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My OZ Favorites (and why)

#1 Elena Dementieva -
Positives: Are you awake? Won Aukland and Sydney. And a little thing called the Olympics
Negatives: Plays Venus in the QFS. Venus has beaten her every time they played on clay. Of course Dementieva has beaten Venus, but the confience factor favors Venus.
#1 Venus Williams -
Positives: Ended 2008 winning Zurich and YEC, was really good in public practice (Hong Kong)
Negatives: last two loses were to Jankovic and Pennatta, both of whom she'll have to beat
After those two, you get a lot of players who's main advantage is that they won't have to face Demetieva AND Venus.

#3 Jankovic
Positives: Yo! Who's #1
Negative: Confidence against Venus questionable. She's never won the big one. Her level of play is consistently high, but never goes higher in the big match match. She's a better looking Ivan Lendl. (Only one of the greatest players of all time, but you get my point.)
#3 Serena
Positives: Already won the tournament three times. Best player since Graf.
Negatives; Fat
#3 Safina
Positives: is playing as well as she ever has
Negatives: is playing as well as she ever has, and is still losing to elite players
#6 Ivanovic
Positives: made last year's final, has won a slam
Negatives: is playing like dreck
#7 Zvonareva
Positives: Is playing the best tennis of her life
Negatives: inferior genetics

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Interesting.. although Venus and Jankovic have a great chance not to play each other, being on opposite halves

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You just had to pile the jinxes on Lena, didn't you?

I think I'm going to have to settle for my second fave winning. Not that that's so bad.

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#1 Elena Dementieva -
Positives: Are you awake? Won Aukland and Sydney. And a little thing called the Olympics
Negatives: Plays Venus in the QFS. Venus has beaten her every time they played on clay. Of course Dementieva has beaten Venus, but the confience factor favors Venus.
#1 Venus Williams -
Positives: Ended 2008 winning Zurich and YEC, was really good in public practice (Hong Kong)
Negatives: last two loses were to Jankovic and Pennatta, both of whom she'll have to beat
After those two, you get a lot of players who's main advantage is that they won't have to face Demetieva AND Venus.

#3 Jankovic
Positives: Yo! Who's #1
Negative: Confidence against Venus questionable. She's never won the big one. Her level of play is consistently high, but never goes higher in the big match match. She's a better looking Ivan Lendl. (Only one of the greatest players of all time, but you get my point.)
#3 Serena
Positives: Already won the tournament three times. Best player since Graf.
Negatives; Fat
#3 Safina
Positives: is playing as well as she ever has
Negatives: is playing as well as she ever has, and is still losing to elite players
#6 Ivanovic
Positives: made last year's final, has won a slam
Negatives: is playing like dreck
#7 Zvonareva
Positives: Is playing the best tennis of her life
Negatives: inferior genetics

Last i checked Ivan the great had 8 slams and 270 weeks at number one. Don't disrespect him like that.

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Like Snoop says, "Ivan Lendl was the truth."

So true.

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Onward my LOB! Lena (ret.) Vika Vee TOB Caro Alexa Sabs Wicky Lesia Vania BMS Ekat Andi H. Jo-La Lena V KP2 Lil Bit Kiki Mini Mak Baby Veronika
V Squad, The LOB Elite: Vika, Venus and the Mad Viking of Norrland
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You just had to pile the jinxes on Lena, didn't you?

I think I'm going to have to settle for my second fave winning. Not that that's so bad.
Who is your 2nd fave?

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Venus. (I have to admit there's a bit of a gap ).

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Pass the duct tape and super glue. Lena's done broke my heart one last time.
Onward my LOB! Lena (ret.) Vika Vee TOB Caro Alexa Sabs Wicky Lesia Vania BMS Ekat Andi H. Jo-La Lena V KP2 Lil Bit Kiki Mini Mak Baby Veronika
V Squad, The LOB Elite: Vika, Venus and the Mad Viking of Norrland
Jo-La Duchess of Norrland and Bastad
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A gap that still reaches Vee though and thats always good

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Last i checked Ivan the great had 8 slams and 270 weeks at number one. Don't disrespect him like that.
Didn't I refer to him as 'Only one of the greatest players of all time'?

Lendl was obviously WAY better, but the 'plays exactly the same under pressure' critique is, I think, accurate.

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