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WTA Week Ahead: China In Your Hands

Posted by gauloises1 on October 3, 2009

Yep, it’s the China Open in Beijing again, and the women kick off a day earlier than the men, so I thought I’d better mention it.

jelena jankovic beijing trophy china open 2008

Draw here. The quarters break down as Safina-Zvonareva, Dementieva-Wozniacki, Kuznetsova-Venus, and JJ-Serena. However … who actually thinks that will be the lineup? Although that could be about the only way the WTA has left to buck all expectations.

At a quick glance, the first quarter looks the most loaded, with Pennetta, Bartoli, Kleybanova, Wickmayer, Rybarikova, Cirstea and Lisicki all kicking about. I think Dementieva’s chances of getting to the final are absolutely excellent, but she was complaining last week about feeling the effects of such a long season and so many matches. It’s a good draw for Ivanovic, if there is such an animal any more, and I’m amused at the prospect of Venus possibly having to face Pavlyuchenkova in the second round. I don’t feel an early exit for Venus here, though. And the fourth quarter offers the possibility of Azarenka-Sharapova in the second, with the winner meeting Jankovic in the third.

I give up on making predictions at this point in the season, but it looks fun. Who do you think will do well?

3 Responses to “WTA Week Ahead: China In Your Hands”

  1. Bismarck said

    i just don´t know. *throws up hands helplessly in the air*

  2. neil in toronto said

    seriously, just swing a cat at the draw and wherever it hits, shall be the winner 🙂

  3. Jackobeanz said

    you know its gonna be wozniacki dont yis???…she’s on a mission to piss me off….

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