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Dawson.
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:42 AM
who is your pick to win the first wta event of the grass court season?

InsideOut.
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:44 AM
Akgul's big serve will give her her very first WTA title. :)

Slutiana
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:48 AM
Anne Keothavong. ;)

Dawson.
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:48 AM
Anne Keothavong. ;)

Hopefully! :yeah:

Dodoboy.
Jun 8th, 2008, 12:04 PM
Several girls can get out of their funk here, namely MISA and NICOLE.

Winner could be Marion :)

babuska6
Jun 8th, 2008, 12:06 PM
very very difficult to find some big favorit..but i vote for bartoli

Dave.
Jun 8th, 2008, 12:11 PM
The draw is made up entirely of slumping players (except Anne :p).

Hopefully Marion can have a good tournament and finally sort this year out.

ce
Jun 8th, 2008, 12:12 PM
i hope its Bartoli,but its gonna be Alona

Mikey.
Jun 8th, 2008, 12:12 PM
Casey :devil:

JAMESYBABY!
Jun 8th, 2008, 12:13 PM
Anne Keothavong :devil:

Highlandman
Jun 8th, 2008, 12:14 PM
Hopefully Bartoli :awww:

Poova
Jun 8th, 2008, 12:14 PM
Marion can win this, but she probably won't. :sad: Hopefully a good run at least.

Very hard to pick a winner this year TBH. :shrug:

Topspin2
Jun 8th, 2008, 12:19 PM
SAFINA will win!!!

Main Draw

===============================================
Marion Bartoli [1] - Bye
Meng Yuan vs. Petra Cetkovska
Marta Domachowsha vs. Q
Camillle Pin vs. Anastasia Rodionova [16]

Kateryna Bondarenko [12] vs. Anne Keothavong
Q vs. Sabine Lisicki
Vania King vs. Aiko Nakamura
Bye - Olga Govortsova [7]
===============================================
[3] Nicole Vaidiosova - Bye
Virginia Ruano Pascual vs. Milagros Sequera
Q vs. Petra Kvitova
Naomi Cavaday vs. Jill Craybas [14]

Akgul Amanmuradova [10] vs. Q
Alla Kudryavtseva vs. Katie O'Brien
Stephanie Dubois vs. Marina Erakovic
Bye - Sania Mirza [6]
===============================================
Michaella Krajicek [8] - Bye
Q vs. Ioana Raluca Olaru
Q vs. Yanina Wickmayer
Julie Ditty vs. Casey Dellacqua [11]

Aravane Rezai [13] vs. Tzipora Obziler
Sorana Cirstea vs. Ayumi Morita
Melanie South vs. Anna Fitzpatrick
Bye - Sybille Bammer [4]
===============================================
Alona Bondarenko [5] - Bye
Monica Niculescu vs. Tamarine Tanasugarn
Q vs. Bethanie Mattek
Q vs. Tamira Paszek [9]

Ekaterina Makarova [15] vs. Elena Baltacha
Olga Puchkova vs. Angelique Kerber
Severine Bremond vs. Nathalie Dechy
Bye - Dinara Safina [2]
===============================================

Poova
Jun 8th, 2008, 12:27 PM
^^ Safina withdrew. ;)

kittyking
Jun 8th, 2008, 12:28 PM
Hoping for a deep run from Marina :rocker2:

*Jool*
Jun 8th, 2008, 12:36 PM
I have no clue ...

lympyisthebest
Jun 8th, 2008, 12:39 PM
Bartoli is the best grass court player on that list. That being said, i don't think she will win. I'm hoping Misa does. :D

sharapovarulz1
Jun 8th, 2008, 12:39 PM
Govortsova hopefully, should boost her ranking :D

sammy01
Jun 8th, 2008, 12:39 PM
i voted for alona just because i like her and have no clue whos going to win it!

ViennaCalling
Jun 8th, 2008, 12:40 PM
I have no Idea ...

Maybe Sybille? :devil:

Or someone who is currently in a slump? (Vaidisova, Misa, Tamira?) :p

sharapovarulz1
Jun 8th, 2008, 12:55 PM
It would be nice for Nicole to atleast reach the final and give her some confidence before Eastbourne and Wimbledon :)

Adrian.
Jun 8th, 2008, 01:37 PM
Marta:devil:

Sean.
Jun 8th, 2008, 01:42 PM
Anne :woohoo:

How amazing would that be? But she's against bondarenko 1st:ras:

Dawson.
Jun 8th, 2008, 01:53 PM
im actually suprised zvonareva isn't playing. this would have been an easy 140 points for her!

Andy.
Jun 8th, 2008, 01:55 PM
WOW, pretty weak field this year it could be anyone.

Natash.
Jun 8th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Come on Sabine, Raluca, Sev, Marta, Sorana, and Yanina.

Nicole might win a round.

Milito22
Jun 8th, 2008, 02:47 PM
Akgul! :rocker2:

Cage
Jun 8th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Nicole

BartoliBabes
Jun 8th, 2008, 03:41 PM
marion please find your game here

hankqq
Jun 8th, 2008, 04:03 PM
There's a lot of possibilities here. We might have a first time title winner by the end of the week.

patch.
Jun 8th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Anne to do a Kolkata but win this time :woohoo:

InsideOut.
Jun 8th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Considering the final last year was Jankovic-Sharapova this field is really really weak.

kolan
Jun 8th, 2008, 04:51 PM
paszek or nicole

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 8th, 2008, 05:07 PM
Akgul ( on her farewell tour :lol:):angel:

willrock
Jun 8th, 2008, 05:13 PM
Erakovic or Lisicki

konijntje_00
Jun 8th, 2008, 05:18 PM
Yanina :p

no, I would already be glad if she won one or two matches, it's only her 3rd maindraw appearance in WTA ... so that would already be great

KV
Jun 8th, 2008, 05:43 PM
S. Mirza

Optima
Jun 8th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Let's go Nicole, you can get your act together here, hopefully.

serenus_2k8
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:21 PM
Anne will :devil:

But its a tough draw :( Please do well here Britz!

TennisFanForever
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:22 PM
very very difficult, the majority of the seeds are slumping and there are a lot of unseeded players in solid form (Lisicki, Wickmayer, Keothavong...)

I picked Akgul. :yeah: but at least 15 players can win it I think.

Intersting to see if Nicole, Tamira, Misa will start winning some matches.

young_gunner913
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:29 PM
Come on Sania!! Show em what you got! :bounce:

fouc
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:47 PM
i kinda hope for lisicki. have u noticed she had the 3rd fastest serve at Roland Garros?

Dawson.
Jun 8th, 2008, 06:52 PM
i kinda hope for lisicki. have u noticed she had the 3rd fastest serve at Roland Garros?

good point. ive yet to see her play, but the serve could be the key to her success on the grass

delicatecutter
Jun 8th, 2008, 07:15 PM
I thought Golovin entered, but I guess not.

Hopefully Alona B. can win. It appears she's my favorite player in the draw. :help: Lisicki could be a dark-horse though.

hankqq
Jun 8th, 2008, 07:59 PM
wow-Safina's pullout really hurt Vaidisova. Instead of facing the winner of Sequera/Ruano Pascual in her opening match, Nicole will have to face Bremond or Dechy who are both slumping but can play on grass...if Nicole is terrible again, she could lose to either of these 2 and extend her losing streak...

Beat
Jun 8th, 2008, 08:03 PM
frankly, in this draw no-one really sticks out as a favourite :shrug:

Uranium
Jun 8th, 2008, 08:04 PM
Mirza
Lisicki will beat Bartoli
Makarova will beat Vaidisova:o
draw wide open then for Mirza and her forehand

Kirill_M
Jun 8th, 2008, 08:22 PM
Bremond will find her super game of 2006 and will win it :angel:

ASP0315
Jun 8th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Mirza should win this without a dropping a set. :p

hankqq
Jun 8th, 2008, 08:31 PM
Has anyone noticed how many players in the draw there are who are currently in the midst of a losing streak?

Bammer-3
Bartoli-3
Olaru-4
Paszek-4
Vaidisova-6
Krajicek-10

I wonder if any of them will find their form this week.

Uranus
Jun 8th, 2008, 08:50 PM
Well I picked Alona Bondarenko to win this. But it's very tough to call.

nniels
Jun 8th, 2008, 09:49 PM
I'm hoping for Misa ofcourse.. I think we're gonna have an unseeded winner

zvonarevarulz
Jun 8th, 2008, 10:17 PM
The sad thing is the player in the best form of the seeds is Dellacqua:o

faboozadoo15
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:03 PM
OMFG Marion! WIn win win!

Marionated
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:08 PM
Marion, please don't screw this up! This tournament is so winnable for you.

adam_ads_n
Jun 8th, 2008, 11:26 PM
Domachowska, she said her coach told her she will be good on grass this season :lol:

But seriously - I think Akgul stands a chance. Serve is such an important thing on grass courts.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jun 9th, 2008, 12:43 AM
Bartoli or Vaidisova

kittyking
Jun 9th, 2008, 03:08 AM
Erakovic or Lisicki

Hope so :yeah:

OZTENNIS
Jun 9th, 2008, 03:15 AM
OMG...
Trust the Brits to be building up Anne Keothavong's chances ... she will do well to make the second round ;)

Vaidisova probably should win, but judging by her current form, I rather doubt it. Bartoli and Krajicek are in the same boat...maybe one of the Bondarenko's, Paszek (I know she is slumping, but I wouldn't rule her out) or AA...
Casey has an outside shot, but probably won't do that well because of a lack of grasscourt play...hoping she can make the quarters though, that would be a good effort :)

strictennis
Jun 9th, 2008, 03:16 AM
Call me crazy, I say Bammer! =D

kittyking
Jun 9th, 2008, 03:18 AM
Call me crazy, I say Bammer! =D

Okay your crazy :p

Huntress55
Jun 9th, 2008, 03:19 AM
Casey :devil:

:yeah: Would be nice.

Ooooor Vaidisova, maybe she can get it together here :D