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Do you think Monica will win her 1st round match at the French on her return?

has the game passed Seles by in her absence? Is she still capable of winning matches on the tour?

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oh, i'm sure she can still beat plenty of players on tour, or else she wouldn't be coming back. she's a veteran and a pro, she know what she's doing.

of course, if she draws the likes or sharapova, sprem, or pierce, etc, then it may get interesting.

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depends on who she plays

she'll be able to beat the slump players like bartoli, stevenson or srebotnik

but will lose to the likes of kuznetsova, sharapova, mauresmo etc
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When Monica gets her groove back, there's no question she'll be a fixture in the top 20, maybe even the top 10. With Clijsters out, Henin and Venus in question (and definitely 100% for RG), Capriati struggling this year, Davenport never playing well on the red dirt, and Serena with her knee potentially, Monica has the chance to go extremely far.

She'll get a special seeding for RG, but a lot has to do with her draw. If she gets some no name player ranked 70 or 80, she'll win. It may take a set to get into it, but she'll win.

If she draws a clay court player who's been hot this year like Emilie Loit or Sanchez Lorenzo or Jelena Kostanic...maybe not.

However, Monica has a lengthy history of kicking some serious ass after long layoffs. There's no reason why that trend shouldn't continue.
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I have a feeling that Roland Garros, if she plays, will be the last tournament Monica EVER plays.

I just don't think her foot is going to hold up, and the match she loses or retires in, will be the last match of her career, and she will call it quits.

I don't know, but that "Seles update" thread did not sound too good for Monica.

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Yes, if she draws azza in the first round she's got a great chance
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Do you think Monica will win her 1st round match at the French on her return?


Assuming that she plays the French......Definitely

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oh i hope so, she deserves to

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If she has to face a seeded player, no. SHe hasn't played a competitive match in a year. If they seed her so she can get maybe get a match against someone outside the top 100, that's another story.

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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old May 10th, 2004, 11:10 PM
 
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I think she can win her first round match, but obviously it depends on whom she plays.
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as long as she faces an unseeded opponent, Monica can win. Monica can even beat some of the seeded players because that's just how good she is. I hope to see her in the Rg draw

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If she has to face a seeded player, no. SHe hasn't played a competitive match in a year. If they seed her so she can get maybe get a match against someone outside the top 100, that's another story.
Fortunately the chances of that happening are EXTREMELY unlikely seeing as, from what I hear, she'll get a special seeded ranking, soooooo who knows? I hope she does very well, but....she has to play the tournament before she can win a single match.

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Hmmm...I love Monica, so I hope she can win not only her first match, but make a decent run at Roland Garros. But I don't think any of us can really know what kind of play to expect from her, given that we haven't seen her compete in forever.
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i just want her to be healthy, but i think she could win a few rounds actually.
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