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WTA AO draw for 2019 - first thoughts

Post by Graveller » Jan Thu 10, 2019 3:58 am

AO draw is out...

Halep is not gonna remain #1; to have a realistic chance, she neede to get into the QF, but that requires her to beat Venus in R3 and Serena in R4.
Perfect draw for Serena; those first 3 rounds look like the perfect build-up, with a nice test in R4 (in theory the winner of Halep vs Venus).
After that, she will be in a flow to get very deep.

Kerber her quarter looks the easiest; reaching the SF shoudl not be a problem ad with an early Halep-exit, the #1 sport looks probable.

Third quarter (in theory):
R3: Kvitova vs Bencic
R3: Anisimova vs Sabalenka
Winners facing each other in R4.
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Re: WTA AO draw for 2019 - first thoughts

Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Thu 10, 2019 9:14 am

That draws is the worse I have seen in a long time.
It's like telling Serena and Venus, "go home, we don't want you here" .. and to Kerber .. "just take it".

14)Goerges v Collins
Q v Vickery
(PR)Mattek-Sands v (wc)Hives
Q v (19)Garcia
(29)Vekic v Mladenovic
Q v (wc)Birrell
Q v Pera
Hercog v (2)Kerber

What's that? a Qualifiers' and WC headquarter?

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Re: WTA AO draw for 2019 - first thoughts

Post by rex » Jan Thu 10, 2019 9:21 am

Ladies:

lst Quarter:

1 S. Halep (1) vs K. Kanepi
2 S. Kenin vs V. Kudermetova Q
3 A. Cornet vs L. Arruabarrena
4 V. Williams vs M. Buzarnescu (25)

5 C. Suárez Navarro (23) vs C. Burel (WC)
6 S. Stosur vs D. Yastremska
7 E. Bouchard vs S. Peng (WC)
8 T. Maria vs S. Williams (16)

9 D. Kasatkina (10) vs T. Bacsinszky
10 N. Vikhlyantseva Q vs V. Lepchenko Q
11 J. Konta vs A. Tomljanovic
12 S. Zheng vs G. Muguruza (18)

13 C. Giorgi (27) vs D. Jakupovic
14 I. Swiatek Q vs A. Bogdan
15 M. Brengle vs M. Doi Q
16 K. Muchova Q vs Ka. Pliskova (7)

2nd Quarter

17 N. Osaka (4) vs M. Linette
18 T. Zidansek vs D. Gavrilova
19 L. Siegemund vs V. Azarenka
20 S. Voegele vs S. Hsieh (28)

21 Q. Wang (21) vs F. Ferro
22 Z. Diyas vs A. Krunic
23 B. Andreescu Q vs W. Osuigwe (WC)
24 M. Barthel vs A. Sevastova (13)

25 E. Mertens (12) vs A. Schmiedlova
26 L. Zhu Q vs M. Gasparyan
27 P. Parmentier vs A. Potapova
28 D. Aiava (WC) vs M. Keys (17)

29 D. Cibulkova (26) vs S. Zhang
30 Kr. Pliskova vs A. Blinkova
31 V. Kuzmova vs K. Kozlova
32 V. Golubic Q vs E. Svitolina

Bottom Half:

3rd Quarter:

33 P. Kvitova (8) vs M. Rybarikova
34 I. Begu vs A. Petkovic
35 B. Bencic vs K. Siniakova
36 Y. Putintseva vs B. Strycova (32)

37 L. Tsurenko (24) vs E. Alexandrova
38 M. Niculescu vs A. Anisimova
39 K. Boulter vs E. Makarova
40 A. Kalinskaya Q vs A. Sabalenka (11)

41 A. Barty (15) vs L. Kumkhum
42 E. Perez (WC) vs Y. Wang
43 A. Sharma Q vs P. Hon (WC)
44 M. Sakkari vs J. Ostapenko (22)

45 M. Sharapova (30) vs H. Dart Q
46 S. Cirstea vs R. Peterson
47 V. Lapko vs J. Larsson
48 A. Van Uytvanck vs C. Wozniacki (3)

4th Quarter:

49 S. Stephens (5) vs T. Townsend
50 O. Jabeur vs T. Babos
51 M. Vondrousova vs E. Rodina
52 H. Watson vs P. Martic (31)

53 A. Kontaveit (20) vs S. Sorribes Tormo
54 K. Flipkens vs A. Sasnovich
55 M. Puig vs A. Pavlyuchenkova
56 A. Riske vs K. Bertens (9)

57 J. Goerges (14) vs D. Collins
58 Y. Bonaventure Q vs S. Vickery
59 B. Mattek-Sands vs Z. Hives (WC)
60 J. Ponchet Q vs C. Garcia (19)

61 D. Vekic (29) vs K. Mladenovic
62 P. Gibert Q vs K. Birrell (WC)
63 B. Haddad Maia Q vs B. Pera
64 P. Hercog vs A. Kerber (2)


Qualies added.....

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Re: WTA AO draw for 2019 - first thoughts

Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Thu 10, 2019 10:16 am

1st round: 49 S. Stephens (5) vs T. Townsend
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Re: WTA AO draw for 2019 - first thoughts

Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Thu 10, 2019 10:18 am

57 J. Goerges (14) vs D. Collins
My girls. The boobs vs the Academic. Too bad it's happening in R1. Can't stand this draw.

S. Halep (1) vs K. Kanepi
Horrible !!!!

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Re: WTA AO draw for 2019 - first thoughts

Post by Graveller » Jan Thu 17, 2019 4:31 am

Well, 13 of the Top16 (and 9 of the top10) reached R3 of the AO.... That is something new: seeded players surviving those first matched.
In fact,at this point in time, 17 of the Top21 are still in the event.

It results in some great R3 matches:
Halep vs Venus
Kvitova vs Bencic
Anisimova vs Sabalenka
Wozniacki vs Sharapova.
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Re: WTA AO draw for 2019 - first thoughts

Post by Pyotr » Jan Thu 17, 2019 4:41 am

Some great 3rd rd matches!

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