Re: WWW Roma P5 500 (MD Inside) ???
What the hell is with that draw, damn! Serena has her sister, Sloane and then Halep in the quarterfinals, ouch!
Osaka is in Bertens' quarter and might happen upon Hsieh again in round 3, and it won't be so easy to hit through her on the Rome clay.
Maybe Muguruza won't embarrass herself here too and at least make it to R2 or even R3, but Collins might have other plans.
Svitolina and Pliskova from the 3rd quarter seems like a solid pick, unless they both continue to suck on clay, in which case that quarter is completely open.
Barty will probably make the quarterfinals here too where I'd like to see Kvitova waiting, so that's probably not going to happen. But who else would be there, Kontaveit? Maybe.
So Osaka Bertens, Halep Serena/Stephens (one can wish she'll have back-to-back good tournaments), should be Svitolina and Pliskova here but who the hell knows with these two right now and finally Barty Kontaveit or Kvitova.
Winner will probably be whoever still has enough charge in her batteries to last through the end of the week, so any one of the players I mentioned above. Should be fun, looking forward to Rome.