OK, I'm done bitching about Schiavone winning. Now it's time for a happy thread
Which of the following, currently active, non-slam-winning, not-currently-top-15, turned-pro-before-2000, veterans would you like to see be the next surprise slam winner? These are the options:
Kimiko Date Krumm, born 9/28/70 (age 39), turned pro 1989, currently ranked #72
Jill Craybas, born 7/4/74 (age 35), turned pro 1996, currently ranked #101
Rossana De Los Rios, born 9/16/75 (age 34), turned pro 1989, currently ranked #102
Tamarine Tanasugarn, born 5/24/77 (age 33), turned pro 1994, currently ranked #66
Tathiana Garbin, born 6/30/77 (age 32), turned pro 1996, currently ranked #56 (She is!?!)
Patty Schnyder, born 12/14/78 (age 31), turned pro 1994, currently ranked #61
Sybille Bammer, born 4/27/80 (age 30), turned pro 1997, currently ranked #55
Alicia Molik, born 1/27/81 (age 29), turned pro 1996, currently ranked #94
Klara Zakopalova, born 2/24/82 (age 28), turned pro 1999, currently ranked #79 (love her!
Nadia Petrova, born 6/8/82 (age 27), turn pro 1999, currently ranked #20
(Note: Technically Anastasia Rodionova, who's a month older than Petrova and turned pro in 1997, should also be an option here, but I decided to cut her to fit Petrova in.)
My first pick would be Zakopalova, for purely sentimental reasons (she always looks so sad! I want her to be happy for once!), but I'd be content with Petrova too, because she's probably the best player of the bunch. Who would you guys pick???