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Kim THE favorite for Roland Garros???

I know it's a bit early, but Clijsters has shown some amazing things in her comeback.

1.) She is beating virtually ALL of the top players (Davenport, Mauresmo, Sharapova, Dementieva, Myskina) quite easily. I know she went 3 sets with Lindsay, but still pulled that out fairly easily in the 3rd.

2.) Her fitness is impeccable. Her court coverage may be the best right now in the WTA.

3.) The most important reason-- she has won 7 matches in a row...TWICE!!! That is imperative in winning a Grand Slam, so I think Roland Garros might be hers in the near future. She's made the finals twice if I'm not mistaken, and it suits her retrieving game quite well.

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With a good mental in final, yes
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Kim is the best player on tour right now, I just cant see Serena or Sharapova beating her on any surface except grass or maybe fast indoor carpet.

I think she may be about to make a grandslam breakthrough - either Clijsters or Henin will win in Paris.

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Let's see how she does in Berlin and Rome.
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I am not into this 'favourite for RG thing' although I am a big fan of her. It is too early to make predictions when there isn't even been played on the gravel yet, you can't know how she (and the wrist) will cope with it. But it is safely to say that probably she will be amongst the very favourites as sharapova, henin and the sisters.
I am glad that Kim doesn't 'dream away' too much and stays realistic about RG (not having too much expectations, just wait and see). I would love for her to get that monkey called 'but she hasn't a GS yet and miss choke in the big stages' off her and I think she can do it (she has changed in many ways IMO) but I don't like this jinxing and too early prediction making. Btw being THE favourite to win, doesn't guarentee the victory.
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Yes lets wait for the clay season to actually start. But if we have to choose favorites

in no particular order...

Venus
Serena
Kim
Justine
Maria
Myskina


I would like to say momo but...

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I would like to see how Kim (and others) react to the clay court season, before making any predictions for Roland Garros.

But she is the on form player on the tour and if she continues to preform the way she has for the last month, she would be my favourite for the title.
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I don't want to discredit her, but I can't think of a way to post this which doesn't. I think once she's been back a bit longer, other players will be able to figure out her game a bit, then we'll know really how good she is.

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I don't want to discredit her, but I can't think of a way to post this which doesn't. I think once she's been back a bit longer, other players will be able to figure out her game a bit, then we'll know really how good she is.
no offense but your kind of annoying .............if you wanna say something just say it......
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She surely can win Roland Garros but it all depends on whether the wrist remains OK.
I hope she will reduce her clay season schedule because I expect her to go far in all the tournaments, and she (and the wrist) might be tired when she enters Roland Garros. I suppose she will be seeded for Roland Garros, so her first rounds should be routine.

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no offense but your kind of annoying .............if you wanna say something just say it......
No worries. He'll snap out of it when he realizes that Sharapova just lost. He needs time to recover.
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No worries. He'll snap out of it when he realizes that Sharapova just lost. He needs time to recover.
At least Masha MADE the final

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I'm with the others, I think its too early to call her the favorite for RG. I certainly think she has a chance to win it, but Kim herself has been a bit nervy about her approach to the clay season this year so we'll see.

I think she'll drop one of her warmups if she starts the clay season like she did the outdoor hard this time

Let's see how the clay season shapes before calling anybody a favorite for the biggest pie.

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I now have belief in her. For the first time in her career she actually won something big when the nerves got to her. She won two Teir I's back to back. Not many people can say they have done that. She really does appeciate the game more than she did before. I just hope she can now take this positive form to the French Open.
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Her game has always been good enough. She is one of the best who can beat the best but her mental strenght is another thing. We won't know until the time is there.
Plus it will be interesting to see how she will match up with Serena and Justine after her comeback.
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