Halep, 4 Top 10 Women in WTA Sydney; Men’s Field Left Wanting
by Staff | January 9th, 2016, 5:31 pm

Sydney, Australia; Surface: hard

Men’s Seeds: Bernard Tomic, Dominic Thiem, Viktor Troicki, Grigor Dimitrov, Andreas Seppi, Jeremy Chardy, Leonardo Mayer, Alexandr Dolgopolov

Men’s Floaters: Martin Klizan, Tommy Robredo, Borna Coric, Gilles Muller

Men’s Notes: A bust draw for the men with no Top 10ers and only two in the Top 20 among the seeds…Some early testers for the seeds with (1) Tomic after a bye vs. the riser Klizan, (3) Troicki after a bye vs. the veteran Robredo, and (2) Thiem after a bye vs. the Coric-Muller winner…The wildcards were all-Aussie in James Duckworth, John Millman and Jordan Thompson…Pulling from the tournament was the injured Janko Tipsarevic…Bob and Mike Bryan are the No. 2 seeds in doubles behind Jean-Julien Rojer/Horia Tecau…Did You Know: In the 1800s the Sydney tournament was used to pick the Aussie Davis Cup team…Troicki beat Mikhail Kukushkin in last year’s final…Former champs in the field are Troicki (2015) and Tomic (2013).

Women’s Seeds: Simona Halep, Agnieszka Radwanska, Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova, Timea Bacsinszky, Carla Suarez Navarro, Belinda Bencic

Women’s Floaters: Ana Ivanovic, Sabine Lisicki, Svetlana Kuznetsova, CoCo Vandeweghe, Jelena Jankovic, Sam Stosur, Roberta Vinci

Women’s Notes: Four Top 10ers among the seeds…Tough starts for (5) Pliskova vs. Ivanovic, (3) Kvitova vs. Lisicki, and (2) Radwanska after a bye vs. the Stosur-Vinci winner…Wildcards were awarded to Ivanovic, Aussie Tammi Patterson and Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova…Pulling from the event were Madison Keys, Irina-Camelia Begu and Lucie Safarova…Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza are the top seeds in doubles (have won 26 matches in a row, longest streak in 22 years)…Kvitova edged Pliskova in last year’s final in two tiebreaks…Former champs in the field are Kvitova (2015), Pironkova (2014), and Radwanska (2013).

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10 Comments for Halep, 4 Top 10 Women in WTA Sydney; Men’s Field Left Wanting

jalep Says:

A bit surprised Simona is playing, considering the she was having trouble with her achilles just last week. Great field of players.

Gypsy Gal,

This place annoys me over the past few months. Have to take a break from it. Will set up bracket for AO, if Kimberly doesn’t. Best Wishes.

Sarah Says:

Personaly, I would like to see Simona winning a GS this year. She’s getting pretty well with Cahil, and there might be great rezulta from this colaboration

Margot Says:

Quite a few of us on here, me included, like the way Simona plays.

Sarah Says:

HI Margot, thank you for the information.I am a huge fan of hers. I like he also as a person :)

Sarah Says:

edit: I like her

Gypsy Gal Says:

Jalep hi,and hope you had a lovely christmas,and are having a happy new year,i may also blog less this year,and take a hiatus during the GS ;)….

Gypsy Gal Says:

Just to say i will join in the bracket challenge whether its you or Kimberly that sets one up, just hope she sticks around,its nice to actually have faces to posters too ;)….

jane Says:

“WTA On-Court Coaching
Haven’t the women had enough of needing the men to come on court each match and tell them how to think?”

totally agree with staff on putting this in the proverbial “trunk”

enough already!

jalep Says:

Just curious, GG. Are you able to post links?
Here are the instructions I wrote for Okie Gal.

If you can copy and paste that link to the relevant AO Tennis-x thread this coming week, that would be good. Or maybe you can persuade Margot or RZ to do that. I’ll go in and set it up. Thanks.

Hope your hand fasting ceremony was beautiful. And btw, Rafa would have beaten anyone other than Nole. Keep your chin up and keep smiling.

Gypsy Gal Says:

Jalep i have no idea how to post links to tell you the truth,but i will have a go when i have a bit more energy,thanks for the kind words on Rafa and yeah true anyone other than Nole,whos certainly numero uno for a good reason….

Anyway i havent had the handfasting as yet that will be this coming August,and we will have it on You Tube hopefully,the reason im feeling down at the moment is because i have Bronchitis,and im coughing that much its making me feel sick….

Thanks Jalep and nice to see you back posting CHEERS AND HAVE A GOOD NIGHT ;))….

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