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Predictions: Who will UNEXPECTEDLY shine during the US Open Series?

By 'SHINE', I mean win a Tier II or higher tournament while whompin' at least two top ten players. Here's the US summer hardcourt finalists for the past three years.
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2004
Stanford....... Davenport........def. V Williams....... 7-6 5-7 7-6
Los Angeles.... Davenport........def. S Williams....... 6-1 6-3
San Diego...... Davenport........def. Myskina.......... 6-1 6-1
Montreal....... Mauresmo.........def. Likhovtseva...... 6-1 6-0
The Olympics... Henin-Hardenne...def. Mauresmo......... 6-3 6-3
New Haven...... Bovina...........def. Dechy............ 6-2 2-6 7-5
US Open........ Kuznetsova.......def. Dementieva....... 6-3 7-5

2003
Stanford....... Clijsters........def. Capriati.......... 4-6 6-4 6-2
San Diego...... Henin-Hardenne...def. Clijsters......... 3-6 6-2 6-3
Los Angeles.... Clijsters........def. Davenport......... 6-1 3-6 6-1
Toronto........ Henin-Hardenne...def. Krasnoroutskaya... 6-1 6-0
New Haven...... Capriati.........def. Davenport......... 6-2 4-0 ret
US Open........ Henin-Hardenne...def. Clijsters......... 7-5 6-1


2002
Stanford....... V Williams...... def. Clijsters......... 6-3 6-3
San Diego...... V Williams...... def. Dokic............. 6-2 6-2
Los Angeles.... Rubin........... def. Davenport......... 5-7 7-6 6-3
Montreal....... Mauresmo........ def. Capriati.......... 6-4 6-1
New Haven...... V Williams...... def. Davenport......... 7-5 6-0
US Open........ S Williams...... def. V Williams........ 6-4 6-3
Basically, I removed from consideration anybody who's name shows up four or five times, or more. By definition, good results from those players this time of year in the US aren't, 'unexpected'.


But the better Russians; Alicia Molik; Mauresmo, if she chooses to play much; an unexpected return by Monica; Mary Pierce...

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nobody other than the usual suspects will win the hardcourt tournaments.
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Aside from these players, I would say Ana Ivanovic can do some real damage. I predict Pierce will make a good run too. Maria obviously.
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Aside from these players, I would say Ana Ivanovic can do some real damage.
Are you predicting she will, or just saying you won't be surprised if she does?

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Are you predicting she will, or just saying you won't be surprised if she does?
I think she will. On her good day, she can beat at least half of the top ten players.
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I think she will. On her good day, she can beat at least half of the top ten players.
Well, she actually HAS beaten two of them, so that statement isn't completely outrageous. Besides, you stepped up and made a prediction that had some risk associated with it. That's kinda cool.

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hantuchova? :P

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Come on Mary I just have this gut feeling that she will have a good showing this year. Allez, if she can control her nerves and stays healthy maybe she will win it

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ElenaD? she's had her best results on US hardcourt afterall...

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Theres a good chance Maria Kirilenko could do a bit of damage on her favourite surface...shes in a better position than previous years. Earlier this year she got through to the 4th Round at Indian Wells, the Quarters at Doha and the Semis at Hyderabad (albeit Tier IV) beating a couple of top 20 players..
That being said, shes not playing until San Diego..
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elena dementieva hopefully
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Lucie Safarova, if she doesn't play the European clay events and Stockholm.


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will cincy be a us open series event this year?
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