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Old Jan 12th, 2011, 03:04 PM   #1
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Australian Open qualifying - predictions and preferences

Who I think will qualify

Doi
Keothavong
Lisicki
Minella
Mirza
Falconi
Pivovarova
Panova (or ALG)
Martic
Rus
Cetkovska (or Han)
Radwanska

If we have a contest to see who gets more predictions right, then the players I name first above (Panova and Cetkovska) should be the ones considered.

There's a whole bunch of sections that would be extremely difficult to predict even if what we know about the current form of most of these players wasn't next to nothing.

The Kucova section is very weak, as is the Sanchez section to a lesser extent, and the Duque Mariño would be just plain odd even without Bukkake.

Who I wish would qualify

Thundah; failing that, Vandeweghe
Tadde
Lisicki; failing that, The Hair
Minella
Diatchenko
Diyas
Pivovarova
Dentoni; failing that, Bukkake
Tomljanovic*
Pavlovic
El Tabakh
Vögele

* several players I sort of like in this section, but nobody I'd call a fave, so I went for the young hopeful since, contrary to popular belief, I have nothing against young players.
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Old Jan 12th, 2011, 03:05 PM   #2
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Re: Australian Open qualifying - predictions and preferences

I forgot to check if someone had already started a similar thread in GM. If so, could the mods please merge this one into it?
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Old Jan 12th, 2011, 03:19 PM   #3
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Re: Australian Open qualifying - predictions and preferences

My prediction :

Vandeweghe
Malek
Lisicki
Kucova
Kuryanovich
Zec Peskiric
Pivovarova
Groenefeld
Molinero
Rus
Stephens
Watson
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Re: Australian Open qualifying - predictions and preferences

My predictions;

-Vandeweghe (perhaps Doi but I know so little about the mid-ranked Japanese players!)
-Keothavong
-Lisicki
-Kucova (although nobody really stands out)
-Mirza
-Diyas (I would have said Falconi but she lost in r1 at the 50k ITF in China but then again, week one results aren't always the best indicators to current form)
-Pivovarova
-Pliskova (it's a pretty evenly matched group but I'd quite like to see her make a breakthrough)
-Llagostera Vives
-Rus
-Han
-Watson

Preferences

-Savchuk
-Olaru
-Manasieva
-Ar. Rodionova
-Beltrame/Diatchenko/Mirza
-Kalashnikova
-Pivovarova/Daniilidou
-Panova/Pliskova
-Martic
-Erakovic
-Woerle
-Watson
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Re: Australian Open qualifying - predictions and preferences

Think:
[13] Doi def Savchuk
[2] Keothavong def [17] Malek
Lisicki def [3] Chan
[4] Z. Kucova def [16] Minella
[5] Yakimova def [24] Mirza
Diyas def Falconi
[7] Pivovarova def Daniilidou
[14] Hampton def [8] Duque Marino
[9] Llagostera Vives def [19] Martic
[10] Nara def [18] Rus
[11] Han def Lertcheewakarn
U. Radwanska def Watson

Want:
Savchuk def [13] Doi
Olaru def Patterson
Lisicki def [3] Chan
[4] Z. Kucova def [16] Minella
Diatchenko def Beltrame
Falconi def [6] Sanchez
Bovina def Albanese
[14] Hampton def [8] Duque Marino
[9] Llagostera Vives def [19] Martic
[10] Nara def [18] Rus
Stephens def [21] Cetkovska
[15] Voegele def U. Radwanska
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Re: Australian Open qualifying - predictions and preferences

Who will qualify

Vandeweghe - Could be Doi, but I would guess that Vandeweghe would have too much power for her.
Keothavong - Very weak section.
Lisicki - I don't know Krajicek's form at all, but the winner of that match qualifies.
Kucova - With a CHR of 101, Zuzana gets the IDEAL draw to defend her qualifying points from last year.
Mirza - Yakimova/Dubois don't seem in form.
Diyas - :/ Or Sanchez, very very weak quarter.
Pivovarova - Again, pretty weak.
Hampton - Time for Jamie to break through on the big stage, I think. Groenefeld/Ka.Pliskova could have hit some form though.
Llagostera - Just by excluding others. Nuria tends to step up in slams.
Rus - Heard she's been playing pretty good lately.
Stephens -
Watson - Anna in the toughest quarter

Whom I want to qualify:

Karatantcheva
Olaru
Krajicek
O'Brien
Mirza
Sanchez
Daniilidou
Buyukakcay
Tomljanovic
Ivanova
Gojnea
Tatishvili

Q1 matches that can turn out to be really good

Lisicki vs Krajicek - Great serving
Yakimova vs Dubois - Lots of grinding from both. I expect a tight match here.
Tatishvili - Radwanska Ballbashing.
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Old Jan 12th, 2011, 05:24 PM   #7
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Re: Australian Open qualifying - predictions and preferences

Think.......... Wish
Doi................Khromacheva
Malek............Malek
Lisicki...........Lisicki
Kucova.........Minella
Mirza............Diatchenko
Diyas............Bychkova
Daniilidou......Pivovarova/Bovina
ALG.............Panova
Llagostera......Martic
Nara............Rus
Stephens........El Tabakh
Watson........Voegele
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Re: Australian Open qualifying - predictions and preferences

Think:

[13] Doi
[2] Keothavong
Lisicki
[4] Z. Kucova
[24] Mirza
Diyas
Daniilidou
[14] Hampton
[19] Martic
[10] Nara
Lertcheewakarn
Watson

Hope:

-Doi
-Malek
-Krajicek
-Minella
-Diatchenko
-Diyas
-Kremer
-Panova
-Martic
-Erakovic
-Cetkovska
-Watson
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Re: Australian Open qualifying - predictions and preferences

Doi
Keothavong
Lisicki
O'Brien
Mirza
Diyas
Pivovarova
Hampton
Llagostera
Rus
Stephens
Watson
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Re: Australian Open qualifying - predictions and preferences

Predicted

[13] Doi
[2] Keothavong
Lisicki
O'Brien
[24] Mirza
[20] Zec Peskiric
[7] Pivovarova
Groenefeld
[19] Martic
[18] Rus
Stephens
[12] Tatishvili

Preferred

Karatantcheva
Birnerova
Lisicki
[16] Minella
[24] Mirza
Kalashnikova
Bovina
Groenefeld
Tomljanovic
Holland
Stephens
[12] Tatishvili
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Re: Australian Open qualifying - predictions and preferences

Who I Think

Doi
Keothavong (or Malek)
Lisicki
Kucova
Mirza
Diyas
Pivovarova
Panova
NLV
Rus
Stephens
Watson

Who I want

Sesil
Olaru or Begu
Chan
Minella
Nice group Sania or Sev would be my 1st choices but Vita would be ok too
Bychkova or Diyas
Also very nice group Bogdan or Pivovarova would 1st choices but Daniilidou or Bovina would be fine as well
Corinna, if not the Panova
Martic
Boring group - probably Erakovic
Another nice group in which I like almost everyone but I really really really want Kathrin Woerle here
Voegele
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think.............wish
Sesil....wejnert
Anne.......Malek
Sabine......Sabine or Steph
Minella & Zuzi K for both
Mirza.....Sev or Steph
Olivia and Olivia
REally open, maybe Piv and want Anne Kremer
Hampton and want Carlo B or Corrina
Also v open, maybe GLusko want Molinero
Probs Nara or Rus....want Holland, Rus or COhen (Don't really care)
The Thai .......desperately wnat Heidi
Watson- if in the winner of Watson & Mladenovic.....wannt probs thorpe or if in KMlad

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Re: Australian Open qualifying - predictions and preferences

Think:

Misaki Doi
Anne Keothavong
Yung-Jan Chan
Zuzana Kucova
Sania Mirza
Zarina Diyas
Anastasia Pivovarova
Karolina Pliskova
Nuria Llagostera Vives
Kurumi Nara
Madalina Gojnea
Stefanie Voegele

Want:

Sesil Karatantcheva
Eva Birnerova
Stephanie Foretz
Katie O'Brien
Stephanie Dubois
Anna Floris
Anne Kremer
Corinna Dentoni
Ana Vrljic
Monique Adamczak
Heidi El Tabakh
Laura Thorpe
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Re: Australian Open qualifying - predictions and preferences

Predictions:

Vandeweghe
Keothavong
Lisicki
Minella

Yakimova (toughest section IMO)
Diyaz
Daniilidou
AMG

Llagostera Vives
Rus
Lertcheewakarn (Stephens)
Radwanska
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Think:

Vandeweghe
Keothavong
Lisicki
Minella
Yakimova
Diyas
Pivovarova
Hampton
Martic
Nara
Woerle
Mladenovic

Want:

Nakamura
Lee
Lisicki
Iijima
Mirza
Diyas
Bovina
Hampton
Tomljanovic
Nara
Han
Mladenovic
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