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View Poll Results: Who will win the Australian Open?
Caroline Wozniacki 15 4.89%
Petra Kvitova 38 12.38%
Victoria Azarenka 27 8.79%
Maria Sharapova 32 10.42%
Li Na 14 4.56%
Sam Stosur 23 7.49%
Serena Williams 86 28.01%
Kim Clijsters 21 6.84%
Agnieszka Radwanska 18 5.86%
Other (Venus Williams, Zvonareva, Petkovic, Bartoli, Lisicki, etc.) 33 10.75%
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1. Serena
2. Kvitova
3. Sharapova
4. Clijsters
5. Stosur
6. Azarenka

7. Wozniacki/Radwanska/Zvonareva/Li/Petkovic/Bartoli/Venus etc.
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It's really difficult to say at this point. Especially given that Kim and Serena (and to a lesser extent, Venus), are all slightly unknown quantities.

I'd like to see Vika get a good draw and have a breakthrough win. It will also be interesting to see if Petra can keep some consistency going (I think that she will).

It is obvious who I will be cheering for, though

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Contenders at this point in order imo:

01 Serena
02 Kvitova
03 Clijsters
04 Sharapova
05 Stosur
06 Azarenka
07 Li
08 Wozniacki
09 Radwanska
10 Kuznetsova
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Isn't it a little too early for this?
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Petra is the favorite for AO. People still clinging to semi-retired players pushing 30 are amusing. If Petra plays at 70% or more, she won't lose a set on the way to the title. It's as simple as that
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to me, the favorites are Serena and Kvitova; the slow hard courts will give them more time to set up their big shots.
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Contenders at this point in order imo:

01 Serena
02 Kvitova
03 Clijsters
04 Sharapova
05 Stosur
06 Azarenka
07 Li
08 Wozniacki
09 Radwanska
10 Kuznetsova
We have the same TOP 6
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Petra is the favorite for AO. People still clinging to semi-retired players pushing 30 are amusing. If Petra plays at 70% or more, she won't lose a set on the way to the title. It's as simple as that
My bet is actually on Petra, but I think Serena's record there (5 wins in her last 7 appearances) means she has to be considered the favourite
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That's nice change. Finally I can legally vote for Radwanska
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This is a tough one to call. I think there are exactly 6 women capable of winning the title. Serena, Kvitova, Azarenka, Clijsters, Stosur, and if healthy Sharapova. I am thinking right now the most likely winner will be one of Kvitova, Serena, or Azarenka. I am going out on a limb and picking Azarenka to break through and win a big event at last.

I give Clijsters only an outside shot since she is just coming back. Still it wouldnt surprise me that much if she won. Sharapova I give only an outside shot since she hasnt won a major event since January 2008 and didnt exactly end the season in a great way. Stosur I give only an outside shot as she has a tough time with all of Azarenka, Kvitova, and Sharapova it seems.

I am pretty sure Li Na is done now. I will be surprised if she doesnt retire before the end of the year. Cant see Wozniacki ever winning a slam now, and pretty sure her decline which has already started will continue and see her drop significantly in the rankings soon. None of the German girls are ready to win a slam yet (if ever). Radwanska seems to be making progress but the WTA Championships shows she still has more work to do on her game to be good enough vs the top players. Definitely dont see any of Kuznetsova, Ivanovic, Venus, Schiavone, Pavly, Jankovic, or anyone else I havent mentioned winning either.
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I want another Petra v Vika final
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Dude, its NOVEMBER 2nd ...anyway, i say Serena or Venus
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