Which pairs do you see as being in the running for the rostrum finishes ( provided we know the pairs going of course ) ? Just got to wondering about this after Molik & Stubbs ran one of the favourites Kuznetsova & Likhovtseva very close today, 6-2 3-6 7-6 ( 9-7 ).
Provided they are fit, healthy & playing you've got to say Williams / Williams are likely to get gold. Kuznetsova & Likhovtseva look likeliest for silver based on results so far this year but aren't that far ahead of the pack. Who do you think are the pairs in the running ? I'd go for :
Williams / Williams ( USA )
Kuznetsova / Likhovtseva ( RUS )
Raymond / Navratilova ( USA )
Molik / Stubbs ( AUS )
Martinez / Ruano Pascual ( ESP )
Also outside chances for :
Mauresmo / Dechy ( FRA )
Sun / Li ( CHN )
whoever the second Russian pair is
Waiting to see how Arantxa plays before deciding on her chances. I reckon though if she can get through to the latter stages she's got that kind of personality which could snatch a medal provided she can keep Anabel on track.