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Chris93 Jan 4th, 2012 12:27 PM

Sydney 2012.
 
After a round 2 loss in Brisbane Sam heads to Sydney. Im not excepting much here as its a strong lineup. Good luck Sammy :wavey:

skymnos Jan 4th, 2012 02:48 PM

Re: Sydney 2012.
 
It's better when she is the underdog. ;) Look forward to watching her again! Good luck! :cheer:

tenniscrazy84 Jan 4th, 2012 04:30 PM

Re: Sydney 2012.
 
Come on Sammy!!!!!

Huntress55 Jan 4th, 2012 06:06 PM

Re: Sydney 2012.
 
Another tough field. I'm not going to expect much either but it would be ideal for her to win at least two matches to get some more matchplay under her belt before the AO.

SilverPersian Jan 5th, 2012 01:21 AM

Re: Sydney 2012.
 
I believe that she will win this tournament and not drop a set :D

skymnos Jan 5th, 2012 06:37 PM

Re: Sydney 2012.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SilverPersian (Post 20685249)
I believe that she will win this tournament and not drop a set :D

I love your confidence! Bring on Sydney! :cheer::cheer:

SilverPersian Jan 7th, 2012 01:46 AM

Re: Sydney 2012.
 
Sammy vs. Franny in the first round of Sydney :unsure:

(1)Wozniacki v BYE
Cibulkova v Peng
Pavlyuchenkova v Petkovic
Q v (7)Radwanska

(3)Azarenka v Q
Jankovic v Goerges
(wc)Dokic v (wc)Holland
Q v (8)Bartoli

(6)Zvonareva v Kuznetsova
Safarova v Ivanovic
Pennetta v Q
Q v (4)Li

(5)Stosur v Schiavone
Vinci v Hantuchova
Lisicki v Q
(2)Kvitova v BY

Maybe playing another top player will be good for Sam; she'll feel the expectation a little less and not be too worried about losing.

tennisforadults Jan 7th, 2012 04:40 AM

Re: Sydney 2012.
 
Schiavone is the perfect test - can't think of a better opponent to test your game than your arch nemesis who snatched your Grand Slam away. Bring it on!

If Sam can win a few rounds to meet Kvitty, it will be adequate preparation for AO.

tennisforadults Jan 7th, 2012 04:44 AM

Re: Sydney 2012.
 
I have to say, seeing Dokic vs Holland next to all these top players is not quite right. :unsure:

SilverPersian Jan 7th, 2012 05:39 AM

Re: Sydney 2012.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tennisforadults (Post 20701199)
Schiavone is the perfect test - can't think of a better opponent to test your game than your arch nemesis who snatched your Grand Slam away. Bring it on!

If Sam can win a few rounds to meet Kvitty, it will be adequate preparation for AO.

Yeah I agree. If she can get past Franny (and it's a big if after what happened with Benesova), she has a winnable second round match with Vinci/Dani, and then a big test against Petra (or maybe Sabine). Wouldn't be a bad preparation for the AO if she can get to that QF.

But one match at a time...

Theodoropen Jan 7th, 2012 07:17 AM

Re: Sydney 2012.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SilverPersian (Post 20700543)
Maybe playing another top player will be good for Sam; she'll feel the expectation a little less and not be too worried about losing.

Totally agree with this statement. Also, even if she loses to Fran, it won't be nearly as shameful as losing to a relative scrub - I'm only saying "shameful" because I think Sam gets too caught up in that, hence her tendency to get tight when competing against such players.

And of all the players for Sam to (possibly) lose against, Fran is the one I would begrudge the least. I still feel that way even after RG'10. The soft spot I have for her is a powerful thing!

sunsets21 Jan 7th, 2012 11:23 AM

Re: Sydney 2012.
 
I had a nightmare that Sam lost in the first round last night. Please, PLEASE don't come true.

Theodoropen Jan 7th, 2012 11:40 AM

Re: Sydney 2012.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sunsets21 (Post 20703265)
I had a nightmare that Sam lost in the first round last night. Please, PLEASE don't come true.

Nooooo. Please nooooo. :scared:

skymnos Jan 7th, 2012 11:46 AM

Re: Sydney 2012.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sunsets21 (Post 20703265)
I had a nightmare that Sam lost in the first round last night. Please, PLEASE don't come true.

:bigcry::bigcry: I don't even want to think about it!

SilverPersian Jan 7th, 2012 11:56 AM

Re: Sydney 2012.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sunsets21 (Post 20703265)
I had a nightmare that Sam lost in the first round last night. Please, PLEASE don't come true.

Not with the dreams again :lol:

Although previous experience suggests that Sam infiltrating the subconscious of TF users is a sure sign of unexpected glory!


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