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Hey welcome to the first Grand Slam of the year!!! I cant wait to run this!! In this tournament doubles will also be run so dont forget to find a partner!!! You will have to Commit and points will be due at 7:00 Pm Brisbane Time Wednesday!!!! All singles points go to Sammy 4 Eva!!! and Doubles points go to Droolv3!!! Dont forget to write some articles and blogs!!!
 

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN SINGLES DRAW


1- Lucie Safarova (CZE) vs BYE
Maka Chaknashvilli (GEO) vs Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
Samantha Stosur (AUS) vs Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
8- Venus Williams (USA) vs Steffi Graff (GER)

4- Tatiana Golovin (FRA) vs Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)
Karin Knapp (ITA) vs Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
Kim Clijsters (BEL) vs Casey Dellacqua (AUS)
6- Anastasia Myskina (RUS) vs Sania Mirza (IND)

5- Elena Vesnina (RUS) vs Maria Sharapova (RUS)
Erika Takao (JPN) vs Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs Martina Hingis (SUI)
3- Camille Pin (FRA) vs Elena Dementieva (RUS)

7- Jill Craybas (USA) vs Lindsay Davenport (USA)
Ana Ivanovic (SRB) vs Justine Henin (BEL)
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) vs Serena Williams (USA)
2- Alicia Molik (AUS) vs Karolina Sprem (CRO)

SINGLES DRAW



AUSTRALIAN OPEN DOUBLES DRAW


Alicia Molik (AUS)/Lucie Safarova (CZE) vs (NEXT 2 DOUBLES TEAM)
Tatiana Golovin (FRA)/Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) vs Elena Dementieva (RUS)/Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)

Maka Chaknashvilli (GEO)/Sania Mirza (IND) vs Karin Knapp (ITA)/Venus Williams (USA)
Casey Dellacqua (AUS)/ Nicole Vaidisova (CZE) vs Flavia Pennetta (ITA)/ Elena Vesnina (RUS)




You can start sending your singles points to Sammy 4 eva!! (Remember send Round 1, Round 2, Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Final points!!! If you would like live scoring or match reports please PM Sammy 4 eva!!!!

With doubles send Round 1, Semifinal and Final points to droolv3. WE NEED TWO MORE DOUBLES PAIR so find a partner and commit!!! Have fun :)
































AUSTRALIAN OPEN PREVIEW



Welcome to the first grand slam of the year, the Australian Open!! Every tier I or grand slam I will give you my preview of the event. I will tell you the favourites and the dark horses. Hope you enjoy my Australian Open preview.


THE FAVOURITES


Lucie Safarova (CZE)

Lucie Safarova has be on fire on the Australian rebound ace after winning her first title of the year at the Medibank International in Sydney, beating Alicia Molik in straight sets. Before her Sydney breakthrough Lucie reached the final at the Gold Coast, losing to her doubles partner Alicia Molik, who Lucie gained revenge over the next week in Sydney. Safarova boasts a 7-1 win-loss record and is WTL's current world number 1 so she will be a firm favourite for this weeks Australian Open!!





Alicia Molik (AUS)

Alicia Molik will continue her stellar season 1 start at this weeks Australian where she will be a huge crowd favourite. Alicia has already reached 2 out of 2 singles finals in season 1 at the Gold Coast and in Sydney. At the Gold Coast where Alicia claimed her first WTL title, she defeated Serena Willams, Elena Vesnina and Anastasia Myskina on her route to the final where she easily beat doubles partner and current world number 1, Lucie Safarova, in two easy sets 6-4 6-1. Molik will be a huge crowd and title favourite for this weeks Australian Open!!




Camille Pin (FRA)

Camille Pin ranked WTL's number 3 in the world will also be another Australian Open favourite. Pin best acheivement this year is a semifinal at last week Medibank International where she lost to eventual champion and world number 1 Lucie Safarova in staright sets. Camille is playing well on Australia's rebound ace because they are such a fast surface which matches Camille's speed around the court. Camille is a favourite for this weeks Australian Open but she need her serve to work and a kind draw because here last to tournaments she has drawn Venus Williams and Lucie Safarova in the 1st round!!

The Dark Horses

The darkhorses for the Australian Open include:

Tatiana Golovin (FRA) Tatiana Golovin surprised everyone when she made her Sydney and WTL debut after playing excellent tennis to reach the Sydney semifinals. Ranked number 4 in the world, Tatiana pushed eventual runner-up, Alicia Molik to two tight sets in Sydney!!

Elena Vesnina (RUS) Has made two quarterfinals on the Australian rebound ace and looks like a real threat if she can get a good draw. Vesnina forced Sydney semifinal, Tatiana Golovin to a tough 2 setter in Sydney after receiving a 1st round bye, for her good performance at the Gold Coast!!

Venus Williams (USA) Venus is always dangerous in Grand Slam, if she can get her confidence going she can beat anyone. Venus was extremly unlucky drawing in-form Lucie Safarova in the 1st round in Sydney so if a good draw presents for Venus she could progress far!!

Jill Craybas (USA) The 32 year old American has proved that she can still upset great plpayers when she smashed Martina Hingis at the Gold Coast. She has reached the semifinal at the Gold Coast but lost in the 1st round in Sydney. If she gains some confidence anything could happen!!​
 

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Casey Dellacqua is in :)
 

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Anna Chakvetadze is in! Debut tournament.

Dementieva/Chakvetadze for doubles? You can send points.
 

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Keep Commiting and dont forget to send points!!!
 

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Droolv3 he just changed his name!!!
 
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