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Will Sharapova win FO before Henin win Wimbledon ?

Well, both Maria and Justine already have won three different slams. But who will do the Grand slam first ?
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Re: Will Sharapova win FO before Henin win Wimbledon ?

based on Justine's previous performances at Wimbledon and Maria's previous ones at Roland Garros, it's clear that its just the matter of time before Justine wins London. But in tennis you will never know.
My opinion is that Justine will complete her GS collection before Maria.
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Re: Will Sharapova win FO before Henin win Wimbledon ?

I say Justine will win Wimbledon first, she has a good record at Wimbledon and has won several titles on grass, while Maria has yet to reach a final on clay.
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Re: Will Sharapova win FO before Henin win Wimbledon ?

You wouldn't think so. If Henin can just get her head together at Wimbledon she can definitely win it. 2006 and 2007 presented opportunities to win it when she was the favourite, but on both occasions she imploded mentally. Not taking anything away from Mauresmo in the 2006 final because she did play phenomenally after the first set, but it was still a letdown for Justine after winning the first 6-2 . And Bartoli of course deserves a lot of credit, but Henin should normally proceed without too much trouble in a Grand Slam SF against an opponent with much less experience (particularly someone she had crushed the week before on grass )

I think there is huge hype around Maria at the moment, similar to the hype surrounding Serena in 07 after she won the AO (in more spectacular fashion, IMO). So whilst Maria had a great fortnight and showed she is a worthy No.1, winning a clay event is a little out of reach for mine, let alone winning a specialist slam like RG.

Realistically, I can see both Henin and Sharapova never achieving the career Grand Slam, and if that's the case I think Henin should be the one who is more disappointed.
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Re: Will Sharapova win FO before Henin win Wimbledon ?

While there's a very good chance that neither will complete the Career Grand Slam, the quality of tennis at RG is much lower than at Wimbledon and I could see Maria sneaking one with luck and fight.

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Re: Will Sharapova win FO before Henin win Wimbledon ?

Interesting thread. I'm not sure, I think that either could happen.

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Re: Will Sharapova win FO before Henin win Wimbledon ?

Both of them have good chances...and if Maria can keep her form..maybe she will be the first!IMO it's possible.

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Re: Will Sharapova win FO before Henin win Wimbledon ?

Maria will win it first! She reached semis last year!! Also, we didnt see quite often good players going really far at the FO, the quality of tennis is really low at this tournament!!

I dont think Justine will ever win WImbledon with Serena, Venus, Lindsay etc... We all know that she is struggling mentally at Wimbledon (last year against Bartoli and much more...)



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Re: Will Sharapova win FO before Henin win Wimbledon ?

she WAS a cow on ice maybe..but she isn't anymore.

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While there's a very good chance that neither will complete the Career Grand Slam, the quality of tennis at RG is much lower than at Wimbledon and I could see Maria sneaking one with luck and fight.
"Lower quality"? Interesting.

Let me translate: "Lower quality" = "A tournament where my favs use to suck, so it must be a sh*tty one."

Am I right?
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"Lower quality"? Interesting.

Let me translate: "Lower quality" = "A tournament where my favs use to suck, so it must be a sh*tty one."

Am I right?
No "lower quality" = "lower quality"

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Re: Will Sharapova win FO before Henin win Wimbledon ?

More women play their good tennis on grass than on clay.

The form on clay at times is ridiculously bad, double faults, missed easy returns, sloppy errors.

I love watching dramatic claycourt tennis far more than grass though.
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Re: Will Sharapova win FO before Henin win Wimbledon ?

I doubt it. Sharapova still has a lot to learn on clay to win the French Open, while Justine's game can be suited to grass pretty well.
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Re: Will Sharapova win FO before Henin win Wimbledon ?

i just dont think you can predict these things realistically, because tennis is so unpredictable!!! things can change on a day to day basis, things such as form and health are so important yet can be quite fragile and can change the outlook of a tournament and even more dramatic a season... for example, if henin were to get injured then the whole season would appear to be wide open as she's favourite to have another dominating year... this is why i love tennis, there's no way of knowing whats going to happen and that just makes it so exciting and interesting to watch...

but back on topic, the french is the next slam, so maria has a chance to complete her career slam first, obviously. but making the semi's last year, without a serve, without playing a good clay court season and coming back still injured was an incredible feat, so if her serve is still firing and her movement keeps improving come may then i dont see why she doesnt have a good shot at the title. if sharapova does win the french this year, i think henin will win wimbledon... i dont think she's able to win the french and wimbledon back to back, so it has to be one or the other....
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Re: Will Sharapova win FO before Henin win Wimbledon ?

I don't think Henin will ever win Wimbledon.
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