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Italian Players Cheering Thread ~ Forza Ragazze!!!

Here's my forecast...

I believe Francesca has the best chance to go farthest (fourth round) with Silvia a fighter's chance unless she meets up with Mary in Round Three. I predict Flavia will reach the third round before falling to Serena. I'm hoping Mara, Tax, and Maria will win their opening round matches although Tax and Maria are probably underdogs. Antonella will have her hands full with Tatiana.

Predictions anyone? Here's the draw with the Italians in red

DAVENPORT (1) vs Martinez
Pastikova vs Kremer
Vento Kabchi vs Vaidisova
Dellacqua (WC) vs Kostanic (31)

Likhovtseva (18) vs Mamic
WC-Dominikovic vs Santangelo
Weingartner vs Garbin
WC-Adamczak vs Sprem (13)

Molik (10) vs Medina Garrigues
Q-Haynes vs Q-Nakamura
Ant Serra Zanetti vs Panova
Pratt vs Jankovic (23)

Smashnova (27) vs Sanchez Lorenzo
Strycova vs Tanasugarn
Peng vs Camerin
Daniilidou vs V Williams (8)

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MYSKINA (3) vs Peschke
Loit vs Obziler
Q-Tu vs Koukalova
Q-Yakimova vs Raymond (26)

Dechy (18) vs Gagliardi
Castano vs Washington
WC-Rousseau vs Perebiynis
Marrero vs Schiavone (14)

Schnyder (12) vs Fedak
Foretz vs Q-Krajicek
Shaughnessy vs Spears
Cervanova vs Golovin (20)

Hantuchova (26) vs Morigami
Schett vs WC-Welford
Chakvetadze vs Parra Santonja
Bondarenko vs Dementieva (6)

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Kuznetsova (5) vs Q-Kirkland
Schaul vs Bartoli
Diaz Oliva vs Obata
Brandi vs Dulko (29)

Zuluaga (17) vs Sfar
Groenefeld vs Beltrame
Craybas vs Douchevina
Q-Liu vs Zvonareva (9)

Farina Elia (15) vs Schruff
Domachowska vs Q-Li
Q-Baltacha vs Srebotnik
Cohen Aloro vs Pierce (24)

Asagoe (28) vs Barna
Li Na vs Granville
Q-Gubasci vs Lee-Waters
Q-Karatantcheva vs SHARAPOVA (4)

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S.Williams (7) vs Pin
Randriantefy vs Q-Ondraskova
WC-Mirza vs WC-Watson
Mandula vs Pennetta (30)

Maleeva (22) vs Serna
Ruano Pascual vs Jidkova
Llagostera Vives vs WC-Ferguson
Razzano vs Petrova (11)

Sugiyama (16) vs Sucha
Kurhajcova vs Linetskaya
Chladkova vs Talaja
Irvin vs Frazier (21)

Benesova (32) vs Ivanovic
Kirilenko vs Kapros
Zheng vs Safina
Stosur vs MAURESMO (2)

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Flavietta against Petra

stupid draw....
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Hi Hector

Silvia and Flavia are on tap for opening day.

Forza!!!
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Hi Hector

Silvia and Flavia are on tap for opening day.

Forza!!!
hi GoSandrine

yes, forza!

hope to see you in livescore's thread tommorow
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Thanks GoSandrine for thinking to open this thread

Here's my analysis.

If we look at our seven flagwomen, Silvia and Mara have obtained the best result here (both of them 4th round in 2004).

Silvia pass the 1st round every year since 2001, Antonella since 2002 (but always out in the 2nd round)

Tathiana (only two 2nd round in 7 presences) and Flavia (only 2 presences and always out in the 1st round) seem not have a good feeling with this tournament


After this considerations i think we'll have

2nd round
Garbin vs Sprem
Santangelo vs Likhovtseva (she could reach the 3rd round)
Ant Serra Zanetti vs Jankovic (she could reach the 3rd round)
Camerin vs V Williams

3rd round
Schiavone vs Dechy (she could reach the 4th round)
Pennetta vs S.Williams (perhaps I'm too optimist...)

4th round
Farina Elia vs SHARAPOVA

About the matches of this night, if you are going to do little hours , here is the program.

Court 18 Start Time 11.00 AM
Robin Soderling (SWE) vs. Dominik Hrbaty (SVK)[20]
Silvia Farina Elia (ITA)[15] vs. Julia Schruff (GER)

Court 19 Start Time 11.00 AM
Oscar Hernandez (ESP) vs. Mario Ancic (CRO)[28]
Petra Mandula (HUN) vs. Flavia Pennetta (ITA)[30]


Good luck to all seven italians
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After this considerations i think we'll have

2nd round
Camerin vs V Williams
it'll be nice to see Maria Elena in 2 round but I don't think so, Peng is right now in better toss
I see both Silvia and Fran in 4th round ( ), Flavietta in 3rd

but nice analysis
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surely farina elia will not fall in the first round right??

good luck to all italian players
what happened to Rita Grande???
she retired??
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it'll be nice to see Maria Elena in 2 round but I don't think so, Peng is right now in better toss
You are right, Peng had a great performance in Sidney, but Maria Elena has reached the 2nd round in the last six slams and it would be a pity to interrupt this thread!

Forza Maria Elena!
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Go Italians, especially Flavia.
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what happened to Rita Grande???
she retired??
Rita has withdrawn from all forthcoming tournaments due to her tennis elbow injury. She has applied for a special ranking in preparation for her comeback to the Tour.
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Come back soon Rita
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Silvia is the first italian to reach second round. She defeated Julia Schruff 6-3 6-4 (in the second set she was losing 4-1).

Well done Silvia
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3rd round
Pennetta vs S.Williams (perhaps I'm too optimist...)
I was indeed too optmist and Flavia lost against Petra Mandula 6-3 1-6 3-6

Flavia has not passed 1st round in the last 5 slams. She must exceed this block.

Anyway good luck for next matches
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omg Flavia a very disappointing result

More of a struggle than I expected for Silvia but a nice comeback reeling off the last five games. She'll need to pick it up against improving Marta Domachowska second round.

Also:
Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) def. Federico Luzzi (ITA) 6-1,3-6,6-1,3-6,6-3
Janko Tipsarevic (SCG) def. Daniela Bracciali (ITA) 7-6(4),7-6(6),3-6,6-1
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