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Vika. 10 4.44%
Masha. 58 25.78%
Aga. 9 4.00%
Petra. 7 3.11%
Sammy. 13 5.78%
Na Na. 12 5.33%
Serena. 80 35.56%
Venus 10 4.44%
Others. 15 6.67%
Hard to say. 11 4.89%
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Re: Who do you think will win 2012 French Open?

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Re: Who do you think will win 2012 French Open?

I think it is almost as hard to predict as last year.

S. Williams is a favourite for sure, she played rather solid, has yet to lose a match on clay, she is the toughest competitor mentally.

Sharapova improved her movement a lot, the heavy balls should be in her favour, as well as the relatively fast court. She is one of the best clay court players right now, despite her below average footwork. Her service motion is a huge risk factor though, extremely vulnerable.

Stosur is a little bit limited at RG because of the unreceptive balls. They seem to spin less and make it much easier for Stosurs opponents to counter her top spin and kick. That means she needs to rely on her BH and I seriously doubt that she can for a whole tournament.

V. Williams surprised me in Rome, though she still lacks clay court movement. I don't think she can win RG, but otherwise I cannot predict anything.

Kvitova showed some more mature clay skills, she played some great tennis against Kerber, but she is still Kvitova.

Kerber never made it past round 2 in Paris, however, she looks like she should have a talent for clay. She is fast, her footwork isn't that bad, she has good rally construction abilities and a counter-punch that actually has some "punch" in it.

Li looks like the best clay court player out there, but only for a limited period of games. She has yet to win a match against a serious opponent this year, despite being the better player in most of her defeats. QF maximum.
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Hopefully a random player.

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Re: Who do you think will win 2012 French Open?

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Re: Who do you think will win 2012 French Open?

Na will defend her title
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Re: Who do you think will win 2012 French Open?

hoping, praying, believing that Masha will lift the trophy in a few weeks.
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Re: Who do you think will win 2012 French Open?

1. Serena
2. Li
3. Sharapova
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6. Stosur

Kvitova is unpredictable. She can beat anyone except Serena at RG.

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Re: Who do you think will win 2012 French Open?

nice article to read by Pete Bodo

http://espn.go.com/tennis/blog/_/nam...aria-sharapova

Of course, it is about Masha and Serena , It seems to me that everybody has forgotten about generation suck just after the start of clay season
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Re: Who do you think will win 2012 French Open?

Serena is the player to beat, with Maria, Sam and maybe Na as her main rivals. I voted for Sam for sentimental reasons, but also because I think she is the player who has the best chance of beating an in-form Serena.
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Re: Who do you think will win 2012 French Open?

Either Serena or Maria. I'll be shocked if it's anyone else tbh.

If Serena plays like she did in Charleston and Madrid then there's not much anyone can do.

If Serena somehow loses before she meets Maria (she has always went on to win the title after beating Maria, so if they meet before the final she'll win the whole thing probably), Maria will see too big a chance to even contemplate choking the opportunity. Maria beat everyone on clay this year: newcomers, top players, have-beens, journeywomen and claycourters, except Serena.

It'll be one of them.

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Re: Who do you think will win 2012 French Open?

Serena - Nobody has beaten her yet, and she's beaten 3 of her main rivals (Vika, Maria, Stosur) convincingly on the clay already!

Maria - Great form, best tennis in years, but HAS to avoid Serena, and may be wandering into peaked too early/played too much zone
Li Na - Finally found some form, and defending champ so giving her some respect. Could epically brainfart in R2 though
Vika - Only this low because i think she'd due a bad tournament and i think it'll come here!

Stosur - Historically plays well here, and if she avoids her nemesises (Venus and Maria) she could well be at the business end.


The Rest- Everyone else would be a shock. Obviously some players in here can win slams, Ana, Sveta, Fran, Venus etc but you'd be shocked if one of them and many others won it.

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