It is funny how almost everyone is discounting Azarenka after starting the year in unbeatable mode for awhile. I can see how she has been brought down the earth and it has been shown she isnt all that after some thumping from Serena and Sharapova ,and some other defeats. However when one looks at her draw she practically has a bye to the final. Radwanska is her projected semifinal opponent, her lapdog. Her projected quarterfinal is Stosur, probably a better clay courter, but another of her epic lapdogs. The other seeds in that half- Bartoli, Lisicki, are mostly a joke on clay, and no threat to make it all the way. I dont see anyone in that half who can beat her really. So based on that she shouldnt be discounted, she really is almost into the final before the tournament even begins and then she only needs one big match. It is amazing how unbalanced the womens draw ended up, much more than the mens even.