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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 2002, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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Pick 5 FAVORITES and 5 POSSIBLE SURPRISES for the AO 2003!

Favorites:

Serena Williams (The sky is the limit. If she brings her 'A' game nobody can beat her. That's a big IF.)

Venus Williams (Will she finally breakthrough Serena and the rest of the field?)

Monica Seles (Loves Australia. Will be FIT and READY to win...WATCH OUT)

Lindsay Davenport (Can play the best tennis when she puts her mind to it. Can beat anybody...)

Kim Clijsters (Ended 2002 very well. Can produce good pressure tennis. Has proven she can beat the best...)

Possible surprises:

Jennifer Capriati (Defending champion. Plays the slams very well. Loves Australia)

Justine Henin (We all know how good she can be)

Anna Kournikova (Harold has been working hard with Anna. Hopefully she is ready and set to go far in this event)

Dani Hantuchova (Young girl with immense talent. Can beat anyone on any given day)

Elena Bovina (So so so so talented. This Russian is poised for the big time stage. Is she ready to break through?)
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post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 2002, 02:56 AM
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FAVORITES

1. Serena Williams - Do I even have to explain... Serena Slam.

2. Venus Williams - Revenge and Hunger.

3. Jennifer Capriati - Three-peat.

4. Kim Clijsters - Ended 2002 In Great Form.

5. Monica Seles - Loves the Australian Open.


POSSIBLE SURPRISES

1. Lindsay Davenport - Once won this tournament.

2. Elena Bovina - Ended 2002 in Great Form.

3. Alexandra Stevenson - Ended 2002 In Great Form.

4. Chanda Rubin - Can she get that First Slam??

5. Magdalena Maleeva - Great End to 2002 Season.

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i think pierce, daniilidou, petrova, lina k, bovina, stevenson, kournikova and tulyaganova will cause some mischief.

i think young players like sharapova, casanova, widjaja, safina, zvonareva, kuznetsova, harkleroad and golovin (if she gets a wildcard of somesort).

and if mandula and molik get their games together then they might cause some upsets.

Go the aussies! stosur!!!
and good luck russians: dementieva, safina, kirilenko, sharapova, kuznetsova, bovina, zvonareva, dushevina.

also good luck to: azarenka, lucic, sprem, vakulenko, vaidisova, safarova, ivanovic, groenefeld, mirza, krajicek, kvitkova, larcher de brito, lisicki.
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i Think Paola Suarez can do a great Aus open
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I think Lindsay will win the AO, Seles will beat Capri in the QF and Venus and Serena's hpes will end in the Q-F

Bovina will spring a few surprises and also Patty

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post #6 of 44 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 2002, 10:14 AM
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favourites:
Serena: Has set her minds on th AO and we all know what that means!!
Venus: Can she crack the Serena code again?!
Kim: Was L.A. a fluke or signs of things to come?!
Jennifer: three-peat or end of comeback?!
Lindsay: Is the believe there?!

Surprises
Seles: Will the conditioning work pay- off?
Bovina: We all saw what she can do.
Hantuchova: Time to show up again
Daniilidou: Girl got game
Henin: hard-courts not her favourite, but girl can play!!
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Favourites:

Serena, Venus, Clijsters, Henin, Hantuchova.

Surprises:

Benesova, Zvonareva, Matevzic, Safina, Greta Arn

And these are my predictions for my favourites for 2004:

IVETA, the czech queen of Most: Return to Top 75, one GS third round


CLAUDINE, the lovely lady from Lux: Top 50, first WTA tour title

LILIA, beauty from Ohio: will get back to her old strength, surprise everyone

GRETA: Youre out of my favourites, not because of your drop in rankings, but because of your behaviour.. , you better quit tennis, youll never make the Top 100 again
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Favourites :

Serena and Venus (Williams' domination), Kim (loves Australia and in great form from 2002), Jennifer (defending champion) and Elena Bovina (watch out!!!)

Surprises :

Justine, Lindsay (will she be able to beat the Williams' sisters?), Anastasia, Daniela and Bartoli (?? who knows?)

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5 possible surprises (these are all hunches):

1. the Kimmi upset - possible early loss for Kim. the pressure to do well will creep in and becomes impossibly hard to take for her.

2. the Venus victory - surprise, surprise... after 3 slams, the girl finally takes her vengeance, overwhelming Serena in the finals

3. the Too Good To Be True Anna - a SF reach, beating 3 consecutive top 10 players

4. the Soaring Alex - beats Jenny again in QF with one set bagelled.

5. Dokic in AO




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post #10 of 44 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 2002, 12:16 PM
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Hahahaha.....you should put disclaimer on your picks, disclaimer!!
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you should put disclaimer on your picks, disclaimer!!
huh? sorry, i don't get it. please explain. thanks.
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favourites:
Serena, Venus, Seles, Davenport, Kim (I hope so)
surprises:
Bovina(go go girl!!), Benesova, Matevzic, Zvonareva, Myskina!


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Surprises:

Kim Clijsters winning the whole thing! She showed us some amazing play the last weeks of 2002.

Elena Bovina reaching at least the semi's, she has what it takes to beat the big names.

Justine Henin crawling out of her year-end slump and reaching at least the semifinals, beating 1 Williams sister and Monica Seles on the way, but falling to eventual champion Kim Clijsters... again

Svetlana Kuznetsova upsetting the lower seeded players (like Chanda Rubin, Anastasia Myskina, Daniela Hantuchova even), seriously this girl will break through, if not at Aussie Open, maybe at Roland Garros

Lindsay Davenport's early fall: she tends to let matches slip away very easily these last few weeks, eg: against Schnyder, Rubin, Clijsters twice, Seles, Maleeva, Serena...

Players reaching at least the 3rd round: Maja Matevzic, Clarisa Fernandez, Daja Bedanova, Dinara Safina, Vera Zvonareva, Libuse Prusova, Marissa Irvin!

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~|~ Justine Henin-Hardenne ~|~ ~|~ Karolina Sprem ~|~ ~|~ Ashley Harkleroad~|~ ~|~ Marissa Irvin ~|~ ~|~ Corina Morariu ~|~ ~|~ Anna Kournikova ~|~ ~|~ Clarisa Fernandez ~|~ ~|~ Flavia Pennetta ~|~ ~|~ Iroda Tulyaganova ~|~ ~|~ Lina Krasnoroutskaya ~|~ ~|~ Denisa Chladkova ~|~ ~|~ Patty Schnyder ~|~ ~|~ Aniko Kapros ~|~ ~|~ Daja Bedanova ~|~ ~|~ Maja Matevzic ~|~ ~|~ Alexandra Stevenson ~|~
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You know disclaimer: The thing they put on the back of medicines, telling if you use it it´s at your risk...something like that.
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post #15 of 44 (permalink) Old Dec 24th, 2002, 12:45 PM
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That's not what it's called I think Nuri

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