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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 2002, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Venus Williams, Martina Hingis, Monica Seles, Kim Clijsters...

Justine Henin, Jelena Dokic, Serena Williams, Amelie Mauresmo.

These are just some of the players who have a chance to become the 6th Roland Garros champion in 6 years.

Amazingly, during the recent 5 for 5, NONE of those 5 players have been to the Final another time during that 5 year period. Look for Martina, Monica, and Kim to try and put an end to THAT trend.
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I look forward to RG. There isn't a clear cut favorite and there's always the possibility that we could possibly have another Iva Majoli type sneak through. Bring it on!
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I didn't realize that RG's seen different champions for each of the past five years. I guess that's why the red clay is seen as being unpredictable.

Hopefully I'll see (in person, might I add) either Venus or Serena become the 6th champion!
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And given the number of serious contenders, we could easily see 7 champions in 7 years.
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NINE different Finalists in the past 5 years. Martina Hingis twice, everyone else once.

Compare that to only 4 for the US Open.
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Wow, ^that^ is a pretty amazing stat.
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Another great stat: prior to 1997, three women had won the last 10 French Opens - Steffi (5), Arantxa (2) and Monica (3)....and during that time their were only four other finalists other than these 3....Zvereva, Pierce, Fernandez and Martina N all once each.

That means of the 20 available final spots between 1987-1996, Arantxa, Monica and Steffi filled 16 of them...talk about domination


Hopefully Martina can win it this year....
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This proves something - the tour lacks clay court dominant players. I think we'll see a new champion again this year...

Hopefully Venus or Serena

VENUS
Serena
Lindsay Jelena Maria

Mary : Monica : Svetlana : Sania : Jennifer : Amelie
Roddick : Grosjean : David : Djokovic
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wow, I hope we get one different finalist again! And Martina again, who will finally win it

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