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AO Maindraw Ladies.....

Post by rex » Jan Thu 16, 2020 11:33 am

Ashleigh Barty (1) (AUS) vs Lesya Tsurenko (UKR)
Polona Hercog (SLO) vs Rebecca Peterson (SWE)
Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) vs Q: Greet Minnen (Bel)
Bernarda Pera (USA) vs Elena Rybakina (29) (RUS)

Alison Riske (18) (USA) vs Yafan Wang (CHN)
Viktorija Golubic (SUI) vs Lin Zhu (CHN)
Julia Goerges (GER) vs Viktoria Kuzmova (SVK)
Christina McHale (USA) vs Petra Martic (13) (CRO)

Madison Keys (10) (USA) vs Darya Kasatkina (RUS)
Magda Linette (POL) vs Arantxa Rus (NLD)
Q: Nao Hibino (JPN) vs Shuai Peng (CHN)
Margarita Gasparyan (RUS) vs Maria Sakkari (22) (GRC)

Ekaterina Alexandrova (25) (RUS) vs Jil TEICHMANN (SUI)
Kaia Kanepi (EST) vs Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)
Paula Badosa Gibert (ESP) vs Johanna Larsson (SWE)
Katerina Siniakova (CZE) vs Petra Kvitova (7) (CZE)


Naomi Osaka (3) (JPN) vs Marie Bouzkova (CZE)
Saisai Zheng (CHN) vs Q: Anna Kalinskaya (RUS)
Venus Williams (USA) vs Cori Gauff (USA)
Sorana Cirstea (ROU) vs Barbora Strycova (32) (CZE)

Sloane Stephens (24) (USA) vs Shuai Zhang (CHN)
Samantha Stosur (AUS) vs Q: Catherine McNally (USA)
Q: Ann Li (USA) vs Lizette Cabrera (WC) (AUS)
Q: Martina Trevisan (ITA) vs Sofia Kenin (14) (USA)

Johanna Konta (12) (GBR) vs Ons Jabeur (TUN)
Madison Brengle (USA) vs Caroline Garcia (FRA)
Kristie Ahn (USA) vs Caroline Wozniacki (DNK)
Q: Kaja Juvan (SLO) vs Dayana Yastremska (23) (UKR)

Qiang Wang (27) (CHN) vs Pauline Parmentier (WC) (FRA)
Fiona Ferro (FRA) vs Alison Van Uytvanck (BEL)
Tamara Zidansek (SLO) vs Na-Lae Han (WC) (SKR)
Anastasia Potapova (RUS) vs Serena Williams (8) (USA)

Bottom Half

Belinda Bencic (6) (SUI) vs Anna Schmiedlova (SVK)
Q: Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) vs Jelena Ostapenko (LVA)
Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) vs Veronika Kudermetova ()
Astra Sharma (WC) (AUS) vs Anett Kontaveit (28) (EST)

Donna Vekic (19) (CRO) vs Maria Sharapova (WC) (RUS)
Alize Cornet (FRA) vs Q: Monica Niculescu (ROU)
Iga Swiatek (POL) vs Timea Babos (HUN)
Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) vs Aryna Sabalenka (11) (BLR)

Elise Mertens (16) (BEL) vs Danka Kovinic (MNE)
Kristyna Pliskova (CZE) vs Heather Watson (GBR)
Catherine Cartan Bellis (USA) vs Tatjana Maria (GER)
Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) vs Karolina Muchova (20) (CZE)

Danielle Rose Collins (26) (USA) vs Vitalia Diatchenko (RUS)
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) vs Su-Wei Hsieh TPE)
Q: Harriet Dart (GBR) vs Misaki Doi (JPN)
Jennifer Brady (USA) vs Simona Halep (4) (ROU)


Elina Svitolina (5) (UKR) vs Katie Boulter (GBR)
Lauren Davis (USA) vs Q: Leylah Fernandez (CAN)
Garbine Muguruza (ESP) vs Q: Shelby Rogers (USA)
Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) vs Anastasija Sevastova (31) (LVA)

Amanda Anisimova (21) (USA) vs Zarina Diyas (KAZ)
Jasmine Paolini (ITA) vs Anna Blinkova (RUS)
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) vs Arina Rodionova (WC) (AUS)
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) vs Kiki Bertens (9) (NLD)

Marketa Vondrousova (15) (CZE) vs Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
Q: Antonia Lottner (GER) vs Camila Giorgi (ITA)
Kateryna Kozlova (UKR) vs Priscilla Hon (WC) (AUS)
Q: Elizabeth Cocciaretto (ITA) vs Angelique Kerber (17) (GER)

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (30) (RUS) vs Nina Stojanovic (SRB)
Taylor Townsend (USA) vs Jessica Pegula (USA)
Laura Siegemund (GER) vs Coco Vandeweghe (WC) (USA)
Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) vs Karolina Pliskova (2) (CZE)

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Re: AO Maindraw Ladies.....

Post by rex » Jan Thu 16, 2020 11:37 am

Clearly, I don't like this draw. Venus meeting Cori in the lst is indeed pathetic, coupled with the fact that the Sisters and Naomi are all in the same qtr of the draw....

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Re: AO Maindraw Ladies.....

Post by Grossefavourite » Jan Thu 16, 2020 12:11 pm

AO does not like the WS. I recall one official predicting a few years ago that the WS wouldn't dare show up that year due to their stringent doping test.

Of course, they gave Maria a WC even though she tested positive at their event.

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Re: AO Maindraw Ladies.....

Post by djmm1962 » Jan Thu 16, 2020 12:35 pm

Disgusting!!

Destroyed my vibe going into this AO!!

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Re: AO Maindraw Ladies.....

Post by rex » Jan Thu 16, 2020 8:16 pm

djmm1962 wrote:
Jan Thu 16, 2020 12:35 pm
Disgusting!!

Destroyed my vibe going into this AO!!
Agreed, Dj. The AO is my favorite Slam by far. However, notwithstanding my aforementioned comment on the Serena/Naomi quarter, this draw is lopsidedly atrocious, for the bottom half of the draw isn't worth spit. Tho' I do like Anisimova, Swiatek, Marketa, Taylor as players to name a few, for me, the bottom half has practically no compelling match-ups in the offing with only the potential of a Bencic/Ostapenko in the 2nd rd and Svetlana v Marketa in the lst drawing my interest. Yet, even then Belinda was bounced in the lst at Shenzhen and was destroyed by Collins in the 3rd at Adelaide and Ostapenko is playing with a heavy heart after her father's recent passing, while showing promise at the end of last year with her pairing of Marion Bartoli as her coach and reaching 2 finals. Karo' Pliskova has a walk to the semis and if she wins this event her draw isn't anything to be proud of, but it's a win nevertheless.

I was hoping for a Serena title here, tying the disrespecting M. Court in her home country, for she loves the AO and the fans here give her mucho respect. However, this draw puts serious doubt on that prospect, having Naomi in her quarter, then potentially having to face not only Naomi, but Petra K, Madison or Ashleigh in the top-half. Bad draw indeed, for a beautiful, overwhelmingly fan-supporting/player-loving event going through an environmental catastrophe. Who'da imagine such a thing. Yet, it is what it is.....

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Re: AO Maindraw Ladies.....

Post by djmm1962 » Jan Thu 16, 2020 9:33 pm

SMH!!

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Re: AO Maindraw Ladies.....

Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Fri 17, 2020 12:36 am

Serena or Osaka wins the Aussie Open

Serena's path to the Final:
Serena vs Qiang Wang
Serena vs Yastremska Bajin
Serena vs Osaka Bajin
Serena vs Barty
Serena vs winner of Bottom Half

Osaka's path to the Final:
Osaka vs Gauff
Osaka vs Kenin
Osaka vs Serena
Osaka vs Barty
Osaka vs winner of Bottom Half

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Re: AO Maindraw Ladies.....

Post by Zalvar » Jan Fri 17, 2020 1:50 pm

It's a random draw. I don't like it either but come on now ...

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Re: AO Maindraw Ladies.....

Post by Miss_Vee » Jan Fri 17, 2020 6:23 pm

C’mon guys! It is, what it is. Even though the bottom half is a bit softer than the top half, I can still find compelling matchups there. Everyone seems to be dissing Halep and Bencic. It’s only the start of the season. Ka Pliskova might not even make it out of round one against Mladenovic. Everyone knows how she can run hot and cold. That first round for me, is an intriguing match up. It’s not ideal having so much of the proven talent in the top half of the draw. However, I have seen the tough draws fall away, so that the tough players might sometimes lose early. One never knows. I’m praying for a Serena /Naomi meeting.😊
I’m excited to see how Taylor Townsend does in this AO tournament. She has lost even more weight. Looking forward to watching her matches. I like Anisimova and Swiatek as well. So for me, all is not lost.

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Re: AO Maindraw Ladies.....

Post by djmm1962 » Jan Fri 17, 2020 11:25 pm

I'm trying, Miss Vee!!

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