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now the real fun begins

ah well, the clay season is upon us.

Different season, same old crap about what Venus and Serena can't/won't do. I'm gonna take extreme pleasure in watching them both win tourneys during this clay season, and I am pretty sure one of them will win the big one, Roland Garros. It'll also be great to see Monica and Serena back in the top 5 where they belong.

Clay season is the most unpredictable of the year, so it'll also be fun to see who holds up to form... and who doesn't.

Going to get the popcorn now.

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Obviously I'm not a fan but I don't see anything holding them back on clay. Venus' loss to Schett was due to her less than par play.

With the power she has she can hit through it...

I mean, Mary won RG, Venus can also... maybe just needs to take pace off sometimes and go for angles.


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ahhhh......good old clay season.....*kiss the red stuff*.......I'm a happy girl


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Martina/Monica are the Queens of Clay!And their showing lots of clay tourneys!Woohoo!I love watching play on them....
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Also the Italians!Good luck Rita,Silvia,Adriana,and Francesca!
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I only hope Justine has a little better results on clay than on hardcourts.
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yes, ALLEZ JUSTINE!


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come on conchita, you can still play tennis! Your stretching seles to three sets was awesome! also, good luck to jelena dokic and alicia molik!
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Interesting about people saying Venus and Serena can't play on clay. People always (and still sometimes do) used to say that Jennifer Capriati could not play on clay, despite the fact that she won the Olympics on clay and last year won Charleston and the French Open. What does a girl have to do!!!

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VENSUS and SERENA are great clay court players.

Because they have won as many RG titles as the Queen of Clay, Hingis.

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Guys, you cant predict what is going to happen during the clay season because there are no clay court specialists at the top of the womens game.
I give everyone about the same chance on clay, form will play the biggest part.
I think Justine Henin has as much chance of winning the French as the Williams' sister have.
I just hope Daniela can continue her Indian Wells form onto the clay in the next few months.
And because there are no dominant clay court players in the women's, I think a quarter final at the French Open isn't out of reach for Daniela. Her game is suited to the clay, just as much as most of the other power players out there.
At the end of the day, if the draw is favourable enough, anyone can win, but the form in the lead up events will be key in my opinion, and I think the winners of tournament like Rome and Berlin would have to be very confident in getting to the quarters of Rolland Garros.
I love the French Open, for some reason, I am drawn to the screen. In previous years, I have been very interested in only the Men's side, but this year, the Women's is looking just as good.

Good Luck to Daniela, Carlos Moya, JC Ferrero and I guess all the other players.
Just hope injuries don't ruin the tournament like it did in Australia to a small degree.

Good Luck at all, and lets hope for some entertaining tennis, who ever wins the tournament during the clay season.

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ah good ol' red clay, we're coming home indeed

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Yep, now the fun begins.... Both Serena and Venus have had their best results on other surfaces, but no way can they NOT play on the stuff, neither will they not do well. I just can't see anyone dominating.

I think it's going to be a more interesting and unpredictable season than the hardcourts, with more Europeans looking to counter the American dominance (I'm not forgetting wins for Mauresmo and Hingis so far this year).

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Obviously I'm not a fan but I don't see anything holding them back on clay. Venus' loss to Schett was due to her less than par play.

With the power she has she can hit through it...

I mean, Mary won RG, Venus can also... maybe just needs to take pace off sometimes and go for angles.
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