Originally Posted by Patrick345
Doesn´t matter: Serena or Sharapova.
Greatest possible opponent: Radwanska, cause that can only happen in the final.
Bad: Na Li, Kvitova. If they reach the QF, that likely means they play well.
Very Good: Kerber
Matches I don´t need to see: STOSUR, CIBULKOVA, Petrova, Kirilenko, Jankovic, Ivanovic, Kuznetsova, Kanepi, Halep, Lisicki, Stephens, Robson.
I think she can beat almost anybody on the surface, but there are also a lot of stumbling blocks. Draw will be crucial.
Agreed. This is vika's worst surface and the lack of confidence is evident. On top of that her shot selection in the finals were really poor..might be due to lack of match play.
So early round surprises are not needed.
Although I don't think she will be able to avoid all the possible threats you mentioned considering her history of not getting easy slam draws ( barring last AO). Let's hope for the best. She actually doesn't have much to lose.