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Surely this deserves a new thread??

Daniel said:
Roland Garros 2019

Main Draw:
- Ashleigh Barty
- Ajla Tomljanovic
- Daria Gavrilova
- Samantha Stosur
- Astra Sharma
- WC

Qualifying
- Priscilla Hon
- Kimberly Birrell
- Arina Rodionova

Not expecting anything from our qualifying line up.
Main draw all eyes are on Ash, she can potentially make a QF or SF so long as she avoids the best of the best.
Ajla and Sam have it in them to do well and hopefully make a third round - depending on draw.
Would love to see Sharma win a round.
 

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Seems very late to be organising a playoff.

maybe they'll just give it to Pri as a quid pro quo for helping out in Fed Cup??
 

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Seems very late to be organising a playoff.
It's all probably happening, just behind the scenes. TA likes to keep quiet on this (especially the French Open WC playoff).

I recommend you remove Hon's name as WC in the first post as that is just speculations (and probably not true).
 

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A shame so many of the girls in qualifying range dropped off, particularly after a disappointing US swing. Most will make it for the larger draw at Wimbledon I imagine, but I think a few months ago most of us thought we’d have more players at RG Q than this...
 

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Thank fuck for that :lol:

Potential disaster (like last year) averted. Pri hasn’t been in red hot form but she’s been solid and recently beat a top 100 player on red clay. The others have mostly been in crap form so this is the best decision.
 

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This was for sure the best option :yeah: got it in her to win a round she's getting used to beating girls at this level now.
 

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It makes no sense through why our girls did the tough Green clay swing and European red clay tournies


$100 this was a maybe last minute decision from TA, you girls suck but Hon sucks less here you go :lol:
 

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I wonder why Hon didn't enter anything this week and next week then? Maybe she thought there would be a playoff?

She's coming into RG with very little match practice now :eek:
 

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Good decision. Hon has beaten Krunic, Maria, Potapova, Diatchenko and Kudermetova this year. Hope she gets a decent draw at FO.
 

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Official Doubles Entrants:

Main Draw
- 6 STOSUR Samantha (AUS) 94 14 ZHANG Shuai (CHN) 48 10 24 24
- 16 AZARENKA Victoria (BLR) 51 87 BARTY Ashleigh (AUS) 9 9 60 96
- 29 GAVRILOVA Daria (AUS) 55 121 SAKKARI Maria (GRE) 39 486 94 607
- 34 KRUNIC Aleksandra (SRB) 67 79 TOMLJANOVIC Ajla (AUS) 47 147 114 226
- 38 ADAMCZAK Monique (AUS) 9999 64 MOORE Jessica (AUS) 9999 52 116 116
- 47 KATO Miyu (JPN) 508 58 SANDERS Storm (AUS) 9999 66* 124 124

5th Alternate
- 62 PEREZ Ellen (AUS) 219 98 RODIONOVA Arina (AUS) 223 89 187 187

6th Alternate
- 63 SHARMA Astra (AUS) 100 128 STEFANI Luisa (BRA) 441 118 218 246
 

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RG Draw is out:

- Hon vs Qualifier, then Keys/Rodina.
- Barty vs Pegula, then Collins/Maria, then S.Williams
- Tomljanovic vs Halep
- Gavrilova vs Krunic, then Tsurenko/Bouchard, then Halep
- Stosur vs Strycova, then Buzarnescu/Alexandrova, then Kvitova
- Sharma vs Rogers, then Suarez Navarro/Yastremska

All with winnable first rounds except Tomljanovic.
Any Qualifier coming in with 3 victories would be favourite over Hon.
Stosur and Gavrilova must make something of their decent, although still very tough, draws
Sharma beat Rogers in Bogota so hopefully she can repeat that.
Hopefully Barty is fresh and healthy to tackle her difficult draw.
 
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