Thursday, August 26, 2010

US Open 2010 Women's Draw

by Savannah

Caroline Wozniacki DEN (1) v Chelsey Gullickson USA
Kai-Chen Chang TPE v Carla Suarez Navarro ESP
Anne Keothavong GBR v Yung-Jan Chan TPE
Qualifier v Lucie Safarova CZE (26)

Aravane Rezai FRA (18) v Magdalena Rybarikova SVK
Beatrice Capra USA v Karolina Sprem CRO
Qualifier v Iveta Benesova CZE
Jarmila Groth AUS v Maria Sharapova RUS (14)

Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS (11) v Kimiko Date Krumm JPN
Regina Kulikova RUS v Anastasija Sevastova LAT
Yvonne Meusburger AUT v Jill Craybas USA
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova CZE v Maria Kirilenko RUS (23)

Yaroslava Shvedova KAZ (30) v Qualifier
Anna Chakvetadze RUS v Urszula Radwanska POL
Dominika Cibulkova SVK v Stefanie Voegele SUI
Kateryna Bondarenko UKR v Na Li CHN (8)

Jelena Jankovic SRB (4) v Simona Halep ROU
Alicia Molik AUS v Qualifier
Chanelle Scheepers RSA v Qualifier
Alize Cornet FRA v Kaia Kanepi EST (31)

Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez ESP (22) v Jamie Hampton USA
Kirsten Flipkens BEL v Patty Schnyder SUI
Romina Oprandi ITA v Julia Goerges GER
Alla Kudryavtseva RUS v Yanina Wickmayer BEL (15)

Agnieszka Radwanska POL (9) v Arantxa Parra Santonja ESP
Shuai Peng CHN vShelby Rogers USA
Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA v Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP
Andrea Petkovic GER v Nadia Petrova RUS (17)

Alexandra Dulgheru ROU (25) v Julie Coin FRA
Sofia Arvidsson SWE v Sorana Cirstea ROU
Coco Vandeweghe USA v Sabine Lisicki GER
Qualifier v Vera Zvonareva RUS (7)

Francesca Schiavone ITA (6) v Ayumi Morita JPN
Qualifier v Sophie Ferguson AUS
Melanie Oudin USA v Qualifier
Vera Dushevina RUS v Alona Bondarenko UKR (29)

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS (20) v Kristina Barrois GER
Qualifier v Qualifier
Gisela Dulko ARG v Angelique Kerber GER
Qualifier v Victoria Azarenka BLR (10)

Shahar Peer ISR (16) v Jelena Kostanic Tosic CRO
Pauline Parmentier FRA v Alberta Brianti ITA
Agnes Szavay HUN v Sandra Zahlavova CZE
Qualifier v Flavia Pennetta ITA (19)

Tsvetana Pironkova BUL (32) v Renata Voracova CZE
Polona Hercog SLO v Qualifier
Qualifier v Ksenia Pervak RUS
Roberta Vinci ITA v Venus Williams USA (3)

Samantha Stosur AUS (5) v Elena Vesnina RUS
Bojana Jovanovski SRB v Anastasia Rodionova AUS
Sara Errani ITA v Tathiana Garbin ITA
Johanna Larsson SWE v Alisa Kleybanova RUS (28)

Daniela Hantuchova SVK (24) v Dinara Safina RUS
Vania King USA v Christina McHale USA
Qualifier v Sybille Bammer AUT
Olga Govortsova BLR v Elena Dementieva RUS (12)

Marion Bartoli FRA (13) v Edina Gallovits ROU
Virginie Razzano FRA v Klara Zakopalova CZE
Ana Ivanovic SRB v Ekaterina Makarova RUS
Timea Bacsinszky SUI v Jie Zheng CHN (21)

Petra Kvitova CZE (27) v Lucie Hradecka CZE
Elena Baltacha GBR v Petra Martic CRO
Qualifier v Aleksandra Wozniak CAN
Greta Arn HUN v Kim Clijsters BEL (2)


vw said...

Novak has worst draw IMO.

Sunshine might not make it.

TennisAce said...

vw, which one of Sunshines? Lot of them out there these days. Just what the WTA wants. Lots of blonde, leggy, blue eyed women playing tennis.

I have always felt that none of the top players can ever get a tough draw. Just not possible. The top 2 have an insane h2h against the rest of the field and those who you would once consider threats are no longer threats. The headcases are now being called threats just because of how they have performed in the last few majors.

Nope, who would have thought that Falla would have taken Federer to 5 sets at Wimbledon or indeed who thought that Petzschner would give Nadal his hardest match at Wimbledon? Does anyone really think those guys can repeat those performances? If anyone does they really need to lay off the juice.

Biggest threat to the top 2 are the guys ranked right below them and even they are not much of a threat. Biggest threat to the top 2 are the top 2 themselves.

Savannah said...

TennisAceI think vw was talking about Wozniacki whose official nickname is Sunshine.

I'm holding off talking about the draws until I've had a chance to ponder them a bit.

vw said...

haha Tennis Ace. You are right. There are a lot of blonde ones but the official Sunshine is the media darling from a "western" country and that's what counts.Maria to me is not even Russian, she's from Malibu. Elena, Azarenka, Kirlenko are eastern country types. JJ is brunette and exotic looking, too ethnic for them. And forget Sveta.

Same with Murray, he's the male Sunshine. Western country, Beckham PR firm, all talking heads pulling for him. He's the favorite AGAIN, year after year, GS after GS. LOL I just heard PMac say that Roddick must be relieved that he doesn't have any of the top 3 in his quarter.

TennisAce said...

vw, LOL so true
Savannah, I knew she was talking about Sunshine but these days I am sure that the commentators like the "colour" of the WTA, even if the fans are bemoaning what they are going to be doing.

I think I have to go with Craig on this one when he says that Murray will never win a major, which is perhaps why people like Gilbert are pushing so hard for on court coaching because clearly people like Murray could benefit from a coach coming down courtside while he is getting his ass handed to him.

There is a reason why Nadal and Federer are at the top of men's tennis. They are consistent. They have game. You write them off at your peril. These guys know when to win and how to win. The only person who seemed to have FeDal's number especially on hard courts is DelPo. No one else.

The new name for Djokovic is Tiny Thorax (as a result of his breathing problems). LOL Fans, you gotta love them

vw said...

Look what they're speculating on, ladies.

vw said...

The new name for Djokovic is Tiny Thorax (as a result of his breathing problems).

Djokovic might already have gone as far as he can with his problem. I was reading that a while back Volandri had used his inhaler for asthma and was fined for it. I think inhalers have steroids or stimulants in them so he's screwed. There has been speculation for years about Djok. Luke Jensen during AO, Boris Becker during Wim. I just heard Doug Adler on streaming and Chris Fowler on ESPN say during Toronto he had asthma.

TennisAce said...

vw, I think he can get a therapatic use exemption in order to use the inhaler if indeed he does have asthma. I recently saw a player using an inhaler during a changeover at a recent tennis event. Cannot for the life of me remember the woman's name, but I am sure it will come back to me. I thought it was strange seeing as we have heard that these things are banned.