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Who will feature in the Top 10 at the end of next year?

At a glance...

1. S. Williams ('05 Wimbledon Champ)
2. A. Mauresmo ('05 French Open Champ)
3. M. Sharapova
4. L. Davenport ('05 US Open Champ)
5. A. Myskina
6. K. Clijsters ('05 Aussie Open Champ)
7. J. Capriati
8. J. Henin-Hardenne
9. S. Kuznetsova
10. A. Molic

Crazy, huh?

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1. S. Williams - yes (unless injured)
2. A. Mauresmo - yes
3. M. Sharapova - yes
4. L. Davenport - yes (unless she retires - hope she doesn't)
5. A. Myskina - yes
6. K. Clijsters - yes
7. J. Capriati - maybe
8. J. Henin-Hardenne - yes (if back to full fitness)
9. S. Kuznetsova - maybe
10. A. Molik - maybe

However, I'm not sure who else will dominate really. I didn't really agree with your choices of who would win the Slams. Not sure why. Mainly cos I saw Mauresmo as French Open champion. That's probably why I didn't agree LOL!

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Year...pritty crazy...Mauresmo French Open Champ! But I guess she has to do it someday...you would think! lol!

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1.Serena- I agree. If she's healthy, she can return to #1.
2.Mauresmo-I hope, for her own sanity's sake, that she can finally win a major in '05.
3.Sharapova-She'll be in the top 10 for years to come.
4.Davenport-Probably will be a successful farewell tour
5.Myskina-Top 10? Yes! but I don't think she'll be top 5 after this season is over. I doubt she will every win another major and think she'll hover around the 8-10 range after the FO.
6.Kim C.-No, I think it will take her about 1 season to get back on track. Kind of compare her 05 to Venus' 04 but Kim will have much further to climb if she misses the AO.
7.Capriati- No. I don't think she will stay in the top 10 much longer.
8.JHH- Yes. I expect her to be back and challenging for the big titles.
9.Kuznetsova- No. I think she was a 1 slam wonder, but who knows maybe I'm wrong.
10.Molik-Maybe, she got close this year but it will be interesting to see if she can contend with the likes of the WS, JHH, & Sharapova on a weekly basis.

I would put Venus at about # 5. & Dementieva belongs in the top 10 for sure IMO.
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I would put
1) Amelie Mauresmo- AO-RG Champ 05 ( cause if she win AO, then boom she will dominate because the nerves won't be a factor anymore)
2)Justine Henin- USOpen 05
3)Serena Williams-Wimby 05
4)Davenport-or Myskina
5)Sharapova
6)others....
unlike others, i doubt that Henin Hardenne will be hanging at the bottom... I really believe she will come back on top. As for Kim, she will need more time, but for sure she'll be back to top 10.
I don't think Sharapova is going to win any slams in 2005, but she will have good showings. I don't think the other Russians will do extremely great, but they will hang on to top 10.
I expect ( hoping no injuries) that Amelie, Justine and Serena will fight it out top 3 spots.
i also agree. I don't see Amelie choking anymore at Roland Garros. She has just nothing else to lose now, so she is gonna go all out. At her normal level (meaning no breakdowns), she reigns on clay.

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My prediction - year-end 2005

1. Sharapova
2. Myskina
3. S.Williams
4. Henin-Hardenne
5. Kuznetsova
6. Golovin
7. Dulko
8. Mauresmo
9. Davenport - will retire after US Open
10. Bovina
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At a glance...

1. S. Williams ('05 Wimbledon Champ)
2. A. Mauresmo ('05 French Open Champ)
3. M. Sharapova
4. L. Davenport ('05 US Open Champ)
5. A. Myskina
6. K. Clijsters ('05 Aussie Open Champ)
7. J. Capriati
8. J. Henin-Hardenne
9. S. Kuznetsova
10. A. Molic

Crazy, huh?
what happened to Elena D?!?!?!
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everyone is underestmatng zvonareva and dementieva

Serena Williams
Vera Zvonareva
Ana Ivanovic


Petra Kvitova - Svetlana Kuznetsova - Li Na - Sloane Stephens - Madison Keys

Will Always Love Kim Clijsters and Elena Dementieva
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post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 2004, 02:43 AM
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What about Venus and Zvonareva!
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post #10 of 42 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 2004, 02:47 AM
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I really can't number it, because we just don't know. However, I feel that a few things will happen. Lindsay will be top 3, and probably have a very hot cold year. I think she'll start off the year very well, have her usual clay meltdown, do well at Wimbledon and the summer hardcourts. I think she could win a slam if healthy. Amelie I believe will rely totally on the Aus season. If she wins it, she will have an amazing year. If she doesn't, I don't see her defending those massive clay points she has, and she'll be ranked around 5 year end. Myskina will be top 3 at the end of next year. Sharapova will be mediocre for the start of the year, but I don't see her defending her RG points or Wimbledon, and her ranking will suffer. She can pick up the points on the hardcourts, but I don't see her making a huge impact. Also, once AER expired, I have a feeling she will overplay, which could in turn lead to injury. She'll be outside of the top 5 year end. I don't think Kuznetsova will do well. She is very streaky to begin with, and I think players just know what to do against her. Outside of top 5, mabye even top 10. Dementieva will be lower than where she is now, but still top ten. She won't make a GS final. Serena is a tough call. If she plays really well, I think she'll be top 5, with one slam final. But if her current pattern continues, she'll be around 6 or 7. Justine I don't think will do very well. This playing only 12 tournaments a year concerns me. And it seems like after a certain number of matches she drops dead. I think she'll be between 7 and 10. Venus will rise a bit, but only a few spots. She hasn't defeated a top 10 player since July 2003. That's a problem. She has to work on the forehand and serve. She'll gain at the slams. But apart from that she has those clay points which I don't think she'll defend alot of. Jennifer will be out of the top 10. I just don't see her on that top of the top level anymore. Vera will be between 8 and 15 for all of her career IMO. Petrova's ranking will start to die after Miami and Amelia Island. Patty's ranking dies right after Aus. Bovina should really be top ten by Roland Garros. She has very little to defend right up until the summer hardcourts. But consistincy and injuries have always been a problem for Lena. Healthy, she will be top 10. Alicia has a great shot at top 10, and if she gets more consistent, she'll be there. Kim will have a really rough year. That injury really just seems like it won't go away. I don't see her top 15 next year. With her missing Aus and probably Paris, she won't be higher than 80 at Antwerp. It's hard to come back from that in one season.

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1. S Williams
2. Sharapova
3. Henin Hardenne
4. Myskina
5. Kuznetsova
6. Molik
7. Davenport
8. Mauresmo
9. Dokic
10. Dementieva
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  1. Serena Williams
  2. Linsay Davenport
  3. Justine Henin-Hardenne
  4. Amelie Mauresmo
  5. Maria Sharapova
  6. Anastasia Myskina
  7. Venus Williams
  8. Svetlana Kuznetsova
  9. Kim Clijsters
  10. Elena Dementieva
Outside Chances- Capriati, Molik, Sprem, Zvonereva
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1. Serena
2. Justine
3. Momo
4. Lindsay
5. Jenny
6. Myskina
7. Kuznetsova
8. Sharapova
9. Venus
10. Golovin
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1.Amelie Mauresmo
2.Justine Henin-Hardenne
3.Maria Sharapova
4.Serena Williams
5.Linsay Davenport
6.Svetlana Kuznetsova
7.Anastasia Myskina
8.Kim Clijsters
9.Venus Williams
10.Alicia Molik
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1.Myskina (pretty obvious)
2.Mauresmo
3.Davenport
4.Dementieva
5.Kuznetsova
6.Sharapova
7.Justine
8.S Williams
9.V Williams
10.Zvonareva

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