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Best Slam Last 4 for a while?

for once, I really do not mind who wins the title at the semifinal stage...

an all-Williams final would be I don't care what you say, it always is exciting to see these 2 great players go head to head, as when they are both at their best they are capable of playing outstanding tennis!

Jie Zheng reaching the final or winning would be the ultimate fairytale...for the World No.133 to win Wimbledon on it's 132nd anniversary would be stunning! Zheng was a wildcard into the tournament and literally no one would have predicted such a run at this wonderful event!

For LenaD to win would also be fantastic...she would finally silence the critics and everyone who doubted her on the greatest stage in tennis of all places....When everyone seemed to lose hope she was slam material, to win Wimbledon would be a brilliant achievement

For Serena to win, she would be comparable to the great Seles with 9 slams, including 3 Wimby titles whilst the great Seles didn't manage even 1....Serena would truly put herself amongst the greats of the game if she won her first slam outside of Australia for half a decade!

For Venus to win, she would become a legend of the lawns, with only 2 people with more Wimbledons than her, and just one other with an equal tally...her name would be engraved on the trophy as many times as King, Navratilova and Graf (arguably the 3 greatest female tennis players of all time). To reach that elusive FIVE Wimbledon trophies would be magical for the elder of the Williams sisters, coming towards the twilight of her career at 28 years of age

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post #2 of 54 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 2008, 08:57 PM
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Re: Best Slam Last 4 for a while?

maybe not best slam final 4, but as you said, its great no matter who wins, however i'd be dissapointed if isnt Dementieva!

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Yeah I'm happy with the final 4, all are likeable and enjoyable to watch, and despite the probability of an all Williams final, it is still unpredictable.

Venus still hasn't played her best, neither has Elena really, perhaps they will start on Thursday? I saw V struggling in some rallies against Tanasugarn, and Elena has more consistency, court coverage and pace. Could be a great match.

Also despite Serena in scary form, who knows when Zheng could produce? She has proved herself against power players already and is one of the smartest players I have seen in a while. She uses the opponents pace, which could unsettle Serena.

Either way I most want Zheng to win based on how she has done it and the fact she is a WC and I really love her game since watching her in RG against Safina. But if its a Williams final I can still look forward to a top quality scream-fest.

No top 4 = refreshing and interesting change.

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Wimbledon '08: S. Williams, V. Williams, Dementieva, Zheng.

Paris '08: Ivanovic, Jankovic, Safina, Kuznetsova.

Melbourne '08: Ivanovic, Sharapova, Hantuchova, Jankovic.

USO '07: Henin, V. Williams, Kuznetsova, Chakvetadze.

Wimbledon '07: V. Williams, Henin, Bartoli, Ivanovic.

Paris '07: Henin, Jankovic, Ivanovic, Sharapova.

Melbourne '07: S. Williams, Sharapova, Clijsters, Vaidisova.

USO '06: Henin, Sharapova, Mauresmo, Jankovic.

Henin - 4
Sharapova - 4
Jankovic - 4
Ivanovic - 4
Kuznetsova - 2
V. Williams - 3
S. Williams - 2
Safina, Zheng, Dementieva, Clijsters, Vaidisova, Mauresmo, Bartoli, Chakvetadze, Hantuchova - 1

This is by far MY favorite last four in a slam for quite some time.
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This is my favorite last four since Australian Open 2002: Hingis, Seles, Capriati, Clijsters

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post #7 of 54 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 2008, 10:53 PM
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it would be much better if vaidisova was there instead of zheng


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perfect SF for me too.

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Even though I hope that Serena wins, I'm very glad to see Zheng still in there. If she were to pull a miracle and win Wimbledon -- I think it would be an incredible story, and I'd only be happy for her.

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For me this tournament and the French Open have been the worst in ages.
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For me personally, I would rather have Petrova in the semis instead of Dementieva. Nothing against Dementieva, but her game doesn't do much for me. I love her forehand/movement/speed, but everything else in her game is nothing special. I don't want her to win the title.

I would prefer an all Williams final, but if Zheng somehow gets there, I won't mind too much.
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Re: Best Slam Last 4 for a while?

Originally Posted by LudwigDvorak View Post

Melbourne '08: Ivanovic, Sharapova, Hantuchova, Jankovic.
This is still my fave one for the past few Slams.... having 3 of your faves plus Jelena =

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It's nice not to see the same names over and over again. This final 4 isn't anywhere near the best in quality, but I think it's a nice change.

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:retard: The only person I can root for of this group is Zheng. I'm indifferent about Venus and Dementieva.
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