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A Look at the Top Ten

Each of the top ten has performed well at at least one slam. Six out of ten have won a slam. But only Justine has repeated at a slam and is the only one to defend her Grand Slam title. Not one really stands out other than Justine for future slam success. Odds are Kim or Maria.

Who else will break out with slam win?

Amelié (F, W Aus Open)
Clijsters (F, W U. S. Open)
Justine (3x champ, W RG)
Maria (W, SF Wimbledon)
Petrova (2x SF RG)
Kuznetsova (W U.S. Open)
Davenport (W, 2 Fs, Wimbledon)
Pierce (W, 2Fs, RG)
Dementieva (F, SF, U.S. Open)
Schynder (SF, 2QF, Aus Open)

I say the stage is set for a Williams sister comeback in 2007. Since 2000, they have won more GS titles than the entire top ten combined: 11 vs. 10!

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Justine also won in Oz and NYC, though those were during the W/S nightmare that began after Wimby '03. And Mareee also has an Oz trophy. Plus Demented was also a bridesmaid @ the USO in '04 besides RG. (Of course Mrs. Leach from Newport Beach has 3 Slams total... though none since '00).
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I say the stage is set for a Williams sister comeback in 2007. Since 2000, they have won more GS titles than the entire top ten combined: 11 vs. 10!
Some of us have said the same thing about 2004, 2005 and 2006. At this point, I'd much rather see it than talk about it.

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I say the stage is set for a Williams sister comeback in 2007. Since 2000, they have won more GS titles than the entire top ten combined: 11 vs. 10!
how are these two things related?
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ugh, great look at the top10. why did i expect this thread to get into a williams sisters will dominate again thread when i read your name under the title...
nothing ever changes here, same topics in a different shell over and over again.

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ugh, great look at the top10. why did i expect this thread to get into a williams sisters will dominate again thread when i read your name under the title...
nothing ever changes here, same topics in a different shell over and over again.
you draw your conclusions, I draw mine. ok?

You could, I guess, being a Justine fan conclude that she will dominate for the next few years since no one in the top ten is really much of a threat, except perhaps Maria on grass.
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You could, I guess, being a Justine fan conclude that she will dominate for the next few years since no one in the top ten is really much of a threat, except perhaps Maria on grass.
but i'm not, cause i think it's all big talk and a load of crap with nothing hinting in that way untill now.
I do think she has been the best player untill now this year(by best results) but that doesn't mean 'her stage is set' for dominating.

what other arguments then the williams sisters won the most grandslams since 2000 do you have that actually make a hint at them dominating?

i'm asking this in a friendly way, if you're trying to get in a good discussion

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untill...untill...grandslams...good discussion
Let's wait "until" you separate "grand" from "slam" before we get into a "good discussion..."

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but i'm not, cause i think it's all big talk and a load of crap with nothing hinting in that way untill now.
I do think she has been the best player untill now this year(by best results) but that doesn't mean 'her stage is set' for dominating.

what other arguments then the williams sisters won the most grandslams since 2000 do you have that actually make a hint at them dominating?

i'm asking this in a friendly way, if you're trying to get in a good discussion
The williams haven't dominated since they both left the tour after Wimbledon 2003 with career threatening injuries.

I don't have any arguments for their domination. I just know that there is no one in the top ten who I think they can't beat consistently if they were able to return to their pre-injury form.

Will they? I don't know.
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Providing she keeps her head and with a little more experience, I think stage is set for Kuznetsova to be a perennial Grand Slam contender on all surfaces. Even in French, she had match point against Henin last year and had a solid shot this year. Last year, Henin said she knew Kuznetsova would choke. I would guess with more experience she will be able to pull out the tight matches like she did this year in the French. She froze like most people would do against Henin in the French, but her confidence is growing, she's young, and that's scary for the other women out there. Not saying she's going to win a ton of GS' but I see her going deep into many Grand Slams. And just to clarify, I am not a fan of hers at all.
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The williams haven't dominated since they both left the tour after Wimbledon 2003 with career threatening injuries.

I don't have any arguments for their domination. I just know that there is no one in the top ten who I think they can't beat consistently if they were able to return to their pre-injury form.

Will they? I don't know.
ok, there is nothing to discuss then...

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why pierce and dementieva in the top ten???
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why pierce and dementieva in the top ten???
Pierce made it to the finals of the US Open and the YEC.

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Each of the top ten has performed well at at least one slam. Six out of ten have won a slam. But only Justine has repeated at a slam and is the only one to defend her Grand Slam title. Not one really stands out other than Justine for future slam success. Odds are Kim or Maria.

Who else will break out with slam win?

Amelia (F, W Aus Open)
Clijsters (F, W U. S. Open)
Justine (3x champ RG)
Maria (W, SF Wimbledon)
Petrova (2x SF RG)
Kutznetsova (W U.S. Open)
Davenport (W, 2 Fs, Wimbledon)
Pierce (W, F, RG)
Dementieva (F, SF, U.S. Open)
Schynder (SF, 2QF, Aus Open)

I say the stage is set for a Williams sister comeback in 2007. Since 2000, they have won more GS titles than the entire top ten combined: 11 vs. 10!
Either my maths are incorrect or yours are:

Amelie = 1 slam
Kim = 1 slam
Justine = 5 slams
Kuzzy = 1 slam
Maria = 1 slam
Davenport = 3 slams
Pierce = 2 slams
Total: 15

Where did you get your figures from? So how come mine are different from yours?
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Where did you get your figures from? So how come mine are different from yours?
since 2000 he's wrong though, it's 11-11

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