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Ashley got one of the 3 maindraw WC's to play in New Haven :D


Hopefully she will finally play, keeping my fingers crossed!
 

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ash got the WC
 

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(1) Lindsay Davenport USABYE
Meghann Schaughnessy USA(WC) Jelena Dokic YUG
Qualifier v Magui Serna ESP
Nadia Petrova RUS(6) Magdalena Maleeva BUL
(4) Daniela Hantuchova SVKBYE
Qualifier v Qualifier
Qualifier v Elena Dementieva RUS
Qualifier(7) Conchita Martinez ESP
(5) Anastasia Myskina RUSAnna Pistolesi ISR
Vera Zvonareva RUS(WC) Sara Taylor USA
Elena Bovina RUS v Qualifier
BYE(3) Jennifer Capriati USA
(8) Ai Sugiyama JPN v Lisa Raymond USA
(WC) Ashley Harkleroad USA v Alexandra Stevenson USA
Natalie Dechy FRA v Laura Granville USA
BYE(2) Amelie Mauresmo FRA
 

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It's a good draw for Ashley, she should win her first match, and her second one is winnable if she actually is recovered from her injury.
 

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first thing i want to say: i'm sooooo glad she's back on the courts again :D:D:D she hasn't played a match since Wimbledon and now finally she can show the world her tennis qualities again

second: i don't think the draw is that good..
Ash should be able to defeat Stevenson in her normal form, but she'll prob face Ai Sugyama in 2nd, who will be much and much harder to defeat..
and if she manages to get past her, she'll face Jen Capriati!! so not really the ideal draw, i say :)

but still i hope Ash will have a great tournament and i hope she will kick some arse out there :D go get that Stevenson! :devil:
 

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good luck ashley, hope she's fully recovered :)
 

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Ashley lost 6-1, 7-6 to Perebiynis :sad:

Why couldn't she have played Alex instead :rolleyes: ;)
 

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yeah indeed, grrr, Stevenson was injured, why couldn't they just let Ashley go through to the 2nd round :sad:
 
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