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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 2002, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone REALLY think Jenn can retain Oz Open?

Watching the replay of this year's final on Eurosport today made me realise just how bad Jenn has become recently. I know she was playing pretty crap this time last year but even then she wasn't getting hammered by the likes of Martinez and Stevenson (no disrespect to those two). In her match against Alex in Linz she could barely keep the ball in play and it was awful to see a Grand Slam champion play like that. Do any of you Jenn fans (or anyone for that matter) think she can regroup over winter and come back like she did this year?
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I thought she looked like shit last year at this time. I saw her play in December at a show and she looked fat, out of shape, and played like crap. We know what happened a few months later. I do not count her out in the least, she came up with magic last year (and the year before). I give her as good a chance as anyone else in the Top 10.

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Only the ones sitting in the corner rocking back and forth saying, "Jen will win. Jen will win. Jen will win."

Seriously, you just never know. Injuries can happen and she can get a favorable draw like last year. But if she goes in as a 3 seed to the Williams sisters, I seriously doubt it. I like Davenport's, Clijsters' and Mauresmo's chances better than hers.

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It'll be tough for sure but then after she lost to Stevenson in Sydney the majority felt she wouldn't defend this year and she proved them all wrong. I hope she can do it again.
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It would be great to see her prove the vast army of doubters wrong...hope she does, she has a chance.

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Few thought she could last year, and few think so now.

She's made people look silly in the part, I'm sure she can do it again.

She has as good a chance as any.
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Well, she DEFINITELY can win the Aussie Open, but with the say she has been playing for the last month or so, I sincerely doubt it.

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I think she's proven herself plenty by now. Few thought she'd win her first slam, few thought she could win Roland Garros after that, and certainly based on last year's fall season form, few would have expected her to defend her Aus title, but she came through, and fought her way to her 3rd slam. I think she has as good a chance as most others (though it seems hard these days to picture Serena *not* winning a slam), but anything can happen as Jen has shown before.

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I see no reason why not????
She did it before and she can do it again.

But that is If Lindsay alows her which I hope not

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Defending the title may be enough to improbe her form, but I can't see Jenn winning again next year. I'm thinking semis at best
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Of course she can win - jen has proved that she can really get herself up for the majors - after all 3 of the last 4 events she has won are majors... I am not her biggest fan, but when it comes down to the big events, she does have what it takes mentally... She was crap at this time last year, and was hopeless losing to Testud at the Masters in Munich and to Alex in Sydney. She never looked at her best or played her best in Melbourne, but she still won - which is the sign of a true champion - so time to stopall the Jen bashing...
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Of course she can, anyone in the draw can win the oz open because they have the opportunity. However, will she? I seriously doubt it if the draw remains strong. Last year davenport and serena were missing in action. This year that brings those two to the draw, plus a motivated momo and an improved kim, justine, and daniela. So the draw will be much harder than last year. Still she has just as much chance as anyone else however no one has one three back to back grandslams in quite a while so the odds are against her.

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post #13 of 31 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 2002, 01:34 AM
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I don't THINK she will win but she stands a chance!!!
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There's something about Australia that brings out the best in Jen. I think 2003 Australian we will see Jennifer comeback. Maybe not to win it, but the old Jen of 2001 will return.
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post #15 of 31 (permalink) Old Nov 6th, 2002, 01:42 AM
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She's kinda like Hingis! She always comes to play here!
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