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Keothavong (British #1) will make it to R2 or better. 23 44.23%
O'Brien will reach R2 for the second year in a row. 14 26.92%
South will make it to R2 or R3. 20 38.46%
Cavaday will reach R2 for the first time. 11 21.15%
Baltacha will make it to R3 again. 5 9.62%
Qualifier will surprise and make it to R2. 6 11.54%
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Old Jun 17th, 2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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Re: Do you think The Brits will do well in Wimbeldon

No, we'll be lucky to have a player win a round.
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Do you think The Brits will do well in Wimbledon? [Updated!]

Who will do well there? 0 Brits girls reached the final QR so the will be no Brits qualifiers in the main draw.
MD is out so what do you think now? Which of them have the best chance to get some wins?

Main Draw

Baltacha vs. Kerber
Zheng vs. (30)Cibulkova

Pin vs. Strycova
South vs. (28)A. Bondarenko

(24)Peer vs. O’Brien
Safarova vs. Loit

(7)V. Williams vs. Cavaday
Keothavong vs. King

Statistics from grass court season:

Anne Keothavong

Surbiton (50K): lost in the final to Erakovic.
Birmingham: lost in R1 to K. Bondarenko.
Rosmalen: lost in R1 to Errani.

2008 Singles Record: 30-17
Best result in Wimbledon: R2 in 2004 lost to Sharapova.

Katie O'Brien

Surbiton (50K): lost in R2 to C. Gullickson.
Birmingham: lost in R2 to Shvedova.
Eastbourne: lost in R1 to Stosur.

2008 Singles Record: 13-17
Best result in Wimbledon: R2 in 2007 lost to Krajicek.

Melanie South

Surbiton (50K): lost in R2 to Kulikova.
Birmingham: lost in the QF to Wickmayer (def. Bammer and Nakamura).
Eastbourne: lost in R1 to Kleybanova.

2008 Singles Record: 29-17
Best result in Wimbledon: R2 in 2006 lost to Perry (def. Schiavone in 3).

Elena Baltacha

Surbiton (50K): lost in R2 to Tanasugarn.
Birmingham: lost in R1 to Makarova.
Eastbourne: lost in QR2 to Pironkova.

2008 Singles Record: 18-10
Best result in Wimbledon: R3 in 2002 lost to Likhovtseva (def. Coetzer in 3).

Naomi Cavaday

Surbiton (50K): lost in R1 to Erakovic.
Birmingham: lost in R2 to Rao (def. Craybas in 2).
Eastbourne: lost in QR1 to Baltacha.

2008 Singles Record: 17-11
Best result in Wimbledon: R1 in 2006/2007 lost to Sugiyama and Hingis (in 07' won a set against Hingis).

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Old Jun 17th, 2008, 03:28 PM   #3
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Re: Do you think The Brits will do well in Wimbeldon?

if anyone was to win a match, it will be south - but it all depends on the draw of course. if keothavong cant beat errani on grass, well thats says it all for her im affraid.

lets just hope south draws bammer in round 1 then nakamura in round 2!
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Re: Do you think The Brits will do well in Wimbeldon?

The two players who are most likley to do very well, i'e win a few rounds are Mel South and Naomi Cavaday. Naomi is not in great form or fitness BUT she is the most talented out of the top 5 brits.

It all depends on the draw of course.

Based on qualifying, it doesn't look good.
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Re: Do you think The Brits will do well in Wimbeldon?

as is the case with every year, most brits will bow out first round...one might get a ridiculously easy first round opponent and reach the second round, only to be pummeled by one of the seeds

however, Keothavong stands a good chance of making the semi's or even the final
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Re: Do you think The Brits will do well in Wimbeldon?

If you're lucky you'll get a couple into the second round so the press can hype them beyond belief and then announce the death of British tennis when they all plummet soon after.
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Re: Do you think The Brits will do well in Wimbeldon?

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as is the case with every year, most brits will bow out first round...one might get a ridiculously easy first round opponent and reach the second round, only to be pummeled by one of the seeds

however, Keothavong stands a good chance of making the semi's or even the final
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Re: Do you think The Brits will do well in Wimbeldon?

Come on Anne is gonna win the whole thing
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Re: Do you think The Brits will do well in Wimbeldon?

Only way a Brit is getting to the second round is if two of them are drawn against each other in the first.
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Re: Do you think The Brits will do well in Wimbeldon?

I know Anne lost to Errani, but playing at home in a massive stadium is completely different. Anne and Mel can both make it through. Anne has had tough draws in the past (JJ 07, Sprem 06) hope she can get a good draw here.
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Re: Do you think The Brits will do well in Wimbeldon?

Hell no.
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No, we'll be lucky to have a player win a round.
i feel the same, though anne could with a decent draw but i dont hold out much hope for any of the other girls!
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Re: Do you think The Brits will do well in Wimbeldon?

Awful, as usual! It is amazing that Britian once a major tennis force, has only one decent male player an no decent female players. The USA could be in the same situation on the female side, once the Williams retire. The male situation isn^t much better concerning players under 25.
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I really don't understand why the Brits have 0 top female players. They've got the facilities, and the money to ship someone out to Miami/Barcelona if desired. Why is Andy Murray the only good singles player from Great Britain?

Anyway, I think at least someone will reach the rd.64. It's doubtful that anyone will reach rd.32.
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