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  1. I did not like Sharapova at all till she came back from doping suspension. I cannot say I like her now but I feel really upset with all the insults and humiliations she is being subjected to. The hypocritical moral outrage…disgusting. Everybody takes some supplements or vitamins. Tomorrow if any of these supplements are banned do these athletes become cheaters and all their records worthless? That was the sum of what Bouchard was claiming. Then the French tennis federation take a fake moral high ground but they had no hesitation in giving a wild card to a guy returning from match fixing ban.

  2. Thanks Mira Andi that you reminded me to participate in the ATP Brackets too. πŸ˜€ I am not as bad in it as I thought before. πŸ™‚
    About Sharapova. I really don’t understand that decision…Tipical French…sorry for the french people but this attitude…She proved that she is still good…probably without any drugs too, so she is needed on tournaments like Roland Garros. Now Even more when we have to miss players like Serena and Azarenka and when the #1 is “rubbish”. There are plenty of good players why I really like WTA and now there isn’t any of them who is much better than the others. I think this is good…the tournaments are more competitive but there is a place for Sharapova too in these players list.
    About Halep. This is her big chance I think. I really don’t see now who could stop her on the French Open. Of course there are several players who can beat her on a good day, but on a Grand Slam, two weeks…She is the most stable women on clay now there is no doubt about that. Svitolina, Mladenovic and maybe Bertens can be the biggest challenge and I have a feeling about Pliskova too that she could surprise everybody. Muguruza could win as a big hitter, so It isn’t impossible that Pliskova can make it too with a good draw while Serena is away. Anyway I really think that Halep can win her first GS in France, or a surprising win from Pliskova is on the board for me too. πŸ™‚

    • Hey ToMMo!!..It’s great to hear from u buddy!!…I’ll say CONGRATS!!!!..U ROCK on ATP atm ToMMo!!!hahahahaha….Although still premature to congratulate u but i don’t care….If Rafa win…u’re going to win this ToMMo!!…It feels good right??hahaha….And your WTA also in a good place…you still got Venus,Simona and Svitolina also still kicking and breathing Tommo!…Can’t wait to see how far you’re going to end up!!I’ll be ready with another present for u if u win ToMMo!!

      About Maria…i am really really sad to see how people can easily make a judge of someone…clearly,human beings that existed nowadays lack of humility and forgiveness in them…and what’s more,they’re thrived and enjoyed to see someone have a misfortune like Maria…what is done is done..what’s important now is that she won’t do it again…how about give her some support and trust…we have plenty of it in ourselves…Oopps!!…gonna stop rumbling now Tommo!!hehe….hey,good luck for the rest of the Bracket Tommo!!…Hip! hip! hooray!!…hehe..

      • Thanks MA! I do my best. πŸ˜€
        manwerty rocks the WTA btw. He/She is really good in the brackets.
        Btw. I haven’t tried that ATP teams and WTA teams what is that? πŸ˜€
        I miss ratcliff. It was nice to predict the matches with her day by day. πŸ™‚

  3. Hey back ToMMo!!…Yeah,manwerty is the beast!!haha…She/he always ROCK!! with his/her Bracket…It’s a shame he/she rarely posting here,otherwise i want to learn the secret recipe from her/him…
    Bout rc…yeah..u have no idea how much i miss her too but i guess she still can’t overcome her problem with her gadgets…
    Oh!I also don’t have any idea about ATP and WTA teams ToMMo…i guess we should ask rc when she come here…

  4. Hey ToMMo!!…Yay!!U ROCK on WTA!!!hahaha!….2 finalist from your Bracket!….although i want Simona to win so bad but for your Bracket sake,i’ okay with Svitolina too!!….

    rc also ROCK on ATP!..And u too ToMMo!!…Good job u guys!!Woohoo!!

  5. Well, my bracket was going really well until quarterfinals or something. Had a feeling that Simona will get tired earlier and my another mistake was not believing in Muguruza and Svitolina at all actually.
    I’m male btw.

    And how did you ToMMo predict Svitolina’s win? I mean she was great in the beginning of the season but she has cooled down a lot since February. I know she captured Istanbul title, but that was just due to lack of competition. And she lost her first match in Madrid to Saisai Zheng lol. Mastermind prediction anyway, congrats.

    • I still admire you manverty. Most of the brackets YOU ARE THE MAN. πŸ™‚ About Svitolina… When I thought she’s gonna be one of the bests, it was in 2015…on clay. So I thought when she has such a good year like this 2017…I thought that she could win this…I had a feeling…but Halep would wiin the French Open…She is really stable. Like Rafa…just in the girl way. πŸ˜€
      Anyway thanks for answering me. You are really good at these brackets. I really take your picks seriously. I won with those several money so thanks mate. πŸ™‚

  6. Hey ToMMo,rc!….it’s so sad to hear that Simona might miss FO…I want her win there so bad!…But,that is her main problem…always injured..just when she’s about to catch her momentum then injury struck again…I think,she’s like Milos but in female version…I like her very much…oh well..

  7. This is the most open slam in the WTA since I don’t know when. For the past three years it was Serena and the field, now it’s just the field. It’s hard not to agree with Simona Halep that like 15 girls can win it. Picking it will probably turn out to be a disaster, I don’t think anyone is able to predict what’s gonna happen and all our brackets will probably fail miserably, but let’s have some fun, right?
    Normally, when I pick a bracket I at least know who I’m going to put in the finals. This tournament, every decision was spontaneous and I had no idea what I’m doing. So, holy cow, I actually picked a Russian final πŸ™‚

    Let’s talk about how the quarters look:
    1st quarter
    -I don’t believe in Kerber at all. I’d say she doesn’t even get to the fourth round, getting knocked by Ostapenko or even Makarova in the first.
    -Sam Stosur is playing wonderful tennis and I believe she has a really good chance to go deep here, Kvitova shouldn’t be much of a threat.
    -The second part of this quarter features Kuznetsova, Bertens and Wozniacki and is actually an extremely interesting one.
    My pick: Kuznetsova over Stosur in the quarterfinal

    2nd quarter
    -Muguruza is a question mark, just as always. At the French Open she was extremely regular in the last years, but she also has some injury concern. I actually picked her to lose to Kontaveit, but nothing can be really suprising here. She might bail out to Schiavone in the first and she might win the whole thing
    -Muguruza’s section features an obvious dark horse, Kiki Mladenovic. She played great in both Stuttgart and Madrid, done really good last year losing to Serena, but playing extremely well and I really believe it’s time for her to do a deep run in a Slam
    -The second section of this quarter features a cold as f*** Cibulkova, always dangerous Venus Williams and Dasha Gavrilova who caught fire this week in Strasbourg and I really hope she continues that form as she is such a joy to watch when her game is on
    My pick: Mladenovic over Gavrilova

    3rd quarter
    -Maddy Keys, as much as I adore her and predicted good things for her last year, which happened but not really in Slams I don’t believe at all, Ashleigh Barty is gonna knock her out in my opinion
    -Svitolina and Sevastova are both in huge form, anything can happen between the two
    -Vesnina means nothing here and Halep is a big injury question mark
    My pick: normally I would pick Halep, for like three years I’ve been saying once or twice a year that’s the slam Simona wins, I said that after Madrid but then the injury came. And I’m crazy but I actually believe Vondrousova makes the fourth round hahaha
    Sevastova over Vondrousova

    4th quarter
    -RadwaΕ„ska is terrible this year, but this is such a favorable draw for her lol
    -I really fancy Pavlyuchenkova’s chances, big form, good draw, Pliskova is barely a threat on clay
    -Konta hasn’t really shown much on clay this year
    My pick: Pavluchenkova over Radwanska

    Semifinals:
    Kuznetsova over Mladenovic
    Pavlyuchenkova over Sevastova

    Final:
    Kuznetsova over Pavlyuchenkova
    This is batshit crazy.

    • It’s all batshit crazy Manwerty! Because anything is possible or impossible. I like your Sevastova and Pavlyuchenkova picks.

    • rc,

      I don’t have another email address. Can I just register like a new person? I don’t know what happened because my password should not have changed.

      • rc,

        Oh what a mess! I checked my junk folder in my email and that’s where the email was to give me my password. But I had the right one all along! Maybe I typed it wrong! I have been having trouble with emails going to junk mail that should be in my regular inbox. I think it’s because I had spam email and the security might have been elevated to block them.

        Anyway, I made my picks and I think that I did it right. I don’t know if you have time to check, but I did see my username Nativenewyorker with a number or id next to it. So I think that I am okay. You did say something about doing a few brackets.

        Do you just go back in under your usual username and make another bracker? I think you may have told me a while back about making more than one bracket, but I don’t remember. Could you let me know? Because I am definitely not that confident with just one set of bracket picks for the women!

        • Oh goody! Nny.

          Glad you got in!

          Yes, you can do more brackets. I set the limit at 3 brackets per each email. Yes, I have 3 Jalep brackets…used the same username.

        • You are in Nny!

          Now just do two more hahaha

          Andy Mira is Fara Diba and I think she got creative, there’s another bracket in there that made me laugh at the name…has to be her πŸ˜€

      • Nny,

        Um…they should have sent a link to change to a new password. They might be slow. How frustrating!

        What browser do you use? If you have another browser you can try that but I’d still try register with a new name — it’s best to get a second email for these snafu’s. I have 4 emails and use 3 browsers, Chrome, firefox, and this old mac laptop has Safari. Yes I have trouble keeping all my passwords and log in’s straight.

        I hope you can get in!

    • Oh my, I wonder about Halep … I don’t know how quickly she can recover from that leg injury she sustained in the Rome final with Svitolina. I have Halep losing to Svitolina again but she could retire earlier if she’s in pain still.

      And I have only winning two rounds at most.

      Three brackets: one for Kuznetsova, one for Mladenovic, and one for Svitolina. But I have the best feeling about my Kuznetsova one. Svitolina has been crushing it on clay and Mladenovic will have a huge band of fans; both Mladenovic and Svitolina are iffy first time GS winners. I can see Mladenovic having more confidence than Svitolina in a final.

      But I’m completely ignoring the reigning champ, Muguruza – she’s so unpredictable. Bertens is dangerous, maybe.

    • Alison, you are in good company picking Simona. Lindsey Davenport believes that Halep’s ankle will hold up and she’ll win. I hope she’s right!

      Great to have so many in the tourneytopia bracket.

      ToMMo, I don’t see your that you are in. Hope you can make it! πŸ™‚ Sometimes people fill out the main WTA bracket and forget to join the private pool party …your private invitation:
      http://www.tourneytopia.com/RacquetBracketFrenchOpenWTA/jalep5/default.aspx

      • Thanks rc. πŸ™‚
        I had to work the whole day yesterday so I just could sign in to this new bracket in the morning. πŸ˜€ But now I am in it! And I made some changes in my bracket, but my main thoughts are in the tennisdrawchallenge bracket. But who knows… as manwerty said this tournament is really unpredictable and there are several close matches where we can fail. πŸ˜€ For example I think Kerber can’t go through the first round just like last year. She likes grass much more and she can not lose any points here so…
        Btw I picked my dream final in both bracket. I really believe that this one can happen. πŸ™‚

  8. I am so happy about Kvitova. How strong is she…It’s just inspiring. πŸ™‚ That would be nice If she could make far in this tournament. But this is a really big win what she achieved today. I’m glad for her. πŸ™‚

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