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Justine's chances at the Golden Grand Slam

As i see it right now, Justine will win Roland Garros probably easier even then the AO. She could face problems at Wimbledon if Serena and Venus are above 85%-90% prepared, but if they lose early, or are injured she'll win this one too? After that she'll have so much steam and confidence only a nearly 100% match tough williams could stop her. I truly doubt she will win it all but what are her chances? As it looks now (without Serena, Capriati, or Amile, and Venus injured) i'd give her a 30%-50% chance.
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true, i'm just projecting from how the season is looking right at the moment, but I did put her chances high, but i'll still give her 10%-20%
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I guess that these injured players would probably be healed in 3 months time ?? noh

I think that, even thought you're Henin, Roland Garros is still the gonna be harder than AO, Zuluaga in the semis?
lets hope that all the top players would be back by then...

and for Wimbledon and US OPEN, im guessing that these injury that would sideline the Williams for 6 months wont happen back-to-back.
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We already have AO. RG should be easy for her to defend. Wimby will be anothre story, but I think she can pull it off, as she has made the finals there before. Olypics should be her's also. But the US Open I am almost positive will not be Justine's in 2004. By that time, most of the players should be ready to go, and Justine will quite frankly be exhausted.

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i hope she gets it!

but if she HAS to win wimby AND the olympics, i hope venus/kim/serena win the FO and the USO.

and justine's also missing the year-end championships on her resume, but that can wait.

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Roland Garros is *the* toughest tournament to win, yet alone defend. There are so many great clay courters in the world that can pull upsets. Obviously the top players are there as well.

If Henin-Hardenne defends the French...and one or both of the Williams are still injured by then, we can talk Golden Slam. Until then, I don't see a chance in hell of it happening.
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She's focused on the OLYMPICS. The US OPEN is there for the taking
for Kimmy, LD,Venus and anybody else interested.
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She has no chance. The Olympics and the US Open are too close. Even with two more very decimated draws like this year's AO -- that's just too much big tennis in too little a time.

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She has no chance. The Olympics and the US Open are too close. Even with two more very decimated draws like this year's AO -- that's just too much big tennis in too little a time.
Oh well, stranger things have happened with JHH... This said, I don't see her winning the FO again. I don't know why, it's just a feeling BUT... *repeats first sentence*
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So u r saying that shes gonna AND win Wimbledon AND defend the u.s. open?! Whowwww!! Did Serena and Venus retire altogether now?!

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I don't see Justine winning Wimbly with Serena, Venus, Jennifer healthy in the draw.

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Jen was healthy in 2001, wasnt she ?
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I'm curious too, what healthy Jennifer has to do with Wimby, it's not like she has beaten Justine a lot in the past, especially in Wimbledon!

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She's focused on the OLYMPICS. The US OPEN is there for the taking
for Kimmy, LD,Venus and anybody else interested.
Totally disagree. Justine would value another US Open title much more than Olympic gold.
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So u r saying that shes gonna AND win Wimbledon AND defend the u.s. open?! Whowwww!! Did Serena and Venus retire altogether now?!
Nah, mimbari didn't say that at all.
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