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Now onto the grass

I really can't wait for the grass tournaments and Wimbledon, which players do you think will be more successful?

I don't have a clue really, its like last year where Venus had so-so form, struggled in a few matches but eventually stormed to the Wimbledon title.
Thats the thing about the Williams at that tournament, they can just pop up and win it. Especially with Henin gone, I can't see anyone threatening either of them.

My thoughts are Venus, Serena, Maria, Lindsey and Jelena will be successful, and also Elena who has gotten back into great form. Safina ofcourse, but I haven't seen her play on grass. Also Daniela, but I'm not sure how long she'll be injured, shame with her and Golovin, in such terrific form earlier this year.

I'm hoping Julia will do well, she actually put up a fight at RG so I think she might just be back also from another injury

As for the new number 1, who knows? I'm not sure of her style on grass or how she will cope with the top spot.

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^OP: Your analysis = declaration of faves. Dementieva will do really well on grass. Yeah right...if she has a better serve. Well it's not as bad as it used to be but still...come on.

Anyway I was getting tired of clay, now finally we have the liberation.

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I think either Serena or Venus will win it again.

Sharapova should be considered the form favourite imo. Closely followed by Ana.

Elena, Jelena and Lindsay will make some noise as well. I don't see us having a "Bartoli" like last year though.

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Dementieva doesn't do well on grass. Ivanovic made the semis last year, so I think she'll do well. Didn't Jankovic lose to Bartoli (I'm not entirely sure??)??

I think Venus, Serena, Sharapova, Ivanovic, Kuznetsova Davenport and Jankovic will all do well and should make the quarters of Wimbledon. Safina hasn't shown she can play on grass yet, even though I think with her game she should.
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Without knowledge of the draw, I think the QF will consist of the following 8 players:

01. Venus Williams
02. Serena Williams
03. Maria Sharapova
04. Ana Ivanovic
05. Jelena Jankovic
06. Svetlana Kuznetsova
07. Victoria Azarenka (I think she could be a potential surprise SF/F)
08. Lindsay Davenport

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I think Serena will be a top pick for wimbledon considering her overall form this year. If Maria can retool her serve in the couple of weeks she has off between now and Wimbledon she could also do quite well. Ana will be riding high on confidence being the newly crowned FO champ and #1 so she also could have a good chance of doing very well at wimbledon. Venus's chances are questionable since she has not been in the greatest form as of late, but she is known to pull good form from no where when venturing through Wimbledon. Jelena will have to have a very good draw and/or play absolutely flawless tennis to be able to pull off the title or get very deep in the draw. So much like the French open this year, it is probably quite open.
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Maria and Serena.
Venus should be a favorite but her year has been pathetic, though Wimbledon is her home.
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I think either Serena or Venus will win it again.

Sharapova should be considered the form favourite imo. Closely followed by Ana.

Elena, Jelena and Lindsay will make some noise as well. I don't see us having a "Bartoli" like last year though.
Yea I agree with this analysis. Maria will be the odds on favorite, but both Serena and Venus are very capable of playing themselves into dominant form on the grass. More so Serena. Davenport could be very sneaky depending on her draw. I don't expect too much out of the Serbs here. Semi Finals at best but QF seems more likely. If they run into one of the big guns I just don't think they can contend. Grass and clay are like night and day.

I think this could be the best GS of the year.
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Top contenders: V. Williams, Sharapova, Ivanovic. I don't see anyone else winning it.
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I don't see JJ doing anything but i hope am wrong

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JJ, Safina, and S. Williams aren't going to do anything. Grass is not Serena's best surface, JJ doesn't have it in her to beat V. Williams, Sharapova, or Ana on grass or hard court. And Safina is just like Tsonga in the AO 2008, the star of the tournament but not someone who will maintain the consistency, especially on grass.

At the present, I think a healthy Venus has the best chance, followed by Ivanovic or Sharapova (with about equal chances).
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I am not including Serena in this until i see her first match.

I am so excited to see we are off the dirt!
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I hope daniela will be ready to make a surprise.....maybe at wimbledon!! (obviously if she is 100% healthy)...jelena did well on grass in the past...williams sisters,sharapova,ana and jelena will be more successful on grass

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I doubt Ivanovic can be one of the top contenders on grass, we will see...

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