2013 Australian Open WTA Discussion Thread

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Who will win the 2013 Australian Open?

Poll closed Jan 26, 2013.
  1. Azarenka

    6.9%
  2. Sharapova

    12.1%
  3. Serena

    41.4%
  4. Radwanska

    17.2%
  5. Kerber

    3.4%
  6. Li

    8.6%
  7. Errani

    1.7%
  8. Kvitova

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Wozniacki

    3.4%
  10. Other

    5.2%
  1. soyizgood

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  2. soyizgood

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    Yes, I know Stosur is #9, but who are we kidding? I was debating putting up a thread of which top 10 gets knocked out the soonest, but feared there might be a tie.

    The top 3 seem to be the favorites, but Radwanska comes in winning two events this month. Kerber has to be gutted losing to Cibulkova, Li comes in on a roll, Kvitova, Wozniacki and Stosur are epic messes, Errani isn't impressing anybody.

    Unlike ATP, you don't have to wait until the 4th round for any surprises when it comes to WTA.
     
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  3. Roy125

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    I think Azarenka will make it to the semis, Sharapova will fall before the quarters, Radwanska to fall in or before the fourth round, and Serena to win. Those are just my predictions.
     
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  4. soyizgood

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    Serena's streak is going to end at some point, so I don't want to just jump in on the Serena bandwagon. After all, an erratic player like Makarova stomped her last year.

    Azarenka lacks guts and is clearly intimidated by Serena. She conveniently gave Serena a walkover this month. She's a contender, but I doubt she'd beat Serena if they face off in the SF.

    Sharapova has an easier road to the finals. It would be really interesting if she runs into Radwanska in the SF. I like Li, but if I see a Sharapova-Li matchup here I'm going to get drunk and vomit (always a complete UE-fest).
     
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  5. RodSmooth

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    Everybody tries to forget what happeNd when Serena lost to makarova here randomly. Also when she lost at the French last year to someone she could have beat 1,1.

    Serena can Lose in a early round as easy as she can win the title.
     
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  6. Vanhool

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    It's no shock I'm all in for Serena. If anyone beats her, I think it will be Vika, but hopefully not. Anything's possible...she did lose 4 times lat year. That Makarova thing is way overblown. She sprained her ankle in Brisbane and just played AO to get points. She rightly figured she could win the first few rounds just standing on the baseline, and with a little luck maybe more. I thought she did pretty good making the fourth round. The FO thing was a mental meltdown. The Woz Miami and Kerber wherever that was were outright wins with no mitigating circumstances. Of course, now that they beat her they must be punished! Still seems the pushers are the ones that can get her. Vika can push but she's getting some all around skills and came real close at USO, so she's the one that makes me nervous.
     
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  7. kishnabe

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    Serena with no resistance.
     
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  8. GhostDog

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    This would truly be a shock with the form she's in right now. She's been lights out since Wimby.
     
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  9. NadalAgassi

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    Azarenka still has more chance to beat Serena in the semis, no matter how small it may be, than Sharapova would in the final. If it is a Serena vs Sharapova final, Maria will barely get games once again.
     
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  10. soyizgood

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    Out of the top 10, the only ones I could see giving Serena an issue would be Azarenka or Li. Li and her firepower usually gives Serena a challenge despite the H2H. Azarenka can pin Serena behind the baseline and has arguably the best return of serve, but lacks a real weapon to keep Serena guessing.

    If Serena can lose twice at majors to players outside the top 20 last year, anything can happen.
     
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  11. -RF-

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    Radwanska got this. I can feel it. She's mentally very strong and on-form at exactly the right time.
     
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  12. NadalAgassi

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    Serena was injured going into last years Australian Open so things were quite different to this year which she enters on fire, even dominating a minor tournament which Serena usually cant even be bothered with. That said I dont think she had any real injury at Roland Garros and still was out in the 1st round to Razanno, and of course there is the U.S Open final shocker to Stosur, so yes anything can happen. I do think if someone beats her it would be in an early round or someone like Kerber catching Serena on an off day in the quarters. Once she reaches the semis I dont think she can be beaten. I agree of the top players Na and Azarenka are the two most likely to score a win, but if she loses it will mostly likely not be to a top player, as Serena owns all the current WTA elite. The last person in the top 100 who will ever beat her is Sharapova though.
     
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  13. boredone3456

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    Thats what everyone said before the US Open in 2011 and the French last year and she lost in both of those places where everyone said she was odds on favorite and a lock and all that jazz. Although her draw to the 4th round is in all honesty a joke and this is her best major I still would not be surprised if she lost to Kirilenko or somebody else. She has won 2 of the last 6 majors she has played and in all she lost it was to someone no one would have expected to beat her in a million years.

    Is she on the short list of favorites...yes. Is she a lock? NO
     
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  14. Doublebounce

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    Sharapova is off to a quick start. Venus also up an early break.
     
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  15. SLD76

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    Stosur is looking....ripped as ever.

    I can clearly make out her arm muscle definition even when the camera is panned well away from her :shock:
     
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  16. romeo8880

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    Hahahaha. Funny stuff.
     
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  17. -RF-

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    Radwanska. Sort this out please. :-?
     
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  18. jaggy

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    Voted Serena though i hope not. tough to see her losing it (the tourny not her head)
     
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  19. Doublebounce

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    ARad in trouble. down 5-4 to Bobusic. the crowd is heavily against aga too
     
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    Bobusic chokes serving for set, 5-5.
     
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  21. MichaelNadal

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    Venus won her match 6-1, 6-0, go Venus!! :)
     
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  22. soyizgood

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    Stosur made it to round 2. Anyone predicting when she gets knocked out?
     
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  23. volleyandfun

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    how about next round, she got lucky today after her opponent chocked
     
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    Goerges will knock her out. What round is that, three I think?
     
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    Let's start with round two, since its a safe bet she will never win the AO title.
     
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    Goerges will knock her out in round three.
     
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    is kerber showing off when she takes the first set, then goes down 1-4 or 1-3, only to come back and win in two? she did it again today vs. ukranian Elina Svitolina

    seen her do this almost every time i've watched her ... except in that debacle to cibul last week, when she came back only to lose third set 3-6 ... regardless, the girl really knows how to come back when down in a set ... guess she gets lots of practice! ;)
     
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  28. Love Game

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    american madison keys (wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen) takes the first set 6-4 vs. aussie casey dellacqua! :)

    [​IMG]
     
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  29. volleyandfun

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    I sure would want that malfunction to happen
     
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  30. jaggy

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    Maddy Keys ftw, major eye candy fest with Wz and Licks first up
     
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  31. fundrazer

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    Lisicki looking good :) Looks like she has trimmed down a bit. Hopefully she plays just as well as she's looking.
     
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    Licks takes the first set
     
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  33. fundrazer

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    Lisicki takes first set on Wozi. Practically ever rally is 3-4 shots ending with Lisicki hitting a winner or error. Match is being played almost completely on her terms.
     
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    Great stuff from Sabine. Woz has no answer.
     
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    Woz looking hawt
     
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    Date-Krumm up a set on big Russian!!
     
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  37. volleyandfun

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    darn Petrova, she'll troll few here
     
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  38. Rock Strongo

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    Damn! Date, who's probably as old as the universe is on a roll!
     
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  39. fundrazer

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    Funny how things in the wta change so quickly! 10 minutes later and Wozi up 4-0 in the 2nd. Although she could give one of the breaks right back, 15-40.
     
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    Lisicki is the biggest headcase along with Kuzy and Nadia. She can win this match so easily. But, I'm puling for Woz. Feel bad for her, comes into the tourny last year as #1, possible 1st round defeat this year. It seem slike she gets horrible GS draws lately. Paszek in Wimby and Lisicki here.
     
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    The hotter Russian Maria takes the first set
     
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  42. RodSmooth

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    Lisciki better win this.

    She's clearly the better player
     
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  43. Rock Strongo

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    Meanwhile, Kimiko Date is racing towards a spot in the second round...
     
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  44. RodSmooth

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    Why does it look like most female tennis players backs are caved in.

    Kirilenko and jankovic are the only ones off the top of my head that have a straight back when they walk/play
     
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  45. Doublebounce

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    Go Kimiko!!!!!!! Hpoing she gets to at least the 3rd round here. This will probably be her last Aus Open, make it a good one.
     
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  46. Doublebounce

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    Someone has got to get highlights for Kimiko vs Petrova
     
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    FH Winners Sabine 17 Woz 0
     
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  48. OddJack

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    so whos watching woxy lisi?

    This is the best match for the moment, I mean, closest since any of the two can win.

    I would love to see Lisi go through, this girl is just sweet, I like her fearless game
     
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  49. OddJack

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    its like the global hate for wozy got together and brought her down from the crown of tennis.
     
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  50. kishnabe

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    Oh god Wozzy get the break back.
     
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