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2001 Oz: Jennifer Capriati broke through in a big way!

2001 French: Justine Henin (semis) and Kim Clijsters (runner up) both broke through to the 'next' level of Grand Slam play.

<br />So, who will it be in 2002 and why do you think so?

I think Iroda Tulyaganova is ready for the big time. I'm not sure she'll win a Slam, but I think she may make some big big upsets along the way to possibly a quarter or a semi or 2 in 2002.

I also think Monica will 'breakthrough' (again) and get some big wins over big players on the way to at least a final or 2 in 2002.
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Elena Dementieva gets my vote. I think she'll make a slam semi or final this year. Probably Roland Garros.

I think Daniela Hantuchova could suprise too.

And I think Jelena Dokic will make her first slam final next year. Not sure if that would count as a breakthrough or not, really.
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Lina and Daniela should be able to go a long way this year!!

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I hoping Daniela Hantuchova! She's yet to go deep into a slam draw yet, but I think with the experience she gained from last season, she should be able to make the next big jump for 2002 <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

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I like Iroda Tulyaganova and I want her to do well but realistically I can't see her doing that well next year at a slam. She struggled tremendously on hardcourts this year so I can't see her doing anything on that surface. I think she can maintain her ranking, maybe she can do well on grass or clay but I don't think she'll be like in the top 10 which people are predicting.<br />Breakthrough in a slam would probably be on a fast surface Daniela Hantuchova. Salerni possibly as well just basing on the fact that junior #1's always do well two year after they leave.

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i think one of the two will have very good results somewhere. roland garros perhaps?
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likely to play roland garros on pro this year, having crushed all competition last year (bit of trouble against kuznetsova) i think she can ATLEAST win a few rounds there, im guessing 3rd or 4th round. quarters <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> SEMIS!!!! <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <br />FINAL!!!!!!!!!! <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> <img src="eek.gif" border="0">
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Who excatly is that?? <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

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Williams Rules: If I have my facts straight Kanepi is a junior player, who is ranked number 6 in the world. The catch is, that she is ranked number 6, having only played half a dozen tournaments or something like that. She won Junior Roland Garros 2001... that was also won with less than half the tournaments that her opponents played.

Thats all I know. <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> Isn't she from Estonia or something? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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It won't exactly be a breakthrough, but expect atleast one of the veterans to really make a splash in a GS in the twilight of their careers. Could be Coetzer, ASV, Testud or Martinez. One of them will go out with a bang.

For the youngsters.. Elena Bovina (Us or Oz), Iroda Tulyaganova (probably RG), Hantuchova (wimbledon, us, oz).

Inmjury plagued Chanda Rubin and Elena Dementieva (who everybody seems to have turned their back on) could also be a surprise, as could Mary Pierce or even....dare i say it, Anna Kournikova <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

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Iroda and Meghan will cause an upset. I predict that they would beat the Williams or Jen Cap.

Jelena will reach one slam final, maybe Wimbledon.

Any of the belgians will finally win a GS.
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