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Groenefeld- RG Darkhorse?

Everyone has practically discounted ALG from a good showing at RG because of her recent slump. I think that the way she played in Fed Cup was a good sign, she was able to pull out a really tough win, and had already improved ten fold for her second match.

Dependant on her draw, and how she does at her next couple of tournaments, I think she's in with a big shot to reach the QF, or at least the last 16.

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Re: Groenefeld- RG Darkhorse?

Well she has QF to defend here and I doubt she'll be able to do it.
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Re: Groenefeld- RG Darkhorse?

I think if she gets her confidence back, and wins three or four matches between now and RG, I think she could at least make the 3rd round.
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Re: Groenefeld- RG Darkhorse?

she's not a darkhorse but she could get far.

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Re: Groenefeld- RG Darkhorse?

You would have to be kidding. If she wins a round that is progress for her.
Calling her a darkhorse is (to me) just a stupid comment.

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Re: Groenefeld- RG Darkhorse?

She might be able to win a round or two but to call her a darkhorse is a bit too far.

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Re: Groenefeld- RG Darkhorse?

i mean if she gets her form back she certainly could do something even if she still is overweight.

I remember one year Myriam came to RG very overweight and out of form and went onto the beat Sprem (when she was on her hot streak) and had Kuznetsova down breaks deep into the third.

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Re: Groenefeld- RG Darkhorse?

Groenefeld beat Kostanic 6-4 6-3. That would be her highest ranked victory in 8 months. Quite possibly Groenefeld is beginning to recovery her game, yes.

But does it make her a darkhorse for RG? I don't think so. Vera Dushevina beat Kostanic 6-3 6-1 a couple of weeks earlier. Is she a contender to get to the quarterfinals too? What about Jill Craybas? I think one needs to do more than beat Jelena Kostanic to be regarded as a potential RG quarterfinalist.

We will see how she gets on. Personally if ALG can win three or four claycourt matches over the course of the remaining clay season she will have done well and indicated she is on the way back. A win or two at RG would be a fine result for her right now.

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Re: Groenefeld- RG Darkhorse?

errrr, no question ALG is playing better tennis but i wouldn't go so far to call her a dark horse, she would be fortunate to defend her points here

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Re: Groenefeld- RG Darkhorse?

Groenefeld can only be a dark horse because she is as big as one and not because of her tennis - period


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Re: Groenefeld- RG Darkhorse?

well if groenefeld can get a few wins on the board during the clay season, then there's no doubt that she can a few rounds at RG. but to say that she is a darkhorse so soon is just unrealistic.
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Re: Groenefeld- RG Darkhorse?

theers not a chance she will defend her quarterfinal at rolland garros, maybe a second or if lucky third round.

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Re: Groenefeld- RG Darkhorse?

she is the darkhorse for players who will drop out of top 50
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Re: Groenefeld- RG Darkhorse?

she will be unseeded and just has beaten kostanic...I have doubts she will win more than 2 matches
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Re: Groenefeld- RG Darkhorse?

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She might be able to win a round or two but to call her a darkhorse is a bit too far.
Ditto.
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