Great to see her make it into the main draw. In her quarter will
be Anna Smashnova- P, Karolina Sprem and Lina K. If she plays really well a date with Venus is there round 4. Good luck kid!
GO BARBORA!!!!! :wavey:
Jan 18th, 2004, 01:26 PM
Good Luck Barbora!!! :d
Jan 18th, 2004, 02:02 PM
Barbora has an advantage over the other newbies because she faced
and watched the main contenders of the A0 2004 during her fun
Hopman Cup debut.
I want her to surprise and please all who enjoyed her Hopman Cup
performance. She was really entertaining to watch in her match
Babs plays Arantxa Parra in the first round. I guess it's Arantxa Parra's
first AO too. :p I get Arantxa Parra mixed up with Flavia Panetta,
who's another greenhorn; they look a like. I don't think Arantxa plays at
all like Flavia the ball basher; so it could be alright. Is Arantxa a dirt baller
by any chance? Anybody know?
Jan 18th, 2004, 02:23 PM
I'll make a brave forecast here. Babs should beat Parra. Rebound Ace
has been to good to Barbora so far in juniors. The bad news is that
her record against the likes of Vera, Lina and Svetelana, the second
generation of rising Russian stars- or RUSSIA OS.X 10.2,
isn't that good. Her record against the Maria's (Sharapova and Kirlenko)
are ok- it's about even.
Should be interesting. :)
Jan 18th, 2004, 05:26 PM
hmmm, haven't seen this player yet, but if she has your endorsement Greeny i'll keep an eye out for her.
Jan 20th, 2004, 09:48 AM
Great workout for Barbora. Now it's business. It's Lina K. A player
she has played against in juniors.
GO Barbora!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Round 2!!!!!!
Jan 20th, 2004, 10:36 AM
I've seen her in quallies and she played really well, I'll say right now I think she can make Round 4 :) Go Barbora!
Jan 20th, 2004, 01:49 PM
Eliza- I've checked the ITF data base and Lina has a head-to-head
over Barbora. They usually met in the final rounds of those junior
tournaments years ago. Should be interesting to see who can take
it to another level. Lina seems to be stuck and hasn't gone out of
the gates as well her Russian rivals Vera and Svetlana.
Barbora has no pressure in her match against Lina
because she's not officially on the WTA tour yet, unlike Lina is.