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.
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.)
Positives: Already won the tournament three times. Best player since Graf.
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
Positives: made last year's final, has won a slam
Negatives: is playing like dreck
Positives: Is playing the best tennis of her life
Negatives: inferior genetics
Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.
Last edited by Volcana; Jan 18th, 2009 at 09:23 PM.