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Are Dokic and Hantuchova as capable of winning slams as Sharapova and Kuznetsova?

Before winning the slams, Kuznetsova has a far worse records than Dokic and Hantuchova.
And Sharapova on grass is not nearly as good as Dokic on clay or Hantuchova on hardcourt.

Dokic has won 2 Tier I events before she turned 19 and Hantuchova won one of the biggest event on tour at 18. It's too bad they peaked at a year where Serena and Venus were at their peak and just about everyone else was out of contention in slams. Sharapova and Kuznetsova are lucky to have such a weak group of top 3 present for them to surprise everyone.

I think if Hantuchova and Dokic are at their peak this year, they could also have been slam winners.
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Dokic got to SF(best GS result), but got thrashed by Davenport. Hantuchova got to QF and got beaten. Thats not really close enough to winning a slam.

So I don't think they were good enough.
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Maria just got lucky that's all. I have to watch Kuznetsova a little more to determine if she got lucky also. Dokic and Hantuchova I do not think they will ever win a slam. But that's just my opinion on Dokic and Hantuchova.
maria just got lucky? i'd like to see someone else beat hantuchova, frazier, sugiyama, davenport, and serena williams all in a row... and in fact CRUSH serena williams, 2 time defending champ.
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dokic and hantuchova are victims of their own inner turmoil. that's the difference between them and sharapova and kuznetsova, who both seem to have everything in place.
dokic and hantuchova have tons of game, and they're still young. let's see if either can fully resurrect their games. then, they're certainly just as capable as sharapova and definitely kuznetsova.
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maria just got lucky? i'd like to see someone else beat hantuchova, frazier, sugiyama, davenport, and serena williams all in a row... and in fact CRUSH serena williams, 2 time defending champ.
Ignore the scum! Its called jealousy, it happens A LOT on message boards.

Maria had a harder draw at wimbledon than most other GS winners.
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Serena was way off from her best, and we all know it.
think what you may. serena only won a couple of games on what some consider to the the biggest stage in tennis, she was often pushed far beyond the baseline and hitting off her back foot simply because she ran into a stronger player. maria didn't let up, and serena never saw a softball like she did many many times from amelie. sharapova was just in another league in that tournament.
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Dokic: NO!

hantucho will wins Wimbleon or US Open in 2005 or 2006
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Jelena needs to pick up her game a ton to win a grand slam.

My Forever Fav: Jelena Dokic

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So you are saying no one really wins if their opponent is not "100%"? If Serena and Venus were the champions you think they are they should of been able to beat "lucky" players like Sharapova.

Serena and Venus were very dominate in their eras but that era is over. I wish people would stop using that excuse. You are not going to be 100% every match you play thats part of the game.

I don't think Dokic or Hantuchova are capable of winning slams in their current level of play..

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I think they both have pretty good chances and I believe Jelena will come back SOOO MUCH stronger after all this crap in her life

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Yea, I would also like to see them going after Serena and Venus when they are both 100% healthy if they could do that and win then I will give them full credit for the win but not other wise.
whenever they lose, they are (by their claims or the claims of their fans) below 100%. so it's impossible, and it's bullshit. if venus and serena were half as good as some people think they are then they should be able to beat lucky players and not be beaten into the ground by them...
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Obviously Hant and Dokic will dominate the next several years. Hant will win 15 grand slam titles and Dokic will also win 15 and then they will win 30 women's doubles titles together!
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Are Dokic and Hantuchova as capable of winning slams as Sharapova and Kuznetsova?

Sorry Dokic and Dani fans but I have to say NO.

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The thread starter is living in the past (2001-02, to be exact). Dokic and Hantuchova are yesterday's hot young stars. Their time came and went in the blink of an eye. I seriously doubt that either will ever challenge for a GS title. It will be enough for them to stay on the tour and have decent careers.
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