADAL01
Dec 29th, 2012, 10:18 AM
maria she has the easier draw

Scola
Dec 29th, 2012, 12:54 PM
what a cakewalk for sharapova :facepalm:


She worked hard all year, so she gets easy draw. Isn't the whole point of rankings?

Letigre
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:38 PM
She worked hard all year, so she gets easy draw. Isn't the whole point of rankings?

We know she is not to play Williams first round. No need to be so literal. Azerenka has Lisicki-Safarova and Wozniacki in her draw, Williams has Stosur, and Maria has.. well, she has Errani. That´s what we mean, and I think is pretty obvious with just one look at the draw.

Royals.
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:50 PM
She worked hard all year, so she gets easy draw. Isn't the whole point of rankings?

All players have worked hard, Masha just has luck on her side. Very easy draw as usual. :rolleyes:

C. Drone
Dec 29th, 2012, 01:58 PM
The cakewalk-nazis everywhere. Such a broken record. :yawn:
But of course they moving goalposts as usual, suddenly Safarova-Lisicki are title contenders, Stosur-Karolina are GOATs and Kvitova-Kerber the nobodies... well, Maria should just take as a compliment, she is so good basically nobody has a chance against her before final.

JoPova
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:02 PM
The cakewalk-nazis everywhere. Such a broken record. :yawn:
But of course they moving goalposts as usual, suddenly Safarova-Lisicki are title contenders, Stosur-Karolina are GOATs and Kvitova-Kerber the nobodies...

This! :lol:

Vika owns both Lisicki and Safarova, and Stosur isn't going far in Brisbane.

SunshineSlam
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:09 PM
Tough draw for Caro as usual. But I'm glad because she can get at least one or two tough matches here before the AO.

I'll go with Serena.

Kuzzy24
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:35 PM
How many ranking points for the title?
Wil Azarenka play Sydney?

Kasey
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:47 PM
The Shrieking Razor's draw is a joke.
Hope Vika, Lord and Petra all reach the semis, it's kind of a lock for the first two though I guess.

Mike81
Dec 29th, 2012, 02:47 PM
Oh dear my lovely Bine, I just ask for 1 win. Vika in 2nd round, this is the problem with playing such tournaments. I can only hope she's in a whole new frame of mind after the off season.

Royals.
Dec 29th, 2012, 03:03 PM
How many ranking points for the title?
Wil Azarenka play Sydney?

470 ranking points for this.

gbenga
Dec 29th, 2012, 03:16 PM
Serena, Petra, Daniela, Urzsula and others are playing on Sunday.
Complete order of play for Sunday here:
http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/posting/2013/800/OP.pdf

Exordes
Dec 29th, 2012, 04:30 PM
How many ranking points for the title?
Wil Azarenka play Sydney?

According to her tour schedule Vika will play in Brisbane and Melbourne (starts 14th January 2013), but not in Sydney (starts 7th January 2013)
http://www.vikaazarenkatennis.com/tour-information/

hurricanejeanne
Dec 29th, 2012, 04:33 PM
Serena will win if she gives a shit.

Temperenka
Dec 29th, 2012, 04:34 PM
Get it, Vika.

A potential Azarenka-Wozniacki match! :)

Craig.
Dec 29th, 2012, 04:39 PM
The cakewalk-nazis everywhere. Such a broken record. :yawn:
But of course they moving goalposts as usual, suddenly Safarova-Lisicki are title contenders, Stosur-Karolina are GOATs and Kvitova-Kerber the nobodies... well, Maria should just take as a compliment, she is so good basically nobody has a chance against her before final.

:inlove:

Stonerpova
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:03 PM
The cakewalk-nazis everywhere. Such a broken record. :yawn:
But of course they moving goalposts as usual, suddenly Safarova-Lisicki are title contenders, Stosur-Karolina are GOATs and Kvitova-Kerber the nobodies... well, Maria should just take as a compliment, she is so good basically nobody has a chance against her before final.

Serena will win if she gives a shit.

These.

saint2
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:07 PM
Posting draw of 32 players, then limiting poll to 8 ? Not fair, at least you should give "other" option in poll...

StoneRose
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:10 PM
The cakewalk-nazis everywhere. Such a broken record. :yawn:
But of course they moving goalposts as usual, suddenly Safarova-Lisicki are title contenders, Stosur-Karolina are GOATs and Kvitova-Kerber the nobodies... well, Maria should just take as a compliment, she is so good basically nobody has a chance against her before final.Agree. The only thing Maria has going for her is avoiding Serena in SF. Rest of her schedule is similar to what the others are facing. Petra and Angie probably meet in QF, they may have the hardest road to SF.

heavyhorse
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:12 PM
:lol::lol: be kind!

S/he was talking about Daniela.

Can you not read?

heavyhorse
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:17 PM
All players have worked hard, Masha just has luck on her side. Very easy draw as usual. :rolleyes:

Well Maria is #2 in the world so she's obviously worked harder.

Jimmie48
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:19 PM
So why does Vika have a harder draw then? That makes no sense...she lucked out again, it's that simple.

NashaMasha
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:22 PM
So why does Vika have a harder draw then? That makes no sense...she lucked out again, it's that simple.

just because more players are "harder draw" for Vika than for Masha......

actually the only difference is that Vika might meet Serena in SF, while Masha not earlier than Final.... but on average Vika/Masha during the season will have Serena 50/50% in their half

Brad[le]y.
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:23 PM
So why does Vika have a harder draw then? That makes no sense...she lucked out again, it's that simple.

She doesn't :shrug:

Jane Lane
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:24 PM
Agree. The only thing Maria has going for her is avoiding Serena in SF. Rest of her schedule is similar to what the others are facing. Petra and Angie probably meet in QF, they may have the hardest road to SF.

And Errani. But, this.

Jimmie48
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:26 PM
y.;22646029']She doesn't :shrug:

Sabine, Caro & Serena as possible way just to make the final is a lot harder than anything that is possible for Sharapova.

heavyhorse
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:36 PM
So why does Vika have a harder draw then? That makes no sense...she lucked out again, it's that simple.

What, Sabine and Caroline? That's not hard for Azarenka.

Quit bitching, jesus.

doomsday
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:38 PM
Sabine, Caro & Serena as possible way just to make the final is a lot harder than anything that is possible for Sharapova.

Good, it changes from last year when Maria was having the likes of Stosur and Kvitova to get to the final while Vika was only playing Radwanska.

Brad[le]y.
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:38 PM
Sabine, Caro & Serena as possible way just to make the final is a lot harder than anything that is possible for Sharapova.

Caro hasn't been a threat to the top in over a year. Sabine has played one good match in the past year. Neither are difficult; if Azarenka doesn't roll over them, it should be worrying. Serena usually gives a half-assed effort in these events anyway. Furthermore, it's just Brisbane so why are people complaining.

Break My Rapture
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:42 PM
Bring it Vika, I need that Fedniacki butchering to happen. :drive:

HRHoliviasmith
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:43 PM
good luck, queen ree! if you want it, this tournament is yours. if you don't, then i can see cakewalk-p with her per usual cakewalk draw taking it. this is going to be a warmup for princess vika. she's been on the circus tour with her clown instead of working on her serve. i hope i'm wrong though.

dsanders06
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:44 PM
Sabine, Caro & Serena as possible way just to make the final is a lot harder than anything that is possible for Sharapova.

:spit: You are so delusional, it's painful. :hysteric:

dsanders06
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:46 PM
Bring it Vika, I need that Fedniacki butchering to happen. :drive:

I will become a legit full-on Vikastan for one day only if this match FINALLY happens. :cheer:

JarkaFish
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:48 PM
If Vika is as sloppy with the UEs as she was against Na today than she'll be a cakewalk for Caro. :shrug:

HRHoliviasmith
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:50 PM
If Vika's as sloppy with the UEs as she was against Na today than she'll be a cakewalk for Caro. :shrug:

:tears:

Jimmie48
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:50 PM
y.;22646107']Furthermore, it's just Brisbane so why are people complaining.

Once again it's about the dishonesty of the Sharapova fan base. If they would acknowledge that this is a lucky draw and be happy about it then there would be no need to discuss anything. But pretending that it isn't true is simply dishonest, especially since more sane Sharapova stans have admitted that the draw is quite easy.

dsanders06
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:52 PM
If Vika's as sloppy with the UEs as she was against Na today than she'll be a cakewalk for Caro. :shrug:

No she won't :lol: Li is a much tougher match-up for her than Woz is.

ReboundAce
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:54 PM
Waiting for the Rena Vika semi, and whoever wins will get the title :)

NashaMasha
Dec 29th, 2012, 05:59 PM
Vikatards look hilarious here..... Once again!!! It's just Brisbane, not Australian Open ..... relax and take it easy, all players are just beginning their season and even what is considered to be a cakewalk can be tough , whereas tough draw may turn into cakewalk , because Serena may withdraw and Lisicki hit 71 UE

JarkaFish
Dec 29th, 2012, 06:20 PM
No she won't :lol: Li is a much tougher match-up for her than Woz is.

I'm just unconvinced of her form at the moment. :shrug:

oneshot
Dec 29th, 2012, 06:22 PM
Since when is Lisicki a tough draw? Didn't she win like 1 match between Wimbledon and the end of the season?

Maria drew the easiest #5-#8 seed though, but it's not like she doesn't own the other 3 :shrug:

Azarenka may have a real task at hands with Safarova in the 2nd round, who looked very good towards the end of this season.

I predicted Williams would tank this tournament to someone like Lepchenko, and what do you know, she drew her 1st round :oh:

Highly likely that none of Maria nor Victoria will have to face Williams so they should both make it to the final.

MarkNL
Dec 29th, 2012, 06:22 PM
Woz - Vika possible QF match should be interesting. I'm curious how Vika will play against her.

Vika and Rena obviously the favourites for the title.

saint2
Dec 29th, 2012, 06:22 PM
Want to vote for Paszek. Wich option shoul I choose ?

Jane Lane
Dec 29th, 2012, 06:30 PM
Vikatards look hilarious here..... Once again!!! It's just Brisbane, not Australian Open ..... relax and take it easy, all players are just beginning their season and even what is considered to be a cakewalk can be tough , whereas tough draw may turn into cakewalk , because Serena may withdraw and Lisicki hit 71 UE

Can you lot stop grouping what Jimmie says as all of us?

It's quite tedious.

dsanders06
Dec 29th, 2012, 06:30 PM
Since when is Lisicki a tough draw? Didn't she win like 1 match between Wimbledon and the end of the season?

Maria drew the easiest #5-#8 seed though, but it's not like she doesn't own the other 3 :shrug:

Azarenka may have a real task at hands with Safarova in the 2nd round, who looked very good towards the end of this season.

I predicted Williams would tank this tournament to someone like Lepchenko, and what do you know, she drew her 1st round :oh:

Highly likely that none of Maria nor Victoria will have to face Williams so they should both make it to the final.

Exactly, as Pavstry said, the only reason people constantly crow about Maria's "cakewalk draws" is because she owns everyone except Vika and Serena :lol: If she'd drawn Stosur or Wozniacki she'd be getting the exact same comments, hell I remember when she was drawn to play Kvitova in th QFs of the US Open people were claiming it was a "cakewalk" because Maria had won her recent matches against her :happy:

In The Zone
Dec 29th, 2012, 06:33 PM
Vika/Serena, Kvitova/Masha SEMIS? PREVIEW OF AO PLEASE????

Serena could tank to Sam but I don't know why - there's a week break. Depends on which Serena shows up - goes for all the tournaments she enters.

I see Azarenka taking this if Serena is not motivated.

In The Zone
Dec 29th, 2012, 06:34 PM
Exactly, as Pavstry said, the only reason people constantly crow about Maria's "cakewalk draws" is because she owns everyone except Vika and Serena :lol: If she'd drawn Stosur or Wozniacki she'd be getting the exact same comments, hell I remember when she was drawn to play Kvitova in th QFs of the US Open people were claiming it was a "cakewalk" because Maria had won her recent matches against her :happy:

Unfortunately, you are correct. Masha is either HOT or COLD against everyone. And, same goes for Vika, Serena, etc. Everything is a cakewalk - damn TF. Just like everyone is a pusher or a ballbasher.

djbueno
Dec 29th, 2012, 07:31 PM
Well all know this draw is going to fall apart. Half of these match ups will never happen :lol:

oneshot
Dec 29th, 2012, 07:34 PM
Exactly, as Pavstry said, the only reason people constantly crow about Maria's "cakewalk draws" is because she owns everyone except Vika and Serena :lol: If she'd drawn Stosur or Wozniacki she'd be getting the exact same comments, hell I remember when she was drawn to play Kvitova in th QFs of the US Open people were claiming it was a "cakewalk" because Maria had won her recent matches against her :happy:

Yeah, and Kvitova was actually the US Open Series champion that year. And the seeds she could've drawn there at the USO are virtually the same she could've drawn here (Stosur, Wozniacki, Kerber and Kvitova at the US Open versus Stosur, Wozniacki, Errani and Kvitova) :shrug:

If it would've been...

Stosur: she OWNS her and Sam is playing on homesoil where she inevitably flops every year
Wozniacki: Slumpniacki can't hurt Maria with anything anymore, she's been owning her since Rome 2011
Kvitova: she has asthma, is slumping and Maria has pawned her in the last 3 meetings

Double A
Dec 29th, 2012, 07:38 PM
Yeah, and Kvitova was actually the US Open Series champion that year. And the seeds she could've drawn there at the USO are virtually the same she could've drawn here (Stosur, Wozniacki, Kerber and Kvitova at the US Open versus Stosur, Wozniacki, Errani and Kvitova) :shrug:

If it would've been...

Stosur: she OWNS her and Sam is playing on homesoil where she inevitably flops every year
Wozniacki: Slumpniacki can't hurt Maria with anything anymore, she's been owning her since Rome 2011
Kvitova: she has asthma, is slumping and Maria has pawned her in the last 3 meetings

Owning her = 3 set match with 6-4 in the third? Ok. :lol:

MashaAzarenka
Dec 29th, 2012, 07:40 PM
Nobody except Vika and Serena can hurt Maria in this tournament.

Sharakim
Dec 29th, 2012, 07:40 PM
If Serena somehow loses before the final or withdraws due to injury, Maria has a chance. If not, I don't see how Maria will beat her for the title unless Serena really plays subpar.

oneshot
Dec 29th, 2012, 07:48 PM
Owning her = 3 set match with 6-4 in the third? Ok. :lol:

I seriously doubt Wozniacki will ever beat Sharapova again. Those back-to-back losses at the USO and IW were two of the biggest demons she conquered in her career after turning it around in Rome. Even after brainfarting for a set and a half, she still beat her comfortably in Miami and it never really looked like Maria would lose that match, even when down a set :shrug:

saint2
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:00 PM
So, will anyone tell me how to vote on Paszek in that poll ?

caros defender
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:12 PM
I seriously doubt Wozniacki will ever beat Sharapova again. Those back-to-back losses at the USO and IW were two of the biggest demons she conquered in her career after turning it around in Rome. Even after brainfarting for a set and a half, she still beat her comfortably in Miami and it never really looked like Maria would lose that match, even when down a set :shrug:

I predict Caro will start dominating masha. Caro's lightning speed and fearsome moonballs will be too much for pova to deal with.

cn ireland
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:15 PM
Great line up!!

I think Kvitova will win this!

MashaAzarenka
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:16 PM
I predict Caro will start dominating masha. Caro's lightning speed and fearsome moonballs will be too much for pova to deal with.

:haha:

Cosmic Voices
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:19 PM
I predict Caro will start dominating masha. Caro's lightning speed and fearsome moonballs will be too much for pova to deal with.

not if this is anything to go by :oh:
http://cl.ly/image/3f302D3x1l0u/tasritebitch.gif

(thanks Silas)

centipede
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:20 PM
I'll give Azarenka and Sharapova the respect they deserved as they had an excellent 2012, but Kvitova is very capable of beating both. People (mostly Sharapova fans) are acting like Kvitova is Sharapova's bitch just because she lost 3 matches to her last year (with only one match being convincingly). Kvitova had a rough 2012, but it's not safe to assume the h2hs are going to be pre-determined by 2012 results.

MashaAzarenka
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:21 PM
not if this is anything to go by :oh:
http://cl.ly/image/3f302D3x1l0u/tasritebitch.gif

(thanks Silas)

:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

Cosmic Voices
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:24 PM
I'll give Azarenka and Sharapova the respect they deserved as they had an excellent 2012, but Kvitova is very capable of beating both. People (mostly Sharapova fans) are acting like Kvitova is Sharapova's bitch just because she lost 3 matches to her last year (with only one match being convincingly). Kvitova had a rough 2012, but it's not safe to assume the h2hs are going to be pre-determined by 2012 results.

i genuinely think petra can compete like its 2011
seriously, everytime she plays masha or draws her a lot of SS fans take note that petra is a great player - i never take for granted that she can easily beat her - i mean their AO SF was sensational, nail biting and tight = not a beatdown

their stuttgart match where masha saved countless of bps all throughout the second set = not a beatdown
and their FO match masha fucked up a small lead even if she did win 63 63

well IMO at least, petra is a great player and when she's on she can play anyone tough :)

centipede
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:27 PM
i genuinely think petra can compete like its 2011
seriously, everytime she plays masha or draws her a lot of SS fans take note that petra is a great player - i never take for granted that she can easily beat her - i mean their AO SF was sensational, nail biting and tight = not a beatdown

their stuttgart match where masha saved countless of bps all throughout the second set = not a beatdown
and their FO match masha fucked up a small lead even if she did win 63 63

well IMO at least, petra is a great player and when she's on she can play anyone tough :)

THIS. It is so privileged to think that Sharapova has a automatic walkover with Kvitova just because she got her last year. And I'm not saying it's vice-versa either. I'm just saying it has the possibility to be a tight match. :D

MashaAzarenka
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:31 PM
THIS. It is so privileged to think that Sharapova has a automatic walkover with Kvitova just because she got her last year. And I'm not saying it's vice-versa either. I'm just saying it has the possibility to be a tight match. :D

Oh trust me I NEVER take Petra for granted. You never know when she's gonna have a good day and fire winners back and forth. I always expect a great match when Petra and Maria play & it usually always is!

Cosmic Voices
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:39 PM
Petra vs Masha is genuinely one of my favourite match ups on the WTA

MashaAzarenka
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:41 PM
Petra vs Masha is genuinely one of my favourite match ups on the WTA

Me too, but I think Vika vs Angie is a little better :)

centipede
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:44 PM
BUT anyway. I think If Serena cares enough to get to the semis, she will win. She isn't going to tank to Azarenka, and definitely not going tank against someone in the final.

caros defender
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:46 PM
i genuinely think petra can compete like its 2011
seriously, everytime she plays masha or draws her a lot of SS fans take note that petra is a great player - i never take for granted that she can easily beat her - i mean their AO SF was sensational, nail biting and tight = not a beatdown

their stuttgart match where masha saved countless of bps all throughout the second set = not a beatdown
and their FO match masha fucked up a small lead even if she did win 63 63

well IMO at least, petra is a great player and when she's on she can play anyone tough :)


After Petra gives birth she will be unbeatable.

Cosmic Voices
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:50 PM
After Petra gives birth she will be unbeatable.

haven't you see that pic of her with the koala? :confused:

caros defender
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:56 PM
haven't you see that pic of her with the koala? :confused:

So she gave birth to a koala? Congratulations Petra!

MashaAzarenka
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:56 PM
Someone's bitter that Petra owns Caro...

Cooper96
Dec 29th, 2012, 08:58 PM
Someone's bitter that Petra owns Caro...

:lol: Their H2H is 3-3

CWTennis
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:01 PM
:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/7942d2eca7a7ff3b27d15ffad53195ff/tumblr_mepqd64pwM1r46t3xo1_400.gif

MashaAzarenka
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:01 PM
:lol: Their H2H is 3-3

Yeah Caro got her wins back when she was relevant and Petra was a nobody, congrats :haha:

centipede
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:02 PM
:lol: Their H2H is 3-3

Caro has won one set since 2010.

caros defender
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:03 PM
Someone's bitter that Petra owns Caro...

Sure Petra has a Wimbledon title, but Caro was number one for like a million weeks with only one slam final. It is quite obvious who is superior.

ShiftyFella
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:03 PM
Pome can win it:rolleyes:

MashaAzarenka
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:04 PM
Sure Petra has a Wimbledon title, but Caro was number one for like a million weeks with only one slam final. It is quite obvious who is superior.

I'd take a grand slam winner anyday

Roookie
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:04 PM
Caro vs Vika please.

CloudAtlas
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:06 PM
Yeah Caro got her wins back when she was relevant and Petra was a nobody, congrats :haha:



And Petra got most of her wins against Peak Slumpniacki :shrug: . Petra is a better player than Caroline but this is a silly road to go down.

caros defender
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:07 PM
I'd take a grand slam winner anyday

Quit hating on Wozniacki!:sad:

Diesel
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:07 PM
Waiting for the Rena Vika semi, and whoever wins will get the title :)

I want to see where both are this early in the year. I have high expectations this season.

Cosmic Voices
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:08 PM
omg...the new masha vs rena war is going to be caro vs petra :sobbing:

MashaAzarenka
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:08 PM
Quit hating on Wozniacki!:sad:

I actually don't have a problem with Caroline. I'm just bringing her up because for some reason you felt the need to make weight comments about Petra.

Gauss
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:10 PM
I think Masha can go undefeated until the US season begins, she's been working so hard....

Cosmic Voices
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:12 PM
I think Masha can go undefeated until the US season begins, she's been working so hard....

gurl, i know your new to SS, but this aint going to happen :lol:

caros defender
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:14 PM
I actually don't have a problem with Caroline. I'm just bringing her up because for some reason you felt the need to make weight comments about Petra.

I was just joking. Petra's actually one of my faves, behind Caro of course.;)

MashaAzarenka
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:16 PM
I was just joking. Petra's actually one of my faves, behind Caro of course.;)

I actually like Caroline better than Petra, but when I saw the pregnant comments it really got me mad. So sorry for offending you.

ReboundAce
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:17 PM
I want to see where both are this early in the year. I have high expectations this season.

i know right :yeah: Can't wait :bounce:

Letigre
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:21 PM
I think Masha can go undefeated until the US season begins, she's been working so hard....

:lol::lol::haha:
There´s been some totally over the top posts about Sharapova in this thread, but this one beats them all.

MashaAzarenka
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:22 PM
I think Masha can go undefeated until the US season begins, she's been working so hard....

As a die hard Sharapova fan I'd like to believe that's true. But as someone with a brain, you're insane. Hahaha;)

Cosmic Voices
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:34 PM
I think Masha can go undefeated until the US season begins, she's been working so hard....

:lol::lol::haha:
There´s been some totally over the top posts about Sharapova in this thread, but this one beats them all.

he's new :spit:

18majors
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:36 PM
Seriously, can't wait to see Maria starts her 2013 campaign!

Jimmie48
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:46 PM
I think Masha can go undefeated until the US season begins, she's been working so hard....

You know you`re out of line if other Sharapovastans ridicule you for being unreasonable... :haha:

Letigre
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:48 PM
Seriously, can't wait to see Maria starts her 2013 campaign!

She´d better be good then, cause you make it sound like the second coming.

MashaAzarenka
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:50 PM
She´d better be good then, cause you make it sound like the second coming.

All they're saying is that they're excited for her season to start. They never made it seem like "the second coming"

samsam4087
Dec 29th, 2012, 09:52 PM
Serena Williams

Letigre
Dec 29th, 2012, 10:05 PM
All they're saying is that they're excited for her season to start. They never made it seem like "the second coming"

Oh dear, i knew this was coming. Relax ;) I actually like Sharapova a lot, but at the beginning of this thread someone said that those who dared to think that her part of the draw was maybe a bit too easy, were "cakewalk nazis" :fiery: Some of you still sound to me a bit over the top, that´s all. :)

Leon Daniel
Dec 29th, 2012, 10:15 PM
Sharapova will win.

iWill
Dec 29th, 2012, 11:40 PM
I voted for Maria. It will be her or Azarenka most likely. If its anyone else I'd be surprised.

Mike81
Dec 30th, 2012, 12:07 AM
y.;22646107']Sabine has played one good match in the past year.

Don't rub it in :sobbing: well I think she played more than 1 good match but I know what you mean.

I'd be happy for Vika to take this title if Sabine can't upset her, if Sabine gets past R1 first.

C. Drone
Dec 31st, 2012, 01:15 PM
I like the draw. We have some interesting match-ups: Caro-Tamira, Lucie-Vika, Vika-Caro, Serena-Sam, Petra-Angie, Petra-Maria.. Can't wait! :cheer:

Anyway, if the top 3 cares enough, Serena, Vika or Maria will win and Serena's obviously the favorite. If not, I can totally see a Kerber-Wozniacki final, with Kerber taking the title.

Nope. Neither of those happening. :p
top half already cleared out.

JoPova
Dec 31st, 2012, 02:28 PM
Nope. Neither of those happening. :p
top half already cleared out.

:sobbing:

F4CU
Dec 31st, 2012, 04:22 PM
Serena Williams!!!

Roookie
Dec 31st, 2012, 04:53 PM
Serena knows winning tournamets before slams is a huge jinx for her. Maria will probably tank @ QF. Something tells me Vika is not in form. So a random player: Kvitova

missvarsha
Dec 31st, 2012, 05:13 PM
Probably Ludmilla, since winning Brisbane this year has no danger of actually making her re-relevant, or granting her the #1 ranking.
Sereta will probably tank to some random Asian babe if she remembers, if she forgets she will win the tournament w/o dropping a set.