Thursday, November 8, 2007

3 matchs to go in Madrid before semifinals are played

The remaining singles round robin matches in Madrid involve two dead rubbers and one decider. The dead rubbers, however, do determine whether someone goes home with an 0-3 record. Jelena Jankovic (whom Bartoli also eliminated from Wimbledon competition) plays Marion Bartoli, and who knows what will happen? Jankovic, as I predicted way back when, has burned out, and Bartoli is, well...Bartoli. Whoever loses goes home 0-3. In the other dead rubber, Svetlana Kuznetsova plays Daniela Hantuchova, and whoever loses winds up 0-3.

The third match, between Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova, determines how the semifinals are set up. The loser will play Justine Henin, not something to look forward to. The winner will get Anna Chakvetadze.

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