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  1. Master Ace
    Master Ace January 14, 2013 at 3:49 pm |

    On Amy observations, Benneteau is not an easy opponent for Dimitrov to face at AO. If I read the AO scoreboard correctly, Bemelmans served for the match at 9-8 (at least).

    On Lindsay observations, let us wait a few months before declaring Keys is the real deal. Did we go thru the same thing at 2009 USO with Oudin? Keys did serve an 186 kph ace by Li to close out the first set at Sydney. Hantuchova chances of being a top player have sailed a long time ago and her loss was no surprise but the loser in each set was only able to get a breadstick.

    On Juan Jose observations, Kerber is going to lose earlier than expected as she has rallied from break in set 2 to win in straights or she is playing 3 setters. A Radwanska is taking care of business and I am not shocked that it took her a little while to get going especially after destroying Cibulkova in the final at Sydney. Now, she has a bagel in 3 of the last 4 sets played.

    1. Karen
      Karen January 14, 2013 at 5:11 pm |

      MA, I have always said that Keys is the real deal. It is not hype. I saw her play WTT almost 4-5 years ago, and she was not as good as she is now. What really made me sit up and take notice was her serve. I thought that for such a young woman, her serve was phenomenal. She not only hits it hard, but she has very good placement on it as well, and I am not talking about the first serve either. It is very rare that you see a young player with such an awesome second serve.

      There are a few things that need work, not least of which is her movement and court awareness. She could stand to use some help in that regard, as well as with point construction, but from everything that I have seen, I expect her to be top 10 at some point in time and winning Grand Slams. Melanie Oudin she is not.

      As for Oudin, I have picked her for an upset against Robson today.

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