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View Poll Results: Who will win?
1 Naomi Osaka 3 4.17%
2 Simona Halep 19 26.39%
3 Petra Kvitova 14 19.44%
4 Karolina Pliskova (defending champion) 4 5.56%
5 Angelique Kerber 11 15.28%
6 Kiki Bertens 6 8.33%
7 Anastasija Sevastova 0 0%
8 Anett Kontaveit 5 6.94%
Other (please specify in post) 10 13.89%
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WWW Stuttgart?

Top half
1 Osaka vs BYE
Q. Wang vs Hsieh
Mertens vs Kasatkina
Vekic vs LL Gatto-Monticone
4 Ka. Pliskova vs BYE
LL Zvonareva vs Azarenka
Pavlyuchenkova vs Goerges
Garcia vs 8 Kontaveit

Bottom half
7 Sevastova vs Ostapenko
Tsurenko vs WC Siegemund
Q Minnen vs WC Cibulkova
BYE vs 3 Kvitova
6 Bertens vs Q Friedsam
Q Minella vs Bencic
Q Sorribes Tormo vs WC Petkovic
BYE vs 5 Kerber

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Re: WWW Stuttgart?

Oh no, not Hsieh again for Naomi.
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Muguruza vs Azarenka


Who will withdraw first?
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Oh no, not Hsieh again for Naomi.
You think too much, Hsieh is not good on Clay.

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I am very, very surprised to see Nastja Sevastova in the draw. I thought she was going to have an operation on her back and we were not going to be seeing her for a while. Don't know what to think about her appearance here, but I hope she is feeling healthier. I have my doubts though. Regardless, I will hope for the best. It would be great if Nastja was able to sort out her back issues without an operation.

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You think too much, Hsieh is not good on Clay.
And Osaka is? For the record Naomi Osaka has never defeated a top 30 player on clay. Nor has she gotten past the 3rd round of any WTA event on clay.

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That is a stacked draw! Bertens & Halep in the same quarter. Osaka & Kerber in the same quarter

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Latvian battle in R1, damn.

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Angie might win it, for the home crowd

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And Osaka is? For the record Naomi Osaka has never defeated a top 30 player on clay. Nor has she gotten past the 3rd round of any WTA event on clay.
Did you forget about Wang?
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That is a stacked draw! Bertens & Halep in the same quarter. Osaka & Kerber in the same quarter
That's what happens when you're dealing with such a small draw for a tournament that for many top players marks the start of the clay season.

I have absolutely no idea who's going to win, but I do know I'd like a Kvitova Halep match in that bottom half, so it's probably not going to happen because those two never meet (last time was in 2016) despite being two of the top 3 players right now.
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That top half is kind of difficult to predict!

Kvitova has a nice draw.
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when I saw Mugu vs Vika I thought "oh no"... but then I realized Azarenka has to fly all the way from Brisbane... and even if they push it all the way til Wednesday that's good for Garbi too so she can practice on clay but without the jetlag/tiredness that Vika will probably have
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Did you forget about Wang?
I certainly didn't. I have made no assumptions it will be Hsieh that Osaka faces in the 2nd round. I made no mention of either Hsieh or Wang. I would say that will be a tough 1st round match for both of them and whoever comes through it will be a tough opponent for Osaka in the 2nd round.

You are the one who suggested Osaka would face Hsieh the 2nd round with your "Hsieh is not good on clay" comment, not me. I don't know who Osaka will face in the 2nd round but either way I'd say, considering Osaka's record on clay, she has a tough match.

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Anything can happen here.. maybe few upsets

I would hope Caro Garcia bounce back from her fruitless matches. She badly need to advance.
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I am very, very surprised to see Nastja Sevastova in the draw. I thought she was going to have an operation on her back and we were not going to be seeing her for a while. Don't know what to think about her appearance here, but I hope she is feeling healthier. I have my doubts though. Regardless, I will hope for the best. It would be great if Nastja was able to sort out her back issues without an operation.
She wrote on her Instagram story that the news had been falsely exaggerated. She doesn't need a back operation but wasn't well enough to train for Fed Cup. You've gotta think Ostapenko will be out to get her after leaving her to get clobbered by Germany all by herself (perhaps understandably).

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Anyway, this draw is stacked and hard to predict! A lot of recent rematches like Hsieh/Osaka are possible, and Monterrey final will be replayed in R1 with Muguruza v Azarenka.

I'm wondering if there'll be any withdrawals after Fed Cup?

I'm rooting for Hsieh/Sevastova but with so many blockbusters in the first and second rounds, the only quarter I can see even having the time to play themselves into form is the Kontaveit/Pliskova/Garcia quarter which has a lot of Fed Cup girls and isn't so 'top heavy'.

Halep, Bertens and Kvitova have to be the on-paper favourites from the bottom half but I don't know who is going to take out who.
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