YOUR predictions on Monica and Jennifer:Will they ever come back and will they win??
First of all, we all know the current situation. Monica is on permanent hiatus from the tour, because of recurrent foot issues. Jennifer has had 4 major surgeries and cant serve or hit forhands.
Lets forget all of that. What IF a miracle occured and they were completely recovered and managed to both get physically fit again? Jennifer I believe has and continues to have one of the best ground strokes arsenal in female tennis, period. Her fundamental strokes, not to mention her desire and speed are all virtualy top 5 material. Monica much the same. Strong shots of both wings and mental toughness surpassed by very few.
I believe Capriati still has a shot at winning tournaments and making a good comeback, if she does come back. Why? Simply because she has a pure game, she hits hard, she's rock strong and she wants to win, shes a worrior princess. Will she win her US Open? Maybe not... but she may win a tier 1 title or 2. If she DOES come back, watch out Serena!
Monica? A little harder to predict. Shes a few years older than Capriati, her shots are more affective when shes fit and strong, and her fitness has always been an issue. But, like Capriati, she hits big and hard, and even if she hasnt played in years, the game hasnt evolved past her being able to play the kind of tennis she needs to win big titles.
Both girls made tennis a great sport to watch, and both girls have the games to be top 10, even top 5 players again, given the oppertunity and a little luck as far as health goes. What are your thoughts? Can Jennifer and Monica make it to the top again>? Even if it may never happen? And if so, what impact and what slams could they win?
Monica: I see Monica playing for 1 or 2 more seasons, if she can make it through foot issues, probably making finals at the french and looming in the top 10- 15 range. Retiring with a steller career in 2009.
Capriati: Making a stab at all the majors in 2007 or 2008 (whenever her rehab is completed) , getting into phenomenal shape and hiring Chris Evert as her new Coach. I predict her making a dream run at the U.S Open if so and defeating an in form Serena in yet another Classic encounter. Retiring shortly after.