> Here's how the upper half of the women's draw now looks:
> Graf(1) vs. Testud
> Davenport(16) vs. Fernandez(6)
> Martinez(3) vs. Rubin
> Date(10) vs. Helgeson
Thank you for the results, Chris!
> As far as I can tell, it looks like we're on course for a Graf-Martinez
I agree that the tournament probably will hold to form, but....
> Martinez got a big break today with the defeat of Anke Huber,
> whom she has never beaten. Giant-killer Date remains a threat, but I
> am sure that Martinez badly wants to avenge her terrible loss to Date from
> the Sydney tournament. Martinez has had some tough matches this tournament,
> but look at who she has had to play (Zvereva, Fendick, Frazier). That
> has to be a big positive for Martinez to survive through that tough
> section. Still a Martinez-Date QF could prove interesting.
> Rubin and Helgeson apparently are on the upswing, but I would still expect
> the seeded players to win the 4th round matches here.
> The big question is, who will Graf play in the quarterfinals? Don't be
> surprised if Davenport is her opponent.
Is Mary Joe still sick or something? I should think that if she's healthy
and playing her best, she should be able to make it to the quarterfinals,
and have a good chance to upset Steffi. Remember that she nearly defeated
Steffi at Roland Garros last year, and that she made it to the finals of
her last tournament. True, this match is on some artificial surface, and
not the red clay, but I think that Mary Joe is better than to be seeded
sixth. (Indeed, my contention would be that part of the reason Mary Joe
has her current low ranking is that she had to miss last year's US Open due
> I think the best chance for Graf
> to be upset in this tournament is a confrontation with Martinez in the SF's.
> (I don't think Date has even a remote chance to upset Graf.)
Are you not considering a defeat by Sanchez-Vicario to be an upset?
BTW: It's too bad that Tracy Austin lost to Hack. I would love to have
seen her advance in the tournament.
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