First round is over in Brisbane and there was no big suprises, except maybe Benesova beating Safarova, I mean, I was a little bit suprised and of course Bratchikov's breakthrough beating Klara Zakopalova. Now, Let's head onto to the second round. Let's first take a look at the 2nd round draw
THE SECOND ROUND DRAW
(1/AUS) S.Stosur vs (CZE) I.Benesova
(SRB) A.Ivanovic vs (BEL/5) K.Clijsters
(USA/4) S.Williams vs (SRB) B.Jovanovski
(USA) V. King vs (SVK) D.Hantuchova
(SRB) J.Jankovic vs (RUS) N.Bratchikov
(KAZ) G.Voskoboeva vs (ITA) F.Schiavone
(RUS) A. Pavlyuchenkova vs (EST) K.Kanepi
(CZE) B. Zahlavova vs (GER) A.Petkovic
Interesting 2nd Rounds match-ups
One of the most interesting match-ups in this 2nd round. Kim Clijsters is coming back from injury and played a quite strong tennis in order to win the first round while Ana Ivanovic came up strong too at the end of the year to clinch the Bali Masters. If both players are able to produce great tennis at the same level, then this could be one of the greatest matches in the tournament so far.
Predictions : Kim Clijsters in three sets
Two talented players are going to face each other during the Brisbane 2nd Round, one youngester russian, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who is one of the biggest hopes in Russia will face Kaia Kanepi, a great hard-hitter from the baseline who will test her a lot in this beginning of season. Will really depend on how they both show up and if Anastasia comes with a fixed serve and not hitting tons of double faults...
Predictions : Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in three sets
Quarters Finals predictions :
S.Stosur vs K.Clijsters
S.Williams vs Hantuchova
Jankovic vs Schiavone
Pavlyuchenkova vs Petkovic.