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Mark my Word Dementieva will win a GS this year.

I think Dementieva is finally ready to win a GS this year. I personally don't see why she hasn't won one already. She has about the same amount of talent as Maria, Serena, Venus, Kim, Kuzy, Myskina, Justine, and Momo. So I making a bet that Dementieva will win a slam this year.
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Re: Mark my Word Dementieva will win a GS this year.

ok.
but doesn't she have losing h2hs against all those players with whom you have just asserted that she equals in talent!

i actually like elena's game, and it's not impossible. afterall, who would ever have thought that mauresmo would win a slam. certainly, not me. glad she did, but i wouldn't have put any money on it.
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Re: Mark my Word Dementieva will win a GS this year.

Uh, what? Why hasn't she won one already? I wont even go into her serve, it's well established as the worst liability on tour. I dont see HOW she's more "ready" now than in 2004, or 2005. If anything I think she's regressed, her serve used to be improving and now she cant even make a GS semifinal (based on '06 form). The only place I could see it happening is the US Open, and it wont be this year.
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Re: Mark my Word Dementieva will win a GS this year.

I've been predicting a slam for Lena since 2001, so I hope you're better at predicting than I am!

However, win lose or draw Lena D. f-ing rocks and I'll support her no matter what.

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Re: Mark my Word Dementieva will win a GS this year.

It's a possibility! With the help of a nice draw anything can happen. Her serve is improving and that's been her only weakness. If she can improve on it even more, !
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Re: Mark my Word Dementieva will win a GS this year.

She won't win a slam because she won't win 7 matches in a row.

Her best shot at a big title is at the YEC where she can have an absolutely appalling match in the RR and still make it through. (1 bad match not 3 a year)

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Re: Mark my Word Dementieva will win a GS this year.

I don't believe you.
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Re: Mark my Word Dementieva will win a GS this year.

First of all, just cos you say it doesn't mean it'll happen (been there, done that ), but I would like it to happen

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Re: Mark my Word Dementieva will win a GS this year.

The form i saw her in against Vaidiosova and Sharapova in HK this week is promising. She can still go toe to toe with anyone from the back and can hit the winners. Her serve has improved over the off season no doubt. Its more consistent and she still looks trmendously fit and strong. In a slam she needs to a bit of luck to get her past the 1st couple of rounds which can be for her a struggle as she takes time to get her rhythm. As long as she believes and has confidence she is a threat and id put her near the top 5 contenders for AO right now

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Re: Mark my Word Dementieva will win a GS this year.

At the rate the other top seeds are dropping out of tournaments she probably will
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ok. it's not impossible. afterall, who would ever have thought that mauresmo would win a slam. certainly, not me. glad she did, but i wouldn't have put any money on it.
It is definitely not impossible for Lena to win a slam, even if it's not 2007, it could be 2008. When it's the right time, it will happen. One thing that is imperative for her to do is work on her serve. I know all about how she had a shoulder injury and had to toss the ball a certain way and slice it, but I think all she needs to do is practice. And of course we know she practices, but I honestly think she plays so much tennis each year that she doesn't have the proper time to develop her serve. She can't really practice serve during tournaments because the time in between matches is surely not enough. Trust me, if Roddick and Sharapova had never developed their serves and just relied on their groundstrokes then they would get nervous and double fault a bunch of times. That's how I see it. She needs to make that committement. As much as I hate to say this, I think she'll need to take some time off. Maybe even several months and just practice all day. haha She might have to just lay low for a few months and come back with an even bigger game.
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Re: Mark my Word Dementieva will win a GS this year.

Holy shit, always the same damm threads. She was supposed to win all the US Opens and RGs since 2004
Be sure it ain't going to happen, thanks God
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Re: Mark my Word Dementieva will win a GS this year.

Sorry to disappoint you but she won't

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