2008 Sony Ericsson Championships draw released in Doha

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The eight singles players set to compete in the season-ending Sony Ericsson Championships can now prepare their match strategies for the round robin phase, as the round robin draw has been announced.

There will be two sections, the White Group and the Maroon Group. The group colors were in honor of the flag of Qatar, the hosts for the Tour’s year-end event for the next three years.

Four Russians that take part in the event are evenly distributed, while both Serbs are in the White Group, and both the Williams sisters are in the Maroon Group.

WHITE GROUP (Number indicates seeding)

1. Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
4. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
6. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)
8. Vera Zvonareva (RUS)

MAROON GROUP (Number indicates seeding)
2. Dinara Safina (RUS)
3. Serena Williams (USA)
5. Elena Dementieva (RUS)
7. Venus Williams (USA)


  1. who would win?

    i’d like to guess,

    for semis:

    white: jelena and ana

    maroon: Venus and serena

    but the toughest draw would be the marroon;

    elena is 1-0 against serena in 2008
    serena is 1-1 against dinara this year
    venus is 1-0 against elena this year
    dinara is 2-1 against elena this year
    serena is 2-1 against venus this year
    and venus and dinara; venus leads for a lifetime head to head of 1-0

    the finals then would be:

    jelena vs serena


    jelena jankovic

  2. Yes it is. And it’s even more amazing when you look at the map and compare the size of Serbia to Russia and USA.


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