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Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by rex » Mar Mon 04, 2019 7:19 pm

Top half

1 Osaka vs BYE
Mladenovic vs Saisai
Flipkens vs Bouchard
BYE vs 25 Collins
23 Bencic vs BYE
Riske vs Van Uytvanck
Peterson vs Alexandrova
BYE vs 13 Wozniacki

11 Sevastova vs BYE
WC Brengle vs Stosur
Puig vs Rodina
BYE vs 21 Kontaveit
28 Vekic vs BYE
Bonaventure vs WC Townsend
M. Doi vs Jabeur
BYE vs 5 Ka. Pliskova

3 Kvitova vs BYE
Venus vs Petkovic
McHale vs Sakkari
BYE vs 30 Pavlyuchenkova
17 Keys vs BYE
L. Zhu vs Barthel
Kanepi vs Larsson
BYE vs 15 Goerges

9 Sabalenka vs BYE
Tomljanovic vs Cornet
WC Pegula vs Diyas
BYE vs 24 Tsurenko
26 Suárez Navarro vs BYE
P. Hon vs N. Vikhlyantseva
Putintseva vs Babos
BYE vs 8 Kerber

Bottom half

7 Bertens vs BYE
Martic vs Linette
Konta vs Parmentier
BYE vs 27 Hsieh
20 Muguruza vs BYE
Schmidelova vs WC Davis
Azarenka vs Lapko
BYE vs 10 Serena

16 Mertens vs BYE
Krunic vs WC Anisimova
Pera vs C. McNally
BYE vs 18 Q. Wang
32 Cibulkova vs BYE
WC Andreescu vs Begu
S. Voegele vs WC Vickery
BYE vs 4 Stephens

6 Svitolina vs BYE
Y. Wang vs Kenin
Gavrilova vs Yastremska
BYE vs 29 Buzărnescu
19 Garcia vs BYE
N. Hibino vs Brady
Maria vs Rybarikova
BYE vs 12 Barty

14 Kasatkina vs BYE
Vondrousova vs Siegemund
Kuzmova vs Zhang
BYE vs 22 Ostapenko
31 Sasnovich vs BYE
Siniakova vs K. Kozlova
Strycova vs V. Golubic
BYE vs 2 Halep

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by rex » Mar Mon 04, 2019 7:24 pm

Respecting this draw, Ben Rothenberg projects Serena's run to the title:

R1: Bye R2: Azarenka R3: Muguruza R4: Bertens QF: Stephens SF: Halep F: Osaka

Venus faces Petkovic in the lst. If she prevails, she gets Petra K.

Rough stuff for the Sisters.....

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Mon 04, 2019 7:27 pm

True... it's rough for the sisters.
I like Halep's draw. She should make the SF.

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by rex » Mar Mon 04, 2019 7:34 pm

Yes, Simona's draw is weak.....

Quick revenge matches for two:

If Kris gets by Saisa Zheng.....Naomi v Kristina Mladenovic, who dismissed Naomi at Dubai......

Sofia Kenin gets a replay of the Acapulco final versus Yafan Wang in the lst.....

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Mon 04, 2019 11:22 pm

Kuzmova could do some damage here if she gets control of the UEs.. That's a big 'IF'

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Graveller » Mar Tue 05, 2019 3:50 am

I've seen in different places that fans think that Serena has a difficult draw. Yet when I saw it, I thought that the third quarter looked rather easy for both Serena and Mertens to meet in the QF.

Serena may have Azarenka in her opening match, but the current Azarenka is only difficult for mediocre players; She is nowhere near her peak form of years ago. And the same for Muguruza and Bertens: the way they've been playing recently, they should be no problem for Serena (I assume that Serena will be playing decent tennis; if she has issues too, then any draw would be hard).

First quarter is a big opportunity for Bencic. I am not convinced that Osaka and Pliskova will do well. Defending this title is a big test for Naomi, first time that she enters an event with 1000 points that needs defending.

Q2 and Q4 are tough, imo. Kvitova getting Venus in opener, then Pavs in R3, followed by Keys, and then probably Sabalenka or Kerber. And at that point in time, she only got to the SF...
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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Graveller » Mar Tue 05, 2019 4:00 am

On tennisforum it is also a head-line: tough draw for Serena because of Azarenka....
Azarenka is W:L 3-4, and that includes a R1 loss at the AO against a player outside the top100.

If that is tough for Serena, then it is time to lower expectations, because the current top20 is vastly superior to Azarenka v.2019...
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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Tue 05, 2019 11:31 am

7 Bertens vs BYE
Martic vs Linette
Konta vs Parmentier
BYE vs 27 Hsieh
20 Muguruza vs BYE
Schmidelova vs WC Davis
Azarenka vs Lapko
BYE vs 10 Serena
That's a tough draw for Serena by any measure. Azarenka is a top player. We know what she is capable of. If Serena survives that, she's got Muguruza around the corner, who's also a top player. Then Bertens, who's been playing well.
So yes, compared to other top players like Halep, Osaka, Pliskova, who are not facing any top player, any slam winner, Serena's draw is rough.

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Mytiwtiw » Mar Tue 05, 2019 9:46 pm

Early exit for Serena. Goodbye tee !🌋🌋
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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Graveller » Mar Wed 06, 2019 3:59 am

Ace2Ace wrote:
Mar Tue 05, 2019 11:31 am
Azarenka is a top player. We know what she is capable of. If Serena survives that, she's got Muguruza around the corner, who's also a top player. Then Bertens, who's been playing well.
Azarenka WAS a top player... not anymore; #48, despite having played a full tour (16 events). This year, lost R1 AO to a player outside the top100, has a negative win-loss ratio in 2019, so far collected 126 ranking points in 4 events.
Serena - on the other hand, got 430 points (in one event), in 2019, and is ranked in the top 10 by playing half a tour (collected her points in 8 events).

I would not even be surprised to see Azarenka lose in R1....
Again, if Serena loses to Azarenka, her form is not worth a top10-ranking.

We will talk again after R2: I predict Azarenka losing in R1 or losing badly in R2. Probably the weakest opponent that Serena faced recently.
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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Wed 06, 2019 10:16 am

:) :)
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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Graveller » Mar Wed 06, 2019 11:08 am

Ace2Ace wrote:
Mar Wed 06, 2019 10:16 am
:) :)
alright
I like to defend my point of view with passion :-)

I could end up with a lot of egg on my face in the next days, and then I'll admit that I was (a bit) wrong ;-)
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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Wed 06, 2019 11:29 am

Yeah.. I no longer have the passion to argue much. I felt pretty disgusted after that winning ace was canceled..
I am just trying to go along. I have not read a single article about that match or the Aussie Open or Indian Wells or any tournament since. No desire at all. Even the Naomi vs Sasha saga was just a footnote. I tried to follow it but it was just too dry for me. :)
Hopefully, Indian Wells will bring some tennis fire back in me. Not too sure. :(

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Wed 06, 2019 1:38 pm

Mytiwtiw wrote:
Mar Tue 05, 2019 9:46 pm
Early exit for Serena. Goodbye tee !🌋🌋
MeldoPova already exited. So ... Can't get earlier than that.

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by djmm1962 » Mar Thu 07, 2019 9:18 am

Vika played well and she gained some much needed weight. Too bad the Draw Gods don't like her!!

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