IMO, the semi-finals are locked... - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2004, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
Sunset, Moonrise, Winter
 
Sam L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Australia
Posts: 34,244
                     
Arrow IMO, the semi-finals are locked...

... And it's Justine vs. Amelie and Venus vs. Kim

I've browsed over the draws and it doesn't look like any of them will lose. Well at least these will make an interesting semis.

However, Justine could lose to Lindsay (but Lindsay looked shaky today and she would be seriously tested by Zvonareva soon). So that's the only question mark.

What do you think?

Journey to the North
Himalayas, Gobi, Baikal, Taiga, Steppe, Alps, Aurora

Sam L is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2004, 11:27 AM
Senior Member
 
mboyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 18,514
                     
Kim is a huge HUGE q. Myskina, Sharapova, and Rubin are ALL possibilities for the quarters, and each has the capability to beat Kim if she is less than 100%

Romney/Ryan 2012
mboyle is offline  
post #3 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2004, 11:30 AM
Senior Member
 
azza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: EVIES THROAT CHOKING.....
Posts: 24,931
                     
Molik will beat momo
azza is offline  
post #4 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2004, 11:32 AM
Senior Member
 
Astro Jetson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Belgium
Posts: 1,290
                     
From those four, Amelie and Venus are certain imo.
Saw Amelie's matches and she is playing amazing. Plus the few threats in her draw are gone. Not that impressed with Venus' match but don't see a threat until the semi's.
Also not impressed with Justine yet and she has Lindsay to overcome. Didn't see Kim's match but Myskina is dangerous.

Allez Ju!

Blanche (to Rose): "What? Are you what is left out of your mind!!!??

"Let's follow the cops back home" (Placebo)
Astro Jetson is offline  
post #5 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2004, 11:35 AM
Senior Member
 
bis2806's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 7,119
                     
Provided Lindsay's shoulder injury doesn't bother her, i think she'll win over henin in two
bis2806 is offline  
post #6 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2004, 11:36 AM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
per4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Belgium
Posts: 41,228
                     
last year, Lindsay's shoulder didn't bother her either
per4ever is offline  
post #7 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2004, 11:36 AM
Registered 1
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 7,843
                     
Amelie is a lock by virtue of the softest draw ever - I think only Kapros could even hope to go toe-to-toe with her in that quarter. Venus is a lock because, well, duh. Justine... has not really impressed me at all this year, her play has been distinctly sloppy - but if Zvonareva can keep her head* I think she may not even need to beat Lindsay. I still don't think Kim will reach the semis; bum ankle + one of Nastya, Masha and Chanda = out.

*biggest if ever
sartrista7 is offline  
post #8 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2004, 11:38 AM
country flag Rub
Senior Member
 
Rub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Anywhere
Posts: 3,274
                     
amelie for sure is sure in the semis!

KimClijsters | ThreeGrandSlams
Rub is offline  
post #9 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2004, 11:40 AM
Senior Member
 
azza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: EVIES THROAT CHOKING.....
Posts: 24,931
                     
Hello Molik si in momo's draw did we all forget about her win against Clijsters saving 4 match points and dont give me the bullshit it was a Ret. she atleast got a set
azza is offline  
post #10 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2004, 11:43 AM
Senior Member
 
~ The Leopard ~'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Kissing my little Lolita
Posts: 13,105
                     
From what we saw of both players today, Momo would crush Kapros. I think that Molik is a much bigger threat. She was on playing on equal terms with Kim in their Hopman Cup match even before Kim was injured. She's very strong and in great form. Expect some surprises from her this year and some serious progress in the rankings.

Hey, it's not Momo's fault if the seeded players in her quarter are not holding up their end.

Vin, kvinder og sang
~ The Leopard ~ is offline  
post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2004, 11:53 AM
Registered 1
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 7,843
                     
From what I saw of Molik today... she also has the worst footwork of anyone except Hantuchova and makes stupid errors. Nice serve and good volleys, but not enough to challenge Mauresmo - especially with her plantar fasciitis. Wouldn't be altogether surprised to see Schaul come through instead.
sartrista7 is offline  
post #12 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2004, 11:54 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 44,014
                     
I think Momo and Venus are locks....Venus looked good in her match against Ashley and as long as her movement isnīt bothered by the ankle-injury, donīt see no one beating her before the qrtrs....Momo looked good too in her two matches, although someone with a good-serve like Molik may well trouble her...Molik was great against Dani today, but her movement was a bit hampered.

Justine?! Hmm....she is no.1, but if Lindsay keeps serving well....may make life hell for Juju...against Loit, it was serve out-wide, winner...she does have a chance against Justine.

Kim?! If she plays agressive, she is a lock. She has the power, but if she wants to become a Hewitt-clone..her ankles wonīt last.

Always bet on black!
Can you handle the truth?
The truth:
Serena Williams: Greatest African-American tennisplayer in history
21 majors:6366


Official Prince of the Royal Court
bandabou is online now  
post #13 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2004, 11:56 AM
country flag Rub
Senior Member
 
Rub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Anywhere
Posts: 3,274
                     
amelie is in blistering form! she's played really great so far!

KimClijsters | ThreeGrandSlams
Rub is offline  
post #14 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2004, 11:58 AM
Senior Member
 
Kirt12255's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 2,757
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by azza
Hello Molik si in momo's draw did we all forget about her win against Clijsters saving 4 match points and dont give me the bullshit it was a Ret. she atleast got a set
Wow!!! I leave the computer for an hour an already people "Seem" to have forgotten who Molik is LOL

Being 27 y/o, and seen many Australians play here in Melbourne....I have not seen an Australian like Molik play like she has above her ranking....this chick is in a mood....if she so much as goes a game above Mauresmo in the first set the crowd will bring her home.....as for that pathetic attempt of a tennis fan that called Molik overrated....this is the AO...not the spoon cup.

For those of you that havn't seen Molik on TV this year....her feet are quick, and she's hitting winners from no-where....it was like she was playing a Q from what I saw with Hantuchova.

I name her scudette!!!!! LMAO (Sorry for the dramatic finish but she will take out momo, crowd and quality of player played and rod laver arena again etc etc)

****** Dasha Sam, Jarka, Casey, Serena , then the guys with nice asses on the ATP, followed by other Aussies, bit of a gap...then Venus.....bit of a bum scratch...then will watch Lisiki or Radwanksa...gap...everyone else (or sleep) ******
Kirt12255 is offline  
post #15 of 43 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2004, 12:25 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 109
                     
msykina will beat clijsters
johnboy4 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome