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Justine will walk straight to a 1st Wimby title

If Serena is truly affected by the calf strain, then the title is Justine's. With the upset of Mauresmo, there are only two people in the draw that can stop Henin. Serena or an on-fire Venus Williams.

Jankovic isn't good enough on grass, neither is Bartoli and Vaidosova/Kuznetsova/Ivanovic/Petrova don't have a chance.

Henin is an AMAZING grasscourt player and although Sharapova has a great grass record, unless Justine plays terribly, she'll carve Pova up in devastating form. Maria doesn't move well enough, her net game is terrible and her return game isn't dominant enough. Venus excels in those areas, but she won't make it past Sharapova.

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I agree. After Serena got injured, the only player I thought that could take out Justine was Mauresmo. With Serena injured and Mauresmo out, I don't believe any of the the other girls can stop Justine.

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Re: Justine will walk straight to a 1st Wimby title

Although I mostly agree with this, you're selling Sharapova's return game short. If Serena is indeed too injured to give Henin a fight (which I'm still not sure of), it'll quite probably be a Henin-Sharapova final (although Kuznetsova is a floater here).
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This is her best chance yet I think. Fair play to her if she goes all the way.
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Re: Justine will walk straight to a 1st Wimby title

I don't think this is true at all. There's nothing I'd like more but..

1. I don't think Serena's injury is that serious, based on watching her third set.

2. Sharapova beat Justine in straights in a GS final on a fast court last year, she could do it again.

3. The youngsters - Krajicek and Vaidisova - are serving big and playing fearlessly. It's not like a teenager with that kind of game hasn't won Wimbledon ...
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Re: Justine will walk straight to a 1st Wimby title

If Serena tears a calf muscle and Bartoli comes thru, it's an easy run to the final.
I expect Sharapova to come thru on the bottom half and she'll give Justine a good fight for the title.

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Although I mostly agree with this, you're selling Sharapova's return game short. If Serena is indeed too injured to give Henin a fight (which I'm still not sure of), it'll quite probably be a Henin-Sharapova final (although Kuznetsova is a floater here).
It's good, but nothing compared to Serena's and I also think other player's have better return games. I also think her current form won't help her much.

This is definitely Justine's best chance.

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If Serena tears a calf muscle and Bartoli comes thru, it's an easy run to the final.
I expect Sharapova to come thru on the bottom half and she'll give Justine a good fight for the title.
As much as I hate to say this, Bartoli may be a tougher opponent than Jankovic for Justine at this point. Bartoli's groundstrokes on grass are pretty lethal...though she apparently has no other consistent weapons.
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This is henin's best chance but hopefully....
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I disagree. If Serena is healthy, I think she'll win. But if not, there are a lot of big hitters still in the draw, that could beat Juju on a grass court.

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It's good, but nothing compared to Serena's and I also think other player's have better return games. I also think her current form won't help her much.

This is definitely Justine's best chance.
Actually, the last few matches have seen Maria in better form than she has been all year, including the Australian Open. But then again, I could have said the same about Momo before today too.
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I don't think this is true at all. There's nothing I'd like more but..

1. I don't think Serena's injury is that serious, based on watching her third set.

2. Sharapova beat Justine in straights in a GS final on a fast court last year, she could do it again.

3. The youngsters - Krajicek and Vaidisova - are serving big and playing fearlessly. It's not like a teenager with that kind of game hasn't won Wimbledon ...
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"AMAZING grasscourt player"?!? Have you seen that excuse for a tennismatch she player against Schnyder?
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She's is the clear favourite for sure. Hopefully she does it this year!

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