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Wimbledon WTA Draw

Post by Grossefavourite » Jun Fri 29, 2018 8:39 am

[1]Halep v Nara
[PR]Zheng v Q.Wang
Bogdan v Arruabarrena
Hsieh v [30]Pavlyuchenkova
[22]Konta v Vikhlyantseva
Cornet v Cibulkova
Vondrousova v Vickery
Collins v [15]Mertens

[12]Ostapenko v [wc]Dunne
Watson v Flipkens
Kenin v Sakkari
[Q]Diatchenko v [24]Sharapova
[26]Gavrilova v Diyas
Peng v Stosur
Parmentier v Townsend
Sasnovich v [8]Kvitova

[3]Muguruza v [wc]Broady
Van Uytvanck v Hercog
Brady v Kozlova
Allertova v [28]Kontaveit
[17]Barty v Voegele
[wc]Taylor v [Q]Bouchard
Linette v Putintseva
Fett v [14]Kasatkina

[11]Kerber v [Q]Zvonareva
Konjuh v [Q]Liu
[wc]Boulter v Cepede Royg
Niculescu v [18]Osaka
[27]Suarez Navarro v Witthoeft
[Q]Sorribes Tormo v Kanepi
Riske v Bacsinszky
Bencic v [6]Garcia

------------ Bottom Half -----------

[7]Ka.Pliskova v [wc]Dart
Alexandrova v Azarenka
Begu v [wc]Swan
Sabalenka v [29]Buzarnescu
[20]Bertens v [Q]Stefkova
Y.Wang v Blinkova
[Q]Dulgheru v Kr.Pliskova
Larsson v [9]V.Williams

[13]Goerges v Puig
Lapko v McHale
Tsurenko v Babos
Kuznetsova v [23]Strycova
[31]Zhang v Petkovic
[Q]Barthel v Wickmayer
Kuzmova v Peterson
Vekic v [4]Stephens

[5]Svitolina v Maria
Schmiedlova v Mladenovic
[wc]Smitkova v [Q]Tomova
Rus v [25]S.Williams
[19]Rybarikova v Cirstea
[Q]Rodina v [Q]Lottner
Kumkhum v Pera
Tomljanovic v [10]Keys

[16]Vandeweghe v Siniakova
Golubic v [wc]Jabeur
Krunic v Brengle
Giorgi v [21]Sevastova
[32]Radwanska v [Q]Ruse
Bondarenko v Safarova
Martic v Makarova
Lepchenko v [2]Wozniacki
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Post by Grossefavourite » Jun Fri 29, 2018 8:40 am

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams avoided any early matchups against opponents with success to speak of at Wimbledon in a draw on Friday that could put her against No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina in the third round.

Williams is returning to the grass-court tournament for the first time since 2016 after missing it last year while pregnant. She gave birth to a daughter in September.

She is ranked outside the top 150, but the All England Club decided to seed her 25th based on past success, which includes collecting seven of her 23 Grand Slam singles trophies at Wimbledon. Williams' first-round opponent when play begins on Monday will be 107th-ranked Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands, who has one career tour title.

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Williams is competing for the first time since she pulled out of the French Open ahead of a fourth-round showdown against five-time major champion Maria Sharapova in early June, citing an injured chest muscle. That was Williams' return to Grand Slam action after a 16-month absence.

Rus has only once been as far as Wimbledon's third round, back in 2012. That was the last time she won a match at the All England Club. She was beaten in the first round of qualifying a year ago, as were both of the women Williams could meet in the second round, 136th-ranked qualifier Viktoriya Tomova of Bulgaria and 167th-ranked wild-card recipient Tereza Smitkova of the Czech Republic.

Svitolina has only once been as far as the fourth round.

Williams' possible fourth-round opponent, 2017 U.S. Open runner-up Madison Keys, made one quarterfinal appearance, while the 36-year-old American's potential quarterfinal foe, reigning Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki, has never been beyond the fourth round.

Williams could face her older sister, five-time champion and 2017 runner-up Venus, in the semifinals. The ninth-seeded Venus Williams opens against 62nd-ranked Johanna Larsson of Sweden, who is 0-7 at Wimbledon.

The Williams sisters are not in the doubles draw. They have won 14 Grand Slam titles as a pair, including six at Wimbledon.

In the top half of the women's singles bracket, the quarterfinals could be French Open champion Simona Halep vs. two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova, and defending champ Garbine Muguruza vs. No. 6 Caroline Garcia. In the bottom half, No. 2 Wozniacki was drawn to face Svitolina, while 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens could play No. 7 Karolina Pliskova.

The potential men's quarterfinals in the top half are eight-time champion Roger Federer vs. 2017 U.S. Open runner-up Kevin Anderson, and 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic vs. No. 6 seed Grigor Dimitrov. In the bottom half of the bracket, it could be two-time Wimbledon winner Rafael Nadal vs. 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro, and No. 4 Alexander Zverev vs. No. 7 Dominic Thiem.

Two-time champion Andy Murray will face 48th-ranked Benoit Paire in the first round. It's a rematch of Murray's fourth-round victory over the Frenchman at the All England Club in 2017.

That was Murray's last win before he sat out nearly a year because of an injured hip that was surgically repaired in January.

He returned to action last week and so is ranked only 156th and unseeded at Wimbledon, which he won in 2013 and 2016.

Murray could face 26th-seeded Denis Shapovalov of Canada in the second round.

The top-seeded Federer's opening opponent on Monday will be 57th-ranked Dusan Lajovic of Serbia. Their only previous meeting anywhere came in Wimbledon's second round last year, when Federer won in straight sets en route to the title.

No. 2 seed Nadal, whose 17 Grand Slam titles trail only Federer's 20 among men, faces 129th-ranked Dudi Sela of Israel on Tuesday. Nadal has won both of their previous matchups.

Men's first-rounders to keep an eye on include Dimitrov against three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka, who is still working his way back into form after knee surgery; 12-time major champ Novak Djokovic against Australian Open quarterfinalist Tennys Sandgren of the U.S.; and No. 23 Richard Gasquet against Gael Monfils in a matchup of Frenchmen.

Two women who lost a Wimbledon final against Serena Williams will meet in the first round when former No. 1 and two-time major champion Angelique Kerber plays qualifier Vera Zvonareva. Kerber was the runner-up in 2016, Zvonereva in 2010.

Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion who is seeded 24th, could face 2017 French Open champion and 12th-seeded Jelena Ostapenko in the third round, and Kvitova in the fourth.

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Re:Wimbledon WTA Draw

Post by sekasi » Jun Fri 29, 2018 8:54 am

These first rounds :o

Alizé CORNET (FRA) v Dominika CIBULKOVA (SVK)

Garbiñe MUGURUZA (ESP) [3] v [WC] Naomi BROADY (GBR)

Angelique KERBER (GER) [11] v [Q] Vera ZVONAREVA (RUS)

Monica NICULESCU (ROU) v Naomi OSAKA (JPN)

Alison RISKE (USA) v Timea BACSINSZKY (SUI)

Belinda BENCIC (SUI) v Caroline GARCIA (FRA) [6]

Svetlana KUZNETSOVA (RUS) v Barbora STRYCOVA (CZE) [23]

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Post by Ace2Ace » Jun Fri 29, 2018 8:59 am

- Venus' section is the Section of death: with Azarenka, the bomb throwing Pliskova sisters, screaming hard hitting Sabalenka. Hard hitting Buzarnescu and Blinkova.

- Serena's draw is OK. Not as hard as her sister's.

- Halep could basically walk that section.
[1]Halep v Nara
[PR]Zheng v Q.Wang
Bogdan v Arruabarrena
Hsieh v [30]Pavlyuchenkova
[22]Konta v Vikhlyantseva
Cornet v Cibulkova
Vondrousova v Vickery
Collins v [15]Mertens

- Sloane has no threat if she wants to compete.
- rarely does Townsend not draw a top player in R1 or R2. She is doomed. She never finds herself in the kind of section Halep has.
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Post by Ace2Ace » Jun Fri 29, 2018 9:11 am

Let the battle begin !!!!!

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Post by sekasi » Jun Fri 29, 2018 9:30 am

<font color=brown>@ <b>Ace2Ace</b>:</font>
 
So what is your prediction for Mugu vs Naomi? Is this the only event where Naomi shows up ? :lol: :lol:

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Post by rex » Jun Fri 29, 2018 9:35 am

#ed_op#font color="brown"#ed_cl#@ #ed_op#b#ed_cl#Ace2Ace#ed_op#/b#ed_cl#:#ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#&nbsp;#ed_op#br#ed_cl#
- Sloane has no threat if she wants to compete.
#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#i#ed_cl#Potentially, Sloane gets Kuzmova in the 2nd rd. I don't think that's a given, tho' she's the likely favorite. If that match happens, I'm looking forward to it.#ed_op#/i#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#span class="postbody"#ed_cl##ed_op#/span#ed_cl#

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Post by Ace2Ace » Jun Fri 29, 2018 9:35 am

<font color=brown>@ <b>sekasi</b>:</font>
[3]Muguruza v [wc]Broady
Van Uytvanck v Hercog
Brady v Kozlova
Allertova v [28]Kontaveit
[17]Barty v Voegele
[wc]Taylor v [Q]Bouchard
Linette v Putintseva
Fett v [14]Kasatkina

Naomi Broady can't hit a ground stroke. Yes she does have a biting serve. But that's it. She can't move. Have you ever watched her play.. lol lol.. she can't get to balls hit 5-feet away from her. :) :) :)
How is she going to win a set against Mugu?  She has zero chance. Would be surprised is she wins 3 games.

Mugu's path: Broady/Hercog/Kontaveit/Bouchard :) :) ... Sorry Barty and Kasatkina; the Canadian Queen is baaaaack... lol lol
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Post by Ace2Ace » Jun Fri 29, 2018 9:36 am

<font color=brown>@ <b>rex</b>:</font>
 
Potentially, Sloane gets Kuzmova in the 2nd rd. I don't think that's a given, tho' she's the likely favorite. If that match happens, I'm looking forward to it
Sloane most likely to watch Kuzmova self-destruct.

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Post by rex » Jun Fri 29, 2018 9:42 am

#ed_op#font color="brown"#ed_cl#@ #ed_op#b#ed_cl#Ace2Ace#ed_op#/b#ed_cl#:#ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#&nbsp;#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#i#ed_cl#Kuzmova doesn't strike me as a self-destructing player, just because she lost the semi v Flipkens in the Netherlands while ahead. It's just one of the moments. She's rested now and I like her chances versus Sloane, if they meet. #ed_op#/i#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#

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Post by Ace2Ace » Jun Fri 29, 2018 9:45 am

<font color=brown>@ <b>rex</b>:</font>
 You know I am the biggest Kuzmo fan in the WORLD.. lol .. Would love her to go through this draw. But she still got some fine tuning to do before she can impose her big game in matches.
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Post by Grossefavourite » Jun Fri 29, 2018 9:51 am

No surprise Serena and Maria are in separate halves. Seeding Serena 25 and Maria 24 guaranteed that.

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Post by rex » Jun Fri 29, 2018 9:53 am

#ed_op#font color="brown"#ed_cl#@ #ed_op#b#ed_cl#Ace2Ace#ed_op#/b#ed_cl#:#ed_op#/font#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#&nbsp;#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#i#ed_cl#I'm in agreement, Ace, she's not a finished product at age 20 in the least. But, Sloane is just a one-dimensional baseliner with a forehand and plays&nbsp; nice "D". Her game is not dominating, Viktoria has a better serve and can generate winners from either side that Sloane can't, if her ground game is clicking. Looking at this section of the draw if Viktoria gets by Sloane she can spank the rest in her section, save for Goerges. This is how much I think of her at this point w/o being a finished product. Yet, maybe I'm overreaching, for, like you, I think very highly of her....#ed_op#img src="/board/richedit/smileys/Happy/60.gif"#ed_cl# We'll see......#ed_op#/i#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#
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Post by Ace2Ace » Jun Fri 29, 2018 9:54 am

LOL.. how many times do you want Serena to beat Sharapova? isn't 17 enough?
WTA should make a new rule. If you beat a player more than 15 times in a row, you should never face her again unless it's a final. :) :)

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Post by Ace2Ace » Jun Fri 29, 2018 10:07 am

<font color=brown>@ <b>rex</b>:</font>
[31]Zhang v Petkovic
[Q]Barthel v Wickmayer
Kuzmova v Peterson
Vekic v [4]Stephens

 Vekic is playing well too. And Petko seems to have found her groove. If Kuzmo can cut down the UE, it'll still be a fight. I don't remember if she's played Peterson in ITF events.
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