View Full Version : 5 most anticipated matches w/o TOP 16 seeds

Jun 21st, 2003, 06:15 AM
mine, tell me about yours, then i'll tally....:)

5. Elena Bovina (RUS) [21] vs Saori Obata (JPN)
Elena is 0-2 on grass, and she is up against probably
the best grass player outside TOP 50 along with Asagoe,

4. Fabiola Zuluaga (COL) vs Clarisa Fernandez (ARG)
high quality clay match, but how will it be on grass....:)

3. Dinara Safina (RUS) vs Alicia Molik (AUS)
Alicia was the best grass player couple of years ago,
and she is taking on 2nd youngest TOP 100 Russian,
talented not to say......

2. Maria Sharapova (RUS) [WC] vs Ashley Harkleroad (USA)
match featuring 2 young prospects symbolizing
the battle b/w Russian and American prospects

1. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) [33] vs Bea Bielik (USA) [Q]
one of the best double's player taking on big serve NCAA Champ,

Jun 21st, 2003, 07:35 AM
I only have two that standout:

1. Sprem v. Benesova
K-Lina's coming out party - first ever Grand Slam match.

2 Masha v. Ashley
Scream Queen v. American Anna

Jun 22nd, 2003, 02:08 AM
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) [33] vs Bea Bielik (USA) [Q] -- I agree this will surely be an interesting match -- I hope Sveta can win it! :)

Jun 22nd, 2003, 02:53 AM
i think stosur vs. davenport will be good
capriati vs. casanova
henin vs. vakulenko (from what i've heard vakulenko has a big game and lots of weapons and grass helps a big game so the match could be quite tight)
dokic vs. baltacha

Jun 22nd, 2003, 03:04 AM
hopefully Julia can keep the ball in the court against Justine.. :o

Jun 22nd, 2003, 05:34 AM
Gowza - they were all top 16 seeds - we were looking for non-top 16 seeds!

Jun 22nd, 2003, 05:58 AM
sorry i thought you wanted top 16 seeds.

ok then let me see...
for me it would be:

perebiynis vs. strycova
schett vs. marrero (potentially a very high quality match)
sprem vs. benesova (also could be a very high quality match)
irvin vs. mikaelian
safina vs. molik
cohen aloro vs. gagliardi
sharapova vs. harkleroad
obata vs. bovina
stevenson vs loit
kuznetsova vs. bielik
gullickson vs tulyaganova
mandula vs. schnyder

i can't pick 5 matches but i can pick 6:

sharapova vs. harkleroad
safina vs. molik
perebiynis vs. strycova
irvin vs. mikaelian
kuznetsova vs. bielik
gullickson vs tulyaganova

Jun 22nd, 2003, 06:20 AM
Sprem's match will be error city....but I think she'll hit more winners then errors ;)

Jun 22nd, 2003, 06:35 AM
i hope bea bielek wins!!! she's a good server :D

Jun 22nd, 2003, 06:51 AM
The Reeves-Pistolesi match should be good. They played twice last yeat on clay and split the matches. Both were tight and went the distance. The first was in Amelia Island which was won by Sammy. The second in Madrid which was won by Anna. I think Sammy could upset being that this is a faster surface and it could hurt Anna because she is a big clay-courter. I think that the surface could help Sammy also because she goes for quite a lot. I really do think this match is up in the air and could be quite interesting. GO SAMMY!

Jun 22nd, 2003, 07:05 AM
Go Sammy :)

Jun 22nd, 2003, 08:23 AM
LOL - i hope everyone who isn't Australian or Eleni or Sprem loses! GO all AUSSIE final!

Jun 22nd, 2003, 09:15 AM
pisnil vs matevzic (both players prefer grass)