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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 2004, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Last person to win a Tier II at sweet 16!?

was Martina Hingis in 1996 winning Filderstadt (toughest Tier II of all)
can Tatiana do it this year
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 2004, 08:16 PM
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Golovin can't do it, but she should be very pleased about her performance at Paris though

Jelena Dokic.Vera Zvonareva.Tatiana Golovin.Mary Pierce.Monica Seles.Martina Hingis.Anna Kournikova

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 2004, 08:17 PM
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it would be cool if she did, but im thinking kim will win this tournament
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 2004, 08:20 PM
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Beating Pierce and Klijsters in teh same tournament? No. ANd better for her because if she wins here, the presure will crush here later. It's better in a slower, safer way. She's not Hingis and the power of the girls today is terrible.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 2004, 10:36 PM
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How can everybody forget?. Justine won Antwerp back in 1999 at 16
when the event was played in May as a clay tournament.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 2004, 10:40 PM
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Antwerp was not a tier II when she won it, however, which was the point of the thread

Antwerp didn't become a tier II until 2002 when it became the Proximus Diamond Games.

Lindsay Davenport - Anna Smashnova - Lisa Raymond - Sandrine Testud - Paola Suarez - Amelie Mauresmo - Virginia Ruano-Pascual - Nadia Petrova - Chanda Rubin - Cara Black - Tathiana Garbin - Anne Kremer - Monica Seles - Fabiola Zuluaga - Maria Sanchez-Lorenzo - Amanda Coetzer - Rita Grande - Meghann Shaughnessy - Magui Serna - Nathalie Dechy - Kim Clijsters - Elena Tatarkova - Maria Sharapova - Alicia Molik - Julia Vakulenko - Elena Likhovtseva - Anastasia Myskina - Emilie Loit
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 2004, 10:44 PM
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I doubt Golovin could do it ... and I agree with alfons about the need for a slow burn. That's why I was rooting for her to lose to Lisa in Australia ... I knew it was a draw she might be able to sneak into the SF with. We didn't need another Stevenson-like major SF and collapse, now did we?

That said, why shouldn't she be able to defeat Mary?
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Mary is BACK...and thats the only reason that matters to me at least

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