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WTA Week Ahead: Monterrey, Some Made-Up Exo Thingy

Posted by gauloises1 on March 1, 2010

Quiet week ahead as the ladies gear up for Indian Wells and Miami.


Draw here.

Top seeds: Jelena Jankovic, Daniela Hantuchova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Dominika Cibulkova

Not at all a bad field for this international. Top seed and wildcard JJ doesn’t have the easiest draw, starting off with Sevastova and probably having to contend with Iveta Benesova in the second round and Wozniak in the quarters. Alize Cornet will also be sucking and failing in this quarter. She will hopefully face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who made her name by beating her at Indian Wells last year, who should – fingers crossed – be able to contend well with everyone in her quarter, but then you never know with Pavs, do you?

In the bottom half of the draw, we should hopefully see a good quarterfinal clash between Hantuchova and Lucie Safarova, while Cibulkova has a loaded quarter including Agnes Szavay, Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Lucie Hradecka, Sara Errani and Sorana Cirstea (who will be losing to Sara Errani in the first round and therefore doesn’t really count). It’s all fun stuff, although we probably won’t get to see any of it, and frankly if JJ loses to anybody except Safarova or Pavs, I will be despairing of her.

BNP Paribas Showdown of Champions

Were it anything other than a slow week, I wouldn’t mention this nonsense. But it is, so: Kim Clijsters, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Venus Williams and in-for-an-injured-Serena Ana Ivanovic will be battling it out (except not really) for $1.3 million and the Billie Jean King cup on Monday night. So now you know.

4 Responses to “WTA Week Ahead: Monterrey, Some Made-Up Exo Thingy”

  1. linz said

    Holy crap it’s March 1st (well- where you are at least. And here soon).

    I’m going to the BNP Paribas Showdown of Champions. aka BJK Cup aka MSG tennis. I’ve never seen Sveta, Venus, or Ana play live (and am exceedingly excited to see the former two, as they are long-time favorites of mine).

    I’m super excited- I have nosebleeds but will try and take some pics and stuff.

  2. TennisAce said

    Does anyone know if this will be televised? Apparently tickets are still for sale as Jon Wertheim twitted yesterday.

  3. Master Ace said

    ESPN2(believe it or not) will televise the final at 9 PM USA EST. ESPN360 will have coverage of all matches starting at 7 PM USA EST.

  4. Master Ace said

    Speaking of Monterrey, will Jelena be able to win a title to jump start her 2010? I believe this draw is better than the one at Acapulco last week with Jelena, Daniela and Dominika accepting wildcards along with Anastasia, semifinalist at 2009 Indian Wells. being the top 4 seeds.

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