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schorsch
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:10 AM
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akosiirwyn
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:11 AM
Kuznetsova vs Li :eek:

Dave.
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:11 AM
That's not even funny :o This is pathetic :mad:

Amalgamate
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:12 AM
Sisters on opposite sides!!!!!:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Bad draw for Vika :sad:

LindsayRulz
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:14 AM
Davenport-Safina 2nd round :(

gaviotabr
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:14 AM
I'm curious.. why is kuzzy and dinara number 1 seed in doubles?

Sexysova
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:15 AM
omg Nicole please find your old form :sobbing:

V's a star
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:15 AM
looks good and even

Dave.
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:15 AM
Davenport-Safina 3rd round :(

2nd round :sobbing:

Slutati
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:16 AM
Tati could actually win a match :eek::banana:

Mikey.
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:16 AM
Ohhhh Noooo! JJ gets Domi 3rd round :rolls:

Dav.
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:18 AM
Tati got the number one seed in the second round in both draws (not that it matter). :o

Hopefully she can somehow beat slumping Lucie and face Ana in the battle of the (recently) injured stunners. :lol:

Craig.
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:18 AM
OMG, Lindsay nooooooooo! Fuck SAFINA, FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

venusallday
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:18 AM
i love both draws!!!!!!!!!!

InsideOut.
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:19 AM
Oh Ana please get your forehand back! :crying2:

If she does she could cruise through to the semis! :crying2:

gaviotabr
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:19 AM
Ohhhh Noooo! JJ gets Domi 3rd round :rolls:

But she gets Cara Black 1 round! Will we have bagles? :lol:

eugreene2
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:19 AM
Semifinals - I want

Venus v Jie
Serena v Ivanovic

I also wouldn't mind Venus-Davenport semi

hablo
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:21 AM
Some interesting matches :

Golovin vs Safarova
Alizé vs Vaidisova
Molik vs Davenport
Zheng vs Szavay

lovehotel
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:21 AM
What a draw for the chinese:mad::o

doni1212
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:21 AM
I love this draw!!! :woohoo:
Well, minus Davenport vs. Safina, :sad:
You can do it Lindsay!!!

vw.
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:21 AM
Doubles seedings very interestingly done... It looks like they took the player's higher ranking (singles or doubles) and combined the two, and the lower number was the higher seed. Not a great way to do it, IMO, considering Sveta and Dinara are #1 seeds...

Ty-Ty
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:23 AM
Can someone post the draws on here. My computer is near it's deathbed and won't open them. :sad:

eugreene2
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:24 AM
I think Davenport beats Safina unless she's not really heathy ... Davenport still top 3 pure ball strikers This is exciting given how quickly we get grat matches!!!

Dave.
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:25 AM
Awful way to do doubles seeds but it means Lindsay and Liezel are seeded :banana:

OMG Cara good luck! :sad:

ZAK
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:25 AM
Doubles seedings very interestingly done... It looks like they took the player's higher ranking (singles or doubles) and combined the two, and the lower number was the higher seed. Not a great way to do it, IMO, considering Sveta and Dinara are #1 seeds...

Its better than having Williams/Williams and Safina/Kuznetsova unseeded all together. I don't think there was a better way to do it, especially since many players are only there based on their singles ranking.

Danči Dementia
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:26 AM
Oh Fucking Draw....:(

gaviotabr
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:26 AM
Is the Serena-Ana match finally going to happen? Because we had their match up looking promissing at French Open and Wimbledon and ended up not happening. It's a match I'd like to see.

Lets see if Ana's thumb injury is recovered enough for her to play a little bit better..

sd3300123
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:26 AM
WTF:mad:

Can`t see any hope for the four Chinese girls into the second round:o

Lindsayfan32
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:27 AM
So glad Lindsay got the double chance as I don't think she will be in the singles draw for long Safina in the 2nd round who is the tour's form player at the moment but Lindsay is good a proving people wrong at least who ever wins the match between Lindsay and Alicia one of faves gets to the second. :)

ZAK
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:27 AM
WTF:mad:

Can`t see any hope for the four Chinese girls into the second round:o

Zheng is the favorite against Szavay at this point.

Mikey.
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:27 AM
But she gets Cara Black 1 round! Will we have bagles? :lol:

:lol:

Maybe JJ will get a bagel from Dinara in the QF... if she gets that far. :help:

drake3781
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:28 AM
Some 1R matches of interest:

Ivanovic vs. Koryettseva (the one who barks, apparently). Two annoying players face one another.

Jill's 1R is Patty Schnyder.

Yan Zi vs Zvonareva

Agkul vs. Franny

Aga vs. Lathisha

Shuai vs. Carla Suarez Navarro

Tammy vs. Sofia Arvidsson

Eleni Daniilidou (first match back, I think) vs. Razzano

Jie vs. Agnes Szavay

Marta vs. Tsvetana Pironkova

Venus vs. Timea Bacsinszky

Serena vs. Govortsova

Craig.
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:29 AM
OMG, worst possible draw ever. Elena out in quarters, Lindsay out in the second round, Jelena out in R3 or quarters. :sobbing: Win this for me, Venus.

ArturoAce.
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:29 AM
good luck chinese girls.:)

and craybas has a realistic draw. if those seeds play like they have the past week:D
com'mon craybas!

Optima
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:30 AM
Uh oh, get it together JJ :o

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:30 AM
Davenport-Safina 2nd round :(


Not an ideal 2nd rd match for Linds, then again...neither is it for Dina....WIN IT LINDS! :bounce:
An all around strong draw in both singles and doubles! I can't wait for the Olympics to begin! :bounce:...:wavey:

barboza
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:30 AM
What a crappy draw for Lindsay!

PLP
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:31 AM
Wow, great draw for the Americans overall. Both doubles teams could meet in the final!

Protoss
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:32 AM
Dani vs Sugiyama...again. :mad:

In The Zone
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:33 AM
Gold: Serena.
Silver: Venus
Bronze: Dinara.

4th: Ana.

lympyisthebest
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:34 AM
Daniela vs Ai :tape:

skanky~skanketta
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:35 AM
I hope we get the coverage!

Dave.
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:35 AM
OMG, worst possible draw ever. Elena out in quarters, Lindsay out in the second round, Jelena out in R3 or quarters. :sobbing: Win this for me, Venus.

I love how you edited Jankovic in there :rolls:

barboza
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:36 AM
Weak bottom half for doubles except for V/S.

Craig.
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:37 AM
I love how you edited Jankovic in there :rolls:

I know, I totally forgot about her :lol:

vw.
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:38 AM
Weak bottom half for doubles except for V/S.

Chan/Chuang? They play all the time and are probably 2nd best "team" in this draw in terms of experience and match play together.

Julian
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:38 AM
the WS have a great draw!
I definitely do not see a Serb winning this. And poor Lindsay. Hope the spirit of the olympics sparks her to win another medal! :)

Pasta-Na
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:39 AM
WTF:mad:

Can`t see any hope for the four Chinese girls into the second round:o

zheng jie just def agnes at wim in 2 and agnes hasnt playing well this year :p

shuai peng lost in 2 to that spanish player in 2 tough sets in this year Fed-cup, but i think ping pong peng learnt that lesson and able to win this match.

na li vs kuzzy, always a close match, maybe na li will win in 3, then have a open draw to QF at least :lol:

i only worry about yan zi vs vera atm :help:

and i am happy with the WD draw, Chinese girls are away from spanish teams and wont meet the top 2 seeds until QF and SF :lol:

Tennisation
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:39 AM
JJ on Venus' half again!:o

colt13
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:39 AM
Cornet/Vaidisova is a great 1st round match and i feel bad for the loser.

A big fan of Szavay and i am curious how she will play if she gets up 4-1(see wimbledon).

Hope all of the injured play and make a good showing, especially Eleni, Sofia, and any others that havent played since wimbledon.

doni1212
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:42 AM
So, I love the draw (once again, :lol:), and I'm thinking....
Gold- Serena
Silver- Venus
Bronze- Ana/Lindsay/Dinara

And I'm loving that!! :woohoo:

barboza
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:42 AM
Looks like the chinese didn't rig the draw.

vw.
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:43 AM
Its better than having Williams/Williams and Safina/Kuznetsova unseeded all together. I don't think there was a better way to do it, especially since many players are only there based on their singles ranking.

Although I agree with your point, I think doubles seeds could've been done on a conditional basis... by an ITF seeding committee, perhaps. That way, they can judge which teams will be stronger based on a team having a doubles specialist, or what not.

IMO, the top 8 seeds should be:
1. S.Williams/V.Williams
2. Chan/Chuang
3. Medina Garrigues/Ruano Pascual
4. Yan/Zheng
5. Huber/Davenport
6. A.Bondarenko/K.Bondarenko
7. Stosur/Stubbs
8. Morita/Sugiyama

Not too many differences; I guess I just didn't like seeing unexperienced teams with accomplished singles players being seeded high.

debopero
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:43 AM
Venus/Jie sounds scary :unsure:

barboza
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:46 AM
I think the doubles seeding was determined based on your singles or doubles ranking, whichever one is higher - look at Davenport/Huber for instance.

sd3300123
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:48 AM
Looks like the chinese didn't rig the draw.

:o

Anyway,keep fighting Li Na and Zheng Jie:bounce:

Pasta-Na
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:49 AM
Looks like the chinese didn't rig the draw.

they probably did rig WD draw :p just look at tiantian/shuai's draw, they will probably reach SF or beat williams' sisters on a slower surface in 3 again and reach the final. :lol:

Pasta-Na
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:52 AM
:o

Anyway,keep fighting Li Na and Zheng Jie:bounce:

agree :rocker2:

Marilyn Monheaux
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:53 AM
Dani vs Ai 1st round? I hope Dani can finally get a win again :sad:

Ana vs Serena in the semis could be awesome if Ana gets her forehand back! :help:
I hope to see a Nicole vs Serena quarter final first!

Davenport Dinara 2nd round? WTF!?!?
JJ against Domi and than possibly Dinara now that she is the No.1... that pure irony :o Go JJ! :devil:
Venus draw looks really good. She should easily make the semis!

My upset bet goes to Li Na vs Sveta! :cool:

Dave.
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:53 AM
Although I agree with your point, I think doubles seeds could've been done on a conditional basis... by an ITF seeding committee, perhaps. That way, they can judge which teams will be stronger based on a team having a doubles specialist, or what not.

IMO, the top 8 seeds should be:
1. S.Williams/V.Williams
2. Chan/Chuang
3. Medina Garrigues/Ruano Pascual
4. Yan/Zheng
5. Huber/Davenport
6. A.Bondarenko/K.Bondarenko
7. Stosur/Stubbs
8. Morita/Sugiyama

Not too many differences; I guess I just didn't like seeing unexperienced teams with accomplished singles players being seeded high.

I pretty much agree with your seedings, although Medina/Ruano > Chan/Chuang. Had Yan/Zheng not had that injury break last year they'd probably be the best ranked team.

debopero
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:56 AM
when would Jankpvoc amd Venus play? Quaters? What is Serena's most difficult match?

vw.
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:56 AM
Medina/Ruano > Chan/Chuang.

Yeah, I actually agree. I totally forgot they won RG this year when I posted that. :lol:

vw.
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:58 AM
when would Jankpvoc amd Venus play? Quaters? What is Serena's most difficult match?

Jankovic/Venus can't meet til Semis.
Serena's most difficult match, based on form coming in, would be the finals vs. Dinara. But Venus'd be tough too because of the sister dynamic.

darrinbaker00
Aug 7th, 2008, 06:04 AM
Who were the knuckleheads that seeded the doubles teams, and what were they :smoke: when they did it? Kuznetsova/Safina shouldn't have been seeded at all, let alone first, and as much as I love the Williams sisters, they should have been seeded no higher than fourth, behind Medina Garrigues/Ruano Pascual, the Bondarenkos, and Chan/Chuang. Heck, I might have even seeded Yi/Zheng ahead of them. I know the best team will win anyway, but that draw sheet is just plain ridiculous.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Aug 7th, 2008, 06:05 AM
Venus & Serena on opposite sides of the draw :) Please don't blow it girls! I want an All Williams final!

Lindsay vs. Safina in the second round :eek: Come on Lindsay, you can beat her!

Tennisation
Aug 7th, 2008, 06:07 AM
An all Williams Final with a family decision (Richard-Oracene-Serena 3 votes against Venus 1 vote) going to Serena for her golden slams:bounce:

sandv1
Aug 7th, 2008, 06:09 AM
Ok, a Serena-Ana semi looks like a :drool: possibility. Maybe I will check out tha limpiks a bit....

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 7th, 2008, 06:12 AM
Holy shit! :eek: What a draw!

Lindsay better find another way to beat Dinara! :armed:

Lindsay/Liezel have a good shot at winning a medal! :D Hope I don't jinx it :unsure:

OZTENNIS
Aug 7th, 2008, 06:13 AM
:o
Alicia vs. Lindsay

:eek:
Cornet vs. Vaidisova, Szavay vs. Zheng, Kuznetsova vs. Li

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 7th, 2008, 06:13 AM
An all Williams Final with a family decision going to Serena for her golden slams:bounce:
Golden Slams = winning all Slam events and a gold medal in same year.

kwilliams
Aug 7th, 2008, 06:14 AM
I love that draw, the sisters on opposite side and Serena's quarter is really very good!

The doubles looks good too!

Tennisation
Aug 7th, 2008, 06:15 AM
Golden Slams = winning all Slam events and a gold medal in same year.just like the Serena Slam, this will be a Serena Golden Slam winning everything in different years:lol:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Aug 7th, 2008, 06:16 AM
Golden Slams = winning all Slam events and a gold medal in same year.

Fine! The Golden Career Slam then :p

Pasta-Na
Aug 7th, 2008, 06:18 AM
Fine! The Golden Career Slam then :p

better :p

azmad_88
Aug 7th, 2008, 06:25 AM
udachi Elena.. take it one match at a time

HotSpot
Aug 7th, 2008, 06:29 AM
Ai vs Danka

Go Ai !!

Lunaris
Aug 7th, 2008, 06:31 AM
Sugiyama and Yan/Zheng :crazy:
See ya in New Haven, Daniela. :wavey: At least there will be enough time to get rid of any jet-lag.

Andrew..
Aug 7th, 2008, 06:42 AM
Hmmm... interesting draws for Lindsay.

Singles: All provided that she's healthy, Lindsay should cruise through her opening match. Props out to Alicia, as she is the defending bronze medalist, but in her current form, she just has a token presence here. 2R against Dinara could be interesting. I'm generally pessimistic about Lindsay's chances against top players, but she should match up well against Dinara. Lindsay tends to kill most of the younger bashers out there (save Sharapova, though there was that one time... ;) ). Still, Safina beat her earlier this year in Miami, right after Lindsay played one of the best matches of her comeback. That leads me to pretty much the story of Lindsay's year... she can beat anyone one day, and lose to anyone the next. That's why in my mind her match against Dinara is a toss-up. On ability, Lindsay could probably pull it out. But with her on-again, off-again, style of play this year, it's anyone's guess. Which is why I think that even if Lindsay gets by that match, I don't see her medaling. She's very capable of beating Safina in straights, and then losing to Jankovic just as easily.

Doubles: Lindsay and Liezel really couldn't have asked for a much better draw. Plus, Lindsay is probably going to actually focus on doubles this time around, and not treat it as just "practice time", like she seems to in other events. VRP/AMG are the only obstacle en route to the semis, IMO, though I think Rennee and Sam could spoil their run as well. If Lindsay and Liezel get beyond that one, I can see them medaling.

QUEENLINDSAY
Aug 7th, 2008, 06:50 AM
Lindsay came back for OG- If she wants it, this draw is manageable.
Lindsay, tends to play her best tennis against ball bashers like her. Its gonna be a hitting match and I dont see anyone beating Lindsay on a hitting match.

In The Zone
Aug 7th, 2008, 06:54 AM
Gold: Serena.
Silver: Venus
Bronze: Dinara.

4th: Ana.

If Jill doesn't win the Gold, of course.

loveyanzi
Aug 7th, 2008, 06:56 AM
Unbelievable draw

Yan Zi always drew a tough opponent..... Anyway, she had better be eliminated by Zvonereva rather than an Invitation.

Hantuchova vs. Ai. again...

Molik vs. Davenport... Tough for Molik. She values Olympics so much...

Jankovic vs. Cibukova again????????? Oh,dear....

*Jean*
Aug 7th, 2008, 07:41 AM
Tati : Tough draw for a comeback, but I hope she'll play Ivanovic in R2
Vera : Zi could be tough in front of her crowd, and Radwanska in R3
Katya Bondarenko : Always tough R1 :o
Timea : against Serena :o
Iveta : should win against Sania, R2 against Serena
Tanya : Azarenka in R1 :(
Kaia : Pennetta in R1, winnable but it's gonna be more than tough
Klara : Llagostera Vives should be okay on hard, Zheng in R2
Alona : should win against Sequera, but what about her knee ?
Janka : good R1 against Black, Cibulkova in R3 :(

tenn_ace
Aug 7th, 2008, 07:46 AM
Sveta got one of the toughest draw IMO

jazar
Aug 7th, 2008, 07:52 AM
easy draw for cara black

Juanes
Aug 7th, 2008, 08:13 AM
good draw for Domi... but Daniela... omg.... again Sugi.... but try to wake up Daniela....

doubles: yan/zheng for slovak girls.... :mad: good luck SLOVAKIA....

starin
Aug 7th, 2008, 08:16 AM
go Team USA!!
I think Craybas can beat Schnyder!! lol j/k

But really I think Davenport should get past Alicia Molik and against Safina it's a toss up. She needs to serving well and hitting cleanly. And maybe try moving around a little bit more.

papru
Aug 7th, 2008, 08:16 AM
what an awful draw for Agnieszka :sobbing:
and Marta :sobbing:

frontier
Aug 7th, 2008, 08:19 AM
I think Venus and Serena have chances...this is hard court not clay. Serena has a chance at gold....she has won a title in China before. Lindsay will stun a lot of players...she plays well on the hard courts

Medina
Aug 7th, 2008, 08:22 AM
Anabels draw :ras:

Chriskip
Aug 7th, 2008, 08:26 AM
I really dont get how they arrived at the seedings for doubles especially when looking now at the mens draw....bryans, nadal, federer, knowles on same side of draw (confusing in the sense that someone mentioned about using the higher of the two singles rankings to arrive at seedings, but I think many of the mens teams do actually play together normally so the same style couldnt have been used to seed them)...I am confused but it sure makes for one heck of an olympic tennis tournament from the get go for everybody. No-one can afford to let their guards down, and thats why I will not be surprised at whoever wins in either singles or doubles, male or female. The top players may look good on paper against some of their opponents, but considering most of them are coming off injuries/slumps, they are going to have some true tests from some lesser known players who may have been bit more by the olympic bug.

frontier
Aug 7th, 2008, 08:32 AM
A lot of players will fall on the wayside because of the weather...Good luck to Serena,Lindsay and Venus!!!!!

LUXXXAS
Aug 7th, 2008, 08:33 AM
1-st round exit for Sveta...
bad draw for Lindsay... no chance she can beat Dina :sad:

zvonarevarulz
Aug 7th, 2008, 08:34 AM
Goooo Bepa:hearts:

hankqq
Aug 7th, 2008, 08:36 AM
Even though a few of my faves got tough draws, I still love it-things are going to get good quickly!

Notes:
-even if the thumb is still injured, Ana should get past Koryttseva, but she could have trouble in rd. 2 if Golovin or Safarova suddenly start playing well
-Golovin couldn't have asked for a better first round opponent in the slumping Safarova. This duo will provide us with the HOT MESS first round match.
-hard worker Jill drew Schnyder, and while Patty is the favorite, one can never count on her to play well, which means Jill has a shot at reaching rd 2.
-Zvonareva/Yan is a tough first rounder. Vera is playing like crap, and Yan isn't someone you want to face if you're in bad form...
-Peer/Cirstea-neither is playing well now and who knows what will happen?
-Serena/Govortsova-Serena should not have any trouble with Olga, who can hit the ball hard, but she can't move well at all. Serena shouldn't have too many problems with her draw until she faces Dementieva in the quarters.
-Vaidisova/Cornet-another interesting 1st rounder. Cornet isn't the best on hardcourts, but Nicole hasn't stopped slumping so this match is hard to predict
-Hantuchova/Sugiyama-If Daniela's foot is healed she can win this, but if not say bye bye because Ai is suddenly playing decent tennis again
-Dementieva/K. Bondarenko-Elena should win this in straights. Demmy should reach the quarters against Serena.
-Venus/Bacsinszky-Venus should win in straights as well. I am a little worried about her rd. 2, especially if it's Benesova (because she gets back so many balls). Azarenka could be a tough opponent in rd. 3, and then she could face either Kuznetsova, Pennetta or Li in the quarters...:eek:
-Pennetta should cruise to rd. 3 against either Kuznetsova/Li
-Kuznetsova/Li is a tough, tough 1st rd. match and the scoreline could be a WTF scoreline :lol:
-Safina and Davenport should both win their 1st rounders easily and then meet in rd. 2. Lindsay doesn't usually lose to the same person 2X in a row, but Safina is having a career year so this should be a great match
-Szavay vs. Zheng :sobbing: I so wanted both of them to do well! Zheng is the favorite, as Agnes hasn't beaten any top opponents in a long time...:bigcry: Anyway, the winner of this match will give the winner of Safina/Davenport a tough match in rd. 3.
-Cibulkova should face Jankovic in rd. 3. Jankovic will roll over Black in rd. 1, and might have a little trouble against A. Bondarenko in rd. 2 but she has a good draw to reach rd. 3. Cibulkova might have trouble in rd. 2 if Pironkova beats Domachowska, but if not, she has a good chance to reach the quarters by upsetting Jankovic again. I'm not dissing Jelena, but I think she'll lose to Cibulkova again because her movement isn't 100% given the knee injury.

mr_burns
Aug 7th, 2008, 08:42 AM
can we switch the williams sisters, than i would love the draw

instead of lindsay vs the inform player it really great

Steff_forever
Aug 7th, 2008, 08:43 AM
Dani vs Ai 1st round? I hope Dani can finally get a win again :sad:

Ana vs Serena in the semis could be awesome if Ana gets her forehand back! :help:
I hope to see a Nicole vs Serena quarter final first!

Davenport Dinara 2nd round? WTF!?!?
JJ against Domi and than possibly Dinara now that she is the No.1... that pure irony :o Go JJ! :devil:
Venus draw looks really good. She should easily make the semis!

My upset bet goes to Li Na vs Sveta! :cool:
:hatoff:

Daniel
Aug 7th, 2008, 08:44 AM
Go Vera, Sveta, Elena D, Safina and Ivanovic :bounce:

stefi62
Aug 7th, 2008, 08:48 AM
Cara vs Jankovic, Mara vs Safina in first round :fiery:

AntoninBeethoven
Aug 7th, 2008, 08:48 AM
Good draws for Jill and Sveta.

ce
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:05 AM
ok good round 1 for JJ :)
but after that :help:
i hope Safina is tired :scared:
as for ana good draw :D

Miss Amor
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:08 AM
tough draw for venus...timea/iveta/azarenka/kuzzy/jj/serena or ana possibly

MaBaker
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:08 AM
Once again piece of cake draw for JJ :bigclap:

:sobbing:

Richie's
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:15 AM
HAntuchova vs Sugiyama again in 1st round... OMG... Again???

babuska6
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:17 AM
Poor Daniela :( So bad draw for her - 1.round Sugiyama,possible second round Wozniacki.Very very hard draw,please find your form back and beat them :)

Karolina_Sprem
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:22 AM
Elena Dementieva is having quite good draw...She should make QF and play against Serena...

It's obvious that top draw is MUCH, MUCH easier from the bottom one...

Cp6uja
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:25 AM
[1] IVANOVIC Ana (1) SRB vs. [53] KORYTTSEVA Mariya UKR
[28] GOLOVIN Tatiana FRA vs. [73] SAFAROVA Lucie CZE
[29] MEDINA GARRIGUES Anabel ESP vs. [33] BAMMER Sybille AUT
[16] SCHNYDER Patty (13) SUI vs. [75] CRAYBAS Jill USA____________
[11] ZVONAREVA Vera (9) RUS vs. [52] YAN Zi CHN
[25] PEER Shahar ISR vs. [57] CIRSTEA Sorana ROU
[26] SCHIAVONE Francesca ITA vs. [77] AMANMURADOVA Akgul UZB
[9] RADWANSKA Agnieszka (8) POL vs. [70] CHAN Yung-Jan (IP) TPE

[5] WILLIAMS Serena (4) USA vs. [47] GOVORTSOVA Olga BLR
[42] ERRANI Sara ITA vs. [82] STOSUR Samantha AUS
[50] PENG Shuai CHN vs. [55] SUAREZ NAVARRO Carla ESP
[19] CORNET Alize (15) FRA vs. [21] VAIDISOVA Nicole CZE__________
[12] HANTUCHOVA Daniela (10) SVK vs. [32] SUGIYAMA Ai JPN
[23] WOZNIACKI Caroline DEN vs. [173] SFAR Selima (IP) TUN
[37] TANASUGARN Tamarine (IP) THA vs. [68] ARVIDSSON Sofia SWE
[6] DEMENTIEVA Elena (5) RUS vs. [40] BONDARENKO Kateryna UKR


[8] WILLIAMS Venus (7) USA vs. [61] BACSINSZKY Timea SUI
[56] BENESOVA Iveta CZE vs. [60] MIRZA Sania IND
[35] DULKO Gisela ARG vs. [41] DELLACQUA Casey AUS
[15] AZARENKA Victoria (12) BLR vs. [78] PEREBIYNIS Tatiana UKR_____
[17] PENNETTA Flavia (14) ITA vs. [48] KANEPI Kaia EST
[27] RAZZANO Virginie FRA vs. [51] DANIILIDOU Eleni GRE
[49] ERAKOVIC Marina NZL vs. [145] MORITA Ayumi (IP) JPN
[3] KUZNETSOVA Svetlana (3) RUS vs. [43] LI Na CHN

[7] SAFINA Dinara (6) RUS vs. [164] SANTANGELO Mara ITA
[24] DAVENPORT Lindsay USA vs. [141] MOLIK Alicia (IP) AUS
[65] ZAKOPALOVA Klara CZE vs. [101] LLAGOSTERA VIVES Nuria (IP) ESP
[14] SZAVAY Agnes (11) HUN vs. [38] ZHENG Jie CHN_______________
[20] CIBULKOVA Dominika (16) SVK vs. [46] PARMENTIER Pauline FRA
[45] PIRONKOVA Tsvetana BUL vs. [54] DOMACHOWSKA Marta POL
[30] BONDARENKO Alona UKR vs. [213] SEQUERA Milagros VEN
[2] JANKOVIC Jelena (2) SRB vs. [658] BLACK Cara (INV) ZIM




Tough, but balanced draw for all, and only medal which i see right now is Serena's bronze ;) :devil:.

barboza
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:25 AM
I really dont get how they arrived at the seedings for doubles especially when looking now at the mens draw....bryans, nadal, federer, knowles on same side of draw (confusing in the sense that someone mentioned about using the higher of the two singles rankings to arrive at seedings, but I think many of the mens teams do actually play together normally so the same style couldnt have been used to seed them)...I am confused but it sure makes for one heck of an olympic tennis tournament from the get go for everybody. No-one can afford to let their guards down, and thats why I will not be surprised at whoever wins in either singles or doubles, male or female. The top players may look good on paper against some of their opponents, but considering most of them are coming off injuries/slumps, they are going to have some true tests from some lesser known players who may have been bit more by the olympic bug.

I think seeding was determined by the player's singles or doubles ranking, whichever is higher. Case in point, Davenport/Huber have both their respective singles and doubles ranking printed on the drawsheet to determine their 5th seeding.

Richie's
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:26 AM
The draw is really hard and tricky for all the players... Daniela is so unlucky as usual both in singles and doubles... In my opinion Radwanska has the perfect draw... If she play like a Top10 player... I'm sure that she will gonna past Ivanovic and play for a medal in SF!!! Good luck Danka!!! Hard job again..

Slumpsova
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:27 AM
i kinda like that :D one of the most balanced draws of the year.

Dodoboy.
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:29 AM
I wish Serena and Venus swapped but it is a great draw in prospect!

Mei Guo Jia you!!

Karolina_Sprem
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:31 AM
1st round "big" upset if we can call this "big upset" is going to be...Szavay loosing aganst Zheng... :D

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:41 AM
If your knee fucks this up Serena, I'll give you mine :yeah:

spriwi
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:45 AM
i love aga's draw :drool:

vera & ana in poor form ===> if the injury doesnt bother her too much and those girls won't start playing their best tennis, she has a chance for the SF :angel:

©@®eLess
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:45 AM
If Jankovic gets a medal out of this she surely deserves a no.1 spot!

LCS
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:47 AM
I guess no one can say the Chinese favored their players...:rolleyes:

AcesHigh
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:53 AM
YES! Loving both draws :bounce: Go TEAM USA!!!!


And Dinara? Bring it on!!!! :armed:

Mr.Kardashian
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:55 AM
molik has a tough draw... =(

Elisse
Aug 7th, 2008, 09:56 AM
Wow, what great draws!! :eek: :bounce:

Definately gonna be some big upsets in that first round!! Can't wait for the action to start!!! :drool:


Welcome back, Eleni!!!! :kiss: :hearts: :bounce:

Dinayer
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:05 AM
i like it :)

Dodoboy.
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:10 AM
Lindsay!

Come on!

I hope she can handle tough 2r opponent.

olivero
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:11 AM
good draw for Poles!

Marta can win a match :bounce:

Aga has a good draw. Vera and Fran will be tough, but if Aga is thinking about a medal she must beat them. With Ivanovic anything is possible. And she gets Serena in the semis, not in the QF! That's the most important :bounce:

Go Polish girls!!

FrenchY52
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:19 AM
Not a bad 1st round for Tati, but after being awar from the tour for so many months she probably doesn't have the level to beat a top100 player ! But let's hope, and enjoy your time in Beijing Tati :hearts:

дalex
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:25 AM
:sobbing: JJ...

Slutiana
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:37 AM
OMG, I think Tati could do it. :eek: I actually genuinely believe in her. :eek: She should be able to beat a slumping Safarova and Ana is slumping too.. If she could beat Ana it could give her a HUGE confidence boost and the rest of her quarter could be hers to eat. :eek:

Nemo_Kool
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:40 AM
o pleaseeee make my prediction come true....Serena beating Venus, with Jankovic beating ivanovic for the bronze medal!

Tennisation
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:41 AM
OMG, I think Tati could do it. :eek: I actually genuinely believe in her. :eek: She should be able to beat a slumping Safarova and Ana is slumping too.. If she could beat Ana it could give her a HUGE confidence boost and the rest of her quarter could be hers to eat. :eek:no way in hell, Tati is probably screwing the whole men's australian swimming team the night she arrives in olympic village and tire herself out for the first round match.

FrOzon
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:42 AM
I like the way how they seeded in doubles!

FORZA SARITA
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:42 AM
Go Flavia:dance:

Number1
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:44 AM
c'mon, Serena! take your chances
Ana vs Serena would be awesome

Just Do It
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:45 AM
Worst draw - Jankovic, as usual :rolleyes:

G&R
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:52 AM
go italians!!!! what a draw!!! i'm so excited

King Of Tennis
Aug 7th, 2008, 11:00 AM
Pennetta vs Kanepi :sad:

Sofia you can beat Tanasugarn...2 round against Dementieva..

Chan vs Radwanska :sad: you have to play really really well..:D

Santangelo vs Safina :o

Destiny
Aug 7th, 2008, 11:08 AM
Intresting draw

:hehehe: Williams for gold

Sharapowerr
Aug 7th, 2008, 11:16 AM
Fair draw ( the bottom half is a little harder ) but it s good.

Caipirinha Guy
Aug 7th, 2008, 11:21 AM
The best possible draw for Aga Radwańska!:worship::worship::bounce:

mb011
Aug 7th, 2008, 11:21 AM
jelena has such a crappy draw! however if she is up to it she can beat both cibulkova and venus, better was to draw her then serena.

ana has a cakewalk draw up until the semis, which means she can pretty much get the bronze easily... hopefully at least one serb will beat one WS

Mina Vagante
Aug 7th, 2008, 12:02 PM
Well, Ross is very happy with this draw. Serena has a great chance in singles and doubles

Dodoboy.
Aug 7th, 2008, 12:06 PM
Worst draw - Jankovic, as usual :rolleyes:

It's very unfortunate.

She always gets bad draws but always finds away to make it to semi, so kudos to her :yeah:

I would love if the americans played for gold and the serbs for bronze :hearts:

Demska
Aug 7th, 2008, 12:06 PM
Lena def. Serena 61 61 :rocker:

Rhémila
Aug 7th, 2008, 12:09 PM
Iveta and Nicole against the Williamssisters :tape::help::banghead::scared:

.:sk:.
Aug 7th, 2008, 12:09 PM
Good chances for Tati to reach the 2r because Lucie is in a bad form this year. And maybe she upsets Ana ;)

Huntress55
Aug 7th, 2008, 12:17 PM
Caseys first match looks pretty good if she can control her nerves, and then who knows.
I like Erakovics draw too.
Alicia.. ummm.
JJ, I actually dont think its super bad.

SVK
Aug 7th, 2008, 12:20 PM
Hantuchova - Sugiyama:tape::apumpkin:

:ras:

rockstar
Aug 7th, 2008, 12:25 PM
wow, daniela gets sugiyama in the first and caroline in the second. wth :o

yan and zheng in doubles :help:

AndreConrad
Aug 7th, 2008, 12:29 PM
The draw looks pretty even, nobody has big advantages. Upsets will be starting in the first round though ;)

sharapovarulz1
Aug 7th, 2008, 12:30 PM
Wow quite a crazy draw, good viewing though :D

frontier
Aug 7th, 2008, 12:31 PM
I think whoever made the draw wants Serena to be no.1 soon

MagicMilan
Aug 7th, 2008, 12:31 PM
Fuck, what a crap draw for JJ :mad:
On the other hand, a pretty nice one for Ana :)
Go girls

Just Do It
Aug 7th, 2008, 12:34 PM
It's very unfortunate.

She always gets bad draws but always finds away to make it to semi, so kudos to her :yeah:

I would love if the americans played for gold and the serbs for bronze :hearts:

Yeah. I would like to see : Serbians playing in the final and Americans for the bronze :angel: :lol:

frontier
Aug 7th, 2008, 12:34 PM
no way in hell, Tati is probably screwing the whole men's australian swimming team the night she arrives in olympic village and tire herself out for the first round match.Oh Lawd is she that slutty!!!!!!!:eek:

Il Primo!
Aug 7th, 2008, 01:23 PM
Give the gold to the Queen already :)

frenchie
Aug 7th, 2008, 01:25 PM
That's what Ivanovic had to say yesterday

Unfortunately my thumb is still painful and I cannot practice. I am still having laser treatment on it, but it’s very frustrating, not being able to prepare as I would like. I just hope it heals very soon.

Serena is pretty sure to win the top half at least!

ce
Aug 7th, 2008, 01:29 PM
o crap :sad:

homogenius
Aug 7th, 2008, 01:30 PM
Jankovic has the worst draw once again : Bondarenko, Cibulkova, Safina, Venus/Kuzy...just to reach the final.hope there are some upsets to help her a bit (do you hear me Lindsay ?).
Serena and Ana have good draws on paper.

RenaSlam.
Aug 7th, 2008, 01:32 PM
Serena, go for the gold! :worship:

Williams/Williams to win the Doubles!

BuTtErFrEnA
Aug 7th, 2008, 01:59 PM
come on serena take gold, venus silver and ana bronze :woohoo:

williams take the doubles and repeat wimbledon again :D

cn ireland
Aug 7th, 2008, 02:22 PM
Some interesting potential match ups in the draw.

I'm predicting a gold medal match between Serena and Safina:)!

LefandePatty
Aug 7th, 2008, 02:39 PM
That's what Ivanovic had to say yesterday

Unfortunately my thumb is still painful and I cannot practice. I am still having laser treatment on it, but it’s very frustrating, not being able to prepare as I would like. I just hope it heals very soon.

Serena is pretty sure to win the top half at least!

SF: Patty vs Peng Shuai/(Serena):hearts:

enchantrezz
Aug 7th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Interesting 1st rd match for Lindsay and Alicia. Based on H/H record Lindsay should beat Alicia but its in Beijing and the weather can play a big factor here.

To quote Molik:
"I've been in China seven or eight times. I'm very used to playing in the heat and experiencing the thick air. "

Last time they played, it was 2005 AO 6-4 4-6 9-7. Lindsay won.
Both Olympic medalists, Lindsay w gold '96, Alicia w bronze '04.
Still,I can see Lindsay having an edge and if she gets past this match, then it will be a tough 2nd rd for Dinara..should Safina of course win 1st rd.

Heat and Humidity are the players' toughest opponents in the next few days, imo.

*Jool*
Aug 7th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Eleni is back ! :banana:
Good luck to Eleni and Anabel .

and GL to Lindsay , but with a shitty draw again :fiery:

Ellery
Aug 7th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Good draw for Zi/Jie and Shuai/Tiantian :hearts:

Hope Ai and Jie can win a couple of matches here :drool:

LudwigDvorak
Aug 7th, 2008, 03:04 PM
I find it weird Serena's fans are so confident she's going to do so well here. I would imagine she would since the conditions fit her perfectly, but she's had enough weird losses you wouldn't expect her to have the last few years....:shrug:

I hope the winner of the (hopefully) Serena/Elena QF is in the gold medal match. And may the best person win against (hopefully) Venus or Lindsay. I'd be extremely disappointed if anyone else made it there.

RenaSlam.
Aug 7th, 2008, 03:07 PM
I find it weird Serena's fans are so confident she's going to do so well here. I would imagine she would since the conditions fit her perfectly, but she's had enough weird losses you wouldn't expect her to have the last few years....:shrug:

I hope the winner of the (hopefully) Serena/Elena QF is in the gold medal match. And may the best person win against (hopefully) Venus or Lindsay. I'd be extremely disappointed if anyone else made it there.

Why shouldn't Serena's fans be confident? Sure she has been injured and has had some weird losses...but who hasn't on tour in the last year or so?

Serena has one of the best draws out of the top players, Ivanovic hasn't played well since the FO. Dementieva is certianly beatable although she's a fighter.

Serenita
Aug 7th, 2008, 03:49 PM
Serena Gold
Serena Venus Gold

karimcartoon
Aug 7th, 2008, 04:21 PM
Jankovic/Venus can't meet til Semis.
Serena's most difficult match, based on form coming in, would be the finals vs. Dinara. But Venus'd be tough too because of the sister dynamic.

Dementieva vs S. Williams quarters :bounce:

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:07 PM
I find it weird Serena's fans are so confident she's going to do so well here. I would imagine she would since the conditions fit her perfectly, but she's had enough weird losses you wouldn't expect her to have the last few years....:shrug:

I hope the winner of the (hopefully) Serena/Elena QF is in the gold medal match. And may the best person win against (hopefully) Venus or Lindsay. I'd be extremely disappointed if anyone else made it there.

Serena hasn't had any particularly "weird" losses on HC for a while....so :shrug: I like her chances if the knee holds up.

vwfan
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:19 PM
williams v. serbs semis:bounce:

go team williams.

venus take the gold!

Tennisstar86
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:21 PM
Serena hasn't had any particularly "weird" losses on HC for a while....so :shrug: I like her chances if the knee holds up.

I disagree with that.... I can name two off the top of my head.... Ao against JAnkovic she was on fire all tournament and then didnt even look like she was trying out there....

US 07 against Henin again on fire and then looked like she wasnt even tryin out there....

That said I hope either VEnus/ Serena/ Lindsay win the title.... dont want any wannabe's adding their names to the trophy with Cap/ Graf/ Davenport/ Venus/ Henin......

Can you imagine how odd a Jankovic would look next to that....

JackFrost
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:26 PM
Ohhhh Noooo! JJ gets Domi 3rd round :rolls:
Jelena has beaten Cibulkova before (more than once), she will beat her again (if she can find her form again). If Jelena plays like in Montreal, she will not even get in third round.

frontier
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:31 PM
Cibulkova is now very confident and she played well in the heat and humidity of Montreal,Cibulkova is a pusher like jj but with a bigger serve

JackFrost
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:33 PM
That's what Ivanovic had to say yesterday

Unfortunately my thumb is still painful and I cannot practice. I am still having laser treatment on it, but it’s very frustrating, not being able to prepare as I would like. I just hope it heals very soon.

Serena is pretty sure to win the top half at least!
Ana has an easy draw until the semis. (No I will not say "like always" :tape:).
So even with that injury she should make it to the semis. And then is everything possible.

MrSerenaWilliams
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:39 PM
I disagree with that.... I can name two off the top of my head.... Ao against JAnkovic she was on fire all tournament and then didnt even look like she was trying out there....

US 07 against Henin again on fire and then looked like she wasnt even tryin out there....

Serena's always going to have trouble with Jankovic, it's a "match-up" issue. She just needs to be dialed in.....which she wasn't in Melbourne.

Justine was playing CAREER tennis at the USO. Serena wasn't in particularly decent shape then either....so that had a bit to do with it too.

But even then....both players are #1 players (oh my GOD that hurts to say that :sad: ), so....I mean, under that rationale Serena gets to the semis at least where she'd get a rusty Ivanovic...so I like her chances to get to at least the final.

kinseh
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:40 PM
Nice draws! :D

Ana-Tati in the second round.. :sad: But not a bad first-round match for Tati, hopefully she can beat Lucie. :cool:

Caro has either in-form Sugiyama or Daniela in the second round. Not bad. :)

Possible Caro-Lena D. match-up in the second round. :sad:

Jelena got the Cara Black jack-pot. :p

Venus and Serena are not in the same half!! :D

Orbis
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:48 PM
Ana had better get to the semis with her draw.

gotthebend
Aug 7th, 2008, 07:43 PM
For the first round,
Yung-Jan plays Agnieszka.
Hautu fights against Yama again.
Tati vs. Lucie.:tape:
Jie vs. Agnes... hopefully Jie will repeat her Wimbledon win.

danieln1
Aug 7th, 2008, 10:04 PM
My 2000th post, will give luck to Davenport! She must beat Safina and reach the third round, another tough draw for her just for a change!
It´s a winnable match if the knee is fine
Doubles, she should have played with Lisa Raymond, but I think she´ll do fine since she´s the number 5 seed!
Good luck Lindsay and win another medal!

Warrior
Aug 7th, 2008, 11:52 PM
hate it :fiery:

Sharapova's_Boy
Aug 8th, 2008, 05:32 AM
Ugh, what a great draw for Nikki and Vika.

winnermax
Aug 8th, 2008, 06:49 AM
The coach of CTA said that the speed of the count was slow....

Uranium
Aug 8th, 2008, 08:09 AM
I disagree with that.... I can name two off the top of my head.... Ao against JAnkovic she was on fire all tournament and then didnt even look like she was trying out there....

US 07 against Henin again on fire and then looked like she wasnt even tryin out there....

That said I hope either VEnus/ Serena/ Lindsay win the title.... dont want any wannabe's adding their names to the trophy with Cap/ Graf/ Davenport/ Venus/ Henin......

Can you imagine how odd a Jankovic would look next to that....

So many things wrong:(
Serena didn't really play all that well at the AO, she was streaky, the only good thing was her serve. She was decent until the QF where she played bad.
Serena also wasn't on fire during the USO, her matches were :tape:.
There is no trophy for the Olympics:p
Also, I don't see how JJ would look odd, I am sure people thought that about the then slamless Capriati and Davenport, who both really hit it big after their Olympic wins, so JJ doesn't look that odd yet:p

Tennisstar86
Aug 8th, 2008, 08:39 AM
So many things wrong:(
Serena didn't really play all that well at the AO, she was streaky, the only good thing was her serve. She was decent until the QF where she played bad.
Serena also wasn't on fire during the USO, her matches were :tape:.
There is no trophy for the Olympics:p
Also, I don't see how JJ would look odd, I am sure people thought that about the then slamless Capriati and Davenport, who both really hit it big after their Olympic wins, so JJ doesn't look that odd yet:p

Serena was destroying her Opponents at the AO... Maybe you cant remember that far back... I really didnt see how anyone was gonna stop her until she didnt show up at all for that AO match...

I know there isnt a trophy for the olympics I meant figuritively as in in the history books... And I dont see JJ lasting long.. Im sensing a dokic effect for her since she refuses to decrease her schedule.... Capriati and Davenport clearly had the good

And true Serena did look a hot mess at the US Open, but most and I know i expected her to wake up or at least try against Henin...

mapaliey
Aug 8th, 2008, 09:22 AM
danka...bad draw..both single and double :lol:

Mr.Kardashian
Aug 8th, 2008, 09:28 AM
who will replace davenport?

Caipirinha Guy
Aug 8th, 2008, 09:38 AM
I think that either Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez or Virginia Ruano Pascual