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Rome Quarterfinals!
Quarterfinals are set:

S Williams vs Suarez-Navarro
Jankovic vs Halep
Azarenka vs Stosur
Errani Vs Sharapova

Who do we like?

I am going to say Serena, Sam, Maria and Halep.
16-May-2013 02:27 PM
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RE: Rome Quarterfinals!
And here is the order:
CENTRALE 12:00 noon
[1] Serena Williams (USA) v Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)

Not Before 7:30 PM
[7] Sara Errani (ITA) v Maria Sharapova (RUS)

SUPERTENNIS ARENA 12:00 noon

Not Before 2:00 PM
[Q] Simona Halep (ROU) v Jelena Jankovic (SRB)

Not Before 4:00 PM
Samantha Stosur (AUS) v [3] Victoria Azarenka (BLR)


I am only picking three!
Masha
JJ
Vika
16-May-2013 02:56 PM
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RE: Rome Quarterfinals!
Serena
Halep
Errani
Stosur
16-May-2013 03:05 PM
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RE: Rome Quarterfinals!
H2H results:
Serena 1-0 against Carla
Vika 7-0 against Samantha
JJ 1-1 Simona
Masha 4-0 against Sara
16-May-2013 03:44 PM
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RE: Rome Quarterfinals!
We will see how much the crowd tries to get into the Errani match. Is this the first clay meeting for Sam and Vika?
16-May-2013 04:03 PM
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RE: Rome Quarterfinals!
Match of the day is probably Azarenka vs Stosur. Although it's Sam's surface I still pick Vika to win.

For the other QF I pick JJ, Masha and Serena. But I'm sure I'm wrong about at least one of them because there's always bound to be a surprise. Wink
16-May-2013 04:09 PM
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RE: Rome Quarterfinals!
(16-May-2013 04:09 PM)jhar26 Wrote:  Match of the day is probably Azarenka vs Stosur. Although it's Sam's surface I still pick Vika to win.

For the other QF I pick JJ, Masha and Serena. But I'm sure I'm wrong about at least one of them because there's always bound to be a surprise. Wink
Stosur is no pushover on clay...but I want a pova-vika semi
16-May-2013 04:20 PM
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RE: Rome Quarterfinals!
I don't really care what Serena does here! Her form into the French means nothing if she doesn't come away with the big prize of Roland Garros. Hopefully, she can calm any uneasiness she might have arise in her first round at the French. I suspect there will be some edginess there given what happened last year great form or not.
16-May-2013 04:25 PM
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RE: Rome Quarterfinals!
(16-May-2013 04:03 PM)Sundaymorningguy Wrote:  .... Is this the first clay meeting for Sam and Vika?

Yes it is, all 7 previous meetings were on hardcourts!

You think Slammin' Sammy has a chance?
I doubt it although she took Vika to 3 sets on that super match in US open last year.
16-May-2013 04:37 PM
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RE: Rome Quarterfinals!
Depends on how Sam serves. Sam has far better clay results than Vika. We will see what happens.
16-May-2013 04:41 PM
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RE: Rome Quarterfinals!
Does anyone think Carla can give us a good match against Serena?
I think so, Carla is not the kind of player who would try to hit harder, which obviously doesn't work too good against Serena.
16-May-2013 04:49 PM
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RE: Rome Quarterfinals!
Serena
Halep
Maria
Stosur
16-May-2013 05:26 PM
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RE: Rome Quarterfinals!
I think Carla can give Serena fits, but Carla will have to serve well. Serena is returning very well. Serena is also starting to serve better in general just in time for the French.
16-May-2013 05:34 PM
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RE: Rome Quarterfinals!
Carla starts very slowly and can spray balls all over,she wont overwhelm Serena..
16-May-2013 07:29 PM
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RE: Rome Quarterfinals!
Well, so much for my predication of Kirilenko taking out Errani, shows how much I know!! Hope Maria's knee is not too badly hurt. Did anyone see that match? Carla's play has really come on, I was not impressed with her when I saw her last year, but she has made great strides this season. Don't think she has quite enough weapons to dispose of Serena, but she could give her a bit of a challenge. Vika if on form should handle Sam. Those are the only two I will throw my hat at.Smile
16-May-2013 10:12 PM
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RE: Rome Quarterfinals!
Re Rome q/finals

My picks are

Serena
Maria
JJ
Azarenka
16-May-2013 11:15 PM
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RE: Rome Quarterfinals!
(16-May-2013 04:37 PM)Kiu Wrote:  
(16-May-2013 04:03 PM)Sundaymorningguy Wrote:  .... Is this the first clay meeting for Sam and Vika?

Yes it is, all 7 previous meetings were on hardcourts!

I always find it interesting when players have met that many times, but always on the same surface, then suddenly have to meet on a different one.

Quote: You think Slammin' Sammy has a chance?
I doubt it although she took Vika to 3 sets on that super match in US open last year.

My gut is telling me Stosur, so I'll go with her in three sets.
17-May-2013 01:25 AM
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RE: Rome Quarterfinals!
(16-May-2013 04:20 PM)tossip Wrote:  
(16-May-2013 04:09 PM)jhar26 Wrote:  Match of the day is probably Azarenka vs Stosur. Although it's Sam's surface I still pick Vika to win.

For the other QF I pick JJ, Masha and Serena. But I'm sure I'm wrong about at least one of them because there's always bound to be a surprise. Wink
Stosur is no pushover on clay...but I want a pova-vika semi

Me too. But only if Maria wins. Smile
17-May-2013 02:10 AM
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RE: Rome Quarterfinals!
Just heard that Maria withdraws from Rome. No idea if it's true or not or if she has some kind of injury.
17-May-2013 04:46 AM
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RE: Rome Quarterfinals!
(17-May-2013 04:46 AM)jhar26 Wrote:  Just heard that Maria withdraws from Rome. No idea if it's true or not or if she has some kind of injury.
She has due to illness:
Link: Sharapova withdraws from Rome
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