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What's your "dream" semi-final (and Final) for this years FRENCH OPEN?

In been ages since "the big four" have all made it to the semi-finals of an event, not to mention a Slam, but that's what so many of us fans can't wait to see. So in anticipation of the big four finally playing, let's assume that they all make it through!

To participate in this thread that's the only condition, you've got to have "the Big Four" ALL make it to the semi-finals....Justine, Serena, Kim, and Venus. Mention who they "beat" to get there, and then give a description of how you would like to see both the semi-finals and the final all play out.

In my dream semi-finals and final:

Semi-Final #1- Kim vs. Venus. In the last round Kim defeated Monica Seles 7-6,6-7,7-5. Monica really took it to her and nearly beat her, but in the end Kim was just a little to quick and powerful. It was one of the best QFs in a long time. Next, she'll be taking on Venus who defeated Jennifer Capritatti 4-6,6-4,6-4 in a two hour match where both players hit more winners than errors.

Outcome: Kim defeats Venus 7-6,6-2,6-3. Venus played really well and was in the best of shape, she just didn't have answers for Kim's that day... Kim played the match of her life......WINNER=KIM

Semi-Final#2- Serena vs Justine. In the last round Serena took out Mauresmo 6-3-6-1. Mauresmo put up a good fight but she was completly overwhelmed by a determined Serena Williams. Serena will take on Justine who beat Lindsay 6-1,3-6,9-7. Lindsay had match points but she was too distracted by her upset stomach to pull it out in the end, nice effort nonetheless.

Outcome: Serena defeats Justine 6-2,4-6,7-5. At one point Justine was up 5-0 in the third but that's when Serena kicked into high gear and went on a complete tear winning the next 7 games... ....Winner=SERENA

Final: Serena defeats Kim 6-4,6-7,8-6. This was by far Kim's best showing in a final and she played an absolutely brilliant match. In the end, it just wasn't good enough as Serena had a reply for all of Kim's great shots with greater shots of her own..

FRENCH OPEN CHAMP- SERENA...

ok, your turn....

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Semi #1
Venus def. Jennifer 6-7 6-4 6-2
It's been far too long since they've played; and it's high time it happens again

Semi #2
Serena def. Justine 6-1 6-1
Revenge for last year; and a drubbing

Final
Venus def. Serena 6-0 6-3
Venus finally plays a good match against Serena...and crushes her no less to try to make up for some of the last two years
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Semi #1
Venus def. Jennifer 6-7 6-4 6-2
It's been far too long since they've played; and it's high time it happens again

Semi #2
Serena def. Justine 6-1 6-1
Revenge for last year; and a drubbing

Final
Venus def. Serena 6-0 6-3
Venus finally plays a good match against Serena...and crushes her no less to try to make up for some of the last two years
Hey, you didn't play by my out-lined rules... I said that the "big four" SERENA, JUSTINE, KIM, and VENUS ALL HAVE TO MAKE IT TO THE SEMIS....

As for your final, if that did happen that would give Venus boat loads of confidence, which she would need cuz Serena will be out for blood and revenge at Wimby, you remember what happened to MoMo at the French last year....

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The Commander In Chief: Steffi Graf
General: Serena Williams
Admiral: Kim Clijsters
Lieutenant General: Elena Dementieva
Major General: Myskina


nominees for Brigadier General:
Venus, Golovin, Lindsay, Petrova, and Pierce
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SF1: Serena defeats Venus 6-3 3-6 7-5
SF2: Justine defeats Kim 6-4 3-6 8-6
Final: Serena defeats Justine 2-6 6-4 6-3
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Sigh. If Serena and Kim HAVE to get to the semis... let's have Justine beating Serena 7-6 6-0, and Venus double bagelling Kim; the less time I have to spend watching either of them, the better.

I like Venus and Justine about the same, and they both need to win RG for different reasons... Justine so she can prove that she can win a Slam beating the Williams sisters, and Venus so she can prove she can win a Slam full stop again. So, er, I really wouldn't know who to cheer for... but I'd like them to go three sets, hug at the end, and spend their entire speeches complimenting each other. That would really throw the board into a state of shock.

Really, I think it'd be tremendous fun if all four lost before the fourth round.
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SF1: Kim d. Venus 0-6, 6-3, 6-4
SF2: Serena d. Justine 6-4, 6-7, 7-5
Final: Kim d. Serena 7-5, 2-6, 6-4

Please not another all-Belgian or all-Williams final! But on the other hand I really like these 4 players to enter the semi finals. So one of the Belgians has to lose just for that particular reason.
And it is really time for Kim to win her first grand slam. Let's hope she does it at the French Open!




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I don't want to be a bore
but I can't go with that big four
I don't want them to score
it should be against the law
remove them from the draw
show those brats the door
the're rotten to the core
their success I would abhor
can't take it any more
it fair sticks in My craw
they stick around like a cold sore
like seagulls to the shore
like a lobster to its claw
its really the last straw
enough to slacken off Your jaw
could drive Me to visit a whore
all because I want a certain Russian to go to the fore
Oh well, time for My apointment now,look forward to lying on the couch
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Kim losing to Venus 6-1, 6-1 after Kim bagelling Davenport eariler
Serena wins 7-6(9), 4-6 and 15-13 against Justine

Venus defeated Serena (of course after that 3 setter) in 2 quick sets 6-3, 6-1

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Quote:
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I don't want to be a bore
but I can't go with that big four
I don't want them to score
it should be against the law
remove them from the draw
show those brats the door
the're rotten to the core
their success I would abhor
can't take it any more
it fair sticks in My craw
they stick around like a cold sore
like seagulls to the shore
like a lobster to its claw
its really the last straw
enough to slacken off Your jaw
could drive Me to visit a whore
all because I want a certain Russian to go to the fore
Oh well, time for My apointment now,look forward to lying on the couch

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Kim loses from Serena 5-7 3-6 after Kim beat Vera in a real close match, while Serena (unfortunately) cruised past Amélie

Venus loses from Justine 3-6 6-2 5-7 after Venus struggled against Farina Elia in 3 sets while Justine looked like losing against Vera but overcame exhaustion yet again.

Serena loses to Justine 6-2 6-6 (5-7) 8-10 in a bitch-fight with both players making some ugly errors and few great points in the first two sets cause the tension is too high. In the third set they fly free and it was anyone's taking, but Serena had given a 4-0 lead away in second set and lacks the ultimate spirit 'cause she feels she should have won it. Justine is near death of exhaustion and has to lean on Serena through the Trophy presentation...

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SF1: Venus def. Justine, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. After dispatching Petrova and Zvonareva in the QF and R16 and scraping past Loit 8-6 in the 3rd in Round 3, Venus beats Justine after a second set wobble. Justine had beaten Myskina but no other high ranked players.


SF2: Kim def. Serena, 7-6, 7-5. Kim shows a now rare show of mental strength, with both firing winners from all areas of the court, and much action at the net. No questionable hands are used, the crowd are not complete assholes, and Serena regains her respect of the crowd, maybe forgiving them a tiny bit for last year, as they cheered her still, even after she beat Amelie in the QF's and Conchita in the R16. Kim saw off Lindsay in the QF's in 3 very very close sets, on a day where Lindsay's mental strength was great until the last second.

F: Kim def. Venus, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3. Kim finally gets a Grand Slam, taking the title away from her belgian counterpart. Venus takes advantage of a nervous start from Kim, and Kim saves match points in the second set tiebreak. The final set takes well over an hour, and after Kim breaks to lead 5-3 and serve for the match, she finishes it off after a 10 minute final game.
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either non-all williams or non all belgian
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RG 04 Final : all-williams with SERENA winning.

and Justine cannot defend her title!

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My dream semifinals would be:

Justine versus Venus

Kim versus Serena

Or

Justine versus Kim

Serena versus Venus
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