Thoughts on the Women's Draw

Thoughts on the Women's Draw

Post by Byron P. Mccr » Sat, 27 May 1995 04:00:00


It's a lot more interesting than I thought it would be!!!!  Conchita Martinez
is going to have the toughest time of all, though.

Her first round match against Sabine Hack could be a test, and a second
round match against the immensely talented Julie Halard could be an upset
of Halard plays as well as she can.  You better believe that the French
crowds will be on her side.  And even if Martinez gets by Hack and Halard,
MJ Fernandez looms in her draw, too.

Mary Pierce, too, has potential challenges in Asa Carlsson and #12 seed
Iva Majoli.  Also in Mary's part of the draw is an interesting match-up
between Martina Hingis and Judith Wiesner.

In the top of the bottom quarter of the draw, I think that Sabatini is in
real trouble.  She's looking at second and third round matches against
Coetzer and Irenia Spirlea!  And you better believe that the commentators
will be talking about a second round match-up between Graf and Lori McNeil.
I think Graf can crush McNeil--in part out of vegence and in part because
McNeil's high-risk version of serve and volley won't suit her on clay.

Just some thoughts...

--B
C
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Thoughts on the Women's Draw

Post by shun.cheu » Sun, 28 May 1995 04:00:00



Quote:
>It's a lot more interesting than I thought it would be!!!!  Conchita Martinez
>is going to have the toughest time of all, though.

>Her first round match against Sabine Hack could be a test, and a second
>round match against the immensely talented Julie Halard could be an upset
>of Halard plays as well as she can.  You better believe that the French
>crowds will be on her side.  And even if Martinez gets by Hack and Halard,
>MJ Fernandez looms in her draw, too.

Martinez definitely has the toughest draw among the top 4 seeds.
Hack is a very good clay courter and has beaten Martinez a couple
of times on clay, but Hack is not playing all that well in 1995.
Martinez should be able to get thru but this is as tough a 1R draw
as one can get.

Quote:
>Mary Pierce, too, has potential challenges in Asa Carlsson and #12 seed
>Iva Majoli.  Also in Mary's part of the draw is an interesting match-up
>between Martina Hingis and Judith Wiesner.

Pierce cannot meet any one of those players until the 4R or QF.
I wouldn't look that far ahead. A lot of things will happen in
the first week and they will surprise you. Essentially, both Sachez
and Pierce have easy draws in the early rounds.

Quote:
>In the top of the bottom quarter of the draw, I think that Sabatini is in
>real trouble.  She's looking at second and third round matches against
>Coetzer and Irenia Spirlea!  And you better believe that the commentators
>will be talking about a second round match-up between Graf and Lori McNeil.
>I think Graf can crush McNeil--in part out of vegence and in part because
>McNeil's high-risk version of serve and volley won't suit her on clay.

If Sabatini is playing without confidence, anyone could beat her.
Her section of the draw isn't exactly easy. The Graf-Gorrochategui
1R match up is interesting too. After a long injury layoff, Gorrochategui
hasn't been playing all that well. McNeil might have trouble even in
the 1R, but if Graf and McNeil meet in the 2R, Graf should have
absolutely no trouble at all. Had this match up been on grass, that
would be a totally different story.
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