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MisterMan
May 26th, 2006, 12:47 PM
She doesn't face a top 20 player until a possible QF with Kim , who really isn't playing her top game at the moment.

If she plays reasonably well, that QF match could be interesting, and may see Daniela in a Slam Semi final ?! :cool:

Randriantastic!
May 26th, 2006, 12:49 PM
Funny, I saw that draw and thought: Daniela loses first round to Dominguez Lino.

Derek.
May 26th, 2006, 12:51 PM
She could do well here for sure... But in the end, it's up to her.

champion88
May 26th, 2006, 12:54 PM
I see her losing 3R to Castano :tape:

matthias
May 26th, 2006, 12:54 PM
Kim vs. Daniela would be 4th round, and not Quarterfinal

azmad_88
May 26th, 2006, 12:54 PM
U never know.I think she holds a bad h2h vs kim as well.

borisy
May 26th, 2006, 12:55 PM
Ummmm. No.

Veeko
May 26th, 2006, 12:58 PM
wuwu,it's hard to say,because she may meet Kim Clijsters

vogus
May 26th, 2006, 01:00 PM
She doesn't face a top 20 player until a possible QF with Kim , who really isn't playing her top game at the moment.

If she plays reasonably well, that QF match could be interesting, and may see Daniela in a Slam Semi final ?! :cool:


you should be happy if Daniela manages to win one match, you dope smoker...

fifiricci
May 26th, 2006, 01:00 PM
If Kim loses to Daniela, I definitely will finally fall off the Kimmyfan wagon :lol:

Their H2H is 7-0 all in Kim's favour, with three of those wins on clay.

SloKid
May 26th, 2006, 01:03 PM
Funny, I saw that draw and thought: Daniela loses first round to Dominguez Lino.
*raises hand* Me too. :tape:

Uranus
May 26th, 2006, 01:04 PM
I hope she wins her match against Dominguez, first! It'll be pretty hard, I think.
Then I don't think Dani has a chance of ousting Kim. Except if the latter totally misses her match.

dorotek23
May 26th, 2006, 01:05 PM
She is not in good shape. I like her, but she will lose quickly

Samyboy
May 26th, 2006, 01:07 PM
First round with Lino looks very tough but possible. Camerin/Gagliardi should be easier On clay Daniela and Dechy are on the same level I think. She has good chances to reach the 4th round if Dechy reaches round 3 coz thereŽs Castano. A very good clay courter whoŽd be the bigger problem for Dechy and probably Daniela then, too. Well, should she pass all of them she will face Kim again...

Dani, you can make it! I believe in you

Sharapova's_Boy
May 26th, 2006, 01:08 PM
If Kim loses to Daniela, I definitely will finally fall off the Kimmyfan wagon :lol:

I'll be right behind you. :yeah:

xin_hui
May 26th, 2006, 01:09 PM
She doesn't face a top 20 player until a possible QF with Kim , who really isn't playing her top game at the moment.



they meet in the 4th round, not quarters. and if kim is playing bad on clay atm, daniela is worse :tape:

jonny84
May 26th, 2006, 01:09 PM
It does look tough though for her to make the QFs - Castano and Dominguez-Lino love the clay!

MisterMan
May 26th, 2006, 01:19 PM
Give me a break. She will NOT lose to f**ing "Dominguez-Lino" in the first round.
Sure Lino has 'talent' but you don't get to top 15 like DH is and lose to someone with 'talent' but no record to back it up.

You're all giving Kim a clear pass to the Finals.
Way to be presumptuous. Is she really playing her "A" game right now physically and mentally ?

NyCPsU
May 26th, 2006, 01:22 PM
i am worried about dominguez lino but us daniela fans could not have hoped for a better draw...its what she makes of it though

xin_hui
May 26th, 2006, 01:22 PM
Give me a break. She will NOT lose to f**ing "Dominguez-Lino" in the first round.


:rolleyes:
You're all giving Kim a clear pass to the Finals.
Way to be presumptuous. Is she really playing her "A" game right now physically and mentally ?


did anyone saying kim's going to the finals? we're just saying daniela is not going to win her

is daniela playing her "A" game now?

SloKid
May 26th, 2006, 01:29 PM
is daniela playing her "A" game now?
Rome: lost 1R to Stosur
Berlin: barely beat Srebotnik in R2, lost to Safina in R3 (3 and 2)
Warsaw: barely beat Smashnova in R1, lost to Chakvetadze in R2 (4 and 3)

So no, it's not her A game, or maybe it is her A game on clay. :tape:

vogus
May 26th, 2006, 01:29 PM
Give me a break. She will NOT lose to f**ing "Dominguez-Lino" in the first round.




i'll have a knife and fork ready to help you eat those words later

Wojtek
May 26th, 2006, 01:31 PM
She is very slow and nothing is changing. First round will be very tough but good luck Dani

AK-DH Fan
May 26th, 2006, 01:36 PM
Although I think maybe MisterMan maybe a little over-optomistic, I do agree that this is chance for Daniela to do something. She's not facing a top player till further down the line, unlike her last Grandslams, with usually are the Williams' or Sharapova or sumthing. The problem is during this whole claycourt season, she's lost to players who aren't even top players. But Daniela tends to raise her game during the slams so who knows. But as all Dani fans know, it's up to her how well she does next week

~|Naomi|~
May 26th, 2006, 01:51 PM
She doesn't face a top 20 player until a possible QF with Kim , who really isn't playing her top game at the moment.


Maybe so, but I wouldn't say Daniela is at the top of her own game herself. Daniela has played Kim when Daniela has been in good form and is yet to get a win. Daniela will need to be at the top of her game herself.

It is as good a draw as she could have asked for till 4th round & she SHOULD make 4th round but then Dechy gave her a lesson last time they met and would have the French crowd on her side.

Emiel Goelen
May 26th, 2006, 01:55 PM
*raises hand* Me too. :tape:

Yeah, was thinking the same :tape:

Randriantastic!
May 26th, 2006, 02:17 PM
Give me a break. She will NOT lose to f**ing "Dominguez-Lino" in the first round.
Sure Lino has 'talent' but you don't get to top 15 like DH is and lose to someone with 'talent' but no record to back it up.

You're all giving Kim a clear pass to the Finals.
Way to be presumptuous. Is she really playing her "A" game right now physically and mentally ?

Hmm, let's look at Daniela's form on clay this year.

Warsaw: Struggles past Anna Smashnova and crashes out to Anna C.

Berlin: Struggles past K-Sera (loses a bagel second set, but comes back 6-1 in the third) and crashes out to Ra Ra 3 and 2.

Rome: Loses a three-setter first round to Sam Stosur, for god's sake.

And she also lost in Antwerp to Olga Savchuk 6-3 6-4. I hardly think Daniela has a good record herself.

Though, to be fair, everyone's favourite cholesterol (I'm sorry, I'm a biochem student) did pull out of that $75K tournament with an injury, so who knows what her situation is too.

And I see Martina reaching the final, not Kimberly. :devil:

mandy7
May 26th, 2006, 02:49 PM
Bring on the grass :p
na, j/k..
good luck Danka
i still have faith :angel:

MisterMan
May 26th, 2006, 04:29 PM
Berlin: Struggles past K-Sera (loses a bagel second set, but comes back 6-1 in the third) and crashes out to Ra Ra 3 and 2

Beside the fact that i don't even know who these players are because you used ridiculous fake nicknames..

"struggling" for a win is still a WIN.
Losing to a very in form Safina (who is playing her best in years) is not an embarrasment. Neither is losing to Anna C, who has just recently found her form.
Stosur of this year is not the Stosur of years past.

DH is still beating players she SHOULD beat: Smashnova, Srebotnick, etc.
Add Lino, Camerin, Castano, even Dechy to that list - and I think she can make it round 4 against (probably) Kim and if Kim is the Kim of late, she'll give her the match of her life.
How many of you bet on Daniela to beat Serena at the last slam ?

Kart
May 26th, 2006, 04:32 PM
Funny, I saw that draw and thought: Daniela loses first round to Dominguez Lino.

Mean but funny :lol:.

Daniela is a talented player, if she turns up and plays well she could win a few matches although Kim ought to beat her if they meet.

xin_hui
May 26th, 2006, 04:33 PM
Kim and if Kim is the Kim of late, she'll give her the match of her life.


like what i said, you keep emphasizing "kim of late". but the "daniela of late" is also nothing spectacular:shrug:

RJWCapriati
May 26th, 2006, 04:38 PM
I think she could get into the quarters if she really plays hard.

Dawn Marie
May 26th, 2006, 04:40 PM
Well I am worried about Daniela's first round opponent. Yet I also think Daniela could be a darkhorse. She just won a doubles title with Ai last week and maybe this will give her some confidence in her game. Although she could lose in round one at RG.

You just never know what you're gonna get with Dani right now. Gotta go with instinct. My instinct tells me she is going to do well this RG.

DaNieLa RoCkZ
May 26th, 2006, 05:06 PM
Castano ISnt going to beat Daniela if they meet in the third round. Dani beat her quite easily in the second round here last year 6-3 6-4

Danči Dementia
May 26th, 2006, 05:36 PM
Bring on the grass :p
na, j/k..
good luck Danka
i still have faith :angel:

yeah I still have faith too I hope she will get trhough the 4th round and give us an amazing match against kim and who know maybe Dani will beat her.(I hope)and I believe.

iPatty
May 26th, 2006, 10:12 PM
Daniela has a nice draw, but with her current form, I'm not so sure she'll get past Lourdes Dominguez Lino. Sure, she can beat almost anyone on a good day, but she's not having many good days lately. Come on, Daniela.

:hearts:

Hantu515
May 26th, 2006, 10:25 PM
I think it'll be a tough first round match but can win it

look at last year

Warsaw - beat Kosinka lost to Bovina
Berlin - lost to Dulko 1st round
Rome - lost to Mamic 1st round

French - 3rd round lost to Clijsters

even though her results have been not so great recently, i still think she'll do well, she is fairly consistent at slams

PLP
May 26th, 2006, 10:47 PM
it's not too bad but if she got past Kim she would most likely play Martina/Elena in the quarters and while I think she could trouble them, she wouldn't win at this point>P

Wintermute
May 26th, 2006, 10:50 PM
Daniela has been incredibly consistent; she made at least the third round of her last seven slam appearances. She had a sucky clay season last year too but still made the third round in Paris so I see no reason why she can't do that again.

GoDominique
May 26th, 2006, 10:57 PM
Um no.

GrandSlam05
May 26th, 2006, 11:02 PM
Even Daniela at her peak could easily lose to an out-of-form Clijsters on clay. She has nothing to hurt Kim on this surface. The only thing she could do is pray for tank like what happened to her here against Lindsay last year.
I don't think we'll see this match anyway, I think 3r at best for Daniela.

Jum_p_Over
May 26th, 2006, 11:06 PM
Ill give her a 25% chance to make it to the 4th round

MH0861
May 26th, 2006, 11:10 PM
Could now be her time? I was under the impression 2002 was "her time" :tape:

Josh.
May 26th, 2006, 11:11 PM
i rekon if she makes it past Dominguez Lino in the 1st round, i think it should give her some confindence to go all the way.. i say about 50% chance on making the 4th round.
good luck :bounce:

MH0861
May 26th, 2006, 11:13 PM
Give me a break. She will NOT lose to f**ing "Dominguez-Lino" in the first round.
Sure Lino has 'talent' but you don't get to top 15 like DH is and lose to someone with 'talent' but no record to back it up.



Quick poll! How many titles has Dominguez Lino won this year? How many titles has Daniela won this year? :o

I like Daniela, but this season has been a series of dissapointments following a promising Australian Open. Hopefully she'll come alive this summer, but this is so not going to be her breakout event.

Il Primo!
May 26th, 2006, 11:30 PM
I usd to love her but honestly I don't think she will ever do something specially great again in the future,near or far. It's sad but it's like that ;)

Wannabeknowitall
May 27th, 2006, 12:14 AM
Sweetie. It's not happening sorry. Hantuchova will never beat Kim and Kim will never allow herself to be beaten by the likes of a slow and not tactically sound player such as Daniela. Kim is making it to the quarters at least with no problem. She can beat all the players in her quarter even when she had her wrists issues.
This might be Daniela's chance to win a doubles slam though.

Randriantastic!
May 27th, 2006, 12:45 AM
Beside the fact that i don't even know who these players are because you used ridiculous fake nicknames..

"struggling" for a win is still a WIN.
Losing to a very in form Safina (who is playing her best in years) is not an embarrasment. Neither is losing to Anna C, who has just recently found her form.
Stosur of this year is not the Stosur of years past.

DH is still beating players she SHOULD beat: Smashnova, Srebotnick, etc.
Add Lino, Camerin, Castano, even Dechy to that list - and I think she can make it round 4 against (probably) Kim and if Kim is the Kim of late, she'll give her the match of her life.
How many of you bet on Daniela to beat Serena at the last slam ?

Oh come on, you figured it out anyway. ;) And all nicknames are made up anyway. :p

It's a bit arbitrary deciding who Dani should and shouldn't be able to beat, isn't it? I just think LDL could be very tricky for her, although her recent injuries won't help. She'd be in confidence on clay. If it were Wimbledon, I'd fancy Dani's chances more. But hey. I'm happy for the girl to prove me wrong.

~|Naomi|~
May 27th, 2006, 02:08 AM
like what i said, you keep emphasizing "kim of late". but the "daniela of late" is also nothing spectacular:shrug:

Especially considering the "kim of late" won Warsaw. When has Daniela ever won a tournament on clay? Never, she has only ever won one tournament. The "kim of late" has had a more impressive clay season than the "daniela of late", I'm a Daniela fan but if Daniela had had Kim's clay season and won Warsaw her fans would be celebrating her conquering clay and winning her 2nd career title and hence would see her as in good form.

LH2HBH
May 27th, 2006, 02:13 AM
If we could go back to the Australian Open, she may have been playing a much lesser Serena, but Daniela played SO SOLID against someone with the mental edge on her. She stuck to her gameplan and did what she needed to do.

Maybe she is finding a new game at the big events????

Buitenzorg
May 27th, 2006, 02:15 AM
As much as I love Daniela, I think would be tough for her to do well at RG 2006

Rd 1 tough opponent (Dominguez-Lino)
Also Castano

tterb
May 27th, 2006, 02:46 AM
Sure Lino has 'talent' but you don't get to top 15 like DH is and lose to someone with 'talent' but no record to back it up.
Oh, come on. I'm a fan of Daniela, but you know that isn't true. Daniela's able to beat anyone or lose to anyone on a given day - remember Melanie Gloria? :tape: That said, Daniela's had a disappointing season since the AO, and clay is easily her worst surface. If she made it to the fourth round to face Kim, sure, she might be able to trouble her... but even a Kim not in top form won Warsaw, and Kim is just way too solid a player (and better claycourter) for me to give Daniela much of a chance should they meet.

I'd be happy if Daniela can get past her 1R matchup with Lino and likely 3R matchup with Castano. This is a soft draw for her, and I hope she can take advantage of it, but considering Daniela's current form and the surface, I'd take a 3R or 4R run and be thankful. Good luck, Daniela! Just do your best, and we'll see what happens.

Lulu.
May 27th, 2006, 03:12 AM
Good Luck Dani...One match at a time

charmedRic
May 27th, 2006, 03:21 AM
Allez Daniela!

Derek.
May 27th, 2006, 04:29 AM
Daniela must be the sh*t because she seems to have a lot of haters. :angel:

F-R-E-A-K
May 27th, 2006, 04:48 AM
:haha: Is this a Joke :spit:

:o

rada
May 27th, 2006, 06:14 AM
I see her losing 3R to Castano :tape:
me too:(

SzavayFi
May 27th, 2006, 06:15 AM
show them up dani, show them haters up ;)

Hayato
May 27th, 2006, 06:19 AM
Castano ISnt going to beat Daniela if they meet in the third round. Dani beat her quite easily in the second round here last year 6-3 6-4

lol.......it was actually 64 63, and that's like saying Birnerova will beat Kirilenko if they play because Birnerova beat Kirilenko this time last year :p

SzavayFi
May 27th, 2006, 06:21 AM
You know.......its useless geussing Dani's results, completely useless. She is enigma and has been since 2004 :sad: I mean, she has the potential to lose first round 6-1 6-1, yet she has the potential to win the tournament. You just never know what game she is going to bring to the court on a given day. Hopefully she learns better mental strategie and stamina so she can be more consistant with her results.

Darop.
May 27th, 2006, 06:29 AM
Castano ISnt going to beat Daniela if they meet in the third round. Dani beat her quite easily in the second round here last year 6-3 6-4

Yeah, LAST YEAR.

I'd say she's lucky if she's able to get to the 3rd round.

Rohin.
May 27th, 2006, 06:35 AM
I have no confidence in her right now :sad: :(

shnit.
May 27th, 2006, 06:53 AM
She'll prolly blow her chances now that she has a "good draw". Love her to death but right now it's :s.

Sun*Kissed
May 27th, 2006, 07:03 AM
Oh...umm, No.

Mr_Molik
May 27th, 2006, 09:01 AM
Maybe if she had this draw at the Australian or US Open she would make the quarters. Still can't see her ever beating Kim at that stage of a grand slam. I think she'll lose to Dominguez-Lino.

spiceboy
May 27th, 2006, 10:00 AM
Give me a break. She will NOT lose to f**ing "Dominguez-Lino" in the first round.
Sure Lino has 'talent' but you don't get to top 15 like DH is and lose to someone with 'talent' but no record to back it up.


Ask Pennetta who is a true claycourt specialist and lost against Lourdes in straight sets this year :angel:

RatedR Superstar
May 27th, 2006, 10:01 AM
im not expecting too much from her right now, maybe she could only win 1 here, if she makes it to the 3rd round then i think its already a good GS for her, but im still hoping she makes it to the 4th round :)

ceiling_fan
May 27th, 2006, 10:33 AM
Funny, I saw that draw and thought: Daniela loses first round to Dominguez Lino.

lol. u'd think that if it was any old tournament, but this is a slam, and Daniela seems to be quite consistent at slams. 3rd round or better. And this year it's gotta be better :p

Wiggly
May 27th, 2006, 04:34 PM
A Draw like this at Wimbledon and she's on 4th round losing 0 sets. :)

But this is French Open :rolleyes: . She's goign to make 3rd round because she always do it since 2-3 years and after, we'll see :)

Her game is always much better during Slams ;)

Disaster Inn2
May 28th, 2006, 08:36 AM
Daniela needs to stay mentally tough. Lino Domingos whatever her name is loves clay and Dani doesn't so she needs to play 80% (I would say 110%, but that would put too much pressure on hant so she might choke). She needs to set aside expectations and just do it! DO IT!

gentenaire
May 28th, 2006, 08:47 AM
Kim knows Daniela too well, they practise a lot together. So there's not a shot of Daniela that Kim doesn't know. Daniela can't surprise Kim because Kim knows her game too well from all the times they've practised together.

Kim's not in excellent form at the moment, it's certainly possible that Kim will lose to a lower ranked player, even Razzano, but I certainly hope not. I don't see her losing to Daniela though, unless she's really reallly off.

Reiken
May 28th, 2006, 11:23 AM
daniela is a damaged player, mentally, tactically and maybe even technically. but i hope she'll make a comeback, i just don't see that happening this year.