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...
Amanda Coetzer and Ire