I agree with the bottom half of the draw. But instead of Mauresmo, I would put Jennifer Capriati. I honestly don't think Amelie would beat her (should they both make it that far). Amelie definitely has the game and power to dispatch her however.
Assuming she's healthy Kim is showing the best form of those in the top half of the draw. Venus is the favorite in the loaded bottom half and if I had to bet the ranch I'd put money on a Clijsters - Williams final. Martina impressed last week and she typically does well here so I wouldn't rule her out either.
pretty accurate... except I'm going out on a limb and predicting that Martina will beat Serena to make it to the semis, but will then get whipped by Venus. Totally irrational, and I can't back it up, but that's what I'd predict.
I have a feeling Capriati will go out really early. If she does make it to the QFs, Mauresmo will thrash her, but she's got some dangerous players in her section - Silvija Talaja (former top 20), Iroda Tulyaganova (even if out-of-form), two former junior champions (Svetlana Kuznetsova and Maria Emilia Salerni), Tatiana Panova (in-form), Meilen Tu and Rita Grande (both former titlists on this surface)... and if she plays like she did against Stevenson, any of these can take advantage.
I just don't think that if Jen makes the quarters against Amelie, that she is going to lose. Jen is still playing better than most people on tour, and she beat Amelie at the U.S. Open pretty handily. I realize that Capriati is playing really sub-par right now and I don't think that if she played half the people on the bottom half that she would make the semis, but with her draw it looks that way to me right now.
I thikn Serena will make semis. A don't think a twisting on ankles is something serious. I twisted my ankle tomorrow, and today I'm fine. And Serena is playing tremendous tennis, if wasn't for her ankle in Sydney, she would gonna win the tournament. So I expect her to make semis, and maybe, (why not?????) defeat Venus
As she said is getting more easier to play against Venus, so I hope Serena overcome this "nemesis"
becoolserena, u twisted ur ankle tomorrow but ur fine today? lol, thats funnie. sorrie, but i juss had to laugh at that typo. anywaz, can anyone tell me who has the luxury of playing mary pierce in the early rounds, like which of the top 8 has to play mary before quarters or before 4th round. Because honestly, i have a feeling that mary is going to beat at least 1 top player at the aus open(power player). I hope mary and martina can play in semis, but not a great chance for that to happen huh.