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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 2004, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Athens Quarterfinal Predictions

Grand Slam Champion Showdown
(1) Justine vs. Mary

Well my opinion on this match can be found on the other thread I created ... Mary is hitting the ball HARD at the moment and moving better than I have seen her move in a LONG time ... will be sunk 7-5, 6-4.

(3) Myskina vs. Schiavone

People are complaining about Amelie's cakewalk draw? Well Myskina has managed to get a dream draw for this Olympics ... Serna / Brandi / Danilidou None of whom she should have struggled against ... And her dream will continue against Fran ... May be tight but Myskina in straight sets

(8) Sugiyama vs. Molik (Oceania War)

Two players w/ contrasting styles should make for an entertaining match ... Molik has more power and should be able to control the match but she could also erupt into errors or choke on the eve of getting to her first major semifinal in the biggest match of her career. Ai has alot of experience on her side and will prevail in three sets.

(5) Sveta vs. (2) Amelie (Big Babe Showdown of the Day)

Well we will all keeping an eye on all of Amelie's skin as she walks out onto the court tommorrow to see if this RASH is still there. If Amelie is unhampered, she should be able to frustrate Sveta w/ her loops and also match Sveta for power. Amelie will win in 3 sets with the third one being 6-2

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post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 2004, 01:05 AM
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I think:

Pierce def. JHH
Myskina def. Fran
Sugiyama def. Molik
Mauresmo def. Kuznetsova

I want:

JHH vs. Pierce--either way, I'm happy
Myskina def. Fran
Molik def. Sugiyama
Kuznetsova def. Mauresmo
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Pierce def Henin 6-2, 6-4
Myskina def Schiavone 6-2, 6-3
Molik def Sugiyama 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 (please don't question this prediction prctennis)
Mauresmo def Kuznetsova 7-6(4), 6-3
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the only one that matters is Myskina def. Schiavone 6-1 6-0

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My predictions:
1. Mary vs Justine- Mary is plating very well at the moment and seems to lift under team conditions. she is the hardest hitter in the womens game and is moving better, this will be justines first real match and i think Mary will Suprise her to win in straight something like 6/3, 7/5.

2. Myskina vs schiavone- I think this match is on myskina's raquet. she has a better game all round and if she plays well i predict she will win in straight 6/2, 7/6

3. Molik vs Sugiama- Sugiama is a very frustraighting opponent running down so many big shots and counter punching terrifically. she showed us that in the last round. Molik is by far the more powerfull but her movement is supect. i predict Ai will run too many of alicia's shots down and anoy her into error i think i will win 3/6, 6/4, 6/3.

4. Kuznetsova vs Mauresmo- Both of these players are pretty evenly matched in power but Amelie has a lot more variety and experince and i predict that she will prevail in 3 sets 2/6, 7/5, 6/1.
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1. Justine over Mary: But Mary would be wise to try and exploit how much stamina Justine has on court. I like Justine because she is quicker around the court and although Mary is probably at her best in years, I still think Justine has the edge.

2. Myskina over Schiavone: I don't think Myskina is playing great ball but I still think she does everything better than Francesca. But the Italian would be wise to exploit the Russian's mobility since supposedly, she has an injured hip.

3. Molik over Sugiyama: Alicia is red hot right now and the only weapon Ai will have against her is her patience and great defending on court. Molik is slower on court but her serve and game has been huge in these Olympics. I see Sugiyama being overpowered.

4. Mauresmo over Svetlana: Two of the biggest strikers of the ball, but I think Amelie is doing everything one step further. Amelie has the game that can frustrate Svetlana if she stays aggressive and I think the momentum is much more on the Frenchwoman's side.
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i think henin-hardenne beats pierce
myskina beats schiovone
sugiyma beats molik
kuznetzova beats mauresmo in upset all very tough matchess
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Henin Hardenne def Pierce 6-1 6-3 i want Pierce to win 6-0 6-0....
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I want either Justine to win or Amelie to lose. I don't care about the rest. I guess I love Mary, and really want to see her do well, so vamos Sveta. Let's have a Pierce/Myskina/Molik/Kuznetsova semi-final lineup.

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Henin-Hardenne def Pierce: Justine has had 3 matches to get her back in the groove and should be too good for Mary (I hope not though)
Myskina def Schiavone: Schiavone just doesn't have the weapons to beat top players.
Molik def Sugiyama: Alicia is in RED HOT form (17 aces in 2 sets against Raymond ) and should have no problem with Ai if she continues to play this way.
Mauresmo def Kuznetsova: Amelie usually plays her best tennis at big non slam events and should be too good for Sveta

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J2H in 2, a tight one and a not-so-tight one.
Mykina in 2.
Sugiyama in a 3 set marathon.
Mauresmo in 3, but I won't be surprised if Kuzy wins.
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My tips:
Henin-Hardenne over Pierce in 3 sets
Myskina over Schiavone comfortably in straights
Sugiyama over Molik in 3 tough sets (though i'd much prefer Molik and wouldnt be surprised CMON AUSSIE! )
Mauresmo over Kuznetsova in straights


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Justine vs mary, ordinarily a no contest but with JHH just back from illness, mary is in with a chance, she beat a venus who seemed to have been playing well. 60% chance for mary.
Don't really care about the others but ALICIA BRING THIS HOME!

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Henin, Fran, Alicia and Sveta

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i want pierce of course, but i can't believe people are so excited for her to win, justine has looked near perfect and nothing about her mental state should make us think she could collapse in this one (unlike venus who has had a crappy year and i KNEW would lose before medal rounds) gonna go justine in this one but mary has been playing well, good for her
myskina should kill schiavone, typical francesca tournament, make a nice run through horrible people then lose to who she should lose to
molik was my fark horse from the start, not gonna be shocked if it is a close one with molik winning, closest match to pick for sure, think i'm gonna stick with alicia, who will probably end up medal-less in the end sadly
amelie should beat sveta, that being said, she very well could not, unfortunately US likes to ignore kuzie and therefore i can't gauge her, i'm giving amelie the edge anyway, sveta's been tough all year, but her BIG wins are few and far between
i don't see justine or anastasia losing back to back matches and i see either amelie of svetlana beating molik, so i think alicia is gonna be 4th, medal picture as such:
gold: myskina
silver: mauresmo
bronze: henin
4th: molik
(sub kuzie in for amelie if need be, and swap justine and nastya need be)

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