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Osaka 1 1.75%
Brady 6 10.53%
Pliskova 12 21.05%
Svitolina 0 0%
Sabalenka 2 3.51%
Wang 2 3.51%
Konta 7 12.28%
Goerges 1 1.75%
Venus 14 24.56%
Other 12 21.05%
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Old Jun 15th, 2019, 04:20 PM
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Re: WWW Birmingham

Konta vs Kontaveit

As for a winner I'll have to go with Pliskova, she has the most favourable draw.
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No 1 Draw Curse continues. Now gets Sakkari in the 1st Round. I expect Barty now to take the No 1 Ranking either here or after Eastbourne.
She could have drawn Hsieh once again or unseeded Venus, so Sakkari is still better.

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She could have drawn Hsieh once again or unseeded Venus, so Sakkari is still better.
That's true. Where is Naomi anyway? No Twitter or IG Posts practicing on Grass. Very suspicious. I hope she isn't injured.
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Pliskova has the best draw by far
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Brady as a poll option?

Anyone can win it, but I'll go with Pliskova or Barty. Osaka has a good draw as well if she gets past Sakkari, needs to get some matches for grass. Also surprised Kvitová as two-time defending champion isn't in the draw, I'm guessing she's still injured? Hopefully she's fine for Wimbledon, and it could be better considering how she flopped there the last two years when the spotlight was on her because of Birmingham.

Overall the draw feels so underwhelming for a Premier, but that's par for the course these days. When is the real tournament next week, Mallorca's draw coming out??

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Why naomi gets tough opponent in early rounds always -_-
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Not sure why everyone thinks Naomi has a hard R1... I'm a huge Sakkari fan but people seem to have forgotten that she hasn't won a SINGLE match on grass courts in 2 years. She didn't even get any practice in Nottingham since all her matches were played on indoor hard. Great player, but not her surface.

Osaka has to be the clear favourite for that quarter, and I think Konta is the favourite for hers in her current form. 3rd one is a little tricky because even though it looks like a typical cakewalk for Pliskova, doubles partners Barbie and Su Wei have good grass games and (SW's other former partner) Sabalenka is still unpredictable.

4th quarter is a little busier with grass specialists Barty/Vekic/Venus. I'll be rooting for Vee of course () but the way Barty has been playing this year, and with Donna already going deep in Nottingham, this may be one of those rare tournaments where the #1 and #2 seeds actually make the final.
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That's true. Where is Naomi anyway? No Twitter or IG Posts practicing on Grass. Very suspicious. I hope she isn't injured.

She's been pretty quiet on social media since losing at RG.
She has another IG profile where she posted a video of her, Abdul and Nana and tagged it as Birmingham.

I have tickets for Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday... so I'm hoping to catch Naomi at some point.
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Vekic - Barty is such a brutal 1st round. This could be the final!
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Vekic - Barty is such a brutal 1st round. This could be the final!
I saw that. It should be good. Vekic manages to give us good battles lately and you never really know if she will win or choke.
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She's been pretty quiet on social media since losing at RG.
She has another IG profile where she posted a video of her, Abdul and Nana and tagged it as Birmingham.

I have tickets for Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday... so I'm hoping to catch Naomi at some point.
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Vekic had the slice practice with Maria, maybe she can give Barty a test. With regard to Sakkari vs Osaka, I know she lost to her last time on HC, but I think it's a better deal than Vekic. Will be interested to see how Sabalenka handles The Magician on grass. GrassKonta is probably pumped up for this. Ready for it to stay at home after her recent form.
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Venus.
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Brady as a poll option?

Overall the draw feels so underwhelming for a Premier, but that's par for the course these days. When is the real tournament next week, Mallorca's draw coming out??
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Pretty much all the seeds got a difficult draw except Wang Qiang who drew a qualifier. I won't be surprised we are left with just Wang as the only seed if she got a soft Q.

For the top draw, both Osaka and Sakkari are not good on grass, but Sakkari's recent form is not bad. Is Goerges healed? Yastremskya can out hit her. Gasparyan is a proven grass court player. Kontaveit has got to be the most steady player Konta don't want to face.

In the bottom, Sabalenka isn't doing so well since the Shenzhen win and she may just become an error machine with the way Hsieh plays. Pliskova might coast through since Buzarnescu isn't as dangerous as she was last year. Then the Barty v. Vekic match could well be the final.

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