Originally Posted by Ballbasher
5 Players could be debutantes from Q:
Dentoni (vs. Martinez Sanchez)
Dzehalevich (vs. Ondraskova)
Hrdinova (vs. Puchkova)
Kulikova (vs. Rybarikova)
Iijima (vs. Fujiwara)
Not looking good. The only reason why I still think we'll have a debutante or two is because it would be too much of a coincidence for all of them to crash out.
In order of what I believe are their chances to qualify:
I have no idea how Dzehalevich plays, but considering Ondraskova is a clay specialist by her own admission and played "wall" against Camerin (!) the only time I saw her back in 2006, I'd say Dzehalevich may have a decent shot.
Ijima vs Fujiwara is a coin toss, since all Japanese play pretty much the same.
Hrdinova is a towering big server who probably isn't better than her current ranking. Puchkova may DF her way to a loss against anyone, but I doubt Hrdinova has enough game even to stay on the match long enough for that.
Dentoni will either get whomped or choke.
Kulikova is up against an in-form player who was RU at Wimbledon juniors in 2006 IIRC.