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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old May 19th, 2009, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Your prediction - will Dinara Safina win the 2009 French Open?

I would say Safina is in Paris the clearest favorite going into any Grand Slam since at least FO 2007 (Henin). Yet Safina is unproven with no GS titles, and many seem to doubt she'll win. Let's see what numbers the wise prognosticating minds of WTF come up with.
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Re: Your prediction - will Dinara Safina win the 2009 French Open?

She should win but not sure she will.
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Re: Your prediction - will Dinara Safina win the 2009 French Open?

I'd give her about a 40% chance. But considering that leaves the rest of the field of 127 players with just a 60% chance between them I'd say 40% is pretty damn good. I'm not saying she is sure to win but I like her chances a hell of a lot more than anyone else's.

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Re: Your prediction - will Dinara Safina win the 2009 French Open?

She is the favorite but Im not sure she will win. Im still concerned that she wouldnt beat the top girls when it really matters but maybe she'll prove me wrong(but I doubt it).

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Re: Your prediction - will Dinara Safina win the 2009 French Open?

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I would say Safina is in Paris the clearest favorite going into any Grand Slam since at least FO 2007 (Henin). Yet Safina is unproven with no GS titles, and many seem to doubt she'll win. Let's see what numbers the wise prognosticating minds of WTF come up with.
I tend to agree. She is a clear favorite to the title.
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Re: Your prediction - will Dinara Safina win the 2009 French Open?

i hoped Serena would be serious about going to 4 straight slam finals, but she has totally spiraled down since her Aussie win.

no one will stand in Safina's way but herself. this is her time to shine, and i hope she can do it!

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Re: Your prediction - will Dinara Safina win the 2009 French Open?

My question is ... what is the difference in the clay in Rome versus Paris. I ask because Venus took Dinara to 3 hours so Dinara needs to Paris to be even slower or someone will trip her up
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Re: Your prediction - will Dinara Safina win the 2009 French Open?

Wasn't Madrid even faster than Rome?
And the French is traditionally slower than Rome.

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Re: Your prediction - will Dinara Safina win the 2009 French Open?

Dinara also needs that serve to hold up ... 1 bad serving day in week 2 & she's OUT
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Re: Your prediction - will Dinara Safina win the 2009 French Open?

She is the favorite, but she won't win IMHO, she will burn out near the end I think.


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Masha will destroy her
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Re: Your prediction - will Dinara Safina win the 2009 French Open?

Safina is Rome champ,that means that she's not winning FO
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Safina is Rome champ,that means that she's not winning FO
i know i hope she'll end the curse.

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Re: Your prediction - will Dinara Safina win the 2009 French Open?

Dinara can beat anybody anytime, but it all depends on her mentality. If she is very aggressive and keeps her cool, she can win it.

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Re: Your prediction - will Dinara Safina win the 2009 French Open?

She's the overwhelming favourite given her recent results. However it's almost too good to be true to me.
1/ She probably peaked too soon (reminds me of Dementieva before OA in a lot of ways)
2/ Apart from Venus she has not faced a top player during those 3 warmup tournaments.
3/ She has yet to prove to be able to hold her nerves during a GS final.
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