I think the first round is still a bit tricky. First match often is, would have hoped for a lower ranked player. She should still win of course. After that i would be very suprised if she is not going to the QF. Then i have no idea, could go either way, but i have hopes.
Hoping something similar to last year US open happens. She had never before reached far there but proved it was just because she was not the player she is today. (Started to be sometime during 2011 i guess).
Lets hope last year in RG was a one time event. That first set in Rome against last year RG finalist Errani was almost perfect. Dropping 7 points i think.
Always fun to watch Vika in the big tournaments. (Also the other matches from tomorrow).
I think the draw is pretty good. Before the QF I don`t see any good player who can disturb Vika and ours nerves. And she has a very tough and uncomfortable opponent Li in the QF. If she will pass Li that is mean she is ready to beat Maria. Of course she could get a lucky ticket as Errani. But how she will prepare for big battles against Maria and Serena after this relax draw? That why I think Li it is a good player for preration, check her power and returning her confidence.
I remember one relax draw in AO 2011 and then it was a big cold shower againd Li Na.
Maybe we will listen some Vika`s french interview after matches? I hope so
In that match KvittyGoat was nowhere to be seen, instead she was the mediocre, lazy and inconsistent player we are seeing time and time again this year, so that tight scoreline is quite misleading. From what I saw, there's nothing in Beck's game that should really bother Vika. Her first match against Vesnina is much tougher hurdle.
Jim Courier sounds like a massive Azarenka fan . Every time they talk about the womens game on ITV, he is the first to put her name forward and talk about her. The host just asked is it already looking like a Serena vs Sharapova final and he scoffed at this suggestion and said Azarenka is the biggest threat to Serena in his opinion.