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Beefcake
05-17-2010, 08:17 PM
I'm going out on a limb and picking Alona Bondarenko. ;)
:lol:

Well, hell, if we're doing that, I'm picking Bethanie Mattek-Sands. ;)

oleada
05-17-2010, 08:18 PM
It's going to be Dulgheru, y'all.

Loves_Shizuka
05-17-2010, 08:27 PM
It's going to be Dulgheru, y'all.

Don't talk $hit. The world and his wife knows Alona Bondarenko is THEE one.

oleada
05-17-2010, 08:28 PM
Don't talk $hit. The world and his wife knows Alona Bondarenko is THEE one.

Bitch, please. Warsaw final, last year. Dulgheru is the clay GOAT. Henin who?

sweetsparky
05-17-2010, 08:52 PM
Serena, Serena :cheer2: HA!

Loves_Shizuka
05-17-2010, 08:56 PM
I feel so sorry for you oleada; Dulgheru isn't even the best Romanian shot; Simona Halep and her lil puppies are winning before her.

And yea, who is this Henin chick?

neptune
05-17-2010, 10:12 PM
And yea, who is this Henin chick?

She was hatched only a few days ago, but I hear she's got a bright future ahead of her. ;)

Beefcake
05-18-2010, 12:15 AM
^ Cool, looking forward to seeing this young girl, Justine, develop.

Hopefully she'll always show great sportsmanship, never piss off a large American woman, and avoid marrying a gay guy. :saint:

Loves_Shizuka
05-18-2010, 06:27 PM
^:rofl: Brilliant. We can only hope.

Anyone watching the tournament in Warsaw? The court looks AWFUL (the clay keeps breaking up) and there are about 10 people watching each match. God knows who's gonna win this mess (I hope Na Li - or of course, Alona Bondarenko! ;) )

neptune
05-18-2010, 09:54 PM
My odds to win the French Open would be:


Aw, c'mon, judgejudy27--you're far too modest. Given the way the top women have been playing recently, I'd say your odds to win the French Open are lookin' pretty good. :lol:

CaptCrunch
05-19-2010, 01:09 AM
French Open qualifying starting today. Good start for the US men. 7 men in the draw and they went 6-1. Only loser was unknown Lester Cook and he lost to 2004 champ Gaston Gaudio. I'm surprised Gaudio didn't get a wild-card into the main draw considering he's a past champion. :confused: Good to see 18 year Ryan Harrison advance. Jesse Witten had to go to 17-15 to beat Marcos Daniel. No sign of Donald Young. Guess he's skipping it this year.

Question: Did Ginepri and Taylor Dent get into the main draw based on their rankings? I know they were close both being between 105 - 110 but what was the cut-off date? With all the w/drawals I'm thinking they both got in the main draw or maybe Taylor decided to pass on it this year? Ginepri is at least over there playing in Nice and Dusseldorf.

Old veterans Christoph Rochus and Dominik Hrbaty both lost today as did Filipo Volandri.

Didn't even look at ladies qualifying except for a brief glimpse and noticed that Bethany Mattek is in the qualies.

oleada
05-19-2010, 01:16 AM
CaptCrunch, Mattek drew Tomlajanovic, a young Croatian (16, I think), who's made a huge ranking jump this year and done really well in the Challenger circuit, winning a few 25Ks. Still, Mattek should win it. Lilia Osterloh, Madison Brengle, Lindsay Lee-Waters & a slumping Alexa Glatch are in the draw, too. To think that Glatch was in the MD and beat Pennetta last year...

Speaking of the American women, Oudin acomplished the amazingly pathetic feat of winning only 2 games off Rybarikova, who is dreadful on clay. I don't know if it's just the clay, or if she really is in a slump.

Loves_Shizuka
05-19-2010, 07:48 AM
^I'm not surprised about Oudin; generally it seems to me that she needs big stage + big player to really play well. It also helps if a little patriotism is involved. ;) Rybarikova + Polish clay = a loss for Oudin all the way IMO.

Domshabfan
05-19-2010, 08:33 AM
^I'm not surprised about Oudin; generally it seems to me that she needs big stage + big player to really play well. It also helps if a little patriotism is involved. ;) Rybarikova + Polish clay = a loss for Oudin all the way IMO.

she didn't do well at Australian open, losing in the first round. Also, lost the fed cup match against Dementieva. So, i believe she needs to be US, huge support to win (at least for the time being).

CaptCrunch
05-19-2010, 01:25 PM
Yea, I saw Oudin's result against Rybarikova. Oudin is definitely a big stage player. In addition to her QF run at the US Open last year she also got to the 4th rd at Wimbledon.

More FO dropouts: Moya, Nalbandian, and Karlovic. Being replaced by Ginepri, Taylor Dent :) and Kei Nishikori who's been tearing it up on the challenger tour lately.

Moya needs to retire already and unfortunately I fear the end is near for Fat Dave as well. :(