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Doha Draw

Posted by gauloises1 on October 26, 2009

So, in my hurry to criticise the dresses, I didn’t actually get around to posting the draw earlier.

Here are the groups:

White Group
Dinara Safina
Caroline Wozniacki
Victoria Azarenka
Jelena Jankovic

Maroon Group
Serena Williams
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Elena Dementieva
Venus Williams

Lest we forget, the top two finishers from each group will advance to the semifinals, where the top-placed player from the White group will face the second-placed player from the Maroon group, and so forth.

Honestly, I have no idea what’s going to happen. I’d bet good money on the eventual champion coming from the Maroon group, but that’s about it. Bonnie Ford at ESPN has a good breakdown on what’s at stake for each of the ladies, and Tennis.com has some interesting statistics. In lieu of predictions, I’m going to put up a poll. Fun!

And now back to the pretty ladies.

victoria azarenka

Victoria Azarenka does her best impression of a perfume advert.

Seriously. She looks amazing.

jelena jankovic doha

Still love this dress.

elena dementieva doha

Screw Dracula, I would vamp her in this.

svetlana kuznetsova dinara safina

Svetlana is doing Blue Steel. And I think someone just asked Dinara about the no. 1 ranking.

venus williams doha

Venus would like you to know she’s now fully poseable. Posable? Whatever.

victoria azarenka caroline wozniacki serena williams doha

I would officially kill for Azarenka’s hair. That is all.

8 Responses to “Doha Draw”

  1. Mango said

    I love that shot of Sveta and Dina. That photo is more bad-ass than the Williams sister’s bad-ass photo. Now please back it up, headcase-y Russians.

  2. Jackobeanz said

    ugh…White group = personal death

  3. Nic said

    Someone please tell me that they later put sashes on, there was a talent portion, a question and answer segment, someone was awarded Ms Congeniality, Ms Phototogenic and someone was given a tiara and burst into tears.

  4. linz said

    I want Dinara to win this thing SO badly. I obviously am a masochist, as I will be surprised if she wins a single match…can we somehow trick her into thinking this is clay?

    I’d really be happy with whoever wins- except for Caro, I’d be pretty ambivalent towards that. I don’t WANT Serena to win, but it wouldn’t piss me off- I think anytime Serena is focused it’s fun to watch.

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