Personally I hope she draws a WC in the 1st round. Actually it would be nice if the draw were like this:
1r vs. Jessica Moore
2nd rd vs. Holland or Mladenovic
3rd round vs. Ivanovic (or some other slumping top player).
But realistically I hope she draws someone outside of the top 50.
Jan 9th, 2009, 11:15 PM
ANYONE who either, A. Hits hard but has more errors than Jelena, or B. Hits a weak ball and isn't good enough to move Jelena around ie. someone she can just overpower and outhit.
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:09 AM
What do you think about Schnyder? Remember the last meeting in Zurich 2003? A possible win over her would open the draw...
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:29 AM
Razzano, payback is a bitch:devil:
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:38 AM
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:58 AM
There are too many players that it could potentially be. Over 150 in fact, because she could draw a qualifier. That being said, my first choice would be Patricia Mayr, if she got into the main draw :lol: It's not a 25K challenger, so Jelena would win.
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:00 AM
Jan 10th, 2009, 01:49 AM
I thought about that but then I thought Jelena might actually be pathetic against someone like Pin :lol:
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:01 AM
Rossana De Los Rios, Mathilde Johansson, Akgul Amanmuradova, Jessica Moore, Karin Knapp, Sofia Arvidsson, Yvonne Meusburger, Patricia Mayr, Anastasia Yakimova.
Any one of those girls.
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:14 AM
I hope she draws Razzano.
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:41 AM
I hope she draws Razzano.
She's in shit form now, so it could work. I'd just worry that Jelena would remember their last match and choke again :help:
Jan 10th, 2009, 12:46 PM
This draw could be the most important draw in her career! Let's just hope it won't be against a top 50 player. I agree with earlier posts, Moore, Arvidsson, Johansson, (Razzano) should be good! In 6 days, we'll know for sure......
Jan 10th, 2009, 02:47 PM
with her current form she has a good chance of beating anyone that is not a seed, provided her foot is 100%
Jan 10th, 2009, 05:55 PM
Meusburger, Moore, Other Aussie WC, French WC, Szavay, Wickmayer.
If it had to be a seed then Schnyder (because she has a good record against her), Kirilenko, Sugiyama, or Hantuchova.
Hopefully NOT: Anyone from top 10 or Azarenka, Wozniacki, Cibulkova, Tanasugarn or Pennetta!
Just Do It
Jan 10th, 2009, 06:16 PM
I have a feeling Jelena will draw a seed. Schiavone is my guess.
Jan 12th, 2009, 05:02 AM
Moore, Meusburger, Dellacqua, Razzano, Mladenovic, but mostly Moore.
Jan 12th, 2009, 06:56 AM
Moore would be so good! :devil:
Jan 12th, 2009, 09:28 AM
I hope Moore as well. But Razzano or Schiavone are good also. Fran hasn't been playing well as of late. :shrug:
Jan 12th, 2009, 09:46 AM
Vaidisova or Chakvetadze - take out a weak seed first, then an easy second round againt jess moore or another WC.
other weak seeds that i feel she could beat - ivanovic, hantuchova and petrova.
that said, i will cry if she draws venus or dementieva or safina :(
Jan 12th, 2009, 12:42 PM
Vaidisova or some Aussie WC
Jan 12th, 2009, 01:36 PM
Jan 12th, 2009, 04:08 PM
Jan 12th, 2009, 04:11 PM
When will the draw be out anyway?
Jan 12th, 2009, 05:12 PM
Jan 12th, 2009, 05:45 PM
I just hope she doesn't draw a seed. If her foot is healed 100%, she has a chance vs ANY non-seeded opponent. I really want her to win, at the very least, one match because it will give her SO much confidence. When the hell was the last time Dokic won a GS match?:o
If she draws a seed quickly, then I hope it's the likes of Schnyder, Chakvetadze, Hantuchova, Medina Garrigues, Siguyama, or Kirilenko. THE best opener would be against a shitty Aussie WC which she can simply destroy. She needs a win hear to get herself back to a decent ranking in order to play qualies in lower Tiered events. If not, she will have to watse way too many WCs just to enter the qualies, not even MD.:scared: