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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2003, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Somebody Please...

Explain to me why u guys are saying that Serena's draw is hard and Kims easy. Serena has to probably play Monica in the 1/4's Kim in the Semi's and either Lindsay or Venus in the Final...if she's playing well she should only go to 3 sets two maybe 3x.

Im not dismissing the players in between but Serena is better than those players and should beat them. As is Kim better than all the players in her quarter? This draw really looks to be spread out rather evenly. If I were gonna call any portion hard I'd say Caps section simply because there are some player there where you simply don't know who will will when matched up...or maybe I should say who should win...anyhoo, I think it's a good draw that will test all of the players.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2003, 01:25 PM
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People are only saying Kim's draw is easy cos she gets Nastya in the quarters (and Nastya seems to have been unanimously nominated as Easiest Top Eight Seed). They'd do well to remember the h2h between Nastya and Kim...

Serena doesn't have that hard a draw. If I was a fan I'd rather she got Monica than Justine or Daniela. Jenn has a tough fourth-ronder (Stevenson, though Alex isn't playing well and might not get there), but I'd say Venus has the toughest draw. Sveta K in round 1 with no warm-ups, and Daniela in the QF. Then Jenn or Lindsay or Justine in the SF!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2003, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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When you put it that way...I see u r right.

Venus should still beat Danni whose playing up and down. I think she'll meet Lindsay who can easily beat her, unless she has been working really hard in the off season.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2003, 02:19 PM
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Actually, if I was a Serena fan (and I'm not that far off from being one) I'd rather she got Justine or Daniela rather than Monica in the quarters. Despite their relative youth, I think each is a bit more brittle than Monica in the really tough situations.

I agree that Kim has the easiest draw to the semis of all of the top players, but that's just the luck of the draw!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 11th, 2003, 01:31 AM
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Nobody seems to understand this concept. Your draw isn't "easy" or "hard" based on how good you are, its based on how good your opponent is. Monica is the worst 5-8 for Serena or probably anyone, Kim is the worst 3-4 for Serena or probably anyone. She could as easily have drawn Myskina and Capriati. Kim is 19-2 since the beginning of October, and top 10 players are struggling to win GAMES off her. Jennifer Capriati is 3-5 during that same stretch, against WEAKER opposition than what Kim has been facing.

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