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View Poll Results: Which result is least likely?
Maria defends Aus Open 35 38.46%
Serena wins French 12 13.19%
Ana wins Wimbledon 33 36.26%
Venus finally breaks through again at U.S. Open 11 12.09%
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Among the current slam holders. . .which result

is least likely?

Maria is coming back from a six-month injury and still may be struggling with her shoulder, but she is an increadible fighter. Enough to defend her title?

Serena has lifted the RG crown before, but more than seven years ago and there are certainly better clay court players. The French Open is the only slam she hasn't won twice, but does she have the fitness and commitment to grind it out to another title?

Ana's forehand can knock the best of the best off the court. She made the SF in 2007 and certainly has a good ground game. Does she make a breakthrough on grass even though it is a surface that does not naturally play to her game?

Venus used to dominate the summer hardcourts, but she hasn't done that since she came back from her ab injury in 2003. Can she duplicate her 35-match dominance of the summer hardcourts culminating in the U.S. Open title?

Which result is the biggest long shot?

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For some reason I can't see Ivanovic winning Wimbledon any time soon. Aside from her performance in 2007 she has never really done anything to impress there and even that wasn't that impressive.

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Maria defending Australian Open or Ana winning Wimbledon

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hasnt this question been asked in another way????

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hasnt this question been asked in another way????
when and where?

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I think the first three are all very unlikely. Sharapova isn't likely to be in slam-winning shape until Wimbledon or later, Ivanovic's serve is good but isn't a grass court serve (plus she's rushed on her backhand on grass) and Serena is no longer an elite player on clay. Venus at the US Open is the only thing that wouldn't necessarily surprise me.

However, of those three things I'd have to say Sharapova defending the Aussie would be the most out-of-the-ordinary.
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I think the first three are all very unlikely. Sharapova isn't likely to be in slam-winning shape until Wimbledon or later, Ivanovic's serve is good but isn't a grass court serve (plus she's rushed on her backhand on grass) and Serena is no longer an elite player on clay. Venus at the US Open is the only thing that wouldn't necessarily surprise me.

However, of those three things I'd have to say Sharapova defending the Aussie would be the most out-of-the-ordinary.
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im so sick of these stupid threads opened by venus williams fans which are skewed so she wins/is the obvious answer.

why does the poll not have venus winning the french and serena winning wimbledon, because then serena would get the least amount of votes.

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im so sick of these stupid threads opened by venus williams fans which are skewed so she wins/is the obvious answer.

why does the poll not have venus winning the french and serena winning wimbledon, because then serena would get the least amount of votes.

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All of them are highly unlikely as Sveta is going to win the lot...

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im so sick of these stupid threads opened by venus williams fans which are skewed so she wins/is the obvious answer.

why does the poll not have venus winning the french and serena winning wimbledon, because then serena would get the least amount of votes.
You have a point there, yes.

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omg I didn't read well.. I voted for Serena but of course it's Maria and Ana..
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Serena at the french, because she is with less patience from time to time... then Maria defending Australia, because no way she could pull a Serena 07 kind of tournament
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i think ana has a game well suited for grass when she is on the attack, but not the best when she is on the defense, yet i still see that as the least likely.

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Re: Among the current slam holders. . .which result

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im so sick of these stupid threads opened by venus williams fans which are skewed so she wins/is the obvious answer.

why does the poll not have venus winning the french and serena winning wimbledon, because then serena would get the least amount of votes.
well, because the threadstarter (me) was trying to make the picks more or less balanced.

yes, I could have put venus winning the french but of all the surfaces Serena is most vulnerable on the French. anything else is plausible for her: she won the U.S. Open last year, has won Aus Open three times and finaled at Wimbledon. it's actually a compliment to her that the french is the only surface where she is not totally plausible. Venus has not won the U.S. Open since 2001. That's eight years ago and manages to lose to the eventual champion time and again. She's vulnerable on that surface.

so, the poll is built around where players have vulnerability. paranoid, much???!!!

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