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2010 WTA/ ATP tennis running thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by hidden order, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. hidden order

    hidden order Member

    Hmmm not sure if there’s enough interest year round for this or if it should just be slam/ news events based threads as usual.

    The warm up exo’s are done. Serena and Elena face off in the Sydney final tonight after Serena fought past by Aravane in 3 and Elena absolutely crushed Vika. But the most entertaining match of the year may have already been played. (For those who missed it:
    It had a happy ending since Kim promptly donated her entire winnings to the Brisbane Children’s Hospital.)

    So here we go….

    The Australian Open Draw Ceremony starts at 10:40am Friday Melbourne time/ 3:40pm today Pacific. The stream to watch the ceremony live should be at the AO’s site. McEnroe is the men's rep and Ana is the women's.

    Women’s Seeds:

    1 Serena Williams (USA)
    2 Dinara Safina (RUS)
    3 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
    4 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)

    5 Elena Dementieva (RUS)
    6 Venus Williams (USA)
    7 Victoria Azarenka (BLR)
    8 Jelena Jankovic (SRB)

    9 Vera Zvonareva (RUS)
    10 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)
    11 Marion Bartoli (FRA)
    12 Flavia Pennetta (ITA)

    13 Samantha Stosur (AUS)
    14 Maria Sharapova (RUS)
    15 Kim Clijsters (BEL)
    16 Na Li (CHN)

    17 Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
    18 Virginie Razzano (FRA)
    19 Nadia Petrova (RUS)
    20 Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
    21 Sabine Lisicki (GER)
    22 Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
    23 Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
    24 Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP)

    25 Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)
    26 Aravane Rezai (FRA)
    27 Alisa Kleybanova (RUS)
    28 Elena Vesnina (RUS)
    29 Shahar Peer (ISR)
    30 Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)
    31 Alona Bondarenko (UKR)
    32 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)

    Big Name WCs
    Justine Henin (BEL)
    Alicia Molik (AUS)
    Sesil Karatantcheva (KAZ)
    Casey Dellacqua (AUS)

    Possible Big Name Q:
    Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) (Ranked 16 and just won Auckland, but because of the suspension business this offseason is not seeded and not a wild card. She’s currently playing qualifiers to earn a place in the main draw.)

    Men’s Seeds:
    1 (SUI) Roger Federer
    2 (ESP) Rafael Nadal
    3 (SRB) Novak Djokovic
    4 (ARG) Juan Martin del Potro

    5 (GRB) Andy Murray
    6 (RUS) Nikolay Davydenko
    7 (USA) Andy Roddick
    8 (SWE) Robin Soderling

    9 (ESP) Fernando Verdasco
    10 (FRA) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
    11 (CHI) Fernando Gonzalez
    12 (FRA) Gael Monfils

    13 (CZE) Radek Stepanek
    14 (CRO) Marin Cilic
    15 (FRA) Gilles Simon
    16 (ESP) Tommy Robredo

    17 (ESP) David Ferrer
    18 (GER) Tommy Haas
    19 (SUI) Stanislas Wawrinka
    20 (RUS) Mikhail Youzhny
    21 (CZE) Tomas Berdych
    22 (AUS) Lleyton Hewitt
    23 (ESP) Juan Carlos Ferrero
    24 (CRO) Ivan Ljubicic

    25 (USA)Sam Querrey
    26 (ESP) Nicolas Almagro
    27 (GER)Philipp Kohlschreiber
    28 (AUT) Jurgen Melzer
    29 (SRB) Viktor Troicki
    30 (ARG) Juan Monaco
    31 (ESP) Albert Montanes
    32 (FRA) Jeremy Chardy
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Biggest disappointment so far this year in tennis? That BTExpress or I didn't start this thread.

    Anyway, I'm glad That Foul Evil Creature (Henin) is back. I haven't had anybody to root against for a while. It's not fun to root against somebody who can't get out of the quarters at a major.
  3. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Looking for Andy Murray to break through this year, either in Australia or the U.S.
  4. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Didn't everyone say that last year?

    Actually, I do think he wins a slam this year. I think we might have a different winner in all four.
  5. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I think Davydenko might win one finally.
  6. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Everyone did, and he had a great year. The biggest question with him is does he keep improving, or does he level off for a season?
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Am I reading that right? 64 seeded players (way too fucking many) and FOUR from the U.S.? Two on each side? What the hell has happened?
    No wonder so few over here give a damn about tennis anymore.
  8. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    I like Roddick's chances.
  9. hidden order

    hidden order Member

    Yeah, as a lurker I was hoping someone would start this thread earlier when the exo and Brisbane started, but the AO main draw is today so….

    The AO site promised a livestream of the ceremony at 10:40am and still nothing doing. How comical. I hate being a tennis fan. Oh wait the stream is suddenly working… just in time for the men’s draw. Typical…


    Well, here are the current/ pre-draw odds (from BetFair):
    1. Roger Federer 4.0
    2. Rafael Nadal 5.8
    3. Andy Murray 7.8
    4. Juan Martin Del Potro 8.6
    5. Novak Djokovic 8.8
    6. Nikolay Davydenko 14.0
    7. Andy Roddick 30.0
    8. Robin Soderling 48.0
    9. Marin Cilic 55.0
    10. Fernando Verdasco 55.0

    1. Kim Clijsters 4.5
    2. Serena Williams 4.2
    3. Justine Henin 6.0
    4. Maria Sharapova 13.0
    5. Caroline Wozniacki 24.0
    6. Venus Williams 23.0
    7. Elena Dementieva 19.0
    8. Svetlana Kuznetsova 36.0
    9. Dinara Safina 36.0
    10. Victoria Azarenka 42.0
  10. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    They implemented the 32 seeds a side a few years ago.

  11. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Way too many. 16 is good.

    But where are the Americans?
  12. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Off playing soccer.
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